I have been busy with helping out my family and other things, which does not leave me as much time to write papers as before, but I still try to keep up on what is happening. Compared to my keyboard my little cheap smart phone is slow/painful to type on, but I might have to suffer and learn or worse if things keep on going they way they are with our government. By the time I get to write something it is days later many times, ages in this day and age.
Exceptional people...when it comes to teaching people you get better results if you treat everyone like they are smart compared to if they are dumb. They have done studies with teachers and students and when the teachers "think" or are told that the students are smarter they treat them better and the students learn more. They also did the reverse and took smart students and told the teachers that they were getting "dumb" kids, the students got worse grades as a result. I for instance should be nicer to people and not call so many of them morons, especially the ones I am trying to "teach" something to, but I am a horrible liar.
I am not a fan of the catholic religion, but I do like how down to earth and humble the new pope seams to be. I just wish he would get a newer car to drive around the Vatican with, like something that gets better mpg and produces less pollution, like an electric or an ULEV vehicle. Maybe stop the smoke signals and the pollution they cause too while you are at it among other things.
Brake checking a 4000+lb SUV is not smart at all nor is stopping in the middle of a busy highway, or not calling the cops. However not hitting one's brakes and increasing the distance between you and another vehicle IS STUPID TOO regardless of if it is a motorcycle or car not. Actually, hitting the vehicle in front of you and having an accident with it because they could not hit the brakes IS STUPID TOO.
What if it had been a drunk driver, and they swerved over in front of you and hit their brakes? Would you hit you brakes too and avoid the accident or would you say f*** it and hit them anyway since they "deserve" it? What damage was there to the SUV anyway to cause the driver to flip the f*** out and to drive over a human? I looked in the video and all the windows were intact, all the tires were inflated, and there were no dents that I could see on the SUV AT ALL after that initial incident. So how exactly was his life or his family's lives in danger ever?
Even if the inanimate object the SUV got damaged some, a trip to the body shop would have fixed it. Flipping out when most of the bikers were not doing anything and not moving towards your SUV...driving over the biker in front of you just PISSED some of them off even more, and is what caused you to get your a$$ beat. Had you not run over someone, only your ride would have gotten beat at the very worst.
Yes they were trying to scare the SUV driver, that was the "idea", maybe the SUV driver did something to piss them off before the guy with the camera came up like to brake check that guy or to swerve in front of him or something. Maybe it was stupid and the motorcycle
rider got pissed off for no real reason and felt invincible with all his friends around. The SUV driver should have still avoided the accident in the first place by hitting his brakes and increasing his following distance. It is not like he did not have PLENTY of time to hit those brakes. He "decided" or choose to hit the motorcycle instead.
After running over one rider and deciding to "run away" because their lives were "in danger" why did the SUV driver stop in traffic and not try to push his way past other cars? If my life was "in danger" WHY NOT RAM OR PUSH A CAR to try and get away? You already ran someone over, WTF is some damage to some inanimate objects? Instead, the driver stopped and sat there giving them plenty of opportunity to smash his window and to drag him out of it...bad decisions on both sides to say the least.
Syria, Egypt, among others are still a mess as well as this country, I will have to make more effort to say the least. If I come up with any more magic answers I will let you all know, but just wanted to clear my head of some old B.S./ramblings.