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Havent most if not all Americans of a certain wealth have bought big screen TVs?

I mean, how many big flat TVs does an American household need to own?

I mean, does an American household need to continuously spend every last cent they make on big screen TVs or any other consumer gadget?

I mean, when can an American household free itself from over spending?

Can an American household EVER be free of the shackles of consumer consumption?

I mean, I know the American economy goes round and round with the consumption of consumer goods, but ya'll dont see how destructive it is when any money back that is given from any source is immediately calculated on how the American consumer MUST give it back through consumption?

8 minutes ago, balthazar said:

• People should save more, esp those who believe a recession is rumbling down the 'pike.

Yes! people SHOULD be saving more!!! People should be spending less. A lot less than they have! 

Its a myth that the American economy needs to be successful by having Americans OVERconsume...

There was once upon a time where the American economy thrived by having Americans be SMART about their finances and NOT be consuming voraciously...

Coincidentally, that was the  time period when the President is referring to as making America Great Again

I get the socio-political innuendo that that entails, but, at THAT point in time, the American household was more fiscally responsible...

Why does today's world involve big business and corporations to rule over us?

Why does every last red cent the American household makes and saves be tallied as and compared to and analyzed as how much the American household should be spending?  On big ticket items?

I make and save 5 bucks, but I have to fork it over to some phoquing corporation and buy something and put me into debt? 

The government cut me a check for 50 bucks, but now, I have to spend it on a 2000 dollar big ticket item for the benefit of a corporation?

Is this what it is Im reading here? 

No wonder Im all pissy today!

No wonder why @ccap41 is brainwashed and doesnt believe Boeing CEOs and engineers could NOT possibly know they did something wrong to kill hundreds of people...

 

 

 

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I did a job in a Section 8 condo last year and the occupant had a big flat screen TV hanging off the wall (circa 55").

There was once upon a time where the American economy thrived by having Americans be SMART about their finances and NOT be consuming voraciously...


Careful, you might talk me into getting another flip phone! ;)
But you are very much correct on this.

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40 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

Havent most if not all Americans of a certain wealth have bought big screen TVs?

I mean, how many big flat TVs does an American household need to own?

But, but, but it is not about how many but about the clarity, 1080HD was the rage, now 4K and they just released the new 8K TV's. 

Ya gotta have the latest, ;) after all the new Avatar movies are in production, first one out this coming December and they all are being filmed in 8K. So they will dumb it down for 4K viewing and 1080 viewing, but 8K is better than 4K which is better than 1080HD.

Ya know the Jones / Jones race of stupidity! :P 

After all we have to see every hair follicle and they say Porn is the ultimate real life like on those TVs.

Course would not know since I am in poor-ville with a lowly 1080 DLP TV, not even a LCD or flat panel. :lol: 

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53 minutes ago, dfelt said:

But, but, but it is not about how many but about the clarity, 1080HD was the rage, now 4K and they just released the new 8K TV's. 

Ya gotta have the latest, ;) after all the new Avatar movies are in production, first one out this coming December and they all are being filmed in 8K. So they will dumb it down for 4K viewing and 1080 viewing, but 8K is better than 4K which is better than 1080HD.

Ya know the Jones / Jones race of stupidity! :P 

After all we have to see every hair follicle and they say Porn is the ultimate real life like on those TVs.

Course would not know since I am in poor-ville with a lowly 1080 DLP TV, not even a LCD or flat panel. :lol: 

I had this Sony 40XBR700

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HDTV. Bought it 5000 dollars CDN when Plasmas of the time cost 10 000. 

Still a ton of money for nothing. The TV didnt even last me a decade. It was a fantastic TV.  Nothing compared to a 1080P or a 4K, OLED or whatever there is today, but was very comparable to a 1080i.  But 5000 motherphoquing dollars that did not last me a decade.

It broke a little less than a year before my mom passed away. Then I inherited my moms Sony  50 inch 1080P  that she bought for 1000 dollars 3 or 4 years before she passed away.  

I made my parents by a SONY 32 inch HD tv in the late 1990s and THAT TV did not last my parents a decade and hence why my mom bought that 50 incher....which I now use. Low and behold, that 50 inch Sony is holding up OK and its nearing that 10 year mark...

 

Anyway...just to say that I am never ever again buying a mega expensive television set. 

Ive learned my lesson for keeping up with the Joneses and having the latest toy...

NOT important. Money inn the bank is much more important.

I would LOVE to own a 65 inch  QLED TV, but no way in hell am I gonna buy something that exopensive ever again. I got the money to do so...but I am not a fool no more to part with my money! 

28 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Nuttin' yet- sometime in the next 2 months I expect.

