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        \_ "unsafe speed" and "riding on the wrong side"; these are children
           riding on the sidewalks, which is known to be dangerous.  -tom
           \_ Fine, but the bulk of the riders are in the 20-50 range.
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                \_ This troll is in very poor taste.
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2007/4/7-10 [Transportation/Bicycle] UID:46232 Activity:nil
4/7     Anyone watching US Open Cycling?
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        a good place to buy Cal cycling jerseys? BTW I'm not in CA anymore.
        \_ http://www.calcycling.org/memclothing.php.  -tom
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        this psychological hurdle?
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           situation (i.e. you're not speeding, your windshield doesn't block
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4/7     A different kind of high-speed chase for stolen vehicles:
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McClatchy Newspapers Washington Bureau 2 more US soldiers' deaths in Iraq raise doubts about MRAP vehicle By Nancy A Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers Mon May 5, 6:18 PM ET WASHINGTON -- The deaths of two US soldiers in western Baghdad last week have sparked concerns that Iraqi insurgents have developed a new weapon capable of striking what the US military considers its most explosive-resistant vehicle. The soldiers were riding in a Mine Resistant Ambush Protective vehicle, known as an MRAP, when an explosion sent a blast of super-heated metal through the MRAP's armor and into the vehicle, killing them both. Their deaths brought to eight the number of American troops killed while riding in an MRAP, which was developed and deployed to Iraq last year after years of acrimony over light armor on the Army's workhorse vehicle, the Humvee. The military has praised the vehicles for saving hundreds of lives, saying they could withstand the IEDs, or improvised explosive devices, which have been the biggest killers of Americans in Iraq . But last Wednesday's attack has shown that the MRAPs are vulnerable to an especially potent form of IED known as an EFP, for explosively formed penetrator, which fires a superheated cone of metal through the vehicle's armor. Military officials are still trying to determine whether last week's attack is a sign of "new vulnerabilities (in the vehicle) or new (weapons) capabilities" on the part of insurgents, said Navy Capt. US officials don't know if the EFP that pierced the MRAP was larger, redesigned or a lucky shot from an old one. But explosive experts in Iraq are investigating, said Col. The attack comes at a precarious political juncture in Iraq . US officials have accused Iran of shipping EFPs across the border and arming militias. They charge that despite assurances from Iran that it would curtail its shipment of EFPs, new weapons have arrived this year. So far, military officials in Baghdad don't know whether the EFP used in the attack was Iranian-made or if it was shipped to Iraq this year. Five of the eight soldiers who've died in MRAPs were killed in April, said Geoff Morrell , a Pentagon spokesman. Earlier in the month, a soldier was killed when an explosive struck an MRAP and it rolled over. Another two died in April when their MRAP rolled over and they drowned, Morrell said.
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Tax now to make up for the huge deficit, and to hell with the future. The return on the money you pay into Social Security will be negative - and yet you want to pay more? If you're so fucking gungho about it - PAY EXTRA, in fact pay my share. It's about borrowing future tax revenues to spend today. It's good for me personally in the short run, but it is bad for the nation. The government is sacrificing a future revenue stream for a one shot infusion of tax money. The money magically disappears and is never seen or heard from again (a dark cave in the middle in Libya). As if the current IRS code does not encourage tax evasion. Borrowing from the future to fund things today the way life works. Do you think to fund things toady is the way life works. Do you think businesses are stupid for taking out business loans? Do you think the government should run a perfectly balanced zero debt budget in good times and bad? Would you like to see a 20% cut in services if tax revenues drop 20% one year? Take some intro macro economics courses (just one will do) and join us after. Are you \_this may be true when running a profitable business, but then we get in a discussion of whether the government should be run like a corporation. after you fill my head with tales of efficiency and how Bush has packed his cabinet with highly successful businessmen, then I whip out how recent news stories are filled with the collapse of supposedly highly successful corporations. Nah, they will just increase your taxes to make up for the lost revenues. Do you really need me to list examples of mightily leveraged companies falling flat on their faces? Your important segment of 80k and above earners are going to dump or redirect a big chunk of their savings or 401k contributions to these schemes. Also, if you want to stimulate the economy, cut taxes so people spend more or invest more, don't borrow future taxes so government can waste more. No, the government should not run a "perfectly balanced zero debt budget", it should run a budget that's in the black with some margin. Finally, stop trying to act \_ Boy, NY Times bias is showing: "The change, which would primarily benefit the affluent who can afford to save more of their income" (or maybe they need to explain to the readers who can't think for themselves) \_ So stating the obvious is bias? I have no idea what your noise about "acting tough" and "spring chickens" is about. This and other derived products have been pushed on the Chinese (Cantonese) TV and radio stations a lot lately. My parents have been drawn by all these ads, and searching for BioCalth on Google does not return useful info other than the company's presses. Add cycling and running to this and their health will improve greatly. It is cheaper and more likely to achieve the intended effect this way. my parents/in-laws living with me: \_ For those with a house, being in the red is normal for the first decade or so. It is not normal at all to be in the red for a decade after buying a house. CC's and other crap are 'consumer debt' which is money you wasted on junk to live the american lifestyle. Debt from a mortgage or student loans is a valuable investment in your future. I have zero student debt, zero consumer debt and over $300k of mortgage debt. i=20030210&s=alsuwaij021003 \_ Thank you for posting this! It was a very interesting essay, and I wouldn't have seen it otherwise. BTW, according to one of Pentagon's numerous "leaked" plans, a new Kurdish state will be formed in the Northern Iraq, the Shiite populated south will become part of Kuwait, and the rest of Iraq will become part of Jordan .. It's not like Iraq is so important I have to know its geography. It doesn't matter much anyway since they're a bunch of barbarians.