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"toyota hilux" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

The Stuttering John Podcast

07:21 min | 7 months ago

"toyota hilux" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

"But they wasn't the same flak vest that we had in in in Iraq, and we it was like it was like, oh, this is a last-generation. It's worthless, you know, and this is the new shitt but when we got the new shitt, it didn't have the shoulder stuff. We didn't have that stuff. We first went into Iraq we could have it back but we brought it within about six months after we were there we started getting everybody got issued the the the arm protectors and all that shit Gargamel brother of Gollum says Stuttering John asked which is it true that Iranians were being on by the Soviets and then the armed the Iraqis to fight our troops. I will tell you that my second combat tour in Iraq. One of the biggest dangers was efps. And that stands for explosively formed penetrators and these things they would it would be like tubes and they would put them at a certain level. And it would bust through our armor and once it got inside the vehicle, it cooked everything. It was one of the most everybody was scared to death of efps. And the fifties were coming from Iran, you know Iran, I don't know as far as you know what they really gave but I do know that they did provide the insurgents in Iraq with Weaponry like the esps and those things did serious damage. Those things would bust through em raps. They would bust through the the Stryker vehicles. I mean, there's nothing we could do man. That was some that was some ugly stuff and we knew for a fact that all those come from Iran and you could not possibly have been cool with Cheney like double-dipping with the Burton can let me tell you this what you gotta understand. In 2004/2005. We had a hundred and sixty three thousand American troops in Iraq. Halliburton Brown and root they got $200 per day per troop to eat if you think for one second that I bought a $200 a day, you'll full of shit. We was up in the morning. We was outside the wire we was gone all damn day long. We lived on MREs. We might have ate one meal a day in the dining facility. It wasn't $200 worth wage. That's that money was going to Dick Cheney's Halliburton and and brown and root. And and if you added up hundred sixty thousand times 200 that is everyday life. What our government was giving those people, you know, let me real quick real real quick. My phone's right here. Let me real quick. I want to just let me see. Let me see here because that's the number that people need to know that's that we need to hear back. So 160. Let's say 160000 time hundred look wait, wait you using a phone to calculate 30 to 30 million dollars thirty two million. Hours every single day to Halliburton and brown and root to feed our troops. That's absolute horrible horrible. That was the way a lot of money got done with. No. That's that that's right. There showed a lot. Another thing too. When I was in Afghanistan and I was in a shity place in Afghanistan. We had nothing I mean nothing and I thought I had eight different police stations over my province that I was responsible for and I had to order them Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks for the police. I ordered a hacker nerd and I think it was like a hundred and sixty-three Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks to come to me so I could disseminate them amongst the eight different police stations that I had across my Province. You know, how many I got I got a party 30 and I made a call and I said I'm expecting like I'm missing a hundred thirty five different equipment. You know, what they told me. They just said just reorder them just reorder and you're talking about forty-five thousand dollars a pop. Somebody oh thinking through says ask major ojida what he thinks about Joe manchin. Well, I will tell you that. I liked Joe manchin and I'm going to tell you this Joe manchin sketch a lot of heck right now. And the reason for that is because Joe manchin has said that if he's a tiebreaker and we're talking about stacking the courts or doing away with the filibuster. He's not dead short. And here's the reason why and I agree with you if we stack now, here's the and me and Joe manchin we had this conversation. Me and Joe manchin talk quite often because I hold his feet to the fire and I have lived his life is up so bad. He called me the next day on my phone, but I'm going to tell you right now if we stacked the courts. The Republicans are just going to add more next time they're in power and then that's what's going to happen. But he does know he is willing to stack the courts if if they go after the Affordable Care Act if they go off after the the rights of the lgbtq community if they go after woman's choice if they do that will stack the court to keep it that way but they're not and I'm going to tell you why because you're talking about the justice system. There is no in between it's wrong or right and nobody is going to throw their doggone reputation in the trash for voting the way the for the realm it's the law and the law says this is this is legal. This is not legal. They're not going to throw their their legacy in the trash because they want to support Donald Trump. They're not supporting Donald Trump. He's they've already voted against him like twice. So and then again when you're talking about the filibuster do do people not think that the Democrats haven't ever used a filibuster for their advantage Joe. Kitchen realizes that if we do away with the filibuster, we may need it in six months and then it's gone. So I agree with Joe manchin. Well, well Ian Harrison and and home and Alexa K are saying that the GOP already have stacked the courts doesn't matter who puts the judges in the positions. I mean, I'm not I'm not for them. You know a Feelin Ruth Bader Ginsburg seat. I'm not for that. But at the end of the day are they doing anything wrong have they vote? As a matter of fact Amy Coney Barrett. I'm sure absolutely killed Donald Trump when when she decided to abstain from that last vote that that he was hoping she was going to vote for she said she hadn't been here long enough. I'm going to back. I'm going to take a step back. You know, what was that for? I don't know what it was for and it would just recently happened. But I know that there was an uproar because they thought that she was going to be in their favor and she said look I'm off. New here. I'm going to abstain from this and she didn't vote Sixers. Thanks for the ten bucks. Best show on a long time. John A. Merritt of says, I freaking love this guy off a great show. John A lot of people digging your man, but I'm going to end the show now because I'm I don't like to go over 2 hours, but everybody there is my link name, please donate directly if you can PayPal. 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"toyota hilux" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

