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Forum: Off-Topic 03-27-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 262
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Posted By quackbury
First, sending prayers your way. That must truly...

First, sending prayers your way. That must truly suck. And you are spot on. I had all my routine exams and visits cancelled, or was given the offer to switch to a "virtual visit" whatever the...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-27-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
We've been buds for a long time, and we've each...

We've been buds for a long time, and we've each had each other's back more than a handful of times, so I am going to let that slide. I DID cite the entire NEJM article; would you have been more...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-27-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
Spoiler alert: This is a totally non-political...

Spoiler alert: This is a totally non-political comment. (I think the proper term is apolitical, but I worry some might think the "a" was a typo.

All of the doom and gloom prognoses have been...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-27-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By quackbury
NO ONE in NYC wants to ride the subway these...

NO ONE in NYC wants to ride the subway these days. Brokers over on Leasehackr.com are reporting much stronger expected demand in the NY Metro area. New Yorkers really, really want to drive these...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-24-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
With all due respect, how can you discuss the...

With all due respect, how can you discuss the current situation without also discussing how the country's leadership is dealing with it, good, bad or otherwise? It's not just a medical event. It's...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-24-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,866
Posted By quackbury
Wrong forum. That thread is about the last...

Wrong forum. That thread is about the last generation 5 Series, the F10.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-24-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By quackbury
There were drive events scheduled this year,...

There were drive events scheduled this year, beginning in April IIRC. Though I imagine those won't happen.

I would not be the least bit surprised if BMWNA / BMWFS announced additional...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-24-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
I did not say that and I do not appreciate you...

I did not say that and I do not appreciate you spinning my comments.

I said that Pelosi and Schumacher have given him the ammunition to destroy Uncle Joe in a debate. And I stand by that comment.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-24-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
The same place it came from 60 years ago when we...

The same place it came from 60 years ago when we fought a world war on 2 fronts. The same way we put a man on the moon. The same way we won the Cold War by outspending our adversary. Your taxes...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-24-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
And while I am at it: Their short-sightedness is...

And while I am at it: Their short-sightedness is mind-blowing. Their party is almost certainly going to nominate the least effective debater since Dukakis and Carter. With their heavy handed...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-24-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
What mortgage? :dunno: The problem...

What mortgage? :dunno:



The problem you are describing is a cash flow problem. If the government provides the cash flow, through unemployment compensation, special bonuses and expanded...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-23-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
I respectfully disagree. The primary problem...

I respectfully disagree. The primary problem with shutting down is an income and resources problem. Folks who don't have savings will assuredly panic. But we can address that. Food banks. ...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-23-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,232
Posted By quackbury
By the way, there is an active and robust...

By the way, there is an active and robust COVID-19 discussion in the Off Topic section of Bimmerfest. May I politely suggest we take this discussion there, and free up the Ask-a-Dealer forum for...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-23-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,232
Posted By quackbury
Well, I am the guy who said that, and I take...

Well, I am the guy who said that, and I take offense to your "dumbest" comment.

The most brutal assessment of the pandemic I have seen is that 50% of the world's population will contract the...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-22-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
I remember hearing a stock picker (not that hokey...

I remember hearing a stock picker (not that hokey entertainer Cramer, but cut from the same cloth) as the guy who "predicted 17 of the last 4 recessions". Even folks who put all their chips on 00...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-22-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,779
Posted By quackbury
Never say never, but.... I bet the folks who...

Never say never, but....

I bet the folks who lived through the Spanish flu pandemic thought the world would never return to "normal".

I bet the folks who lived through the Great Depression...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-21-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
I'm hearing that a variety of home tests will be...

I'm hearing that a variety of home tests will be available as soon as Monday, with prices about $200 per kit. The initial response is "Terrific!" and I bet folks will buy a ton of them, like 2 for...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-21-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,232
Posted By quackbury
The pandemic started in China about 3 months ago....

The pandemic started in China about 3 months ago. No new cases have been reported, Starbucks has reopened almost all of their stores there, Chinese factories are back up and running, and their stock...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-20-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
A lot depends on when we get a vaccine, and...

A lot depends on when we get a vaccine, and whether existing prescription Rx's are able to fight the disease. I understand there are promising results with 2 off-label current drugs, but these are...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-19-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
Not if the Millennials get there first: ...

Not if the Millennials get there first:
...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-18-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
The Millennials love to tell us “Okay Boomer” and...

The Millennials love to tell us “Okay Boomer” and blame us for all the ills in the world. But while we are being responsible and social distancing, the New York Times just posted of a photo of a...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-18-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 6,888
Posted By quackbury
My crackpot hypothesis#1: Smoking causes chemical...

My crackpot hypothesis#1: Smoking causes chemical changes in the bracchia and/or oreolas (sp?) which makes it easier for the virus to gain a foothold. Has anyone done a statistical analysis of the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-18-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,232
Posted By quackbury
Interesting. My 2020 540 is at the port, waiting...

Interesting. My 2020 540 is at the port, waiting for a ship. I wonder if the ships will load, or when they get to the VPC, unload.

Not in any great hurry. My 2017 lease expires in May, and I...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-18-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,284
Posted By quackbury
You are correct. But then again, there are folks...

You are correct. But then again, there are folks who insist the earth is flat. No amount of discussion will disabuse them of that notion.

But don't take my word for it. Let's look at what the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-15-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,836
Posted By quackbury
Got to admit, building a wall seems a little less...

Got to admit, building a wall seems a little less ridiculous now.
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