"I'm sorry you have had such a bad experience with your Discovery. Land Rover makes some truly great vehicles but for a while there they did have some major reliability issues.
If you have the funds, perhaps look into a 2006 or newer model, they…"
"I can hardly see how this may be so. Man was meant to advance. The automatic transmission was a technological advancement. There are some very many vehicles equipped with them, because in the right context they are a very valuable tool. "
"Besides the Japanese imports, the much more masculine (in my opinion) European imports also have a much longer lifespan. However they are a bit more costly, but offered a much better driving experience. In my perception, Americans have had trouble…"
"No lol, I knew you were kidding.
On topic..try to compromise. As previous people said, maybe initiate a cycle of bearded and non-bearded. Maybe if its such a struggle learning to die to one self and abolish the beard could be beneficial to…"
"I wasn't suggesting that necessity (in using a pink car) made one manly, but rather that the car is a perfectly manly car when used by a man. A car is, in its most primordial function, a tool. A man who refuses to use a vehicle because it is…"
"As Tim said, those are good makes. Manly cars, many. But most American cars are rather un-manly in my opinion.
Take a look at the:
Land Rover defender
land Rover Discovery
Jeep Wrangler Brute…"
"Matt, saying this guy comes of as aristocratic is a slap in the face of true aristocracy. Sure, the aristocracy have consisted of quite a bunch of a-holes in the past, but the idea of 'noblesse oblige' is firmly rooted in today's…"
"Having been on both ends of distance learning, I don't see it being good competition for traditional classrooms.
I did a little distance learning for a class that had 2 that couldn't regularly make class and 1 that could never make class.…"
"As long as people are willing to blow money on non-marketable degrees, while others key in to steady high demand fields; no.
But, there are always education bubbles bursting for degrees and certifications in fields related to other economic…"
"Posting a Preacher's comment as evidence against evolution? Genius! It's not like he's financially invested in people throwing money his way if they'd rather believe in fairies and unicorns!
Though, you can't expect much…"
"Man, if you haven't done anything go and talk to your sister and tell her what she is doing is wrong.
She hasn't acused you, yet is treating you like you have been accused? Well, that's some horrid villification."
"Sorry Prescott I didn't mean to downplay your issues.
I echo a lot of what the guys are saying here. Friendship comes first and you need to sit him down and tell him how you feel and what you are seeing. And if it is making you uncomfortable…"
""Two of my only true friends"....its hard but take a look at your life and expand your social circle...this is a bigger issue than your question. What happens when they break up and you potentially lose both of them?"