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Please Repost :Gas Out: Protest the petrolium craziness.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PTMD, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. LuzZx2

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    That's false sense too as most likely you're going to roll. Once I was driving on bald tires in November rain and started to hydroplane so I slowed down to 65. It wasn't enough. I went over a slick cement overpass did a 540 and ended up facing backwards on the shoulder. Mud was sprayed up the back side of the car in the reverse direction. Thank god there was no other cars around. If I was in a Rover I would have rolled and ended up messed up.

    No I went to an ag/tech school, mostly conservative professors on a conservative curriculum. I learned it from my years of actually PAYING ATTENTION, seeing things with my own eyes, study and service in foreign countries, being able to observe things from outside of the fishbowl and simply being able to think for myself and rejecting much of the censored crap they told us in highschool, the media and biased professors. Why was there no news on May Day even though it started in the US in Chicago 1897? If you ever go to other countries and watch the news you get news from all over the world. Not just where the US is involved or that respective country you're watching it in. You have no idea how isolated we are informationally thanks to Reagan innihilating the Fairness Doctrine.

    Reagan, Bush Sr and Bush Jr all made the government bigger and all increased government spending, tremendously so on wasted military spending that has arrived us where we are today. Bush Sr. said "No new taxes, read my lips". Then he raised taxes. The Republican governor raised sales taxes in my state and then dolled it out to his friends.

    Social programs like Education, job placement and the roads. All things that help our country, inprove our standard of living and increase our well being. Democrats do both, republicans simply batter them down. Social Security isn't broken. Republicans on the other hand spend multiples of times more money on social programs for the oil companies and foreign countries like the great big broken social program of the military, that 40% of your taxes go to. The military does nothing but provoke terrorism, kill our economy (just as it did in the Soviet Union) and increase the likelyhood we will be attacked. The best defense is to not create enemies in the first place.
  2. crazycarl

    crazycarl FEOA Member

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    Your right, of course I try not to drive my cars on bald tires in wet conditions, you are right. Of course I may not be an expert in hydroplaning but that alone makes it safer than in your car on that November day if i have tread on my tires, so incident would have been avoided completely.



    and just curious, following your logic on why we went into Iraq, are we going to go in Qatar too because they say they are going to start selling it in Euros rather than dollars?...
  3. LuzZx2

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    Even if I wasn't on bald tires, still hydroplaned and spun out I would have rolled had I been in an SUV. They can't take the lateral forces.

    Iraq being smack in the center of major to-Asia shipping routes and having huge reserves is no small potatoes like Qatar is. I haven't heard of Qatar announcing they are going to sell their oil in Euros however, we already are in Qatar.
    "Qatar served as the headquarters and one of the main launching sites of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003" http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5437.htm
    Qatar is British Commonwealth (like Singapore, Australia and formerly Hong Kong) and supports the US.

    According to this they have been considering selling their gas in Euros however only if a customer requested a special contract. http://www.energybulletin.net/25895.html

    About logic? Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines was given amnesty by the US in Honolulu, Hawaii until his death where his wife Imelda still lives with her shoes. Do you naively think they really care about brutal dictators or how much they support the military industrial complex? Pinochet, Suharto, Duarte, Rios Mont and Duvalier to name a few others the US supported. Noriega was CIA.

    In the end Saddam didn't support (of course) and as a further rebuke started selling his huge reserves in euros. In the 80s Reagan & Rumsfeld supported him and the Iranians at the same time. They'd be hard pressed to fabricate reasons to harass Qatar since Qatar remains the least politically biased of all the middle eastern countries will be having parliamentary elections this year making it further difficult for the oil/military industrial complex to come up with reasons to harass them.

