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FINAL NOTICE

In less than 24 hours, this movie will be showing all across the country.  There are no plans to show it again.

For this, my third attempt to get as many people out to see it as possible, I re-post a notice of it that I put up yesterday on the satire site The People's Cube, owned and curated by +Oleg Atbashian.

I hope you'll at least get a chuckle out of it.

#globalwarming   #climatechange   #fraud  
Comrades, A most filthy, disgusting movie made by evil Kapitalists and funded by profit$ made off of the dead bodies of your future grandchildren will ...
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Note to Japanese tourists:

A Jeep® Compass® isn't a Real Jeep. If you want to go mudding, you need a Wrangler!

To their credit, they probably didn't know what they were getting into when they pulled off the road: Mancos Shale.

The stuff LOOKS so innocent, like regular dirt. But fifty million years ago this was a thousand-feet-deep layer of the nastiest, stickiest mud ever at the bottom of a primordial lake. The dinosaurs were all dead by then.  Good thing, 'coz they would have all gotten stuck in this stuff and died anyway.

Guess what happens when it erodes off of the mountains that are made of it, and then gets wet?

Yeah. We'd had two inches of rain the day before. Not even my lifted Jeep with oversized mudders could have gotten out of there on its own.

To their credit -- they probably thought they were just pulling off the road. You should have seen their shoes!

#jeep #mud
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Probably not the same stuff.  The southern (known) boundary of the Mancos Formation is north of Grants.
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The ONLY proper way to deal with Climatard / Fracktard protestors

In my Climate Change collection because the Warmists and the Fractivists are the same people, pushing the same cause.

I write this as I am standing up and cheering, with my hat off to this man.
The stars were filming a Great British Bake Off parody for Greenpeace in Lancashire when the owner of the field they trespassed on drove his muck spreader in circles around the demonstrators.
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Okay, +Dave Wise, I've found that racecourse.

(For everyone else, he was making fun of my Jeep in another post and I said I'll challenge him to a race against his Mustang as long as I get to pick the racecourse).

So here's the race course, Dave.  Let me know when you'll be arriving in Moab.  It's only about an hour's drive for me.

THIS, folks, is why I drive a Jeep.
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Are you back from your recon yet? Did you know Sunday morning is the best time to drive the freeway? The Catholics are in church, the Protestants are still asleep, the Jews are in Palm Springs, the Blacks are in jail, the Irish are too hung over, the Republicans are fishing, the Democrats are attending the local ACLU Gay Parade march and the Mexicans can't get their cars started. You should be home now.
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For a cheap thrill any time of day or night...

...there's always the Moki Dugway north of Mexican Hat, Utah.

A "dugway" is a road cut into the side of a hill.  This one is cut into the side of a cliff.  There are no guardrails.

You know that tingling pain you get in your genitals when at the edge of a precipice?  Well, you definitely get it here, especially if you have to make room for someone coming the other way.

Geotagged for your Cheap Thrill pleasure.  Four wheel drive not required.  

Tip:  If you zoom in as far as Google+ will allow and pan around the photo, you can see cars on the road.

#utah    #travel   
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The truth about Exxon-Mobil's alleged "coverup" of their Global Warming "Climate Change" research

It is just as I expected.

Remember:  *REAL scientists don't put their critics in the Gulag*

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If they withheld or suppressed climate research from the public or shareholders, it is not apparent in these documents. Guest essay by Andy May New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has ac…
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i can't wait.  the RICO abusers will fail in court
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Pinnacles of volcanic tuff
Near Silverjack Lake, Colorado

Colorado's San Juan Mountains, in the southwest corner of the state, should not be considered part of the Rockies.

The Rocky Mountains were formed during the Laramide Orogeny, an event 70 to 40 million years ago in which the Farallon Plate collided with the North American Plate where California is now.  Like two cars in a head-on collision, the western half of North America was crumpled.  The Rockies are the largest of the crumples.

Then the east edge of the Farallon Plate began sinking.  Ocean plates are heavier than the Hot Stuff they're floating on, so this happens all the time.  This allowed the Farallon to start sliding under North America (it wanted to continue moving eastward) as it started melting, with the east edge drooping down into the Hot Stuff.

The east edge was melting and drooping faster than the plate was moving eastward, so this opened a gap between the plates, and North America had to stretch westward to cover it.  Instead of straightening out the crumples, North America started thinning out in other places -- much like pizza dough will stretch unevenly and develop thin areas and holes when you try to stretch it.

