Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hammock Time

At the end of the day it's nice to go outside and lie in the rocking hammock. The trees provide plenty of shade and the grass is green and lush. A perfect time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. However, it appears that Bows and Eli have had the same idea and have beaten me to the hammock. Fortunately, there's plenty of room for me. Scoot over guys!

More cats at Friday Ark and Carnival of the Cats

Government Can't Track 1 Man, How About 12 Million?

How is it that a globe-trotting Atlanta lawyer with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis was able to travel to Europe then to Canada and was allowed back into the U.S.? The government failed to keep track of one man with a dangerous disease. Yet, we are expected to believe that this same government is somehow going to keep track of 12 million people that currently reside in the country illegally? Americans are expected to believe that the government can efficiently take on complex tasks like tracking individuals when they so clearly demonstrate they can't. The Bush Administration shouldn't be surprised that so many of us mistrust the false promise of the new "immigration reform" bill being drafted. The government hasn't enforced the current simpler policy; it's certain they lack the capability and eventually the will, to enforce a new one.

Changing One Billion Bulbs

One Billion Bulbs Instapundit Readers Bulbs Change Statistics

OK, I decided to try out the compact fluorescent lights. Not that I was particularly interested in saving the earth from greenhouse gases. As you know, I don't believe in that man-made global warming crap. No, I was interested in the idea of saving money. According to the package, I'm going to be saving energy while the bulb lasts 7 years. Yup, I've already saved 10 cents. Of course, to make it more fun, I joined the Instapundit group because I'd really like the idea of kicking these guy's asses.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

South Pass & Fayetteville Regional Community Park

Fayetteville has made a big step in developing a regional park. The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted to accept 200 acres of land to begin building a large multipurpose park. Another additional 200 acres could be added as the South Pass development phases are completed. The major focus of the park is the large baseball and soccer fields. The city hopes that it can start hosting large tournaments. The concept of the South Pass development is to use the park as a regional magnet. As people come to the park they are going to want places to eat, shop and stay. Everyone was happy with the park and it's amenities, although there was some concern about the number of available parking space. There are going to be some fields that will be open and could be utilized as parking areas. They do this at Gulley Park when they have those summer concerts. This is going to be a great park. It will have just about anything you want to do. However, this is a big project and it could take up to 10 years to complete. Money is going to be a big issue. The park is going to cost over 14 million dollars. The city currently has just over 2 million for the park now. They are going to have to come up with the rest of the money somehow.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Voting to Lose, Clinton and Obama

Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama joined 12 other senators in voting against the Iraq War spending bill. Now that might work for their liberal, anti-American, defeatist crowd, but it's not going to sit well with the general public. Heck, no one is happy on how the war is going or very happy with Pres. Bush's handling of it, but the majority of Americans don't want to lose. I can see how voting against giving money for the troops may help in the Primaries, but they sure are going to have to explain it come the General Election. Should either become the nominee, tonight's vote would be exploited by Republicans attacking the Democratic nominee as weak in fighting the war on terror and of not supporting the troops.
Oops! It's starting already! John McCain takes down Obama.
But this is what Obama said in response, in a written statement circulated by his campaign:
"This country is united in our support for our troops, but we also owe them a plan to relieve them of the burden of policing someone else's civil war. Governor Romney and Senator McCain clearly believe the course we are on in Iraq is working, but I do not. If there ever was a reflection of that it's the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, ten armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago."
The McCain camp came back with this: "While Sen. Obama's two years in the U.S. Senate certainly entitle him to vote against funding our troops, my service and experience combined with conversations with military leaders on the ground in Iraq lead me to believe that we must give this new strategy a chance to succeed because the consequences of failure would be catastrophic to our nation's security.
By the way, Senator Obama, it's a 'flak' jacket, not a 'flack' jacket."
It's a reminder of how inexperienced Obama may look running for President in a time of war, and how much more effective McCain is on the national security issue.

