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  • South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like America’s Bradley — But Better

    04/11/2016 6:22:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 10, 2016 | Ed Kim
    South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like America’s Bradley — But Better SOUTH KOREA April 10, 2016 Ed Kim 0 K211 For several years, South Korea has been in the throes of a military weapons binge. In particular, Seoul really wants weapons made in South Korea. Officials have a mix of concerns regarding the evolving nature of the U.S.-Korean alliance, the unique needs of defending their mountainous country and the desire to bolster an indigenous arms industry. It hasn’t always gone well. One of the first attempts to create a completely independent weapons system was an armored infantry fighting vehicle...
  • #RawDiehl: What Issues Do Donald Trump and Geoff Diehl Agree on?

    02/23/2016 4:26:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    http://massdems.org ^ | Chair Tom McGee
    BOSTON---With controversial, divisive Donald Trump campaigning in Massachusetts tomorrow, voters are left wondering if Gov. Baker's endorsed candidate for state Senate Tea Partier Geoff Diehl actually supports his Party’s current poll-leading candidate’s out-of-touch positions. Tea Partier Diehl joined Trump during his last visit to Massachusetts along along with fellow Tea Party State Rep. Shauna O’Connell.
  • Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

    07/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its systems from 10 miles away whilst sitting on their sofa. In the first such breach of its kind security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and mobile phone to access the Jeep’s on-board systems via its wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means - including...
  • UN Medic Trucks Caught Trying to Hide Logo from Public View (Video)

    06/16/2015 5:27:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/16/15 | DAHBOO777
    This footage was taken in Northern Louisiana On June 10th 2015. Notice how the UN logos are covered with brown paper, but the front one has peeled off. I don't like the looks of this. What other types of vehicles are being positioned and where? U S vehicles don't even get my attention when I see them, but UN? This is at least the 5th time that i have reported on UN Vehicles being spotted here in the US. It seems obvious that they are trying to hide their presence, But just got busted! Heads Up Yal! The Big Question...
  • Over 100 Russian Armored Vehicles Crossed into East Ukraine Last Night

    02/12/2015 3:22:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    After 16 hours of peace talks, Putin has agreed to new ceasefire terms with Ukraine starting February 15, 2015. The ceasefire terms included the removal of Russian heavy weapons from Ukraine. Many are still cautious about the agreement especially after hearing reports that over 100 armored Russian military vehicles crossed into East Ukraine in the late evening. Business Insider reported: About 50 tanks, 40 missile systems, and 40 armored vehicles crossed overnight into eastern Ukraine from Russia via the Izvaryne border crossing into the separatist Luhansk region, a Kiev military spokesman said on Thursday. Armored columns of Russian-speaking soldiers without...
  • This Is What It's Like To Be Shot At With an AK-47 in a Mercedes-Benz!

    11/17/2014 7:11:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    This Is What It's Like To Be Shot At With an AK 47 in a Mercedes Benz!
  • Has anyone here ever bought a Ford Fusion?

    10/10/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 43 replies
    Me
    New car time. My Colorado is 10 years old and its nickel and diming me. I am looking to get a New Ford Fusion. I wont buy a GM because of the bailout and the fact they seem to get recalled every other day. Test drove a Fusion SE and it rocked. Has anyone here ever owned one?
  • Are you stealing cars without knowing it?

    10/10/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Street ^ | 10-8-2014
    Are you stealing cars without knowing it? 10/08/14 - Here's another reason to protect your identity -- car thieves are stealing personal information to buy new vehicles directly from dealerships, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The bureau says crooks have been frustrated by late-model cars with advanced safeguards that make hot-wiring difficult. But resourceful thieves are now using stolen IDs and fake driver's licenses to purchase or lease vehicles, which they then sell after changing vehicle identification numbers (VINs). "It's comparable to a hacker stealing IDs," explains Joe Wehrle, the NICB president and CEO, in a written...
  • The 20 Cars Most Likely To Last 200,000 Miles

