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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I'm looking at a possible cat replacement on the XC60. OEM one is $1,600 + 5 hours of labor. For some reason, they decided to put the catalytic converter as part of the downpipe. There is an aftermarket high-flow downpipe/cat option for just $500 which may be the route I take. Question about...
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    Unverified Ownership 2011 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

    Thank you all! @MWF, I'm in Athens. I haven't really switched to the SUV side, it's primarily my wife's car, and we drive it on road trips occasionally. I'm never getting rid of the S70. In fact, I might be picking up a 98 C70 manual in a couple of weeks with 285k miles. Just want to save it...
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    Unverified Ownership 2011 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

    Hi everyone, I'm back...sort of. I took a very long break from the forum for various reasons. Lots of things happened in life. When I heard about Alex, it prompted me to check out the forum again. So here I am with a small update. And the update is that I acquired another Volvo. It's a 2011...
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    Cancer Sucks

    I have been away from the forums for quite a while, but then I saw a FB post about this and I felt I should login. Alex, I'm really sorry to hear this devastating news. You are an awesome guy and what you created here, this community, is something really special. You are an inspiration, and a...
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    Sorry, poor wording. I meant, you wouldn't interfere to save others if doing so would put you and your loved ones at harm.
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    But you said it yourself - you wouldn't actually interfere in a situation if it posed significant risk for your own life or the lives of your loved ones. Most people would behave like that, even in a non-gun-free zone. I have no problem with the claim that guns are for self-defense. But the...
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    That's not the context of the NRA phrase, and you know it. The full context is that you can't always rely on LEO to stop a bad guy, so the only way to stop a bad guy is more civilian good guys with guns. And the statistics in active shooter scenarios simply don't support that assertion...
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    You answered this yourself in the other thread: And I agree with your assessment. It is situation dependent and it does depend on your willingness to risk your own safety. I still maintain that the NRA catch phrase that "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" is...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Oh that's where it ended up :)
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Just responding so I can point to Labcoatguy's quote in my signature :)
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    The Trump Presidency - how I stopped worrying and learned to love the Hair

    Trump stops at Trump International Hotel Waikiki to thank employees Not owned by him so he doesn't get any immediate profit, but a little free advertising and support for the Trump brand can't hurt. ...and by free, I mean, on tax-payer funded official trips.
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    At least we agree on something. The statement from wikipedia is backed by a list of several peer-reviewed journal essays and books. I can compile the list for you, if you doubt their legitimacy and are interested in reading them. What I am trying to get at is the fact that the label of...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I never understood why you couldn't get the Charger with a manual, but you could get a manual Challenger. Not even a special order from the factory?
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    And as I pointed out before, words like "nigger" were also crowd-sourced agreed upon definitions, until we realized how awfully offensive they were. The very first line in the wikipedia entry on terrorism says that there is no universal agreement on the definition of terrorism. There is a list...
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    Terrorists strike yet again

    Here we go again... In a previous discussion, I asked LeVeL if a person driving without a valid license would be called an illegal driver. He said yes. By that logic, the killer broke the law - he was not allowed to buy a firearm - therefore the definition would fit. He was an illegal. (That's...
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