America: Where Democracy Shines for Rich Folks

Some thoughts on why Democracy in the U.S. shines brighter for the one percent; how Ford Motor Co. can leverage its legal prowess; and beware of the fire dangers of a Ford truck and a Jaguar electric SUV parked alongside each other.

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Chase Bank Customers Beware!!!

Many Americans choose Chase because they perceive America’s biggest bank as the safest place to park their money. Here’s some information about legions of people across the U.S. who learned the hard way that’s not necessarily the case.

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Pumping Iron with Arnold (Schwarzenegger)

As a lifelong weight training buff who took up the activity when it was relegated to dingy, unventilated rooms reeking of body odor, it was quite the thrill to see the athlete who popularized the sport while training at the legendary gym he made famous.

Allow me a few minutes of your time and I’ll pump you up.

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Elon Musk’s Self-Driving Snake Oil?

This won’t come as a surprise to those who appreciate that Elon Musk is ethically challenged: A German publication received reams of data from a whistleblower that revealed customer complaints about Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot technology allegedly are far more extensive than regulators and critics are possibly aware.

Tesla has a strategy to ensure these complaints don’t find their way into lawsuits.

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Why Ford’s “Very Gay” Badass Truck Isn’t Woke

A marketing storm is possibly brewing for Ford Motor Co. as a year-old corporate video featuring the company’s Raptor pickup truck it promoted as “very gay” is making the internet rounds, prompting calls for a boycott. Here’s why Ford’s promotion of gay rights and culture isn’t an example of wokeness but rather an unwavering decades-long commitment even when it contributed to the biggest annual loss in the automaker’s history.

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The Night the Lights Go Out in America

Americans have developed an expectation that when they flip a light switch, the lights come on. Thanks to Biden Administration policies and legislation in various states, Americans had best prepare themselves for repeated periods of blackouts.

On the reliable energy front, China’s citizens are being served much better.

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Hillary Clinton Undermined America’s Democracy

A critical revelation in the 305-page report issued by special prosecutor John Durham this week was that those who shouted the loudest Donald Trump was a major threat to America’s Democracy were the ones Americans should most fear.

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Shake Shack’s Noodle Slurping Investor Activists

Shake Shack has serious quality control issues, but a Southern California investment firm telling an upscale burger chain founded and chaired by famed New York restauranteur Danny Meyer how to run its business reflects an arrogance that even by Wall Street standards is beyond the pale.

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America’s Unsustainable Wealth Disparity

Some thoughts on America’s growing wealth disparity, why the reported looming bankruptcy of Envision Healthcare merits consideration for the return of guillotines, and the NHTSA’s demand for the recall of 67 million airbags manufactured by Tennessee-based ARC Automotive is potentially a very, very, big deal.

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