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Since the Dilly, Dally, Delay & Stall Law Firms are adding their billable hours, the Toyota U.S.A. and Route 44 Toyota posts have been separated here:

Route 44 Toyota Sold Me A Lemon

Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Let's face it. Consumers have become pawns in a deadly game of corporate cover-up."

Have you ever had a car accident?

Do you remember the sound of crunching metal?

The impact? 

The sound of breaking glass? The loss of control? The unwitting surrender of control?

The injuries?    The shock? 

You didn't fail! TOYOTA failed to produce safe vehicles, putting profits before SAFETY! 

You wouldn't hurt someone much less kill a wonderful 4 year old like Lily Quintus.

This is Noriko Uno's TOYOTA. She tried to STOP. Noriko Uno applied the brakes, pulled the emergency brake and couldn't slow down her runaway TOYOTA..... 

This is Noriko Uno.....looks like a nice lady...until her TOYOTA raced out of control.....

FROM: Beware of Toyota .......  /Parris Boyd

CLEAN UP YOUR ACT, Toyota. This makes AT LEAST THREE CASES during the past two months suggesting electronically-induced unintended acceleration in runaway Toyotas. Common denominators include parking lots, turning corners, slow speeds when the events begin, and driver complaints that the brakes failed to stop the vehicles. NONE OF THE DRIVERS IN THESE CRASHES WERE ELDERLY. All of the vehicles - various models - crashed into public buildings: Solara into a daycare, Lexus into a church, RAV4 into a library. 

More info re acknowledged crook Toyota via

Monsey, NY - Spring Valley Police Release Dramatic Footage Showing Finkelstein Memorial Library Crash

Monsey, NY – Graphic footage of the SUV that crashed into the Finkelstein Memorial Library Wednesday evening has been released by the Spring Valley police department.
In the video two views from the inside and outside of the library show the Toyota Rav 4 entering the front of the library, crashing through the glass doors and stopping near the circulation desk.
As previously reported by Vin News six people were injured in the accident, including three children and a 15-year-old girl was pinned beneath the vehicle.
The Journal News reports that the 15-year-old girl was released from Westchester Medical Center Thursday.
The driver of the SUV, Jean Lycee, 58, was released from Nyack Hospital.
No charges have been filed yet as investigators are looking into Lycee’s claims that mechanical issues caused the car to accelerate out of control.
Is it not yet known when the library will open.
Watch below: LINK

Have we so lost our compassion for the victims that we're willing to give TOYOTA a free pass for their failures?

Daily Kos: South Carolina governor believes it’s time for blacks to stop congregating at the beach, “too-big-to-fail” banks, et al

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A Hero who has stood up for ALL

Senator Jeanne Shaheen has been one of the Heroes in the Senate who stood up for what's right against vested interests. 

The Koch Brothers are funding a Sock Puppet, Scooter Brown who was rejected by Massachusetts voters over a newcomer. 

Please support Senator Shaheen's re-election, running against a carpetbagger. 

When Scott Brown jumped into our Senate race, he brashly predicted it would cost “more than you’ve ever seen.”
Here’s the stark truth: We are being massively outspent – nearly two-to-one – by third party groups. But we won’t be outworked – not with supporters like you helping to close the gap.
We don’t have to match the Super PACs’ spending – but we do have to respond to every misleading attack to defend our Democratic Senate majority. That’s why I need you to stand with me again today.
My team tells me we need to raise $19,428 by midnight to stay on track – remember, Scott Brown raised $44 million in his last two races. If we fall behind now, it’ll be tough to make up that shortfall later. Please, contribute what you can right now.
If you've saved payment info with ActBlue Express, your donation to Jeanne's campaign will go through immediately:
Brown knew, of course, that his entry into this race would bring in millions in ads attacking me – funded by extreme wealthy outsiders like the Kochs, who are desperate to return him to the Senate.
You’ve been there to help me fight back, every step of the way. I can’t tell you how much that means to me.
But the Kochs and Brown’s other special-interest backers are going to keep pouring millions into this race because they think the U.S. Senate is for sale to the highest bidder. Together we can show them it’s not – by meeting tonight's $19,428 goal.
Your support means more than I can tell you. Together we are going to defeat the special interests and keep our country moving forward.
Thank you,

Not One More!

Please send a postcard!

