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snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net writes:

Sadly, enough people voted for him that it was possible to get him first and then again. :-(
I like the label that one company had on their goods exported to France, "Don't blame us, we didn't vote for him," in French. If anyone knows who that was, please post; I didn't write it down and would like to have it.
My greatest hope is that the rest of the world realizes that half this country does not agree with much of what is done. That's probably true in most countries, not just here. Underneath the politics and posing, surely most people are pretty much the same throughout this planet; however, many get terribly mislead and "go with the flow" of the moment. So sad.
Cars . . . what a story there! Count me among those who don't get it why this country is so in love with huge autos. I'll never figure out why someone living in an apartment, drives only to work (paved roads!), needs a huge four-wheel drive, double cab truck. How in the world we raised three children without an SUV, mini-van, etc., must puzzle many today. I had a difficult time deciding on a foreign car this last time around, but as my son told me, "Buy once non-American or support the oil industry twice as much." (Not a direct quote but close.) I love my Toyota Prius and the 50 mpg it gets (real, not bragging, that's overall for nearly three years now). I'm looking forward to a good all electric, but then I'm the one hoping my roof holds out until I can financially afford a solar-shingle roof. With that roof, I should be at least 60 percent non-dependent on others for power.
My Prius, like all my past automobiles have, carries things most don't carry in their fancy trucks. You know, things like plants, bales of hay, vinegar/soy barrels for rain barrels or garden planting, chicken feed, 1x6, 2x4, etc. lumber up to 8 feet long, rolls of fence wire, potting soil,etc., as well as the conventional things like groceries.<g>
BTW, Portland, Oregon, has special parking (free) for all electric cars with an outlet to plug in the car (also free!). Kewl, eh?
I finally planted my poor tomatillas this morning. They have been in the original starter tray all this time. If all is kind, they will grow and prosper. Yesterday, the feed store has all their plants on closeout for four for $1 so I bought 15 pepper plants, mostly purple and orange and two cayennes, and got them in the ground as well. The feed store still has many dozens of tomato plants as well.
Glenna
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I lust after a Citroen Pluriel which can be a sports car or a tiny truck with a flatbed or a sedan etc etc.......
http://www.human-interface.de/en/research/img/citroen_pluriel.jpg
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snipped-for-privacy@itshall.be.given writes:

page to explore later. Thank you for posting it. It would certainly fulfill the variety of uses my poor cars are subjected to. :-)
Glenna

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snipped-for-privacy@pmug.org (Glenna Rose) wrote:

Glenna, I don't think there are Citroen dealers in America, and parts would be even harder to find. Great car with hydraulic suspension.
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:-)) I know what you mean. I drive a very practical Nissan Navara Twin Cab (have to have room for the dogs, the spinning wheel and be able to take the rubbish (trash)) to the rubbish dump. As this vehicle also doubles as the farm vehicle, you can image that it is a mobile garbage pile most of the time. Just occasionally I dream of being the driver who is actually doing the driving with the hood down in a modern sports car (and I do mean modern as I do get driven around quite a lot in a 1948 MG TC). The little Citroen Pluriel is something I know I will never own, but it's my pinup, lust after car. Reality doesn't come into it :-))
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Hmmm. I want an old Aston Martin DB6 GT, but I drive an '86 Ford F150 4WD.
Spent all day delivering composted cow manure to friends who garden but don't have pickups, and delivering eggs to my customers.
Still have the last few rows of praties to plant and another couple of broccoli plants, and the rugosas and red currants someone gave me.
Someone asked me tonight if I was "planted out." I laughed, because I thought she was kidding. I'll be planted out when they plant me.
Oh, also brought home a Norland apple and a Yellow Transparant apple, to be planted tomorrow.
We finished building a new greenhouse yesterday. It's housing my tomatoes this summer and will be a propagation house early next spring, while we build a BIG hoophouse. I'm going to start growing heirloom Russian tomato seedlings and pickling cukes for sale to the neighbors. The Russian Old Believers in the village next door to our ranch buy ~2000 'mater starts and 2000 cuke starts every spring in town. The business that's been selling them starts is retiring...
Jan in Alaska
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snipped-for-privacy@sonic.net writes:

Probably not. But then the first Prius cars in this country were imported by individuals. We had one in Clark County two years before they were available to the public; that is how it got here. Perhaps someone will do the same eith the Citroen and spark some interest. Everything starts somewhere. :-)
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