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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



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Caution: Graphic Animal Abuse, Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs




 
Griffin, you are our hero! It's been 3 long weeks since your rescue and you have won the hearts of 40,000 people!! What happened to you is inexcusable and we wish we could take your pain away. While we cannot change your past, we can and will do everything in our power to find out everything wrong with you and get you healthy again. Thank you for hanging in there and believing in us!! We you so much!!!!
So vulnerable & precious! Love him!!



Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs added 4 new photos.
 
***WARNING: Photos of Jade's injures are GRAPHIC***
Jade's burns are second degree and chemical in nature. She has been put under general anesthesia twice already to clean and treat these horrific burns. Please keep this sweet girl in your thoughts and prayers.
We are getting inquiries about placement for jade, but that is premature for now. She will be hospitalized and treated for the forseeable future and she cannot have any type of behavior evaluation, so we have no idea how she is w other animals or kids.
 
If you can help out w her medical costs, please do so at www.nycsecondchancerescue.org/donate/ thank you!
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs added 5 new photos.
 
Another happy before and after! Luke was one of our biggest medical cases of 2014. He spent 2 months at a SC vet before being healthy enough to travel up north to his forever home. Luke had been dragged and was a mess. His pads of his paws were all burnt thru and took many months to heal.

It is so rewarding to see him in a home where he is loved and cherished! We love you Luke!!


 













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Curiously, Bill O'Reilly's bold new idea on how to win wars came out
at the exact moment he had a new book to sell.




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ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH....Friends and family pay respects to Maria Fernandes, 32, of Newark, New Jersey, at the Evans-Gordon Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey September 5, 2014. Fernandes, a woman with three part-time jobs who died while sleeping in her car between shifts, was remembered on Friday as much for her generosity as for becoming the face of millions of struggling U.S. low-wage workers. A day after hundreds of U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities in a fight for higher pay, Fernandes was eulogized by family and friends who said their grief was eased by knowing that her death was contributing to a national conversation about raising the minimum wage.  REUTERS/Barbara Goldberg   (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR4552V





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Misguided Big Y! Vote YES on 2! Stop the Nonsense!







Phew!

How misguided!

The EXPANDED BOTTLE BILL will reduce municipal costs, get rid of ROAD TRASH!




It's long passed time to EXPAND THE BOTTLE BILL!

$90,000? Maybe they should reduce their prices instead of opposing legislation that just makes sense.



Once again, do you shop at The Big Y supermarkets? The company just donated (an additional) $90,000.00 to influence the vote and oppose expansion of the bottle bill in Massachusetts. Have you seen the television commercials that they are bankrolling? They are not only distortions of the truth and misrepresentations, they are outright lies. The Big Y is still a business that likes to present itself as local, with its corporate offices in Springfield.

 

I just called and spoke for about 10 minutes with a very nice lady in the Big Y consumer relations department. They need more calls like mine. The phone number is 1-800-828-2688, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You can call them RIGHT NOW.

The Coalition to Update the Bottle Bill is asking television stations to pull down an ad by the group No On Question 2: Stop Forced Deposits.
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Ferguson: Is there no common sense?


The world is watching!

Ferguson's White Supremacist attitude is repeated and shared OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAINS!

Don't you people have any sense? comon or otherwise?



Carl Younger shared NewsOne's photo.
 
Ferguson police officers seem happy to exacerbate the problems in their town.
I am glad that someone finally put down their foot: The Ferguson police department has officially been banned from wearing "I Am Darren Wilson" wristbands.
For those who don't know, Darren Wilson is the officer that killed teen Michael Brown last month, and in a show of solidarity, Ferguson police officers began wearing the wristbands.
The fact that the officers have insisted to wear them really shows the level of disrespect and unprofessionalism evident in that department.
Read it here:

Amazing Drone Footage of Hong Kong's Uprising




US Uncut
Amazing drone footage of Hong Kong residents bringing the city to a standstill. Occupy Central announced the beginning of a civil disobedience campaign intended to disrupt Asia’s largest financial center until its demands for free elections are met. The campaign is riding a wave of momentum following a sit-in over the weekend where televised clashes between police and students, some of whom were pepper sprayed, prompted city residents to rally in support of the students. 
‪#‎OccupyCentral‬ ‪#‎HongKong


The more you learn, the more you OPPOSE!


Get the FACTS!

Costs exceed BENEFITS!

Today's The Boston Globe has us within the margin of error. To help us this weekend follow the link: http://bit.ly/1DCKu0T On Nov. 4, it's a Yes on 3 to stop the casino mess.
 
 
 

HALLIBURTON EXEMPT! Thanks, Dick Cheney!



Unbelievable. What's the 1st word that came to mind when YOU saw this?
Thanks to Grow Food, Not Lawns for the image.

Americans Duped into Another Bogus War! Bread & Circus?



Bread & Circus All Over!



It is doubtful many will be offended since it is doubtful those who MIGHT be offended can read....or think....


Beyond misleading the nation into war again, Ferguson is in the news AGAIN!


Dear Ferguson:

Please find someone with common sense to lead your community!

The world is watching your White Supremacy...does not play well!



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Greenwald and Hussain | The Fake Terror Threat Used to Justify Bombing Syria
Intercept journalist and founding editor Glenn Greenwald. (photo: ABC News)
Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept
Excerpt: "After spending weeks depicting ISIS as an unprecedented threat -- too radical even for Al Qaeda! -- administration officials suddenly began spoon-feeding their favorite media organizations and national security journalists tales of a secret group that was even scarier and more threatening than ISIS, one that posed a direct and immediate threat to the American Homeland. Seemingly out of nowhere, a new terror group was created in media lore."
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History's Largest Trade Agreements Are Being Negotiated in Secret
Alvaro Guzman Bastida, Al Jazeera America
Bastida writes: "With NAFTA still untouched, Obama faced the decision to appoint the chief U.S. negotiators for the two largest trade agreements in history. And he picked Wall Street bankers for the job."
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Why Obama Can't Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS
Eli Lake, The Daily Beast
Lake writes: "In an interview that aired Sunday evening, the president told 60 Minutes that the rise of the group now proclaiming itself a caliphate in territory between Syria and Iraq caught the U.S. intelligence community off guard. Obama specifically blamed James Clapper, the current director of national intelligence."
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Judge Won't Stop Detroit Water Shutoffs, Says No Right to Free Water
Robert Snell and Steve Pardo, The Detroit News
Excerpt: "U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Monday refused to block the city from shutting off water to delinquent customers for six months, saying there is no right to free water and Detroit can't afford to lose the revenue."
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California Adopts Historic 'Yes Means Yes' Rule on Sexual Consent
Associated Press
Excerpt: "The governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed a bill that makes the state the first in the United States to define when 'yes means yes' and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports."
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Ferguson Demands High Fees to Turn Over Michael Brown Shooting Files
Jack Gillum, Associated Press
Gillum writes: "Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown."
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WHO: Premature Deaths Multiply as Climate Changes
Daniel Cusick and ClimateWire, Scientific American
Cusick writes: "The World Health Organization predicts that an additional 250,000 people will die annually between 2030 and 2050 from conditions caused or exacerbated by climate change, the Geneva-based agency reported yesterday in an update of climate mortality estimates."
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TOYOTA/NHTSA Inc. : Finally caught with its pants down?






Toyota Unintended Acceleration Probed as Tacomas Recalled

Sep 30, 2014 3:57 am ET
 
 
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. may face dual setbacks as a U.S. regulator renews its scrutiny of claims involving unintended acceleration and the company begins to recall 690,000 pickup trucks.
 
