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  1. Unless I will be able financially to upgrade my Mustang to Shelby or to Mach 1 (better transmission and cooling) in the near future, I will be keeping it forever. I will be one of those old farts driving around in the old loud "muscle" car scaring people in their silent EVs I even think when I will get old and my hearing will get worse I will put back loud exhaust on it too
    4 points
  2. Again. mRNA vaccines are not new. They have been working on them for over 2 decades. What has changed is the speed at which we can extract the DNA, analyze it, and construct the mRNA. The first mRNA vaccine was reported on in testing in 1993 - Induction of virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes in vivo by liposome-entrapped mRNA - PubMed (nih.gov) Here it is in 2009 being used for fragile cancer patients who needed extremely customized vaccines made in tiny batches for genetically specific cases - Direct Injection of Protamine-protected mRNA: Results of a P... : Journal of Immunothe
    4 points
  3. Vaccination is important and I believe most of us realize that and understand the common sense approach. Course we get the news where it says 52% of Healthcare workers are vaccinated. Almost half of all health care workers in U.S. haven't had COVID-19 vaccine, survey shows - CBS News Interesting is that Religion / Politics are the two main reasons for those refusing to get vaccinated. Yet then from the State of Texas, Houston news reports on Hospital vaccination of Healthcare workers and you see considerable numbers getting it. Exclusive Poll: Hospital Healthcare Work
    4 points
  4. *sigh* ... someone is posting fuselage bodies in the Beautiful Cars Appreciation thread again.... time to get out the ban hammer... and yes, I know one of them is a Mercury, but it still manages to look fuselage.
    4 points
  5. I warned you against politics, you ignored it, so now you're getting warning points. Talking about our experiences getting the vaccine is not political. The fact that you think us discussing how we got the vaccine or the side effects we might have experienced is political says more about you than it does about us. It also goes back to my complaint in the Bad Behavior thread where I said: As far as my quote from the NYT.... what I provided was EVIDENCE from the New England Journal of Medicine. It was just a quote from the NYT summarizing in plainer language what the NEJM said. C
    4 points
  6. Iso Grifos, Bizzarini 5300 GT, and Ferrari Lusso....some sensuous '60s Italians..
    3 points
  7. In the 20+ years they've been researching this, there has been no indications of it being cancer causing. Furthermore, due to the nature of the way it works, there is no reason to believe it even could be cancer causing. Certainly watch the data for the unknown, but the mechanism with which this process works doesn't suggest that possibility.
    3 points
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  9. My wife is a healthcare worker and none of her colleagues in her department are in the rush to get vaccinated. My parents family doctor is not doing it for now as well. Reason is neither politics or religion, simply because no one knows yet long term effects of the vaccine. I think no one can argue that these vaccines are saving lives at the moment, especially to those who in more risk category. However, there is a reason that FDA gave temporary emergency approval. Basically the whole world is an experiment at the moment. When Pfizer and Moderna will get enough data, they will be able t
    3 points
  10. Except that if I gain more gut, it will make it harder to work with my hand tools, hike, have sex, ride a motorcycle, and fit my work uniforms. I have a strong disincentive to avoid the stuff. 32-34 Ford to the left maybe? Neat old T Bird!
    3 points
  11. It is going to be challenging to go through the check-out at the supermarket in the next few weeks with all that DEEPLY DISCOUNTED Easter chocolate in close proximity.
    3 points
  12. I've made my peace with the idea that I've probably bought my last V8s ever, and the ones I own are going to have to stay with me. Any new ICE vehicles I get will probably be 6es boosted either with turbos or electric motors (or both if I shop at Volvo). Albert will probably have one more vehicle with an ICE after the 300C but it will probably be a plug-in hybrid. He has said he will want to go back to an SUV next time, so it will probably be an Aviator plug-in or XC90 plug-in. I'm going to keep the Avalanche forever, but it will eventually stop being a daily and I'll have an EV or Plug-
    3 points
  13. As with everything, each according to his tastes.... however... the Italians were quite capable of building beautiful cars: It was the reliability that was always suspect. That said... I have lately been having an unhealthy obsession with these: 1990 Bentley Turbo R But I need an 80's British car like I need a hole in my head (which Albert would likely provide if I did buy one) And in looking for those photos, I stumbled upon this beauty: 1957 Bentley Continental S1 Fastback
    3 points
  14. It was epic hiking, we clocked just over 13 miles, 32,000 steps. Yeah, that really sucks. One of the worst part of being a dad is how irresponsible my son is as a 27 year old on the street. 2nd shot Friday for me. Looks fantastic.
