Safety Investigations: “Tesla MORE likely to catch on fire than gasoline car”per Bloomberg & MIT. NHTSA has now called Musk a Liar TWICE, said he lied about who called for probe and lied about NHTSA safety rating. Toyota deeply reviewed lithium ion, decided against it for safety/durability reasons. Calls to pull all Lithium Ion out of Tesla cars & replace with something else. Deadly toxic smoke fumes released by burning Tesla Batteries = Cancer, Brain Damage, Lung Damage per Federal Reports & MSDS. Lithium Ion “nearly impossible” to extinguish, “acts like solid rocket fuel” say firefighters. Tesla never supplied required CO2 fire extinguishers to cars. Federal Investigation deepens on use of “exploding flashlight batteries in improperly shielded box” to power car instead of commercial energy storage technology. All other companies had to recall EXCEPT Tesla- Bribes? 85% less lithium ion crash contact protection on Tesla than on ANY OTHER ELECTRIC CAR. Details Below:
Technical Failures: Tesla cars found to have built-in gear to spy on you. Doors lock you in and out. George Clooney Rips Tesla: ‘Why Am I Always Stuck On The Side Of The Fucking Road?‘ Tesla “Consumer Satisfaction” survey authored by it’s own investors/fanboys. Communications show crony’s sought to blockade Tesla recall to avoid bad optics. Tesla now the Rob Ford of auto industry.- Comedy Ctl. Tesla deposit holder lists vast set of technical problems, below. Investigator contact info, below. Driving a Tesla causes Anal Itching. VAMPIRE POWER DEFECT slams entire Tesla Model S fleet! Numerous defects documented. Details Below:
Staff Issues: Senior Staff leaving Tesla in herds. VP Blankenship heads for hills. Musk buys 60 Minutes, Consumer Reports, GQ, Fortune EGO articles about himself to hype his image instead of company image, investors pissed. OSHA probes “unsafe” Tesla factory per current workers & former NUMMI workers. Elon Musk NOT founder of Tesla: Ex-wives & actual founders say he screwed them. Lithium ion kills workers overseas in factories and kills companies who try to sell it. Tesla insiders spill the beans. Details Below:
Brand Crisis: “Only Douche Bags Drive Tesla’s” Meme moving quickly on internet. Battery dumping scheme via Panasonic deal. Tesla “telling lies” about how many “thermal events” there have been, say workers. Social research study finds prostitutes, alcoholism, drugs, kinky sex predominant in Tesla drivers. Musk now caught in multiple published/broadcast lies. Record-breaking number of investor fraud lawsuits now underway against Tesla. Why do so many drunks crash Teslas? – Details Below:
See confirmations on Bing, Ask, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo and other search engines. (You will get different results on each search engine, stay informed, do your own research.)
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See the new movie: Tesla:Catching Fire! Hungry Billionaires battle for bill$ in this glimpse of a fantastic near future where big government watches your every move and only the only way out is to kill the competition using deadly lobbying force. But when the speedy, greedy billionaires realize they didn’t really check out their investments, the real fire-storm begins.
Please Send This open letter to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, or Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA):
Regarding: Your recent Tesla “safety declaration”.
Dear German Federal Motor Transport Authority:
It is quite surprising to hear that your organization has declared the Tesla completely safe without engaging in full due diligence. It makes it appear like someone got bribed. We certainly hope that Deutsche Bank staff’s substantial positions in Tesla held no bearing. We see that Deutsche Bank staff were just indicted for massive securities fraud and we hope that is just a coincidence.
Numerous organizations and experts have provided data showing that the car is not safe. The statistics, historical facts about lithium ion, and actual evidence point to the opposite conclusion. Many websites, including: http://lithium-ion.weebly.com and others provide rather contrary evidence. Tesla’s own patent documents state that the car is not safe. The Chevy Volt was recalled for far less battery issues with lithium ion.
There are over 200 safety concerns that can be provided to you in a documented report. America has not even started their safety investigation and has requested a deep set of technical documents from Tesla. Did your agency request such documents?
and by hard-copy mail to: Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt Stabsstelle (Office of Interdepartmental functions) Mr. Thomas Meyer 24932 Flensburg
ki- ggt —————————————————————————– NHTSA Tesla Public Wiki Safety Report is HERE>>>
—————————————————————————- On Elusive Tesla battery facts . MoreHERE>>>
—————————————————————————– Is SolarCity’s use of Tesla batteries unsafe for homes and for Solarcity?. More HERE>>>
—————————————————————————– Did Tesla bankers at Deutsche Bank order German’s to give Tesla a wave-through on safety review that never actually happened?More HERE>>>
————————————————————————— Silicon Valley VC’s & Google hire Tsunami of stock bloggers to shill Tesla, daily, to stave off actual press coverage
Silicon Valley Vc’s, determined to not let Detroit win, at any cost (now gleeful that Detroit is officially bankrupt) have pulled out all the stops to try to protect the Frat House… oh, I mean Tesla; and seek to push any negative Tesla stories to the bottom of the search engines via HUNDREDS of shill “reporters” on stock market sites.
The problem is, the only part of Detroit that IS doing OK are the Car Companies, and the big car companies are only just getting started in their counter-measures. Stay tuned for the battle of the century. East Coast Vs.West Coast. Democrats Vs. Republicans. Bribes Vs. Transparency. Good Vs. Evil : Better than a Rap War!
Even if the VC’s pool all of their PR $, they still can’t fight the truth and Tesla will, likely, become another Huawei/Fisker/Solyndra. Big one day- gone the next, when the truth comes out. The Stanford yuppie tech mobster wannabe’s of Silicon Valley may think they can control elections and markets but they are about to get a lesson from the original mobsters…from Detroit. Detroit has been fighting car branding and PR wars way longer than Tesla and the Hipster Frat Brats!
George Clooney Rips Tesla: ‘Why Am I Always Stuck On The Side Of The Fucking Road?’
HUFFINGTON POST- Via Reuters “DETROIT, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc got more bad news this week following the third fire in its Model S electric sedan as actor George Clooney complained about being stuck on the side of the road in the Roadster sports car he used to own.
Clooney, currently starring in the movie “Gravity”, was asked by Esquire magazine in an interview that was posted online on Monday whether he owned a Tesla car.
“I had a Tesla,” Clooney told the magazine. “I was one of the first cats with a Tesla. I think I was, like, No. 5 on the list. But I’m telling you, I’ve been on the side of the road a while in that thing, and I said to them, ‘Look, guys, why am I always stuck on the side of the fucking road? Make it work, one way or another.”
Tesla: Unsafe At Any Speed, Unethical at Inception.
If I read all of the posts and articles on this page I get:
“Tesla seems to have been used to provide kickbacks to lithium ion investors in exchange for politics and those investors may, or may not, have known that lithium ion blows up, on its own, way more often than gasoline. When it does blow-up, along with the plastics and metals of the car, the toxic smoke and vapors can lead to a slow death of the occupants and bystanders. The Tesla batteries were not made for cars and when they are made, the workers who make them become very ill or fatally ill. There are plenty of electric cars available, today, from other companies. Tesla was not the first or the last and has led no wave of innovation that was not already in place decades earlier. Tesla staff and bundlers bribed Washington DC officials to get taxpayer money and fake stock market positioning for a billionaire. They deserve no applause. Almost all of the “Tesla fanboy Hype” is Tesla’s own hired bloggers, and investors, run out of Fremont, creating fake buzz by operating as thousands of fake social media accounts.”
Does that about sum it up?
EACH of those electric Fisker cars, in the photos above, blew up as they sat there when their lithium ion got wet in a storm. Lithium Ion blows up just from getting wet (or overcharged or banged). The cars, in the photos above, were not all brought there, and put together, after they blew up. They just blew up sitting in the parking lot waiting to get delivered to customers. That is a picture of dozens and dozens of VERY expensive cars that were being used as a scam to sell this chemical called “lithium ion” that campaign financiers had a near monopoly on. It was a kickback deal. Due Diligence was done, but ordered to be ignored, in order to shove as much cash out the door, and in their pockets, before they got caught.
PATENTS SHOW MUSK KNEW CARS WERE UNSAFE!
TESLA knew their car was unsafe and says so in their own patent filings. This, alone, says Musk was lying. The extreme military tank-type“ballistic shield” measures called for in their patent, below, are shocking proof that they knew how awful lithium ion is the way they use it. In another Tesla patent, Tesla says, in THEIR words filed with the feds: ““Thermal runaway is of major concern since a single incident can lead to significant property damage and, in some circumstances, bodily harm or loss of life. When a battery undergoes thermal runaway, it typically emits a large quantity of smoke, jets of flaming liquid electrolyte, and sufficient heat to lead to the combustion and destruction of materials in close proximity to the cell. If the cell undergoing thermal runaway is surrounded by one or more additional cells as is typical in a battery pack, then a single thermal runaway event can quickly lead to the thermal runaway of multiple cells which, in turn, can lead to much more extensive collateral damage. Regardless of whether a single cell or multiple cells are undergoing this phenomenon, if the initial fire is not extinguished immediately, subsequent fires may be caused that dramatically expand the degree of property damage. For example, the thermal runaway of a battery within an unattended laptop will likely result in not only the destruction of the laptop, but also at least partial destruction of its surroundings, e.g., home, office, car, laboratory, etc. If the laptop is on-board an aircraft, for example within the cargo hold or a luggage compartment, the ensuing smoke and fire may lead to an emergency landing or, under more dire conditions, a crash landing. Similarly, the thermal runaway of one or more batteries within the battery pack of a hybrid or electric vehicle may destroy not only the car, but may lead to a car wreck if the car is being driven or the destruction of its surroundings if the car is parked.”
Plus this other Tesla patent which says you need to, essentially, be in a military tank to drive a Tesla safely. Patent calls for “Ballistic Shielding” to keep drivers & passengers alive !!!!:
————————————— Per SME, lithium ion has blown up in products over 2000 times more often than any other energy storage.
Lead acid batteries, gasoline, hydrogen, nickel metal hydride, and all other product energy storage technologies COMBINED have NOT blown up as much as lithium ion has gone thermal in cars, airplanes, cell phones, computers, data centers, tablets, backup power systems and other systems. People have died in some of these incidents. Planes have crashed. Homes have been set on fire. People have been horribly burned. It is not OK to let lithium ion investors buy the news media and shut down the articles about these dangers.
Deadly Smoke and Fumes. If the crash and fire don’t kill you now, the toxins in the deadly smoke fumes kill you later.
