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  • Hurricane season with Electric Vehicles

    11/05/2022 4:53:48 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 40 replies
    email from a friend | 11/5/2022 | unknown
    Until we truly have a viable solution to replace fossil fuels, electric vehicles are more of a problem then most people realize.  Subject: Just wondering - Hurricane season with Electric Vehicles Imagine Florida with a hurricane coming toward Miami. The governor orders an evacuation. All cars head north. They all need to be charged in Jacksonville. How does that work? Has anyone thought about this? If all cars were electric and were caught up in a three-hour traffic jam with dead batteries, then what? Not to mention that there's virtually no heating or air conditioning in an electric vehicle...
  • Chris Wallace Ratings Plummet As CNN Staffers Are Warned Of 'Unsettling' Changes

    10/28/2022 9:11:02 AM PDT · by traderrob6 · 42 replies
    Chris Wallace's new show on CNN isn't bringing in the viewership that network execs may hope for, has learned. Sunday's show brought in the lowest ratings yet, according to Nielsen Media Research. Furthermore, stats revealed that his show has also driven down the time slot for CNN over 20 percent in comparison to how Sunday nights were ranking before his start.
  • US economy will soon start losing 175,000 jobs a month, Bank of America warns

    10/16/2022 6:32:27 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 96 replies
    wish tv ^ | 10.16.22 | Matt Egan, CNN
    The Federal Reserve’s fight to squash inflation will cause the US economy to start losing tens of thousands of jobs a month beginning early next year, Bank of America warns. Although the jobs market remained surprisingly strong in September, the Fed is working hard to change that by aggressively raising interest rates to ease demand for everything from cars and homes to appliances. The pace of job growth is expected to be roughly cut in half during the fourth quarter of this year, Bank of America told clients in a report Friday.
  • Jimmy Patronis sounds alarms on dangerous mix of electric cars, storm surge (Florida Chief Financial Officer and state Fire Marshal)

    10/09/2022 2:06:29 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 34 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | October 9th 2022 | Jacob Ogles
    In the wake of Hurricane Ian, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is expressing new concern over electric vehicles. He penned a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sounding alarms on the dangerous mix of lithium batteries and storm surge. Patronis, whose duties include state Fire Marshal, said the administration needs to assess fire risks associated with saltwater on electric vehicles. In the meantime, he said fire teams need more support to deal with an “inevitable” increase in fires associated with electric-powered automobiles. He sent a copy of the letter to Rep. Frank Pallone, Chair of the House Energy...
  • Austria's WIFO slashes 2023 GDP forecast, warns of stagflation

    10/07/2022 1:11:59 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 2 replies ^ | 10/7/2022 | reuteurs
    Austria's WIFO institute slashed its 2023 forecast on Friday, saying record inflation rates resulting from the war in Ukraine are steering the economy towards stagflation. Austrian gross domestic product is expected to grow by 0.2% in real terms in 2023, WIFO said, slashing its June prediction of 1.6% growth. With inflation remaining high in 2023, Austria's economy is heading for stagflation for the first time since the 1970s, said the think tank in its statement.
  • Electric Vehicles Are Giving Rescue Workers a Big Headache After Hurricane Ian

    10/07/2022 6:50:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 10/7/2022 0700 hrs edt | Leah Barkoukis
    An untold number of cars have been destroyed by Hurricane Ian in Florida, but the storm has also impacted electric vehicles in a way that’s proving difficult for rescue workers in the state to manage. EV batteries, corroding from water damage, are now catching on fire, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said on Twitter. “There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start. That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale,” he said, sharing video of firefighters in Naples surrounding a...
  • FEMA Chief Responds to Kamala Harris’ Claim That Hurricane Ian Relief Will Prioritize ‘Communities of Color’ (VIDEO)

    10/02/2022 1:44:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 10/2/2022 | cassandra fairbanks
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell responded to Kamala Harris saying that Hurricane Ian relief will prioritize “communities of color” during an appearance on Sunday’s episode of Face the Nation. Harris has faced massive backlash for her racist promise, which was made while speaking to far-left activist and actress Priyanka Chopra during the women’s leadership forum in Washington, D.C. on Friday. “It is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own making,” Harris said. “And so we have to...
  • Joy Reid says DeSantis warning to looters in Ian’s aftermath is like racist threat from ‘segregationist’

