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By Bandit, Barry Green, Sam, Bob T., Rogue,, Double D, Jeff Najar, the Redhead, Laura, RFR, Wayfarer and the whole crew

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I wake up with the craziest thoughts. I watched Chris Kristofferson’s documentary about the Past and the Future and of course Climate Change and Man. His experts contend that fossil fuels will be around for a long time. But he asks that we try to do something to help. That was the confusing part. Did he mean drive one less car or buy one less motorcycle?

I had a friend in Australia who thought he had a formula to take old tires and anything plastic and turn it into pure diesel fuel. Imagine if that worked. It would change the trash landscape of the world.

Okay, so the Climate has been changing forever. Really, forever. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for climate change. So, ponder this for a minute. The climate is changing, and we have eliminated fossil fuels. Suddenly, the electrical grids are down, and we can’t get supplies to people who need them. We can’t leave our city because of an earthquake, because we can’t drive or ride our motorcycles.

Fossil fuels and the oil industry support everything from your freedom to ride and travel to medical supplies. We should be damn proud of the industry and hammer the government about an improved infrastructure for a growing population.

Let’s hit the news.

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Biker Lives Matter would like to Thank Bandit at for being the first of our motorcycle media friends to let all know about our new Safety Organization on his blog and for the flow of new members that it has generated.

Thank You Born To Ride

Please look in other motorcycle publications for news in upcoming issues.

As others in the motorcycle safety and rights organizations are finding out about us it is good to see their names on the membership list. And we thank them for letting others know about us.

Those of us working hard to make Biker Lives Matter welcome all who have joined, you are the backbone of what we are working for and we appreciate the confidence you have placed in us. Please continue to invite others you know.

We are still in the early stages of making Biker Lives Matter a name in the world of motorcycling and as we work with other more established organizations, we will continue to support them and feel we will be able to help with some of the things they have been working on as we move forward.

Something us old gear heads say all the time, we aren’t trying to re-invent the wheel just want to rub on it and make it a little better, that is what our goals are here.


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NEWS FROM THE CLIMATE DEPOT--10 Of 10 Coastal Antarctic Stations Show Zero Warming Over Past Decades.

Failed Scientists Need To Resign

By Kirye
and Pierre Gosselin

Update: Another coastal station has been added: Novolazarevsk, so it’s 11 stations.

Over the past few years, climate alarmists have increasingly been resorting to weather-ambulance chasing, which has necessitated the trotting of the globe in the search of weather anomalies to behold as proof of man-made climate change.

But one place they have been avoiding like the plague is Antarctica as a number of studies have been showing the opposite of what was predicted earlier has been happening down at the South Pole, except for volcanic activity beneath parts of the Antarctic ice shelf.

Analysis of Antarctic stations show cooling

Today we look at 10 Antarctic stations under operation in Antarctica, scattered along the Antarctic coastline and operated by various countries. These are not impacted by volcanic activity:

With the 2018 data in, now is a good time to look at the long-term temperature trends of these stations. We do know that Antarctic sea ice extent has seen an impressive upward trend over the past 40 years, and so tells us cooling may be at play:

Antarctic sea ice has gained steadily over the past 40 years. Chart: Comiso et al, 2017

What follows are annual mean temperature charts of each of the 10 Antarctic stations unimpacted by volcanic activity.
Butler Island and Neumayer

Both show a clear downward trend:


Halley as well shows a downward station since 1956:

Syowa and Casey

Data from the Japan operated Syowa station and the Australia Casey stations both show no trend since 1961. Here we see no signs of any warming:

So far not a single station remote of volcanic activity has shown any warming.

The Davis station data go back 35 years and show a flat trend (very slight cooling in fact). No warming has been detected there since the great global warming scare began in the 1980s. So far 6 of the 6 stations plotted show no warming over the last several decades.


