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Al Gore's son pulled over for doing 100 mph

It appears he wasn’t even charged for the extreme speeding but instead
for drug possession!!


Al Gore’s son busted for drugs in hybrid car
Wed Jul 4, 2007 6:26PM BST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 24-year-old son of former Vice President Al
Gore was arrested for drug possession on Wednesday after he was stopped
for allegedly speeding in his hybrid Toyota Prius, a sheriff’s official

Al Gore III — whose father is a leading advocate of policies to fight
global warming — was driving his environmentally friendly car at about
100 miles (160 km) per hour on a freeway south of Los Angeles when he
was pulled over by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy at about 2:15 a.m..

A subsequent search yielded a small amount of marijuana, along with
prescription drugs including Valium, Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall, said
sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino. There were no prescriptions found, he

Gore was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and booked into the
Inmate Reception Centre in Santa Ana, about 34 miles (55 km) south of
Los Angeles, on $20,000 bail, he said.

It was not Gore’s first brush with the law. He was arrested in 2003 for
marijuana possession and in 2002 for suspected drunken-driving.

Gore was still in custody as of mid-morning and was sharing a holding
cell with an unknown number of people, said Orange County Sheriff’s
spokesman Jim Amormino.

"There are no special privileges," he told Reuters.

Gore cooperated with law enforcement as soon he was pulled over and
quickly identified himself as the son of the former vice president,
Amormino said.

Car check NZ .
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As Scott would say, LADY DRIVEN!


Von Herzen, moge es wieder zu Herzen gehen.  –Beethoven

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ROTFLMAO: SADDAM's theme song?


We’re all here
because we’re not all there.

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County Route G3 in Palo Alto, Calif.

Hi All,

When one thinks of Palo Alto, the first concept that comes to mind is the
neighbouring Stanford University.  Fair enough, since this university has
churned out some outstanding medical professionals.  As one can tell, this
city is rather affluent and can’t accomodate all tiers of socioeconomic
status near campus.  In fact, not everyone can live in Palo Alto–the price
for a single-family home is found well above one-million US dollars.

For commuters too get into and from Palo Alto, one can take advantage of US
Federal Route 101, Interstate 280 and one other often *overseen* highway.
That’s Santa Clara County Route G3, also known to locals as the Oregon
Expressway and Page Mill Road!  The Worldwide Highway Library proudly
announces its video of the Oregon Expressway, which isn’t terribly far from
its eastern terminus w/ US Federal Route 101:


While this video is just another installment for the Library’s repository,
today marks a very special occasion at the headquarters.  Why?  We’ve just
celebrated our 100th video.  We genuinely thank you for your support and
visits!  Last month was especially successful for us, since the Worldwide
Highway Library surpassed  60,000 hits for the first time since December
2006.  Thanks again; there will be more to come from around the globe.


Carl Rogers
"Adding concise videos to highway enthusiasm"
Calrog.com, http://www.calrog.com :
An integrated media arm in Turn-of-the-Century PC Development, International
Highway Research, and Interpersonal Psychology.  Has served your home
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Re: Britney apologizes for psycho umbrella incident

Why does anyone care about this over-the-hill piece of shit?


Von Herzen, moge es wieder zu Herzen gehen.  –Beethoven

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Electronic signboard on I-270

Seen on the big electronic signboard
over I-270 in Maryland:

        JUL 2 – JUL 8

Was this an official traffic alert…
or an advertisement?

Charles Packer

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Re: Neat Idea: Homemade hovercraft.

On Jul 5, 6:36 pm, PaPaPeng <PaPaP…@yahoo.com> wrote:

> This is a really neat homemande hovercraft video.

> http://view.break.com/325736

Is hovercraft more energy efficient that cars on wheels?
Your post also reminds me of a recent development in hybrid car.
According  to a recent MOTOR TREND article,

"In a small city car weighting 1100 pounds,  two 100-liter (26.4
cylindrical tanks pressurized to 4350 psi provide 60 to 90 miles of
driving range."

Can hovering car powered by pressurized air increasing fuel
as well as reducing pollution?

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Are cell phones really that dangerous?

In my mid-sized town of 150k people, everyone is yapping on their cell
phone will driving. However I do not notice any increase in accidents.
It makes we wonder if the dangers of cell phone driving may be
overrated? Perhaps in big city traffic they are dangerous? Are there
any studies on cell phone usage in smaller towns?

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The 85th Percentile (of tailgating speediots)

Look around the next time you’re on the road and you’ll notice
at least 85% of your fellow motorists ignoring the "3 second
rule," which allows a _minimum_ of 3 seconds to account for
reaction time, steering time, brake application and braking
distance in case of the UNEXPECTED. It gets ignored one way or
another on every street at every speed, every day.

With teenage smirks on their faces, this wondrous 85th
percentile lied about respecting that rule on their DMV tests.
Those same smirks remain years later, as they confuse dumb luck
with skill during every commute. Throw in glued-on cellphones
and guess what happens to safety?

Most of these forward-thinking 85th-percentilers are choosing a
1 or 2 second rule at best; a recipe for an unavoidable crash,
especially in fog. To heed the 3 second rule at 70 MPH, one must
back off over 100 yards (do the math, idiots). Most people
follow at only a few car lengths, ignoring the laws of physics
and relying on their perception of supernatural braking power or
angels overhead. Neither are respected by Murphy and his law.

These same guardians of safety and deciders of which laws are
"fair" try to drive as fast as possible in any given
circumstance, further adding to the risks of their chronic
tailgating. Actually, speeding and tailgating have been Siamese
twins since the car was invented.

Rational, predictive driving engenders the opposite of the speed-
at-any-cost mentality. Once a person truly comprehends risk, a
calmness takes over, speeds drop and following distances
increase. It’s a rare thing to see: someone valuing staying
alive over the perception of "lost time." Once you DIE, there is
no time to contemplate how much time 90 MPH saved you on Monday,
you idiots.

The "85th percentile" is NOT all-knowing and is INCAPABLE of
deciding which traffic laws are about safety and which are
revenue-based annoyances. The truth is that the "85th
percentile" is mostly ignorant, average people in a big mob
hurry all the time. There’s no rhyme or reason to it, just
impatience and self-indulgence. Oh, but the excuses flow like
wine, as they will in response to this post.

Since many speediots can’t comprehend what they read, here’s a
rough video, dumbed down to mouth-breather level, with nice
compression artifacts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9eUzqaNkwY. But it does show the
truth. Note the cavalier attitude of the student driver. That’s
exactly how "seasoned" speediots see their abilities.



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NJ gov vehicle safety and tires

The driver allegedly exceed speed limit.  Do vehicle have speed rated tires?
Hot weather and excess speed can be bad for tire.  Hope he keep them
properly inflated. I think tire should be minimum V speed rated.    ALso,
tire should have jointless nylon edge cover, and jointless cap ply and be
steel belted radial. and filled with nitrogen, not plain air.

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