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Mayor Stanley Least Of Flint’s Problems…The following are excerpts from a column published on Friday, December 14, 2001, with the above title by Bill Johnson, editorial writer for the Detroit News. ” Those seeking ( Mayor Stanley’s ) ouster are waging this campaign for all the wrong reasons. Flint’s worsening condition can hardly be laid at the feet of one person” ” Working with the State Treasurer’s Office, Mayor Stanley was able to craft an arrangement to wipe out the million deficit over five years. He’s also taken a 15,000 pay cut”.” The budget shortfall was caused in part by the slowing of the national economy. Locally, the Mayor had to deal with an 11-percent drop in income tax and property tax revenue last year.””Hard times for Flint are not new. The city’s population dropped 11.2 percent during the last census to 124,943. Decline in the auto industry drives these numbers. For more than half a century, Flint was a booming automotive citadel. As recently as 1970. the city had nearly 70,000 auto workers. Today it has less than 30,000.” ” This year alone, General Motors Corp’s Buick City Assembly Center and Flint V-8 Engine Plants closed. Buick City’s demise helped make Flint’s 8-percent jobless rate one of the highest among Michigan’s major labor markets. So a lot of what Mayor Stanley is dealing with -stifling collective bargaining mandates, unforeseen job losses and a weak national economy -are beyond his ability to control.”…The history and motives behind the primary backers of the recall seem questionable .. According to published reports , Raymond Bridges spent more than 10 years in prison for selling cocaine and heroin while a Genesee County jail guard. James E. Thomason was arrested twice for not paying child support, Matt Taylor, a former city councilman and longtime Stanley critic pleaded no contest for filing a false police report claiming his car was stolen” Put in Perspective , Mayor …is the least of Flint’s problems”.{VOTE NO RECALL, MARCH 5, 2002},Mayor Stanley Least Of Flint’s Problems…The following are excerpts from a column published on Friday, December 14, 2001, with the above title by Bill Johnson, editorial writer for the Detroit News. ” Those seeking ( Mayor Stanley’s ) ouster are waging this campaign for all the wrong reasons. Flint’s worsening condition can hardly be laid at the feet of one person” ” Working with the State Treasurer’s Office, Mayor Stanley was able to craft an arrangement to wipe out the million deficit over five years. He’s also taken a 15,000 pay cut”.” The budget shortfall was caused in part by the slowing of the national economy. Locally, the Mayor had to deal with an 11-percent drop in income tax and property tax revenue last year.””Hard times for Flint are not new. The city’s population dropped 11.2 percent during the last census to 124,943. Decline in the auto industry drives these numbers. For more than half a century, Flint was a booming automotive citadel. As recently as 1970. the city had nearly 70,000 auto workers. Today it has less than 30,000.” ” This year alone, General Motors Corp’s Buick City Assembly Center and Flint V-8 Engine Plants closed. Buick City’s demise helped make Flint’s 8-percent jobless rate one of the highest among Michigan’s major labor markets. So a lot of what Mayor Stanley is dealing with -stifling collective bargaining mandates, unforeseen job losses and a weak national economy -are beyond his ability to control.”…The history and motives behind the primary backers of the recall seem questionable .. According to published reports , Raymond Bridges spent more than 10 years in prison for selling cocaine and heroin while a Genesee County jail guard. James E. Thomason was arrested twice for not paying child support, Matt Taylor, a former city councilman and longtime Stanley critic pleaded no contest for filing a false police report claiming his car was stolen” Put in Perspective , Mayor …is the least of Flint’s problems”.{VOTE NO RECALL, MARCH 5, 2002},

Ford recalls 2013 Escapes

Ford Motor Company has issued an urgent recall affecting 2013 Ford Escape vehicles that have 1.6-liter engines.
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Ford issues massive recall over steering problem

Ford issues massive recall over steering problem

Ford is recalling over 591,000 vehicles over safety and steering issues. FBN’s Liz MacDonald with more.
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Takata Airbag Recall Disaster & How to See If Your Vehicle is Recalled

Takata Airbag Recall Disaster & How to See If Your Vehicle is Recalled

70,000,000 vehicles are being recalled for potentially deadly airbags. Find out why, and how you can see if your vehicle was recalled in this week’s News Refresh.

