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VW Southey Street Kimberley passes the buck

On Saturday 18th April 2009 one of VW Southey Street Kimberley’s employees was speeding up Main rd from Beaconsfield to Belgravia. Eye witnesses saw the silver VW Polo reaching speeds in excess of 100+ KM/H

One witness reported to me that they had to put their car in reverse whilst trying to make U turn to avoid collision with the VW Polo.

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VW Polo owned by VW Southey Street (Company Car)

Near the Du Toitspan rd /  Cornwall St intersection I switched on my Ford’s right indicator and began slowing down. As I reached the intersection I saw oncoming traffic just as the Ford came to a complete standstill I felt a bump.

Sure enough it was the VW Polo.

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The two witnesses stopped at the accident scene raging mad and furious with the driver as they “knew” something was going to wrong at the excessive speeds the VW Polo was traveling.

Brian Domingo's VW Polo - VW Southey Street's Company car

Brian Domingo’s VW Polo – VW Southey Street’s Company car

6 years later this issue is still unresolved. VW Southey Street Kimberley has denied responsibility for the damages.

Here are the e-mail conversations between myself & VW Southey Street Kimberley regarding this matter

First contact made by Michael Hawthorne

I faxed VW Southey Street to get an update about the situation via email.

VW Southey Street Kimberley replied:

Linda van Vrede <*E-mail Address Removed*> Mon, May 18, 2009 at 4:15

 

Hi Michael, Philip is on leave and I am replying on his behalf.

 

Johnny Williams is the only repairer that Philip is willing to deal with because of his proven quality of work as our official repairer for our new and used vehicles. He is situated on the premises of Pryde Motors on the corner of Tranvaal and Ward Street opposite Diskom as previously communicated. His number is 072 4789392. This is not an insurance claim and the company is paying for the damages. We will also not be able to assist you with a vehicle while your vehicle is being repaired as we do not offer courtesy vehicles.

Johnny has been informed of the situation, and he is waiting for your vehicle to assess and repair. Should we agree to repair your vehicle, we are not stating an admission of guilt, but rather showing goodwill towards the situation.

Kind regards,
Linda van Vrede
Sales Manager

Michael Hawthorne replied:

To: Linda van Vrede <*E-mail Address Removed*>
Cc: philip maritz <*E-mail Address Removed*>
Morning,

 

I do believe that Mr Maritz would know the quality of Johnny Williams’
work but, to me and many others who I consulted, they are not a well
known and firm established business.

Please note my vehicle is still property of ABSA Bank as I am still
paying off on it, for us to to be able to use Johonny Williams we
would need to know if he is a registered and approved Ford repairer
approved by an approriate body.

Please note that I am not placing guilt or blame I know who is at
fault, yes some accidents might be accidents others might be
neglegence.

I feel to walk to work while my car is being repaired is totaly
unacceptable, I have been through this procedure before, to have these
repairs done usualy takes weeks if prioritised and with a lot of
prayer maybe a week, this might not be your problem but it is a
problem created by neglegence and I dont see why I have to suffer
because of this.

Please let me know if this is your settlement deal, if it is I will
need to seek legal advice to recover from this unwanted situation,

Very Important:
Since the accident I have suffered back aches, which I have never had,
and will soon seek the attention of my GP just to be safe. There are
witnesses that saw him driving the vehicle at dangerous speeds and are
willing to have statements taken.

Your earliest repsonse is most valued.

Regards
Michael Hawthorne

VW Southey Street Kimberley replied:

Hi Michael, you will have to wait for Philip to return from leave to reply to your mail.

 

Regards,

Michael Hawthorne replied:

To: Linda van Vrede <*E-mail Address Removed*>
😉 100% in order,

 

I will in the meantime have the car quoted at Johnny’s at the soonest
available time.

Thank you

Regards

VW Southey Street Kimberley replied:

Hi Michael, Philip has asked me to reply to your mail.

We understand your misfortune with the accident, and out of goodwill have offered to repair your vehicle. We now feel that we cannot accommodate your requests anymore, and if you feel that legal action is necessary, then we leave you with a case against Brian Domingo and yourself. As this is a private matter, and not legally any matter of Southey Street, I have informed Brian of your intention and herewith supply you with his number: 0824259418 and brian.domingo@southeystreet.co.za

Please direct all correspondence henceforth with him.

