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Sunday, August 31, 2014

We can disagree on policy....


..but we simply can't disagree on Moral Commitment!

The Regressive Party, with Koch Brothers' Support has stymied 'progress'!

Time to move forward and leave the dinosaurs behind!


Republicans spend years of wasted time and millions of waste dollars to stop a program that reduced insurance cost increases and provided affordable health care for all Americans instead of promoting jobs, infrastructure repair, research and development for our country's future, immigration reform, improving race relations, education, income inequality or anything else that would constitute actually doing their job of supporting the people of America.
For gross incompetence and negligence of duty I call on we the people who the recalcitrant congressional Republicans work for to participate in the termination of their employment on election day this November.

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The picture that greeted me today with new arrivals:)
My friend Terra drove almost 2 hours each way to get 9 dogs to me. I'm Blessed to have great people in my corner & thankful for friends & volunteers that are those, I can always count on. 
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This & that......







Something we should really think about this Sunday.




The Republican war on crime was actually a war for profit for the prison industry, just an excuse to spend taxpayer money to fund over 40 thousand dollars per prisoner per year to incarcerate many poor and minorities mostly for non violent victimless offences. Think if that money was spent on prevention like education, jobs, anti poverty programs and neighborhood renewal but then the benefits would go to the public. Let's face it the Republican 40 year war on crime was just an excuse to have a war against the poor for profit.

TOYOTA crashes car into KFC



NOTE DRIVER'S AGE IS REPORT, NOT THE MAKE, MODEL AND YEAR OF THE VEHICLE!


Man crashes car into KFC


KFC crash
August 29, 2014 2:30 pm


MASON CITY | A man received minor injuries after running his car into a Mason City restaurant Friday afternoon.

Lawrence Frisch, 94, Mason City, was transported to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa by the Mason City fire medics. He was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesman.

Emergency personnel around 1:38 p.m. responded to a report of a car hitting KFC, 615 Fourth St. S.W.

Lt. Logan Wernet of the Mason City Police Department said Frisch was trying to park on the west side of the building when he hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and struck the building.

No charges were filed.

The Mason City Fire Department was on scene, assisted by the Mason City Police Department and Clear Lake Ambulance.



http://globegazette.com/news/local/man-crashes-car-into-kfc/article_db06841f-1fc6-57d8-bb22-62c47c3affc7.html

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Chicago: 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER crashes into Garage







updated: 8/29/2014 5:27 PM



Driver hurt after car crashes through West Chicago garage


A man was flown to an area hospital Friday morning after the car he was driving left a West Chicago road, struck the side of a house and then continued into and through a garage, authorities said....







Charlene McCarthy Blake
Complex electronic throttle control software with glitches causing high speed unintended acceleration?Toyota and Lexus vehicles...especially the Toyota Camry...have taken the lead in terms of sudden unintended acceleration-related crashes, particularly storefront crashes. Toyota vehicles have been found to have electronic glitches in the throttle system software (see Michael Barr's finding at embedded gurus dot com) which can result in a full-throttle condition with an ineffective fail-safe. This is a serious state which can lead to fatality or significant injury. A Toyota owner recently won a big court case (Bookout V. Toyota) against Toyota which involved death and injury to the Toyota Camry occupants.

In addition, Dr. Antony Anderson has analyzed the crash of a 2012 Toyota Highlander into a house. He has compared the record...ings of the EDR (black box) with the video footage caught in the home security system. Dr. Anderson found discrepancies between the two. He found inaccurate recording of the EDR. This is significant because often the driver of the vehicle which has crashed into a building or storefront is INCRIMINATED based on the EDR alone. The driver is often braking at the time of the SUA initiation, but Toyota claims he/she is not doing so based in the EDR. In some cases prison time has resulted because the EDR results are accepted over the vehicle driver's sworn statement. Toyota owners BEWARE of Toyota's lack of support after an SUA event!

