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    Poll: Well, this terminology thing is difficult. I...

    Well, this terminology thing is difficult. I would never take you for a Libertarian (big-L Libertarian). I'm libertarian enough that for a time I even belonged to the Libertarian party, and you and I...
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    Poll: Read closer: The people blaming Clinton and the...

    Read closer: The people blaming Clinton and the people saying we shouldn't be in a blame game are different people.

    Do all non-liberals look alike to you? ;)
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    Poll: I don't think that's at all fair, Dave. No matter...

    I don't think that's at all fair, Dave. No matter how well one does anything, in hindsight it's always possible to see how it could have been done better. But that is a terribly unfair way to judge...
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    Poll: Re: Oh boy...

    All the Democrat clatter for Rice to testify has obscured one salient fact: Rice has already testified to the commission, over four hours of testimony. She testified behind closed doors for precisely...
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    Re: '05 rumors

    Man, you're old, dude. I haven't heard those terms since I was dinking around with my old Mercury coupe in my teens. Today instead of Hi-Jackers, cheaters and Maserati horns it's Ohlins, DOT slicks,...
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    Motolights not for long range

    Joe,

    I have caliper-mounted Motolights on my 1100R. They're very well made and they work fine as long as you understand that they are not long-range lights. They're excellent for conspicuity and...
  7. Re: More to this than meets the eye initially

    Absolutely right. Some of the people I've ridden with seem to assume that the proper speed is whatever you can get away with. On open roads they're often at 90+, and I wave goodbye. They seem to...
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    Gas mileage

    I bought my 1100R 3 months ago with 2000 miles (it had been in storage since almost new) and the first few tankfuls it got 35 to 37 mpg, with a low of 33 mpg. Now after a very needed throttle body...
  9. Re: Preach It Brother

    I think that one bears qualification. According to the DOT stats, the one large contributor to fatal crashes on rural roads is collisions with stationary objects off the road, particularly after...
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    Poll: I'm sorry to day that I no longer know where to...

    I'm sorry to day that I no longer know where to get one. I used to buy them (one for each new bike) at All Cycle Sales in Tempe, Arizona, so I went by there today to see if I could get more info....
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    Poll: There are some mods that I automatically do to...

    There are some mods that I automatically do to any bike as soon as I get it:

    - Hyperlites
    - Additional forward lighting if it doesn't have it already
    - Mount for my Magellan GPS
    - LCD...
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    Re: I know we're into Beemers, but.......

    Beemers are but one type of bike, there are many others to enjoy. In the garage next to my 1100R is a Kawasaki 750 that is much the same type of bike as your FZ6 -- a half-faired 4-cylinder with more...
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    Most digicams have multiple modes -- Aperture...

    Most digicams have multiple modes -- Aperture priority, Shutter priority (sometimes labeled "T" for Time Priority), Programmed mode, etc. If yours does, try setting it to Shutter priority and select...
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    Some years ago in Long Beach, California, saw a...

    Some years ago in Long Beach, California, saw a radar trap just like that, but with only two bikes. On a whim I circled the block, parked behind the car with the radar gun, walked up to the right...
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    One other thought on deficits: They have to be...

    One other thought on deficits: They have to be kept in perspective and, because of long-term inflation, they particularly cannot be compared by dollar armount. Comparisons are meaningful only in...
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    Tsk, tsk, tsk. You should know by now that I have...

    Tsk, tsk, tsk. You should know by now that I have little tolerance for numbers pulled out of thin air. Show me the source and the data behind that number.

    Frankly I don't think you will, because...
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    Aha, well, now that's a horse of a different...

    Aha, well, now that's a horse of a different wheelbase. Whether tax cuts lead to unacceptable deficits is irrespective of who got the cuts, so it has nothing to do with the "the rich got bigger cuts"...
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    No. Our tax system is designed to be progressive,...

    No. Our tax system is designed to be progressive, which is not at all the same thing as redistributive. "Progressive" means that the more you make, the higher the proportion you pay in taxes -- not...
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    Man, that is not at all how I read that. Remember...

    Man, that is not at all how I read that. Remember that any fable is illustrative of one point only, the rest is all storytelling, not intended to be taken as prescriptive. I mean, in the story the...
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    Uuuh, Darryl, I hate be the one to point this...

    Uuuh, Darryl, I hate be the one to point this out, but this is just an allegory, a little fable to illustrate something. Aesop in his fables was not implying that animals can talk, he was using...
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    Planetary nebulae are way cool, the prettiest...

    Planetary nebulae are way cool, the prettiest objects in the sky. And thankfully God has arranged for there to be lots and lots of them. Too bad almost all of them are so small (at least from where...
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    Re: Interesting thread

    Film is toast -- say goodbye. Save some for the museums.

    I used to be a professional photographer, still do some commercial work. Over the years I probably went through a boxcar-load of little...
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    Dinner, taxes, and economics

    Thought you would enjoy this illustration of tax math that is attributed to a University of Georgia Economics Professor.

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    Tax Cuts - A Simple Lesson in Economics...
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    I recently saw some comments from David Robb (in...

    I recently saw some comments from David Robb (in BMW ON, perhaps?) that their product cycle now is 4 years, which means they are designing the next version as soon as the last one is released. It...
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    Re: Re: Let me help you grind the axe

    SpikeTV (the new "Men's Network", used to be TNN, I think) has two new motorcycle shows that seem pretty good: "Inside Motorcycling" and "MotoWorld." They're on Saturday morning. SpikeTV is channel...
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