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The High Octane Truth About Jim Farley and Mary Barra

Read all about in the Sunday February 18th edition of Autoextremist:
http://www.autoextremist.com/

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Post ID: @OP+1reiMuwe

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He's been around a long time. I find his site content to be repetitive and kind of grating.
He occasionally guests on John McElroy's Autoline After Hours.
If we're going with old school editorialists... I miss Jerry Flint.
Your mileage may vary.

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Post ID: @2xlq+1reiMuwe

From the article about Barra:

And what can be possibly said about GM CEO Mary "Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion" Barra? She bet the Silver Silos that GM could flip the proverbial switch and become a big-time player in EVs literally overnight, only to discover that it's one thing to project confidence while touting lofty goals, but it's quite another to actually be able to deliver on them.

GM's True Believers cranked flat-out to deliver on their engineering targets, dealing with challenge after challenge while trying to deliver on Barra’s endless boasts. But in the course of doing do, a lot of missing pieces were exposed, especially the company’s lack of software knowledge and the fundamental issues of EV manufacturing capability. And, of course, the problems mounted. The Ultium battery packs encountered serious assembly problems, critical software issues shelved the highly-touted Chevrolet Blazer EV with a "stop sell" order. And in its latest embarrassment, the company’s class-leading Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups have been parked at assembly plants due to more critical software issues.

And last but certainly not least, let's not forget Barra’s enduring fascination with GM’s Cruise autonomous vehicle division, which Barra relentlessly touted but which has ended up costing the company billions – all of which was compounded by the fact that a pedestrian in San Francisco hit by another vehicle was thrown into the path of a self-driving Cruise car and dragged about 20 feet.

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Post ID: @2jcr+1reiMuwe

I clicked on the link so that you don't have to (from a fortified linux machine with VPN).
It's run by a very, very angry boomer named "Peter M. DeLorenzo".
On the front page, a very long, anti-American rant that calls us Americans stupid. He's angry about everything. There's nothing of merit unless you are also very angry and want some validation. Just look at the guy's picture... oh boy.

He's smarter than you but can't seem to figure out how to run his own website. SSL, which gives you the "s" in https, encrypts the connection is available on just about every website is missing from his. But remember, he's the smartest guy in the room.

Sample: "It’s no big revelation that we’re living in the midst of the most inelegant age in American history. Everything about life as we know it today is infested with rancor, outrage, dismissiveness (not smart enough to spell-check?), relentless self-promotion, unwarranted “celebrity” status and rampant boorish behavior everywhere we look."

Okay boomer.
There's no "High Octane Truth" article to be found. But I did find WELCOME TO THE “REGRETS AND APOLOGIES” TOUR.
You can see from the all-caps that the angry boomer is firing on all cylinders.
There's absolutely nothing of value. It's all so angry and repetitive, with criticisms that are obvious to most of you. There's nothing like an angry guy in his kitchen pounding the keyboard, tell us how d-mb multi-millionaires are.

"GM's True Believers cranked flat-out to deliver on their engineering targets, dealing with challenge after challenge while trying to deliver on Barra’s endless boasts. But in the course of doing do, a lot of missing pieces were exposed, especially the company’s lack of software knowledge and the fundamental issues of EV manufacturing capability. And, of course, the problems mounted. The Ultium battery packs encountered serious assembly problems, critical software issues shelved the highly-touted Chevrolet Blazer EV with a "stop sell" order. And in its latest embarrassment, the company’s class-leading Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups have been parked at assembly plants due to more critical software issues."

A legend in his own mind.

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Post ID: @1lak+1reiMuwe

"This site doesn’t support HTTPS"

Don't fall for the fishing attempt people.
#honeypot
At the very least your IP and mac address will get collected.
At worst you get trackers in your browser and your data hijacked.

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Post ID: @1sfj+1reiMuwe

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