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Jun 14, 2024 20:45:12   #
Longshadow wrote:
And how much reduction in actual tax due does that "tax credit" get you?

I don’t get any reduction, I have to pay all of my taxes. It is not the amount that is the issue. It’s they bribe those who can afford it at the expense of those who cant afford to buy a new car that’s wrong. I don’t care what anybody drives. My Idaho neighbor just bought a Tesla and likes it so far. My sports car makes me happy.
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Jun 14, 2024 20:16:59   #
ggttc wrote:
I have Tesla mode y which is their suv model. More cargo space than my Ford escape. All wheel drive. More back seat passenger room. 5 star crash protection. About 1.5 cents per mile to drive. 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds. $7500 tax creditbat time of sale plus $5000 off if you buy a new one off the lot rather than order, 8 year full warranty on batteries. No real service needs, car will warn you if it needs service. 300 mile range and then 25 minutes to charge it fot $7 and you can watch Netflix while it's charging.
I have Tesla mode y which is their suv model. Mor... (show quote)

Please take no offense. The idea that the government bribes people to buy something with other people’s money seems ludicrous. I know people will say it’s a credit against your tax bill but it has to be made up somehow. That is an older scam but the same as the college loan vote purchase. The people who least need the help are in line for the handout that’s being paid by less fortunate among us. Saw a bumper sticker today that said (my mortgage payment identifies as a student loan.
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Jun 14, 2024 13:28:57   #
Longshadow wrote:
Where, in the vertical slats?
There is a minimum required spacing so kids don't get caught between the slats.
The "doubles" are just a decorative configuration.

If you can’t put a 4” through the space between the balustrades it passes for spacing.
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Jun 14, 2024 13:18:45   #
SteveR wrote:
Put you sun glasses in the driver's seat when pumping gas.

What other do not's do you have?

Saw a woman in Boise who not only forgot her gas cap but also forgot to take the handle out of the filler. She had about 4 or 5 feet of hose dragging behind. I’m surprised I didn’t dump my bike I was laughing so hard.
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Jun 14, 2024 13:03:38   #
SteveR wrote:
Just before I read this post I got to thinking about an EV semi haulin' gas. That'd be somethin' else.

All the EV’s are delivered on a truck using gas engines. I know, it’s diesel, but that doesn’t mirror the irony.
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Jun 14, 2024 12:54:55   #
TriX wrote:
Depends on what type of SUV we’re taking about and whether it’s an SUV, a crossover or an off road vehicle. Off-road vehicles may have ground clearence of 11 to even 14”, but the BMW you mentioned is 8.7” - not a great deal more than a regular sedan (typically ~6”) and the same as a Subaru Crosstrack, while some crossovers have ground clearances of 5” or less. If it’s a question of getting home in a blizzard, I’ll take an AWD vehicle such as the Subaru over a 2WD SUV any day. As far as rolling an SUV, it happens all the time. Hitting a curb, being broadsided, or making a very quick (full half turn of the steering wheel) at 70 MPH is likely to result in a slide that may well result in a roll over. Any way you look at it, a high CG is a negative with respect to handling. According to The National Highway Safety Transportation Administration, SUVs have a 12% change of a rollover in an accident, which is 4x that of regular vehicles.
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I didn’t write the article, Road and Track did. I stand by my statement that you have to be driving too fast for conditions to roll over. I seriously doubt that 12% of vehicle crashes in SUVs result in a roll over. We might want to consider a tank or armored personnel carrier if we think the odds are against us.
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Jun 13, 2024 22:15:50   #
BebuLamar wrote:
So you say the BMW 5 series SUV would handle better than a 5 series sedan????

No I didn’t say that. I didn’t write the review either. Their tests are multifaceted and handling is part of that as well as projected reliability, fit and finish, owner satisfaction etc, etc. A modern Jeep Wrangler is safer by far than my 1996. You’d have to be a pretty crappy driver to tip over in a modern SUV. The extremely remote chances to be in a serious crash are far outweighed by the ability to get home in a blizzard.
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Jun 13, 2024 22:00:37   #
Longshadow wrote:
That was probably based on the current known oil fields.

For some reason I don't think it was pouf and there was oil.
Never again to be more created. Not a one shot deal and done.....
It's creation is a continuous process.
So after the oil fields we are currently using, new ones will probably be discovered.

However sparse they may be. They simply have to be found.
(We already found the easy ones.)

Any projection of the amounts of global oil are just that,
a projection. Could be right, could be wrong.
That was probably based on the current known oil f... (show quote)

My geologist friend says oil is being created right now. We won’t benefit from it but it’s happening.
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Jun 13, 2024 14:33:08   #
The genius’s inside the beltway spent $7,500,000,000.00 ($7.5 Billion) which has resulted in completion of 8 charging stations. Way to go guys!!!!
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Jun 13, 2024 14:06:03   #
BebuLamar wrote:
I prefer the old station wagon over the SUV. I don't want tall vehicle which doesn't handle well on the road. The SUV does have advantage when doing off road but how many people use SUV for off roading? The old station wagon doesn't consume more fuel than a sedan of the same size.

You’ve not driven a high end SUV if you don’t think they handle well. I remember when the BMW 5 series SUV was introduced Car and Driver said it was the best they’d driven. Not the best SUV, the best vehicle ever. These aren’t the old jeeps that would roll over. For those of us who depend on snowplows to get out of our driveway an SUV fits the bill. Here it isn’t if you have an SUV it’s what kind do you drive.
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Jun 12, 2024 13:19:56   #
jerryc41 wrote:
I've seen ads for Bengal cats on UHH.

Yes, I always remember kittens being given away.

My daughter raises Bengals. Beautiful cats. That’s not even the nuttiest thing about her. I call her cats the “Cat lady starter kit”.
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Jun 12, 2024 13:16:24   #
Ava'sPapa wrote:
My daughter wanted to get a cat for our granddaughter a few years ago. I couldn't believe how difficult it was to find "cats for sale". It seems like not that long ago we couldn't give our kitties away. Long story short, my daughter called me up and said she found one for $2600(!!!!!) and was contemplating buying it. Where did I go wrong in raising my daughter, was my first thought?!! I got onto craig's list and found one for $80 and it took almost week to get, at that. I was stunned at $80. I bought it and all's well. Jake is the coolest cat I've ever known.
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Head out into the farmland. Most farmers have a self generating supply of barn cats that they’d love to give away. Play your cards right and they may throw in a zucchini or two.
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Jun 12, 2024 12:49:02   #
I was going to ask if the self timer was active but since the reformat worked I guess I’d have been wrong.
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Jun 5, 2024 17:27:50   #
maxlieberman wrote:

Should be. Well, get busy!!! Proofreading is lacking today.
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Jun 5, 2024 16:46:54   #
maxlieberman wrote:
I don't do any of that stuff.

We’ll get busy then.
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