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This will happen in many areas unless a way to get new auto parts is found.

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By James R. Healey, USA TODAY

General Motors plans to halt production Monday of the Chevrolet Colorado and GM Canyon compact pickups made at Shreveport, La., because some parts come from Japan and aren't available now.


Toyota and Subaru previously eliminated overtime shifts at their U.S. factories to stretch supplies of hard-to-replace Japan-sourced parts, but the GM move is the first production halt directly linked to the Mar. 11 earthquake and tsunami that wiped out portions of the northeast coast of Japan.

Since then, nuclear radiation has leaked from damaged power plants, complicating and delaying rescue and revival efforts.

"We have suspended production at Shreveport for next week due to parts shortages due to the crisis in Japan. We will resume operations as soon as we can," GM manufacturing spokesman Chris Lee tells Drive On. He wouldn't identify the parts involved. Japanese companies often are the sole suppliers of electronics part used in many vehicles.

Canyon and Colorado are among GM's least-popular trucks, outsold about 15-to-1 by the company's full-size pickups. The Shreveport factory is scheduled to close permanently "no later than 2012," Lee says.

A new-generation Colorado will be made elsewhere.




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This would be a good time to stop making those two vehicles. They are poorly designed to begin with.
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B-4 or after the next recall?
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B-4 or after the next recall?
Before the next bail out. We must keep those not living off the teat above the water.
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Before the next bail out. We must keep those not living off the teat above the water.
Congress Criters can't even work out a budget, so forget the bailouts.. We all need to learn to swim.

Japan had a supply economy which is now in limbo for a while. And we might get invoved in Libya.

Plus everything else..

Much more printing of the dollar will get us INFLATION quicker than it is already coming.
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I don't know, maybe we shoud start making our own stuff. It might also be a good idea to stop outsourcing key components to our war fighting machines to socialist or libtard inclined nations despite their current friendships status.
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Here's an idea. What say we start making **** again?
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I don't know, maybe we shoud start making our own stuff. It might also be a good idea to stop outsourcing key components to our war fighting machines to socialist or libtard inclined nations despite their current friendships status.
I agree with most of what you say here except since y'all call Americans Libtards and socialist I think it important to make the distinction you are really talking about communists and dictators?
Or just quit using the same language for American political opponents and foreign governments?
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This will happen in many areas unless a way to get new auto parts is found.
And in another thread I say what Tomfoolery is saying. This was to start the talks on how we, America can get back some of what we lost in "out sourcing"

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I don't know, maybe we should start making our own stuff. It might also be a good idea to stop outsourcing key components to our war fighting machines to socialist or libtard inclined nations despite their current friendships status.
But I didn't want it to get so political so soon. That doesn't help us one bit at this point in time.

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I agree with most of what you say here except since y'all call Americans Libtards and socialist I think it important to make the distinction you are really talking about communists and dictators?
Or just quit using the same language for American political opponents and foreign governments?
To me not every thing revolves around either party, I thought we each had enough of that and would come up with conclusions to helping America's economy grow..

Then the politics might have bearing on the discussion... But if you want to place blame and target the parties and their members have at it...

I shall look for the other site, and see if the ideas are flowing over there..
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But I didn't want it to get so political so soon. That doesn't help us one bit at this point in time.



To me not every thing revolves around either party, I thought we each had enough of that and would come up with conclusions to helping America's economy grow..

Then the politics might have bearing on the discussion... But if you want to place blame and target the parties and their members have at it...

I shall look for the other site, and see if the ideas are flowing over there..
Very important and salient points. So you are an honorable man and do not wish to be dragged down to the level we've brought ourselves to. Bravo and again I say Bravo! Oh wise one. Thank you for staying true to yourself and at the same time showing us our glaring misdirection. Here's a wish that the world have more of thee and less of me.
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