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Show Notes

April 22

John was joined by the Conservative Momma Rachel Keane.

White House Update

Dr. Anthoy’s Harper of InterMountain Christian News

Talked about the Chauvin verdict. National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6th. Lincoln’s “Day of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer” proclamation on March 30, 1863

Earth Day

Earth Day – It’s like Easter for Christians for the “Earth Lovers” 

“In Honor of Earth Day, I drove my 2004 Dodge Cummins Diesel,” – John Rush

John and Rachel covered “Earth Day” and how to some it’s as important as a national holiday. And how ‘Net Zero Is Not Enough’: John Kerry Says We Need To Remove Carbon Dioxide From The Atmosphere. They also swayed over into the: if you start asking questions about the “science” it might cost you your job.

Gretta weighs in on it.


 

John Kerry

The video

Let’s remove all Co2 and kill all of the plant life. John and Rachel talk about how to keep telling someone that can’t do something it typically expands. NASCAR came from prohibition.  Full comments here. Mobile users begin at 14:43

“Such were the bootlegger roots of the stock car, and what would evolve into the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, or NASCAR, in 1947.  Booze runners looked for good mechanics who knew how to make their engines run faster and handle better than police vehicles.” Full article here.

The internal combustion engine revolutionized human life.

It made the commonplace possible: the car, the Uber, the bus, the motorbike. We took to the skies in aircraft and spread our wings across the world. It even mobilized war with tanks, ships, and submarines. Agricultural productivity soared with the development of the tractor and other farm machinery. It gave oil-producing countries unimaginable wealth.  Article here.  John’s comments here. They also dove into how lefties will not take are of their cars making it harder on the environment.  Rachel mentions that there ar 1.5 Billion masks in the ocean. Mobile users begin at 18:10

Joined the Conversation

Dennis had a question about why so many manufactures are going with EVs.  John’s comments here. Mobile users begin at 23:04

Steve House

Address power generation and the possibility of stand on your own DC power stations. How to pay for recharging EVs and the roads they drive on. How long it takes to charge a car.  Comments here. Mobile users begin at 33:04

Joined the Conversation

Craig from Loveland called about Nio a company in China where they swap batteries in the cars. 

Toby read in the paper that it costs about $100 an hour and that’s not close. John’s answers here. Mobile users begin at 51:40

Blog Post Categories

Earth Day and EVs

The Volt vs. Bolt, how Chevy is getting penalized for having a great EV product when it comes to tax credits.

Chevrolet Grows EV Lineup with 2022 Bolt EUV and Bolt EV 

All-Electric Bolt EUV is the first Chevy to offer Super Cruise1 

DETROIT – Chevrolet has expanded its electric vehicle portfolio with the introduction of the new, all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV, alongside the redesigned 2022 Bolt EV. 

Distinguished by unique exterior designs, including an SUV-like proportion for the new Bolt EUV, each is propelled by the proven technology that helped make the Bolt EV the industry’s first affordable, long-range electric vehicle — and both are part of General Motors’ plan to launch 30 new EVs globally by 2025.

The Bolt EV has led the charge in putting more drivers in electric vehicles. Since its market introduction in 2017, global sales have topped 100,000 and it has generated some of the best satisfaction and loyalty ratings in the industry. In the U.S., three-quarters of Bolt EV buyers are new to GM.

Along with broadening the brand’s electric vehicle lineup, the Bolt EUV will also be the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer Super Cruise1, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system for enabled roads. 

Chevrolet is also making charging more convenient with a new Dual Level Charge Cord, which, for many customers, will eliminate the need to purchase a separate charger for their home. It has a changeable plug that allows the customer to plug into a standard 120-volt three-prong outlet for Level 1 charging and a 240-volt outlet for Level 2 charging up to 7.2 kilowatts.

The new Dual Level Charge Cord is standard with Bolt EUV and is available for Bolt EV. For maximum Level 2 charging speed, both vehicles are now capable of 11 kW Level 2 charging, but separate charging equipment (not included) is required.

Additionally, Chevrolet will cover the standard installation of Level 2 charging capability for eligible customers who purchase or lease a 2022 Bolt EUV or Bolt EV, helping even more people experience how easy it is to live electric. In collaboration with Qmerit, the offer gives customers access to faster-charging right where they want it — at home — and with the new available Dual Level Charge Cord, a standalone charging station is not required. 

When it comes to on-the-go public charging, General Motors is providing customers with convenient and expanded access. GM and EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast-charging network, are collaborating to triple the number of fast chargers, with the addition of more than 2,700 chargers around the country by the end of 2025. 

Chevrolet customers also have location access to more than 80,000 chargers in North America through the Energy feature within their myChevrolet app. It enables owners to plan and manage their routes more efficiently, locate available charging stations along their route, receive real-time alerts about range and easily pay for public charging through the click-to-charge feature. 

The starting price for both vehicles is less than the 2021 Bolt EV. The 2022 Bolt EUV is priced from $33,995 (including destination freight charge), and the 2022 Bolt EV starts at $31,995 (including DFC), before any available state, local or utility incentives. Both will be available this summer.   Catch the full interview with John and Shad Balch here. 