(See all that smoke in the TESLA fire, above? That smoke is filled with deadly toxins from burning lithium ion combined with plastics. Why does Tesla say nothing about this in it’s buyer documents? See all the cars stuck in traffic in the smoke plume? Do those innocent drivers, and their families, that have to sit there, behind the fire and in the smoke, appreciate having to breath in deadly vapors? See the fireman with the Full-Hazmat breathing apparatus on? He knows it sucks.)
Per the IJES via the State School of Chemical Engineering and Technology of China:
(Image above: New tests can see the cancer causing chemicals that got in your body from a Tesla fire from just two strands of your hair or one drop of blood or one swab of saliva. You can’t hide product toxic poisoning anymore.)
There are a vast number of MSDS disclosure forms and technical product documents from the feds, the battery companies, the FAA, the TSA, the SME, The IEEE and tons of others say that “Lithium ion batteries will explode and they will give off toxic gas”.
Why were the Tesla’s not equipped with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers as required? Why was a simple sheet of soft metal placed between the explosives and a “thousands-of-pound-per-sq.-ft. impact surface” (the road)? Was the car actually engineered or did Musk just doodle it out on the back of a napkin? You can hit the edge or front of the car and it will go off. The reason “Elon Musk stands behind Tesla” is because they usually blow up starting from the front.
Andrew- DC Group
NHTSA has now called Musk a Liar TWICE, said he lied about probe and lied about NHTSA safety rating
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which produced the safety rating, isn’t happy about Tesla’s boasting.
In its announcement, Tesla explained that the Model S earned five-star marks in every category; a rare feat. On top of that, its overall Vehicle Safety Score, provided to manufacturers, gave it a “new combined record of 5.4 stars.”
In a statement on its website, the NHTSA issued a rebuke to Tesla: “NHTSA does not rate vehicles beyond 5 stars and does not rank or order vehicles within the star rating categories. In addition, the agency has guidelines in place for manufacturers and advertising agencies to follow to ensure that accurate and consistent information is conveyed to the public.”
Reporters use a new technology called: FACTS, to recall that only just the other day Musk was screaming in the press that “no recall” and “no probe” was needed, yet today he says he has secretly been demanding that NHTSA do a probe. Hmmmmm? Interesting!
Bloomberg, Guardian and Reuters staff have now spoken with NHTSA staff, including the head: David Strickland, who have said, on record, that Tesla did NOT request probe and that it would be “unprecedented” for any car company to request a liability probe like that. Another Musk lie to his investors. Both the lie and the counter, published and on the record. NHTSA said it had already had concerns about Tesla prior to any calls from Tesla or Tesla’s investors. Previous communications had been from Tesla backers and Senators (Who Tesla investors already had in their pockets) saying “don’t do a probe”! Another P.T. Barnum “smoke-screen” move by Musk. Musk tried to take credit for creating Tesla even though Martin Eberhard created Tesla. Musk tried to take credit for creating the probe even though the feds had it already going. Musk tried to take credit for inventing electric cars even though GM and others did it decades earlier. Musk changed the NHTSA safety results and got caught lying about that too. Musk tried to take credit for creating the HyperLoop even though MIT created it 9 years earlier. What’s up with this douche bag?
———————————– Another $139 million lost in DOE scandal. Tesla next?
So we have a zillion taxpayer dollars lost on Solyndra, a zillion $$ taxpayer dollars lost on A123 and (now it is a chinese company via our tax money), a zillion zillion taxpayer dollars lost on GM, a zillion taxpayer dollars lost on Abound, a zillion taxpayer dollars lost on another, and another and … today we have another $139 million lost in the DOE scandal on Fisker (which has now become a Hong Kong company via our tax money). So Tesla has cost the U.S. millions in old investigations, millions in new investigations, millions in job losses by having Tesla’s VC’s sabotage other job providers, and we still spend taxpayer money on Tesla in credits, subsidies, waivers, government fee discounts, tarif waivers and more. When Tesla goes out of business and you add up the actual total losses, it will be stunning!
M.- The Hill- Washington DC
—————————————————————- TESLA PR Manipulation BS!: Some of the more outstanding lies…
ie: “- Tesla says “Germany passed Tesla as safe” after NO credible safety study conducted by Germany, while trying to hide fact that U.S. Investigators published huge demand letter for safety data, online in U.S.A. and actual investigation is only getting started.”
View the ever growing list HERE>>>
Germany Clears Tesla Of Fire Probe…?????
Tue Dec 3, 2013
(Business Insider) The German Federal Motor Transport Authority, Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) has concluded an investigation into three recent Tesla Model S fires and found “no manufacturer-related defects,” Tesla said today.
In a press release, Tesla said it provided the KBA with relevant data on the accidents, and received a letter saying “no further measures under the German Product Safety Act [Produktsicherheitsgesetz (ProdSG)] are deemed necessary.”
In November, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the three fires. Tesla said it has “requested” the process, but NHTSA Administrator told a House panel that was untrue, according to The Detroit News.
That investigation is ongoing, but at least the Germans have been placated.
If you woke up this morning and read this, as I did, upon seeing TSLA up 6% before the open and my puts reversing lower on this “news”, you could be forgiven if your first impression was, “when the hell did Germany open an investigation?”
You see, I remember being told about the investigation being conducted by the NHTSA, the US based auto safety agency. I remember they opened an investigation following three fires, two of which occurred in the US, and the remaining one in Mexico. Barely a few weeks ago…
But it’s funny, as I don’t recall there ever being an announcement of a German investigation. It must have got lost under the Blankenship resignation announcement.
In fact, swinging over to Tesla’s Investor Press Releases – it’s astounding – but it seems completely devoid of any bad news at all. Not even a mention of the US based investigation, much less a German one, or a peep about the VP of sales leaving the company.
Meanwhile, in the real world, real men and women are throwing their money into this company, shaking off oversold conditions on a hard bounce. And class action lawsuits are raining from the sky. I’ve mostly been thinking those lawsuits were warrantless before now, but if this is how Tesla handles communications, I’m not so sure.
This isn’t a game, people.
Mr. Cain Thaler
Stock advice in actual English.
Did Musk just admit a felony on live TV?
Under Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 of the United States Congress, it is a felony for the Department of Energy to issue a loan to a company that is about to face potential bankruptcy. The very specific written Congressional regulations forbid it. We have already seen a number of other recipients immediately go bankrupt after they got their DOE money, grabbed their upfront finders fees/campaign conduit-ing cash and ran. Recently revealed documents appear to show Tesla’s DOE loan was rigged in order to favor Tesla’s investors in exchange for campaign funding. In the video below, and associated articles, Musk confesses that Tesla was about to go bankrupt even as it told Congress, in writing, that Tesla was all fairies and unicorns and rolling in dough. It turns out to have been a lie. The actual financial metrics, now being viewed by forensic accounting experts under numerous shareholder lawsuits that have now been filed, show that the reality was vastly different then Tesla reported. Did Musk lie in his DOE loan application? Did DOE staff ignore the lie when they reviewed the loan application? Did someone tell them to? See Below:
Further proof Tesla did not qualify, per the law, for the loan it got:
In one of many lawsuits, now filed, investigators are examining a potentially sinister misuse of public funds.
Did Rahm Emanual use public Treasury dollars to fund the campaign by backpaying those expenses via his VC friends?
If so, that is even slicker than a “501 C6” Stealth non-profit in a “you-pay-our bills-now/we-will-pay-you-back-later” deal.
The flow of the process would look something like this:
VC buys campaign ads and pays campaign costs directly $->Treasury $ exclusively directed to->VC’s Company (ie: Solyndra, Tesla, Fisker) $->VC Stock Kick $->VC repaid via stock kick, contracts & exclusive supply deals $
NOTE: A “stock kick” occurs when you can suddenly use credits, waivers, deferrals, free loans or other non-revenue windfalls to manipulate the stock value in order to increase your asset value as an investor. In this case, if this took place, it would be very, very illegal.
As a clever lobby/fixer he might get an admirable nod from fellow lobbyist/fixers, the problem is: He seems to have done this from within the White House, evidence seems to indicate.
Did White House order “no more DOE Loans to be funded” in order to protect campaign financiers other investments and clear the competitive field for those VC’s?READ MORE…
(now taking bets on which criminal defense firm Musk hires. Latham, Covington & Burling, Perkins Coie, ??? )
If GM had to do a recall for a potential thing, why didn’t Tesla have to do one for an actual thing? (Hint: Bribes)
“GM to Call Back 8,000 Chevrolet Volt to Strengthen Battery Pack
Michael Graham Richard Transportation / Cars @ Treehugger
The saga continues! After some Chevy Volt battery fire issues during testing and GM offering Volt owners to buy back their cars or loan them replacements, we learn that that GM has decided to not take any chances; it is supposedly about to announce a call back of 8,000 Volt electric cars.
The Associated Press only writes: “A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will ask Volt owners to bring their electric cars into dealers to strengthen the structure around the batteries.” We should have more details later today, but if you own a Volt, expect to be contacted by your dealer and to have to bring them you car for some strengthening of the structure protecting the battery pack.” ###
See image below. Even though Chevy Volt batteries are contained deep within the body and chassis of the car, GM still had to do a recall to cover the lithium ion batteries up in even more steel. Tesla lithium ion batteries are fully exposed at the edges and bottom of the car. It should not be possible for NHTSA to NOT require a recall unless someone is paying someone off. Is Musk “Convinced there will be no recall” because Rahm told him so?
The Tesla Battery pack has TONS more impact points than a Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf or other car. It has less shielding density per Lithium Ion Square inches than any car. The batteries are very close to the edge and exterior of the car without protection equal to the known, and calculated, destruction potential. That is why Tesla’s blow up more often:
The Tesla battery box wall is a mere breath away from a deadly road surface moving with tremendous force and the lower edge of the car where an impact is most likely to occur. Thousands of pounds of shock force will instantly do things to those batteries that will be: Awesome in a frightening and fire-explosion kinda way.
KF & GG
———————————————— Investigators would like to hear from you if you have information or tips:
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Senate Select Committee on Ethics
220 Hart Senate Office Building
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Fax: (202) 224-7416
Please send them any helpful tips or just a kind note of encouragement!
Stay tuned for more info! Incriminating New Evidence!
Corporate testing videos have now been uncovered showing mice in a glass box exposed to a single burning Tesla Lithium ion cell and then exposed to a single burning Tesla Lithium 2 inch ion battery with a section of Tesla car body plastic and metal burning. After the horrid results, the mouse bodies were tested for toxins. Needless to say, none of the results were good. U.S. Government MSDS documents reveal the toxic vapor danger from these batteries was fully documented outside of DOE, yet never discussed by staff. Federal MSDS documents, from multiple federal agencies, specifically state that the Tesla lithium ion batteries are deadly toxic when burning.
