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Old 06-10-2019, 09:18 AM
 
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55 MPH was a boon to the electronics industry. They sold a zillion CB radios and radar detectors. Every commercial traveler or highway commuter had both.
I still have both.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:01 AM
 
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Utter bunk.

Asteroids!!!

wrong it is the star sol.


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Not once radar detectors became commonplace.

true, but now a days the cops are using lasers to check your speed, and radar detectors dont help with that. and even laser detectors are rather useless as well.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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true, but now a days the cops are using lasers to check your speed, and radar detectors dont help with that. and even laser detectors are rather useless as well.


That's where good old-fashioned CB radios still have their place.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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According to the Democrat Party life on earth will end in 12 years unless we do something about global warming. Right now, they are blaming President Trump for doing nothing. OK.

Back in 1973, I was living and Canada and the Arab countries decided to quit shipping oil to the US. I needed to drive from Vancouver to San Francisco a couple of weeks after the boycott started.

The THREE Republican Governors, Washington(Evans), Oregon(McCall), California(Reagan), immediately lowered the speed limit to 55 MPH to save gas. Evans in Washington dropped it to 50 MPH, but later raised it back to 55 MPH. They also ordered that streetlights be shut off after 10:00?? pm and all businesses were to shut their outside lights and signs when closed.

It was weird driving down I-5 with only an odd business sign lit, and all the streetlights off. We as college students, drove all night long. But it was I thought a appropriate response by the Governors to an emergency.

So here we are almost 50 years later. This time talking about life on the planet ending in 12 years. The Democrats say they want to impose TAXES to save the planet. Well, instead of taxes how about 55 MPH. The amount of CO2 generate by vehicles is significantly less at 55 MPH and transportation is a MAJOR contributor to C02 generation.

Washington, Oregon and California are very, very liberal states these days committed to combating global climate change. One Governor, Inslee is running for President on this issue alone. He is that committed to reducing C02.

Ah, but there is President Trump. EXCEPT speed limits are set by the states, not the Federal Government. Just like in 1973, we can have 55 MPH speed limits on I-5, with the streetlights off, OVERNIGHT.

All we need is for the three Democrat governors to commit to saving the planet and dropping the speed limit to 55 MPH......TOMORROW or AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

If you live in one of these states.....write the Governors and ask them to SAVE THE PLANET...SPEED LIMIT 55.
I am with you but my way to stop it all is turning the thermostats up during the summer. EVERY where I go, they have it so cold I freeze ALL the time. You never see anyone consider this. In Europe, they don't do this, which I love. So, I don't really think it's about the earth. It's really about political power and control of resources.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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That's where good old-fashioned CB radios still have their place.

yeah, but these days its harder to spot those plain wrappers. back in the day, the late 70s, north carolina state police had unmarked cars like, and mid 70s el camino complete with hay bale in the bed, and ten wheeler, among other things.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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If you live in one of these states.....write the Governors and ask them to SAVE THE PLANET...SPEED LIMIT 55.

Well heck, if 55 is good, isn't 45 better ? And 35 even better ? And JUST THINK how much gas and lives would be saved at zero !! Trouble with politicians and liberals is they just do things half butt
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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wrong it is the star sol.




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Not for trillions of years.
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