 Joined the Conversation

Craig from WheatRidge at the car wash washing his combustion engine. Rachel not quite there for an EV.  Craig nominated the darwin award for the two guys with the Tesla.  John commented on how when an electric car catches fire it really burns.

“In a crash and subsequent fire of a Tesla Model S near Houston, Texas, over the weekend, police say they are certain there was no one sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, implying it was using Autopilot at the time.” article here.

John commented on how COVID created the “you go on your own test drive” which has caused problems.

Bill from Lakewood thought Volkswagon had a solar panel. John comments here.  Mobile users being at 24:31

Starting in 2022, vehicles built on VW’s modular MEB electric vehicle platform will support bidirectional, or two-way, charging. “This will allow green electricity from the solar energy system to be stored in the vehicle and fed back into the home network if needed,” the company said. “Not only will customers be more independent of the public power grid, they will also save money and reduce CO2 emissions.” Article here.

Teen Driver

Chevrolet offers Teen Driver Technology, an available built-in system that helps you coach your new driver — even when you’re not there. Listen to John’s comments here. Mobile users begin at 30:42

Joined the Conversation

John in Cheyenne called in about the grid and how it can’t handle the load to charge their vehicle and where is the power going to come from. The electricity is made by… natural gas or coal. Talked about nuclear power. Mobile users begin at 31:42

Josh called in about Excel energy.  Mobile users begin at 50:02

The Mortgage Meltdown

Kurt Rogers of Affordable Interest Mortgage joined Tim Pagliara, ForbesBooks, author of Another Big Lie: How The Government Stole Billions From The American Dream Of Home Ownership  Listen to the interview here.

‘Scapegoats’ Of The 2007-08 Financial Crisis Still Hold The Key To Affordable Mortgages

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have long been seen as the backbone of the U.S. mortgage market. They are federally backed home mortgage companies, known as government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) created by the U.S. Congress.  But they were blamed by many critics for the mortgage meltdown and subsequent financial crisis of 2008. Now, over a decade after a takeover by the U.S. Treasury and being placed into conservatorship, the GSEs are still a vital component of America’s access to housing. Their future, though, is uncertain, even as Fannie Mae executives discuss a way out of conservatorship.

The next chapters of the Fannie and Freddie story are crucial because their future could impact yours, says Tim Pagliara (www.capwealthgroup.com), ForbesBooks author of Another Big Lie: How The Government Stole Billions From The American Dream Of Home Ownership. And Got Caught!

“First, the cost of your mortgage could be going up,” Pagliara says. “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are the reason you can get a 30-year, fixed-interest mortgage anywhere in the United States. They are the bedrock of the American middle class, the strongest engines of economic equality this country has ever invented.

“But this isn’t just a story about what happened a decade ago; it’s about what’s going to happen over the next few years in regards to being able to secure mortgages. Fannie and Freddie’s fate will determine whether those doors remain open to you and your loved ones. Now, this has become a war over the future of homeownership in the United States.”

Tim Pagliara (www.capwealthgroup.com) is ForbesBooks author of Another Big Lie: How The Government Stole Billions From The American Dream Of Home Ownership. And Got Caught! Pagliara is the founder, chairman, and chief investment officer of CapWealth, an independent, SEC-registered investment advisory firm near Nashville, Tenn. He was named by Forbes as the No. 1 financial advisor in Tennessee in 2020. In 2014, Pagliara founded Investors Unite, an organization representing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders after the U.S. Treasury Department placed the government-sponsored enterprises into conservatorship. In 2018, Pagliara was named Tennessee’s top financial advisor by both Forbes and Barron’s. He’s appeared in Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in six of the past seven years. 

Home Prices Climb, New Starts Reach 14-Year Record 

Kurt Rogers – AIM-Affordable Interest Mortgage

Listen to the interview here. Mobile users begin at 10:25

Part 2 of Kurt’s interview. And how to be strategic with homeownership.  Mobile users begin at 21:36

Housing starts in March climbed 19.4 percent from February to 1.74 million units, the highest number since 2007 and the strongest month-on-month performance since 1990, Business Insider reported. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast an average of 1.61 million starts for the month. The leap from February to March was due, in part, to February’s storms that halted construction in parts of the country. 

TREND FORECAST: We maintain our forecast for consumer optimism to continue to rise as long as interest rates remain low and Washington and the Federal reserve pump in trillions to inflate the economy and equity markets.

As long as interest rates stay low, the areas where real estate prices have shot up will remain strong. And even when the equity markets crash, these sectors will not suffer sharp declines. On the downside, the commercial sector will continue to weaken as more people spend more time working at home and less time commuting. Also, rising crime will push apartment and residential real estate prices lower in once high-flying urban cities.  Full article here

 

This reminded John of Colorado’s housing market

Tips from Kurt Rogers on how to make the right kind of offer and what makes a good offer. Listen here. Mobile users begin at 37:11

@johnsonfilesAnybody else in this crazy fight for a home?? #realestate #housingmarket #comedy #funny #realestatetiktok #realestatehacks #houseshopping #fixerupper 

 

 

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