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It'd be wise to learn the name of the owner of the company you're arguing about :p. Mr. Tesla.
 
Thank you Corporatism!
"...Texas will not be allowing the auto manufacturer to sell direct to consumers after legislation failed to pass the state legislature despite support from both parties.

The deadline passed for the bill late last week, AutoBlog reports. It would have allowed Tesla stores in Texas to actually help customers get into an electric car. Currently, the law doesn’t allow pricing displays or test drives, a rule designed to protect franchise dealers. Unlike most car manufacturers, Tesla sells its cars directly to consumers rather than through dealerships.

Democratic state Rep. Senfronia Thompson criticized the company by saying that “it would have been wiser if Mr. Tesla [way to know what you are talking about, Mr. Bought-By-the-ADA] had sat down with the car dealers first.” But there is no “Mr. Tesla” involved in the company, which is named after the late inventor Nikola Tesla and is founded and run by Elon Musk..."
The electric car company suffers a setback in Texas
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Watch bees hatch right before your eyes in this stunningly clear time lapse that tracks the growth from larva to pupa to the full grown bee. You can see the entire transformation from nearly transparent organisms that swim around in fluid to hairy bees with lots of color.

Development from egg to emerging bee varies among queens, workers and drones. Queens emerge from their cells in 15,16 days, workers in 21 days and drones in 24 days. Only one queen is usually present in a hive. New virgin queens develop in enlarged cells through differential feeding of royal jelly by workers.

When the existing queen ages or dies or the colony becomes very large a new queen is raised by the worker bees. The virgin queen takes one or several nuptial flights and once she is established starts laying eggs in the hive.

A fertile queen is able to lay fertilized or unfertilized eggs. Each unfertilized egg contains a unique combination of 50% of the queen's genes and develops into a haploid drone. The fertilized eggs develop into either workers or virgin queens.

The average lifespan of a queen is three to four years; drones usually die upon mating or are expelled from the hive before the winter; and workers may live for a few weeks in the summer and several months in areas with an extended winter.

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http://sploid.gizmodo.com/awesome-time-lapse-shows-the-transformation-of-bees-as-1705802198

#bees   #hatching  
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"smoking of any kind (tobacco, marijuana, e-cigarettes and vaporizers) is prohibited anywhere on Whistler Blackcomb property"

1. Tobacco. Contains an alkaloid (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) used to treat disease in several rare medical conditions. I may very well be one of those rare cases. Without it, I suffer from postural orthostatic hypotension (I just pass out while standing), severe fatigue, gut issues, etc.
2. Medical marijuana. - You can't ban someone's medication, regardless of weather or not you believe in it's efficacy. Next someone will ban you if you've had a vaccination.
3. E-cigarettes. - Not a single study has found any evidence that e-cigarettes have any negative impact. On top of that, MOST e-cigarette users are using them as a smoking cessation aid (quite successfully I might add, as they're popular enough to warrant adding them to the ban list).
4. Vapourizers. - Used as a delivery mechanism for multiple pharmaceutical drugs (aside from TCH). Salbutamol inhalers have most of the same ingredients, also produce vapour. Ban them as well :p.

This clearly has nothing to do with health, and everything to do with appealing to uneducated social stigma. I'm tempted to show up with my bike this summer just to see them try to enforce their rules while I can't breathe or am passing out from hypotension because my medication is banned on their property :p.

Fuck people are dumb.
 
The pristine Whistler Blackcomb resort has a message for you: butt out. As of May 30, smoking will be prohibited anywhere on Whistler Blackcomb property, including lift lines, chairlifts, gondolas, ski runs, hiking trails, valley base areas, parking lots, bike trails and all bar and restaurant locations, including patios.
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It is fucking fashion thing. Fashion. Fascist fashion? fucking fascist fashion farce?
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Also, I posted this on naxja and it was removed :p.
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Huzzah!
Good call Mr. Amazon.
 
Nice. If you want it to stop mattering stop putting it on forms.
According to a friend of someone on Amazon's taxonomy team, Amazon has removed the gender taxonomy of toys and games. Here's the b
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About fucking time.
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Eyup. The problem is very OBVIOUSLY foreign investment, and while in the short term we at least have a few people in the top 0.1% of the financial spectrum benefiting, the mid-long term will see everyone fail.

I couldn't engineer a foreign invasion any better than this. It's silent, mostly unobtrusive, and in less than a decade, the entire real estate market has been hijacked away from the locals.

The Chinese are taking over (whether intentionally or not) and Vancouver is the hopping off point. I don't see any rational policy being implemented to combat this any time before it's far too late (it's sorta already beyond that point, as the author pointed out with regards to local investment crashing if we DO ANYTHING about the foreign investment).

Well played China :)
 
The realisation that something is grotesquely awry with Vancouver’s housing market has reached a tipping point. ...
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It was a big problem in Hawaii too (though not nearly as bad). So much foreign real estate speculation but no one can convince themselves anyone has money or evil intent unless they look like a republican president.
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My junk. Now that I know it's WAY overweight, I'm not sure what to do next. I figured I'd weigh in at around 4500lbs, but actually around 5100lbs. Was planning a full exo-cage and at least a front D44 and rear D60, but that'd add another 1000lbs minimum, which I'm really not happy with.
The thing is, most of the weight is in unibody stiffening/plating. On a full framed vehicle, this wouldn't be (as) necessary as the frame is already fairly beefy, but of course a full frame vehicle starts at around 4500lbs. Adding bumpers/winch/rack/tires/steering/suspension and I'd be at 5500lbs already, so the XJ is still probably a bit lighter (per end result) than a framed vehicle.
May be time to just wheel it till something breaks at this point :p. All I really need is a ladder bar for the rear, maybe weld the diff tubes to the pumpkin to keep it from spinning a tube, and some new rear leafs for better ride and longer travel.
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Was going to get some 63", 3.5" lift chevy leafs installed. Designed all my bracketry and was ready to go pick up leafs. :(
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Finally got around to weighing the Jeep so I can properly calculate the required spring rate for my new rear suspension.
2330 full weight
1120 front
1210 rear
IT'S OVER 5000!!!!!
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Also....sliders, larger tie rod, draglink, and track bar
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