The Stuttering John Podcast

06:38 min | 7 months ago

"toyota hilux" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

"Compassion if you don't have love for your own blooded and how the hell are you going to expect to love? Anybody else? Donald Trump is a Carnival Barker and Donald Trump has realized that if he says certain things it roused people up. That's all Donald Trump wants, you know, Donald Trump is I have never in my life. I would have never in my life ever thought that a person like Donald Trump could Ascend to the level that he is dead. I know I spent twenty-four years in the military and I served under some of the most amazing. I tell people I took General David Petraeus outside the wire in Afghanistan, you know that I have served with leaders that absolutely inspire you you want to accomplish your mission. No matter how dangerous it is because you don't want to fail them because they're that kind of leaders Thursday. We got this friggin guy. This guy garbage well going from Obama to Trump is just like the total juxtaposition of class. You know, I wasn't bird Obama was not perfect, you know for for the military, you know, but that's the thing people understand this Democrats care about the purse strings Democrats. Don't just throw money at people they don't Republicans do that. And that's why a lot of people in the military lean Republican because they remember what it was dead. Like in the last quarter of every year the last fiscal quarter of every year at Fort Bragg North Carolina, we're marching to the Drop Zones without flying in airplanes to jump out of out of them were marching to the drums owns because we ain't got fuel for the name planes. We don't have the money to push do it. Wasn't that but you know GW So I mean Republicans open the floodgates. No, no, no Richard. I have to call you out in this when in Iraq when GW started that war off. They you guys were driving around. Oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no with not like not appropriate armored vehicles. No. No, you're right there. You're absolutely right there wage. Let me tell you something. The money was there. We just didn't have the equipment the money was there before I went to Iraq. We spent our entire Budget on all kinds of shit. But when we got to Iraq, the equipment that we had was the equipment that we had in terms of the equipment Drive the vehicles and stuff like that, but make no mistake about it. The money was was anything we bought a week and money was there. Why didn't you get the equipment? Well, when we well once I wasn't buying the equipment, we took our our equipment and we sent it over to Iraq so that we were going to use it. It was home. The greatest of shape, you know, it's it's maintenance of your vehicles, but when we got to to their, you know, we had the we call it Hillbilly armor. We didn't have up armored vehicles. But here's the thing off body really had up armored vehicles for a while and took a while after we invaded before we started getting up on our vehicles before we started getting the EM raps before we started getting the the the the mind-clearing thought it meant that we needed. Once once that stuff started showing up. Everybody got it. But in the initial phases of Afghanistan Iraq, we didn't have done that stuff. We wasn't prepared for that. We didn't have the equipment off and Alexa app Ka sez George W bush didn't get body armor her we may I don't know they you know, and I remember like, you know, they didn't give like the proper equipment for you guys to what we had. We had we had body armor. We bought it now, but here, you know, if they went into Iraq they had body armor. I'm going to tell you right now dead. Nobody went into Iraq without body armor, but they didn't have but at that time we never had it was as you go new equipment comes out and you get that equipment when we first went in we just had a long list. That was it. We didn't have the throat piece me to have the price protector we going to have on protectors those come about probably six months after we were in Iraq. That's what that's what we're talking about, but it wasn't because we didn't have the money for it. It was because there was none they had to make it. That was the thing. Once they made it in to us, you know, I mean you look you can look at all of our warm. I mean he'll look at look at Afghanistan live in a horse's Benny logo says, what about the twenty three trillion that bush and Cheney stole on nine-eleven o making a mistake about it. I'm going to tell you right now that's one of the things when we support the Republicans if you're in the military because Republicans let the money flow. Yep. Play and you think that's great because you can get new equipment. You've got better weapons. You had all this stuff. But then when you get to Iraq and Afghanistan and you're walking around and you start looking around you go. Wow, there's a lot of fraud waste and abuse going on here. You know, I can remember going to Bagram and I go to bargain like three times the entire time. I was in Afghanistan and I had to fly to Bagram and of course, you know I get there and I remember walking by this place and there was it literally was a monster truck Massive Tires big jacked up roll cages and all that shit and am looking at that and I'm thinking to myself I'm driving a friggin Toyota Hilux pick-up truck then it's not up armored at all. This is in 2010. I'm ganna stand driving a vehicle that it's not up armored at all. I'm not protected at all. And I'm looking here on Bagram and I find out the guy says yeah, that guy works in that building right there. He uses the whatever ordering code and he gets all this equipment and he's been a building that truck I could have used that truck in combat. That truck didn't do nothing but sit on Bagram and that guy would take that truck and drive to the dining facility and then drive back to his office. You know, that's the kind of fraud waste and abuse that you see when you go there with and on the GW Angela s says they also remember that parents were buying body armor for their kids. I remember them as well in the beginning and once again in the beginning not everybody had all of the the good stuff. I mean, you know, it's like if you think about it. I remember we had these flak vests that were for.

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"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

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"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

