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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-01 10:21:32 AM
Starting today, car dealers must mark vehicles with bright red warning stickers if they are listed in the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System database as junk, salvage or inundated during floods.

Does this save you from flood-damaged cars from Louisiana with laundered titles, or is it just to keep honest people honest?

The consumer protection was a trade-off for letting dealers raise the fee they can charge for titles and registrations from $55 to $80. Assembly Bill 1215 by Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, D-Sherman Oaks, also requires car dealers to begin registering vehicles electronically, a step projected to save the state more than $9 million annually by reducing paperwork at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Ah, it's neither. It's a way for dealers to charge more for doing less work.

"Seth's Law," by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies and programs to include sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, disability, and religion.

Welcome back to school, class. Seth, could you stand up please? Class, Seth is a normally-abled straight white American male Protestant. If I see you bullying anybody other than Seth I'm calling the cops.
 
2012-07-01 10:43:49 AM
Foie gras is now a faux pas
 
2012-07-01 12:05:42 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Foie gras is now a faux pas


Depends. They have free range Foie gras that the Huggers haven't yet had a tizzy over.
 
2012-07-01 12:10:53 PM

ZAZ: flood-damaged cars from Louisiana with laundered titles


Carfax
 
2012-07-01 12:14:55 PM
I wonder how well defined the fois gras ban is. Could you call the product "French style liver pate"?

Of course this will only lead to a market for mail order fois gras. Wait until they biatch at the federal government for not helping to enforce their prohibition, to which the federal government will say "ditto".
 
2012-07-01 12:15:00 PM

"Tattoo and piercing artists and those who apply permanent cosmetics will have to register each year with a local government and meet minimum statewide standards under another new law."


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2012-07-01 12:17:08 PM
Informed consent for tattoos? Does that mean that it would be illegal to tattoo drunk people? Wouldn't that ban about 50% of tattoo-shop customers?
 
2012-07-01 12:24:37 PM
"Seth's Law,"

This growing trend of naming laws after kids sickens me. It's an obvious ploy to make knee-jerk legislation more palatable by pandering to some dead snowflake's parents. I'd seriously like to deliver a cockpunch to each legislator that comes up with that tripe. (Then again, cockpunching could be construed as bullying! O NOES!)

I'm not pro-bullying by any stretch, but I can already see the talus-covered slope leading to all sorts of "zero-tolerance" rules which will lead to even more absurd stories about straight-A students being expelled because somebody said somebody heard said student say something bad.
 
2012-07-01 12:27:00 PM
poor Bryant Gumbel will have to go back to eating baby fetus.
 
2012-07-01 12:28:21 PM
As a Californian I am disgusted with the coastal regions of this state and their mindless hippie inhabitants. The sad part is that the majority of this state (the central valley, northern mountains, southern desert) is inhabited by perfectly sane, normal folks. Yet for some reason all of the laws and regulation are driven by SF or LA. Two giant, idiot-filled, pissholes.

Not being Donald Trump or some other hoity toity type I had never had foie gras or even heard of it. However, once I heard about the ban and read up on the issue I thought it was the most ridiculous thing imaginable and figured I might as well try it while I have the chance. Now that I have had foie gras and realized how delicious it is, and not actually all that horribly expensive I will definitely be having it every time I get the chance when I travel out of state.
 
2012-07-01 12:34:06 PM
If you elect lawmakers, they're gonna make laws. There is no restriction on the intelligence level of those laws so you're gonna get quite a few needless and useless laws. As long as they making laws is the scorecard for these guys, our freedoms are gonna be eroded.

We need lawUNmakers now
 
2012-07-01 12:45:45 PM
Where will all these unemployed gavagers find jobs?
 
2012-07-01 12:49:34 PM
Boy, I dun messed that up.

EDIT:
"As long as they making laws is the scorecard..."
 
das
2012-07-01 12:51:56 PM
Can we kill California now???
It just needs killin'.
 
2012-07-01 01:06:06 PM

Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am disgusted with the coastal regions of this state and their mindless hippie inhabitants. The sad part is that the majority of this state (the central valley, northern mountains, southern desert) is inhabited by perfectly sane, normal folks

. backwards, ignorant, Teabagger-types.

FTFY

Fortunately, places such as Bakersfield and Indio aren't representative of California as a whole.

...I had never had foie gras or even heard of it.

Talk about being mindless.
 
