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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:45 AM

Fox News: Solar only works in Germany because it gets more sunlight than US (false)

Fox News gets dumber and dumber. Idiots!


From the network that brought you WMD in Iraq, we learn that sure, solar power works in wacky places like Germany, but it would never work in the US because the Germans, bronze gods that they are, get far more sunlight than gloomy, cold, rainy America. (Spoiler alert: It’s a lie.)

Anyone who has either lived in Europe, or spent time outside of the Mediterranean parts of Europe, knows that sunshine over here happens, but it’s hardly a daily occurrence. Especially in northern Europe. There’s a reason the Germans go to Greece for summer vacation, and not the other way around.


http://americablog.com/2013/02/fox-news-solar-only-works-in-germany-because-its-sunny-there.html


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Reply Fox News: Solar only works in Germany because it gets more sunlight than US (false) (Original post)
UCmeNdc Feb 2013 OP
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #1
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #4
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #6
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #7
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #2
healthnut7 Feb 2013 #3
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #5
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #9
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #10
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #11
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #12
stevenleser Feb 2013 #13
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #15
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #16
robertkdem1965_h89 Feb 2013 #14
JHB Feb 2013 #17
DFW Feb 2013 #18
sofa king Feb 2013 #19

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:56 AM

1. The US not sunny?

I would think most of those states in the American Southwest would beg to differ.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:39 AM

4. Only California - "sometimes"; not at night, for example......

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:48 AM

6. That's right

I forgot how sunny those European nights can be!

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:54 AM

7. Well the German nights are shorter in the summer time.....

And since the summers are longer there, oh wait....never mind!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:58 AM

2. I cannot remember the last time it has rained in SW Florida

4 months ago? Hello, Faux, ever hear of the SUNSHINE STATE? Morons. Even on Long Island decades ago, some people had solar panels on their roofs.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:01 AM

3. Gees, they are not to bright!!

Though of other words to use to describe Fox News but changed my mind but they are hilarious...

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:47 AM

5. Well the days ARE longer in the summertime in Germany than most of the U.S......

being further north. In Alaska, even longer. So by her reasoning, Alaska should be better for solar power than the lower 48! Dang! Do they know?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:58 AM

8. That "Nat Gas" she was talking about.....Was she referring to the Wash. Nationals Baseball team?

So that's why they are so fast!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:06 PM

9. Obviously they have never been to Germany

which tends to be damp and cloudy.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:11 PM

10. Well that explains all of those dark skinned, dark hair and brown eyed Germans....Oh wait.

Dang, well that doesn't quite work, does it?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:22 PM

11. I have always hankered to go soak up the sun on the Rhine River.....

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:27 PM

12. I bet

most of Faux new's avid watchers believe this shit too.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

13. Was in Germany this past July. First bit of advice from the locals? Always bring an umbrella

when you go walking around.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:31 PM

15. It's a sunny rain, though

great for solar power, according to Fox.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:33 PM

16. It's a sunny rain, though

great for solar power, according to Fox

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:47 PM

14. Ah, Fox News

 

They really don't understand science, do they? Bunch of uneducated dunces.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:50 AM

17. About as wrong as it gets (map from link)

Germany's on par with the western quarter of Washington state. Just about everywhere else in the continental US is better.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:29 AM

18. Greetings from cold and grey Düsseldorf

Oh, what I'd give for Fox Noise to be right just this once!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:53 AM

19. Oh, please!

Since at least the time of ancient Greece, people have tried to tie Germany's shitty climate to the warlike, expansionist nature of the Germans themselves. Alexander the Great deliberately avoided messing with the people of central Europe, apparently feeling that he could conquer the entire rest of the world known to the Greeks first, in less time. He contented himself with scaring the hell out of them by crossing the Danube exactly once, then went after the Persians, who were a less formidable opponent.

One could argue that the past sixty years have been the most peaceful in the entirety of Central Europe's history, aided greatly by at least four occupying armies, no doubt, but quite possibly also helped along by reliable indoor heat, plumbing and lighting--something the Germans never enjoyed until now.

Just before World War I, both the Germans and the French realized that their uniforms should try to blend in with the sky, because the guy shooting at them would most likely be on the ground (or below it) firing at approaching troops on the horizon. The French therefore chose blue for their uniforms.

The Germans chose grey, because that is the color of the sky in Germany.

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