Danny MacAskill

Posted in fun stuff with tags , , , , on April 29, 2010 by staycurrent

This dude is pretty crazy, check it out!

sorry

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2010 by staycurrent

I know I know, I’m not really “staying current” here, I’m just too full of thoughts about the country right now to even put it into words, but heres a funny video to pass the time before my next amazing post

Oppression

Posted in Politics and Current events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2010 by staycurrent

Well, with the new Health Care bill signed into law, we have even more Liberal laws to follow and taxes to pay. Every U.S. citizen will be required to have a health care insurance policy, and if you don’t, Obama’s gonna fine you. And if you can’t afford a normal policy, you’ll be able to buy a cheaper one from the government, giving them EVEN MORE CONTROL over your personal life! All this means is even more control and socialist reform for the government that can’t figure out how to spend our trillions of tax dollars wisely, and is to this day, broke.

I don’t think this is the kind of reform the country was looking for, and the biggest problem is that the dems don’t even care.  The reason being that this bill gets their feet in the door of total government control, and they will sacrifice anything to get there, even if they lose elections in November because of it.  It is a total violation of the Constitution and everyone’s personal rights to have the Government tell you that you MUST buy this policy.  Thankfully my state is one of several that is going to court against the feds on this new reform law, go John Suthers!

Picture obtained from thebsreport.wordpress.com

Arrogance?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2010 by staycurrent

I’m sorry to share another email with you but this one is something that I feel everyone needs to see and realize how big our sacrifices have been in other countries, and this isn’t number isn’t including a lot of other countries we have fought wars and buried service members in, these numbers are from both World Wars.

A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable
to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.”

“ADAPT,IMPROVISE,OVERCOME”
Apologize For What?
Our European arrogance in alphabetical order

1. The AmericanCemetery at Aisne-Marne , France . A total of 2289 of our military dead.

2. The AmericanCemetery at Ardennes , Belgium . A total of 5329of our dead.

3. The AmericanCemetery at Brittany, France . A total of 4410of our military dead.

4. Brookwood , England American Cemetery. A total of 468 of our dead.

5. Cambridge , England .. 3812of our military dead.

6. Epinal , France American Cemetery. A total of 5525of our Military dead.

7. Flanders Field , Belgium . A total of 368 of our military.

8. Florence , Italy . A total of 4402of our military dead.

9. Henri-Chapelle , Belgium . A total of 7992of our military dead.

10. Lorraine , France . A total of 10,489of our military dead..

11. Luxembourg , Luxembourg . A total of 5076of our military dead.

12. Meuse-Argonne. A total of 14246of our military dead.

13. Netherlands , Netherlands . A total of 8301of our military dead.

14. Normandy , France . A total of 9387of our military dead.

15. Oise-Aisne , France . A total of 6012of our military dead..

16. Rhone , France . A total of 861 of our military dead.

17. Sicily , Italy . A total of 7861of our military dead.

18. Somme , France . A total of 1844of our military dead.

19. St. Mihiel , France . A total of 4153of our military dead..

20. Suresnes , France . a total of 1541of our military dead.

Apologize to no one.
Remind those of our sacrifice and don’t confuse arrogance with leadership.
If I added correctly the count is 104,366dead.
And we have to watch an American elected leader who apologizes to Europe and the Middle East that our country is “arrogant”!
How many French, Dutch, Italians, Belgians and Brits are buried on our soil, defending us against our enemies?  We don’t ask for praise, but we have absoulutely no need to apologise.

Random Excited Racecar Thoughts!

Posted in My Racing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by staycurrent

I’ve been trying to compile all of my ideas for my own race car and make them into something real and affordable.

  I have a 1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II, it started out as a road racing project but I slowly fell into the drift scene, that lasted a couple years before I finally went to my first HPDE weekend with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA).  I made it through one season with two engines, the first lasted through the two seasons of drifting and most of the NASA season, then the second lasted for a couple weekends.

  Through all of its time the chassis has gone through some extensive modifications, all delrin bushings, rear toe adjustment eliminators, Tein Super Drift Coilovers, heim joints at the sway bar links and rear toe links.  The chassis has had about as many weight modifications as I could possibly imagine finding, lots drilling spot welds, cutting out the exorbitance of metal, removing wiring, pretty much anything extra that I don’t need.

  Well I had big plans of rebuilding the current engine with some super sweet awesome internal engine parts that would be too much to get into right now.  Anyways I need to get a competition water pump that slows down the pump so it doesn’t “churn” the coolant in the system, remove the oil metering pump for the oil injection system that rotarys use and run premix oil in my gas.  I would prefer to use E85 but I don’t think I can afford to get the Haltek engine management computer (which would allow me to use a MAP sensor instead on my current Vane Airflow Meter, which would be much more adequate for tuning purposes and much more accurate than the VAF) I had planned on, as well as the 30% larger fuel injectors I would need to make the ethenol work.

  So I had to sit last season out because of the economy and lack of funds, so I put the car in its trailer and left it in the storage lot.  I was just finishing a complete matching paint job with me and a friends racecar, his made it to the track pretty much all season, but I left mine apart because I wasn’t sure what my plans were and I kknew I didn’t have the money to get the car back in order.  Now I’m finally going to bring it back this week and get it all put back together minus the engine, which I will be pulling out so I can get it all torn down and figure out what parts I need to get ordered, I am determined not to miss this season!!

  The cars I had planned on trying to compete against are moving up to a faster class than I can afford to race in so I think I will keep the car a little bit slower than theirs and just go out and have fun while getting come great experience!  At this point I am just planning on just using the factory ecu, stock injectors, boost controller, turbo, and possibly a map ecu piggy back so I can still use a MAP sensor.  I’ll just be using the rest of the leftover parts for this year as thats all I can afford, but as long as I’m on track right??  There is really a lot more to it than just that, but these are my thoughts in a nutshell,  I’m just really excitied to get back out there!

USF1 drama

Posted in Pro Racing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by staycurrent

I’ve been on a mental roller coaster with all of this USF1 team development, ups and even more downs!  The only strange thing was that we have had no anticipated dates for anything with the new North Carolina based team, which in Formula 1 is a huge confidence killer.  I was a believer though, the team passed several FIA inspections since they signed up for competition, and seemed to have the financial aspect locked down.  Jose Maria Lopez was going to be able to bring in 8 million dollars in sponsorship funds and with Youtube backing, it seemed to me that USF1 had its cards in a row.  However, teams should be able to have an estimate on when they can have every single stage of their project completed (at the very least!).  Even the FIA lacked confidence that the U.S. team would ever develop into something real, with the huge logistical nightmares of transporting racecars and equipment across the world, and the costs of doing so, it never seemed like anything more than a dream.  As of late Jose had been rumored to be in talks with other teams, Youtube and several other sponsors have also been said to have pulled away from the team, and the North Carolina based operation has been silent, only fueling rumors that its all over for our home team! 

That was yesterday.

 I read a report today that says Jose and his posse visited the USF1 headquarters and now have a better understanding of where the team stands and had a very positive meeting, and Peter Windsor saying that the team is very much alive, all I can say was the talks of the teams demise may have been a little premature!  Only Time will tell, but it will be soon with the pre season testing concluding today in Jerez, Spain (Jenson Button posting the fastest time of the day at his new McLaren-Mercedes home!).

What Deficit?

Posted in Politics and Current events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by staycurrent

Are you confused by our national debt and how big that number is?  Well its just a little over 12.3 trillion dollars, many people just can’t comprehend that big of a number, so I wanted to find a way of showing you how big that number is.   Just count to one trillion, if you count at one number per second, you’ll be just over 31,700 years old by the time you get there, that’s 380,400 years if you count the entire national debt!

On a side note, for those of you who actually follow our national  debt, China has been our largest creditor for a long time now.  They have purchased over $750,000,000,000 dollars worth of U.S. Treasury Bonds, which is about 20% of our public debt.  China has recently been selling their shares to Japan which has effectively made Japan our largest creditor, as of December 2008 at 768.8 Billion dollars, or 21% of our public debt.  The only thing I can think, other than China simply trying to flex some muscle, is that China has lost its faith that the U.S. will be able to repay these bonds, due to the large increases in U.S. Government spending the last year.