Sudden unintended acceleration is NOT a problem related only to the elderly or women; it is not a driver error problem; it is not a simple stuck accelerator pedal or drifting floor mat issue. This is a DEADLY issue which the automakers, NHTSA, or the Department of Justice (I.e. Toyota's criminal investigation) have not properly addressed. In fact, there is strong DENIAL that the problem exists at all. Yet...the crashes continue at an alarming rate now.

Barriers placed in front of storefronts is a noble gesture. However, this is just a treat-the-symptom maneuver. The CAUSE must be recognized and fully addressed instead of being ignored.


Charlene McCarthy Blake

PR spin by automaker, law enforcement, and media in full force? Do they desperately desire the final report to say "pedal misapplication" in order to deflect from the ELECTRONICS of the computer-controlled throttle control system?

Let's see if the driver is hung out to dry publicly as so many have been in these crashes into storefronts, buildings, and homes. Jail time for drivers has been levied with nothing more than ruling out the mechanical causes. In cases of Toyota and Lexus, inconsistent and inaccurate EDR information has been used to falsely incriminate SUA crash victims. Character assassinations in the media prior to concrete evidence presentation seem to be the norm.

Are automakers nervous that the truth will be revealed publicly? Why are so many of the articles about such SUA events lacking in pertinent details, l...ike make, model, and model year? Why aren't the exact words of the driver stated? Why is there usually immediate speculation that the driver pressed the wrong pedal? These late model vehicles are *computer-controlled*. Glitches occur often. Critical safety standards aren't strictly regulated and fail-safes have been found to be ineffective by experts in the embedded software field.

Think about how often you reboot your electronic devices. Have you considered that an electronically-driven vehicle has many of the same "glitch" issues? Are you erroneously assuming that your safety has been ensured by the auto manufacturer? Just know, the auto industry is not regulated like the airline industry. Educate yourself on this critical safety matter.

The Car Wash Association knows the truth about sudden unintended acceleration in late model vehicles, particularly Chryslers. A FastStop Car Wash just admitted that there is a list of the most common vehicles to suddenly accelerate. After an employee was thrown from a Ford Expedition as it careened out-of-control from a car wash and into a power box on the side of a building, this information was revealed by the media. In addition, Honda has just become the first automaker to address electronic throttle control software problems.

Why doesn't the public have access to the most-often-to-suddenly-accelerate vehicle list? How hard are the automakers trying to keep such information hidden? Will what you do not know ultimately put you or your family in unnecessary jeopardy? Will the PR agenda of the automakers continue to push for a "pedal misapplication" final report in these crash events?

How long will the flawed study into Toyota and Lexus sudden unintended acceleration by NASA/NHTSA be touted as a reason to blame the vehicle owners? How often will the old Audi SUA investigation be cited by online PR trolls in an effort to justify immediate incrimination of the driver victims? More importantly, how long will the public be deceived?

Why was Toyota whistleblower Betsy Benjaminson recently issued a subpoena by Toyota Motor Corporation? Is this an on-going effort by the automaker to silence the exposure of Toyota internal documents related to the electronic sudden unintended acceleration? Why hasn't Ms. Benjaminson's information been covered by the U.S. media as it has been overseas? More importantly, why hasn't the U.S. Department of Justice made reference to this information in its recent criminal investigation of Toyota? Why have we only heard about *mechanical* causes of SUA?

Something is amiss. Doesn't the public deserve to know the truth? After all, electronic sudden unintended acceleration affects everyone, not just vehicle drivers. Pedestrians and storefront occupants have been killed or maimed. Even residents in homes have been impacted. SUA events are not just occurring on the highways; they are happening in parking lots and from a standstill at traffic stops, too.

This serious problem isn't just about elderly drivers, drivers with medical conditions, or impaired drivers as a seemingly pervasive PR effort might have you believe. This is about vehicles out-of-control because of electronic glitches and ineffective fail-safes. This is
about unregulated critical safety standards in complex electronically-controlled vehicles.

Charlene McCarthy Blake


Charlene McCarthy Blake
Most Toyota SUA victims use the word "terrifying" in their description of the crashes or even in the event without a crash, IF they are lucky enough to stop the vehicle before it crashes! The witness said "horrific" and that word is also used a lot to describe these frightening events of unintended ELECTRONIC acceleration.

