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Will Armed Sheriff’s Deputies Stop the Criminal EPA? | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

January 13, 2014 16 comments

Will Armed Sheriff’s Deputies Stop the Criminal EPA? January 13, 2014 – Agenda 21, Featured, Main – Tagged: agenda 21, dave hodges, eo 13603, EPA, going green, governor jerry brown, police state, puffing, riverton, sb 1, sustainable communities, the common sense show, tyranny, wyoming – 18 comments Dave Hodges January 13, 2014 The Common Sense Show tyranny Agenda 21,

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or Earth First as it is now being called, spells doom for the Republic. As millions of documents have demonstrated, its policies are the antithesis of private property ownership, personal liberty, unaccountable and tyrannical administration of justice, anti-family and anti-representative government. Yet, like a flock of good little sheep, we continue to acquiesce to the tyranny. If your community does not presently have an Lexington Green, it may be time to build your center of resistance which will stand up to federal tyranny.

Everywhere, and I mean everywhere, that Agenda 21 has a strong foothold, we find extreme corruption, whether it is in Larimer County, CO. or Los Angeles County, CA.

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There is nowhere our people are safe from a tyrannical government gone crazy. As you are being evicted from your home, are you going to continue to watch your favorite reality TV show on your mobile device during the eviction process? Attention sheep of America, there is nowhere left to hide. Nowhere is there an organization like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is made up people who delight in spreading misery and tyranny to as many Americans as possible. They make up their own rules, enforce these rules retroactively and they are not accountable to anyone. The EPA is the enemy of the people and strong action needs to be taken against this criminal enterprise organization. The EPA and Your Car The reach of EPA is getting to the point where no American is safe from ruination from its dictatorial policies. For example, under EPA policies, the Arctic Vortex is making criminals out of anybody who drives a car. All across the nation, from Maryland to Colorado, states are adopting EPA regulations against warming up your car by prohibiting the practice they call “puffing”. Many officials have their local community participate in the TV show Bait Car, in which local law enforcement entices a person to commit a crime (i.e. stealing a car) that they might otherwise not commit by leaving the keys in the ignition. Yet, these same states will fine you up to $1,000 for leaving your keys in the ignition of a vehicle which is not in motion. And what is truly behind these ridiculous policies? Why, it is the EPA who claim that they want cleaner air for everyone. We would not want to confuse the EPA with the facts. For example, General Motors (GM) actually issued a statement encouraging remote starters on their cars we they recently said that warming up a car actually reduces pollutants. GM states that “because the catalyst that traps the unburned hydrocarbons only activates once the engine is warm”. Yet, the EPA issued a report that claims modern vehicles need little warm-up. Idling for long periods in cold weather can actually cause excessive engine wear. Of course, as it is with the rest of the EPA’s policies, their policies are not backed up by legitimate science. Rather, the EPA rules by pseudo-scientific edict and their rulings always fly in the face of the public’s interest……………… EXCERPT   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! via Will Armed Sheriff’s Deputies Stop the Criminal EPA? | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show.

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AAA SAYS CERTAIN ETHANOL FUEL CAN DAMAGE CARS, ASKS EPA TO REMOVE FROM PUMPS

December 3, 2012 1 comment

The recently approved use of E15 fuel made from blending gasoline and ethanol could damage vehicles and void warranties says the American Automobile Association (AAA), which is urging the federal government to ban it from the market.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the fuel earlier this summer, but AAA says only five percent of vehicles on the road are approved by the manufacturers to use the special blend they say causes significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false “check engine” warning lights.

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The auto club conducted a recent survey it says identifies confusion among consumers as to which vehicles can use the fuel — 95 percent of those surveyed had never heard of E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol.

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How Many 2008 McCain Voters Went Libertarian in 2012?

November 19, 2012 2 comments

Campaign Spot reader Michaelwrites in, having examined the claim of the missing Republican voters — the drop off from McCain’s 2008 total to Romney’s 2012. Immediately after the election, many were left incredulous in response to the apparent news that Romney received 3 million fewer votes than McCain did.

