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  1. Saw a Black on Black 850R in Morristown NJ on Saturday parked off Elm St in the little parking lot. Lots of mods, angel eye projector headlights in black, ipd? grille (mesh IIRC) with a different logo on it. Ive seen this car somewhere before, maybe Carlisle or at Travipalooza.
  2. So back to your analogy about the FBI gunning down your family while pursuing a terrorist. You would find it completely acceptable that the FBI had a person in captivity that could stop a terrorist act before it happened, but they dont get any information from him because they were too soft. Thousands die instead of one person being hurt (not killed). Although I may not agree with torture to get information since there are other forms of interrogation but I cant speak for the people that made those decisions nor can I begin to imagine the desperate situation they were in. If you are innocent and the FBI does these things to you, what on earth lead them to believe that you were not innocent? There are damn good reasons why they take people in. Look what happens when your country is soft. France is a great example of what happens. I agree to an extent. As long as we conform to the conventions passed down from past conflicts. Gotta try to play by the rules at least so that we dont alienate every allied country.
  3. Unless it gets pinned, people will ignore it in two weeks.
  5. Went to an airshow this weekend. Had a lot of fun. Sat with the announcer and the air boss then went up on the media lift with Mrs Rhode Island. It was a great day. Met some of the pilots after the show and sat down and chatted with them and their family that was also at the show. Here are a few more of the shots I took.
  6. TM850R

    Eriks 850

    Lookin good. How do you like the tuning with the TT ECU?
  7. Sadly I became what I wanted to be as a child but its not paying the bills right now so I may have to figure out something else.
  8. ok so i may not be completely hammered but i just made some mac and cheese. After I was done I immediately put some dish soap in the pan after mixing in the cheese sauce. I was going to put some water in there to break down the hard cheese that started to crust around the edges of the pan but my room mate started to eat the cheese out of the pot. So I let him. He got down to the edge of the cheese...and took a big finger full of cheese and soap. I warned him not to eat it but he took a big old bite and swallowed that soapy cheese. Lets just say he was throwing up in the sink for another 15 minutes after spitting out the soap. Owned.
  9. Iso wasnt off there Not a car but I thought it looked good.
  10. Yup...ISO was off. I was just out playing around with my exposure and aperature that night. I was happy to get anything. No tripod...One step at a time with a new camera.
  11. Bored late at night on the balcony. Stupid hotel was in the way. The more I look at it, the worse it looks.
  12. Honestly, other than that grille/emblem, the S80 is a sexy car. I can only imagine it was a land boat without some sport suspension on it from factory but it has to be comfortable. Its good to see Volvo actually doing something that will appeal to new car buyers. There are plenty of people that want the sport of a 5 series BMW but the comfort of a Volvo. Volvo has a good base that they should expand on. Seems like they are making the right moves now.
  13. Alcohol effects everyone differently. Same goes for marijuana. Its not so much the people that smoke marijuana but the dealers that are the problem. When you start adding guns to the equation and lot of money, shit hits the fan. And yes, smokers do resist arrest, they run. Dont you watch cops? Same goes for drunks. Either way, they endanger the public.
  14. Good to know. First thing I did when I saw that ad on top was scroll down to switch it back to ad-free. When that didnt happen, I went to see if my lifetime membership was taken away. Then I saw this post. Yay for upgrades.
  15. Holding Company. Basically I create estimates for banks on work that needs to be completed on foreclosed properties. We also do rehab projects throughout the state of Florida. About to expand into Miami area (satellite office) and create a new company in Atlanta. Oh, I also bill the banks and work directly with them to get houses into a marketable condition. All that bank bailout money has got to go somewhere. There is talk of moving me down to the Miami office to manage. Just started a few months ago though so its a bit early yet.
  16. Amen. My measly connection can't handle it. All the images in all the threads are downloaded and overwhelm my shit connected. Justin, I can type rather quickly and hopefully portray my thoughts clearly enough for people to understand. I cant vouch for everyone else but its easy enough to make a few suggestions around here.
  17. I don't see VS as divided all that much. Yes there are some people on here that do not agree with each other and like to bicker back and forth but that's going to happen anywhere you go (not just limited to forums). We all know that we don't see eye to eye on everything. The past year was tough for everyone. A lot of people were on edge and sometimes a little steam would be released on here. The biggest problem on here is that people cant take a joke when it comes their way. We all know Adam can (Justin's nuts being one of them) but not everyone is like that. I see what you are saying Chuck when you are talking about how the forum is not as proactive as it has been in the past with new modification and write-ups. I have seen a steady decline in member involvement in sharing new ideas and work that they have done. This may be due to the economy or just a lack of enthusiastic members, who really knows. There are helpful people here but there just isn't a commitment to stand out anymore as well as be a helpful part of the community. This could be all wrong, I don't spend much time here anymore. Personally, I don't have as much time anymore to spend here but I do try to get on once in a while to see whats going on. There doesn't seem to be any vendor involvement in raffles or giveaways (something that was mentioned during the start-up of the memberships). I know many of the vendors are active on the forums and that is great to see they care enough about their base customers to be an active part of their community (even IPD) who seemed to ignore the needs and desires of the community for a little while there. They have come back and brought us some new products. Personally, I usually enjoy my time here. It hasn't been so easy lately (just graduated from college, looking for a job while working 60 hours a week). I know Central and South Florida has some great members that enjoy being together as a group and working on their cars. That's what I enjoy most about being a member. We have a great variety of cars here and I'm sure its that way in the other groups of members. I think more contributing members to the knowledge base would help this community out a lot. There has to be motivation for knowledgeable members to contribute though. /my 3 cents
  18. Ummm that jacket is awesome. :lol:
  19. Am I old fashioned to believe that this country was founded on separation of church and state. You cannot bring religion into a political battle. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic and I dont think that deserves to be brought up in any political discussion. We as a country cannot force a single religion or lifestyle due to a religion on the rest of the country, even if that one religion is made up of the majority of the people.
  20. Although there is some truth in there, its not exaclty 100% correct. ~56% of Obamas ads were negative. ~79% of McCains ads were negative. They both slung mud, its just in how they do it. McCain was always very direct and Obama, with his great skill with the spoken word, was more subtle and walked around the mud slinging. We could argue all day about what you just posted but its not worth the effort. Ill just stop at the first thing I noticed in your post.
  21. You would think so but in the debate Obama mentioned that he would increase domestic production of oil while exploring alternative energy. He basically said he is open to drilling for the short term to get off Middle Eastern oil. Of course he didnt come right out and say it, but thats the way he gets around touchy subjects.
  22. Most likely a repost but its hilarious:
  23. GO RED SOX!!!! Just got back from the game at Tampa! Woooot!
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    Bill's installing his engine. Nuff said. Link: