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thisismatt

Member Since 04 Feb 2008
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In Topic: A 510 named "Hey"

Today, 06:36 AM



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In Topic: Daily Randomness.........Back to Randomness.....................................

Yesterday, 07:34 PM

# Canadaproblems

 

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It's the same in the US.  They shut down the shoulder to truckers on the top of the grade above Gaviota because of litter.


In Topic: Cuz Merica

Yesterday, 10:33 AM

Put it this way, When I went back to college at sjsu in the late 80s, I think it was like $725 a semester. So what's happening today is that a lot of college grads are up to their necks with student loans.

Their choice, though.


In Topic: My 521 project- new to Ratsun

Yesterday, 10:18 AM

Working on the disc brakes today.

Got the brackets from Beebani.

Centric d21 4wd calipers and brake hose
2002 isuzu rodeo sport rotors
75 280zx mc

Fitted the brackets up. Holes for mounting are larger. I talked to beebani and that is to allow for casting differences which I understand.

I made done shims from a piece I picked up at Lowe's
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:rolleyes: ...casting differences...  Fortunately brake/hub/spindle components are machined and drilled after casting.  


In Topic: Cuz Merica

Yesterday, 09:46 AM

Healthcare, housing, cost of higher education and yes wages have not kept up. Heard in the news that most people in the silicon valley are spending 50% or more on rent, which leaves hardly any room for savings or retirement.

 

Yup.  It's amazing.  In 2000 I went to a pretty good state college and my tuition was about $6k/year for a BS.  

 

 

 The US Census Bureau released a new calculation of poverty; one that is more realistic than the old one. It’s called the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SMP) [1]. This new calculation adjusts classic poverty levels by the living expenses in each area. Using this better measure flips the numbers on their heads.

California takes the No. 1 spot from Mississippi. Yes, you read that right! When taking housing and living expenses into account, California has more poor people than Mississippi, and all southern states.

The SPM poverty calculation puts over 20% of all Californians below the poverty level. For comparison, Colorado’s is just 11%. The money earned may be higher but the cost to live is even higher in California, so money left over for food and other essentials is much lower, which makes getting by even harder.

https://inlandempire...te-mississippi/