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grayhair last won the day on August 3 2018

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  1. I wonder what Henry would say? 3-way partnership, his company, VW, Argo. Probably spinning in his grave. However, Henry can take solace from Bill's great insight and wisdom: "If we don't make great cars and trucks today that people want, guess what? There is no tomorrow." And in the mean time we got that important train station thing going on.
  2. That is one strange presentation. He spoke of the U.S. economy in 2018 and 2019, and the class 8 truck market in 2018 and 2019, and never a single word about Mack's share of the market, or plans to grow their share, or new products, or new initiatives. No mention at all of the opportunity for Mack and their plan(s) to go forward. If that was his entire pitch, then it is a performance that would pretty quickly result in termination at most companies.
  3. This year I couldn't decide who to vote for in the annual RESS survey... That is, The Republican Empty Suit Survey conducted by my buddies. So many great candidates and 6 come to mind right away: Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Jeff Sessions, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and perennial contender John Boehner. Aagh, and to think I helped pay their salary and then their pensions years into the future. Kinda stomach turning...
  4. If you can hang in there and make it to 65, then Medicare is a beautiful thing. Then, when you are on Medicare, you can get what is known as a Medicare Supplement policy to pick up where Medicare stops. There are a bunch of different supplement options. I like the high deducible supplements that are reasonable cost. I pay about $65. a month for a $2600. deductible. Basically makes sure you are covered if something crazy expensive happens to you the bills don't bankrupt you.
  5. With those old GMC busses it seemed like the steering must have been about 20 turns lock to lock. Drivers really had to work to earn their pay.
  6. Sad state of affairs indeed. In other news, the global climate change joke's on us. China, India, N. Korea are not worried. Giggling, they prefer to leave the worrying to us.
  7. I call BS on Carl Schuster. "fully independent intellectual property." I don't think so. The Chinese didn't suddenly, independently have a miraculous "vision" of projectiles propelled by plasma. Rail gun technology has been around for quite a few years. I dunno, I'm guessing at least 25 years. Here's an articlre from sevral years ago and it wasn't new then. https://www.wired.com/2014/04/electromagnetic-railgun-launcher
  8. These new trucks sound awesome. Then again, I'd like to have my old trucks from back in the day, my 1967 C10, C40, and C60. The C40 had over 300K miles on its 2bbl 283 and still ran well when I sold it to the next guy. Those were spartan trucks to be sure but there was nothing on them that I couldn't fix.
  9. A 3 cylinder, 6 piston, diesel or gas in a F150 and 37 mpg. Maybe someone already posted on this and I missed it...
  10. Eventually he will be right. In the mean time the government will just print even more money (backed by nothing) and your money will thus be worth less towards the purchase of goods and services.
  11. He could make a fortune building and selling and installing these things. Could probably sell 6 or 8 8 of 'em just in my small subdivision.
  12. I dunno. My 2010 Toyota Highlander with 135,000 miles on the clock isn't dead yet... Just drove it from Dallas, TX to Akron, OH, to Newark, to Atlantic City, to Winchester, VA, to DFW. 3,440 miles round trip in 10 days. Didn't use a drop of oil and got 25 mpg at speeds of 75- 82 mph fully loaded with cargo + wife + dog. Only maintenance since brand new has been oil changes, 1 set of brakes, one trans fluid change, and one alternator. I'd buy a GM vehicle if I thought it would do this, but I'm no longer a believer in GM (or Ford.)
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