Skip to comments.Send This Story to Everyone You Know Who Drives an Electric Car
Posted on 08/08/2017 2:18:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Those of you driving a Prius, those of you who have ordered a Tesla, those of you who think that you are saving the planet before it climate change or other horrible acts of nature because you are purchasing an electric car, which means that you are engaging in sustainable, renewable energy, this story is for you. Its from the U.K. Daily Mail. Now, were gonna link to this story at RushLimbaugh.com, and I want those of you out there to pass this story on to everybody you know that drives an electric car or a hybrid.
I dont care if a Prius or if its a Tesla. Even if theyve ordered one and dont yet have possession of it. Heres the headline of the story: Child Miners Aged Four Living a Hell on Earth So That You Can Drive an Electric Car: Awful Human Cost in Squalid Congo Cobalt Mine that Michael Gove Didnt Consider in His Clean Energy Crusade. Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8, and Monica, 4″ eight and four! that were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
They are two of the 40,000 children working daily in the mines, checking rocks for cobalt, the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt the prized ingredient essential for the batteries that power electric cars. Now, we hear all the horror stories of the cheap labor and the inhuman conditions on the iPhone assembly lines in China and routinely the Drive-By Media tries to guilt iPhone buyers and Apple into changing this. This is inhumane whats necessary for you selfish people to have your precious iPhone!
Well, look at this: 40,000 kids mining rocks looking for cobalt because its an essential ingredient in batteries that are used to power electric cars. You people that Ive asked to copy this link when you see it at RushLimbaugh.com and send it to all your friends that drive electric cars? I want you to do something else. Send it on to all the leftist media that you know. Send it to the websites. Send it to CNN. Send it New York Times. See if anybody will dare even cover this.
As I say, the story is in the U.K. Daily Mail, and it has pictures of the two kids one eight, one four who are being slapped and physically abused by foremen. And, by the way, these are Africans. These are black people. These are minorities in America being forced at age four to mine cobalt and being physically abused if they slack off or dont find enough during the busywork day. Young children working in Congo mines in horrific conditions, all for sustainability, all for clean, renewable energy which also is a crock.
Good on Rush for covering this.
I’m sure the MSM will have this story as a headliner “soon”.... /s
Lefties don’t care. As little g as it’s not mined in America, they could care less. NIMBY’s are mostly leftists.
If your car is blue in color, it probably used cobalt.
Maybe even as much as my Prius battery?
Hybrid and electric vehicles are built using slave labor? Whodathunkit?!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
I don’t approve of using young children or even minors for that matter, to do this sort of thing. If this were South Africa in the old days, there’d be sanctions out the kazoo.
Now that it’s African on African crimes, I guess we’re powerless to stop any of it. (B.S.)
I’ve driven a hybrid since March of 2006. It’s a little Mercury Mariner SUV. Just got back from a 1,000 plus mile trip, and averaged 30.05 MPH on the trip. On some sections I was getting 34+ MPH.
This vehicle was chosen over a Mountaineer. We had one already, and were lucky to get between 15-17 mpg with it.
I wanted a small utility vehicle that wouldn’t burn so much gas. This filled the bill.
You don’t have to be a leftist to wish to purchase less gas.
I know Rush and others love to rib Leftists about this sort of thing, and I think they’re vulnerable due to the issues of hybrids or full electric vehicles and the trade-offs that are inherent. There are issues if you’re doing this solely to rescue the environment.
This is the most fun vehicle I’ve owned and I’d recommend it to anyone, if they were still made.
I purchased the seven year or 70,000 mile maintenance package. I’ve not paid for any service other than the regular scheduled service visits in the 11.5 years I’ve owned the vehicle. For the first seven years, those didn’t cost me anything either.
I’m not getting rid of my vehicle, or refusing to buy another because crimes are being committed. Put an end to the crimes folks.
And if putting an end to the crimes being committed puts the electric car companies out of business...?
You drive slow. ;<}
Coltan not cobalt, which is a key ingredient for performance miniaturized capacitors
The idea that electric cars are somehow better for the environment is more junk science. The electricity that fuels the cars is produced by plants that burn fossil fuels and the more electricity needed for peak hours the less efficient and more polluting plants are used. And of course the batteries use minerals that are mined by children and slaves in Africa (yes that’s right, research it - slavery was abolished in USA but still exists in Africa and elsewhere). The people who buy electric cars to save the environment are as deluded as private plane flying Al Gore.
All batteries use graphite in their anodes. So is Rush saying that we should drop cell phones, computers, watches, and all other electronics as well?
Was getting ready to compose letter to editor for local news paper about this evil .Would be great if all concerned could get it in there parish bulletin or on prayer list to bring attention to those that have their heads in the sand.
Electric car, what’s that?
Oh, you mean a COAL burning car.
Good grief. We went thru the same thing over sneakers.
Yes, abusive child labor exists in this world. When rooted out behind the stonewalling of those who immediately benefit, it is soon eradicated by the supply chain refusing to be knowingly complicit.
Now that it has been identified in industry X, it will be ended. That’s a good thing.
Or hydro, solar, wind...
What, adults can’t do the work?
I don’t think they use much coltan with Leyden jars?
Was driving 55 to 80 mph on the trip.
Went to Yosemite, so there were a lot of winding mountain roads involved too.
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