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  1. All of the above is correct. But my advice is to not get too caught up in comparing luxury vs non-luxury counterparts. Figure out your budget and then find particular cars that you like and fit within that budget. What features are you looking for in a vehicle? What is most important to you (e.g., performance vs comfort vs tech)? It is easier and better to compare specific vehicles rather than brands. That said, if you want maximal luxury on a budget, check out Genesis (luxury off shoot of Hyundai). They've made some impressive strides since launching as an independent company. Here is a comparison between a G90 and Mercedes S-Class from my favorite car channel, Throttle House. I realize these particular vehicles are probably not what you're looking at, but it'll give you an idea of the value you can get with Genesis and how good the brand can actually be.
  2. You can't transform a dumb statement into a fact by repeating it forcefully ("I strenuously object!"). But clearly you are determined to try.
  3. Here is what I expect will happen: @Wulaw Horn will either not vote or submit a protest vote. If Biden wins, he will inevitably find some fault in his administration and use it to explain why it is critical that the next president be Republican. Amazingly, his vote will once again become consequential. If Trump wins, he will say disclaim all responsibility and point out that he didn't vote for him. And as the world continues to crumble around them, he and @Anastasis will sit with the smug satisfaction that they were the only ones smart enough to realize that it was all unavoidable.
  4. I just want to pile on: Evey post you've made on this page is utter nonsense. Be better my friend.
  5. In the past, I would have agreed with @Anastasis. In fact, I'll admit to expressing some of the same opinions. Not this time, not this election.
  6. Yeah, but I wasn't. He responded to me, accordingly I clarified the intent of my post.
  7. We fight against people for their views all the damn time. That's what we do. That's what y'all have been doing this whole thread. "Fight" is not limited to physical altercation, and I was not using in that limited sense. If you are, then I agree, physical altercations should be limited in accordance with the law.
  8. No one is . . . what? Fighting Nazis or having an issue with people fighting actual Nazis? @Onboard 2.0 seems to have an issue with the latter based on his last post.
  9. What does any of that have to do with anything? I don't care what the Soviet Union's motivations were, the fact is that its contributions were critical to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Also, everyone should be fighting Nazis, you included. I have no idea why anyone would take issue with someone else fighting Nazis. I get not liking Antifa's tactics or not liking Antifa because you believe they are doing something other than fighting Nazis (e.g., harassing people having nothing to do with Nazism or fascism). But I can't comprehend having an issue with someone who is fighting actual Nazis. That's just bizarre.
  10. @Onboard 2.0 see below for the post that started this discussion: This isn't ironic. In fact, as @bad_teammate points out, communists were crucial to the defeat of the Nazis, so if anything it is historically consistent. I suppose you could make an argument that it is hypocritical, but I think that is a bit of stretch too. I know y'all love your memes and claimed victim-hood, but it would really do y'all good to take a deep breath and perform just the tiniest bit of critical thinking and introspection rather than jumping up and down every time your assertions are even slightly challenged.
  11. Ok? It still isn't irony, not literal or dramatic. I don't think y'all have any idea what that word means. Also, I question the practice of equating the authoritarian actions of certain communist governments with all forms of communism and Marxism. Democratic countries have done plenty of terrible things. Capitalist countries have done terrible things. But I don't think that means democracy and capitalism are innately terrible.
  12. The problem with making the blanket statement that we as a society should only support marching in a street when permitted by government is it turns the first amendment on its head. "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech . . . or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Instead of government being precluded from acting against speech and assembly, government would have to approve speech and assembly. But the very point of those rights is to prevent government excluding speech, particularly speech against it. The point is to allow the freedom to speak truth to power rather than power to dictate truth. I believe the appropriate balance of interests is served by having assemblies that disrupt public life and/or present potential danger seek government permit AND by having the government be required to reasonably permit such assemblies. But, if government fails to uphold its obligation, then we as a society should approve of "civil disobedience" in the form of peaceful assembly, even if in violation of law. P.S. I'm not convinced that the Foster situation would have been any different had there been official permit. It appears to me that you had two guys looking for a fight and eventually found one.
  13. It isn't though, at least not completely. For instance, even if I were illegally standing in the middle of the road as part of a protest, it would still be a crime for you to intentionally (or negligently) hit me with your car. Your assertion over simplifies what is actually a much more complex analysis.
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