As many as 1.69 million Toyota Corollas with model years from 2006 to 2010 could be subject to investigation after owners said they experienced unintended “low-speed surging,” according to a notice yesterday from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Separately, Toyota recalled Tacoma trucks to fix suspension parts that may break down.
 
The Corolla complaints are reminiscent of the sudden, unintended acceleration episodes that led the world’s largest automaker to recall more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010. Toyota paid a record $1.2 billion penalty, admitted it misled consumers and agreed to three years of supervision by an independent monitor to oversee its safety practices as part of a settlement with the U.S. in March.
 
 
 
 
Now let's see if he does his JOB!
 
 
Toyota will cooperate fully with any inquiry,” said Ed Lewis, a spokesman for the Toyota City, Japan-based manufacturer.
Toyota fell 0.4 percent to close at 6,463 yen in Tokyo, while Japan’s benchmark Topix Index declined 0.8 percent.
The Tacoma recall covers trucks with model years 2005 through 2011. While Toyota said in a statement it isn’t aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities associated with the defect, several truck owners have filed complaints with NHTSA about faulty leaf springs damaging the brakes of their vehicles.
 
Tacoma Complaints
 
“Just leaving work to go pick up my children from school, I noticed a strange rattling coming from the bottom side of my truck,” one owner wrote of an incident that occurred in May. “I noticed the middle (of three) leaf springs had completely broke, slid out of place, and was rubbing against my brake line.”
 
In June, another Toyota pickup owner said a broken leaf spring cut the vehicle’s brake line, while the driver’s 8-year- old child was in the truck.
Toyota has sought to repair its reputation for quality that was blemished by the unintended acceleration recalls and contributed to the company losing its title as the world’s top- selling automaker in 2011 to General Motors Co. The Toyota City, Japan-based company regained leadership in each of the last two years and clung to its lead over Volkswagen AG through the first half of 2014.
Throttle Control
While Toyota’s past unintended acceleration cases led the company to modify gas pedals and floor mats, NHTSA said its latest case, which hasn’t escalated to a full defect investigation, focuses on
Corollas equipped with an electronic throttle-control system called ETCS-i.
 
 
NO RESPECTABLE JOURNALIST WHO HAS DONE HIS RESEARCH WOULD REPEAT THE  TOYOTA PROPAGANDA BELOW! BLOOMBERG, YOU'RE BETTER THAN THIS! 
 
NASA, the U.S. space agency, and NHTSA conducted a 10-month probe ending in February 2011 that found unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles were the result of mechanical flaws and found no electronic defects were to blame.
 
 
 
 
This month, a Corolla owner whose car accelerated and crashed while attempting to park asked the agency to investigate, saying there were 163 reports of similar incidents.
Safety Research and Strategies Inc., a Rehoboth, Massachusetts-based company that works on court cases alleging automotive defects, said petitioners have evidence from the electronic data recorders in their cars that the brakes were being applied while their Corollas sped up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSN: West Virginia Plans to Frack Beneath Ohio River, Which Supplies Drinking Water to Millions




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Ruth Bader Ginsberg: Obama Can't Appoint a Replacement I Want to See on the Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. (photo: Matt Rourke/AP)
Jessica Weisberg, Elle Magazine
Excerpt"Anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they're misguided. As long as I can do the job full steam.... I think I'll recognize when the time comes that I can't any longer. But now I can."
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U.S. Bid For Secret Guantánamo Force-Feeding Hearings Prompts Cover-Up Fears
Spencer Ackerman, Guardian UK
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Supreme Court Returns to Work, Blocks Early Voting in Ohio
Lyle Denniston, SCOTUS Blog
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Hong Kong Protesters Stockpile Supplies, Fear Fresh Police Advance
Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee, Reuters
Excerpt: "Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day."
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U.S. Signs Deal for Troops to Remain in Afghanistan
Sudarsan Raghavan, The Washington Post
Raghavan writes: "The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a vital security deal that allows some American troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond this year, ensuring a continuing U.S. presence in the region."
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Bill de Blasio Expands Living Wage Law to Thousands More Workers, Raises Wage to $13.10/Hour
Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times
Flegenheimer writes: "Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to sign an executive order on Tuesday significantly expanding New York City's living wage law, covering thousands of previously exempt workers and raising the hourly wage itself, to $13.13 from $11.90, for workers who do not receive benefits."
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West Virginia Plans to Frack Beneath Ohio River, Which Supplies Drinking Water to Millions
Emily Atkin, ThinkProgress
Atkin writes: "Nine citizen and environmental groups are urging West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reconsider his plans to let companies drill for oil and natural gas underneath the Ohio River, citing concerns that drilling and fracking could contaminate the drinking water supply and increase the risk of earthquakes in the region."
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This & that.....




