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Friday, April 26, 2013

When High Speed Rail Died ► The Naperville Train Disaster

You can pinpoint the exact time and place 'Merka gave up on high speed rail: midday April 26, 1946 in Naperville, Illinois. That's when and where the Exposition Flyer, traveling at 85 miles per hour, rammed into the rear of the the Advance Flyer, which made an unscheduled stop to check on its running gear.

Forty-seven people died in the crash and more than 125 people were injured. However, as the WikiWackyWoo puts it, "Following this disaster, advancements in train speed in the United States essentially halted."

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Comment of the Day

It's been one year since Mark Koldys, aka Johnny Dollar, exposed my alternative lifestyle at his sewer, and clearly he just can't quit me. However, in typical high school bully-style, he's accusing me of doing the very thing he's actually doing himself.

[First off I'd like to thank my various friends, who alert me to all Mark Koldys' latest nonsense, wherever and whenever it appears. Because I don't have the time, energy, or inclination to keep up with his obsession, it's nice to have people who care enough to look out for me.]

Sunday, April 21, 2013

One of the Holiest Days in Rasta ► Grounation Day

It's somehow appropriate that the day after Four Twenty is Grounation Day, one of the holiest days in the Rastafarian religion. Today is the anniversary of the day in 1966 when their living God, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, visited Jamaica.

The WikiWackyWoo sums up Rastafarianism nicely
Many elements of Rastafari reflect its origins in Jamaica, a country with a predominantly Christian culture.[4][5] Rastafari holds to many Jewish and Christian beliefs and accepts the existence of a single god, called Jah, who has incarnated on Earth in the form of Jesus and Selassie. Rastafarians accept much of the Bible, although believe that its message has been corrupted.[1] The Rastafari movement encompasses themes such as the spiritual use of cannabis[6][7] and the rejection of the degenerate society of materialism, oppression, and sensual pleasures, called Babylon.[8][9] It proclaims Zion, as reference to Ethiopia, the original birthplace of humankind, and from the beginning of the movement calls to repatriation to Zion, the Promised Land and Heaven on Earth.[10][11] Rasta also embraces various Afrocentric and Pan-African social and political aspirations,[6][12] such as the sociopolitical views and teachings of Jamaican publicist, organizer, and black nationalist Marcus Garvey (also often regarded as a prophet).