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Richard

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09-04-2018 05:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question

This is the LINK to, what is to ME a Totally Unbelievable, Short 2 Minute Video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYpLk65rbps

This is the SAD STATE OUR Economy is in and Large Corporations can just let Brand New Vehicles Sit IN Lots & ROT and then sell it for SCRAP METAL? Am I missing something here?

This is part of the Printed dialogue on there but there’s LOTS more!

“When automakers have unsold cars, they often ship them to locations where the automobiles sit until they fall apart. An article in Zero Hedge claims the lots are vast graveyards for unsold cars, but other observers are challenging the charges.”

One of these massive parking lots for unsold cars is in Sheerness, in north Kent, England. There are hundreds of similar lots around the world, including more than 57,000 rotting cars in one location in Baltimore.

The report claims sales of new cars has been declining over the last few years, leaving millions of cars without an owner. They sit in the giant lots, unused and unmaintained.” (End Of Partial Quote)

Later to be turned into SCRAP METAL! How does this make any sense?

Rick S.

P.S. Some of the Posted Comments SEEM to make Sense. Others call it a BS Video.

Who knows For Sure?

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)


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msinc

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#1 posted 09-04-2018 05:53 AM

Well, that kinda tells you just how bad they are hammering the consumer!!! All those unsold cars left to rot is one thing, take a look at the average “retirement” pay an automobile executive receives when they decide to leave the company…..actually no, take a look at their “severance pay” when one of them gets fired!!! I’d like to work there just long enough to get canned!!! And then the U.S. government {our tax dollars} has to bail them out of bankruptcy!!!!!
Only in America. That’s not the worst of it…there is a certain political affiliation that actually believes there is more than two genders!!!!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 09-04-2018 06:15 AM

Maybe WE should adopt the same practice for useless politicians…

Seems line no matter who we vote in we continually keep getting lemons…

Are politicians related? This also seems like a worldwide practice of inheriting the unusable discards. If their noses grew like pinocchio’s… we’d see them coming a mile away,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 09-04-2018 11:39 AM

Meh not unbelieveable to me!

It kindof depends on how you define the word VAST.

A few thousand cars for each major manufacturer in a year I think is not a big deal.
No need to hype it up into “VAST AUTO GRAVEYARD”.

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#4 posted 09-04-2018 11:44 AM

I’ve got serious doubts about this one. It makes no sense from a business perspective. Car companies would far sooner lay off the workers and idle the assembly lines.

Here’s a older 2014 entry from Snopes about a similar set of stories. They rated them false.

-- John

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#5 posted 09-04-2018 01:40 PM

Rick:

I don’t know about the validly of that news story, But I can tell you this about 15 miles from where I live in VA is an old plant that used to build cast iron engine blocks. The plant is now gone and what is left is gigantic mass cement parking lot. Stored there are thousands of VW cars that were the result of diesel car problem that caused VW to repurchase the illeagel built cars. I had pictures on my cell but I’ve deleted then because of space. These cars are parked all over the place. the company sign there is a recycling company but there aren’t any buildings except maybe a mobile home. It’s all fenced and locked. So no one can stop in and get a fender or door.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Rich

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#6 posted 09-04-2018 02:47 PM


Well, that kinda tells you just how bad they are hammering the consumer!!! All those unsold cars left to rot is one thing, take a look at the average “retirement” pay an automobile executive receives when they decide to leave the company…..actually no, take a look at their “severance pay” when one of them gets fired!!! I d like to work there just long enough to get canned!!! And then the U.S. government {our tax dollars} has to bail them out of bankruptcy!!!!!
Only in America. That s not the worst of it…there is a certain political affiliation that actually believes there is more than two genders!!!!

- msinc

Don’t ignore the elephant in the room — the unions. The abuses and waste go on and on. Far too many to start to list here. Of course, management is to blame for that too since they did the negotiations and accepted the terms.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#7 posted 09-04-2018 03:18 PM

Another it’s on the internet so it must be true. Check your sources or lack there of.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/zero-hedge/

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/next-news-network/

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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AlaskaGuy

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#8 posted 09-04-2018 04:47 PM

I think maybe you have been hoodwinked.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/unsold-cars/

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Richard

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#9 posted 09-04-2018 11:06 PM


I think maybe you have been hoodwinked.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/unsold-cars/

- AlaskaGuy

Why do you always word your replies to me as if I created a False Problem Here! . “I” was NOT Hoodwinked!

