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Posted on October 10 at 6:56 a.m.

Harley, great articles. As one who is not so interested in economics but a core sociologist, you put a sociological spin on the economics that makes the whole thing super enjoyable and educational.

In these moments of change you describe, is it sort of like abandoning the timing of running races. You still have winners and losers, one runner strong than another in a specific race, but no perspective to runners in other races or in the evolution of the event. Today's runners may well be way slower (read weaker currency) than yesterday's, you'll never know. - AB in Santa Barbara and Bali

On The End of the Gold Standard

Posted on October 6 at 8:31 a.m.

Another tip. If you "just need to run in and eat a taco" and have no lock. As long as you can keep the bike in sight, shift it into your biggest (hardest) gear and leave the bike upside down in front of the shop window. (wheels in the air)

Keep your eyes on it, and if someone goes for the swipe, you'll be out the front door before they can flip it over and pedal. And when they do try and turn the cranks, big gear/no speed = stall.

Most likely, they will just dump the bike and run.

Then, grab the bike, upshift, pedal, catch them, and hit them on the head with your fish taco. - AB

On My Bike Was Stolen

Posted on October 6 at 8:27 a.m.

A super core option, pull the fork and on the steerer tube

(this is the tube that begins at the top of the fork and runs into/through the head tube, connecting to the stem)

tape a piece of paper with owner info/contacts. If it's a higher end bike, most likely it will end up in a bike shop and if the wrench pulls the forks, you're getting your bike back. - AB

On My Bike Was Stolen

Posted on August 24 at 1:47 a.m.

He reinforces racism.

On Ringleader of Gang Attack Sentenced to Probation, Time Served

Posted on August 16 at 5:32 p.m.

American government (police, courts, senators etc) no longer is there for the people. -AB in SB

On Man Sentenced to Two Years for Hit-and-Run Spree

Posted on June 22 at 4:22 p.m.

Yeah, I agree. Let's make all drugs legal because they only harm the user. Create tons of heroin/meth/crack addicts who become 100% unproductive for society and can do nothing but sit in the bathroom and use school tax dollars to support their habit. Sounds great. -AB in Bali & Santa Barbara

On The War on Drugs 40 Years Later

Posted on June 22 at 4:16 p.m.

In Singapore, he would be hung within weeks. While I don't agree with capital punishment, it's tough to discount the fact that Singapore drug use has dropped buy huge numbers every year for the past 8 years. Currently, down to 2,000 addicts in a city/state the size of Los Angeles. Death to drug traffikers and mandatory rehab (not jail) to users. This meth dealer (and all other dealers) destroy the communities that others work so hard on to make nice.

On Meth Trafficker Sentenced to More than 15 Years in Prison

Posted on June 17 at 9:41 p.m.

When was the last time Solar/Wind/GeoTherm Energy caused a man-made disaster?

An area 17 times larger than Manhattan is now a "no-live" zone post Japan nuke disaster, and the site is rated worse than Chernobyl. Nuclear dust from the episode is being found in car air filters as far away as Seattle. Add to that, the 9.0 Indian Ocean quake was followed 3 months later with an 8.5 aftershock and the core heat will take 2 years to cool means it's only gonna get way worse.

There is a reason Diablo rhymes with Dodo. - AB in SB and Bali

On Diablo Canyon Safe, Say Nuclear Regulators

Posted on April 20 at 7:24 p.m.

"Kids home yet?"
"No, they stayed late at school to help club some baby seals."
"I'm so proud of them."

On Council Duo Suffocates Plastic-Bag Ban

Posted on April 20 at 7:23 p.m.

"What's for dinner?"
"Whale sandwiches."
"Oh boy, my favorite!"

On Council Duo Suffocates Plastic-Bag Ban

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