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Jan. 20, 2010, 6:09 a.m.
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RIP Kate McGarrigle

1946-2010

Dec. 27, 2009, 6:24 a.m.
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Diary of an Interesting Year

by Helen Simpson

Dec. 13, 2009, 3:31 p.m.
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Canada, so much to go for!

Annual pickup bonanza tomorrow!

Oct. 21, 2009, 7:16 p.m.
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Message from the Gyre

Midway

Necropsy

Oct. 5, 2009, 11:57 a.m.
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Night time trailbuilding on Burnaby mountain?

There was a big US Destroyer down at Lonsdale Quay for a few days ….

Jayzuz! At least that pimp Agnes Thom is no longer hustling……

Sept. 2, 2009, 6:52 p.m.
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EX AG Kills Cyclist

http://www.breitbart.tv/caught-on-tape-state-lawmaker-runs-red-light-runs-over-cyclist/

Aug. 20, 2009, 2:58 p.m.
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The Maltese Double Cross

Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi has arrived in Libya to a hero's welcome after he was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds.

He arrived Thursday evening at a military airport on the outskirts of Tripoli, where thousands of Libyan youths greeted him along with a military band. Dressed in a dark suit and tie, al-Megrahi left the airport with the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a convoy of all-white vehicles.

Al-Megrahi's return was a landmark event in Libya, where many people see him as an innocent victim scapegoated by the West.

Al-Megrahi has maintained his innocence and was allowed to appeal his conviction in 2007 following a Scottish judicial panel ruling that he may have suffered a "miscarriage of justice" in his 2001 trial.

Al-Megrahi's lawyers argued that British and American officials ignored witness statements and interfered with evidence suggesting the bombing was an Iranian-financed plot carried out by Palestinians.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/08/20/lockerbie-megrahi-scotland-bomber846.html

The Maltese Double Cross (1994) [Pan Am 103 Bombing Cover-up by the CIA]

June 23, 2009, 6:36 p.m.
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did you guys know nixon wanted mixed race babies to be aborted?

He also killed Heath Care.

Hello HMO's

HMO's were Bob Haldemans bright idea. Nixon of course, loved a money maker.

June 22, 2009, 12:54 p.m.
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Election in Iran

A Hard Look at the Numbers

June 21, 2009, 10:25 p.m.
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Election in Iran

"The claim is made that Ahmadinejad stole the election, because the outcome was declared too soon after the polls closed for all the votes to have been counted. However, Mousavi declared his victory several hours before the polls closed. This is classic CIA destabilization designed to discredit a contrary outcome. It forces an early declaration of the vote. The longer the time interval between the preemptive declaration of victory and the release of the vote tally, the longer Mousavi has to create the impression that the authorities are using the time to fix the vote. It is amazing that people don[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;t see through this trick.

On May 23, 2007, Brian Ross and Richard Esposito reported on ABC News: [HTML_REMOVED]#8220;The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert [HTML_REMOVED]#8220;black[HTML_REMOVED]#8221; operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell ABC News.[HTML_REMOVED]#8221;

On May 27, 2007, the London Telegraph independently reported: [HTML_REMOVED]#8220;Mr. Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilize, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs.[HTML_REMOVED]#8221;

A few days previously, the Telegraph reported on May 16, 2007, that Bush administration neocon warmonger John Bolton told the Telegraph that a US military attack on Iran would [HTML_REMOVED]#8220;be a [HTML_REMOVED]#8216;last option[HTML_REMOVED]#8217; after economic sanctions and attempts to foment a popular revolution had failed.[HTML_REMOVED]#8221;

On June 29, 2008, Seymour Hersh reported in the New Yorker: [HTML_REMOVED]#8220;Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;s religious leadership.[HTML_REMOVED]#8221;

The protests in Tehran no doubt have many sincere participants. The protests also have the hallmarks of the CIA orchestrated protests in Georgia and Ukraine. It requires total blindness not to see this."

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration.

http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts06192009.html

Total blindness…………………

June 18, 2009, 12:28 a.m.
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Tyaughton Lakes.....?

I couldn't think of a stupider bike to use on Warner Lake and a shittier way to waste the trail but hey whatever, it's his money to waste.

So yeah, ROLLING single-track it is. He just didn't know, and thought that if there were just 2 or 3 climbs and the rest mostly d/h he could get away w/it.
Your comment clarifies things succinctly. :lol: Thank you!

18 people will be a gongshow.

:agree: More than I'd be comfortable with. It'll be a learning experience for them. :rolleyes:

bwdik

:???:

June 17, 2009, 11:45 p.m.
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Tyaughton Lakes.....?

OK I just did some mucking around and found reference to Tyaxair in one of Counselor Lau's posts.
Must be the Warner Lake tour @ 40km Buddies friends were telling him about….."rolling single track".

June 17, 2009, 8:50 p.m.
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Tyaughton Lakes.....?

Buddy has a chance to do a b/c ride but all he's got to ride is his Big Hit.

Here's the details but they're sketchy:

They're paying $140.00ea for the flight in (there's apparently 18 peeps),
The route out is 60km in length.

He figures, as a working bike courier, he can survive on said bike by adding a telescoping seat pillar and mounting some single ply 2.35s.

IF….there aren't too many beyond category (heh) sustained climbs.

How many fly out ride back tours can there be in the area anyways? Somebody musta' done this one (I'm thinkin' that semi-retired lawyerin' playboy who posts here all the time w/the pretty pictures complete/w climbing graphs?).

Maps, info or anecdotal evidence appreciated……. :)

Sept. 23, 2008, 1:08 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountian Trail Day September 13.

Oh I see. The braid was in before I "discovered" Lower Snake.

Sept. 22, 2008, 7:38 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountian Trail Day September 13.

Yes thanks very much to the folks that went out and buffed up Lower Snake! :clap:

One question though, there's a place where it used to go straight but now dips right around a tree and then back up to the original line.
This was done for: variety, a speed check, environmental concerns?
Just wondering……..Cheers

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