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  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 112 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • Volkswagen will add 1,000 jobs at Tennessee plant (making electric cars)

    01/15/2019 11:54:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | January 14, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    Volkswagen is investing $800 million in its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a move that will add 1,000 jobs to the factory, the company announced Monday. It plans to build electric cars there. Volkswagen's investment in Tennessee comes weeks after General Motors announced plans to close three North American plants and shift its production focus away from sedans, to free up money to develop to electric and self-driving vehicles. The move also comes amid talks between Volkswagen and Ford about pooling resources to make the next generation of vehicles. The new Tennessee jobs and production should begin in 2022, according to the company's statement. "The US...
  • Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

    01/13/2019 6:31:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2018 | Grant Schulte
    More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year defining meat as “any edible portion of any livestock or poultry, carcass, or part thereof” and excluding “lab-grown or insect or plant-based food products.” It would make it a crime to advertise or sell something “as meat that is not derived from poultry or livestock.” Similar measures aimed at...
  • Six GOP Senators Offer to Trade Amnesties for Border Wall plus Cheap Labor

    01/10/2019 3:05:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Neil Munro
    Six GOP Senators briefed Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide about a plan to swap two amnesties in exchange for border-wall funding. The six GOP Senators included Graham, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, Ohio’s Rob Portman, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, and Maine’s Susan Collins. The Senators’ draft offer to the Democrats, however, also includes incentives sought by GOP-aligned business groups, such as an expansion of the H-2B blue collar visa-worker program. Few Democrats support the H-2B visa program but its inclusion could encourage GOP legislators to ignore protests from the GOP’s pro-American base. Several GOP Senators...
  • Facebook investigating News for Democracy, group backed by liberal megadonor Reid Hoffman

    01/08/2019 4:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/08/19 | Andrew Blake
    Facebook is investigating News for Democracy, an organization backed by liberal megadonor Reid Hoffman, over misleading news pages the group operated prior to the 2018 midterm elections, the social network said Monday. News for Democracy created several active Facebook pages that may have broken the social network’s advertising policies and rules against misleading users during the race, The Washington Post reported. **SNIP** Mr. Hoffman, a LinkedIn co-founder and Microsoft board member, did not return requests for comment, The Post reported. Dmitri Mehlhorn, his top political adviser and a News for Democracy, declined to comment, the report said.
  • Microsoft Board Member Funded Election Manipulation vs. Cruz, Blackburn

    01/08/2019 4:13:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 8, 2019 12:09 PM EST | Corinne Weaver |
    Liberal abuse of Facebook to manipulate elections didn’t stop in 2017. A new Washington Post report indicated the same strategy was widespread in 2018 and earned as many as 16 million views in just a two-week span. Liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and member of the board of directors for Microsoft, was exposed last week for funding a project that created fake Facebook pages to manipulate the 2017 Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. A new Washington Post article has revealed that the group that created the project, News for Democracy, had created 14 fake...
  • 22-YEAR-OLD SON OF KNOXVILLE FIRE CAPTAIN KILLED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

    01/05/2019 10:11:26 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/05/2019 | Scott Morefield
    A multi-vehicle crash last week that claimed the life of the son of a Knoxville, Tennessee fire department captain was the result of a “chain reaction” begun by an illegal immigrant driving in the wrong lane, investigators said. Pierce Kennedy Corcoran, 22, the son of Knoxville Fire Department spokesperson Captain D.J. Corcoran, was driving a Honda Civic south on Knoxville’s Chapman Highway the evening of December 30 when a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo reportedly veered into their lane and struck the vehicle. ... 44-year-old Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo, an illegal immigrant, was arrested and charged with criminally...
  • Driver Charged with Negligent Homicide in Fatal Chapman Highway Weck

    12/31/2018 5:54:38 PM PST · by ArizonaJacks · 21 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | December 31, 2018 | Tyler Whetstone
    <p>The man police say swerved into oncoming traffic killing a 22-year-old-Knoxville man Saturday was charged with criminally negligent homicide Monday.</p> <p>Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo, 44, was driving a Chevrolet truck north on Chapman Highway Saturday evening when, according to a media release, he veered into the southbound lane near the 4700 block and hit a Honda Civic driven by Pierce Kennedy Corcoran.</p>
  • Trump bashes Corker's poll numbers after GOP critic calls gov't shutdown 'made-up fight'

    12/23/2018 1:15:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Trump was quick to respond to Corker's comments on Sunday - calling the senator out on social media for poor polling numbers after the president failed to endorse him. Corker has denied this and has claimed Trump actually had called him to ask the Tennessee lawmaker to run again. "Bob Corker was responsible for giving us the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended, yet he badmouths me for wanting to bring our young people safely back home," Trump tweeted. "Bob wanted to run and asked for my endorsement. I said NO and the game was over. #MAGA I LOVE...
  • GOP’s Lamar Alexander Won’t Run for Re-Election in 2020

    12/17/2018 5:23:39 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020. .... “I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020,” Alexander said in a statement. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from our state. I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else to have that privilege. I have gotten up every day thinking that I could help make our state and country a little better, and gone to bed most nights...
  • Sex offender crowned Grand Marshall in Sardis parade

