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BOOM: James Woods Calls Out One Unmentioned, Scary “Nightmare” About Electric Cars

James Woods used to be a Hollywood star, though in 2017 he announced he was essentially done with acting as he had been blacklisted from Hollywood and didn’t need the work thanks to having bought Apple stock in the 1980s, saying:

Absolutely. The only reason I express my views is that I have accepted the fact that I’m blacklisted. Also I bought Apple stock in the 80’s

So, he’s willing and able to be quite open about what he thinks, and routinely uses that freedom to sound off on hot-button issues on Twitter, where he’s known for being a right-leaning dissident, particularly on cultural topics.

And now he’s back at it, this time sounding off on the topic of electric vehicles, cars that have somehow become the current thing despite being almost unusable for road trips or basic tasks expected of them.

Woods, however, in his criticism of electric cars doesn’t focus on those typical, mundane problems with them. Having to wait forever for them to charge, dealing with the tech as it matures and the batteries slowly become more useful, the problems posed by lithium fires…all those problems are real and must be dealt with, but they’ve already been brought up and will be endlessly debated.

So, in his attack on EVs, Woods brought up the safety issue associated with them, something that no one else has really focused on as of yet.

Tweeting about that, Woods said:

The unspoken nightmare of owning an electric vehicle is the safety issue. A woman alone forced to sit for an hour charging her EV on a dark highway is not a comforting scenario, except to the roving gangs of hoodie thugs roaming our streets and highways.

And while there aren’t many articles on that topic yet, the problem of women being harassed at a gas station is a very real one. Harassment is already a real problem at gas stations, where fill ups currently just take a few minutes. think how bad that problem will be if charging takes an hour or more. Clean Technica, for instance, ran a good article highlighting current problems with gas stations and electric vehicle charging, saying:

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EV charging operators need to prioritize safety — especially women’s safety. Our friends at IrishEVs shared two articles with me that touch upon safety issues that women are dealing with while charging their EVs while traveling. They highlight how EV charging operators need to take safety into account in order to not lose/miss customers and also simply make sure their stations are safe places to charge.

I can’t count how many times I was harassed when I ducked by the Circle K just to grab an energy drink for work when I worked in retail — and I don’t even have a car. “Hey, little lady, where you going? I can give you a ride? No? Okay, you ugly b*tch.”

There are countless stories of women being harassed at gas stations. Just last month in Atlanta, a woman was shot and killed at a gas station. So, our friends at IrishEVs are making an excellent point about safety at EV charging sites — especially women’s safety.

In November, IrishEVs wrote this article addressing safety and security at EV charging points and then followed that up with this one pointing out the need for EV charging operators to take women’s safety seriously. In the first article, IrishEVs highlighted Maddie Moat, who presented a beginners guide series for Fully Charged. In 2020, she flagged concerns about a lack of lighting and the positioning of public EV chargers.

Similarly, there was a good Twitter thread on the subject, in which the author, a woman, said:

I’ve been pondering why I felt so stressed about struggling to find an #EV charger last night… I had 30 miles left and this morning I was able to solve the problem pretty quickly. Then it hit me. It was dark, past 10pm, I was alone in a car park and I was scared. 1/4

I’m fed up of charging in pitch black car parks when I’m by myself (often on the phone to get a machine restarted). I’ve realised one of the reasons I feel vulnerable is because I’m a solo woman hanging about in the dark, in a situation where I can’t necessarily drive away. 2/4

Obviously this isn’t the case for ALL charge points and this only happens when I’m on the road, but so many of them are tucked away in car parks, behind pubs, at business centres etc. Places I would never go by myself at night. 3/4

Why are these public charge points not installed with lights? It would instantly make them feel safer and less intimidating. Am I alone or do other women (or anyone) feel the same?

Gas stations are already problem areas from a safety perspective, particularly as crime spikes and soft-on-crime policies embolden criminals. That’ll likely just get worse as the EVs take long times to charge and criminals continue to be emboldened.