Towel Day

Today is Towel day. It's in honor of the late author Douglas Adams. His book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is one of my all-time favorite science fiction novel. In the book the towel is described as "about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have". I got to hear Douglas speak when I was at U.C. Berkeley. Needless to say people were encouraged to bring their towels. There was also a contest of creating Vogon poetry. The book describes Vogons' poetry as "the third worst in the universe." On no account should you allow a Vogon to read poetry to you. I don't know how many times I've read that book. I'll probably read it again. A raised Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster to Douglas.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Napping on Vacation

One of the more important things to do on vacation is taking a nap. Especially after working on projects around the house and the afternoon is warm and humid. Tigger's napping style is a little unique. I think I'll just lie on the sofa.

I'm sure there are more napping cats at Friday Ark and Carnival of the Cats

Vacation Hiking, Tanyard Creek

I decided to utilized one of my Christmas gifts, (autographed too!) I decided to go to the Tanyard Creek Nature Trail. It's one I haven't walked. It was absolutely beautiful. The trail follows Tanyard Creek so there are lots of flowers, trees and birds. There was a lot of interpretive signs. They had quite a lot of the trees and bushes identified.

There are lots of benches to sit on too, which is great, because there were places so peaceful you had to sit and enjoy it. Casey enjoyed playing in the creek the most, that and chasing after squirrels.

More dogs at Friday Ark

Suing OPEC

All right, who voted this bloody idiots into office? The House, probably in an attempt to take the spotlight off of them, voted Tuesday to allow the government to sue OPEC over oil production quotas.
The House felt it was important to take on OPEC, the major player in oil production. Member states of OPEC late last year cut production by 1.1 million barrels a day to counter what had been a buildup of world oil stocks. (John)Conyers D-Mich, accused the OPEC engaging in a "price fixing conspiracy" that has "unfairly driven up the price" of crude oil and, in turn gasoline.

If we're really interested in suing those responsible for the high gas prices we need to investigate Congress and the Environmentalists. They're the ones stopping America from drilling for oil and not allowing new refineries to be made.

Serious Adverse Events Linked to the HPV Vaccine

A watchdog group is reporting a number of serous issues with the HPV vaccine. Judicial Watch
released documents obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, detailing 1,637 reports of adverse reactions to the vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV), Gardasil. Three deaths were related to the vaccine. One physician’s assistant reported that a female patient “died of a blood clot three hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine.” Two other reports, on girls 12 and 19, reported deaths relating to heart problems and/or blood clotting.

These reports certainly question the safety of the vaccine. I've been particularly concerned about the vaccine's maker, Merk, trying to push states to make the vaccine mandatory. This vaccine is very expensive and Merk stands to make a lot of money if they can get the states to fund it. I think this vaccine was fast tracked to market with limited testing. Any one thinking about getting this vaccine really must be cautious.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fayetteville, Wedington Drive Widening

We were not at all happy at the news that Mayor Coody and people within the City Administration had somehow changed the proposed 5 lanes on Wedington Dr. to 4 lanes with a couple of turn lanes. Most of the concern for the 4 lanes was not enough turn lanes were included nor were there plans to provide space for more turns as development continues on Wedington. A prime example is the proposed Woodstock Community, a mixture of residential and commercial lots. There is no plan to provide a turn lane for access in the middle of the community. Can you image the traffic that will be stacked up in the middle of the road trying to turn into the complex? I'm fairly certain more big commercial development are going to be built on Wedington. How are people going to safely access these if there is no turn lane? The State has already started work on Wedington. I just hope it's not too late to get the State to make some changes. I just hope that the State is willing to make changes.

Monday, May 21, 2007

On Vacation

I am on vacation this week and I have a lot of projects lined up to do. I will, however, occasionally have a little fun . Friday night I saw the play "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change". This show is a clever, funny, and lively. The singer/actors were great! I really enjoy Michael Elliott's performances. The audience and I were laughing through the whole thing. This play had many one-liners about men, women and relationships. I can't understand why Michelle Parks gave it such a bad review. It certainly didn't deserve it. This is one play you definitely should see.

