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Toyota Says It Will Have To Shut Down North American Factories, 25,000 Workers To Be "Affected"

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Remember the massive surge to world GDP courtesy of the Japanese disaster spouted by every idiot on CNBC? Well, here we go:


This is massively bullish for horse buggies and Flintstonemobiles.


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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:05 | 1133377 strenue
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Who needs a car anyway?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:12 | 1133407 AN0NYM0US
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ya but according to CNN: "McDonald's to hire 50,000 workers - in 1 day"


McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500) said that these new "Mcjobs" will include crew and management positions, part-time and full-time. McDonald's, which has 14,000 restaurants in the United States, said the hires will occur nationwide. "We're excited to offer 50,000 new jobs, all across America, all in one day," said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's U.S.A.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:19 | 1133463 drswhaley
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They are probably replacing the bottom 5-10% of employees on same day.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:21 | 1134134 dark pools of soros
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nah - replacing all the ones that got a quarter raise last quarter

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:18 | 1134835 Haywood Jablowme
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Thank goodness there's a "Flintstones" class at Wyotech.  Had me breakin' a sweat for a quick sec....


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:24 | 1133487 WALLST8MY8BALL
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that should "supersize" the April NFP

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:24 | 1133496 JohnG
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About 3.5 Mexicans per store.......

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:32 | 1134878 Bananamerican
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why junk this? Mexicans need amerika's crumbling jobs infrastructure to survive que no?

Chamber of Commerce needs pliant peasant's a ween/ween comprende?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:29 | 1133512 Mr Anderson
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Mcdonalds just signed up for E-Verify.

The day they put the notice on the walls the workers decided showing up wasn't a good decision.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:58 | 1133533 cbxer55
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Not kidding, Monday last week, The Daily Oklahoman daily crossword, one of the clues (1 down), was "Low-paying, unflattering job". The answer was McJob. Yup, these 50,000 low-paying, unflattering jobs ought to really help get things moving in the right direction. BTFD

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:33 | 1133544 throughthewire
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Well then everything will be just hunky dory. Would you like fries with that?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 17:00 | 1134348 RichardENixon
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Did I ask for fries?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:21 | 1134846 Haywood Jablowme
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assuming the girl taking the order is hawt, the appropriate order would be, "Yes, can I get the 6-piece chicken titties and a large order of thighs with that booty shake."


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 22:45 | 1135479 ebworthen
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:50 | 1133612 SheepDog-One
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Bicycles, bitchez.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:15 | 1134088 velobabe
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 18:55 | 1134767 depression
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Take the Bus Bitchez !

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:09 | 1135014 Haywood Jablowme
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Bicycles, bitchez.

Shangai here we come!  They give us their run-down bikes, we give them our big SUV's...

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:36 | 1133889 Camtender
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Is there any crediable information on the status of Toyota's Japan Factories, i.e. how many were destroyed by water vs. radiation vs. no powerer vs. no parts???



Tue, 04/05/2011 - 00:33 | 1135709 ebworthen
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I'd guess electricity shortage in Japan, meaning parts shortage for lines here.

They tend to build the motors and transmissions over there.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:06 | 1133381 Jason T
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Americans.. the bottom 99% of us any way, can't afford the gas for cars anyhow.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:27 | 1133499 CPL
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Go long horses!!

Go bullish Glue Factories!!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:03 | 1134015 Cole Younger
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They stopped using horses for glue decdes ago....Its dog food now..

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:53 | 1134317 pajohn
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Growing up, used to watch the truckloads of horse carcasses being dropped off at a nearby jello factory.... never eaten jello since.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:55 | 1134963 blunderdog
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Jello's great for your nails and hair.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:19 | 1134119 Thomas
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I just bought a Highlander. Good to go for a decade now (provided there is any gas to be put in it and parts to repair it.)

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:06 | 1133387 nah
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by strenue
on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:05


Who needs a car anyway?



Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:09 | 1133393 hedgeless_horseman
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Want to know how this may all end?  Read Kunstler.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:32 | 1133526 ZackAttack
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If 'survival' implies sharing a world with curmudgeonly pricks like Kunstler, maybe one is better off dying early.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:32 | 1133538 CPL
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He's always reminded me of a character out of the Piers Anthony Tarot series written way before Kunstler.  It was never that popular or even well reviewed when it came out in the 80's.  It is definately one of his darker foray's into fantasy novels, but considering the pap he wrote with the Xanth series I'm sure it was an escape from 14 year old fanboys at conferences seeking "funny fantasy".



Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:06 | 1133717 Antarctico
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+1 to you for knowing who Piers Anthony is! :)

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:33 | 1133861 Brother can you...
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+2 for both of you knowing who Piers Anthony is..

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:35 | 1135093 StychoKiller
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Lemme guess, he reminds you of the Satan worshipper?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:37 | 1133553 Ned Zeppelin
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Kunstler's "Long Emergency" seems pretty much on point, even if his weekly blog calls for imminent apocalypse are off in their timing.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:58 | 1133682 Miss Expectations
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The Georgraphy of Nowhere was on point, as well.  He also like mules (for good reason).

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:49 | 1134293 TheMerryPrankster
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I have it on good authority that he is also very fond of sheep.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:13 | 1134073 frankthomaswhite59
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:49 | 1133616 cbxer55
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Misspelled, should be Kuntsler.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:19 | 1133766 NumberNone
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Used to subscribe to that magazine.  It was a less classy version of Hustler. 

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:29 | 1133829 LFMayor
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Pikers.  Jugs is the only way to sleaze out over the top.  Cheri and Swank weren't too far behind, and I once had a lovely '86 "Chesty Girls" from the UK.


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:08 | 1133395 slow_roast
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The Bernank will just print more Toyotas you dimwits!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:38 | 1133561 Misean
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Too bad he can't print jobs.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 18:58 | 1134779 depression
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Tell that to the BLS.

99'er attrition puts us on trend for a 6% U-3 number by Obama's 2nd Inauguration Party.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:08 | 1133397 Josh Randall
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I smell a dip coming, need to round up some Benny Bucks to take advantage...

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:10 | 1133401 r101958
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They can all apply at MickeyD's on April 19.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:09 | 1133402 NotApplicable
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Good thing GM was smart and produced all of those cars nobody wanted. /sarc

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:10 | 1133403 shushup
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lol Bullish for stock market too.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:10 | 1133404 JollyRoger
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Is that the new sports coupe?  Totally rad.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:09 | 1133408 shushup
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LOL. It's the new Mini-Copper.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:11 | 1133405 TruthInSunshine
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This is just the start. All the AnalCysts on CNBsC who brushed the 'Japan thing' off as a non-event were smoking massive Hopium pipes.

Tie the known facts about Fukushima (much has yet to be gleaned, and therein lay the very scary part) into the global, integrated supply chain, add a dash of extremely weak economic fundamentals, toss in a generous handful of massive central bank bubble blowing and price meddling and market distortion, and you have recipe for Shit Just Gonna Get More Real & Just Gettin' Started pie.

Print, BOJ, Print!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:53 | 1133636 kaiserhoff
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+++  World trade is going down hard, starting with the Orient.  Working for a living is a bad joke.  Saving is a bad joke.  It's going to be a long, hot, summer, and not only in Detroit.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:20 | 1133787 youngman
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Do you think the USA will ALLOW car parts that are radiated into the ..never..nada...its so scary....


"hey buddy, I got a good used car from wet...want some?..."

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:29 | 1134183 Bicycle Repairman
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Depends on the definition of "radiated".

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 17:21 | 1134457 TruthInSunshine
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Will Carfax add a new check mark for 'radiation?'

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:03 | 1134789 depression
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Radiation Levels are relative, just like inflation numbers are relative, and everything is relative.

