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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 4,695

    @explorerx4 said:
    @jmonroe1,

    I drove one too, but didn't my manhood didn't feel threatened. B)

    Mine wasn’t threatened; it was just bored to a great extent.


    Wasn't it around 145hp? A nice increase over about 100hp of the non-turbo.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    Isn’t all leather vegan? Unless you’re making it out of lion skin.

    Vegan is abstaining from the use of animal products. So leather is not vegan. Pleather is vegan leather

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 18,659
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @oldfarmer50 said:

    Isn’t all leather vegan? Unless you’re making it out of lion skin.

    Vegan is abstaining from the use of animal products. So leather is not vegan. Pleather is vegan leather


    Oh, I thought that since cows ate grass and…..we’ll never mind.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837
    edited July 27

    College town. Lots of vegans

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837
    edited July 27

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    Oh, I thought that since cows ate grass and…..we’ll never mind.

    I don’t think animals eat plants then the animals become plants :) - may be if there is some reincarnation thing that I’m not aware of :)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,525

    Pizza story is quite interesting. I don’t know what’s worse being held hostage or forced to eat Pizza Hut.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,540
    tjc78 said:

    Pizza story is quite interesting. I don’t know what’s worse being held hostage or forced to eat Pizza Hut.

    I guess you never had Domino's.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,525

    @ab348 said:
    I guess you never had Domino's.

    That’s not even food

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 192,888
    tjc78 said:

    @ab348 said:

    I guess you never had Domino's.

    That’s not even food


    In NJ, I'm sure it isn't.

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 3,261
    Everyone knows the old joke about pizza and ___. Which is good, because I definitely can't tell it here!
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,427
    edited July 27
    I don't know that joke....now you have to tell us.

    Here is a puzzle....what comes next;

    1.......3......5

    2.......4.......?

    answer below.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,427
    Answer:

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 3,261
    driver100 said:

    I don't know that joke....now you have to tell us.

    Sure you have. Everyone has. The punch line is, "The worst I ever had was G-R-R-E-E-A-A-T."
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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 5,494
    So we are taking another summer road trip to our province's interior region, the Okanagan, to tour some wineries, play in the lakes, and relax for a week. Funny how now the 4 of us (wife and I and 2 kids, aged 11 and 6) can fit everything we need into our Audi A7.

    In comparison about 10 years ago when it was just 3 of us, our MDX was packed to the ceiling, with the 2nd row full of stuff too. Granted it was winter time and we were heading to an isolated cabin for New Years so we had to take bulky winter clothing and food for a few days but the more road trips we take, the more efficient we are with how much stuff we really need to bring. And the A7's shallow cargo area taught us to pack light because we actually did take it to a mountain resort last new year's and still managed to fit everything in.






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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,427
    @boomchek It's been about 10 years since we heard from you. Are you still in the car biz? What is going on....chips and prices etc.?
    We learned that for a trip get your stuff ready, and then leave half of what you are taking at home...it is surprising how little you need.
    For 8 to 10 day trips, we manage with one carry on size suitcase each!

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,427
    henryn said:

    driver100 said:

    I don't know that joke....now you have to tell us.

    Sure you have. Everyone has. The punch line is, "The worst I ever had was G-R-R-E-E-A-A-T."
    I think I have heard it only it was something else....not pizza. :)

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,101
    driver100 said:

    @boomchek It's been about 10 years since we heard from you. Are you still in the car biz? What is going on....chips and prices etc.?
    We learned that for a trip get your stuff ready, and then leave half of what you are taking at home...it is surprising how little you need.
    For 8 to 10 day trips, we manage with one carry on size suitcase each!

    And half of that was deodorant. :(

    jmonroe
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,427
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    @boomchek It's been about 10 years since we heard from you. Are you still in the car biz? What is going on....chips and prices etc.?
    We learned that for a trip get your stuff ready, and then leave half of what you are taking at home...it is surprising how little you need.
    For 8 to 10 day trips, we manage with one carry on size suitcase each!

    And half of that was deodorant. :(

    jmonroe
    Well, you get better seats on the bus.