I spent the rest of the weekend working in the garden. My legs and arms are really aching, but I have only 1 blister. I swear, some one must have thrown in a bunch of grass seeds in some of those beds. All the garden work is finished. Every bed is weeded and everything is planted. Whew!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Agility Cat

I've discovered that Eli likes going through the tunnel. Now I thinking, could it be possible to train a cat to go through on command? I can put him in one end and go to the other and call him through. Now I just need to figure out had to get him to respond to the command "Tunnel" and go through by himself.

Bows is not entirely happy that Eli is starting to learn tricks on command. That is something cats aren't suppose to do. For pete's sake, cats are to dignified.

More cats at Friday Ark and Carnival of the Cats

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fayetteville, Ribbon Cutting of Clabber Creek Trail

This afternoon the Clabber Creek Trail was officially opened. This is a very pretty trail. It follows Clabber Creek, so it has a good tree canopy and some lush undergrowth. It is a terrific trail for bird watching. I have been walking Casey and Trixie on this trail since the concrete has dried.

Casey is doing very well around other dogs. He's learning not to going lunging at any dog that passes by. Of course, he's very keen on having anyone pay attention to him.

Tony Snow, Live Boldly, Live A Whole Life

Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary, gave the Commencement Address at the Catholic University of American. Very, very inspirational. One definitely must read it. The meat of the speech:
I’ve been asked to aid in that quest by giving you some advice, so here it goes.
First, live boldly. Live a whole life. I have five tips for pulling this off and – let me warn you — they’ve all been road tested. I learned the old-fashioned way, through trial and error. Number one, think. You’ve got a diploma now, you’ve got a brain. Put them to work.... Second recommendation: Go off-road. It’s tempting to search for comfort, but don’t play it too safe. Every once in a while you’ve got to get yourself into a mess, a scrape, a circumstance that makes you look around and gasp, “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.” You’ll shudder and tremble, but you will have no choice but to rise to the occasion. Let’s be honest. Most of us spend a great deal of our lives over our heads in one way or another. Don’t reject it, don’t resist it, don’t deny it. Just make the most out of it.... Third: Commit. This is a way of talking about faith... When it comes to faith, I’ve taken my own journey. You will have to take your own. But here’s what I know. Faith is as natural as the air we breathe. Religion is not an opiate, just the opposite. It is the introduction to the ultimate extreme sport. There is nothing that you can imagine that God cannot trump. As Paul said “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” And once you realize that there is something greater than you out there, then you have to decide, “Do I acknowledge it and do I act upon it?” You have to at some point surrender yourself. And there is nothing worthwhile in your life that will not at some point require an act of submission. It’s true of faith and friendship.... Next, get out. You are about to encounter a world larger than you know with peaks, valleys, pits and precipices that you cannot possible imagine. You’re going to work long hours. You’ll eat pizza at four in the morning. You’ll try to find love in the weirdest places. You’ll audition personalities, outfits and styles until something seems to fit but eventually the way you’re going to craft your legacy is predictable. You will stamp your imprint on other people’s hearts. You’re not going to get to do that writing in front of a computer... Finally, love. How trite is that? But it’s everything. It separates happiness from misery. It separates the full life from the empty life. To love is to acknowledge that life is not about you. I want you to remember that: It’s not about you. It’s a hard lesson. A lot of people go through life and never learn it. It’s to submit willingly, heart and soul, to things that matter. Love is not melodrama. You don’t purchase it, you don’t manufacture it. You build it.

I've pluck out the main points but you really need to read the rest because he tells some little stories to accompany his points. While he is talking to students who are just beginning their lives, his points are also for those of us who've lived awhile. We, too, need to be reminded how to live.

HPV a Risk Factor in Throat Cancer

Tobacco and alcohol use had been considered the leading risk factors to developing throat cancer. A new study suggests that HPV is the strongest risk factor to getting throat cancer.
This case-control study, reported in the May 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, found that a prior HPV infection increased the risk of developing oropharyngeal cancer by 32, much higher than the 3-fold increase in risk found for smoking and the 2.5-fold increase for drinking.

