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2010-02-05 Economy
Gangster government targets Toyota
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Posted by Fred 2010-02-05 00:00|| || Front Page|| [336091 views ]  Top

#1 The basis for these threats is little more than anecdote-based suspicions that an electronic malady related to electro-magnetic interference from power lines might be the problem instead of the mechanical wear identified by Toyota engineers. Too much conspiracy speculation in this article to suit me. This is the only article I've read speculating about 'interference from power lines'. A drive-by-wire throttle system such as Toyota's has more ways to fail than the simple mechanical linkages of days gone by. Of course politicians will let no crisis of any kind go to waste.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2010-02-05 01:07||   2010-02-05 01:07|| Front Page Top

#2 Well, earlier this week D.C.'s most popular commercial, news, commercial, traffic, commercial, weather, and commercial radio channel made it a point to note some "transportation officals had to travel to Japan in December to remind Toyota of their obligations" to the consumer.

I saw it as another taxpayer-paid vaction to Tokoyo Disney World. Call me cynical.
Posted by Bobby 2010-02-05 05:44||   2010-02-05 05:44|| Front Page Top

#3 NY Times quick review of computerized auto controls
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2010-02-05 05:58||   2010-02-05 05:58|| Front Page Top

#4 No surprise here, other than the media now seems to be tracking it.

I, like I'm sure others here, immediately called it what it was.

Heaven forbid if the media should actually grow a pair and have an opinion on something controversial...

(or should that be 'grow back'?)
Posted by logi_cal 2010-02-05 07:10||   2010-02-05 07:10|| Front Page Top

#5 "Maybe if youse guys would let yer workers organize, yer problems might 'go away'."
Posted by Mullah Richard 2010-02-05 08:24||   2010-02-05 08:24|| Front Page Top

#6 I hear Mr. Toyota woke up this morning to find a horse's head in his bed.
Posted by Parabellum 2010-02-05 08:46||  2010-02-05 08:46|| Front Page Top

#7 The biggest losers besides American consumers

...don't forget those folks employed in Right to Work State Toyota manufacturing facilities.
Posted by Besoeker 2010-02-05 08:49||   2010-02-05 08:49|| Front Page Top

#8 I doubt that the Chicago gangsters want to mess with the Yakuza.
Posted by AllahHateMe 2010-02-05 09:17||   2010-02-05 09:17|| Front Page Top

#9 "Chicago gangsters . . . mess with the Yakuza"

I'd pay damned good money to see that, Allah! :-D
Posted by Barbara Skolaut  2010-02-05 10:11||   2010-02-05 10:11|| Front Page Top

#10 Too much conspiracy speculation in this article to suit me.

Maybe. But there does seem to be a conflict of interest.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2010-02-05 12:23||   2010-02-05 12:23|| Front Page Top

#11 Ray LaHood has his roots in Illinois Politics, with a lot of connections to Cellini the Asphalt King. He learned bullying from the experts
Posted by mom  2010-02-05 13:42||   2010-02-05 13:42|| Front Page Top

Posted by JosephMendiola 2010-02-05 21:14||   2010-02-05 21:14|| Front Page Top

#13 There does seem to be some gaps in what is going on with this recall, whatever it is people sense they are not getting the whole story. With a fondling media, heavy handed speeches and actions it is no wonder a story like this, true or not, is published.
Posted by swksvolFF 2010-02-05 22:28||   2010-02-05 22:28|| Front Page Top

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