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About Robert Dee

Robert Dee is a retired electronic engineer. He has several medical instrument patents and worked with the first classified military computers. His house runs net zero with both an intertie and an intertie/off grid system. He lives in the Catskill Mountains of NY with his wife Nancy and drives an EV. They are both long time vegetarians and passionate environmentalists.

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Democracy In Free Fall

March 12th, 2019 | by Robert Dee

The foundation of the ‘great experiment’ is eroding - America has lost its way. This is not new, as history is littered with failed ideologies and withered empires. Democracy, socialism, and communism are not inherently flawed systems, as they all have their ‘good’ and ‘bad’ points, but we’ve seen each of these systems historically fail at one point in time or another

Let’s Talk “Green” Cars

June 24th, 2018 | by Robert Dee

Actually, let's talk about what's not a green car. Before I do that, I want say to hybrid drivers that I'm not your enemy and if the best you can do is drive a hybrid or put in LED lights, then great — you recognize this planet is in dire straights and are trying to do something about it

Advantage Tesla

June 11th, 2018 | by Robert Dee

Elon Musk is changing manufacturing and how cars are made. His compact in-house assembly saves manpower and a good portion of third-party involvement along with shipping costs. Traditional automakers will have a tough time competing with that in the EV (electric vehicle) market and won't be able to compete much longer with an equivalent product in the ICE (internal combustion engine) market due to their sheer complexity. One on one, their construction model is different, seats are made in one place, engines in another, and for EVs, batteries still another

Why I Don’t Debate Climate Change

December 30th, 2017 | by Robert Dee

I no longer debate global warming and climate change. When I'm confronted with a denier, I ask how either of us, not being experts in the field, could ever hope to resolve a climate science debate? Nothing gets accomplished and this usually shuts down deniers completely. If they keep going, I ask who benefits if climate change is not occurring? Of course, we know the fossil fuel (FF) industry is the big winner. Individuals in  a climate debate, regardless of side, gain very little if anything

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