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Old 06-30-2007, 06:45 AM   #1
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Well-meaning patriots looking to boost the American economy with their next car purchase have an elusive task. Consider that the Chevrolet Equinox is from an American company, but is assembled in Ontario, Canada, has an engine made in China and a transmission from Japan. Meanwhile the Toyota Sienna hails from Japan, but has a West Virginia-built engine and transmission and is assembled in Indiana. Under federal regulations, the Chevy doesn't qualify as a "domestic vehicle" but the Toyota does.

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Well-meaning patriots looking to boost the American economy with their next car purchase have an elusive task. Consider that the Chevrolet Equinox is from an American company, but is assembled in Ontario, Canada, has an engine made in China and a transmission from Japan. Meanwhile the Toyota Sienna hails from Japan, but has a West Virginia-built engine and transmission and is assembled in Indiana. Under federal regulations, the Chevy doesn't qualify as a "domestic vehicle" but the Toyota does.

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Old 06-30-2007, 07:50 AM   #3
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Looking at CNN regarding products from China one can only question ourselves as "What are they thinking?!?"

Poisonous toothpaste, leaded paint on our children's toys, plastic in our pet food, toxic fish and food products, forged goods and the list goes on and on.

China is the country that we import the most goods from by a long shot. Is anyone out there watching this stuff and protecting American consumers from all the defective and dangerous consumer goods we get from these people.

One thing for sure, we get sooooo much stuff that they can't inspect it all and give a couple more days and we'll hear about some other bogus product from China.

Oddly enough the Chinese food we buy is a American invention I understand.
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Read in the paper yesterday that GM sold their Allison transmision operation to a private group. I guess Allison will also move overseas one day soon. I guess our kids will need to learn Chinese. s/Toby
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If my memory serves me right Henry Ford helped to automate the Panzer tank assembly lines.
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