Here is the original thread.
I’ll spare you reading that whole thread.
This is a good idea. My posts where way too small of a percentage.
The short version is, dauerbach is an idiot and an asshole who thinks the rules don’t apply to him.
I think the rules apply to me but am way to moral to assume the rules are correct in every situation. Your attitude is similar to those fun loving guys who brought you Krystallnacht.
He is either too cheap or too stupid, or both, to maintain his car properly, and he’s driving around with a busted catalytic converter because he ignored his check engine light.
I am too cheap to throw money away.
Not exactly. I have a great car that runs perfectly and has over 230K miles on it. The fact that this means his old piece-of-shit is now spewing way more pollutants than it has to does not bother him, because emissions regulations are bullshit and he doesn’t care. He was an asshole to numerous knowledgeable people who attempted to correct his ignorance over 3 pages in GQ. And, something about the government.
dauerbach, you deserve to go live in a place where everyone thinks like you do. Air pollution from motor vehicles is still a big deal. People who live in big cities are still something like 50% more likely to die of lung disease and related ailments, almost entirely because of motor vehicle emissions. This is despite all the progress on emissions reduction made in the past 30 years that you are dismissing.
You got me here. 50% more likely. Try 120,000 times as likely to die of lung disease than to die by being hit by a meteorite. I know what you are trying to say as you make up a half assed study, but please either become familiar with real studies or give a cite.
If you can’t afford to keep your car maintained to the minimum standard required to minimize emissions, take the fucking bus.