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Borg warner

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  1. Biden announces measures to crack down on ‘ghost guns’
  2. I've never heard of a Not-a-Lady bug. Do bugs have more than one gender now?
  3. 18 inch blade on the Cold steel Gladius.
  4. Not exactly a Sword, actually. it's a Cold Steel Gladius "Machete" that is much more like a Roman short sword than it is a machete. I had one years ago but gave it to my nephew and tehn later decided I liked it so much I wanted to get another one for my self. I have one other sword, a Samurai sword and I used to take lessons that were a combination of Kendo (sword fighting) and Bojitsu (staff fighting) and we learned the moves to use with the short staff to counter the sword. I have a nice modern Katana with a sturdy but plain handle but with an excellent steel blade that takes a razor sharp edge. It cost about 200 dollars. I ordered the Cold steel Gladius almost a year ago in August 2021 and unfortunately Cold steel was back ordered on a lot of their machetes which I was told by a friend at a local gun shop who I bought my original one from, came from South Africa. I ordered my newest one from a place called KnifeCenter, and it was less that what Cold steel charged but with shipping about the same, and after I placed my order they sent me an email and said that it was back-ordered from Cold steel and I could either get a refund or wait until cold steel had them again and that they would send me an email every two weeks updating me as to the status and would notify me when my order was shipped. Recently I was tired of waiting and almost canceled teh order but just this morning got an email that my order had shipped USPS and provided me with a tracking number.
  5. Yep. and they only cost a quarter and no ID required as long as nobody was watching.
  6. Will all pets be secured in a safe and humane manor while my caseworker is in the home? Depends on whether you live in a regular house or a manor. If you live in a manor, you can probably afford a pretty good sized Television. man·or /ˈmanər/ noun noun: manor; plural noun: manors a large country house with lands; the principal house of a landed estate.
  7. Every politician goes into public office with the intention of doing GOOD but most of them end up doing WELL. Power Corrupts. but I'm not saying that both parties are the same or are equally corrupt. There are some Republicans who are principled conservatives and aren't totally corrupt and have some principals Like Kristy Noem the Governor of South Dakota and Jim Jordan Congressman from Ohio and Trump who wasn' realy a politician and wasn't corruptible because he had his own money. But the problem is the Republican Establishment with all the lying RINO's who talk like Conservatives at election time and then vote with the Liberal extremist Dems once they're elected.
  8. "THE amazing fact is, the higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become. There must be a big load of people in Washington D C playing marbles." I hate to be the one to say this, but it's the Republicans in Washington DC who have the problem, not with the size of their balls, but for the complete absence of them.
  9. This is an actual post from a Twitter employee but I photoshopped my reply since I'm not a tweety bird and I don't do Twitter.
  10. I hate twitter. Almost every news article I read has something from twitter in it, as if Twitter was the number one most reliable news source in the country. Elon Musk Could Save Society From Those Looking to Control It By Brandon Morse | Apr 04, 2022 11:00 AM ET Red State.com Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hasn’t even done anything with it yet, but after effectively becoming the largest shareholder of Twitter, a lot of doors that were locked shut suddenly flew open. As Thomas LaDuke covered early Monday, Musk took his status as the richest man in the world and used his wealth to purchase up a massive chunk of shares to one of the most influential and yet diseased social media platforms in the west. He obtained 9.2 percent of the company, in fact, and the resulting control shift sent Twitter’s stock skyrocketing like a SpaceX rocket — a whopping 25 percent. (BREAKING: Elon Musk Makes a Huge Move Buying up Billions in Twitter Stock) The move had been teased with Musk making the statement that “Free speech is essential to a functioning Democracy,” followed by questions about what should be done about Twitter, the “de facto public town square.” Musk, as he tends to do, made a move that changes everything not long after. The question now is: What will Musk change and how will that change us? Firstly, we need to focus on something that another famous man once said. The comedian Dave Chappelle commented that he was being mobbed by transgender activists on Twitter after being accused of being “transphobic.” He commented that he didn’t care, because Twitter isn’t a real place, and he’s right. It doesn’t mean it can’t be. For years, people were thrown off the platform for merely saying things that rubbed the hard-left sentiments of Twitter’s hard-left employees the wrong way. It became increasingly clear that Twitter’s terms of service were, like the pirate’s code, more guidelines than actual rules. If someone said something that hurt the ego, the Twitter employee could somehow label the person saying it as dangerous and have them banned. One notable example is Carpe Donktum, a conservative meme maker who oftentimes created hilarious and effective videos that made the left look bad and Trump look good. Donktum never actually did anything wrong and if he broke any rules he complied with Twitter’s takedown demands. At one point, he made a hilarious video about CNN’s habit of misreporting the news. Twitter told him to take it down after the creator of the original video requested it, which Donktum did. A few days later Twitter issued him a