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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 25,097
    edited December 2016
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    Yeah, well Neil, he sort of came off the rails, big time. Not sure what his deal was or what was going on in his life, etc. But the banning was deserved. He was a constant instigator and then started "spamming" threads with his mantra about electric and green vehicles. It got old fast and he was warned several times.

    No ill feelings towards the guy, but those are the facts.

    H9

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  • scottyboy76
    scottyboy76 Posts: 2,905
    edited December 2016
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    lightman1 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Maybe Sal isn't to blame for all the green talk, you guys are starting it without any antagonizing at all. :D

    Put a sock in it, tree hugger.

    haaaa.....sorry

    I always thought sal was fine, but then again I usually avoided the long long threads here.
    they were, many times arguments
    humpty dumpty was pushed
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,058
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    Sorry to hear this news about Sal. I met him almost 5 years ago to the day and spent a couple of hours at his home listening to his 1.2tl's. This was on my way back home from buying my own pair of 1.2tls which were in my car at the time. Sal's place was on the way home so he invited us to stop by for a visit. He was a very gracious host and bought my bud and I a pizza and made us both a great cup of coffee. It was listening to his 1.2tls that evening that made me realize that up to that point I had done everything completely wrong in my set up. Thanks to Sal showing me what those big polks were capable of my system got completely ripped apart once I got home and then set up properly right from scratch.

    Tuning into the wayback machine I also remember him being crucified (or damn close to it) for thinking outside the box for some of his modifications to his polks when he first came to cp.

    At any rate thanks Sal for showing me the right way to dial in a set of the big polks whether you come back here or not.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,680
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    mrbiron wrote: »
    DEF is made from cow urine.....
    I thought it was just super salt water....
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,680
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    mrbiron wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Maybe Sal isn't to blame for all the green talk, you guys are starting it without any antagonizing at all. :D

    Put a sock in it, tree hugger.

    Ditto!
    Wait, he's in Colorado.....Tree Smoker!

    Puff puff pass or something like that.
  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,798
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    Is he back?
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  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,663
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    xsmi wrote: »
    Is he back?

    Nope, false alarm...
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,914
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    Couldn't stay away, eh?
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,185
    edited June 2017
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    It's like the Hotel California; you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,680
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    F1nut wrote: »
    Couldn't stay away, eh?

    He's turning over a new Leaf....
  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,662
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Couldn't stay away, eh?

    He's turning over a new Leaf....

    That was a good one.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,482
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    heiney9 wrote: »
    Yeah, well Neil, he sort of came off the rails, big time. Not sure what his deal was or what was going on in his life, etc. But the banning was deserved. He was a constant instigator and then started "spamming" threads with his mantra about electric and green vehicles. It got old fast and he was warned several times.

    No ill feelings towards the guy, but those are the facts.

    H9

    And enough reason to keep him banned.
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,113
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    Welcome back Sal ! I always enjoyed your posts about anything; audio, computers, your weight loss surgery, biking, the Leaf, etc. Your You Tube videos too. Stick around, a lot of us missed you! :)
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,174
    edited June 2017
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    So... why come back now? Did you run out of places willing to put up with your agenda, or did you turn over a new Leaf?
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  • maximillian
    maximillian Posts: 2,142
    edited June 2017
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    DaveHo wrote: »
    And enough reason to keep him banned.

    Yeah he went a little off the rails but overall he was a nice guy. I'm not a fan of lifetime ban unless someone does something really bad. I think a long term hiatus was sufficient in his case.

    Welcome back.

  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,892
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    Welcome back Sal. Nice to see you posting again.
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,415
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    Good to see you Sal.
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  • monepolk
    monepolk Posts: 1,141
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    Hey welcome back.
  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,798
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    Man, I for one am glad to see you back!
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,477
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    What's up Sal? Long time, no talk.

    Tom
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  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,663
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    Gawd I wish I could get a mulligan...
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,174
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    Gawd I wish I could get a mulligan...

    Yep... feels like Groundhog Day around here lately...
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  • shawn474
    shawn474 Posts: 3,047
    edited November 2017
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    In before the close and the ban hammer!!!!

