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Good call, Bugs.
WASHINGTON -- A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000.
The award this week to California startup Fisker Automotive Inc. follows a $465 million government loan to Tesla Motors Inc., purveyors of a $109,000 British-built electric Roadster. Tesla is a California startup focusing on all-electric vehicles, with a number of celebrity endorsements that is backed by investors that have contributed to Democratic campaigns.
and how much tax payers money went to bail out GM?
And all of sudden you see mpg increasing and chevy coming out with Volt? Car makers were in bed with the oil industry who is in bed with military industry to keep the game going without trying too hard. Well gas prices are high and Iran is going to get a nuke, so better change course now.
China invests in R&D and have engineers as nations leaders.
US invests in bailing out old tech that should die off and have lawyers as leaders.
Priorities people. Other countries are not sitting around in communism anymore.
Sales of the much-hyped Chevy Volt fell to new lows as did GM share price as July auto sales figures came in. Only 125 Volts were sold during the month of July.
And that is at the subsidized price, from the bailed-out GM.&
And China does not do R&D. They steal other people's R&D.
This administration is actively moving any non-union production jobs overseas.
I chuckled when I read "125 Volts" and immediately thought in the US we run 120V.
Maybe if they sell them in Europe they will sell 240 Volts?
But, but, but it won 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, 2011 Green Car of the Year, 2011 North American Car of the Year, and 2011 World Green Car!!!
One would think it would be flying out of the showrooms!
Has just gotten - Sept of 2009. Opps! Don't feel bad, Limbaugh had it wrong too.
I quoted the ariticle.
Still happened on Obama and Steven Chu's watch.
Focus on the important stuff.
Like dates, sure will.
Dates can tell you important things, I guess, like how long this Green Graft has been going on.
couldn't agree more......the crooks just don't care to hide anything anymore. in your face and proud of it. we have gone from the arkansas mob, to the texas mob and now have moved on to the chicago mob. anyone following the crisis in calif democratic campaign funds gone amissing? thieves stealing from thieves now. this shit just gives me heart arch.
It's like the crew taking the life boats and not telling the passengers they are abounding ship. They chop holes in the boats they can't take so the passengers all go down with the ship.
you're not related to Jon Silver Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Program who is giving testimony are you?
That guy is one slick dude, I was impressed that a mere civil servant could be so hard to pin down and then learned this guy was a hand picked political appointee who used to be a hedgie with Core Capital and Tiger Mgmt, McKinsey alum etc
Place Holder is on da job. This will be a thorough investigation.
He's been upgraded to placeholder? When did that happen? I miss everything..
or evidence destruction, whichever provides his boss with plausible deniability
I am becoming very cynical.
But Fast and Furious and his unconstitutional act concerning the war on Lybia via the War Powers Act on the other hand.......
Fast and Furious Gun Runner is exploding no matter how much the media is trying to keep a lid on it.
The DOJ, FBI, etc., are a joke when it comes to high crimes.
conflict of interest. it is hard to go against the Boss-man in any line of work.
Not so much lame when the DOJ, FBI DHS etc top leadership themselves are all being named in Fast and Furious gun runner charges.
New AZ murder scene with Operation Fast and Furious guns found at the scene. This just keeps going from bad to worse for all the top execs.
Oh Im sure it will all be cleared though under the new 'Bush did it too' blanket escape clause.
double peace symbols getting on plane...bitchez
feels like i'm reading headlines coming out of the soviet union...hard to believe that all of these things are happening right here in the good old u.s. of a
We have simply wanted to believe the charade.
Was it not General Butler who blew the lid on the Fascist overthrow of the US Govt? Instead of being called a hero, he was marginalized.
more or less, I think that's correct. He was being recruited to play a role in a Fascist overthrow of FDR, though I myself would consider FDR to be a bit fascist. This is where labels tend to muddy the waters, in my opinion. It's always a power grab of competing ruling interests who tend to have little interest in you or me and who believe that the ends justify the means. After that it is a lot of semantics.
kridkrid....communist or fascist...not a dimes worth of difference between them.
just competing groups of thugs. Which is why I responded to the post about a fascist overthrow of America. While it is true that a group of industrialists/fascists conspired to overthrow FDR, I don't think that makes FDR the "good guy". When you read Smedley's quote you recognize the use of America's military for corporate imperialism. He voiced his opposition to that (albeit after participating in it for an entire career). FDR was engaged in the same activity... as has been every president since.
my dad was a naval aviator for 30 years, WWII and korea and cold war. his whole belief system changed after reading the general's book. after that we could have some very interesting talks about everything. i tried giving him my copy of "trading with the enemy", however he said no, that there are some things he didn't want to know. our last great talk was on the u.s. patriot act and how the republic is dead.
I've pushed my father over this ledge as well. In hindsight, I almost wish I wouldn't have. Perhaps ignorance is bliss.
Ahhh, the old Red Pill Blue Pill dilemma.
Follow the money.
They ONLY sat in on the meetings to short the stock...ya gotta know when to hold em..and know when to fold em...its politics as usual...and insider trading....oh and campaign contributions...oh and they probably will build one wing of the Presidential library
The most corrupt administration in this nations history.
buy the new gm stock and shut up about it.
I got some old gm stocks to sell, want to buy them? I'll throw in some Zimbabwe trillion dollar bills, that way you can pay down some of our debt that we racked up.
Might I introduce you to the administation of Woodrow Wilson, who agreed to sign the Federal Reserve Act even before becoming president?
There is nothing exceptional (on a relative basis) about the corruption of the current administration. It is just as bad as any of the fascist administrations that preceeded him.
There is a book written by a former congressman named "shadows of power"... it more or less charted a path for me 20 or so years ago. He wrote a lot about Wilson. What he signed on to before he was elected, what he was provided in exchange for what he signed on to. A lot had to do with his love of Princeton, where he later became president. Interesting read.
Same as it ever was. We've had a fairly monolithic rule going back at least 48 years, most likely longer. I would like to see a cage match of corruption between Wilson, FDR and Nixon. That's just me.
Maybe the most transparently corrupt (and that is questionable) but not the most corrupt. Then again, this administration still has 16 months to go before the next inauguration so there's plenty of corrupting days left in this term.
I'd say that the increased transparency is mostly due to the Internet and those pesky bloggers who do an end-run around the MSM filters. I can't imagine for a minute that any prior admin since Lincoln (excepting JFK, perhaps) has hands any cleaner than Obummer's.
I think, maybe, that "blatant" is a better descriptor of O's corruption than "transparent". It's almost as if he says, "Yeah, I did that. So what? Please see my press secretary for some half-baked, specious rationalization for my actions and then forget about it and go back to checking your fantasy football lineup for next week".
Especially since the admin is lame, everyone of them is trading the country for fruits after the election
At least now they have their own -gate (solargate).
Where's Leo to discuss killer solar stocks when we need him?
it's not nice to speak ill of the banned
Oh boy, then we get to have BIDEN as president!
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