How do you suppose these people got an HPV infection which is usually associated with cervical cancer?
Oral-genital contact was strongly associated with oropharyngeal cancer, suggesting that the main route of transmission for oral infection with HPV was via oral sex. Study participants who reported having more than 6 oral sex partners in their lifetime were 8.6 times more likely to develop the HPV-linked cancer. However, the researchers acknowledge that the study cannot rule out transmission through direct mouth-to-mouth contact or other means, such as via skin contact.

I guess those people who have been having oral sex because they thought it was safer are in for a really big suprise. It does make sense. After all, you can transmit the herpes virus and HIV the same way. I really doubt that this study will cause anyone to modify their behaviour. The next study needs to be testing to see if you can catch HPV, HIV or herpes from sex toys. It'll be interesting to see how long these virus' can remain alive on those objects.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Doubts about the HPV Vaccine

Not that it comes as any suprise to me. The LA Times reports on a study in the New England Journal of Medicine raising questions about the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine. Dr. L Koutsky noted that the data hinted that blocking HPV strains 16 and 18 might have opened up a niche that other HPV strains previously consider minor players could take advantage of. In an editorial in the same issue Dr G Sawaya called the benefits of the highly publicized vaccine as "modest" and suggested that women take "a cautious approach" to vaccination.

So, as I had initially suspected when the Merck first rolled out the vaccine. Many in the Cytology community has suspected that the vaccine was being oversold. If you understood the biological nature of viruses its not surprising other viruses would take the opportunity to fill in the gap. My concern was patients receiving the vaccine thinking they no longer needed to get another pap smear because they were protected.
When doctors give the vaccine to patients, they think that " 'I am protected against everything,' and that's just not true," said Dr. Diane M. Harper of Dartmouth University, who helped design a related Merck-funded HPV study in the journal.
She is still in favor of giving Gardasil to girls because it is safe and it "protects against the main HPV bad actors," but she argued that neither doctors nor women should be lulled into a false sense of security by the shots.
"I don't think this is the gun that is going to take cervical cancer off the map," she said.

Bad, Bad Sitemeter!

I picked up on Sitemeter's use of tracking and advertising cookies from LGF. I went to his link Things you know before using Sitemeter. Very helpful site! I went and looked at my own cookies and wouldn't you know, there was Well, I can certainly fix that! I placed it in my block sites in my browser. No more tracking cookies!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Washington County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner

I attended the Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner with guest speaker Karl Rove. The regular protesters were there, although I was a bit surprised on how few were present. Karl spoke on the differences between the Republicans and the Democrats. He focused on 2 of them, 1. Taxes and Spending and 2. The War. He said the Democrats are planning to make the largest single tax increase in American History over the next 5 years. It will hit every American who works and pays taxes. The biggest losers will be those currently paying at the 10% rate. It will go up to 15%. Democrats believe that any day is a good day to raise your taxes. The fastest way to kill American economic recovery is to raise taxes.

Karl said the war was decades in coming. It began in the Beirut Barracks in 1984. The question we now face is will we stay and prevail or are we going to leave and lose. It would not be like America to leave our promises unkept, our friends and allies abandoned and our security put at greater risk. This is the focus and philosophy of your government and of this administration. Victory in Iraq, nothing short of Victory.

The evening belonged to our troops. Nearly 50 soldiers with their spouses or family were given free tickets to the event. Corsages and boutonnieres were provided to them by Asa and Susan Hutchinson and all the women were given bouquets. They were individually recognized on stage with Congressman John Boozman and Karl shook hands with them as they came offstage. I heard them make comments on how much they enjoyed the evening and the wives appreciated having an evening out where they could dress up.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bows, Home Repair Supervisor

Bows is supervising the replacement of the screen door on the porch. It was the most abused door in the house. I don't believe the wood was treated so it was warped and rotting in places. The bottom was coming apart because every cat and dog in the place would try to push it open when it was latched. I decided to replace it with a vinyl door. It was a little more expensive but it won't warp or rot and I won't have to paint it.

