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  1. LCD vs. LED

    Is there a slight possibility that someone out there has a life and doesn't rely on TV for his/her human interaction?
  2. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D)-IL

    Don't ever trust anyone whose eyes are so close together. Take a good look at that beedy eyed little toad.
  3. Second Presidential Debate

    Both McCain and Obama rambled on and on, McCain a little more than Obama. Obama sat there with his "I'm Smarter than You" expression on. The country should be able to do better than these two. Obama is a tool of the extreme left and McCain is all over the place. We all lose.
  4. ZR-1 Production halted! NOT cancelled

    Quoting from an unreliable source should get you some kind of penalty, sort of like a time out, the kind we give the grandson when he misbehaves. Go sit in the corner for an hour and NO INTERNET!
  5. A year of panic and overreaction

    I know how you feel. But maybe they'll get Pelosi and Barney out of there and it'll get better.
  6. How I would structure GM (Massive Read)

    I agree, Well Done FOG! There are parts I don't agree with, but "a plan" is better than "no plan" which is what GM seems to be following. My biggest concerns are, "Do we really need Pontiac"? and "What is Anti-GM"? This is not criticism, but thoughts about the Future Of GM and where is it going.
  7. Spied: The President's new limo

    Actually - Obama would have a ZIL 41047 for the state limo.
  8. Ready for the Gas Tax to go up another dime a gallon?

    You are wrong. Just take a look at what happened after Bush announced that the ban on drilling would be lifted. Oil prices went down. Just think what would happen if the congress supported him. I don't think the administration has the balls to fight the congress, which is against drilling until Obama gets elected, and present a "coherent energy" policy to the people. If the administration and the congress stood together on an energy policy and gave the oil companies the permission to start drilling, the price of oil should drop to the $70 to $90 dollar a barrel price. A Coherent Energy Policy means: Drilling for oil. Drilling for natural gas. Funding tax incentives for wind farms, geothermal, clean coal, solar, non-corn ethanol, bio-diesel and conservation. Extracting oil from coal, shale and tar sands. Nuclear power. The current price of oil is being controlled by the commodities market. Traders bid the price up or down based on information gathered from arround the world. If our government made an announcement about adopting a "new" non partizan energy policy, the price of oil would fall.
  9. C&G Cadillac Census

    1. '99 STS, 03 CTS 2. Yes, probably a CTS in about 1 year and a half.
  10. A long, long time ago, I was dating a woman I really liked. She had a raffle ticket for a Cadillac and said, "Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Corvette (which I already had) and a Cadillac? About a month later she broke up with me for a "safe" married man. I was heart broken and remembered the comment about a winning a Cadillac. I went out and found a year old, "Fire Engine Red" Sedan DeVille at the local dealer. I bought it and drove it to work the next day. Since we worked in the same company, it took her one day to call me and congratulate me on my new Cadillac. It took a while before I realized that she wasn't right for me, but my Red Cadillac got to be my trademark at work. It was also lots of fun to park next to my boss in his VW. He would comment that I must be making too much money and should cut my salary. I told him to try it, whatever I bought was my business, not his. I would sue him if he didn't pay me what I was earning. Besides, his boss controlled the raises and I was their best worker. I had three more Red Cadillac's after that before I bought my Black STS, then the white CTS.
  11. Favorite year?

    1955 Almost all makes, GM in particular 1957 Chevy, Ford and Chrysler 1958 Chevy 1959 -1960 Mostly GM 1963 Ford I had one, bought the same one 20 years later
  12. The Permanent Energy Crisis

    "Michael T. Klare, the author of Resource Wars (2001) and Blood and Oil (2004), is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. His latest book, Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy, will be published on April 15th by Metropolitan Books." While I agree with some of what was written, Michael Klare is selling his book. Those that can do, while those that can't publish. We all need to look at our lives and change them to make ourselves more energy efficient. It's truely stupid for us to blame Detroit, when they only reflect what most of us want and how most of us live our lives. Most of the car magazines and car fan internet sites focus on the high performance 400hp cars and trucks, not the Ma & Pa cars we need to drive to get to work. A large quantity of the fuel the US imports is from Canada. Should the US become energy independent and stop all oil imports or just those from the middle east? Would that force Canada to sell their excess oil to dictatorships around the world? How much are willing to reduce your energy consumption? Will you reduce your online hours by 50%? Will you go back to 1 bath or shower a week? Will you give up airconditioning, both in your home and in your car? Take a look at the size and weight of all the foreign vehicles imported into the US and Canada. Are they the same as they were twenty or thirty years ago? Of corse not. They are bigger, heavier and less efficient. It's not just Detroit. There are no easy answers. If we want to live in a democracy where people are more important than government and it's regulations, we all need to contribute and we all need to respect other opinions. There isn't one solution to energy independence, but lots of little solutions that all add up. End of Rant!
  13. For those of us in "Snow country", we'd have to find AWD or FWD bicycles. :AH-HA_wink: In fact, I'd probably want to have a bike with a strong "B-pillar" for rollover safety.
  14. Have to have surgery(ies)

    You should have had it done when you were five years old like most people. That was before your tonsils and hoohaa got big. Do it all at once and get it over with.
  15. Blind advocates lobby for noisier hybrid cars

    As a member of the Ralph Nader fan club (tongue in cheek), I demand that all Priuses come equipped with pedestrian avoidence radar. Said radar, must initiate a safety broadcast, when approaching a pedestrian or unleashed house companion. Said broadcast is to include a "Hybrid vehicle approaching, please do not step off the curb" message over the Priuses fender mounted, and recessed for safety, loud speakers. This is to be followed by a one minute global warming message from ALGORE. Sorry, no plan is without defects and we realize that ALGORE cannot be held to only a one minute message.

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