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You seem to be over-reacting to a perceived slight that was never that in the first place. It’s not a flattering look and makes me question your suitability as a moderator.

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You seem to be over-reacting to a perceived slight that was never that in the first place. It’s not a flattering look and makes me question your suitability as a moderator.

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If moderators are being questioned for suitability, it can be reported to the AG administrators.

Generally it isn't constructive to do this publicly in a thread - request that PMs be utilized.

As for San (and me), we are reviewing this recent thread exchange because it was reported.
We are not here because someone needs 'help' - we're here to understand why it was reported.

I also don't see anything (yet) that warrants action. As San requested, let's keep it polite in disagreement.

Personal attacks are not allowed. Mods are not staffed to deal with he said/she said scenarios. If something gets out of hand, it will be evaluated and addressed.

Again, if the way mods handle it is not considered appropriate, a member can report to the AG administrator - mods are members just like everyone else.

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I certainly wasn't asking for permission to post here or anywhere on this forum. I didn't wander here by happenstance, no matter how interesting you might think it is.

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San,

Not sure at all how you perceived what I wrote. It had nothing to do with you, permission, or anything like that.

For the record, I have lots of respect for and trust in San as a moderator.

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Did you hear about the insomniac, agnostic dyslexic?















He stayed up all night wondering if there really was a dog.

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I didn’t say “you” see conspiracies everywhere, did I?

Start your own thread, please. I don't think anyone signed up for this junk.
Uh, yes you did, close enough. Actually you said, ".... but ppl such as you see conspiracies all over."

So right out of the box you are wrong. Then you tallied up some bogus score card. All wrong.
Anyhoo, I tried to say hello but I guess youre still obsessed with these political crusades....
I mean bringing up Ronald Reagan out of the blue...
Gil, sit down. Since this is News from NJ, let me give some news to you...
Ronald Reagan hasn't been in office for 30 YEARS.

Ok, I was just trying to say hi before I was attacked, I guess you see me as "the other side" and insulting me is in some small way your idea of "resist."
IDK.
I will move on and leave you to entertain the troops with all your stories and vignettes.
And btw, which "junk" are you referring to because thats what I said when I first opened this thread.

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CNN ran a special film on Monday. "RBG", about the pretty amazing history of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; what she did (a lot); how she got to be one of the first women hired to be a lawyer and her rise to the Supreme Court.


I thought it would be an OK watch. But, it is much, very much better than that. See it.


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Have always said the Howard Stern is one of our best interviewers. Today, Sir Paul McCartney was on for about 90 minutes. They get along and this wasn't their first interview.

It was wonderful. We learned a lot. Paul debunked 4 or 5 rumors. Paul's love of music and songwriting showed thru clearly.

Catch this if you can. Really.

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Uh, yes you did, close enough. Actually you said, ".... but ppl such as you see conspiracies all over."

So right out of the box you are wrong. Then you tallied up some bogus score card. All wrong.
Anyhoo, I tried to say hello but I guess youre still obsessed with these political crusades....
I mean bringing up Ronald Reagan out of the blue...
Gil, sit down. Since this is News from NJ, let me give some news to you...
Ronald Reagan hasn't been in office for 30 YEARS.

Ok, I was just trying to say hi before I was attacked, I guess you see me as "the other side" and insulting me is in some small way your idea of "resist."
IDK.
I will move on and leave you to entertain the troops with all your stories and vignettes.
And btw, which "junk" are you referring to because thats what I said when I first opened this thread.
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No, ppl such as you doesn't mean you specifically.

If you want to say hello, best to not start off with insults.

No crusade. I have strong, well-reasoned, well-documented opinions from good sources.

Sorry, just love to bring up that aspect of Reagan. I didn't mention Iran-Contra or the other immoral and/or illegal things he did. Or, his racism. See?

The "junk": Your arguments, us arguing. Can't be very interesting and only one of us is humorous.

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Yrs ago, a shop called me to say my tires had arrived. I asked the young lady if she could see them from the phone.

“Yes, why do you ask?”

“Tell me, are they round and black?”

“Yes, why?”

“That’s how I like my tires and my women..”

She laughed. When I arrived at the store, she invited me to a BBQ, just the 2 of us. She was tall, thin and very appealing.

I was thin and married.



Guy in a Ford liked the wheels on my XRS.

“What do you look for when you buy wheels?”

“I want: Light, cheap and easy to clean. The same things I look for in women.”

See, almost an all-purpose joke….

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Mike,

No, ppl such as you doesn't mean you specifically.

