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Isabeau

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Posted: Jan 27, 2023 - 5:54am

 Steely_D wrote:

But, to be fair: if you really believe - and I mean really believe - then you shouldn't back down. You shouldn't compromise.


Agreed. Otherwise its Cafeteria Christianity and Selective Morality.
Interesting how the bill before SCOTUS was originally arguing for an after 15 weeks ban in Mississippi, but they decided to obliterate Roe anyway. Now, right to life zealots and Republicans realize this could be a losing policy for them ... what are they attempting to go for? A ban after 15 weeks. 
Most medical or surgical abortions are performed in the 8-12 week period. 

Bottom line: Regulating the Internal Organs of any American is the very definition of Unlawful Search and Seizure.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2023 - 6:12pm

 Steely_D wrote:

You see an unbending, vehement position like this from someone driven by the Will of God - which is the supposed reasoning behind the No Abortion rule. It's, of course, based in the commandment to not kill, and there's the added emotional layer of "won't someone think of the children!?"

So compromise on this, from the Folks Who Know What God Wants isn't gonna happen ever. 
The only way of compromise is through the folks that think before they write reasonable laws. And those folks are being replaced by those who are beholden to the religious zealots.

But, to be fair: if you really believe - and I mean really believe - then you shouldn't back down. You shouldn't compromise.


It's sad that in 2023 society is still so afflicted the ancient superstitions and myths. Get over that shit already, please.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2023 - 5:14pm

 islander wrote:


I have yet to hear a compromise position from an anti-abortion proponent.  As evidenced by recent events, their goal is the criminalization of all abortions. 

You see an unbending, vehement position like this from someone driven by the Will of God - which is the supposed reasoning behind the No Abortion rule. It's, of course, based in the commandment to not kill, and there's the added emotional layer of "won't someone think of the children!?"

So compromise on this, from the Folks Who Know What God Wants isn't gonna happen ever. 
The only way of compromise is through the folks that think before they write reasonable laws. And those folks are being replaced by those who are beholden to the religious zealots.

But, to be fair: if you really believe - and I mean really believe - then you shouldn't back down. You shouldn't compromise.
Isabeau

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Posted: Jan 26, 2023 - 2:56pm

 islander wrote:


I have yet to hear a compromise position from an anti-abortion proponent.  As evidenced by recent events, their goal is the criminalization of all abortions. 

Edit: I'm open to being incorrect here, but the larger rhetoric an action that I see is 0 abortions. I'm very compromise on 2A. I want guns generally available, but I don't want them in most situations without proper training and guidance. And I do believe that with proper training and guidance, the vast majority of situations would suggest that you leave your gun behind - especially at the movie theater/grocery store/kindergarten/concert venue/park/sportsball game/drinking establishment....



    There are compromises in some anti-abortion proponents as going for a 15 week ban - but I think that may be a wolf in sheeps clothing to lure people to vote for conservatives who realize its not popular. Yet when in office, they haven't the courage to stand up to the religious zealots and extremists.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2023 - 10:47am

 black321 wrote:

Seems the gun and abortion issues are being fought from opposing sides, with the same argument.
Neither side wants to negotiate or yield an inch. 
Rather than admit the obvious compromise, 
instead hold that if that portion of the right is taken away, when does it end? 



I have yet to hear a compromise position from an anti-abortion proponent.  As evidenced by recent events, their goal is the criminalization of all abortions. 

Edit: I'm open to being incorrect here, but the larger rhetoric an action that I see is 0 abortions. I'm very compromise on 2A. I want guns generally available, but I don't want them in most situations without proper training and guidance. And I do believe that with proper training and guidance, the vast majority of situations would suggest that you leave your gun behind - especially at the movie theater/grocery store/kindergarten/concert venue/park/sportsball game/drinking establishment....

black321

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Posted: Jan 26, 2023 - 7:31am

Seems the gun and abortion issues are being fought from opposing sides, with the same argument.
Neither side wants to negotiate or yield an inch. 
Rather than admit the obvious compromise, 
instead hold that if that portion of the right is taken away, when does it end? 
Isabeau

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Posted: Jan 25, 2023 - 6:05pm

It's not Fun until you shake things up 
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jan 23, 2023 - 6:20am

 kurtster wrote:

That is how I have done it ever since HS with my first car, a 62 Corvair with Powerglide !

