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Old 08-30-2004, 11:56 AM   #101
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When I was a kid a father with a decent job (like my Dad who worked for the phone company) could raise a family, buy a house and even put my brother and I in private school. Today people are so burdened with taxes that doing such a thing is impossible.



And the middle class people who carry the burden get almost none of the benefits anyhow. The big growth sector now is public employees (Don't call them workers. That would be a misnomer). That's where 70%+ of tax revenues go... to pay a load of lazy bastards who couldn't qualify to work the counter at MacDonalds.
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Old 08-30-2004, 12:09 PM   #102
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Well of course, the big factor-and I do mean big-was the difference in HP. A GranPrix bike at the most produced 60hp in the fifties. Now any innocent can plunk down his 8 to 10 k and ride out with a bike with 2 to 3 times that much. A frighting thought and all the the helmet/armour in the world won't be of much use without mature riding. All the mags tout that hi-performance is not a factor in fatalities: I find that hard to believe.
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Old 08-30-2004, 12:13 PM   #104
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All the mags tout that hi-performance is not a factor in fatalities: I find that hard to believe.



That does seem like a load of self-serving meadow muffins doesn't it?



Insurance rates say otherwise as well.
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Old 08-30-2004, 12:16 PM   #106
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Hell I amost killed myself when I upgraded from a Honda 55 step-thru trail bike to a Yamaha 125 single. VWW
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Old 08-30-2004, 12:19 PM   #107
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"self serving meadow muffins" A curious choice of words. Are you doing drugs?
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Old 08-30-2004, 12:25 PM   #109
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I used up my lifetime quota by 1973.
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