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I got the BlueTruck back from the shop... the new shocks have been installed, but DrWrench discovered another issue with the suspension, it seems that a connector on the rear sway bar had disconnected, a further explanation for its rough ride lately. The thing here is that this is the third noticeable issue of this sort that has gone undiagnosed by the local dealer where they perform my scheduled maintenance. Prior to missing the sway bar (which is hanging literally an inch from the shock they discovered was leaking), they also failed to notice any brake wear through several tire rotations and such until the brakes were irreparable and needed replacing, and they also missed a broken hose through at least one oil change that involved inspecting the hoses and belts. Strike three and they are out... I guess I can only blame myself for this, though, as there are certainly enough folks out there who will testify that the car dealer is probably not the place to go for repairs and maintenance. I guess I now qualify as one of them. Yeesh.

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119. Re: DNC Jul 27, 2004, 01:11 JoeCool
 
Choice = murder of the unborn
Death is a heck of a deterrant to the repeat offenders of murders and other very serious crimes. What is the use of life sentences? Same thing, just quicker

Thatís what's called hypocrisy. An unborn child is just a fetus and is in no-way more valuable than a Human life. The death penalty is state-sponsored murder IMO. You can't make the point of saying murder is wrong by killing someone. That and it costs more than life in prison. Only other coutntries that have state-sponored murder are china, iran and ect and I don't want to be in that exclusive club.

Social programs are what make this country great and every 1st world country has social programs. It gives the poor tools to get on their feet make a life for themselves.

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