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Old 11-05-2004, 05:56 PM
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The washington post is as objective as Dan Rather of CBS is, or the New York times..........................

Just like you can count on the sun rising in the morning and setting at night.

Their motto is damn the facts..............
Like I said in a previous post, I live not too far from where this tradegy happened and do remember reading about it in the local paper.

I know that newspapers, all of them, distort the facts, sometimes horribly. I had an article done on myself by the Baltimore Sun and they had stuff in there I didn't even say along with the facts twisted around.

The Washington post article was accurate and jived with what my local paper had said. I don't know how many facts were distorted, by both papers, but the general story was accurate. This type of tradegy does occur and the reasons were clearly, accurately reported.

I'm a fairly good judge of the media-it's in my blood. I am the great nephew of Edward R. Murrow.

The media in general is biased, they do switch or change words to make a good, interesting story and in general it's hard to say just what the truth is. But as far as this particular story goes, the basic facts are represented accurately.

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Bill
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Old 11-05-2004, 08:57 PM
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Contest several points..

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The issue of airbags causing post-accident injuries is valid, but the fact that people occasionally get injured by them doesn't outweigh the thousands of people who's lives are saved by them. Its like saying seat belts are dangerous because occasionally people drive into a river and get trapped because of the seat belt. Anomalous things happen occasionally, but you need to look at the overall trend.

Cars are getting safer, but they are also getting more confusing, and I think the responsibility of providing them with the information they need lies in the hands of those developing the technology.

Also...

You don't really need a real spare tire these days, newer tires and better roads result in fewer blowouts, and you should be able to make it home or to a service station on a small spare. Sure it doesn't look as nice, but it will do its job, and it will save you money in the long run since you won't be hauling 30 extra pounds everywhere you go.

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All vehicles are more dangerous today than in 1969, for anyone above or below the industry average height/weight!!!
Fewer people know how to drive correctly today than in 1951!!!

Cars are getting safer for the industry average height/weight person, but there are more inept, incompetent, stupid and lethal fools behind the wheel of these vehicles than ever before in history.

All cars are being made more complex and distracting for the driver, because survey says you will not buy it without all of the extra gadgets.

If you ever had a flat tire between Corpus Christi and Houston Texas at 3:00 AM Sunday, you would never make a statement like that.
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:32 PM
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I just wanted to say that for the last couple of days, every time I see this thread's title, I imagine my mother saying, "This is why we can't have nice things!"

I have nothing to contribute other than that.
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:04 PM
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May be it has allready been said, but the newest Dodge Cummins 325 hp, 600 Tq is 50 state legal. that was not the case with the 305Ho motor. Dont know how they did it, but I want one. On that particular engine there is a pre and post injection as well as the main event. I believe the post injection is to help burn off or keep the catalyst hot so it can do it's job..
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:22 PM
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You don't really need a real spare tire these days, newer tires and better roads result in fewer blowouts, and you should be able to make it home or to a service station on a small spare. Sure it doesn't look as nice, but it will do its job, and it will save you money in the long run since you won't be hauling 30 extra pounds everywhere you go.

peace,
sam
Better roads? Where I live a better road is one that has had tar put on it first, then stone chips on top. Then they leave the "rolling" to the traffic. Yesterday I accidently hit a huge stone in the middle of a local dirt road. It had rolled off the bank and down on the road. I came around a bend and there it was. Was only going 20mph but couldn't avoid it. Thought I had a flat; it should've given me one but I lucked out. Missed it with the front and ran over it with the back

And those doughnuts- the most ridiculous thing they ever put in a car. I see people on the highway going 70mph with one of those things on the FRONT! I get the h### away from them A.S.A.P. before I get tangled up in an accident when they lose control.

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Bill
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