New Normal is achieved by simply adjusting the scale, or in the case of inflation by removing the more volatile components from the data series until the desired number is obtained.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:11 | 1133409 DoChenRollingBearing
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Our bearing suppliers in Korea and Japan are mostly upbeat about being able to supply us in the coming months.

Maybe because so many car plants are being shut down in Japan, and now here, is freeing up some capacity.

Aftermarket, putaz!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:20 | 1133455 Rusty Shorts
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Hey DoChen, just found out that I'll be going to Peru ... later this year.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:08 | 1133725 DoChenRollingBearing
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Dupe, sorry

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:07 | 1133726 DoChenRollingBearing
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Good for you Rusty!  You will likely have a great time.  Great food too.

If you plan to go to Cuzco (an altitude of 10,500') and/or Machu Picchu, here's a suggestion.  Take a flight to the Southern Peruvian city of Arequipa (7000') and stay a couple of days to acclimate yourself(ves).

The more Spanish you know the better as well.  

Finally, street crime is a problem (as everywhere in developing countries) so be aware at all times.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:20 | 1134130 velobabe
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my mom got her gold necklace ripped off her neck while at Machu Picchu. apparently it was no surprise, except to her. lots of targets, hiking that path.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:11 | 1133410 tmosley
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Does this mean we will be invading Japan next?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:13 | 1133744 Antarctico
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Does this mean we will be invading Japan next?

Yes, we will soon begin bombing the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant to save Japanese civilians from a humanitarian crisis of radioactive aggression.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:24 | 1134160 Oh regional Indian
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Next? Tmos, the US never left after WWII. You knew that.


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:30 | 1134194 Bicycle Repairman
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No Japan has no oil, but has nukes.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:33 | 1135095 tmosley
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Japan doesn't have nukes, but we are now invading nations for their non-oil resources, so it makes a sick sort of sense that we would invade a nation to get at their manufacturing base.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:12 | 1133411 tekhneek
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I talkd to an old friend of mine and in "the valley" where I grew up (Rio Grande Valley -- Southern most tip of Texas) people are beginning to ride horses to wal-mart, target and other stores instead of using cars so, however hilarious your sarcasm is Tyler, it's actually spot on.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:51 | 1133618 SokPOTUS
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"The People of Wal-Mart"; on horseback.  Now *there's* a visual...

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 17:50 | 1134569 Bobbyrib
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I hope the horses shit in the store. Fuck WalMart!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:06 | 1135000 Haywood Jablowme
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"The People of Wal-Mart"; on horseback.  Now *there's* a visual...


haha brilliant!  lmao

There you go banzai.  This would be a perfect "visual" to photo-chop!


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:47 | 1135139 Bananamerican
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"oh the equinamity!"

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:21 | 1133784 Saxxon
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Bicycles with two-wheeled hitched trailers are getting popular here in Northern Ca.  And this is in the spread-out suburbs, cleverly laid out to maximize driving and minimize human contact.  People adapt and are always, individually, more intelligent than central govts.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:35 | 1133888 psychologicalmess
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sarcasm is always DEAD serious.  but "i've looked at life from both sides now.  from give and take and, still, somehow, it's life's illusions i recall.  i really don't know life, at all."

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:13 | 1133413 slaughterer
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Note to self.

Short: Toyota

Long: Flinstonemobiles, buggies, chariots, sleds, iceskates, skateboards, bicycles,



Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:15 | 1133432 cossack55
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You forgot windboards and windwagons.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:03 | 1133698 Miss Expectations
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Earth Getting Mysteriously Windier

(I ignored the global warming part)

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:47 | 1135144 Bananamerican
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wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars and scooters....

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:28 | 1134185 velobabe
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roller skis and batmobiles, jetsons mobile

Jetson commutes to work in an aerocar that resembles a flying saucer with a transparent bubble top.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:38 | 1133558 Practical Irrat...
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Already priced in. Cramer said so.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:33 | 1133863 DoctoRx
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Yamaha &/or HOG

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:13 | 1133415 Dr. Porkchop
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A rising tsunami destroys all boats.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:17 | 1133425 Global Hunter
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Priced in, definitely bullish.  If anybody at all is surprised by this they are brain dead, I suspect that most ZH commentators are not.  I'm surprised it is taking this long for it to happen.  I am now beginning to suspect that my brain is what kept me from my career on Bay St. (Canada's Wall Street) from being successful.  