13:58 min | 1 year ago

"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

"High locks because by that point in time they and again in the United States still still called the Toyota truck there was a there was a a a trim line trim model of it called the SR five and for most of the people. I knew that were skiers and adventure. Sports people they talked about the SR festival argument fly the elementary SR five. But it's just an IT's an option package not. Actually they still just. It's called the truck it's never been you know it's never been the highlights. Now they're called. The Tacoma probably sounds so exotic all over the world kind of a Western mountainous obviously native American name. And yet. If you're from around here and you think of Tacoma as the industrial backwater of the region yeah. It's one of the reasons I have. Never taken the Tacoma seriously. I'm like Oh right sure that that you know the Toyota Everett in general. I don't think I want to live anywhere that a truck is named for. What about the Sierra? No I mean maybe the closest suburban. That's for me. That's my adventure. In fact the nineteen eighty-eight designed hi Lux was Was Popular Blur Enough and sturdy. Enough that even after they designed After they redesigned the Toyota for the world market cricket they continued to make the nineteen eighty-eight Toyota in South Africa for various reasons tax doctrine. They continued to make it until nine hundred ninety seven making it sort of side by side with the new Toyota's but it was sort of like the Volkswagen Beetle in in Mexico. And what I've always considered to be what should have been the Ford F to fifty the nineteen seventy two forty to fifty. Why why I I would buy one if it was new today? Why would you ever stop making neck that truck? You probably could have imported one. If you'd really put your mind to it you figure out how to get a Toyota from South Africa. Yeah yeah well that's true. It's like a steering wheels on the wrong side or anything. No I guess not. They've redesigned it. Multiple Times. The the the strength and resiliency of the truck was put to the test by the television program top gear. Have you ever seen top gears. Her the Jeremy Clarkston Clarkston like Libertarian British brexit Libertarians vehicle. It's British carshow. It's a British car show and they decided sided do all kinds of card ventures and they decided to put a high walks to the test and this is based on its reputation is just this unkillable trunk right so so they had this. They had this car this this version of it that had One hundred and nine hundred thousand miles on it already and they said. Let's try and kill this truck doc. And they parked it on a beach and let the tide commend and it spent ten hours on the the ocean. The tide went out. They went out tried to start. It started immediately start. They set it on fire and although it was screwed up they you know with with the parts that they had. They didn't what was it didn't use any parts. They just use the tools that were there and they think they got it running. See this is what you need like. If you're if you're GONNA light all your cars on fire. I know one of the great things they did with this Toyota was they. They lifted up to the top of a twenty story building. Put it there at the building was scheduled for demolition and they blew up the building the entire thing collapse. The top gear guys knew that it was scheduled for demolition. They've they ran in after the building had collapsed. Found the truck truck just crushed climbed into turn the key and it started and so it became. This was the thing I think that Toyota. There's no downside to this. And they just tried and tried and tried and I think eventually they they decided they couldn't kill it and the truck actually became part of the backdrop drop of their studio set crushed Toyota so in every episode you can see but then top gear became a real They they really promoted the Toyota and in the process of doing their show their adventures. They had they took a custom made high locks that it was you know designed for this purpose and drove it to the North Pole the first vehicle to ever get to the North Pole. Wait is that right yeah. Nobody had ever driven anything to drive it. So it's the bits the ocean but but not a problem for our friend. The highly it was a massive problem was extremely difficult to do. You go over you go over ice you over the last decade when that's possible maybe but but it was ice. That was broken. You know every time the shifts it creates a twenty the foot cliff of ice so they had to really inch their way there. It was arduous but they made it and then a group of Toyota is not associated with top gear in caravan made it drove to the South Pole and back being then the first vehicles to ever reach the south. I think you gotta get it simultaneously. Not Oh just to send out from both sides yes to some earth can be surrounded by a Toyota a a hundred and eighty degrees all of between two high lessees right now now there are lots of or not lots but there are. There are plenty of instances where a Toyota highly has surpassed a million miles. Is that Is there a record like do we know. What do we know what the tomorrow with the greatest? The greatest mileage odometer mileage ever it has to be either a Toyota highlights or a or a Mercedes like three hundred. Let's see highest my J- I mean it's it's the kind of thing where you know if it's rolled-over a few times let's see. Oh Wow I just need to. I need to eat crow here. The the car with the highest mileage three million miles on this car is nineteen sixty six Volvo really really of an. It's a Volvo eighteen hundred two. It's not even a it's not even sedan. It's that little sporty Volvo that that has always made me go. What is that? I guess those were still. We'll dependable mobile like car. Yeah it looks like a Kharman Ghia kind of but But three million miles on it and then the the second one is a as a Mercedes to Forty D.. which has two million eight hundred thousand miles so as you can guess Gregorios US soccer? Linda's suckle Leonidas. Who is who's got the the Mercedes in second place is probably driving like crazy Roese to beat Irving Gordon his sixty six Volvo? But you can't irving school distracted little faster than you. The third car with the third largest mileage is also a Volvo and then this is gonNA blow your mind. The fourth is a Plymouth Fury Nineteen Sixty Three Plymouth. So the huddling like the guy that just lives for a long time but then ask him why he's like. I smoke cigars a day. And you're like what is up with this guy. The Hi Lex is not even in the top ten so and there are several American cars in there too and I think that may have something to do with the fact that you don't get get the opportunity to put three million miles on a car. You have to be driving long distances. Every day you have to be doing some kind of commute from Atlanta to Denver that you do over and over and over ninety six six volvos that's tinted decade before the highlights was even write a model. So you've got a head start but But it's like it's these trucks are are astonishing in there just well what became kind kind of a global ubiquity but lately there is. There's a problem within the Toyota. Hi Lux world. which is that? The highlights has become synonymous with Isis. When Isis takes over a city? They roll into town in a parade of White Hynix's with machine guns and rocket launchers bolted into the back full of Isis fighters with you know their logo stencilled on the sides and on the I guess that's Toyota's fought for allowing them to license themselves as the official Islamic militants of of Turner well at it attracted global attention because although a lot of the Isis High Fox's are used models that could have been sort of discovered anywhere there are hundreds and hundreds of brand new royal go to highlight. So where are they coming from. Where are they coming from and the sort of? US State Department was maybe the first to say. Hey what's the deal Toyota. Keep selling all these. Why are you because it's an a not insignificant number of trucks and it's one thing if your trucks are being used by Boko Haram in the the tens and twenties but we're talking about like hundreds and thousands of these Toyotas such that accountants have certainly noticed and such that that people that are working in the US military in the that are running checkpoints in Iraq during the Iraq? War They they. They got much more heightened intention if they saw a white high looks approaching a checkpoint because it was just it was just a rebel. Vehic do not accept checks from this guy and these are the ones that are still being made in South Africa. No no these are made in. They were made exclusively in Japan up until until about nineteen ninety-one and then they started to farm out production. Ninety one I think is when they built the first production facility in America and then they started ready to move the these are all over the world. They're built all over the worker but There's no clear supply chain that would be supplying these trucks to Isis. But of course thousands of vehicles so Toyota is not naught profiting from it. But they are they they you know. They're very public about restricting access to so you know. They're not selling hilariously. The last Toyota dealership in Syria closed in two thousand twelve so they eliminated that in two thousand eleven six thousand Toyota. Hi Lexus were sold in Iraq at Iraqi pilots dealerships in two thousand thirteen two years later eighteen thousand high lexus. Working an increase of three hundred percent may have noticed the the influx of highlights zonta their Iraqi lots. Yeah and they still sell a lot of Toyota in in Iraq Just recently in two thousand fourteen. Eight hundred Toyota Hilux is went missing in Sydney Australia like when missing. That's a lot to just lose to misplace and I'm not sure how they would go about losing eight hundred Hynix's like the salads that's multiple carriers of them. It's not like a boatful of that's a ship full of trucks. Let's consult let's console the Internet. How many a highly sexes fit on a ship? There's a ship called the ANDROMEDA leader and it is capable of carrying three thousand cars on one ship. But still you're talking about almost half shipload of vehicles just turning up missing. It's really astonishing. I mean I think of all the people you'd have to pay off and this is just the eight hundred. Eight hundred in high looks is that went missing in Sydney Australia in two thousand fourteen. I mean there are a lot of high looks is out there. There's a vast global network funneling this very specific truck into the desert. That's right it. There is an underground like it. Legal High looks market so they are effectively almost certainly now. One of these restricted sort of commodities like drugs like guns sudafed. They've been described as the AK forty seven of vehicles. Because they just refuse to die and they've become sir ubiquitous in the the developing war-machine. I love the idea that one thing I have in common with global jihad is that in addition to Ramadan. We might also be celebrating Toyota Fun and that includes the tired of highlights entry one three two three dot J J zero one.