    *Actually, Tilly stuff that you can wash out.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,427
    One guy today drove in with his 1986 Mustang 5.0 which looked something like this. I think it is a great looking car, a little different than most cars on the road today but has nice crisp lines, and flat sides and huge windows...now that's my kind of car:


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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 17,881

    @driver100 said:
    One guy today drove in with his 1986 Mustang 5.0 which looked something like this. I think it is a great looking car, a little different than most cars on the road today but has nice crisp lines, and flat sides and huge windows...now that's my kind of car:

    The Fox body Stangs did look nice. I had one back in the 80s.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837

    @driver100 said:
    One guy today drove in with his 1986 Mustang 5.0 which looked something like this. I think it is a great looking car, a little different than most cars on the road today but has nice crisp lines, and flat sides and huge windows...now that's my kind of car:

    My Mustang looked like that except red vegan leather. Straight six with auto transmission. Those were the days when my only concern was how many times I would wax it this week…

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,132
    If it don't go, chrome it.
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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,101
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @driver100 said:

    One guy today drove in with his 1986 Mustang 5.0 which looked something like this. I think it is a great looking car, a little different than most cars on the road today but has nice crisp lines, and flat sides and huge windows...now that's my kind of car:

    My Mustang looked like that except red vegan leather. Straight six with auto transmission. Those were the days when my only concern was how many times I would wax it this week…


    My kinda guy. ;)

    jmonroe
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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837

    Unfortunately the unvaccinated put us all at risk. They get the various variants and pass them on while in la boutique target or The Walmart…

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 43,059
    if Darwin only impacted them I would say let him go. Toasters in the tub, sure. But not something that can take out innocent people, and cripple the already weak medical care system in the country.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,266
    I can't believe some people are ok with possibly being a modern version of Typhoid Mary.
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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837

    Then the doubly immunocompromised guy gets to take care of these people while on call. Gotta do what you gotta do. At least I have the right equipment.

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837

    I need to switch “offices” :)

  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,087

    Another flag for “Abuse”- it’s extremely encouraging to know I’m not losing my touch.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 17,881
    edited July 28

    Another flag for “Abuse”- it’s extremely encouraging to know I’m not losing my touch.

    Well if you are collecting them we will be more than happy to help you get more.

    you know that "quote" button is right next to the "flag" button, could have been an error.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837
    edited July 28

    These are the same types who come in with foreign bodies up their rear ends. I always ask how it got there.

    They usually say that they were walking through their garage and fell on a (fill in the blank)

    Then I ask why they were walking through the garage with no pants and no underwear. Clearly they have not thought this through.

    And that’s when the fight started…

  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,087

    Another flag for “Abuse”- it’s extremely encouraging to know I’m not losing my touch.

    Well if you are collecting them we will be more than happy to help you get more.

    you know that "quote" button is right next to the "flag" button, could have been an error.
    I seriously doubt it.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,087

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 12,645
    Abuse and "SPAM" ratings are a badge of HONOR!
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 192,888
    andres3 said:

    Abuse and "SPAM" ratings are a badge of HONOR!

    Speaking as the moderator, I can definitively tell you they aren’t.

    Let’s dial back on this topic.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,427
    I can't believe 2 of you guys had an 80s Mustang. I almost bought one in 1984, but I got a great lease deal on a Camaro, and I liked the way it drove better. But, I think those Mustangs look better as time goes by.

    Speaking of which, on a Car Talk program today the guy said if your lease is coming up, buy the car, you can get a lot more for it than what the buy back price will be.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 17,881
    mjfloyd1 said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    Unfortunately the unvaccinated put us all at risk. They get the various variants and pass them on while in la boutique target or The Walmart…

    If that's the case then everyone not vaccinated for measles, or whopping cough or any of a multitude of other diseases most people are vaccinated against are putting us all at risk.

    Just remember some people cannot be vaccinated, check with your doctor.
    There is obviously a difference between choosing not to get vaccinated and not being able to be vaccinated due to a health issue. And I bet you are smart enough to wear a mask when it is prudent to do so.

    And yes, some communicable diseases are making a comeback because, well, people are idiots
    But these communicable diseases that are making a comeback are mostly affecting those who didn't get the vaccines. Natural selection at work.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 17,881
    fintail said:

    The same wonderful souls who will trust random internet guy from facebook over science, who believe every conspiracy theory and MLM scheme thrown at them, and then present loads of defiant contrarian edgelord-ness, often from an overprivileged or low accountability background, also the same people who will preach law and order, personal responsibility, other hypocrisy.

    mjfloyd1 said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    Unfortunately the unvaccinated put us all at risk. They get the various variants and pass them on while in la boutique target or The Walmart…

    If that's the case then everyone not vaccinated for measles, or whopping cough or any of a multitude of other diseases most people are vaccinated against are putting us all at risk.

