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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    I'll see your Fiat and raise you a BMW Isetta (3 wheeler)
    An Isetta, eh? Ever find it driving on its own towards the ports in Liverpool? Freshly filled up with petrol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    I'll see your Fiat and raise you a BMW Isetta (3 wheeler)
    You had an Isetta ? Those were a kick. So did my uncle ... ever look at that front door and wonder what would happen if you had to get out in a crash ? Or even a fender-bender ?

    I don't think they were trikes tho, Limy. Two wheels in back were real close together but not a trike ?

    Always wanted a Messerschmitt ... those were even cooler.

    Okay, now I'm going to bring down the hammer ... a Scenicruiser. I'll put your guys cars in the luggage bin and save ya some gas money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    you don't give a shit for all the "little people" who get crushed in the process.

    This from the right wing crank that just want people to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    As millions of Americans don't have any form of healthcare or health insurance I'm wondering if, when things get back to normal, many more will view a form of NHS differently?

    Assuming the information we get is correct and honest no two countries are handling the situation the same way but some certainly seem to be doing better than others. All the shops and stores I've been in recently (the ones still open) have 2 meter distance markers and hand alcohol available when you go in.

    Denmark Coronavirus: 1,591 Cases and 32 Deaths - Worldometer

    I think the fact that it takes 2 weeks from "you catch it" until the symptoms appear caught many off guard.
    the netherlands sure is making an effort to get into the top three.
    in the number of death per million inhabitants we are ranking 4th. with 21 behind Iran with 25 and Spain 73 and Italy 113.
    overtaking Iran should not be problem so a third place is in view.
    an epidemic like this is a good way to find out how good or bad a health care system is, be it under abnormal circumstances.
    up till now ours sucks big time with only 1 % of the cases having a favourable outcome.
    denmark with 3 % is way better, but still also sucks big time......

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    Quote Originally Posted by janvanruth View Post
    the netherlands sure is making an effort to get into the top three.
    in the number of death per million inhabitants we are ranking 4th. with 21 behind Iran with 25 and Spain 73 and Italy 113.
    overtaking Iran should not be problem so a third place is in view.
    an epidemic like this is a good way to find out how good or bad a health care system is, be it under abnormal circumstances.
    up till now ours sucks big time with only 1 % of the cases having a favourable outcome.
    denmark with 3 % is way better, but still also sucks big time......
    How many die of influenza each year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    By age 40, most of us have pre-existing conditions.

    I know I've got at least 3.

    I'm obese (6' 250#), I have sleep apnea, and irritable bowel disease.

    But to look at me, I'm pretty normal looking.

    So I get that you don't give a shit...but the truth is, most of us do, because it's not some just vegetable in a wheelchair when they say pre-existing condition. It's US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    So I get that you don't give a shit...but the truth is, most of us do, because it's not some just vegetable in a wheelchair when they say pre-existing condition. It's US.
    Some folks just feel bummed that they missed out on the eugenics movement. How are you going to have a Master Race without getting rid of the defectives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    How many die of influenza each year?
    How many fucking times do we have to rehash this?! For fuck's sake, are you a fucking bot? Just plug in some parameters and you spew the same shit with minor variations endlessly. Crap, I have you on ignore, but this forum really needs an enema function to flush you entirely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    How many die of influenza each year?
    that is unknown and why would that be relevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    Cut the posturing! You and the other Trump haters have been attacking everything he did from the moment he announced his candidacy. If he personally discovered a free cure for all types of cancers you'd ask why he didn't do it last year.
    Scott, just to clarify...Its clear that you think everything/most things he's done have been A ok. imo its a sad state when someone blindly follows any politician (I think they're all scoundrels) but whatever, there'll be a spectrum of beliefs about any political move.

    What I'm curious about is what do you think of his character, his personality? Be honest, imagine he wasn't so readily identifiable and you listened to the following, what would your opinion of him be?

    YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    Surely you aren't suggesting that coronavirus is impeachment version 2.0?
    No, but the initial Democraptic opportunistic reaction of blaming it on TRUMP (the only thing he called a "hoax" was that blame-game move, never the virus threat ITSELF) was of similar dumb-ass-class flavour.

    Adding to it the rush to pump pork into the relief bill ELSE block it hasn't made Fancy Perilously a lot of points, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    You had an Isetta ? Those were a kick. So did my uncle ... ever look at that front door and wonder what would happen if you had to get out in a crash ? Or even a fender-bender ?

    I don't think they were trikes tho, Limy. Two wheels in back were real close together but not a trike ?

    Always wanted a Messerschmitt ... those were even cooler.

    Okay, now I'm going to bring down the hammer ... a Scenicruiser. I'll put your guys cars in the luggage bin and save ya some gas money
    they were also 3 wheelers in this country mainly due to the weird Brit driving licence system, where you can drive a 3 wheeler on a motorcycle licence etc etc to the point 4 wheelers were very very rare in the uk

    A 3 wheeler was also cheaper to tax (road fund licence / vehicle excise duty than 4, and cheaper insurance, - both legal requirements under UK law

    Ref https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car...ta/1958/691400

    Loved mine to bits - went all over in it, plus I could carry my tools for moonlighting round the job shops - great days.

    I wanted a Messerschmitt as well, but they were rarer than hens teeth, and IIRC the Isetta had more power (and bigger wheels)

    [ Scenicruiser ;- no bid - they won't fit in the car parks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    this forum really needs an enema function to flush you entirely!
    Be a saint, then. A legend". In your own underpants, even.

    "Mentor" the whole sufering lot of us.

    Go first and show us all how very, very well it works!

    Go on. We "Know you have it in you!"


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    More projection and wishful thinking from the damp squib.

    But I do need to remind myself of the "don't wrestle (argue) with pigs saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    As a Cardinal in Bos' new Church, I can confirm that the man is a polygon of virtue.

    [Psst. - I can be a Cardinal, right?]

    Umm. Sure. As long as I can be a polygon. I've never been a polgon before, I've always felt that my outline was comprised of highly curved lines. Alas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    I'll see your Fiat and raise you a BMW Isetta (3 wheeler)
    I thought it was the (3 wheel) reliant robin that was the econo-fantasy car over there Limy? Maybe just up north, every once in a while I review the following clip when I need a lift.



    A friend's sister got a 65 corvair covertible (spyder) for her 16th birthday, cool car & she loved it. Then Nader’s book came out & the parents traded it for chevy II, wasn’t much less dangerous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    they were also 3 wheelers in this country mainly due to the weird Brit driving licence system, where you can drive a 3 wheeler on a motorcycle licence etc etc to the point 4 wheelers were very very rare in the uk

    A 3 wheeler was also cheaper to tax (road fund licence / vehicle excise duty than 4, and cheaper insurance, - both legal requirements under UK law

    Ref https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car...ta/1958/691400

    Loved mine to bits - went all over in it, plus I could carry my tools for moonlighting round the job shops - great days.

    I wanted a Messerschmitt as well, but they were rarer than hens teeth, and IIRC the Isetta had more power (and bigger wheels)

    [ Scenicruiser ;- no bid - they won't fit in the car parks
    Ah, the mem'ies! A mate had an Isetta. It is four wheels.

    One of the FUNNIEST lines in a short-story, ever, had to do with a young, wealthy, couple who had just broken-off their relationship in high dudgeon.

    HE ran a fast Ferrari. She a Maserati of similar persuasion.

    Some poorer sod was driving a "Hummeleid" (Bumblebee spirit?), a probably fictional stand-in for either of an Isetta or Messerschmidt.

    Finding him stranded by a breakdown, the lady graciously attaches the tinker-toy to her Maserati to tow him to town. And then.. her ex roars by teasing her with the air horns.

    Off she goes in hottest possible pursuit, dead serious about trouncing his ass on winding hill-country 1 1/2 lane tarmac.

    Poor bastard on the tow-rope is blowing his feeble horn in panic to remind her he is back there being flung about like a fish on a line as they roar through a village at a scary rate.

    One roadside cafe diner says:

    "Did you see that! What a rare sight! A Maserati and a Ferrari dueling and some guy in a wheelbarrow keeping up with the both of them!"

    "Not only keeping up!

    "The guy in the wheelbarrow was blowing his horn for them to clear the damned road!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    No, but the initial Democraptic opportunistic reaction of blaming it on TRUMP (the only thing he called a "hoax" was that blame-game move, never the virus threat ITSELF) was of similar dumb-ass-class flavour.
    Adding to it the rush to pump pork into the relief bill ELSE block it hasn't made Fancy Perilously a lot of points, either.
    Thermite, yes, the US House has played politics, tried to sneak stuff into legislation, played hardball and generally been ineffectual.
    Oh, and the US Senate has played politics, tried to sneak stuff into legislation, played hardball and generally been ineffectual.

    The press and the Democrats have gone insanely out of their way to point out any perceived failings of DJT.
    And DJT has gone insanely out of his way to make stupid, incorrect, or coarsely offensive statements, and do stupid, unwise, or needless things.
    The people who worry that Donald Trump is an existential (now, literally) threat to our country and its Democracy are correct to worry.
    The people who worry that Bernie Sanders is an existential threat to our country and its Democracy are also correct.
    The people who worry that Joe Biden is a weak, decrepit, and too-old person to be effective in the presidency are correct.

    The choice for us is the punchline of an old British Navy joke. Two officers are eating hard tack, and note that there has been an infestation of weevils. One says "which piece of tack looks best?". The other says "Always choose the lesser of two weevils". We only got weevils this time around.

    The absolute boneheads that are bringing up Obama (or, heaven help us, Hilary) in the context of this crisis are clueless to the point of irrelevance. As are the people that are claiming that this pandemic "is just a political stunt to hurt Trump". Europe's launched a lethal pandemic on itself, just to "get" Donald Trump? Really? That's your argument? And despite the trade issues, China profits when America has clueless, weak, ineffectual leadership. No way they'd try to knock Donald out of office.

    The only existential threat to America is the existential threat to millions of its citizens. Political choices need to be made, and should be made on the basis of one question only: who will get our country through this crisis with the least loss of life while preserving as well as possible the freedoms we enjoy (or should be enjoying).

    Even now I hear the brainwashed zombies: "But ... but ... Obama and Hilary and Eric Holder are running a child pornography ring out of a pizza shop in Queens!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwananew10K View Post
    ill see that and raise you a Fiat
    Fiats were very safe cars. They never worked long enough to be a danger to anyone.

    PDW

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