    3 points
  15. Yeah. Let’s skip things like unrestricted spring breakers in Florida (over the last few weeks) who come from all over and then go back to their hometowns to hopefully NOT spread COVID. Let’s just skip the WHOLE year of 2020 where lax policies kept the previous surges going on longer than other parts of the world because we “might” lose our previous freedoms if we are asked to wear a damn mask. Just skip all of that and blame it on those dirty immigrants like @USA-1 is currently doing. Certainly served the previous administration well, hence them being shown the door by voters five months ago.
    3 points
  16. 2 points
  17. There is only ONE place on planet Earth that potholes are worse than Detroit's. THAT would be Montreal... Crabwalk wont help us. The EV Hummer wont help us. We dont need military level off-roading vehicles. We need religious efforts (miracles) to avoid potholes. We need religious interventions to survive them.
    2 points
  18. That's the way -uh-huh, uh-huh- I LIKE IT -uh-huh, uh-huh-
    2 points
  19. And my boss who is 64 years old, has serious health issues got COVID couple month ago and had only light flu like symptoms for a few days and some light lasting side affects for a few months. Different people react differently. No doubt it is a dangerous illness but I know by now plenty of people who had it and got through it easily. I also know few who died. Many many years ago my dad had flu and had complications that irreversibly damaged his hearing. I had flu few times and didn't even had high fever.
    2 points
  20. ^ with respect to WA state, here's to Gonzaga (WA) over Baylor (TX) tonight. (Little Gonzaga squeaked by big UCLA a few days ago.) Not fanatical about this, but that's the outcome I'd like to see.
    2 points
  21. I definitely want to have at least one more V8. My V8 experience is pretty dated---'80s Ford 5.0s, '80s M-B 5.0, and '00s Cadillac Northstar. Definitely would like to have a modern Hemi or Ford Coyote in my life.
    2 points
  22. No offense but even with full FDA approval and years on the market, there is risk with ANY medicine/vaccine. Drew also covered, very thoroughly, why a lot of the supposed fears are just unproven hype regarding mRNA vaccines. The fact is that, for now, it is better than doing nothing at all and just hoping for this mythical herd immunity that some have suggested around here.
    2 points
  23. No kidding, Zippy. That’s merely time-altered / photoshop-tweaked red. 300 wasn’t available in pinks- too macho.
    2 points
  24. Some of them look like the products of a woman infected with Zeka virus during pregnancy.
    2 points
  25. So much goodness today for EVs, the future looks BRIGHT!!! Honestly, we are gonna need these types of auto's if we do not fix our roads as the potholes are getting crazy bad.
    2 points
  26. @USA-1 Valid question, not being political, just being honest one college educated man to another. As a college educated man, how do you not use the analytical skills we learn to assess, review and consider all points of views about science/medicine? I accept your choice to not get vaccinated, but I do not understand how one can review the data and understand the pro's and cons. Were you not vaccinated as a kid growing up in Oregon like all the other school kids? As an Engineer, I totally get the fact that we can work numbers many different ways to get various result
    2 points
  27. Be careful with those facts David. Some folks might have an “opinion” about it. Jokes aside, that is really good information and that needs to come out more instead of the ridiculous propaganda and bias laden nonsense being put out there by the anti-vax/anti-mask/alternative facts crowd.
    2 points
  28. I was just about to point that out lol. Borderreport has been fear mongering for years because that's what drums up their target audience, as is the case with ALL Sinclair properties and outlets.
    2 points
  29. I went to a greek Orthodox church with friends for Easter. Old callendar, so they were not celebrating easter.
    2 points
  30. It's going to be really interesting to see what the EV and ICE market looks like in 5 - 10 years. Not sure what I will be driving in 5 years, or 10 years.