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19 thoughts on “BOOM: James Woods Calls Out One Unmentioned, Scary “Nightmare” About Electric Cars”

  1. If you live on an island–say up to about 1000 square miles–and confine your driving to it EVs might be okay.

  2. Tesla said it best when they called it an Energy Storage System. That’s importat.
    So we can save the environment and get rid of fossil fuels by driving electric cars, right?
    Read this.
    Tesla said it best when they called it an Energy Storage System. That’s important.
    They do not make electricity– they store electricity produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, diesel-fueled generators or minerals. So, to say an Electric Vehicle (EV)
    is a zero-emission vehicle is not at all valid.
    Also, since forty percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. is from coal-fired plants, it follows that forty percent of the EVs on the road are coal-powered, do you see? If not, read on.
    Einstein’s formula, E=MC2, tells us it takes the same amount of energy to move a five-thousand-pound gasoline-driven automobile a mile as it does an electric one. The only question again is what produces the power? To reiterate, it does not come from the battery; the battery is only the storage device, like a gas tank in a car.

    There are two orders of batteries, rechargeable, and single-use. The most common single-use batteries are A, AA, AAA, C, D. 9V, and lantern types. Those dry-cell species use zinc, manganese, lithium, silver oxide, or zinc. Rechargeable batteries only differ in their internal materials, usually lithium-ion, nickel-metal oxide, and nickel-cadmium. The United States uses three billion of these two battery types a year, and most are not recycled; they end up in landfills. California is the only state which requires all batteries be recycled. If you throw your small, used batteries in the trash, here is what happens to them.
    All batteries are self-discharging. That means even when not in use, they leak tiny amounts of energy. You have likely ruined a flashlight or two from an old, ruptured battery. When a battery runs down and can no longer power a toy or light, you think of it as dead; well, it is not. It continues to leak small amounts of electricity. As the chemicals inside it run out, pressure builds inside the battery’s metal casing, and eventually, it cracks. The metals left inside then ooze out. The ooze in your ruined flashlight is toxic, and so is the ooze that will inevitably leak from every battery in a landfill. All batteries eventually rupture; it just takes rechargeable batteries longer to end up in the landfill.
    In addition to dry cell batteries, there are also wet cell ones used in automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. The good thing about those is, ninety percent of them are recycled. Unfortunately, we do not yet know how to recycle single-use ones properly.
    But that is not half of it. For those of you excited about electric cars and a green revolution, I want you to take a closer look at batteries and also windmills and solar panels. These three technologies share what we call environmentally destructive embedded costs.
    Everything manufactured has two costs associated with it, embedded costs and operating costs. I will explain embedded costs using a can of baked beans as my subject. In this scenario, baked beans are on sale, so you jump in your car and head for the grocery store. Sure enough, there they are on the shelf for $1.75 a can. As you head to the checkout, you begin to think about the embedded costs in the can of beans.
    The first cost is the diesel fuel the farmer used to plow the field, till the ground, harvest the beans, and transport them to the food processor. Not only is his diesel fuel an embedded cost, so are the
    costs to build the tractors, combines, and trucks. In addition, the farmer might use a nitrogen fertilizer made from natural gas.
    Next is the energy costs of cooking the beans, heating the building, transporting the workers, and paying for the vast amounts of electricity used to run the plant. The steel can holding the beans is
    also an embedded cost. Making the steel can requires mining taconite, shipping it by boat, extracting the iron, placing it in a coal-fired blast furnace, and adding carbon. Then it’s back on another truck to
    take the beans to the grocery store. Finally, add in the cost of the gasoline for your car.
    A typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds, about the size of a travel trunk. It contains twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells.
    It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for just one battery.”
    Sixty-eight percent of the world’s cobalt, a significant part of a battery, comes from the Congo. Their mines have no pollution controls, and they employ children who die from handling this toxic material. Should we factor in these diseased kids as part of the cost of driving an electric car?” And the Chinese just bought most of these mines!
    I’d like to leave you with these thoughts. California is building the largest battery in the world near San Francisco, and they intend to power it from solar panels and windmills. They claim this is the ultimate in being ‘green,’ but it is not! This construction project is creating an environmental disaster. Let me tell you why.
    The main problem with solar arrays is the chemicals needed to process silicate into the silicon used in the panels. To make pure enough silicon requires processing it with hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, trichloroethane, and acetone. In addition, they also need gallium, arsenide, copper-indium-gallium-diselenide, and cadmium-telluride, which also are highly toxic. Silicone dust is a hazard to the workers, and the panels cannot be recycled.
    Windmills are the ultimate in embedded costs and environmental destruction. Each weighs 1688 tons (the equivalent of 23 houses) and contains 1300 tons of concrete, 295 tons of steel, 48 tons of iron, 24 tons of fiberglass, and the hard to extract rare earths neodymium, praseodymium, and dysprosium. Each blade weighs 81,000 pounds and will last 15 to 20 years, at which time it must be replaced. We cannot recycle used blades. Sadly, both solar arrays and windmills kill birds, bats, sea life, and migratory insects.
    There may be a place for these technologies, but you must look beyond the myth of zero emissions. I predict EVs and windmills will be abandoned once the embedded environmental costs of making and replacing them become apparent. “Going Green” may sound like the Utopian ideal and are easily espoused, catchy buzzwords, but when you look at the hidden and embedded costs realistically with an open mind, you can see that Going Green is more destructive to the Earth’s environment than meets the eye, for sure. We have been lied to and hoodwinked all through two years of this so-called pandemic. A lot of people, like the supreme liar Fauci and others should be in jail.

