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Old 04-05-2002, 01:39 PM   #11
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You got the point!
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Old 04-05-2002, 02:05 PM   #12
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Default Don't dis Gore

I can just see Shrubby trying to actually RIDE a Hardley...."duuuuhhhh, where's the gas pedal? *CRASH* Hey, was this thang made by terraists?"



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Old 04-05-2002, 02:43 PM   #13
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Princess Bride quotes in a motorcycle thread, how interesting........



But did the Dread Pirate Roberts actually die?



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Old 04-05-2002, 04:57 PM   #14
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Gore does regular track days on a Honda 50 scooter.
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Old 04-05-2002, 05:15 PM   #15
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He couldn't. His royal pirateness was passed on in perpetuity.

Flights of fancy in an MC thread? How gross.
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Old 04-05-2002, 05:18 PM   #16
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He considered it, but it was beneath him.
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Old 04-05-2002, 09:23 PM   #17
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Gore never actually said that he invented the internet. He said something else and was quoted out of context. The rest was due to our wonderful media spreading the mis-quote.
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Old 04-06-2002, 04:44 AM   #18
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Default Is this anything like the Enron executives writing energy policy?

So now we have an HD executive writing industrial policy, great....



So I guess we'll be seeing tarriffs on foreign bikes over 700cc pretty soon....



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Old 04-06-2002, 01:11 PM   #19
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Default Re: Is this anything like the Enron executives writing energy policy?

I don't know whether this is meant to be a joke or not. However there is a trade war brewing over the 30% import tarrif on steel imposed recently by Bush. Apparently one of the ways the EU is proposing to respond to this is by imposing significant import tarrifs on Harleys.
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Old 04-06-2002, 05:15 PM   #20
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Default Re: Is this anything like the Enron executives writing energy policy?

I was only referring to the tariffs that were imposed by the US in the 80s. If I remember correctly, these tariffs were to mainly to protect Harley, which at the time was facing some pretty tough times, and was close to going bankrupt.



Anyway, I do not know if there are tariffs on American bikes in other countries, there probably are, but that doesnt make it right. IMHO, tariffs are stupid economically in all cases. (as an example see recent steel tariff) I have no problems with unions, etc, my problem is with the Bush government making policy based on what some large campaign contributors say. I wont even go into the fact that Bush wasn't even elected, but placed into office by the 5 treasonous (sp?) members of the Supreme Court.... but I digress.



anyway, to get back to the topic, Harley is a successful company, but putting their executives (or the execs of any company) into policy making positions is wrong.



hey, shouldnt we be discussing bikes??



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