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Old 09-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #15
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If Ford moved their Canadian plants to mexico I think you would start caring.
Only if I stopped believing in free market capitalism.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:27 PM   #16
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Hi, a Toyota towing for only a 1/4 mile is no big deal. Is it a factory stock Toyota or does it have 5:88 gears and the transfer case in low range. With enough gear reduction, almost anything can tow anything. My little tongue jack can pick the rear end of my Lincoln off of the ground; It's all gearing. Take a stock Toyota and tow the Space Shuttle from LAX to it's destination, still a short distance, and it might mean something. I believe muscle men have pulled trains and a 747. Maybe I should bring my Lincoln to take over if the Toyota breaks.
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Feels wrong that the shuttles are now museum display pieces. I worked on the program for 22 years and though I know it was crazy expensive to operate, it's a shame that it ended (manned space) as it did. Every time I speak with one of my NASA counterparts they apologize for not having a better plan in place... I'm just thankful that the shuttles aren't being hacked to move into their resting places.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:23 PM   #18
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Only if I stopped believing in free market capitalism.
Capitalism has gone too far, fair trade agreement laws havent been enforced in a long time.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #19
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I am a huge space fan, and I have to admit that I look forward to seeing this, even though I'd rather see the shuttle back in the launch pad.
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I kinda like this idea!

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Old 09-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #21
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The tundra is 100 percent assembled in the US
Whereas the F150 is 100 percent assembled in Canada
Not sure or really care where you got your incorrect informaiton from but my 2 month old F150 Ecoboost XLT was assembled in Kansas City.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #22
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For those that say the Toyotas are assembled in the USA, I only have this to say:

Just cause the cat had kittens in the oven, it don't make them biscuits.


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Old 09-14-2012, 05:47 PM   #23
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Doesn't bother me at all. Some of the Space Shuttle components were built by foreign countries,...... so the Shuttle has always been international, not just American.
The Shuttle was never "international"!

Not only was the Shuttle 99.99% pure American, America is the only nation that had the innovation, intellectual capital, the will, the technology, and capitalistic private-sector supply side, to pull it off.

My father was a ground systems engineer on the Titan program. I was a design and development engineer for the Space Shuttle. That foreign stuff was "tinsel". It was far more trouble and expense, than it was worth to integrate it. It was done for political support from those in Congress who were so embarrassed by American exceptionalism, that they were willing to withhold funding unless we prostrated ourselves to international political correctness. They won in the end and that is why we no longer have a manned space program
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:54 PM   #24
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It is my understanding that
The tundra is 100 percent assembled in the US
Whereas the F150 is 100 percent assembled in Canada
Not sure you are correct about the F150. You can visit the F150 assembly line at the Rouge complex in Dearborn, MI. Ford Super Duty pickups are built in Louisville, KY.
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To all of the haters, all I can say is that my first Toyota Truck is still on the road with over 500,000 KM's the Dodges and Chevs I owned were ready for the rocking chair at 160,000kms. Proof is in the pudding.
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Tundra?

This is what Americans build when we need to haul a Space Shuttle




Or a Saturn/Apollo maybe?
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Not sure or really care where you got your incorrect informaiton from but my 2 month old F150 Ecoboost XLT was assembled in Kansas City.
My 2000 F150 door sticker said made in Canada and my 2008 Tundra door sticker says made in US.
Yours was assembled in KC but one has to wonder are all the parts made in the US?

I saw a Chevy Sidekick (ie. geo tracker) with a bumper sticker that read "buy American".

Don't get me wrong, I would love it if all things sold in America were made in America. It would help with put some people back to work.
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My 2000 F150 door sticker said made in Canada and my 2008 Tundra door sticker says made in US.
Yours was assembled in KC but one has to wonder are all the parts made in the US?

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That's a little different than 100% assembled in Canada.

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It is my understanding that
The tundra is 100 percent assembled in the US
Whereas the F150 is 100 percent assembled in Canada
For that matter, are you sure that your F150 parts all came from Canada?

Come to think of it, my 1972 Plymouth had several parts that said "Made in Canada". There's been collaboration across that border for a long time.
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