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In China, ANYTHING made with Chinese-manufactured milk powder before September 14th was PULLED from their store shelves.
In the US, this garbage is still being sold!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Yesterday was the first annual Shingletree Shuffle ride. The participants were Mandi and I, Joe Gower of Buckhannon, and Ashlon Smith(and yes ladies he is available). I was a bit disappointed by the number of participants but you couldn't pick a couple guys who would be more fun to ride with. We rode up Shingletree trail out to Clover run road, hung a left on the pavement, and then popped on over to Clover trail. From there we headed back over pheasant mountain and to the bottom of Shingtree trail forming a lolly pop ride of sorts. We stopped often to jabber, discussing a wide array of subjects from politics, to guns and how beautiful the weather was yesterday. To all the folks who missed yesterdays ride do not worry there will be more. We have some great trails here in the Elkins/Parsons area and I am going to make sure people know about them.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I know this one is going to get some people's panties in a bunch.
In fact, it already has.
But let's look at some facts:
1. Automobile emissions are noxious
2. Most industrial output is FAR far more toxic than it needs to be.
So what are the UN and the rest of the world's top-down opinion leaders focusing on?
A vague and scientifically suspect threat called "global warming."
Is Carbon dioxide really a pollutant? After all you are exhaling it right now.
Carbon dioxide is a vital gas that world could not survive without.
If you dare question the science of human-caused global warming, you're shouted down.
Is the world getting warmer?
Has it ever been this warm before?
Yes, MUCH warmer and long before "carbon emissions."
Should we clean up industrial pollution?
Of course, but notice how the "global warming" hysterics conveniently let polluters off the hook.
We know EXACTLY who is putting mercury and other dangerous toxins in our air, soil and food. We don't have to guess. We know exactly what companies are doing it and where their plants are located.
So what do we do?
We hold hands, sing Kumbaya, and make vague noises about the need to be "more green."
This is a swindle if ever I saw one and looking at the smarmy self-righteous Al Gore being showered with Nobel Prizes and Oscars is practically all the proof I need that something is rotten in Denmark (and Greenland.)
But there is far, far more proof than that.
Monday, October 20, 2008
On Saturday Joey and I headed over the hill to our friends Joel and Katie's place. Joel is currently the head of the Randolph county farmers market and a wonderful bread maker. This summer he built a wood fired outdoor oven and fired it up Saturday for a pizza party. About 30 or so local folks showed up with their favorite pizza toppings. Joel and Katie spent some time before hand cranking on the grain mill because we must have baked around 30 pizzas. If you ever want some good bread give them a call. 304-823-2960. They will be doing a Fall 2008 Breadshare starting on November 5th so contact them asap. They will be delivering to Elkins, Belington and Davis. They will be making organic bagels and sourdough bread in their wood fired oven. Best Bread around. Well worth the price. Oh yeah if you don't want some bread every week check out their Christmas Stollen Bread. Last year Joey and I bought some to save for the holidays but it only lasted 24 HOURS. Nothing like a dessert bread for breakfast. Deliciously and hardy!
What a great time. It's nice to have some like minded young folks in the area. Meet them at the Farmers Market in Elkins for some veggies and bread.
It has been a long time since Mandi and I have ridden up on North Fork Mountain. I believe the last time was the final Gnarly North Fork MTB race which would probably have been around 1997 or 1998. What a beautiful, diverse trail. Rough jeep roads, carving fast singletrack, rock ledges, and a super fast super tech final descent. The finally was amazing, has to be one of the best downhills in all WV.
We met up with a hardy crew of 20 at the Princess Cupcake campground at Seneca Rocks. They all participated in a huge epic on Saturday that Mandi and I reluctantly had to skip out on. We shuttled to the the top of North Fork mountain in Chris Scotts superberban towing a trailer filled with 19 bikes. Have you ever been in a suberban with 19 other mountain bikers? If you haven't I highly recommend doing it before you die. The ride was killer epic. Riding with 20 other people all on very capable bikes with very capable abilites makes for some awesome action. I am not usually a big group ride kind of guy but when you get to ride with a group like Sundays group everything just clicks and thing start flowing. Mandi, John and I have decided to hit up North Fork Mt again this year as long as the weather holds up and we can figure out a loop to do.
Friday, October 17, 2008
October 16, 2008
In an interview with Bloomberg’s Jim Efstathiou Jr., Barack Obama’s energy adviser, Jason Grumet, said if elected Obama will classify carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant. Obama will tell the Environmental Protection Agency that it may use the 1990 Clean Air Act to set emissions limits, according to Grumet, and he will likely do this immediately upon taking office, David Bookbinder, chief climate counsel for the Sierra Club told Bloomberg.
