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March 17, 2018, 11:57 p.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Re: clouds. 

I checked the images. Of course I have seen it. It can be observwd rather regularly. 

But I do not think that the type of cloud we are talking about here is literally behind the sun or moon, rather it has to do with the 'density' of said cloud.

March 15, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

1. Ok, get it...sort of. Really have to get my head around this one. Question: If the stars were in the same place how do the Falt Earthers explain that the stars are moving? We all know the images where a camera is set up in such a way that it ends up taking a picture of a night sky with the stars literally "drawing circles", as a result from long exposure.

2. Why should I? Too tired for that one... :shrug:

3. Never seen clouds behind the moon as well. But what is definitely missing in the theory about the reflection of the sun light is that the universe is a pretty cold place, and that a cover of clouds always results in a warmer environment, compare to the temps in the deserts. Sahara nights can be pretty cold I have heard. And quite often there is a definite difference in temp if cover vs no cover at night. So...the moon should be so warm that it reflects the warmth of the sun - which does not really work I suppose.
Heat up a rock and observe how rapidly it cools down. Same with the moon. Just because the sun warms it, it does not have any cloud cover or atmosphere so that the heat is retained, and a big part of the earth's cosy temperature has to do with how the atmospheric system (for the lack of a better word, since I am an absolute layman) retains the heat.

March 14, 2018, 6:02 a.m.
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Re: Post here when you fall off your bike

No stories to tell, been on the mend more or less since a pretty bad herniated disc L5S1 on my left side. A lot of spinning on my indoor set up this past winter, went for a road ride yesterday with a whopping 600m of ascending. Up until yesterday I only road on float cycle paths and really tried to avoid hills or climbs.

March 14, 2018, 5:56 a.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Is not gravitational theory trying to explain that due to the mass of rotating earth every object is influenced by the mass and therefore by gravity?

Re: the horizon - I think that the earth is so huge that a height of a commercial flight is simply not high enough to notice the curvature, my guess.

And....I have never seen clouds behind the sun and if I ever should I'd assume an optical illusion because of the light from the sun.

March 11, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
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Re: NSMB 4.0

Posted by: Hepcat

Cheers!

Holy shit the button is up.

Along with another one, sweet.

March 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
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Re: Bell, Giro and the AR-15

Gotham, thank you for wanting one.

:thumbsup:

March 11, 2018, 12:56 p.m.
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Re: NSMB 4.0

Seems that it is, seems that it is. 

Pinkbike is awash with posts and whatnot, you name it, this forum that was once a real gold mine, a treasure trove....almost dead.

March 11, 2018, 10 a.m.
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Re: Bell, Giro and the AR-15

Posted by: gotham

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: gotham

It just pisses me off that MEC, a Canadian co. Is wading into this mess. It just smacks to me of Canucks somehow thinking they can solve Muricas problems.

Maybe you are right, maybe it is time to step up the 'game' of responsibility on a broader scope and scale than those silly borders suggest?

Now that's an interesting response. I hadn't considered this. So you're suggesting that one country could adopt a mentorship over countries plagued with problems?

Interesting response from yourself as well.

Now...In my opinion (which does not account for much, I daresay) this sort of debate has been going on since the day the first coffee and banana farmers went fairtrade, the first people tried to change the working conditions of people in places like Bangladesh.

A bit far fetched maybe, but I think it all boils down to responsibility and buying as conscious as possible.

You are right of course, no country should adopt said mentorship, history is rife with examples gone really wrong - but I still think that I as an outsider have the choice to actively support the politics and fearmongering of the NRA rather indirectly via buying products from companies owned by Vista Outdoor, or not.

And as both a father and a teacher I choose to not do this. It all boils down to choices as always.

A rather straightforward example from a slightly different context: Desmond Tutu once said that the only way to show that RSA was wrong in its policies of apartheid was to simply refrain from buying SA products.

This is a mere example from a different context, so please refrain from spinning it in any way, but an example that shows how change can happen.

And I really think that the debate about US gun culture has to start to be objective and rational. Call me arrogant or foolhardy, if you like. 

And yes, I personally know hunters, military personnel and people who like to shoot at ranges. No problem there but the whole debate in the US has gone wrong, as Uncle Dave has pointed out.

So, is your question answered?

March 9, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
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Re: Bell, Giro and the AR-15

Posted by: gotham

It just pisses me off that MEC, a Canadian co. Is wading into this mess. It just smacks to me of Canucks somehow thinking they can solve Muricas problems.

Maybe you are right, maybe it is time to step up the 'game' of responsibility on a broader scope and scale than those silly borders suggest?

March 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
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Re: A picture for the haters

That is just really smart foreign policies. Nothing really fancy, I think.

March 9, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Yeah, kinda works but....sigh.... nevermind. Had a rather challenging week so....well....whatever.

March 8, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

How do Flat Earth people explain flying in an airoplane 'around' the world?

Obvious answer is you're simply going across it, not around it.

Look at the UN logo itself, that's the supposed Flat Earf. Could explain why most trans-continental flights go across the North Pole.

Yeah...got it.

A flat earth does not explain the various ocean's currents or streams though, does it?

How would it not explain it?

Seriously? Oh, come on.

March 7, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Why does a globe have four corners?

Your globe has four corners? Must be a Canadian thing? Amazing....hihi.

March 7, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

How do Flat Earth people explain flying in an airoplane 'around' the world?

Obvious answer is you're simply going across it, not around it.

Look at the UN logo itself, that's the supposed Flat Earf. Could explain why most trans-continental flights go across the North Pole.

Yeah...got it. 

A flat earth does not explain the various ocean's currents or streams though, does it?

March 7, 2018, 12:05 p.m.
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Re: Riding near Los Angeles

Hey Poz,

Never been there but why not give the guy who runs theradavist.com a shout? I think he lives in tje greater LA area.

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