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About the only thing I think I can comfortably brag about is winning the 13th Annual Dead Baby Messenger Challenge Race. Not the downhill, the long race. I did it with a slow leak in my front tire, so every 2-3 miles I'd have to stop and pump more air into the front tire. Then I routed myself quite badly through unfamiliar parts of south Seattle. I had to be one of the last racers in (probably the actual last) but I got the manifest and all the stops right-so I won the race. A pretty sweet prize package worth about $600 bucks-yeah! Thanks Dead Baby for a slim victory I am going to brag the sh*t out of for the rest of my life!
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Unusual Amsterdam Tourist Attraction

If you think there are lots of bikes on the streets of Amsterdam, wait till you discover how many are retrieved from the canals...

#amsterdam   #bike   #bicycle  
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+Dawn Hardin People often discard old bikes by simply tossing them into a canal.  But lots of bikes are thrown in by yobs.  In this photo you even see what looks like a new scooter.
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Santa Barbara's Refugio Oil Spill
"Plains All American took Santa Barbara County to court more than 20 years ago to restrict the county’s regulatory oversight. It won. The consequences of that victory appear to be bearing bitter fruit. "
http://www.independent.com/news/2015/may/21/whos-watching-man-whos-watching-pipeline/
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Hey slanty eyed Chinese carniggers (WHAT? I've already said I'm a total fucking racist!) I'm sick of the exponential pressure you are putting on petroleum resources, you're manufacturing more personal passenger vehicles than current oil production supply fuel for. Have you fuckers heard about the 1956 "Peak Oil" analysis by M. King Hubbert? It's going to COST a lot more to get at deeper, scarcer deposits, as well as be ecologically riskier. Why are you making MORE CARS?! Why can't the whole FUCKING WORLD get a grip on that fact?? The US is already spilling oil rail bombs on their way to ports and refineries bound for China, fuck you assholes, I'm sick of the risk to the whole planet automobile manufacturing and transportation dependence poses. +China Trade Week 2015 --- in KICC , Nariobi , Kenya (1-3 July 2015)
+United Nations +U.S. Environmental Protection Agency +European Union +Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  
 
SAUDIS UNABLE TO FILL CHINESE OIL ORDER
CHINA SEEKS OTHER OIL SUPPLIERS
Senior Chinese oil traders told Reuters the Saudis have turned down requests from Chinaoil and Unipec - the respective trading arms of PetroChina and Sinopec - for extra cargoes of crude for May and June loadings, forcing them to seek supplies from producers in West Africa, Oman and Russia.
Saudi Arabia "used to provide as and if we asked for extra cargoes on top of contract during the first four months of the year, but not for May and June," said a trader with one of China's biggest oil importers on condition of anonymity as he had no permission to talk to media.
Another source with a Chinese refinery that takes Saudi oil said Saudi heavy crude was "a bit tight" in May and June.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/20/saudi-china-oil-idUSL5N0Y918W20150520
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It's a Bike to School Thursday!

61F / 16C and light rain and Young Master and I are not deterred. Today's ride was a bit like the video game where no matter how slow you progress or how careful you are, obstacles are programmed to appear at the same spots in the environment:

* The difficult driver that seems shocked and impatient to encounter morning school congestion despite the school's physical presence since the 1950s (we take the lane and signal left to enter the school, we had to wait for an arriving cheese wagon in the oncoming direction before we could take the left, holding up the driver behind me that was signaling furiously for me to 'move over');

* The kiss-and-ride drivers whose concern for others dissipates into vacuum the moment her angel is out of the car (we cruise through the kiss-and-ride line, as the only other approach to the bike racks is against the flow of kiss-and-ride departures, a lady in a Honda minivan clearly saw me as I was passing her on the way to the rack, yet presumably because my presence was paradoxical to her, she did not react properly and began to move to the egress, only showing her the hand caused her to stop);

Bike to School aside: I am continually disappointed, though not surprised, to see people that live within a half mile of me in their cars in the kiss-and-ride line, there is a strange phenomenon around here where people do not want their kids on the bus for whatever reason but will not walk or carpool with others. Granted it was raining today, which seems to make people lose basic courage, but still. It's less than a mile, folks. End Bike to School aside.