2012-07-01 01:15:44 PM

das: Can we kill California now???
It just needs killin'.


As a life-long Californian, I could not agree with you more.

/ Is pecker tattooing still allowed?
 
2012-07-01 01:28:59 PM

Lorelle: Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am disgusted with the coastal regions of this state and their mindless hippie inhabitants. The sad part is that the majority of this state (the central valley, northern mountains, southern desert) is inhabited by perfectly sane, normal folks. backwards, ignorant, Teabagger-types


As a San Joaquin Valley resident I approve of the highly overpopulated regions of California and salute their practices of turning their daughters into mindless slut tools who can be easily led around.
 
2012-07-01 01:44:09 PM

mikaloyd: As a San Joaquin Valley resident I approve of the highly overpopulated regions of California and salute their practices of turning their daughters into mindless slut tools who can be easily led around.


My dad was born in French Camp and grew up in Tracy. It was a nice little town until the 1980s, but is now a shiathole. The few relatives who are still there want to get out, but can't afford to move. And don't get me started on Stockton.
 
2012-07-01 02:03:16 PM

Ima4nic8or: southern desert) is inhabited by perfectly sane, normal folks.


LOLwut?

/former southern desert resident
//it made me feel sane, living there.
 
2012-07-01 02:06:28 PM
If all the people who do nothing but biatch and moan about it would move out of California, it'd be a pretty nice state

/and they'd obviously be much happier, too
//win-win
 
GBB
2012-07-01 02:29:31 PM

destrip: "Seth's Law,"

This growing trend of naming laws after kids sickens me. It's an obvious ploy to make knee-jerk legislation more palatable by pandering to some dead snowflake's parents. I'd seriously like to deliver a cockpunch to each legislator that comes up with that tripe. (Then again, cockpunching could be construed as bullying! O NOES!)

I'm not pro-bullying by any stretch, but I can already see the talus-covered slope leading to all sorts of "zero-tolerance" rules which will lead to even more absurd stories about straight-A students being expelled because somebody said somebody heard said student say something bad.


This. What we need is a Destrip's Law that forbids laws being named after victims that the new law might have protected.

Perhaps we should call these things "Barn Door Legislation"?
 
2012-07-01 02:58:34 PM

Archimedes' Principal: das: Can we kill California now???
It just needs killin'.

As a life-long Californian, I could not agree with you more.

/ Is pecker tattooing still allowed?


Yes but there is a handling fee. I just had this conversation with my tattoo artist yesterday. I asked him if he ever tattooed someone es junk and his reply was "Skin is skin I will tattoo anything but my other hand wants an extra $400 to touch your junk."
 
2012-07-01 03:22:36 PM
TFA:..."requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies and programs to include sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, disability, and religion".

So it's still OK to harass and discriminate against fatties.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: If all the people who do nothing but biatch and moan about it would move out of California, it'd be a pretty nice state

/and they'd obviously be much happier, too
//win-win


No, no, no. If they move out of Cali, they move north to WA and bring their farked up ideas here. If they would leave their self righteousness back in Cali, they would be more welcome. However that seems to be impossible for some ex-Californians.

Case in point, we still allow the not so safe and sane fireworks here in town (e.g. mortars). It's a tradition and we like it that way.

If you read the paper's online comments you see many ex-Californians complaining about it and demanding they be outlawed. They call us backwards and out of touch with modern society simply because we choose to have some noisy fun on the fourth.

It's not our fault if you didn't do your homework on the city your moving too and we sure as heck aren't going to change because you stomp your feet and cry.
 
2012-07-01 03:33:28 PM

Whatthefark: TFA:..."requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies and programs to include sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, disability, and religion".

So it's still OK to harass and discriminate against fatties.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: If all the people who do nothing but biatch and moan about it would move out of California, it'd be a pretty nice state

/and they'd obviously be much happier, too
//win-win

No, no, no. If they move out of Cali, they move north to WA and bring their farked up ideas here. If they would leave their self righteousness back in Cali, they would be more welcome. However that seems to be impossible for some ex-Californians.

Case in point, we still allow the not so safe and sane fireworks here in town (e.g. mortars). It's a tradition and we like it that way.

If you read the paper's online comments you see many ex-Californians complaining about it and demanding they be outlawed. They call us backwards and out of touch with modern society simply because we choose to have some noisy fun on the fourth.

