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Old 07-19-2019, 08:50 AM
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Most of these people suffer from severe mental illness. Would you yell at someone with cancer to get a job or to get healed? Why would you treat someone who was mentally ill like this?
Lets be clear, I did not "yell" at him but simply told him to get a job.
He was doing plenty of yelling for everyone around.

I appreciate the tips.

There is a major failure in our system which does not address this type of activity as I have done a bible study with a former addict and it was heartbreaking and eye opening to see how he was living and how he clawed his way back into being a productive member of society and a dad/husband.

Wonder what our public schools are teaching to kids about this type of activity?
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:55 AM
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Wonder what our public schools are teaching to kids about this type of activity?
The exact same curriculum as civics and personal finance.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:18 AM
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There is a major failure in our system which does not address this type of activity as I have done a bible study with a former addict and it was heartbreaking and eye opening to see how he was living and how he clawed his way back into being a productive member of society and a dad/husband.

Wonder what our public schools are teaching to kids about this type of activity?
Makes you really sit back and think what we have done to our school systems and the teaching of respect.

And now we are trying our best to rewrite history when we should be teaching our past, sins included, but teach how we have learned from our past and move forward.
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Old 07-19-2019, 11:31 AM
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Lets be clear, I did not "yell" at him but simply told him to get a job.
He was doing plenty of yelling for everyone around.

I appreciate the tips.

There is a major failure in our system which does not address this type of activity as I have done a bible study with a former addict and it was heartbreaking and eye opening to see how he was living and how he clawed his way back into being a productive member of society and a dad/husband.

Wonder what our public schools are teaching to kids about this type of activity?
What type of activity? Being mentally ill? I've never heard of it. I do think there would be a tremendous benefit if districts began giving supplemental lessons on social dynamics and how to act/communicate with others on a broad scale, we already give lessons on bullying. A lot of the fucked up things that happen in society are from people who at a young age don't calibrate properly and become a little screwed up or find camaraderie with the wrong groups. If you mean, what are schools teaching kids about homeless people? Nothing. We should be focused as a society on helping to end homelessness and giving these people care, not teaching children how to cope/interact with it.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:14 PM
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The exact same curriculum as civics and personal finance.
I lolled.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:04 PM
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Couple of weeks ago, my 2006 Ford Escape XLT V6 (AWD) Automatic transmission had decided it had enough...for the 2nd time. (Previous owner had replaced the first one)
Added to that, it was time for annual Maine State inspection sticker exercise,
oh, you can get a sticker for $18.50, but, lets add a left front Tie rod, two front tires, drivers window regulator and misc lights @ $600 or more.
....and added to that the overall condition of this fine Detroit rust bucket, its doubtful that this vehicle will ever track down the highway again.
It only had 160,000 miles.
I actually liked this vehicle too. Awesome seat heat.

So if you guys know of a clean AWD (NOT FORD!) SUV or 4x4 truck $8000 or under that's not all clapped out, let me know.

For those of you with Fords....SELL!! You got a tranny just waiting to hit the yard.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:11 PM
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Born in and grew up in Dearborn. I've had at least 10 Fords since HS and none have had transmission problems (I also worked inspection at the Livonia Transmission plant in the summers). And I have a 2013 Escape SE 4WD now with 92K--no trans problems.

"Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers".
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:35 AM
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Born in and grew up in Dearborn. I've had at least 10 Fords since HS and none have had transmission problems (I also worked inspection at the Livonia Transmission plant in the summers). And I have a 2013 Escape SE 4WD now with 92K--no trans problems.

"Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers".
Oh, of course. Thanks, but see below and you decide.

I have had 1976 F150 manual ran the wheels off it
1982 Ford F150 auto OK - had 2 years and sold when I moved to FL
1999 Ford Escort manual New- 2 kids thru college, ran the wheels off it
1999 Ford Escort Auto - Tranny failed towed away $400
2006 Ford Escape XLT - 2 auto Trannys failed. For sale now
Daughter 2000 something Ford Explorer 5 auto trannys in and out- sold was very painful to watch that happen.
Daughter - Late 1990's Ford F150 - 1 auto tranny failed - sold ..they drive all chevy now.

So I have had my share of Fords. IMO...Fords auto trannys are junk.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:20 AM
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I know I will not take any Ford trucks at our office. They ALWAYS break down. We have an Explorer Sporttrack where the bearings rusted through and broke off while driving. And this has happened twice now. F150 has broken down 5 times. All this while the Chevy's we have with more mileage have had very few issues (sensors going bad for warning lights are really all that come to mind).
In fact, when I work with other companies, they ALL have the same stories on their Ford trucks. Transmitions, bearings, etc. Most unreliable we deal with at a company level by FAR.

Not to mention, as a Lions fan back in the day, anyone who sees Matt Millen go 31-81 and goes "Lets give him another 5 years," or when Matt Millen turns down the offer initially for not being qualified says "You're smart. You'll figure it out," is not someone I trust to make solid decisions on car design.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:40 AM
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My father-in-law is a retired diesel mechanic and a devout Ford guy his entire life... that being the case, he has said repeatedly he wouldn't take a new Ford Truck if they tried to give it to him.
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