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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for November 30, 2023

It's not all fun and games...

By Bandit, Wayfarer, Barry Green, Bob T., Laura, Sam Burns, El Waggs, the Redhead and the whole gang
11/30/2023


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Hey,

We are following reports about the COP28 CLIMATE conference by the UN.
I also follow the WHO reports. For decades the UN and other global entities wrote reports. They didn’t seem to be able to do much of anything. Suddenly, they want to rule the world. They still don’t want to do anything, but they want to tell us what to do and make your country feel real bad if you don’t do it.

Personally, I would like to pull their lease in New York and send them packing. I think we could do something useful with the building.

Let’s hit the news:



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SEMA Presents Lawmaker of the Year Award-- to California Senator Anthony Portantino

During the 2023 SEMA Show, SEMA presented its Stephen B. McDonald Lawmaker of the Year Award to California State Senator Anthony Portantino for his work on SB 301, the "Zero-Emissions Aftermarket Conversion Project."

SB 301 is a groundbreaking bill, which currently awaits a final vote by the Assembly, that would create new opportunities for SEMA members and provide financial assistance to Californians to convert their gasoline-powered vehicles to zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs).



"So, see if you can follow this. SEMA awards a guy who wants to eliminate “Zero” gas-powered cars in Califa. At the same time they support a bill to prohibit an Internal Combustion Ban in Ohio? You got me." 
--Bandit 





OHIO HOUSE PASSES BILL TO PROHIBIT INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE BAN
 
DON’T DELAY! Please contact lawmakers to request their support for this bill:

Overview: Ohio advances SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 201/S.R. 155/H.R. 198) to prevent any state or local government unit from restricting the use or sale of motor vehicles based on the energy source used to power the motor vehicle, including internal combustion engines.

H.B. 201 passed the House and awaits consideration from the Senate. H.R. 198 was reported out of the House Transportation Committee and awaits consideration on the House floor. S.R. 155 awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee.

--SEMA





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A TRIUMPH MADE FOR INDIA--
After gaining a foothold in India and seeing Honda sell its Made for India bikes in other nations such as in Japan, Triumph is also aiming to sell their India-specific models made in association with Bajaj in other Asian nations.

India-made Triumph Scrambler 400, Speed 400 launched in Malaysia

- Speed 400 priced at RM 26,900

- Scrambler 400 X costs RM 29,900

- Both bikes are identical to India-spec models

https://www.msn.com/en-in/autos/other/india-made-triumph-scrambler-400-speed-400-launched-in-malaysia/ar-AA1kpbUK


--Wayfarer
International Motorcycle Consultant
Bikernet.com





BIKE FEATURE OF THE WEEK—Built by Motorcycles Force.



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--Sam Burns
Feature Bike Editor
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SPEAKING OF FORCE, DRIVING FORCE ACTION--Expands Campaign with Governor Youngkin “Common Sense” Ad

Urges Virginia Voters to Back Candidates Who Support Governor Youngkin’s Promise to Repeal the Commonwealth’s Ban on Gas-Powered Cars and Trucks

Driving Force Action (DFA), a grassroots organization advocating for common sense consumer and business-friendly policies, has expanded its political ad campaign with a new ad titled “Common Sense.” The campaign urges support for four candidates running for the Virginia Senate who support sensible regulations and empowering Virginians to reclaim control over their own laws.

The “Common Sense” campaign features excerpts from Governor Glenn Youngkin’s 2021 State of the Commonwealth speech, where he called for repealing Virginia’s ban on gas-powered cars and trucks. “It defies common sense that in 2021, lawmakers decided that instead of writing our own electric vehicle laws, Virginia would simply do whatever California decided to do,” Governor Youngkin told lawmakers during his speech. He emphasized the importance of elected leaders in Virginia making decisions that align with the state’s values and priorities, rather than outsourcing the state’s lawmaking function to radical California bureaucrats.

