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 Posted: Jul 4, 2017 11:37AM
Total posts: 7159
Last post: Jul 27, 2017
Member since:Aug 14, 2002
CA
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Originally Posted by specialist
But which one became the first country? and which separated from which? i believe canada and USA used to be one country but due to Pride some people decided to separate and put up their own name and government and style of governing.  its been said that there's only 1 month of campaigning, now i know why they end up with a young Handsome president who looks like a celebrity but no one knows for sure if he really knows how to be a president, aaaanyway, no name mentioned. i betya all the girls and g*ys voted for him, aaaanyway,,,but hmm yeah, i think he's a nice guy. i like him too.
Away back when, Britain had colonies all around the world, including around 18 or 19 in North America. 13 of them thought they could do better and revolted. They declared independence from Britain in 1776 and made up their own form of government.

The other 5 or 6 thought it wasn't a good idea and did not join the 13. Eventually, we united into one nation, Canada, acquired our own government based on the tested and proven British system, and gained full independence in 1867. Our head of state is our queen and not the prime-minister. We do not have a president. The queen is represented by the Governor-General, who signs bills (draft laws) into laws on behalf of the queen, once the House of Commons and Senate. A signed law is called an Act of Parliament because all 3 levels of government have approved it. Our 10 provincial governments operate essentially the same way, with Lieutenant-Governors signing provincial laws on behalf of the Queen.

By the way, the prime minister is a member of parliament elected by one constituency (riding). Our current prime-minister represents the riding of Papineau, a small part of Montreal. Population in 2016: 110,750. Eligible voters in 2016: 78,515. Exactly, 26,391 citizens of all ages voted for Justin Trudeau, 51.96% of the voters of Papineau.

The total population of Canada in 2015 (the year of the election) was 35,848,600. So only 0.07% of the people voted for him. It IS a different system, but it works!



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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Jul 4, 2017 01:41AM
Total posts: 9372
Last post: Jul 25, 2017
Member since:Mar 24, 1999
GB

Here's a funny thing.

I think we're all resigned to the fact that isn't-a-specialist is a royal PITA who isn't going away, and is also probably a caricature persona of a regular member.

Last time the previous incarnation of isn't-a got nuked the 'owner' of the log-in had gotten sloppy and posted on a regular thread using the wrong account.  No evidence was available, but the mention of it had the account deleted faster than a goose will foul your lawn
This time I've taken screen shots of the mistake, and the instant edit.

So, will the owner of the isn't-a screen name keep quiet for the forseeable future, or should I post the evidence ?

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Jul 3, 2017 07:21PM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
But which one became the first country? and which separated from which? i believe canada and USA used to be one country but due to Pride some people decided to separate and put up their own name and government and style of governing.  its been said that there's only 1 month of campaigning, now i know why they end up with a young Handsome president who looks like a celebrity but no one knows for sure if he really knows how to be a president, aaaanyway, no name mentioned. i betya all the girls and g*ys voted for him, aaaanyway,,,but hmm yeah, i think he's a nice guy. i like him too.

 Posted: Jul 3, 2017 08:18AM
Total posts: 7159
Last post: Jul 27, 2017
Member since:Aug 14, 2002
CA
We are a separate country because Canada is very different from the USA. Just a few things:
1. We have two official languages - French and English.
2. We did not need to have a revolution to become an independent nation.
3. We did not need to have a civil war, for any reason.
4. We take care of our people (not just citizens) with things like the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age security, Employment Insurance, and especially, Public Health Care.
5. We welcome refugees.
6. We have a multi-party political system, where, if you are a citizen you are automatically registered to vote, and it does not register you with any one party.
7. We have a parliamentary system of government where the party elected with the most seats forms the government, with their leader as prime-minister.
8. The governing party has the freedom to call an election any time. If the governing party does not hold a majority (when a combination of other parties has more seats) they can defeat the government and an election is called.
9. When we have an election, the campaign period is weeks long, not months, and we have the election itself on one day, with the results known immediately after. No primaries, no electoral colleges -just one vote for each citizen.
10. We don't need to own a gun. Very few people actually do. Our murder rate per year for the whole country is less than a single average sized American city.
11. We are geographically bigger. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Canada

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 Posted: Jul 2, 2017 07:24AM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Once again, Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and Canadian forum members. (the one with a red maple tree leaf beside their usernames)

Again, i cannot decipher WHY  USA and Canada are separated by a boarder When americans and Canadians looks same, talks the same, ,Both speaks same language(english) in my own opinion and from a point of view of an Asian like me(means i'm not biased),USA and Canada should only be one country and it should be called United States of America....aaanywayzz!!  but who cares, Let's all celebrate and enjoy the country we are living in, it's a gift From God.

 Posted: Jul 1, 2017 06:47AM
 Edited:  Jul 1, 2017 06:53AM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
....So the MMW2017 is over, it was Fantabulous!! to everyone who drove their minis 12hrs straight i bet when they return home, they wouldn't even touch or drive their minis for at least 10days, and if they didn't have A/C on their minis and the exhaust gets inside the cabin they inhale the exhaust for straight 12hrs, hope they're ok.     BUT one thing for sure everybody had a wonderful time!!

