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|| By FITSNEWS || It’s been a bad week for Volkswagen, the German-based automaker.  Last week the company’s CEO – Martin Winterkorn – resigned due to the company’s ongoing diesel emissions scandal. Specifically, Volkswagen is accused of installing “defeat devices” in as many as 11 million vehicles in an effort to make them…

|| By FITSNEWS || It’s been a bad week for Volkswagen, the German-based automaker.  Last week the company’s CEO – Martin Winterkorn – resigned due to the company’s ongoing diesel emissions scandal.

Specifically, Volkswagen is accused of installing “defeat devices” in as many as 11 million vehicles in an effort to make them compliant with various government pollution standards.  The manipulation is likely to expose the company to billions of dollars in fines – as well as costly repairs.

Not surprisingly, environmentalists are having a field day with the scandal …

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54 comments

Name That Loon September 28, 2015 at 4:35 pm

It sucks to be Grand Tango 24/7. Not really true: Tango/Emily/BigT/nChucker/UR…you get the idea.

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Bliss September 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Actually, you are wrong.

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Jail for choosing paper September 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

VW and FITSNews have lots in common. You both dance to the tune Obama told you to…and you both look like idiots, trying to please the gods of liberalism.

The Green Police have pulled it off, while you Dumbasses handed them the gun to blow your stupid asses away, with.

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Rakkasan September 29, 2015 at 7:13 am

How dare they try to save us from respiratory illnesses and other results from the pollution. Bastards. I want the freedom to get sick so your taxes can pay for my health care. It’s my right!!! Ditto with wearing a motorcycle helmet. And, since I will need home health care and a medical aide after a point I have a right to those too–at your expense. And by the way, screw my spouse, children, and family. If they have to suffer for my freedom, well, that’s just America.

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Twighlight Zone... September 29, 2015 at 9:19 am

So choosing paper will make you sick, and is akin to crashing on a motorcycle with no helmet…an incident Liberals prevent…
You are some ignorant and indoctrinated Motherfuckers…that’s for sure…

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Rakkasan September 29, 2015 at 1:10 pm

The topic and focus was environmental regulation (the “Green Police”) . So… troll off.

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Milton Friedmans illegit son September 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm

God Bless the “free market!”

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The Colonel September 28, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Ever heard of a Lada or a Zhiguli? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAZ-2101 At least in the free market you might have some recourse.

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shifty henry September 28, 2015 at 5:24 pm

I test drove a Yugo, once… determined that the front bumper was excellent protection from any watermelon lying in the road… (yes I did — heh/heh)

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Tazmaniac September 28, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Poor guy breaks down and walks to a parts store and asks the counter man “How about a battery for a Yugo?”. The parts guy looks at him thoughtfully for a few moments and says “I guess we can call that a fair trade”.

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shifty henry September 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm

good one!

Tazmaniac September 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

An old one to be sure. Good to see you on here again. This place is getting to be ruined by 4 or 5 posters and all their troll accounts. You certainly add a little levity.

shifty henry September 28, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Thanks so very much. I’m still in my two year era of not getting hot under the collar about the political candidates. That is so that I can retain my sanity. I just look over the headlines unless it is something juicy, such as Clinton getting her shit revealed. After the conventions next July is when I’ll focus on the real issues — a lot can happen between now and then. Sometimes I have to be away for one reason or another, either on projects or family issues.
I’d like to say that Fiorina tried to recruit me to infiltrate either Trumps or Clintons group to teach a Dale Carnegie Course on “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, but I like to teach “I Get That Run Down Feeling Every Time I Hear Norman Vincent Pealing” — I’d like to say that, but I can’t!

Rocky Verdad September 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm

I’m sorry. I’ll stop.

nchuckler September 28, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Shifty is the best.YOU are a whiny loser.

sparklecity September 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I no shit remember people test driving Yugo’s on Greenville’s “Motor Mile” breaking down just down the road from the dealership!!
Not to mention a boat dealer having a sign “Free Yugo w/ purchase of boat”—no shit!!!!