    Here's more to ponder on the subject.
    www.gregpalast.com/bush-didnt-bungle-iraq-you-fools/

    Maybe we should end it here and get back to cars.
  4. 93scortluv

    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    war is gay
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    Does anyone think a propane fired steam engine would make a good
    swap?
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    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    Hella torgue, but not much on speed :)
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    I was thinking of building a second-hand riding mower into a street
    machine. Throw some tall tires on the back for gearing, get rid of
    the mower deck, slip H-55s in the headlights and add some tail lights
    and stop lights, maybe mirrors. Top the whole thing off with a dark red metallic paint job and some flames, hell, maybe throw a crome roll-
    bar on it for giggles.
    Of course I would HAVE to have a CAI and a full lenth (out the back)
    straight pipe on it. Maybe later get a motorcycle 2 banger and do an
    engine swap.
    I wonder how you'd put a speedometer and stereo on a riding mower?
  8. 93scortluv

    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    speedo is easy. Bike speedo :) and radio. strap a 12v battery too the top of the hood and wire away :)
  9. zx24me

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    I don't want it to look like something Jlo would build!

    I'll just find a rider with a gen and battery system.
    Wonder how many people would go off if I labeled it a 2008
    Ford Escort? 8O
  10. Doohickie

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    The gas out doesn't work. It didn't work in April 1997 (where did you hear that?) and it won't work this time.

    More about why it won't work.
  11. Doohickie

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    No.... I'm a Democrat myself, but the Republicans aren't the "source of most of our problems". The source is simply that the government is too stacked in one direction right now toward the conservative right. Give the liberal left the same advantage and they (we) will mess things up every bit as badly.

    Our government works best when the checks and balances of the different branches keep any one idealogy from growing too strong. Right now, that's not happening.
  12. 300ZXRB26DETT

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    I just get irritated at the fact that the price of gas keeps going up while the quality keeps going down 95..94..93..92..91 thanks California.
    pretty soon 89 mid grade will be premium fuel. the government/EPA is trying to clamp down on people modifying/tuning their cars.
  13. zx24me

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    You just figured this out?
    The Smog Laws, the Fuel Economy Mandates and the mandatory car
    crushing in the Land Of Fruits And Nuts didn't give you the hint?

    To modify an old saying:

    "I'll give up my modded car when they pry my cold dead fingers
    off of the steering wheel!"
  14. 300ZXRB26DETT

    300ZXRB26DETT FEOA Member

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    No, I actually figured it out along time ago, I just decided to state my opinion on it today, just so you would ask me that.

  15. zx24me

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Hey, zx24me is doing his jlo impression.
  17. zx24me

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    I guess I'll never do THAT again! :cry:
  18. LuzZx2

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    When has the government ever been advantage left including the supreme court? Never in my lifetime. Was it even during FDR? The left has never been given a full chance and Clinton wasn't left either, he was straight down the middle and he was a partial chance. Some things he is rightist on. Despite his education in international law he still supported the attack on Iraq even though there was no justification or legality for it and Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Is Clinton a whore of the oil biz? Who knows. He sure was a right wing whore passing Daddy Bush's NAFTA.

    The main problem with Democrats is they don't do enough to stop Republicans and so one wonders if they are paid off, or threatened not to. (Look what happened to Wellstone) For 5 of the last 7 presidential elections the Republicans have stolen the office (believe whatever the hell you want, there's loads of evidence). The Republicans have had their chance, they've proven to everyone everything liberals warned about them and there still are people still too stupid to catch on. People in other countries get it, why not us? It's obvious to them.

    Why do I mention other peoples? because sometimes it's easier to see what's going on when looking from outside the fishbowl than being inside the fish bowl. Let's just cut the horsemanure and leave it at that. I'm not into this political correct balanced crap and sounding all socially acceptable. What matters to me is the truth. That's all that should matter, not freaking emotions, not fitting in and sounding diplomatic, just the facts. So yes if you understand anything global, without writing an essay here, the fact is the Republicans ARE the source of most of our problems and I'm an independent.

    I say give the real left a chance and get rid of these corporate whores. For a background on how our government has been once again taken over by "corporate whores" do some reading about Alexander Hamilton's warnings, and also why they passed the antitrust laws in the 1880s which arent being enforced today.
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    I tryed gassing out the gas stations, but even 10 Taco Supremes
    and 5 Bean Burrittos didn't make a dent in their air quality.
  20. MadBrad

    MadBrad BYO Plastic cutlery

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    people are stupid.

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