The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission voted Tuesday to ban the direct sale of vehicles in the state, becoming the third state in the nation to prevent Tesla from selling to consumers. That would force Tesla, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, to sell its cars through dealers.
Instead, Tesla will stop selling cars in New Jersey on April 1, according to Dow Jones. That means the auto company won’t have access to one of the nation’s most lucrative markets for luxury vehicles, while well-heeled New Jerseyites will have to pick up their Teslas somewhere else.
The law forces all car sales to pass through a middleman, an auto dealer. The Coalition of Automotive Retailers has been lobbying hard to make it illegal for people to buy cars without going through their stores first.
What next in America’s “deregulated free market”? Banning the sale of books online without going through bookstores? Banning the sale of clothes online without going through physical stores?
that is really retarded…. cant even sell your product without having someone else broker the deal and take their cut.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection is accused of detaining an Indiana woman at the airport without cause and then quizzing her about her sex life on knowledge the agents may have gained through the interception of private emails.
Christine Von Der Haar, a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology at Indiana University, has teamed up with the American Civil Liberties Union and filed suit against the agency, saying it violated her constitutional rights against unreasonable search and seizures. […]
The suit charges the only way authorities could have known that information and been able to question the nature of [her] relationship was by reading emails stored on [her boyfriend’s] hard drive.
Even more concrete evidence that yes, the government will use the information it gets from spying on innocent people.
* أغفو ويوقظني شوقي لك وحنيني ♥️️