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Tesla wants its own Wisconsin Dealerships

On Tuesday, Tesla officials pressed Wisconsin legislators to let them create their own dealerships within the state.  The Tesla representatives stated that the company needs direct contact with customers in order to teach them about electric vehicle technology.

The Palo Alto, California company currently sells online and using its own dealerships, and its own employees to sell the vehicles.  Tesla has its own dealerships in almost two dozen states, but Wisconsin law prohibits car manufacturers from directly operating or controlling a dealership.  Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that would exempt Tesla from the current prohibitive laws, which would allow Tesla to sell via its own retail shops.

The times are changing and many legislators feel that they must get with the program in order to satisfy the demands of the constituents.  Tesla attorney Jonathan Chang told the state Assembly and Senate transportation committees that driving a Tesla requires dramatic changes in driving habits.  The public hearing was packed as Chang stated that “it’s really a culture shift” and that Tesla has the need to directly communicate with potential buyers.  He went on to say that “franchise dealers aren’t able to sell these [Tesla] cars.  Dealers aren’t willing to invest that time.  We’re not here to overturn the franchise system.  It sells internal combustion engines well.  But the law shouldn’t be used to block new companies from entering the free market.”

Not everyone was thrilled with Tesla trying to circumvent the franchise system.  The Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association pushed back, saying that the new bill would mean the end of franchise dealers.

Fans of the bill believe that they are greatly inconvenienced by having to go to faraway Minneapolis or Chicago to buy and service their vehicles.  The bill is AB 717/SB 605.

Thuggery 101; Mr. President, do not talk to a thug unless you absolutely have to.

Pres. Barack Obama came into office apparently believing that his non-traditional background, charisma, and good intentions could placate dictators hostile to America and ease global tensions. In these first six months, the new administration has made clear to Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and other strongmen like them that Barack Obama is not a mean-talking George Bush. A kinder, gentler United States has promised to push the “reset” button. In the interest of peace, an American president will finally be listening rather than lecturing, and willing to talk to authoritarian bullies without preconditions. But so far the world’s thugs do not seem to appreciate that new goodwill. Intelligence reports indicate that North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il is planning to launch a ballistic test missile in the direction of Hawaii between July 4 and July 8. Russia’s Vladimir Putin would like his country’s money to replace the dollar as the global currency.  by Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

HEAVEN AND EARTH: Global Warming: The Missing Science

The Earth is an evolving dynamic system. Current changes in climate, sea level and ice are within variability. Atmospheric CO² is the lowest for 500 million years. Climate has always been driven by the Sun, the Earth’s orbit and plate tectonics and the oceans, atmosphere and life respond. Humans have made their mark on the planet, thrived in warm times and struggled in cool times. The hypothesis that humans can actually change climate is unsupported by evidence from geology, archaeology, history and astronomy. The hypothesis is rejected. A new ignorance fills the yawning spiritual gap in Western society. Climate change politics is religious fundamentalism masquerading as science. Its triumph is computer models unrelated to observations in nature. There has been no critical due diligence of the science of climate change, dogma dominates, skeptics are pilloried and 17th Century thinking promotes prophets of doom, guilt and penance. by Ian Plimer


The Basic Facts of Opinion

In case the economy tumbles, everything’s different, and he might well be simple to beat. It is clear that in the event you have a certain sum of political preferences, you will wish your child also opt to have the identical political beliefs. In a different survey, many employed women reported a variety of experiences with gender discrimination on the job, which range from earning under a man for doing the identical job to being treated as though they weren’t competent.


If it’s true that universities need to have a crucial function in passing on the national culture, it’s natural to believe that, politically, they need to reflect the culture in which they reside. There’s no reconciliation of ideas.

Politics is starting to attain the most potential of the ability of opinion. The very first step is to select the specific states where Centrist candidates will succeed in a specific election. It’s simple to stand in opposition.

Hang in there with me, however, because there’s a story here. There’s an issue with that, and we are going to get to it in an instant.

Hillary Clinton became a true demon. Since there’s obviously part of men’s brains, most men, that is actually resistant to getting a woman president.

The Awful Secret of Opinion

When it has to do with politics, all of us have our own set of opinions on all the political activities occurring around the world. Take into consideration how much you know more about the world. Luckily, everything isn’t hopeless.

In the world today, reducing international numbers would earn a university seem parochial and stale, and of course financially weak. Technical communications standards are essentially neutral regarding the content or meaning they’ll convey. The usa is spearheading the evolution of autonomous vehicles, led by companies such as Google, Tesla and Uber.

Some folks just arefor a scarcity of a far better termassholes. They, we have a problem. Perhaps you don’t personally think gay folks ought to be electro-shocked till they’re straight.

Opinion Options

The point is merely that the wonkish facts are insufficient. The folks on the incorrect side of the fight will remain in the tall grass.

The Demise of Opinion

Be that as it could, it’s tough to deny that something funny is happening. If not, blogs or long-form opinion pieces may be a better approach to handle the discussion. Because of the internet everyone is able to voice their opinion.