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"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

13:08 min | 1 year ago

"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

"You recognized that this was a this was a lightweight. Agile four wheeler which would no longer it no longer felt like four wheel drive was exclusively the province of these big crawler You know heavy weight trucks that were meant to be farm trucks tractors basically then that's four trucks. Were seen. Yeah and this was a spit. It was basically a sport vehicle and then twitter kind of recognize it again. They're selling cars worldwide. But they see this. American market can take off and In in the mid eighties they were approached by Winnebago and Winnebago said look we want to put a little oh RV back on these little hut or something you know bed and a sink and so when a Bagel and a couple of other RV makers. I started putting these little fiber glass houses on the back of Toyota trucks. How would that work? Would you buy them separately or was it John. It was you'd buy from Winnebago ride the bigger would buy the chassis and then they would take them and make their own vehicle. They're just fine. Hi laxism but you saw this this new potential. which was this isn't a big big camper? You're not travels with Charley somewhere with your dog. You know going around America. You've got a little pickup like a normal person but fits in the driveway and end and with their torque and with their You know with their particular kind of transfer case like they can climb a tree but there this compact. It really appeals to a certain kind of person that wants to be turtle and those then led to the development of the what in America America was sold as the forerunner which was the really arguably the first SUV and the forerunner was a Toyota product. That was based around the next iteration. So this would have been the fourth generation of Hayek's but it came with an enclosed canopy. That was open to the CAP and didn't look like an add on thing like the way the Winnipeg goes to the body designed. It was part of the design and it was a very clever design. Zayn gave it a kind of although it was just a just a sort of canopy in it looked like a unified creature and the rest of the world that was called the Heilige Surf. Jeff but here is her and because they were also selling a ton of cars in Australia like the it was called the surf because it Sort of felt like the type of truck that you would have viewer surfer. You know it had that that appeal and it did here too. It was instantly recognizable bowl as the coolest thing that ever happened. Because they'd they'd grown in size they were no longer by the fourth generation. The highlights was not a big truck but a a medium and and they were spacious. They felt they still felt very much like a practical car. Are there weren't a ton of bells and whistles to them but they had. I don't know it was the rise of the skateboard and the snowboard and the and the then the forerunner and what was going on inside two rows of seats and then then door storage bed back there. You had bucket seats in the front and then you could have a bench or bucket seats in the middle in the middle and then in the back would have been where your dog grier. I mean it's a classic. SUV design and a Nissan immediately. Sort of imitated them Ebben than than the most successful version of it was the in America at least was the Ford Explorer for the first explorer. Which just took the world by storm now? Why why it hadn't always been there who knows but but it took this to make it hap- but the Toyota became far more than the Ford Explorer? A globally legendary vehicle one that could would surpass three hundred thousand miles without too much trouble And it was with these. SUV bodies on them. Is that usually well no no. They were mostly pick-up trucks And it the the hand in hand with the Toyota Land Cruiser which is which was a bigger version some of the the highlights of that kind of had a reputation of being somewhat handmade vehicles. But but quite a bit more expensive that were competing heating with the Range Rover the British range over for the same sort of adventure market but the British Range Rover was made in Britain and so had had a lot of the same quality control issues that the United States made cars because of the decline of the manufacturing core of England in America. I don't even know what to blame this on We can't do unions after the mother Jones entry. Well yeah I know. Galtieri took the Union Jack and Maggie with the. Yeah I'M NOT GONNA go. I won't go that deep into it but you know this was. This was the rust belt in both both the UK okay. The United States and they became so legendary that and legendary as a vehicle of development in most of Africa where we see this Africa Latin America as well or Latin America Asia the the truck becomes the roads are not as good. They're not so the fence but none taken. I don't want you to be offended John. I'm not someone who has traveled widely. But I mean that's why that kind of a rugged vehicle is is useful right you don't know what kind of surface you're going to. It's going to be a lot more dirt and gravel than Western user Sir and as the trucks got slightly bigger. They became much more useful. I've seen pictures of Toyota. Hi Lux that. Had you know six people win the cab and twenty two in sitting in some way attached to the bed or the roof or the hood so you know the truck what could withstand it. It could go like you say off road and and was resilient and also the motives were were bulletproof. You change the oil on a regular schedule and otherwise the thing would just keep running. So they became important components own instead of Important elements in the developing. Were so much. So that is part of infrastructure. And just like the Mercedes and the Peugeot's before for them that and the Fiat's that had performed all these roles taxicabs and and you know diplomatic says says whatnot. These trucks became sort of the symbols of the Bush. And very famously. There was there was a conflict in the mid eighties between Libya and Chad. A Libya under Qaddafi had a very big modern serve Soviet financed and supplied military. Three you know big rows of tanks and airplanes the planes and What you would think of? As a as a Cold War era despot overseen seen Ground war military. He gets good stuff that's why he's Qaddafi and Qaddafi was making incursions into Chad added. Chad had a much less stable government. they had a new leader in the name of his seen. What is his name Heidari? I think how dray ray hub. Ray Bray okay. I'm just taking your word for it. Yeah I cannot name ten Chadian providence and up until up until researching the Toyota Hilux. I was not familiar with the the what I imagine is not the longest reign. Uh of Hissy Hissein Hub Ray. But he was Qaddafi gave him Not not very many chances to unify the nation of Chad. Qaddafi imagined that he had the support of sort of rebels in northern Chad and went to subsume this sort of desolate part of northern Chad within the Libyan sphere and yet the tide turned Hub Ray regained support from his from from the the various alliances and went to repel Qaddafi but the Chadian military did not have this this infrastructure. They didn't have all this weaponry and the same material could i. Yeah and you know Oh. This was a French colonial Africa so there was all the complications of of that colonial relationship with Chad but what Chad had was four hundred Toyota. X.'s here's one thing about a guy named Chad. Pickups that's right those Chad's man and so oh because the highlights was a versatile truck and and you've you've seen them and we're about to get to that you've seen them in photographs of almost any insurgency in the world. It is founded on the high looks as the vehicle of that. Is they get the machine gun mounted mounted in the back or a rocket launcher so bolted to the floor. And they become very agile. Sort of quick strike in and out rebel vehicles if you ever seen a truckload of militia guys on CNN ninety nine percent of the time. It's a Toyota highlander. Toyota must be so proud. They should start facing the advertising campaigns on that well you know I always used to say about Ford Vance like every band in the country is touring in a Ford Ford van. I mean there are some bands that are in Chevy vans but hardly any. It's really afford dominated thing and I was talking to somebody that would that knew somebody. Somebody that worked in cars I was like why. Don't why doesn't Ford use this. And they said Ford sells point zero one percent of its vans to bands. uh-huh it sells you know eighty percent of those vans to like airports and churches. They're not gonNA care about you know whether Rilo Kiley isn't a Ford. You're not the most admirable role models. Hey bros. get in the van. Let's let's list all the things that happened in the replacements placements van had vans rocking and go to Ford well. So the the the war between Chad and and Libya it ended up being resounding victory for chat. Yeah they defeated the Libyan army largely. Because of this little. That's a victory for Toyota. You WanNA remind yeah. This high looks these little groups of pickups with come in make a quick strike and then then bug out and they were you know was a sort of classic via Com in the desert style. They had some help from France. Eventually France kind of got off their butts but the war war was called the Toyota war. And that's how it's that's als. Remembered it was the Toyota war between Libya and Chad and actually put the Tauch on Kadhafi's ambitions to be A the leader of North African. You mentioned the branding discussions in conference rooms going on at Toyota if you turn on CNN. They're calling the tow to war and there's some guys in the Reu who are like. Hey on the one hand like coffees the bad guy here. This is great. That's good news mentioning the product. People that are looking for a platform to to raise the Paris Dakar race. Maybe are going to be like. That's cool held up in check but if you just want to get your kids to practice in a forerunner I dunno well so throughout the nineties nineties then these high lexus became I mean developed a legendary reputation. Not I just for being great Chadian warfare trucks but routine as I said routinely getting three hundred thousand or more miles. They're still making them to write right. These aren't just just same old cars. So the next generation started in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight they they did a redesign and those are the ones I think they probably most people think.

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"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

13:30 min | 1 year ago

"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

"That's Harrys Dot com code four four four enjoy but one of the things that That also came on the scene at the time. Were those little pickup trucks little kind of economy pickup trucks that seemed to mostly be made out of cardboard they were they were so small relative to a full sized American truck and And they seemed like grocery gators. Errand runners like nothing. That would have any sort of. I wasn't clear who the WHO. Who is the prospective buyer for this? If you just want if you if you want to pick up you're not going to get that you're definitely not small little errands thing. Why would you get that? Who are you oh you don't WanNa you don't WanNA throw a Bela? Hey in the back it would tip it over. Could they. Price them for less than the American. Is that what it was. They were priced for less. But also there is a market that that I think took American automakers by surprise for a car that gets really good gas mileage that just I mean what do you what do most of us need a pick up truck for if anything throw a bicycle in the back. Throw a little bit of lumber. I mean you can't keep up. You can't put a full sheet of plywood in the back of a Toyota pickup once a year. You believe something and you wish you had to pick. That's or a friend with a pick or you're running a little a little business that move stuff around for a long time you would see all the little parts stores that You know auto mechanic would call up the local auto parts store and say hey. I need a windshield wiper motor or something and they send a little truck out with the Party and and that's always little Toyota two wheel drive trucks doing that just a little area a delivery stuff. Yeah the Toyota. What what is known as the Toyota high looks in the rest of the world and that's H. I l. Ya I I have never heard of this? By the way because it was not marketed. As the high locks in America it looks like hillocks. Why look why is there no hyphen? I'm very I'm very angry. That it just has no well. It's it's and the other. The other thing is complete misnomer. They're not luxurious at all with Alexa. Not supposed to be Well it is but I mean it's wrong. They're they're not neither neither high nor luxuriance maybe locks didn't make it out of marketing. Low cheaper something. A nineteen sixty eight Toyota introduced these little pick-up trucks and they were extremely at a little four cylinder motor. Like one point. Five liter motor. They had about seventy plus horsepower. Her and they were just little run abouts but again they were. They were popular in Japan. They were. They took a while to catch on in America but they were enormously popular around the globe and we often think we forget that the auto market is the global market. We don't we saw a lot of American cars in America but we have never sold a ton of like Chrysler imperials in Africa. Brecca you see you see most cars in Africa coming from well. They're the colonial cars like the Range Rover from Britain or the the Peugeot four zero five four. Oh four which became kind of the ubiquitous. Taxi cabs that you would see the on the streets of Mombasa. Whatever but you don't see a ton of fifty seven chevies? You did see them in Cuba Lupu but other other countries did a better other Europe and Asia did a better job of cornering a lot of the developing world market. They really did if you. If you think about I mean the Mercedes Benz the classic sort of African Mercedes that has three hundred thousand miles on it and keeps on going. Yeah if you they were smart Martin by Chrysler's by the way like really worked out well for two years later we can see and it just a different standard of build different sort of a different mentality about making a bulletproof car and not one. Because American car design in the fifties and sixties and seventies denise was extremely influenced by the rise of the the transcontinental interstate highway system. So you've got these big ribbons of of flat and Bank Thai Way. What kind of car do you wanNA drive on that? Not some little behind revving little zipper. You want to big fat. Carl are you can put your whole family in. It's still fun to travel somewhere and you rent a car and you you get something with a nameplate you've never seen before and you don't even know like. Is this a chassis that I've ever seen before we took the kids to Costa Rican rented a little SUV because the roads there are not great and we did a ton of driving and the Daihatsu -Tario just a little tiny mini SUV with one point. Three litre engine or something and we were having the hardest. We're like we asked for all wheel drive and this is not true. And at some point I think Dylan light cleaned some does on the back of the car and it says it says a wd above the bumper for and we finally found on the dashboard. The place to turn on all wheel drive it had a little spot. It had a little thin. You had to turn on for the power of all all-wheel-drive in this little compact goofy SUV. But that barely fit us in our stuff. Well you know who is like an extremely old Japanese manufacturer. They're one of the oldest Engine makers in Japan it literally seemed fake. It seemed like a fake car company company from a movie. Like this is where the the company from diehard or something. Well they're they're owned by Toyota. Yeah now it's a Toyota. But but the the companies that that recognize that they were making cars as much for the export market as for anywhere. If you think of the Vietnam what the motor vehicles were during the Vietnam War in Vietnam that weren't brought there by the United States. They were all either French. Cars CITRON's assume Joe because of the the colonies but then vespers everywhere little Italian export scooters. And because it's perfect for that traffic system right but then The Fiat like the sort of ubiquitous. Fiat one twenty four That became a model. That was almost copied a bolt for bolt