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      06-27-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
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Hefty Fees In Store for Misbehaving Virginia Drivers

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...062201781.html

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Say you are driving 78 mph on the Capital Beltway and a state trooper tickets you for "reckless driving -- speeding 20 mph over." You will probably be fined $200 by the judge. But then you will receive a new, additional $1,050 fine from the Old Dominion, payable in three convenient installments. So convenient that you must pay the first one immediately, at the courthouse.
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Any chance they'll learn how to drive in the left lane? Or better yet, how to stay out of it!
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so, how many months left until the next election?

and they probably neglect to realize that there are parts of VA that really aren't all that well-off.
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I will definitely drive slower...this sucks...still thinking about moving to the Great White North, eh...?
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I will definitely drive slower...this sucks...still thinking about moving to the Great White North, eh...?
wherever as long as they have chipotle.
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wherever as long as they have chipotle.
LOL

How you guys doing?
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LOL

How you guys doing?
Hey John. just here posting/working/posting
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Hey John. just here posting/working/posting
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Hey, Frank.

Just preparing myself mentally to go to work.

Last night was a bear with all the stories about the CIA releasing the "family jewels."
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Here is the PDF with the fee breakdown:

http://www.thenewspaper.com/rlc/docs...-drivertax.pdf

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"Obscene video image visible outside vehicle" $300 Misdemeanor 4

"Operate vehicle with working N2O device" $300 Misdemeanor 3

"Consuming alcohol beverage while driving" $300 Misdemeanor 4

"Pass at RR crossing - FELONY" $1,000 Felony 6

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"Obscene video image visible outside vehicle" $300 Misdemeanor 4

"Operate vehicle with working NO2 device" $300 Misdemeanor 3
That's $600 less from your wallet Juan. You need to move.
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Obscene VIDEO image? What about just general obscenity? Do they cut your wanker off for that?

I guess it IS time to leave Virginia.
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Check this out:

http://www.theonion.com/content/vide...new_dot_report
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"Obscene video image visible outside vehicle" $300 Misdemeanor 4

"Operate vehicle with working NO2 device" $300 Misdemeanor 3

"Consuming alcohol beverage while driving" $300 Misdemeanor 4

"Pass at RR crossing - FELONY" $1,000 Felony 6
"Use NO2 device to more quickly pass vehicle at RR crossing so you can resume drinking from open container and watching porn on DVD screen visible from outside vehicle" Felony. Lethal force authorized upon observation.
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"Use NO2 device to more quickly pass vehicle at RR crossing so you can resume drinking from open container and watching porn on DVD screen visible from outside vehicle" Felony. Lethal force authorized upon observation.
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NOS is illegal...wow, did not know that.
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I gotta head to work. You guys take care. Talk to you soon.

And do check out that Onion video ... it's pretty good.
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Isn't the molecular formula for nitrous N2O?
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Isn't the molecular formula for nitrous N2O?
You're right!
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Isn't the molecular formula for nitrous N2O?
fixed, it was a spelling mistake.
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NOS = Nitrous Oxide, also n2o in molecular formula spelling.

Nitrous oxide, dinitrogen oxide or dinitrogen monoxide, is a chemical compound with chemical formula N2O. Under room conditions, it is a colorless non-flammable gas, with a pleasant, slightly sweet odor and taste. It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anaesthetic and analgesic effects, where it is commonly known as "laughing gas" due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it.

In vehicle racing, nitrous oxide (often referred to as just "nitrous" in this context to differ from the acronym NOS which is the brand Nitrous Oxide Systems) is sometimes injected into the intake manifold (or prior to the intake manifold; some systems directly inject right before the cylinder) to increase power. The gas itself is not flammable, but it delivers more oxygen than atmospheric air by breaking down at elevated temperatures, allowing the engine to burn more fuel and air, resulting in more powerful combustion. Nitrous oxide is stored as a compressed liquid, the evaporation and expansion of liquid nitrous oxide in the intake manifold causes a large drop in intake charge temperature, resulting in a denser charge, further allowing more air/fuel mixture to enter the cylinder. The lower temperature can also reduce detonation.

The same technique was used during World War II by Luftwaffe aircraft with the GM 1 system to boost the power output of aircraft engines. Originally meant to provide the Luftwaffe standard aircraft with superior high-altitude performance, technological considerations limited its use to extremely high altitudes. Accordingly, it was only used by specialized planes like high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, high-speed bombers and high-altitude interceptors.

One of the major problems of using nitrous oxide in a reciprocating engine is that it can produce enough power to damage or destroy the engine. Very large power increases are possible, and if the mechanical structure of the engine is not properly reinforced, the engine may be severely damaged or destroyed during this kind of operation.

It is very important with nitrous oxide augmentation of internal combustion engines to maintain proper operating temperatures and fuel levels to prevent preignition, or detonation (sometimes referred to as knocking or pinking).


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