    Now that we know sal has conflict of interests pushing an agenda that he invests in - how is this not a violation of forum rules?

    Definition of a troll and a nuisance to the forum with nothing productive to contribute
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  • maximillian
    maximillian Posts: 2,142
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    Is Sal involved with dump trucks? I thought he was involved only in consumer EVs (not that I really care). If that is the case, how is the dump truck link a conflict of interest?

    Actually, the dump truck story is pretty cool. It only works because it brings its load downward. The opposite direction would take a lot of energy. It may not even be worth more than using a standard diesel truck.

  • shawn474
    shawn474 Posts: 3,047
    edited November 2017
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    Lasareath wrote: »
    shawn474 wrote: »
    In before the close and the ban hammer!!!!

    Now that we know sal has conflict of interests pushing an agenda that he invests in - how is this not a violation of forum rules?

    Definition of a troll and a nuisance to the forum with nothing productive to contribute

    Actually you’re the one Trolling me. Every post I make you have a remark. I’m calling you out. And reporting you.

    Sal,
    Please, take your martyr act somewhere else. The thread got shut down because you couldn’t keep your mouth shut and have an insatiable appetite to prove everyone wrong. Then you choose to bring it back up on ANOTHER old thread. I, and many others have called you out on this behavior (now and in the past). Report me and do whatever you need to to quench your insecurities.....but the fact is you’re an attention monger (proven by your crybaby “delete my account” thread and now this reinstate my account so I can push an annoying agenda and an annoying one at that. This will be the last post I make in any of your threads - it just isn’t worth the time.

    I will await the mods decision on whether to suspend or ban me (with bated breath)....
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  • mrbigbluelight
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    I'm reporting myself. I was too embarrassed to post this in the "What are you listening to thread", and I posted it here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW1gMVw_LtI

    Sal Palooza
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,640
    edited November 2017
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    Lasareath wrote: »
    LOLPUSHINMAHAGENDUHSPAM!!!

    The true comedy here is using a picture of a diesel powered rock truck...

    See that mass of air cleaners and the exhaust pipe? That's all diesel powered engine hardware.

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,680
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    I also must mention I have not seen huge radiators or any radiator on the front of any EV vehicle. Not only does this one have a monster radiator but you can even see the heat distortion from the exhaust

    EPIC FAIL SAL!!!!!!
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    Good catch gents on the truck.....lol, ya just can't make this stuff up.

    In the other thread, Sal's point was once again about the environment and the least amount of carbon emissions. All well and good on the face, but if people were really worried about carbon emissions, we wouldn't need to subsidize electric cars because they'd be clamoring for them.

    Instead people clamor for SUV's, mini-vans, Trucks....I don't think anyone is losing sleep over carbon emissions Sal, besides you.

    I might suggest the real reasons for this agenda is to kill off fossil fuels so that everyone can live in poverty with the rest of the 3rd world. Except the elite, they will always have fossil fuels for their mansions and private jets. Even by their own admittance, the Paris accord should all abide by it would have resulted in such a small change, but cause much more hardships, that it isn't worth the paper it was printed on. Selling a few thousand, even 10's of thousand electric cars isn't going to make a gnats difference in the big picture. But like I always say, if it fits your needs and makes you feel better about yourself, rock on....buy one and be happy. That's what America is about, choices....we have lots of choices.

    We are still struggling to get clean water and sanitary conditions to a good chunk of the planet, and some worry about such a small percentile of carbon emissions that has zero effect on saving lives and lifting people out of poverty. Even here, we have problems getting water to farmers. That's a cause worth getting behind, except nobody does because they can't either make a ton of coin from it, or control people.

    The difference Sal, and nobody really cares if you drive an EVO or dump truck, is that your pushing an agenda, not simply satisfying your own needs. People who buy solar panels do so to save money, not the environment per say, and don't post all over the internet about how everyone needs to install solar panels. People know what solar panels are, electric cars, and wind power, if they want it Google is at everyone's fingertips. If they don't, they don't want people harping on them that they should.

    ....and, it's no secret I am against subsidies for all this junk, even for other things including fossil fuels. The market will bring forth what people clamor for on it's own without taxpayer money.
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