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2/14/20
1:57 PM
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Even in cases where insurance and an authorized repair facility does repair, it might not show up. I had an accident on the corporate campus I worked on at the time, where someone pulled out from the parking onto the through road without looking. It caused a few thousand dollars in damage and rendered the car Read more

2/14/20
12:16 PM
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On the car I recently sold private party, I ran a CarFax ahead of time (always do this, btw, so you know what’s showing and what’s not so you can price correctly). My state issues titles to the owner ,with recorded liens showing prominently, for financed cars, instead of having the financier hold the title. When I Read more

2/14/20
12:08 PM
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I can tell you it’s not from insurance. Several years ago, I was in an accident, which caused ~$3,000 in damage and rendered the car undrivable, on the corporate campus I worked on at the time (someone pulled out of the parking area onto the through road without looking).  The company’s security people did the report. Read more

2/14/20
11:33 AM
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You know, typically after you buy a new car you start seeing a ton of ‘em. I bought my XE in December. I still haven’t seen another one on the roads.  Shame, as it’s a fantastic car! 

2/13/20
2:10 PM
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Huh, didn’t realize Calibri was considered accessible.  Like I said, our corporate standard (housing services agency) is Verdana, no smaller than 12 point. 

2/13/20
12:05 PM
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Or distributing material to those with visual impairments, since Comic Sans is a recognized accessible font.  That said, we use Verdana as our corporate standard, as it’s attractive and accessible.  

2/11/20
9:11 PM
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I grew up in a rural Michigan county of less than 35,000 people, so please spare me your faux concern for the plight of denizens of the hinterlands. If we’re as serious as the hue and cry over a couple MPG and a bit extra out of tailpipes would have us believe, then we need to face facts that their “solutions” not Read more

2/11/20
9:06 PM
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You, friend, get it!  Thank you!  We have one part of the political spectrum that wants to pretend nothing’s wrong, and he have the other that wants to dick around with a couple MPG and growing the regulatory apparatus even further.  All the while, we ignore the proverbial elephants in the room.  

2/11/20
9:03 PM
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What a perfectly fallacious argument in apparent full-throated defense of the status quo! The folks in the hinterlands, you cry, I’d guess for the first time.  You presume, with no backing, that such fuel taxes and tolling would all be implemented at once, that they would be implemented (or even appropriately sized) Read more

2/11/20
8:58 PM
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I know, reading is hard.  Shame we don’t still have literacy tests as a requirement for voting.  Might not have a certain orange doofus as president right now.  

2/11/20
8:56 PM
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The point stands, though. If we’re really serious about curbing automobile-based energy consumption and emissions, then we have to look to the pricing mechanism. Singapore’s just an extreme example of that in practice, and my comparisons to Singapore were limited to two data points: cars per capita and a quick Read more

2/11/20
8:52 PM
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That’s not what’s been proposed anywhere in this gear, nor will taxing oil companies have any meaningful impact on emissions or energy use. It’ll put a few extra bucks in the public coffers that we could use for something nice like health care or some new bridges or something. Read more

2/11/20
8:29 PM
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Lol supply side economics.  We have literally no evidence that it’s a viable hypothesis.  And, before you cite the Reagan years, let’s be clear that Reagan’s recovery was classic Keynesian economics.  The massive military spend-the-Soviets-under-the-table build-up of the 1980s was classic Keynesian stimulus, with the Read more

2/11/20
11:31 AM
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Neutral: This is not something to fix with the regulatory apparatus, as it cannot adequately eliminate the negative externalities. All emissions and fuel economy regs do is subsidize the transportation cost of living way too far afield. This exacerbates suburban sprawl, makes transit much harder to implement, creates Read more

2/10/20
11:44 AM
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There’s far more to the Ford story during that era than the product development, though. Honestly, Ford’s recovery was the result of three people: Don LeClair, Mark Fields, and Alan Mulally. Work on the recovery was underway before Mulally got there. Read more

2/10/20
11:23 AM
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Alright, what would you call a beautiful car then?  

2/10/20
10:43 AM
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4th: Big news out of Ford. Revival of the COO position is basically a vote of no confidence in Hackett, and I think the Bloomberg analysis is right on point. This is laying the groundwork to show Hackett the door and not disrupt operations. And about damned time! The Hackett reign has been a disaster. Read more

2/7/20
3:01 PM
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I do like the British Racing Green. Classic. Black wheels are so great, too!