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Comment Re:Dangerous impractical toys for rich assholes... (Score 1) 98

I don't consider myself wealthy by any means, but I buy new. As long as you intend to own it for a while, it is a good thing. My truck comes with a pretty long warranty, though I have not had anything break on a car in like 10 years. The worst repair is the tires, and those just wear out over time. The battery also tends to go in about 3 years. Maybe I am wasteful, but I bought the truck for Boy Scouts, and it has been invaluable for storage space and for towing the troop trailer, a used truck just wouldn't tow as well as the longer it is driven, the less towing capacity as the cylinders wear in.

I have tried towing with a 10 year old truck, and it wasn't anywhere near the same, backing the trailer in, the truck had to actually work to move everything. My truck towing the same trailer can practically idle pushing the trailer. I also tend to only lose 2 mpg to towing, where an older truck would lose much more just in age. I can deal with my 15.4 mpg normal and 14 mpg towing.

Comment Re:So why can't Iran have Nukes? (Score 1) 351

Wow, you are funny.

Cuban Missile Crisis: Nuclear missiles being brought close to the US shore in the power of a third world government that hated the US.
Vietnam: The US backed a government in a civil war, China and the Soviet Union backed the other government.

If you consider that wackjob, than every country in the world is just as guilty, each country backs countries they are allied with.

Comment Re:Chris Cassidy is a fucking hero (Score 1) 54

I have more respect for him as a SEAL than the two Bronze Stars, those aren't all that hard to earn after all.


Cassidy is an honor graduate of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S) Class 192. He was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device and the Presidential Unit Citation for leading a 9-day operation at the Zhawar Kili cave complex – a national priority objective directly on the Afghan/Pakistan border during Operation Enduring Freedom. Cassidy was a guest speaker at the USNA Combat Leadership Seminar (2003 & 2004). He was awarded a second Bronze Star for combat leadership service in 2004 during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.[1]
Chris Cassidy is also the 500th person in space. He achieved this by being the designated crew member by the rest of his crew mates, during the STS-127 mission.[7] He is also the second SEAL to fly in space following William Shepherd, a veteran of four prior missions.

I suppose it depends on what that service was, but still, a pretty exemplary person.

Comment Re:Different cities' maps (Score 1) 329

I don't have individual city maps, but I have found that the visitor centers off the major highways tend to have maps for free, I have almost the entire east coast that I keep in my truck's glove box just in case. I can't say I have used one in years however...the last time I used one was when I took an exit in CT that was supposed to be in Mass and needed to figure out where I went wrong. I however always use my smartphone now, set the navigation before starting and follow it the whole way, it even updates for traffic.

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