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And now on tap for the evening ...

Lights are all off, house is quiet. Scary movie time.
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Is the SCotUS biased towards corporations? This one certainly seems so. Are they biased towards specific corporations? Looks like that may be true, as well. 

One of the reasons the SCotUS is an appointed position and a lifetime appointment is to separate the justices from any political biases. They can decide how they want rather than by whatever political winds are blowing. I guess our Founders never really thought about the influence of corporate interests.
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Went to leave for a long ride this afternoon and after my first stop the bike wouldn't start. Was able to push it going and get it home where I grabbed the multimeter and started testing. Battery was low, but I'd just charged it having ran across this same problem a few days ago and had just assumed I left the lights on or something.

Battery was low but nothing too low: 12.40 volts.

Turned the electrics on and the battery dropped to 9.5-ish.

Tried to turn it over but no bueno.

I was showing a friend - who was acting as my extra set of hands - where to check the stator when I saw this (see below):

Argh!

Not only does it look burnt up, but the plastic connector melted.

As far as I know, you can't buy those connectors separately.

This sucks.
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Moisture gets into plugs causes a bit of corrosion which really drives up the resistance across the connection, resistance =heat which melts the connection. Pull all of your existing plugs apart give them a good cleaning and a bit of electrolytic gease before you reassemble.
Now what bike is this, there actually are places like wiremybike.com, oregon motorcycle parts and ricks electronic that can help you with the plugs 
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New wolf! Well, new designation for an old animal.
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Better to be a wolf then a jackal, I think.
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I'm actually really enjoying Windows 10 and the default setting doesn't seem too complicated to get to.
Microsoft has altered Windows 10 so that users have to explicitly set a default app for applications like mail, calendar, or web browsers. The change means the setup installers for Chrome and...
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+Jason ON I've got an external Ethernet adapter that appears not to function on this (the laptop doesn't have a hardline port...) but it did when it was on 8.1.  Need to confirm the hardware is still functional on another machine.  :/
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Having taken Native American Politics in college I was already aware of most of these issues facing the indigenous people's lives every single day. The one about the new AZ land grab, while not a new story, is new and the one about the telescope in Hawai'i is also new. 
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Going to school at +Arizona State University, Tempe Campus  back in the early 2000, I met a lot of Native people from many different tribes. One of my dearest friends Kim was a Dine (Navajo) from Window Rock area. She was going to school at ASU and that is how we met. She took me many, many times to places off limits to non-tribal members. It was an honor being shown around Navajo Nation and welcomed with open arms and history lessons. The poverty was high, and so was drug and alcohol abuse. Which in 2009 was the fate of my girlfriend. It was the most heartbreaking news and one of the most emotional funerals I have ever attended. She's buried in land so secret I would have to have a family member take me there to visit her again. 

Anyways, in the end there are so many tribal issues that I honestly have no idea how there is any peace. There are internal struggles, local, federal struggles, the dying of language and culture. It will be interesting to see the future of it all as I grow old. In the end, their culture holds a special place in my heart. 
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+Fox News actually has a fairly good review of the new Windows 10 for those of you who haven't seen it yet.
 
Microsoft’s latest iteration of its 30-year-old Windows operating system has arrived. http://ow.ly/QlH4A
Microsoft’s latest iteration of its 30-year-old Windows operating system has arrived.
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The RNC caved. They're now a wholly owned data gathering subsidiary for the Koch Bros.
 
LOL. 

"it's very dangerous and wrong to allow a group of very strong, well-financed individuals who have no accountability to anyone to have control over who gets access to the data when, why and how," in the words of Katie Walsh, the RNC's chief of staff.
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Racing Stripes for the geek in your life. 
1st Place in Derby #462 Vintage with 150 votes
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great shirt to piss off some geeks :)
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So its true! John Stewart met with President Obama and had ... salmon! ::gasp!!::


On Wednesday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart pushed back on allegations that he and President Obama had held "secret meetings."
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Misery loves company.
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America's police forces don't just kill with their guns. They also kill with their cars, for nothing more than a minor traffic infraction.

In Colorado, I believe, they are not allowed to chase if the speeds hit 80 mph due to that being the "kill speed."

Besides, radio is faster than a car. Any car.
 
High speed pursuits kill hundreds of cops. 
They kill thousands of suspects, and thousands of innocent bystanders who just happened to be there. 

In only a tiny percent, are these people murderers or violent offenders - they often are facing minor traffic citations or arrests for insurance or registration infractions. 

So why do we still do them?

Because cops find it fun, they are never at fault, and have nothing to lose. 
At least 2,400 innocent bystanders were killed in police car chases in a 35-year span and thousands more were as officers repeatedly pursued drivers for minor offenses in hazardous conditions and at high speeds
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Oh, I should mention that most of those deaths didn't actually involve a high speed chase but just an officer speeding because they could.
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Introduction

I am defined by the sum of my parts. Like anything else I am made up of many moving pieces that all come together in a great dance called Awesome. I am a U.S. Army veteran and an avid motorcycle rider -- a professionally amateur photographer, a friend, and jokester. I am a tech aficionado, an atheist, a spiritual person and a thinker. To try and define me, or classify me, as just one thing is to do yourself and myself wrong.  

