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This was quite an election with 20 million more voters stepping up.
That’s amazing. It’s going to be so interesting as all the outcomes unfold.

Hopefully, the results will lead to a better understanding, a shot in the arm for freedom and improved infrastructure. Let’s hit the news.

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HANG ON, Police adopt Custom Culture--While customization of two-wheelers or four-wheelers is a non-existing business in India especially because of the tedious process to register any custom made vehicle with RTO and Highway Authorities - Delhi Police facing constant pressure regarding dead end bottlenecks and crimes on the roads have a custom made plan.

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police are all set to launch bike-borne PCR teams ahead of Diwali festivities that will be effective in patrolling congested lanes.

The bike fitted with loud hailers, geofencing software, GPS tracking units and a kit containing stun guns and pepper sprays will be launched later this week and deployed along with PCR units.

Officers riding these will be equipped with hands-free communication systems and body cameras. This will reduce the response time of the PCR units considerably, especially during the festive season.

Delhi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma said that on October 6, the PCR will induct 300 such bikes. “These vehicles are fitted with specialised equipment like GPS systems and loud hailer, which are important for street policing. This will not only improve the response time but also increase the visibility of the police patrol teams,” said Verma.

Similar units would eventually be deployed with the traffic police as well. Each bike will have two cops. Officers said that all these bikes will have a distinct silver paint with ‘police’ written on them. The units will attend calls to the police helpline 100 — like their counterparts deployed in cars — and coordinate with the police stations.

The bikes will also be fitted with LED lights, beside headlights for better visibility. The cops would also carry a side arm — an AK rifle or a MP5 sub-machine gun. Cops have modified the Bajaj Pulsar and the TVS Apache motorcycles to suit the needs. The bodies of these two-wheelers have also been reinforced with iron rods to sustain incidents of crashes.


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Hey, I was looking in the books department and didn’t see the Orwell book. I was wondering if you had any stashed under your pillow that I might purchase. Read ‘Seduction and Tour.’

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I read where you are downsizing the site and I can see where you are stepping back a bit. 70 wow. I’m 68 and never thought I’d have made this far. Kind of sucks when for years I was the young Turk, now I’m the old graybeard fart.


It’s on page two of Books in the 5-Ball Racing Shop, goddammit.--Bandit


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LAS VEGAS: Vegas BikeFest moved to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center for the 18th annual rally. More than 34,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from nearly all 50 states and 12 countries cruised into town for the four day event. The rally took place October 11-14 with four action-packed days filled with vendors, entertainment, contests, and bike shows.

"This year, the rally was about bringing a new experience. With the first ever Powersports Industry Week taking place in Las Vegas, the new location for Rally Central, and the new Lady Luck Fun Run, a new type of energy was felt throughout the entire rally which we are really proud of", states Mindi Cherry, Event Manager. She continued by stating that the new location and layout brought a few challenges, but they didn't get in the way of the vibe.

Vegas BikeFest gave away over $100,000 in prizes and cash, including $5,000 in BikeFest Bucks Shopping Sprees that was spent with vendors at the rally. The always popular Miss Las Vegas BikeFest did not disappoint along with other crowd favorites Best Facial Hair Contest, Bikini Contest, Tattoo Contest and Biker Bingo. Poker Walks, Poker Run, and Lady Luck Fun Run were big hits and mulligan sales raised $2,500 to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Vegas BikeFest featured four different bike shows kicking it off on Thursday with the Full Throttle Magazine's Ride-In Bike Show featuring over 10 different categories. Best in Show for Full Throttle Magazine's Ride-In Bike Show went to Xavier F. with his 2016 Harley-Davidson Road King.

Friday was the Vegas BikeFest Custom Bike Show sponsored by Quick Throttle Magazine; categories included Radical, Custom, Semi-Custom and Specialty. Top prize in the Radical category went to Shaun Ruddy of Chop DeVille in Henderson, NV; Ryan Johnson from Chandler, AZ took top honors in the Custom category and Dave Del Maestro with Sideshow's Cycles out of Peoria, AZ in Semi-Custom.

Saturday, the famous Baddest Bagger returned with Larry Carter and his 2005 Road Glide taking home the honor of Baddest Bagger in Las Vegas. On Sunday, the Las Vegas Ladies Bike Show presented by Sin City Moto Girls returned to the rally adding to the festivities.