The only automatic tranny that could be bump started like a stick.  Nowadayze you cannot even bump start a stick if your battery is dead.

The computer that runs the ignition system needs power to work.  Learned that one the hard way about 30 years ago.
The earlier Chrysler Torquefiltes that had the front pump and a rear pump, could also be pushed started.
Old school had some advantages.


kurtster

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Posted: Jan 23, 2023 - 2:43am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

But even still, you have to be able to adjust the light housings for height and side to side.
Hence the garage door. Or you can spend the bucks for a "professional" to do it.
 
That is how I have done it ever since HS with my first car, a 62 Corvair with Powerglide !

The only automatic tranny that could be bump started like a stick.  Nowadayze you cannot even bump start a stick if your battery is dead.

The computer that runs the ignition system needs power to work.  Learned that one the hard way about 30 years ago.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jan 20, 2023 - 10:49pm

 geoff_morphini wrote:

Woah, aren't these the instructions for one of those "older" vehicles, like the one you drive but most people don't anymore? I used to buy "headlights" for my car but now it is only a bulb. I may be mistaken and  that happens often.

Well my truck just turned 49 last December.
Yes, you're correct. One can just purchase a bulb nowadays. Heck, I even converted my truck to Hella motorcycle headlights years ago. Before it was legal to do so.
You see, it was the law back about 30+ years ago, that "sealed beam" headlights were the only legal lights to be used for headlights in America.  A really inferior lighting system.
They allowed different setups now because of car designs. They are no longer limited to 4" or 7" round or rectangle shapes. 
But even still, you have to be able to adjust the light housings for height and side to side.
Hence the garage door. Or you can spend the bucks for a "professional" to do it.


KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jan 20, 2023 - 10:37pm

 islander wrote:


Hey, I owned my hypocrisy. I also just encourage people to understand their footprint. 
I understand my footprint... and it's a whole lot less than a boat.



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Posted: Jan 20, 2023 - 8:31am

Dear interweb news sites: if it's reported on your site, it's NOT a "secret meeting".
rgio

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Posted: Jan 18, 2023 - 3:00pm

On a lighter note... starts when she addresses the MLK statue in Boston...

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jan 18, 2023 - 2:33pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:





See that's the reaction I thought I'd get right off the bat.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2023 - 1:47pm

duck duck school
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Posted: Jan 17, 2023 - 6:52pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:







geoff_morphini

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Posted: Jan 17, 2023 - 6:12pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
This should work on your older vehicle.
Park in front of a blank wall about 10' away.  Garage doors work well.
Turn on the lights pointing at said wall.
Find the Phillips headed screws... one on the top... one on the right around each headlight.
Turning the top screw adjust the up and down. The right screw adjust right and left.

I run mine as high as I can. Adjust down until nobody flashes you... especially Manbird. 





Woah, aren't these the instructions for one of those "older" vehicles, like the one you drive but most people don't anymore? I used to buy "headlights" for my car but now it is only a bulb. I may be mistaken and  that happens often.

BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Jan 17, 2023 - 5:38pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


If only our resident headlight adjuster were here...




islander

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Posted: Jan 16, 2023 - 7:01am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Hey!
Weren't you the guy a few years back complaining about those very things? 
I'll file this with islander complaining about all the people driving around and using gasoline... while owning a boat!
NIMBY indeed.






Hey, I owned my hypocrisy. I also just encourage people to understand their footprint. 
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Jan 15, 2023 - 9:59pm

 haresfur wrote:

My  Passat Wagon (das Pissant) ha a knob to adjust the headlights up and down for when you are carrying a ton of bricks in the back and the car isn't level. Because of course no German would intentionally blind oncoming traffic

The latest trend here is to mount massive LED lightbars and then forget to turn them off when you aren't in the bush or have ones that come on with the brights then forget to dim


These seem to be a bit of a design trend.. I actually find them pretty redundant or even a step backwards. Driving on country roads it is normally pretty easy for the eye to assess the distance and speed of an oncoming vehicle when it's got just two lights to fix on. A light bar just seems too much light to me. Ok, now I'm starting to sound like you-know-who..  

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