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Scooter Clover

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Actually, it’s the Clover behind the scooter. The scooter can’t help that it’s slow. Its rider is given’ ‘er all she’s got, cap’n! But the SUV behind the Clover – ahead of me – is 180 proof. The scooter outran the Clover. Ramping up to the impossible speed of 45 in a 55… too speedy…

Vidcast: The Disappearing Passing Lane

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Have you noticed? That formerly legal passing zones are systematically being painted over double-yellow? But it’s not just that. Safe, efficient passing as such has been targeted for termination – whether deliberately or inadvertently – via conflicting laws that allow legal passing only by doing so unsafely. Here’s what I mean by that:  If you’ve…

Ebola and Libertarianism

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Deadly viruses are horrible, but natural at least. It’s silly to get angry at nature. Government is horrible and deadly – and entirely unnatural. The harm it causes is animated, created by other people – the sicko control freaks who operate the apparatus of the government, who think nothing of disposing of other people’s lives, their bromides assuring us…

Vidcast: Powerful Cars We Can’t (Legally) Use

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Some thoughts on the pointlessness of having powerful cars we aren’t allowed to use: If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve found here, please support EPautos.com. We depend on you, the readers, to keep the wheels turning. Our donate button is here. If you prefer to avoid PayPal, our mailing address is: EPautos 721 Hummingbird Lane SE Copper Hill,…

Traffic Laws That Make Some Sense (For a Change)

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Virginia – home of the dumbed-down “reckless driving” statute (drive faster than 20 MPH over any speed limit and you qualify; see here) has actually done something sensible for once, with regard to its traffic laws. Flashing yellow “proceed when clear” signals are replacing Thou Must Sit And Wait red lights at left turn lanes.…

How Goo-guhl Gelded The Internet

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A print newspaper/magazine lives – or dies – according to its circulation, which correlates with advertising revenue. That “rule” has been suspended – is inoperative – on the Net. You can have plenty of circulation (“traffic,” in the jargon of the Internet). It does not necessarily or even usually translate into advertising revenue – or…

I’m Tired of Wearing a Helmet

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The tyranny that rules over us could at least be consistent. I’d object less to being told I must wear a helmet when I ride my motorcycle because it’s “risky” if it weren’t done by a cop who is 30 pounds heavy, hypertensive at 40 and a regular consumer of fried pastries (i.e., donuts). Shouldn’t he…

A Sabot in the Gears?

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People sometimes accuse me of being a technophobe or even a Luddite because of my critiques of modern vehicles. But it’s not fear of technology that drives me. It’s cost-benefit analysis. Increasingly, the costs of all this technology are of little benefit – to me. I don’t feel the need for six (or even one) air…

Want To Avoid Getting Raped by a Cop?

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Why, just don’t get pulled over. This is the advice of George Brown, a captain of the Oklahoma State Police, shared during an interview with a local NBC News affiliate in the wake of revelations that three Oklahoma cops (see here) have been arrested for sexually assaulting women. Asked how to avoid being raped by a…

“Safety” Winners… And Losers

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Government is always a zero-sum game. There are winners – and losers. It is said – that is, we are told – air bags “save lives.” Well, yes. They do save some lives. Other lives have been lost as a result of air bags, though. Government decides who lives – and dies. Here’s another: Daytime…