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mother F'r .. province to make it pretty much illegal to buy an older car.

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Province--104163053.html


WTF are kids going to do?


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OK, how do I get my 93 Buick Century classified as a "Classic Car"?

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"The government has also instructed Manitoba Public Insurance to stop the practice of reselling pre-1995 vehicles written off through the regular claims process unless they’re purchased by the owner."

??????
1) MPI is an arms length utility what legal right does the government have in telling it what to do like that?
2) Who is paying for all the money lost from not reselling those cars? oh right.. the rate payer
3) Another reason to get rid of the NDP next fall people.


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What'll the kids do?



...well....considering all the efin money we're putting into bike paths....

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Deank wrote:"The government has also instructed Manitoba Public Insurance to stop the practice of reselling pre-1995 vehicles written off through the regular claims process unless they’re purchased by the owner."

??????
1) MPI is an arms length utility what legal right does the government have in telling it what to do like that?
2) Who is paying for all the money lost from not reselling those cars? oh right.. the rate payer
3) Another reason to get rid of the NDP next fall people.


MPI will cause, or has caused, the value of older cars to drop...but they don't have far to go though...

What's a 15 year old car worth? Pretty much twice the yearly premium?

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yeah but them getting say $1500 for a car at auction is substantially more then them getting $200 in scrap.

close to 400 auction items coming up
http://mpi.mb.ca/salvage/auction.asp?salenm=1810

if even 50% are older then 1995 that means $400,000 LOST


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okay.. so not that much lost... but you get the point right?


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I think you all are mis-reading that story. They are telling MPI to stop reselling pre-1995 WRITE-OFFs... Not reselling 1995 vehicles.


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vehicles are written off for something as little as hail damage.


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grumpy old man wrote:I think you all are mis-reading that story. They are telling MPI to stop reselling pre-1995 WRITE-OFFs... Not reselling 1995 vehicles.

Give it time...


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With all the whining and crying about making Winnipeg a more transit oriented place, trying to encourage people to take transit instead of driving a car, and not to mention keeping old clunkers off the roadways that cause more pollution, I would think that this would be welcomed by many people.

I don't feel sorry for kids who can't buy a car. Too bad so sad. Take a bus or borrow mommy and daddy's car instead.

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Was the title of this thread really an abbreviated swear word?

Deank

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Mother For..
its an ancient ukrainian word that basically means mother fatherland./


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Deank wrote:Mother For..
its an ancient ukrainian word that basically means mother fatherland./
not sure I believe that, after a quick google search, but okay....

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Don't believe it...


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most people spell it differently


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Manitoba has a sparse population with a low cost of living. I wonder what the average Winnipegger's income is compared to say, THE REST OF THE PROVINCE.

This is just another case of a politician not thinking about outside the perimeter.

If you live in rural Manitoba and are unable to upgrade your transportation, its not so easy to "hop a bus to work" in the communities that have zero form of commercial transportation services.

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EdWin wrote:With all the whining and crying about making Winnipeg a more transit oriented place, trying to encourage people to take transit instead of driving a car, and not to mention keeping old clunkers off the roadways that cause more pollution, I would think that this would be welcomed by many people.

I don't feel sorry for kids who can't buy a car. Too bad so sad. Take a bus or borrow mommy and daddy's car instead.

I'll just nod and agree with you.

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darkwind wrote:
Deank wrote:Mother For..
its an ancient ukrainian word that basically means mother fatherland./
not sure I believe that, after a quick google search, but okay....

It has several different permutations, depending on what part of the Ukraine you're from.
Dean's version indicates his family originally hailed from the Odesa region. They're heavy on the gutteral "r" sound at the end.
My family is mostly Germans who lived in the Ukraine. In the east. I'd spell it MutherFkr. We'd emphasize the harsh "k" sound.
It is really difficult to translate certain cyrillic letters into English.

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grumpy old man wrote:I think you all are mis-reading that story. They are telling MPI to stop reselling pre-1995 WRITE-OFFs... Not reselling 1995 vehicles.

Aren't 'write-offs' all that MPI sells?

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they sell
write offs, alvagable, and unsalvagable


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They're all write-offs.

MPI does not sell used cars, as such. Their only source of acquiring vehicles is through their involvement with the insurance aspect.

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I'm beginning to think it's time for a referendum on MPI's existence.

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Referendum would be ignored by NDP, possibly even PCs as they would be too scared of the "PCs only want to sell our assets" crap.


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Freeman, if you need help getting your 1993 car classified as a classic, all you need to do is hire JTF and myself to drive in it with you to any MPIC office!
That will be after lunch of course! lol


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