Pre Migration It has been a tough Winter....

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  1. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Yep, it really has been a tough winter here in the US. I can easily tell. Not from the weather reports of lots of snow about to hit the nations mid-section again. Not from the fact that we have lots of really cold days here where M/A World HQ is located....

    ... I can tell from all the ass holes coming out of the woodwork and spewing their crap all over Motoring Alliance. For you see, we drive MINIs, and when some people are cooped up for too long they forget just how much FUN a MINI is to drive. They sit behind their keyboards and try and drive them. It's not working. You know who you are, you are crashing and burning for all of us to see.

    You drive a MINI, be happy. You could be stuck in some thing like a used Pontiac Aztek with mismatched tires. Then I could understand the need to lash out. But you drive a MINI. How can you not have a smile on your face. I know I do, even when it is just a 1/2 mile down the road and it raining and dark and cold and my slightly modded MINI is sputtering and doesn't want to grip cause the summer tires are like bricks. It is STILL FUN, more fun than that Aztek with mismatched tires. More fun than a Toyota Appliance...How can you not be happy, you are in a MINI.

    So here is the deal, get over yourselves. Stop the sniping at each other and I'll stop these diatribes.

    Deal?

    Get out and drive, put that smile back in place.
     
  2. Tata Steva

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    Nathan:

    Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the MINI of the month contest for the second time. It was fun while it lasted, and then (unfortunately) it was not... Too bad. :cryin:

    You are running a good race!

    Regards,

    Tata
     
  3. noodlesandsam

    noodlesandsam New Member

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    +1 Good post, You are right, these are fun cars.
     
  4. zinful

    zinful MINI of the Month - August 2010

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    Chill Out

    Some people have too much time on their hands, come on people, be nice, and while you are at it Honk & Wave, and not just with your middle finger!!!:biggrin5:
     
  5. trouble1943

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    #5 trouble1943, Feb 25, 2013
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    Hi Nathan (and community):

    Your comments and temporary "shut-down" are probably well-deserved. I can't judge, since I haven't read the sniping posts. (If you could direct me to them, I would appreciate it.) :biggrin5:

    I'm still a newbie. I think I may have posted a few months ago asking about exhaust systems. (Got "Cooper" ... an 07 S convertible with auto and every option that existed). After a lot of research and having my son-in-law inquire about installation cost, it turned out that a little garage ("Compare Auto") that lists "TIRES MUFFLERS TOWING" on their web site and business cards is owned by a guy who does frame-off restorations and works on show and race cars. At the time, I had decided on a K & N CAI and a Milltek exhaust. The Milltek would have run $850 and the garage owner wanted $130 to install.

    Then he told my son-in-law that instead of spending $850 on a box of pipes and tubes, he could build me a custom exhaust that he guaranteed I'd love for around $350.

    So for a total of less than what just the Milltek would have cost pre-installed, I got the CAI and a custom exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers and tips. And the sound is AWESOME: sounds like 800 plus horsepower under the hood.

    Now that I've put everyone to sleep, remember: A cold and rainy day can be depressing and gloomy, but a MINI is fun forever.
     
  6. Minidave

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    I'm happy cause after a week at the dealer waiting for parts, and being delayed by terrible snow storms, I got my Clubby back today!

    Just in time for the second snow storm to hit us tonight! :D
     
  7. Steve

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    Some people are only truly happy when they're sniping and spewing disdain, contempt and hostility at others. They think it's fun. It makes them smile.

    Some of those people also like to drive MINIs and like to chat about it.

    Nathan (and the rest of us who help him care for M/A) encourage the latter. Take the vitriol elsewhere.
     
  8. ScottinBend

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVc5yU5amCc]Ren and Stimpy Happy Happy Joy Joy PocketPC - YouTube[/ame]
     
  9. debscooper

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    #9 debscooper, Feb 25, 2013
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    Nathan thanks to you and M/A . . . I can call the best people in the entire world friends . . . And they drive the coolest car EVER . . . thank you for holding this site and members to a much higher standard than the "just average" . . . We all owe you a big MINI Cheer and the some Cheers
     
  10. Jason Montague

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    :wink::wink:And a Bronks Cheer:prrr::prrr::prrr::lol::lol::lol:Yes Nathan is a GOOD GUY!:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
  11. Crashton

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    :Thumbsup::prrr::prrr::prrr::Thumbsup:

    For all you do this raspberry salute is for you Nathan. :postcount

    Thank you :D
     
  12. Mini Coop

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    Thank you for setting it straight.
     
  13. Ofioliti

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    Dang, I missed the fun. I was out motoring! :D
     
  14. beken

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    Me too.

    And those grumpy indoor motorers? Go back to that other site. No wait, that other site seems to have toned down too. :postcount
     
  15. Dave.0

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    I think EVERYONE needs to stop being so uptight about every little thing that is posted on the M/A or the Internet.

    If you can't take the heat on the internet maybe the internet is not for you.

    Instead of crying and posting about everything just look I the mirror at the real problem.
     
  16. Camaro

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    Forums turn into a type of entertainment if you spend all your time actually making stuff go fast to ultimately make or break records all the while driving to the grocery store after. But then again we are on a MINI forum where something like that is considered strictly race car and not a street car. Need to get with the times when 1000+whp cars or trucks drop kids off at soccer practice, drop the mail at the post office, then bust out a 230mph standing mile to blow off steam from the work day. The same idea applies to really any car that gets modified.
     
  17. yellowbritishrocket

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    Do people want tissues for their issues? Are we mice or are we men/women? I think myself a martian to be honest. Look im tired of the fake outrage and "GOLLY GEE WILIKERS" moments...i know alot of people on this forum in person from different events and so on...im like this in person as well as online...so lets drop the act...do you all realize the more you try to NOT be like NAM...the more you become something worse....stop censoring people and let them have it out...which is why i still maintain there needs to be a section where people can go and hash it out...they keep it there and out of the main forum's...and if a thread gets out of control...move it to that section...i belong to a couple of forum's that do just that and it seems to go well and doesnt lead to every single damn thread being locked because certain people who get butthurt go screaming MOMMMYYYY HEEE IS BEEEING A BULLLYYYYY.... how about if you treat people like adults and let them work their issues out instead of people flying in and locking threads which make people resentful and the next time they get a chance get twice as vicious...

    dont like the way i said it...tough...its time for people around here to grow a thicker skin and GROW THE HELL UP...

    are people having problems in their life? yes...no one is exempt...myself included...but i dont sit here belly aching just because someone doesnt like me...i know you cant please all of the people all of the time
     
  18. R35P3CT

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    Internet is serious business.
     
  19. ScottinBend

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    How about instead of "working it out" we all just act like adults instead of pissed off little kids.....and RESPECT each other. Thick skin should not be a prerequesite to joining a forum.
     
  20. yellowbritishrocket

    yellowbritishrocket Well-Known Member

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    Thick skin is required for life in general, we cant be civil all the time...its not in human dna...there is a reason why people conflict with each other its just the natural course we take...by and large people do get along but there are times where you just have to have it out or people will build resentment against everyone and will snap at them for no reason...

    Respect is earned not implied...we sit here and DEMAND RESPECT...that is not how you get it...you want my respect?? EARN IT...i could care less if you respect me or not im going to continue on doing what i have been doing... we act more like kids when we sit here crying and complaining about people not respecting others...

    Did anyone consider that some are doing this for attention...if you dont pay them mind chances are they stop when they realize no one is listening?
     

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