My Title Is “I find this so VERY Hard To Believe!” I also added to the Intro “what is to ME a Totally Unbelievable, Short 2 Minute Video! To YOU that means I Believe it? NOT Even Close!-

  • At one time I had you BLOCKED because Your Replies were always the same “Style!” Guess What!?

Snopes has proven that the Video & Statements therein are FALSE! It’s as simple as that and pretty well closes this discussion.

However there are some Very Good Comments made above that which are VALID and do NOT particularly pertain to this Video.

  • Thank You To ALL who made those Comments. I Very Much Appreciate that!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Richard

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#10 posted 09-04-2018 11:19 PM


Another it s on the internet so it must be true. Check your sources or lack there of.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/zero-hedge/

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/next-news-network/

- johnstoneb

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Thank You John.

In this case I was NOT saying that it was True or False (See above to AG) I also said “what is to ME a Totally Unbelievable, Short 2 Minute Video!

So your comment” Check your sources or lack there of. is NOT Applicable!

If I write something FACTUAL You can bet they have come from Reliable Sources.

This is your First Post on one of my Postings. Is it Not? A “Not Good” way to meet, is it?

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Richard

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#11 posted 09-04-2018 11:34 PM


Meh not unbelieveable to me!

It kindof depends on how you define the word VAST.

A few thousand cars for each major manufacturer in a year I think is not a big deal.
No need to hype it up into “VAST AUTO GRAVEYARD”.

- pete724 (0’s Across The Board On Pete’s Home Page!)

Did I use the word ”VAST”. DEF: “Unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope.”

”No need to hype it up into “VAST AUTO GRAVEYARD”.

Did I Hype it up? NO! The Video did. The word VAST has nothing to do with My Post!

????????

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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backup2one

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#12 posted 09-04-2018 11:54 PM


Meh not unbelieveable to me!

It kindof depends on how you define the word VAST.

A few thousand cars for each major manufacturer in a year I think is not a big deal.
No need to hype it up into “VAST AUTO GRAVEYARD”.

- pete724

Did I use the word ”VAST”. DEF: “Unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope.”

”No need to hype it up into “VAST AUTO GRAVEYARD”.

Did I Hype it up? NO! The Video did. The word VAST has nothing to do with My Post!

????????

Rick S.

- Rick S.


pretty sure he was refering to the video not you.

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Richard

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#13 posted 09-05-2018 12:05 AM


Meh not unbelieveable to me!

It kindof depends on how you define the word VAST.

A few thousand cars for each major manufacturer in a year I think is not a big deal.
No need to hype it up into “VAST AUTO GRAVEYARD”.

- pete724

Did I use the word ”VAST”. DEF: “Unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope.”

”No need to hype it up into “VAST AUTO GRAVEYARD”.

Did I Hype it up? NO! The Video did. The word VAST has nothing to do with My Post!

????????

Rick S.

- Rick S.

pretty sure he was refering to the video not you.

- backup2one

Think So? Well …..I guess that’s good.

Thank You “Backup2one”.

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 09-05-2018 12:25 AM

What do the unions have to do with it?

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#15 posted 09-05-2018 12:29 AM


..... No need to hype it up into ”VAST AUTO GRAVEYARD”.....

Gents, lighten up, don’t get blinded by words,

FAIW, who would have read the article if it wasn’t hyped up? I read somewhere that “People hype up things to attract attention…”, however, as it wasn’t hyped up with the use of some colorful words you may have missed that article!

When you hear of ”Ground breaking news” do you walk around with your eyes peeled on the ground just in case you fall into that massive hole?


What do the unions have to do with it?
- corelz125

That sounds like the words of an uncompromising Union-Leader!

Here in Australia, if I didn’t have a massive padlock,

on my bedroom door, our unions would even invade that!.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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