*Takata Recall list at beginning of video from Car and Driver on 6/8/16
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Son of a B&@%^. MotherF!%#*#. What the F(#% is happening. This is F&*$!@ BullS*$*. What the F&@# is this?! All of them? Son of a B%&!$. Takata, really? F*!@% S^*&. This is some bullS*^%. What the F*&%. God D&@*!$. Really? What the F@$!.

We’ve got more takata recalls

Hey guys, it’s Ken here with 4WheelOnline.

Today we’re going to talk about the latest news in the Takata Airbag Recall and how you can find out if your vehicle is on the list.

Honestly, this whole thing is a disaster. It’s so convoluted and beyond difficult to figure out what’s even happening.

The brief rundown is that japanese company Takata manufactured “non-desiccated” airbags which don’t have enough drying agent to combat humidity.

Like we’ve got here in Florida, you just walk from your front door to the mailbox and you’re drenched in sweat.)

Problems occur after years of exposure to heat and humidity. When these airbags deploy they can do so with far too much force. If that happens the inflator, a metal cartridge, may rupture shooting pieces through the airbag straight at the person it’s supposed to protect.

And there’s been a number of cases where things went wrong. One man bled to death after a piece of metal slit his jugular vein. Another woman in Orlando “looked like she had been shot” according to police.

Not what I want happening when my airbag deploys.

On May 4th 2016 Takata recalled another 35-40 million vehicles, adding to the 29 million that were already recalled in 2014. For a grand total of just 70 million… holy fuck…that’s a lot of recalls.

The recalls even got recalls. Replacement airbags could have the same issues down the line!

And then this week we found out Toyota, FCA, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi were still using airbags that would eventually have to be recalled.

How can they do that, you ask? Well, this is such a huge recall, the biggest recall in the history of anything, that the NHTSA is requiring the recalls to be filed by manufacturers with a rolling deadline up to 2018. And let’s be clear, that’s just the date that the recalls have to be filed.

The airbags have to be replaced by December 31st 2019. That’s THREE YEARS of more potential deaths and injuries. And that’s if Takata can even manufacture enough airbags to replace all 70 million of them.

A Japanese woman is now filing criminal charges against Nissan and Takata after a piece of metal from the airbag was removed from her wounds. Her vehicle was recalled in 2015 but when she brought it in to be replaced the dealership didn’t have enough replacement parts at the time.

Seems like a valid case.

Recalls within the US are being prioritized and are going in three zones based on Temperature and Humidity.

Zone A is described as Hot and humid and includes the south, California, Hawaii and other small islands around the US.

Zone B and C are less Hot and Humid and include, well, the rest of the country.

In 2015, CBS said Takata tested 30,000 airbags, and just 265 ruptured which is only 0.8% That means you’re much more likely to be saved by your airbag than injured by it. So don’t try anything like disable your airbag

Our poll today is How do you think Takata should be held responsible? Should they be fined?
Should they be barred from selling airbags in the united states? Should their assets be sold and the company shut down? Vote in our poll right here.

Do you have another idea for Takata’s fate? Let us know in the comments.

So how can you find out if your vehicle is included in this recall?

In the US go to this website (www.safercar.gov). There you can enter your VIN and get details.

It’s probably a good idea to check this every few months since there is still another few years left of this.

Make sure to like, love, and share this video with all your friends, and don’t forget to subscribe. We post a News Refresh every Friday.

I’m Ken, with 4WheelOnline and you’ve just been refreshed.
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Takata has agreed to declare 33.8 million airbags defective. We look at how many cars in Canada are affected.
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Latest Toyota Recall News

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A nice surprise to see one of these still getting around, can’t recall the last time I actually saw one, but a good spot at the end of the day.

