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THE PUNISHMENT BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for January 26, 2023

Hang on, this could get wild...

By Bandit, Sam Burns, Wayfarer, the Redhead, Rogue, J.J. Solari, Bob T. Johnny White, Laura, Toby, Dr. Hamster, Barry Green and the rest of the Gang
1/26/2023


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Hopefully, in the near future
colleges will teach a course about this last troubled 20 years and how the lack of free speech nearly destroyed this country. Teachers will point out when it started and how a seemingly positive notion turned into a fight for control based around lies that could not be contested.

Here are two of the backlashes of this behavior. With power comes overt punishment for the wrong things. They wrongly think oil and oil power is bad, so everything associated must be punished. Now, we have wars on cars and motorcycle bans are considered.

Second, if we’re lied to by the government, what does that mean to society. Does that mean it’s okay to be an outlaw? Why obey the laws, the government and its agencies don’t? Hang on!

Let’s hit the news:



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THE PUNISHMENT EXAMPLE--

While there is definitely an issue with people who operate vehicles under the influence of substances I remember back to the days of fighting the Mandatory Helmet law, 55 Mile Per hour Speed limit and Blood Alcohol Limit of 1.4.

 They keep lowering it and there are a lot of people and agencies making a lot of MONEY from it.

A DUI is very expensive lawyers, mandatory schools, probation, breathalyzer fee etc. Wanting to install breathalyzer in all new vehicles, that could be a real nightmare for motorcycles.

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Wash. bill would lower legal blood alcohol limit.

A bill under consideration in Washington would make it the second state in the country to lower the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol content from 0.08% to 0.05%.

State Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, is Senate Bill 5002’s primary sponsor. The former state trooper and former Snohomish County sheriff said this week that of the more than 700 people killed on Washington roads last year, over half were DUI-related.

'Our roads are not as safe as they should be, and they are definitely not as safe as they could be,' Lovick said. 'I see driving behavior that is beyond anything I could have imagined when I started as a state trooper over 40 years ago … It is very clear to me that drunk driving is impacting the safety of our communities, and it is time that we do something.'

Across the country and currently in Washington, the legal blood alcohol content limit for most drivers is 0.08%, but limits vary by state for commercial drivers or drivers with past DUI convictions.

Josh McDonald, executive director of the Washington Wine Institute, spoke against the bill this week, saying a change to 0.05% blood alcohol content could turn a 'reasonable, modern consumption experience, for both the customer and winery, into a very serious concern,' KUOW reported.

Washington is the second-largest wine producing state with more than 1,000 wineries, according to the Washington State Wine Commission.
Julia Gorton, with the Washington Hospitality Association, also spoke against the proposed change, arguing that there is 'no discernible way to recognize signs of intoxication' at the 0.05% level.

Utah’s Legislature voted in 2017 to decrease the legal limit to 0.05% despite similar concerns. Since it went into effect, the number of crashes and fatalities have fallen even though drivers logged more miles, according to research published last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended last year that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol content monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving, saying alcohol-related crashes were one of the biggest causes of highway deaths. The agency encouraged states a decade ago to drop their blood alcohol content levels to 0.05%.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signaled his support for the bill Thursday, saying he’s convinced the change would cause people to moderate their drinking and driving behavior.

The bill, which is also sponsored by about a dozen other lawmakers from both parties, moved out of the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Thursday after it was changed to take effect in late December this year, instead of July. It goes next to the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.

'It is very clear to me that drunk driving is impacting the safety of our communities, and it is time that we do something.'

State Sen. John Lovick

--Lisa Baumann
ASSOCIATED PRESS

--from Rogue
Senior Editor
Bikernet.com™





COMMUNITY NEWS FRON THE LAW TIGERS GROUP--

Community Highlight
Arizona Burn Foundation Benefitting Camp Courage

Sunday, February 5

The Arizona Burn Foundation's mission is to help improve the quality of life for burn survivors and their families in Arizona while promoting burn prevention advocacy and education.

Law Tigers is presenting the "Live with Courage" Camp Courage Extravaganza.

What is Camp Courage? The Arizona Children's Burn Camp, “Camp Courage,” is put on by the Arizona Burn Foundation. Kids that have suffered traumatic burn injuries are allowed to forget about the surgeries, procedures, and hospitals and just have fun in the cool pines of Prescott, Arizona for one week each year.

Provided to Youth Burn Survivors, this summer camp is funded through donations to the Arizona Burn Foundation. For more than 50 years, Arizona Burn Foundation has provided high-quality support programs for Arizona children and adult burn survivors and their families.

