Walk don’t run

No car maintenance class? Oh that’s right. We can’t afford vehicles here. Unless you’re a Tesla toting smug out of touch halfhearted environmentalist And renew your lease every few years with a brand new vehicle. All to appear as someone with a Jones family name. Where does all that energy come from? News flash there isn’t enough resources. Even if you win this rat race. You’re still a rat.


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@even if you win the rat race

Mar 30, 2023 at 12:31pm

We should probably cease dissing the rat race. It's the human race on this Planet of the Apes that's allowed the alpha monkeys access to the launch button of nuclear war.

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I have

Mar 30, 2023 at 6:47pm

Driven the same car for 7 years I don't have time to wait 2 hours to go 200 k.
I'll spend 50 bucks in 5 minutes to go 650k.
As for the Joneses they don't exist anymore,everyone is a millionaire around here.
My 400000 dollar home was bought for 2 4 million by someone stupid enough to pay for a place worth 600000.
I'm not even close to the Joneses whoever they are.
FYI I did retire at 55 with a full pension tho

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Mar 30, 2023 at 8:27pm

I imagine if those tesla owners read Peter Singer's Famine Affluence and Morality, they would feel pretty silly, but self-delusion is a powerful thing. Who wants to walk, ride a bike or take a bus with the plebs? That sort of thing is beneath us.

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Back in the day

Mar 31, 2023 at 9:18am

In the 1960's in Detroit and nearby suburbs the thing to do was to support the Detroit auto industry and buy a new car every year or every other year. Ridiculous but that was the thing back then. Buy American and be patriotic. Of course our family was into Renault and VW because we knew this was bullshit and the foreign made vehicles were superior to US made. Yup. Back in the day all right.

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Apr 1, 2023 at 8:23pm

My gas and insurance on my older car costs about the same as a 2 zone transit pass.
Difference is I can get to work in 20 minutes in the morning,as opposed to a 45 to 55 minute two bus trip, and 15 minute walk- in the rain.

Afternoon, takes me 30 minutes to drive home- as opposed to standing up for 70 minutes on the bus plus 15 minutes walking, catching colds and flus.

Plus I get to actually go places on the weekend.

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