    10/01/2022 6:09:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/1/22 | Gabriel Hays
    DeSantis told looters, 'I would not want to chance that if I were you, given that we’re a Second Amendment state' Taking to Twitter, MSNBC host Joy Reid bashed Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for warning potential criminals against looting the evacuated homes of Hurricane Ian survivors in Florida, linking his statements to racist cops and politicians of the segregation era. On Saturday, the host of MSNBC’s "The ReidOut" tweeted that DeSantis telling people not to loot and warning they might be shot by gun-carrying Floridians had the same tone as "segregationist Miami sheriff Walter E. Headley" infamously saying, "When the...
  • You Loot, We Shoot’: DeSantis Warns Criminals Not to Target Hurricane Victims

    10/01/2022 8:21:09 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 28 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 1, 2022 | Tom Ozimek
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has warned opportunistic thieves not to target residents or ransack homes in the wake of Hurricane Ian, telling a press conference that Floridians are well-aware of their Second Amendment rights while noting a boarded-up business sign reading “you loot, we shoot.” DeSantis issued the stark warning during multiple press conferences on Friday, including one in Fort Myers, where he remarked about seeing the sign directed at would-be looters displayed at a business in nearby Punta Gorda. “They boarded up all the businesses, and there are people that wrote on their plywood, ‘you loot, we shoot,’” DeSantis...
  • Ron DeSantis Warns Would-Be Looters: ‘We’re a Second Amendment State’

    10/01/2022 6:58:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/01/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    On Friday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) warned would-be looters that they would be risking their lives by trying to enter the homes of Ian victims, saying, “We’re a Second Amendment state.” FOX News quoted DeSantis saying, “I can tell you in the state of Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home. And I would not want to chance that if I were you — given that we’re a Second Amendment state.”
  • Supply Chain Issues Could Slow Fix of Florida Electric Grid

    10/01/2022 2:35:10 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sept 2022 | AP staff writers
    *snip* Nationally, however, there is a shortage of distribution transformers that take electricity from high-voltage lines and reduce it to levels that can be used in homes and businesses, industry officials said.“It’s a critical component to the electrical grid that has been in scarce supply for a number of months now,” said Joy Ditto, president and CEO of the American Public Power Association. “We started to recognize it as a national concern in late winter, early spring, and the situation is getting worse.”It used to take about three months for a transformer to show up after being ordered, but now...
  • Top Florida Official Warns Of Specific Kind Of Predator Roaming The Streets Looking For Victims After Hurricane

    09/30/2022 6:51:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 | Staff
    ORLANDO, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: A car sits in floodwater after Hurricane Ian on September 29, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. The hurricane brought high winds, storm surge and rain to the area Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s chief financial officer and state fire marshal, warned during an interview on Thursday that con artists often look for ways to take advantage of people following major natural disasters, including tricking people into signing away their claims. “You have these predators that will come in, and they will go door-to-door canvassing neighborhoods that they see the damage and they will sign over their claims to...
  • Biden's Depletion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Could Be Catastrophic Soon

    09/28/2022 9:27:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2022 | Matt Margolis
    Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan may have tanked his approval ratings, but record inflation and soaring gas prices kept them underwater. As fuel prices reached historic highs, Biden stubbornly refused to do anything that would increase domestic supply, opting instead to buy fuel from overseas before eventually raiding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. It was a foolish thing to do, and while gas prices have gone down, the impact of raiding the reserves is debatable. But one thing is for sure: Biden depleted the reserves, which are now at a 37-year low, to boost his poll numbers. Now that Hurricane Ian...
  • Typhoon Noru slams into north Philippines, thousands evacuated

    09/25/2022 4:16:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 25, 2022 | Jim Gomez
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A powerful typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines on Sunday and was barreling across the main Luzon island toward the capital in a densely populated path where thousands have been evacuated to safety. Typhoon Noru hit the coastal town of Burdeos on Polillo Island in Quezon province shortly before nightfall. With sustained winds of 195 kilometers (121 miles per hour) and gusts of up to 240 kph (149 mph), it was expected to weaken slightly when it hits the Sierra Madre mountain range but will remain dangerously ferocious, forecasters said. RELATED: Tropical Storm Ian expected to...
  • The Fed has decided the US will need a 'growth recession' to rein in inflation. Here's why it's bad news for job seekers.

