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John Poteet
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That is such bullshit. There's not a sign of porn anywhere on those screens. ;)

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President Obama is a Dead Head. Whoot!! 
 
This is awesome statement from a politician to make. He's not perfect but he at least like good music.
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Republican trolls have taken to flying the confederate flag as their avatar image. Could they possibly make it more clear that they want to re-enslave the american people. Republican racism and hatred for the poor of all races and ethnicities is out of control. 

Why should anybody vote for a political party that hates the american people? 
 
Many Americans of all races today refer to any of the Confederacy's flags as "the white supremacist's flag" and they would not have been wrong during the Civil War and they are certainly not wrong in the 21st Century
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+Idris Elamin I appreciate your reflection and observations. Thank you. 

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George Takei is far too kind to Clarence Thomas. 
 
Conservatives are outraged that George Takei got so mad after Justice Clarence Thomas said slaves had "dignity" that he likened the sitting justice to being a clown in blackface.
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I wouldn't have used those inflammatory words, but as a straight white male I'm in no position to judge Takei.

I agree that Thomas is grossly unfit for the Supreme Court. His self-hatred and refusal to acknowledge that his life is possible only because of the sacrifices of progressives throughout our nation's history is sad and disgusting.

Thomas has repeated chosen to slam the door on those who only want the same rights he's enjoyed. For that, he deserves our universal contempt.

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Setting the standard for marketing overkill: 

http://trotify.com/

Seriously, I've seen car ads that were pathetic by comparison. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC4rWA3pTg4
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Sometimes sarcasm works! Thanks +Being Liberal​!
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The Open Carry movement is a thin veil to promote White Racist Terrorism. Full stop. 
 
quote: And so now, Georgia’s open carry policy, the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the whole foundation of America’s justice system works as it was always intended: allowing certain people to feel safe at the expense of others existing in fear. I was without arms and face-to-face with a man who may or may not have wanted to kill me—and a man who had the freedom to make that decision without repercussions.
While out shopping in Georgia at my favorite bookstore, the same day the Emanuel AME Church reopened its doors after the mass shooting, a white man in camouflage entered the store openly carrying a gun on his hip. This tense moment was too soon.
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+Bob Lai It's terrorism. The whole movement is based upon the known, racist, predilections of police forces. Only white people can open carry and survive. Therefore white conservatives with guns can threaten everybody else. 

Black Man Vs White Man Open Carry An AR-15 In Oregon... Must See The Results!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvW_zBvJlsA

The guy in this video is lucky to be alive. 

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I do my best not to wince when people talk about astrology. I fail. 
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+John Poteet "Yes, it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun’s apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality." Dr. Sheldon Cooper episode 1.

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The first thing we need to do in the United States is recognize objective reality. We're not the best at anything but killing people. 
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+Wayne Radinsky You don't get to say what the main point of my post is. The U.S. military kills quite a lot of people. American citizens as well kill quite a lot of people. We've already discussed and qualified how these things are comparable to other nations. 

You're full Aspie on this one. Closing comments because this shit's not that important. 

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According to FlightRadar24.com Solar Impulse is circling offshore of the Hawaiian Islands for a dawn landing. Check it out: 

http://www.flightradar24.com/SOLAR2/6b0a174
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Now THIS is a good use of technology!

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People have a lot of good reasons for not switching to cycling. They have kids, groceries, gear, and/or tools to carry and they don't want to arrive late, sweaty, and tired. 

This electric cargo bike eliminates virtually all of those objections. Add a rain cape for inclement weather and you're good to go. At ~$4k in price it seems expensive but if it can reduce the need for just one car in a two car family it pays for itself in a single year. 