“We believe in empowering Virginians to make decisions that align with our state’s values and priorities. Our ‘Common Sense’ ad campaign underscores the importance of sensible regulations and policies that benefit both consumers and businesses,” said DFA spokesperson Riley Ploch. “We are proud to support candidates who are dedicated to championing these principles and working towards a brighter future for Virginia.”

Driving Force Action invites all Virginians to join them in their mission to promote common-sense policies by supporting candidates who prioritize the Commonwealth’s interests, rather than those of California bureaucrats. The ads will run in support of DFA’s endorsed candidates, which include:

Emily Brewer (District 17)

Danny Diggs (District 24)

Tara Durant (District 27)

Juan Pablo Segura (District 31)

For more information about Driving Force Action and the “Common Sense” ad campaign, please visit DrivingForceAction.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

About Driving Force Action:
Driving Force Action is a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for sensible regulations and consumer and business-friendly policies. Committed to empowering Virginians, the organization works tirelessly to support candidates who prioritize the state’s interests and advocate for policies that foster a thriving environment for consumers and businesses alike.

--Riley Ploch
Driving Force Action
press@drivingforceaction.org





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BIDEN ADMIN-- Preparing to Finalize Barrage of Methane Regulations

The Biden administration is gearing up to finalize a host of emissions rules and regulations in the coming months, E&E News reported Wednesday.

The rules and regulations are all focused on methane, a greenhouse gas that is more potent, but dissipates more quickly, than carbon dioxide, and align with the administration’s commitment to attacking climate change with a “whole-of-government” response.

The Biden administration is aiming to finalize the slew of methane regulations in the coming months ahead of the 2024 election, which would make the rules more difficult for a potential Republican administration to scrap should President Joe Biden lose, according to E&E News.

The White House is reviewing an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule that would cut methane emissions from oil and gas production, refining, transport and storage, according to E&E News. The rule could be finalized on Dec. 2, when the U.S. hosts a methane summit with China and the United Arab Emirates at the upcoming United Nations climate conference. (RELATED: ‘Outrageous’: EPA Agents Are Flying Helicopters Over Texas Oil Fields To Crack Down On Methane Emissions From Drilling)

--NICK POPE
CONTRIBUTOR
Daily Caller (@DailyCaller)





LIGHTEN THE LOAD WITH THIS-- Have a look at this crazy news.

Burglar who fell asleep mid-heist arrested after his snores woke up homeowners.

In one of the most hilarious robbery incidents seen in recent times, a Chinese burglar fell asleep mid-robbery after smoking a cigar and was later arrested after the homeowners were woken up by his loud snoring, a South China Morning Post report said.

The incident took place in the Yunnan province in southwest China when the burglar entered a house, but got frightened after hearing people talk inside the residence. As a result, he decided to wait in a different room until the homeowners fell asleep. But as he waited for the family members to go to bed, he smoked a cigar and fell asleep himself.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/burglar-falls-asleep-mid-robbery-wakes-up-homeowner-with-loud-snoring-11792311.html

--Wayfarer
International Investigator
Bikernet News Bureau

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BIKERNET GUN NUT REPORT--How Blue States Work Around SCOTUS to Restrict Gun Rights

New York is one of several blue states that have quickly added more firearms restrictions since the Supreme Court said citizens have a right to carry.

Since Bruen, 27 states have adopted so-called constitutional carry laws, which allow law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm without a license.



The centerpiece of New York’s reaction to Bruen was the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA), announced on Aug. 31, 2022.

The CCIA increased the training required for a license, expanded the number of places where concealed carry was prohibited, made in-person interviews and a review of an applicant's social media accounts mandatory, and reduced the license recertification period from five years to three years.

Mr. Edelman said that the restrictions have turned out to have much to do with law-abiding citizens.

He is a federal firearms license holder, gun dealer, and New York state and NRA firearms instructor. He said that since the Oct. 7 attacks, demands for his firearms license class have increased as the threats from protestors have overridden the political leanings of many in the Jewish community.

“I live in a very, very liberal area. A lot of those people are coming to me like, ‘What do we need to protect the house?’ These are the people who never thought they would ever need to buy a gun,” Mr. Edelman said.

