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  • REAL spare tires

    04/22/2017 10:12:38 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 51 replies
    self | 4/22/2017 | self
    Next Year we'll both cross 70&1/2 and I'll fully retire Too. We intend to trade-in or sell both our cars and become a 1 car couple. Brands that we'd consider [again] are Kia, Subaru,& Volvo. We aren't fans of what Detroit builds. There are brands we haven't owned; which should consider? We intend to stay in eastern Nebraska with it's hills and 4 Seasons; ergo an all wheel drive car. I, make that We, hate cars with "spare tire spaces" that only accept the tiny Toy Tire spares. Why own an SUV whose "spare" is "pavement ONLY"? Why must my...
  • Wacky Warping Wheels Let a Car Twist and Slide in Any Direction

    10/01/2016 8:40:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 32 replies
    popular mechanics ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Eric Limer
    Whether it's by the use of tiny car-lifting robots or totally spherical wheels, the idea of a car that can move effortlessly sidewise is an endlessly appealing one. Parallel parking becomes a dream, parking garage management becomes a piece of cake. And out of all the ways to make that dream come true, these "Liddiard Wheels" seem like a pretty compelling one. Designed by one William Liddiard, the wheels are similar to the kind of "omni wheels" you'll find on some robots and heavy machinery. The difference with these is that they are on an actual car, they have one...
  • Boston cops warned to check their cars after officer's vehicle was tampered with (tr)

    07/19/2016 1:52:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 6 replies
    Boston police are being warned to check their cars before driving off after a cop's vehicle was tampered with. The officer, whose name is not being released, was driving away from the police department's District 1 station, in central Boston, yesterday when his rear wheel came off. He was not injured in the incident but when the cop took the car to the shop for repairs, a mechanic found the car had been tampered with. Someone had loosened or removed the lug nuts holding the wheel in place before he drove away. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter...
  • NTSB: Recall system for defective tires is "broken"

    10/28/2015 1:54:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/15
    WASHINGTON -- Only about 1 in 5 defective tires is being removed from the road through the safety recall process, a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday. The recall system is "broken" because manufacturers are unable to contact most tire owners to warn them, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. **SNIP** The problem is that there is no requirement for most tire dealers to register the tires they sell with the manufacturer, the board said. Most dealers don't take the time to do so, which makes it difficult for manufacturers to determine who owns the tires...
  • U.S. Looks Into Edwards Campaign Donations

    04/23/2003 9:35:02 PM PDT · by Timesink · 82 replies · 416+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 24, 2003 | Richard A. Oppel, Jr.
    April 24, 2003 U.S. Looks Into Edwards Campaign DonationsBy RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. ASHINGTON, April 23 - The Justice Department's public integrity section has opened a criminal investigation into donations made to the presidential campaign of Senator John Edwards by employees at a prominent Arkansas law firm, according to lawyers close to the matter. The donations were made by five employees at Turner & Associates, a North Little Rock firm that specializes in bringing lawsuits arising from injuries caused by vehicle defects and rollovers, notably those involving Ford sport utility vehicles and Bridgestone/Firestone tires. The employees, four of whom were...
  • TIA talks highway funding, tire registration at event

    02/12/2015 10:10:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies ^ | February 11, 2015 | Miles Moore
    WASHINGTON—Highway funding, tax reform and tire registration were the big issues tire dealers, repair shop owners and association officials discussed with Capitol Hill staffers during the Tire Industry Association’s Federal Lobby Day on Feb. 5. Approximately 55 representatives of the tire retailing and auto repair industries participated in the event, which began with speeches from current and former members of Congress and progressed to one-on-one meetings with key staff persons in the offices of several top Washington lawmakers. With the Highway Trust Fund set to run out of money in May, passage of a multi-year transportation funding bill was the...
  • Can’t beat ‘em at the polls? Slash their tires