Rakkasan September 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Only good thing about it is that it can help you learn to speak redneck: to wit

“Hair Yugo!” Good for almost anything. It was the alternate line for the Axel character in The Deer Hunter. Script writer went with ” Fuckin’ A” instead. Only thing he ever said in the movie. “Right Axel?” ” Fuckin’ A”

Solid American. Wish I coulda’ met him.

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erneba September 28, 2015 at 5:25 pm

I don’t understand the comment from “Milton F…..”
You don’t want free markets?
What kind of markets do you want?

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Rakkasan September 29, 2015 at 7:09 am

There are no free markets. That’s because there’s no such thing

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Responsible Markets September 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYZtgBs2sig&feature=youtu.be

Responsible markets > Free markets

Every. Single. Time.

TroubleBaby September 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm

“Responsible markets”=controlled markets in your mind. You should be honest and say that instead of trying to hide your beliefs.

TroubleBaby September 29, 2015 at 9:13 am

Notice he didn’t want to say he wants unfree markets, he just claims they don’t exist. (and he’s somewhat right in a weird way, there COULD be free markets, but when government even controls the kind of money being used it makes it tough to find true freedom in today’s market)

Thing is, he’s bitching that the market is being controlled in a way he doesn’t like and doesn’t realize the fairest thing to do is let freedom “run” the markets.

But, he’s not interested in fair, he’s interested in markets being controlled, ie. not free-he just doesn’t way to say that for obvious reasons.

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Flea Market September 29, 2015 at 9:45 am

Most developed countries in the world worry about CO2 while the Chinese have to worry about choking to death on smog. Why? Does China have an EPA?

TroubleBaby September 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm

“Does China have an EPA?”

I can only assume that because none of their rivers are orange in color that they do not.

“Why?”

Because they don’t have functioning legal system where those impacted by polluted air can sue the offenders. We have the EPA, yet there’s several cities with air pollution that is at dangerous levels. Not some Chinese city levels, but dangerous levels none the less.

Because we have the same problem in terms of an effective justice system, we have similar problems as well, just not quite a bad- but orange rivers and the like.

erneba September 29, 2015 at 9:58 am

Rakkasan probably thinks that the Federal government would be the ultimate fair arbiter of our personal and business well-being.

No Perfect Actors September 29, 2015 at 10:20 am

The federal government does some things right and some things wrong, just like the free market.

Tazmaniac September 28, 2015 at 6:02 pm

My Russian friends talk about their Trabants they had. The stories make Yugos look like BMWs.

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Rakkasan September 29, 2015 at 1:06 pm

I was in Germany in the fall of ’89 when the wall came down. As the end drew near, people from the East drove their Trabants and Wartburgs over to the West on weekends on the autobahn. It was seeing them then that I knew we had wasted a whole lot of time and money on the arms escalation during the Cold War. Shit, if that’s the best they could turn out…

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Tazmaniac September 30, 2015 at 5:45 am

The Trabants were for all the Communist dummies who were being treated “equal” The Appratchniks certainly were driving better because they were more equal.

Rocky Verdad September 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm

My father-in-law had a Lada. My wife’s home country traded Russia oil for Lada’s in the late 80s and early 90s. If there was ever a bigger piece of shit I don’t know what it would be. There used to be so many of them on the coast, and they had such God aweful pollution, when we’d go down to visit my wife would have a cough until we got up into the mountains. I don’t even think those damned Lada’s could make it up into the Andes. About the only thing they’re good for is reefs.

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Krazy Kat September 28, 2015 at 5:21 pm

“…founded by Nazis :(” Nazis. Frowny face. Priceless.

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Condemned to repeat it September 28, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Isn’t Germany WILDLY Liberal, now. Almost as Democrat Party as it was under NAZI rule. It figures.
Liberals LOVE imposing rules, but hate applying them to themselves. They don’t mind fucking us working people over. But they think they are Elite, like Obama, and try to cheat the same stupid laws they force on us.