 

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Ron Paul: Election Shows U.S. ‘Far Gone’ (Gunny G: As Always, See Reader Responses…)

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Ron Paul: Election Shows U.S. ‘Far Gone’

 

By Stephen DinanThe Washington Times

 

November 8, 2012, 11:56AM

 

Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week’s elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government.

 

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“We’re so far gone. We’re over the cliff,” the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television‘s “In the Loop” program. “We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things.”

 

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GM Bailout Could Be Undone By Same Judge That Allowed It

October 9, 2012 Leave a comment

 

From the “how’s that for irony” file comes a report that the judge that signed off on the GM bailouthas been having second thoughts, because — surprise, surprise, surprise — he wasn’t informed about part of the deal.

 

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General Motors Makes Obama an Offer He Can’t Accept

September 18, 2012 Leave a comment

 

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Here we go again. Déjà vu all over again as General Motors spreads rumors that they are tired of being Government Motors and they are so cash rich that they offered to buy Treasury’s taxpayer-funded stake in the company.

 

In typical deceptive GM fashion, sources were not named and spokesman Jim Cain refused to confirm the rumors. This is not the first time GM played the rumor game, as I previously wrote about over a year ago.

 

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GM Admits There’s No Market for Chevy Volt (Dealer tax credit, lease scam)

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

 

 

 

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Reuters‘ article earlier this week created quite a buzz when it suggested that General Motors was losing $49,000 on every ChevyVolt sold. While many continue to debate just how much money GM loses on the politically-motivated car, a more important story on the Volt was reported by Automotive.com last week which explained the increase in August sales

 

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numbers for the vehicle.

 

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The piece exposes how GM (along with taxpayers) is heavily subsidizing leases and even gets an embarrassing admission from GM on the struggling Volt that, “The whole idea is we’re creating a market.” And this blockbuster, “There is no plug-in market.”

 

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Pentagon Plans to Buy 1,500 Chevy Volts

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

 

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General Motors, the financially-strained U.S. automaker that absorbed billions of taxpayer dollars through the auto bailout, has secured a new deep-pocketed customer for its purportedly failed electric vehicle — the Chevy Volt. That customer is the Pentagon, which plans to make the federal government’s military operation more “environmentally-friendly” by reducing its use of fossil fuels with a conversion to electric vehicles.

 

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Why Men Will Never Fully Recover From The Great Recession

September 9, 2012 Leave a comment

 

The recession affected men’s careers the most, and the workplace will never be the same.

 

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But men will never fully recover because the bad economy simply expedited something that had been happening for years, according to Hanna Rosin‘s new book The End of Men: And the Rise of Women.

 

Rosin explains in her book:

 

In the Great Recession, three-quarters of the 7.5 million jobs were lost by men. The worst-hit industries were overwhelmingly male and deeply identified with macho: contruction,

 

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manufacturing, high finance. Some of these jobs have come back, but the dislocation is neither random nor temporary. The recession merely revealed–and accelerated–a profound economic shift that has been going on for at least 30 years, and in some respects even longer.”

 

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Government Motors opened plant in China four months after closing plant in Wisconsin

September 3, 2012 3 comments

Posted on Monday, September 03, 2012 11:35:11 AM by kevcol

A bailed out General Motors expanded its small truck and SUV manufacturing in China soon after closing down similar facilities in Janesville, Wisconsin—the plant Barack Obamapledged to save and keep open for “another hundred years” in 2008.

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How would you destroy America?

August 2, 2012 50 comments

 

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Suppose someone who truly hated Americagot elected president – using deception, fraud and, as extremist radicals like him would put it, “by any means necessary.”What would such a person do to bring America, the land of liberty, to its knees?

 

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One of the things he would do would be to nationalize 17 percent of the private sector in one fell swoop by mandating citizens to participate in a government-run health-care system.

 

Another thing he might do is to nationalize the one corporation that, more than any other, was a symbol of private enterpriseGeneral Motors, stripping shareholders like my 88-year-old mother of part of their life savings and turning it over to a bunch of union thugs and coercing the company

 

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to build cars and trucks no one wants.Then he might impose crushing regulations on private enterprise and threaten them with higher taxes so companies would be disinclined to hire new employees.

