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  • UK-- 'Electric car' EXPLODES on driveway and sets fire to Merseyside family home after 'battery malfunctions'

    09/24/2023 11:16:07 PM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    Mail on line ^ | 24 September 2023 | By PERKIN AMALARAJ
    A family home was lit on fire after their 'electric car' reportedly exploded while sitting in their driveway. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service rushed to a family home in Bromborough, Wirral at around 10pm on Saturday night after receiving reports that a car was on fire. The blaze was put out in just ten minutes. The Liverpool Echo reported that the façade of the two-storey family home was blackened by the fire and that the garage was also previously on fire as well. One man told the Echo that after speaking to the owners of the car this morning they...
  • Politicians still lying about the dead in Lahaina

    09/17/2023 5:15:45 PM PDT · by CFW · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/17/23 | Susan Daniels
    Hawaii's Gov. Josh Green is a bald-faced liar and claims that only 31 people are still missing from the Lahaina fire that burned so hot it cremated people. It also appears that the medical examiner, Dr. Jeremy Stuelpnagel, can bring back the dead. Stuelpnagel “confirmed” 115 dead on the island weeks ago, but now says the number is 97. He claims the discrepancy is because some people were counted twice and some were actually animals. Did he not learn the difference between Man and animals at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, where he graduated in 2008? The claim is made that...
  • Oprah is shocked that normal, decent Americans can’t stand her…

    09/16/2023 8:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 88 replies
    Revolver News ^ | September 15, 2023
    Do you recall the days when a celebrity endorsement actually meant something? It’s a journey back in time, but there was an era when a celebrity’s words carried a lot of influence, and people paid attention to what they said. I understand that might sound somewhat unbelievable, given the current landscape we’re in. Celebrities have plummeted in the ranks to the point where folks often do the exact opposite of what Hollywood elites suggest just to snub their noses at them. There was a poll conducted in 2019 about “celebrity influence” and how it was significantly dropping. Imagine how much...
  • Maui County revises wildfire death toll down to 97 amid painstaking work to catalog remains

    09/16/2023 3:20:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | September 15, 2023 | By HNN Staff
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The official death toll from the Lahaina wildfire disaster has been revised down from 115 to 97 amid new DNA analysis and a painstaking effort to catalog remains, many of which are incomplete and in a very degraded state, Maui police announced Friday. Of the 97, authorities said 74 people have been officially identified. Meanwhile, police said the number of unaccounted for stands at 31. Each of those people has a missing persons report filed with the Maui Police Department, said Maui Police Chief John Pelletier. He added the new accounting helps to paint a clearer picture...
  • James OKeefe, Undercover in #Lahaina* installment

    09/14/2023 9:06:31 AM PDT · by MNDude · 19 replies
    "Just got back from Maui. Our crew, myself included, secretly recorded state and federal officials along the burn zone being honest. Stay tuned Thursday PM for Part 1 of our *Undercover in #Lahaina* installment. @GovHawaii fasten your seatbelt. #OMG indeed…"
  • Hawaii governor starts to give the game away, then struggles to unsay it

    09/13/2023 3:31:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 9/11/23 | Mark Crispin Miller
    Now, while we (few) pass this around, chortling at that “gaffe,” let’s give some thought to the far graver question as to where all those children are, and why “our free press” isn’t asking. Here’s an excellent overview, by Peter and Ginger Breggin, of all that’s deeply, weirdly wrong with the response—or non-response—to the catastrophe:
  • Sydney Airport EV Fire Destroys 5 Vehicles

    09/13/2023 11:19:45 AM PDT · by citizen · 36 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Sept. 12, 2023 | Eric Worrall
    Five cars have been destroyed at Sydney Airport after a battery from a luxury electric car burst into flames. About 8.30pm on Monday, firefighters were called to a parking lot on Airport Drive in Mascot after flames engulfed a luxury electric car before spreading to another four vehicles. Research officers from Fire and Rescue’s Safety of Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies team have also been at the scene. Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry said … “There had been some problem with the car and the battery had been removed, we believe that the car has suffered some mechanical...
  • (Dem Gov.) Green says improved response in Lahaina could have saved lives as key questions remain unanswered

