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that wilzig guy is some bankers heir. he has a pile of cool bikes locked up in his place. there was an article about him a few months back i remember in cycle world. whatever.

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Looks like a major project he's developing there....maybe he should have done it a bit slower and quieter.

I hope it opens....right in my backyard.
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I had just reread that article in Cycle World recently (need to put some current magazines in the bathroom) and wondered if he'd have the same problems as the Tamworth people.
If it were me and the starter mansion home people were bitching I'd try really hard to have a track configuration that spells out "SUCK IT" when viewed from the air. You could run the big track or use "SUCK" or "IT" seperately.

Gotta try to work "inspired by the mansions of Filipino sugar barons" into a sentance today

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http://www.grangergroup.org/

check it out. i spoke with hughs bultaco and he said that wilzig is out of control and has not gone about things properly.

i also saw a travel channel special about wilzig(he has a castle on long island) and the guy seems like a rich chump that thinks he can do anything because he has money.

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Yeah, I hate it when people like that move near me.

But I'd also have a hard time not acting like that if I had a $bazillion.
 

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Personally I'd much rather have a rich nut case living next to me than a bunch of busy body yuppie dickheads that are more worried about what I am doing with my life than how pathetically boring their lives are.
Bunch of fucking volvo driving, lawyer calling, vegetable eating pussies.
Had one in town living next to a friend of mine that called the police and said my friend was keeping and "exotic frog" in his yard making noise all night. It was just a freakin frog...in a freakin mud puddle. Says he's going to sue if it's not "removed".

Zoning boards suck when yuppies get them setup out in the country....can't burn leaves, can't build a shed, can't cut down a tree. Before I die I'm going to go on a murder spree and kill me a few dozen of these tree huggin, life ruining, facist, dickhead, salad tossing elitist freaks.
I'm glad I live around a bunch of redneck stump jumpers...they are much nicer people.
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Guys,
Alan is not opening a reacetrack for public or even club use. His track is intended for his own personal use and for his friends. Doesn't sound any different than what Aaron did for some of you recently. Land use laws for one's own property is the real issue. I know if I had Alan's money I'd be looking to do the same thing. Who wouldn't want to start the day with a holeshot? For a clearer picture go here. www.alanwilzig.com

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Zoning boards suck when yuppies get them setup out in the country....can't burn leaves, can't build a shed, can't cut down a tree. Before I die I'm going to go on a murder spree and kill me a few dozen of these tree huggin, life ruining, facist, dickhead, salad tossing elitist freaks.
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I've got no kids...my parents will be gone by then, I have a brother I don't like. So there won't be many people left behind to "disappoint" with my behaviour. And I can make it up to my friends by letting them add someone to my list.
Sure would be nice if people would just mind their own business and let other people live their life.
Most people that spend their time worrying about other people are people who's lives suck....and they want everyone's lives to suck.
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yeah, i kinda got to agree with ya. people should mind thier own business. i never understood what makes people hate the sound of a lawnmower, or leaf blower. (the next neighborhood over has a ban on them at certain hours so people bought these really hi-end german made old style rotary types) i did once go out and threaten the guy next door who was mowing his lawn at 530 in the morning. my mom s like that. she will complain about the neighbors mowing, or hammering. the neighbors house was infested with rats because they leve the basement door open to feed thier cat who lives outside. and this guys a doctor and his wifes a lawyer. i dont know. i guess its a proximity thing. or maybe its you pay 3 million dollars for a home, you dont want to hear motocross bikes all day across the street. i mean, i guess i wouldnt want to hear that when i wanted quiet. i dunno. maybe its as important to not draw attention to yourself as it is to stay out of other peoples business. wait til they have the first medivac helicopter land at that guys house.

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Well, it just plain sucks when you have a bunch of farmland that gets turned into either condos or McMansions because the local farmer can't make a decent living anymore due to large corporations driving all costs down.

I talked to a guy this summer that makes a type of all natural ice cream. Quit his real job to chase a dream. After 4 years, is barely breaking even. Can't get his products on the supermarket shelves without paying huge placement fees, has a hard time getting milk because Stonyfield won't sell to him and all the local dairy people had to sign contracts to sell all their product to Stonyfield or they'd have no place to sell it... Yada yada yada...

Its walmart's fault.
 

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Well...that's kind of a good way to put it....it is Walmart's fault....or what Walmart represents anyway. But...Walmart is successful because of our own greed. We don't want to pay the price we'd have to to support local businesses. The local businesses have to raise prices to keep from going out of business...so Walmart starts looking even better.

The bottom line is the population has lost it's sense of nationalism. Saving a quarter is more important than your friends keeping their jobs. No one cares that Walmart products are about 90% Chinese. We are teaching generations to hate their own country. Instead of helping the neighbor build his barn so you don't have to listen to the hammering as long...we sue him or create a zoning board to prevent him from hammering. We are becoming a society of services, words, litigation and no substance. Image is everything.

What do I blame....TV. Human culture did not form under circumstances where we had information and exposure to things that did not effect our personal lives. Instead of worrying about our own lives and villages we worry about what everyone else is doing, or wearing, or possesses. Which leads to an empty competition, where the appearance of success is more important than happiness, where having more than your neighbor is more important than helping your neighbor. Where saving a dime is more important that keeping the corner store in business.

Yeah we can talk all day about survival of the fittest in business, he who makes the cheapest best product wins etc. Strangely almost all of the products we import come from countries that have a strong sense of nationalism. The Chinese buy Chinese, same with the Japanese, the Germans etc.

And why can't we buy a decent US made sportbike....cause the countries we buy our sportbikes from had their entire manufacturing capabilities wiped out by us in WWII...and then we replaced all their capabilities after the war with the most modern equipment....while we were still using technology from the 1920's. We've been lagging behind ever since.

The moral of the story....we should bomb detroit and then replace all the people and equipment with new people and equipment. Sounds reasonable to me.
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JohnnyB, It's hard to figure out who to blame, almost doesn't matter at this point.

I was in a Target store recently to help find stuff for my daughter moving into a college dorm. Almost everything in there was made in China. Unbelievable how much crap you can buy that's made in China. For every one loaded cargo ship leaving our ports bound for China, there's five loaded ones coming in from China. A little trade imbalance. And it'll only get worse.

I look at every item that I buy these days. When I have a choice, I'll buy American or even European, but often times I don't have a choice...or the choice is to drive around and look for the same item somewhere else. I don't shop at Walmart for anything, period.

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Hehehe...Johnny and Frankie for President.

I'm the same way when I shop now...try not to buy chinese. A couple of months ago I was looking to buy some new dress shirts. I used to shop LL Bean because there stuff was made in the US. No more, you can't even buy the same shirt 3 years in a row because they are shopping the cheapest stuff to stock. So I went and checked out Brooks Bros. figuring there you'd have to be able to get a quality US made shirt, nope...Tawianese.
Ever wonder why the big auto makers and Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon etc etc. get all the breaks from the Govt? Guess what...if not for them all our military equipment would be made by foreign countries....a very very bad position to be in. A scary amount of our arms and equipment are already made by other countries. If the shit really hit the fan all they gotta do is stop making it and we are screwed.
Not sure if it's true but I recently heard that some of our Naval vessles are now being made in South Korea. Because our manufacturing capability is down the toilet, the few big guys can basically blackmail the govt. into taking care of them or else no tanks, no planes, no trucks, no radar etc.
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