Defending the decision a spokeswoman said: ‘The safety and security of our passengers is our first priority and all regulations on security are set by the government.
‘This regulation states that no items may be permitted through security that resemble a prohibited item.’
That’s nice, but I don’t think many drivers would want to endure such a trip, as these drivers did, without tunes, heat or a/c, or risking death by traveling one-foot behind an SUV. The whole escapade reminds me of Dr. Johnson’s observation back in 1776: “A woman preaching, sir, is like a dog walking on its hind legs. It’s not that it’s done well; the surprising thing is that it’s done at all.”
And because Supercharger stations are harder to come by than gas stations [understatement of the century – ED], and take longer to use than gas station fill-ups [penultimate understatement of the century – ED], planning the voyage took careful planning.
For one, Reese’s team never charged the Tesla with more juice than they would actually need for the next leg of the journey. Tesla’s current software includes a navigation system that calculates the range needed to reach your destination, so they relied on that to tell them how long to charge up.
Co-driver Hawk said they sometimes rolled in to a Supercharger station with between three and eight percent battery power remaining. Minimizing charge time also meant using no A/C, no heat, no radio, keeping weight to a minimum, and drafting behind the Suburban whenever they could to reduce air resistance.
As an aside, Tesla takes in $35,000 pure profit per car by selling zero emission credits to other car makers. So as the rich pay $100,000 for their toys, the little people pay to subsidize them, and pay more for their own cars because,of course, the purchase of these credits raises the price of everything else.
Now that marijuana’s been legalized in CT, the Republicans have joined their friends across the aisle in enjoying a little toke
At least in the highlights, it’s mostly about undoing cuts proposed by Malloy, which would seem to increase spending, and instituting a wage freeze for some state employees and “studying” future cuts. If there’s more in the full document, I apologize, but the summary they provide offers no reason to read further.
Here’s a typical example of what they see as a step on the road to prosperity:
Honoring our Veterans
- Restores funds for Veterans’ funeral Honor Guard
- Restores funds to the Horse Guard
The state’s full of morons, and the dullest of the bunch run our government.
“The SGA does not support the proposal of a Chick-fil-A, in a current or future sense, particularly on any location that is central to student life,” states the resolution passed by the student government, which noted “visiting prospective and current students, staff, faculty, and other visitors who are members of the LGBTQ+ community or are allies would be subjected to the microaggression of supporting current or future Chick-fil-A development plans.”…
[J]unior Andrew Guernsey, president of Johns Hopkins University Voice for Life, wrote about the recent decision on National Review, stating: “The JHU student government’s vote this week to ban any hypothetical future Chick-fil-A outlet from campus because of the company owner’s support for traditional marriage … sends a clear message that students who disagree with liberal orthodoxy are not welcome on the Hopkins campus.”…
In remarks delivered to the Student Government Association before its vote, Guernsey said: “In banning Chick-fil-A from campus for its CEO’s views, the JHU student government would also set a dangerous precedent that could be used to give the boot to socially conservative religious groups on campus… The entire notion of keeping the university a ‘safe space,’ free from one side of a debate on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage and abortion, is absolutely antithetical to Johns Hopkins’ stated commitment to the free and robust exchange of ideas.”
No one involved in the silly controversy over Chick-fil-A ever claimed that the company discriminated against married gay customers or employees or, for that matter, single gays. If the mere thought that the founder of a company disagrees with any part of their thought-structure triggers panic and fear among Johns Hopkins students, what will the poor dears do when they emerge from their cocoon and hit the real world, where they’ll encounter people who disagree with their other beliefs? Global warming deniers, for instance, or capitalists, or pro-lifers or even, God forbid, supporters of free speech? Modern universities may have to add a fifth year to their curriculum devoted to a program that eases the transition of their infants to reality.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork.com) — What is the secret to a smooth, younger-looking complexion?
Foreskin, apparently. Baby foreskin to be exact.
The anti-aging industry is a billion dollar one, and both men and women will try just about anything to get a youthful appearance.
Better known as a HydraFacialMD, the treatment claims to be highly effective at improving overall skin health and remedying fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and advanced signs of aging — among other things.
Dr. Gail Naughton, who developed the technology, told NY Magazine, “As we age, our cells divide at a slower rate, which contribute to the telltale signs of aging, like wrinkles and loss of firmness and luminosity. Growth factors captured from the donated foreskin of a baby … are at their peak ability in promoting rapid cell turnover. Applied topically, they spur adult skin cells to regenerate. This is said to have a smoothing effect on the skin.”
You might think that good-looking men have every advantage in life.
But a new study suggests being handsome may not always work in a man’s favour – at least when it comes to his career.
The research claims that attractive men are less likely to be given a job in a competitive workplace because they intimidate bosses.
From alien coffins to fossilised lizards, conspiracy theorists believe they have found all manner of strange items in Nasa’s images of Mars.
Now, one alien hunter claims to have spotted what he believes to be a bunker on the red planet, with armed people peering out of its windows.
Andre Gignac says he made the ‘stunning discovery’ in a photograph released by Nasa and taken by the Mars rover Opportunity.
‘Others have claimed that bunker pictures were taken by the European Space Agency, Mars Express orbital vehicle.
‘These were explained as being of erosional features or caused by the way the pictures were stitched together.
‘Whatever the “mundane” explanation I think we are more fascinated by the idea that there are people secretly living beneath the surface of Mars and they are part of some secret space program.
‘Such a project would need vast resources and would be very hard to keep covered up, yet many think this is what is happening and that these activities are being carried out in conjunction with one or more alien species.’
The latest discovery follows a spate of supposed ‘sightings’ of Martian civilisation.
Given the conspiracies of our government that have proved true, I’m not ready to discount this entirely.