    10/03/2014 7:27:35 AM PDT · by blam · 168 replies
    Bi ^ | 10-3-2014
    Alex Davies October 3, 2014 If you're going to buy a new or used car, it's good to know that it's not going to break down after a few thousand miles. Even better is knowing that it'll have a good shot at crossing the 200,000 mile mark. To find the vehicles mostly likely to reach that milestone, iSeeCars, which helps shoppers find good deals on used cars, analyzed listings for 30 million used vehicles from the past year. Turns out that if you want to go the distance, your best choice is the Ford F-250, followed by the Chevy Silverado...
  • U.S. auto sales surge in August 2014 to month's highest level in years

    09/03/2014 8:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/03/2014 | By JERRY HIRSCH
    <p>Auto sales rose to their highest August levels in about a decade based on the early reports from automakers Wednesday.</p> <p>Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and Nissan all posted gains while General Motors saw sales slip.</p> <p>Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. in August, an increase of about 3% from the same period a year earlier, according to initial industry estimates released Wednesday.</p>
  • GM Will Make Cars With Motion Sensors to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

    09/02/2014 10:53:15 AM PDT · by shove_it · 51 replies
    TimeCom ^ | 2 Sep 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Eye and head tracking sensors will make it harder to text while driving General Motors is reportedly installing sensors in its next generation of cars that will detect drivers’ eye and head motions and alert drivers to prolonged moments of distraction...
  • Are ‘American’ cars going extinct?

    07/04/2014 10:13:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 04, 2014
    Want to buy an American car? Better get one while they last. Only 10 vehicles qualified this year for the annual American-Made Index from Cars.com, and just three of them are from domestic brands. The Ford F-150 pickup took the top spot for the second year in a row, while the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray came in seventh and the Detroit-built Dodge SRT Viper rounded out the list in tenth. …
  • Huge arsenal of military vehicles being auctioned in July

    06/04/2014 3:49:20 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3, 2014 | Fox News
    Wish you had something in your driveway with a little more … power? Well, now’s your chance. One of the largest collections of military machines in the United States is being auctioned July 11-12 in California. It was curated over the years by the late Jacques Littlefield, who housed the collection at his Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley. After Littlefield’s death in 2009, the collection was acquired by the Collings Foundation, an educational organization whose mission is to preserve the history of military automobiles and aircraft. Several of the vehicles will be moved to a new facility in...
  • Nannytastic: All vehicles required to have rearview cameras by 2018

    04/01/2014 7:14:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Four years from now, it will be illegal to manufacture a car without a rearview camera. The new regulation is to meant to prevent back-over accidents from hurting small children and seniors, so who could be against that? Apparently not one person, because the New York Times story on this regulation features not one dissenting voice. No one who could say, “Gee, this will definitely add to the cost of new vehicles, making them less affordable and attainable for middle-class families.” No one who could say, “This sounds like a nice idea, but must it be mandated by government?” Not...
  • Police may be using military vehicles because of Pentagon cuts

    03/01/2014 7:04:21 PM PST · by MCF · 34 replies
    Fox 2 news ^ | 2/27/2014 | Staff writer
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We may soon see military in armored trucks roaming our city streets. An estimated 13,000 mine-resistant vehicles are expected to be distributed around the country.
  • 'Charge Rage' – electric car owners get angry after having vehicles unplugged

    01/24/2014 2:41:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/23/14 | David Millward
    The growing popularity of environmentally friendly motoring in America has led to a new phenomenon, “charge rage”, as the owners of electric cars compete for places to plug in their cars. While the owners of electric cars may care about climate change, they appear to be less solicitous of their fellow ecologically-motivated motorists. Angry notes have been left on windscreens and drivers have returned to their cars to find that they have been unplugged.
  • I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River, sending vehicles, people into water

