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  1. Not hard enough; I've been dumped a few times.
  2. Hyundai says 3,750 miles for severe service conditions, and 7,500 for normal driving. That means a total of five changes for her 35,000 miles. And yet miraculously it's the same stuff Tractor Supply carries. Because you're not bothering to specify a brand so they're using either Pennzoil or a store brand likely made by Pennzoil. "For free" is the same lie socialism uses, and their check is to find anything else they can overcharge you for.
  3. That shouldn't have needed anything but oil changes and tires by that mileage. Maybe front brake pads depending on how you drive. 3+ maintenance sessions a year is wasting money. I've put over 200,000 miles on a used car that already had 120,000 when I bought it without that much maintenance.
  4. While we're at it, can we ban lawyers from becoming lawmakers? That's like giving auto body guys diplomatic immunity and demolition derby cars. Stop letting lawyers write laws and you remove the incentive to make them so ridiculously worded that even parking ordinances need professional interpretation.
  5. OBDII has been standardized since 1996. I use the same $14 reader and $6 app with my 2002 Ford that I got for my 1997 Saturn. Also works fine on my roommate's 2012 Toyota and my old boss's 2018 Dodge.
  6. Fords have a unique repair philosophy. It's sort of like trying to nail soup to the ceiling.
  7. As i recall, they were able to transfer knowledge of a maze from one rat to another. They couldn't, however, decode or encode information, so only a direct (and apparently pretty accurate) copy was possible. So if you want to share your PhD classes with someone, they'll also get all your showers, toilet sessions, etc. for that time period, and if anything is wrong it can't be edited as part of the process. I don't remember if it was cumulative though; that would be the real benefit. If you could just continue to load in new data without losing the old, you could find out what it takes to truly max out a human brain.
  8. In 65 years they will have lost 195% of their ability to generate power. Might want to toss them by year 33. Of course, that assumes no serious hail between now and then, too.
  9. We used a burn pit and it got plenty hot to melt down pretty much everything that didn't burn. Glass could still be recycled as large lumps, but aluminum tended to oxidize too much. With a forge burning waste motor oil, it's fairly easy to cast piles of soda cans into ingots. Depending on current prices it's sometimes worth it.
  10. What if a woman is uncomfortable because you look like her rapist? Should we execute you? You're certainly no less guilty than the baby. And there are always morning after pills. Cheap, easy to get and no appointment needed.
  11. Might not want to recommend others follow my lead. After going from roughly $3500 in savings to over $8000 in debt and a jail term because I couldn't afford to pay several tickets incurred as a result of being broke, I told the bishop precisely where he could stick that calling. In fact, after I noticed him turning off his hearing aid, I might have set a record for least appropriate language used in his office. He got the general idea, though.
  12. Or just refusing to strain at that gnat.
  13. I did have one person ask me how I kept it to only two. But he also mistook my ex fiance for my ex wife. If I'd married her in our prime like I should have, we'd probably have had at least a baseball team worth of kids pretty quickly.
  14. Just as soon as the Church assigns everyone to the building closest to them. If Jesus hates the environment so much that he wants minivans driving extra miles, just who do you think you are to reduce waste?
  15. Apparently more successful than English classes.
  16. Then you have the perfect answer; just rehearse it and prepare a Powerpoint with very detailed animations to help out. Shoot for 10-12 minutes. Word will get around fairly quickly after a few have been subjected to it. Obviously essential oils, colloidal silver and medical marijuana. Nothing more than a splint if they're properly trained in first aid and a ride to the hospital, hopefully. Broken bones are not something to go by Brother Earl's grandma's home remedies for, unless you just want to spend the rest of your life limping. Let me put it very simply; barring the immediate aftermath of an injury, there are two women who are allowed to ask anything about my genitals; one is a very close friend for more than half my life and a nurse who used to work for a urologist. The other is a relative and a doctor. Any other woman bringing the subject up uninvited will get roughly the same handling as a child describing potty time during dinner. Same goes for pretty much all men. Exceptions are available for potential mates who can show relevance to the future of the relationship after an appropriate lead-up period and for trained professionals with verified credentials and a legitimate belief that I'm unaware of something their professional experience tells them I should know. Others may allude to being willing to discuss the subject, but should be aware of the risk of having to sit through a 10-12 minute Powerpoint including various animated anatomical entities. You misspelled "neurotic and utterly unconcerned about the feelings of anyone who isn't their own Great and Holy self." The most extroverted people I know are also the ones most aware of what lines one should not cross prematurely, or ever.
  17. And that is a significant difference; I have close friends that I will discuss various topics with, when I would seriously consider a restraining order if some random person I may or may not remember the name of from church brought it up uninvited.
  18. Psychosis moves well into the "gazing long into the abyss" territory. If you can't empathize with someone who has suffered a serious loss, on the other hand, you should probably rethink your assessment of your own mental health.
  19. When someone asks why you're sad, there's at least a moderate chance that the answer may give them information they can use to help out. What help is anyone other than a urologist or OB/GYN going to offer with conception?
  20. Not everyone can adopt either. It's not just going to the orphanage to pick a kid anymore. Quite possible that the same health issues preventing the couple from having kids could be physically, psychologically and/or financially disqualifying them from adopting.
  21. Ice down a keg of prune juice, take a couple extra Geritol, put some new tennis balls on your walker and go hang out at the finish line of a triathlon. Look at the number of folks in the over 60 age brackets. Then look at how many of them placed 50th percentile or better overall. Then consider how many people under 50 (or for that matter 20-40) are utterly incapable of even finishing a triathlon without spending a year or more getting in shape. In cycling alone, Paul Tetrick started at 60, and at 85 he's faster than I was in my 20s. Madonna Buder is still completing Ironman tris under the time limit at 86. Even at my best - and before I trashed my knee - I don't think I could have finished one.
  22. Really? In what year did the first infertile person get married? How about the first woman who already knew pregnancy would be a serious risk to her health due to existing medical conditions? It's hardly a new issue, and it's not the "older generation." These questions often come from people barely in their 30s.
  23. The talking has been and is being done. The problem is all the people who haven't listened, or just can't believe that their perfect selves could possibly be the ones who need to shut up. I mean, they're literally the real life version of this satiric imbecile. I might include legitimate Priesthood line of authority in some cases, but even then it needs to be remembered that it is a personal decision between the couple and the Lord only. That about sums it up; unless your spouse's genitals are also involved, what someone else does with theirs is not a topic you're ever entitled to bring up with them.
  24. So what's changed? Aging doesn't account for that unless there's been a serious injury or another lifestyle change that you're forgetting about.