Cars

So, Greens, where exactly are these electric cars going to go? That’s right: roads!

The Green Taliban hate cars…unless they are electric cars full of rare earth metals mined from third world countries leaving a toxic sludge behind in a wrecked environment…but hey…electric cars.

Now they want to embrace electric cars and are proposing their second ever tax break to encourage more car use…think about that for a minute.

The Green Party has added a second tax break for businesses to its manifesto in a bid to boost electric car use in New Zealand.

The party announced today it would scrap fringe benefit tax when businesses purchased electric cars for their fleet.

The tax is applied to any perks which staff receive as part of their employment, including motor vehicles.

It was estimated that the proposed tax break would cut the upfront costs of an electric car by 36 per cent.

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Photo: Car and Driver James R. Nichols was ever serious, solemn, and always well dressed, People liked being around him.

Photo: Car and Driver
James R. Nichols was ever serious, solemn, and always well dressed, People liked being around him.

The $21 Million “Miracle Cars”

God Wants You to Roll

Nineteen-year-old security guards Robert Gomez and James Nichols played Americans’ love for cars against their faith in God in one of the greatest frauds in U.S. history. They worked in security together at a local office complex and dreamed of finding the fast track out of their poor L.A. County neighbourhood.

The “Miracle Cars” scam begun in 1994. The boys conned thousands of customers from Los Angeles to New York-mostly devout churchgoers-into buying bargain-priced cars from the estate of Gomez’s deceased millionaire father. The cars cost just a few thousand dollars apiece-Dad’s dying gift to his fellow Bible believers.

Yet, there was no dead millionaire father. There were no cars. And there is still no trace of $8.7 million of the $21 million stolen by the now-convicted Gomez and Nichols.

Armed with a list of cars and evangelical charisma, Buddha and James offered a fictional slice of the good life as a reward for piety, and the pious blindly bought in. They kept the con alive for over four years, cast it nationwide through a network of pastors who sold cars during church services, and briefly realized their dreams until the Feds brought them down. While converting millions of dollars into gambling chips, Buddha became a legend of the California casinos, sitting at poker tables with pornographer Larry Flynt.

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The Ford Motor plant at Highland Park, the factory that built the American Dream. People dubbed the factory "The Crystal Palace" because of its vast amount of glass and bright interiors. The factory's enormous size made people think that Ford had gone mad.

The Ford Motor plant at Highland Park, the factory that built the American Dream. People dubbed the factory “The Crystal Palace” because of its vast amount of glass and bright interiors. The factory’s enormous size made people think that Ford had gone mad.

The Most Expensive Photo Ever

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Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images Cars line the runway and taxiways at Calverton Executive Airpark in Calverton, N.Y.

Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images
Cars line the runway and taxiways at Calverton Executive Airpark in Calverton, N.Y.

Where Cars Go After A Flood

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Jeremy Clarkson does it again…..

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