These accidents are described as a "freak" or "bizarre" because of the erratic behavior of the vehicles at the time of the incidents. Drivers are "shocked" or "dazed" or "confused" afterwards as you can imagine ANYONE would be!

This isn't about age, medical condition, or any other cause superficial to the ACTUAL no-speed or low-speed to AIRBORNE speed in seconds electronic cause of such accidents.

Make no mistake about it...there is a Big PR push to make sure the driver is found to be at fault...even if it means conjuring up the most "handy" excuse possible. A real Toyota Corolla victim tells all about Toyota's coercion (a.k.a. BULLY) techniques on Twitter. It is NOT funny what the automaker is doing to their own customers when the customers come to them to report this serious safety issue happening in their vehicles!

If you read comment sections on these articles, you see a lot of inappropriate joking going on at the car crash victim's expense. It happens time and time again if you take the time to track the articles about these horrific crashes. Think that's innocent? Think again.

Charlene Blake


Charlene McCarthy Blake
Jeep vehicles are WELL-KNOWN in terms of sudden unintended acceleration. Ask ANY car wash business. As a matter of fact, the Car Wash Association has a formal LIST of most likely vehicles to do this. Jeeps often TAKE OFF while inside these car washes. Carol lives on a lake and the humid conditions may well be connected.

However, there is also a BIG hidden secret in the auto industry...it's called ELECTRONIC sudden unintended acceleration! I know...you thought that was just about FLOOR MATS and sticky pedals, or "driver error," right? That's certainly what TOYOTA would like you to continue to believe, BUT DON'T!

These ultra-complex new engines are completely computer driven. Software is needed to control the throttle system. You THINK you are giving gas when you press the accelerator, but you are only SUGGESTING this to the com...puter. In electronic SUA cases, the throttle software may be glitch-prone and NOT do as you wish.

What happens then? Well, the glitch may (and has for countless SUA victims) result in an OPEN THROTTLE situation. The brakes become INEFFECTIVE in these situations and crashes into storefronts, buildings, and homes have resulted.

What does the automaker say? They hook the vehicles up to the computer and declare NOTHING WRONG! They cite the EDR which has erroneous data and say YOU were NOT braking. They point the finger at you based on AGE, GENDER, MEDICAL history, prescription meds, etc. YOU name it, they've TRIED it!

Get the picture? And you THOUGHT the GM issue was big? Think again! This cover-up of ELECTRONIC SUA is scandalous and very well-orchestrated.

Why even a WHISTLEBLOWER has been legally harassed by Toyota as it does NOT want her Toyota internal docs posted online anymore. The automaker wants to intimidate and SILENCE her. It doesn't want the PUBLIC involved, for goodness sake!

Charlene Blake





Fatal Toyota-Lexus Crash






SAN JACINTO: Sanderson Avenue closed after fatal accident (UPDATE)

BY DARRELL R. SANTSCHI / STAFF WRITER

Published: Aug. 25, 2014

Update: Identity of deceased released

The driver of a Lexus was killed early Monday morning after losing control of the vehicle on northbound Sanderson Avenue just south of Ramona Boulevard in San Jacinto.

Sanderson was closed much of the morning after the 1:12 a.m. single-vehicle accident. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department was urging motorists to use Warren Road or Lyon Avenue as detour routes.

The driver, identified as Tavares Daniels, 34, of Banning, was driving at a high rate of speed, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

The Lexus veered left across the four-lane road and rolled over in a field, where the driver was thrown from the vehicle. There were no passengers.


http://www.pe.com/articles/crash-748829-san-vehicle.html?fb_comment_id=fbc_558291504297669_559231894203630_559231894203630#f1dfb245bf0f79



Charlene McCarthy Blake
Toyota and Lexus are #1 in cases of sudden unintended acceleration and FORD is #2. The current unintended acceleration plaguing newer vehicles is the electronically-induced type. The engine throttle control systems depend on computer software to command them. Sometimes glitches occur...like in some of your other electronic devices...which can cause the command to be different than what you desire. The evidence of the glitch is often undetectable after the vehicle is restarted. Unfortunately, the EDR (black box) is not always accurate as shown by expert Dr. Antony Anderson in his analysis of a 2012 Toyota Highlander. The EDR results indicated the driver was not braking when she was doing so. The EDR results are inconsistent.