Hey Bows, how about handing me some screws? Yikes, I guess not!

Maybe I can find some one to help at Friday Ark or Carnival of the Cats

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Why Do People Feel Depressed About the War on Terror?

Our Friday night speaker at the AFRW meeting was Colonel Hopper Smith. Hopper was a former Representative of Oklahoma until he resigned when he was deployed to Afghanistan. His topic was the Iraq war and needless to say he was a excellent and funny speaker. I was particularly taken on his explanation of why everyone seems to be feeling despondent and depressed about the war.

Reason for the way we are feeling now. The effects of a terrorist's actions and why they do what they do.

Shock anger and hatred towards the terrorists. These is our feelings when we are first attacked.

Demand for justice against those terrorists Everyone is all joined together to go get them. We sing "God Bless American" on the Capital steps.

Dissatisfaction with the government, with its inability to dispense justice. War means death and destruction. No matter how many plans you have they are not always going to work. Especially when you try to run a political correct war. We need to fight, fight nasty, and get "mad-dog mean".

Feelings of despondence and despair with the current government.Yeah, yeah we know, Bush lie, people died. Why did he drag us into this war? Just bitch and complain. It doesn't matter that the majority of Americans haven't had to change their lifestyle at all. The only ones making sacrifices are our soldiers and their families. Americans are so spoiled and selfish that we no longer have the will or backbone to stand up to what is right.

Desire for change in the government. To restore what we think is justice and order. Just declare that the war is lost, use your power to defund the war and look for any excuse to bug out. (Remind you of any one?) Who cares that that the Iraqi government would collapse and terrorists would control the country. The Democrats said that Bush was putting us through another Vietnam. Too bad they are repeating the same mistakes they made in Vietnam. The Vietnamese never beat us in battle. All they had to do was out last the American will to fight. That is exactly what happened. The American people lost the will to fight. They lost the will to support the military action. We lost and the Democrats are bound and determined that we do so again.

Surrendering Doesn't Stop Terrorists

When Harry Reid and Co. said that the "war was lost" it didn't mean that terrorists were going to cease from attacking us. Events like the Islamic radicals arrested in a plot against Fort Dix soldiers, remind us that the war on terror is by no means over. The terrorists now know that the Democrat Party, which controls Congress, has thrown in the towel and is no longer going to fight evil. They have just been given the green light to plot and carry out more schemes, because Congress is no longer trying to defeat them. While the Democrats are running around waving the white flag, the terrorists are getting ready to blow them to smithereens.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Karen Ray, Arkansas Republican Party

Karen Ray with AFRW President Anne Britton. Karen has just started her job as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Republican Party. She graciously sat down with me for an interview.

Arkansas Federation of Republican Women Meeting

This weekend was the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women's biannual meeting. This is the first time I've attended an AFRW meeting. There were women from all over the state. A lot of the meeting seemed to be just socializing, but we did manage to get some business done. Roger's Mayor Steve Womack hosted our Friday night reception and spoke about how the principles of the Republican Party was at work in making Rogers an exceptional and highly successful city.
Congressman John Boozman showed up on Saturday. I did manage to briefly ask him to look into the new Army rules which could kill milblogs. Mike Huckabee called into one meeting. He discussed the changing positions on critical issues by some of the other candidates. He said that if they changed once then they may change again. On the debate, he complained that he came to debate the other candidates not Chris Mathews. Congressman Duncan Hunter also called in and had an opportunity to discuss his issues; national security, illegal immigration and the loss of America's industrial factories.
I was really impressed by the women present. Most of have been working in the Republican Party for years. As Jim Lagrone acknowledged, the backbone of the Republican Party is the Republican Women.

Sunday Morning

Ahhh, Sunday morning. I get to relax and read the newspaper with Eli's help of course. I have this theory that the newspaper is laced with catnip. Why else must he roll all over it?

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Napping Eli

Shhh! Eli is taking a nap. Well, really, he's almost always taking a nap. But he looks so darn sweet it's hard not to pick him up for a cuddle.