Being new to firearms and the laws that apply to them, Mr. Edelman’s students are often surprised at the hoops through which they must jump simply to own a gun. The state requirements can appear daunting, and the process can take anywhere from a few months to years to complete.

As the process plays out, Jewish applicants will be left unarmed as their enemies march, Mr. Edelman said.

--read the whole story on Epoch Times





IN-CAR GAMING COULD BE DANGEROUS FOR BIKERS--
So, maybe distracted driving with smartphones and other gadgets were not enough -- the future suggested is video-games in cars.

A generation of children have grown up into adults with smartphone and video game addiction and it seems some can't even distinguish between reality and fiction. Even chatbots seem to fool this generation into doing what is harmful to others or themselves.

Future of Mobility: In-car gaming could be the new entertainment for cars

As the automotive industry moves towards autonomous and high-connected mobility, technology is becoming synonymous with mobility, a new feature for gamers is developing in the cockpit of the future where they could experience and enjoy in-car gaming, which is eventually expected to become a core feature of the cars of tomorrow. While it is possible in the near-term when the vehicle is stationary, ETAuto finds out how automakers across the world can tap into this evolving opportunity.

Read more at:
https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/auto-technology/future-of-mobility-in-car-gaming-could-be-the-new-entertainment-for-cars/105446547

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CAR DEALERS STEP UP--More than 3,000 auto dealers sign letter opposing Biden's electric vehicle mandate

Electric vehicles 'are stacking up on our lots,' car dealers write to Biden

The coalition — which includes dealers located in all 50 states and who collectively sell every major car brand — is taking particular aim at the Biden administration's tailpipe emissions standards released earlier this year which are the most aggressive federal regulations of their kind ever issued. Under the regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the majority of new vehicle purchases will be electric within a decade.

They added that, while the goals of the EPA regulations are admirable, they are also "unrealistic based on current and forecasted customer demand." The dealers further noted that the best indicator of customer demand in the auto marketplace is how EVs are stacking up in their lots.

The letter further noted that there are many issues facing the EV industry such as lacking charging infrastructure, energy grid instability and a lack of reliable mineral supplies vital for EV batteries.

Read the whole story on Fox News





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What is Y.E.S.?

The NRA's Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) is an all-expense paid, six-day leadership and scholarship program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors held in the Washington, DC region.

Our 2024 session will take place July 16th-21st.

While attending Y.E.S., students will engage with political leaders, visit historical monuments, and apply their skills in competitive debates, all while competing for up to $40,000 in college scholarships!

The Youth Education Summit encourages students to explore the workings of our American government, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution. Y.E.S. strives to inspire students to become responsible citizens who actively participate in the democratic process and who will return to their communities as advocates for the Second Amendment.

The NRA Youth Education Summit is now accepting applications for the 2024 Youth Education Summit. Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. Entry into the program requires submission of a completed application form, high school transcript, three-page essay on the Second Amendment, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2024.

To find out more about the Youth Education Summit, apply, or read frequently asked questions, visit our website today.

--NRA







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Climate Change (big Letters)


Winter | Spring | Summer | Fall

Nice scene or picture of each season

Cool caption about how you learned this in grade school

David E
15634, West Pa.
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Editor Response We are working on this notion right now. Thanks!
--Bandit
I am trying to catch up on binge watching what I was supposed to binge watch during Halloween. If I saw a giant ugly bird inside my home, I would hack away at it too. Sympathies for Barry.

Last month I slipped on some surprise garbage on a staircase and bumped my elbow on the steps --luckily nothing broken. It hurt for weeks but its healed now. Got a scar where the skin peeled off. I am gonna wear my 5-Ball Racing Leathers and maybe a helmet everywhere I go.

Wayfarer
Boo
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Editor Response Wild, this seems to be the injury year. I'm still nursing a crushed thumb. Fortunately, the year is almost gone. Wear your helmet until New Years...
--Bandit

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