Regards,

Michael Hawthorne replied:

Hi Linda,

I’m sorry that you feel you cannot accomodate my requests,

I do not see how this is a private matter if Brian was driving a
Company / Client Car during work hours, if this is not true please
have the owner’s details of the car made available to me asap.

I find this reply distasteful and very unprofessional, I excpected
more courtesy from your company but have been dissapointed greatly.

I urge you to reconsider your options.

I require an reply asap as my car has been in this state for over
month which is unexceptable…

Michael Hawthorne send a second email after no reponse from VW Southey Street Kimberley:

To: Linda van Vrede <*E-mail Address Removed*>
Heya,

I have taken my vehicle to Johnny’s panelbeater and I have received a
quotation, total value +/- R5000
I have noticed that none of the parts are being replaced, something that
concerns me is the plastic bumper are you guys 100% confident that it
would be visually correct, looking like the original, and physically
strong enough to last?

Another detail that they missed is that the tail light has minimal
damage(crack) to it where it is fastened to the body and this could
become a concern in the future…

I have requested a second quote for respray of the bonnet and front
bumper total value +/- R 3000

I would like to request you consider doing both quotations for me if you
would like to settle this matter to the quote of Johnny Williams,
otherwise I will have to demand new parts for rear and respray note that
the bumper and tailgate sell for R9000 (parts only) from Human Auto,

Let me know what you think, I would be more than happy if you could
attend to this request,
If you have problems let me know as soon as possible, the damage is
becoming an eye sore..

thanks for your time

VW Southey Street Kimberley replied:

HI Michael,

Your demands have now put us in a situation where we are withdrawing our
offer of goodwill with immediate effect and will not reconsider any
further assistance or correspondence in this matter.

Regards,
Linda van Vrede
New Vehicle Sales Manager

Tel: 053 831 2190
Fax: 053 832 6279
Cell: 083 292 3046
28-32 Southey Street, P.O. Box 243, Kimberley, 8301/8300

The Aftermath

After the last e-mail message from VW Southey Street Kimberley I have contacted my lawyers and they are busy with this case.

I have contacted VW South Africa and have not had one response from them.

I have contacted Brian Domingo and he also have failed to respond to any of my e-mail messages.

My original post on VWClub’s forum

Votes

Votes on VWClub’s Forum

The votes clearly speak for itself. VW Southey Street should have taken responsibility for the damages caused to my vehicle.

END OF STORY, I will update this post as soon as anything changes please feel free to comment on this and express your views.

Thank you for taking the time in reading this.

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VW Southey Street Kimberley's company car

VW Southey Street Kimberley’s company car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fords damaged caused by Brian Domingo employee of Southey Street Kimberley

Fords damaged caused by Brian Domingo employee of Southey Street Kimberley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damage to Ford indicated in red

Damage to Ford indicated in red

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Touchup Before

Home Touchup Before

Before Home Touchup

Before Home Touchup

Additional damage to Ford caused by company car of employee of VW Southey Street Kimberley

Additional damage to Ford caused by company car of employee of VW Southey Street Kimberley

Additional damage to Ford caused by company car of employee of VW Southey Street Kimberley

Additional damage to Ford caused by company car of employee of VW Southey Street Kimberley

 

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Neumical.co.za was hosted by Aeon / Inext, I filled in the forms just as any other customer would even though I was a employee at the time..

After I have left Aeon / Inext they deleted my website, replaced the website with a phony “Neumical Creations” logo and re-registered the domain with false information. Lately the domain is dormant only displaying a message of what server it is hosted on.

Even though I did try to request a transfer they have not yet responded to my request.

I will continue fighting for my domain. Come what may.

Aspertame is dangerous and you and your kids might be consuming it

Yes! This non nutritive sweetener is dangerous to your family’s health check the contents of your soft drinks and many other sugar free products…

Read more on Aspertame  it is for your own good.

Aspartame… the BAD news!

