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Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 12, 2008, 6:01 pm

No, but I can find it in "Is there anything you won't argue about?"

That's the subject of the original message; the context had expanded
beyond that before I joined the conversation.  In specific, I was
responding to this:

Please tell me how my reply was out of context or argumentative.

Support the troops:  Bring them home ASAP.

Posted by Was Istloben on June 12, 2008, 6:32 pm

Michelle, for all practical purposes a PHEV reverts to a HEV once the charge
acquired by plugging it in is spent.  I believe News wanted to know how the
cost of electricity compared to the cost of gasoline.  After all, this would
be a very important consideration when contemplating the extra cost of a

To make a value judgment one must consider their personal situation.  In
this discussion we now see a range of gasoline equivalencies from .70/gallon
to 3.40/gallon depending on what one pays per kwh.  It is also important to
consider one's commute, if any, because like I said, the PHEV reverts to a
HEV once the plug-in charge is spent.  The nature of one's commute would be
a very significant factor for someone who can do most of it at .70/gallon,
less for one who can do half of it at .70/gallon and far less for one who
can do 25% of it at 3.40/gallon.

There is no one-fits-all answer to the question, obviously, but I hoped to
give News some useful information to work into his own situation.

Certainly a smart person like you, someone who hangs around Prius groups,
could get the drift of my remark.  Given the subject, question and the
spirit of my reply  your challenge was unnecessary, inappropriate, out of
context and off topic.  Otherwise, however, it was just hunky dory.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 12, 2008, 7:59 pm

If you had not written "since there wouldn't be an opportunity to
recharge," I would not have responded to that message.  But by writing
that, you gave the impression (inadvertently, I'm sure) that that was
the range of the vehicle.  I was merely trying to clear that up.

Support the troops:  Bring them home ASAP.

Posted by zonie on June 16, 2008, 1:29 am

Not all Prius owners are smart. My son has been in Baghdad since last july
as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist. As his father I resent you
putting " Bring them home ASAP" in your posts on a car site. Maybe they
should just come home and bring few hundred terrorists to live in your
town. I hope you sleep well tonite knowing some peoples kids are out there
protecting you and your Prius.

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Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 16, 2008, 3:23 am

In article

That is the .sig I use on every newsgroup.  It is a sig appended to the
message, and is not part of the message.

Our invasion and occupation of Iraq has nothing to do with terrorism.

Our troops in Iraq aren't protecting me; they're dying for no good

Now a little background about me:  I put more than twenty-two years in
the US Army, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer twenty-five years ago.  
My daughter was in the army and served in the Gulf War.  My son-in-law
served in the Gulf War as well; he will have his twenty years in by this
time next year, but as of now, he's planning to stay more than twenty.  
He is an SFC, and should be making MSG soon.  My girlfriend served in
the Gulf War and earned two Bronze Stars.  She is now permanently
disabled and on 100% disability as a result of her military service.

So don't lecture me about defending our country.  I hope that your son,
and all the other men and women over there, come home safely.  And the
best way to get them home safely is to get out of there, especially
because we don't belong there in the first place.

Support the troops:  Bring them home ASAP.

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