On Mon, 08 Jan 2007 16:07:46 +0000, Jeff rearranged some electrons to
He couldn't prove it before and he can't prove it now, despite being
proven wrong many times.
All of us have posted numerous references that refute Mike's claims. Yet
he continues to post his ignorant blather.
David M (dmacchiarolo)
Believe whatever you wish but actually nobody has posted anything that
disputed what I have said about the REASON for the three different number
assigned to vehicles made in the US. None of the sites posted pointed to
any other reason or anything else, except the fact that there is three
numbers and that fact has never been in dispute. Simply saying I can't find
that information, does not make what I have said incorrect If you
believe you can find another reason go find it, WBMA ;)
Looks like you may have finally stumbled on the explanation you seek. The
reason the Lincoln LT has a 4 and the F150 a 1, although they both built on
the same assemble line, is the US content of the LT falls slightly below 70%
Obviously the US content has dropped in some of the LTs, if what you say is
true. I know some Aviators have had a 5 as well, in the past. Ford has
been getting more stuff out of it factories in Mexico and Canada, because of
the lower cost there, thus reducing the US content.
The '80%' you are referencing is the NA 'parts' content label. Imported
parts can be listed on the NAP label if the final assemble in NA. That is
how Toyota get to say the Camry and others show a NAP label of 80% yet must
say 'assembled in America of world sourced parts' in their ads
I give up on trying to enlighten you. You keep going around in circles.
They do NOT have the same US content or they would have the same VIN.
You keep referring to the NA parts label that uses those figures. Don't you
ever think about what you are seeing there. Don't you realize the 80% on
the NA label could be 100% Mexican or Canada? A Camry, that is made
totally in Japan with a 'J', has a NA parts label that say something
ridiculous like 80% NA parts when obviously it has none.
So post the links to the published information that might substantiate your
No mater how many times you repeat your position without collaborate
information from some OTHER source, none of us is going to believe this as
yet unsubstantiated scheme.
I did my homework, like finding that a Lincoln Mark LT has a VIN that starts
with '5' which you say is less than 40% US content, while it actually has
80% US content. Oopsie, you're wrong again.
So show us the web site that shows you are correct.
The US Code that requires that VINs be on cars is available on the web.
Where does it say that US content has anything to do with the VIN?
Put up or shut up.
Nicholas Anthony wrote:
> ...there were many other American Airline
Companies, yes. And many fewer now than there were then. There are about
to be even fewer as the US Airline industry continues its consolidation
into three major companies, just as the auto industry did years ago. The
US Government created the environment for consolidation by deregulation
of the airlines in the '70's. And if we don't keep a close eye on the
bastards in D.C., they will let foreigners buy our airlines as they are
buying our auto companies.
"...[S]omeone providing transportation." Now that's funny! I shudder to
think you might also put the railroads and shipping in that same
category of insignificance.
Everything in the US economy is related in some way -- in this modern
era, everything in the world economy is related. Wages will naturally
seek a common level. So you better learn to do a job few others can do
if you want to gain an income few others enjoy. Yes, the dominance of
the US is coming to an end, but that is inevitable.
The answer is to become more competitive than we have been. In other
words, get off your lazy asses, Americans, and work for what you want.
Or we all go down together.
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