It's not our fault if you didn't do your homework on the city your moving too and we sure as heck aren't going to change because you stomp your feet and cry.


If it is any consolation we don't like those Californians in California either. You know how much it sucks to drive all the way to Yuma from San Diego just to get stuff to blow up? Then you have to blow it up in the middle of nowhere so there's another trip. They are trying to ban fireworks displays in San Diego because the noise disturbs all the animals. You know who has fireworks every damn night? Sea World and the penguins seem fine with it.
 
2012-07-01 03:44:25 PM

Lorelle: My dad was born in French Camp and grew up in Tracy. It was a nice little town until the 1980s, but is now a shiathole. The few relatives who are still there want to get out, but can't afford to move. And don't get me started on Stockton.


Manstinka represent.
 
2012-07-01 05:29:47 PM
I don't know what some people think a salvage title means, people act like you drug the car from the bottom of a lake after it sat there for years or something. It simply means the damage exceeded 75% of the value of the car, so the insurance company declared it totaled. It takes very little damage on a car 5 or more years old to reach that 75% mark. Of course those estimates are what it would cost if you took the car to a dealership and used all new, factory certified parts as well as certified mechanics to repair it. These places typically charge upwards of $80-$100 an hour for labor as well as a 25% markup on parts. A person whos mechanically inclined can buy used parts from a junk yard and pound some of the smaller dents out by hand and fix the car as good as new for a fraction of that cost.

As long as you're not paying full book value for one, salvaged title cars can be a great buy and last as long as any other vehicle.
 
2012-07-01 05:37:53 PM

mikaloyd: Lorelle: Ima4nic8or: As a Californian I am disgusted with the coastal regions of this state and their mindless hippie inhabitants. The sad part is that the majority of this state (the central valley, northern mountains, southern desert) is inhabited by perfectly sane, normal folks. backwards, ignorant, Teabagger-types

As a San Joaquin Valley resident I approve of the highly overpopulated regions of California and salute their practices of turning their daughters into mindless slut tools who can be easily led around.


As a fellow San Joaquinian I couldnt agree more.
 
2012-07-01 05:48:04 PM

Lorelle: mikaloyd: As a San Joaquin Valley resident I approve of the highly overpopulated regions of California and salute their practices of turning their daughters into mindless slut tools who can be easily led around.

My dad was born in French Camp and grew up in Tracy. It was a nice little town until the 1980s, but is now a shiathole. The few relatives who are still there want to get out, but can't afford to move. And don't get me started on Stockton.


wtf? Couldnt disagree more. I am in Tracy. Its a perfectly nice place. Its one hell of a lot better place to live than other places I have lived (San Jose, Fremont, or Gilroy). Its not grossly over-crowded like the first two and much nicer than the last one. 1 to 2 mile outs from my house I can be in farmland driving whatever speed I want without a cop in sight, yet I have all the comforts of a quiet suburban neighborhood.

The shiathole:
 
2012-07-01 05:56:53 PM
As I was saying...

such a shiathole:
mw2.google.com
 
2012-07-01 06:20:56 PM

ReapTheChaos: I don't know what some people think a salvage title means, people act like you drug the car from the bottom of a lake after it sat there for years or something. It simply means the damage exceeded 75% of the value of the car, so the insurance company declared it totaled. It takes very little damage on a car 5 or more years old to reach that 75% mark. Of course those estimates are what it would cost if you took the car to a dealership and used all new, factory certified parts as well as certified mechanics to repair it. These places typically charge upwards of $80-$100 an hour for labor as well as a 25% markup on parts. A person whos mechanically inclined can buy used parts from a junk yard and pound some of the smaller dents out by hand and fix the car as good as new for a fraction of that cost.

As long as you're not paying full book value for one, salvaged title cars can be a great buy and last as long as any other vehicle.


My buddy has a 2008 Hummer H3 and was in a fender bender. He had to have his front bumper and grill replaced and some scratches buffed out. The frame etc was perfect and it was enough to "total" his car.
 
2012-07-01 06:52:57 PM

Spartan_Manhandler: Manstinka represent.


Dad (R.I.P.) used to call it "Teca Town" or "Lard Town." It was THE cruising spot for teenagers in the 1940s. :)

Ima4nic8or: wtf? Couldnt disagree more. I am in Tracy. Its a perfectly nice place. Its one hell of a lot better place to live than other places I have lived (San Jose, Fremont, or Gilroy). Its not grossly over-crowded like the first two and much nicer than the last one. 1 to 2 mile outs from my house I can be in farmland driving whatever speed I want without a cop in sight, yet I have all the comforts of a quiet suburban neighborhood.