    1. Sir, you are absolutely correct. Especially with the last sentence of your article. I’ve been in the fossil power plant business for 50 years and I detest solar power. I’m not too impressed with windmills either. This green energy movement is pushed by a class of people that have no idea how electrical power works or is generated. Lastly, electric cars are the biggest farce ever laid out for the public. In time, the liberals of this country will find out just how wrong they are and how they have been mislead.

    2. Sir I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you for the pertinent information you have put out. Finally a true and thoughtful report of the real dangers of these wild eyed ideals of people who have put no thought or research into their plan. Just look at the resources needed to produce,solar,wind and especially the batteries. And NO WAY OF RECYCLING these resources. Again Thanks

    3. WOW! You have really done your research, a lot of information that I and I am sure a lot of people were unaware of. I have never been shot in the ass over this green garbage but do a little part to help especially with recycles even though I feel that that is a big scam too. How much energy and costs does it take to recycle a can or water bottle? The bottles now are so thin that I can not understand how the contents can be safe to drink.Keep up the good work that you do in educating regular people as my self that is not highly educated but have a lot of common sense.

    1. Constitutional Carry would allow for concealed or open carry. But 100% on the carry portion either way. Actually a holstered weapon in the glove box will allow for traveling in most of the free US. The other communist portions, well ya know Reap, Sow and all that.

  3. If they put up lights in the charging stations that would make a bigger carbon footprint for the station, which I thought the whole point was to reduce carbon footprints or did I miss something?


  5. Dave of Gold Coast, Aust.

    Thank you Long Term Texan for your brilliant summary of the knee jerk net zero and Going Green theory. Here in Australia the newly “elected”* Leftist government is rushing in to this farce, faster than a high speed fighter jet. I have never actually heard anyone use the phrase ’embedded costs’ before especially in my dopey country. Our lame MSM and even more dim politicians cannot seem to see beyond the Green (Communist) mantra of Climate Change. The few stories we actually heard about EV’s are not that great yet I see a growing number of them on our roads. A pity no one has any long lost and lamented common sense these days.
    * I am as dubious of our last election as your last presidential one.

  6. If I have learned anything in the last 78 years it is that every problem we have has been caused by politicians. So they can not nor will not fix anything. They don’t want to!

  7. Thank you Mr. Woods for this information.
    This country has been turned “ up side down” during this so called “Administration”.
    Vote them all out!

  8. No one has mentioned the disposal of these highly toxic batteries; who is financially obligated to destroy them and recycle the reusable minerals ? Like spent nuclear fuel rods are we going to have a special place to bury them ? Again I ask who foots the bill ?

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