Because they know (because they helped CREATE) most of the masses are oblivious to the bigger picture. They have been mind conditioned to just accept the ideologic rhetoric pumped into their mind from every angle.What gets me pissed is how the grubberment makes out things are fine a dandy....the consequence of poor policy...taxflation
Because they know (because they helped CREATE) most of the masses are oblivious to the bigger picture. They have been mind conditioned to just accept the ideologic rhetoric pumped into their mind from every angle.
Well that’s a story, you are very lucky you didn’t end up as “roadkill”!
Awesome story Slick, thx for letting us in on it......I recently read a quote from a famous person (I'm forgetting who at the moment), but it goes something like: A person need to take risks in life, to be able to recognize or achieve their passions. However in this instance, it seems to me, it was the jackass standing in the middle that was taking the bigger risk. But regardless you went for it in the moment...........I graduated from high school in 1980 and our class motto was: "Go For It !" sometimes it's gotten me in a tight jam, but I swear by it. Cj.......perhaps it should read as (irregardless you went for it)...Hey I never said I was a good studentHere is how I once dealt with roadblockers. This is a post I placed on the thread "Funny Stories While Riding Your Norton "
Well Bernhard, here is one more story ......Slick
Similar story but in a car. I used to work at the Washington Navy Yard. When I left the yard, I turned left, went for a short distance, and then turned right under I395 and then a quick left onto the ramp for I395. That underpass has basketball courts on both side. The deal was a bunch of young thugs would block the road and you had to pay a toll and wonder if you would get your ass beat and your car stolen - I was warned about this on my first day - everyone said to go home the hour longer way. I wasn't having it. So, every day, I looked away as I drove through them - after a while they knew not to mess with my car and I got my co-workers that went the same way to do that same thing.Here is how I once dealt with roadblockers. This is a post I placed on the thread "Funny Stories While Riding Your Norton "
Well Bernhard, here is one more story where I nearly caused the road kill.
I took a night course as an undergraduate to acellerate my curriculum. The course was at an inner city venue, and I had to wind my way thru some "seedy" neighborhoods to gain access to the main highway for my 35 mile commute.
I had the Atlas on "tight rein" in third gear one night, as I travelled the city streets. About 1/2 city block ahead of me, three dudes were crossing the street, and on seeing me, strung themselves out in a line, turned to face me and stood with their arms and legs spread eagled ..... A human barricade!
My first thought was to make a U turn and frustrate their plans. But then I ran one of my favorite maxims thru my mind .... "real men never go back!" So, I downshifted to 2nd, went WOT, laid down on the fuel tank, peeked out over the headlight, and went straight as a laser beam at the center guy (lasers had recently been invented back then).
I closed about 1/2 the distance to these guys, and no one had yet moved ..... did these guys really think they could catch a 400 lb. motorcycle travelling at speed?
The distance was decreasing exponentially, my speed increasing exponentially, and the Norton bellowing as only Norton's can.... finally the dude on my right bolted to his left, ..... that triggered the guy on my left to bolt to his right, but the center guy stood transfixed!
Closer, and faster .... finally the center guy leaned to his left, then to his right, then returned to center! "Oh no!" I thought ..... this sort of indecision results in flat squirrels on the road!
At this point, I could not stop if my life (his life?) depended on it. I figured the best thing I could do for this dude was keep going straight at him, giving him the option to bolt either way.
Finally, the dude dove headlong to his left, and I'll bet he felt the breeze as I passed him.