“The U.S. has to move quickly domestically so we can get back in the game internationally,” Grumet said. In other words, an Obama administration would impose draconian carbon emission regulations on the American people and “help clear the deadlock in talks on an international agreement to slow global warming,” according to Rajendra Pachauri, head of a United Nation panel of climate-change scientists. Negotiators from almost 200 countries will meet in December in Poznan, Poland, to discuss ways to limit CO2, that is to say they will work on a global carbon taxation structure.
|A clip on the phony environmental movement from Alex Jones’ Endgame.|
A global carbon tax is not so much about limiting CO2 as it is a scheme designed to pay for world government and corporate globalization. “The Climate Change Control Bill strongly supported by Obama calls for an international governing regime to monitor and regulate carbon dioxide and ‘carbon footprints’ from discovery, to production, to consumption at a cost of $50 trillion globally and at a cost of $8 trillion for US taxpayers, all to be paid for by a global tax, whose monies will be used to establish a world government body,” writes Patrick Briley.
Obama has worked closely on this global taxation and world government scam under the cover of environmentalism with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Al Gore, and former communist leader Mikhail Gorbachev, an advocate of the so-called Earth Charter and the author of Manifesto for Earth. Brzezinski co-founded the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller in 1973. Rockefeller and fellow globalist Maurice Strong of Canada were instrumental in the creation of the Earth Charter. As noted above, the Sierra Club will play a decisive role in Obama’s administration. The organization takes money from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and is closely aligned with the United Nations Environmental Program. Strong was UNEP’s first executive director.
It is a well documented fact the environmental movement receives huge disbursements from chartered institutions such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, W. Alton Jones Foundation, Turner Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Alfred W. Mellon Foundation, and others, including Bill and Melinda Gates, the Heinz family and the Carnegie Corporation. It is no mistake foundation funded environmental groups are now calling for a global carbon tax structure and an international governing regime to monitor and regulate carbon dioxide, as this serves the plan of their masters well.
An Obama administration will kick this scheme into warp drive and hasten the implementation of a world government of the sort members of the global elite have worked toward for many years. A phony environmental crisis, with carbon emissions playing the role as chief villain, is a perfect storm for the global elite. “We are on the verge of a global transformation,” David Rockefeller once quipped. “All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
Went for a little road ride. On the way home from the farm we had 2 bikes, 2 chainsaws, a 5 gallon bucket of potatoes, a garbage bag full apples, a Mandi and I in our little car.
Mandi and I went to visit my grandma on the "farm" Wednesday. Mandi no longer has a job and I wasn't busy at the shop Wednesday so I through the closed sign up and headed to the farm. G-ma has a 130 acres that once used to be a working farm. Her and my grandpa had horses, cows, chickens, pigs and several acres of gardens. I spent most of my teenage years living with my grandma and grandpa. My grandpa taught me how to hunt, dig ginseng, and most importantly work hard. Since my grandpa pasted away 7 years ago the farm has kind of gone to weeds and brush. I hate to see it happen. I really miss being out in country and will be visiting my grandma more regularly now. There is loads of work to be done and I can't wait to do it.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday Mandi, John and I headed over to Glady WV. The plan was to ride the Highfalls trail up to the Allegheny Trail. Rail the Allegheny trail over to almost Durbin and then head back on the West Fork Rail Trail. We did just that but there was no railing involved. The trail was super slow rolling with loads of blow downs, a couple active timbering sites and one super steep climb after another. A ride that we estimated would take at the most 5 hours took 8! We took nowhere near enough food but lucky for us there was a supported hike going on Sunday. We rolled into the hiker pit stop over near Gaudeneer and they were pretty blown away that we were trying to ride this particular section of the Allegheny in one day. The hikers were taking three days to hike it. Anyway they had food! We loaded up on snackmix and pretzels and headed down the trail. The last 4 miles was the hardest part of the entire trail. Lots of downhill hiking through big totally unrideable misserably big rocks surrounded by the biggest nettles I have ever seen. The only thing indicating any type of trail was the fact that it was blazed. The last half pretty much screws up the entire trail. The rest of the trail was hard and slow rolling but at least it was rideable for the most part. We popped out to the West Fork of Greenbrier waded across and got on the railtrail of the same name. We had 17 miles to go to get back to the car. We just put are heads down and hammered, by hammered I mean about 12 miles per hour. I bonked pretty hard about 5 miles from the car and John and Mandi waited up and drug me into the finish. We picked a few apples at the trail head pigged out and headed home. This particular secton of Allehgeny Trail is 18 miles of continous singletrack with several gnarly downhills and lots and lots of climbing. Overall its a good ride except for the 2 miles of downhill hiking at the end. Will I ride again, probably, after the memory fades.