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This is rather sickening. Read what Ford thinks of your 4-wheeling.

http://www.[censored].com/PhilHowell/indx0799.html

The word being "censored" is a block to another 4x4 web site. Aparently the editor didn't appreciate a link to another truck site posted.

The censored word is ( 4 x 4 4 u ) Remove the spaces and ( ) and it will work. Sorry, not my fault.
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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Er..ah, Thump.. Do you think you could set that up with a clickable address for us? You use the little notation [ then email ] ahead of the address, then [then /email] behind it. I had to insert the word "then" between the ['s so it would show up. Thanks...[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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what word is being cencored? i'm curious what is at that site.

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Here it is:

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By Phil Howell

Many of you already know of the sweeping changes being made by William Ford Jr., the
42-year-old Chairman of Ford Motor Company. For those of you haven't heard, Ford has gone green. Not green the way any thinking person would want, such as lower emissions from vehicles and factories, less waste, etc. I'm talking GREEN, with support for environmental groups and a lot
of environmental rhetoric that supports the green movement.
According to an article in the 19 May issue of the New York Times, while at Princeton,
Ford read books by radical environmentalists and stayed up late discussing how to save the
earth. After college, he joined Ford Motor Company and continued his radical bent by working
from within. He became so frustrated at one point that he wanted to quit to start his own
environmental group. Friends and his wife convinced him that he could make a greater impact if
he stayed at Ford. This has proven true.
Ford no longer supports United 4-Wheel Drive or any other four-wheeling organization.
They don't even answer calls if you let them know you're connected with backcountry
four-wheeling in any way. The support that William Ford gives to radical environmental groups,
whether it be monetary or moral, helps those groups continue their anti-human policies, with
some of them, such as the tree spikers in the Pacific Northwest, actually murdering people.
Ford spokespeople will be the first to decry any support for lawless anti-human behavior. Unfortunately, their support for
environmental groups gives the extreme green fringe the support they need to continue their heinous acts. What's ironic is Ford's
introducing the Excursion, the world's biggest sport ute based on the Super Duty pickup chassis. This behemoth takes more resources
to build and operate than any other light-duty 4x4 sold on the planet. Of course, as always, the granola heads can have and operate
vehicles like the Excursion as they're more "enlightened" and have been given a special operating permit from the Mother Earth
Goddess.
Most intelligent people applaud efforts of industry to clean up their act and I've personally seen what cleaner burning cars
do for the environment. A recent report from the southern California AQMD stated that the air around the L.A. metropolitan area is
at least one-third cleaner than it was 30 years ago. The difference is noticeable. Support for environmental groups who's aims are
to destroy the sport and vehicles we enjoy are not applauded. Ford's gone further by pulling its support of groups such as United
which teach responsible backcountry use.
I had recently purchased a new Super Duty F350 with the Power Stroke diesel and was going to do a series of features here
and in Four Wheeler magazine. After many unresolved warranty problems with only 7,000 miles on the odometer, I was unhappy with the
truck. 9-13 mpg was not what I had been led to believe the Power Stroke trucks got, either. When I found out about William Ford Jr.
and Ford Motor Company's lack of support for four-wheeling, I was able to get rid of the truck and purchase a Chevy Silverado. The
6.0 liter gas V8 in the Chevy blows the Power Stroke into the weeds, too. I refuse to support Ford any longer and, I know some of
my friends in the industry are currently selling their Fords to buy a Dodge or Chevy to display their products. One of those
companies isn't interested in four-wheeling, but, when shown the articles about Ford, stated they didn't need to use a vehicle to
display their wares that made their customers upset.
Ford's bringing out their Excursion, the giant SUV resource-destroyer they hope will make a dent in Suburban sales. If the
performance of the Excursion matches my Super Duty pickup, Ford better go back to building Escorts and Philco radios and leave the
4x4 building to GM and DaimlerChrysler. You'll probably read glowing reports on the Excursion, just as I did on the Super Duty
pickup. Remember, Ford spends lots of advertising money with the publishing company who prints the magazine you're reading the road
test in. That money colors editorial content tremendously. So read the features with a jaundiced eye.
William Ford Jr. and Ford Motor Company can support radical environmentalism. It's their right to do so. It's my right not
to purchase another Ford product while they support environmental groups and don?t support four-wheeling. I believe I?ll exercise
that right and visit my Chevrolet or Dodge dealer the next time I need a truck.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] I'm downloading this to distribute to anyone that I know who will be buying ANYTHING that moves.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] I'm telling you, folks,....just keep voting for those democrats and your jeeps will be used for big flower pots! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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<font color=blue>Typical for a democrat... do as I say, not as I do.
Ford is a NIMBY... (not in my back yard)... I'll make 15k off your Excursion, but don't you DARE try to use it near one of my 1000 acre Estates.

This makes me sick.


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Makes me a little apprehensive to cash my paycheck.

(It has his name on it.)

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I got to say that after spending the last two years doing a ground up resoration, and STILL not being finished I kind of like the idea
of turning my CJ7 into a big flower pot.
I don't agree with some of what you guys are saying, but if you strongly feel that way then don't just talk about it, get active. It looks
like William Ford Jr. is. Write your congressmen, join a organization that will lobby for your values, and most importantly VOTE. If
you are going to tell me that there are no good candidates, then find someone you like, and campaign for them, or run yourself.
If I sound ticked off, I am. Everytime voting season roles around I am reminded that even though less then % 25 of eligible voters
actually vote, almost % 99 complain about the results. If you voted then good job doing your duty.
Ethan
Libertarian/Democrat (A flower pot in every pot.)
(Libertarian as in less government in most things)
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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] The three things that have historically brought down civilizations.....clear back to Old Testament times....are: Worshipping False Gods(the modern "New Age" Bull**** we are seeing); Infant Sacrifice(we are too busy for kids now so....flush!); and Unrestrained Sexual Activity(We need more Homos in congress said the Dirtbag as he raises money for the Democrats). Just keep voting Democrat Ethan, and you'll soon be in the Socialist Utopia that you've always wanted.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] Just don't be complaining when they knock on YOUR door.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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