 

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Kuhner: Arpaio probe could dwarf Watergate | Times 247 (“…would mean that Mr. Obama is ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief. His presidency would therefore be legally and constitutionally illegitimate”)

July 20, 2012 Leave a comment

 

…..Sheriff Arpaio’s findings threaten to plunge America into an unprecedented crisis. For if — and again, I emphasize if — he is correct, then Mr. Obama has perpetrated the most elaborate hoax in U.S. history. A fraudulent birth certificate would mean that Mr. Obama is ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief. His presidency would therefore be legally and constitutionally illegitimate.

 

The consequences would shake the country to its very foundations.

 

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It would mean that he should be immediately removed from office — impeached. Moreover, every law and executive order passed under his administration — Obamacare, the economic stimulus, the Dodd-Frank financial reform, the government takeover of General Motors and Chrysler, the granting of amnesty to nearly one million illegal immigrants, the National Defense Reauthorization Act, the drone assassination list — would be null and void. The logic is inexorable: Should the president’s legal authority be deemed invalid, then everything resulting from it is also baseless. The Obama presidency would be overturned. Mr. Obama himself would be facing criminal charges — and possible jail time — for committing fraud.

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Kuhner: Arpaio Probe Could Dwarf Watergate

July 20, 2012 2 comments

 

America may be facing a constitutional crisis. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., has made a startling declaration: President Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent. If true — and I stress if — then this scandal dwarfs Watergate. In fact, it would be the greatest political scandal in U.S. history.

 

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Booing the Gluttony of the Obamas

February 20, 2012 1 comment

By Judi McLeod

Sunday, February 19, 2012Michelle Obama and her two daughters off skiing in Colorado this long President Day weekend has nothing to do with health and fresh air, nor even to show sports prowess on the slopes.The Colorado ski trip is just another demoralizing campaign tactic.You’re at home hoping homemade biscuits will stretch the Sunday’s roast chicken dinner to feed visiting relatives while the exhilaration of powdered snow is painting Happy Faces on the women in Obama’s life.

Women is what Obama wants you to think this presidential campaign is all about.All communication from the Obama regime portrays Republicans as deliberately forcing women back to the Beaver Cleavers of the 1950s when the male-inspired dictate of the day ostensibly was: “No birth control for you, Miss Alice.”All male chauvinist pigs are Republican according to the Democrats’ latest smear campaign.Gluttony is a dominating factor in all things Obama.From his introduction from DNC fake Greek columns, Obama and later his unelected hippy czars made the 40%-plus of people who support the man whose main mission is the Fundamental Transformation of America, gluttons for punishment.

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(“First, he came for the General Motors bondholders, but the religious leaders were not GM bondholders, so they did not speak up. Then he came for the oil companies, but they were not oil company executives, and again they did not speak up. Next, he came for control of the nation’s health care system, and again they saw no threat — in fact, many of them supported his plan.”) ~ Just a Taste of a Second Obama Term

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

First, he came for the General Motors bondholders, but the religious leaders were not GM bondholders, so they did not speak up. Then he came for the oil companies, but they were not oil company executives, and again they did not speak up. Next, he came for control of the nation’s health care system, and again they saw no threat — in fact, many of them supported his plan.

We were told we had to pass the plan to could find out what was in it. Then he came for our freedom of religion, and we found out what was in it: pure, unadulterated tyranny.

In a stunning exercise of raw, unconstitutional power, Barack Obama now tells people of faith that their rights do not come from God, as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and the First Amendment to the Constitution, but rather from him. The right to practice one’s religion is now codified in the so-called Affordable Care Act of 2010, otherwise known as Obamacare.

Last week, Obama announced that religious organizations would be required to include birth control and abortifacient devices and medications in the health care plans they provide for their employees. When it became clear that America’s Christian leaders would not stand for this, Obama is said to have “backed down.” In reality, he did no such thing.

What the president did was to call a press conference to announce his “compromise.” Rather than religious institutions being forced to provide these services directly, Obama decreed, their insurance companies would be compelled to do so — at no cost to the employee.

While making the rounds of the Sunday talk shows, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said, in essence, that insurance companies should be happy to give these services away “free” since it costs less not to have babies than it does to have them. As for the president, he clearly believes his power to dictate such things under Obamacare trumps the Constitution’s authority to stop him.