This Antarctic station shows a definite cooling trend over the past 30 years:


The Mirnyl station has been recording temperature data since 1967, i.e. more than half a century. It too is statistically flat, even showing a very slight cooling trend:

Dumont D’Urvi and Mawson

Both D’Urvi and Mawson Antarctic stations have recorded data going back to the 1950s. As the following chart tells us, there’s been no warming at these two long term stations as well.


This station has not seen any warming in 40 years. Instead the trend has been cooling.
None show warming

In summary, not single Antarctic coastal station shows warming, with most showing cooling. Now you know why the climate change ambulance chasers have been silent about this remote, vastly undisturbed continent.
South Shetland Islands

Next we look at the annual temperatures of the 5 stations of the South Shetland Islands (located in the Antarctic Ocean).

They too show no warming since 1993. Centro http://Met.An , Marsh has had no warming trend since 1977. Where’s the warming? There certainly isn’t any at the South Pole.

Antarctic seas cooling, new study shows

Finally a fresh comprehensive study by Zhous et al also tells us that summertime sea surface temperatures (SSTs) all around Antarctic coast have been COOLING.

This is really inconvenient news for the global warming alarmists. Just when they predicted the South Pole would warm and start a dramatic melting, the opposite has in fact happened.

Grand failure as grounds for dismissal

It’s time to dismiss these alarmists as complete failures. They should be fired permanently, and never be allowed to practice science again. Their failed predictions have led the global community on a wild policy goose chase that has cost hundreds of billions of dollars and set back progress in the developing countries by many years.

I didn't code all the charts, but you can check them on Climate Depot.--Bandit



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NEW FROM BROCK’S PERFORMANCE--Upside-Down forks for your Dyna, FXR or Sportster

With Triple Trees from Brock’s Performance, installing sport-bike fork assemblies in a Harley-Davidson becomes a straightforward bolt-on project. Cut from 6061 T6 billet aluminum, the triple trees are designed to mate a set of Hayabusa fork tubes with Harley-Davidson Dynas, FXRs, and Sportsters. A reversible lower triple tree, and available fork extensions make it easy to adjust the ride height of your bike.

If you’re looking for quicker turn-in, faster stopping, improved handling in the twisties and overall improved riding performance, a set of upside-down forks with the matching rotors and calipers, should be at the top of your list. By sourcing the fork assembly from eBay, the whole project can be done on a budget.

With a little help from one of Brock’s information pages, installing an upside-down fork assembly in your ride is a one-afternoon project that can easily be done in your garage or shop.

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BIKERNET GUN NUT REPORT--Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling May Spell Trouble for Pittsburgh Gun Control Laws


The Pennsylvania supreme court handed down an important decision on Friday in the case of Commonwealth v. Hicks. The court ruled that the mere possession of a firearm — carried either openly or concealed — does not constitute reasonable suspicion of a crime. That’s something that should go without saying, but that’s not the world in which we live.

The ruling invalidated justifications police departments were using for “stop-and-frisk” checks of individuals based solely on the fact that they were in possession of a firearm.

The court wrote:

Although the carrying of a concealed firearm is unlawful for a person statutorily prohibited from firearm ownership or for a person not licensed to do so, see 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 6105-06, there is no way to ascertain an individual’s licensing status, or status as a prohibited person, merely by his outward appearance.

As a matter of law and common sense, a police officer observing an unknown individual can no more identify whether that individual has a license in his wallet than discern whether he is a criminal.

Unless a police officer has prior knowledge that a specific individual is not permitted to carry a concealed firearm, and absent articulable facts supporting reasonable suspicion that a firearm is being used or intended to be used in a criminal manner, there simply is no justification for the conclusion that the mere possession of a firearm, where it lawfully may be carried, is alone suggestive of criminal activity.

The Firearms Policy Coalition, which wrote an amicus brief in the case, issued this press release . . .

HARRISBURG, PA (May 31, 2019) — Today, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court issued a significant 53-page majority opinion in the criminal appeal of Commonwealth v. Hicks. Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) filed an important coalition amicus brief cited by the Court supporting Hicks in December of 2017, alongside Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and seven Members of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. The Court’s decision, concurring opinions, and the FPC/FPF amicus brief can be viewed at

At issue was whether someone’s carrying of a firearm could be used as reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct, and thus justification for police to conduct a “stop-and-frisk” of the gun owner. The court ruled in Hicks that such searches and seizures, in the absence of other evidence are completely unlawful.

