Drive A Portland

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The VW Beetle is retiring Wikimedia/

US Navy chief defends plan to scrap troubled warships even though some are less than 3 years old – CNNPolitics

“The decision amounts to an embarrassing admission that some of the Navy’s newest ships are not fit for modern warfare.”

I awoke from my Old Man Nap and went to my computer to design a radical electrical car I call

THE PORTLAND

The Portland will be made of real steel salvaged in our fabulous Oregon salvage yard. The U.S. Government will GIVE a Portland to every High School Graduate who registers to vote – AND VOTES! If you take out a Student Loan, you are given a Free Portland. If you come from a poor family, get a job and then vote – you get a FREE ELECTRIC-POWERED PORTLAND – that is an exact replica of the Volkswagen Beetle!

I am seventy-five. Graduates from my High School got a job bagging groceries at Safeway, and were driving new cars their parents co-signed for. You could buy a Ford or a Chevy for $1,800 bucks. This is when America – was truly great!

California will no longer sell gas-powered cars. This is a big problem for the The Poor who have always bought used cars for a couple of hundred bucks. You are not going to find used electrical cars for that price. You will find more homeless people – out of work – because they can’t get to work!

The Portland will have free phones and built in Wi-Fi so job-seekers can connect to employers. The Portland will be powered by..

BIDEN LIBERTY MILLS

Register to vote, and get in line for…..YOUR FREE PORTLAND!

“Why can’t we get what we want?”

John Presco

California Will No Longer Sell Gas-Powered Cars (msn.com)

California is making a bold statement in regards to where it stands in relation to its commitment to be a part of the global transition to electric vehicles. The state has asserted its intentions to completely ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by the year 2035. This is a maneuver that could serve as a beacon for other states to follow in its stead. 

Details pertaining to California’s all-out ban of gas-powered cars are expected to be more clearly outlined in the coming days. However, available information suggests that the phase-out of gas-powered cars will occur in stages. The California Air Resources Board asserted that by 2026 it is aiming for 35% of all newly purchased passenger cars to produce zero emissions. It intends to nearly double that figure to 68% by 2030. The agency’s target year of 2035 would elevate that requirement to 100%.

(CNN)The chief of the US Navy defended the service’s plans to scrap nine relatively new warships in the coming fiscal year even as the service tries to keep up with China’s growing fleet. Three of the littoral combat ships slated for decommissioning are less than three years old.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday that the anti-submarine ships could not perform their primary mission.

“I refuse to put an additional dollar against a system that would not be able to track a high-end submarine in today’s environment,” Gilday told the committee. He said the main reason for the early retirement was that the anti-submarine warfare system on the ships “did not work out technically.” The decommissioning of the ships would save the Navy approximately $391 million, according to the service’s proposed FY23 budget.

But that recoups only a fraction of the cost of the nine littoral combat ships, which totaled about $3.2 billion.

The USS Indianapolis, USS Billings and USS Wichita were all commissioned in 2019, which means the Navy plans on decommissioning ships that are only a fraction of the way into their expected service life. The Navy also plans to retire six other littoral combat ships, all of the single-hull Freedom-variant, as opposed to the trimaran Independence-variant. Both variants can achieve speeds of 40+ knots.

Under a 2016 Navy plan, the Freedom-class variants were all homeported Mayport, Florida, mainly for use in Atlantic Ocean operations. The Independence-class variants were homeported in San Diego, and designated for mainly Pacific operations.

In the turbulent South China Sea, the US Navy bets on a troubled warship

In the turbulent South China Sea, the US Navy bets on a troubled warship The decision amounts to an embarrassing admission that some of the Navy’s newest ships are not fit for modern warfare.

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1 Response to Drive A Portland

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    For the last two weeks I – and thus my newspaper – have been in a real crisis. My reporting – is spot on – and prophetic as all hell! How do I do it? Off the bat – I have to amuse myself as I compose. I love THE PORTLAND! There is a hidden messages about Portland Oregon being the capitol of American Socialism. This is why Trump asked if her could shoot those who would love to own a Free Portland – in the leg! Well, here is some major foot-shooting here – that I anticipated.

    If you thought California’s electricity and energy problems were bad now, just you wait.

    California regulators are about to vote to restrict the sale of gas-powered cars and ban the sale of them altogether after 2035. The state had already announced this plan in 2020 as part of its fanatic commitment to wind and solar energy. Everyone in California will be forced to buy electric cars, no matter how much more expensive they are than the ones that already get them from place to place.

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    What problems are there other than the additional cost to Californians already being crushed by the cost of living in the Golden State? How about the fact that California can’t meet its current energy demands? Over the last several years, the state has repeatedly failed to meet energy demands during heat waves, leading to rolling blackouts. That is before transitioning roughly 16 million drivers from gas-powered cars to electric vehicles. Where all that new energy is going to come from is anyone’s guess.

    California is preparing to make its dire energy problems much, much worse (msn.com)

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