You'll probably find more cats napping at Friday Ark and Carnival of the Cats

Rice, Causing Global Warming

Global warming is moving further into the realm of the absurb. Rice is now a hazard.
Methane emissions from flooded rice paddies contribute to global warming just as coal-fired power plants, automobile exhausts and other sources do with the carbon dioxide they spew into the atmosphere. In fact, the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meeting this week in Bangkok concludes that rice production was a main cause of rising methane emissions in the 20th century. It calls for better controls. "There is no other crop that is emitting such a large amount of greenhouse gases," said Reiner Wassmann, a climate change specialist at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines.

Gee Whiz, the global warming fanatics are now going to force impoverished farmers to cap their methane emissions. I imagine they don't care if the poor farmers lack the funds to introduce environmental friendly farming.
"In the developing world, you really have to think first and foremost about providing population with food," said Pete Smith of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, lead author of the IPCC report's section on agriculture. "You can't start thinking about climate mitigation if you have to feed your family."

Do we really want to embrace the questionable science of global warming such that it might advocate the elimination of a staple crop to millions of poor people. Especially since these are the people who are traveling around the world in their jets. These fanatics aren't going to give up their luxuries, but millions of people need to give up their food?

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

FDA, Food Safety Czar

Gee, that was quick! It was just last night I was complaining about the FDA's lack of oversight on food coming in from other countries.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday created a senior position to supervise the agency's regulation of food safety.

However, not everyone is happy about the new position. Given that the FDA is one big bureaucratic nightmare, I can't blame them.
Congressional critics dubbed the new FDA position "food safety czar" and derided it as likely to be ineffective. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) on Tuesday introduced a bill, which Durbin plans to co-sponsor in the Senate, that would allow the FDA to order recalls of contaminated food, create an early-warning system for problems with human or pet food and broaden the agency's power over food labeling, importation and record-keeping. Under current rules, food manufacturers must issue recall notices.
"I think the FDA needs to do more than just create a food safety czar," DeLauro said. "This is about reshuffling the management, and I think it does little to focus the agency on its mission to protect the public health."

It would really be nice if the FDA would actually test more of the imported food. I worry that this is just creating a new level of government red tape and further burdening an understaffed and underfunded agency. If Congress wants to make this really effective, they need to take all that pork they placed in the now vetoed "We Surrender" bill and put in the FDA.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tainted Chicken Feed

The contaminated pet food has now extended to chicken feed. This is a very serous problem. We are fortunate that melamine isn’t toxic to humans, but what if the Chinese has added something that was. The ability of the Chinese to put melamine in food products without being detected shows just how easy it would be for terrorists to slip something into our food supply. The FDA and USDA have to start examining products that are coming in from other countries, partially China. China is really notorious for its deceitful and dishonest business practices. It would be really easy to get them to ship us poisonous food.

George Tenet Invention?

Questions about the validity of George Tenet’s book “At the Center of the Storm” is already surfacing. Bill Kristol is reporting on some questionable accounts in the book. The most notable is
On the day after 9/11, he [Tenet] adds, he ran into Richard Perle, a leading neoconservative and the head of the Defense Policy Board, coming out of the White House. He says Mr. Perle turned to him and said: "Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday. They bear responsibility."
Here's the problem: Richard Perle was in France on that day, unable to fly back after September 11. In fact Perle did not return to the United State until September
15. Did Tenet perhaps merely get the date of this encounter wrong? Well, the quote Tenet ascribes to Perle hinges on the encounter taking place September 12: "Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday." And Perle in any case categorically denies to THE WEEKLY STANDARD ever having said any such thing to Tenet, while coming out of the White House or anywhere else.

One wonders what other incidents have Tenet invented. Wanna bet that people are going to go through his book with a fine-toothed comb? Of course, the Dinosaur Media won’t be reporting on any of his fictional accounts.

The Port-O-Jet

I think guy may have eaten too many peppers. Actually it's a crazy inventor who built a portable toilet powered by a boeing jet engine that can reach speeds of more than 70mph. Yes there is a video!