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    1. Then the people who are upset about it should...

      Then the people who are upset about it should vote out of office the politicians who want to make voting mandatory.

      Oh, wait....
    2. Republicans will never allow voting to be...

      Republicans will never allow voting to be mandatory... because the more people that vote, the less they win.

      However, Election Day should at least be a national holiday, which people get off of...
    3. Update: I called corporate HQ of the restaurant...

      Update: I called corporate HQ of the restaurant chain and they said giving 5-star ratings are not a requirement to get the survey coupon, and that they would talk to the management of the restaurant...
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      :thumbup: Our power was out for 2 weeks after...

      :thumbup: Our power was out for 2 weeks after Superstorm Sandy, and the landline never skipped a beat. I even connected my DSL modem to a 12-volt battery and used it to connect to the Internet with...
    5. Many dealers now use a scale of 10, where...

      Many dealers now use a scale of 10, where anything less than 10 basically gets someone fired.

      I can almost forgive a 5-point scale, because you can rationalize it by saying that any score above...
    6. SOLD!

      SOLD!
    7. And now other businesses are copying the car...

      And now other businesses are copying the car dealer fallacy of forcing "truly exceptional" 5/5 or 10/10 ratings to become the norm rather than the exception. :banghead: Today I stopped for lunch at a...
    8. Video of the car starting and running: ...

      Video of the car starting and running:


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl3lAFoRQTE
    9. Photos taken today -- click for hi-res version: ...

      Photos taken today -- click for hi-res version:

      http://i60.tinypic.com/2qdv5on.jpg

      http://i60.tinypic.com/2uft7cx.jpg

      http://i59.tinypic.com/24pw74m.jpg

      http://i59.tinypic.com/xp5wfm.jpg
    10. For Sale: 1-owner, 100% stock 2002 Golf GLS TDI auto in NJ

      ** CAR IS NOW SOLD ***

      My father is selling his 2002 Golf TDI. He is the original owner. It is a silver GLS model with automatic, alloy wheels, power moonroof, ABS, side airbags, remote keyless...
    11. Here's my boring video of the much less exciting,...

      Here's my boring video of the much less exciting, but still ominous-looking, AT&T microwave tower in Martinsville, NJ:


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9pAhjor_3U
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      The comparison is irrelevant. OP said Mercedes...

      The comparison is irrelevant. OP said Mercedes couldn't fix his car because they don't have the proper tools to do so -- whereas the tools to fix a computer (a couple of screwdrivers and a...
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      Volvo 240 vs. Acura wagon. Guess who wins... ...

      Volvo 240 vs. Acura wagon. Guess who wins...


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdYBSLZkTRI
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      I had a 1981 240D with the 4-speed manual and its...

      I had a 1981 240D with the 4-speed manual and its shifter was surprisingly crisp and smooth. The trick is that in typical old-school Mercedes fashion, there are multiple metal linkages and...
    15. The USPS abandoned the FFV concept because it...

      The USPS abandoned the FFV concept because it ended up costing them more to run than the LLV:

      http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/02/usps-will-turn-away-mostly-from-flexfuel-vehicles-thanks-to-re/
      ...
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      My mom's 2007 Jeep Liberty came with a free...

      My mom's 2007 Jeep Liberty came with a free lifetime powertrain warranty when new...

      Auburn Hills, Mich., Jul 26, 2007 - Chrysler today announced that the Company would extend its powertrain...
    17. There's also another side to this: door to door...

      There's also another side to this: door to door salesmen, lost partygoers and drunk tourists seeking help might be more likely to be shot dead by householders in the USA.

      Florida man shoots...
    18. It makes more sense to compare the USA to Canada,...

      It makes more sense to compare the USA to Canada, since our lifestyles are more similar than to the UK.

      The gun ownership rate is 3 times higher in the USA than in Canada, but Canada has 5% fewer...
    19. And you instantly blame the lack of guns in the...

      And you instantly blame the lack of guns in the UK as the single reason for that, rather than any number of social, community, lifestyle, and law enforcement differences that exist between the two...
    20. Ask the NRA. They were in favor of gun control...

      Ask the NRA. They were in favor of gun control back in the '60s and '70s when inner-city blacks were wanting to get guns:
      ...
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