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Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by littlemar, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. littlemar

    littlemar Thread Starter

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    I just received this email from a friend and I found it interesting. What do you think?

    CNN Headline News did a short news listing regarding Ford and GM's contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in New York and Washington. The findings are as follows......

    1. Ford- $1 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire Dept. The company also offered ER response team services and office space to displaced government employees.

    2. GM- $1 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number and a fleet of vans, suv's, and trucks.

    3. Daimler Chrysler- $10 million to support of the children and victims of the Sept. 11 attack.

    4. Harley Davidson motorcycles- $1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the New York Police Dept.

    5. Volkswagen- Employees and management created a Sept 11 Foundation, funded initial with $2 million, for the assistance of the children and victims of the WTC.

    6. Hyundai- $300,000 to the American Red Cross.

    7. Audi- Nothing.

    8. BMW- Nothing.

    9. Daewoo- Nothing.

    10. Fiat- Nothing.

    11. Honda- Nothing despite boasting of second best sales month ever in August 2001

    12. Isuzu- Nothing.

    13. Mitsubishi- Nothing.

    14. Nissan- Nothing.

    15. Porsche- Nothing. Press release with condolences via the Porsche website.

    16. Subaru- Nothing.

    17. Suzuki- Nothing.

    18. Toyota- Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and August 2001. Condolences posted on the website

    Whenever the time may be for you to purchase or lease a new vehicle, keep this information in mind. You might want to give more consideration to a car manufactured by an American-owned and / or American based company. Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed nothing at all to the citizens of the United States. It's OK for these companies to take money out of this country, but it is apparently not acceptable to return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not forget things like this. Say thank you in a way that gets their attention..
     
  2. bigh47

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    Well said Mary. These times show corporations in their true colours.

    Howard
     
  3. LightningBolt

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    I wonder how Toyota's sells have been since it seemed most of the fighter's in Afghanistan drove Toyota trucks.
     
  4. n2gun

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    This is nothing new. They line up for us money when they have a disaster in their country, but god forbid helping the usa in a disaster. The U.S. basically rebuilt Europe after WW2 with LOANS to the countries there. Only one country every paid the U.S. back or even attempt to. Can you figure out which one it was???
     
  5. fenwayrocks

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    I've ALLWAYS had an American made car except for an Austin Marina in the early 70's for a year or so.

    I have 2 Sable's now. (Ford-Mercury).

    n2gun, that country must have been the UK.
     
  6. bigh47

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    fenwayrocks- bad luck on the Marina a bit of joke over here:)

    Howard
     
  7. n2gun

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    No, not the U.K. hint is a small country that never was a world power.
     
  8. bigh47

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    n2gun- just read your(sorry everybody elses) history. It goes further back than 200 years.
     
  9. n2gun

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    BIGH
    I realize that. I just gave another example of the world wanting our help but not being there for us. I goes all the way back to the colonial days really
     
  10. SyscoKid

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    This story is not 100% true.

    Urban Legend

    FWIW, I have a Jeep, a Chrysler and a Plymouth.
     
  11. littlemar

    littlemar Thread Starter

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    SyscoKid

    Thanks for the update. Some people really do need to get a life instead of thinking up ways to fool people. Right up there with the hackers. :(
     
  12. SyscoKid

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    Indeed! Any time I see something like that my radar goes up and I head over to the urban legends site to check it out.
     
  13. littlemar

    littlemar Thread Starter

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    I usually check out legends and/or virus alerts but this one I could believe. It didn't seem that far-fetched.
     
  14. MN_N8VTech

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    "LET'S BE PERSONAL" Broadcast June 5, 1973 CFRB, Toronto, Ontario

    Topic: "The Americans"



    The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany. It has declined there by 41% since 1971 and this Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least-appreciated people in all the world.

    As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtse. Well, Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did, that's who.

    They have helped control floods on the Nile, the Amazon, the Ganges and the Niger. Today, the rich bottom land of the Mississippi is under water and no foreign land has sent a dollar to help. Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of those countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.

    When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. And I was there. I saw that.

    When distant cities are hit by earthquakes, it is the United States that hurries into help... Managua Nicaragua is one of the most recent examples. So far this spring, 59 American communities have been flattened by tornadoes. Nobody has helped.

    The Marshall Plan... the Truman Policy... all pumped billions upon billions of dollars into discouraged countries. And now, newspapers in those countries are writing about the decadent war-mongering Americans.

    I'd like to see one of those countries that is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplanes.

    Come on... let's hear it! Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tristar or the Douglas 10? If so, why don't they fly them? Why do all international lines except Russia fly American planes? Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or a women on the moon?

    You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios. You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles. You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon, not once, but several times ... and safely home again. You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everybody to look at. Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are right here on our streets in Toronto, most of them... unless they are breaking Canadian laws... are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here.

    When the Americans get out of this bind... as they will... who could blame them if they said 'the hell with the rest of the world'. Let someone else buy the bonds, let someone else build or repair foreign dams or design foreign buildings that won't shake apart in earthquakes.

    When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both of them are still broke. I can name to you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble.

    Can you name to me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.

    Our neighbours have faced it alone and I am one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their noses at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles.

    I hope Canada is not one of these. But there are many smug, self-righteous Canadians. And finally, the American Red Cross was told at its 48th Annual meeting in New Orleans this morning that it was broke.

    This year's disasters... with the year less than half-over... has taken it all and nobody... but nobody... has helped.

    ORIGINAL SCRIPT AND AUDIO
    COURTESY STANDARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION LTD.

    (c) 1973 BY GORDON SINCLAIR


    PUBLISHED BY STAR QUALITY MUSIC (SOCAN)

    A DIVISION OF UNIDISC MUSIC INC.

    578 HYMUS BOULEVARD

    POINTE-CLAIRE, QUEBEC,

    CANADA, H9R 4T2
     
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