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:15 | 1133426 camoes
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This is bullish on Carmax

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:20 | 1133471 TruthInSunshine
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Affordable used cars, which have been the hottest ticket in the U.S., are going to be rare sights.

The average transaction price for the overwhelming majority of used car sales, which are more profitable than new car sales for dealers (as they make volume and carry higher percentage rates on the finance side, and thus have been keeping many dealerships on life support) is $4,900 USD.

This is just one catastrophe that is part of what will soon be a cascade.

Go long Vespa.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:03 | 1133704 MachoMan
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I had to buy a new car last year and when we had to make the decision, the price difference between new and used was negligible...  after the dealer incentives, warranty, "free" maintenance, slightly better fuel economy, etc., it was a no brainer on a new vehicle...  I had always been in the "buy used" camp, but an analysis of the relevant costs and benefits for that particular transaction changed...

I'll buy one of the GM pieces of shit if they'll price them right.  I don't want to be pushing that sonofabitch in 100,000 miles, but I'll risk it if the price is right.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:16 | 1133437 Gimp
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It won't effect the jobs numbers, +25,000 new employees at Mickey D's making minumum wage...yipee

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:46 | 1133595 VisualCSharp
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I think you mean affect.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:16 | 1133758 Gimp
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You are correct..thanks for noticing..

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:17 | 1133444 Homey Da Clown
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Anecdotal but prices on used cars are up rather markedly- to the tune of 10-20% in the past few weeks on the Manheim site. I guess the less supply of new cars is causing the price of used to seek a premium.  Sure glad our fearless leader paid $40k per "clunker"' to crush perfectly good used vehicles last year, removing thousands of cheap cars forever from the market.

Going forward, I cannot imagine any educated consumer wanting to purchase any Japanese branded new car for fear or radioactive contamination. 

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:20 | 1133469 Global Hunter
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Yes this morning I just started the process of selling some crap to buy a solid second half north american truck.  My original intention was a truck might by useful in the coming depression, but looks like its going to be a great investment.  First time in history that a GMC pickup truck with 100,000 miles on it is considered a good solid investment.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:28 | 1133516 Ahmeexnal
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Specially if there's a couple of Barretts or a M61 Vulcan mounted on the back.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 20:51 | 1135152 StychoKiller
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New business/market opportunity:  Modifying pickups into "technicals"! :>D

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:59 | 1133666 Antarctico
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buy a solid second half north american truck...

Probably no news to you, but I would suggest keeping it simple on whatever truck you pick.  American trucks are long on drivetrains, but short on fiddly electronic luxury conveniences. :)

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:26 | 1133497 sabra1
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cash for clunkers destroyed many a peoples homes!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:29 | 1133521 TruthInSunshine
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Cash for Clunkers = Another evil debt entrapment plot for many fools (*there were wise & wealthy people who took intelligent advantage of the government's idiocy, but the majority of buyers will be hung out on the racks).

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:53 | 1133626 Homey Da Clown
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Yep. Most of the new vehicles purchased were SUV's that on average get 18MPG. Most ot the people that bought are now stuck in 6-7 year loans on vehicles that are worth 20-40% less than what they paid, having for the most part paid sticker becuase the dealers were able to tell these lemmings that they were getting the "gubment money" back, therefore reducing the price. Most people didn't care and paid full boat. So you have thousands of folk that cannot afford these new cars, having traded in perfectly drivable paid off cars that were crushed so Obama could juice up the GDP by paying over $40k per clunker.

It was laughable. What was worse was that most of these lemmings weren't told that in some states their "gubment money" was taxable.

Another shining example of Keynsenian social engineering at its finest. Not surprisingly Government Motors has reintroduced 0% giveway financing on most of their new POS lineup, coupled with an average of $4k in incentives. Guess who's paying for this?

