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Racer X 69

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  1. From Wikipedia: The XB-48 made its first flight on 22 June 1947, a 37-minute, 73 mi (117 km) hop from Martin's Baltimore, Maryland plant to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, but blew all four tires on its fore-and-aft mounted undercarriage on landing when pilot Pat Tibbs applied heavy pressure to the specially-designed, but very slow to respond, insensitive air-braking lever. Tibbs and co-pilot Dutch Gelvin were uninjured. Nothing is mentioned about what was done with the two prototypes, but they likely were scrapped.
  2. Like Duncan and Lockleaf, I am fascinated with most every installment, but don’t always have a witty retort. So, yeah, keep us posted. We are all eager to see the first start and first drive videos.
  3. Is this about fixing a bike, or looking at nipples and wanting to nibble on them? Or, motorboat? OK, how about dairy sex?
  4. Your friend is a lefty.
  5. I shot a Taurus. A Ford Taurus. Someone dumped one in the woods where we go shooting, so we used it to set out empty beer cans on and had at it. It was mostly still intact when we showed up, but after four guys got done it was pretty well ventilated. Good times.
  6. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use-children-5-through-11-years-age
  7. Get them before they get away. https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/eld/d/tacoma-workfar-v3-humanoid-service/7390501871.html
  8. I want to do this with one of the 14 Z cars I have. Most likely a 280Z, so the purists don't have a cow over me cutting up one of the early 240Zs.
  9. That is the thing. Some people are only thinking about themselves, and unable to do what is best for the good of all people. Selfish people who only care about themselves. Their self centered singleminded perspective prevents them from choosing a path that will be for the good of everyone.
  10. I have had to make many choices when neither option was attractive or desirable. Many that resulted in situations that I didn’t like. That’s life. I don’t need to make the choice to get vaccinated to keep my job. I made the choice for myself, for my own reasons, months ago. I made an informed decision that I felt was the best for me. I don’t need anyone or any government to coerce me into making a choice. I am a freethinking individual, capable of managing my own affairs.
  11. If we were true slaves we wouldn’t have income to pay taxes on. We would be whipped by our masters, forced to toil long days in the fields, given little more that some shitty food and a crappy shithole to sleep in.
  12. Thought about it every time I have had to choose between two or more options. I’ve made countless choices in my lifetime. Some choices had favorable results, others, not so much. Everyone is always totally at choice, whether they will admit it or not. Even if you choose not to make a choice, you still have made a choice.
  13. Are they executed at the border?
  14. In the US following a failed random UA some companies draw a hard line and no second chance is given. The employee is terminated, and will not be eligible for rehire. Some companies allow a second chance, provided the individual is cooperative, admits a substance abuse problem, submits to counseling and rehab. Upon submitting to a clean drug and alcohol screen the individual is allowed to return to duty, but will be called more often for testing, usually monthly, for a period of one to two years. Any failed test results in immediate termination. And operator refusing to submit to a drug or alcohol test will be treated as if they failed the test. Regarding drivers with a CDL, the license changed from an A endorsement to an actual Commercial Driver's License (no the same as the license non CDL drivers get) in 1992. The licenses are issued by each state, under the direction of the federal government. If a driver loses their driving privilege for any reason, they can no longer go to another state and get another license, as there is a federal database keeping track. A CDL driver can have their driving privilege suspended for a number of reasons, even when operating a non commercial motor vehicle. The privilege can also be suspended for a number of criminal offenses and felonies. Suspensions range from up until a clean drug/alcohol screen to a lifetime suspension of driving privilege, including an ordinary driver's license. I know that Canada draws a pretty hard line regarding drunken driving, and anyone attempting entry to the country that has EVER had a DUI will not be allowed entry. Here, regular drivers are held to a 0.08 BAC, CDL drivers are held to a 0.04 BAC, EVEN IN A PRIVATE NON COMMERCIAL VEHICLE. If a person holding a CDL is driving along, in a non commercial motor vehicle and some drunk or drugged up jackass runs a red light and causes an accident, and someone is killed, the guy with the CDL is sent for a drug and alcohol test. If there is a detectable amount of any prohibited substance that person automatically becomes at fault, because they were not supposed to be behind the wheel.
  15. The reason the fitness for duty law was enacted was because too many idiots couldn't separate recreational use of alcohol and drugs from work. More and more accidents were the result of impaired operators of planes, trains, ships, and trucks. Granted, the drug and alcohol testing hasn't fixed the problem, only increased the ranks of the idiots who continue to make bad choices. Drug and alcohol testing is a huge business, and employers are still utilizing it, by order of the fitness for duty laws. Nothing has changed since the law was enacted in 1992. Most employers also require a pre employment drug and alcohol screen for all new hires, even if they are not for transportation sensitive positions. Walmart even does pre employment drug screening for the poverty level jobs they have. I don't see marijuana being removed from the schedule 1 narcotics list either, even though over half of the states and the District of Columbia have enacted recreational marijuana use. Canada has legalized recreational use nationwide. Having been used by humans for centuries, marijuana isn't going away anytime soon.
  16. Everyone is always at choice in everything they do, and everything they say, everyday. Every person always has a choice and to take ownership of their choice. Regarding getting a vaccination, or not, the choice lies with the individual. If an individual doesn't want to get a vaccination, they have to accept whatever goes with that choice. No other person can bear the consequences of that choice, one the person who makes that choice. If an individual wants to get a vaccination, that is their choice, and they too have to own whatever goes with that choice. You make your choice and live with it. I'll support your right to make whatever choice you choose, and wish you the best. I've made mine, as all the millions of choices I have made in my life. I own those choices, and hold no one else accountable for them.
  17. Nobody put up a fuss in 1992 when the fitness for duty law was enacted. All people working in a safety sensitive role suddenly were required to submit to random drug and alcohol testing. ”Here, piss in this cup and blow up this balloon.” Train engineers, ship’s pilots, airline pilots, truck drivers all had to submit to testing, or they lost their jobs. Indeed, many thousands of idiots who couldn’t make the right choice and not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work have lost their jobs, and even today people make the wrong choice, get called in for a random test, and then get fired. Along with that, the majority of employers adopted drug and alcohol screening as a standard.
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