suspension notice out of nowhere with no way to get his account back. As Jennifer Van Laar commented at the time, despite complying with every demand of Twitter and never actually breaking any rules, Donktum was tossed off the platform in 2020. He was banned, not for breaking any rules but because he was capable of doing something the left couldn’t do, and that was effectively making people laugh at his political opposites. Two years prior to this in 2018, I covered how the bias at Twitter had grown out of control to the point where actual threats were being made against the children of right-wing figures and Twitter was doing absolutely nothing about it. Meanwhile, they were suspending conservatives for merely stating that Islamic extremists were committing violence against the innocent, which they were. This was accompanied by footage from Project Veritas that showed employees admitting they were banning pro-Trump Twitter users off of the platform for simply being pro-Trump. Most recently, the satirists at Babylon Bee had their account suspended for making a joke about Rachel Levine, the transgender activist currently serving as our nation’s Assistant Secretary of Health, being “man of the year.” They’ve refused to take the offending tweet down. Chappelle’s comment that Twitter isn’t a real place is correct, but that statement is only correct because the town square is controlled so tightly by leftists that the conversation became artificial. There are far fewer right-leaning voices on the platform than there were a decade ago and those of us that are still there are limited in terms of what we can say. Musk can end the tyrannical hold on the conversation, and to be sure, that seems to be his aim. How or when he’ll start to do this is still up in the air, but judging by Musk’s love of doing things instead of complaining about them, the changes may happen rapidly. When they do, the town square will become more full than it’s ever been, and what’s more, even louder than before. No longer will the leftists on Twitter have their home-field advantage. They can’t rely on Twitter to silence their opposition for them, and conversations will have to take place on equal ground. Many of those who were kicked off the platform will come flooding back and the left will be forced to engage with more voices who won’t be silenced for speaking the truth now. For a time, the platform will become a warzone of ideas that I’m not sure the radical leftists that rule the platform can win. I’ve spoken before of a second Rennaisance that would need to occur in our society in order to get it back on track. It would begin when the people decide they’d had enough of the nonsense we see when we get online from activists of every kind. I said something would have to break eventually. It did with Musk’s takeover of Twitter: Today we can look around see that things are in a state of pure lunacy. Just logging onto a social media website opens up a world where the news is selling you blood and conflict amidst a population that gobbles it up while signaling virtue after virtue and offering little to nothing in terms of real substance. We have regressed as Sagan said, but something is going to break. People are going to get tired of the nonsense and noise and look for a better way. They’ll refuse to slide back any further, turning, instead, to the wisdom of those who came before us in order to pave the road ahead with knowledge and a thirst for something better. The second renaissance may not happen today or even in the next few years, but I do believe it’s on the horizon. Humanity has never been one to love wallowing in the mud for long, and soon society will reject those who wish to keep us there and move on to something greater. Musk’s purchasing of Twitter may be the first sign of a second Rennaisance. Opening up the town square for free discussion is a big deal, and without the careful curating of the radical left, society will be shown ideas and concepts that they hadn’t previously been allowed to see or openly talk about. Don’t get me wrong, it won’t be pretty, at least at first. Freedom and chaos are cousins and the tumultuousness of having so many opposing voices added all at once will cause quite an uproar, but eventually, that will level out. From there, the open debate will allow good ideas to float to the top, and with good ideas shining as they should, society may very well find itself changing along with it. Actual science may shine through, biology respected, jokes allowed to be made freely again, sacred cows demolished left and right, and much, much more. The future is much brighter.
  11. The more I listen to this song the more I like it. I just watched an interview with Kieth Richards about how the song was written. He wrote it with the drummer Steve Jordan in an apartment in NYC weer Jordan was staying with some other people. and they kind of had the song figured out and even had most of the words but didn't have a title for it. But while they were rehearsing the phone kept ringing and somebody kept asking for Eileen but she wasn't there so after about three calls for Eileen that's what they named the song. it turned out it was someone they knew but they didn't know she was staying there.
  12. That's why the environ-MENTAL-st zealots aren't calling it "Global Warming" anymore. They had to change the term to "Climate Change" because no one can deny that the climate actually DOES Change, It's like they had to change the word "Jungle" to "Rain Forest" and "Swamp" to "Wetlands". Because no one would have taken "Save the Swamps" or "Save the Jungle" seriously. The use of advertising has conditioned the public's thinking to be able to sell people things for over 100 years now and they've become better at it all the time, same as with political propaganda. And what they're trying to sell us here is a false bill of goods and that's why they use psychology and false information to get us to buy into it.
