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Bdog Jan 20, 2011 1:41 AM

Western Expresso
 
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Originally Posted by rrskylar (Post 5131926)
Actually there is a better incentive to initiate the installation of a backwater valve and sump pump on your own: it will prevent your basement from getting flooded.

Not getting your car stolen by installing an immobilizer would seem like a good enough incentive too. Didn't work too well though until the govt stepped in...

rrskylar Jan 20, 2011 5:29 PM

^ Considering most vehicles have had built in anti-theft devices for the past 20 years, was it really necessary for the govt. to force all who pay socialist auto insurance to contribute to anti-theft immobilizer's for old vehicles? The lone person I knew who was ordered to get an immobilizer had it installed in a vehicle that was worth less than the immobilizer itself.

drew Jan 20, 2011 5:36 PM

^ exactly right. But don't fool yourself for a minute into thinking people with older vehicles that were often stolen (Chrysler products mostly) weren't secretly hoping their vehicles would be stolen and written off.

Why would anyone spend money to protect their 1990 Dodge Caravan from being stolen? That's right they wouldn't, so the gov't had to step in. (I had a 1990 Dodge Caravan that received to immobilizer)

From a public safety and insurance standpoint, it seems to be a no-brainer, and has had obvious, significant results.

Bdog Jan 20, 2011 6:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rrskylar (Post 5133135)
^ Considering most vehicles have had built in anti-theft devices for the past 20 years, was it really necessary for the govt. to force all who pay socialist auto insurance to contribute to anti-theft immobilizer's for old vehicles? The lone person I knew who was ordered to get an immobilizer had it installed in a vehicle that was worth less than the immobilizer itself.

I don't want to turn this thread into an auto-insurance debate, but according to MPIs list of the top stolen cars in Manitoba (from a few years ago), all of them are models later than 1990.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/st...olen-cars.html

So, either the stock immobilizers car companies have been installing are junk, or you severely over-estimate the number of post 1990 cars that have built in immobilizers.

rrskylar Jan 20, 2011 9:58 PM

^ Okay Bdog just for you I'll correct my dates, instead of 1991 as I originally stated the the year is now 1994 that most vehicles have some sort of factory anti-theft device. And 1994 is 17 year old vehicle already so the value of that vehicle wouldn't be that much.:cool:

rypinion Jan 20, 2011 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by rrskylar (Post 5133578)
^ Okay Bdog just for you I'll correct my dates, instead of 1991 as I originally stated the the year is now 1994 that most vehicles have some sort of factory anti-theft device. And 1994 is 17 year old vehicle already so the value of that vehicle wouldn't be that much.:cool:

The factory installed immobilizer in my 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix falls into the following category:

Quote:

"What we are seeing is some of the newer-line Chevy products that reflect the fact that the immobilizer system within those vehicles does not meet the North American standard, and that's exactly why we haven't reflected them in the rate reduction," said Douglas.
So you might want to correct your dates again.

1ajs Jan 21, 2011 8:26 AM

coffee house
 
chat about what ever you want in here

rypinion Jan 21, 2011 3:17 PM

Can the thread topic be capitalized?

Kinguni Jan 21, 2011 3:32 PM

And here I thought this thread was going to be about good coffee! :(

drew Jan 21, 2011 4:18 PM

Anyone else walk to work?

Christ, that wind was intense this morning.

sledhead35 Jan 21, 2011 4:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Kinguni (Post 5134456)
And here I thought this thread was going to be about good coffee! :(

me too, i thought coming here would make up for the bad cup i had this morning.:shrug:

hexrae Jan 21, 2011 6:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Kinguni (Post 5134456)
And here I thought this thread was going to be about good coffee! :(

At least the thread wasn't named "bath house". :D

Bdog Jan 21, 2011 6:16 PM

^lol. Interesting idea 1ajs, but can you capitalize the title. Or, maybe have a "naming contest" to name this new sticky thread lol.

Kinguni Jan 21, 2011 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by drew (Post 5134519)
Anyone else walk to work?

Christ, that wind was intense this morning.

I don't walk too work (way too far) but do walk from Winnipeg Transit's barn on Osborne to Polo Park most week days I work right now. Day off today, but that was a frosty walk into the north-west wind yesterday. Had some incredible eyecicles. Today would have been far better with a south wind.

drew Jan 21, 2011 7:34 PM

^ really? Polo Park to the transit building on Osborne? Wow. I google mapped the distance - just over 6km. Impressive.

And I thought my walk was long. From my house to our office downtown, it's about 3.5 km each way.

Kinguni Jan 21, 2011 7:42 PM

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Originally Posted by drew (Post 5134824)
^ really? Polo Park to the transit building on Osborne? Wow. I google mapped the distance - just over 6km. Impressive.

And I thought my walk was long. From my house to our office downtown, it's about 3.5 km each way.

Opposite (Transit to Polo Park). A little under 6km by the most direct route (Osborne, Broadway, Portage), a little over if I walk down Wellington Cres. I typically take the direct route though. The walking is easier and if I'm running a little late for some reason I can hop a bus part way.

I have a split that's typically an hour and a half (usually late pulling in on the first run) and it sure beats sitting around. Only doing it for 2 more weeks though, then on the an early evening straight run, which means my dogs will get walked more often!

I like the idea of 2 3.5km walks though. Easier at one, less time in the elements. Hope to move back closer to downtown this year or next. Half hour walk from work would be ideal.

Boreal Jan 21, 2011 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Kinguni (Post 5134456)
And here I thought this thread was going to be about good coffee! :(

:haha: Same here, sir. I was ready to Cafe Del Sol, when it existed, served the best cafe Oreo this side of the Frisco Bay.

The Jabroni Jan 21, 2011 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Boreal (Post 5135044)
:haha: Same here, sir. I was ready to Cafe Del Sol, when it existed, served the best cafe Oreo this side of the Frisco Bay.

I was under the impression this topic would be more of a "social" type, rather than actual coffee. :shrug:

1ajs Jan 21, 2011 11:31 PM

naming contest ok we can do that got till midnight tomorrow to come up with a name pm me your sujestions guys and then i will toss a poll up

1 per person

and i stole the name sorta from the midwest section witch has a coffee talk thread



also yea it was brutal this morning had to walk all the way back home to grab keys i had forgotten and then walk back to work DOH!

Dalreg Jan 21, 2011 11:52 PM

Oh no! Another Manitoba thread at the top of the page!!!!!!:cheers:

Just for the Record I am not a Saskatchewanian or Manitoban.


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