by all of Eastern Europe. So the Lotte and the traffic ODA the trabant. They're all derived from a Fiat design. And actually the Japanese early carmakers in Japan. Were also you know using. You've got an Italian sedan makers as model to reverse engineer. Yeah Howard car is built. Because you know they're simple there's meant to be bulletproof. Amine Fiat has a bad reputation for reliability. That kind of is unearned and came later but but I mean there are millions of those car still on the road. The United States just wasn't a wasn't thinking that way just wasn't in that we had a big enough market. You know like one thing about being a Japanese car company is you need an export market. There's just not that many car buyers Japan like if you can start selling to if you're going to come in. Industrial and manufacturing manufacturing cars having a car manufacturing industry is a sign that your nation is has arrived as an industrial power if you think about the countries that make cars. It's really a small list and it's a list of industrial powerhouses I mean Korea started making an exporting cars and it was really a symbol of Korean Like a sentence when I moved to Korea every car on the road was one all of these early days. There was a pony held has never exported. But you know we did. It was kind of a joke. It was a lot of the Skoda's or whatever but within in five years they were selling their what the XL was the first American car like they had figured it out and now it's a major part of the car industry. I mean even Canada Canada and Mexico. They both have car manufacturing industries. Canada just makes American cars basically and then Japanese cars are manufactured in North North America. And what that Indian car company you always see everywhere oh potter Totta which is a which is again kind of I've morphing. A gradual morphing of Fiat does that is that technology's yeah and in fact the thing in eastern Europe they at one point just bought a whole Fiat got factory and shipped it that would be easier and then in Mexico. They're very famous in Central America for or South America for manufacturing Volkswagen's they kept making Beatles until well after they were not made anywhere else. Like every cab in Mexico City was a Volkswagen Beetle. Well into the nineties but up through so The Toyota highlights was introduced in sixty eight. They changed their design in seventy two. And there was a there was a section section there in the seventies from seventy two to seventy eight where they made a slightly bigger. I mean there. There are small two wheel drive little runabout S- they didn't make much of an impact on the American. There's just pickups as little chassis to put anything else on at the time no the highlights was just a little pickup truck and And then in seventy eight they did a redesign and Owen. At a certain point in the seventies they completely stopped. Toyota stopped making any attempt to push just the highlights name and they literally changed the name of the product to truck so it was just like a Toyota a truck and if you said Toyota truck you knew it was there was only one and it was you know. What do you drive a Toyota truck? I mean to a degree we do that. That's what American manufacturers are doing. I we know that you say it's a Ford truck don't necessarily say it's the F.. Whatever you say you say you say F.? Whatever if you're talking to somebody care right? What did did you by about a four hundred Chevy truck? That's that's how it works at Dodge trucks are ramped off. Yes it's right there in the name but it was really in seventy eight at least for me where the design Zayn of the Hi Lux became cool. It was no longer just a little a little sort of truck that I don't know who would views. You know somebody that was throwing a couple bags of potting soil in the back to a truck that had charisma and they introduced in in that era. Four wheel drive into the trucks and all of a sudden there was a there was. They were filling a niche. That wasn't being filled. You know that there there've been small American trucks Like the jeep ran the original Ford. Bronco that were small and Agile Agile and meant to kind of bounce around and Ford abandoned the Bronco the small one and made it a full size thing. Jeep was kind of trending in that direction to do the. SUV didn't exist. which is a weird thing to think about? No there were no non Kar option there were Jeep Wrangler 's and and Chevy suburbans urban that were that were multi. Passenger vehicles made on truck chassis. But there wasn't that that that that's pretty narrow Mojo what was initially a narrow marketplace that became. Maybe it's bigger than cars. I think most common car but yeah a full four seater six seat. Eight truck chassis based station wag is one day effectively. I guess yeah the station wagon was the SUV of this station wagon and then in the eighties the introduction of the Minnie the mini van didn't exist either for a long time. There was this huge missing middle. If you didn't want a twelve person four Connell van or whatever well I'm the initial will like eighty s Highlights was just a little sport pickup but it was a it was a total was making these sort of hotter motors. They had they were. They were improving on early sort of eighteen and twenty are motors and they were starting to introduce these like the twenty two are the twenty two I e these these these what became an I mentioned them by by this this designation only because they became legendary motors and motor sports engines. That people kinda covet there was a you know one of these high lexus. Then then had a a a six cylinder Toyota Motor that I mean the the. The truck is prized and and in particular for the special motor. That's not in all of them but these trucks came to my attention in Alaska as a teenager because they just had a they had a lot of presents as A. It's just a little. They no longer felt cheap. They no longer felt small. They felt design. There's a lot to do. Its its body audie style and its capability. Once they introduced four wheel drive into these..

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"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

02:26 min | 1 year ago

"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

"Raised them they customize them they're all kinds of Very kind of expensive collectible early seventies hot rotted Toyota's but we don't think of them. We didn't think of them here as any kind of speedy. Car the Datsun. Two Eighty Z or the two forties. That was the first like a American glimpse of have like a Japanese sports car but they were racing all kinds of Gtri. Listen you know little sedans that that we would just think of as Ikano boxes but in in fact they were hot little hatchbacks. The Toyota CELICA was another one. That was pretty hot. Hot Rod little. The CELICA was sporty. I remember all these cars from seeing them given away on game shows. Yeah I was not a car fan but I was a game show fan for sure. Well on the CELICA. I had a friend in high school that ran. He worked D- Merrill field as a he was a kid that likes swabbed down float planes. That was his after school job and in the winter when the lake was frozen and they were ski planes ends. I mean you can't swab him down but you can. You can keep them clean and gassed up some very Alaska job and he would put aviation gasoline in his CELICA. What does that do? That's just is a lot higher octane. You know your typical you have to get us up to fill up every world current a lot hotter. I mean no normal pump gases. Ninety one one ninety two octane in aviation gasoline is one hundred or more and he ran until the he blew the motor up. The thing just couldn't it wasn't meant to have have that pure again. This is what I picture happening when you put aviation fuel and so that's good. It seems like my my instincts are right on whether or not I should but aviation fuel in your instincts also about Alaskan. Teenage boys is probably correct. Hey I'm andy you might remember me though. I'm still not famous so maybe not. I'm the guy who started a men's grooming company called Harry's millions of guys have tried our products. We asked a few of them. Why and here's what they said? God I'm Eric I'm ex. I'm Bob and we shave with Harry's the blades are about two dollars each and they're delivered straight to my door. I tend to be pretty picky when it comes to razors But I've always been impressed with the quality of Harry's blades again. A Nice Clean Shave every time grip. The handles excellent and the blade. Stay shelf a plenty of shaves. Thanks guys now. You might be wondering what's our.

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"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

