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  • thelastwardcleaver thelastwardcleaver Oct 1, 2008 1:03 PM Flag

    F150s rotting on dealer lots

    Not all Americans are wasteful, polluting jerks. Thank God for America and all the wonderful advancements that have come out of our society. Ford, nor many other American icons, deserve to be in such a condition as it is the result of failed politics, bad economic policies, and consumers who have been blinded by the media for years in their perception of the US and its companies.

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    • I drive a truck long haul for a living and go across the US coast to coast. I see more than most people do and see society and its habits on a macro scale, icluding the businesses they work at. The majority are wastefull, litter bug, polluting, over spending, arrogant & ignorant. It isn't on purpose but that is just how they are, its all they know. Its how they were brought up and tempered by the government. In the country and less dense areas it is better but in the populated area's it is horrible.

      btw, driving a truck long haul has to be a social scientist dream job. Its easier looking from the outside in then from the inside out. Its good for investment as well because you can see trends and attitudes changing before the media releases it.

      From what I've seen is the auto industry is dead. People can't afford these new cars they are driving around and are getting them repoed or they can't get credit for a new car because they only make $25,000/year and already own a large home. There are more and more $100 junker cars coming on the road because that is all they can get. They cars are death machines that spew pollution, tracking sideways, blowing tires,ect.

      There are more and more broken, abandoned cars on the side of the highways. So many that is nearly an epidemic.

      95% of the stuff I see is from China and is just repackaged in America and then shipped again. There are only a very few things that are actually manufactured in the US. But, one big industry growing in the US is scrap recycling (ie. Aluminum, lead,ect.)

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