Where: Cottonwood AZ, Mainstage- Becca's Bar

Yavapai Broadcasting Co. will be broadcasting LIVE with fire trucks, food trucks, poker puns, live auctions, silent auctions, raffles & more.

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ANOTHER PUNISHMENT EXAMPLE--

Motorcycles are mentioned in this article numerous times and in the past we have heard some wild things from NY and their enforcement.

 $800 - $2,625 FINES Again is it about noise or making money?

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Traffic cameras listen for loud vehicles
Pilot program tickets noisy neighbors in NYC

NEW YORK – After the relative quiet of the pandemic, New York City has come roaring back. Just listen: Jackhammers. Honking cars and trucks. Rumbling subway trains. Sirens. Shouting.

Over the years, there have been numerous efforts to quiet the cacophony. One of the latest: traffic cameras equipped with sound meters capable of identifying souped-up cars and motorbikes emitting an illegal amount of street noise.

At least 71 drivers have gotten tickets so far for violating noise rules during a yearlong pilot program of the system. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection now has plans to expand the use of the roadside sound meters.

'Vehicles with illegally modified mufflers and tailpipes that emit extremely loud noise have been a growing problem in recent years,' said City Council member Erik Bottcher, who heralded the arrival of the radars to his district to help reduce 'obnoxious' noise.

New York City already has one of the most extensive noise ordinances in the country, setting allowable levels for a host of noisemakers, such as jackhammers and vehicles.

A state law known as the Stop Loud and Excessive Exhaust Pollution Act that went into effect last spring raised fines for illegal modifications of mufflers and exhaust systems.

Because police officers often have other priorities, offenders have gone their merry, noisy way. The new devices record the license plates of offenders, much like how speedsters are nabbed by roadside cameras. Vehicle owners face fines of $800 for a first noise offense and a penalty of $2,625 if they ignore a third-offense hearing.

City officials declined to reveal where the radars are currently perched.

A year ago, Paris, one of Europe’s noisier cities, installed similar equipment along some streets.

 'You listen to the noise out there, it is nonstop – the horns, the trucks, the sirens,' New York Mayor Eric Adams bemoaned during a recent news conference. 'Noise pollution makes it hard to sleep and increases the risk of chronic disease.'

Nearly a decade ago, one of Adams’ predecessors, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a war on noise, releasing 45 pages of rules that covered chiming ice cream trucks and how long a canine can continuously yap (five minutes during the wee hours of the night, 10 during most of the day) before its owner gets in the doghouse.

In 1905, the New York Times had declared the metropolis 'a bonfire of sound that is rapidly spreading beyond control of any ordinary extinguisher.' The article asked: 'Is there any relief possible?'

A global pandemic more than a century later answered that question. For a few months in the spring of 2020, the roar of vehicles on city streets stopped as people stayed in their homes.

The silence allowed people to hear birdsong again – though it was often interrupted by wailing ambulance sirens and, at night, bursts of illegal fireworks.

'As quiet as it was during the lockdown, it was a very uncomfortable quiet. It was a scary quiet because it carried a lot of implications with it,' said Juan Pablo Bello, the lead investigator of Sounds of New York City, a New York University endeavor to study urban noise.

Bello and his team initially hoped to collect data on the dissonance of routine urban life but the coronavirus intervened. Instead, they monitored the acoustical rhythms of a city under lockdown.

The number of noise complaints actually grew during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some experts say that was a symptom of homebound people becoming hypersensitive to their uneasy environments.

Complaints over noisy neighbors nearly doubled in the first year of the pandemic. Many other complaints were attributed to cars and motorcycles with modified mufflers.

Still, some people say efforts to quiet loud vehicles go too far. Phillip Franklin, a 30-year-old Bronx car enthusiast, launched an online petition to protest the state’s noise law.

'The majority of us live here in New York City, where noise is a part of our daily lives,' said his petition, which asserted that quiet vehicles pose dangers to inattentive pedestrians.

'Fixing potholes is a lot more important than going after noisy cars,' Franklin said…

'I think people developed an appreciation for the fact that it’s a messy, noisy city,' said Bello, the NYU researcher. 'We like it to be active, and we like it to be lively. And we like it to be full of jobs and activity, and not this sort of scary, quite unnerving place.'

New York City already has one of the most extensive noise ordinances in the country, setting allowable levels for a host of noisemakers, such as jackhammers and vehicles.

--Bobby Caina Calvan
ASSOCIATED PRESS

--from Rogue
Senior editor
Bikernet.com™





ARE CONCERTS TOO LOUD?--

Country Newcomer Whitney Miller Releases New Single “15 Minutes of Fame”—

“15 Minutes of Fame” Premiered By People.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music singer-songwriter Whitney Miller is excited to release her new single “15 Minutes of Fame,” premiered by People.com.