Article courtesy of: Mark Gold mgold@tiac.net
(researcher for twenty years on such subjects)

Aspartame was not approved until 1981, in dry foods. For over eight years the FDA refused to approve it because of the seizures and brain tumors this drug produced in lab animals. The FDA continued to refuse to approve it until President Reagan took office (a friend of Searle) and fired the FDA Commissioner who wouldn’t approve it. Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes was appointed as commissioner. Even then there was so much opposition to approval that a Board of Inquiry was set up. The Board said: “Do not approve aspartame”. Dr. Hayes OVERRULED his own Board of Inquiry.

Shortly after Commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., approved the use of
aspartame in carbonated beverages, he left for a position with G.D.  Searle’s Public Relations firm.

Long-Term Damage. It appears to cause slow, silent damage in those unfortunate enough to not have immediate reactions and a reason to avoid it. It may take one year, five years, 10 years, or 40 years, but it seems to cause some reversible and some irreversible changes in health over long-term use.

METHANOL (AKA WOOD ALCOHOL/POISON) (10% OF ASPARTAME) Methanol/wood alcohol is a deadly poison. People may recall that methanol was the poison that has caused some “skid row” alcoholics to end up blind or dead. Methanol is gradually released in the small intestine when the methyl group of aspartame encounter the enzyme chymotrypsin.

The absorption of methanol into the body is sped up considerably when free methanol is ingested. Free methanol is created from aspartame when it is heated to above 86 Fahrenheit (30 Centigrade). This would occur when aspartame-containing product is improperly stored or when it is heated (e.g., as part of a “food” product such as Jello).

Methanol breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde in the body. Formaldehyde is a deadly neurotoxin. An EPA assessment of methanol states that methanol “is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is absorbed. In the body, methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and formic acid; both of these metabolites are toxic.” The recommend a limit of consumption of 7.8 mg/day. A one-liter (approx. 1 quart) aspartame-sweetened beverage contains about 56 mg of methanol. Heavy users of aspartame-containing products consume as much as 250 mg of methanol daily or 32 times the EPA limit.

The most well known problems from methanol poisoning are vision problems. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, causes retinal damage, interferes with DNA replication, and causes birth defects. Due to the lack of a couple of key enzymes, humans are many times more sensitive to the toxic effects of methanol than animals. Therefore, tests of aspartame or methanol on animals do not accurately reflect the danger for humans. As pointed out by Dr Woodrow C. Monte, Director of the Food Science and Nutrition Laboratory at Arizona State University, “There are no human or mammalian studies to evaluate the possible mutagenic, teratogenic, or carcinogenic effects of chronic administration of methyl alcohol.”

It has been pointed out that fruit juices and alcoholic beverages contain small amounts of methanol. It is important to remember, that the methanol in natural products never appears alone. In every case, ethanol is present, usually in much higher amounts. Ethanol is an antidote for methanol toxicity in humans. The troops of Desert Storm were “treated” to large amounts of aspartame-sweetened beverages which had been heated to over 86 degrees F. in the Saudi Arabian sun. Many of them returned home with numerous disorders similar to what has been seen in persons who have been chemically poisoned by formaldehyde. The free methanol in the beverages may have been a contributing factor in these illnesses. Other breakdown products of aspartame such as DKP, may also have been a factor.

In a 1993 act that can only be described as “unconscionable”, the FDA approved aspartame as an ingredient in numerous food items that would always be heated to above 86°degrees F (30°Degrees C).

Much worse, on 27 June 1996, without public notice, the FDA removed all restrictions from aspartame allowing it to be used in everything, including all heated and baked goods.

The truth about aspartame’s toxicity is far different than what the NutraSweet Company would have you readers believe. In February of 1994, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the listing of adverse reactions reported to the FDA (DHHS 1994). Aspartame accounted for more than 75% of all adverse reactions reported to the FDA’s Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS). By the FDA’s own admission fewer then ONE PERCENT of those who have problems with something they consume ever report it to the FDA. This balloons the almost 10,000 complaints they once had to around a million. However, the FDA has a record keeping problem (they never did respond to the certified letter from the WEBMASTER of this site… a
major victim!) and they tend to discourage or even misdirect complaints, at least on aspartame. The fact remains, though, that MOST victims don’t have a clue that aspartame may be the cause of their many problems! Many reactions to aspartame were very serious including seizures and death. Those reactions included:

DORway documents now linked to SYMPTOM!

