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Aug. 28, 2014, 8:16 a.m.
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9 yr old shoots gun instructor in head with uzi.

Yup^^^

Sam Scarmardo, who operates the outdoor range in the desert, said Wednesday that the parents had signed waivers saying they understood the rules and were standing nearby, video-recording their daughter, when the accident happened.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/27/girl-uzi-fatal-shooting/

Aug. 27, 2014, 5:43 p.m.
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9 yr old shoots gun instructor in head with uzi.

Awaiting the inevitable NRA response that the public should now arm itself to defend against out of control nine-year olds.

Aug. 27, 2014, 5:32 p.m.
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california drought

They require a huge amount of energy to operate. Energy = $$$$. Where do you get that energy?

A new de-sal plant is opening next year in Carlsbad, and another big one is planned down in Ensenada that may also supply San Diego. But the city here is looking at recovering and treating waste water into potable drinking water. That would cost around 1/6 the cost of desalinated water and will ease capacity at existing waste treatment plants. Not sure how well drinking toilet water will go over down here though. No doubt Brita and the water bottle industry will have a field day with it.

Aug. 27, 2014, 5:12 p.m.
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california drought

Doesn't work so well for the ~12 hours it is dark.

Sometimes it doesn't work so well during the day either

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/23/ivanpah-streamers-big-solar/

Aug. 26, 2014, 4:05 p.m.
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california drought

I couldn't agree more. I'm in LA and am constantly appalled by the terrible attitudes towards conservation and the near total failure to recognize the magnitude of the problem, beyond simply paying lip service to it.

Yup, and no sooner have the politicians told us we need to conserve, they are tripping over each other to approve new subdivisions. Good thing there isn't a drought going on or there might not be water for all those new people. Oh wait….

Check out this view of central San diego. Most of the lighter brown areas have been graded for new homes or will soon be. This is happening all over Socal. https://www.google.com/maps/@32.963717,-117.1721704,8182m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

As trail users we get an extra kick in the nuts. San diego county has the highest concentration of endangered species in the US and developers are required to purchase mitigation land for preservation to offset any loss of endangered species habitat their development causes. Most of the open spaces have trails on them, so we lose once when land is graded and then we lose twice because we are kicked off the mitigation land, since apparently recreation and preservation cannot co-exist. If we're lucky the developer will build us a 10ft wide DG pathway so they and the politicians can pat each other on the back for providing us some "trails".

While Harper and Crusty are doing their best to sell out BC, you guys still have it amazingly good in BC. Everything down here revolves around money and self-entitlement, classic tragedy of the commons. When you start to realize how fucked up California is, its no wonder so many people have selfish attitudes.

Aug. 26, 2014, 10:50 a.m.
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Can anyone recommend a wasp exterminator?

Don't forget to have someone video the whole thing in case it goes horribly wrong

Aug. 15, 2014, 11:40 p.m.
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Must do in Vegas

Renting a car and heading over to Zion National Park for an afternoon is well worth the effort. Only about 2 hr drive, significantly cooler temperature wise than Vegas and the lots of awesome little day hikes to choose from.

Our approach was to get off the Strip during the day and go see stuff outside of the city. Gives you a break from the madness

+1 Except, stop at Over the Edge in Hurricane to rent bikes and go hit Gooseberry Mesa for a couple laps. After two days in Vegas you will be gagging to get the hell out.

Aug. 14, 2014, 11:05 p.m.
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Beer

more like just Russian River, tools, with delicious beer…

I wouldn't say tools, but I would say misguided. They seem to think they are protecting their profits from loss of sales of branded growlers. But they don't seem to consider how many repeat growler fill sales they are losing since many people refuse to buy additional growlers. I would buy fills at many of them but SD is up to 92 breweries now with 30+ more in planning. I won't buy anymore growlers so only the ones I own or those brave enough to fill others/blank growlers will get my business.

Aug. 14, 2014, 9:07 p.m.
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Arbutus Corridor-CP Rail vs Gardens

First world problems…

No doubt, but CP Rail can still go eat a big fat hard cock. Nevermind of course that the land was probably gifted to them and is unprofitable for rail use or else train traffic never would have stopped.

And railway police are notorious assholes, probably been waiting to kick these no good community gardeners out their whole careers.

Aug. 14, 2014, 9 p.m.
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Beer

Battle lives for his work. Brewers talk about receiving approvals at all hours of the day and night; notices from the federal government coming in at 5 a.m., or 1 a.m.

