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Neil Young warehouse blaze started in hybrid 'LincVolt' car (electric w/biodiesel generator)
Mercury News ^ | 11/16/10 | Joshua Melvin

Posted on 11/16/2010 8:43:47 AM PST by NormsRevenge

The three-alarm blaze that caused $1.1 million in damage to a warehouse filled with rock legend Neil Young's music equipment and memorabilia appears to have started in a one-of-a-kind hybrid car stored at the site, a fire official said Monday.

Flames began in a 1959 Lincoln Continental dubbed LincVolt, which runs on electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator, and then spread to the warehouse at 593 Quarry Road in the early morning of Nov. 9, according to Belmont-San Carlos Fire Marshal Jim Palisi and a website devoted to the car.

Young assembled a team of workers in 2008 to convert the 19.5-foot behemoth from gasoline to hybrid power, an effort he chronicled in a four-part film series.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: blaze; continental; dumbneversleeps; ecowatch; fire; greenieweenies; hybrid; liberalism; libtard; lincoln; lincvolt; mentaldisorder; napl; neilyoung; notalentbum; started; warehouse
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should have used solar panels instead.
1 posted on 11/16/2010 8:43:51 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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Hey Hey My My.. My ol' lincvolt burnt up and fried..


2 posted on 11/16/2010 8:45:54 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

LMAO!!!


3 posted on 11/16/2010 8:46:59 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Flames began in a 1959 Lincoln Continental dubbed LincVolt, which runs on electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator, and then spread to the warehouse at 593 Quarry Road in the early morning of Nov. 9, according to Belmont-San Carlos Fire Marshal Jim Palisi and a website devoted to the car.

The carbon offsets he's going to have to buy to cover this fire is going to be painful...

4 posted on 11/16/2010 8:47:02 AM PST by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The ironic thing is he was listening to “Fire” by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.


5 posted on 11/16/2010 8:47:07 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Too funny, should have used the Fred Flintstone drive instead.


6 posted on 11/16/2010 8:47:20 AM PST by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like a huge Carbon Foot just stepped on another braindead lib.

Pray for America


7 posted on 11/16/2010 8:47:49 AM PST by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow”


8 posted on 11/16/2010 8:48:37 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Out of the Green and into the Charred


9 posted on 11/16/2010 8:48:43 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ConservativeStatement

I thought it was “Burning Down the House” by Talking Heads.....


10 posted on 11/16/2010 8:48:53 AM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If I were his insurance company, i would DENY any claims he makes, the fire was started by his willful neglect with regards to converting an automobile to an experimental car. Once Modified he is responsible for any and all damages.


11 posted on 11/16/2010 8:49:18 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL...I guess, “Long May You Run” is kind of a hollow wish at this point.


12 posted on 11/16/2010 8:49:18 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve seen the LincVolt and the damage done....


13 posted on 11/16/2010 8:51:03 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: NormsRevenge
I remember when this leftist drug addict did this to that Lincoln. It was a rare convertible and not the type of car you ruin on some quixotic quest. Now he can become really green and walk.

Its just a shame that his 8-track collection of mint copies of "Cowgirl in the Sand" bit the dust. Guess he will have to hit the flea matkets to replace all that stuff.


15 posted on 11/16/2010 8:51:42 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Lincvolt has a website all of it's very own. Now it should be toastvolt.
16 posted on 11/16/2010 8:52:07 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nelson Muntz, our nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you.


17 posted on 11/16/2010 8:52:23 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Birds... Its Over


18 posted on 11/16/2010 8:53:21 AM PST by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hopefully nobody was hurt. That said, this is, on balance, a plus to the musical world. Here’s hoping the loss was total.


19 posted on 11/16/2010 8:53:21 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: LeonardFMason

Down by the river, I shot my LincVolt....


20 posted on 11/16/2010 8:53:30 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Hybrids are using self immolation to make their point.


21 posted on 11/16/2010 8:54:02 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: eyeamok

Unless, of course, he specifically insured the converted, experimental car against fire damage.


22 posted on 11/16/2010 8:55:14 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Carl LaFong
As Requested


23 posted on 11/16/2010 8:55:20 AM PST by PGR88
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To: NormsRevenge
He arrives at the scene.. with a bag of popcorn? lol


24 posted on 11/16/2010 8:57:09 AM PST by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: NormsRevenge
There is no need for anyone else to even TRY out their witty comment about this incident.

Your post WINS!