The key to avoiding a horrific crash during a SUA event is whether or not the vehicle has an effective fail-safe in the event a glitch occurs. If it does not, as in the case of the glitch-prone Toyota ETCS-i, then the vehicle may become a runaway with an ineffective means to stop it. Unfortunately, the safety standards aren't as strict in automobiles as they are in airplanes. Some manufacturers have more effective fail-safes than others. In the case of Toyota, an embedded software expert, Michael Barr (see Oklahoma Bookout vs. Toyota court case involving a 2005 Camry) found that an electronic glitch could induce a SUA event. Another expert, Dr. Henning Leidecker, found that a SUA event could also be triggered by "tin whisker" formation, particularly in 2002-2006 Toyota Camry vehicles.

SUA events have been DEADLY for vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians and people in storefronts, buildings, and even homes. The numbers of such crashes are ever-increasing with the advent of the very complex ELECTRONIC throttle control systems.

With the increase in such serious vehicle crashes, there is a concerted effort to show driver "pedal misapplication" or a "medical condition" or some other reason for the incident...anything other than a vehicle defect. Investigators aren't scrutinizing the buggy electronic throttle control software or other conditions that can elicit a terrifying sudden unintended acceleration incident. They usually just examine the *mechanical* causes which tend to be just red herrings in these cases. Investigators simply don't have the expertise to find such electronic glitches. In fact, the staff at the NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, do not have this very specialized training!

Think of it...the next step in electronically-controlled vehicles seems to be so-called "self-driving cars." Do YOU want to be in a such a vehicle when there is no evidence that strict safety standards, particularly in the throttle control system's software, have been adhered to? Will you just BLINDLY trust the automaker (criminally-investigated and nearly-prosecuted Toyota and soon-to-be GM and others?) to come through for you and your family's safety *on its own*?

A recently published Huffington Post article by Jonathan Handel,
How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'
Posted: 07/01/2014 7:23 pm EDT Updated: 07/02/2014 1:48 pm EDT speaks to these very issues and poses tough questions about Google's "driverless" vehicles. Educate yourself carefully before you put your faith in automakers who have knowingly lied to their customers and the government for decades. Study the issue of vehicle electronic sudden unintended acceleration and ask WHY we aren't seeing it addressed publicly. WHY is blame placed on the driver with little more than speculation about which pedal was used or with little more than an assumption on medical condition. This is being done *even when the drivers steadfastly cite a VEHICLE PROBLEM as the cause of the crash. Absence of proof is not proof of absence of a serious ELECTRONIC computer glitch or other electronically-caused SUA.

Charlene Blake
 
 
 

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Once upon a time.....



THE LEMON LADY bought a NEW TOYOTA....not an uncommon event.....


...incorrectly believing that after the TOYOTA  SUDDEN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION DEATHS, that TOYOTA had addressed their problems.....


INSTEAD, THE LEMON LADY found herself in bed with the TOYOTA SEWER RATS......





STAY TUNED....THERE'S MORE TO COME....



This Phoney Baloney apologizes.....ABSOLUTELY MEANINGLESS!



THESE ARE A FEW COMMENTS POSTED ON FACEBOOK.....HAS ANYONE REACHED OUT TO THESE PEOPLE TO MAKE IT RIGHT?

