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2015 Dodge Ram ProMaster “City”

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Minivans started off as inexpensive, economical, hugely versatile alternatives to both cars and things a lot bigger. But today’s minivans are not-so-mini and rarely economical – either to buy or to drive. Some cost over $40,000 (the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country starts at $29,995) and all of them drink gas like Sam Kinison drank…

EP On Laissez Faire Today

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  The Truth About the Growing American Police State   One man speaks out against the police state The changing face of law enforcement Don’t count on the courts What you can do to fight back. Brian: So glad you can join us today to discuss this vital issue, Eric. Eric: Hey, no problem. I’m…

Some Car Advice For The Non-Gearheaded

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Cars are kind of unique in one important respect: Most of us have to have one, even if we don’t have a clue how they work. We – most of us – can avoid other things we don’t really understand, like differential equations. But cars are as much a part of modern life as clothes…

Oily Republicans; Clarkson Canned

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Two quick items for the day: The oily Ted Cruz just signed up for Obamacare. This is the sort of principled stand for liberty (and against tyranny) one expects (if one is not entirely addled by the red-blue/left-right matrix) of “conservative” Republicans. I listened to Rush Limbaugh bloviate in defense of Cruz. His wife left…

No More “Speeding” For You!

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Someday – and that day might be closer than you want to know – we’ll look back fondly on speed traps. Because at least you could speed. Give the finger – via the accelerator pedal – to ridiculous, dumbed-down/one-size-fits-all velocity maximums laid down by bureaucrats whose prime directive always seems to be to suck the…

2015 Mini Four-Door

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Mini has always had cute – and fun – on its side. Now it has four doors, too. Or at least, can be ordered with them. This makes it plausibly practical – which the original Mini coupe never was. It had back seats, but not doors to get to them. In a larger car, this…

Cars We Might Be Able To Buy

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There is no such thing as a free market. Not in the United States, at any rate. You are free to buy what they (the people who comprise the apparat of government) allow you to buy. Nothing more – and nothing less. But what might we be able to buy if we did have a…

2015 Ford Edge

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The Internet as a mass medium is less than 20 years old but because it’s literally everywhere now it feels as though it has always been thus. Same goes for crossover SUVs. They are – as a class – hugely popular now and as common as wood-paneled station wagons were back in the ’70s. But…

Live Agent Connectivity

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Things necessarily begin somewhere. Usually, that somewhere is a backwater of some kind; only a few people are involved and the majority either are unaware it’s happening at all or they don’t care because hey, it’s not happening to them. Until, one day, it does. Over the road truckers were the first to be on…