—————————————– Another Tesla Investigation for fraud:
Per below, Lithium ion companies go out of business as fast as they grab the free taxpayer cash and pay Goldman Sachs their upfront “finders fee”.
Creepy bad guys: If you think you are having a bad week now, wait until Elizabeth Warren and Janet Yellen get done with you. With what they have cooking, big time corruption is about to take it on the nose.
——————————————- Tesla fires Can’t be ignored no matter what the CEO says
The Fremont, CA Fire Department has just responded to another Tesla factory fire where YET ANOTHER fire event has occurred, burning and hospitalizing 3 workers at once! At least one deformed for life.
WTF is up with these people!!!!
Acts like solid “rocket fuel”
As of 11/6/2013 Tesla had said there were only 3 fires, yet social media shows there were many more fires. Those other fires have been documented in photos and videos and Elon Musk has said he has tracking chips on all of the cars so Tesla had to have known about all of the other fires. The reality of the documentation and the statements from Tesla seem to clearly show a cover-up. Lithium ion in a metal box burns like solid rocket fuel when it gets going in a fire. Musk would have known this since he started SPACE X: A rocket company! (Which keeps having technical failures)
—————————————————————— Additional Tesla Fire News Expose Links:
It was an idiotic move to use thousands of lithium ion consumer flashlight-type batteries, that were never made to be used in a car, to create an entire bed of toxic explosive material and put it just a hair breadth away from a surface that can puncture, explode and inflame it. That surface, the road, is trying to puncture, bump, and destroy the undercarriage, of every car, every inch of every mile of every road across the country. Also, the batteries are so close to almost all of the outside edges of the car, that puncture damage in a crash is certain. They decided to CHEAP OUT with the flashlight batteries yet they charge buyers insane amounts of money for a car with a growing list of technical failures. What were these people thinking?
HD- SME engineer
Update: See Fluoride controversy (below) for explanation about why someone would do this:
Understanding Tesla’s Life Threatening Battery Decisions
SEEKING ALPHA- John Peterson
Nov 22 2013
In the last couple of months, electric cars from Tesla Motors (TSLA) have had three collision-related battery fires that were widely covered by the media. Last week, the NHTSA decided to conduct a formal investigation of these incidents. While Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk immediately went on the offensive arguing that Tesla’s BEVs have a lower fire risk than gasoline powered cars, the question an increasing number of investors are asking is “Why has Tesla had three battery fires in a fleet of 17,000 BEVs while Nissan hasn’t had any fires in its fleet of over 90,000 BEVs?” The answer is simple. Tesla’s battery decisions significantly increased battery risks for both the customer and the company. MORE…
————————————————————————– Tesla Shill “reporters”?:
Ricky Munarriz- Motley Fool
Jennifer Burke- Market News Call
Emily Watson- Consensus Press
Michelle Jones- The Street
Elaine Kwei- Jefferies
Adam Jonas- Morgan Stanley
Sue Chang- Market Watch
Ben Eisen- Market Watch
Chris Ciaccia- The Street
Michael Aragon- Market News
Patrick Hoge- SF Business Times
Leigh Drogen- Seeking Alpha
Raj Gupta- McKinsey Consulting
See MORE HERE on OUTING SHILL REPORTERS..
Tesla and their investor shills flood media with counter-hype
As Tesla lithium ion battery packs continue to burst into flames Tesla PR contracts over 100 press shills (ie: Thestreet.com, Motley Fool, etc. ) and fake bloggers to write “do not worry, walk away, nothing to see here” articles. They hire companies like Wiki-Pr, and others, to engage in what is called: MeatPuppetry and SockPuppetry. Those tactics use thousands of computers, each with their own IP address, to act as fake Tesla enthusiasts “(fanboys”) writing about the glory and sexual Ecstasy of owning, touching or thinking about a Tesla. Sociopaths lie about things. A few have charged that many of the sockpuppets are Elon Musk himself, typing away at night, since many of the IP addresses the sock puppets come from change per the city that Musk is in that night.
Industrial analysis of Tesla front assemblies on fire combined with Tesla batteries on fire show a spectrograph scientifically verifiable mix of deadly cancer causing particles, lung damaging particles, brain cancer causing chemicals and neurological toxins.
Here is another Tesla fire where the Tesla not only just burns but also this Tesla explodes on live video as it fills the passenger compartment and the neighborhood with toxic fumes and particles. The image below is of one of the explosions of the Tesla. They don’t just burn, they blow up (Watch the movies lower down). Here is a photo of a Tesla on a public street in Mexico at the moment it blew up:
(There’s video of this lower down)
TESLA SUCKING: TOO MUCH ENERGY. Another SEVERE Technical problem with the car.
Life With Tesla Model S: Even After Update, Vampire Draw Remains
By David Noland Nov 25, 2013
The Tesla Model S, for all its technical and design artistry, has a dirty little secret: the car has a substantial appetite for kilowatt-hours even when turned off and parked. MORE…
Lithium Ion goes boom when it gets wet, poked, charged, used or pretty much gets unhappy for no apparent reason. All those car hulks, below, lined up next to each other are lithium ion electric piles of burned up $100K, per pile, cars, Nice huh? They are going to great lengths to cover that fact up:
Those images above show many different lithium ion electric car fires. Why is this being covered up? By whom? So far, most Tesla’s have been acquired by Tesla Fan Boys and their own investors to pump up the numbers. This has prevented a number of “thermal events” from getting reported.
WHAT!!!? You don’t think that’s enough burning Tesla’s? Well here’s some more, the next one is from Boston:
Not enough burning Tesla’s?
Tell The U.S. Government to order Tesla to remove all Lithium Ion chemicals from it’s cars! Is someone telling the NTSB not to do their job? Who?
TESLA CAN LOCK DOORS ON ITS OWN- BURNING ALIVE = BAD THING!
You can read a number of postings online about the continual failure of the Tesla electronic door handles and door locks. How might fire increase these failure-to-unlock issues. Is it possible your own Tesla could lock you, and your family, INSIDE the car when it catches fire? How was this tested in the safety tests, or was it even tested? The Tesla Defects seem to be multiplying.
Roberta- (A Mother)
Lithium ion = Bad Stuff
Notice that in the following movie, the lithium ion battery like Tesla uses starts exploding just when the insides are exposed to air and ALSO when it gets wet:
———————————————————————————– Obama Subsidized Electric Car Company Tesla Investigated for Fires November 22, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield
Tesla has some big problems. This month it posted a loss of $38 million and its shares fell 16%. On top of that, it’s got battery issues.The company, which got $465 million from Obama, makes electric cars which depend on wiring together 7,000 laptop batteries together. This is just as clumsy and unwieldy as a solution as it sounds. For one thing, laptop batteries are expensive. And it’s a clunky solution.MORE>>>
Another Tesla Movie
So you think: “OK, I would never drive my Tesla over any metal or bumpy roads so I never need to worry about that”, Well, that’s what this Tesla driver thought:
Watch the left side of the screen along the meridian wall. You can recognize the Tesla by the round open mouth grill.
No matter what kind of a persnickety, self-centered, rich douche-kinda guy you are: Your Tesla is eventually going to hit a pot-hole, bottom-out or hit some crap in the road and then: fire and toxic smoke!
SHOCKER EXCLUSIVE!!!!! Tesla “battery supply” problem -NOT. Battery explosion problem- YES.
“The napalm-like lava that is burning lithium-ion, combined with burning Tesla plastic, can eat through your entire face in about 2.5 seconds and it is nearly impossible to extinguish. This is not good stuff. They tried it on pig-corpses, ugly results.
There are over 1000 different ways to store electricity.Lithium ion is the worst. The faster a car goes, the more likely it is to crash and to flip over in a crash. Tesla is the fastest car so it will crash more and flip over more. People that drive Tesla’s are, generally, arrogant yuppie males with ego issues who want to go fast and show off. That makes crashes even more likely. While you are driving around on a carpet of deadly lithium ion, buried in the floorboards of the Tesla at your feet, and the car suddenly flips over, you are now trapped under a ceiling of burning lithium ion that firefighters can’t extinguish and your face burns off. This is like flouridation of water controversy; this chemical was specified because a certain group is making money off of this chemical. Over time, each battery has a higher and higher chance of “going off” because the charging demands of a car combined with the degradation offset of a single lithium ion battery is high in normal circumstances. Tesla uses them in extreme circumstances. They were never built for cars. You are not going to see less Tesla fires, you are going to see more. Tesla has dense-packed 6800 lithium ion packs in a closed metal box under your seat. That is 6800 chances of having your face burned off and 6800 chances of getting rained on with burning lithium ion and plastic, gassed out and burned up by the Tesla. I don’t like the odds. Look at some of these pictures, it even melts the metal.
The people that are telling you “Lithium Ion is just a lovely thing, don’t worry about all of those scare stories” have a financial investment in batteries using this chemical. Almost all of them have worked for, invested in or been hired by the people that make money off it. The form factor Tesla uses is a common 18650 battery you can buy on Amazon and Ebay so Tesla is not telling the truth about “having a battery supply problem” in their latest financial reports. They are having a battery blow-up problem. Suppliers won’t sell them any batteries because they know Tesla abuses the batteries in the way they deploy them in cars and they don’t want to get sued too, along with the lawsuits that are coming after Tesla. These batteries were never intended to be used in cars. All this has been known for decades. If the “biggest electric car funding effort in history” hired the “greatest technical review team ever created”, how did this get by? Why didn’t the reviewers mention this for Tesla’s ‘loan’? This is not new technical information!”
Dr. Lee- USGA
(FYI- I am available for TV interviews. Contact me through the SOMO funnel.)
YET ANOTHER securities fraud investigation launched on Tesla. Forensic accounting investigations confirm Tesla “cooking the books”!
Wohl & Fruchter LLP is investigating potential federal securities law claims against officers and directors of Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) (Nasdaq: TSLA) in connection with alleged violations by Tesla of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules governing the disclosure of financial metrics that do not comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
On October 2, 2013, Canada’s The Globe and Mail published an article questioning the economics of Tesla’s business and the quality of its earnings under GAAP. Citing research by Gradient Analytics, the article identified several accounting issues of concern, including reporting non-GAAP revenue and profit that is substantially higher than GAAP revenue and profit due to inclusion in non-GAAP revenue of Model S car sales to buyers to whom Tesla has provided guarantees that they will be able to sell their used vehicle at a particular price. According to Gradient Analytics, this accounting maneuver unrealistically assumes that Tesla “will not lose a dime on a single Model S residual value guarantee.”
