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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ruh Roh: Chevy Volt Batteries Catching Fire, 21st Century's Version of Ford Pinto?

Some might argue that the crowning achievement of the Obama administration so far has been the Chevy Volt. The bad news is that it appears the batteries in these vehicles may be at risk of catching fire after the car is involved in an accident. The good news? There aren't many on the road.

Via the AP:
WASHINGTON — New fires involving the lithium-ion batteries in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt have prompted an investigation to assess the risk of fire in the electric car after a serious crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday. 
One Volt battery pack that was being closely monitored following a government crash test caught fire Thursday, the safety administration said in a statement. Another recently crash-tested battery emitted smoke and sparks, the statement said. 
GM, which was informed of the investigation on Friday, said in a statement that the Volt "is safe and does not present undue risk as part of normal operation or immediately after a severe crash." The latest fires are in addition to a battery fire in a crash-tested Volt six months ago. 
NHTSA learned of a possible fire risk involving damaged Volt batteries when a fire erupted in a Volt that was being stored in a parking lot of a test facility in Burlington, Wis. The fire was severe enough to cause several other vehicles parked nearby to catch fire as well. 
The car had been subjected to a side-impact crash test more than three weeks earlier, on May 12, during which the battery was punctured and its coolant line ruptured.
For some reason, I was reminded of the Ford Pinto case, a huge black eye for Ford. Design flaws caused gas tank explosions during rear-end collisions.

h/t Hapblog

Videos: ABC's Diane Sawyer Shredded by Citizen Journalist

ABC's 20/20 recently aired a program on Islam. It was narrated by Diane Sawyer, who delivered a puff piece on the religion with no basis in reality. These two videos from David Wood from a group called Answering Muslims. At some point, the mainstream media will be face to face with its own cowardice. Watch ABC's piece get absolutely shredded:

Part 1

Part 2

Via Shoebat Foundation

Will Occupation Party Split Democratic Vote?

As the Ron Pauliens continue to clamor for their cultic hero to launch a third party run, a manifestation created, fed, and endorsed by Obama administration apparatchiks - the Occupy Wall Street movement - appears to be preparing a third party run of its own.

Welcome to Occupy Congress… a place for the 99% 
The Occupation Party is a new third party that stands in solidarity with the populist message of Occupy Wall Street. 
We are planning to occupy the political process and take the people’s message into Congress by electing representatives and senators who are people from the 99%, not the political elite.
Here is the Occupation Party's platform:
November 13, 2011 Revised Draft 
Our first task is to develop and promote legislation that will address the serious flaws in our financial, political, and taxation systems. Therefore, we need to accomplish the following: 
* Restore Reasonable Regulation to the Financial System 
* Ensure Equal Justice for All 
* Enact Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform 
* Implement Fair Tax Reform 
* Implement Lobbying Reform
This is interesting indeed because on November 16th, one of the OWS's main organizers (Rebuild the Dream), Van Jones called for a 'Phase 2' among OWS that involved sending people to Congress and getting more engaged in politics. Here is an excerpt from what Van Jones had to say:
"Phase 2, you move from anger to answers… They (Tea Party) pivoted over to politics… We are going to be recruiting 2000 candidates to run for office now, under this 99% banner. You're going to see an evolution now as you go from, keep the protests but now expand into politics. And if you thought there was an earthquake in 2010 when the Tea Party moved into politics, wait until this 99% movement moves over into politics. You haven't seen anything yet."
Note that this interview was given three days after the Occupation Party's platform was published. As someone who supports the Obama agenda, the notion that Van Jones would support a third party movement that would siphon votes from the Democratic Party makes little sense.

Stay tuned for future stories on this. I have an idea where this is headed....

Here is the entire Van Jones' interview with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux:

Occupy Black Friday: Epic Fail

Good interview on Fox and Friends with Fox Radio's Todd Starnes, who makes some excellent points. Among them, the Occupy Movement appears to have gone from a protest movement to a 'Domestic terrorist' movement. That's quite salient, considering that Bill Ayers is actually speaking to Occupy movements (Chicago and Harrisburg). Starnes also makes the point that Obama has not spoken out against this movement's actions at all. Putting Starnes' two thoughts together necessitates the view that Obama is supporting domestic terrorism, at minimum, through inaction.

h/t Breitbart

Arab Spring Rally: 'Kill All Jews'

For those who doubt that Obama is against Israel, consider the fact that his administration called for the removal of Hosni Mubarak. Another fact is that a Muslim Brotherhood protest at which those in attendance vowed to 'one day kill all Jews' would not have been allowed to happen under Mubarak. Now that Mubarak is gone? No problem.

Via Ynet News:
A Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo's most prominent mosque Friday turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest, with attendants vowing to "one day kill all Jews." 
Some 5,000 people joined the rally, called to promote the "battle against Jerusalem's Judaization." The event coincided with the anniversary of the United Nations' partition plan in 1947, which called for the establishment of a Jewish state. 
However, most worshippers who prayed at the mosque Friday quickly left it before the Muslim Brotherhood's rally got underway. A group spokesman urged attendants to remain for the protest, asking them not to create a bad impression for the media by leaving.
It would seem that the Muslim Brotherhood is a pretty powerful bunch and can intimidate others into doing their will. Hmmmmm, haven't many of us on the right been saying this very thing? I digress.
Speakers at the event delivered impassioned, hateful speeches against Israel, slamming the "Zionist occupiers" and the "treacherous Jews." Upon leaving the rally, worshippers were given small flags, with Egypt's flag on one side and the Palestinian flag on the other, as well as maps of Jerusalem's Old City detailing where "Zionists are aiming to change Jerusalem's Muslim character." 
Propaganda material ahead of Egypt's parliamentary elections was also handed out at the site.   
Spiritual leader Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb charged in his speech that to this day Jews everywhere in the world are seeking to prevent Islamic and Egyptian unity. 
"In order to build Egypt, we must be one. Politics is insufficient. Faith in Allah is the basis for everything," he said. "The al-Aqsa Mosque is currently under an offensive by the Jews…we shall not allow the Zionists to Judaize al-Quds (Jerusalem.) We are telling Israel and Europe that we shall not allow even one stone to be moved there."
So, according to this speaker, Islam is a religion and a state. Where have I heard that before? It certainly wasn't from the mainstream media.

Hypothetically, if the Muslim Brotherhood got its wish and there were no more Jews, does anyone think their hatred would go away?

h/t Weasel Zippers

More Female Reporters Sexually Assaulted at Tahrir Square

CBS reporter Lara Logan was separated from her camera man in Tahrir Square when the battery that powered the light died, earlier this year. She subsequently endured a sustained and violent sexual assault during which she resolved herself that she was going to die.

In the latest round of protests at Tarhir Square, there have been at least two more female reporters who have suffered similar fates, with one assault sounding like a mirror image of what happened to Logan.

Via the Daily Caller:
In the wake of massive protests against Egypt’s military rulers, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders reports that at least two female journalists have been sexually assaulted. 
On Friday the group reported that Caroline Sinz, a French reporter for public TV station France 3, was sexually assaulted Thursday in Cairo while covering the protests. 
Sinz described her ordeal to Agence France-Presse, explaining that she was separated from her cameraman Salah Agrabi and attacked by local men. “We were then assaulted by a crowd of men. 
I was beaten by a group of youngsters and adults who tore my clothes,” she said. 
Sinz explained that she was assaulted in a way that “would be considered rape,” adding that “[s]ome people tried to help me but failed. I was lynched. It lasted three quarters of an hour before I was taken out. I thought I was going to die.”
It is simply amazing that with all that is known about how Islam views women, coupled with the al-Qaeda flags flying in Cairo lately, that the western media has not figured out what's going on.

More at Daily Caller

Cost of OWS to Taxpayers: $21 Million

There can be no doubt that Barack Obama isn't just presiding over an economic collapse; he wants it. As if record debt and deficits weren't enough, he's supporting a group of miscreants, most of whom live on taxpayer dollars, that are doing millions of dollars in damage all across the country.

Latest count is $21 Million.

Via GWP:
Occupy Asheville – $170,000
Occupy Atlanta – $652,000
Occupy Austin – $110,000
Occupy Boston – $575,000
Occupy Charlotte – $105,000
Occupy Chicago – $49,000
Occupy Cincinnati – $128,000
Occupy Des Moines – $7,800
Occupy DC – $870,000
Occupy Denver – $365,000
Occupy Eugene – $20,000
Occupy Fresno – $110,000
Occupy LA – $120,000 plus estimated $400,000 to repair the lawn
Occupy Long Beach – $40,000
Occupy Minnesota – $400,000
Occupy Nashville – $4,500
Occupy New York – $7,000,000
Occupy Oakland – $2,400,000 for police overtime alone
Occupy Philadelphia – $500,000
Occupy Phoenix – $200,000
Occupy Portland – $750,000 3.5 million + $50,000 to repair damaged parks
Occupy Providence – $9, 000
Occupy Raleigh – $60, 000
Occupy Sacramento – $300,000
Occupy San Diego – $2,400,000
Occupy San Francisco – $100,000
Occupy St. Louis – $2,200
Occupy Seattle – $625,999
– Total: Over $21,273,499
The amazing thing is the number of mayors who support this movement. If ever there was evidence that mayors couldn't care less about taxpayer dollars, the former's willingness to soak the latter has never been more obvious. Yeah, it's a tired metaphor but it fits:

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