5011 stories
·
14 followers

Faraday Future founder/CEO files for bankruptcy

1 Comment

Filed under: ,

Continue reading Faraday Future founder/CEO files for bankruptcy

Faraday Future founder/CEO files for bankruptcy originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Read the whole story
freeAgent
12 hours ago
reply
Holy s***. This guy has $2 billion in personal debt???
Los Angeles, CA
StatsGuru
11 hours ago
Someone is not getting paid.
Share this story
Delete

ABC News Used Footage From a Kentucky Gun Show and Said It Was Syrian Warfare

1 Comment

Trust in the news media is at historic lows. Days like today won't make it any better.

During Sunday evening and Monday morning broadcasts, ABC News showed footage from a gun show at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky. Except they told viewers it was a showdown between Syria and Turkey.

"We've taken down video that aired on World News Tonight Sunday and Good Morning America this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy," a network representative told the Washington Examiner, which first reported this story. "ABC News regrets the error."

Tensions have indeed escalated between Turkish forces and the Syrian Kurds after President Donald Trump abruptly pulled back U.S. troops from northern Syria, essentially greenlighting an invasion from Turkey. "Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria," said a statement from the White House last week. There have already been reports of violence, including footage of Turkish militants executing a group of civilians and a Kurdish politician on the side of a highway.

Many say Trump's sudden decision was devoid of foresight, which made a bad situation much worse. Rep. Justin Amash (I–Mich.), a non-interventionist by all means, tweeted that the president "facilitated a disaster" in choosing this course.

"The situation rapidly spiraling out of control in northern Syria," said ABC News anchor Tom Llamas as he narrated the footage on Sunday. "One week since President Trump ordered U.S. forces out of that region, effectively abandoning America's allies in the fight against [the Islamic State]."

So perhaps ABC was searching for footage—dramatic, explosive footage—that confirmed that narrative. Or maybe it was a clumsy mistake. Whatever it was, it shows how few journalists understand the particulars of guns.

Last year, for instance, the Examiner highlighted an Associated Press story which continuously differentiated between semi-automatic and non-automatic rifles, which are the same thing. Perhaps more seriously, "assault weapons"—a vague term that no one quite understands—are constantly compared to machine guns and weapons of war, although they fire at the same speed as other semi-automatic weapons.

Those mistakes are relatively small, though, when compared with ABC's latest blunder.



Read the whole story
freeAgent
12 hours ago
reply
How does this happen?
Los Angeles, CA
Share this story
Delete

Uber says LAX's new pickup system could cause long waits and traffic jams

1 Comment

The new pickup area for Uber, Lyft and taxis at LAX may not be big enough to accommodate rider demand, Uber says.



Read the whole story
freeAgent
15 hours ago
reply
If Uber dislikes it, it's probably worthy of our support.
Los Angeles, CA
Share this story
Delete

Google Pay will soon work with major public transit cards

1 Share
Paying for public transport could be about to become more convenient, with fare payment system Cubic Transportation Systems teaming up with Google to offer contactless transit payments using Google Pay.
Read the whole story
freeAgent
19 hours ago
reply
Los Angeles, CA
Share this story
Delete

Mazda MX-5 Miata design chief on NC, ND and what comes next - Roadshow

1 Comment
2019 marks both the 30th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and 30 years since Masashi Nakayama's joined the company. Join us as we talk about the past, present and future for the iconic roadster.
Read the whole story
freeAgent
19 hours ago
reply
This may help explain why the ND has a fairly weak transmission (known to blow up 2nd and 3rd gear).
Los Angeles, CA
Share this story
Delete

New drug-pricing data shows stunning hikes—one whopping 667% increase

1 Share
New drug-pricing data shows stunning hikes—one whopping 667% increase

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Ute Grabowsky )

Pharmaceutical companies continue to raise prices on hundreds of drugs at rates well over that of inflation, according to a newly released report on drug-pricing data.

The data was made public thanks to a mandate from a California transparency law passed in 2017. Under the law, drug makers are required to report their price increases quarterly. This is the first report from the law and includes data on drugs that had price increases of 16% or more over their January 2017 prices.

The hikes in these cases are to the wholesale acquisition cost, which is the list price for wholesalers—they may not reflect how much patients will pay out of pocket. Still, they can add to overall healthcare spending and drive up the costs of insurance.

Read 8 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Read the whole story
freeAgent
19 hours ago
reply
Los Angeles, CA
Share this story
Delete
Next Page of Stories