If you want to say hello, best to not start off with insults.

No crusade. I have strong, well-reasoned, well-documented opinions from good sources.

Sorry, just love to bring up that aspect of Reagan. I didn't mention Iran-Contra or the other immoral and/or illegal things he did. Or, his racism. See?

The "junk": Your arguments, us arguing. Can't be very interesting and only one of us is humorous.

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So you said "people such as you" but it didn't pertain to me?
Thats funnier than the rest of the stuff you post here.

Saying "Im glad you don't post political stuff here" was an insult? Seriously?
Do you really live in NJ, because thats hardly an insult. Didn't think I needed to throw you a cry closet for that one.
I hereby apologize then.

Yes, crusade. Def crusade. We all know it. You have a lot of very opinionated sources.
Such a crusade you still throw out Reagan tidbits. You cant help yourself.
I thought you were gonna throw out the tidbit that he was the other republican pres who brought our economy up from financial disaster.
Not a crusade? I guess it depends on what the definition of "is"-is.

Whose arguing Gil?
I just said hello and it set your wheels in motion. You saw red when you saw I had posted in "your" thread.
I would think someone who brags about his own intellect as much as you do would see when someone is pulling your chain a little. Age must be affecting your eyesight as well.

Yes, you are humorous, but not in the way you think you are.

Well I tried the olive branch but I see you are still much too angry. grrrrr!

Ill try not to interrupt "your" thread anymore.
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Yes, you are humorous, but not in the way you think you are.
That goes both ways, evomind.

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Jaguar announces plans to build electric E-types




Last September, Jaguar debuted a concept car it called the E-type Zero, which swapped a 1968 E-type Series 1.5 roadster’s original 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine and transmission for a 40 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and a 220-kilowatt electric motor. Based upon overwhelmingly positive public reaction, Jaguar has announced plans to build electric E-types from original cars, run through the same Coventry facility as its E-type Reborn models.

It’s not entirely clear if the electric E-types will be restored to the same standard as E-type Reborn cars, which are concours-quality and priced accordingly (£285,000, or $355,000, in April 2017). The Reborn program focuses on Series 1 (and 1.5) E-type roadsters and coupes, built between 1961 and ’68, and begins with solid donor cars sourced by Jaguar’s in-house experts. It appears that Jaguar will offer both roadsters and coupes with electric power, though this has yet to be clearly defined.

Once ready for the conversion, the restored cars will receive a lithium-ion battery pack of roughly the same size and weight as the E-type’s 3.8- or 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine, mated to an electric motor positioned in approximately the same position as the transmission, not needed with an electric motor (which uses a single-speed reduction gear). If the production electric E-types remain true to the E-type Zero concept, the final weight will be about 100 pounds less than a gasoline-powered car, meaning that changes to the original suspension and brakes will not be needed.




Jaguar opted for a 220-kW (roughly 295-horsepower) electric motor in its E-type Zero concept car, in part because it retained performance comparable to the original internal combustion version. Though not yet finalized, it’s likely Jaguar will use a similar motor for the production version, since retaining the E-type’s balance, handling and ride quality was a stated design goal. Jaguar is aiming for a real-world range of “over” 170 miles, thanks in part to power management technology developed for its I-PACE all-wheel-drive electric crossover.




Designed as a pure electric vehicle from the ground up, the I-PACE claims to deliver a range of 240 miles (thanks in part to its larger 90 kWh battery pack), combined with a 0-60 mph time under 5 seconds. Two motors are used to power all four wheels of this crossover, as opposed to the single motor used to power the electric E-type’s rear wheels (via a rather conventional driveshaft and differential).

Owners of existing E-types can opt to have their cars converted to battery power as well, and Jaguar advises this will be a completely reversible process to protect the originality (and perhaps, future value) of its cars. In addition to swapping out the engine and transmission, the electric E-types also receive a new instrument panel, LED headlamps, a new driveshaft, and, optionally, a center stack mounted infotainment display.

Of its latest offering, Jaguar Land Rover Classic director Tim Hannig said,

We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-type Zero concept. Future-proofing the enjoyment of classic-car ownership is a major stepping stone for Jaguar Classic.

E-type Zero showcases the incredible heritage of the E-type, and the expertise and craftsmanship at Classic Works, while demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover’s dedication to creating zero emission vehicles across every part of the business, including Jaguar Classic.

Jaguar has not yet announced pricing for its electric E-type or customer conversions but expects to begin deliveries in summer 2020. Those interested in reserving a spot in the queue are encouraged to email [email protected], or to visit Jaguar.com/Classic.