Other areas of concern at Tesla cited in the article were potentially inadequate accrual of warranty expense; excluding shares Tesla could issue due to convertible debt from share counts when calculating non-GAAP earnings per share; and questionable lengthening of depreciation schedules.
These and other accounting issues prompted an analyst at Gradient Analytics to characterize Tesla as “a firm struggling to find a way to justify its current share price with increasingly complex, apples-to-oranges non-GAAP earnings computations.”
On November 5, 2013, Tesla issued a press release reporting its 3Q 2013 results. The headline of the release highlighted non-GAAP profit of $16 million even though the release later disclosed that Tesla suffered a net loss under GAAP of $38 million. Tesla also reported non-GAAP revenue of $603 million versus GAAP revenue of $431 million (by adding back revenues deferred under GAAP for cars sold with the resale value guarantee).
On November 14, 2013, Bloomberg published an article (“Are There Cockroaches Under Tesla’s Hood?”) highlighting the reference to non-GAAP profit in the headline of the release announcing Tesla’s 3Q 2013 results. The article asserts that this headline and other sections of the release violated SEC rules requiring companies to give “equal or greater prominence” to GAAP numbers when they present their financial results. In support of this assertion, the article cites a 2008 article by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati — the law firm that helped take Tesla public – advising that “if an issuer announces GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share in its press release, it should report the GAAP earnings per share prior to the non-GAAP earnings per share.”
Since the publication of The Globe and Mail article, as well as following media reports of battery fires in at least three Tesla cars, TSLA shares have declined over 25% from a close of $180.95/share on October 2, 2013, to a close of $135.45/share on November 15, 2013.
Musk Claim of Fewer Tesla Fires Questioned in MIT Report
By Angela Greiling Keane & Jeff Green
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) cars have caught fire caused by collisions more often than gasoline-powered vehicles, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology report rebutting assertions by Elon Musk, the electric-car maker’s chief executive officer.
Because only 4 percent of vehicle fires are caused by collisions, Tesla’s Model S sedan, with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, is statistically more likely to catch fire than are cars with gasoline tanks, wrote Kevin Bullis, senior editor for energy for MIT Technology Review.
ElonMusk is planning to drive from Los Angeles to New York using only a Model S and Tesla Superchargers. But he’ll have to wait until the end of the year before the automaker’s quick charging network is actually built out. According to Musk, the trip will take six days and cover 3,200 miles
IRONIC TESLA BILLBOARD
NOW look at what is blowing up!!!. THIS JUST HAPPENED IN the middle of all this too!!!!: Massive numbers of OTHER Lithium Ion devices blowing up.
The appeal of Apple’s sleek and slender new iPadAir is significantly diminished when it explodes and pours out flames along with so much smoke that the fire department has to be called in to extinguish the blaze.
A Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia was evacuated and firefighters were called in after the explosion of an Apple iPadAir inside the store resulted in the release of smoke that filled the retail establishment.
What kind of battery did they put in the Apple ipad AIR? LITHIUM!!!!!!!!
Randy Oates- DC
If one IPAD can take out a whole store and a Tesla has the equivalent of thousands of IPAD batteries in each car, how many homes in your neighborhood can a Tesla take out?
I want my neighbor to keep his Tesla at the office. Musk has made a big point out of saying, in recent interviews, that the new fires were not “spontaneous” thereby admitting he knows that Lithium Ion CAN go off spontaneously like it did in the Boeing planes and with many other electronics in the last 10 years.
GH- Boston G
Another CLASS ACTION lawsuit against Tesla
Morgan & Morgan file class action lawsuit against Tesla for Fraud. This makes a record breaking number of lawsuits for fraud against Tesla, with more coming…
Who are the “Lithium ion VC’s”? Say “Howdy” to the ACTUAL Illuminati!
Did they break the law? Multiple federal agency & committee probes now asked to look into organized crime charges over kickbacks.
The Westly Group The Google Boys Firelake Capital John Doerr Kliener Perkins Elon “The MuskRat” Musk Steve Westly Ray “The Sausage” Lane Draper Fisher Ira “linguini” Erenpries Khosla Ventures Tom “Fettucine” Styer Steven “The Rat” Rattner
Hey Now… when you look at: their lobbyist contracts, payment disclosures and blind SUPERPAC’s, which lithium ion interests they own or control and, when you follow the money, it gets pretty ironic...
They are all friends of silicon valley’s “McKinsey” DOE Secretary of Energy Steven Chu; McKinsey DOE $$ Guy Matt Rogers & McKinsey DOE $$ Guy Steve Spinner (They paid to get them appointed). McKinsey staff have previously been put in Federal prison for rigging things, ie: Rajat Gupta. FYI.
They contracted a silicon valley consulting company called McKinsey Consulting and told McKinsey to write all these white papers for the White House and Federal Agencies that said: “lithium ion is the key to the future“. Then they paid to put Chu at DOE and they invested in all of the Lithium while their guy: Chu, handed out all of the taxpayer money to their investment projects. Easy Peasy. Scam.
Which Senator did they interact with the most? Which West Wing Chief of Staff?… Even more interesting… This is info from a Senate investigation, leaked to Press, and from Class Action litigators who recently filed national fraud lawsuits against Tesla.
Recordings and emails appearing soon. At least 3 agencies are now investigating, or have been asked to investigate by senior Congressional staff. Since Reid went “nuclear”, the gloves are off, it seems.
Do your own research. Check out every name mentioned and all of their past connections. Nowadays, it isn’t that hard to research. All of the parts of this have been mentioned in the mainstream press as of now.
Reporters asking to FOIA review the original Solyndra case # and case #’s hyphenated off of the Abound, Solyndra, and similar cases case #’s are having the best luck in story leads.
“One is building the new Bohemian Grove on the California coast at Half Moon Bay. One has started a Jr. Illuminati initiation program for young recruits that begins in the Stanford dorm rooms. One has publicly been charged with multiple crimes. One runs the technology suppression team for the NCVA. One has broken the record for hiring local escorts. Come watch the fun!
It’s non-stop hijinks with those crazy old boys from the Tech Branch of the Illuminati. Stay tuned for each episode of this made-for-tv romp that is guaranteed to be great fun for the whole family.”
Elon Musk, and these sorts of ego-maniac billionaires, do not care about regular people or customers. They exist for the joy they get in manipulating power and control and tend to do things like this:
Tesla Loan was hard-wired in exchange for investor favors
I worked as an aide to a major office in DC. This wasn’t a big surprise to technical reviewers and government researchers, many of whom were shocked that Tesla got the loan approved on such flimsy due diligence. Something else must have been up.
This movie uploaded :
The Tesla cars AND the Factory AND the workers catch on fire
Here is the actual Tesla Factory on fire when a rumored mass battery fire went off in their own factory. That is why they keep their battery packs in a military blast chamber in Dec. of 2011 (see Link)
TESLA FACTORY FIRE PRESUMED TO BE COVERED UP BATTERY FIRE DISASTER Dec. 2011:
Peter T- (Many shots of this posted by many observers in Fremont, California)
Tesla employees ordered not to discuss and to refer all inquiries to PR Officer at Tesla.
EXPOSE: Here is a video made by Tesla’s own employees about their product:
“Is the beginning of an onslaught of fiery Tesla Model S wrecks?
A second Tesla Model S reportedly caught fire last week after crashing through a concrete wall in Mexico.
According to Mexican paper Progreso Hoy (by way of Business Insider), a Model S owner was speeding when he lost control of the car and went through a concrete wall and then into a large tree.
You can see the resulting fire in the video below.
The man was apparently not seriously injuries and walked away from the incident.
Here is an official recount from Tesla:
“We were able to contact the driver quickly and are pleased that he is safe. This was a significant accident where the car was traveling at such a high speed that it smashed through a concrete wall and then hit a large tree, yet the driver walked away from the car with no permanent injury. He is appreciative of the safety and performance of the car and has asked if we can expedite delivery of his next Model S. The first reported Model S fire occurred earlier this month when a Washington State driver struck an object in the road, which caused a fire in the front portion of the car, beneath the carpeted trunk area. It appears the Mexican Model S fire also began in the forward section of the car.” ”
Manu Fs. – Obsido
——————————————————————————- The Lithium ion profiteering scam. Dump, grab the money and run.
FISKER lithium Ion batteries burst into flames at the drop of a hat. This is now well-known. Telsa and Fisker funding with tax dollars was more about funding battery company deals for their investors than anything else. Lithium Ion Batteries blow up in Boeing’s, Tesla’s and they just blow up. That is why TSA does not allow liquid on airplanes. That is why AT&T eliminated Lithium Ion in its server racks. EVERYBODY knows that lithium ion blows up and releases deadly chemicals, why is this cover-up still going on? Oh, I See: Profits and kickbacks!
Everyone was warned about this. Over 100 published reports from major universities and federally funded studies have now been sourced and posted showing that this had been guaranteed to happen by some of the top scientists in the world prior to Tesla receiving DOE money. Who owns all these battery companies? Watch for the WESTON REPORT from a major Huffington Post Journalist which links every investor in TESLA to all of their political connections and influences. Invest in Tesla and you will get tracked by numerous investigative reporters.
——————————————————————– Tesla Fraud Lawsuit by Clancy
Does anyone know how electromagnetic energy affects this Lithium Ion chemical? Since we now see that IPADs and other phones are blowing up, I wonder if EMF shifts set it off? In which case, sticking it the biggest electronic appliance might not be a good idea.
Did any other California company get the same perks as Tesla?
Did any other California company get the same, or as many, State tax breaks, waivers, deferrals, factory credits, offsets, interest reductions or State cash as Tesla? Who Benefited? Which Politicians received gain? Who lost?
TJ- LA Times
Over 22 Tesla Battery Pack Fires?
Checking records from Departments of Motor Vehicles, CarFax, The Auto Insurance Industry databases, auto junkyards and owner blogs, it seems that Tesla has a cover-up on their hands. Records seem to indicate that there have been a vastly larger number of fire and explosion incidents with the Tesla car.
D. LA Times
Tesla knew this was coming
“Google, Tesla’s silent investor and stock manipulator (via market hype for Tesla and censoring of stories against Tesla) now is trying to act all “shocked” about the spying news when it is now known the coming evidence will show that Google, itself, helped organize the spying and solicited getting paid for the spying as “just another Google service for business partners”
Anton De Leung
How to spot a shill
Notice that Tesla has ordered all of it’s shill, bought and paid for, fake journalists (thestreet.com, Motley Fool, Barclays, et. al.) to not even mention the toxic fumes issue with their car fires! If the writer does not mention the TOXIC FUMES issue in their story you can mark them down as being in the employ of Tesla or their investors.