    09/08/2023 6:39:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | September 8, 2023 | By Allyson Blair
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One month after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, basic questions about the government’s preparation and response to the blaze that destroyed Lahaina remain unanswered — as the painstaking task of identifying remains continues. No one will say who was calling the shots as the disaster unfolded or why the Bissen Administration waited until after the town had burned to ask the state for help. Between county officials dodging basic questions and state agencies playing word games, deciphering who knew what — and when — has been incredibly complicated. What is clear is that...
  • Tragic Maui fire has Oprah's brand up in flames

    09/07/2023 4:28:36 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6 Sep 2023 | Beege Welborne
    Only Oprah Winfrey’s problem seems to be one of self immolation by association vice actual flames tickling her toes. For such a carefully cultivated image after all these decades, old girl’s been coming apart at the seams these past few weeks, with jarring, insensitive gazillionaire misstep after misstep. The things that might have passed unnoticed otherwise have been magnified by the enormous loss of life and property, the scope of the overall devastation, parcity of the emergency and relief response, and miserable performance of elected officials. Let’s face it – Maui residents are pissed off. They might have been a...
  • Watch the children's clothing section of Target go up in flames, forcing panicked shoppers to flee as fire leaps to the ceiling

    09/06/2023 11:15:22 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/6/2023 | Madison Burgess
    Terrified shoppers fled a Target store after the children's clothing section went up in flames. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and firefighters confirmed that the store sprinkler system was deployed. By the time Orange County Fire Authority firefighters arrived, the blaze had been extinguished.
  • 160 Firefighters Have to Abandon Their Camp Because of Persistent Bears in Canada

    09/05/2023 5:27:36 PM PDT · by rey · 38 replies
    A camp for firefighters battling a British Columbia wildfire had to be shut down because of “persistent bear activity,” Canada wildlife officials reported. About 160 firefighters at a camp near Goldbridge to fight the Downton Lake wildfire relocated to T’it’q’et First Nation and Lillooet community facilities, officials said on Twitter, now rebranded as X. The British Columbia Wildlife Service said it ordered the closure to “ensure the safety” of firefighters. Conservation officers are working to find a safe place for a new camp so firefighters can resume battling the wildfire, officials said. Officials did not provide details on the bear...
  • Idalia exposes yet another problem with EVs

    09/02/2023 1:44:47 PM PDT · by CFW · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 9/2/23 | Jazz Shaw
    Imagine this disturbing scenario for a moment. You live in Florida and received plenty of dire warnings about the approach of Hurricane Idalia. But your house is a little way uphill and the storm surge wasn’t quite as bad as some had predicted. You manage to get by with only some minor flooding at your place and once they get the power back on you should be able to start cleaning up. But two days after the storm, you walk outside only to find your car going up in a massive fireball. Just what you needed, right? But what went...
  • Why Have They Put Miles And Miles Of Creepy Black Fencing Around Lahaina?

    09/02/2023 8:57:29 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 64 replies
    End of The American Dream ^ | 8/30/23 | Michael Snyder
    What are they trying to hide? Tall black fencing that stretches for miles and miles has been hastily constructed around the perimeter of Lahaina, and this has created a tremendous amount of speculation. Are they trying to keep people out? Are they trying to keep people from seeing what really happened in Lahaina? There are so many questions that all of us should be asking right now. An independent journalist has captured video footage of this giant black fence that has been put up, and it is super creepy… The official explanation that we are being given for this black...
  • Florida Fire Department Issues Warning to EV Owners After Seeing What Hurricanes Trigger