Some members of my family have lived in Tracy since the 1930s. I visited the place many times during the 1960s/1970s, when it was still a small, rural community. It seemed that everyone knew everyone else. My dad's high school friends' families owned the Tracy Press and the A&W on Grant Line (is it still there?); we got free newspapers, burgers, and root beer floats every time we visited. :)

Sadly, it isn't like that anymore. The last time I visited was in 2004. What a difference. Only Central Ave. and some areas south of 11th Street still retain a bit of small-town flavor. The house near MacDonald Park that my grandparents bought in 1934 is still there, but the miles of orange groves that stood nearby are long-gone, having been replaced with numerous cookie-cutter homes. There was nothing north of Grant Line way back when, either. The city also has a huge gang (and crime) problem that didn't exist 30 years ago.

/Harry's Chuck Wagon is also gone
//:(
 
2012-07-01 07:31:59 PM

titwrench: ReapTheChaos: I don't know what some people think a salvage title means, people act like you drug the car from the bottom of a lake after it sat there for years or something. It simply means the damage exceeded 75% of the value of the car, so the insurance company declared it totaled. It takes very little damage on a car 5 or more years old to reach that 75% mark. Of course those estimates are what it would cost if you took the car to a dealership and used all new, factory certified parts as well as certified mechanics to repair it. These places typically charge upwards of $80-$100 an hour for labor as well as a 25% markup on parts. A person whos mechanically inclined can buy used parts from a junk yard and pound some of the smaller dents out by hand and fix the car as good as new for a fraction of that cost.

As long as you're not paying full book value for one, salvaged title cars can be a great buy and last as long as any other vehicle.

My buddy has a 2008 Hummer H3 and was in a fender bender. He had to have his front bumper and grill replaced and some scratches buffed out. The frame etc was perfect and it was enough to "total" his car.


Yeah, "back in the day" when you said you "totaled" a car it meant you wrapped it around a telephone pole going 75 MPH, it meant there was no way in hell it could be fixed. These days anything over 10-15 MPH will most likely total a car. Hell, a minor collision in a parking lot can total a car.
 
2012-07-01 08:04:03 PM

ReapTheChaos: titwrench: ReapTheChaos: I don't know what some people think a salvage title means, people act like you drug the car from the bottom of a lake after it sat there for years or something. It simply means the damage exceeded 75% of the value of the car, so the insurance company declared it totaled. It takes very little damage on a car 5 or more years old to reach that 75% mark. Of course those estimates are what it would cost if you took the car to a dealership and used all new, factory certified parts as well as certified mechanics to repair it. These places typically charge upwards of $80-$100 an hour for labor as well as a 25% markup on parts. A person whos mechanically inclined can buy used parts from a junk yard and pound some of the smaller dents out by hand and fix the car as good as new for a fraction of that cost.

As long as you're not paying full book value for one, salvaged title cars can be a great buy and last as long as any other vehicle.

My buddy has a 2008 Hummer H3 and was in a fender bender. He had to have his front bumper and grill replaced and some scratches buffed out. The frame etc was perfect and it was enough to "total" his car.

Yeah, "back in the day" when you said you "totaled" a car it meant you wrapped it around a telephone pole going 75 MPH, it meant there was no way in hell it could be fixed. These days anything over 10-15 MPH will most likely total a car. Hell, a minor collision in a parking lot can total a car.


This is why Carfax is your friend. You can get a car for half as much just because of the salvage title you just need to know why it has a salvage title. My buddy can't sell his car for dick now. I could probably buy it for $8,000 and have an H3 with less than 50k miles that is in perfectly good shape. He was going to sell if but I convinced him to run it into the ground he will gain nothing by selling it.
 
2012-07-01 10:33:34 PM
Oh boy, as a Californian I just gotta say that is the best Fark headline of all time.
 
2012-07-01 11:55:34 PM

Lorelle: Spartan_Manhandler: Manstinka represent.

