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Hate Ignites Hate

Maybe there’s something to be investigated here. Again, the media plays a role. Mass shootings are on the rise. It’s not because of the guns, but because of frustration. I watched a portion of a report on PBS News hour last night. A professor wrote a book blaming slavery on capitalism. Slavery was a commodity among all sorts of civilizations 2000 years before and during the era of Christ. Not only blacks were slaves.

We blame the health of the planet on folks who eat beef or drive an SUV. We blame the white man for everything race related. We blame the government when someone breaks the law and tries to enter the country illegally.

Now we blame car drivers and punish them with bicycle paths down the center of main streets. All these efforts are dividing Americans and causing frustration.

Did you see Terry Lovering's feature. He's going to build a video game out of his board game.
Did you see Terry Lovering's feature. He's going to build a video game out of his board game.

No wonder folks are pissed off. We are creating a society of hate. Does hate beget hate? Is there a human nature that craves conflict? Is that why the Middle East is constantly fighting. They would rather fight than to have clean running water.

Does man need to have war to justify his existence? Political parties fight. Motorcycle clubs fight. Gangs and mobs fight. Tribes can never get along. And then there are our lovely religions. They fueled most of the conflicts on this planet and justified killing millions. So, can America make a difference? Can we get above the hate and work together to build calm and confidence for the society? If not, what’s the alternative? That’s not a pretty picture, especially when we are living in the best of times. We are actually safer, healthier and live longer than ever before. We need to get a grip on Freedom.

Let’s hit the news:

Check the Iron Trader out.
Check the Iron Trader out.

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently the Smoke Out and Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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ACTION FROM LE PERA SEATS-- We don’t have seats for the Indian yet.
How about featuring our KickFlip Daddy Long Legs for Baggers and Dyna?

If you dig the look of the KickFlip and happened to be on the tall side or maybe just need more a bit more room, our newest KickFlip Daddy Long Legs will get the job done.

The KickFlip Daddy Long Legs will move you approximate 2 inches back from our original KickFlip. The world is your playground... shred it! This is the seat that every adventurous rider would be stoked to own. The maximized back support and ample seating area offer plenty of options for riding - or showing off - at a moment's notice.

Shown with Diamond Stitch seating area. Also available with Basket Weave, Pleated Stitch and our new Gripp Tape material - when traction is needed! Many other custom materials and stitch graphics are available as well!

Enjoy the ride with a classic Le Pera seat!

--Christine Le Pera

Customer Service Tel : +818-767-5110, email:
Le Pera Enterprises, Inc. –
8207 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91605 USA
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'Fastest Woman On Four Wheels' Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash--

Yesterday, while attempting to beat her own land speed record, the 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car driven by racer, fabricator, and television personality Jessi Combs crashed in the Alvord Desert in Oregon, killing her, as local news reports. Combs was 39 years old and held the title of “fastest woman on four wheels” after breaking 398 mph in that same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013.

Combs was attempting to beat her previous record, and had attempted it as recently as last year, when she managed a 483.227 mph shakedown run before mechanical problems ended the attempt, as noted on the team’s bio page for Jessi.

By Jason Torchinsky, Jaolpnik

NEWS FROM THE MASTER--Artist David Uhl - "Population Two"

Well, this was certainly a first! In his 21-year career as a Fine Artist, David Uhl has never had this happen...

The original image he painted featured a model from Poland, who had posed for the shot of her and the motorcycle. She agreed to compensation in return for David's interpretation of the photo in his painting. When she saw the finished version, she decided she didn't want any compensation and that she didn't want to be part of the project!

Undaunted, David decided to use the lovely Elizabeth (his better half) as his model and many people think it's even better now!

Check the new image, along with one of the shots from the photo shoot with Elizabeth. If you ordered the initial version and would like to cancel your order, simply let me know. We do have some available slots, so if you like this one better and would like to add it to your collection, please let me know. Details are below. Thanks, Greg

"Population Two" (final version)

If you visited us in Deadwood this year during the Sturgis Rally, you undoubtedly noticed the new piece David was working on. We weren't sure what would happen with this one, but after an overwhelmingly positive response, he decided to offer a print edition.

This new piece, titled "Population Two" stems from David's burgeoning career as an illustrator/concept artist when he was 19.

"Many people don't know that I got started in Sci Fi illustration/concept art back when I was 19. I did some drawings for futuristic aliens and ships for Disney. The genesis for this idea started after spending the last few years reading my friend Graham Hancock's latest books.

He has been working with a team of scientists that are certain we the earth experienced a major comet/meteor impact just 12,000 years ago. This piece illustrates what it might look like if one slammed into the Atlantic. So being at the Sturgis rally, I naturally based it in that area. So that being said: here is a window into a mad max futuristic world. An interesting place to visit, but probably not wanting to live there."

There is a LOT going on in this piece, so we produced a short video with close ups of the cool components.

The canvas print edition will consist of two sizes and will not included a smaller version (too much going on with this one to do it justice in a smaller size). This may be the start of a new, ongoing series as well.

