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    Here's something that got me thinking:

    On the news they announced that the ceo of toyota would not be present at the congressional hearings, but the U.S. head mucky muck would be. Here's my question. Why in hell is congress having hearings about Toyota? What in hell business is it of theirs in the first place and what in hell do a bunch of idiot politicians know about brakes, gas pedals or for that matter anything at all to do with the automobile business? Meanwhile, back at the ranch the country is going rapidly down the crapper while these sycophants sit in judgment of something that is none of their damn business in the first place. If I was the head of Toyota US I would show up long enough to tell them to cram it.
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    Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

    Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
    Here's something that got me thinking:

    On the news they announced that the ceo of toyota would not be present at the congressional hearings, but the U.S. head mucky muck would be. Here's my question. Why in hell is congress having hearings about Toyota? What in hell business is it of theirs in the first place and what in hell do a bunch of idiot politicians know about brakes, gas pedals or for that matter anything at all to do with the automobile business? Meanwhile, back at the ranch the country is going rapidly down the crapper while these sycophants sit in judgment of something that is none of their damn business in the first place. If I was the head of Toyota US I would show up long enough to tell them to cram it.
    You are a day late, Akio Toyota already announced he will show up for the hearing.

    As far as why Congress would have hearings I am sure it has more to do with scoring political points than anything else.

    Of course now that the White House bought GM and Chrysler for the American people maybe they will use pressure on Toyota to level the playing field a little bit.

    Funny enough, the US auto-maker who didn't need a bail out is now out pacing Toyota on safety and reliability.

    Mark
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    • #3
      Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

      Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
      Here's something that got me thinking:

      On the news they announced that the ceo of toyota would not be present at the congressional hearings, but the U.S. head mucky muck would be. Here's my question. Why in hell is congress having hearings about Toyota?
      It's got all the appearances of a populist move. It is supposed to show how your politicians are tirelessly work for you. When they are not stealing your hard earned money, that is.
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      • #4
        Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

        These hearing will serve no purpose other than to kill the clock! Rather than fix what is wrong with the country including our economy and government overspending, they can further distract the American public with pointless hearings. There is really no need to address the serious issues facing our country, we are involved in the same behavior that guy who flew his plane into the tax building described. We take turns voting in one of the same two politial parties that make worthless campaign promises and we actually expect a different outcome. Insanity is an accurate description of our voting history. Let them hold these hearing, maybe the next hearing will have to do with sufficient bubbles in soda? Bring the heads of coca cola and the rest of the soda manufactureres in front of congress and yell at them a while.

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        • #5
          Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

          ahh, ......Here goes my rant - LOL

          I must first state that I am always wrong and have NO IDEA what I am talking about, I just like to write you could say, so here goes ....

          ..........well in 2000 Firestone had to answer to the man, so in 2010 its Toyota's turn,

          Personally I think cars are getting way advanced for no reason, this car has a "shut off button" ....oH ya, That's safe, I want a computer controlling me.......as I "think" I was driving,.....if there would have been a manual master cylinder and a ignition key, no software,.. this never would have happened, call me crazy folks, its true,

          I will tell ya, Bring back the 55 Chevy, ....they won't be able to hire enough people to sell them, build them, or get them off the road, they'll be out crusizing all day when there not working.

          That will fix he economy, the job numbers etc, Oh ya, It will, prove me wrong GM, please .......

          Good OLD AMERICAN CARS FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE

          Oh and also before you say "Toyoata is American made"...

          There IS a difference between American made and American designed,

          We're not using "Squatting toilets" here in America are we? So why they hell are we driving these jap crap boxes.....

          Gawd dam, Am I the only guy left that misses the good ole muscle car?

          Oh and don't respond with "their not safe" or "they burn to much gas"

          You're kidding right? How many people reading this drove a 55 Chevy or a car in that year period?

          Did ya need 15 on board computers ? Were the ladies impressed with your "new mircochip"...LOL come on people!

          In fact half of you are telling stories still about how you miss the days of adjusting the points with the matchbook ;-)

          I mean does the "elite" stop flying there private plans? Does Al gore reduce the size of his house? Hell no, In fact Al Gores house uses like 10 x the power of the common man,

          But the rest of us should worry about burning an extra 2 gallons a day of unleaded as the rich burn 500 gallons a day with jets etc?

