Another Tesla Spontaneously Combusts, Killing Driver

When it rains, it pours, or in the case of Tesla, it spontaneously combusts.

Less than a week after a Tesla Model S erupted in flames following a “horrific” crash in Ft. Lauderdale, Flordia,, fatally trapping the two teenagers who died inside, in a similar accident to one that happened in Mountain View, California, last December, while a second Model S rammed a stopped Salt Lake City firetruck at 60mph, mercifully without any fatalities, the Swiss tio.ch reports that yet another Tesla has burst into flames after crashing on the A2 highway near Bellinzona, killing the 48-year-old German driver who, like the Florida ten nagers, was trapped inside because flames spread too quickly after the collision to permit escape or any rescue attempt.

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Tesla crash in Switzerland, note the total destruction of the car

According to the Swiss publication, the 48-year-old German driver, from Baden-Wurtermberg, lost control of the vehicle a few meters after the Monte Ceneri tunnel, crashing into the central guardrail, an accident that was remarkably similar to an October 2017 crash in Austria, in which a Model S also burned down, however without any fatalities.

The car then overturned and caught fire, fatally trapping the driver.

According to the Facebook page of the Bellinzona fire department, the flames were once again started by the lithium-ion batteries after the crash. The Fire department explains that “the violent impact of Lithium Ion Batteries could probably have caused a phenomenon called “thermal runaway”, i.e, a rapid and unstoppable increase in temperature (think in terms of a reactor core meltdown in a nuclear power station.).” It is becoming clear that the lithium ion batters used in electric cars are a highly unstable power source.

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It’s unclear if the car had its autopilot engaged at the moment of the crash, although now that both the NTSB and NHTSA are looking into last week’s tragic Tesla crash which killed two teenage boys under similar circumstances, we are confident the answer will be available soon. Several Tesla accidents have involved the car going out of control while autopilot was driving. This spate of accidents, along with others in self driving cars from other manufacturers is probably a bigger setback for the autonomous car nerds than electric vehicles in general

As was reported yesterday, Max Schwall, the Tesla exec who until last week had been Tesla’s “primary technical contact” with both the NTSB & NHTSA, resigned quietly and moved to Tesla’s competitor Waymo. Commenting on this departure, we wondered if it suggests that the “company’s troubles with government regulators may be set to escalate.”

Judging by the trio of crashes in just one week, two of which fatal, it’s a safe bet the answer is “yes.” This leaves Elon Musk’s dreams of world domination, like his cars in the crash scene pictures, in total meltdown.

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More Trouble For Tesla – It’s Official This Time

Those who hailed Tesla founder Elon Musk as the New Messiah, the technological miracle worker who was going to be saviour of the planet will be crying into their vegan corn flakes this morning as Tesla’s woes multiply.

Only  day after two teens tesla20s20crash20floridawere killed in a “horrific” Model S crash in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida, when the two 18-year-olds were immolated after being trapped in their burning vehicles, the USA’s National Transport Safety Board, alarmed perhaps that this is the latest in a series on incidents in which Tesla cars displayed their tendency to spontaneously combust, has launched an investigation into the incident.

The probe comes two months after Tesla and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board were at loggerheads over the board’s investigation into a deadly, March 23 crash in Mountain View, California  involving a Tesla vehicle on Autopilot, will be mainly focused on “electric vehicle battery fire” as Elektrek reports that batteries from the other crash under investigation reignited days after the accident.

The NTSB issued a statement announcing their investigation into the crash. NTSB Chairman Robert S. Sumwalt, on whom Elon Musk recently hung up, commented:

“NTSB has a long history of investigating emerging transportation technologies, such as lithium ion battery fires in commercial aviation, as well as a fire involving the lithium ion battery in a Chevrolet Volt in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  In addition, the NTSB is currently investigating a fire involving the transportation of hydrogen gas for fuel cell vehicles. The goal of these investigations is to understand the impact of these emerging transportation technologies when they are part of a transportation accident.”

The NTSB sent 4 investigators to Florida and will “primarily focus on electric vehicle battery fire, including fire department activities and towing operations.”

The second Tesla safety probe this year comes on the back of news that the Mountain View Fire Department shared its report about the aftermath of the fatal Tesla Model X accident in Mountain View with other fire departments, which indicates they suspect serious problems with Tesla cars.  That is now also under NTSB investigation.

In the report (published via KTVU), the fire department said that they monitored the battery pack and it reignited days after the March 23 accident, with Mountain View Fire Chief Juan Diaz commenting:

“In this particular case, six days later, the temperature inside those cells increased to the point of ignition. That’s why the car reignited. You have stored energy that is frankly unstable.

Think of a nuclear meltdown in which the plutonium rods spontaneously combust over and over as there is no way to cool them sufficiently. It’s kinda like that.”

Amusingly, Tesla recommends using “large amounts of water” to extinguish a battery fire in its vehicles (water is not recommenedd for extinguishing electrical fires) and using a thermal imaging camera to monitor the battery for at least one hour after it is found to be completely cooled:

“If the high voltage battery catches fire, is exposed to high heat, or is bent, twisted, cracked, or breached in any way, use large amounts of water to cool the battery. DO NOT extinguish with a small amount of water. Always establish or request an additional water supply.”

More appropriately, the company also offers online training for fire departments about what steps to take when dealing with its vehicles after a crash. Effing long ones, we would guess.

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Maryam Adam and Behailu Kebede are listed as ‘fate uncertain’ on the Grenfell Tower safe/uncertain/dead list

Yet both spoke to the media after the fire.

After the fire - a Grenfell Tower interior
Sourse: The Daily Star

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At last I received confirmation that the 4th Floor of Grenfell Tower consisted of Flats 11-16, as I had guessed earlier, thanks to the appearance of a Google docs status report of the Tower listing all residents and their status – as either ‘safe’ ‘dead’ or unknown’.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Uwuk3m6haLU9DW5HsjR0uTMPEE5NBpyPaw_oYIsTkjY/htmlview

Thanks to David Mortimer of Milton Keynes

What caught my eye is the supposed fate of the Adam family of number 14, being listed as ‘fate unknown’. This would include both Maryam, the central figure of the media narrative, who says she was awoken at 1.50 am by a neighbour knocking on her door, and her brother, Yasin Adam, who also appeared in some alternative versions of the narrative, and possibly another person sleeping in the flat, described as ‘a friend of Maryam’s’.

The fact is that the last we heard of pregnant Maryam was she was leaving to go to hospital, although her interviews by media must have taken place subsequently to that. She says she saw the fire in the kitchen of Number 16 through the door, and said it was a very small fire. She is a crucial witness to this event.

She says in one version of the narrative (Metro and ABC.es) that the person who knocked her door was a tall white British male, who she clearly did not know. There are no pictures of her or her brother Yasin anywhere in the media, as I have seen. It is odd that such a key person to the story has no picture anywhere.

Behailu Kebede, in another version of the news narrative (Sun, Daily Mail), is described as the person who knocked Maryam’s door at 1.50 am. The fire started in his flat, number 16, of which he is the longterm tenant, just as Maryam is the longterm tenant of number 14. He too is a crucial witness, who has, so far, been described as staying with friends, and too shocked to be able to be interviewed. On the google document, he is now listed as fate ‘uncertain’. No one knows who compiled the list.

Which version of the narrative is the true one?

I conjectured that as we are being fed various versions of the narrative by the media, we should take one of the versions as more likely to be true – and the tall white British male one would seem more persuasive than the Behailu Kebede one to me. We might imagine that we are being fed different stories and the truth tried to spill out via ABC.es but that was overridden by the mainstream UK media narrative, which wants only listed tenants to be present in the narrative.

Either way this could all be cleared up simply enough if we could talk to Maryam Adam and Behailu Kebede. But where are they?

I also conjectured that if the fire was an Mi5 operation and was started and spread deliberately, these two individuals would be very unlikely to resurface, as they might unravel the narrative. The chaos agenda is running, and a big fire fits very well into that. As with 9/11, inconvenient witnesses to the truth are not required. The narrative must be defended at all costs.

That said, I could not help noticing that, in the safe/uncertain/dead list being assembled on google documents for the whole building, Maryam Adam is no longer referred to any more with her correct name, but now as ‘Adan’ – making her too a subject of name change and obfuscation (See my earlier posts). Both she and Behailu are surprisingly not listed as ‘safe’ but as ‘uncertain’. How come?