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It’s the Fourth Quarter in America

February 7, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s the fourth-quarter. One team is standing on the sidelines beaten and battered trying to figure out if it can pull off a miracle come back. It’s the fourth-quarter in America, too. Just last month 1.2 million formerly employed people disappeared into the black hole of a political unemployment equation – never to be counted again.

This isn’t a game to those millions of Americans who are out of work or under employed – this is their life. But the other team doesn’t see it that way. To them it’s about winning at all costs – even if it means playing outside the rules.

GM and Chrysler know all about playing and winning that kind of game. Thanks to a corrupt league with a president that picks the winners and losers. It’s about playing in the freest economic system in the world and getting bailed with someone else’s money when they lost all of theirs.

The people of America know a hell-of-a-lot about this kind of game; and what losing this game would ultimately mean for their future and the future of this country. People began to pull together in 2010 and made their voices heard loud and clear. And the America they once knew is now on its way back.

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Rush: Obama speech a ‘fantasyland’ of lies

January 25, 2012 Leave a comment

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh wasted no time today attacking President Obama’s State of the Union address, calling it a fantasyland packed with untruth.

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“It was chock-full of lies. It was fantasyland. No, it didn’t soar. It was boring,” Limbaugh said.

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Jimmy Hoffa’s Driver Says He Was Buried In Cement Foundations Of GM Headquarters

December 26, 2011 1 comment

Jimmy Hoffa’s Driver Says He Was Buried In Cement Foundations Of GM Headquarters

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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 1:43:02 AM by Nachum

The disappearance of Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa remains one of America’s most enduring mysteries.

But now, nearly four decades after Hoffa vanished, his driver has claimed he knows where he is buried – and how he got there.

Marvin Elkind said Hoffa was killed by a mob enforcer and buried in the foundations of the towering General Motors’ HQ in Detroit, Michigan.

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savethemales.ca – Chevy Commercial Promotes Feminist Dementia

December 22, 2011 1 comment

ADVENTURES IN SOCIAL ENGINEERING

This is not the first time GM has engaged in social engineering. In 2007, a Cadillac ad portrayed women as super stars and men as impotent.

Chevy Cruze has another 2012 commercial called “Boys Night Out” that has a subtle anti-family message. It shows a handsome young guy preparing to meet his male friends. He removes the baby-seat from his new Cruze and says good bye to his hapless wife, child in arms. Look at the woman’s frightened expression. Heck he’s only going out for a beer!

Then, on the road, he and the boys turn on the music only to hear a children’s song. Seems he had failed to properly “purge” the car. The narrator pontificates that Cruze has sophisticated sound “for whatever you’re into these days.”

Your wife and progeny equates to “whatever you’re into these days.” ????

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(GUNNY G: RESPONSE…) Chevy Volt Uses No Gas – Unless it’s Cold Out

December 9, 2011 Leave a comment

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Skrew the electric vehicles—PERIOD!!!!!

‘Twere BigBromoFo not involved at all, I might very well be of a somewhat different opinion, and American ingenuity would triumph on this too!

Way back around ‘62 or so, they began sticking their noses in our business by requiring a little PCV device in the line to carburetors. I didn’t like that, but everybody said it was no problem, only cost about 50 cents, and you could easily stick it in the line yourself, w/o assistance of a technician. Before this, they had started requiring seatbelts, padded dashes, etc.

Now I deeply resent all the pollution/electronic/environmental bs required, and the engine, etc. itself is designed around the requirements themselves and not for the best results and performance of the vehicle itself.

How nutso is that!

In addition, there is all the bs additional bells, buzzers, and whistles warning of this or that, the doors locking you in as you leave your driveway, etc.

Imagine, if you can, what great vehicles, the great gas mileage, we could have if we were free from bigbro’s requirements—but we are not, and I don’t even feel better bidging bout it anymore.

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And Now, Stimulus For Russia

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

And Now, Stimulus For Russia

Investor’s Business Daily ^ | November 8, 2011 | IBD staff

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 6:26:15 PM by raptor22

Industrial Policy: Not only do taxpayers subsidize failing green energy here, they may soon be on the hook for a Department of Energy loan to a firm owned by a Russian billionaire. Just say nyet.