          Okay, Okay, fine, Al Gore is not allowed to be picked on, He did make a good movie,

          How about Donald Trump? Does his Helicopter get 29 miles to the gallon?

          Does he shut off all his 200 lights in his house all night? Oh that's right, He's rich so he doesn't have to worry about gas mileage etc. He is entitled. Its only me that can use 1.6 toilet as a flush while he washes his arse with 10 gallons of warn bidet water which takes even more energy to heat his warm bidet water.

          I know, Leave him alone as well, so he can construct more ways to make you think your having fun while his gambling machines take your money,.......LOL (house always wins, that's why you see huge casinos and people with big dreams , but yet they all own small houses )

          Cars are no better then they were 50 years ago, In fact they are all made like crap if you ask me, 50 years go we had weldable metal, interchangeable parts, real mechanics and we actually all understood the wiring diagrams,......

          Today these foreign crappy cars, well....You can't work on them, parts are not cheap, parts can't be swapped (remember the GM alternator?) Ya, you know the one that would fit into your Buick with the 350 or the wifes camero. Ya, those were the good old days when you had choices, not no more.

          Today, you need more computers to fix the computers that broke that were running the car. Its one giant mess, Computers fixing computers that were supposed to make things simpler but really only make it more complex.

          Back then we had QUALITY, Today we have a world of recall's and "I Sorrys"........That kinda sucks if you ask me.

          These horrible accidents in these "safer cars" would NOT have happened in a 55 chevy

          Anyhow, here is some google searches for that point I made above about it was Firestones turn in 2000

          You mess up bad, you answer to the man, I mean seriously, It was Toyota's fault, It was their product and now they got to man up.

          1. New congressional fire in Ford, Firestone tire recall - Sep. 12, 2000

            Sep 12, 2000 ... Can the Firestone brand survive the recall? - Sept. 8, 2000. Firestone, Ford under fire at Congressional hearing - Sept. 6, 2000 ...
            money.cnn.com/2000/09/12/companies/firestone_ford/ - Cached -
          2. Congressional Hearings Likely on Firestone Tire Recall

            Congressional Hearings Likely on Firestone Tire Recall. ... Bridgestone/Firestone, a Japanese company that does not keep its fences mended with Congress. ...
            www.consumeraffairs.com/news/firestone_mccain.html - Cached
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          • #6
            Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

            Originally posted by PlumbingSkool View Post
            ahh, ......Here goes my rant - LOL

            I must first state that I am always wrong and have NO IDEA what I am talking about, I just like to write you could say, so here goes ....

            ..........well in 2000 Firestone had to answer to the man, so in 2010 its Toyota's turn,

            Personally I think cars are getting way advanced for no reason, this car has a "shut off button" ....oH ya, That's safe, I want a computer controlling me.......as I "think" I was driving,.....if there would have been a manual master cylinder and a ignition key, no software,.. this never would have happened, call me crazy folks, its true,

            I will tell ya, Bring back the 55 Chevy, ....they won't be able to hire enough people to sell them, build them, or get them off the road, they'll be out crusizing all day when there not working.

            That will fix he economy, the job numbers etc, Oh ya, It will, prove me wrong GM, please .......

            Good OLD AMERICAN CARS FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE

            Oh and also before you say "Toyoata is American made"...

            There IS a difference between American made and American designed,

            We're not using "Squatting toilets" here in America are we? So why they hell are we driving these jap crap boxes.....

            Gawd dam, Am I the only guy left that misses the good ole muscle car?

            Oh and don't respond with "their not safe" or "they burn to much gas"

            You're kidding right? How many people reading this drove a 55 Chevy or a car in that year period?

            Did ya need 15 on board computers ? Were the ladies impressed with your "new mircochip"...LOL come on people!

            In fact half of you are telling stories still about how you miss the days of adjusting the points with the matchbook ;-)

            I mean does the "elite" stop flying there private plans? Does Al gore reduce the size of his house? Hell no, In fact Al Gores house uses like 10 x the power of the common man,

            But the rest of us should worry about burning an extra 2 gallons a day of unleaded as the rich burn 500 gallons a day with jets etc?

            Okay, Okay, fine, Al Gore is not allowed to be picked on, He did make a good movie,

            How about Donald Trump? Does his Helicopter get 29 miles to the gallon?