I am from the Space Coast in Florida where I went into the Army. I was lucky enough to travel a bit, seeing west and east Europe, Canada (BC) and various bits of Mexico, as well as a lot of the USA.

Currently, I reside in Denver, CO and have a degree in Political Science with a background in technical operations, management and sales. I do volunteer work occasionally with non-profits and organized a Political Science Alumni chapter through my college.

I like the doggies, too. Mine's name is Rufus. 

I have a wide variety of interests and don't mind learning new things. I think a well rounded knowledge base helps us to make better decisions and understand the world in a clearer facet. 

Otherwise, I am who I am.

There are many reasons why I might follow you and many more than I won't. Reasons to keep me from adding you to my circles include:
  • Profile not filled out. Seriously, I don't know which circles to put you in if I don't know anything about you. That's where a filled out Profile comes into play.
  • You don't post anything. I mean anything Public. I don't add people just to bump my circle numbers, I add people because they post content I'm interested in. Post.
  • You're sole purpose to being on Google+ is to advertise your wares or promote your company/blog/expertise. I check everyone's profile out before I add them. If all I'm seeing is some lame marketing attempt, then I'm not adding you. 

NOTE: I will mute animated gifs. I may comment on it first, but I don't like them clogging my streams so I mute all of them. No exceptions.

Also, if I post something -- anything -- I am inviting conversation. I don't have to agree with you, you don't have to agree with me, but I love the conversation itself. Please feel free to comment.

I also tend to be objective rather than subjective, looking at things without emotion or empathy. Some people have blocked me because I didn't empathize with them, instead I tried to get more information to make a better informed conclusion. I think it's childish and immature to block someone because they immediately don't agree with you, but I'll survive. 
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It wasn't bad, but neither was it exceptional. I was hoping to find a new authentic Mexican restaurant that wasn't too commercial and will have to keep looking, I suppose. Not that I wouldn't come back here, just that I'm not going to go out of my way to come back here.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
It was fun and that's all that matters, isnt it?
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Went there today as my very first experience with a Smashburger, ever. There wasn't a line when I walked in and was able to order immediately. However, the guy I ordered from (his name tag said he was the GM) didn't help me out at all. Having never been there I didn't know that you ordered sides and drinks separately or that there were different sizes of burgers or that every sandwich can be a burger or a chicken. He did suggest the Colorado burger which I bought for a friend and then I ordered the Avocado Club. I didn't know this at the time, but Smashburger fries suck. I mean, they really really aren't good. The burger itself was okay, nothing special. My friend tells me they're normally greasier, but mine wasn't greasy at all. It was, however, salty. Very salty. As someone who never adds salt to food (hell, I've never even bought salt) this wasn't something I was ready for or welcome to. The restaurant, itself, was in fairly good order, but the cushions to all the seats I saw were damaged and in severe need or repairs or replacement. I can't for the life of me imagine why I'd ever go here again.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Everything about this place was fantastic! The staff were friendly and courteously, the food was fantastic and the drinks were made with drinking in mind. I can't say enough good things about this place. We easily dropped $300 there and left disappointed that it was so far away for easy return trips.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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I didn't have any problems with the food but my friend who likes spicy foods thought somewhere with the name "Jabanero" should have been a little hotter on the taste buds. Seeing as how that particular slot in the stripmall had been a number of little restaurants over the years, it's nice to see something lasting for a bit. For the price, though, I'd rather just go to Chipotle or Qdoba.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
We went here on a recommendation from a friend's mother. When we stepped into the doors I was surprised at all the "character" of the place. That is to say, the place was filled with old photos, antiques and memorabilia from the 19th century. At first it was a unique and fun and then it became a pain in the ass. Their menu was severely limited, just burgers and sandwiches. Our gluten free friend couldn't eat there and the staff were unwilling to let him order of menu. He was willing to pay a reasonable price for a salad or just hamburger patties, but they wanted him to buy two separate hamburgers and take the bread off himself. When he asked if he could bring food from another place in, they said no. I ordered at the same time as some other friends and while their food came (albeit after far too long) mine never arrived. I ordered a Pepsi (which was on the menu),was served a can of Coca-Cola (for $2) and sat down to wait. And wait. And wait. After my friends' food was delivered and eaten mine still had not arrived. Finally I went up to the bar and told the bartender I'd pay for the soda but she could cancel the sandwich order. I gave her $2 and walked out, grabbing a burrito next door. When I finally returned to my friends I was told my sandwich arrived while I was out. Another friend's sandwich arrived at the same time, nearly an hour after we ordered. The final straw was when they tried to charge me for the sandwich and my gluten free friend for drinks he'd already paid for before leaving to find something gluten-free friendly. We'll not be going there ever again or recommending the place to anyone but our enemies.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I wasn't expecting much, but the place was well tended, clean and the staff was friendly. All of us were pleasantly surprised.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago