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Old 03-17-2002, 08:23 PM   #1
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"The company recently announced it was considering moving production abroad."....

Conspiracy theorists unite!



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Old 03-17-2002, 08:48 PM   #2
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I think John Bloor left on of those hairpieces lying around and it spontaneously combusted.

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Apart from that, good luck to Triumph in getting itself back together again.
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Old 03-18-2002, 02:15 AM   #3
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Default Sensationalism or what....

It seems like the title is way out of line with the story. Or at least it's a severe exgaration. When the title says ...

<blockquote>Triumph factory destroyed by fire</blockquote>

... it sounds rather complete. The entire building and it's contents completely razed. That is not the same thing as ...

<blockquote>The fire, which was confined to a section of the assembly area, ...</blockquote>

Ease up you guys!
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Old 03-18-2002, 02:27 AM   #4
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Default I am glad it wasn't a death blow

I would consider it tragic if Triumph were forced to end what they started.
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Old 03-18-2002, 05:19 AM   #5
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I just KNEW those Triumphs were hot shi t!
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Old 03-18-2002, 05:27 AM   #6
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Default Urgent Request from Karl Wharton

"If there are any motorcyclists in the Hinkley area who wish to help us in this crisis," asked Wharton at the end of the press conference, "Triumph are in urgent need of

McGonnegal's Lip Stiffener." Sympathetic bikers are urged to drop off tins of the strange-smelling salve at their local Triumph dealer.
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Old 03-18-2002, 05:38 AM   #7
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Old 03-18-2002, 06:13 AM   #8
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/...00/1876342.stm



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Old 03-18-2002, 06:46 AM   #9
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I'll second that! One part of one of Triumph's facilities was damaged. Don't make Triumphs recovery even more difficult by forcing them to spin your needless doom and hype.
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Old 03-18-2002, 07:19 AM   #10
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"One motorcycle campaign group spokesman said he was "in a state of shock" at the news. ..." --BBC



Must have been thinking. "We paid a bloody fortune to have that torched... that's the best they could do?"
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