eric

Author of "Automotive Atrocities" and "Road Hogs" (MBI). Currently living amongst the Edentulites in rural SW Virginia.

“Homeland” Heroes in SC

Armed Homeland Security agents are now conducting “community outreach” programs based around maintaining a visible presence in order to “let people know they’re in the area.” News channel WNCT 9 received calls from alarmed residents in response to reports of numerous DHS vehicles parked outside a bankruptcy court in Greenville, North Carolina. However, the “heavy presence”…

Gorillas, Humans . . . and the NAP

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Sometimes I entertain the thought that those who have awakened to the NAP are the leading cohort of what might be called a fifth turning – or more profoundly, perhaps they are an evolutionary great leap forward, analogous to the transition from Homo Erectus to Homo Sapiens. The conscious – and reasoned – rejection of…

Alternative Media Profiles on Wiki Being Hacked by Uncle?

This is very interesting:  U.S. Govt. Editing Wikipedia to Smear Independent Media Personalities? Entry from IP traced to U.S. House of Representatives describes Alex Jones as ‘Kremlin disinformation agent’ Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com July 15, 2014 Edits to the Wikipedia profiles of Alex Jones and Abby Martin which malign the two alternative media personalities…

Florida Heroes Gas Prisoner to Death

Randall Jordan-Aparo had been ill for weeks prior to his death, begging for medical attention as he increasingly grew weaker. When he could barely breathe, walk or talk, he demanded that the prison’s nurses take him to the hospital. They allegedly refused, even after consulting by phone with doctors and other medical staff. Jordan-Aparo became…

Dancing With Clovers

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Kevin Costner danced with wolves. It is my fate – and yours – to drive with Clovers. They are everywhere – and increasingly unavoidable. Like a virulent bacillus, ineptitude and passive aggressive behavior  behind the wheel spreads across the land. It’s possible to escape Clovers - temporarily – by moving far, far away from their hives in urban suburban…

Glitches

We just completed migrating to a new – faster/higher capacity – server. But as you may have noticed, this has not gone entirely smoothly. I am unable to access the site using my desktop Mac. For reasons we’ve yet to figure out, it (my Mac) continues to “point” to the old server – where no one is – instead…

2014 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota’s got these TV commercials featuring the Muppets, who assert the vehicles aren’t boring. But is boring bad? What if boring works? I’ve owned (and driven) a lot of vehicles that didn’t work – which can be exciting, in good ways and bad – depending on when and how they stop working. Toyotas hardly ever…

What Might That Smell Mean?

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You can guesstimate with some accuracy what might be wrong with your car just by using your nose. If you’re hip to what various smells suggest. Let’s have a look – or rather, a whiff! * Rotten egg smell – This is indicative of a problem downstream – in your car’s exhaust system. The egg…