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River, about 60 miles north of Seattle, collapsed Thursday, sending three vehicles and people plunging into the cold water at least 50 feet below. Amazingly, there were no fatalities, Skagit County authorities said. Three people were pulled from the river and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital and United General Hospital; two were reported to be in stable condition, the other had minor injuries and was being released Thursday night. The survivor who was released was identified as Dan Sligh, 47. His wife, Sally Sligh, 56, remained...
  • Combat in and around vehicles

    05/23/2013 9:08:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Opencarry.org ^ | 22 May, 2013 | Vandil
    After 2 months of snow delays I recently completed the vehicle combat training class I posted inquiries about last November.http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...-fire-training The class was a solo student course lead by Firearms Iinstructor and assisted (ammo bitched) by an experienced IDPA\Highpower competitor. The course curriculum was very in depth and complete. Ranging from at your door assaults, engagement ranges and choices, vehicles as cover, vehicles as weapons, point shooting, moving targets, moving shooter, moving vehicles, window shooting, cross passenger compartment engagement, vehicle egress, vehicle hard points, glass deflection, under vehicle shooting, equipment tricks, and hand to hand with pistol attacks. We covered...
  • [San Francisco] SF's goal of taking its cars off the road hits speed bump

    05/01/2013 7:15:15 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 12 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 04/28/13 | Joshua Sabatini
    Enforcement of San Francisco’s 2010 law to reduce city government vehicles was supposed to begin two years ago. Now that it has finally started, the requirement is being put to the test. Nine city department heads have submitted waivers to protect hundreds of trucks, sedans and other vehicles from elimination. --SNIP-- The fleet has long faced criticism for abuse and waste, a fact seen as a blemish on San Francisco’s environmentally conscious image. In recent years, city leaders have launched efforts to reduce vehicle dependency, such as by partnering with car-share programs. In 2010, San Francisco adopted the landmark Healthy...
  • Airbags, Tailgates Are Targets Du Jour for Thieves

    04/30/2013 8:48:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    cars.com ^ | Apr 30, 2013
    Airbags, Tailgates Are Targets Du Jour for Thieves Targets of car-component thieves can be as fleeting as Ed Hardy T-shirts and lower-back tattoos; they shift with cultural fixations and advancing technology. So, what car parts are trending for car thieves now? Of course, there are the classics, like hubcaps and car stereos. A few years back, high intensity discharge headlights enjoyed their day in the sun among street-car enthusiasts and, more recently, marijuana growers. Lately, Honda Fit wheels have become a popular target, as one of Cars.com's own senior editors learned. Airbags and pickup trucks' tailgates are currently making headlines...
  • Driverless cars expected to go mainstream by 2025

    04/20/2013 2:07:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 88 replies
    BGR ^ | 4/19/13 | Dan Graziano
    Google has been testing a fleet of autonomous vehicles on U.S. roadways for quite some time now, and other companies such as Mercedes-Benz are adding more advanced technology to aid drivers. We now have cars that can automatically stop, parallel park themselves and even detect when another car is in a blind spot. Google executives have previously said that they would like to see self-driving vehicles on the road within three to five years, however it may not happen that quickly. Industry experts believe that by 2020, car computers will handle much of the work when traveling at high speeds and five years...
  • Americans eyeing 'crossing fee' for passenger vehicles at Canada-US land borders

    04/20/2013 9:09:33 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 15 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | April 20, 2013 | Andy Radia
    Excerpt only snips: Would you still make your weekly or monthly shopping trip to the United States if you had to pay an additional fee each time you crossed a land border by car or bus?"Given this, I was shocked to see that the Fiscal Year 2014 budget request proposed a study for a new toll on all passengers and pedestrians crossing the border from Canada into the United States. Putting up economic barriers to regional commerce is the absolute last thing we should be doing to grow the Western New York economy."
  • New E15 Gasoline May Damage Vehicles and Cause Consumer Confusion

    11/30/2012 12:23:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    PR Newswire - Yahoo ^ | 11/30/12 | PR Newswire
    AAA research reveals need for regulators and industry to suspend E15 sales to protect motorists ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. ... Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are...
  • The Survivor Truck, built to drive through the end of the world