The former Miss Texas and Miss United States, kickboxing commentator and MMA fighter is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Never one to shy away from difficult topics, Miller has taken the pain from a broken relationship and turned the experience into a lifelong lesson that most can learn from.

With lyrics like “When it comes your time, I’ll bring the wine and we can make a toast to the next girl in line,” it is clear that she isn’t looking back for one second. In a short period of time, Whitney Miller is already making her mark in country music with several new singles and a debut album slated for 2023, proving to the world that she isn’t going to settle with just “15 Minutes of Fame” in a man or her music!

“This last year, since moving to Nashville, has been a wild roller coaster ride,” shares Miller. “There are times I have to pinch myself to make sure this musical journey isn’t simply a dream. In a way, this new song finally allowed me to say, or sing at the top of my lungs, all the things I was too afraid to say out loud. It was my own type of therapy and not only written from my own experience but also for anyone who has felt or watched their ex do the same thing, different day, different girl. '15 Minutes of Fame' is a sassy little truth teller and one of the best things that came from getting my heart broken.”

“Whitney Miller is a force of nature in many ways! Raw talent, work ethic, and a desire to make a difference on this planet, make her a great new addition to the country music arena!” - Bernard Porter / PCG Nashville

For more information on Whitney Miller and her schedule, visit her website, or follow her on social media:

https://www.whitneymillermusic.com



Kutty and Jamie's son, Jim.
Kutty and Jamie's son, Jim.



BUILDER OF THE WEEK—Kutty Noteboom
Owner at Hippy Killer Hoedown and Owner at Hippy Killer Garage Co.







Hemet, California
Married to Jamie Noteboom





Hemet, California
Married to Jamie Noteboom

Hemet, California
Married to Jamie Noteboom

--Sam Burns
Feature Bike Editor
Bikernet.com™



Eddie K.
Eddie K.



Vance & Hines Shakes Up NHRA PSM Team--
Young Star Added to Team After Impressive Debut in 2022

Santa Fe Springs CA –Vance & Hines announced the members of the Vance & Hines/Mission/Suzuki NHRA ProStock Motorcycle (PSM) Team, which will feature four-time champion Eddie Krawiec and 29-year-old Gaige Herrera competing for the 2023 championship. The riders will be aboard Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycles. Six-time champion Andrew Hines returns as crew chief in 2023.

Crew Chief
Crew Chief



Gaige Herrera is a fourth-generation racer who has had success in XDA's Pro Street and Outlaw racing classes, with race wins in both classes earned over the past several years. Herrera is no stranger to fast bikes, having numerous runs in the 6.30’s over 200 MPH. He is a long time Suzuki rider, holding the record for the fastest Nitrous Suzuki Hayabusa in the country. He’s also familiar with great equipment, since he’s been a customer of Vance & Hines for the past five years.

In 2022, Herrera competed in six NHRA events, his first taste of NHRA PSM racing. He qualified in four of the six races he entered. Herrera impressed the Vance & Hines team when he rode Eddie Krawiec's Suzuki in a test following the Las Vegas round in October.

"This is such a tremendous opportunity," said Herrera. "I never expected to get a call with an invitation to join the Vance & Hines team, and when I told my dad (long time drag racing fixture Augustine Herrera), he was as excited as me."

"We love finding and supporting talented riders," said Terry Vance, co-founder of Vance & Hines. "We have another guy on the team that we hired before he had ever qualified for an NHRA PSM race. That worked out really well."

Eddie K.
Eddie K.



Eddie Krawiec's success in PSM is unquestioned. A member of the Vance & Hines team since 2007, Krawiec has accumulated 49 NHRA PSM wins and four championships (2008, 2011, 2012, 2017). He was the first member of the team to enter the Denso 200 MPH Club with a current top speed of 203.49 MPH.

“This will be my second year on the Suzuki Hayabusa and I’m ready for a big year for me and for the team,” said Krawiec.

Andrew Hines, a six-time NHRA PSM champion, leads the team as Crew Chief again this year. Andrew is the son of Vance & Hines co-founder Byron Hines and has notched 56 race wins in the PSM class.

Gaige H.
Gaige H.



"I watched Gaige's first run at the US Nationals and immediately knew this guy was something special, he’s a long-time Suzuki rider and it was easy to see how confident he was on the bike," said Andrew Hines. "I can't wait to help him develop into a championship level rider in PSM on one of our bikes."

Suzuki continues its partnership with the Vance & Hines team and will have a significant presence at several of the stops on the 2023 schedule. The Suzuki display will host rider autograph signings at most races and Suzuki's 2023 motorcycles will be on display for race attendees.

