Why Tree Huggers Must Save Marshall, MI

Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup is an affront to environmentalists and the people of Marshall, MI shouldn’t be forced to give up farmland to help build it, particularly as the vehicle is useless for anyone genuinely requiring a pickup truck.

Some thoughts on how the more than $1 billion in subsidies Michigan plans to give Ford to build an electric battery plant could be better used elsewhere.

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Why China Helped Elect Justin Trudeau

Some thoughts on reports that China interfered in Canada’s election and worked to elect Justin Trudeau, Palo Alto is officially America’s EV Motor City, more bad press for Ford’s Jim Farley, and a heart-breaking feature about the closing of the oldest Starbucks in Detroit.

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The EV Exploitation of Michigan Taxpayers

Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Michiganders applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for showering Ford Motor Co. with $1 billion in incentives to build an electric battery plant and supposedly create 2,500 jobs would be wise to reflect on Einstein’s wisdom.

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Lina Khan: God’s Gift to Hospital CEOs & Amazon

President Biden in July 2021 called on the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission to “vigorously” enforce antitrust laws and recognize “that the law allows them to challenge prior bad mergers that past Administrations did not previously challenge.” FTC head Lina Khan chose to ignore the message and allow two mega-mergers, and today signaled to Amazon she won’t move to block the company’s acquisition of One Medical.

Also abetting hospital industry mega mergers is Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin.

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Pete Buttigieg’s Clueless Diversity Slam

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg last week publicly indicted America’s construction industry, implying there was some sort of racial bias in its hiring practices. The comment betrayed Buttigieg’s woeful ignorance about the critical labor issues facing the construction industry, which could derail President Biden’s infrastructure and electric vehicle manufacturing initiatives.

Coupled with his failure to address the toxic aftermath of a train derailment in Ohio, Buttigieg should resign.

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Mary Barra Mocks Mayor Pete’s Road Safety Plans

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg claims he wants to improve road safety in America, and recently announced $800 million in taxpayer giveaways to various cities and towns to finance infrastructure improvements. If Buttigieg was genuinely serious about improving road safety, he would heed mounting warnings from transportation safety officials and automotive reviewers and call for an immediate ban of GM’s Hummer EV.

That GM CEO Mary Barra aims to profit from such a monster vehicle whose brakes are widely regarded as inadequate, suggests a certain moral and ethical depravity.

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China’s Ballooning Michigan EV Battery Plants

Michigan taxpayers appear on the verge of subsidizing a joint venture between Ford and a China-owned battery company that Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin wanted no part of.

“I would have loved to have had Ford come to Virginia and build a battery plant if they were not using it as a front for a company that is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,” Youngkin said on Bloomberg TV.

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FDA Hero Marion Gruber Joins Vaccine Nonprofit

When the history of the pandemic is written, few, if any, heroes will likely emerge from the Biden Administration, the FDA and CDC. Former FDA vaccine chief Marion Gruber and her deputy Phil Krause were the notable exceptions.

Learning this morning where Gruber has landed made my day.

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Steve Kirsch’s Deceptive Vaccine Truths

Millionaire tech entrepreneur Steve Kirsch turned investigative journalist is running circles around the corporate media ferreting out alarming information about Covid vaccines and treatments. Unfortunately, his interpretation of what he uncovers too often is recklessly incorrect.

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Josh Guetzkow’s CDC Vaccine Safety FOIA

About a half dozen publications, including CNN, reported Friday that the CDC had identified a possible safety issue with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech but the agency insisted that it’s likely a statistical quirk and nothing to worry about. The CDC urged people to keep jabbing themselves with the vaccine.

I was impressed the CDC felt compelled to disclose a danger it deemed insignificant, but I’ve since learned there was another possible reason for the agency’s transparency.

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