25 posted on 11/16/2010 8:57:09 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s better to burn out......


26 posted on 11/16/2010 8:58:48 AM PST by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: norwaypinesavage

The LincVolt was a terrorist/suicide bomber...


27 posted on 11/16/2010 8:59:01 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Lazlo in PA
It was a rare convertible and not the type of car you ruin on some quixotic quest.

Unless he OWNS the car, in which case he is free do do whatever he wishes with it -- just as you would be if you owned it.

28 posted on 11/16/2010 8:59:40 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: PGR88

LOL.
Thanx.
I gotta get off my lazy cyber-butt and learn some HTML.


29 posted on 11/16/2010 9:00:57 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: lacrew

HAHAHAHA!! Hell ya! Couldn’t have happened to a better braindead lefty.....


30 posted on 11/16/2010 9:01:07 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Carl LaFong

I thought that was a Simon and Garfunkel song...

;-)


31 posted on 11/16/2010 9:01:12 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: NormsRevenge

I sorry he lost his stuff. Even though he is a card carrying member of the loony left, he does a lot of charitable work in the Bay Area, for example the Bridge School concerts. I hope that none of the masters for
his albums were lost esp. the first Neil Young with Crazy Horse album with Southern Cross, Cinnamon Girl etc...


32 posted on 11/16/2010 9:01:35 AM PST by rahbert
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To: WayneS

Did not say he couldn’t do it. Just said it was basically stupid. I’m sure Neil is thinking the same thing this morning as he wanders around the ashes of his career.


33 posted on 11/16/2010 9:06:06 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Hahaha...I could never see why people pay good money to listen to this guy or to Bruce Springsteen....


34 posted on 11/16/2010 9:06:16 AM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for the big -24 today and -27 by the end of the month.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Electricity, diesel fuel, cooking oil, what could go wrong?


35 posted on 11/16/2010 9:06:39 AM PST by slumber1 (Texas Rangers - 2010 American League Champions!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“......“Fire” by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.”

...Whew!...you’re really taking me back with that comment...I haven’t thought about him in decades....I miss the days when music had a wild streak.


36 posted on 11/16/2010 9:07:36 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: NormsRevenge

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.


37 posted on 11/16/2010 9:09:37 AM PST by Dogbert41
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To: WayneS
Unless he OWNS the car, in which case he is free do do whatever he wishes with it -- just as you would be if you owned it.

True I guess. I own a 1926 Model T Ford roadster. It's more or less original. Runs and drives. It has survived 84 years without being cut up. I wouldn't dream of doing that. In my eyes I'm preserving it for future generations.

38 posted on 11/16/2010 9:10:13 AM PST by ScottyinTN
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To: rahbert

Can’t think of much clever to say using his lyrics.

Just the man is a dolt and what a better way to demonstrate it.


39 posted on 11/16/2010 9:10:43 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: rahbert

Um, southern cross first appeared on CSN’s Daylight Again in 1982, Cinnamon Girl 1969 on Everybody Knows this is Nowhere (which you correctly id as the first neil young with crazy horse).


40 posted on 11/16/2010 9:11:06 AM PST by dmz
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To: armymarinemom

The website speaks of the ‘super safe lithium ion phosphate battery’ :)


41 posted on 11/16/2010 9:13:48 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Undoubtedly the carbon released in the fire far exceeds what I, and everyone else on this thread, will spew in a lifetime.


42 posted on 11/16/2010 9:15:18 AM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: dmz

Hmm, well I could have sworn the song dated from that
LP.


43 posted on 11/16/2010 9:17:21 AM PST by rahbert
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don’t need him (an any of his stupid memorabilia) around anyhow.


45 posted on 11/16/2010 9:24:18 AM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Think I’ll pack it in and...buy a pickup...”


46 posted on 11/16/2010 9:26:32 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: ScottyinTN
I own a 1926 Model T Ford roadster.

A neighbor had a Model T, beautifully restored. His kid was playing with gas in the garage, poured some on the floor, and lit it. When it flared up, he dropped the can and ran. Good by garage and Model T.

47 posted on 11/16/2010 9:26:50 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: rahbert

They saved about 70% of his stuff.

I have only one burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire


48 posted on 11/16/2010 9:27:13 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Good by -> Good bye.


49 posted on 11/16/2010 9:28:33 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: ScottyinTN

I like Classic Cars too! Here’s my dream car;
http://tinyurl.com/2f3zsay


50 posted on 11/16/2010 9:31:25 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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