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nitrat September 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm

No. Germany in not ‘WILDLY Liberal’ and never has been. For most of the post WW2 years a party called the Christian Democrats have been in charge.
Most of the early post WW2 leaders were part of the US Christian Libertarian movement of Abram Vereide which is known as The Family/The Fellowship/C Street (think Mark Sanford)/National Prayer Breakfast (think Ben Carson and Sam Brownback) and is actually a worldwide conspiracy. In addition, The Family was known to get Nazis out of prison and install them in governmental posts during the occupation. Might explain how we ended up with so many ex-Nazis in this country who got sent back for trial in their old age.
(see Jeff Sharlet’s ‘The Family’).
Besides, VW was just exercising its Libertarian ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ to screw over its customers and the environment any way they could.

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Democrat Party = NAZI Brethern September 28, 2015 at 7:16 pm

You are drunk on myths and ignorance.

NAZI MEANS Nationalist SOCIALIST (Top Democrat Bernie Sanders) Party.

And: Hitler did not believe in God. His religion was based in the idea that the German Tribes were superior warriors, and he worshiped that ancestry. Much like some Eastern religions, and native, that you leftists side with because your are violently are anti-Christian…

Also: Hitler was a vegetarian who banned cigarettes. He, like the Obama Admin, considered the people the government’s property, and bad health was damaging his property.

Hitler had no qualm with homosexuals, and had top assistants who were gay. He turned out them when they were out of control, too busy humping each other, and hitting on the help – that he could not get any progress from them…

Liberalism has MUCH in it that is similar to the NAZIs.

And let’s not forget, you and Obama hate the Jews about as much…

Note: WATCH The HISTORY Channel!!! and educate yourself…

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You Ignorant Fuckstick September 28, 2015 at 8:14 pm

STFU…Bernie is a Democratic Socialist. Don’t know the difference?

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Running from what U R September 29, 2015 at 9:17 am

LMAO….Thanks I needed a good laugh…

flip September 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

He’s not a full fledged commie? Shit, I was hoping he was. I guess I’ll still vote for him though. Sanders/Warren 2016!!!!!!!

nchuckler September 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm

Thank you for sharing that:

Homosexuality was supported in Nazi Germany, although modern gay rights activists claim that an estimated 100,000 homosexual men were arrested for this crime, of whom approximately 5,000 to 15,000 were interned in concentration camps.[7] See Homosexuals and the Holocaust for further details.

Yet, according to some historians, homosexual men constituted the core of the Nazi Party in Germany.[8] In contrast to the wimpy “swish” homosexual, Nazi homosexuals were ultra-macho or “butch”.

The OSS addressed the reason why so many homosexuals found the Nazi party inviting,“this may be due to the fact that they are all fundamentally social outcasts and consequently have a community of interests which tends to make them think and feel more or less alike. In this connection it is interesting to note that homosexuals, too, frequently regard themselves as a special form of creation or as chosen ones whose destiny it is to initiate a new order….The fact that underneath they feel themselves to be different and ostracized from normal social contacts usually makes them easy converts to a new social philosophy which does not discriminate against them. Being among civilization’s discontents, they are always willing to take a chance of something new which holds any promise of improving their lot…[9]”

Bryan Fischer of the Idaho Values Alliance writes,“Even today in America, it is chic in some homosexual circles for individuals to wear replicas of Nazi Germany uniforms, complete with iron crosses, storm trooper outfits, military boots and even swastikas.

http://www.conservapedia.com/Nazi_Germany_and_homosexuality

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sparklecity September 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm

The “History Channel”????====Bullshit!
Ain’t a damn thing about history anymore on the “History Channel’ just “reality shows” about pawn shops in Las Vegas and dudes building cars, truckers driving on ice, 2 faggots looking for deals in some redneck’s barn and other dumb shit that has absolutely no relevance to “history”
That channel went into the shitter about 5 years ago and it ain’t worth a damn for watching anymore
You are without a doubt talking out your ass!!!!!