    11/06/2012 12:54:48 AM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    Yahoo Autos ^ | 11/5/12 | Justin Hyde
    "Sometimes," author William S. Burroughs once said, "paranoia is just having all the facts." Given the facts gathered from the past few natural and man-made disasters, it's not a surprise that many people have begun to think of what they'd need to survive the next calamity. One California man has taken a kitchen-sink approach and created the Survivor Truck -- a machine that could keep rolling through any given Armageddon.
  • Politicized, Militarized Homeland Security Department Unveils New Panzer Division

    09/25/2012 4:04:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 109 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This to go along with it's 1.2 BILLION rounds of ammo  (22 lead slugs for each-and-every Republican) and armored checkpoint booths... nothing to worry about, tho! To the list of recent unsettling developments at DHS and other federal agencies -such as FEMA camp expansions, massive DHS ammo buys, a creepy new biometric surveillance system just being rolled-out by the FBI, and drones buzzing our backyards with cameras- we can now add the appearance across the country of not just heavily-armored military grade Humvees, but 'GLS' armored personnel carriers (APC's) such as in the picture above- 2500 of them to be...
  • Homeland Security and Military Vehicles – Pictures I Captured while in Kentucky

    07/29/2012 2:13:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    chrisinmaryville.net ^ | 7/29/12 | Sherrie Questioning All
    I was in Kentucky this last week. While driving up there I came across at least 10 different trucks hauling military vehicles going North. I even came across them in the small town of Winchester Kentucky, which is where I took the first picture of a Homeland Security armored vehicle. A friend who was driving up the other way through Bowling Green on Interstate 65 to Louisville said he saw about 20 trucks with military vehicles that same day going North too. I was going up Interstate 75 to Lexington Kentucky. I then went on a small road to Winchester...
  • How’s the Stimulus for Electric Vehicles Working Out, Mr. President?

    12/09/2011 4:11:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Global Warming.org ^ | 12/9/11 | Marlo Lewis
    In his January 2011 State of the Union speech, President Obama called for ”more research and incentives” so that America could ”become the first country to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.” In yesterday’s Washington Post, Carol Leonnig and Joe Stephens report that the Obama Administration “has poured roughly $5 billion dollars in taxpayer funds into the electric car industry, offering incentives to manufacturers, their suppliers and even car buyers who might want to go green.” This included $2.4 billion in Stimulus support to develop advanced batteries for all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. How’s it all...
  • Violent Riots Ravage Tottenham After Shooting

    08/06/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 07, 2011 | Breaking News
    Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police. A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries. By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports. Sky's Simon Newton,...
  • CA fees on vehicles, rural homes may be challenged

    06/29/2011 6:36:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Riverside Press-Enterpise ^ | 6/29/11 | Don Thompson - ap
    SACRAMENTO - Every Californian with a vehicle will pay $12 more a year to register it, and millions of property owners who live outside cities will pay $150 annually for state fire protection under two new fees imposed by lawmakers as part of the budget passed late Tuesday. However, the moves could face legal challenges from opponents who argue the fees are taxes in disguise. Democrats who control the Legislature approved the fees without Republican support. By law, the Legislature cannot pass new taxes without a two-thirds vote, which requires approval from at least some Republican lawmakers. But Democrats believe...
  • Perry Signs Hegar-Sponsored Bill Allowing Guns In Vehicles At The Workplace(TX)

    06/21/2011 7:52:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    fortbendnow.com ^ | 20 June, 2011 | John Pape
    Gov. Rick Perry has signed legislation championed by Fort Bend State Sen. Glenn Hegar that allows employees to store legally owned firearms in their locked, privately owned motor vehicles while at their workplace. GUN BILL SIGNED – Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law a bill sponsored by State Sen. Glenn Hegar that will allow residents to store legal guns locked in their vehicles while parked at the workplace. The bill takes effect Sept. 1. Hegar had introduced the bill during three sessions of the Texas Legislature, but this was the first time it made it to the governor’s desk....
  • Obama showcases fuel-saving vehicles

