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Friday, October 31, 2014

Those Darned Liberals......too informed!


....and those darned LIBERALS probably disbelieve or doubt everything that they read or hear!

DARN THEM!

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Charlie's Fish Story.....



Flip Flop Charlie says whatever he thinks he needs to say to hide his Tea Bagger Roots.....




...more worrisome are other issues Charlie's dodge and avoided......




Charlie's Fish Story below.....

With details murkier, no sign of Charlie Baker’s fisherman

RSN: America's Drones Are Still Killing Scores of Innocents




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FOCUS: Alan Grayson and Robert Greenwald | America's Drones Are Still Killing Scores of Innocents
Nabila Rehman, 9, was injured by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. Rehman was picking okra in her family garden last year when missiles from a drone rained down from the sky, killing her grandmother and injuring her and seven other children. (photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Alan Grayson and Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films
Grayson and Greenwald write: "Mamana Bibi was a 67-year-old Pakistani grandmother and midwife, killed by a U.S. drone strike on October 24, 2012."
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Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu calls American Racism what it is.....




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Are you SAFE? Disabling AIR BAGS? You're kidding, right?






Betsy Benjaminson, the Whistle Blower that TOYOTA is bullying, wrote a great piece about this issue:

Senator Blumenthal: Secret settlements play important role in allowing lethal defects to "fester"


TOYOTA settled cases of SUDDEN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION with CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS to silence parties and patted itself on the back for avoiding the cost of RECALLS,  ignoring those who were killed or injured, families that were destroyed.



The fix for exploding airbags may be more deadly than the problem

October 31, 2014


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NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

This is one fix for recalled vehicles that might be more deadly than the problem.


Eight million vehicles made by 10 different automakers have been recalled due to flawed airbags that can explode and hit passengers with shrapnel. The problem: The airbag manufacturer Takata doesn't have enough replacement airbags to fix all the recalled cars.


Not all the manufacturers involved have said how they'll handle the expected shortage. But Toyota has said that it plans to disable defective airbags once it runs out of replacements as it repairs the 800,000 cars it has recalled.
"It's something we're prepared to do, an indication of how seriously we take the problem," said Toyota (TM) spokeswoman Cindy Knight.

Related: Airbag recall could expand

Not everyone thinks this is a good idea, since only a small percentage of the defective airbags are likely to explode in a crash. More people could be killed due to disabled airbags than by the defective airbags, said the Center for Auto Safety's executive director Clarence Ditlow.

"You save more lives by leaving the airbags in place than you would lose lives by the airbag exploding," Ditlow said. Even if a driver is wearing a seatbelt, he said, airbags can provide life-saving protection in a crash.

Related: Honda, Takata sued over exploding airbags

Toyota (TM) says the recalled airbags are only on the passenger side of it's cars. If it disables an airbag, it will put a sticker on the dashboard advising people not to ride in the front passenger seat until its replaced. And it stressed that disabling the airbags is just a temporary solution until a replacement can be installed.

Toyota has gotten permission from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to disable the airbags, which otherwise would be illegal. Both Toyota and NHTSA are pushing to get owners to bring their cars in to be serviced, whether or not Toyota runs out of replacement airbags.

Bringing a recalled car in for service is always voluntary for owners. About a third of recalled cars are never repaired, according to industry estimates. But if Toyota goes ahead with its plans, drivers who bring their cars in will be told that disabling the airbags is the best solution for their problem.

Other automakers affected by the recall may also run into a shortage of replacements.

Related: Honda CEO takes pay cut over recalls

Five million vehicles made by Honda Motor (HMC) have been hit by the recall, but the automaker has declined to say whether it will disable the flawed airbags if or when it runs out of replacements.

The company is working to get enough of the replacement airbags, according to Honda spokesman Chris Martin, and that it has not yet asked NHTSA for permission to disable any air bags.

General Motors has recalled 80,000 autos for this airbag problem and the company says it won't disable them if it runs out of replacements.


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Exploding airbags spark fears


"We're in pretty good shape on replacement parts at the moment," said GM spokesman Alan Adler. "But if and when we run out of parts, our plan is to give owners loaner vehicles. We would not disable the airbag."

There have been four deaths and dozens of serious injuries tied to the exploding airbags, according to the Center for Auto Safety, all in Honda and Accura cars built by Honda Motor (HMC).

NHTSA is pushing Takata to step up efforts to produce replacement bags. But Takata did not return repeated requests for comment as to when it will be able to supply enough replacement airbags to repair all 8 million cars.

Related: 566,000 Dodges and Jeeps recalled




http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/31/autos/exploding-airbag-fix/

RSN: Big Oil Spends Big Money to Defeat Santa Barbara Anti-Fracking/Drilling Measure, 50K Missing Voters? Nothing to See Here




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Tim Cook and the End of Gay Rights as a Wedge Issue
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Richard Socarides, The New Yorker
Socarides writes: "On Thursday morning, the head of one of the world's most admired companies, Tim Cook, of Apple, announced that he is gay. Although not entirely a surprise, Cook had guarded his privacy."
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50K Missing Voters? Nothing to See Here
Patricia Murphy, The Daily Beast
Murphy reports: "Not only is there no urgency to fix the system, but Kemp is insistent that the system doesn't need fixing."
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Closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa 'Declaration of War': Abbas
Agence France-Presse
Excerpt: "Israel's closure of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a "declaration of war," Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday."
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Jessica Valenti | If That Viral Street Harassment Video Shocked You...You're Probably a Man
Jessica Valenti, Guardian UK
Valenti writes: "There is by now a familiar pattern to campaigns to bring attention to the problems women face in the world: sexism gets documented in a way that is irrefutable, it goes viral, and then sexism continues on unabated."
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Number of Global Billionaires Has Doubled Since Financial Crisis
Jamie Merrill, Independent UK
Merrill reports: "The number of billionaires has doubled since the start of the financial crisis, according to a major new report from anti-poverty campaigners."
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Cops Do 20,000 No-Knock Raids Each Year. Civilians Pay the Price When They Go Wrong
Dara Lind, Vox
Lind reports: "Most of the time, when a person kills an intruder who breaks into his home, dressed in all black and screaming, the homeowner will avoid jail time. But what happens when the break-in was a no-knock SWAT raid, the intruder was a police officer, and the homeowner has a record?"
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Big Oil Spends Big Money to Defeat Santa Barbara Anti-Fracking/Drilling Measure
Kirk Siegler, National Public Radio
Siegler reports: "Think of California's Santa Barbara County and you might picture the area's famous beaches or resorts and wineries. But in the northern reaches of the vast county, oil production has been a major contributor to the economy for almost a century."
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Scott Brown confirms his IGNORANCE!



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Gov. Chris Christie telling an upset resident to "shut up and sit down."

If you only suspected SCOTT BROWN'S ignorance, this is convincing:



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