** Image size 32x24, $1,295 framed (deduct $200 for a gallery wrap). Edition of 60 plus 10 Artist Proofs and 10 Hors d' Commerce

** Image size 40x30, $1,895 framed (deduct $300 for a gallery wrap). Edition of 30 plus 7 Artist Proofs and 7 Hors d'Commerce.

Each canvas print will come hand-signed by David and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity.

If you'd like to get on the list to reserve one, simply respond to this email or call me at 303-913-4840.

Thanks and have a great week!

--Greg Rhodes
International Sales Director

Uhl Studios
15801 W. Colfax Avenue
Golden, CO 80401

Uhl Studios Website

You can see their original set up ( yours is much stronger to start with), in the shot with the skin on you can kind of see the stabilizer they added. . Like we discussed there are a lot of factors that don’t apply and a few that work in your favor too.

I noticed the sticker on the front end and came up with this link:

I really don’t remember if they just bought the frontend from these guys or if they were involved with the project . . I think I have been through at least one computer between now and then, so I am missing some notes it seems.

--Kent Weeks
Lucky Devil Motorcycle Works


Climatologist Dr Tim Ball Defeats Michael Mann’s Climate Lawsuit--

Written by John O’Sullivan

Supreme Court of British Columbia dismisses Dr Michael Mann’s defamation lawsuit versus Canadian skeptic climatologist, Dr Tim Ball. Full legal costs are awarded to Dr Ball, the defendant in the case.

The Canadian court issued its final ruling in favor of the Dismissal motion that was filed in May 2019 by Dr Tim Ball’s libel lawyers.

Mann’s “hockey stick” graph, first published in 1998, was featured prominently in the U.N. 2001 climate report. The graph showed a spike in global average temperature in the 20th Century after about 500 years of stability. Skeptics have claimed Mann’s graph was fraudulent.

On Friday morning (August 23, 2019) Dr Ball sent an email to WUWT revealing:
“Michael Mann’s Case Against Me Was Dismissed This Morning By The BC Supreme Court And They Awarded Me [Court] Costs.”

Mann filed his action in 2010 for Ball’s allegedly libelous statement that Mann “belongs in the state pen, not Penn State.” The final court ruling, in effect, vindicates Ball’s criticisms.

Not only did the B.C. Supreme Court grant Ball’s application for dismissal of the nine-year, multi-million dollar lawsuit, it also took the additional step of awarding full legal costs to Ball.

A more detailed public statement from the world-renowned skeptical climatologist is expected in due course.

This extraordinary outcome will likely trigger severe legal repercussions for Dr Mann in the U.S. and may prove fatal to alarmist climate science claims that modern temperatures are “unprecedented.”

According the leftist The Guardian newspaper (Feb, 09, 2010), the wider importance of Mann’s graph over the last 20 years is massive:

“Although it was intended as an icon of global warming, the hockey stick has become something else – a symbol of the conflict between mainstream climate scientists and their critics.”

Putting Mann’s Fraudulent Graph Under the Microscope

Mann’s goal was to make the Little Ice Age (LIA) disappear, as we explained in our previous article on this issue. The LIA was an especially cold era that ended around 1840 and since then global temperatures have gradually risen. But government ‘experts’ like Mann have sought to use statistical trickery to make such natural variation appear as ‘man-made’ warming.

--from Marc Morano - Climate Depot

Click to order.
Click to order.

BIKERNET BLOG COMMENTS-- Any news about Harley's problems gets lot of viewership on Facebook / internet.

This post about Safety issue Recall got the attention of 2,152 people in just 24 hours.

A total of 267 people have clicked the Link to read it in the Bikernet Blog. 36 people Shared it and 56 Likes / Reactions on Facebook. An Engagement of 530 Facebook users.

Comments on Facebook for Harley Safety Recall:

Bruce Donaldson - Too much automation, not enough hands on.

Mike Jaramillo - Screw it, let's ride

Dan Krumwiede - It would also be nice if the manufacturer would stop dealers from ripping off people with the extended warranties. It’s like a part. Shop around. The price for the same exact warranty is sometimes twice the price as other dealerships. Bullshit.

Marc Vellat - OMG the sky is falling! My reflectors aren't placed properly. (SMH)

Dan Krumwiede - Be great if they admitted the road glide wobble. The dealers know about it. When they sold me mine the finance guy told me to tighten the nut down to twice the factory specs. I thought he was nuts. It almost killed me twice.

Ian Macdonald - Still no recall on the trans to primary transfer. Just another bandaid

Jim Smith - reflector placement.....has that anything to do with recollecting the past?
ALSO, the news about Harley's new Electric Bicycles also received lot of criticism and insults.

Facebook Comments for the Harley Electric Cycles:

Bruce Donaldson - They're also unveiling an electric shoe.

Nate Hoff - Looking to purchase a Electric bicycle I will be going with the industry leader Trek. Why would anyone spend that kind of money.

Anthony Groll - I heard they’re also getting back into the golf cart, and bowling industries again.

Dan Lonick - How much $12000- each?

Michael Adams - They have find something that will make them money

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