Actually my 2007 Mustang GT convertible had a NA parts label of 80% which
has nothing to do with the VIN designation. The first numbed of the VIN is
a '1,' indicating built in the US with an American total content of over 70%
as I explained to you on several occasions, include much more than parts.
Like the Toyota based Pontiac Vibe
Honda does indeed build cars like the Accord in the US with over 70%
American content and the first number of the VIN is a '1.' Nissan also
builds vehicle in the US like the Titan and the first number of the VIN is a
'1.' Toyota, with the exception of the Toyotas built in the GM/Toyota
plant in California and the first number of the VIN is a '1,' only assembles
cars, trucks and vans in the US and the first number of the VIN is a '4,' or
'5' according to the American content. Contrary to what you believe, if
you listen and watch what Toyota says in their newest ads, because of Hondas
complaint, you will see they no longer say 'made in American' but rather
'assembled in American of world sourced parts.'
That part at least is partly true; the first character of the VIN is
indeed "country of origin."
e.g. a Volkswagen with a VIN starting "WVW" is a real, German-built VW,
whereas a "1VW" is one built in Westmoreland, and "9VW" is one built in
It was not to long ago those 'in the know' were predicting Ford would 'soon
outsell GM in the US,' as well ;)
(I deleted your address line. No to smart of to put all of that information
out in a NG.)
This post brought to you by Mike's new book" Condescension: how to make
friends and influence people by coming off like a know-it-all."
I think Joe knows what he's doing. Nothing available there that's not
available elsewhere, and besides he's been posting here for *years*.
You may know it all, I don't. My intent is to offer advice based on my life
experiences, one if free to take that advice or not. The person addressed
is not the only one reading that advice, those a bit wiser than some, may
take note I don't see you posting all of your information in a NG.
Replying to my internet address sends it directly to a 'dump' site ;)
When you begin to get dozens of calls at 5 PM from telemarketers and all of
the paper in your FAX machine is printed out with spam at 2 AM you may feel
differently, unless of course it is not YOUR paper ;)
The economics are completely different. Sending email spam,
especially using botnets, is essentially free. Last I saw, estimates
were that the response rate on email spam was down around one in
100,000 -- but the cost of sending the message is so low they're still
making a profit. At those rates, harvesting my email address from
usenet is worth it to them; unfortunately, my email address was in so
many different places long before there was spam that ceasing to use
it on usenet wouldn't make any difference at this point. I don't use
my personal email address on usenet!
A telemarketing call or fax spam costs infinitely more -- up in the
pennies range. For random telemarketers to call my office to make
pitches on the basis of harvesting the phone number from usenet would
be insane; likewise to send spam to the department's fax machine on
Joseph J. Pfeiffer, Jr., Ph.D. Phone -- (505) 646-1605
Department of Computer Science FAX -- (505) 646-1002
If you were paying attention I explained the 'why' about 12 posts
ago, prior to all the pointless back-and-forth in this thread...
Never mud-wrestle with a pig. It doesn't accomplish anything, and
after a while you realize that the pig is enjoying it.
If you want to keep up with him, that's your business.
--<< Bruce >>--
As usual you do not know what you are talking about. Do a search and you
will discover PTD.net is division of SECTV the oldest cable company in the
WORLD, established in 1948. It is an all carbon fiber network, based in
Allentown Pa, that I can connect to via satellite from wherever I am at the
time. Do you want to see some picture from the 2006 Key West Fantasy
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