I read soemthing like 2 weeks ago or so that maybe you are thinking about getting a smart phone?

You may find a smart phone useful in your everyday life.

They are that good and multi-purpose.

They are NOT a waste of money...IF you have a need for one. 

Business...to have access to the internet and to use the internet and top communicate and to upload files and to use not only as a phone, but as a pocket computer...

But...if you dont need one...an old school flip phone still can do the job...

I question MANY people today, in 2019, that own smart phones if they really truly need to be connected to the net 24/7 365...even if we are....in 2019...

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'56-57 Corvette. Note right-hand drive. Not a flipped image: 'ICE' is correct in background, and fuel filler is on correct left side. Not sure if this was a factory built export or what, but interesting all the same.

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On 4/8/2019 at 5:07 PM, balthazar said:

• Don't feed the Psychological Bears.
• People should save more, esp those who believe a recession is rumbling down the 'pike.

Lesser refunds is a GOOD thing (and on other counts, too). OK; so Big Flat TV sales don't spike; it'll all work out in the end.

Totally agree with the saving part. We have struggled to save over the last so many years or so, until I picked up a much better job the previously (and even then still swinging a second job) It’s even the reason I held out for a while for a new car- hanging with the 10 year + cars we have until we were able to get a good savings build=t up to where we wanted.

Only then did  my 19 Nox finally end up in the picture late last year. And and with a questionable future economy- good chance the wife’s ride. Will be something CPO. (Maybe even a fire sale Cruze)

And Balance is a good thing. 🙂 

On 4/8/2019 at 6:16 PM, dfelt said:

But, but, but it is not about how many but about the clarity, 1080HD was the rage, now 4K and they just released the new 8K TV's. 

Ya gotta have the latest, ;) after all the new Avatar movies are in production, first one out this coming December and they all are being filmed in 8K. So they will dumb it down for 4K viewing and 1080 viewing, but 8K is better than 4K which is better than 1080HD.

Ya know the Jones / Jones race of stupidity! :P 

After all we have to see every hair follicle and they say Porn is the ultimate real life like on those TVs.

Course would not know since I am in poor-ville with a lowly 1080 DLP TV, not even a LCD or flat panel. :lol: 

 

I miss my DLP...it was a great TV!!

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Just now, Drew Dowdell said:

Congrats to @ccap41 for getting engaged!  Not that she would have said no.

REALLY? Where is the announcement @ccap41 ?????

Congratulations man, that is Awesome, so very cool! 🎉

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On 4/8/2019 at 10:14 PM, balthazar said:

'56-57 Corvette. Note right-hand drive. Not a flipped image: 'ICE' is correct in background, and fuel filler is on correct left side. Not sure if this was a factory built export or what, but interesting all the same.

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Aussie market?

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^ There were a number of export Corvettes built, including RHD conversions, to a whole bunch of countries in the C1 & C2 era.
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Stunning interior : '60 Electra 225 ~

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^ In yer town, dfelt. Not a good story, tho.
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Very unusual B-59 scenario- front cushion (uncompressed!) is only 9" off floor. '59 was last year of flat front floors in GM cars, for this reason. It's like sitting on a chaise lounge.

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18 hours ago, balthazar said:

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6 hours ago, balthazar said:

^ In yer town, dfelt. Not a good story, tho.

So what is the full story? Cause here one of two things would happen. It would be fully restored and end up here: 

https://www.americascarmuseum.org

I spend plenty of hours every year enjoying this place ^^^^

Or one of the High Tech Peeps would take it, restore the outside but electrify it with a nice large Frunk! :P 

Around Seattle plenty of old 911 Porsches have been converted over to Electric like this example:

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https://engineswapdepot.com/?p=13737

eWilly's are very popular here too:

http://www.ewillys.com/tag/electric-jeep/

 

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16 minutes ago, dfelt said:

So what is the full story?

Not worth going into. No idea on the fate of the Packard.
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First shark fin antenna; '51 GM LeSabre ;) ~

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12 hours ago, balthazar said:

Full belly pan; '51 GM LeSabre ~

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Wouldn’t’t the only downside to that being that salt would get into it?

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13 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Road salt hadn't been invented yet in 1951. ;)
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Sexy!!

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So, an interesting rumor I hear...

 

Found out GM trademarked the name "Cavalier" again.....though this time it also includes the US.

Knowing that the both the Sonic and Spark get the ax in the very near future- makes me wonder if the Cavalier is coming back as a simple sedan (like the Versa) and replace the Cruze, Sonic, and the Spark.

I know Nissan is going to chase the youth market with affordable tech and style- maybe GM could be thinking the same?

(and yes, bring that same one they use in china and elseware....

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