When a foreign firm wants to build a facility in the U.S. that hires American workers and pays American taxes, we welcome it. We’d prefer they do it with their own money, not rely on this administration’s failed industrial policy to provide them with a huge taxpayer-backed loan — especially when it’s owned by a billionaire who doesn’t need the help.

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New book says General Motors wanted to merge with Ford 2 Phunny!

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

A new book chronicling the financial collapse of General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 reveals new details about just how desperate the situation was for the giants of the automobile industry.

New York Times reporter Bill Vlasic’s new book, “Once Upon A Car,” relates the fiscal turmoil facing General Motors in the months leading up to the financial collapse.

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via New book says General Motors wanted to merge with Ford 2 Phunny!.

Taxpayer-Funded Chevy Volt Used as Lure to Sell Cruzes

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Many reports have surfaced recently confirming the “bait and switch” strategy of General Motors whereby consumers are lured into showrooms to view the much-hyped Chevy Volt only to be switched to a Chevy Cruze. Edmunds’ Insideline quotes GM North American President, Mark Reuss, as stating that the Volt’s “technical halo” is a more important benefit to GM than sales of the vehicle itself. The article goes on to confirm that Reuss believes that production of a Cadillac version of the Volt will spur sales of conventional Caddy vehicles as well. None of the articles that I have read on the subject question the ethical issues of a corporation receiving taxpayer funds to produce “green” vehicles only to have that money go towards benefiting sales of conventional vehicles.

The cost to taxpayers on green vehicle production has been in the billions of dollars as grants and low interest loans have been issued in order to ramp up production of electric or hybrid vehicles, like the Chevy Volt. The promised return was that these vehicles would reduce greenhouse gases and save our planet from global warming…..

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“Government Motors” To Track Drivers With OnStar, Sell Data to Police

October 1, 2011 Leave a comment

The navigation company OnStar is attracting strong criticism after announcing this past week that it would continue to monitor drivers’ speeds and GPS locations — and sell the information to third parties such as law enforcement — even after customers end their contracts. Outrage ensued and even U.S. lawmakers have now entered the fray.

OnStar is a subsidiary of General Motors, which is still partly owned by the U.S. and Canadian governments after receiving billions in bailouts

Almost immediately after OnStar announced the changes to its privacy policy set to take effect in December, privacy activists and civil-liberties groups expressed concern. Indeed, the company has been deluged with bad publicity about the changes in recent days. Critics attacked the schemes as everything from “spying” to “Big Brother.”………..

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Ford’s success stirs UAW resentment in labor talks

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

DEARBORN, Mich.Ford‘s turnaround over the last five years has resulted in big profits and won its CEO a reputation for brilliant management.

But those same achievements are stirring resentment among many of its factory workers. And that is complicating contract talks between the company and its union employees.

GM and Chrysler needed government bailouts and bankruptcy protection to stay in business, but Ford took billions in private loans and endured on its own.

As a result, Ford became a consumer favorite and the company prospered. It paid Mulally for engineering the turnaround and restored merit pay and some other benefits for white-collar workers, angering union members.

“The compensation for the CEO has been widely publicized, and those kinds of things wend their way up and down the assembly line,” says Harley Shaiken, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a specialist in labor issues. “It creates higher expectations.”

Ford compensation records obtained by The Associated Press shows that UAW-represented hourly workers have seen larger increases in pay and benefits over the last decade than many white-collar workers.

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via Ford’s success stirs UAW resentment in labor talks.

Even Those Cleared of Crimes Can Stay on F.B.I.’s Watch List

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

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Obama’s Government Motors Uses OnStar Hardware to Spy on Customers, Then Sells Data

22 September 2011, 3:57 pm

A closer look at Government Motors’ new OnStar terms and conditions reveals that GM is allowing themselves to track your vehicle, and sell the data collected to other companies. The terms and conditions also reveal that, even if you cancel the OnStar service, they can still legally track your vehicle, and sell the data they collect…………….