“We kid about it a lot, but if there’s an airstrike in Washington, he’s the guy grabbing his work to go to a bunker to keep his production up,” said a source who has worked with Battle.

While you can fault the guy for being too anal, it is refreshing to see a bureaucrat who digs his job and works his ass off to keep production up. He could easily be like the DMV - just as anal but you would not see your label for months because fuck it, its time for my cigarette. And whoops, now its 4pm time to go home. Puttin' in the big hours!

Not to be outdone California has its own agency which also must approve all labels. One more layer of red tape though I haven't heard it to be too onerous except that they have left sufficient ambiguity in labeling that numerous breweries will fill only their own growlers, even though this is apparently not the law at all.

Aug. 7, 2014, 8:19 a.m.
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Malaysian Airlines plane 'Shot down' in Ukraine

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/ukraine-imf-agriculture-2014731945562212.html

Interesting article. I wonder if it is the IMF and World Bank that is behind Harper fucking up Canada.

July 7, 2014, 10:01 a.m.
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Camping spots down to NorCal

Here are a few places I've been that I think are worthwhile. Depending which way you drive down and return you may be able to hit some inland stuff as well. The coast drive is a lot slower than you might think especially during summer so you may want to take I5 back north or hit part of the coast down and part back up. Personally I'd try to spend as much time as far away as possible. NorCal coast is pretty amazing and a long haul to get to. I'd spend as much time there as possible. If you can make it over to the Sierras that would make the trip even better.

Away from the OR coast but still worthwhile:

North Umpqua Trail east of Roseburg OR. Trail is awesome for biking and has some great waterfalls for the family to check out. I've stayed at Horseshoe Bend campground. The Dread [HTML_REMOVED] Terror trail segment is amazing. The Calf-Panther-Mott segments are also good. http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/roseburg/recreation/umpquatrails/

Ashland OR - ride the Super D course. Ashland Mtn Advantures runs shuttles. Highly worth while. My favorite brewery, Caldera is here. If you go this way you can check out Mt Shasta on the drive into/out of CA. Very scenic and there is riding (look up the Entertainer Trail)

Crater Lake (National Park).

CA Coast:

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park/Redwood National Park have some nice campgrounds. Beautiful area, and this is one of the few National Parks in the US that has a couple trails you can bike on - Ossagon Trail down to the beach for a 20mile loop (worth it). There is a herd of elk that live on the beach.

Humboldt Redwoods State park has campgrounds and big trees as well. Drive the Avenue of the Giants off the main highway. There is riding on Look Prairie Thornton Loop.

Check out the Lost Coast / King Range between Shelter Cove and Garberville. Camping at Tolkan Campground or get a cabin in Shelter Cove. Very cool area, very wild coast. There is a bike skills park and Paradise Royale Trail right at the campground. The paved road is very twisty so if your trailer is big this might not work. Trail is very worth while with some jumps and features (ride clockwise).
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata/kingrange/mountain_bike_trail.html
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata/kingrange/campground.html

Mendocino / Fort Bragg is a cool area with lots of camping and tons of riding. North Coast Brewing is here. Hendy Woods State Park on Hwy 128 is nice as well (no riding).

New Brighton State Beach in Santa Cruz is pretty nice. Not cheap and you can pay extra for a premium site overlooking the ocean. I've stayed here, as well as Henry Cowell State Park. Both are good.

CA inland. If you can make it that far Lake Tahoe is incredible. Both the riding and the scenery. Tons to do and see. You could drive over Tioga Pass in Yosemite (Hwy 120) or Sonora Pass (Hwy 108) and then up to Tahoe. Sonora pass has excellent biking, tons of camping. Yosemite would be a zoo but still worth seeing. Then head north to Tahoe. Downieville would be on your way back out as well.

There is way too much to fit into one trip so you will just have to come back! I can help with more specific info rides if you are interested in any of the places above. Have fun….

July 2, 2014, 1:51 p.m.
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Highway/speed review....

Not gonna change the drive to Whistler that much. The guy going 60 in the 80 zone will still do 60, now he will just speed up to 120 each time you get to a place you can pass.

June 30, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
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2013 - 2014 Canucks

Gagner/Purcell swap doesn't sound bad. But then the Lightning turn around and trade Gagner + Crombeen for a 6th rounder? That is not much of a return for a half decent goal scorer.

May 19, 2014, 6:28 p.m.
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Stream Hockey with VLC Media Player

Thanks I'll try that. Who knows what mal ware those christians will try to slip onto my computer

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