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January 10, 2005



National Transportation Safety Board recently divulged they had funded a project with the US auto makers for the past five years. The NTSB covertly funded a project whereby the auto makers were installing black boxes in four wheel drive pickup trucks in an effort to determine, in fatal accidents, the circumstances in the last 15 seconds before the crash.

They were surprised to find in 49 of the 50 states the last words of drivers in 61.2% of fatal crashes were, "Oh, Shit!"

Only the state of Texas was different, where 89.3% of the final words were, "Hey Y'all, hold my beer and watch this!"

Pat R

There are as many plastic women looking for authentic men as there are plastic men looking for authentic women.

That they cannot be found is the problem of people failing to use their own lens in which to view the world and the media messages, and then safeguarding that independence, and using it to communicate the unusual "breakthrough" with others that allows authenticity to be the level upon which relationships are built.

Without bonding, there can be no relationship. Without authenticity, there is no communication.

Reaching past the defenses and the self defenses, presentations and posturizations that are the social defenses of the day, and of the gender, to reveal the true person is the key to finding authentic relationshps - good or bad. Everything else is mere windowdressing.

Plastic people cannot make relationships except with other plastic people except one rooted in vanity. Authenticity must recognize equality or it will fail as a relationship.

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