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Report: Ford Pulls Anti-Bailout Ad After Pressure From Obama Admin

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Remember that clever little Ford ad that showed an actual buyer being led into a surprise news conference and answering impromptu questions? You know, the one where the buyer says, “I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by the government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work.”

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Report: Ford pulls bailout ad after criticism from press, questions from White House

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Ford Motor Company has shelved a television commercial indirectly criticizing its competitors for accepting government bailouts to avoid bankruptcy in the wake of media criticism and, reportedly, a call from the White House.

The ad, first uploaded to YouTube months ago, was part of a series featuring real-life customers who were thrust into press conferences where actor/reporters asked them to explain their decisions to buy a Ford.

“I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government,” the customer, Chris, said in the ad. “I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work. Ford is that company for me.”

The ad came under fire earlier this month when various media outlets began to point out Ford’s apparent hypocricy, noting that while the automaker did not receive a government bailout, CEO Alan Mulally urged Congress to aid the industry and accepted various federal loans.

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via Report: Ford pulls bailout ad after criticism from press, questions from White House.

GM says bankruptcy excuses it from Impala repairs

August 20, 2011 Leave a comment

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy.

The lawsuit, filed on June 29 by Donna Trusky of Blakely, Pennsylvania, contended that her Impala suffered from faulty rear spindle rods, causing her rear tires to wear out after just 6,000 miles. [ID:nN1E7650CT]

Seeking class-action status and alleging breach of warranty, the lawsuit demands that GM fix the rods, saying that it had done so on Impala police vehicles.

But in a recent filing with the U.S. District Court in Detroit, GM noted that the cars were made by its predecessor General Motors Corp, now called Motors Liquidation Co or “Old GM,” before its 2009 bankruptcy and federal bailout.

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via GM says bankruptcy excuses it from Impala repairs.

Barack Obama, Auto Expert

August 17, 2011 1 comment

President Obama told automakers Monday they should focus on making smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles. Another breathtaking show of arrogance from a Harvard Law-trained social activist? Call it a breathtaking show of ignorance.

“You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks,” Obama said at a Minnesota town hall. “There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market.”

Automakers know their market just fine. It is Obama who needs a lesson.

In claiming to have “turned around” the U.S. auto industry, Obama apparently has no idea that the industry has come back on the back of SUVs. Thanks to cheap gas and the resurgence of small trucks — which make profit margins of up to $5,000 per vehicle — taxpayer-assisted GM and Chrysler are in the black again.

They would not be…………….

via Barack Obama, Auto Expert.

Did the Civil War mark the end of the US as a republic and the beginning of the US as an empire? ~ Thomas James DiLorenzo on Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Authoritarianism and Manipulated History (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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Daily Bell: Did the Civil War mark the end of the US as a republic and the beginning of the US as an empire? DiLorenzo: In The Real Lincoln I quote the historian Leonard P. Curry as saying that after the war there were no longer any "constitutional scruples" about squandering taxpayers' money on corporate boondoggles. The railroads were only the beginning of what is on display today with multi-trillion dollar bailouts of Wall Street, General Moto … Read More

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Agents Question GM Free Car Insurance Deal With MetLife Auto

July 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Independent insurance agents are raising concerns over a General Motors promotion that offers car buyers in the Pacific Northwest a year of free liability and damage insurance from MetLife Auto & Home.

Hoping to put more drivers in Oregon and Washington behind the wheels of its late model cars, General Motors last week announced that drivers in these states who take delivery of a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM car, truck or crossover before Sept. 6 will receive a year’s coverage from MetLife Auto & Home, a company which does business through independent agents.

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Why Did This Happen? by Thomas DiLorenzo

June 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Having created an economic depression, the same government then threatened the end of the world as we know it unless we all acquiesced in giving trillions of dollars to the financiers of the Democratic and Republican parties, the big Wall Street banks. More than 70 percent of the public opposed this according to opinion polls which, during the presidential campaign, were treated as Holy Gospel by the media and Washington elite. When billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sued the Fed to learn who, exactly, the money was given to, the federal courts essentially gave him a great big middle finger and told him to get lost.