The coalition’s brief, which was relied on heavily in the majority opinion, argued that the Pennsylvania and federal constitutions prohibit searches and seizures based on a suspicion of criminal activity due to carrying a firearm.

According to the brief, “As protected by the Second and Fourth Amendments to the United States Constitution and the Pennsylvania Constitution . . . the mere open or conceal carrying of a firearm cannot establish reasonable articulable suspicion of criminal conduct, in the absence of additional indicia of unlawful activity.”

The Court agreed, noting “that the government may not target and seize specific individuals without any particular suspicion of wrongdoing, then force them to prove that they are not committing crimes.”

“Hicks’ position is supported by several amici curiae, including Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Firearms Owners Against Crime, the Firearms Policy Coalition, and the Firearms Policy Foundation.

Hicks’ amici argue that the Robinson rule is contrary to this Court’s precedent and to the general teachings of the Supreme Court of the United States’ Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. Amici further point to numerous decisions of the courts of other states and federal appellate courts that have addressed the specific question at issue here, and which have held that mere possession of a concealed firearm provides no basis for an investigative detention,” Supreme Court Justice Wecht wrote for the majority.

FPC President and FPF Chairman Brandon Combs hailed the decision. “Stop-and-frisk practices that harass gun owners who carry for lawful purposes including self-defense, like the one at the core of this case, are unconstitutional, bad public policy, and dangerous,” explained Combs. “We are thrilled that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania agreed with these fundamental principles and issued such an incredibly positive decision in favor of constitutional rights.”

Kim Stolfer, president of FOAC, was also delighted with the ruling. “We are thrilled to have participated in this case. The Commonwealth’s position, that the ‘mere sight’ of a firearm, with no criminal act, ‘justifies’ arrest and detention at gunpoint, is constitutionally repugnant and unjustified. Today the Court rightly held as much.”

Joshua Prince, author of the coalition’s brief, said that “the Court, in dismissing the Commonwealth’s position, declared that to permit investigative detention solely to determine whether someone is properly licensed is ‘ultimately untenable, because it would allow a manifestly unacceptable range of ordinary activity to, by itself, justify Terry stops.’”

“This ruling rightly puts an end to abusive, non-justifiable searches of law-abiding gun owners, and it should be relished by all those who support the fundamental rights enshrined in our Constitution,” Prince concluded.

But there’s more to the ruling than the Fourth Amendment implications of the ruling.

This ruling is especially significant in light of the Pittsburgh ordinances — the mayor et al. acknowledge that Pennsylvania state law prohibits their activities, but they are pushing anyway on the hope that the state Supreme Court will overrule the state law precluding cities from passing such ordinances.

That would be a real shame.

--Truth About Guns


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very productive or creative intellectually: the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance.


... he possesses a fecund imagination able to spin out one successful series after another ....

-- John Koblin, "As the Streaming Wars Heat Up, Ryan Murphy Cashes In," New York Times, February 14, 2018


The English adjective fecund ultimately comes from Latin fecundus “fertile, productive,” used of humans, animals, and plants. The first syllable fe- is a Latin development of the Proto-Indo-European root dhe(i)- “to suck, suckle.” From fe- Latin forms the derivatives felix “fruitful, productive, fortunate, blessed, lucky” (source of the English name Felix and felicity), femina “woman” (originally a feminine participle meaning “suckling”), fetus “parturition, birth, conception, begetting, young (plant or animal), child,” and filius and filia “son” and “daughter,” respectively (and source of filial). Dhe(i)- appears in Greek as the(i)-, as in thêsthai “to suckle” and thel? “nipple, teat” (an element of the uncommon English noun thelitis “inflammation of the nipple”).

Fecund entered English in the 15th century.

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