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  1. @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
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  2. Name: BMW R nine T Scrambler Category: Vehicles Date Added: 2021-04-10 Submitter: Drew Dowdell BMW R nine T Scrambler All done! Now heading north!
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  3. It is funny how 3 divisions each developed their own 455...yet Chevy had to be different and do a 454. No one tried to one-up with a 456? Of course, Cadillac had to be bigger and did a 500..
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  4. Automotive content....love both the Chevelle and Mustang...
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  5. A lot of the Covid deniers will point to the survival rate (while also pointing at the wrong number), but survival does not equal recovery. People survive cancer all the time, but they are often not able to do the things they once did. My old boss was a multi-time cancer survivor (it did get him eventually) but even when he was in remission he was relegated to a lifetime of medications that had side effects and he couldn’t take the stairs going up because he no longer had adrenal glands. So yeah, he survived cancer for a time, but he never recovered. The same is happening to people w
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  6. The day we are reminded what we are the other 364.
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  7. From where my son is hiking Saturday, snow will be gone but... https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/granite-creek-trail--2?ref=header
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  9. Just a place to swap stories about our vaccine experiences. I got the Moderna shot on Jan 11th. Other than a sore arm for a few days (same thing I get with a flu shot) I had no side effects. I got my second shot on Feb 11th at 6pm. The next morning I woke up feeling feverish with body aches and chills. I took Advil and drank Gatorade and felt blah all day. In the evening I had to pick up a curbside grocery order, I didn’t feel well but I went anyway. On the way back I really felt awful and almost pulled over to make Albert drive back. I made it home and went right back to bed.
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  10. Probably going to see a slew of these 'Pandemic Projects' emerge over the next few years. I mean; I can only assume stark isolation / no contact with the outside world produced this build...
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  11. We are apparently giving the J and J vaccine to students here on Campus....
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  12. 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
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  13. 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.
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  14. 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
    5 points
  15. There is no such thing as 'herd immunity'. While 'herd immunity' is related to the percentage of vaccinated people in a population, 'herd immunity' as proposed and explained and wished upon us during the Covid-19 pandemic was purely BS. As Drew puts it: The weak shall perish. (I think we as a species, have come a long way from our animal roots to be going back to the laws of the jungle and its 'only the strong shall survive' ) When a large percentage of a society is vaccinated, the spread of disease is limited and thus protects indirectly, the unimmunized people. The chain of infect
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  16. Without vaccines, “herd immunity” is just another way of saying “the weak shall perish”. These vaccines have been in development for over a decade and that’s the only reason they were done so quickly. They were trying to develop a vaccine for common cold viruses and the work they did for that translated directly into a Covid-19 vaccine. I would expect CDC guidance to change as the situation changes and new things are learned, that’s just common sense. My whole pod is vaccinated now, so we’re able to gather as a family for the first time since last year for Easter. So far, the va
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  17. If one person tailgates you, they’re a douchebag. If a whole line of cars is tailgating you, you’re the douchebag.
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  18. 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).
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  19. Yes, those visitors are what is keeping the site alive via their ad revenue. We do fairly well on search results for niche automotive things. We get a huge number of hits for the 4.3 V8 Baby LT1 and for some reason no one knows how to pronounce Impala as those two threads still get a huge number of hits.
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  20. Obviously, 2020 saw everyone focus elsewhere primarily, dampening discretionary outlets like this. That’ll turn around. I thought I saw a snippet somewhere here that visitor volume was quite respectable (near 200 at that moment, IIFC), would be cool to have some of them post... anything. I certainly can review my new truck when(ever) it gets here. Getting spot-welded & bolted together this week!
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  21. Which they could have easily already done had they not stopped making the FJ Cruiser and improving upon it (like its horrible rear visibility). Could have even kept the name going and saved some pennies on new naming rights. "Market adjustment" is just a fancy term for "price gouging". Because everything in Australia wants to kill and/or eat you, that's why. Even the Koalas will give you that look if you're not careful.
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  22. For such a know it all, you sure managed to be wrong about Texas power on just about every front. Their grid and alleged "smart" system was proven an absolutely joke just over a month ago and that's just for starters how utterly horrible their entire system was and and still is. And while you talk about not letting the government decide, you seem to have ZERO problem with letting the industry (in this case electric companies) run it for you, which (btw) includes controlling that SAME government you decry via lobbying and dirty politics. My dad (rest his soul) worked for Duke Energy
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  23. Yes, it is the point of a forum and, even though this thread was probably designed to be less intense, I can't tell someone how to use it. I don't read your posts because they're just too much. That's because, when I once did a long time ago, it was a heated thread supporting your belief that replacing air filters on cars is unnecessary. We don't need to rehash that and I'm not interested in a regurgitation of the facts you presented. It went on and on and on. All I know is that, for $ 14.99 or less, I go to a chain auto parts store, come back home, take a screwdriver to loosen up the
    5 points
  24. You just love being wrong like a dog loves a good rawhide.... and no amount of bolding will change your false statements into true ones. First, I'm not arguing in favor of socialism. I'm arguing in favor of capitalism with strong regulations, and direct oversight in situations where the company is providing a public good. Private companies should be running grids and health care, but the utilities should be heavily regulated and required to meet certain reliability and resiliency standards. What happened in Texas is exactly why your "ideal" does not work. It puts profits over people in
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  25. You always run to extremes. Private companies have done horrible things in the name of profit and you should be every bit as wary about rampant capitalism as you are socialism. We had an excellent example last month of why letting for-profit companies run essential things like monopoly utilities with close to zero regulation and oversight is a bad idea. We can’t have decent passenger rail in the US, even just regionally, because of private companies. we can’t have decent, low cost healthcare in the US because of private companies. For profit companies aren’t your friends. You ar
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  26. What I was really going to say: I LIKE this new New York license plate ... simpler, picks up Western New York out to the eastern tip of Long Island (Montauk Point light), and the Adirondacks in between. But the lighthouse at the right does look a little cheesy. Some people in various states get knotted up when they are proposing a new license plate and they focus on one natural or urban feature and ignore the rest of the state. But, man, the old orange and black New York license plate on a black limousine or gangstah car with tinted windows really fit the bill.