And magma began moving up through the thin spots.  In some places, it never broke through to the surface, creating the numerous laccoliths in eastern Utah and western Colorado.  In others, huge volcanoes erupted, forming among others the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico and the San Juans of Colorado.

This happened well after the Rockies were formed -- somewhere around 30 to 20 million years ago.  And, of course, they're made of very different material than what the Rockies are made of.

Sometimes volcanoes produce lava, and sometimes they produce ash.  Here, they produced ash, thousands of feet thick.  When it settled, it was still hot enough that the grains of silica welded to each other, forming a type of rock called tuff.

Tuff isn't very tough; it erodes easily and strangely, tending to form pinnacles and sharp-edged mountain peaks.  And these pinnacles near Colorado's extremely scenic Silverjack Reservoir are a prime example.  You'll see these throughout the San Juan Volcanic Field, from Gunnison all the way south to the New Mexico state line around Durango; from Ridgeway all the way east to the San Louis Valley.

Click the photo, then click on "Photo Details" (at the bottom of this long description) to see the geotag.  This is a wonderful place to visit and camp when the aspens are in color.

#geology   #colorado  
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For  #Caturday with +CATURDAY (=^・ェ・^=) +Khrystiane Friedli +Shantha Marie Fountain and +Cicely Robin Laing 

Posted on Friday where I am (North America), because it's already Saturday in a large part of the world.

Also, because according to this cat, EVERY day is Caturday!

She's 11+ years old -- the human equivalent of her early Sixties.  Definitely not acting her age!

Shot in slo-mo after I discovered that my phone has that capability.
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I've known about this for some time, and have been waiting for someone to write about it in a way that is easy for anyone / everyone to understand.

Here it is.  Once again, +James Delingpole makes the complex understandable.

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SECOND REMINDER

The movie Climate Hustle.  In theaters everywhere, one night only:  this coming Monday.

Go see it.

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One week from tonight on May 2nd, CFACT’s groundbreaking film Climate Hustle will be shown in movie theaters across the United States for a special one-night event. I’m in the film, and…
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i bought my tickets yesterday
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Valley of the Gods
near Mexican Hat, Utah

This is my latest photosphere, shot day before yesterday.

It is a photosphere:  click on the photo to step inside of it.  After a few seconds, you will be inside a ball with this scene painted on the inside.  Use your mouse / touchpad to look up, down, and all around.  Use your scroll wheel to zoom in or out to see more detail or a wider view. 

I'll try to add this to Google Maps in a bit.  

#utah   #travel   #photosphere  
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P.S. to +John Soo-Hoo -- or were you talking about renting an RV?  That would be an excellent choice -- there are lots of places to pull an RV off beside the road and just spend the night -- and quite a few people do just that.  Puts you right there for sunrise!  Do make sure the fresh-water tank is full, there is no water there.  

And DO NOT take the RV up the Moki Dugway!
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This Friday, celebrate the REAL reason for Earth Day:

Vladimir Lenin's birthday

I was a part of this movement on the first Earth Day in 1970.  I was a recent convert to the Radical underground at the time, and the significance of 22 April 1970 was not lost on us young Communists:  it was Vladimir Lenin's 100th birthday -- a day that would be celebrated by Communists worldwide.

We were well aware of the goals of the environmentalist movement:  it had nothing to do with the environment.  Our end goal then remains the same today among all of the various environmental causes:  the destruction of Capitalism, with the United States ruled under Communism.

And the best way to destroy an economic system is to deny it the use of its own energy, and its own resources.

This is what the anti-nuclear movement, which began during my time as a Radical, was about.  It is what the spotted owl controversy in the Pacific Northwest was about.  It is what the so-called "ozone hole" issue was about.

And it is what Global Warming "Climate Change" is all about.  And it's the only thing it's about.  It's the only thing it's ever been about.

So, this Earth Day, raise a glass of beet vodka to Comrade Lenin and celebrate the Glorious World of Next Tuesday that is coming, as soon as we can get rid of all those nasty Kapitalists [spit, spit] that are oppressing us all!

+Oleg Atbashian  #earthday   #communism  
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I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another, nor ask another to live for mine. I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving social, political, or economic goals.
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Unrepentant liberal.