  13. And we can believe anything the the government says even if it's in a secret report.
  14. Right about the 442, but GTO was an abbreviation for GOAT which stood for Greatest Of All Time. Actually I graduated High school in 1966 and one guy I knew, his mom bought a 64 GTO with a 389, 4 speed, 4 barrel dual exhaust positraction and he got to drive it sometimes. But that Goat was nowhere as fast as another friend's '65 442 that had a 400 inch Olds big block and the two of them even raced and it was no contest. That 442 would have been even faster with slicks but with the bias belted tires of the time he could hardly keep the tires from going up in smoke that car had so much power. what he would do was have 3 of us guys sit in the back seat to keep the tires from spinning but then the added weight didn't help. Here's a picture of a 1965 442 EXACTLY like the one my friend had. Same color same factory wheels. it was a beautiful car.
  15. Ever wonder where all the money spent on Covid has gone? Here's an article written by one of the best investigative journalists of all times and one of the few true honest people today who is giving us the facts. Why We Are Covid Broke All Washington knows how to do is spend money—and it can’t even do that well. By Kimberley A. Strassel March 31, 2022 The Wall Street Journal Washington dysfunction is so comprehensive, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. So there is usefulness in a recent White House missive to Congress—which in a few short pages neatly sums up the dishonesty and malpractice of today’s Beltway. “Dear Madame Speaker,” begins the March 15 letter, devoted to the topic of Covid poverty. “We are notifying you of the following actions necessitated by the lack of critical funding.” Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young and White House Covid coordinator Jeffrey Zients explain that unless Congress supplies tens of billions more in taxpayer dollars, the federal government will no longer be able to “secure sufficient booster doses,” will end “the purchase of monoclonal antibody treatments,” will halt “critical testing,” and will scale back “preventive treatments for the immuno-compromised.” We are, somehow, Covid broke. How? Didn’t Washington, under the cry of “emergency,” spend $6.6 trillion in fiscal 2020 and $6.8 trillion more in 2021? Both years equaled at least 50% more in spending than in 2019—and all for “Covid.” Only a year ago, Democrats waved through a sixth Covid relief bill, President Biden’s massive $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan—enough money to buy every Covid vaccine, ventilator, and hospital chain on the planet. Only this week, the White House put out a $5.8 trillion 2023 budget proposal. Yet the administration insists that without $22.5 billion in emergency dollars now, we again face Covid apocalypse. Where did all the money go? Everywhere but to Covid. The Rescue Plan handed $350 billion in “relief” money to the states, and the Associated Press recently described its uses. Some $140 million is going to a high-end hotel in Broward County, Fla. Colorado Springs, Colo., is dumping $6.6 million into golf-course irrigation systems. An Iowa county is using $2 million to purchase a privately owned ski area. Massachusetts is ladling $5 million to cover the debts of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. Crain’s New York Business Reports shows that that even dollars earmarked for Covid aren’t safe. New York is sitting on funds that were supposed to go to homeowner assistance and small-business recovery but may not be needed as the pandemic wanes. Crain’s notes that “one watchdog raised the notion that the relief money—particularly $12.7 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds—could become a pile of unassigned dollars for the state government to use as it deems necessary.” And that’s just the legal waste, fraud and abuse. One of Congress’s first Covid-relief bills created a committee of inspectors general to provide oversight of Covid funds. It’s done a good job—even as Congress studiously ignores its findings. The inspector general of the Small Business Administration reported that fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program and other loans was “unheard of—unprecedented.” “In terms of the monetary value, the amount of fraud in these Covid relief programs is going to be larger than any government program that came before it,” he told ABC News in August. The Labor Department inspector general now estimates that more than $163 billion of $872 billion in Covid unemployment dollars might have been improperly paid, “with a significant portion attributable to fraud.” That’s a 19% improper-payment rate and more than seven times the $22.5 billion the White House recently insisted it needed in emergency additional Covid dollars. Democratic “moderates” are expressing outrage over this mismanagement, with Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger calling the state boondoggles “outrageous” and “nuts.” Yet the Rescue Plan passed on an entirely partisan vote (including Ms. Spanberger’s), and these Democrats were nowhere to be found when Republicans were trying to limit how the money was spent. Many Democrats even now are resisting Republican demands that additional money come from repurposed, unspent Covid funds. Not that Republicans have much to brag about. They boycotted the final $1.9 trillion Rescue Plan, but they were partners in crime in the five Covid bills that preceded it. Those bills included hefty checks to households that didn’t need the cash, blue-state bailouts, and giant new infusions to federal government agencies. Americans are increasingly realizing that Congress is barely capable of anything but spending money—and that only via shadowy back-room deals and last-minute votes. In recent years it’s proved unable to pass policing reform, any trade bills, or desperately needed changes to immigration policy, to name a few failures. But dangle in front of lawmakers a juicy infrastructure blowout, or an omnibus plumped with earmarks, or a payoff to states and the education lobby disguised as a Covid “relief” bill—and they’re all over it. The mismanagement of Covid funds highlights the absurdity of the White House’s new demand for more, not to mention Mr. Biden’s $5.8 trillion budget. If Republicans can’t make spending discipline central to their midterm message, they risk alienating a voter base that is disgusted with Washington largesse.
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