Me, I'm just wishing you'd consider a paragraph break or two!
Joking aside, I'm interested in where you are that a dealer will not order a car for you at less than full MSRP.
In any event, if the Avalon does it for you, good on you for buying it. They are good vehicles.
Spectacularly bad idea. Nothing but a revenue grab.Jump to post
What in creation makes you think you have the right to cancel a purchase contract? Easy there... I know California isn't your favorite state, but don't rule them out of creation just yet! Heh. Well played. I was not tagging the Sunshine State - and (tbh) I love California, really enjoyed my time li...Jump to post
IF the world goes the way of TESLA, then yes - sub $20 is coming faster than we think :) Don't get me started on Tesla and the financial bailout of bad business ideas. Plenty of Oil is used to produce those vehicles before they ever save a drop of oil. =) Fan of electric.... but not the company. Hm...Jump to post
Love the "corporate welfare" comment; shows with startling clarity that propaganda still works.
In any event, in terms of lifestyle and buying power, odds are good that the $23.00/hour guy in Alabama will live better than the $45.00/hour guy in Seattle.
Greater Southwest International just south of DFW. Piece of N-S runway and taxiway still there just off SH183 service road. I was just looking up GSW. It was originally Amon Carter Field, and the main GSW runway is now Amon Carter Blvd. American Airlines Headquarters is on the site. Employees late ...Jump to post
I am unusually sentimental, by nature, but when I see planes like this, I can't help but think of that day when the last passengers disembarked, when the crew pulled power and shut down the engines for the last time. Machines are just machines, and yet, to me - well, they aren't.Jump to post
Congrats- it really is good to have your own place.
If there's an HOA (assumed yes), as much as it sucks, be active, because there are always people who think it is their job to tell everyone else what to do and how to do it, and they're always eager to spend your money in the process.
On occasion, I idly wonder whether it is time to recognize that the death penalty's time as a means of punishment has passed. It's not as if life in prison without possibility of parole is an adventure in fun, and the errant convict is still sequestered from society. Plus (and what a bonus this is!)...Jump to post
God, but that paragraph reeks with arrogance. Most people are well-behaved, legal workers. The ones that are illegal are hiried by businesses whose jobs Americans won't take because they're backbreakingly physical work, and said businesses can pay them less than minimum wage under-the-table. Don't ...Jump to post
Well, I know it is "just" general aviation, but it matters... ...Austin (KAUS) has a fourth FBO (MillionAir) in the construction phase, and it could certainly use the competition, because the service and cost of the existing ones have both worsened of late. As it stands, I rarely use KAUS ...Jump to post
The Right wing is traditionally more vocal and more willing to use violence to suppress ideas that run counter to their world-view. And see, this is amusing, because I'd have said exactly the opposite - and I'd be able to cite to numerous examples for illustration, of how no one fights harder to su...Jump to post
Of course that's how some people view the cops... until you have something to lose. Maybe you aren't apprised of the criminal gangs involved, the millions of dollars changing hands, the factory-scale fraud operations underway. My friend isn't an asshole, he just cares about the country. It means so...Jump to post
Call me honky lips, but I think the concept of wings (of whatever seasoning) being called "food" is laughable. I still believe that the sale of these pitiful, wretched excuses for foodstuffs is the result of a bet gone bad.Jump to post
...and none of this addresses the core reality that the ACA is financially unsupportable, as crafted. Then how do other countries support their healthcare systems? We constantly hear from the Republicans and conservative media that the US had the highest taxes on businesses, on the most productive ...Jump to post
i am concerned about lifetime limits and yearly maxs. Right now ACA protects us from both. Insurance companies are not allowed to deny claims for that reason. . can someone tell me if they are going to keep that provision with this new health care plan? The "protection" in the ACA is illu...Jump to post
There is such a huge volume of offshore (principally Chinese) money in the market now, as wealthy Chinese are desperate to convert their holdings into assets denominated in currency other than PRC. In Vancouver, I am led to understand that there are more than 20,000 residential units which have been...Jump to post
Thus I'm puzzled as to why there should be a 12-year "phase-out" period. There seems to be no mass of traffic to be moved elsewhere. The airport serves as a vital general aviation airport - you do understand that there is more to aviation than airlines, right? This closing is a Very Bad T...Jump to post
I am stunned (and not in a good way) at some of the attitudes being expressed here. Essentially, the message is, " If the speech is speech with which I disagree, then it is speech which is not entitled to protection ." You can dress it up as you like, but that's what you're saying. Underst...Jump to post
I have bought several vehicles, through a buyer's agent, at dealer auctions. Most at the auction are lease returns, and I've saved substantially in comparison to what the dealers charge for the same cars (this is, after all,, where the dealers get most of their cars). The agent charges $500.00 over ...Jump to post
Look at the current administration's complement of political insiders, most utterly unqualified for any position of substance (apparent at inception, proven through demonstration) - there can be no clearer example of Great, Now drag yourself out of the standard neocon vague generalities and tell me...Jump to post
(snip) Look at the current administration's complement of political insiders, most utterly unqualified for any position of substance (apparent at inception, proven through demonstration) - there can be no clearer example of "...corrupt, self-serving, cronyistic, manipulating government ...&quo...Jump to post
It must be difficult to be one day defending Trump and contradicting the GOP, then the next day praising the GOP for not following Trump, then back to praising Trump against the GOP, where were we again ? It is not difficult at all. I support the country, the people, liberty, ideas. Whomever propos...Jump to post
This is literally the first page of the first chapter of the book called: 'How to create a corrupt, self-serving, cronyistic, manipulating government in 12 easy steps'. I guess that metaphor about 'draining the swap' meant the exact opposite of what I thought it meant. Silly me. Now that, there, is...Jump to post
Flew DFW-PHX last week on an ex-US 321, in First. Not impressed (well, impressed, just not favorably). Shabby, and no power, etc. My wife has started noticing the differences between A32x and 737s on AA, and she dryly remarked, "I hope the parts I can't see are better-built than the ones I can....Jump to post
The remarkable smoothness and power from the latest 4-bangers has me accepting them more.Jump to post
Comment on districts redrawn in order to protect "minority-majority" districts (as is commonly done); is this not also improper boundary-drawing?
Aesma wrote:I see that nobody has addressed the fact that the US supported the previous oppressive dictator (with money, arms...) without remorse.
Nah, USA did that by threatening Cuban sovereignty. There are always nuances, but this is just silly. To call Cuba, following the revolution, "sovereign" is a most laughable premise unless, by "sovereignty," you mean "substitution of Soviet domination in place of strong and...Jump to post
Brought the world the closest it has ever come to Nuclear War. Nah, USA did that by threatening Cuban sovereignty. There are always nuances, but this is just silly. To call Cuba, following the revolution, "sovereign" is a most laughable premise unless, by "sovereignty," you mean...Jump to post
He sure kept it interesting, didn't he? I recently had a fascinating evening with a Cubana (now US citizen) whose brother was a law school colleague of Fidel, and in whose family home Fidel had been a frequent guest. The regime was not popular in her home, especially as the family business was appro...Jump to post
They voted for the lesser of two evils, a pretty pathetic standard by any measure.Jump to post
For those wondering why the used car market is, and has for several years been, so very tight, I have three words: "Cash for Clunkers." The ill-named Cash for Clunkers program was a disaster for the used car market (from the buyer's side, not so much the sellers), because, despite its name...Jump to post