11:14 min | 1 year ago

"toyota hilux" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick

"Can you list every car you've ever owned. Yeah but I wanna own very many well. Let's hear them first car dodge NEON NEON 'cause. I'm younger than you didn't own a car until college. Okay let me see. Then my wife got married. Are we got married. She had an old corolla. I guess I was never on the deed break out. Well it's a Toyota. Yeah Yeah and then. I drove a used Toyota. I I was still. I was driving a Toyota when I was on TV. And I kept it for like about ten years. This like Old Corolla Marker of my your data unchanged by my new status to classic preppy. Melinda was driving Saturn then then a Subaru outback MHM than a Honda. Odyssey minivan than an electric car. Chevy volt which I still drive today. It's very quiet and I can run over people and then ever hear me coming coming boy you are you your gear car choices. I have a good time as you can tell. Really Confirm Rep. What is the Mustang of that list? The all must be the volt. I back my lesbian. Car Is my is my coolest car. Did the outback. Heavy Wag. More bark less sticker curl back window. I think they come with that now. Do with from the factory Japanese to understand what it means Barclays. Well well you you you like Japanese car. It sounds like you do feel like they are making your age like you got it. Drilled into you like just to get a Toyota and Nissan. They last forever. Don't don't get an American car. I don't get fancy. Don't try and get it thing. Maybe things will go your way you. I can get a Honda but if you get your aspiration car have you can subscribe to consumer reports. No you'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA get the top five or going to be and I was never from some part of the country were there is even a dynamic of. You didn't buy an American car. I knew nobody on an overpass was going to be yelling at me. which is a real thing? That's a real lot of the country. I I remember getting a the major stink. I from people right and left driving an Audi in rustbelt Um going going up the Ohio River it's like ordering a Pepsi in Atlanta. It was don't do don't do it. What do you WanNa do your rundown of cars? Oh my ron of cars is rogue's gallery of garbage too. Long long line in Junkyard. Yeah my first car was a seventy you too Chrysler Newport imperial. That's what people would say. Get a Chrysler. Newport aquarium seventy two was the best year for them and then I had a seventy five Fiat spyder Those were both the not very not very useful Alaskan cars. The the Chrysler would spin out as soon as you touch the accelerated thing. Would you be brody's all day product. And then the The theat was a convertible. That's what that's what you want in a like ragtop and then also like several of my friends. Parents forbade them from riding in it with me because they were like. It's a it's a death trap. It's a suicide rap because of you the driver or because just because of the vehicle and the road in Alaska is either a giant truck Iraq being driven by a maniac or some kind of Subaru Volvo. But it just seemed like you're either GonNa roll it or it's going to get crushed beneath a suburban. It's or not wrong. After that I had another seventy four Volkswagen bus that caught on fire in sprague Washington sat and burned for wile until I can put it out with buckets of sand. Then I went without a car for well. Then I had a Nissan. I did I had a Nissan four by four pickup king. Cab where were you living. Were you is what was Alaska. And then I moved to Seattle and my sister took possession of my Nissan and put like three hundred thousand miles on it. 'cause she drove from Fort Collins Collins Colorado or drank Colorado to anchorage back and forth like three times a year skiing skiing and just pretending to go to college. I every time I see a pickup in the city city of Seattle. I wonder why you own a pick up but then my next car was a pickup. It was a Ford F to fifty. That had a chevy three fifty motor crammed into do it why because it was from Alaska and people up there with this was from Not from where was it from. It was from like Delta Junction Alaska and up there when your Ford Motor blows up you just use whatever motorist handy and they were geniuses they they you know because you had to design Zayn all these belts to go. Because the I didn't even know this was possible alternators over here and the Ford Motor. You know the generate and so forth and so on so there were there. were these crazy belts. Goldberg thing in there it ran and was so strong pickup. And then my next vehicle was my Ford Ford e three fifty tour Van Fifteen passenger van. which I I loved that car and that have a long live on the road? Did we put a lot of miles miles on it. And then after that it was it really started to go downhill. If that sounded bad and I bought that van from Harvey Danger so they bought it new and then I got it for pretty good price after that I had a ninety seven Chrysler. La Chess and a eighty nine Audi. Five Thousand Quattro and ninety seven Jetta with VR six. And then. I bought my fantasy car. which was one thousand nine hundred ninety nine three quarter ton suburban? GMC suburban what you still which is still not uh not a single one of those was a new car or even a like a halfway functional car had multiple cars catch on fire and burn at some point I'm a dumb ass at some point. You have to wonder. Is it the cars. You're one car light on fire. You're like the universe but when it happens the third third time the problem is that you know if I'm going to be one of these guys like a junk car Guirec or nutty car guy like have some cool cars. I mean I guess the Fiat was cool. MHM Volkswagen buses. I guess cool but a lot of these cars are just like what's cool about a Chrysler L. A. Jess Oh. I also had a Chrysler sebring convertible. I like convertible. You're like Chrysler's to apparently my parents were were Chrysler people they. They're all the way back. I guess my mom drove across the country three in a fifty four Chevy but after that they bought plymouths and they bought Plymouth solloway through the sixties and then in seventy two. We bought a dodge DART and drove the Dart my dad my dad bought that imperial and then Yeah I don't know what it was. Is that loyalty to Plymouth at something that goes back to the sixties or fifties even for my parents and it just got passed down to me. My parents were Ford people and I wonder if that was from their parents errands as well. Yeah I turned into a Ford truck person. I definitely believe in Ford trucks. But you know four. Didn't make a seventy suburban so I ended up with a GMC and only one Japanese car on your whole list. The Nissan only one. Yeah there was a my memorial. Certain point had a Chevy Nova but it was really a Toyota manufactured. Should car just branded Chevy. Because it was during that period that you're describing where Chevy was like we don't even know how to make cars anymore. Why don't we just we? We give up sell Toyota. ANY NOT KIRK car turned out to be a lemon actually but but I have spent a lot of time in Toyota's because is I'm an American person and at one point I really when I had that Nissan four by four it was during the the era of. You've the kind of ascendancy of the Toyota. Sr five pickup. It was just the hottest coolest truck doc you may know it from Michael. J. Fox's supporting role to the to the star of that movie which was actually the pickup truck in back to the future. That was a Toyota like a jacked up. Sr five that was super hot and it was emblematic of the nineteen eighties. Isn't the story the Star. Oh right I guess yeah. The delorean probably can travel through time. The biggest cards going door but you no. It's to highlight earth. I'm sorry the five that really stuck with you. You had to do the thing where you got rid of the T. L. and the TA. So I just said Yeah. Oh that's right. That was a very big toy eh. I never saw that toy it would be off centered at least the YO is center off centered but it it was true also toy and it was a growing up in the seventies. He's right we remember and probably me more than you. But at time when Japanese cars were seen as really cheapo small small badly made and dangerous little economy boxes When I was a kid especially early and the American cars were at their most bloated gas guzzling like? Yeah but how'd that turn out for us. sloat there's no other word for the Japanese were were making. You know small efficient cars with small motors and were they not good when they started. No they were great. I mean they were manufactured well to a high standard. They just didn't they were the The opposite style would America thought was a good car and the thing is a European cars also were made always. I mean a European sports car always had a small displacement motor for the most part they were just made light and small so they were fast and American cars tried to get speed through just pure motor displacement but the but you know an American car from the nineteen sixties there. They are legendarily very fast in a straight line but as soon as you turn turn the wheel to do any kind of maneuver. The car just becomes a a Beluga whale turning. Your car is more of a European thing. We have wide open spaces. You can just go in a straight line to where you're going you're Ford we'll either if you think about a nineteen sixty six Chevy Camaro no. They didn't make them at sixty six. If you if you think of a GTO one thousand nine hundred sixty s GTO and then you compare it to Porsche. Nine eleven has three times as much metal. Yeah it's just a gigantic and I mean obviously you can put more people in the GTO and you can drive on the American highways out across the desert probably much more comfortably but boy if you're racing through a canyon The the portions can walk away from you and the Japanese cars were they..

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