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90-percent

90-percent's Journal
90-percent's Journal
March 30, 2022

Frank Zappa's role in the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

Frank could have been the best President America ever had. Most of my values as a person were created with the help of what Frank had to say about things since Freak Out was released in 1966. He's been my hero and inspiration for the last 51 years.

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/frank-zappa-eastern-europe-vaclav-havel/?fbclid=IwAR0VlALxg3SKiioPI8L2IMaXjmy3ygZu5PHOyn8lPJVbCmC0XbbW9FOCRQ4

-90% Jimmy

March 22, 2022

Question about Biden's power to rein in gas price gouging

This is a c&p from a good friend from my late 70's college days:


Ohh Jim.. don't you recall "On Aug. 15, 1971, in a nationally televised address, Nixon announced, “I am today ordering a freeze on all prices and wages throughout the United States.” It was Executive Order 11615 (pursuant to the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970), imposing a 90-day freeze on wages and prices in order to counter inflation. This was the first time the U.S. government had enacted wage and price controls since World War II. That was a dramatic action then, why not now?


So, I guess my question is: Can President Biden lower the cost of gas simply by issuing an E.O.?

Thanks, DU mates. When it comes to questions like this, you guy blow the doors off google.


-90% Jimmy

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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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