    05/25/2014 9:22:40 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    New Mexico ^ | 5-24-14 | Rob Nikolewski
    SANTA FE, N.M. – A former congressional candidate in New Mexico draws high honors when it comes to loopy behavior. Tuesday, Gary Smith in an Albuquerque court pleaded no contest to aggravated stalking. He’s charged with repeatedly slashing the tires of his opponent in the 2012 Republican primary for Congress, Janice Arnold-Jones. Smith was also suspected of slashing the tires of his former campaign manager, Rhead Story. The incidents happened in 2012, with Story reporting that 54 tires on his vehicles were slashed and Arnold-Jones reporting $4,000 in damage from punctured tires in cars belonging to her and her husband,...
  • Feds Launch Investigation of Tires

    05/14/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    WLSAM ^ | 5-14-14 | Brian Ross
    An ABC News investigation found that a badly-flawed and archaic government recall system has permitted millions of potentially dangerous tires to remain in use, on store shelves for sale or simply unaccounted for.
  • Obama Orders US Flags to Fly at Half-staff in Mandela Tribute

    12/05/2013 9:39:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 09:46 PM | (AFP)
    President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House and public buildings, with the US in mourning over the death of “close friend” and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. Obama’s proclamation, which also extended to the White House, US foreign missions, military posts, naval stations and military vessels, was valid through sunset on Monday. …
  • Spare tires may become obsolete

    01/31/2012 10:21:13 AM PST · by MamaDearest · 94 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 30, 2011 | Evan Weborg
    If you're in the market for a new set of wheels, you might be surprised to find out that your spiffy new car may not have spare tire - and instead be equipped with a sealant kit. In 2010 the U.S. Department of Transportation required new vehicles to meet certain fuel efficiency standards. In order to meet the new mandate, some car makers are doing away with traditional spare tires and the corresponding tools to bring the car's overall weight down. Tara Hanley of AAA MountainWest noted, "Our first concern was that motorists were aware of it and that they...
  • Vandals Target Pro-Life Interns’ Vehicle, Slash Their Tires

    06/13/2011 9:40:20 AM PDT · by julieee · 8 replies ^ | June 13, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Vandals Target Pro-Life Interns’ Vehicle, Slash Their Tires The pro-life organization is on the receiving end of pro-abortion vandalism again — this time when abortion advocates apparently targeted the vehicle of two young pro-life interns.
  • Abortion Advocates Threaten Pro-Lifers, Slash Tires in Violence

    04/06/2011 10:16:38 AM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies ^ | April 6, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion Advocates Threaten Pro-Lifers, Slash Tires in Violence Chicago, IL -- Abortion activists protested a weekend event honoring pro-life advocate Joe Schiedler of the Pro-Life Action League and the protests involved more than just holding signs or chanting, they included violence.
  • Colarado Man Battles $160K Clean Up Effort

    03/29/2011 12:11:45 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 69 replies
    KJCT8 TV ^ | 3/28/11 | Honora Swanson
    DE BEQUE, Colo. -- A man with thousands of tires on his land may soon have them removed if the county has its way. As of Monday, Mesa County is pushing for a six figure state grant to get rid of the rubber on his De Beque property. Stan Eisenach says he uses the rubber for various projects and he has a right to do what he wants on his property. There are 17,000 tires sitting on the land in De Beque, just feet from I-70 and no other real neighbors around. The man who lives here wants to be...
  • Goodyear's Union City, Tenn., plant to close, eliminating 1,900 jobs

    02/13/2011 1:00:55 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 75 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | February 10, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. | By Tom Bailey Jr.
    Goodyear's plant manager placed its bad-news call to City Hall at 7:58 a.m. Thursday: The Union City plant where 1,900 employees make radial tires will close by year's end. "We were just all surprised, I guess," City Clerk Carolyn Moran said, adding most everyone in this border town of 10,200 knows someone who works at the plant four miles north of City Hall. Union City sits at the Kentucky line, 115 miles northeast of Memphis. The area unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. Goodyear's fourth-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, disclosed the Akron, Ohio-based company will take a one-time $160 million charge...
  • Flats! 400 Tires Slashed in Massive Vandalism Caper