    09/02/2023 10:14:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 09/02/2023 | George C. Upper III
    In the wake of Hurricane Idalia’s landfall in Florida’s Big Bend near Keaton Beach on Wednesday, a local fire and rescue department has warned owners of electric-powered vehicles — including golf carts and scooters — that exposure to salt water can cause the vehicles’ batteries to catch fire. Palm Harbor Fire Rescue on Florida’s Gulf Coast issued the warning on Facebook Wednesday afternoon, telling owners to move their battery-powered vehicles out of their garages if they had come in contact with salt water, to prevent the fire spreading to the structure. The warning was apparently triggered by a fire in...
  • Electric VTA bus catches fire at San Jose yard; 2 mechanics injured

    09/01/2023 6:30:59 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    CBS BAY AREA ^ | September 1, 2023
    SAN JOSE – Two Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) mechanics were sent to the hospital Friday after an electric transit bus caught fire at a maintenance yard in San Jose Friday afternoon.
  • The Hawaiian Stand Off: A Teachable Moment.

    09/01/2023 3:43:56 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 20 replies
    self ^ | jimjohn
    The Hawaiian Stand Off: A Teachable Moment.By J. JohnsonWhile watching with earnest about the happenings on Maui since August 8, 2023, a ran across a YouTube video of a man I believe named Eric West, who has been documenting actions there ever since. This video in question was a live stream where he and his son (I believe) ended up in a law enforcement matter that thankfully ended peacefully. During this standoff, Eric tried to assert his rights to film on a public road at or near Lahaina against the wishes of law enforcement. This was a teachable moment, and...
  • 5-alarm arson fire heavily damages Catholic church in Salem (Oregon)

    09/01/2023 11:42:47 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 08/31/2023 | Abbey McDonald, Ardeshir Tabrizian
    In silence, firefighters rested in the pews of St. Joseph Catholic Church Thursday morning, watching smoke drift from a pile of charred debris that had fallen onto the altar. . . . . The fire began in a dumpster on church property around 2:30 a.m. Thursday and spread to the building’s roof. It quickly grew to a five-alarm blaze requiring about 20 vehicles and 40 firefighters to get under control. Nobody was injured.Police said Thursday afternoon they had arrested a suspect, 48-year-old Billy James Sweeten, on first-degree arson charges. Sweeten is lodged at the Marion County Jail, police said.
  • Hawaiian Racism and the Maui Fires

    09/01/2023 3:40:15 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | September 01, 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    ........What looks like incompetence by government officials really reflects an ongoing racial conflict. Leftist activists, most of them white or black, have organized some activist Polynesian residents (often wrongly referred to as native Hawaiians) along the American Indian or Australian aboriginal model into their own system with extensive leverage over the bureaucracy. Ongoing conflicts over water rights between plantations and so-called ‘native cultivation” led to a denial of water to fight the fires. The widely reported denial of water by M. Kaleo Manuel, the deputy director of the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management, to fight the fires led to...
  • 400-900 dead in Maui? (40% are children)

    08/31/2023 10:15:19 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 39 replies
    As I was driving home tonight, I had the radio on listening to the Catholic station here in Phoenix (1310am). The news came on and they reported that there are at least 400 dead in Maui and more likely upwards of 800-900 and that 40% of the dead are children. The given reason for the news blackout is that they are still trying to ID the bodies.
  • At least 73 people have died in a fire in a building in South Africa’s biggest city, authorities say

    08/31/2023 11:23:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 31/8/23
    At least 73 people died when a nighttime fire ripped through a rundown five-story building in Johannesburg that was used by homeless people, emergency services said Thursday. Some of the people living in the building in South Africa’s biggest city threw themselves out of windows to escape the blaze and might have died because of that, a local government official said. Seven of the victims were children, the youngest a 1-year-old, according to an emergency services spokesperson. Another 43 people were injured in the blaze, which broke out at about 1 a.m. in the heart of Johannesburg’s central business district,...