Volkswagen fraud Dutch ‘word of the year’

This video from the USA says about itself:

Volkswagen’s Emissions Scandal Is Even Bigger Than You Thought

November 4 [2015] — Just as Volkswagen AG appeared to be getting a grip on the six-week-old scandal, the embattled carmaker’s crisis deepened amid new revelations that it misrepresented the performance of its vehicles. The German manufacturer’s stock tumbled as much as 11 percent, extending VW’s losses from emissions cheating, which until this week was isolated to a specific type of diesel engine. Volkswagen said late Tuesday that an internal probe showed 800,000 cars had “unexplained inconsistencies” concerning their output of carbon-dioxide, a key measure of fuel efficiency and the basis for taxation and emissions regulation in Europe. The affected vehicles include gasoline-powered models for the first time.

NOS TV in the Netherlands reports today about the vote for the ‘word of the year’ in 2015.

40,000 people voted. Ten words had been nominated. By far most voters, 48%, opted for ‘sjoemelsoftware’, fraudulent software. Meaning the software which the Volkswagen corporation had installed in their cars which cheated about the amount of pollution these cars cause.

Earlier, Dutch linguists had already voted for ‘sjoemelsoftware’ as word of the year 2015. Now, it turns out that the general public agrees with them.

Probably 7 Amsterdam public transport workers killed by diesel pollution smoke: here.

VW and Exxon: indicative of a polluted corporate culture that must change: here.

16 thoughts on “Volkswagen fraud Dutch ‘word of the year’

  1. Pingback: Volkswagen pollution cheats sued by United States government | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: After Volkswagen pollution fraud, Renault | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: After Volkswagen, Opel pollution scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Renault pollution scandal update | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Mercedes, Peugeot, pollution scandals as well | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Opel pollution investigated by Belgian police | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Volkswagen fat cats knew about pollution scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Consumer watchdog sues Volkswagen for ‘green’ fraud | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Volkswagen fraudster fat cats try greenwashing | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: ‘Volkswagen bosses knew about pollution fraud for years’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Volkswagen polluting fat cat fraudsters scot-free | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Volkswagen driver interviewed on emissions fraud | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Volkswagen pollution scandal, bigger and bigger and bigger | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Volkswagen pollution stopped by Greenpeace | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: Volkswagen, yet another toxic exhaust scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: Volkswagen unsafe safety belts scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.