Randy W Horton

Entrepeneur - internet marketing, Entrepreneur

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On November 1st 2011( DATE CHANGE 12-12-12) we all stop buying cars from the auto manufactures and new car dealers. Date for action changed

My Idea will bring to the market what we all have been asking for: A low priced non-fossil fuel auto from the manufacturers. We don't need a $40,000 car that goes 120 miles and then takes 10 hours to charge. We need more and we need it now. I see no help from the auto manufacturing industry as they have no motivation. When every body pulls together and decides to just stop buying new cars a change will happen for sure.

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    Jul 30 2011: Let us spread the word 12-12-12 we stop. Tell a friend to tell a friend and so on. We can make it happen!
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    Jul 30 2011: I see that time may be a great factor and will change the no buy date to 12-12-12 will you help spread the word?
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    Jul 30 2011: Remember - I'm in Gothenburg Sweden in late Septemebr - See you then and we can talk.
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    Jul 28 2011: How about an electric car that has a special battery that can be pulled out and replaced with a freshly charged one. Then, there would be no 10 hr waits. The battery would have a recharge counter, so the remaining life is known, and cost adjustments made ( if the battery you leave has more life left than the one they give you, the recharge station would give you $, or vice versa).
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      Jul 30 2011: See it can happen we just need to push. Please stop on 11-11-11 and also tell your friends the same and aske them to do the same and so on. It may just help!
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    Jul 28 2011: I understand your frustration, but your idea would never happen. Reality gets in the way.

    But we are moving slowly steadily towards more viable alternatives to fossil-fueled cars.

    I believe the US major auto manufacturers have signed on to make cars that get a minimum of 55 miles/gal. think that by 2050 fossil fuel cars will be antiquated. Give the market some time and it will do it.
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      Jul 30 2011: Jim reality is almost correct. It could happen it may work. Just as a friend to help and to also ask his friend and so on. It just maybe enough.
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      Jul 30 2011: I've been trying to put something together that would greatly eliminate fossil fuel cars and the number of cars as well... I even made my first website about it (under construction)... You're all welcome to participate in my conversation http://www.ted.com/conversations/4214/renamed_autonomoustraffic.html
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        Jul 30 2011: (Jimmy - It will take me awhile to calm down after viewing your website and the 2 videos)

        Congratulations. You are doing what I think is the ultimate in life: taking ideas, combining them, and creating a bigger idea. That's the one and only true creative process. I must calm down a bit before respond to all of this!!!

        Beautiful job Sebastian Thron, Shai Agassi - and you.

        I can't wait to learn more...
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          Jul 30 2011: I'm so glad that I've reached someone (constructively) supportive of this idea! I feel that my conversation was trashed by one pessimistic member from the start and that that might have discouraged people to participate in my conversation...

          Eagerly waiting for your input Jim!
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        Jul 30 2011: Just as Sebastian Thron and Shai Agassi have been met with resistance and skeptism, so will you. -What great idea/endeavor has not been met with such skepticism? It only serves to sharpen your resolve I hope!
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          Jul 30 2011: It does and I've been trying to reach out to all kinds of sources the past few weeks... The project has only just started and I'm trying to see it in a 5-year perspective....
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        Jul 30 2011: You just never know where your creative energy might lead you.... Have you been in touch with Sebastian and Shai? Is your concept too early-on in it's development to contact them? In any event, you might want to reach out to them and ask to be involved in their efforts.
        I still want to look at what you are proposing and how it differs from and fits into what they both are talking about. I think once you can get that properly thought out you will know in which direction to go.
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          Jul 30 2011: I've already reached out to both of them, via TED Mail but there hasn't been any response... I think I (we) need to develop it further first... or maybe they just don't check their Mail?

          Could we move this discussion to my conversation? ;)
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    Jul 27 2011: I know if we all stop buying new cars manufacture will supply what we are asking for. I know it is a major task to get the word out and for people to act. However, along with the NO BUY 11-11-11 we43 ad any company who refuses to co-operate will also be on the NO BUY list. The idea of we as consumers demanding a change in the auto industry has always been blocked by oil and gas industry. Even our government is in on the deal. That is why only we as consumers can make the change.
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    Jul 27 2011: Very intelligent and workable idea, Randy. It would not be any kind of sabotaging if consumers just ignore brainless production. No fights, discussions, public speeches and "analyses" are needed. It is up to us, consumers, what to buy and what to ignore - because the manufacturers are to SERVE markets, not to manipulate them. These are lessons we should learn in elementary schools.

    Markets really BELONG to the Consumers -- not to any manipulating manufacturers, or wall street or investors. It is consumers' fully legal and ethical RIGHT to dictate market's demand.

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      Jul 27 2011: The link did not work, can you re-check the address please.
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    Jul 27 2011: Hi Randy...

    It may be looked as a great idea but we need to think of many aspects like how to solve the problem, what other initiatives can we use, and how do we tackle this this idea so that it could be accepted by everyone. But most importantly, how are we going to achieve that idea in a very short amount of time?
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      Jul 27 2011: Thanks, I agree. However, if we stop buying the sellers will solve the problem. The big question is how to get everyone to hear the message.
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        Jul 27 2011: I don't want to be the devil's advocate, but I don't think we will ever experience such a radical paradigm shift where all people change their behavior at a certain time and date... so what would you suggest we should do to be heard, how to start the movement instead of just talking a little about it?
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          Jul 30 2011: date has changed to 12-12-12. we start spreading the word now. tell a friend and ask them to tell a friend and so on. soon we can raise money to start adverts.....
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        Jul 27 2011: Rather than stop buying it, why don;t we try to directly give suggestion to the sellers since it is quite a problem to achieve it in a short amount of time because this kind of campaign needs a lot of money and work to be done. However, if the length of time is increased, i believe that your idea is definitely achievable. :)
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          Jul 30 2011: great idea how about 12-12-12 and will you help?