Two brand new 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycles were given away and ridden home by happy bikers. The third annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame, presented by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, was held on Friday night. This year's inductees were Terry Roorda and Marliyn Stemp. The City of Las Vegas presented a proclamation from the Office of the Mayor, declaring October 12, 2018, Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame Day.

Simultaneously as the BikeFest was happening, Ink Mayhem, the tattoo convention with top artists and lots of action filled the ballroom of the Golden Nugget. The first ever Powersports Industry Week was taking place in Las Vegas. On Saturday, October 13, the Monster Energy Cup took place at Sam Boyd Stadium and made it a night to remember.

Plans are already underway for the 2019 Las Vegas BikeFest in downtown Las Vegas, with dates set for October 3- 6.

Website: LasVegasBikeFest.com

With Veterans Day around the corner and 71 percent of VA medical centers recently demonstrating increases in quality in the past year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live as well as accompanying videos.

The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 18 key metrics, ranging from share of military skill-related jobs to housing affordability to availability of VA health facilities.

Best Cities for Veterans Worst Cities for Veterans
1 Austin, TX 91 Philadelphia, PA
2 Scottsdale, AZ 92 Cleveland, OH
3 Colorado Springs, CO 93 Baton Rouge, LA
4 Raleigh, NC 94 San Bernardino, CA
5 Gilbert, AZ 95 Toledo, OH
6 Plano, TX 96 Baltimore, MD
7 Virginia Beach, VA 97 Fresno, CA
8 Irvine, CA 98 Memphis, TN
9 Tampa, FL 99 Newark, NJ
10 Orlando, FL 100 Detroit, MI

Best vs. Worst
Virginia Beach, Virginia, has the highest veteran population, 130.43, which is 15.3 times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest at 8.51.

Chesapeake, Virginia, has the highest veteran income adjusted for cost of living, $56,568, which is 2.8 times higher than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the lowest at $20,462.

Stockton, California, has one of the lowest shares of veterans living below the poverty line, 1.91 percent, which is 11 times lower than in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the city with the highest at 21.05 percent.

Virginia Beach, Virginia, has the lowest ratio of homeless veterans to the veteran population, 0.65, which is 49.1 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with highest at 31.89.

Plano, Texas, has the lowest veteran unemployment rate, 2.40 percent, which is 6.5 times lower than in Detroit, the city with highest at 15.60 percent.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-for-veterans/8156/

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a phone, Skype or in-studio interview with one of our experts. Feel free to embed this YouTube video summarizing the study on your website. You can also use or edit these raw files as you see fit. Full data sets for specific cities in our Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live report are also available upon request.

--Diana Polk
WalletHub Communications Manager
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THE BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY STRUGGLES WITHOUT SIDEHACK JERRY--Chuck sat in the barber's chair, "I'll have a shave and a shoe shine..."

The barber began to lather his face, while a woman with the biggest, Firmest, most beautiful real breasts that he had ever seen knelt down and began to shine his shoes.

Chuck said, "Young lady, you and I should go and spend some time in a hotel room."

She replied, "I'm married and my husband wouldn't like that."

The man said, "Tell him you're working overtime and I'll pay you the difference."

She said, "You tell him; you're closer. He’s the barber."


Yamaha Announces Production Plans for All-New Ténéré 700--U.S. Market to Receive Exciting New Adventure Touring Motorcycle in Second Half of 2020

Yamaha Motor Europe (YME) today introduced the all-new Yamaha Ténéré 700 Adventure Touring motorcycle during an exclusive press conference in Milan, Italy, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS) announced that this exciting all-new motorcycle would also be produced for the U.S. market.

Production for the European model will take place in France, while production for the U.S. model will take place at Yamaha's factory in Japan. Due to differing government regulatory standards and factory production line schedules, the all-new Ténéré 700 is scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2020.

Yamaha U.S. also announced the return of the flagship Super Ténéré ES as the company’s 2019 Adventure Touring model. Arriving at dealerships beginning in November 2018, the 2019 Super Ténéré ES will be available in a Ceramic Ice color scheme for an MSRP of $16,199.

The Ténéré story: where it all began

The Ténéré can trace its roots back to the launch of the XT500 enduro-adventure bike in 1976. This versatile motorcycle became an instant success thanks to its single cylinder four-stroke engine with strong torque and a compact chassis.

Its go-anywhere ability, rugged design, and outstanding reliability opened up a new world of adventure to many motorcycle riders. These same qualities made the XT500 the ideal choice for competitors in the very ?rst Paris-Dakar Rally in 1977, demonstrated by Cyril Neveu’s victory on the bike.