Abdominal Pain
Anxiety attacks
arthritis
asthma
Asthmatic Reactions
Bloating, Edema (Fluid Retention)
Blood Sugar Control Problems (Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia)
Brain Cancer (Pre-approval studies in animals)
Breathing difficulties
burning eyes or throat
Burning Urination
can’t think straight
Chest Pains
chronic cough
Chronic Fatigue
Confusion
Death
Depression
Diarrhea
Dizziness
Excessive Thirst or Hunger
fatigue
feel unreal
flushing of face
Hair Loss (Baldness) or Thinning of Hair
Headaches/Migraines dizziness
Hearing Loss
Heart palpitations
Hives (Urticaria)
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Impotency and Sexual Problems
inability to concentrate
Infection Susceptibility
Insomnia
Irritability
Itching
Joint Pains
laryngitis
“like thinking in a fog”
Marked Personality Changes
Memory loss
Menstrual Problems or Changes
Migraines and Severe Headaches (Trigger or Cause From Chronic Intake)
Muscle spasms
Nausea or Vomiting
Numbness or Tingling of Extremities
Other Allergic-Like Reactions
Panic Attacks
Phobias
poor memory
Rapid Heart Beat
Rashes
Seizures and Convulsions
Slurring of Speech
Swallowing Pain
Tachycardia
Tremors
Tinnitus
Vertigo
Vision Loss
Weight gain

Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens the Following Diseases

Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Parkinson’s Disease
Lupus
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
Diabetes and Diabetic Complications
Epilepsy
Alzheimer’s Disease
Birth Defects
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lymphoma
Lyme Disease
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Panic Disorder
Depression and other Psychological Disorders

How it happens:

Methanol, from aspartame, is released in the small intestine when the methyl group of aspartame encounters the enzyme chymotrypsin (Stegink 1984, page 143). Free methanol begins to form in liquid aspartame-containing products at temperatures above 86 degrees F.. also within the human body.

The methanol is then converted to formaldehyde. The formaldehyde converts to formic acid, ant sting poison. Toxic formic acid is used as an activator to strip epoxy and urethane coatings. Imagine what it does to your tissues!

Phenylalanine and aspartic acid, 90% of aspartame, are amino acids normally used in synthesis of protoplasm when supplied by the foods we eat. But when unaccompanied by other amino acids we use [there are 20], they are neurotoxic.

That is why a warning for Phenylketonurics is found on EQUAL and other aspartame products. Phenylketenurics are 2% of the population with extreme sensitivity to this chemical unless it’s present in food. It gets you too, causing brain disorders and birth defects! Finally, the phenyalanine breaks down into DKP, a brain tumor agent.

In other words: Aspartame converts to dangerous byproducts that have no natural countermeasures. A dieter’s empty stomach accelerates these conversions and amplifies the damage. Components of aspartame go straight to the brain, damage that causes headaches, mental confusion, seizures and faulty balance. Lab rats and other test animals died of brain tumors.

Despite the claims of Monsanto and bedfellows:

1. Methanol from alcohol and juices does not get converted to formaldehyde to any significant extent. There is very strong evidence to confirm this fact for alcoholic beverages and fairly strong evidence for juices.

2. Formaldehyde obtained from methanol is very toxic in “very small” doses as seen by recent research.

3. Aspartame causes chronic toxicity reactions/damage due to the methanol to formaldehyde and other break down products despite what is claimed otherwise by the very short, industry-funded experiments using a test substance that is chemically different and absorbed differently than what is available to the general public. “Strangely enough”, almost all independent studies show that aspartame can cause health problems.

4. A common ploy from Monsanto is to claim that aspartame is “safe” yet a few select people may have “allergic” reactions to it. This is typical Monsanto nonsense, of course. Their own research shows that it does not cause “allergic” reactions. It is there way of trying to minimize and hide the huge numbers of toxicity reactions and damage that people are experiencing from the long-term use of aspartame.

Summary

Given the following points, it is definitely premature for researchers to discount the role of methanol in aspartame side effects:

1. The amount of methanol ingested from aspartame is unprecedented in human history. Methanol from fruit juice ingestion does not even approach the quantity of methanol ingested from aspartame, especially in persons who ingest one to three liters (or more) of diet beverages every day. Unlike methanol from aspartame, methanol from natural products is probably not absorbed or converted to its toxic metabolites in significant amounts as discussed earlier.

