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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".

KUSTUM PAINT

KUSTUM PAINT
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thought provoking.

I'm not sure if every thing here is fact, but some is, and if nothing else, it is very thought provoking.

How many zeros in a billion?

The next time you hear a politician use the
word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about

whether you want the 'politicians' spending

YOUR tax money.


A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
but one advertising agency did a good job of

putting that figure into some perspective in

one of it's releases.



A.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.


D.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E.

A billion dollars ago was only

8 hours and 20 minutes,

at the rate our government

is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain...

let's take a look at New Orleans

It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.


Louisiana Senator,

Mary Landrieu (D)

is presently askingCongress for

250 BILLION DOLLARS

to rebuild New Orleans Interesting number...

what does it mean?

A.

Well... if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans

(every man, woman, and child)

you each get$516,528.

B.

Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets
$1,329,787.

C.

Or... if you are a family of four...

your family gets $2,066,012.


Washi ngton, D.
C

HELLO!

Are all your calculators broken??


Accounts Receivable Tax
Building
Permit Tax
CDL License Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage ChargeTax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.


We had absolutely no national debt...

We had the largest middle class in the world...

and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened?

Can you spell 'politicians!'

And I still have to

press "1"

for English.

I hope this goes around
the

USA

at least 100 times

What the HECK happened?????

12 comments:

Baron's Life said...

What the heck happened is right...Suppose you tell me! I don't know what happened...How should I know?... all I know it's harder to afford anything...very good post Congrats..!!! makes me think on what it will be like a billion minutes from now....Scary

Tony said...

Very interesting indeed! we don't need bigger government!, more controls, more regulations..It's only going to get worse. People keep thinking it's the government's responsibility to fix EVERYTHING! Wake up, it's still coming out of our pockets, with a fee atatched.

Mastercheif said...

Yup, we've been screwed! Unfortuantely, every year, people are more and more willing to get screwed!

Great stuff...thanks for turn the lights on!

mrs rc said...

a billion has 9 zeroes, a million has 6 zeroes, a trillion has twelve...
$250 billion??? That's 2.5 x 10^14 in scientific notation (which I'll be teaching next week). Thanks for the awesome real-world application!!! :-)

Ann said...

What the hell happened... It's very frightening. We can't even pay the bills, and if anything breaks we're screwed!

Baron's Life said...

I agree with Ann..If anything breaks in my house..I'm F***** oops sorry screwed.

Willy D said...

What happened? 1933 and FD friggi’n R happened. I know the guy was only trying to do what he thought was needed at the time. But I wish he had not. His “New Deal” of 1933, and then his “Second New Deal” in 1935 is what turned this country into a welfare, gimme gimme I aint gotta work country. He made government way to big and gave away way too much shit for free.

Lady Ridesalot said...

I think we all need to practice how to wait in line, cause that's where we are all headed. We're all becoming "wards of the government", only they know nothing on how to take care of us!

The line forms here... :(

"Joker" said...

"This country was ruined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt"

Archie Bunker, 1971

Scott said...

Well it's only going to get worse. This is want happens when people vote for someone and they can't eve tell you what he stands for. Now that the loony left has their grip on Washington things will and can only get worse until the Americamn voter realizes what a horrible thing they've done.

Baron's Life said...

Joker is right..."Franklin Delano Roosevelt" started all this goddam welfare business that put North America basically on the left... closet you know what...and now we're digging further down into the grave.

FLHX_Dave said...

I'm tired of being butt fucked. Every time I turn around someone is sticking a new "mandatory" contribution in my face. I'm about tired of being forced to be a compassionate human being. It's making me into a monster and the more I am forced to "contribute" the more I feel like I don't want to. The less compassionate I become.

It's hard keeping myself in check. Just have to keep the faith but we are so busy just trying to survive we don't have time to fight this properly. We are too distracted.

Recent events really do show just how dependent we are and just how much we feel it's someone else's job to wipe our asses for us as a country.

I, for one, am tired of being a smash rag for some douchebag who is not in touch with reality. Let it all fall down in a crash so we can truly rebuild. Meanwhile, I will do what I can to take care of those who care.