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      03-09-2023, 07:06 PM   #7525
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Yep! Arnold lowered that auto registration fee significantly. The M3 I owned at the time went from having at $1000+ renewal rate to around $500. Sweet!


Speaking of renewals, I have owned the 992 about a year now and my renewal is $1200. Face palm!
I lived in the Golden State from '59 to '95 and have family and friends from all the way back to grade school there, so I'm familiar with the various ways the state has of collecting the funds it needs to keep functioning.

Annual registration fees here in SW Ohio are remarkably low. The last renewal for my 2017 M240i cost $129.95 for two years. After so many years in CA, I'm still like "Really, that's all you want?"
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I lived in the Golden State from '59 to '95 and have family and friends from all the way back to grade school there, so I'm familiar with the various ways the state has of collecting the funds it needs to keep functioning.

Annual registration fees here in SW Ohio are remarkably low. The last renewal for my 2017 M240i cost $129.95 for two years. After so many years in CA, I'm still like "Really, that's all you want?"
Damn! You have it so good in Ohio.

California loves to collect the money and rarely ever use it as intended.
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..... I have owned the 992 about a year now ....

I have no interest in hijacking the awesome thread, but I have to ask: Is your new car getting the attention from the ladies that I hear Porsches are known for? You may plead the 5th!
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I know what to do when I see a sign "Watch for falling rocks" or "School zone" or "Reduce speed ahead" but what is a driver supposed to do for a (in Texas) sign, "Guardrail damage ahead"??
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I have no interest in hijacking the awesome thread, but I have to ask: Is your new car getting the attention from the ladies that I hear Porsches are known for? You may plead the 5th!
Digression accepted!


Honestly, I mainly drive it when me and my lady travel somewhere, so I haven't taken it out and paid much attention to how other ladies react to it. I do feel, however, if I used it for that purpose it would be an extremely effective tool.



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I know what to do when I see a sign "Watch for falling rocks" or "School zone" or "Reduce speed ahead" but what is a driver supposed to do for a (in Texas) sign, "Guardrail damage ahead"??
LOL! Slow down......because somebody probably went off the edge due to excessive speed and/or the inability to navigate the curve (...presuming there is a curve in the road). I patrol a huge area which includes mountain terrain/canyons. It is not uncommon to have the Subaru STI/Mitsubishi EVO/etc. crowd up there ripping through the canyons..........sometimes at their own peril.
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LOL! Slow down......because somebody probably went off the edge due to excessive speed and/or the inability to navigate the curve (...presuming there is a curve in the road). I patrol a huge area which includes mountain terrain/canyons. It is not uncommon to have the Subaru STI/Mitsubishi EVO/etc. crowd up there ripping through the canyons..........sometimes at their own peril.[/QUOTE]


Curves not necessarily involved. Usually seen by exits/off ramps.

I saw a motor officer whose back license plate surround said, "Smile, I could be behind you."
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The method of assessing annual taxes on motor vehicles here in the States can vary quite a bit. In some states it will cost a fair amount each year to renew a vehicle's registration. In other states it will cost only a modest amount.

One fairly recent California governor got just a bit rambunctious in his assessment of what the state's citizens would tolerate and had a very promising political career ended prematurely. That governor went from "Hello, White House!" to looking for a job.

His mistake? Tripling already-high annual auto registration fees. That earned the governor the distinction of being the first in California history to have a recall attempt qualify for the ballot. He then went on to be recalled. Hello, Arnie!
AND, then as part of the reduction back to the original levels, he stopped 30+ year old vehicles from rolling off the list of needing smog checks. So anything newer than 1975 still has to get smogged every two years. So I can't replace the fuel injected 1600cc engine in my 77 Beetle with a NA 1776
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Still dealing with this, so I’ll respond later. It’s a live scene. Just updating the thread.
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Still dealing with this, so Iíll respond later. Itís a live scene. Just updating the thread.
Stay safe man!
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Still dealing with this, so Iíll respond later. Itís a live scene. Just updating the thread.
Well, shoot back.

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Suppression fire is your friend. Might be the rum talking.
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Well, shoot back.

So much going on and the optics arenít on our side; weíre going to be the bad guys either way this goes.
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So much going on and the optics arenít on our side; weíre going to be the bad guys either way this goes.
Sometimes you need to save your bacon and worry about the optics later.
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So much going on and the optics arenít on our side; weíre going to be the bad guys either way this goes.
You need better optics. I can recommend Aimpoint red dots for up close and personal. Nightforce for far away, but still personal. Vortex for the budget-minded.
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You need better optics. I can recommend Aimpoint red dots for up close and personal. Nightforce for far away, but still personal. Vortex for the budget-minded.
I should’ve been more clear. Optics from a social construct/anti-LEO climate perspective. He has a history of wanting to die via suicide-by-cop and he reiterated that when this began Friday afternoon. It’s an SEB/SWAT operation currently. They took over Friday after we took about 30 rounds from this guy. We have a new Sheriff who has no experience running a department of this size. It’s really a mess from many angles.
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I shouldíve been more clear. Optics from a social construct. He has a history of wanting to die via suicide-by-cop and he reiterated that when this started Friday afternoon. Itís an SEB/SWAT operation currently. They took over Friday after we took about 30 rounds from this guy. We have a new Sheriff who has no experience running a department of this size. Itís really a mess from many angles.
I was going to jump in and suggest that perhaps we were talking about different "optics".
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….and now we’ve entered the home and retrieved multiple firearms. Trying to get the status of the suspect now.

edit: He has succumbed to a gunshot wound.

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Ö.and now weíve entered the home and retrieved multiple firearms. Trying to get the status of the suspect now.

edit: He has succumbed to a gunshot wound.
Ain't that a cryin' shame.
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Silver lining: he holed up at home instead of going to a mall or other crowded place and taking others with him.
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Silver lining: he holed up at home instead of going to a mall or other crowded place and taking others with him.
Fortunately!


….but, the dude shot at two Jehovah Witnesses multiple times and hit his lady over the head with a rifle stock before shooting at us for two days (…one round nearly killing one of my partners; the round whizzed right by his head and hit the side-view mirror of a parked car). He wanted to take everybody with him.
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I shouldíve been more clear. Optics from a social construct/anti-LEO climate perspective. He has a history of wanting to die via suicide-by-cop and he reiterated that when this began Friday afternoon. Itís an SEB/SWAT operation currently. They took over Friday after we took about 30 rounds from this guy. We have a new Sheriff who has no experience running a department of this size. Itís really a mess from many angles.
I knew what you meant the first time. I was trying to be snarky.
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Ö.but, the dude shot at two Jehovah Witnesses multiple times and hit his lady over the head with a rifle stock before shooting at us for two days (Öone round nearly killing one of my partners; the round whizzed right by his head and hit the side-view mirror of a parked car). He wanted to take everybody with him.
Who ripped the roof open?
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