I hope I am wrong, and that these two individuals from the crucial 4th floor turn up later today. They quite clearly both survived the fire and could know a lot about what happened, and they could tell us all they know. It would set my mind at rest to hear them confirm the narrative we’ve been given. If they’ve disappeared without trace, that to me suggests something untoward has happened to them, and also that the main media narrative could very well be false. That would suggest arson.

I Will Take What Is Mine With Fire And Blood

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Nice to see you, to see you … nice.

Have a bit of a think about that title; if you watch Game Of Thrones you will probably recognise is at the catchphrase of Daenerys Targaryen in series four of the HBO fantasy epic, but if you didn’t know that and you received a notification from a friends facebook account because someone had posted a picture of a child wearing that slogan on a T shirt, would you interpret that as a personal threat? Well if you tip the mental stability scales even slightly towards sane, you wouldn’t, after all it’s only an effing T shirt. If however you are an American democrat, a progressive liberal with acute paranoia, an irrational fear of everything but particularly your countrymen who love the constitution, and a job in the education system you would interpret it as a direct threat to your person from a check shirt wearin’, redneck, AK47 ownin’, pick up truck drivin’, burger chompin’ psychopath who was on the way round to your house to turn you into a human colander.

That was exactly the interpretation placed on it by the human resources director, two college officials, and a security official of the college where Prof. Francis Schmidt was employed. That motley crew were waiting when Schmidt arrived at a meeting to which he had been summoned. Schmidt had been reported by the dean of the school for sending a threatening email.

The threatening email was an automatic notification of a photo posted on a social media outlet, it shows Schmidt’s little girl, doing “yoga”. Are you scared? Do you feel threatened? Because these senior executives of a higher education establishment were terrorized and in fear that Schmidt was going to go on some kind of armed rampage with an “assault weapon.”

Anyone who has ever watched HBO’s Game of Thrones knows that this is a catchphrase on the program, a line used by Daenerys Stormborn, the Dragon Queen (YouTube). The video and the line are all over the internet, well you know how people love a catchphrase (Yeah, I know).

During the meeting with his employers Schmidt Googled the phrase to show the Inquisitors school officials, that this was just a line from a TV program. But the security official argued that the word “fire” could actually be a reference to an AK-47, and with that, Schmidt was suspended, without pay. Ah well, Valar morghulis as they say in series three.

Schmidt was not allowed to return to work until he had a psychiatric evaluation.

Once again I am reminded of John Lennon’s words, “The world is run by insane people doing insane things.”

Not only the world it seems, but schools and colleges too. It’s time to make politically correct fascism a capital offence.

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Call me an evil bastard if you like possums, but boiled frog therapy made me laugh

Favourite news story today concerned an elderly woman was left floating in an isolation tank with her headphones in as fire engulfed a holistic health centre and other clients jumped out of the window, a court heard.

As the fire alarms sounded and staff ran from the burning building Erlinda Chin, 70, lay oblivious until it went dark and she realised she could smell smoke. It just reminded me of that thing about putting a frog in a pan of water and warming it slowly.

By the Mrs Chin hopped out of the tank the fire had trapped her on the top floor and was forced to wait “shaking and disorientated” until she was rescued by the emergency services. Read all

The moral of this story is keep away from isolation tanks. In fact keep away from all new age therapies.

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Chip Pan Fire At The Fire Station

After all those patronising Health and Safety films there’s a kind of poetic justice in this.

A news agency story reports a blaze broke out at the fire station in Nagoya City, Japan last week after a fire-fighter left a cooking stove burning as crew members left the station to respond to emergency calls. Most of the duty staffers were out on a call when their colleague, alone at the station and cooking dinner for the crew, was himself called out. In his haste to respond to the call, he forgot to turn the stove off, said Seiji Hori, a Nagoya City Fire Department official. Ten fire trucks from other stations were required to put out the fire, Hori added. “We are an institute that should be in a position to educate people about fire, so we are extremely sorry that such an incident happened,” Hori said, adding that they would consider ordering-in for dinner from now on.

Hands up who thought it was only drunken pikeys on sink estates like the characters in Shameless who had chip pan fires?

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