Teenage drivers cause a majority of road accidents – now we know why. Turns out the main cause of teenage auto accidents is driver distraction. A AAA study analyzed videos from cameras mounted in vehicles driven by teenagers to see what was they’re doing in the last 6 seconds before an accident.
Turns out in 60 % of the cases it was driver distraction which was the main cause of the accident. If you read a story about a vehicle veering off the road – in 90% of cases a distracted driver was the factor in the crash. When you read a report that a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle – 80% of the time – a distracted driver was the cause. What exactly was the cause of distraction?
In !5% of the cases it was interaction with passangers. In 12 % of the cases – using a cellphone. A cellphone in the hands of a teenager is a very dangerous toy- as the teenage drivers in half of the accidents – during the last 6 seconds before the crash – weren’t even able to hit the breaks.Then – almost equally go other causes: girls adjusted makeup – …and boys had their eyes on anything but the road – either kept their eyes off the road outside the vehicle – or checked out legs in short skirt of the passenger.
My take is this; American teenagers not only drive like a moron but walk like a moron too. In one case a girl walked down the sidewalk and texted so furiously she hit a pole. Beautiful passengers in short skirts – we keep backseat, gentlemen. No – don’t adjust that rear view mirror – leave it alone. Like in Jim Morrison song: “Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon a wheel”. I might add- BOTH hands on the wheel. Cause it’s not really a wheel you’r holding in your hands – but your life and lives of others as well.
I’m Max Kolonko -and I tell it like it is – New York
One of the smartest fugitives from the law – Tommy-mosquito-bit-me-Thompson will face a judge in Ohio.
Thompson is one of the smartest fugitives from the law – as he is the one who discovered theShip of Gold – which sank at the coast of South Carolina. I call him Tommy-mosquito-bit-me-Thompson cause when Feds caught up with him in Florida and wanted to send him to court in Ohio – he said: – Sorry guys – can’t go with you to Ohio cause I got bitten by a South American mosquito and I’m allergic to cold climates.
In fact – there is a South American mosquito which does just that. Before Thompson got bitten by the mosquito and before he was apprehended by US Marshals he was obsessed with finding the treasure which sank over 150 years ago at the coast of South Carolina. It was 49ers treasure – gold-seekers who set out in 1949 for gold in California. A few years later they were coming back with gold. The ship encountered storm and sank – a big tragedy – half a thousand people died and 21 tons of gold perished – maybe even more – no one knows exactly.Thompson set out to find that gold using two variables – A diving device he himself invented – and Bayesian theorem. What’s Bayesian theorem? When you play lotto – and #3 popped up in first drawing – in 2nd drawing also #3 occurred – you have a reason to belief a # 3 should occur again. So he used Bayesian probability principle – by determining what was the course of the ship — the course of the storm – when they met – to find out where she sank.
Thompson’s Bayesian theorem at work
They dived – and – indeed 3 tons of gold laid in the sands on the bottom of the ocean just like in the movies. Now there was a problem since it was worth $150M – not a small change and all the insurance companies which insured the gold 150 years ago came up for their cut ut Tommy-mosquito-bit-me-Thompson won all thse claims in court keeping 96% of the gold. Now the investors showed up who invested $12M in the search – now said- all gold is ours. Thompson ran with the money. Was wanted by the Feds – now they found him.
Gold from SS Latin America
- My take is this: Leave the man alone! OK? He searched for the gold all his life – dived – risking his life – the gold should be his! We – the regular people love such characters. Remember hat guy in Catch Me If You Can- Leonardo DiCaprio played? Who first pretend to be a doctor or a pilot – we love such characters as they are colorful maybe they cheat a bit, but don’t harm physically anyone. And keep in mind: that one from Tutankhamun got bitten by mosquito too and he died That’s why Messrs. investors – leave Tommy-mosquito-bit-me alone. A man like that rarely happens. But a South American mosquito- it can happen to you someday.
Max Kolonko – Telling It Like It Is – New York
(transcript from MaxTV – WATCH CLOSED CAPTIONED ENGLISH )
The gap between US and Israel widens in the context of what to do with Iran’s nuclear program which is on the path to build a nuclear bomb.
Republican Congress invited Israeli PM B. Netanyahu to address the Congress thus they snubbed president B.Obama – who felt offended- said – he wouldn’t come and watch.
After Netanyahu speech he said – nothing new – and that Netanyahu disturbs the US plan to deal with Iran. What are Obama’s plans for Iran? Obama wants to sign a deal with Iran – to control their nuclear program in exchange for easing of the sanctions. Iran claims their program is for peaceful purposes but they delay signing of the deal – a new deadline is end of March at the same time block the inspectors from investigating and continue to build the infrastructure which allows them to build the bomb.
In other words – they’re like a plant which manufactures bottle caps for now – but in now time they can add bottles to those caps and change the character of the production. Israel claims that the ultimate goal of this production is to make a bomb to obliterate Israel and indicate – if Iran mounts the nukes on ICBM missiles – they can blow up half of Europe.
My take- neither US nor Israel – will never allow for Iran to obtain a nuclear bomb.There’s only the issue of who and how would’ve to conduct the attack. Israel says o US- you do it. The US says – I don’t think so. They don’t want to take the responsibility for what happens. The main site in Natanz is just 75 km from Qom – Iran’s holy site. If they attack the installation – a radioactive fallout may kill milions and some will have to take the responsibility for that.
Israel on the other hand pushes the US for that just like they pushed Bush in 2007. Mossad provided Bush with documentation of a secret nuclear facility in Syria. Bush examined that – but he too- didn’t want to bomb and said – one thing he could do was turn a blind eye to that and let Israel bust the site – and that’s what happened.The situation with Syria was different though as the site was so secret – even Syria denied being bombed. As for Iran – everyone knows the sites exist -Iran claims the program is for peaceful use of atomic energy Why anyone should bomb it?
Political pundits here in the US don’t mention that Russia is involved there big time. Russia today – is not just Yemen, Syria but first and foremost- Iran. Who builds the nuclear energy program of Iran – Russia. They’re heavily invested in there. Russia can also deliver their defensive system – S300 which they delivered to Iran in 2011 Israeli planes can’t penetrate that. After Russia delivered the system – UN sanctions were imposed – they had to scrap the deal. Iran filed a 4B suit in Switzerland for breach of contract and now a few weeks ago during an arms defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi – Russian representative said they were considering the sale of Antey 2500 system instead which is an improved version of S300.
Russia’s Antey 2500 system
In other words Russia says-you keep tightening sanctions on us – we’ll give the technology to Iran. That’s what Putin meant when he said- Don’t forget Russia is a nuclear power. He didn’t mean he would blow up half of Europe with nukes but that he has the technology which he can supply Iran with. Meantime the mess grows bigger – Obama procrastinates – pushes the problem past his term -Israel struggles as feels endangered and Iran – keeps spinning its centrifuges …