The XT500 quickly established a reputation as the toughest desert rally bike, and it became the default model for adventure-seeking riders and rally racers alike. Today, the XT500 is considered one of the most signi?cant and iconic motorcycles of the late 20th century, with active owners’ clubs throughout the world.

By the end of the 1970s, the XT500 had achieved legendary status among riders, and in 1983, Yamaha introduced the XT600Z that became the company's ?rst Adventure bike to carry the Ténéré name - a Tuareg word meaning 'desert' or ‘wilderness.’

The Ténéré line-up was constantly evolving and growing, and the end of the 1980s saw the introduction of the two-cylinder XTZ750 Super Ténéré, followed in the early 1990s by the single-cylinder XTZ660 Ténéré. During this period, Yamaha’s Ténéré motorcycles won many more Dakar Rally events, with Stéphane Peterhansel claiming six victories on his XTZ750-based Factory Yamaha race bike in the 1990s.

Ténéré 700 World Raid: Tested to the extreme

The ?rst sign that Yamaha was developing a new Adventure Touring motorcycle came with the launch of the T7 concept in 2016. Displayed at motorcycle shows all over the world, it created immense interest and gave riders a taste of what was to come. In 2017 Yamaha introduced the Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype that was one step closer to the final production specification.

Since then, the Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype has undergone an intensive world tour in various key locations all over the globe. During this development phase, the bike was subjected to the most extreme testing in hostile terrain and severe climatic conditions.

Ténéré 700 model overview

• Rally-bred T7-inspired Adventure Touring design with pure Ténéré DNA

• Light, compact, nimble

• Outstanding off-road performance

• Go-anywhere long-distance potential with an approximate average 217-mile fuel range

• Powerful, smooth and economic high-torque engine

• Switchable ABS option for off-road riding

• Effective windscreen and hand guards for excellent weather protection

• Modern long-travel suspension

689cc four-stroke CP2 engine with Adventure Touring settings

Yamaha has revolutionized the motorcycle world with the development of the crossplane concept engines that power a range of the company's best-selling models, and the new Ténéré 700 is equipped with the highly respected 689cc parallel-twin engine.

Key Technical Features

• High-torque 689cc four-stroke CP2 parallel twin-cylinder engine

• New lightweight double cradle tubular steel frame

• Slim, compact and ergonomic body and seat

• Aggressive rally-bred face with four LED headlights and two LED position lights

• Adjustable 43mm upside down coil-spring forks with long-travel (210mm)

• Remotely adjustable link-type rear suspension with 200mm of travel

• Compact rally-style cockpit with tapered handlebars

• 21-inch/18-inch lightweight spoked wheels with adventure tires

• Slim, long-range fuel tank with 4.2-gallon capacity for an approximate average 217-mile fuel range

• Compact rally-style multi-function instruments

• ABS can be disabled to suit off-road riding preferences

• Screen and handguards give good rider protection from the elements


The new Ténéré 700 will be available in a Ceramic Ice color scheme during the second half of 2020 at Yamaha dealers across the U.S.A., and the MSRP will be announced at a later date.

To see a video of the all-new Ténéré 700, visit https://youtu.be/w41PdphNPeI.

To find out more about Yamaha’s Adventure Touring motorcycles, visit https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/adventure-touring.

LOWBROW SPOTLIGHT--Seriously though, this Sportster is indeed a girl's bike, built by Virginia Cagney. Check out her bike and see some photos of the build, details and road trips it has been on since she finished it.


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Get ready to make an offer to drive your dream car! In the new Facebook Watch series “Pick, Flip & Drive,” auto-auctioneer Jim Eli and his family find vintage automobiles from barns and backyards across Montana and flips them into custom-designed works of art.

From vintage ’50s trucks to classic ‘70s muscle cars, viewers watch as junkyard bound vehicles are transformed into amazing driving machines. Following the reveal, every car featured in the episode will be available for purchase on Facebook Marketplace, a place to discover, buy, and sell items. The first episode will debut on Facebook Watch on November 12 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.

In the premiere episode of “Pick, Flip & Drive,” Jim picks a 1958 Chevy Apache from a small family farm in Dutton, Montana. With the help of his team, they replace its old Straight 6 engine with a 350 V8 Small Block (pulled directly from Jim’s wife’s 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle), and they restore the truck’s original box and give it an era-correct turquoise and white paint job, plus more!

