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    Maybe I have overlooked a thread on this forum, but can anyone tell me what was the outcome of the Tony's 7 event. (link?)

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    Manassas City Council and PD consider the issue closed.

    Even after they declared the issued closed, I continue to urge them to order an independant investigation from time to time. I've come to know John Skinner personally...I don't think he likes me very much.

    According to Philip Van Cleave and Dave Van, VCDL is working on some things in order to resolve the outstanding issues, but I've heard nothing else.

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    My wife is actually angry with me right now over something Manassas-related.

    We went today to look at a minivan in Harrisonburg. I OC'd there (see Central VA OC thread for details). On the way home, she keeps telling me that she's finding lots of "good deals" on minivans she likes and they're all in Manassas. She keeps bugging me and bugging me to go up there to look at some of them.

    I've told her repeatedly that I will not spend one red cent in that city let alone thousands of dollars on a vehicle until something satisfactory has been done about the oppression exhibited by their police force. They may consider the matter closed, I and I'm sure others do not and I absolutely refuse to do anything for the benefit of the city of Manassas until that injustice has been corrected. Period.

    What really burned her was when I said that if she uses her own money, she can do whatever she wants with it,but none of my own hard-earned income is going to be spent there. This upset her because she's a stay-at-home-mom and I'm the sole breadwinner. Granted, that may have been mean and unfair of me the way I said it, but I can't stand the thought of using money that I've worked so hard for going to funding that city's political system in any way.

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    Youch. That's a tough one 72... perhaps offer to spend a weekend driving to other dealerships or calling around? There's always somebody with a cheaper price... especially if you tell them Manassas has it for such-and-such price initially.
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    minivans she likes
    :what::what::what::what::what:

    this phrase doesn't make sense to me...

    I'm thinking this might be the Almighty sending a subtle hint that another type of vehicle is in order

    ( somebody's probably alread ratting me out to the various minivan enthusiast forums )





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    72Malibu wrote:
    My wife is actually angry with me right now over something Manassas-related.
    I'm sure the Tony's Seven wouldn't want marital discord over it.

    Also, it would make some of the involved police happy to know that somebody on the Tony's Seven side was losing out on a good deal, or conversely spending more than they might otherwise have to.

    If a wife is upset, its only because she sees the opportunity for the entire family to benefit from a better deal.

    Why not take a look in Manassasafter all and let themerchants make up for the appalling behavior of their police by giving you a good deal on a mini-van.

    Then, if you still wantto do somethingto support the Tony's Seven, leave a message for John Skinner asking him why his department played cover-up on the Tony's incident. It'll remind him of the holes in the report. And will make him wonder again, even if only briefly, how many other people noticed the holes.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    I suppose it wouldn't do any good to go look at the minivans in Manassas, get all the way to the $$ discussions, and then tell them if it weren't for their police force, they'd have earned your business?

    Then take their written offer to bargain elsewhere.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Bah, it's not marital discord. It didn't cause a fight if that's what you're thinking, but that is a good point of view Citizen. She may not like it, but she respects it. As was said, I'll use Manassas' prices as a bargaining chip if I can.

    She's interested in a minivan because she wants something with more room and more people-hauling ability. We have discussed possibly trying for another baby this spring, but that's still up in the air.

    That all being said, she found a good deal on one in Stafford that we may go and have a look at.

    Still though, I'm not going to give Manassas any of my business if I can help it, just like I don't give my business to other anti-gun establishments if I can help it. I'm not losing out on anything. We're not in a rush so we have time to look elsewhere. Plus, I think she likes the shopping aspect more than the actual purchasing anyway.

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    72Malibu wrote:
    She's interested in a minivan because she wants something with more room and more people-hauling ability. We have discussed possibly trying for another baby this spring, but that's still up in the air.
    Perhaps you would be more interested in something like:




    :celebrate

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    Ya know... I actually would. I'd love to get an old "short-bus" and convert it into an ultimate road-trip machine. Only problem is the fuel mileage with those things.

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