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I want everyone to have a splendid New Year full of prosperity, fun, love and adventures. Sure, there might be a stumbling block here or there, but nothing you can’t overcome quickly and move on to your next success, accomplishment or new bike. Just remember, don’t stop and never give up.

One from 1997 ride to Sturgis - the wrecking crew. By Mark Lonsdale
One from 1997 ride to Sturgis - the wrecking crew. By Mark Lonsdale

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NEW YORK CLUB HOUSE NEWS--Deliveryman beaten after parking in front of Hells Angels clubhouse

A deliveryman was beaten early Monday when he parked his car in front of motorcycles outside the Hells Angels’ East Village clubhouse, police sources said.

The 22-year-old was dropping off food to a different location on East Third Street between First and Second avenues around 2 a.m. when he stopped his car in front of the motorcycle club, police said.

A stranger in his 60s approached the driver and told him he couldn’t park in front of the hogs, but the deliveryman continued with the drop-off, law enforcement sources said.

When he returned to his car, two other men approached. One held him by the neck while the other sucker-punched him in the face, the sources added.

The victim suffered minor facial injuries but did not need to be taken to the hospital.

The Hells Angels have zealously protected the parking spaces outside their clubhouse.

In December 2016, a prospective Hells Angels member shot a man in the gut after he moved an orange traffic cone that was holding a parking spot outside the clubhouse.

The assault case against Anthony Iovenitti, 52, was dismissed after he died of an aneurysm while on a motorcycle trip in September 2017.

By Tina Moore and Stephanie Pagones

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NEW GALLERY IN THE CANTINA--Billy Lane brought his Son's of Speed show to Sturgis once again in 2018. Using a hand carved dirt tract at the Full Throttle, he and his fellow racers defied death, literally, running these classic motorcycles on a very rough, hardened, dirt track. If they had fallen they would clearly get ripped to shreds.

Enjoy the pics.

--Jack McIntrye
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To keep Bikernet moving forward in the New Year, we've shuffled things around a bit. We have decided to shut down all major advertising sales and will move all of Bikernet's impressive library and 24 years of archived editorial content into Bandit’s Cantina, Bikernet's subscription-supported section.

We will however keep the Bikernet Blog active daily and accessible for free. All major content will be expanded into the Cantina.

So, from a business side here’s how it will work for the New Year. We will continue to build great content featuring the Weekly News, a variety of features and tech articles.

Our readers can stay abreast of all the action on Bikernet by joining the Cantina for as little as $24 yearly or $39 for two years. They will also receive a special package containing an assortment of Bikernet goodies and bling.

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All the best for 2019
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“Biker Belles represents many positive elements of the motorcycle community - encouragement, empowerment, mentorship and charity. When we created the event in 2009, we’d hoped it would change people’s lives for the better, and it’s amazing to see nearly a decade later how much it truly has.

“Each year the passion, diversity and spirit of this group has inspired amazing and unexpected connections and growth among participants and the community as a whole. I can’t wait to see where the Biker Belles takes us in the years to come, and I hope you will join us on the journey."

- Toni Woodruff, Biker Belles Program Manager


DIRECT FROM OUR AUSTRALIAN CONNECTION-- To clear up any misunderstandings that have already arisen: what I have written is not to be meant in any party-political sense.

They are all drinking from the same “cool aid”. Just some are taking it full strength and undiluted whereas others have watered it down and some others have added there own particular ideological poison to give it a boost. Their differences are reflected in the differing attitudes they take to addressing the “ problem”. My attitude is that this is not the problem needing to be addressed.

The issue is simple. Allowing that there is global warming (I accept there is), and if the CO2 molecule does not and cannot do what is claimed for it, then what is the cause? Is it possible to make significant, cost effective and timely changes to counter it? Are we better to expend our finite resources on amelioration and preparation?

King Canute couldn’t hold back the tide and I don’t believe we can stop gradual, cyclical climate change. We can though be prepared to live with it.

I’m asked if I accept that there is a greenhouse affect and does it contribute to warming? Answer yes. Of the three main greenhouse gases, water, methane and carbon dioxide, CO2 is the least and virtually insignificant.

The challenge I put to all who hold a belief in the “science” of anthropogenic CO2 causing global warming is this: Show me your peer reviewed hard scientific evidence that simply relates to the properties and physics of the CO2 molecule.

Political statements, emotion and computer models don’t qualify as scientific.

Bold, often alarming statements not backed by evidence don’t qualify as scientific proof.

Consensus is not science, and historically the majority can be, and often are, just plain wrong.

Einstein, Copernicus and Galileo held to opinions that were considered heretical in their day.

You don’t need to be a scientist yourself to notice and comment on the lack of scientific papers presented by the proponents of anthropogenic global warming, particularly supporting the case for the part CO2 plays in creating warming. There is none I can find in the public domain.

Because they won’t and can’t proves the whole international climate change movement is a sham built on a lie, and we, the people, need to force the perpetrators to answer for it.

A grass roots insurrection is essential, peaceful, reasoned, objective, decent, orderly and nonjudgmental - based on facts not emotion.

Time is running out. Much damage has already been done. Now is the time to “Wake Up Australia.”

