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  1. I guess it depends... I grew up then, late '50s through the '60s. I saw zero crime,. As kids we didn't have to worry about roaming perverts or gangs. Ride our bicycles into town and throw them in a pile behind the Woolworths, get a coke for a dime, a candy bar for a nickle, and go see the Saturday double feature for 50 cents. Nobody stole our bikes, still there when the movie let out. Mow lawns for $2.00. In the winter, shovel snow off driveways for $2.00. I'd take it all over again (except for the times in the principal's office or detention when we were being turds and deserved it.) As high-schoolers, hitch hiked from NJ to FL to CA to TX, all over the place. No problem. Go to the beach and boardwalk in the summer. Play pinball in the acades for a nickle a game and listen to the juke, 3 tunes for a quarter. For me was all good, even though I didn't know it at the time. Never saw my parents have words or any arguments at all. So, it was Leave it To Beaver for me, kind of. Guess I was just fortunate. Sad my kids didn't see much of that freedom and my grandkids won't ever enjoy that safe and relatively worryfree environment.
  2. No, not me driving. I was a spectator at Bonneville and then later got this video off the web.
  3. And it's wheel-driven, not jet propulsion lsr_rr_mm.mpg
  4. Next Up... Kamelbreath Harris Sorry, couldn't help myself.
  5. This photo was taken several years ago at a tourist place near the Superstition Mountains just east of Phoenix, AZ. I doubt it is for sale. I just thought it looked cool so I snapped the photo.
  6. I wonder what Henry would say? 3-way partnership, his company, VW, Argo. Probably spinning in his grave. However, Henry can take solace from Bill's great insight and wisdom: "If we don't make great cars and trucks today that people want, guess what? There is no tomorrow." And in the mean time we got that important train station thing going on.
  7. That is one strange presentation. He spoke of the U.S. economy in 2018 and 2019, and the class 8 truck market in 2018 and 2019, and never a single word about Mack's share of the market, or plans to grow their share, or new products, or new initiatives. No mention at all of the opportunity for Mack and their plan(s) to go forward. If that was his entire pitch, then it is a performance that would pretty quickly result in termination at most companies.
  8. This year I couldn't decide who to vote for in the annual RESS survey... That is, The Republican Empty Suit Survey conducted by my buddies. So many great candidates and 6 come to mind right away: Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Jeff Sessions, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and perennial contender John Boehner. Aagh, and to think I helped pay their salary and then their pensions years into the future. Kinda stomach turning...
  9. If you can hang in there and make it to 65, then Medicare is a beautiful thing. Then, when you are on Medicare, you can get what is known as a Medicare Supplement policy to pick up where Medicare stops. There are a bunch of different supplement options. I like the high deducible supplements that are reasonable cost. I pay about $65. a month for a $2600. deductible. Basically makes sure you are covered if something crazy expensive happens to you the bills don't bankrupt you.
  10. With those old GMC busses it seemed like the steering must have been about 20 turns lock to lock. Drivers really had to work to earn their pay.
  11. Sad state of affairs indeed. In other news, the global climate change joke's on us. China, India, N. Korea are not worried. Giggling, they prefer to leave the worrying to us.
  12. I call BS on Carl Schuster. "fully independent intellectual property." I don't think so. The Chinese didn't suddenly, independently have a miraculous "vision" of projectiles propelled by plasma. Rail gun technology has been around for quite a few years. I dunno, I'm guessing at least 25 years. Here's an articlre from sevral years ago and it wasn't new then. https://www.wired.com/2014/04/electromagnetic-railgun-launcher
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