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yet another arrogant Tesla owner

Original post made by yApR - yet another Pleasanton resident, another community, on Apr 27, 2014

Just saw yet another Tesla owner today showing off his new gray colored Tesla near home depot around 7 pm 4/27/2014 by NOT stopping at stop signs, NOT giving right of way at traffic light on Owens and Johnson Drive.

I heard from someone about a new BMW getting rammed in the side by a minivan near Lucky's the other day. The BMW guy did not stop at the stop sign coming out of the parking lot of Lucky's into Denker. Serves him well.

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Posted by Ted Klahuey
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm

I drive a Dodge, and I always stop at lights and signs. It must be the car.


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Posted by Oh yeah
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 28, 2014 at 8:37 am

I thought this law only applied to Prius owners, I guess we now must yield to tesla owners too.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 28, 2014 at 8:49 am

cheer up! when uppity cars get scratched when they're parked in a public space...tee hee...


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Posted by frack here please
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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Posted by Gas Guzzler
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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Posted by right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

frack says: "I don't trust them at all, actually spending more money to do something for the environment."
Good for these self righteous elitists. There's nothing better than limousine liberals who don't drive limousines because they can act like they are single handedly saving the world with their wind up cars.
Fact is, they are too cheap to pay for gas and they missed out on Chevron's stock when it was under $40 a share.
But, it's a free country...or, at least it used to be. I would never want to stop a liberal from driving in a Prius...it's just too much fun to point and laugh at.


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Posted by Ted Klahuey
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Sort of but not quite comfortably seated in my gas guzzling Dodge, I also point and laugh at the Prius and Tesla owners. What a bunch of elitits loosers. When I fill up my 14 mpg car at the pumps, all I can think about is how Chevron stock is going up, up, up. It's great to be an American. A REAL American. And what's good for Chevron is good for America!!!


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Now you're getting it Ted. You can either benefit from natural resources and supplying 99% of the country with the energy they require, or you can continue to drag the populace back to the 13th century.
Of course, back then, they actually burned wood for heat and energy, which the liberal know-betters have banned for the good of all of us. What's next for your masters to control? Your choice of food, recreation, what you say, who you associate with.....oh, no, too late.


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Posted by Freedom lover
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:05 pm

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Posted by Ted Klahuey
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 1:10 am

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Posted by Big Shorty
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 30, 2014 at 8:11 am

RIP:
Pet Rock - 1976
Delorean Motors - 1983
Solyndra - 2011
Tesla Motors - 2017


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 9:26 am

To "Big Shorty",

Have you driven a Tesla? You might be surprised at just how good they are.


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Posted by Marc
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

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Posted by Prius- Pronounced: "Pompous"
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

To "Prius- Pronounced",

There isn't a whole lot of evidence backing up your "fire prone" claim. Look at the safety record for hybrids and electrics vs other cars and statistically there isn't a problem.

I don't get the point of not liking all hybrids and electrics. It isn't a political thing.

What about owners of other hybrids, like the Ford Fusion or Nissan Pathfinder? Are they okay?

What kind of car do you drive?


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Posted by Rational Investor
a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

I've got stock in Chevron and Texaco, moran. AIR-GO, I hate hybirds and electrics. Got it? Too bad you and the other suckers didn't invest in oil back when stocks were less than $40 per share.


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Posted by Big Shorty
a resident of Downtown
on May 1, 2014 at 7:19 am

John - I can appreciate the aesthetics of the car but my interest doesn't go much beyond that because if there ever was a car that deserved the "limited" moniker it's a tesla. Limited mileage range, limited battery life, limited access to charging stations, lack of historical performance in cold weather. It's an expensive novelty item.
As for Marc, I have no idea what you are talking about but I'm sure you will be the first one to sign up for Elon Musk space shuttle.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 1, 2014 at 8:12 am

lots of jealous bug in Plutonia...what so bad about a tesla...or any car?

tee hee...


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Posted by NOT Fire Prone
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2014 at 9:45 am

John, You're right.
These cars are probably not more fire prone than other cars. And Testla added a baffle under to better protect from road debris after a couple of incidents.
But if the Lithium battery is involved in fire, it can be spectacular*,

An article in The Economist also says:
"Running down a lithium battery completely, however, can destroy it." - See more at: Web Link
and that:
"Catching fire if something goes wrong, then, is in their nature. "
*A Question: How can you or the Fire Department put out a lithium battery fire?
I suspect that the answer is if you car catches fire, get far away.
Yet, same is true for a car with a tank of gas, or for that matter Hydrogen or compressed natural gas.
There are plenty of electric vehicles around: Trolley Buses, Streetcars, or BARTD, for example.


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Posted by Overzealous editing/censoring
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 4, 2014 at 7:13 am

Why are so many postings being edited out?

Come on guys, you are overdoing it!

What do others think?

Will this post be deleted too, claiming:
It makes no sense?


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Posted by Get the facts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm

I've seen a few posts before deletion, or editing. They all were justified.


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Posted by Originally BART Cars burned fast, smokey, and hot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Originally the interiors were of very fast burning plastic.

"The state shut down service in the BART tunnel for three months in 1979 after a deadly electrical fire in the Transbay Tube, " said the March 1, 2011 SF Chronical article by Rachel Gordon. The article did not explain that the PUC only acted after the fire and after the Oakland Fire Chief, William L. Moore, declared the tunnel unsafe.

On January 17, 1979 several BARTD cars were completely destroyed by fire. Their interiors contained highly combustible plastic interiors and upholstery. It got so hot the aluminum roofs and sides of the cars were burned completely away, vaporized, all the way down to the bottom of the windows. Hard to imagine the amount of smoke, soot, and deadly fumes that filled the tunnel, injured many, and killed an Oakland Firefighter.

The trains were allowed to run in San Francisco, and from Richmond to Fremont and Dublin, but not under the bay. As part of the negotiations to release the Chief's hold, BART promised a program to fire harden all their cars, and replace the flammable interior finishes, and other needed safety improvements. Fire hardening cost over 17 million dollars, and took several years, but the trains are much safer now.
And the ventilation systems for the tunnels were improved.

Read more: search for the date on Wikipeadia


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 8, 2014 at 4:01 pm

i find it amusing that there are so many jealous bugs in plutonia...what's the big deal about owning a tesla or a prius...duh...

is it a matter of jealous bug fever?

yup...