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Name: Jim
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Current location: Barkhamsted, CT
Member since: Sat Jul 3, 2004, 08:36 AM
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Gee - my profile info didn't migrate from the old DU I guess? The main thing - 90% refers to the maximum allowable percentage of nitromethane fuel permitted in modern NHRA Top Fuel and Funny cars. Which is what makes current "nostalgia nitro" so cool - you can still "tip the can" and run straight nitro, if you want to. I'm an aging northeast liberal with an overdeveloped justice gland. OUR INSTITUTIONS ARE INFESTED WITH GREEDY AND CORRUPT SOCIOPATHS

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Dent

He's putting the interests of the country ahead of his own political interests. That's a very honorable thing for any modern Washington politician to do!


All the people running the country in Washington seem to do is create stuff for us to worry about, while we are all pretty horrified with the economically harsh way of modern life already.

We got enough to worry about struggling to hang on to what we've managed to earn for ourselves already. So many of us are closer to the brink of losing it all and giving up on our dreams of happiness and replacing them with a life of grey spirit crushing economic servitude.

On top of that, they make our lives even worse!

-90% Jimmy

history

Fifty years from now, there will probably be statues of heroic patriot Mark Klein peppered about the USA. Klein, you may remember, revealed the NSA's secret room in San Francisco and the man that helped trigger the dismantling of the overblown police state apparatus that had been under construction for many years prior. We honor a patriot that steered America back to check and balance Democracy.

-90% Jimmy

Cracked Mag - 6 weirdest things we've learned since 9-11

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-6-weirdest-things-weve-learned-since-911_p2/

It is amazing that a humor magazine is more spot on about 9-11 than our entire main stream media.

Our governments continued over-reaction to 9-11 is like curing dandruff by decapitation, as my hero Frank Zappa has said in Senate Testimony about Rock Record Ratings.

Our government USED 9-11 to construct a totalitarian fascist police state. If they wanted to "keep us safe", they could have been not so criminally incompetent to let it happen in the first place.

In rational world, 9-11 would be discussed in a rational measured context. 3000 dead by collapsing skyscrapers and commercial airplanes auguring into the ground at 600 mph is truly horrifying, but.......

"That same year in the United States: 71,372 died of diabetes. 29,573 were killed by guns. 13,290 were killed in drunk driving accidents" *

America looses about 500,000 a year by heart disease alone. In terms of logic, our governments over-response is absurd. In terms of allocation of resources, shouldn't they work on stuff that kills 500,000 a year as a start? Terrorism on American soil, if you start at Dec 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor) and continue to the present, has produced about 7,000 casualties over a span of 74 years. That's 95 people per year for this time slice. If you had half a trillion dollars to solve a problem, would you direct it toward avenging and preventing the loss of 95 souls per year or would you spend it to try to prevent the deaths of 500,000 per year just from heart disease instead? Or for preventable causes like guns and drunk driving, would you spend that half trillion to bring gun deaths down from 29,000 per year to perhaps below 100, "saving" 28,500 lives a year from gun violence alone. If we want government "Run like a business" (which I don't advocate) then in terms of their mission "to keep us safe", they are doing an abysmal job.

-90% Jimmy

*http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/13/we-shouldn-t-treat-terrorism-the-way-we-treat-bathroom-falls.html
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