Contrast that to Ford, which refused to take any bailout money and is having it's best year in decades. I can't wait until Obama targets them.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:17 | 1133445 The Axe
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another 25,000 stopping making payments on their homes....fucking sad.... CNBC  fools


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:20 | 1133454 Lord Welligton
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So much for JIT management.

25,000 * 3 (for every one direct job) ?

What cities have Toyota factories?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:40 | 1133566 nonclaim
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likely over ×10 (JIT suppliers also have suppliers, outsourced cleaning/maintenance teams, etc)

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:44 | 1133582 Lord Welligton
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Maybe I low-balled that a bit.

Point made though.

What cities are effected?

What about other US industries that rely on Japanese input?

Must be more than 25,000.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 19:34 | 1134882 Haywood Jablowme
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The joint toyota / gm car plant that was in northern california was the last car assembly plant west of the Mississippi prior to closing.  It's skeleton shell has since been partially filled by Tesla Motors but considering they only make like what, 5 cars a month (? LMAO), I wouldn't say they're a major automotive force right at this exact moment based on total car output alone.

So everything is east of the Mississippi, including the supporting 3rd party vendors since most are within a fairly close vicinity of the actual plant.


Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:18 | 1133458 Seasmoke
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how do you say Yaba Daba Doo in Japaneese ???

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:24 | 1133491 sabra1
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Ood Abad Abay!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:51 | 1133623 SheepDog-One
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Sounds more like rebel Farsi.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:21 | 1133477 firstdivision
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Well I guess it's good that these workers will now be able to afford daily living.... "To the moon Alice"

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:23 | 1133481 mt paul
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drive donkey cart 

thru mcdonalds 

drive thru ..

long donkey chow 

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:22 | 1133488 ImNotARobot
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McDonalds can afford to hire 50,000 people since they have a waiver from Obamacare.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:27 | 1133511 BORT
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Per ZH, plenty of GM's on the lot

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:30 | 1133530 TruthInSunshine
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A $41,000 Chevy Volt in every garage, charged by Fukushima Daiichi.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:42 | 1133575 Jim in MN
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'Fill 'er up!'

'Will that be coal or uranium, ma'am?'

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:30 | 1133518 silvertrain
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The Saudi's will make up for any decline in production...

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 18:48 | 1134748 Seer
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Long, camels!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:30 | 1133528 williambanzai7
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:54 | 1133642 Homey Da Clown
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+ 25000

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:32 | 1133531 Athemos
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Yes but the plants have to be reopened in China?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 18:49 | 1134759 Seer
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So, the Japanese will make amends to the Chinese and give them industrial equipment that was stolen back during the Sino-Japanese war?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:32 | 1133539 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:03 | 1133701 Antarctico
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Pfft -- adjusted for inflation, what's 14 trillion dollars anymore?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:32 | 1133540 magpie
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Long OTM calls on Buggy-whip ETFs.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:33 | 1133546 Ned Zeppelin
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I thought the initial spin that this disaster in Japan would be a non-event to GDP a bit premature. Jury's still out, and this thing has a ways to go.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:40 | 1133565 Jim in MN
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If Chevy can deliver Volts....just sayin'.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:40 | 1133569 HubbleBubbleBen...
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But that's real news! No one really trades on facts anymore these days! worries folks....there's still a lot of money on the sidelines...zzzzzz

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:42 | 1133573 TINN
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this should be really bullish for japanese carsales, really! (glows in the dark style)

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:46 | 1133591 Jim in MN
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:49 | 1133607 djsmps
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Nothing in the mainstream news or financial nes about this yet. I assume it will come after the market closes.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:47 | 1133608 DNB-sore
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why spend time reading the headlines while 1984 and animal farm could have you provided with everything coming up since 1984 and a lot before?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:52 | 1133621 Misean
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It's all good, the Japanese were going to have to stop giving cars away to the debt slaves in the US anyways.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:53 | 1133625 gigeze787
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McDonald's to Hire 50,000 to Fight 'McJob' Stigma

Team Ponzi (Bernanke/Geitner/Dudley/Blankfein/Summers(still on call) communique':

"Let 'them' eat Big Macs...

