Thursday, September 30, 2010

Attorneys in Law for Biofuels

I am sitting here and thinking about the socio economic implications of biofuels, and how one might get an attorney to litigate, which is especially hard in California. There have been everything from litigious services on car disposals (which you can read my excellent blog post down a little ways on car donation) and attorneys who have also talked about biofuels, the discussion for the day.

What is really interesting about these no fuels is that, thankfully, they haven't really been heavily regulated yet. Without the regulation, the biofuels haven't succeeded, which in terms of an Adam Smith invisible hand on the market, would essentially mean they aren't ready for prime time. Maybe a good thing, the governments' unwillingness to get involved, lest another malfeasance.

I will research this a little more, but it certainly raises questions if the government might regulate it. Subsidies is the worst thing we can afford right now and would be disastrous in a market that hasn't picked up yet.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Serious'd Question

An interesting comment was posted on my last update by Indie, where he coherently asked
Out of curiosity, which would you make a higher priority: biofuels or vehicle weight?
Now my brothers and sisters, I ask of you, what do you think is of greater importance - biofuels, which have so much potential and offers much more in increasing the avg MPG's, or the proven methods gone over in this blog, reduction in vehicle weight.

I think we have found a dilemma of an incalculable epic proportion!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Hello folks,

Well we have obtained 57 followers, which an increase of 20 since my last post, although it is somewhat discouraging I know you all have been supportin a lot which I really appreciate. Hopefully I can find some time to post some more car advice and give up some of my secrets to google advertising, but until then I can't really donate much.

I will also attempt a post on what to do if you have a lemon, and lemon law in the state of california, if you might need a lemon law attorney or insurance attorney. From the reader response, I know this is more of a concern then the plexiglass carbon fiber windows I am developing, which ties into my next point:

Now a couple of you have asked where exactly the donations are going to go - and that's a good point I never really thought about it. But after much thinking and self introspection, I believe the best path for the money to flow would be involved in the carbon fiber windows. I hope you all agree, lets get to followin!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Challenge For All of You

Now all of you have read the selflessness I try to display in each and every thing I do - from car donations to great ideas in glass design.

I bring this timeless service before self now to you.

This isn't a holier than though horse I am trying to ride, but a dedication I am trying to instill to help us all realize the great sacrifices that must be made in the name of the greater good. Ayn Rand would undoubtedly take issue with the inherent moral qualifications that implies, but this isn't about giving up your own because you have to, but about giving up your own because it's your free choice to CHOOSE to.

It's about doing small things to help the world.

And this is why, when I reach 300 followers, I will DONATE all of my Adsense Revenue. Every penny I make from this website, from every Google Affiliate, from Google Adsense, and every purchase you make from auto insurance and life insurance, will all be donated towards this cause.

This doesn't have anything to do with buying insurance for your car, equity loans, or cash advances for insurance for your car. While those are all smart things to do this doesn't apply in this case. Stuff like mortgage which everyone needs doesn't apply either. But this selfless donation will help us all.

Call your friends, email your loved ones, post on random message boards.

Follow me, and you'll be free.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Donating Your Car

OK Folks so we've received a lot of response thus far on our most recent plexi glass phenomenon discovered by the American Chemistry Council. Simply put, a transition to not the poly carbonate glazing the Popular Mechanics article was advocating isn't the best method towards longsterm sustainability, but a full replacement of windows will be needed in every car for an overall reduction in weight. By the numbers, a 10 pound reduction in one car has ability to add 5 MPG's, and if we multiply that 10 by a conservative 100 million cars out on the road, we would have a billion pound reduction in the vehicles on the road (of course not including buses, vans, and other cars which would lose even more with a plastic glass replacement). With a billion pound reduction, we have A 200 MILLION ADDED MPG's AGGREGATE TOTAL!

This is absolutely astounding. But it's not what I wanted to talk about. What will be addressed today is car donations. I know a lot of us are supporting by the presence of our cars, but donating our cars has several benefits. Let's be perfectly clear, I am not suggesting our entire cars should be donated, but only the glass from the previous savings should be. Where do those car donations (of glass) have to go?

Several places - places where car insurance companies will lower you deductible for a safer car and has the possibility of reaping tax benefits.

Let me explain - replace the tampered glass in your car with plastic glass discussed last post, save 5 MPG's, donate old glass and save on car insurance with safer glass. Reap tax benefit from car donation ? - PROFIT!

Some more benefits listed below - but what do you think about car donations?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Plastics in Auto Glass

See this article here. It's quite revolutionary what the American Chemistry Council has proposed, and they proved it, Using plastics in auto “glass” can lightweight a vehicle and help prevent passenger injuries. This addresses our number one and number two concerns - light weight feasability for better fuel economy, AND even increases the safety rating on cars.

I learned a couple of interesting sell points about the wonder of plastics in the new system:

1.) Recently, a glazing technology has been developed for a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate plastic resin windshield, eliminating glass and achieving even more of a weight reduction— 40–50% compared to laminated glass.

2.) In addition to saving weight, laminated glass can bend slightly under impact and is less likely to shatter than normal safety glass, reducing the risk of passenger injury.

And a couple frightening things about our current system:

1.) About 7,800 vehicle occupants are killed after being ejected through side windows of thin tempered glass that easily shatters, primarily in rollover and side impact accidents.5

2.) In the U.S, over 250,000 lacerations occur each year due to broken tempered glass in vehicles.

If safety is the number one selling point on this new material, then so be it, but the economics are a no brainer!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thank you!

The amount of emails, comments and follows I have started receiving after only a day of exploration on the subject of plexi glass carbonate replacement windows has been extraordinary. I cannot thank you enough and it helps me realize the importance of the undertaking at hand. That being said, I will be on vacation for the next two days, but no fear, when I come back I plan to present more ideas, such as those in the popular mechanics cycle, as well as draw up an outline of some techniques for effective weight ratios that are needed in a car.

Also, popular mechanics has another interesting article, this time on the EPA. Seems the EPA is getting confused yet again - but their ideas are on the right track.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Start of it All

I've actually read an interesting article at popular mechanics that says the key to building a 100 MPG car (which is going to be the ultimate goal of this blog) is by, simply, getting rid of the weight. I find this to be true in most aspects.

What do you think are some things we can get rid of to decrease the weight of a car? I tend to align with more of a weightless philosophy on polycarbonate glazing, but that can get expensive.

I honestly think a good start would be getting rid of all the glass - and replacing it with transparent plastic.

In fact in the article this is already proposed!
Glass, for instance, is one of the heaviest components of an automotive body—heavier per square foot than the most commonly used steel.
What do you think?