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    Laws of Physics

    From a senior level Chrysler person:
    Monday morning I attended a
    breakfast meeting where the speaker/guest was David E. Cole, Chairman of the
    Center for Automotive Research (CAR), an Engineer with 40+ years automotive
    experience, full Professor at the Univ. of Michigan .

    You have all likely heard CAR quoted, or referred to in the auto
    industry news lately. Mr. Cole told many stories of the difficulty of working
    with the folks that the Obama admin istration has sent to save the auto

    There have been many meetings where this very experienced automotive
    expert has had to listen to a newcomer to the industry; someone with zero
    manufacturing experience, zero auto industry experience, zero business
    experience, zero finance experience, zero engineering experience, and apparently
    zero brains tell them how to run their business.

    Mr. Cole's favorite story is as follows: There was a team of Obama
    people speaking to Mr. Cole. They were explaining to Mr. Cole that the auto
    companies needed to make a car that was electric and liquid natural gas (LNG)
    with enough combined fuel to go 500 miles, so we wouldn't "need" so many gas
    stations (A whole other topic).. They were quoting BTU's of LNG and battery life
    they had looked up on some website.

    Mr. Cole explained that to do this you would need a trunk FULL of
    batteries, and a LNG tank as big as a car to make that happen. And that there
    were problems related to the laws of physics that prevented them from...

    The Obama person interrupted and said (and I am quoting here),
    "These laws of physics? Whose rules are those? We need to change that
    (while others wrote down the name of the law so they could look it up). We have
    the Congress, and the admin istration. We can repeal that law, amend it, or use
    an executive order to get rid of that problem. That's why we are here, to fix
    these sort of issues."

    My friends...we are screwed..