KUDOS to the Organizers !!!  MMW2107 Santa Rosa is a great Success!

 Posted: Jun 30, 2017 02:47PM
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Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Almost done!!! 

 Posted: Jun 29, 2017 10:28AM
 Edited:  Jun 29, 2017 10:30AM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
WOW! there were about 75 classic minis and 25 new Minis that attended the MMW2017 in Santa Rosa California...Awsome!!!
..and in every Mini meets there's one thing that everyone must bring----> a Cardboard (for the oil leak)

And i don't know why only about 30 attended the MMW2016 that was held in San Diego Ca, in my own opinion, san diego is nicer than santa rosa,,hehehe, that's just me.
i personally like the Matte Algae green mini.

i just don't like the idea of "No Touching" , but overall it's a blast !!!

------->  https://youtu.be/nQ4KUAd2iac

 Posted: Jun 28, 2017 06:40PM
Total posts: 1278
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Oct 8, 2013
for your info Tony my boat isn't parked along Arnold drive? never has been. But then your search skills never were very accurate...............

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Jun 28, 2017 01:24PM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Quote:
Originally Posted by minimans
Quote:
Originally Posted by specialist
Well since everybody is out to attend the MMW 2017 in Santa Rosa California this week, we need to stay up here and take care of this forum, and since i am on vacation from work for 13 days, you'll be seeing me a lot answering newbie's mini issues. i want you to just be quiet, read and learn.  While others are enjoying the summer in santa rosa, we all wish them Fun time.  i heard people from as far as Greece are attending the MMW, i think he bought his own plane ticket now,great!!!!

And if anyone needs lodging, you can ask minimans if he has room for rent or for free, he lives few blocks away from the MMW venue.
Why don't you come yourself Tony? I've got a spot for you down the bottom of my garden.....................
hahaha, well thanks for the nice gesture sir Paul,,, but i have allergy attack when i sleep in the garden, i'd rather sleep inside your boat that's parked along Arnold drive...hihihi..!!

 Posted: Jun 28, 2017 01:00PM
Total posts: 1278
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Oct 8, 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by specialist
Well since everybody is out to attend the MMW 2017 in Santa Rosa California this week, we need to stay up here and take care of this forum, and since i am on vacation from work for 13 days, you'll be seeing me a lot answering newbie's mini issues. i want you to just be quiet, read and learn.  While others are enjoying the summer in santa rosa, we all wish them Fun time.  i heard people from as far as Greece are attending the MMW, i think he bought his own plane ticket now,great!!!!

And if anyone needs lodging, you can ask minimans if he has room for rent or for free, he lives few blocks away from the MMW venue.
Why don't you come yourself Tony? I've got a spot for you down the bottom of my garden.....................

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Jun 28, 2017 12:50PM
 Edited:  Jun 28, 2017 02:36PM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
For a change, i wanted to praise or express my appreciation and admiration to Rosebud (the mini/not the owner,hehehe) to have travelled 1100 miles from california to nevada, that is one helluva trip, i know it because i just did a 2,100 mile trip from arizona to Utah,down to Grand Canyon, Las Vegas strip, san diego and back to arizona this past weekend, i arrive last night. drove my toyota car, and i must say that trip is too long, and for a classic mini to do that trip with a 115F weather?? it must be something,,,so awsome!!
Driving along the stretch of nevada and california desert for continuous hundreds of miles you can't afford to break down, especially driving a classic mini...., no houses,no gas stations,no police, no lights, no rest areas,no hookers,only cows and donkeys and thousands of acres of dried fields.
i must say, Rosebud (the owner) have some tremendous amount of guts to do the trip.....Kudos!!!
That is a very difficult trip, although Big Al calls it a "Great Humour"(as if he's not convinced) i still believe that rosebud indeed did the 1100 mile trip.

i still can't exhaust thinking HOW can a classic mini do a 1100 mile trip, the fact that it's has a high rev engine and a gas tank that is as tiny as my parrots bird cage, has no airconditioning, and a diagonal suspension arm that is as skinny as my pinky finger..plus minis are notorious in overheating isn't it?... anyway, if he really did that trip for reals(not imaginary) then i really admire his guts...

 Posted: Jun 22, 2017 09:43AM
 Edited:  Jun 22, 2017 10:08AM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Well since everybody is out to attend the MMW 2017 in Santa Rosa California this week, we need to stay up here and take care of this forum, and since i am on vacation from work for 13 days, you'll be seeing me a lot answering newbie's mini issues. i want you to just be quiet, read and learn.  While others are enjoying the summer in santa rosa, we all wish them Fun time.  i heard people from as far as Greece are attending the MMW, i think he bought his own plane ticket now,great!!!!

And if anyone needs lodging, you can ask minimans if he has room for rent or for free, he lives few blocks away from the MMW venue.

