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He also wants to ban styrofoam

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to bring some new ideas to the table at his State of the City address, including a push for more electric vehicle (EV) parking.

At the State of the City address, which will take place today at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Mayor Bloomberg will propose the addition of parking spaces specifically for EVs. In fact, he wants 20 percent of any new parking added to the city to be EV-only, where the appropriate charging cables will be available for an easy hook-up. The city makes about 10,000 new spots annually.

Residents have already started speaking out about the idea, either saying that there aren't enough EVs in the city to justify the proposal or that it will likely increase adoption.


Mayor Bloomberg has been a major EV advocate in NYC. In 2007, he set a goal to make 13,000 of NYC's taxi's hybrids by 2012 in a project called the "Taxi of Tomorrow." In 2011, Mayor Bloomberg and Nissan Americas Chairman Carlos Tavares announced that the Nissan NV200 had been selected as the "Taxi of Tomorrow."

By the end of 2011, it was announced that the city would receive six Nissan Leaf EV taxis in 2012.

In addition to his EV push, Mayor Bloomberg will also propose the banning of styrofoam and the increase of recycling by 30 percent by 2017 at today's State of the City address.

The proposals will have to be approved by City Council, which could take a couple of months.

Source: CBS New York



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RE: F Marry Kill
By Reclaimer77 on 2/14/2013 6:44:19 PM , Rating: -1
First Amendment > Censorship

I'm not going to go shoot any Liberals in the head, but far be it for me to judge someone who does. Frankly I'm a bit let down that there haven't been more.

Now come on, let's play. Who would you F, marry, or kill?

(you do know I didn't invent this game right??)


RE: F Marry Kill
By kypd275 on 2/14/2013 10:24:18 PM , Rating: 4
I'm not going to shoot any Reclaimer77 in the head, but far be it for me to judge someone who does. Frankly I'm a bit let down that there hasn't been one.

Even the First Amendment can't save terrible posts.


RE: F Marry Kill
By Reclaimer77 on 2/15/2013 8:05:44 AM , Rating: 2
Well you're welcome to come try.

Now obviously I wasn't setting out to make a "good post". I was expressing my anger at our "leaders". And yes I really do feel that we would be much better off if half the politicians in this country were just....well let's just say gone.

And is there something wrong with that? I don't think so honestly.


RE: F Marry Kill
By kypd275 on 2/15/2013 11:48:07 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry to disappoint, but I reserve my rounds for enemy combatants and criminals only :p

I'd challenge you on a range any day though :)

There's nothing wrong with expressing displeasure with politicians, I'm sure most people have some grievances against one or more, but you crossed the line with the not-so-subtle hint that they should be killed.


RE: F Marry Kill
By Reclaimer77 on 2/15/2013 12:07:34 PM , Rating: 2
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but you crossed the line with the not-so-subtle hint that they should be killed.


How so? Not seeing a line there really. Hell if you want me to, I can actually make a somewhat plausible case for charges of treason.

I guess the War for Independence crossed a bunch of lines too. But I think that worked out pretty good /shrug

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I'd challenge you on a range any day though :)


Sound fun! Been doing IDPA for around a year now. Good times :)


RE: F Marry Kill
By Shadowself on 2/15/2013 8:05:16 PM , Rating: 2
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Not seeing a line there really. Hell if you want me to, I can actually make a somewhat plausible case for charges of treason.
Then clearly you don't know the legal requirements for a charge of treason.

Also the issue really is that you don't see a line at all! You don't think there is a line that can't be crossed by reasonable, sane people. (I'm assuming, of course, that you count yourself as a reasonable, sane person.)

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I guess the War for Independence crossed a bunch of lines too. But I think that worked out pretty good /shrug
As you say, it was a *WAR*. It was declared. For the most part non-combatants were left alone. If, for example, Franklin had been captured by the British, he very likely would have been incarcerated for the remainder of the conflict. It is extremely unlikely the British would have shot him.

Unfortunately, it would seem to be that since you don't see any line at all, that anyone who disagrees with your stance on how our political system should be run is up for possible death -- and you'd sell tickets to it.

Again, you've really crossed the line this time. The sad thing is you don't even know it even after it's pointed out to you.


RE: F Marry Kill
By Reclaimer77 on 2/15/13, Rating: 0
"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen














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