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As in Very Wicked?

What’s with German automobile companies these days? As if their latest foray into organized crime wasn’t enough, now it’s reported that VW was active in helping Brazil’s military dictatorship persecute opponents back in the day. 140 more words


VW, Audi, Porsche, Daimler, BMW...

Then come the Corleones, the Camorra, the Yakuza, the Sinaloa Cartel, etc.

German car makers Volkswagen (VW), Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler secretly worked together from the 1990s onwards on issues including polluting emissions from diesel vehicles, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday. 67 more words


This Genius Needs Genius Hour!

Hey, everybody!

After attending the talk, “Voice, Choice, & Airplanes” by educators Katie Bielecki and Kristin Hundt at a local conference in Lansing, STEAMLab17,  I became immediately inspired to look into genius hour. 814 more words


Mercedes Recalls 3,000,000 Diesel Cars For Cheat-Software Update

Citing strong dependencies between the false emission readings gathered by environmental authorities and the false emission readings measured in their own laboratories, Daimler has recalled millions of their diesel automobiles to update the illegal cheat-software used in their products and thus ensure that future false emission readings will result in the same false readings for everybody. 33 more words


600,000 Jobs

More or less.

According to a study conducted by the ifo economic institute, some 600,000 jobs in the German automobile industry would be lost if the planned ban on combustion engines in Germany in 2030 goes through, which of course it will and must (this is Germany, after all). 55 more words


Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler...

There seems to be a connection here somewhere but I just can’t find it.

Oh, yeah. Now I know: Diesel.

A German media research consortium reported Wednesday that German automaker Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, had for almost 10 years… 53 more words


G20 Freak Out Dance Party Blockupation Installation Protest Fest Now Officially Happen-In In Hamburg

And art show music festival fireworks extravaganza sit-in, too.

And tear gas and water canon training area Treff (get-together). And zombie apocalypse.

Be there or be square.

Lieber tanz ich als G20.