            Does he shut off all his 200 lights in his house all night? Oh that's right, He's rich so he doesn't have to worry about gas mileage etc. He is entitled. Its only me that can use 1.6 toilet as a flush while he washes his arse with 10 gallons of warn bidet water which takes even more energy to heat his warm bidet water.

            I know, Leave him alone as well, so he can construct more ways to make you think your having fun while his gambling machines take your money,.......LOL (house always wins, that's why you see huge casinos and people with big dreams , but yet they all own small houses )

            Cars are no better then they were 50 years ago, In fact they are all made like crap if you ask me, 50 years go we had weldable metal, interchangeable parts, real mechanics and we actually all understood the wiring diagrams,......

            Today these foreign crappy cars, well....You can't work on them, parts are not cheap, parts can't be swapped (remember the GM alternator?) Ya, you know the one that would fit into your Buick with the 350 or the wifes camero. Ya, those were the good old days when you had choices, not no more.

            Today, you need more computers to fix the computers that broke that were running the car. Its one giant mess, Computers fixing computers that were supposed to make things simpler but really only make it more complex.

            Back then we had QUALITY, Today we have a world of recall's and "I Sorrys"........That kinda sucks if you ask me.

            These horrible accidents in these "safer cars" would NOT have happened in a 55 chevy

            Anyhow, here is some google searches for that point I made above about it was Firestones turn in 2000

            You mess up bad, you answer to the man, I mean seriously, It was Toyota's fault, It was their product and now they got to man up.

            1. New congressional fire in Ford, Firestone tire recall - Sep. 12, 2000

              Sep 12, 2000 ... Can the Firestone brand survive the recall? - Sept. 8, 2000. Firestone, Ford under fire at Congressional hearing - Sept. 6, 2000 ...
              money.cnn.com/2000/09/12/companies/firestone_ford/ - Cached -
            2. Congressional Hearings Likely on Firestone Tire Recall

              Congressional Hearings Likely on Firestone Tire Recall. ... Bridgestone/Firestone, a Japanese company that does not keep its fences mended with Congress. ...
              www.consumeraffairs.com/news/firestone_mccain.html - Cached
            Great post! I drove a 57 Chevy for a buddy who bought it before he learned how to drive a clutch. What a car, 350 dual quads & dual electric fuel pumps, could lay down some serious rubber.

            You could hammer out a dent on those cars and while they didn't have crumple zones, I still think they protected the occupants better than many of todays advanced autos. Gas mileage wasn't great but then again the cost of operation was far below modern cars. A spare set of points could usually get you going, unlike the unending assortment of relays, injectors, coil pacts, computers and so much more necessary to keep a modern superior car running. I remember those old cars going in the snow with a couple snow tires and bags of sand in the truck. The last snow storm we had saw many all wheel drive cars wrecked. Nice to dream of the simple times when things worked, people too.

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              Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

              Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
              Great post! I drove a 57 Chevy for a buddy who bought it before he learned how to drive a clutch. What a car, 350 dual quads & dual electric fuel pumps, could lay down some serious rubber.

              You could hammer out a dent on those cars and while they didn't have crumple zones, I still think they protected the occupants better than many of todays advanced autos. Gas mileage wasn't great but then again the cost of operation was far below modern cars. A spare set of points could usually get you going, unlike the unending assortment of relays, injectors, coil pacts, computers and so much more necessary to keep a modern superior car running. I remember those old cars going in the snow with a couple snow tires and bags of sand in the truck. The last snow storm we had saw many all wheel drive cars wrecked. Nice to dream of the simple times when things worked, people too.
              Oh ya, Remember the 65 NOVA & the 2-speed power glide?

              When I was 18 I bought one of those (1994) and one winter in NY I pulled into a gas station that was on a slight hill and all the "new all wheel drive" cars were stuck and my 2 speed power glide went right up that hill.

              I think America forgot the meaning of K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid.

              And you're right, we didn't have "crumple zones" where soon as you have an accident the car is destroyed,

              Back in the day, when people had accidents, they shook hands , said sorry I bumped ya, went home, got a slide hammer and popped that baby out and then had a beer and some burgers with the kids and wife and then relaxed,

              When "they" say we have to be the best and keep up with the times, WHY O' why do we compare ourselves to China all of a sudden?

              Like I said 80 times...lol WE HAD AWESOME CARS, WTF?