—————————————————————————– Tesla Failures push Auto Industry to Fuel Cell Cars
You thought the car fire was bad Shares of the $19.6 billion company tumbled 10% in the two days after an Oct. 1 video showed a Model S on fire in California. CEO Elon Musk eventually identified the cause of the fire as a loose piece of metal from a passing truck that punctured the car’s battery. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said it will not investigate the incident, but shares of TSLA still have not recovered to their pre-video high.
Worse than the car fire, however, is the possibility that Tesla may soon see much of its gross profits go up in smoke.
Bloomberg West recently reported that the California Air Resource Board is re-evaluating its assignment of tax credits for zero-emission vehicles. These tax credits are given to automakers for each year to incentivize production of environmentally friendly vehicles that might otherwise not be profitable. The companies can then sell these credits or use them against their own taxes.
Tesla’s getting cooked in lithium ion battery fires while CFO cooks the books
In today’s financial reports, it was confirmed, with certainty, that Tesla (TSLA) is not showing profits on it’s reports from selling cars but by manipulating tax credits and waivers via one-of-a-kind deals the State tax office gave TSLA. Some say TSLA got from kickbacks arranged by a Senator to help the resources of that Senator and that those exclusive stock market optics manipulation favors were to payback/kickback TSLA’s investors for campaign financing. Now the State investigations kick into high gear to follow the federal investigations already underway.
GH- LA Times
These dangers have been well known and deeply documented for decades. So why did Tesla and Fisker get to get free Federal loans and rigged stock market promotions using a chemical that has been documented by scholastic and federal studies, since the 90’s, as being so nasty? Because their investors also had deep investments in making and selling that chemical and producing batteries with just that chemical. That was the payback to those investors for paying for “other things” (campaigns, Adwords, Etc.) that would make the free money, stock optics and backroom-arranged market monopolies a “you scratch my back and I will scratch yours” deal. “Who cares” if a few thousand Chinese die from toxic poisoning while making those batteries, they are “over there”, they don’t count.”, someone thought.
EH- Mother Jones
—————————————————————————- Does Driving a Tesla cause Rectal, or Anal, Itching?
Possibly the most impressive Tesla warning, from Europe:
“The high speed hum and vibration from the particular motor and chassis combination that Tesla uses, has some drivers, and passengers, complaining of Rectal Itching. Lots of signs or symptoms contain anal itch and inflammation. You can even recognize that there is certainly hemorrhage, specifically after having a movement. It can be distressing if you have A BM, in addition, there may be blood from the a stool or on the tissue. If you own or ride in a Tesla frequently, and possibly notice any kind of rectal lumps as well as bleeding, you should visit a doctor. Using this method, you can receive the best solutions.” (Translated from Spanish)
———————————————————————- Boeing Lithium Ion Batteries Blew Up for No GOOD Reason too:
Class action law firms have begun research to determine the potential for Tesla fire-related cases.
A number of specialized law firms, who only produce class actions for consumer groups, have contracted exploratory research to look at the viability for class actions on behalf of Consumers who were near Tesla Fires, Employees who were near Tesla Fires, Tesla Factory employees, First Responders who were near Tesla fires, and related matters.
T- Law 360
TESLA FANBOY CONFESSION. CANCELS ORDER. LISTS HUGE VOLUME OF TESLA DEFECTS & ISSUES.
$100,000 on wheels, or why did I cancel my Tesla car reservation
“This is going to be a long one, unlike my other blogs. Feel free to post a reply. I’m eager to hear opinions that support or oppose mine… Read more:
(Picture Above: The scarecrow was RIGHT to be afraid of the fire and MUSK DID just turn out to be some carny who just waved flashy things at us but was a shyster underneath it all after all.)
….8. Hole in the tank. This is one particular problem with Tesla MS that is widely recognized, admitted by Tesla and not fixed as the date of this publication. If you leave your Tesla MS unplugged it will lose about 0.5 miles of range per hour. At this rate it will take about 10-15 days for a fully charged battery to drain completely. So if you leave your fully charged Tesla at the airport for a week or two while on vacation or business trip you may not be able to ride your Tesla home upon your return. This is equivalent to a hole in the tank for the conventional gas powered car. If the car is plugged-in than it compensates for such loss by “sucking” approx. 150 Watts of electric power all the time. It is equivalent to to the energy needed to lit an average 3,000 sq.f. house with the new LED energy saving lights….
10. Dubious business practices. Larry Page announced that Google will be “no evil” company. Well no business is evil by design. They become “evil” driven by competition. Google has practically no competition and they can afford to be “no evil”. Same applies to Tesla Motors. They are well funded and they have no competition, they can afford to be “no evil”. Instead Tesla is pulling all nasty tricks known in the industry and more. It was quick to abandon the most controversial ones such as calculating people’s time in their lease cost estimate and eliminating the $600 per year mandatory service charge. Many still remain. One example are the useless and expensive option packages (see above) another example they charge $5,000 reservation fee in a second. They claim the fee is fully refundable. What they don’t tell you is that it takes 30 business days to refund it…. READ MORE:
The Tesla Nod: A subtle way to acknowledge Fellow Tools.
Time Magazine- Technology Section
Nov. 6, 2013
By Jessica Roy
The Tesla Nod: A subtle way to acknowledge Fellow Tools. “Sir, I too am a person with too much money”
“Are you a rich Silicon Valley brogrammer who enjoys bonding with other rich Silicon Valley brogrammers over similarities such as “owning an obscenely expensive car?” Do you love driving an environmentally friendly vehicle but think hybrids are for poors? Purchase a Roadster or a Model S and you can become part of the elite club of Tesla owners who nod at each other in public as a way of acknowledging their mutual lack of self-awareness.”
“Be a tool. Drive a Tesla today. Live life on Fire“ ™
TESLA DRIVERS FOUND TO LOVE DRUGS AND KINKY SEX RESEARCH SAYS
Nino Marchetti at Earth Techling finds, via deep scientific research:
“Tesla drivers, by contrast, tended to have business and finance as their dominant categories of interest. They also tended to like whiskey and breweries for drink and, strangely enough, had abnormally high levels of interest in cannabis, erotic dance, strip clubs and Lululemon.” Click on study image, below, to ENLARGE:
Speaking of enlarging, the study also showed that Tesla owners buy a shockingly large amount of penis enlargement products. It was also discovered that owners of Tesla’s hire more prostitutes and escorts than any other geo-social group in the world.
Tesla driver charged with using his Tesla for MANSLAUGHTER. Drunks & Psycho’s really do seem todrive Tesla’s.
Tesla really needs to change their whole “douche bag” image. They market the car, almost exclusively, to rich, arrogant males. ie: one of many memes flying around:
(Feel free to re-Post on Meme Sites and photo galleries)
Tesla shares slip more on reports of third fire, other car problems
By Jerry Hirsch- LA Times
November 7, 2013
By Jerry HirschNovember 7, 2013, 8:39 a.m.
Tesla Motors shares continued to fall Thursday as the automaker confirmed a third fire in one of its high-end electric cars and a major auto reviewer pointed out problems with its Model S luxury hatchback.
The 9%, or $13.40, decline in mid-morning trading to $137.76 followed a 15% plunge in the shares Wednesday after the automaker said limited supplies of batteries were hampering sales and that it was spending heavily on research and development to design new models. Tesla shares have been on a run for most of the year, rising about 400% before this reversal.
Car shopping website Edmunds.com said its 2013 Model S was “making an ominous noise under acceleration and deceleration. It originates from the rear of the car and seems to be getting worse.”
It is a complaint that’s also starting to show up on Tesla’s owners forum, an online discussion group hosted by the automaker for drivers of its cars.
“Mine had that and it got bad at 70 mph,” said one owner, posting under the “mortgagebruce” moniker.
He said Tesla had to replace the drive unit twice to fix the problem.
Tesla also replaced the drive unit on the Edmunds car, but declined to tell the company what caused the problem. It also replaced the driver door mechanism because of another problem. The car has just less than 11,000 miles on the road.
“We’re not sure what to think about the fact that both of these repairs were completed with just one overnight stay,” said Mike Schmidt, Edmunds’ vehicle testing manager. “Maybe the dealer is really on the ball. Maybe the supply chain is short. Or maybe the parts are readily available because they’ve seen these before.”
Tesla spokeswoman Liz Jarvis Shean said she was not familiar with the Edmunds complaint.
Meanwhile, another Model S electric car caught fire Wednesday near Smyrna, Tenn., following a crash. This was the third Model S to have caught fire in the last five weeks. One burned near Seattle and another in Mexico. Both cars were in crashes and the fires injured no one.
Normally, car fires are not significant events that influence investors. There are about 150,000 annually, according to the National Fire Protection Assn. However, safety officials have been tracking fires in electric cars, as well as computers and other equipment, out of concern that the lithium-ion battery systems might be fire-prone.
Earlier this year, federal regulators grounded Boeing 787 planes for four months after batteries on two planes overheated, with one catching on fire. Boeing later ordered modifications to the jets to increase ventilation and insulation near the batteries, but the company and investigators never determined the root cause of the overheating.
Tesla said it contacted the driver of the car in Tennessee and noted he was not injured and “believes the car saved his life. Our team is on its way to Tennessee to learn more about what happened in the accident.”
“The problem is that we have three fires in six weeks,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, the car information company. “For a company with a stock price based as much or more on image than financials, those recurring headlines are highly damaging.”
The Palo Alto automaker said Tuesday it posted a loss of $38.5 million, or 32 cents per share, in the third quarter. That compares to a loss of $110.8 million, or $1.05 per share, in the same period a year earlier. Now that it is delivering cars, revenue grew to $431 million from just $50.1 million a year earlier.
How Lithium Ion got cooked into one big VC scam. The Fluoridation of the American Auto Industry:
See this movie? Replace Fluoride in these movies with “Lithium ion”
Bottom Line:The Flouride “concept” was a way for mining companies to sell waste product and get tax subsidies for it while dumping something on the public that was actually very dangerous. Sound familiar? Lithium ion is mined, BTW!
The Even More Bottom Line:Lithium Ion was put in Fiskers and Tesla’s to make a certain, select group of people richvia their investments in Lithium Ion mining, production and use. The State Department says there is nearly a trillion dollars of Lithium ion base material in Afghanistan. Draw the lines and see who made, or would have made, huge profits on Lithium ion. Then draw lines and see who paid for campaign costs. Then see where the lines cross over.