...If MacD's hires another 10M ungrateful serfs the US will be back to full employment, and then heart disease will kill them all off before they'll ever start collecting S.S. at the new mandatory retirement age -- 75. Problem solved."



Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:00 | 1133630 EvlTheCat
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Maybe if we strike a deal to import their radiated food stuffs we can mitigate this crisis!!  At least the government can say it re-created/saved (depending on the response time of Joe Biden) 25,000 jobs, and at the same time by raising the acceptable radiation levels, to show our solidarity for the Japanese Government!

Long Amish Country!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:55 | 1133639 digalert
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Will the nobel prize winner threaten Toyota...hmmm

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:55 | 1133652 spzpeterusz
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The big mac-MCD  had to throw  Obama a bone for the health care coverage waivers   they scammed

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:57 | 1133655 dannyadornato
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The new relaese says that no workers will be laid off however. Tyler can you please get clarification from Toyota. If they will "not be laid off" then how will they be "affected"?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:59 | 1133673 john milton
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just in time production..and when u have a disruption in a supply chain without buffer you will suffer

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:07 | 1133713 astartes09
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So what you are saying is my new CT200h is now worth twice as much?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:10 | 1133715 virgilcaine
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Were seeing the margin compression effect at work. Plant closings, layoffs, declining earnings.

Still think you can print your way to prosperity?  

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:08 | 1133716 zebra
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it is indeed bullish for GM and Ford.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:08 | 1133718 Homey Da Clown
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Maybe the Mayans were right. Just sayin. The feces is striking the ocillating device rather hard in recent times.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:20 | 1133782 Gimp
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Or as we say in the south - "shit hits the fan"

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:28 | 1133825 InconvenientCou...
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The Mayan's were probably right on some things. I assure you they were wrong on most things.

If you doubt what I'm saying, maybe you can ask some Mayan's to comment?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:10 | 1133731 VeryDumbMoney
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Is Kudlow still grateful?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:20 | 1133779 SilverFiend
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This should get the unemployment rate down to 8.5%!

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:23 | 1133809 InconvenientCou...
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U.S. worker representatives will be invited, all expenses paid, to Japanese offices in Fukushima to discuss serverence packages, relocation opportunities and job placement services.


any questions?.....

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 21:03 | 1135192 StychoKiller
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Plenty of cleanup jobs available in Japan right now...

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:33 | 1133877 jkruffin
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WOW, this is good for at least another 100 points on the S&P right?  Freaking American scam of the millenium.  I hope these crooks get what is coming to them, and this ponzi collapses so low and we refuse to bail these crooks out. 


Supposedly, and according to Senator Kay Hagan, the financial laws passed by Congress prevent the taxpayer from ever having to bail out a public company again.  Well, I guess they will work around that and make them government nationalized firrms then....Congress.....what a bunch of morons.

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:48 | 1133956 johny2
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I have not bothered watching the stock markets today, but I assume they are going to close up by about 0.35% as long as there is no major Apocalypse today...

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:58 | 1133985 ghostfaceinvestah
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This ain't over by a long shot

The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics of Vienna told New Scientist on March 24: “Japan’s damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima has been emitting radioactive iodine and caesium at levels approaching those seen in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident in 1986. Austrian researchers have used a worldwide network of radiation detectors – designed to spot clandestine nuclear bomb tests – to show that iodine-131 is being released at daily levels 73 per cent of those seen after the 1986 disaster. The daily amount of caesium-137 released from Fukushima Daiichi is around 60 per cent of the amount released from Chernobyl.”

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:10 | 1134052 chistletoe
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you mean the "orange agent"?

Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:09 | 1134055 frankthomaswhite59
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yes, WORLD MADE BY HAND a good book

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