Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Now lets see the government tax water consumption at 68% plus vat......

Courtesy of Fausty's Libertarian Blog comes the following:


And with rising sea levels its not as if we won't have enough H2O is it? Hell, we would even be saving the planet from flooding!

10 comments:

F***W*T TW****R said...

How long before he has a 'heart attack'?

A K Haart said...

This may well be powered by a metal hydride - in other words, a hydrogen-releasing fuel which has to be manufactured using other energy sources.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

FWTTWR: Presuming you mean the inventor? In which case, not long....

AKH: Possible but not what the video implies, is it?

DAD said...

The 'energy generator' has to spilt the H²O into H and O. This requires energy.

My old Dad told me that if something seems too good to be true _ it usually is !

'It is too good to be true' was quoted by the ignorant reporter. She doesnot know the difference between kilometres and kilometres-per-hour

microdave said...

I agree with DAD - stories about water powered cars have been around for ages...

To do anything with water it needs to be split into it's component parts, and that needs electricity.

The fuel cell cars which many manufacturers are trialling work the other way round - stored hydrogen is combined with oxygen from the air to produce electricity, with water being the by-product. And the proponents conveniently forget to mention the power needed in the first place to make this "Zero Emission" hydrogen...

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Dad & md: Everyone has taken this item to be true, when for scientific reasons it cannot - unless they have been cleverer than us! Anyway, it is disappointing that no one has picked up on my sarcasm about the govt taxing water.......?

microdave said...

Sorry about the sarcasm - I suppose I was too concerned about the "duff" science!

It's regularly speculated that LPG would soon get hit with substantial tax increases if more motorists used it.

And talking of taxing every sort of fuel, did you see this story in Littlejohn's column today? So who grassed-up the red diesel do-gooder?

WitteringsfromWitney said...

md:

(a) you're forgiven
(b) of course
(c) yup, saw that and like the water driven car story I wasn't sure if that by Littlejohn was tract or fiction..........

DP111 said...

Even if it were true, the government would be a little chary taxing water. All they have to do is to increase the vehicle tax, as well as the road tax.

There is no way we can kill the monster by playing according the rules set by the monster.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

DP111: a fair and obvious point, another one I missed!