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Lemmings U R September 29, 2015 at 9:15 am

Funny how The History Channel is like a Dog Whistle of HATE to liberals. I was talking to a liberals friend of mine over the weekend, and I mentioned History Channel, and that Some Beech started frothing at the mouth.,
You are SO predictable, and such followers. You are so EASY to be controlled, because your march in such rigid lockstep.

Nölff September 29, 2015 at 8:39 am

As someone who has family in Germany and Austria the answer to that is NO! Actually the opposite is happening. You also need to research your history as well.

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Reich Wing Lunatic Tango September 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

GrandTango is all about nationalist pride and dehumanizing the people his party blames everything on.

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flip September 28, 2015 at 6:54 pm

The whole reason I buy VW is because they are founded by Nazi’s.

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pOgo September 29, 2015 at 9:25 am

I wish my idol Stalin had his own car line.

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stumpknocker September 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm

i thought the right wing nuts where all about gutting the epa for the almighty dollar

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nitrat September 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm

And, the ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ of business to screw everyone over just for the hell of it.

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Breaking News September 28, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Breaking: Chinese Aircraft Carrier Docks At Syrian Port – Teams Up With Russia. Report Confirmed.

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stumpknocker September 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm

who cares? the last time the chinese air force mixed it up with the US, our unarmed surveillance aircraft landed with the crew all surviving, the chinese fighter jet crashed and the pilot died.

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sparklecity September 28, 2015 at 8:50 pm

it was an aircraft collision, NOT aerial combat there know-it all….
Wanna bet that Navy P-3 Orion aircraft commander got relieved of duty for allowing his aircraft to be dismantled/inspected before the Russkies gave it back to us??????????
You betcha!!!!!

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stumpknocker September 28, 2015 at 11:11 pm

nope, you one stupid son of a trailer park slut, only you inbred trash can have that line of thinking and be proud of it, planes collided he lands and saves his crew destroys the hard drives, and your sorry ass thinks he should pull out his piece and defend the plane against the whole chinese army on their tarmac. i am sure he is doing just fine, and i am sure you will spend the rest of your life showing off why your family should not have ever reproduced!

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stumpknocker September 28, 2015 at 11:17 pm

if you had been their, you would have pulled your piece and made china surrender to the republicans, cause the whole world is afraid of you nut cases

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Victorious Secret September 29, 2015 at 9:42 am

Would have hoped he was smart enough to “zero” the A/C before he climbed out of the cockpit.

In my A/C, there’s a single toggle switch right within easy reach.

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shifty henry September 29, 2015 at 8:04 am

Now I’m going to pull out my past issues of the Consumer Reports Annual Car Issue — now what did they say about it?

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lucretius February 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

VWs really do suck.

I have a 2013 Volkswagen CC — black colour. Rust/paint peeling began to appear on/near the rocker panel by the drivers door of my car. I took the car to the dealer to show the rust coming from underneath and eating away at the paint on the rocker panel. The dealer took pictures and submitted them to Volkswagen Canada. Yesterday (i.e. one and one half months later), I learned that Volkswagen Canada denied the claim stating the rust and paint peeling was caused by “outside influences”.

This is preposterous. The rust was bleeding through from underneath causing the paint to peel away. This damage is located on or at the rocker panel/door sills by the driver’s door. The damaged spot is protected by the driver’s door, so that it is not exposed to flying debris from the road.

There is no evidence of “outside influences” as claimed by Volkswagen Canada. There is no lack of care, or failure to promptly repair. I did not get any third party
rustproofing done, so there was no use of any inferior rustproofing agent or method. There is no evidence of environmental damage. Volkswagen’s 12 year warranty against rust appears worthless.

In addition, this same car alsways had a rattle in the dash. Several attempts to fix it were futile.

Before this car I had a 2009 VW CC. The taillight lamps continued to blow out — bad electrical.

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