During the 1970s many American pundits ridiculed the British practice of bailing out failing industries because it caused “the British Disease,” i.e., a grossly inefficient and uncompetitive economy. Subsidizing business failure breeds more failure. We are now doing the same thing, but many orders of magnitude greater. The most egregious example of this disastrous policy is the billions of tax dollars promised General Motors and Chrysler and their productivity-destroying unions.

Economists used to fear inflation

via Why Did This Happen? by Thomas DiLorenzo.

GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public)

June 7, 2011 Leave a comment

GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public)

GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public):

DetroitGeneral Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, and he’s confident the government will soon shed its remaining 26 percent stake in the once-bankrupt automaker.

‘I actually think the government will be out this year — within the next 12 months, hopefully within the next six months,’ Akerson said in a two-hour interview with The Detroit News last week.

He is grateful for the government’s rescue of GM

via BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984: GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public).

Black Boxes for Vehicles To Be Compulsory by Next�Month

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Black Boxes for Vehicles To Be Compulsory by Next�Month

Black Boxes for Vehicles To Be Compulsory by Next�Month:

“By next month, every driver in the U.S. will be required to have a black box in their vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will declare that all automobiles are required to contain the event data recorder – similar to those found in aircraft – in order to monitor driving habits and provide a snapshot of the final moment of impact if the car crashes.

The snapshot will be able to be viewed by law enforcement, insurance companies and automakers and the owner of the vehicle will not be able to turn it on or off.

Critics of the mandate see it as another Big Brother-style invasion of privacy by the government while others believe it is a way to keep tabs on drivers.

It will also make it easier for insurance companies to settle claims and have access to circumstances surrounding car crashes.

Wired cites an example, in 2002, of a car which had a black box – many who have airbags already have one – being used to implicate a driver who went on to be convicted for manslaughter.”

Posted by Gunny G at Thursday, May 26, 2011

via BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G: Black Boxes for Vehicles To Be Compulsory by Next�Month.

Obama Plans to Nationalize Wireless Internet

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment

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Obama Plans to Nationalize Wireless Internet

The New American ^ | 2-21-2001 | Daniel SayaniPosted on Monday, February 21, 2011 7:52:38 PM by Cacique

In what amounts to the next initiative undertaken by the Obama Administration towards its ever-expanding program of government expansion and nationalization of various aspects of the lives of the American people such as the government takeover of health care, intervention in banks, and the nationalization of various automobile companies, such as General Motors, the federal government is now embarking upon a program of government-directed wireless internet Wi-Fi delivery.

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Did the Civil War mark the end of the US as a republic and the beginning of the US as an empire? ~ Thomas James DiLorenzo on Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Authoritarianism and Manipulated History

February 5, 2011 4 comments

Daily Bell:

Did the Civil War mark the end of the US as a republic and the beginning of the US as an empire?

DiLorenzo:

In The Real Lincoln I quote the historian Leonard P. Curry as saying that after the war there were no longer any “constitutional scruples” about squandering taxpayers’ money on corporate boondoggles.

The railroads were only the beginning of what is on display today with multi-trillion dollar bailouts of Wall Street, General Motors and Chrysler, and even now the Greek banks which Wall Street must be heavily invested in.

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Nullification in 2011! by Alan Caruba Warning Signs,,,

December 31, 2010 1 comment

Nullification in 2011!

by Alan Caruba
Warning Signs

Recently by Alan Caruba: Busybodies, Nags and Control Freaks

The great issue of our times is the same great issue of the 1830s. The question is whether Congress can pass legislation or the President issue executive orders that are not authorized by or consistent with the Constitution?

The federal government is a republic composed of separate and sovereign republics.

What recourse do the States have individually and in combination when the central government acts in a fashion that is contrary to the limits and enumerated powers of the Constitution?

The answer, other than an appeal to the courts, is nullification. This term is defined as the assertion that States can and should refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws.

This is no trifling matter.

In the past two years since the advent of the Obama administration, the federal government has seized control of one sixth of the nation’s economy, asserting control over the provision of healthcare.

It seized control of General Motors and Chrysler auto manufacturers, arbitrarily casting aside the rightful expectations of their bondholders and other creditors.

It has imposed absurd and invasive demands on air travelers.