Dear friend,
Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher was shot and killed near Santa Barbara last Friday has inspired Americans with a simple, but powerful idea:
"I'm going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: Not One More. People are looking for something to do. I'm asking people to stand up for something. Enough is enough."
Everytown for Gun Safety celebrates Mr. Martinez's courage, and we're at work making his idea a reality. Over 250,000 people have already sent postcards to their elected officials.
Can you do the same?
Here's what the postcards will look like:
Mr. Martinez is right. Not one more person should die because of our broken gun laws. Not one more father should lose his child to gun violence. And not one more politician should put the gun lobby ahead of the lives of Americans.
Our elected officials need to know that we will no longer tolerate inaction. Not one more person should die needlessly. Not one more.
Thanks for standing with us,
John Feinblatt
Everytown for Gun Safety

A Moral Obligation

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative  [RGGI] is referenced blow.   

It's significant to remember the former Massachusetts Governor Willard Mitt Romney withdrew from RGGI, one of the few acts beyond Romney's Slash & Burn....when he was even in Massachusetts. 

Charlie Baker, currently running as a Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate OPPOSED CAPE WIND the last time 'round. 

Now it seems Flip Flopper Charlie stuck his finger in the wind, saw the overwhelming voter Charlie's for Cape Wind! 

The rest of the world is leading in Alternative Energy solutions, reducing Dirty Energy consumption, creating Clean Energy Jobs and the U.S. is lagging behind because of the lock-step Party of the Dinosaurs. 

Before you believe the Koch-funded attack ads and the Koch-funded Propaganda, please do your research and vote for the candidate who will protect the future and protect American Clean Energy jobs. 

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A Moral Obligation

May 30, 2014 | By CAP Action War Room

Obama Administration Set To Announce New Climate Protection Rule

On Monday, the Obama Administration will announce another step to reduce carbon pollution and address our climate crisis. New EPA standards will cut carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants – the single largest source of the country’s climate emissions. The rule, which stems from a 2007 Supreme Court decision saying that the EPA has the authority to limit climate pollution under the Clean Air Act, will protect public health from more air pollution, allergies, and tropical diseases. As the New York Times put it, this is “the strongest action ever taken by an American president to tackle climate change.” Needless to say, big polluters aren’t happy, and have already launched an aggressive misinformation campaign to block any action. It’s important for the public to have all the facts in this debate. Here are some of the most important:
The new standards are a breakthrough in protecting public health and slowing the effects of climate change. While many conservative politicians continue to deny that global warming is real and due to human activity, scientists are as certain that humans are causing climate change as they are that cigarettes are deadly. Communities across the US are already experiencing the effects of rising temperatures: massive droughts are driving up food prices and strengthening wildfires in the west; more intense hurricanes are pummeling the southeast; stronger rains are costing billions of dollars in damage in the northeast. Power generation is responsible for 40% of US carbon pollution. By significantly reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants, the EPA rule will help slow rising temperatures and the public health and economic havoc already evident.
States can employ a tested model that can spark home-grown clean energy solutions. The EPA rule will provide states with the flexibility to tailor carbon reduction strategies to what works best for them. This includes enabling states to create carbon pollution markets. It will also spur renewable and efficiency technological innovation and create 21st century jobs: the approach gives energy companies an incentive to invest in new clean energy technologies in order to reduce their long-term reliance on dirtier fossil fuels. Carbon pollution standards like this are already successful: the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a collaboration of nine northeastern states, started in 2003. Between 2005 and 2012, power plant pollution in these states dropped 40 percent, and at the same time the states raised $1.6 billion in new revenue.
The companies spreading misinformation are desperate, dirty, and in denial. Industry opponents of the new rule are already trotting out scare tactics before the Administration has even released the rule. The reality is that they simply don’t want to reduce their pollution because it affects their profits. The average coal-fired power plant in the United States is 38 years old, but some are nearly sixty years old. Coal plants are the number one contributor to carbon pollution. Some of these companies are responsible for horrible coal ash spills and other contamination of drinking water in North Carolina, West Virginia, and elsewhere. There have even been reports of coal companies deliberately hiding health threats like black lung from watchdogs and workers. Coal executives know that any serious attempt we make to protect the health of our kids and slow climate change has to include them.
Setting carbon pollution standards for coal power plants won’t destroy our economy. The primary aim of these opponents is to make this into a false choice – either cut pollution or create jobs. The reality is just the opposite: reducing carbon pollution will help modernize our economy, lead to new clean energy jobs, and save families money on their utility bills via more energy efficiency. We’ve heard the utility and coal companies’ argument before – in 1970 when we passed the Clean Air Act, and in 1990 when George H. W. Bush acted to stop acid rain caused by coal plants. These opponents were wrong then, and they are wrong now.
BOTTOM LINE: We have a moral obligation to our children to protect their health now, and leave them an inhabitable planet that is not permanently damaged. The Obama Administration’s forthcoming proposed rule to apply carbon pollution limits to our nation’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants is an important step in the fight against climate change and underscores the Administration’s commitment to addressing the problem. And despite what climate deniers and big polluters may say, these carbon standards will spur innovation and create 21st century clean energy jobs.
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CounterCurrents: 'The Cause Is Us': World On Verge Of Sixth Extinction et al

