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By Angela Greiling Keane
Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is guilty of an “unseemly coverup” in dealing with reports of dangerous sudden acceleration by some of its vehicles, consumer advocate Ralph Nader said.
“Toyota dropped the ball -- too little, too late,” Nader, who founded groups including Public Citizen to push for strong auto-safety regulation, said in an interview yesterday. “It was an unseemly coverup.”
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In the wake of deaths and sharp criticism, Toyota changes course.
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Toyota: Software to blame for Prius brake problems
Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Without issuing a recall of its iconic Prius hybrid vehicles, Toyota said Thursday a software glitch is to blame for braking problems in the 2010 model.
In Strongly Worded Letter, Reps. Waxman and Stupak Suggest That in Private Toyota Execs Are Telling A Different Story About the Causes of Runaway Toyotas
Two congressmen issued a strong statement Tuesday afternoon suggesting that recent statements by Toyota's top U.S. executive to the public about the causes of random acceleration were misleading, and that in private Toyota officials had said that sticky gas pedals were not the cause of the most serious acceleration incidents.
Honda recalls Fit model over fire danger
Dayton Business Journal
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 140,000 Fit hatchbacks in the United States and another 506,000 worldwide over a potential fire hazard relating to the power window units, according to media reports.
Consumer Reports suspends recommendations on eight Toyota models
Jan 29, 2010
Consumer Reports has temporarily suspended its "recommended" status for eight Toyota vehicle models and one Pontiac model that may have accelerator pedals that can stick and cause unintended acceleration.
General Motors offers incentives to Toyota owners worried by recall
Bring in a Camry, for example, and get $1000 off this 2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT.
By GM, Wieck
General Motors launched a campaign today to give Toyota owners worried about the ongoing recall over sticking gas pedals extra incentive to consider buying a GM vehicle.
Sector Total PACs Indivs
Agribusiness $27,436 $25,446 $1,990
Communications/Electronics $12,500 $11,000 $1,500
Construction $4,000 $4,000 $0
Defense $0 $0 $0
Energy & Natural Resources $14,500 $12,000 $2,500
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $23,150 $19,000 $4,150
Health $6,000 $3,500 $2,500
Lawyers & Lobbyists $3,250 $500 $2,750
Transportation $21,000 $21,000 $0
Misc Business $16,050 $9,000 $7,050
Labor $3,000 $3,000 $0
Ideological/Single-Issue $6,000 $6,000 $0
This is stirring some controversy already. The Tebows have a story . They are making a difference for good in this world
By KEN THOMAS
This is getting patently ridiculous-The One using a teleprompter to address elementary school children? There has GOT to be something that is being carefully hidden from the American People, I'm sure about that. With the right/left/right/left/right/left head sweeps, too. "UFB", IMO!
Foreign Money in American Politics?
Some Say Supreme Court's Decision in Citizens United Case Has Opened New Path
By MATTHEW MOSK
Jan. 24, 2010 —
Some election lawyers believe that last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court opinion may have opened a new avenue for foreign money to enter the American political system, and that the justices are inviting a repeat of the 1996 Chinese money scandal that bloodied the Clinton administration.
Unless you've been under a rock all weekend....you know that the internet once again illustrates why the dinosaur media is dying...and why the liberals want to prop up a state media in it's place....
Who is Ellie Light?
That is a question that a number of newspaper editors are now asking themselves. Ellie Light not only seems to be a prolific letter writer, but also a great supporter of President Obama.
Obama has suspicious number of letter-writing fans named 'Ellie Light'
Reaction of political groups was immediate.
"This decision allows Wall Street to tap its vast corporate profits to drown out the voice of the public in our democracy," said Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, a group that favors limits on campaign spending and vowed to push swift passage of legislation in Congress to publicly finance congressional elections.
Behind the Counter Program
■All Post Offices are now participating in the Behind the Counter program. To be in compliance with this program, you must continue to keep Mover’s Guide copies behind the counter so that they are inaccessible to customers without the help of a retail associate.
they want customers to file online and pay the 1$ fee !
This coming Tuesday, the Susan B. Anthony List will be stopping in Toledo on a 10-city tour to ask Rep. Marcy Kaptur to vote against any health care reform that funds abortion! Here are just a few links to info about the tour:
This guy has an interesting story- www.TomGanley.com
Sat., Jan. 9, 5 p.m. - Meet US Senate Candidate Tom Ganley
2951 E. State St., Fremont
Public Invited to meet Tom Ganley and hear him tell why he wants to be Ohio's US Senator at regular meeting of the American Patriots Against Government Excess (APAGE). Details at www.americanspage.com or 419-332-3259.
Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 1:00 - 3:30PM - Toledo Area Humane Society Pet Sitting Workshop
Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee
If you have a reponsible child aged 11 to 15 who loves animals, why not let them start a pet-sitting business?
A Call to get involved in Children of Liberty
This is a call to our Liberty Force. This is our smaller group of leadership that can offer a bit more time or some expertise to our efforts.
NHTSA Tracking Braking Loss on Prius Hybrids
Toyota owners are unhappy about the performance of the system, calling it defective. Pedestrian lives at risk?
by Ken Zino on Dec.24, 2009
Drivers are unhappy about stopping distances on bumps, tracks and slippery surfaces.
Dozens of owners of the current third generation Toyota Prius models have filled complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the alleged brake failures they have experienced.