 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 05:04PM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
 Posted: Jun 2, 2017 07:54PM
 Edited:  Jun 2, 2017 07:58PM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
you know what, i really envy jerseymini, he built a vtec mini and spent $0.00 , he bought a beat up integra with 300K miles on the odo, took the engine out with all the wirings and CPU and sold the remainings of the car. But, if you're going to ask me, yes i like the vtec mini, but i want the vtec mini with automatic transmission, because it's really a pain in the ash to shift when you are driving in a city where traffic is ridiculuous. My plan is to slap a good running 4 cylinder toyota rav4 with auto transmission in the back of my mini, put the radiator in front and run a long radiator hose that extends from the back to the front including the return hose.(to all of you who are pesimistic,,,YES it can be done),, as long as there is enough space, it can possibly done., the engine is quite big, so it means that there might not be enough room to put the shock absorber, so having said that, the rear wheels won't have a shock absorber.(only the front) the engine is a 1.8L DOHC 16valve. 4 cylinder. i may need to send the shaft to the driveshaft shop.com., the suspension arm will be cut short, i will use the original toyota hub and rotor and brakes, the rotor will be sliced to fit the mini wheels. the transmission shift lever is easy to install in front because it only works with cables, if cable is short, i can install some cable extenders. i really don't see any loophole in this project. only the engine mounting point is critical, engine needs to be perfectly aligned to the body. That's what a guy named Jacque Andres did to his bini, he slapped an engine in the back and run a 14ft cable from gas pedal to the carb.

 Posted: May 29, 2017 06:42PM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
NOW see? when i start my mini this afternoon, i didnt see any smoke coming out of the exhaust, whereas when i was in california yesterday, i start my mini in the morning and hell it was smoking like helllish, it was all caused by condensation, my gosh! no wonder this california MVD are so freakin strict with their smog law, they THOUGHT that the smoke were caused by worn out engine, they didnt realize that the smoke was caused by tremendous amount of condensation because their State is a very humid place, the humid air is sucked by the air intake and mix with the gas to get burnt inside the combustion chamber, the water content in the air is what makes the car smoke.(science guys,,science!!, try to spray water over fire, or try to burn fresh green leaves, it will smoke because of the water content.)), ...All carbureted cars in california is prone to smoking due to condensation, i cant believe MVD people didnt know it all these years...and they make their laws stricter for nothing.?? gosh!! i'm gonna put a message in their website tomorrow..

 Posted: May 29, 2017 06:31PM
Total posts: 504
Last post: Jul 23, 2017
Member since:Jan 7, 2013
Well...that car sure has "A-Peal". :)

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

 Posted: May 29, 2017 08:13AM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
My mini pretty much failed to impress me when i drove it to california so she'll be in hibernation for a while...

 Posted: May 29, 2017 07:45AM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Thinking of getting this to replace my slow classic mini, equally unique and a sure eyecatcher. Currently posted in craigslist PA https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/6146717139.html

 Posted: May 28, 2017 03:05PM
 Edited:  May 29, 2017 12:20AM
Total posts: 799
Last post: Jul 26, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
So i came back from an out of town trip with my mini, i must say that i was wrong when i said "who needs a V-tec mini" , , i admit i over estimated my mini, indeed, if you live in a big city or a key city, you really need a Vtec mini, i drive my mini in California and dang i thought i was doing fast but tons of cars are behind me flashing their lights, sheesh and i was going 40-45sh mph, I'm used to driving in az where cars are slower, and drivers are dork-er..... jizz, no amount of oil additive can make a mini run fast, there is always a faster car behind you if you are in California, my goodness, my mini doesn't smoke in the morning when I'm in AZ, but this morning in california,when i start my mini, it was smoking like hell, because of condensation, the roof is all wet full of morning dews but it did not rain, i dunno where all those water came from????? gosh ALL i got was a sore left leg ,stepping on the clutch pedal almost 10K times with all that traffic, gosh! and wife got sick so we went home earlier than expected., the next time i ever drive in California with a mini, i'll make sure it will be a Vtec mini, i will never never drive a 998 over there,,not even any A+ Lucas engine,,jizzzzz!!! Gawd i was so HARASSED this past 2 days!!!! i ate middle finger from mustang, camaro v8s drivers all day long my goodness!! But there were tons of people looking at my min and asking tons of questions, there was a firefighter guys who wants to buy it, but i said hmm,not now maybe later, i'm still driving it. NOW where is Steve Alexander? i need to get in touch with him about the vtec mini., he said he got the fastest car during the funkhana in Qualcom stadium. i wonder how much he'd sell me his yellow vtec mini (????)

...and no i dont live in meza Az, ...that made me less dork....Hahaha.,oooops!!

BOTTOMLINE: to me, classic mini can't be a daily driver in a key city or a city where there is a very high volumes of cars., hmmm? yes you can use it as a dailiy driver but the stress and headache is not worth it, you can drive it in interstate highways but not for long you will need to overhaul the engine in no time, it's just not for highway driving. i'm talking about the A series or A+ series engines(heck i don't care if it's 850cc or 1400cc,it still is A+ engine block.,(i dunno why they call it A+plus,i dont see any plus in it,aaanyways)..........that's my assesment.

AAAAAND another thing, if you are driving in a busy city you really need an AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!!! that's a must!!!!!, gosh my left leg is still in sore.

But if you live in a remote non busy city like i do, 998 manual shift mini is enough.

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