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'The Cause Is Us': World On Verge Of Sixth Extinction 
By Andrea Germanos

A new study showing that the human activity has driven current rates of species extinction to 1,000 times faster than the natural rate is "alarming" and "should be a clarion call" to work towards greater conservation efforts, an environmental group charges. The study, published Thursday by the journal Science and led by conservation expert Stuart Pimm, also warns that without drastic action, the sixth mass extinction could be imminent

Climate Impact Fueling South Sudan War, Says Minister 
By Sophie Yeo

Climate change is exacerbating the civil war in South Sudan , according to the country's environment minister, Deng Deng Hoc Yai. He warned that the environmental damage caused by global warming was increasing the suffering that war was already causing in the strife-ridden country, worsening food shortages and building pressure on urban areas

Prospects For Eco-Socialism
By Saral Sarkar

Are there indications today that give us hope that the majority of the people of the world or of some countries would in the near future embrace eco-socialism and transform their capitalist society to an eco-socialist one? It is a question worth reflecting upon because, as the world situation is today, it cannot go on like this for long

The Lethality of Nuclear Weapons 
By Steven Starr

The need is dire for the president of the US, Russia, or China to state in a highly public forum that the existence of nuclear weapons creates the possibility of their use and that their use in war would likely mean human extinction. As nuclear war has no winners, the weapons should be banned and destroyed before they destroy all of us

“Force Protection Alpha in Effect” –Coming To A Town Near You 
By Brian Terrell

In a new documentary film released in Europe, “Drone,” former Air Force drone operators, veterans of a super-secret Squadron 17 at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, reveal that “it’s always been the Air Force that flies” the CIA’s missions, “the CIA might be the customer, but the Air Force has always flown it.” 

Syrians Working To Preserve Jewish Cultural Heritage 
By Franklin Lamb

This observer was served tea one day by some members of the Jewish community in the old City of Damascus, including my friend Saul, who claims to be the last Jewish tailor in Syria, as well as the lovely elderly ladies known as ‘the Jewish sisters’ and whose apartment is near where St. Paul, according to tradition, converted to Christianity. The view expressed by my hosts that day—and I believe them—is that Jewish cultural heritage in Syria is being respected, protected and preserved with the same care as Muslim, Christian, and pagan antiquities

So, You Need Pictures To Believe That Rape Happens? 
By Farzana Versey

Have you been awakened yet? Have your eyes dropped out from their sockets as you saw the pictures of the girls hanging from a tree? Are you done with discovering poetry in the limbs of the branches and the scent of the soil, the mango fruit that would now lack lusciousness? 

The Lesser Known But More Horrible American Holocaust 
By Sukumaran C. V.

From the U. S., a land from which the native inhabitants have completely been disinherited and eliminated through violence by the white settlers the so called civilised race, let's come to Kerala to witness somewhat the same fate of another native people —the adivasis of Kerala .None of their arable lands is now in their possession and all their fruit and tuber yielding hills have been encroached and deforested. They dwell in the periphery of our democracy as outcasts or rather as an eyesore to the mainstream ‘WE' the ‘civilised' and ‘civilising' people. Even the mass death of their infants due to malnutrition is used to gain political mileage! In the arena of the political mud-slinging they are used just as the mud and that is their utility

RSN: The Incubator of Morons, John Boehner: 'I'm Not Qualified to Debate the Science Over Climate Change', et al