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So you said "people such as you" but it didn't pertain to me?
Thats funnier than the rest of the stuff you post here.

Saying "Im glad you don't post political stuff here" was an insult? Seriously?
Do you really live in NJ, because thats hardly an insult. Didn't think I needed to throw you a cry closet for that one.
I hereby apologize then.

Yes, crusade. Def crusade. We all know it. You have a lot of very opinionated sources.
Such a crusade you still throw out Reagan tidbits. You cant help yourself.
I thought you were gonna throw out the tidbit that he was the other republican pres who brought our economy up from financial disaster.
Not a crusade? I guess it depends on what the definition of "is"-is.

Whose arguing Gil?
I just said hello and it set your wheels in motion. You saw red when you saw I had posted in "your" thread.
I would think someone who brags about his own intellect as much as you do would see when someone is pulling your chain a little. Age must be affecting your eyesight as well.

Yes, you are humorous, but not in the way you think you are.

Well I tried the olive branch but I see you are still much too angry. grrrrr!

Ill try not to interrupt "your" thread anymore.
Toodles!
Crikey.

Again wrong. "So glad they don't let you post all your political drivel here like you do everywhere else" is what you lead with.

That was not very nice obviously.

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Reagan: As a short-run strategy to reduce inflation and lower nominal interest rates, the U.S. borrowed both domestically and abroad to cover the Federal budget deficits, raising the national debt from $997 billion to $2.85 trillion.

Send chemical warfare weapons to Saddam Hussein, who used them on Iranis and on his own ppl.

President Reagan increased the debt by 186 percent. Reaganomics added $1.86 trillion. Reagan's brand of supply-side economics didn't grow the economy enough to offset the lost revenue from its tax cuts.

His voodoo economics have failed every time. Even Laffer's right hand man left, saying it was a garbage theory.

I like the above because I am weary of ppl holding him up as a good president. I apologize.
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Not sure you fully understand meaning of "olive branch".

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Thanks for worrying about my eyesight.


(I don't think you can help yourself and that you will be back.)

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Dan Gurney Once Shipped an Impala to England to Kick Jaguar Ass


The Big Eagle thought he could win the British Saloon Car Championship with a mostly stock Chevy Impala SS. He was so successful, the Brits banned him




In 1961, Dan Gurney thought he could beat a grid full of Jaguar Mk2 sedans to win the British Saloon Car Championship. His weapon of choice? A Chevrolet Impala SS. And for most of one glorious race at Silverstone, it looked like it the plan might actually work.

According to Goodwood's Ed Foster, who now owns the car, Gurney ordered this Impala SS with police-car suspension and brake upgrades and a 409-cubic-inch V8. He added cooling ducts for the front brakes and a rear sway bar from a Corvette, and had some mechanic friends go through the engine, but that was it. Otherwise, the car was stock—Gurney didn't even bother to remove the radio.

We think of a car like a '61 Impala SS as a big American boat, designed for Eisenhower's Interstates, not twisty British racetracks. After all, the Chevy was never officially sold in the United Kingdom.

And yet, the big boat and the tall, handsome Californian ran away from the pack. At Silverstone, its debut race, Gurney put the Impala on pole, lapping the famous circuit 1.2 seconds quicker than Graham Hill in a 3.8-liter Jag. Gurney led most of the race from pole, setting a saloon-car lap record in the process. But two laps from the finish, disaster struck. Gurney's right rear wheel came off, forcing his retirement and handing victory to Hill.

For the next race, again at Silverstone, Gurney installed NASCAR wheels and tires on the Impala, hoping for better luck, but race organizers banned him from competing. In a 2003 interview with Motor Sport, Gurney blamed Jaguar's racing manager, Lofty England.

"Yeah, it was Lofty England. I don't blame him, it's a part of racing," he said. "I'd given the Jags a big fright at the International Trophy meeting, and he was protecting his patch. They never explained the discrepancies that prevented me from using the Chevy again, but I never really looked into it. Why fight City Hall?"

Afterwards, Gurney sold the Impala to a friend who shipped it to Australia. It stayed there until 2017, it was sent to America to be sold. Foster tracked it down, buying it just weeks before Gurney's passing in January of 2018.

Foster had the car sent to England and had it restored, and it's set to race once again at this weekend's Goodwood Revival. The people at Goodwood promise more videos to come, documenting the Impala's restoration, but for now, we have Foster telling the story.


The most amazing thing about this story is how neatly it sums up Gurney's early racing career. Like the Impala, Gurney was the big American interloper in the European motor racing scene, demanding respect. And while the Impala never managed to defeat Europe's best, the Big Eagle did.

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Let’s talk about underwear.

No, A BRIEF DISCUSSION ABOUT UNDERWEAR

I realized I’d been wearing Hanes jockeys for decades, without ever thinking about it.

But, this has been a hot and humid summer. So, decided to try some new brands.

Tommy John has been the big advertiser for years. But, each garment is around $30 and up. Plus, the reviews were just OK.

So, I doodled and Googled and found some reviews, a test or two and picked two brands.

One brand was Bensly. The other was Tommy Bahama, which I assume isn’t Tommy’s real name.

Bensly is ok, better than Hanes to no surprise.

Tommy Bahama is terrific. Not quite like wearing nothing, but very light and breathable. No, my scrotum don’t actually breathe and if they did, their breath would be horrendous.


“Boxer briefs” are the standard now, so I went for that style. With room around down there, they are airier.

The Bahamas are the “Breathe Easy” 3 pack, for $39.50. Three different colors, as if I frigging cared.

I just ordered more of them. I do really like these.




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Movies can certainly affect car sales, most times.


Jack Baruth, writing for Hagerty:

“The management at Pontiac must have felt like lottery winners when they totaled up the final sales figures for 1977. After seven long years of declining performance and increasing consumer disinterest, the second-generation F-body with the “screaming chicken” on the hood was suddenly the hottest property on the road. The reason? A surprise spring smash of a movie concerning a bootlegger’s dash from Texarkana to Atlanta, with a cowboy-hatted Burt Reynolds behind the wheel and Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice in hot pursuit.”



We know the (the already defunct) DeLorean was made wildly more popular due to the “Back to the Future” films.

Aston-Martin got boosts from 007. As did Lotus, and again in “Pretty Woman”.

I doubt, though, that many expensive Aston-Martins were sold to fans of 007, but I could be wrong.

Maybe because I worked in sales, marketing and advertising, I am pretty impervious to any of that 3.

I do not care about product placement in movies or any other media.

Like most of us, I want my cars to be good performers and to do what they promise (handling, braking, acceleration, etc.)

I am unimpressed with DeLoreans, as they are heavy and slow. I apologize to those who love them, but they make no sense to me.

Neither do cars with “Pace Car” liveries (unless they were the actual pace car).

When it comes to cars, which mean a lot to us all, I prefer reality.

Really.

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At the Endocrinologist’s Office

My doctor tells me my thyroid levels are too high. So, I find the doctor said to be NJ’s best endocrinologist.

Lorraine is worried, so she comes to the appointment with me.

We’re sitting in the waiting room when the doctor steps through a door and says my name, a bit quizzically. We’ve not met, of course.

I stand up and he says I should come right in. Lorraine stands and asks, “Can I come in too?”

“Sure”.

I turn, look at Lorraine, than back at the doctor and say, “That’s fine for you, doc, but I’ve never seen this woman before in my life”.

When he realizes I am kidding he can’t really control his laughter. (He mentioned that bit for years…)

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We talk, he explains some options and gives me paperwork to study at home.

I read it all and am dismayed.

There are really only 3 choices.

First, I can have an operation to remove part of my thyroid. Oh, never going to happen. My sister had that done as a child and, while I’m sure the techniques are better today, I will not have an operation I don’t need.

In my sister’s case, they removed too much and she was stuck taking pills for the rest of her life. This sometimes interfered with other health issues.

Second, I can swallow a radioactive isotope. This sound better than it is. The brochure says it’s safe, but to avoid:

1. Sitting next to pregnant women.
2. Having pets on my lap.

Wait! This doesn’t quite sound safe. Women and the cats would be outside my body, while the radioactivity tools around inside me.

No deal.


Third, I can take a daily pill to control my thyroid. Dosage is easily adjusted.

Back at the doctor’s office, I explain my objections to the first two choices.

I ask why everyone doesn’t simply take the pill; it’s clearly safer.

“Some people don’t like taking pills,” he replies, in a way that leads me to believe that he thinks they’re nuts too.

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After taking the pills for about 10 years, my thyroid slowed down. I was in remission and didn’t need the pills anymore.

But, my elderly cat was found to have an overactive thyroid and she took them.

Copy cat.

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bug repellent??

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Interesting interview with Daniel Stern.


What the hell is that thing in his nose?

https://drivingintherealworld.com/pa...-daniel-stern/

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