2. Lack of laboratory-detectable changes in plasma formic acid and formaldehyde levels do not preclude damage being caused by these toxic metabolites. Laboratory-detectable changes in format levels are often not found in short exposures to methanol.

3. Aspartame-containing products often provide little or no nutrients which may protect against chronic methanol poisoning and are often consumed in between meals. Persons who ingest aspartame-containing products are often dieting and more likely to have nutritional deficiencies than persons who take the time to make fresh juices.

4. Persons with certain health conditions or on certain drugs may be much more susceptible to chronic methanol poisoning.

5. Chronic diseases and side effects from slow poisons often build silently over a long period of time. Many chronic diseases which seem to appear suddenly have actually been building in the body over many years.

6. An increasing body of research is showing that many people are highly sensitive to low doses of formaldehyde in the environment. Environmental exposure to formaldehyde and ingestion of methanol (which converts to formaldehyde) from aspartame likely has a cumulative deleterious effect.

7. Formic acid has been shown to slowly accumulate in various parts of the body. Formic acid has been shown to inhibit oxygen metabolism.

8. There is a very large and growing number of people that are experiencing chronic health problems similar to the side effects of chronic methanol poisoning when ingesting aspartame-containing products for a significant length of time. This includes many cases of eye damage similar to the type of eye damage seen in methanol poisoning cases.

Toxicity Effects of Aspartame Use Selection of Health Effects from Short-term and/or Long-Term Use Note: It often takes at least sixty days without any aspartame NutraSweet to see a significant improvement. Check all labels very carefully (including vitamins and pharmaceuticals). Look for the word “aspartame” on the label and avoid it. (Also, it is a good idea to avoid “acesulfame-k” or “sunette.”) Finally, avoid getting nutrition information from junk food industry PR organizations such as IFIC or organizations that accept large sums of money from the junk and chemical food industry such as the American Dietetic Association.

If you are a user of any products with aspartame, and you have physical, visual, mental problems… take the 60-day no aspartame test. If, after two months with no aspartame your symptoms are either gone, or are much less severe, please get involved to get this neurotoxin off the market. Write a letter to the FDA, with a copy to Betty Martini (for proof of how the FDA doesn’t keep proper records). Write your congressmen. Return products containing aspartame to the point of purchase… for a FULL refund. Make a big stink if they WON’T give you a full refund! Tell all your friends and family… and if they stop using aspartame and also “wake up well”… get them involved
in the same way.

Aspartame is an “approved sweetener” because of a few greedy and dishonest people who place profits above human life and well-being. With the FDA and our Congress culpable, only an INFORMED and ACTIVE public will affects its reclassification from “food additive” to TOXIC DRUG, and removed from the human food chain.

Need to view some of the FDA original documentation?  View it at:
http://www.presidiotex.com/aspartame/Facts/92_Symptoms/92_symptoms.gif

Addresses:

Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857

Mrs. Betty Martini
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Internet E-mail: bettym19@mindspring.com

Links for additional information:

http://www.dorway.com Front door to everything!
http://www.dorway.com/possible.html Mission Possible Files
http://www.dorway.com/asprlink.html Links to more sites/source information
http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame More in-depth Information
http://www.trufax.org/menu/chem.html#aspartame More good articles

Links for books:

http://www.dorway.com/books.html
http://www.dorway.com/amazon.html DORway Amazon Bookshelf

NOW… that you are aware of the 92 FDA recognized symptoms (that required a Freedom Of Information Act request to pry from their reluctant hands) and HOW aspartame does its dirty work, change to the Official Dogma page. On this page Mark Gold has taken the IFIC “Official” aspartame safety myth and shot it full of holes using all of the smoking guns that were used
by the FDA to approve this poison as a food additive, along with information they either ignored or discounted.  This excellent debunking of the official FDA/Monsanto/Searle/Nutrasweet/Nutrasweet Kelco/AMA/ADA/IFIC/??? chain of lies and half truths includes a long history of this “product’s” sordid trail to the marketplace and the sweet tooth.

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