It is considering a United Nations treaty that would render the Second Amendment null and void.

It has sued Arizona for enacting an immigration law that mirrors its own.

It is attempting through the FCC to assert control over the Internet.

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Most Voters Oppose the Reelection of Anyone Who Voted for the Health Care Law

October 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Incumbents, beware: The major votes you’ve cast in Congress over the past couple years appear likely to come back to haunt you this Election Day.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Likely Voters think their representative in Congress does not deserve reelection if he or she voted for the national health care law, the auto bailouts or the $787-billion economic stimulus plan.

To see survey question wording, click here.Those votes also appear to be driving factors in the GOP’s consistent lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot. Most strong supporters of President Obama believe those who voted for the measures should be reelected. Even more of those who Strongly Oppose the president disagree.

Forty-three percent 43% of all Likely Voters say someone who voted for the health care law deserves to be reelected. Fifty percent 50% oppose their reelection. Thirty-six percent 36% say if their local representative voted for the taxpayer bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler, he or she deserves to be returned to Congress.

Fifty-three percent 53% say that person does not deserve reelection.Similarly, 41% say their representative in Congress should be reelected if he or she voted for the stimulus plan. But 50% don’t see it that way and say the individual should not be reelected.The partisan divide is predictable since virtually no congressional Republicans voted for any of these measures. So Democratic voters overwhelmingly think those in Congress who voted for them should be reelected, while Republicans feel just as strongly that they should not be reelected.

But, tellingly, voters not affiliated with either party also feel strongly that supporters of the health care law, the auto bailouts and the stimulus should not be returned to Congress.

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Here’s Why Ford Is Surging And You Need To Take Notice

September 19, 2010 1 comment

Shares of Ford got a boost Thursday from CNBC‘s Jim Cramer, but they certainly didn’t need it.Cramer mentioned them as worthy of being a buy candidate, but this is nothing new. Ford’s stock has been nothing short of remarkable, since December 2008 when it was under $1 per share.

Shares are currently over $12, a remarkable run for a company that many though would need to go into bankruptcy or need government help.Since dropping to under $1, Ford has done everything right. From cutting its massive debt load, getting products out to market, to making the company more competitive on a global scale,

*Ford has certainly stepped on the gas pedal at the right time and never looked back.One can never underestimate goodwill, and Ford has certainly been a beneficiary of it*

*Consumers rewarded Ford by not taking government money, when competitors General Motors and Chrysler did.*

*In tune, consumers bought more Ford products than they did GM or Chrysler to show their appreciation for doing business the right way, and it’s showed*

Ford has continued to gain market share here in the U.S., and is now the 2nd largest automaker in the U.S..Wall Street has been impressed with the turnaround story at Ford, as evidenced by an upgrade at Barclays.This morning, Barclays analyst Brian Johnson upgraded the company to Overweight from Equal Weight, and raised his price target to $16 from $15, citing Ford’s increased earnings power despite slow U.S. sales.

Ford is definitely one of the greatest turnaround stories this country has ever seen, as is a prime example of the “can do” spirit that American manufacturing is famous for.

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Obama’s `extremist’ ‘enemies showing patience not panic

August 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Perfect family at play is not a role for those whose goal is fomenting for revolution. Only to the most shallow among us is Obama’s life of luxury something to covet. The life of the average person is better than his, mainly because it isn’t borrowed and because it’s real.

Obama has become the leading player in the Cult of Destruction of the United States of America.Everything about President Community Organizer is street theatre practiced by the far left like the `corpses’ dragged out by Code Pink for anti-war rallies.

During the almost two years Obama has been in the Oval Office, he’s thrown every hateful snake he has from the bottom of his well-stocked viper basket. Unemployment reached an all time high as he headed out on his most recent holiday and he had “forcefully” endorsed the Ground Zero Mosque days before leaving. And if you look at his Marxist mission to date, his lawsuit against illegal alien challenged Arizona followed Stimulus, TARP, the takeover of General Motors, the banks, student loans and ObamaCare, etc., etc., etc.Not only the imaginative can now see that Obama’s arrogant, everyone-and-most-especially-me-hates-America style seems to be heading for some kind of climax.

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