Other cars featured on “Pick, Flip & Drive” include a ‘65 Mustang Coupe, a ‘71 Oldsmobile Cutlass, an ‘82 Corvette, and just for the fun of it, the Eli family transform a 1999 VW Beetle! Each of these will be posted for sale for up to 48-hours on Facebook Marketplace after every episode, allowing viewers to buy the actual cars seen in the show. The chosen buyer will be unveiled at the top of the following week’s episode, before Jim and his family reveal the next car they’ll be picking, flipping and selling.

For fans, followers and car enthusiasts, “Pick, Flip & Drive” also allows viewers to comment, like and share each amazing transformation, via the “Pick, Flip & Drive” show page on Facebook Watch.

Pick, Flip & Drive is produced by Eureka Productions for Facebook Watch. Executive Producers are Paul Franklin, Chris Culvenor, Wes Dening & Matthew J. Braley. For Inspired Entertainment Dirk Gibson serves as Executive Producer and Sam Wasserman for Wasserman Productions. For Facebook Watch, Toby Faulkner and Jeffery Rich serve as Executive Producers.

For more information about Pick, Flip & Drive on Facebook Watch contact Nick Contino: nick.contino@eurekagroup.tv


Electric car demand fuelling rise in child labour in DR Congo: Campaigners

Tens of thousands of children as young as six dig for the toxic substance in artisanal mines in the country's southeast, without protective clothing, rights groups say.

REUTERS November 03, 2018

DAKAR: Demand for electric vehicles is fuelling a rise in child labour in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts said this week, urging companies to take action as the industry expands.

Cobalt is a key component in batteries for electric cars, phones and laptops, and Congo provides more than half of global supply.

(Adult health hazard, adult toxic sickness and pollution of land be damned) -
"Based on what I saw on the ground, right now there is absolutely no way any company in the world could assure its consumers that the cobalt in its products is not tainted by child labour," Kara told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


Tesla discloses more regulatory credits helped profit in Q3

Tesla booked $189.5 million in automotive regulatory credits in its third quarter which helped contribute to profitability, the company said in a quarterly filing on Friday.

REUTERS November 03, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Last month Tesla disclosed $52 million in "zero emission vehicle" credit sales, but the quarterly filing includes all regulatory credits, including the ZEV credits.

Higher gross margins that exceeded Tesla's guidance in the quarter were helped by lower costs and an "increase in regulatory credits, which have no associated costs," Tesla wrote.

The new disclosure shows that 44 percent of the net profit Tesla reported last week was attributed to previously undisclosed regulatory credits.


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Tuesday What makes some boxing events more fun than the rest? Is it the crowd, the boxers, the venue?

The 4th Annual Hollywood Fight Nights was definitely the move this Tuesday. Tom Loeffler's 360 Promotions Hollywood Fight Nights VIP Boxing Experience was held at the historical Avalon in Hollywood California.

The Avalon is a super gorgeous theatre space, with strategically placed bars everywhere you turn. I must mention the lighting in this place, it is so beautiful. I don't know about you, but I'm a stickler for good lighting. Please don't make me sit for hours in a hotel banquet room with fluorescent lighting. This place, not only spectacular to look at, had a legit menu, stiff drinks and a good staff.

Now on with the show! This Halloween eve had 7 bouts on the fight card. At the weigh ins, I could see who was going to be interesting. I was super excited to see "El Flaco" Serhii Bohachuk fight in the main event for the Junior Middleweight division for 6 rounds. You've got to love this boxer, he’s a trip! He's 6 ft tall, good looking, with a heavy eastern European accent. His walkout song is Marriachi, you gotta love it.

Serhii Bohachuk 10-0 (10 KO's) fighting out of Los Angeles Ca Vs Ronald Montes 18-10 (16 KO's) Barranquilla, Colombia. Serhii "El Flaco" has been training with Abel Sanchez in Big Bear Ca, at the Summit high altitude training center. Pretty amazing stuff. The 23 year old turned pro in 2017 and has been consistently knocking dudes out. On this night he did it again! The left hook he gave Montes looked like easy work for El Flaco. At 1:50 into the first round, it was all over.

Ronald Montes fighting out of the blue corner, walked out to Bob Marley's anthem reggae song. Montes took some harsh body shots before going down. El Flaco remains undefeted at 11-0 (11 KO's).

Leading up to the main event were some super solid matches.