The 2022 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season begins at the Gatornationals in Gainesville FL March 9-13, 2023. The PSM schedule includes 15 stops in 2023 with the finale at the In-N-Out Burger Finals in Pomona, California.

Learn more about the company's history and products at www.vanceandhines.com.

For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.





THEY MAY BE COMING FOR YOUR CUP OF COFFEE--

Global coffee consumption has been increasing steadily for almost 30 years. With a daily average consumption of 2.7 cups of coffee per person, coffee is now Canada’s most popular drink. It is estimated that around two billion cups of coffee are consumed daily worldwide.

This demand has led to considerable diversification in the ways of preparing coffee as well, including the creation of coffee capsules. The popularity of these capsules has divided the public opinion because this method of preparation, which uses single-use individual packaging, is harmful to the environment.

As researchers working on assessing the environmental impacts of products and services, we often discuss coffee’s carbon footprint.

We decided to study the carbon footprint of several techniques used to prepare coffee at home, and it turns out that coffee capsules aren’t the biggest carbon culprits.

The life cycle of coffee

The pollution resulting from the preparation of coffee at home is just the tip of the iceberg.

Before you can enjoy a cup of coffee, it goes through several steps, starting from the agricultural production of the coffee beans, their transport, the roasting and grinding of the beans, right up to the heating of the water for the coffee and the washing of the cups it is poured in.

These steps, common to all modes of coffee preparation, consume resources and emit greenhouse gases (GHG).

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

https://theconversation.com/heres-how-your-cup-of-coffee-contributes-to-climate-change-196648





THE LATEST FROM THE PRISM GANG--

If you’re trying to keep your bike slim and looking clean, the Bristol Breather is for you.

Currently these are designed to fit S&S super E/G, CV, and Linkert carbs and come in either a tumbled or polished finish.

Contains all necessary stainless steel mounting hardware.

They are made of aluminum and consist of a stainless-steel mesh screen.

The back of the housing has a recess for mesh screen fitment.

Allows adequate flow’

The hardware for a CV is long enough to work with a carb support bracket.

Best of all - They are made in house, right here in Charlotte, NC.





BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--

REPARATIONS BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for January 19, 2023

https://www.bikernet.com/pages/REPARATIONS_BIKERNET_WEEKLY_NEWS_for_January_19_2023.aspx

Enjoy reading "News" each week. Hal is everywhere and I am watching out for him by looking out for what happens to his art treasures. Enjoyed reading the messages I sent along with seeing "Chopper Power." Old School Choppers are Old School Cool. They seem to be revived under the Old School Umbrella for some of us.

It's super wet here in sometimes sunny CA and so I'm using mine. Bye for now.

-- Ann Robinson
Long Beach, CA

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THE GREAT FOOD RESET--

‘Lab-grown meat’ harvested in ‘massive steel vats’ edges closer to fed approval & U.S. dinner plates – As EU approves human consumption of worms & crickets

Climate Depot's Marc Morano: "You Will Eat lab-grown 'meat' and bugs -- and Be Happy. Or so the forces of the Great Food Reset believe. Bill Gates is gobbling up U.S. farmland (now the single largest owner) and the World Economic Forum pushes eating bugs, and the U.S. FDA and USDA edge closer to approving lab-grown 'meat' -- Bon appetite?!

A food crisis and transformation are just the ticket for even more chaos that the WEF can exploit for their Reset agenda. The World Economic Forum is so eager to promote synthetic 'meat' that they are touting numerous ways to print up to 6 kilograms of the fake meat an hour. As part of this new coerced Great Diet Reset, the WEF has advocated eating bugs to save the planet. The Davos-based group has explained, “Why we might be eating insects soon.”

Our future is being planned by our overlords, load up on eating bugs to save the planet! It is a future that will happen, only if we allow it. It’s time for the Great Reject. Rise up and defy the Great Reset."

--Marc Morano
Climate Depot

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,I want everyone to ride free and have a blast. We are living in the best of times.

Julia

Sunday, March 19, 2023
Editor Response Unfortunately some folks don't get it and want to control everything...
--Bandit
Bill Gates owns over 240,000 acres of land. That is less than 1 percent of total US farmland. Howard Hughes told a friend, 'buy dirt, the cheaper the better.' What does that have to do with motorcycles? I enjoy your news for choppers and JJ's rants.

ruben serrano
TX
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Editor Response Thanks much. I agree, and I'm sensitive about running too far afield. But I can't stand the lack of integrity in this country now, the lack of free speech and the lack of Scientific Transparency. Everyone needs to know the truth.

And finally, I want everyone to ride free and have a blast. We are living in the best of times, but some folks don't want us to be happy. We've got to push back.
--Bandit

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