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after 8 seasons aboard the sturdy little SeaBell, as Vicki and I walked away from the dock at Gage Marine on Williams Bay at Geneva Lake, Wisconsin this morning, leaving the new owners, Steve and Laura, aboard to enjoy their new pocket trawler and make plans for the future.

By Dexter Ford, on a NYT website: “I asked Bob Zeinstra, the national manager of advertising and strategic planning for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., to clarify the claim. “The $1,000,000 an hour claim represents all Toyota R&D spending globally, much of that allocated to new quality and safety technologies,” he said in an e-mail message.

“So Toyota is counting every dollar it spends, worldwide, on research and development, whether the effort has anything to do with safety or not. Sona Iliffe-Moon, a Toyota spokeswoman, declined to estimate the proportion devoted specifically to safety.”

Wonder what the word for hyperbole is in Japanese”

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