Teodoro Alonso 0-2 Los Angeles CA Vs Jaime Miranda 2-2 (2 KO’s) Kalispell MT. These young boxers both had long hair at the weigh ins, so neatly braided the very next day. Alonso, looking for his first win, had non stop punches and favored his uppercut. These athletes went all four rounds. In the junior lightweight division, Alonso wins by unanimous decision over Jaime Miranda. Scores were 40-36 on all three judges’ scorecard.

The next bout, I knew would be interesting. Kenny Brown Los Angeles CA, a super unknown, making his pro debut is up against undefeated boxer Devon ‘The Great’ Lee, (5-0-0, 5 KO’s), of Sacramento. Devon Lee could stick to talking with his fists, but he has a lot to say too! Kenny Brown started out confidant, but within 51 seconds, off the rope, Devon Lee knocks Brown out before he even hit the mat. Off the rope! A beautiful thing. Brown crawled around before he stood up and then he still had no legs. It was over. The crowd loved it. Congratulations to Devon Lee and let’s hope Kenny Brown doesn’t get discouraged and we see him again.

It’s always thrilling to see the revered Freddie Roach in a corner. His fighter Marco Deckman made his professional debut this June. Deckman is super tall and in shape. Hurtado looks completely overweight and like he’s been kicking back drinking beer. Marco Deckman, (2-0-0, 2 KO’s), stopped Jose Jesus Hurtado, (5-10-0), of San Ysidro, CA with a left hook to the body in the second round.

The next fight was highly anticipated. Adrian Corona 1-0 Rialto, CA Vs Gabriel Serrano 0-1 Santa Ana CA. Keep your eye on Adrian Corona, a great athlete. With a look of power and calm, Corona walked out to the neighborhood song of “Night Owl” by Tony Allen. Corona looked & felt comfortable in Hollywood because he’s fought here before, he’s no stranger to danger. Adrian Corona, is only 18 years old. “Bam Bam” comes from a fighting family and is a so cal favorite already.

His apponant Serrano, is 30 years old with a reach advantage and a unique fighting style. Some people think the age difference is an advantage of experience in the ring. You could hear Serrano’s corner yelling at him jab jab jab of course, with that reach advantage. Ringside commentator Doug Fisher so perfectly described Corona as a “cool customer”. Corona stayed steady at it by getting in close to land his punches. Serrano was changing his stance from orthodox to southpaw, and almost lost his balance more than once.

Corona looking like a champ, kept Serrano backed up against the ropes. Corona knocks Serrano down in the 3rd round with a sweet one right to the face. “Bam Bam” Adrian Corona wins a four-round decision over Gabriel Serrano. Scores were 40-35 and 39-36 twice.

In the featherweight division Humberto “Filly” Rubalcava, (9-0-0, 6 KO’s) of Orange, CA Vs Robert ‘Escorpion’ Pucheta, (10-15-1, 6 KO’s), of Jalisco, Mexico for six-rounds. These boxers were bad asses that love to box. Scores in favor of the still undefeated Rubalcava at the end of 6 rounds were 60-53 and 58-55, twice. Be sure to watch out for “Filly’s” left hook.

The co main event, Jonathan Esquivel 7-0 (7 KO’s) Anaheim CA Vs Rowdy Legend Montgomery 5-1-1 (4 KO’s) Hesperia CA. This was a great fight. Everybody was at the edge of their seats. Jonathan ‘Diamante’ Esquivel had a lot of fans in the audience that were chanting “JOHN NA THAN” “JOHN NA THAN” it was super exciting. Rowdy seemed to connect with the audience and got a good response from his boxing. Esquivel started bleeding in the 4th round, but Montgomery wins in the last two rounds against Esquivel. Scores were 59-54 twice and 58-55.

It was such a great fun night of Boxing. There were all kinds of beautiful people in costume everywhere! The Who’s Who from the Big Bear training crew were there as well. The undefeated champion Cecilia Brækhus was there. The beautiful professional athlete is the undisputed female welterweight champion since 2014, and is the first woman in any weight class to hold the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles simultaneously.

The Hollywoood Fight Nights VIP Boxing Experience will continue in 2019. Thank you for taking the time to read my column for all of the latest in the Boxing world.

--Raquel Vasquez

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I am still trying too understand where all of this added load on power companies is going to come from. It seems when we have a heat wave or some other drain on the system we have brown outs or a jump in our electric bills for added fuel costs.

I drove 18-wheelers in the NE before coming too Fla. so i could ride. When i left there was an ongoing fight over a poor shortage and the need to build a new power line from Canada. And a final note, i don't want my electric bill going up too charge you're pc correct vehicle.

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