    Just remember some people cannot be vaccinated, check with your doctor.
    There is obviously a difference between choosing not to get vaccinated and not being able to be vaccinated due to a health issue. And I bet you are smart enough to wear a mask when it is prudent to do so.

    And yes, some communicable diseases are making a comeback because, well, people are idiots
    Don't trust the random internet guy but also don't trust the science guy either. Not trying to be political here but science does follow the money too.

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837

    @snakeweasel said:
    But these communicable diseases that are making a comeback are mostly affecting those who didn't get the vaccines. Natural selection at work.

    “Mostly” because nothing is 100% effective , sadly

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837
    edited July 28

    Anybody want my job for the next uptick? I’m willing to train. Malpractice insurance is relatively cheap….

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 17,881
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @snakeweasel said:

    But these communicable diseases that are making a comeback are mostly affecting those who didn't get the vaccines. Natural selection at work.

    “Mostly” because nothing is 100% effective , sadly


    That too but sadly as I said not everyone can get vaccines.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 29,658

    I finally got my vaccine last week.
    Thank you to all of those who field tested it for me all these months.
    Of course, I still wore a mask, etc. The damnedest thing happened while at the pharmacy. Guy came in after me and asked for the shot. Pharmacist said “where is your mask?” Guy says “oh, I need a mask?” Pharm says “uhhh… you’re here FOR THE SHOT. YEAH, YOU NEED TO BE WEARING A MASK.” I was just shaking my head. WTH are people thinking? Seriously?

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,916
    Maybe not blindly trust, but chances of finding a credible science guy are far higher than finding a credible random internet guy, and not just another nutter who is being defiant for the sake of defiance (or calling it liberty, freedom, other weasel words).

    I also wonder what percentage of those who haven't been jabbed are in that position via medical reasons, rather than contrarianism or falling for social media insanity. I bet it's a sharp minority.

    fintail said:

    The same wonderful souls who will trust random internet guy from facebook over science, who believe every conspiracy theory and MLM scheme thrown at them, and then present loads of defiant contrarian edgelord-ness, often from an overprivileged or low accountability background, also the same people who will preach law and order, personal responsibility, other hypocrisy.

    mjfloyd1 said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    Unfortunately the unvaccinated put us all at risk. They get the various variants and pass them on while in la boutique target or The Walmart…

    If that's the case then everyone not vaccinated for measles, or whopping cough or any of a multitude of other diseases most people are vaccinated against are putting us all at risk.

    Just remember some people cannot be vaccinated, check with your doctor.
    There is obviously a difference between choosing not to get vaccinated and not being able to be vaccinated due to a health issue. And I bet you are smart enough to wear a mask when it is prudent to do so.

    And yes, some communicable diseases are making a comeback because, well, people are idiots
    Don't trust the random internet guy but also don't trust the science guy either. Not trying to be political here but science does follow the money too.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,132
    Michaell said:

    Let’s dial back on this topic.

    Yay!

    And I'm not even involved. . .this time.

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  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,132
    mjfloyd1 said:

    Malpractice insurance is relatively cheap….

    On what planet? Certainly not this one.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 7,939
    edited July 28

    @cdnpinhead said:
    On what planet? Certainly not this one.

    Depends if you’re in a state with tort reform that caps payouts on malpractice suits.

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 5,494

    @driver100 said:
    @boomchek It's been about 10 years since we heard from you. Are you still in the car biz? What is going on....chips and prices etc.?
    We learned that for a trip get your stuff ready, and then leave half of what you are taking at home...it is surprising how little you need.
    For 8 to 10 day trips, we manage with one carry on size suitcase each!

    Yes still in the biz, almost 18 years now. Used prices here in Canada are steady, new inventory is a bit rough right now. I'm a sales manager at Honda but we've been ok so far inventory wise.

    2016 Audi A7 3.0T S Line

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,837
    edited July 29

    @cdnpinhead said:
    On what planet? Certainly not this one.

    Earth.

    It’s about $13k per year here. That’s for my specialty- some are 4x more, some are way less. Relatively cheap with a clean history x 26 years. $1.25M cap. Almost everyone is hospital employed so…. Thankfully I am not.

    I believe it covers 3 cases per year but I’ve never tested it.

    Best part is that you can be sued by someone who doesn’t pay you at all. I cant refuse service at hospitals either. It is what it is.

  • bwiabwia Greater BostonMember Posts: 2,822
    The new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer looks so nice and pretty too, but how's the fit and finish? The price seems reasonable as well but the 0- 60 mph time of 9.2 seconds is not going to stir your heart strings.
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