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robr2 ·

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2011 Ford Explorer, 2005 VW Passat, 2000 Honda Odyssey
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    Personally, I like the black wheels. It's a styling thing and not to everyone's tastes. It's like flat botton steering wheels. They were designed for performance cars and now they are becoming common on other cars because they look cool.
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    My town uses optical reading ballots. It's pretty simple to fill in an oval.

    The past couple of mornings have been tough for my runs. It's in the low 30's and I start out with shorts, a fleece and a hat. By the end of my run, the hat and fleece are too much. By the end of November I will have to start adding light gloves and maybe running tights.
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    One thing I should add, is Gigi loves to be in Florida. Her feet don't get wet and cold. She seems to like the new car too, there seems to be more room in the back for her. One thing I really like about dogs....they love their matter what car they drive.

    Forgive my ignorance, but I am surprised you can take pets across the border. I always thought they had a quarantine period. Learned something new.

    Cute dog!
    I think all that is needed is proof of a rabies vaccine and a license.

    driver - I hope your dog rides in a crate in the back seat. That little "barking cat" :) would become quite the projectile in case of an accident.
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    Guys - you are breaking our agreement on this topic.

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    @bwia said: What a saga. I didn't realize you were following the story so closely. Thanks for that. As Mike mentioned it would make for a good movie script but meanwhile it will be the subject for an interesting case study in business schools.

    I've been following it as there are 6 Market Baskets within a 15 minute drive of my house. It's where I shop and I've wasted so much time wandering around Shaw's trying to do the weekly grocery run.

    As a business case, it will be a great one. One doesn't often hear about employees walking off the job in support of a fired CEO. In the long run though, it will be interesting to see how T manages to deal with $1+ billion in debt while maintaining low prices and high pay.

    A contingency plan should the sale fall through was announced by the company. They would close 61 of the 71 stores in order to reduce costs. I presume at that point they would consider selling real estate and then the smaller chain.

    One business expert said that the tax liability on the sale is about $400 million tax liability. He felt that the sellers may be having second thoughts due to that.