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 Post subject: Re: Random musings
PostPosted: August 12 19, 10:08 am 
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Walked past the Boston Tea Party Museum in Boston yesterday and remembered that the white men were dressed as Native Americans when they raided the ship. Just goes to show how long the white man has been trying to pin their own actions on minorities.


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 Post subject: Re: Random musings
PostPosted: August 12 19, 10:21 am 
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Walked past the Boston Tea Party Museum in Boston yesterday and remembered that the white men were dressed as Native Americans when they raided the ship. Just goes to show how long the white man has been trying to pin their own actions on minorities.

At least one thing was different then, The Tea Party was mad because the king had imposed tariffs on imports.
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 Post subject: Re: Random musings
PostPosted: August 12 19, 12:41 pm 
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driving back to work from lunch today, approaching an intersection and a nasty crash happened (like, someone from N/S lane turning left and someone from E/W lane driving thru, etc). i think the 2 drivers were ok, more or less, but unsettling to just see it pop up in your view. crazy how in those situations a few seconds is all it takes.


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PostPosted: August 12 19, 1:06 pm 
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driving back to work from lunch today, approaching an intersection and a nasty crash happened (like, someone from N/S lane turning left and someone from E/W lane driving thru, etc). i think the 2 drivers were ok, more or less, but unsettling to just see it pop up in your view. crazy how in those situations a few seconds is all it takes.

Saw one of those once. Except I was waiting in a turn lane to turn left, saw approaching traffic on the cross-street, and then looked in the rearview and saw a car approaching behind me in the center lane who obviously didn't see the red light. Just long enough for me to say 'Look out!' to my wife and then the crash in the middle of the intersection. Weird feeling knowing it was going to happen. I think everyone was alright in that one too thankfully.


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 Post subject: Re: Random musings
PostPosted: August 12 19, 1:21 pm 
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Freed Roger wrote:
At least one thing was different then, The Tea Party was mad because the king had imposed tariffs on imports.
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Hilariously, that's actually not true. In the narrow sense, it was actually a protest of a tax cut which would lower the price of tea and undercut the local business community engaged in smuggling.


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 Post subject: Re: Random musings
PostPosted: August 12 19, 2:13 pm 
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Arthur Dent wrote:
Freed Roger wrote:
At least one thing was different then, The Tea Party was mad because the king had imposed tariffs on imports.
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Hilariously, that's actually not true. In the narrow sense, it was actually a protest of a tax cut which would lower the price of tea and undercut the local business community engaged in smuggling.

Thanks for correction.

I was getting it from my reading of this Forbes article.
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In 1773, the Tea Act was imposed on top of the remaining Townshend Acts. It was the last straw for many colonists even though it wasn't a new tax. What the Tea Act did was keep in place the duty (tax) on tea imported to the colonies (already in place under the Townshend Act). And the purpose of the Tea Act wasn't to raise revenue but rather to give the East India Tea Company a trade advantage, cutting out the ability of the colonists to do business on their terms. Tax or not, the colonists viewed the Tea Act as another way they were being controlled.


NON-East India Trading Tea (England, essentially) was going to be taxed, giving the tax-free East India Company monopoly.

Nevertheless, they were mad at the King for playing king via taxes with trade.


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I guess I find it funny because it echoes conservative politics today in that it wrapped itself in Liberty and Freedom and anti-Tyranny rhetoric but actually largely reflected overheated weirdo business dude concerns.


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I'm never going to grow up I know it. Put me in a fast car and I'm 16 years old again. So my buddy and I were out horse [expletive] around tonight and because he too is 40 going on 16 he decides we should have a competition to see who can leave the longest wheel marks. Why not? So we go to the parking lot of the school where it's nice and dark and no one is around.....or so we thought. So we both being complete children at heart try our best and after I finish mine ( I went second) out of the pitch black police lights flicker on. By this time I'm already pulled back over by my buddy and we are door to door with the windows down just laughing our asses off. The hysterical laughter you can't control. I mean we are both getting tickets for sure, but it was hilariously dumb. So the cop comes over and stands between our cars and all be damned if he isn't laughing his ass off too. So there we are in this tire smoke filled parking lot, blue and red lights flashing, and we are all just laughing uncontrollably at how stupid this whole situation is. So after a minute or so everyone sort of stops laughing. I ask the cop if he wants to give it a go and we all start laughing again. and the cop just says "[expletive] it, go home guys."

I laughed all the way home, hell I'm laughing now.


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 Post subject: Re: Random musings
PostPosted: August 14 19, 11:01 am 
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I'm never going to grow up I know it. Put me in a fast car and I'm 16 years old again. So my buddy and I were out horse [expletive] around tonight and because he too is 40 going on 16 he decides we should have a competition to see who can leave the longest wheel marks. Why not? So we go to the parking lot of the school where it's nice and dark and no one is around.....or so we thought. So we both being complete children at heart try our best and after I finish mine ( I went second) out of the pitch black police lights flicker on. By this time I'm already pulled back over by my buddy and we are door to door with the windows down just laughing our asses off. The hysterical laughter you can't control. I mean we are both getting tickets for sure, but it was hilariously dumb. So the cop comes over and stands between our cars and all be damned if he isn't laughing his ass off too. So there we are in this tire smoke filled parking lot, blue and red lights flashing, and we are all just laughing uncontrollably at how stupid this whole situation is. So after a minute or so everyone sort of stops laughing. I ask the cop if he wants to give it a go and we all start laughing again. and the cop just says "[expletive] it, go home guys."

I laughed all the way home, hell I'm laughing now.


You are lucky you were not shot dude.


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