              WHY THIS CRAP NOW?

              Lets go back to simple and working, rather then cool and expensive!
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                Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

                "If I Was the CEO of Toyota..."

                ...I'd be a gazillionaire, and have the most pimpin' pad, and have the world's greatest stash of Cuban cigars under one roof. Oh, and lots of boobies!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

                  Originally posted by canucksartech View Post
                  "If I Was the CEO of Toyota..."

                  ...I'd be a gazillionaire, and have the most pimpin' pad, and have the world's greatest stash of Cuban cigars under one roof. Oh, and lots of boobies!!!
                  And you a married man! Shame on you! Read my Thread on Tiger Woods and then post an apology.

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                  • #10
                    Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

                    Simply put "DOG & PONY SHOW"

                    This is simple a diversion to focus our very short attentions spans on something else other than the real challenges!

                    Why would a CEO of a Japanese country even be interested in playing with our Senaters
                    is beyond me...The CEO of Tyota is responsible to Japan and then to the rest of the world..
                    but not in an interrogation posture but in addressing the design flaws and moving on.

                    Here we go again the Fed spending millions on this show when they could be doing something productive..since Toyota has already announced they are going to fix the problems.

                    etc. etc. etc.


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                    • #11
                      Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

                      Originally posted by cactusman View Post
                      Simply put "DOG & PONY SHOW"

                      This is simple a diversion to focus our very short attentions spans on something else other than the real challenges!

                      Why would a CEO of a Japanese country even be interested in playing with our Senaters
                      is beyond me...The CEO of Tyota is responsible to Japan and then to the rest of the world..
                      but not in an interrogation posture but in addressing the design flaws and moving on.

                      Here we go again the Fed spending millions on this show when they could be doing something productive..since Toyota has already announced they are going to fix the problems.

                      etc. etc. etc.


                      Cactus Man

                      I imagine the guy had to show up or they would have served him with a Subpoena. While on the surface it doesn't seem like a Subpoena would matter in Japan but failure to show up could have cost Toyota of USA some sanctions.

                      The part that really bothers me is I heard there are 4-different committees working on the Toyota recalls. I guess that means they will waste four times the money.

                      Mark
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                      • #12
                        Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

                        well, I know it's a dog and pony show, I just wonder why the press doesn't reveal it for what it is. Also I ammend my original course of action Toyota's CEO. What he shoud do is walk into the room, give them all the finger and then leave.
                        SCUMBAGS!
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                        • #13
                          Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

                          Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                          well, I know it's a dog and pony show, I just wonder why the press doesn't reveal it for what it is. Also I ammend my original course of action Toyota's CEO. What he shoud do is walk into the room, give them all the finger and then leave.
                          SCUMBAGS!
                          That was a very disrepsectful suggestion. These fine men and women represent our best interests, that is why they are working hard to change things. I believe before they focus on the economy and every other serious issue, they want to clear the plate of any distractions. That is why they will be holding all these very important hearing. Yes, the car co. is moving forward with recalls, but there is nothing like a good long question and answer session to prepare for fixing the nation. Maybe they can revisit steriod use in professional athletics again? I predicit they will be pretty busy clearing the slate and wrap it all up shortly before the republicans take office again.

                          The republicans will also complain about the mess they were left and kill the clock before handing the reins back to the dems. All this back and forth hinges on how long the country can survive at the current rate. In the mean time we can all enjoy the honest reporting on the staions we know are giving us the real story, unbiased . We can insult those who don't agree with us and sleep well knowing we are right.

                          The clock is ticking people, these is no more time for photo sessions, game playing, hearings and distractions. We need immediate problem solving and drastic action, NOW!!! President Obama is not fixing the economy by going on a spending spree tour of the states. We need to have independant big business return to the USA to provide jobs and tax revenue. We need to stop spending money we don't have on wars. We need to employ folks in jobs that tax payers don't payroll, this financial inbreeding is unhealthy.

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                            Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

                            Toyota got my 34 grand tonight. I can see that times 1,100,000 being paid to lawyers and victims in the next few years.
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                              Re: If I Was the CEO of Toyota

                              Originally posted by DUNBAR PLUMBING View Post
                              Toyota got my 34 grand tonight. I can see that times 1,100,000 being paid to lawyers and victims in the next few years.
                              did you get the one with a sticky gas pedal?

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