--Ray Russell
Senior Advisor


The Lone Star Rally is by far one of the largest rallies in the United States! Estimates hit 400,000 people, and 300,000 motorcycles. It is definitely Texas' answer to Sturgis. Southern hospitality at its absolute finest.


--Michael Cupp
Grand Marshall Editor
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In November 2017, Alexa started her second five-foot by five-foot original painting which has now become my favorite!

Her choice in colors and subject matter are only a fraction of why I love this piece. Its story and her year-long struggle to create it are what had me fall in love with it.

How It Began

As you may remember, Alexa was commissioned to do her own version of Marilyn Monroe in an Andy Warhol style. The owner of the original wanted it to be 5' x 5' and the canvas that Alexa purchased for it came in a pack of two.

So here she was with an extra blank canvas the size of half her house.

She knew she needed to use it before a sharp object found it, but what? What could she paint as such a large scale?

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2018 SAW A GLOBAL REVOLT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES--Cheers! 2018 Saw A Global Revolt Against ‘Climate Change Policies’

2018 saw a global revolt against policies aimed at fighting global warming. Australia, Canada, France and the U.S. have all seen push back against global warming policies.

That included weeks of riots in France against planned carbon tax increases
Despite increasingly apocalyptic warnings from U.N. officials, 2018 has seen a number of high-profile defeats for policies aimed at fighting global warming. Politicians and voters pushed back at attempts to raise energy prices as part of the climate crusade.

It started in June with election of Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Ontario residents overwhelmingly voted Ford’s conservative coalition into power on a platform that included axing the Canadian province’s cap-and-trade program.

Ford said his first priority upon taking office would be to “cancel the Liberal cap-and-trade carbon tax.” Ford then joined a legal challenge led by Saskatchewan against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s policy of a central government-imposed carbon tax on provinces that don’t have their own.

Carbon tax opponents called Trudeau’s plan an attempt to “use the new tax to further redistribute income, which will increase the costs of this tax to the economy.”

Roughly ten thousand miles away in Australia another revolt was brewing. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saw his power base crumble within days of failing to pass a bill aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

By Michael Bastasch
Energy Editor
Climate Depot

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to the press following the First Ministers’ Meeting in Montreal

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to the press following the First Ministers’ Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 7,

Turnbull’s so-called National Energy Guarantee to reduce energy sector emissions was opposed by a group of conservative members of Parliament led by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Turnbull tried to delay the vote on his climate bill in response to the opposition but was too late. Turnbull stepped down in late August and has since been replaced by Scott Morrison.

Back in the U.S., $45 million was being pumped into the battle over a Washington state carbon tax ballot measure. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who has 2020 presidential ambitions, supported the measure though refiners, but other opponents outspent carbon tax supporters.

The Inslee-backed measure called for taxing carbon dioxide emissions at $15 a ton in 2020, which would increase at $2 a year above the rate of inflation until the state meets its emissions goals. (RELATED: Greenpeace’s Iconic ‘Rainbow Warrior’ Ship Chopped Up On A Third-World Beach, Sold For Scrap)

However, Washington voters rejected the carbon tax measure in the November election despite Inslee’s support. It was the second time in two years that Washington voters rejected a carbon tax ballot initiative.

by REUTERS/Christinne Muschi.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee speaks during a rally at the beginning of the March For Science in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

The November elections also saw the defeat of a group of Republican lawmakers in the House Climate Solutions Caucus. Among those defeated was caucus co-chair Florida GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who introduced carbon tax legislation in July.

Curbelo’s legislation called for a $23 per ton carbon tax that would primarily fund the Highway Trust Fund. Despite this, environmentalists funneled money to his Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

Shortly after the U.S. elections, it became clear trouble was brewing across the Atlantic in France. French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms, which included planned fuel tax increases, were not winning over much of the population.

Macron spent years styling himself as a staunch supporter of efforts to tackle global warming, including the Paris agreement. Indeed, raising taxes on diesel and gasoline was part of Macron’s plan to meet France’s Paris accord pledge.

It backfired. Angered over the new carbon taxes on fuel, tens of thousands of protesters, called “yellow vests” for the vests drivers are required to have in their cars, took to the streets calling for an end to the taxes and for Macron to resign.

by REUTERS/David Ryder.

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a joint news conference with President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Macron initially resisted, arguing France needed to do more to address global warming, but the French government capitulated in December and scrapped the planned tax increases. Macron also said he’d increase the minimum wage and begged companies to raise salaries, if possible.

Macron’s backpedaling on climate policy couldn’t have come at a worse time for the climate-conscious president. The U.N. annual climate summit was being held in Poland as Macron conceded to the “yellow vests.”

France’s carbon tax revolts sent a clear message to Democratic lawmakers across the Atlantic Ocean. Democrats will take control of the House in 2019 and want to make global warming a central part of their agenda.

Democrats and even environmentalists distanced themselves from carbon taxes in the wake of French riots. However, far-left Democrats are pushing “Green New Deal” legislation, which could become the largest expansion of government in decades.

REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool.

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The Orwell book would translate well to an on screen tale.

-- Rhys
Daytona Beach, FL

Thanks, it needs to be made into a movie.--Bandit

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