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Rides and Stories / Re: Yearly BRP Voyage
« Last post by George R. Young on Today at 07:28:02 pm »
Lovely warm weather, camped every night.

When I got to Rocky Knob on Monday night, around MP160, the camp host explained that much of the road down south was closed due to trees knocked down by Irma.

In addition, the bike headlight quit (melted connector), and there are a bunch of unlit tunnels at the south end.

So I continued south to MP 302, then turned around and headed home, riding headlight-less in daylight hours only.

Other than these minor tribulations, a great trip.

3527 km, 42.7 mi/USG.
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The Bike - C10 / Socket Finally Melted
« Last post by George R. Young on Today at 07:19:48 pm »
About 10 years ago, I decided to use an 80/100W bulb. The wisdom of the forum was to replace the stock connector with a ceramic version, and I bought a NAPA ceramic connector.

Unfortunately around that time, a connector in the crummy Mazda Protege melted, so I used the ceramic connector as a replacement. The stock Concours connector seemed to handle the extra current fine, so it stayed.

Well this year on a trip, low beam burned out, and when I tried to replace the bulb, the silly connector was melted and sort of crumbled in my hand.

So again bought a NAPA high-temperature connector, and this time it will get installed.
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It's not a Concours - other Bikes / Re: Why is ZG's goodbye post locked?
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 06:59:22 pm »
Well, after you reminded me, yeah, I think I do remember knowing that Jay bought a 'Wing.

Tough being old....

Brian

You do know that he already has a 'wing, right?...he went to it shortly* (*by my timing which is much slower than young folks timing) after he switched to the KTM.
http://forum.cog-online.org/other-motorcycles/zg-traded-his-ktm-for-a-wing/
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Open Forum / Re: Grossly obvious double standard
« Last post by maxtog on Today at 06:22:31 pm »
Marty, I do not recall the incident of which you are referring (Katrina of course, but not the black/white food/looting).  Of course, a major reason might be that I very rarely watch the news because it disgusts me so much (sensationalistic, slanted, incomplete, petty, and/or just plain not interesting).  Perhaps your wording is confusing me, would you might elaborating about what happened?  If they were doing the same thing and both were being reported about, what was the bias?
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Open Forum / Re: Grossly obvious double standard
« Last post by fartymarty on Today at 05:42:25 pm »
This will probably get locked, deleted or moved to the arena, and all of that is fine but I still am going to say (type) this anyway:

Has anyone else noticed the blatant double- standard of the mass media in reporting about the perpetrators and victims' races in news events? )

There is probably a lot of truth in what has been said so far about being P.C. etc etc......but I think that maybe the left leaning media ( which in my opinion doesn't do much fake news {Dan Rather; Brian Williams not withstanding} but definitely slants things by the words they use and the emphasis on certain stories...but that's another thing) had a conscious crisis when it was pointed that they had racial bias when they showed Katrina white survivalist scroungers taking food, and black criminal looters doing the exact same thing as the white survivalists. It's not easy to look in the mirror and see the enemy staring back at you. It may have well been on Fox news too (I don't know as I don't watch it) but it happened a lot in the rest of the media. I don't think they have fully recovered from that, and their persistent embarrassment is effecting their current reporting. ..but then I'm frequently wrong about a lot of things.  :-[ ???
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I am having a hard time picturing Jay riding and owning a Goldwing. ?? Not that there would be anything wrong with that, just not something I would see coming.

Anyway, if Jay does get one I would love to see a photo of him riding it. I wonder what colors (note the plural) his will be?  :rotflmao:


You do know that he already has a 'wing, right?...he went to it shortly* (*by my timing which is much slower than young folks timing) after he switched to the KTM.
http://forum.cog-online.org/other-motorcycles/zg-traded-his-ktm-for-a-wing/
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Open Forum / Re: Grossly obvious double standard
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Today at 05:04:33 pm »
I identify as beige.

Get with the program, Rhino.   Get with the program...
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Open Forum / Re: Grossly obvious double standard
« Last post by maxtog on Today at 04:33:55 pm »
At least for those who follow the evolution side of things.  Not sure how or even if any of this applies to the Intelligent Design school of thought. ??

Oh, lots of ways one can fit in the fact of evolution:

God created matter, energy, physics.
God created the universe with the big bang.
God created the beginnings of life/cells/DNA.

All while perhaps knowing how things would generally, or even specifically, eventually work itself out.

Stuff like that.  It is easy to make God fit into whatever we discover or learn or hypothesize... such is the nature of God- that realm of which we can't define or prove.  And that is fine (works for me, anyway).

Of course, for those who think that God suddenly created modern humans a few tens of thousands of years ago, along with other animals, just "poof" there they are... well, not much fits with that.

Now THAT is topic drift!
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Open Forum / Re: Grossly obvious double standard
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 04:16:16 pm »
Now that right there is true; all Americans are African- Americans, just like all other humans on the planet, because all homo sapiens sapiens originated in Africa.

Fun fact: the Neanderthals walked out of Africa before Home Sapiens and for a long time were though to have gone extinct. But through modern DNA analysis we know that is not correct; Neanderthals did not die out, they were 'bred- out' by mixing with a much larger group of Homo Sapiens. The really interesting part is that how much of present day man (Homo Sapiens Sapiens) is made up of Neanderthal depends entirely when that race walked out of Eurasia: Caucasian man has between 2% and 4% Neanderthal, Mongoloid man is around 1% and native Africans have NO Neanderthal content at all because they left Africa after Neanderthal was already gone, about 30,000 to 40,000 years ago.

But yeah, all of our ethnicity and historical anchor points depend entirely on when one chooses to fix the time of origin, otherwise "we all" walked out of Africa with one root ancestor.

At least for those who follow the evolution side of things. Not sure how or even if any of this applies to the Intelligent Design school of thought. ??

Brian


<snip>

It depends on how far back one goes.  Last few hundred years- mixed European of some unknown proportions and locations.  Probably British, German, and Dutch; but just a guess (Should I then be "British-German-Dutch-American?").  Several rings on the latter from that, who knows.  Most everyone came from somewhere else.  Native Americans came from Asia.  Asians came from Europe.  Britons came from other places in Europe.   Everyone from Europe came from Africa.  And there have been lots of migrations and movements that overlap and change and lead to some pockets of isolation and others with constant mixing at various points.  So perhaps everyone in the USA are "African Americans"?  :)
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Open Forum / Re: Anyone have a cartoon version of a C14?
« Last post by Harry on Today at 04:07:51 pm »
I was about to mention that.  An order offer is much different than an order processed.  No human is going to look at anything until the money is paid and something is to be produced.  At that point, a human might then make a judgement as to whether it is something they will actually produce.  I am sure they have to do that to protect themselves from being sued or whatnot.

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