Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Austin Texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,833
I bet the price of gas has more to do with fewer replaced batteries than the warm winter.
Also as far as secondary lead production goes, environmental laws have reduced or eliminated lead for so many uses there have to be far fewer sources every year for that material, it has to have an effect.
Those guys need to read the newspapers. They are in the buggy whip business. Haven't they heard? Lead is out, mercury is in. These new environmentally correct flouresent light fixtures go through their ever so better tubes so fast I have to keep a case of them around just so I don't have to work with a miners helmet. I'm putting lots of mercury back into the environment every week.
Hmmmm. Stealing sail boats for their lead sounds like it might be a growth industry. Maybe we need to have Homeland Security keep their eyes on sailing schools like flying schools? Better hire more federal employees to keep up.
That reminds me. The old Morgan I used to sail had 8000 pounds or so on the bottom. Do they charge you an environmental clean up fee if you sink your boat? More money for EPA. Someone should tell them.