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Pete Eckhardt

"Never stop learning. Get people to laugh again."

Gladstone, NJ, USA
separated, 2 children
Speaks: American English, German, some Spanish
Joined Jul 9, 2005
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Joined Jul 9, 2005 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Support a Cause, Other 
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Groups 60s The Swingin' Sixties!, ANONYMOUS R US, Amnesty International, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, DELETE!? My A**!!!, Dave Matthews Band, Inc., Dog Lovers, HSUS-The Humane Society of the United States, Lorelei's Temple of the Primal Scream, Prepare to Unlock Reality (UR), Race for the Rainforest, Standing Up For Animal Rights, The Boneyard, ThePetitionSite Center more »
Hometown New Vernon, N.J. 
Birthday Sept 27  
Languages American English, German, some Spanish  
About Me I can range from being intensely serious and focused to being the class clown. Always caring, considerate, and emotional.
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Pets Dogs, Cats, Koi  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Still Looking!  
Eating Habits Transitioning to Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me Was an aspiring race car driver once. Actually WON an amateur state sports car championship one year. It became an exciting, closely fought battle between a competitor with a mid-engined Lotus Europa and my Lotus Elan, often decided by hundredths of a second. He had the advantage of a better-handling car and had been to driving schools in both the U.S. and England. But I was totally focused on getting every detail of my car right, and driving the wheels off her. The tight courses in the series allowed us to dispense with the other, more powerful, cars in our class: Cobras, Corvettes, Griffiths, and TVRs.

The next year I made some modifications which moved me up from the "street" to the "competition" class. Was way ahead on points going into the last event, and would have won the series again by just finishing. But NO, had to show off. Broke her. No points. End of racing career, and back to reality and a "normal" life.
My Philosophy Don't bother anyone. Don't take more than my share. Be kind to most people and ALL animals.
What Gives Me Hope Watching the sun come up every morning.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I'd push alternative energy technologies for all they're worth. Everything from solar to fuels. Strive for effiency, conservation, and energy independence.
What/who changed my life and why Wow, tough question, as I've been lucky to have known many people who have had a profound, positive influence. But I'd like to think that THE big life-changing event is still in my future.
What Bugs Me Fair-Weather Friends, Nasty People, Aggressive Drivers, Yuppies - are they still called that?  
Passions PEACE, LOVE, Understanding, MUSIC  
Inspirations Friends, Warm Sun, Cool Breeze, Smell of Earth  
What Scares Me Loved Ones with Mental Illnesses, Not being able to help them, before I die, Not accomplishing something important, before I die, People's Inhumanity, Being eaten alive by a Grizzly  
Role Models My parents (I was lucky), All of my FRIENDS, Gene Rybka (my mentor)  
Quotation "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final." - Wyatt Earp
Interests Pets, Music, Photography, e-Commerce, Internet, Landscaping, Space Exploration, Extra-Terrestrials, Recycling, Automobiles, Electronics, Environment, Extra-Terrestrials, Finance  
Books My collection of "UFO" books, "The Unfair Advantage" - Mark Donahue, "One Up On Wall Street" - Peter Lynch  
Music Primarily Classic Rock, but almost anything, ...just keep it coming!, ...and don't touch the volume!!  
Movies Back To The Future trilogy, Star Wars, (esp. the first 3), Office Space, Christmas Vacation  
TV Shows The TV's always on, but I rarely just sit and watch, Mad Money, The Speed Channel 10% of the time (when, anything on space, anything on UFOs, Twilight Zone  
Favorite Foods Blueberries, Corn, Potato Chips, ...That IS a food group, isn't it?..., A Symphony bar, ...preferably the whole thing!, Beer - on a hot day, Wine, ...too much alcohol, just gives me, a headache  
Favorite Places With Someone Who Loves Me!, Austria, New Zealand, Antarctica (been there!), America  
Can't Live Without Family, Friends, A place to come home to every night, Fuel to heat the place, A car that runs, Fuel for that, Music, The Internet, Television (for background noise), (O.K., so that's nine. I couldn't survive with  
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