    04/01/2011 2:16:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/1/11 | Erica Werner - ap
    LANDOVER, Md. – Pressing his energy policy goals, President Barack Obama on Friday prodded large companies to modernize their shipping fleets with more fuel efficient vehicles, improvements that he said would reduce U.S. dependency on foreign oil and cut down business overhead costs in the long term. The president ventured to suburban Maryland and toured a UPS shipping facility, where he examined all-electric as well as hybrid vehicles used by companies such as AT&T, Verizon and PepsiCo. Obama launched a new public-private partnership designed to help large commercial fleets cut back on their diesel and gasoline use.
  • Two Sentenced for Transporting Stolen Goods to Support Hizballah

    07/14/2010 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Two Sentenced for Transporting Stolen Goods to Support Hizballah PHILADELPHIA—Michael Katz, 58, of Plainsboro, NJ, and Alaa Allia Ahmed Mohamed, a/k/a “Alaa Ahmed Mohamed Abouelnagaa,” 44, of Brooklyn, NY, were sentenced today for conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and trafficking in counterfeit goods, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Katz was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison; Mohamed was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The charges against the two were filed in conjunction with a case against four people, including Hassan Hodroj and Dib Hani Harb, who...
  • Massachusetts Lawmakers Weigh Closing Loophole that Lets Illegals Register Vehicles

    06/17/2010 2:52:17 PM PDT · by lado · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/10 | ?
    Illegal immigrants able to legally get their cars on the road in Massachusetts may soon find that privilege outlawed, MyFoxBoston reports. For years, Massachusetts drivers have been able to register their vehicles even if they don't have driver's licenses, a law that has enabled tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in Massachusetts to drive legally registered cars. .... The issue came to a head recently when a suspected illegal immigrant rear-ended a state representative in a serious car crash.
  • Orange Peels, Newspapers May Lead to Cheaper Ethanol

    04/23/2010 12:16:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 412+ views
    Tech Journal South ^ | April 23rd, 2010
    Scientists may have just made the breakthrough of a lifetime, turning discarded fruit peels and other throwaways into cheap, clean fuel to power the world’s vehicles. University of Central Florida professor Henry Daniell has developed a groundbreaking way to produce ethanol from waste products such as orange peels and newspapers. His approach is greener and less expensive than the current methods available to run vehicles on cleaner fuel — and his goal is to relegate gasoline to a secondary fuel. Daniell’s breakthrough can be applied to several non-food products throughout the United States, including sugarcane, switchgrass and straw. Could be...
  • Feds say Border Patrol vehicles being 'cloned' by Mexican smugglers

    04/12/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 837+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/12/10 | Sara A. Carter
    Federal agents along the Texas border were warned by the Department of Homeland Security that Mexican drug cartels are using "cloned" Border Patrol vehicles to smuggle drugs into the United States, according to documents obtain by the Washington Examiner. The DHS report was sent to Border Patrol officials in Webb County, Texas, in March. It asked Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officials to be on alert for "a suspected cloned marked Crown Victoria" the same vehicle type used by the agents.
  • Fuel efficiency rules to spur advanced vehicles

    03/31/2010 1:40:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 581+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/10 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON – Automakers are being pushed to build a more fuel-efficient generation of gas-electric hybrids, turbocharged engines and advanced vehicles powered by electricity under tough new standards from the Obama administration. Final rules to be signed Thursday by the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency come after carmakers posted modest gains in the distance a car can travel on a gallon of gas. The rules require 2016 model year vehicles to meet fuel efficiency targets of 35.5 miles per gallon combined for cars and trucks, an increase of nearly 10 mpg over current standards set by the National Highway...
  • Suggestions for a used vehicle?

    03/01/2010 8:16:17 AM PST · by bgill · 97 replies · 1,468+ views
    vanity
    I'm looking for some suggestions for an inexpensive used vehicle for a teenager. The plan was to give him the old pickup but it is on it's last legs. The vehicle must have a high safety rating. It will mainly be for city/highway driving but in an emergency needs to be able to book it across pastures. Again, cheap, cheap, cheap. Any suggestions?
  • Can we get some activism here?

    02/12/2010 4:21:17 AM PST · by Cardo · 8 replies · 260+ views
    02/12/2010 | Cardo
    While watching DW TV last night, the report that China is importing luxury items from around the world, had me overly concerned. How many products is China importing from us, the U.S., currently? Are well selling them "top of the line", "high value / quality" products? (Things with which we are proud we make; that are also extremely profitable.) Do we have the ability to compete in the global market? We lost a significant portion of our labor market when companies cut expenses by moving assets and interests outside the country. Now, with our dollar devalued so heavily; it is...
  • CA: Despite budget crisis, state spent $75 million on vehicles, office furniture

    02/09/2010 9:13:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 384+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/9/10 | Patrick McGreevey
    Reporting from Sacramento - Even as the state grappled with a budget crisis last year, bureaucrats spent nearly $45 million on new vehicles, almost $30 million on new furniture and more than $2 million on off-site meetings and conferences, a legislative panel has found. The expenditures were outlined in a report released Monday by the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, which plans to call on state agency managers to explain their spending at a hearing Wednesday. "These expenses came despite an executive order from the governor last year for each state agency to cut costs and eliminate vehicle...
  • National vehicle history database goes live

    01/26/2010 4:32:47 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 4 replies · 447+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A national database that allows consumers to view the history of used vehicles went into effect this year, but federal official said Tuesday that some states are not contributing vehicle records to the system. The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System allows potential used car buyers to check the title, odometer reading, accident history and other information for a fee of less than $5. The system was first proposed in the early 1990s, but was stalled until consumer protection agencies took legal action forcing the federal government to enact the program. It is currently administered by the...
  • Chrysler vehicles recalled for possible brake failure

    01/18/2010 12:30:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 554+ views
    cnn ^ | 1/18/10 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Chrysler Group is recalling about 24,000 late-model Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles to fix a defective part that could cause sudden, unexpected brake failure. The recall applies to some 2010 model year Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger sedans, Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty, Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs and 2009 and 2010 model year Ram trucks.
  • A Flush G.M. to Lavish Cash on New Vehicles

    12/07/2009 10:51:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,111+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2009 | BILL VLASIC
    DETROIT — Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the new chief executive of General Motors, has one big advantage as he tries to turn around the automaker — a stockpile of cash G.M. workers awaiting an announcement at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant on Monday that the company will invest to build the Volt, a battery-powered sedan, at that location. G.M. may spend to speed development on the Chevrolet Volt. G.M. had already pumped up its vehicle-development programs since emerging from bankruptcy with $42.6 billion in cash reserves, the bulk of which came from the government.
  • Mechanics keep vehicles mission ready (Gear-Heads)

    12/05/2009 1:45:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. April Mota, USA
    strong>With the help of an interpreter, Sgt. Steve Cyr, 101st Engineer Battalion, explains the best way to repair a faulty wiring harness to Spc. Murad, with the 6th Iraqi Army Field Engineer Regiment, Dec. 4. The U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers repaired equipment during a three-day maintenance course on Victory Base Complex, Baghdad. Photo by Staff Sgt. April Mota, 16th Engineer Brigade. BAGHDAD — U.S. Soldiers here recently instructed Iraqi Army Soldiers on how to repair various faults on their equipment and vehicles. Some of the repairs included a turret handle, door bracket, fuel leak, an air tank leak and a...
  • Arrests Made in Case Involving Conspiracy to Procure Weapons, Including Anti-Aircraft Missiles

    11/23/2009 2:32:12 PM PST · by Cindy · 38 replies · 2,014+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, November 23, 2009 Arrests Made in Case Involving Conspiracy to Procure Weapons, Including Anti-Aircraft Missiles Arrests were made today in a case involving a conspiracy to procure weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles. A criminal complaint, unsealed today, charged Dani Nemr Tarraf with conspiring to acquire anti-aircraft missiles (FIM-92 Stingers) and conspiring to possess machine guns (approximately 10,000 Colt M4 Carbines). In addition, Tarraf and other defendants — including Douri Nemr Tarraf, Hassan Mohamad Komeiha, and Hussein Ali Asfour — were charged with conspiring to...
  • Queens Man and Accomplice Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Hizballah

    10/27/2009 1:53:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 501+ views
    NewYork.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | October 27, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Queens Man and Accomplice Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Hizballah Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the FBI, announced the filing of an indictment yesterday charging Patrick Nayyar and Conrad Stanisclaus Mulholland with attempting to provide material support to Hizballah, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The indictment also charges Nayyar with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. On Sept. 24, 2009, Nayyar, a 46-year-old citizen of India who had...
  • U.N. probes use of its vehicles in Somalia bombing

    09/19/2009 11:03:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 449+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/09 | Frank Nyakairu
    NAIROBI (Reuters) – The United Nations is investigating the use of its vehicles by suicide bombers who killed 17 African Union peacekeepers at their main base in Somalia, a senior official said on Saturday. The Somali government warned on Friday that Islamist rebels from the al Shabaab group had six more stolen U.N. cars primed with explosives ready for suicide attacks. "There are very large numbers of U.N. vehicles in Somalia that have been used for a variety of projects," Mark Bowden, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, told Reuters. He said the United Nations had been given the chassis...
  • Cash for Clunkers: Trade in American, Buy Foreign

    08/11/2009 5:29:25 AM PDT · by kellynla · 55 replies · 1,213+ views
    townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2009 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    The only part of the stimulus program that is working, the cash-for-clunkers program is, in reality, a subsidy to foreign car companies, proving that Barack Obama is the best president Japan ever had. The Department of Transportation reports that the ten leading trade-ins are all American branded cars while six of the top ten new cars purchased - and four of the top five - are foreign. So the United States Senate is about to pass additional funds to subsidize the trade-in of American cars and the purchase of foreign cars. DOT reports that the following are the ten top...
  • More Mine-resistant Vehicles Flow to Afghanistan

    07/09/2009 4:54:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,096+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2009 – The military is sending thousands of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Afghanistan, even while a new version is being built, to protect troops against their biggest threat: improvised explosive devices. Because IEDs pose the biggest threat to troops in Afghanistan, the nation’s top military officer said yesterday, the military will keep the MRAPs flowing there until new versions built specifically for the Afghan terrain are ready for shipment. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen told a National Press Club audience that IEDs have become “more and more sophisticated over time.” Combined with increasingly sophisticated Taliban attacks, they pose...
  • ESTABLISHING A WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON AUTOMOTIVE COMMUNITIES AND WORKERS

    06/26/2009 3:06:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 464+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | June 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ____________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 23, 2009 EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ESTABLISHING A WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON AUTOMOTIVE COMMUNITIES AND WORKERS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Over the last decade, the United States has experienced a decline in employment in the auto industry and among part suppliers. This decline has accelerated dramatically over...
  • Shaykh Gets Down to Repair Business

    05/05/2009 5:46:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Amanda Tucker, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
    Iraqis work for an Iraqi non-tactical vehicle oil station on Joint Base Balad. The car maintenance agreement between the Iraqi company and the American government is the first of its kind to work inside a military base. Photo by Pfc. Amanda Tucker, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). JOINT BASE BALAD — Shaykh Shehab Ahmed Saleh Altmime has been running a non-tactical vehicle business here since August 2008, employing local nationals while providing a service to military members on base."As reward of my work and my sincerity ... [a] contract was signed between the Iraqi non-tactical vehicle oil station and Joint Base...