—————————————————————— “Dude, Where’s my car.. err, uh.. my company?”
He lost his car and his company at the same time. He probably shouldn’t have bribed senators in order to get give-away loans and Lithium ion exclusive-contract kick-back deals for his investors.
VC Lithium Deals
Billionaires owned these lithium ion battery and mining companies. They all got free windfalls from our tax money. They didn’t need OUR TAX money. Teachers and firemen needed that money! They used the free tax gift money to artificially inflate their stock market ratings so they could sell more stock on WALL STREET by making their financials look better. Isn’t that how Al Capone used to do it? They got hold of lithium fields and controlled them before others figured it out. They created a monopoly with your tax dollars but the joke is on them. It turns out Lithium Ion is seriously dangerous CRAP and it doesn’t work! HA!
Ranso – DCA
MULTIPLE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AGAINST TESLA NOW UNDERWAY! ONE NEW ONE HAS ALREADY BEEN FILED!!!
Multiple class action lawsuits are being prepared against Tesla for fire related charges. One of the first was filed today by the law firm of Pomerantz, Grossman, Hufford, Dahlstrom & Grimes charging that Tesla made intentionally misleading statements about the safety of the car. The filed lawsuit, and staff from the law firm, claim to hold hard evidence of Tesla lying about the safety of the vehicle. Other cases are expected to be filed soon including one that I have seen some “SHOCKER EVIDENCE”on. I had to sign an NDA but when you hear about it you will slap your head and yell “OMG” quite loud!
Tom Lester- SV Report
UPDATE: More lawsuits have now been filed for fraud!!!!!!
And yet another lawsuit charging Elon Musk with slinging total bullshit!
Tesla accused of “pumping” and falsifying investor information. Charges that the stock market chart kicks up when Tesla and Tesla investors mass buy their own stock to fake the charts. Google/Tesla investor information manipulation probed by SEC.
Wouldn’t it be an interesting coincidence if all of the Silicon Valley owners and investors of the Lithium ion mining and battery industry were also most of the same main contributors to a certain election campaign, directly and indirectly, and if they also happened to be almost the only “winners” in the DOE that was run by Steven Chu of Silicon Valley? But something that sinister could never happen, right?
T- LA Times
Yah, T of the LA Times, but when you say it like that it sounds bad. These were just businessmen and senators spouses who were trying to make a living. Why shouldn’t we taxpayers be willing to contribute our hard-earned taxes to billionaires who know how to do things? Stop being a dick! Without billionaires we wouldn’t have anyone to manipulate our way of life! We taxpayers don’t know nothun’ about rigging an entire industry. We simply must leave those sorts of things to the experts! And what is wrong with lying to pump up the stock market? It sells more stocks for gods sakes!
Things that make you go: Hmmmmm?
So do you think these billionaires pushed the Afghanistan invasion in order to get the Lithium ion? I mean, it is just a tiny country in the middle of nowhere with nothing else to attract. Type ” Saudi Arabia of Lithium” in the four big search engines and read all of the articles.
With all of these lithium ion cars, IPADs and phones just blowing up and going off more and more, does the increased prevalence of WIFI, broadcast signals and atmospheric radiation and other ion drivers make Lithium Ion increasingly more likely to go off?
Marry a silent wife (or Founding Partner) next time:
Tip: Ex-Wives Justine Musk and the Model he married are willing to do on-camera interviews, now, and it looks like the ACTUAL Tesla founders (Musk being not one of them) are going to come forward too.
Tesla Factory Very Dangerous say Factory Workers and Former NUMMI workers!
Not only are the cars dangerous, the factory that makes the cars is dangerous. Workers report that they have had appendages cut off at the factory, been horribly burned by molten metal, been hit in the head by out of control robots, fallen off shaky platforms and other injuries. Current workers are stating this. In addition, former Fremont , California NUMMI workers, who were promised jobs by Tesla, but were replaced by H1B overseas workers, say that safety standards were dropped after Tesla took over. At first, it was thought to be sour grapes but the rash of accidents seem to bear this out. The new information about the battery toxicity and past fires at Tesla cause the workers even greater concern.
Run a background check on Elon Musk, Dianne Feintein, Ray Lane, John Doerr and Steve Westly, and the rest, on these services, below, and see the results. Pretty damn shocking and interesting:
BeenVErified, TalentShield, GIS BackGround Checks, EquiFax, CVCertify, Infortal, Onesource, Kroll Backgrounds, Checkpeople, Dun And Bradstreet, Social Intelligence
If anyone had seen these background check reports in public, none of these people would be where they are.
Take a look at Forbes and Barrons numbers of how much money the mining industry makes! Lithium ion is a mining industry thing at the beginning, then it moves to a silicon valley thing. Look at who has mining AND silicon valley connections.
Douche Bag Tesla Tool Owners Solicited by Tesla to “Speak Up”, ie: Shill out!
The second your Tesla catches on fire you can count on a prompt call from the Tesla PR department. Since most owners of Tesla’s are:
A. It’s own investors.
B. Financially associated Tesla fanboys.
C. Fanatic 1%-er VC’s or Doctors who can’t stand to not be involved in the “hot tech thing.”
…it isn’t that big a sell to those who are already drinking the Kool Aid, but the pitch the PR officer from Tesla gives is this:
“Oh Mr. X, we are so sorry to hear about the incident. How much could we pay you to say nice things in the press about how fun it was to be in a fire and suck in all of that cancer-causing smoke? How about a brand new Tesla and some cash for your services?”
Douche Bags unite. It is one big frat house. Never let the outsiders think something is up!
– They aren’t supporting electric cars: there are tons of electric cars you can buy today from many companies.
– They aren’t really excited about the fact that if the fire had happened at their home their McMansion or downtown condo-swinger pad would be toast right now.
– Breathing toxic smoke could not really be something they want to hide because now they have Obamacare to fix the cancer (sort of).
– It isn’t because Tesla is creating domestic jobs. Tesla took the taxpayer money and hired H1B offshore workers to cheap out. They even posted ads on LinkedIn looking for H1B legal teams to suck in Armies of cheap offshore labor.
Why else would owners be so excited to have been in a deadly, toxic fire?
So…..owners: You know you can sue Tesla for like a million bucks for the toxic poisoning and win hands-down instead of taking the free new Tesla and the $30K, right?
DT- Boston A.
Elon Musk: So Look. Let’s solve this on CNN:
Did you see this one?
“Elon Musk, come on a live CNN 1 hour broadcast with the following people and let’s have a live debate and settle every issue on this page. CNN will provide 60 minutes of airtime:
Paul Chesser- Author Darryl Issa- U.S. Congress Lewis Larson of Lattice Energy The Head of the Auto Dealer Associations The Head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Clarence Ditlow, Director of the Center for Auto Safety
S.F.- CNN Research- Washington DC (Just call any of the staff in the research Dept. at 1-202-898-7900 to set it up.)
Tesla hires 200 Indian blogger shills to type “nice things” in blogs and news story comments to run a cover-up.
Per the comment above: “It isn’t because Tesla is creating domestic jobs. Tesla took the taxpayer money and hired H1B offshore workers to cheap out. They even posted ads on LinkedIn looking for H1B legal teams to suck in Armies of cheap offshore labor. “
The PR department at Tesla was told to work all this weekend so they called in a team of outsource contractors from India to Google every story with the words “tesla fire” in them and go type wonderful things about Tesla in the comment section of every article they find. Everybody knows that SOMO thinks Tesla is a load but these fake bloggers do not identify that they are Indian Outsource typers.
Our manager even implied that we should go online this weekend and “voice our support for Tesla” as we “don’t want the company to have any cash flow issues as that could affect paychecks”. In other words: “go home and write nice shit about Tesla or lose your jobs”.
T- @Tesla Motors, Fremont
The Deadly Lithium ion Industry.
Few noticed when EnerSys, the world’s largest industrial battery manufacturer bought tiny ABSL on the tip of Scotland and redirected it away from vehicle traction batteries, aiming its various lithium-ion chemistries at military and aerospace applications not involving traction. Rather more have spotted, in the USA, the Chapter 11 demise of (Russian mobster owned?) EnerDel (using NCM and LMO cathodes) then, in March 2012, International Battery. International Battery, which surprised local officials when it abruptly closed its Upper Macungie plant, owes Pennsylvania more than $2 million, and state lawyers are initiating efforts to recover some of the debt. State officials are also in discussions with the company regarding a project for which International Battery received an $800,000 grant in 2010. That project has not been completed.
The DOE gave tens of millions of tax dollars, some say billions, to lithium ion battery companies who technical reports had already advised were in trouble? Why? Follow the money!
Vast numbers of lithium ion ex-factory workers are now dead or sick with fatal diseases. They make these batteries overseas because OSHA would never let them do any real volume in the U.S. because it kills and sickens workers!
Then came Valence Technology, in mid 2012,and now the big news that political football A123 Systems has only a few months’ money left having spent up to one billion dollars. The Chinese have now saved them at the last minute, almost wiping out the US investors and taking a company paid for by U.S. Taxpayer Dollars. So much for the US wrestling control of the traction battery business from the Koreans and Japanese who have invested larger sums even before the US got interested. The dominos will continue to fall, notably in the USA. Yep, Lithium ion is a GREAT investment!!!!!! Everybody in the know, knows that lithium ion is being dumped on the market by groups now trying to get rid of it since the real scientists realized that it is dangerous stuff to make, dangerous stuff to use and dangerous stuff to breath in a fire, of which there are many, many unreported fires.
Tesla’s big announcement with Panasonic about batteries is a DOMESTIC DUMPING DEAL! Panasonic will probably pay anybody to take them off of their hands but do we want to put them in American neighborhoods?
Follow the money folks!
DH- LAT (sources referenced- EdaTech, Washington Post, NYT)
If you look at all of the suspects mentioned in these articles and then you track their, or their families or trusts or Cayman funds, holdings in lithium ion related companies you will see that there is no possible doubt about what happened.
The really icky part is that federal staff who got to decide who got tax money, credits and waivers have these same conflicted holdings and career cross-overs so it looks pretty dirty.
Who Founded Tesla?
Elon Musk did not come up with, create or design Tesla Motors. Musk took it away from the founder, Martin Eberhard, some say Musk was sent in to take it over on behalf of Lithium ion VC bosses to rig their portfolios. Further research is required to confirm.
Tesla Testimonies not credible
Let’s look at the backgrounds of the Tesla fire owners who have been reported: 1 is a drunk driver, 1 is an egotistical back surgeon who’s ex lover posted negative info about them online, and the other is a Tesla backer…interesting? Their street cred is low and they reinforce the “Tesla is for Douche Bags” concept.
Rahm and Argonne
Let’s look at Rahm Emanuals connection to funding for Argonne Labs Lithium Battery projects?
THE AUDACITY OF SCOPE
If you think that the size and audaciousness of the crime being examined is almost inconceivable, think again. The greatest crimes are committed in plain sight.
Who would have imagined, at the time, that regular people would try to kill all of the Jews in Germany?
We rarely even consider the fact that a group of people captured, dragged half way around the planet, and raped and beat the black people of Africa.
You see the great piles of skulls from Southeast Asian genocides; how did that happen?
Big crazy crimes DO happen.
While a trillion dollar lithium scam may sound like a wild proposition, so did other things until you later realized: “OMG, these awful things actually happened!”.
Even though conventional wisdom may push against the concept, history has shown that assumption to be the fools errand.
T. G. LAT
NOTE TO REPORTERS: If a “special investigator” or agency guy shows up asking questions, be sure to find out if they are from the cover-up team or the prosecution team. There are good folks at every agency trying to figure out who to raid next but there are also people who have been told to “freeze investigations”. Always photocopy their photo ID and get a business card from anyone who contacts you. I just interviewed a well placed source who advised on this.
——————————————————– How do these sorts of messes occur?
Battery maker A123 Systems’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Tuesday triggered a fresh round of political criticism of the Obama administration’s alternative-energy investments.
The Waltham, Mass.-based company, which has 626 employees and 348 contract workers in three southeast Michigan locations, said auto supplier Johnson Controls had tentatively agreed to pay $125 million to purchase its automotive-related assets, including the operations in Livonia, Romulus and Ann Arbor.
Republicans immediately compared A123’s bankruptcy with the California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which filed for bankruptcy and liquidated last year, wiping out a $500-million loan guarantee from the U.S.
“A123’s bankruptcy is yet another failure for the president’s disastrous strategy of gambling away billions of taxpayer dollars on a strategy of government-led growth that simply does not work, ” said Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Battered by recalls, high costs and sluggish consumer adoption of electric vehicles, A123 lost $1 billion since its founding in 2001, despite substantial government support.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $249-million grant to A123 in August 2009 with promises of 5,900 jobs, mostly in Michigan. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. also awarded A123 more than $125 million in a variety of tax credits, grants and incentives in 2008 and 2009. The U.S. grant and Michigan incentives drew bipartisan support when they originally were approved.
“This is what’s possible in a clean-energy economy — these folks right here, doing extraordinary work,” President Barack Obama said at the White House Rose Garden after meeting A123 employees on April 30, 2010. “This is what happens when we place our bets on American workers and American businesses.”
A123 has received $132 million of its federal grant so far. The Energy Department said Johnson Controls could be eligible for the rest of the funding, but that has yet to be determined. The federal government’s investment does not have to be repaid, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
But Americans have not embraced electric vehicles that require regular recharging. In many instances, they are priced significantly higher than their gasoline-fueled counterparts. Even federal and state tax credits have not erased that price premium.
Then the lack of easy-to-find recharging stations has left many motorists worried about being left on a remote dark road without adequate power.
“It was an expansion of manufacturing plants in anticipation of customers who never arrived,” Litchfield Hills Research analyst Theodore O’Neill said.
A Johnson Controls spokeswoman declined to comment on whether the company would keep A123’s employees. Its acquisition of A123 must be approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Delaware. A123’s battery plants remain in production for now.
Johnson Controls has a lithium-ion battery plant in Holland, Mich.
A123, which lost $269 million in the first eight months of the year, according to bankruptcy documents, turned down an interview request.
Democrats responded that during his 2002-06 term as governor of Massachusetts, Romney also provided support to emerging technology firms and some of the investments did not pay off. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy pointed out that A123’s investment had bipartisan support from Michigan lawmakers, including incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her Republican challenger, Pete Hoekstra.
“Johnson Controls’ investment in A123 will help ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in this growing global sector,” said former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who promoted battery tax incentives as a way to boost the Michigan economy.
A123’s bankruptcy filing comes two months after Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group agreed to invest up to $450 million to acquire up to 80% of A123. But that deal fell apart as A123 was set to burn through $400 million in cash over the next 12 months, O’Neill said.
Instead, Johnson Controls is cherry-picking the best assets out of A123, O’Neill said.
Johnson Controls also was awarded a $299-million Energy Department grant for its lithium-ion battery plant in Holland. The company’s spokeswoman declined to comment on whether that plant would be affected by the A123 deal.
Barclays analysts said in a research note that the deal would make Johnson Controls “the dominant surviving” U.S.-based lithium battery maker.
A123 shares, which closed Monday at 24 cents, fell 75% to 6 cents on Tuesday.
Many sophisticated A123 investors have lost millions, including global conglomerate General Electric, which had invested about $70 million by 2009.
Dan Leistikow, an Energy Department spokesman, said in a blog post that the government’s investment had produced meaningful battery innovation that would live on.
In its bankruptcy petition, A123 listed total assets of $459.8 million and liabilities of $376 million.
The company’s biggest customer is California start-up Fisker Automotive, which plans to keep the contract with Johnson Controls through at least the first quarter of 2013, spokesman Roger Ormisher said.
General Motors, which picked A123 as the battery supplier for the Chevrolet Spark electric vehicle, said it would accept Johnson Controls as its new battery provider.
In, and during, the following Tesla Proposal, Tesla told Singapore, and a number of other countries, that the battery system was totally safe, even though they had filed patent documents and regulatory documents, now revealed in other articles, which stated otherwise:
Tesla Plan for International Expansion
GOOGLE HAVING PEOPLE KILLED WHO “CAUSE TROUBLE”! GOOGLE PUTS HITS ON POLITICAL ADVERSARIES OF LITHIUM VC’S OR ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC THEY DON’T LIKE:
See Video Below:
Google executives have key stock holdings in Tesla. Google sets their search engine so it emphasizes Tesla-positive stories and minimizes Tesla-negative stories, ie: Censoring, information manipulation and stock perception rigging.
There are now some class-action consumer & investor lawsuits forming around that. There is one stock swindle C-A already underway but more coming.
The fact that the poor girl, in the video above, is concerned that Google might have her killed, speaks volumes for the dark side of Google. Rick Santorum’s team claim to have hard evidence of Google rigging it’s search engine to put a hit on him.
(With a tip of the hat to John McDonough at Boston Globe)
It was supposed to be the greatest initiative of an administration.
It was said to be an effort designed to be a history book legacy deliverable that the world would never forget.
It was an effort, the public is told, that the greatest minds had put the most extensive due-diligence, ever devised, into.
It was an effort that had the most money ever dedicated to any similar initiative resourced to it.
It turned out to be one of the most stunning technical and due diligence failuresin human history to-date.
OK… now guess?:
Am I talking about DOE or ACA?
Do you see a pattern here?
HOW TO TELL IF YOU ARE AN OFFICIAL TESLA DOUCHE BAG?
Are you concerned that, you too, might be an arrogant, self-obsessed, unaware, elitist, rich, prostitute-hiring, silicon valley-like, hipster, yuppie, anal-sex-wanting, superficial, smug prick? Don’t worry, this will help you become aware:According to Urbandictionary.com, a Douche-Bag is, well, here is the definition:
“Date: circa 1963; slang : 1 The term “douchebag” generally refers to a male with a certain combination of obnoxious characteristics related to attitude, social ineptitude, public behavior, or outward presentation. Though the common douchebag thinks he is accepted by the people around him, most of his peers dislike him. He has an inflated sense of self-worth, compounded by a lack of social grace and self-awareness. He behaves inappropriately in public, yet is completely ignorant to how pathetic he appears to others. He often talks about how cool, successful, and popular he is, yet never catches on to the fact that he comes across as a total loser. Nevertheless, he firmly believes that he is the smartest, most desirable, and most charming person in the room… and will try to bad-rep anyone who would threaten to expose this facade. He fancies himself a ladies’ man, yet tends to be a joke to all but the most naive of women. He tries to portray himself as part of the in-crowd (a fashionista, an upwardly mobile professional, the life of the party, etc.) but only succeeds in his own mind. To everyone else, he is an annoying and arrogant phony who comes across as a wannabe overcompensating for his insecurities. He tries to appear like the center of whatever group will tolerate him, but in reality, he is just a tag-along who mooches drinks, women, contacts, social standing, and other benefits from the group… while contributing nothing. A-list ego; D-list status. Other Forms: Douche, DoucheyMeat heads are douche bags. Dude, stop being a douche bag. Dude, stop being a douche. Dude, that was a douchey move.”
You know them when you see them. You probably know a couple of them personally. But what makes these creatures turn out like this? Is it a learned behavior or is it a uniqueness in their genes? Did they get bitten by a drunk, coked out, outcast spider that changed their DNA? Here is our compilation of the Top 10 Signs Of A DoucheBag Dude…
1. Pink Knit Shirt With “Popped” Collar
First of all, lets just say one word: Pink. When coming out of the mouth of a woman, referring to something soft and cuddly, or when talking about a little girls room, it makes sense and even makes you feel good inside. When referring to the color of a shirt on a so-called “grown man” who is laying face down in a blacked out stupor, not so much. It screams desperation and loneliness. Next, lets talk about the “popped” collar phenomenon. Let’s just say that if you need to project how you are “cool” by doing this, it once again shows how desperate you are for attention. Or to quote Jacek Bukowski…”Even stupid things should be done wisely”.
2. You Wear Your Sunglasses At Night
It can be said with a fair sense of certainty, that you are truly in the presence of douche-baggery if you notice, suddenly, that you cannot see the eyes of the person you are talking to. This is especially true if it is dark outside, and, even worse, it has been dark outside for hours. Sunglasses are, hence the name, meant for the sun. They are not meant to be anywhere near your body if that sunset happened more than two hours ago. And just a question…who has needed sunglasses inside a dimly-lit bar…ever?.
3. You Talk To Your Guy Friends More Than Your Girlfriend
Assuming that somehow this douche-bag met a girl who is probably just as douchey as them, you know for sure they are a douche if they spend more time “with the guys” than they do with their “girlfriend”. A true sign of a real man is showing passion, compassion, and love for the woman in your life…a selfless devotion to making her happy and feeling good (which makes a decent man feel good as well). A true sign of douchey-ness is to adhere to the strictly made-up and fictitious “Bro-Code”, which just means you will never have a real relationship with a female as long as you live (or at least as long as you stick to “the code”).