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  27. RE the Ferrari vs. Corvette discussion, in plucking out 2 adjacent pics I can sum up what I see design-wise right here. Corvette is completely cohesive; it's lines and surface transitions have excellent 'follow thru' - where the rear quarter top line just has a beautiful, gently-varying radius thru the taillight, sharper thru the bumperette, yet still continues down to the bottom edge of the car. The lights are flush and fluid, the exhaust is both neatly concealed yet is located in the brightwork of the bumper port. It's 'hidden' until you spot it as an 'Easter egg'. The bumper, in wrappi
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  28. You called it legendary, yet you find most Ferraris 'meh'
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  29. I love uncovering tiny signs of Year 1. I know at one time everything was brand new, but sometimes you still forget.
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  30. When I was a kid in the 70s, next door neighbors had a gold '72 Olds 98 4dr ht like this, and a black '73 Cadillac Sixty Special.
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  31. News from the carb rebuilder; dey dun!
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  32. Not into the Royals. However, you wake up and learn that Prince Philip has died. RIP. He and the queen seem like decent folks. So, he made it to 99. His 100th birthday would have been 2 months from now. I was hoping he'd make it to 100(+). For one, London, and England, would have probably partied in his honor. Parties can be good. Then, I always like to see centennial birthdays for people who have been going along at a steady pace well into their 90s.
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  33. '70 Chevy '350' = 349.8 CI '70 Pontiac '350' = 354.7 CI '70 Olds 350 = 350.07 CI '70 Buick '350' = 349.3 CI 3 of them are right on the money, but Pontiac certainly could've billed theirs as a '355' (I think they should have). '70 Chevy '454' = 454.1 CI '70 Pontiac '455' = 456.1 CI '70 Olds '455' = 454.4 CI '70 Buick '455' = 455.2 CI One of the big differences on the Buick 455 is that it was 'over square'- with a bore of 4.31" and a relatively short stroke of 3.90". These were the largest pistons & the shortest stroke of the 4 big blocks above. A shorter stroke g
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  34. 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
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  35. 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
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  36. 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
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  37. Well, I've already eaten 4 deviled eggs, and there's 3 more trembling victims in the fridge that aren't likely to see the light of dawn. - - - - -
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  38. 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
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  40. 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.
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  41. You're absolutely correct. I pretty much stopped writing after Jan 2020 because I lost all my heart for it because of the flame wars. Before that I was writing 4 - 6 news clips a day during the week and one or two vehicle reviews a month. Plus William was writing regularly too. William got a new job and could no longer devote time to the site, so that's why he doesn't post much anymore. The thing is, I want to get back into it. I keep telling myself I'm going to start writing again.... but every time I log in here there is some flame war going on. Don't get me wrong, I love to debat
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  42. Well, a second person got themselves put into a 5 day timeout. This is not Reddit or 4chan. This is a place for respectful discussion about cars. I don't care if I have to ban everyone except Balth, Horse, Robert, and Dave. After the year we just had the very least we can do is just be nice to each other. But if you want to keep acting up.....
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  43. Whatever you have to tell yourself because you have gone out of your way to move the bar whenever you see fit. And what is that even supposed to mean? Because I don’t own an EV, I cant talk about them? I can’t tout the benefits without getting scorned by the one hybrid owner here? Maybe you didn’t realize this but this is a car enthusiast site so folks here tend to talk about of all sorts of things car related and discuss cars and trucks they may not own. That doesn’t mean their opinions are somehow invalid (by your “lofty” standards anyway) or that we shouldn’t listen to them. If that
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  44. Yes, great garden. I really haven't done much gardening, mostly been planting shrubbery in my back yard. My cookie-cutter 1967 split level---2000 sq ft (+ 750 sq ft finished basement), 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1/4 acre lot, undersized 2 car garage. Wish the garage was bigger, but all in all I've been happy with it the last 4 years I've been here.
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  45. Redwings fan?!? Back when we were in the same division and it was a great rivalry, home games against Detroit were known as "punch a Redwings fan in the face day". That's just absurd. It's a cool car and all but there's no reason for a market adjustment on a Mach 1, imo. I just cannot see it holding its value without a Shelby name on it.
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  46. On a similar level, but in the sports world. NHL. The Colorado Avalanche decided to pay homage to the team they inherited in 1996 this year when the NHL decided that all their teams were to create an alternate jersey. The Quebec (City) Nordiques moved to Colorado. Colorado aptly named Avalanche won their first Stanley Cup that very same year they moved to Colorado. Impressive.
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  47. Did a small job for the father of a buddy's girlfriend. Buddy was there, asked if I was working on any new car projects. I told them both I started working on my '64 Grand Prix, and the guy said 'That was my first car; my father bought it new then handed it down to me when it was 10 yrs old. It was turquoise with a turquoise interior." I replied 'My '64 is my first car, too.' Came home this afternoon and saw on a FB group a story/link to a very original '64 GP on eBay, turqoise/turquoise.
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