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Name: Jim
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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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Bob Seger's recent song about global climate change



I'm not a rabid Bob Seger fan, but he is an artist that marks the decades of my life with his music since Rambling Gambling Man in the mid 60's.

I hears this song on little steven in sirius a few days ago and two things struck me;

1. His message in this song is strong and vibrant and urgent

2. He released a new album after a decade?


As a progressive liberal Democratic semi-activist, I strive to determine the ROOT CAUSE of why things are the way they are and why things are not the way they could be in a humanistic civilized cant we all get along planet.

I consider the ROOT CAUSE to be the accelerating manifestation of Oligarchy infesting our government and many parts of the planet.

And the future of the planet is being driven over a cliff by a very very small group of greedy sociopaths that are determined to extract every last drop of oil possible before we move on to clean renewable energy. These people are throwing the future of the entire planet under the bus in the name of merely becoming even more overly rich and powerful than they already are. The future of humanity vs. a few more private jets and car elevators - I'll take the bling please. Ending the world as we know it is a small price to pay for all my yachts and power and vacation mansions and servants.

And with somebody as established and mainstream as Seger singing about this I think is substantial - almost a tipping point. I think his music cuts across all socioeconomic barriers - conservatives and bikers and young and old and liberals and straights all like Bob. He's as unpolarizing as you can get.

I've heard recently the rate of species extinction in the present is greater than it was when the dinosaurs suffered mass extinction. That is mind blowing. It's also mind blowing that there is an urgent worldwide need to create a a worldwide environmental Manhattan project that enlists all the resources our entire planet can muster up to just say no to global climate change. I amazed that THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT is in full view of all of us and we chose collectively to ignore it. If there is any recorded history of humanity possible in a hundred years, I don't think what humanity is doing right now will be looked at kindly.

-90% Jimmy

Another prescient item from HST

http://proxy.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?id=1250751

Interesting how much is both wrong and right with this article. He ponders an estimated 20,000 dead!

It's very eerie how he foretold exactly what the USA and GWB would do after the attack.

"The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now -- with somebody -- and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives."

And this from The Onion on GWB's January 2001 Inauguration is even more prescient;

http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of-peace-and-pros,464/


Don't mean to hijack, I've loved HST since the early 70's. His insights and understanding of politicians, especially about Nixon, is remarkable in it's accuracy.

-90% Jimmy
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