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Old 11-20-2012, 12:45 PM   #81
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why you guys so facist?
Be sure to wave to "Hans Grosse" as you enter camp Buchenwald.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:51 PM   #82
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dude, i loved that game.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #83
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Holy cow Texas schools are F’d up. The whole state seems to be filled with Right wing extremists and evangelical crackpots. Preaching that they are for freedom while they want to micromanage every little move and behavior everybody has. The focus in school seems to be teaching what they think you should think rather than to think for yourself. The public school system is more focused on being an indoctrination factory than expanding the ability to learn question and create. Sadly the private schools and the home schooled are typically even worse. It was a culture shock for me.

Sadly I have to say I went to school in Arlington Texas my senior year. It seemed so bizarre to my how obsessed they were with dress code even. They banned specifically Dr Martin boots. Apparently they thought only skinheads wore them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:20 PM   #84
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Ah yes, the Doc Martin ban. I remember those days.

I recommend a holy water hycolonic to all religious folk in the great nation of Texas.
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Someone explain to me what is going on with Tesla being unable to sell cars? There is a trade group (auto dealers association) that has managed to get legislation in some (most?) states that prohibits the factory from selling direct?

So if Tesla wants to sell cars in those states, it must do... what?
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Pay off some Texas politicians.
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Tesla would have to use licensed dealers in the states that prohibit it from selling directly to its customers. Tesla is not going to do this so they just don't in those states.

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There are no less than 5 Teslas in the parking garage of my office...

Texas is flush with cash. If people here want Teslas, they'll get them.
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There are no less than 5 Teslas in the parking garage of my office...

Texas is flush with cash. If people here want Teslas, they'll get them.
And Texas looses out on all of the taxes and jobs that they could have had if they just let Tesla in the state.
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Oh I agree that it's a stupid policy. Almost like a union is keeping them out (surprising, because that's very un-Texas).

TX still gets its 3.6% tax on the vehicle when it is retitled.

Previous comment was merely to say that Tesla isn't really pulling out of Texas. In fact there's a Tesla "dealer" in the buildy next door to me. It's just not a dealer in the traditional sense, no test drives, etc. Tesla is still making plenty of Texas sales though.
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I am just glad that Tesla is not backing down and falling in line. One of the big reasons for their success has been the fact that they moved away from the traditional dealer type business model. Cuts out the middle man and increases their profits while allowing them to keep the experience feeling exclusive with every car made to spec.
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And I'd also point to the fact that their build quality is superb.
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America
Of the more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, it’s estimated that more than 50 percent are on some sort of psychiatric drug.

Money is part of the reason. Foster parents are paid more to take care of a child with mental health issues.

On average, a foster family earns about $17 a day for taking in a child who needs a basic level of care. But a child who is taking drugs such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anxiety medications or anticonvulsant medications is worth around $1,000 a day.

And foster parents are not responsible for paying for the medicines, either, as they are covered by Social Security.
That's the teaser intro. I haven't had a chance to digest this one; I'm sure there is some nuance, but it seems pretty disappointing on the surface.

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