When I first bought my car, a couple oil changes in, they performed an oil change and tightened something too tight. It was a botched oil change. I don't know the terminology. So ... my car ran out of oil; I had to pull over on a busy street before my engine seized; Toyota would not tow my vehicle even though they were at fault; Toyota would not give me a rental free of charge while they repaired the damage. My engine continues to make odd noises (started right after the car ran out of oil due to the botched oil change), however, per Toyota mechanics, they never heard it, therefore, they could not fix it. Funny that I could always hear it, however, when I brought it in, and even left it over night (another instance in which they refused to provide me a rental free of charge), they still could not hear the noise. They were so rude and condescending to me I left there in tears. I would never go back there again. I have not had a good experience with any dealerships on Rt. 44.


Toyota in general has been stingey on helping customers with the breaking/accelorating issues within the vehicles they produce. My 2010 corolla S has a accelorator and breaking issues,its getting more and more risky to drive. I have made complaints against the selling dealership-boch toyota south as well as with toyota's coorporate office. Absolutely nothing has ben done what so ever! I have purchased numerous vehicles from rte 44 toyota and only my current vehicle from boch. These dealerships seem happy to take your money then pretend you never exsisted. I have had nothing but stress and ridiculousness from toyota and am now driving a 10yr old beater car because my corolla is unsafe!


Buyer beware! Absolute worst dealership I have ever dealt with! I am still a Toyota fan, but not a fan of this dealership. Once you pull off the lot they disown you if you have any problems. I was on my own after they couldn't fix the problems with my car. They made sure my repairs dragged out long enough to make the Lemon law invalid. They are brilliantly bad!



And I guess Akio never heard about all those engine failures in MR2 Spyders, either. PLEASURE to picket Monday through Saturday last week in front of the new Fred Anderson Toyota. People are beginning to tell me about bad experiences they've had with the dealership.





Toyota denied my corolla was part of the accelerator recall.i voluntary surrendered my car due to unexpected acceleration several times.they resoldit.now I get a letter saying its in recall. Don't make sense!



Insightful comments by Charlene Blake, click on link to read in their entirety! 

Charlene Blake said:
Toyota and Lexus are #1 in cases of sudden unintended acceleration and FORD is #2. The current unintended acceleration plaguing newer vehicles is the electronically-induced type. The engine throttle control systems depend on computer software to command them. Sometimes glitches occur...like in some of your other electronic devices...which can cause the command to be different than what you desire. The evidence of the glitch is often undetectable after the vehicle is restarted. Unfortunately, the EDR (black box) is not always accurate as shown by expert Dr. Antony Anderson in his analysis of a 2012 Toyota Highlander. The EDR results indicated the driver was not braking when she was doing so. The EDR results are inconsistent.

With the increase in such serious vehicle crashes, there is a concerted effort to show driver "pedal misapplication" or a "medical condition" or some other reason for the incident...anything other than a vehicle defect. Investigators aren't scrutinizing the buggy electronic throttle control software or other conditions that can elicit a terrifying sudden unintended acceleration incident. They usually just examine the *mechanical* causes which tend to be just red herrings in these cases. Investigators simply don't have the expertise to find such electronic glitches. In fact, the staff at the NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, do not have this very specialized training!


http://jessiepowell.blogspot.com/2014/08/toyoda-ice-bucket-challenge-do-right.html




This is a MUST READ by Ms. Benjaminson!

http://betsybenjaminson.blogspot.com/2014/08/remember-kent-fly-on-streets-of-chicago.html





There's a great deal of information offered on this post....from the 

....+ 37,900 complaints ignored by Toyota

....Toyota had received more than 37,900 complaints concerning the ETCS, which have been installed in Toyota-brand vehicles sold in the United States since 1998.

to complaints posted by TOYOTA owners that are ignored! 

It's time for TOYOTA to fix their problems! 

http://jessiepowell.blogspot.com/2014/08/toyota-surgingremembering-those-who.html



This little 4-year-old charmer is Lily Quintus.



Lily was at her day care when this OUT-OF-CONTROL TOYOTA SOLARA plowed into the building....



These officers measured skid marks left as the TOYOTA SOLARA DRIVER attempted to stop his RUNAWAY TOYOTA that at one point became airborne......




TOYOTA instead persecutes the WHISTLEBLOWER, TYRANNIZES the EXPERTS.....













JUST MY OPINION....AT THE MOMENT....