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1000s Face Planned Power-Cuts As SoCal Winds Spark Critical Fire Risk

The most vulnerable months for wildfires in California run from July to October. After a record-breaking fire season last year, it appears the fire risk for Southern California is elevated this week.  Bloomberg calls the move by Southern California utility companies to cut power to more than 280,000 homes and businesses to prevent wildfires this week as “unprecedented.”  Edison International’s Southern…

Lithium Battery Recall: LG Energy Solution Michigan Recalls Home Energy Storage Batteries Due to Overheating, Harmful Smoke, and Fire Risk

By B.N. Frank Lithium mining has come under scrutiny due grave ecological and economic problems associated with the practice.  Lithium battery fires have been an issue too and another recall was announced earlier this week. From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Name of product:LG Chem “RESU 10H” Lithium-Ion Residential Energy Storage System Hazard:The home…

NYU Professor Under Fire for Mask Comments Files Libel Lawsuit

By Janet Phelan An NYU professor has filed a lawsuit against a number of his academic colleagues, alleging libel after an uproar of official reaction ensued when one of his students called for his firing based on in-class comments he had made on the utility of masks. The pleadings, filed in the Supreme Court of…

Another Cell Tower Catches Fire Due to Electrical Problems

By B.N. Frank Cell towers can catch fire and collapse. Thanks to 5GCrisis for reporting another blaze: 197-Foot Cell Tower Catches Fire in Lapeer, MI Due to Electrical Problems “Wiring in a 197-foot-tall cell tower located near Elm and Saginaw streets in Lapeer caught fire Wednesday evening. Shortly after 9 p.m. last night flames were…

GM Recalling Over 50,000 Chevy Bolts That Can “Catch Fire When Charged To Nearly Full Capacity”

General Motors is recalling tens of thousands of Chevrolet Bolt vehicles after the company became aware of “five fires involving the cars” that resulted in two injuries from smoke inhalation. A notice was issued on Saturday for 50,932 of the vehicles in the U.S. dating from 2017 to 2019. General Motors said the battery could “catch…

Amazon Recalls Ring Video Doorbells Because They Are Catching Fire, Burning Customers and Causing Damage

By B.N. Frank Complaints about Ring doorbells include security vulnerabilities which led to families being spied on and taunted by hackers and now fires. From CBS News: Ring recalls 350,000 video doorbells because they can catch fire Amazon-owned Ring is recalling 350,000 video doorbells sold in the U.S. and Canada because they can catch fire….

Tenured NYU Professor Under Fire for Mask Comments

By Janet Phelan Mark Crispin Miller, who teaches a course on propaganda at New York University in the Media, Culture and Communication Department, has been notified that he is to undergo a review board hearing after one of his students called for his firing due to his comments about masks. According to Professor Miller, the…

Engineering a Race War: Will This Be the American Police State’s Reichstag Fire?

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”— George Santayana Watch and see: this debate over police brutality and accountability is about to get politicized into an election-year referendum on who should occupy the White House. Don’t fall for it. The Deep State, the powers-that-be, want us to turn this into a race…

‘He’s Disabled,’ the Caregiver Screamed. ‘I’m With Her,’ Eyad Cried. The Cop Opened Fire Anyway

Eyad Hallaq was shot to death in a roofless garbage room. According to the testimony of his caregiver, who was by his side and tried to protect him, he was executed. For long minutes she stood next to him and pleaded for his life, trying to explain to the police officers, in Hebrew and in…