Dad (R.I.P.) used to call it "Teca Town" or "Lard Town." It was THE cruising spot for teenagers in the 1940s. :)

Ima4nic8or: wtf? Couldnt disagree more. I am in Tracy. Its a perfectly nice place. Its one hell of a lot better place to live than other places I have lived (San Jose, Fremont, or Gilroy). Its not grossly over-crowded like the first two and much nicer than the last one. 1 to 2 mile outs from my house I can be in farmland driving whatever speed I want without a cop in sight, yet I have all the comforts of a quiet suburban neighborhood.

Some members of my family have lived in Tracy since the 1930s. I visited the place many times during the 1960s/1970s, when it was still a small, rural community. It seemed that everyone knew everyone else. My dad's high school friends' families owned the Tracy Press and the A&W on Grant Line (is it still there?); we got free newspapers, burgers, and root beer floats every time we visited. :)

Sadly, it isn't like that anymore. The last time I visited was in 2004. What a difference. Only Central Ave. and some areas south of 11th Street still retain a bit of small-town flavor. The house near MacDonald Park that my grandparents bought in 1934 is still there, but the miles of orange groves that stood nearby are long-gone, having been replaced with numerous cookie-cutter homes. There was nothing north of Grant Line way back when, either. The city also has a huge gang (and crime) problem that didn't exist 30 years ago.

/Harry's Chuck Wagon is also gone
//:(


It is no doubt different from what it was in the 60s or 70s and cant even speak to what it was like then. It isnt bad now though. Although the orange groves (and A&W) are gone there is still plenty of open farmland around. Plus I bet you didnt have a Sears, Home Depot, Macys, Best Buy, Target, Black Bear Diner, Texas Roadhouse, etc back then.

The gang problem is relative. Yes, compared to the 60s or 70s it is probably huge. Compared to Stockton, Salinas, Oakland or even relatively nice bay area cities like San Jose or Fremont our gang problem is trivial. btw, Central is the gang banger headquarters. No small town feel at all to it. Although it is not quite a ghetto, it is one of the uglier areas of the city. "Downtown" is not where folks really go anyway. There is much more to do around the mall on the north side of 205. The city leaders keep trying (and failing) to revive downtown. They would be much wiser to encourage movement of the remaining desirable businesses over to the area near the mall, along with the government functions (city hall, police, etc). Like most older downtown areas our is not attractive and never will be without replacing every building in site. The buildings and the layout of the streets have just outlived their lifespan. Lets fact it though, almost no building over 30 or so years old looks nice.
 
2012-07-02 03:37:21 PM

Ima4nic8or: It is no doubt different from what it was in the 60s or 70s and cant even speak to what it was like then. It isnt bad now though. Although the orange groves (and A&W) are gone there is still plenty of open farmland around. Plus I bet you didnt have a Sears, Home Depot, Macys, Best Buy, Target, Black Bear Diner, Texas Roadhouse, etc back then.

The gang problem is relative. Yes, compared to the 60s or 70s it is probably huge. Compared to Stockton, Salinas, Oakland or even relatively nice bay area cities like San Jose or Fremont our gang problem is trivial. btw, Central is the gang banger headquarters. No small town feel at all to it. Although it is not quite a ghetto, it is one of the uglier areas of the city. "Downtown" is not where folks really go anyway. There is much more to do around the mall on the north side of 205. The city leaders keep trying (and failing) to revive downtown. They would be much wiser to encourage movement of the remaining desirable businesses over to the area near the mall, along with the government functions (city hall, police, etc). Like most older downtown areas our is not attractive and never will be without replacing every building in site. The buildings and the layout of the streets have just outlived their lifespan. Lets fact it though, almost no building over 30 or so years old looks nice.


You see old buildings on Central and think "ugly;" I see them and remember what Tracy was like before urban sprawl consumed it. BTW, there was a JCPenney store on Central at one time, as well as several smaller clothing stores. The only other large stores I can recall are Western Auto, Save Mart, (Tracy Blvd. near Grant Line) and the grocery stores Safeway and Centro Mart (Tracy Blvd., 11th St.).

/also remembers the tons of fuzzy black and orange caterpillars on the lawns in the fall
 
2012-07-03 01:56:49 AM

Spartan_Manhandler: Lorelle: My dad was born in French Camp and grew up in Tracy. It was a nice little town until the 1980s, but is now a shiathole. The few relatives who are still there want to get out, but can't afford to move. And don't get me started on Stockton.

Manstinka represent.


In Pleasanton, it's Man-tickle
 
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