* The county schools maintenance vehicles that casually dominate the parking lot after buses depart, seeming to block every way off school grounds (this was literally like a video game, with one van cruising to close a gap that I shot through while another was queuing to close the next gap);

* The driver on the way back who seemed perplexed by my left turn signal and was not sure if she was going to gun it and dart in front of me or be patient and get behind me (she ended up compromising by running up to the end of the through lane and angling her car sort of behind me in such a way as to block both the through lane and the left turn lane).

Culturally our community is still confused by bicycles, and that is part of why we ride, to get people used to seeing bicycles. In this sense, we are settlers of a wild west.

The best moment of the day was meeting a dad at the bike rack who was impressed by our escapades riding to school. I got his name and it will be only a matter of time before he and his son are part of the neighborhood bike cabal.
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It's been over a year now, and the Nigerian school girls are still NOT brought back.   #bringbackourgirls  .   

http://news.yahoo.com/boko-haram-kidnaps-hundreds-tells-stories-chibok-girls-111257568.html
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born.
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Hey global cities, do you really believe you're going to be able to build your way out of this problem??
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101362243
Annual auto sales could be trimmed by 30 million vehicles by 2035 because of traffic congestion, according to a study by IHS Automotive and Groupe Futuribles.
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Bee Population has Declined 40% to 60%

Published on May 20, 2015
worst colony die-off in 9 years ...

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Wouldn't it just be more rational to stop driving automobiles that convert only up to 30% of petroleum energy to the kinetic energy that moves the massive tonnage of the automobile relative to the body of the occupant(s). It is an incredibly inefficient way to use a nonrenewable energy source, not to mention geopolitically contentious, ecologically destructive and a known urban risk to life and public health. Hello carniggers, holla back anytime!
We're on the brink of global oil war and climate collapse, think you can pull your fucking car crippled apathetic heads out from licking the Koch Bros gasholes to figure out a different direction humanity can literally 'move' in??  
 
ALL ABOARD FOR THE ARCTIC - DRILL BABY DRILL
Shell Oil is only part of the great race for this prize. Russia is militarizing its part of the Arctic for this reason. Canada intends to secure its claims, too, also to benefit from sea lanes that will become possible thanks to an Arctic Ocean freed from ice by global warming.
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/enticing-arctic-oil-patch-is-slippery-game-of-risk/
Shell Oil is only part of the great race for this prize. Russia is militarizing its part of the Arctic for this reason. Canada intends to secure its claims, too, also to benefit from sea lanes that will become possible thanks to an Arctic Ocean freed from ice by global warming.
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Cars are an invasive object on Earth too!
 
Fight the good fight against invasive species, learn how to identify and manage these invaders in your own backyard: http://nature.ly/1EeWXo0
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RETURN FLIGHT

Like a bird soaring upside down
With a tilt in your holy crown
The tiara on your heart is glowing
Your insight is flowing
Your spirit freely
And creatively
Bestowing
Truth

Your view of the world is not
Black or white
Not to be used
Your color has not been
Defined

The windows are open
The boxes are broken

A boomerang of bliss
Flying through the wilderness
Transforming this
World in which
We live

Into greatness

A return flight
At the speed of light
Planting love
Back in the souls
Of those who
Have forgotten
What they were
Taught before
Arriving here

Hiding in dark corners
Underneath the rug
Light is being flung
Hung on every
Mountain top

We are children of the forest
For richer or for poorer
We will not stop
Topsy-turvy and
Orderless
North South
East West
Any which
Way we
Flop

We are here to stay
In this our existence
Before our afterlife begins
After newlife ascends
Protecting defending
Chanting evil
To sleep

Unbound love inverted
Wrong side out
Surfacing all
Doubt

Beating through the confusion
Clearing painful disappointments
Rewarding the celestial gift
Of being born with
Medals of pure
Love from
Above

Like a bird soaring upside down
With a tilt in your holy crown
The tiara on your heart is glowing
Your insight is flowing
Your spirit freely
And creatively
Bestowing
Truth

Your soul is the
Magic wand of
The Universe

Climb between the spectrum
The interim of reality
Connect the Angels
To your dreams
Saints and
Sages
Of all
Ages

Believe the bridge exists
And coexist with your soul path
Take a bath in serenity
Walk down Kismet Street
The hammock of destiny
Rests in the pendulum
Of your arms

Midnight charms the dawn
Your backwards song
Is what the world
Needs to hear
Sing it dear

The heavens are glistening
And we are all listening


© tHE tERRY tREE


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