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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13650 on: February 10, 2019, 11:58:56 AM »
I'm surprised the internet lasted a whole day. :jaded rimshot:
 

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13651 on: February 10, 2019, 11:43:45 PM »
Across my street is huge opulent church building.  It has basketball courts and two Soccer fields that are very well kept.  It was a Baptist church for a long time but little by little it went broke because the congregation was becoming smaller. 

The church closed and a school outfit Named Geneva Schools bought the building.  Geneva is a private school that caters to the very wealthy families.  My neighbors were concerned that vehicle traffic would become a daily problem. That did not happen and we in the neighborhood are pleased..............

But wait  damned minute.  The school did not need all of that big church space and they leased part of it to an outfit that is part of the Hillsong family of churches.  Mighty preparations were made to accommodate the church. Plenty of money spent  as evidenced by the presence of construction companies and their big equipment.

Today, Sunday, was the grand opening of the Grace City church which is of the Hillsong variety.  Oh shit the auto traffic both this morning and this evening was unbelievable. Probably a thousand cars showed up.   This evening the traffic cops showed up to manage the congestion.

I had wondered who the fuck the Hillsong family is.  A search on the internet revealed that they are an international mega church outfit.  They are of the Pentecostal persuasion, their congregation is almost exclusively 20s and 30s. Their music is loud rock, hip hop, and rap. Jesus likes noise it seems. He also persuades the congregation tithe.  I would like to be a good neighbor but I do not think that I will like this new development.

So there! That's what is on my mind today. ............and thank you for allowing me to  unload my feelings.     

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13652 on: February 11, 2019, 12:12:53 AM »
I don't think I could stand a mega church across the street. Nope. Couldn't do it.
 

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13653 on: February 11, 2019, 09:00:43 AM »
How often do you see insulation failing of its own accord? I work on tractors from the sixties with original wiring that's dirty, but sound. Maybe there are differences in the type of jacketing used across the pond but we scavenge partial harnesses from vans and large trucks to use in repairs. I've seen house wiring from the fifties and earlier that's falling apart but that's a long time ago.
Twice on ten-fifteen year old cars. It may have been a brand weakness (two different car makers, but both German, and both may have been buying their harnesses from the same place), but me, I blame the road salt. They spray metric fucktons of the stuff on the roads in winter. Some harnesses have this greasy stuff inside, and the salt "dries it out," then plastics become brittle aaand… A car with no menner of lights in one case, and an almost-engine-bay-fire in another.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13654 on: February 11, 2019, 09:15:52 AM »
Well I am now the satisfied owner of a Kia Venga. Described on the Top Gear website as "A nice car but as exciting as a dry cracker." 4 years old, full Kia service history, one owner, 17,000 miles on the clock and still in warranty until the end of 2021. Lovely seating position and good cup holders. :D
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13655 on: February 11, 2019, 09:22:35 AM »
Congrats!

I've test driven a Hyundai i20 meself, and was positively surprised. It growls and splutters without really accomplishing anything at all, which is kind-of fun, and with just the driver, the acceleration and braking are not too bad. the plastics are cheap and the seats lack lumbar support, but overall, being a cheap-ish small car… Yeah, it being what it is, I've had more fun in it than I did in a Volvo S90, it being what it is.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13656 on: February 11, 2019, 03:00:02 PM »
Well I am now the satisfied owner of a Kia Venga. Described on the Top Gear website as "A nice car but as exciting as a dry cracker." 4 years old, full Kia service history, one owner, 17,000 miles on the clock and still in warranty until the end of 2021. Lovely seating position and good cup holders. :D

Congrats! Can it fit people and luggage in the back without dragging?  :snicker1:
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13657 on: February 11, 2019, 03:07:47 PM »
More importantly, do you have to saw people's legs off in order to fit them in the back seat, and can The Asmo have... The severed, uh… Legs? For good and valid reasons, you see.  ;D
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13658 on: February 11, 2019, 03:19:20 PM »
Kia makes good cars today. They were junk, utter and complete junk back in the 90s, but today vehicle quality approaches Toyota levels.
 

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13659 on: February 11, 2019, 03:47:07 PM »
KIA used to have a pretty bad rep, but has improved immensely in recent years. My wife and one son have Souls :snicker1: and I have a Forte. All have the 100k mile/10 year warranty, since when anything breaks on these newer cars it seems like a minimum $1k fix is the usual cost. We'll drive them after the warranties expire, but one big repair outside warranty and they get punted to charity instead. Back before all the electronics, I could fix vehicles myself. Those days are over.

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13660 on: February 11, 2019, 06:10:29 PM »
It can tow 1.3 tonnes braked and .7 tonne unbraked. The boot has a false floor, and spare (micro) tyre, so all the boot crap goes under the false floor, leaving the surprisingly large boot empty. Two 6ft'ers could sit in the back easily due to the high roof. You could get 3 across the back but you'd have to be good friends. 60/40 split fold down seats. It's not big but uses all the space very well.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13661 on: February 11, 2019, 07:01:42 PM »
It can tow 1.3 tonnes braked and .7 tonne unbraked. The boot has a false floor, and spare (micro) tyre, so all the boot crap goes under the false floor, leaving the surprisingly large boot empty. Two 6ft'ers could sit in the back easily due to the high roof. You could get 3 across the back but you'd have to be good friends. 60/40 split fold down seats. It's not big but uses all the space very well.
Congrats!
I see the "dull as a dry cracker" thing, but if you look at function over form it's certainly a decent set of wheels.


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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13662 on: February 11, 2019, 07:56:36 PM »
jj, how is your toe?
How are your arms doing?
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13663 on: February 11, 2019, 08:14:05 PM »
Across my street is huge opulent church building.  It has basketball courts and two Soccer fields that are very well kept.  It was a Baptist church for a long time but little by little it went broke because the congregation was becoming smaller. 

The church closed and a school outfit Named Geneva Schools bought the building.  Geneva is a private school that caters to the very wealthy families.  My neighbors were concerned that vehicle traffic would become a daily problem. That did not happen and we in the neighborhood are pleased..............

But wait  damned minute.  The school did not need all of that big church space and they leased part of it to an outfit that is part of the Hillsong family of churches.  Mighty preparations were made to accommodate the church. Plenty of money spent  as evidenced by the presence of construction companies and their big equipment.

Today, Sunday, was the grand opening of the Grace City church which is of the Hillsong variety.  Oh shit the auto traffic both this morning and this evening was unbelievable. Probably a thousand cars showed up.   This evening the traffic cops showed up to manage the congestion.

I had wondered who the fuck the Hillsong family is.  A search on the internet revealed that they are an international mega church outfit.  They are of the Pentecostal persuasion, their congregation is almost exclusively 20s and 30s. Their music is loud rock, hip hop, and rap. Jesus likes noise it seems. He also persuades the congregation tithe.  I would like to be a good neighbor but I do not think that I will like this new development.

So there! That's what is on my mind today. ............and thank you for allowing me to  unload my feelings.     

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #13664 on: February 11, 2019, 09:02:45 PM »
jj, how is your toe?
How are your arms doing?

The toe is mostly healed but causes a bit of rise on that leg during kicks. I have to work through that. My arms are holding up great now. Stronger shoulders seem to help my neck as well.
 

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