    09/07/2022 10:27:00 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 43 replies
    market insider ^ | 9/7/2022 | Ben Winck,Madison Hoff
    The chance of an economic "soft landing" has faded, and the Fed is pushing for a "growth recession." The phrase describes a period of below-average growth, rising unemployment, and slowing inflation. The Fed chair said that while it'd "bring some pain," letting inflation stay high would be worse. In an ideal world, the Federal Reserve has already vanquished pandemic-era inflation while keeping unemployment at historic lows and avoiding a recession. Hopes for such an outcome are all but entirely dashed, and the Fed has switched to plan B. The central bank's message at its annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,...
  • Ukraine's energy secretary warns nuclear plant offline: 'World is once again on the brink of nuclear disaster'

    09/05/2022 12:19:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Fox news ^ | 09/05/2022 | Danielle Wallace
    Ukraine’s Minister of Energy warned Monday that the "world is once again on the brink of nuclear disaster" after heavy shelling brought down Europe’s largest nuclear plant’s last transmission line. In a written message shared on Facebook on Monday, Ukrainian Energy Secretary German Galushchenko said that the majority of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission has left the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, as the station "is depleted again." "The last line connecting it with the energy system of Ukraine — LEP 330 kW ZATES — Ferosplavna - separated due to the fire that occurred as a result of shelling,"...
  • Dr. Fauci's COVID Disaster: A Summary

    08/28/2022 8:22:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | 08/28 | Ian Miller
    News that Dr. Anthony Fauci is finally leaving his post after what seemed like an endless reign at the helm of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases should be a time for celebration.But it’s not.Fauci has caused such tremendous damage throughout the past few years that it’s almost impossible to comprehend.In nearly every area of life in the United States, as well as in many other parts of the world, Fauci’s influence has been a key contributor to massive amounts of human suffering.Fauci inexplicably had particular ire for children.Long after it was abundantly clear that closing schools had...
  • WAYNE ROOT: Here is Who is to Blame for the Covid Vaccine Disaster and Coverup. Hint: It’s Not President Donald J. Trump.

    08/28/2022 3:55:01 PM PDT · by Qiviut · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 28, 2022 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Every day it becomes more clear what a disaster the Covid vaccine is. Data from all over the world is showing proof that those who are vaccinated are much sicker, more often hospitalized, and dying in far higher numbers than the unvaccinated.Advertisement - story continues belowIn both Europe and the USA, the mortality data clearly shows a massive, never-before-seen-in-world-history, increase in non-Covid deaths since literally the day the vaccine mandates started.In the beginning, I was one of the only radio and TV hosts pointing out what a disaster this was and how terrible the early results were. But I sure...
  • Pritzker to reflect relaxed CDC guidance but continue COVID disaster proclamation

    08/15/2022 8:44:19 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 3 replies
    While it’s expected the state will mirror updated COVID-19 guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gov. J.B. Pritzker insists he’ll continue disaster proclamations to capture more federal dollars.
  • Michelle Obama wishes Barack Obama, 61, happy birthday: ‘You always make me proud’

    08/04/2022 11:15:52 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 8-4-22
    Michelle Obama shared a sweet birthday message to her husband, former President Barack Obama, on his birthday. The 44th president of the United States turned 61 years old on 4 August. Michelle Obama, 58, commemorated her husband’s birthday by posting a throwback picture of the ex commander-in-chief to social media along with a sweet caption. “Happy birthday to my honey!” she wrote. “Life with you just keeps getting better every year. You always make me proud. I love you.” The photo featured a young Barack Obama looking away from the camera while wearing a retro printed shirt. On Instagram, Michelle’s...