#cargobike   #cycling   #bicycling  
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Even when I'm NOT hauling ass-loads of books around I make sure to drink far more water than most fitness rider-types would recommend. Over the course of an hour in hot weather I usually go through about one entire 27 ounce bottle. If I've been working that day and did a lot of sweating I'll have one bottle with some electrolyte solution and I'll alternate between the two. I got really dehydrated one summer a few years back, to the point that I was dizzy the next morning because of it. Ever since then, I've made a point to consume at least two to three 27 ounce (size of a Kleen Canteen bottle), bottles of water through the course of a day regardless of whether it's hot or cold out.
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If you just added me to your circles and are wondering why I'm not circling you back right away.... It's because I can't have 4,000 people in my stream. If you're brilliant in comments and don't post I'll still circle you. If I've circled you and you're not much interested in my posts no biggie; leave me out of your stream.

I am a pessimist. If your world-view is unicorns-shitting-rainbows block me now. 

Anybody left? Good, we can get to work because optimists don't seem able to make a roof that doesn't leak or a foundation that sits above the water table instead of under it. Optimists build cruise ships that flop over and sink when holed. Optimists design economic structures that collapse like a house of cards in a slight breeze. 

We have to build a better world than the optimists will let us build. A world that expects that rain falls at inconvenient times and deals with it. A world that deals with climate change and ecological overshoot. A world that deals with people as we find them instead of as we wish them to be. 

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Cohousing resident, cargo bike rider/advocate, climate change activist, Occupy,
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    Exercise Physiology, 1998
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This is an area of Bidwell Park where people hold weddings, parties and outdoor festivals of various sorts. Parking is extremely limited so if there is a larger event you may want to consider bicycling or car pooling. There is a large lawn area, picnic benches, plenty of shade trees, a botanical trail, cork grove, redwood trees and a wading area in Big Chico Creek. Public bathrooms are adjacent to Cedar Grove lawn and the bridge. Upsides: lots of interesting things to see within a short walk of the parking area. Good shade in the summer. Downsides: Poison oak!! Stay on the trails/paths in wooded areas with underbrush. Limited parking for events like the Endangered Species Faire. Ride your bike if you can.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I actually really enjoy shopping at this particular Trader Joe's. I've been in other TJs locations but this particular store has a great staff plus I run into my friends here. I really love a few of the items I can only get here. In particular I enjoy the Pain Pauline wheat bread and the TJs brand Mediterranean Hummus. Those two items are just better quality than I can get anywhere else. I would also suggest Puttanesca pasta sauce; it's pretty good. Good quality at a great price.
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reviewed a year ago
Don't. Just. Don't. A had a bacon cheeseburger $6.69, regular fries $2.99 and regular drink $2.19 for $12.88 all told with tax. The burger was small, expensive, and the guy who wrapped it smashed it. The cheese on the burger had to be the worst cheese I've ever had in my life including soy cheese. The bacon on the burger was miniscule. The onions cut into 1/2 inch squares instead of thin sliced. The order of fries was pretty big but not crisp at all. Served in a brown paper bag with a paper cup for some inexplicable reason. I was one of eight customers in the place at 8 pm on a Saturday night and the service was still surly. The music was too loud and the patio tables where I retreated to try and escape the music were dirty. All eight or ten empty patio tables; dirty. I drove past five good taco joints and a pizza place because I wanted a burger and some clown posted a good review the rat. I will never, ever, set foot in a Five Guys burger place again.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I eat here a few times a year. The food is good and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is warm and friendly like a neighborhood place instead of upscale and artsy which I tire of at sushi places. I always get a chirashi sushi which is always a bit different but generous and very good. I don't even know if it's on the menu; I just ask for it. The people I go with tend to get various salads and rolls which I've tried which are well made and presented. Great place.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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I drop by Cyclesport once in a while when I'm searching for a part that I don't want to order online. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Prices on items I've purchased were always good.
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reviewed a year ago
My last visit was with a party of 9 relatives. The food was fantastic. The service staff had no problem with our large party and easily handled a few special requests. The beer, of course, was great. This was the first time I've been seated on the patio at the Sierra Nevada taproom and I really enjoyed it. As long as the weather is co-operating this seating option is good enough that a special request or patio reservation might be a great option on a warm afternoon.
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reviewed 2 years ago
Simply the cheapest, fastest way to get a good meal in downtown Chico. You'll get a better sandwich than Subway for less and you'll get it faster.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago