How to stop your vehicle if your accelerator sticks | Toyota

The video in the link below is sponsored by Toyota. Learn the proper procedure for bringing your vehicle to a safe stop.

It is basically a simple procedure (common sense). Apply steady pressure on the brakes and put the motor in neutral (you can turn it off, if you must, but the power assisting  your systems will be lost). Please visit the link below.

PS According to what I heard last, you may have to use the emergency brakes in addition to applying pressure with both feet on the brake pedal. (These instructions were given by a police officer through his megaphone while driving alongside a runaway vehicle. It worked!) Good luck!

What to do if your accelerator pedal sticks view!


You Can’t Say You Can’t Play | Vivian Gussin Paley

Several weeks ago a heard author Vivian Gussin Paley on National Public Radio. She was talking about her book, You can’t say you can’t play.

You can’t search inside the book here but you can at: Widgets

From the interview I got the feeling that Ms Paley was liberating her children (students) from the ego’s dominance. I guess her method is something that we need in all schools. You can’t say you can’t play.

Check it out!

Bassui | Rinzai Zen Master | 1327-1387

In 1387 (at the age of 61), as Bassui was sitting in zazen meditation among his followers, he turned to them and shouted twice, “Look directly! What is this? Look in this manner and you won’t be deceived!”. He then died.

As a young man Bassui had many questions, ones like “What is a soul?” and “Who is this that hears, sees and understands?” These are questions he would struggle with for a good portion of his life. He would pursue this style of inquiry in meditation, one day realizing that the soul is ungraspable due to its inherent emptiness.

A Vagabond in Mexico | New Edition Available Now

The new edition of A Vagabond in Mexico is available at:
Create Space

The book was originally published in 1993, and it is as timely today as it was then.  Although it is not a travel guide anyone traveling in Mexico will find it useful. And anyone who thinks that the new border fence is anything other than a waste of taxpayer’s money will find it instructive.

The “Search Inside” feature will be available in about 8 weeks, but you can see excerpts and reviews right on this site: A Vagabond in Mexico

Google Buzz’s Pros and Cons | Miguel Helft | New York Times

Apparently Google Buzz is something to handle with care (or stay away from) for a while. Here are some of the concerns raised by MIGUEL HELFT in the NY Times.

“… what Google viewed as an obvious shortcut stirred up a beehive of angry critics. Many users bristled at what they considered an invasion of privacy, and they faulted the company for failing to ask permission before sharing a person’s Buzz contacts with a broad audience. For the last three days, Google has faced a firestorm of criticism on blogs and Web sites, and it has already been forced to alter some features of the service.

E-mail, it turns out, can hold many secrets, from the names of personal physicians and illicit lovers to the identities of whistle-blowers and antigovernment activists. And Google, so recently a hero to many people for threatening to leave China after hacking attempts against the Gmail accounts of human rights activists, now finds itself being pilloried as a clumsy violator of privacy.”

Learn more at: Internet

Interesting Speech by a War Veteran | Iraq, Afghanistan | Mike Prysner

“Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don’t understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it’s profitable…” Check Video, amazing speech!

And check this: The Federal Reserve System Scam | G Edward Griffin | Murray N. Rothbard

What do you think?

J D Salinger | The Catcher in the Rye

J D Salinger dies at 91… Not really!

This is from ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, the first sentence, I believe:

“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”

But if you really want to know about his “death”, I found this:

J. D. Salinger, who was thought at one time to be the most important American writer to emerge since World War II but who then turned his back on success and adulation, becoming the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous, died on Wednesday at his home in Cornish, N.H., where he had lived in seclusion for more than 50 years. He was 91.”

To know more see: Books

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