4. You Talk Down About Women and Hit On Any That You Meet
Let’s just get to brass tacks here gentlemen…don’t be an asshole. It does not mean that you are cool, show higher status, are hard to get, are a ladies man, are successful, are good at “playing the game”, or are even attractive, to talk down to a woman or try to get in their pants. The only women that will fall for that are ones that have low self-esteem like yourself, and hopefully, not even will they fall for it then. The rest of the world could use one less douche-bag larvae.
5. He Has Posters Of The Movie Scarface Everywhere And Pretends He Is Tony Montana
Look, every guy likes to dream of being in a mansion, in a giant bubble-bath, relaxing with stacks of hundred dollar bills around. The douchey-ness comes in when, due to your lack of actual real-life success, astoundingly overinflated ego, and tremendously poor life management skills, you actually live in a cramped studio, your parent’s house, or with your sister. Not only that, but you have no money saved and work a dead-end job and have no prospects on the horizon. Having no money and no accumulated wealth is not the bad part. Having the lack of those things AND having the attitude that you somehow deserve it and act like you already have it when you don’t…that’s kinda douchey bro.
6. Anything or Anyone Not Like Him Is Either “Gay” or a “Fag”
If you don’t understand something, learn how to do it. If you see someone who is different than you, they might have something to offer you…like wisdom. In fact, if you see someone different than you, douche-bag, they probably have A LOT to offer you in the ways of being a better person. Its easy to blow off and run away from, things that are hard to learn, like sending e-mail, finishing things you start, or counting past the 150lb mark on the weight machine at the gym…but it doesn’t mean it is gay. And just like the person who chooses to dress sensibly and not like a megalomaniac-pretend rock star, it does not make them a fag.
7. Wearing Flat Brimmed Baseball Hats With The Sticker/Tag Still On It
Baseball hats are baseball hats and they have been around for a long time. They have been a normal fashion staple for many men for years, and they look decent on a lot of guys out there. But, somehow, the douche-bags have found a way to infect this piece of clothing and mutate it into their douchey look. They make sure that they flatten the brim out, even going so far as to iron it flat, turning it into a pseudo shade maker that doesn’t even make shade. They leave the sticker on either the bottom or the top of the brim, showing that it is “new”. They wear it low over there eyes, almost on their eyebrows, either facing front, turned backwards, or ridiculously sideways.
8. You Flash Hand Signs In Every Photo You Are In
If you are in a gang, have had to sell drugs to make a living, or have spent time in “the slammer”, then maybe…just maybe, you can flash hand signs in your photos…but even then its pretty ridiculous looking. If you are a pink shirt-wearing, night shades, and too-much-fake-bling type of guy, then you definitely have no business or, shall I say right, to flash your hands in any way whatsoever. Keep them to yourself bro-ski.
9. You Are Currently Obsessed With A Sports Team
If you are over the age of 15 and you still own and wear sports jerseys as normal attire, and you are currently not a member of a pro sports team, you have a problem. Just the same as people who dress like Spock or Darth Vader at Comic Conventions, you too bro, have a sickness that is equal in magnitude. Men really could care less what happens between the two teams in any sport. Its for the fun of it and the entertainment. When you have to meet the “boys” at the sports bar for every game and get enraged when your team loses, there is a problem. Seek help. Seek it now, bro.
10. You Really Identify With The Cast Of Jersey Shore
It has basically become the social guidebook of this generation, and unfortunately, it is creating a new breed of douchey-ness. If you find yourself using terms like DTF, GTL, or T-Shirt Time…its time to seriously take a look in the mirror and self-evaluate where your life is heading. Seriously, Bro.
Author: Zack Fiske
THE MAIN WAY TO TELL IF YOU ARE A DOUCHE BAG? YOU DRIVE A TESLA!
Note to followers:Elon, King of the Douche Bags and Grand Master of Pretension, III, Esq. will be available for foot kissing and NY Times Reporter beatings in Fremont, California on Sundays.
The Cowardly Character Assassination of Martin Eberhard by the Billionaire Elon Musk
“Silicon Valley VC’s arranged for the take-over of Tesla, using Elon Musk as their shill, in order to try to control the lithium industry.
They put a character assassination attack out on (SEE THIS LINK) Martin Eberhard, the founder and creator of Tesla. Martin won the innovator of the year award. Martin accomplished impossible things. Elon Musk was a take-over thug who was sent to Tesla to get control of it on behalf of a venture capital alliance of corrupt men who set out to form a monopoly. Musk is an arrogant ass douche. Read the lawsuit by Marty and the postings that are archived by Marty and Tesla staff at the time. The truth will come out. Martin will be vindicated.” (Please Re-Post to get they truth out)
Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/22/tesla_eberhard_lawsuit_resolved/
Elon Musk, Eberhard ‘resolve’ Tesla Motors wrangle
Pledge eternal chumship through gritted teeth
By Lewis Page
Posted in Science
Famous electrocar firm Tesla Motors – known as maker of the Roadster battery supercar and as one of PayPal hecamillionaire Elon Musk’s pet projects – has announced that the dispute between it and co-founder Martin Eberhard “is resolved”.
Eberhard had mounted a Californian lawsuit against the firm and against Musk personally in June, alleging that interference by Musk had almost wrecked Tesla Motors during the period when Eberhard was CEO – and that after Eberhard’s ousting Musk had slanderously tried to shift the blame. Furthermore, according to Eberhard, his long-promised personal Roadster had been supplied “wrecked”.
Following the suit, Musk – perhaps unwisely from a legal point of view – responded with a number of stinging comments on a company blog. He wrote:
Eberhard has simultaneously implied that I had nothing to do with the creation of the Roadster and that I micromanaged the design and thus caused the cost overruns. Obviously, those claims are mutually exclusive…
There were several smaller items I suggested, such as the touchpad door latch that Eberhard tries to use as an excuse for why it cost over $140M to bring the Roadster to market instead of the $25M that he estimated in the 2004 business plan. That would have to be one hell of door latch!
Musk stated that after Eberhard was fired by unanimous decision of the company board, “almost every major system on the car, including the body, HVAC, motor, power electronics, transmission and battery pack, had to be redesigned, retooled or switched to a new supplier,” in order to allow Tesla to turn a profit on the $100k car.
Tesla representatives also stated that Eberhard’s suit was “twisted and wrong” and that the firm would “likely be filing counterclaims and in the process present an accurate account of the company’s history.”
Last month, however, Eberhard told his lawyers to drop the suit and neither side in the dispute said anything further. Tesla and Musk, rather than crowing over their apparent victory, remained silent – leading to speculation that they had been forced to reach a financial settlement with Eberhard, or anyway give him a new Roadster.
Today the firm has finally issued a statement on the matter, saying that the argument is “resolved” and including quotes. “As a co-founder of the company, Elon’s contributions to Tesla have been extraordinary,” Eberhard now says. “Industry-changing efforts are virtually impossible. Without Martin’s indispensable efforts, Tesla Motors would not be here today,” comments Musk. “The terms are confidential, and we are not disclosing details… again keep in mind I am not going to discuss details”, adds a company spokesperson.
However one does note that the vitriolic blog post by Musk has now been taken down from the company website. It can still be viewed for a while, though, courtesy of the Google cache.
You also have to say that today’s quotes aren’t such as to suggest that the enmity between Musk and Eberhard is actually over. ®
Elon Musk looking to get into ‘black’ spy sat market (1 February 2011)
Tesla Motors: Our cars don’t burst into flame, but our emails do (8 October 2010)
Tesla says 40% of its Roadsters may catch fire (7 October 2010)
General Motors bitchslaps Tesla with Range Anxiety™ (2 September 2010)
Diesels greener than battery cars, says Swiss gov report (31 August 2010)
Tesla IPO successful: Stock up 40% on day one (30 June 2010)
Tesla Motors: Elon Musk’s divorce won’t sink us (4 June 2010)
Silicon Valley plane crash kills 3 Tesla employees (18 February 2010)
Liquid electrocar batteries could be replaced at pumps (14 October 2009)
Musk/Tesla Motors lawsuit by former exec dropped (21 August 2009)
Musk hits out at co-founder’s Tesla Roadster allegations (23 June 2009)
Tesla claims founder’s lawsuit is ‘fiction’ (12 June 2009)
Tesla Motors founder Eberhard sues Elon Musk (11 June 2009)
Tesla and Daimler plan joint ‘affordable’ e-car (3 June 2009)
Daimler buys ten per cent of Tesla (19 May 2009)
Tesla asks early adopters to cough up more cash (22 January 2009)
NYT scribe: No bailout for Tesla-buying ‘centimillionaires*’ (1 December 2008)
PayPal co-founder to bail out Tesla with own cash (31 October 2008)
Tesla axes jobs, temporarily clamps ‘affordable’ electric car (17 October 2008)
Tesla Motors in dirty-tricks suit against Valley electrocar rival (15 April 2008)
Martin was forced/coerced into signing a confidentiality agreement to never talk about the incident under a threat from Musk to “spend all of his money making the rest of his life a living nightmare if he talked”. Musk used all of his money to drive Martin to the financial brink so that Martin had no choice but to either kill Musk or sign the papers to get his cash. Musk’s VC partners blacklisted Martin in all of the jobs potentials he might have gotten so he was pushed to the wall with no other options. Tesla staff, who were there at the time, did not sign NDA’s so they are finally coming forward.
How totally ironic – Thomas Edison screwed inventor N. Tesla over by stealing his stuff and having more money to blockade technology than Tesla did. Now Elon Musk has screwed the actual inventor of the Tesla over and become the evil Thomas Edison using the same tactics as these:
In 2009, the Obama administration invested $1.2 billion into US-based factories creating batteries for electric vehicles. The result was a disaster. One by one, every company that received federal funding went belly-up or admitted the money hadn’t had a real impact. For instance, LG-owned Compact Power quietly revealed that it hadn’t produced a single battery in over two years of operation, while A123 Systems’ higher-profile bankruptcy was viewed as the second coming of failed solar panel-maker Solyndra. Even with hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funding, key electric vehicle contracts went to Japanese and Korean factories instead of their American equivalents.”
DEMAND THAT STEVEN CHU AND HIS HANDLERS DISCLOSE THEIR LITHIUM ION INVESTMENTS
We got a GREAT email from a top federal investigation “entity”:
“…Well Played! 😉 “
It was a very nice email from a formal group that we have shared a symbiotic relationship with. We agreed not to say who it was from, until ten years after this date. Suffice it to say, it was from “the good guys”. Some of you may not agree, but in time, you may. Let’s see…
(All reporters free to quote, use or expand on tips herein per the original source unless otherwise advised. Please provide attribution, if known.)
Thank you Glenn
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