Latest Audi Recall News

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g what damage theyhave sustained, for, of course, in spiteof the care of shipping, they are notas perfect as before they were caught,and there is a great deal of delicatework on them before they are readyfor exhibition or sale. Mounted, a drawer full of butter-flies is more beautiful than a collectionof precious gems, for, although manyof our native butterflies are exceed-ingly beautiful, they are not to becompared with the average of thosefrom India, China, and South America.In these dead, heavy black alternateswith brilliant crimson, yellow, andgold, livid greens and blues, and deep,rich garnet and purple, sometimes inbroad bands and blotches of glowingcolor, and in others in wonderfullydelicate and intricate traceries andpatterns. The texture of the wings isalso infinitely more beautiful than any-thing we have here, some of themhaving a heavy rich gloss that exceedsthat on the finest fabric that humanskill can produce, while others havethe deep changing lustre of gems orliquids. 24

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THE WHIPPOORWILL WHAT farm boy has not heard thisbirdless voice echoing from theghostly shades of the thicketclose at hand, or scarcely audi-able in the distance? Perhaps you haveheard it as you have passed betweenthe wood and the hill over there, com-ing clear from the wood but re-echoingfrom the hill only the shrill last sylla-ble. Farther away on the distant hill-top you may have taken this last sylla-ble for the piping of the salamander.The whippoorwill song belongs withthe early May moonlit balmy nights, be-fore the blossoms have lost their best per-fume and before farm work ^as becomea mere drudgery. It vividly recalls the merry Maybasket-ing frolics,, apparently so necessary toexistence on the farm; the fresh green,fields and woodland blossoms; the plant-ing season with all its hidden promises.There is, in the warble of the bluebird,glad promise of returning spring; andin the animated whistle of the phoebereiteration of the earlier promise; butthe whippoorwill tells of that del

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5 most notorious auto recalls

From the Ford Pinto to Toyota’s ‘sticky’ gas pedals, here’s our list of the most infamous recalls in automobile history.

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Toyota’s recall over risky Takata airbags rises above 23 million cars Oct 26, 2016

The largest auto recall of all time just got even bigger.
Japanese automaker Toyota (TM) said Wednesday it’s recalling another 5.8 million vehicles around the globe because of Takata’s exploding airbags. That brings the total number of vehicles Toyota has called back since the start of the Takata (TKTDY) scandal to 23.1 million.
The main areas hit by the latest recall are Europe, Japan and China, Toyota said in an email. Hugely popular models like the Corolla, Yaris and Etios are affected.
The U.S. is not included in this round, the automaker said, because it has already recalled the models there that were produced during the relevant periods of time. In all, Toyota has so far recalled more than 4.5 million vehicles in the U.S.
Related: Defective Takata air bag blamed for 11th death
The Takata airbags, supplied to leading carmakers around the world, have been known to explode. Instead of softening the impact of a crash, they have sprayed metal shrapnel into the bodies of drivers and front seat passengers. Victims appear to have been shot or stabbed, according to police officers who have responded to the accidents.
Takata airbags have already been linked to at least 11 deaths in the U.S. and to hundreds of injuries globally.
The crisis has resulted in a massive global recall of tens of millions of vehicles made by companies like Honda (HMC), General Motors (GM) and Volkswagen (VLKAF).
Takata, meanwhile, is seeking financial support as it struggles with the mounting financial burden.
— Junko Ogura contributed to this report.
CNNMoney (New Delhi)
First published October 26, 2016: 6:57 AM ET
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From the recent Takata airbag recall in 2015 to the General Motors Ignition Switch problems in 2014 and Toyota petal entrapment, auto recalls can have very real consequences. These consequences can include millions of dollars in damage as well as hundred of deaths and serious injuries.

If you have a car that is involved in an auto recall, contact your local Salt Lake City area auto accident lawyer immediately to address the situation and receive necessary compensation. Learn more at: http://www.robertdebry.com/the-biggest-auto-part-recalls-in-history/
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FORD Airbag Recall List by Year and Model. Takata airbag recall. Airbag defect and repair.

Ford Airbag Recall Lists. Takata Airbag defects and recall. What owner should do. Current vehicle recall list by manufacture year and model. My Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AwesomeLifeTips
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