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Amid Cancel Culture, Now Academics Have Their Next Target: Pickup Trucks

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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: chiefsmom

I have the long bed large extended cab aswell , i think Its my gear ratio for heavy pulling that beer pongs the diesel

Just came back from a long trip and i got 14 mpg on the highway not pulling anything. If i recall in town it gets like 10.5 mpg avg. The funny thing when towing 35' camper it gets about the same mpg


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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: infolurker

I'm glad the closest neighbor to my house with a pickup truck or motorcycle is 7 houses away! Such noise.

I feel sorry for the Neighbors who live closer.




You’d hate me as a neighbor.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12


Amid Cancel Culture, Now Academics Have Their Next Target: Pickup Trucks


BS, read the article, just some unsubstantiated opinion piece written by a rightwing propagandist stiring the pot on a fake news rag.

Some people will believe anything.


Sounds like this guy is making a case to me. Trucks too big, smaller trucks kill less people, compares auto makers to cigarette companies. Makes the case for regulation and automaker liability for pedestrian deaths.




theweek.com...


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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Effeminate leftist douche-waffles are intimidated by trucks?

Hell, they're probably intimidated by tepid water.

Taking away things that people like is what tyrants, communists, socialists, fascists do.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 05:56 PM
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I don't like trucks....they are too big and I hate being behind one.
I don't like SUVs for the same reason.
Give me a car anyday...preferably an American car.

But I will defend the right of anyone who wants to own a truck or SUV.

WTH is wrong with people these days.....never mind....that was rhetorical


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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 06:53 PM
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originally posted by: beyondknowledge
What exactly is the difference between being hit with a bus and hit with a Prius going 35 mph or above? It is not likely you will survive ether one.


The difference is the driver doesn't die as well.

I drive an F350 for more than a few reasons... towing my camper, hauling firewood, etc...

But the biggest reason is what happens when I hit an elk driving 75 mph as opposed to hit an elk driving a Prius at 75 mph.

It is just simple physics.



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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: infolurker
My problem with truck drivers are their driving habits case in point they will get in the left lane keep pace with the slow moving person in the right lane, they will not change lanes to let the flow of traffic to proceed. Or they will be the the right lane and you need to hit a exit traffic is heavy you can't fall back and when you go to pass them thy speed up.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Well everyone knows trucks are a symbol of the patriarchy. A truck is just a cock extension. Owning a truck and driving it down the street is pretty much rape. Driving a truck is no different than walking down the street, unzipping and shoving it in the face of everyone around.

Trucks provide the ability to tow, carry large loads, drive in inaccessible places. These are inherently male traits. They symbolize strength and virility. 4x4 ing down a logging road is no different than forcing yourself upon an innocent lady.

Furthermore, trucks have always been symbols of white power. Look at 99.99999% of truck owners, all white males, definitely racists.

Any sensible, non mysoginist, non-bigotted, non-bracist would never be caught in anything larger than a prius, though any male that truly wants to show they're an an ally and supporter should be in a smart car really, preferably one with an autonomous driving system as males tend to assert their dominance through their driving...it's a fact 100% of dangerous drivers are white male truck drivers driving a car without some kind of automated safety system.

There is no acceptable way to own a truck and not enforce your maleness and oppression to other drivers on the road.


I wonder if anyone's actually read this far into the post... i wonder how many responses will take this seriously.

# them, trucks are great...you can camp in them and carry # around.
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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: dug88

I picked up the sarcasm in the first couple of sentences.


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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 08:16 PM
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I just spoke to my wife about this thread and she said, "Ssomeone who smells like cat litter wrote this sh#t about trucks".

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

hahaha! I don't even know her, but I like your wife.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: dug88

I love your sarcasm.

I guess that I am doomed to the deepest pits of hell. I am a lady with a Raptor; and a modified Jeep that will take on the most extreme terrain.
This woman be damned



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: Onlyyouknow

Well to be fair, the best women are the ones that drive trucks so



No offense to non truck driving ladies but, ya know, something about a girl in a truck, especially when you know she takes that truck off road.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
Next time they need to move a couch, let's see them stuff it in their Prius.


You could put a Reese hitch on the Prius and pull a trailer for the couch..



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari


But the biggest reason is what happens when I hit an elk driving 75 mph as opposed to hit an elk driving a Prius at 75 mph.


But to the elk, there is no difference other than the sound the horn makes before impact and possibly how far it flies.

I do very much agree about the driver. I would not want to risk hitting an opossum while driving a smart car, an armadillo would total one.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 10:08 PM
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Few things in life are as satisfying as pulling up to a red light beside a Prius and black smoking the hell out of him.I love my Ram diesel.



posted on Aug, 8 2020 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: TamtammyMacx

yea well they do rip those living organism away from there living parents



posted on Aug, 8 2020 @ 12:44 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

It's the responses to bait articles like this which inform the world about the intellectual capability of the average American citizen.



For goodness sakes, think of the children! It's time we put children before trucks!

LOL


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posted on Aug, 8 2020 @ 12:56 AM
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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: infolurker

It's the responses to bait articles like this which inform the world about the intellectual capability of the average American citizen.



For goodness sakes, think of the children! It's time we put children before trucks!

LOL



Folks were saying the same thing 10 years ago when people were mocked for suggesting the American Democratic Party was on the fast track to openly embracing socialism. It would seem those were not "bait" articles then, and I have little reason to doubt the idea that the average granola eating, limp wristed, whiny-ass liberal is intimidated by pickup trucks today.



posted on Aug, 8 2020 @ 06:21 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
LOL! Yeah, good luck with this one in states like Alaska. Screw with our trucks, we will kill you... simple as that.


Texas will answer the call.

My beat up truck is part of me. Ill drive it till parts are no longer available.




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