Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More BS from the Retards at Reuters

You think AP is bad, get a load of these clowns. Synovate, a research firm in Singapore surveyed People in cities the world over and determined that most would select green cars or opt for public transportation or bicycles. Get real. a large portion of their respondents were from China where you aren't even allowed to dream of owning anything. 42% of Americans living in cities who were surveyed said they would opt for a green machine. Sure, why not? If you live in smog hell, you woul want something that produces less smog. but to imply that attitude reflectes the world population at large is crazy.
IN Africa where a car is a status symbol ie, a sign you are making more then just food rations, the attitude is not so prevalent. In the article he makes it sound like Africans who want cars are evil or self centered. Not true. They know that they have limited resources to choose from and in many cases the ability to service an electric car is not there. Furthermore, there is a range factor. An electric car won't get you arround very far.
2% of Americans would opt for public transport. Go figger. Who wants to ride a transport where you are crammed in with smelly drunk asshats? Where you then have to walk a block or more to your apartment assuming it goes into your neighborhood. The last time I lived in an area with public transportation, I had to walk six blocks to the bus stop, and ride for 45 minutes whereas with my car it took me about 12 to reach work.
Sure public transport is more common in Europe. They also tax the living hell out of fuel to force people to stay on it. It is a social norm there like a bicycle is in China.
Overcoming those norms is important to getting a fair survey. The survey was conducted in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and the United States. Since it was also conducted only in large cities, how can it be a reflection of populations through out the world?

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