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Old 04-16-2020, 11:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
AFAIK it was not allowed to ship the seats and windows back to Europe, they had to be sent for some recycling facility in America, otherwise Ford wouldn't be able to circumvent the Chicken Tax.
This seems like lunacy to me. There is a cost to the planet in resources, energy, shipping and labor to make seats and glass only to remove and “recycle” them to avoid the tax. I found this:

And this amusing short video by NPR:

It costs Ford several hundred dollars per vehicle but saves them paying a 25% tariff on each vehicle. It appears vehicles manufactured in Mexico and Canada are exempt. No wonder our U.S. roads are filled with full sized American trucks being used as commuter cars.

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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.

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