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The Case of the Mean and Evil Starter’s Pistol

By Rojo Grande On August - 10 - 2010

Like scenes from the next Terminator thriller, the headlines scream a warning of impending revolution:

"Runaway SUV Assaults Innocent Sidewalk Shoppers"

"Diesel-guzzling Big Rigs Defile Pristine Parkway with Fumes/Noise"

"Off-shore Oil Pumping Station Threatens Entire Planet"

One would gather from the tone of these typical headlines that the machines of this world are engaged in an organized revolt against humanity.

It's not by accident that machines like the ones mentioned above are given a not-so-subtle personification. If we can somehow assign to them an intrinsic willingness to cause harm, can we not then by-pass the real culprits and eliminate the machines?

And believe me, there are some among us who think a world suddenly devoid of SUVs, big rigs and oil wells would be heaven on earth.

Now comes the story of the cunning and sinister starter's pistol—the one which fires blanks and has been used for decades to initiate the common footrace at all levels of competition.

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