 
Volunteers of all ages out across the state today urging a Yes on 3!

Bernie Sanders added a new photo.
 
 



Until that happens we'll just need to March Against Corruption with the rest of the world: http://rsvp.MarchAgainstCorruption.com
Until that happens we'll just need to March Against Corruption with the rest of the world: http://rsvp.MarchAgainstCorruption.com




Breaking: Today, at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama announced a new set of tools to harness the unique scientific and technological capabilities of the United States to help vulnerable populations around the world strengthen their climate resilience.
Breaking: Today, at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama announced a new set of tools to harness the unique scientific and technological capabilities of the United States to help vulnerable populations around the world strengthen their climate resilience.






Bernie Sanders's photo.
 
 




Tired of having the best justice system Monsanto can buy?

Rsvp to the next global #MarchAgainstCorruption: http://rsvp.MarchAgainstCorruption.com/ + start organizing today.
Tired of having the best justice system Monsanto can buy?
Rsvp to the next global ‪#‎MarchAgainstCorruption‬: http://rsvp.MarchAgainstCorruption.com/ + start organizing today.

Monday, September 29, 2014

This & that.....






John Boehner's desperation was showing on ABC's This Week as he repeated the Republican big lie in order to blame President Obama for the fact that House...
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  • "Speaker Boehner was blaming President Obama for his own refusal to bring popular legislation to the House floor for a vote. Boehner has refused to allow the House to vote on the Senate passed immigration reform bill. He won’t bring legislation to the floor to raise the minimum wage, and he has spent nearly a year refusing to allow a vote on extending unemployment benefits. This the same John Boehner, who stated in February that he would rather , commit suicide than raise the minimum wage"




OUR MOMS HAVE GUN SENSE: The gun lobby both insults women and woos them as customers. Unfortunately for NRA's leaders and gun manufacturers' profits, when it comes to their portrayal of modern-day American mothers, we're not buying what they're selling: bit.ly/1qKYgdA 

Pictured below is a REAL Moms Demand Action member. JOIN US and TELL US what makes you a real mom with #gunsense: http://every.tw/momsjoin


OUR MOMS HAVE GUN SENSE: The gun lobby both insults women and woos them as customers. Unfortunately for NRA's leaders and gun manufacturers' profits, when it co...mes to their portrayal of modern-day American mothers, we're not buying what they're selling: bit.ly/1qKYgdA

Pictured below is a REAL Moms Demand Action member. JOIN US and TELL US what makes you a real mom with ‪#‎gunsense‬: http://every.tw/momsjoin


Video Finally Released of Cops Shooting Man With a Toy Gun in Wal-Mart [Video: http://bit.ly/ZdM8qh]

- Jb of www.fb.com/policethepoliceacp
 
Video Finally Released of Cops Shooting Man With a Toy Gun in Wal-Mart [Video: http://bit.ly/ZdM8qh]

- Jb of www.fb.com/policethepoliceacp


The Daily Show nails it once again...
 
Fox News are not happy that Barack Obama saluted troops while he also happened to be carrying a coffee cup. Not happy at all. And here's the consummate host of...
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Do you agree with our board chair Robert Reich?
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