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WARNING: they keep Mormon hours. Made the mistake of making the 26-mile trip on a Sunday afternoon, only to find they were closed. No hours posted on the door. I'm sure that isn't necessary, since the hours of business are no doubt posted at Church where everyone will see them.
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I have been waiting a year to write this review. It has taken me that long to get proof of who was right. I took my Jeep in a year ago to get a critical front-suspension bolt replaced that had gone missing, and a front-end alignment. Afterward, the Jeep had an annoying pull to the right. I took it back in. They wouldn't even look at it. "Oh, no, the alignment is perfect," they told me. "It has to be your tires." Disgusted, I walked out, determined to give them a bad review here after I had proved them wrong. Thousands of dollars later, spent with quacks and charlatans who sold me all kinds of parts I didn't need and insisted I needed to spend more, the issue was resolved when a mechanic I drove hundreds of miles to see (because I knew he was honest) switched some tires around. So these guys were right all along. But they only get three stars because of their lousy service: they COULD have offered to switch the tires around that day, solve my problem, and prove that they were right. That would have saved me a lot of grief. But they didn't. Instead, they copped an attitude.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
This is not your typical 4WD store & shop. These people are "old school." Not a fancy showroom, only a few fast-moving parts in stock. But they're HONEST. They won't try to sell you something you don't need. Last month, I took a week off of work to drive to Denver to have these folks look at my Jeep. It had been to a certain national chain whose name begins with "4," and it was clear that the latter were trying to sell me thousands of dollars' worth of parts & work that I didn't need. These guys found the actual problem, and I saved so much money going to Four To Go that it paid for the trip. They also saved me money on a set of new wheels that I'd been wanting, but no one else had the time to actually LOOK for in their suppliers' catalogs. These people took the time. Even if you're 500 miles away, it's worth the trip to get (1) an honest mechanic, and (2) the work done right the first time.
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This guy knows his stuff. Do not argue with him; he's forgotten more than you'll ever know. He's blunt to the point of being offensive, and has no patience with fools. And in my years of dealing with him, he has never, ever been wrong. Or dishonest. This is not a discount shop: you will pay top dollar for what you're buying. Maybe even more than you would pay somewhere else. But he'll sell you what you actually need, not what you think you need, or what someone else told you you need, or what he wants to push onto you. And he'll probably have it: this man has EVERYTHING, going all the way back to the 1940's models. There have been a number of times that he's told me things about my Jeep that I just couldn't believe. Every other shop in town told me something else. In the end, Mike was right. Despite his prices, his knowledge and brutal honesty have saved me money, several times. If you can't deal with his personality, it's your loss.
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Severely lacking in expertise It has taken me over a year to write this review. Until recently, I couldn't figure out WHO was right... These guys are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. Neither do they have the best diagnostic equipment. And they like to sell you stuff that you don't need. I took my newly-purchased Jeep to them because they were the shop that had been working on it for the previous owner. I wanted everything checked out, and to find the cause of the Check Engine light coming on. So they told me that the gearlube in one of my axles was getting old. They had installed lockers in that axle less than a year before. I said, "WHAT? You put the old lube back in when you installed the lockers?" There was a lot of hemming and hawing. Their diagnostic computer is apparently the same one that auto parts houses will loan you for free, because it never found more than the "#2 cylinder misfire" that I already knew about. They make diagnostic computers costing thousands of dollars for PROFESSIONAL mechanics that will tell you a whole lot more. But that's all they had to go on, so they proceeded to talk me into a compression test. Said it would be $75. I consented. The compression test found nothing, and they charged me $95. A few weeks later a retired auto mechanic working part-time at the O'Reilly's in Moab gave me a clue. He said it would be one of three things (I forget the details), one of which was the injector. He is also the one who told me about the pro-grade tools that mechanics are supposed to have. It turned out to be the injector. A can of injector cleaner in the tank, and cleaning up the dirty electrical contacts on the injector solved the problem. These guys are barely above the level of backyard mechanics.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Knowledgeable, friendly, clean. I went in to buy a small part and broke down in his parking lot. His shop schedule didn't have time to look at it, but he eventually made time. I had to go next door (Pep Boys) and buy a belt, which his men then installed. There's another national chain in town whose name starts with "4." They are dishonest. This shop will treat you right. If I ever come back to New Mexico, this shop will get all of my business while I'm there.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The most incompetent office staff I have ever seen. Or dishonest crooks, I'm not sure which. They billed my insurance company for services the doctor didn't perform, and my insurance company denied the claim because I'm not covered for those services. I have asked them several times to correct the faulty claim so that the bill can get paid. Instead, they've sent me to a collection agency. I don't know whether this is mere incompetence, or if they're running a scam by sending padded claims to the insurance companies, but either way going here could end up costing you a lot of money.
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