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    I Can Fix This World

    A silly place to put pet-hates or pet-fixes.

    For instance, with all this talk about motor vehicle pollution my suggestion is:

    If the government are REALLY serious about cutting down on motor vehicle pollution, pass a law making it illegal to pump the noxious emissions directly into the atmosphere. All exhaust gases, by law, must pump directly into the vehicle itself.

    I think this would curtail unneccessary trips to the supermarket !

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    Heinlein once proposed that industrial facilities should be compelled to
    intake there water downstream from their waste exhaust.

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    As a result of American ingenuity people would soon be selling a new product - The car snorkle!

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    Or they could put a 10% sales tax on polluting cars and use the money raised to subsidise low emission cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Brak
    As a result of American ingenuity people would soon be selling a new product - The car snorkle!
    I can see the advert now...

    "Completely Legal Exhaust bypass system for all makes of cars.
    30 day free trial, moneybackguarantee"

    With testimonial from ..

    Mr C from Carlisle
    ' It works, I use it everday. '
    etc etc

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    There ought to be a law against starting a sentence with "There ought to be a law against..."

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    Is this just another ask a question thread repackaged for the burgeoning Asian market?

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    I'd like to see back engineered alien technology used to brighten global dimming and cool Global Warming while all the time darning my socks and guaranteeing that desalination makes deserts bloom and ensures there are enough hops and barley being grown to make beer.

    (As that Famous person once said numerous times... 'if they have no water, let them drink Gin')

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Brak
    Or they could put a 10% sales tax on polluting cars and use the money raised to subsidise low emission cars.
    The same could be said of cigarettes to pay for health care. The problem is both are an easy source of cash and the money would almost certainly not reach their intended targets. However, it would still be indirectly subsidizing low-emission cars by reducing their price (by comparison), thus driving people towards low-emission cars. Similarly, taxing cigarettes would reduce people's quantity demanded. It would throw the system out of equilibrium but sometimes that is not a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Brak View Post
    Or they could put a 10% sales tax on polluting cars and use the money raised to subsidise low emission cars.
    Or they could put the tax on the fuel instead of the car, which would be sensitive to how much the car is driven.

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    It would be nice to have small presses to
    make my chocolate bar silver paper into
    small bricks to make nice models.

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    My jacket with zipper pockets is the ideal clothing article for air travel. Put everything in the jacket pockets, then simply take off the jacket at the security checkpoint.

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