The country would be a lot more interesting if Denver fronted on the
Mississippi. On one trip I forgot Oklahoma was between Arkansas and
Texas on I40. I was disappointed when i hit the OK line. Of course,
Arkansas and Texas do adjoin at Texarkana but then you have a day and a
half of Texas. Just can't win.
Many years ago, I went to a funeral in Indiana.
The highway was clogged with road construction.
20 MPH instead of 65. I had a look at my USA map,
and found a parallel route. Had to stop for the
towns, but the travel progress was so much better.
The one time I went to Salt Lake City, we took
I-80, think it was. The fellow riding with me
said that Nebraska is endless. I have to agree,
every 50 miles were cattle guards, and a small
town. took about six hours to cross the state.
We were lucky to have someone to talk with. I
did wish for cruise control.
I worked in Ft. Wayne for a year. I'd ride my bicycle 15 or 20 miles
looking at soybeans, turn around, and ride back looking at the other
side of the soybeans. The wind shifted as soon as I turned too.
Flying was even worse. When the scenery all looks the same you have
plenty of time to think about the wings falling off or the engine
stopping. The Tomahawk only did 100 knots happily so it wasn't much
better than driving.
My sister made friends with a girl scout from
Canada. Sister asked friend how fast they drove,
on the way to visit. Friend said "we didn't go
very fast, we only went about a hundred". Sister
exclaims how fast that was, we only go about
sixty or sixty five.
Did that on my way home tonight on the highway. On stretch at the state
line has good visibility for such stuff for a couple of miles.
According to my gps, the fastest was 123. No place to really let it out
safely and without possible intervention.
It's a new marketing thing. You know how Oreos
went from some number, to fewer. Same with
Tampax, and many other products. Kilometers
are like miles, but "Miles Lite, 40% less
filling". Also lower in sodium, and carbon
emissions than miles.
On Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:05:17 PM UTC-4, rbowman wrote:
I used to do 100+ on the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge between Brooklyn
Staten Island in NYC. I was driving a Chevy station wagon full of bagels
during a short stint as a bagel delivery guy for a friend's bagel business.
The Brooklyn cops would turn back into Brooklyn on their side of the bridge
and the Staten Island cops would turn around on their side. There was never
cop on the bridge unless there was an accident. At 5 AM, you usually had
about 4 miles of open road to play on.
I'm not sure the modern generation knows
how food is produced, and how it gets
to the store. Just as happy to see all
those soybeans plowed under, and put up
a theme park. "Starving clueless kids
You ever see bumper stickers "No farms;
no food". Guess they never went hunting
You may wish to consider researching hunter-gatherer
societies and the transition to agriculture and the
advancements made possible thereby (such as the ability
to support much larger populations). If you had to survive
on hunting and fishing, you'd not have the abundant leisure
time to support your voluminous useless posting and evangelizing.
OTOH, also time to set up things like medical care (beyond blood letting
and dancing under moonlit skies).
E.g., for the folks with both feet firmly planted in the past
("The Good Old Days"), I'd not be keen on returning to the 1950's
life expectancy figures of 65/71 (M/F). The ~10 years added in
the decades since represents a significant improvement, IMnsHO!
And, the police will no longer look the other way when you beat
your spouse... (and it was OK for priests to abuse little boys)
Remember, the USA has plenty of surplus to
send to Russia, when they starve. And also
to the African nations. Remember the TV shows
with the stick figure bone and ribs children.
My Dad knew and Afro American (who had blonde
hair and blue eyes) who agreed that the famine
was terrible. And then he commented they didn't
kill off enough of them. Dad !!say what!!. The
real Africans use starvation and famine as a
population control. When the other tribe is over
populated, send in the teens on Jeeps and AK-47
to cut off the food. Of course, the Europeans
show up with cameras and food. Pay off the
jeep kids, and feed the stick figures so they
can grow to puberty and make more stick figures
for us to feed.
On 5/17/2016 12:16 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You appear to have reading comprehension problems.
I've described the African Tribe approach, and the
white European approach. However, you've not read
(in this post) the Stormin Mormon approach. How
might you get all that descriptors from what I
quoted from others? I think you still lack enough
information to be calling me names.
On Tue, 17 May 2016 15:38:42 -0400, Stormin Mormon
Just your way of describing it pretty much indicates your leanings.
You ever been there? Ever worked with those people? Ever actually SEEN
how they live???
Well I have. Both central/eastern and West Africa.
You get a different outlook when you see it up close and personal.
Particularly when it is not just short term visits. 2 years in
east/central southern Africa makes you think.
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