    12/16/2018 12:26:30 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    wjtv.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2018 | Tara Thomas
    Some residents of small-town Sardis, Miss. say they are very troubled at officials’ decision to knowingly crown a registered sex offender as “Grand Marshal” of their annual Christmas parade, according to a report from KAIT. Carolyn Whaley, who owns The Eclectic Emporium on Main Street where the Christmas parade passed by on Tuesday, says “everyone in Sardis knows that Michael Saripkin, the Grand Marshal, is a sex offender,” KAIT reports. “Everybody knows that; it’s a small town,” Whaley said. “It doesn’t bother me. He’s a very nice, friendly man. He has donated more money, helped the fire department, helped the...
  • Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama State Department Urgently Provided Classified ‘Russiagate’

    12/14/2018 9:03:42 AM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 12/14/2018 | ADMIN
    Judicial Watch today released two sets of heavily redacted State Department documents, 38 pages and 48 pages, showing classified information was researched and disseminated to multiple U.S. Senators by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN). Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s...
  • As Last Abortion Center in Nashville Closes, Tennessee Doctor Reveals Why Life is Winning

    12/13/2018 12:16:06 PM PST · by OddLane · 13 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/13/18 | Dr. Brent Boies
    These are interesting times in the battle over abortion here in Tennessee. Four years ago, an effort to amend Tennessee’s state constitution was successful. Years in the making, it was one of the most expensive and vigorously contested ballot measures in the state’s history. It has led to passage of commonsense laws to regulate the abortion industry. As a practicing OB/GYN for the past two decades, I’ve often seen women who were violated by substandard care at Planned Parenthood. I know firsthand how abortion leaves women and families broken...
  • Nokian opens North American headquarters in Nashville (More than 400 jobs in Tennessee)

    12/11/2018 10:34:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Rubber & Plastics News ^ | December 11, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has opened its North American headquarters office in Nashville, housing the company's sales, customer service, IT, logistics and marketing teams. As many as 30 employees will work from the renovated facility, which has around 6,000 square feet of space and features an open-concept work environment. Several employees chose to move to Nashville, while others remain at the Finnish tire maker's previous North American headquarters in Colchester, Vt., which continues to serve as an office and distribution warehouse. Mark Earl, senior vice president, Americas, said employees have received a "warm welcome" in the Volunteer state. "We are...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday December 7th, 2018

    12/07/2018 5:08:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    First this morning the situation in France where in less than 24 hours mass demonstrations are expected to unfold nationwide and especially in Paris. The "yellow vests" movement opposing the gasoline taxes of the increasingly unpopular President Emmanuel Macron is being swelled by others discontented by Macron's pro-big business "liberal reforms"..... The arm twisting continues in London as the Conservative Party government of Prime Minister Theresa May tries to cajole both Tories and members of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party who support her government into backing her controversial Brexit proposal.... A lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says a deal...
  • Dangers to Dissidents

    11/29/2018 1:30:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Seanator Rand Paul
    The brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has opened a window into the world of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and reminded us that there are many places in the world where disagreeing with your government is a death sentence. I break with the administration on their response to this killing for many reasons. If Saudi Arabia is not held accountable for the barbaric murder of Khashoggi, what will it mean for the fate of other dissidents held in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere who are being held without trial? What message does it send to kingdoms and dictatorships around...
  • Family Dollar shopper stabbed to death with knives plucked from store's shelves in...

    11/30/2018 12:55:24 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 67 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 11/29/18 | Denise Hollinshed
    BRECKENRIDGE HILLS • A Tennessee woman grabbed two knives from the shelf at a Family Dollar store here Tuesday and began stabbing a customer in the head, fatally wounding the victim. Cameka Cathey, 34, of Memphis, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the attack. She is accused of stabbing Marybeth Gaeng, 65, inside the Family Dollar Store at 9730 St. Charles Rock Road. Cathey entered the Family Dollar store and retrieved two knives from the shelf, according to court documents. She then approached Gaeng and stabbed her in the head. While employees were trying to help...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mueller Is Being Criminally Investigated And Jerome Corsi Knew About The Case

    11/26/2018 4:38:58 PM PST · by upsdriver · 35 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Nov. 26, 2018 | Patrick Howley
    Special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller is accused of framing a man on gun charges — a case that is officially under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Writer Jerome Corsi, who rejected Mueller’s plea deal in the Russia collusion case but is still under Mueller’s microscope, actually knew about the case in question years ago, before the criminal investigation opened in Tennessee. Mueller as FBI director was accused of working with a blogger who wears a hammer and sickle Communist hat to build the law enforcement presence that led to the man’s arrest on gun...
  • Trump is right, jobs for black Americans abound. Here's why it may not last

    11/26/2018 11:55:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Howard Schneider (D-Reuters)
    MEMPHIS - Ask Memphis residents and they might say that President Donald Trump got this one right: this is the best job market as far as many in this majority black city can remember. For single mother Latasha Harwell, it has meant finally landing a full time job as a medical assistant, one with the regular 9 to 5 hours she needs so she can care for her kids. Chiquita Clayton says she has an open offer to move from part-time to full-time work at a FedEx warehouse; forklift driver Kendrick Jefferson got $3 dollar an hour more for switching...
  • Carl’s Jr. parent to close Anaheim office, ending a California legacy

    11/23/2018 10:31:05 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 67 replies
    https://www.ocregister.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | K SMITH
    The parent company of Carl’s Jr. says it will be closing its Anaheim office and moving those operations to Franklin, Tenn., where the company is now based, effectively ending a California legacy that started when the chain was founded in 1941 in Los Angeles. CKE, which also owns the Hardee’s, Green Burrito and Red Burrito restaurant brands, moved its Carpenteria headquarters to Franklin last year, blaming high taxes and a stringent business climate, factors that have driven other companies out of the Golden State.