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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-20-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,488
Posted By 420SEL
And maybe not even real news. ...

And maybe not even real news.

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2009/06/19/2009061900402.html
Forum: Tech Help 04-27-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By 420SEL
That is exactly what happened. I had it towed...

That is exactly what happened. I had it towed into the MB body shop and they put it up on the lift. I wish I had remembered that my phone had a camera in it so I could have snapped a shot of it,...
Forum: Tech Help 04-26-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By 420SEL
Smilie face is gone, but I still like the car. I...

Smilie face is gone, but I still like the car. I have not had to pay for anything other than regular service in the almost 5 years I've had it. Assuming this doesn't break the bank it won't have...
Forum: Tech Help 04-25-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By 420SEL
w210 Front Suspension Collapse

Well, it happened. Fortunately I was stopped at a stop light and not flying down the highway at the time. The front of the car just dropped like I had driven into a huge pothole. The front spring...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-26-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By 420SEL
I hadn't intented the title of this thread to be...

I hadn't intented the title of this thread to be misleading. I just thought it was interesting from that there is so much talk of how the Koreans have been copying German design, and here we have...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-26-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By 420SEL
Koreans copy German design?

I thought this article was interesting.

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200902/200902250002.html

The Korean Behind the New Mercedes Benz SLR


Yoon Il-hun is the designer of...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-20-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,911
Posted By 420SEL
Try adjusting that 1934 stock price for...

Try adjusting that 1934 stock price for inflation. The stock would need to be at just over $23 to match its low back in 1934 adjusted for inflation. So, in real terms the stock is down 95% since...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-07-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By 420SEL
Try these guys. The Austrian school of economics...

Try these guys. The Austrian school of economics has always made the most sense to me, but it is rare to find a university that actually teaches it.
www.mises.org
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-05-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,834
Posted By 420SEL
Looks like the UK is "officially" calling it a...

Looks like the UK is "officially" calling it a depression.

During a heated debate in the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown described the global economic slowdown as a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-02-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,834
Posted By 420SEL
It's not necessary to track each dollar, but you...

It's not necessary to track each dollar, but you can track every dollar. Care to hazzard a guess at the decline in the value of the dollar since government intervention in the economy became big...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-02-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,834
Posted By 420SEL
I'd rather go back to 1819. The economic...

I'd rather go back to 1819. The economic collapse at that time rivaled the 30's and what we are seeing now. The big difference was that there was no government intervention and the problems...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-02-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,021
Posted By 420SEL
I would rather people focus more on the later,...

I would rather people focus more on the later, rather than the former. It might be easier to get rid of them that way. Seems to me that most of these little fires (tax scandals, etc.) are nothing...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-29-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,834
Posted By 420SEL
We already have people up here complaining that...

We already have people up here complaining that their unemployment insurance benefits are running out, and they last about 40 weeks.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-25-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By 420SEL
If this guy's life follows your tag line, "The...

If this guy's life follows your tag line, "The purpose in life is to be defeated by greater and greater things," then I wonder what is next for him.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-20-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By 420SEL
Here's what the thing looks like.

Here's what the thing looks like.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-18-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 6,946
Posted By 420SEL
Here is a link with some stats for a small...

Here is a link with some stats for a small sample.
http://www.geocities.com/dtmcbride/travel/train-plane-car.html
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-16-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,223
Posted By 420SEL
Herein lies the problem. The Government does not...

Herein lies the problem. The Government does not have its own funds to use in this fight against financial collapse. If the Government were in the position of having been sitting on a huge reserve...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-16-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,223
Posted By 420SEL
I guess they haven't realized that as big as the...

I guess they haven't realized that as big as the Gov't infux of funds has been, especially in relation to historic comparisons, it is puny compared to the contraction in overall credit. The efforts...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-16-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,223
Posted By 420SEL
Not to mention, if you don't bail them out, who...

Not to mention, if you don't bail them out, who will pay for your re-election campaign?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-11-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By 420SEL
The worst is when someone replys to all when they...

The worst is when someone replys to all when they shouldn't and then 5 or 6 different people decide to tell them about their mistake by replying to all as well.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-11-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,093
Posted By 420SEL
and the driver's window can go down so that he...

and the driver's window can go down so that he can "pay a toll"?
Somehow I don't think anyone in that motorcade is going to be paying any tolls.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-07-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By 420SEL
In it for the long run

For all the diesel fans.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/automobiles/collectibles/04EGO.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-29-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 771
Posted By 420SEL
This is a good point. I think we can save the...

This is a good point. I think we can save the original idea, however, if we modify it to say that excess return, meaning returns above the market return, is a zero sum game. You could also go...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-27-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By 420SEL
I think that was just sound effects added in and...

I think that was just sound effects added in and not a noise generated by the prop rifle he was using. Sorry, I don't know the model.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-25-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By 420SEL
There are new safety standards in Europe designed...

There are new safety standards in Europe designed to protect pedestrians in the event they are hit by cars. This involves making the hood area a little higher and with crumple zones to absorb some...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-21-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,529
Posted By 420SEL
Take a look at this and tell me if they say...

Take a look at this and tell me if they say anything about their funding being cut and that they are losing the ability to properly regulate financial markets.
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-21-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,529
Posted By 420SEL
It is interesting to me that whenever the...

It is interesting to me that whenever the government proves to be a dismal failure at something the solution is always to have more of it - there was not enough. If you actually go through this case...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-11-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,158
Posted By 420SEL
Same here, along with the cup holder. I can't...

Same here, along with the cup holder. I can't believe they put any of those things in a Benz.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-08-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By 420SEL
I second that. Ship by US mail, not a courier. ...

I second that. Ship by US mail, not a courier. UPS is worst. They charge a customs brokerage fee payable by the recipient of about $45 regardless of the package value.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-05-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By 420SEL
They were due for a nice holiday anyways.

They were due for a nice holiday anyways.
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