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I have a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi V6, 104k miles, nice strong 4-dr car, leather, all power, & air. There's a new recent rattle that sounds like from the rear package tray. I removed everything from trunk including spare & tools; removed rear seat bottom, padded the seat belt connectors, put the rear seat back down. Wife drove while I watched the area at rear speakers and trunk interior. I even set a phone recording but could see nothing moving during the noisy rattles. It seems to be bump-independent: big road bump, maybe no rattle at all; small road bumps. maybe loud rattle. Sometimes sounds like it comes from left, sometimes right. The town's only Chrysler dealer screwed me badly, twice in one service, so don't want to take my Cirrus there. Also, had internal steering column repair at Toyota dealer two weeks ago - now the horn sounds any old time, even when the car is locked and I am inside the house. I love this old car, only 104k miles, strong engine, but squeaky suspension. I just use it to go 2 or 20 miles once a week, maybe a 200 mi. trip 4x per year. Help! Who do I call ?
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Senator Rand Paul got his wish... a man exercising his Second Amendment rights shot at Republicans playing baseball, the party of American government which he thought had become tyrannical. Of course, no one has a right to shoot to kill another person, society calls that murder, attempted murder, and the like, and provides severe penalties if convicted, or often death by cop if caught in the act.
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It's too late for Grenfell Towers and its dead and injured and people made homeless, but other buildings wrapped in flammable insulation must have it removed. It makes no sense to wrap high rise buildings, or any buildings, with flammable insulation, no matter if it meets code. No amount of interior fire prevention architecture will prevent fire from spreading up the outside of a building wrapped in flammables, and as at Grenfell Towers, the entire outside of the building will become engulfed in a massive fire which will spread to the interior of all floors. When that occurs, no firefighting apparatus in the world will put the fire out. It will just have to burn itself out.

There is much more that can be done towards fire protection. Water supply standpipes and portable fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, fire breaks, self-closing doors, smoke detectors, emergency exit route diagrams, and emergency lighting are all needed, with regular inspections and testing. I would advocate for limiting the height of residential buildings to the eight or so floors which ladder trucks can reach, so firefighters can rescue trapped people from outside. Most importantly, buildings should never be wrapped in flammables, and if they are, they need to be fixed.

The Grenfell Towers fire became a conflagration when the exterior insulation caught fire, it really is as simple as that. It does not matter if the fire started by act of God, or arson, or resident carelessness, or sub-standard wiring (Grenfell has a long and sordid history of electrical surges powerful enough to burn up appliances). Whoever engineered the concept of wrapping buildings in flammables should lose their engineer or architect's license, because the results of that design are surely death and destruction.
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