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Charles Pierce | The Incubator of Morons
Sarah Palin. (photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
Charles Pierce, Esquire
Pierce writes: "In his desperate (and vain) attempt to reconcile with a demented political party energized solely through a conservative movement long removed to Bedlam, John McCain unleashed into the public discourse a remarkable collection of dimwits and mountebanks who plague us even unto this day."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Steps Down
Paul Farhi, The Washington Post
Farhi writes: "Presidential press secretaries get to consult regularly with the most powerful man on the planet, travel to exotic locales on Air Force One, and become the most visible representative of the White House after the president himself. But the job takes a toll."
Afghanistan 2016 Withdrawal Keeps Secret Bagram Detainees in Limbo
Spencer Ackerman, Guardian UK
Ackerman writes: "President Barack Obama's decision to keep American troops in Afghanistan until 2016 is likely to mean two more years behind bars for America's most secret detainee population, according to Pentagon officials."
Elk Killing Trial Ignites Emotions in Hippie Town
Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
Gurman reports: "In a stately neighborhood of Boulder, a city known as the Berkeley of the Rocky Mountains, a bull elk named 'Big Boy' had become a treasured fixture. When Mapleton residents learned a police officer killed the regal animal last year as it grazed beneath a crabapple tree, they led marches, wrote songs, held prayer vigils and hatched plans for a permanent memorial."
A Price Tag on Carbon as a Climate Rescue Plan
Justin Gillis, The New York Times
Gillis writes: "Bryan T. Pagel, a dairy farmer, watched as a glistening slurry of cow manure disappeared down a culvert. If recycling the waste on his family's farm would help to save the world, he was happy to go along."
John Boehner: 'I'm Not Qualified to Debate the Science Over Climate Change'
Katie Valentine, ThinkProgress
Valentine writes: "House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that though he doesn't feel qualified to 'debate the science' of climate change, he does know that the Obama administration's efforts to mitigate the problem are bad for the country."

RSN: 9/11 Museum World Trade Center Evidence: No Plane Hit Pentagon?

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FOCUS: William Boardman | 9/11 Museum World Trade Center Evidence: No Plane Hit Pentagon?
Artifacts on display from the attack at the Pentagon. (photo: John Makely/NBC News)
William Boardman, Reader Supported News
Boardman writes: "'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.' Astronomer Carl Sagan was fond of saying this when talking about the possibility of intelligent life existing elsewhere in the universe. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld also used the expression in his own portrayal of intelligent life on this planet, in reference to his inability to find Saddam Hussein's WMDs (weapons of mass destruction) that didn't exist."

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If you're poor, you don't have access to services the rest of us take for granted. 

Please add your name and let's make the Postal Service work for us again. 



Sign The Petition: Allow Post Offices To Offer Basic Banking Services

Millions of Americans lack access to affordable financial services like check cashing, bill paying and small loans. Please support Senator Warren’s postal banking proposal, which would allow the United States Postal Service to offer financial services at local post offices around the country.

Why is this important?

My name is Brianna Tong, and I’m a student at the University of Chicago. I’m a leader in our on-campus organization, Southside Solidarity Network, and in the IIRON Student Network, because I want to win economic and racial justice for all people, and that young people will be at the forefront of a movement to make that happen.

Predatory check cashing and payday lending companies have been exploiting working class Americans for decades, by charging outrageous fees and triple digit interest rates. But now we have a chance to give the millions of Americans without access to affordable basic financial services a fair, publicly owned alternative to payday lenders and big banks. 

Senator Elizabeth Warren has an exciting new proposal that would allow post offices around the country to offer basic financial services like check cashing and bill paying.

According to study released in January by the United States Postal Service’s Inspector General, 68 million Americans – nearly 1 in 4 households -- are underserved by banks and forced to rely on exploitative and wildly expensive payday lenders. Many of these people spend as much as $2,400 each year on inflated interest rates and unnecessary fees.

Across the globe, countries like Japan, Germany and Kenya have had great success with postal banking. And for more than 50 years, post offices in the United States were also allowed to offer banking services. Despite the program’s widespread success, both at providing banking services and generating billions of dollars in revenue for the United States Postal Service, Congress ended the program in 1967.

Given the lack of access to affordable banking services currently experiences by tens of millions of Americans, Congress needs take immediate action to enact Senator Warren’s proposal to bring a public option for financial services back to the United States.

While there’s been a lot of buzz lately about Senator Warren’s postal banking proposal, it needs support in Congress to become law. By signing my petition you can help build that support and add real momentum to the fight for postal banking.

TOYOTA RECALLS: Profits Before Safety

Please click on the following NHTSA Campaign ID links to view the recall information.
NHTSA Campaign ID Number :14V273
Manufacturer :Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Make / Model Years :TOYOTA / 2004-2011
Subject :Spare Tire Assembly may Corrode and Detach
Thank you,
Recalls Subscription Team
Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Report Receipt Date: MAY 22, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V273000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 370,000 

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Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)
  • TOYOTASIENNA2004-2011

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Please click on the following NHTSA Campaign ID links to view the recall information.
NHTSA Campaign ID Number :14V274
Manufacturer :Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Make / Model Years :TOYOTA / 2014
Subject :Second Row Right-Hand Seat Assembly/FMVSS 207
Thank you,
Recalls Subscription Team
Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Report Receipt Date: MAY 22, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V274000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 231 

All Products Associated with this Recall close

Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)

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