My friend shouted curses at him as he left. I just remarked that it was a "Soprano Harley Davidson". How annoying!
I purchased a new Nissan Versa a few years ago with their continuously variable transmission. It runs awesome. From an engineering point of view, it amazes me that they can build a car with such a small engine and make it perform at highway speeds.
However, I did read that when the CVT was new, some people in their focus groups didn't like it because it *sounds* different. The first time I drove it, I thought there was something wrong with it because of the sound, but it didn't bother me once I knew it was supposed to sound different. If I'm not mistaken, they changed the CVT to make it sound more like a conventional automatic transmission.
It seems awfully dumb to me that a piece of equipment that was so carefully engineered should be modified simply to make it sound like the equipment it replaces!
Once, it directed me to turn left go a block on another street, and then turn right and then left again back onto the same road! No, there wasn't any traffic.
The straw that broke the camels back was when I went out on a day after very heavy rain. Waze directed me to drive on a road that was closed.
Let me give you two good examples that show how fucked up our health care is in this country. I believe that most doctors are honest, hard-working people, but there are some really sleazy douchebags in the industry.
Example 1: Look up how much it costs to buy donated breast milk. If you need it, it can cost over $1000 per month, but don't worry, Blue Cross will pay for it!
Example 2: Long story, but there is an expensive drug out there by the name of Xyrem. It remains illegal in many countries due to its reputation as a date-rape drug, but many patients who are legitimately prescribed the drug swear by it. (I do not use Xyrem, but I know people who do.)
Xyrem used to be available over the counter for cheap ( I really despise these cocksuckers because I know that sick people are going without needed medication because of the cost and the company charging these stratospheric prices didn't even invent the fucking drug! May their executives roast in Hell.
Over a billion dollars goes to this one company every year for just this drug, that used to be freely available and cheap!
Now that you know something about why our health care is so expensive, we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
I just wish there was something more constructive we could do about the situation than bitch about it on an internet forum. Chest-puffing about cop-killing will get us nowhere. Just ask the people in Ferguson about that one.
I'll tell you a little anecdote. I spoke with my great-aunt on the phone regarding the recent birth of my first child. I mentioned to her that I'm afraid of these CPS punks who would take away my child on the slightest prefix and the idiots who call CPS because the neighbor's kid is walking to school along. When I hung up the phone, I had the distinct impression that she is the sort of person who would have made that call to CPS!
We have met the enemy, and he is us!
However, I fear that this will be used as an excuse to seize far-reaching authority that will quickly be abused in ways we have yet to anticipate.
Enough with the chest-puffing.
Weird Al said, "I'll sue American Airlines because they sold me a ticket to New Jersey. I went there, and it sucked!"