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Month: September 2019

“There Was No Crash”: Tesla In Sweden Goes Up In Flames After Passenger Seat Catches Fire

“There Was No Crash”: Tesla In Sweden Goes Up In Flames After Passenger Seat Catches Fire Stunning pictures have emerged from Swedish website Aftonbladet showing a Tesla Model S fully engulfed in flames after the car’s passenger seat reportedly caught fire while the car was being driven. And the fire looks like it may just be another case of a Tesla spontaneously combusting. The car was reportedly not involved in a crash, according to the report. “The car started to burn by itself,” the report says.  The car began burning on the “E18 at Annelund’s traffic area, in the direction of Västerås from Stockholm,” a translated version of the article says. The driver was able to calmly stop the car and get himself out unharmed. Peter Pettersson, management operator at the Stockholm rescue service said that after the fire, there is only a “shell” of the car left.  We will follow up on this story as more details become available.  Tyler Durden Tue, 09/17/2019 – 10:20 Tags Disaster...

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Arizona Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech and Religious Rights

Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the city of Phoenix cannot coerce Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of custom invitation designing business Brush & Nib, to provide a service that violates their religious beliefs.  “Duka and Koski’s beliefs about same-sex marriage may seem old-fashioned, or even offensive to some,” the court said. “But the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion are not only for those who are deemed sufficiently enlightened, advanced, or progressive. They are for everyone. After all, while our own ideas may be popular today, they may not be tomorrow.” Recent Stories in Politics NYT Editors Removed Detail That Woman Didn’t Recall Alleged Kavanaugh Incident Warren-Endorsed Senate Candidate Violates Her Anti-Corruption Plan Times Reporter: Alleged Kavanaugh Victim Doesn’t Remember Incident Because ‘She Was Drunk’ Duka and Koski started their business in 2015. The women hold that while they are willing to sell to and assist gay customers, they would not be willing to produce artwork that contradicts their beliefs. The city of Phoenix, however, has an ordinance that would penalize each of them for up to $2,500 per day and six months of jail time if they violated the nondiscrimination law. The city of Phoenix expanded the 1964 ordinance in 2013 to include sexual orientation and gender identity protections.  In 2016, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit against the city of Phoenix, representing Brush &...

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Questions, Not Answers, Surround U.S. Push To War With Iran

Questions, Not Answers, Surround U.S. Push To War With Iran Authored by Tom Luongo, When President Trump fired National Security Adviser John Bolton last week rational people the world over cheered. When there was news that Trump would meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in a few weeks there were sighs of relief. When Benjamin Netanyahu goes to Moscow to get Vladimir Putin’s blessing to continue airstrikes in Syria was told no, the world said, “Finally! Enough is enough.” The problem is that there were also very powerful people who were not happy about these things. Moreover, there are a lot of nervous people out there worried that Tuesday’s election in Israel will not go the way they want it. A lot of people have invested a lot of time and money in ensuring Netanyahu stays in power. And I don’t just mean Bibi himself, who will likely go to jail on corruption charges if he doesn’t win. I mean a lot of people in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the U.K. and in Europe, all of the places where anti-Russian, anti-Iranian and pro-Israeli sentiments abound. And this brings up the main question I always have in the wake of one of these major escalations of tensions with the country currently catching the Twin Eyes of Sauron in D.C. and Tel Aviv. Why do they always seem to...

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NRA Appoints Jason Ouimet Permanent Head of Lobbying Arm

The National Rifle Association made Jason Ouimet the permanent head of its Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) during the gun rights group’s Saturday board meeting. “Jason is a principled leader with tremendous field vision and political savvy,” NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre told the Washington Free Beacon in a statement. “He has a strong campaign background and more than 15 years as a government affairs professional at NRA playing pivotal roles in all NRA’s legislative accomplishments and victories. Our 5 million members and America’s gun owners have the strongest ally and the best advocate in Jason.” Recent Stories in Politics NRA Appoints Jason Ouimet Permanent Head of Lobbying Arm Omar: Federal Jobs Guarantee Program Will ‘Pay for Itself’ Florida Dem Accuses Israel of Bulldozing Palestinians in Their Homes Ouimet was appointed to the position on a permanent basis by LaPierre and confirmed without objection by the board. “I thank Wayne and the NRA leadership for entrusting me with a post so crucial to America’s freedom,” Ouimet said in a statement. “Backed by millions of patriotic NRA members, NRA-ILA is the foremost defender of our Second Amendment, the safeguard of freedom itself.” Ouimet had already been acting as the interim head of ILA after Chris Cox was forced out as a result of the group’s recent leadership fight. Cox had run the lobbying operation since 2002 and was well-respected on Capitol...

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Omar: Federal Jobs Guarantee Program Will ‘Pay for Itself’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Monday night claimed the federal jobs guarantee program will “pay for itself.” Omar appeared on CNN’s OutFront, where she was asked by host Erin Burnett about legislation she and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.)  reintroduced last week in order to create a three-year pilot program at the Department of Labor. Booker called the program a “major investment” for American workers. Recent Stories in Politics NRA Appoints Jason Ouimet Permanent Head of Lobbying Arm Omar: Federal Jobs Guarantee Program Will ‘Pay for Itself’ Florida Dem Accuses Israel of Bulldozing Palestinians in Their Homes “Addressing the entrenched structural hurdles that hinder workers’ success by offering bold solutions is how we strengthen the working class, grow the economy, and broaden prosperity and dignity for workers in this country,” Booker said. “It would create a pilot program to guarantee jobs for anyone that wants one. That’s ambitious. It would cost a lot of money. What is the number one thing you would do to pay for that?” Burnett asked. “This is an idea that was a long legacy. It was proposed by Franklin Roosevelt. It was supported by Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s going to allow, it’s a pilot project that, pilot program that is going to allow 15 communities within this country to create this program,” Omar said. “I think ultimately when these jobs are...

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