    2 points
  31. Quite an accomplishment there. Drew presents you with actual facts and you present the exact opposite of it. Bravo. BTW, the latest COVID surge is happening all over the country, not just the border states so save the xenophobic blame game by blaming it on immigrants. That is a lie upon many lies you have told on this thread. Just skip the part where I lived in Phoenix up until fifteen months ago so I know that this immigrant surge talk (as well as your assumption that they are mostly criminals because I’m sure you asked them all if they were) is pure BS. Drew also did not
    2 points
  32. Able to hang with almost all the the fam today. Wife and I just kept our distance. Everyone is vaccinated. Still a great time outside with the nice weather. Wife and I get our vaccines this week.....
    2 points
  33. The New York Post is a trash tabloid, but even then, the quotes are telling "half the nurses in the facility would not get the vaccine, citing political reasons." and "Survey respondents leaning against taking the vaccine said, among other reasons, that they were concerned how politics influenced the development of the vaccine". Also, that article is from December 30th, just a few weeks after the vaccine had been released. How about some up to date data, no? FALSE: The pandemic is not winding down. There are spikes again in a number of major cities including my own.
    2 points
  34. Had some ham, biscuits and gravy, and Cadbury eggs...
    2 points
  35. My contribution to Easter Dinner. My entire pod is fully vaccinated now so we were able to gather for the first time in a year. Strawberry cheesecake, everything is homemade.
    2 points
  36. A good friend in Germany has an otherwise healthy 17 year old son who got it back in October and while he technically recovered, he has massive issues with his breathing and his energy levels, and that was just for starters. I would like to add that some famous folks got hit hard too. Maynard James Keenan (Tool lead singer) got COVID early last year and six months later, he was still not sure if he’d be able to sing live again because it wrecked his lungs. Just a few examples of the struggles folks are experiencing during these unprecedented times. COVID-19 has never been a “black
    2 points
  37. @USA-1 your strong immune system could very well be your undoing if you were to catch Covid. Many of the young healthy people who died did so because their immune system over reacted and flooded their lungs with mucus and inflamed air passages too much in an attempt to fight the virus. You are correct that mRNA vaccines have not been widely used like this before, but they are not untested. The vaccine itself is out of your system within a few days of each shot, removed by your immune system. While using mRNA is a new technique for creating immune response, that’s where the nove
    2 points
  38. If one person tailgates you, they’re a douchebag. If a whole line of cars is tailgating you, you’re the douchebag.
    2 points
  39. Crab walk mode IS awesome. But the EV Hummer is wiiiiiiide. If it be less wide, it wouldnt NEED crab walk in an urban setting...
    1 point
  40. Researching is not the same is being widely used. I gave cancer as just one possible side effect. Historically, there are plenty of medications that had surprises later. I am not saying that it will be the case with these, but I don't think anyone at this point can be absolutely sure something will not come up later. I think it is common sense at least being cautious.
    1 point
  41. Of all the examples from that era you could have given, you go with the ugliest pepto bismol pink beast you could find. This would have been a FAAAAR better choice.
    1 point
  42. I’m just going to say this. Those who think that because some folks died from the shot, it is somehow comparable to folks who have actually died from COVID-19 itself and thus not worth getting, truly do not understand how this works at all. Furthermore, herd immunity only applies here when 70-80% of the population is vaccinated. It has been covered and explained time and time again, by folks who actually believe and understand science, why herd immunization (as it was being suggested last year) is a bad option. The fact that millions more would have died would be the number one reason for it n
    1 point
  43. So you trading the Silverado on the Sierra or keeping it for a winter beater?
    1 point
  44. Happy Easter to those who celebrate it, and happy weekend. And, even if you don't, you can still make sure you eat well (aerial view courtesy of the Chicago Tribune).
    1 point
  45. Neither I or my wife has gotten the vaccine yet. Her mother (92) got the J&J one today. My folks get their 2nd shots tomm.
    1 point
  46. My family and I are still waiting for our turn to get the vaccine. Canada had a little hiccup which retarded the distributions but we are right on track now.
    1 point
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