    11/23/2010 4:58:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Delray Beach residents wake to hundreds of slashed tiresThe Grinch got started early this year in two Delray Beach gated communities, after police say over 400 car tires were slashed overnight Tuesday causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages. The residents of the communities, the Verano at 1805 Palm Cove Blvd. and the Crosswinds at 1850 Homewood Blvd., woke up to find dozens of vehicles vandalized, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Over 200 tires in each community were punctured with a 1-inch-blade knife or boxcutter, police said. Many cars had two tires slashed, while others had just one or three....
  • Demand for vehicles in China, India tightens supplies for tires

    10/16/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 10 replies ^ | October 16, 2010 | Larry P. Vellequette, Blade Business Writer
    Demand for vehicles in China, India tightens supplies for tires Now is not the time to blow a tire. The worldwide price of rubber is at its highest level in decades as demand from China and India outstrips existing supply, leading tire companies such as Findlay-based Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. to raise their prices. Cooper Tire announced last month that it would pass along a price increase of as much as 6.5 percent, beginning Nov. 1, citing rising raw materials costs. The increase is the second time in five months Cooper has raised its tire prices, passing along a...
  • "Incidents" in France after a "youth" dies evading police

    10/27/2009 3:51:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,086+ views
    (ESISC, October 26, 2009) via JIHAD ^ | Posted by Robert on October 26, 2009 9:27 PM | n/a
    "After his death, at least 50 youths took to the streets and started to break windows at the entrance of Gabelle, an outskirt of the city. The youths also burned garbage, tires, a motorcycle and five vehicles in a shipyard, said the police. When the Police and the fire-fighters arrived on the scène, protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails against them. Then, the police retaliate by firing tear gas but it was unable to enter into Gabelle." Think about that last sentence for a minute. "France/Civil unrest: clashes erupted in Fréjus after a young man killed himself," from ESISC, October...
  • Tire Trade Tirade

    10/12/2009 12:43:05 PM PDT · by Neil Peart · 4 replies · 615+ views
    Mises Institute ^ | 10-12-09 | Art Carden
    In 2002, President George W. Bush helped make us poorer by signing off on higher steel tariffs. In 2009, President Barack Obama helped make us poorer by signing off on higher tire tariffs. Is this supposed to be change we can believe in? Economic analysis shows that trade creates wealth. The law of comparative advantage demonstrates that when we specialize and trade, we produce more wealth using the same resources. Preventing trade means that we use more resources to produce less wealth.
  • New tariff on China-produced tires expected to put prices into overdrive

    09/18/2009 8:29:21 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 51 replies · 1,601+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA) ^ | 9/18/2009 | JAMES HAGGERTY
    A new tariff on tires produced in China could shift prices for inexpensive rubber into overdrive. "It changes the market for cheap tires," said Bruce Harrison, an automotive industry analyst at IHS Global Insight, a Boston-area economic forecasting firm. "We're going to see almost immediate price increases at the bottom end of the market." President Barack Obama announced last Friday the U.S. would levy steep tariffs on Chinese-manufactured tires in response to pressure from the United Steelworkers union, which represents workers at U.S. tire plants. The union argued cheap Chinese imports decrease U.S. tire production and create job losses. Retailers...
  • America's Tired Protectionism

    09/14/2009 5:35:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 421+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 14, 2009
    Trade: President Obama has fired the opening salvo in a trade war with China by slapping 35% tariffs on its tires. But besides giving China a kick, this protectionism will harm Americans across the economy.Sec. 421 of the 1974 Trade Act, intended to control surges in imports. But the markets paid attention. Global stock futures tumbled over the weekend. Asian markets dropped sharply Monday, fearing a wave of U.S. protectionism. China called the U.S. move "rampant protectionism" and vowed to investigate dumping charges against U.S. auto parts and chicken, two industries that have made inroads into the China market. The...