Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nissan CEO abandons '12 electric vehicle sales target | The Detroit News
Washington — Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn finally admitted the automaker will not meet its sales target for its all-electric Leaf — in another sign of the broad struggle of the electric vehicle industry.

"The forecast we have given ourselves for the year will not be reached," Ghosn told Bloomberg Television in Mexico City on Thursday.
Presidential Press Conference: Obama's Global Warming Gospel
What jumped out at me most as lacking integrity was Obama’s adamant statement that the world is getting warmer, as if there could be no denying it. It jumped out at me because even though I knew the claim to be patently false, Obama said it with such conviction that I had to conclude he actually believed it. And that’s when I realized that the President was making a statement of faith.

At first, I cheered his response. (Not, like, out loud. I’m not that geeky.) The reporter’s silly and leading question implied a connection between global warming/climate change and Hurricane Sandy. The questioner suggested that the storm might provide political impetus for pushing through a carbon tax that would — somehow — end such storms. Obama responded by pointing out that there was no reason to see a causal connection between that storm and global warming. Correct. We agree on something, Mr. President. It’s a place to start.

But then he started spouting this false gospel about global warming. I call it a gospel because it claims to be good news that requires repentance, it promises salvation for mankind through sacrifice, and it requires far more faith than the gospel according to any Biblical writers.

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