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09-11-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,474
Posted By thimblescratch

Funny you mention that - Kucinich is a vegan.

Funny you mention that - Kucinich is a vegan.
05-30-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By thimblescratch

Cool! I will have to look into Blender, I've...

Cool! I will have to look into Blender, I've avoided 3D graphics programs because of the price. Looks awesome!
05-29-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By thimblescratch

Lately we've been picking up really strange,...

Lately we've been picking up really strange, interesting looking board games (that we'd never heard of) at the nearby thrift store. Huggermugger from 1980, PROBE from the 70's... couldn't pass that...
05-22-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By thimblescratch

That is awesome! Well done!!

That is awesome!
Well done!!
05-15-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By thimblescratch

Amen scottyk! I think high heels are modern-day...

Amen scottyk! I think high heels are modern-day footbinding... but anyway...

WOW! Sweet ride. And tassles... mother effing TASSLES. Now that is something to behold. Jungle theme, no less!
05-15-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,536
Posted By thimblescratch

Not sure how showing an example of a personal...

Not sure how showing an example of a personal attack could be 'in (or out) of context'?

*cringes, ducks, and flees to the nearest tree to embrace in safety*
Forum: Commuting
05-15-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,249
Posted By thimblescratch

dude maybe hes just tired today okay Sorry,...

dude maybe hes just tired today okay

Sorry, couldn't resist.
05-15-07, 11:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,258
Posted By thimblescratch

Also, even though we have >90% certainty that...

Also, even though we have >90% certainty that global warming is occuring, the biggest businesses who will lose out on it, like oil, will be the ones to convince people that there is much less...
05-15-07, 10:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,258
Posted By thimblescratch

turkdc, and acroy, thanks for the level-headed...

turkdc, and acroy, thanks for the level-headed posts.
I am sure you get passionate about these issues as we all do, and sometimes it is hard not to lash out. And I totally agree, there is no way you...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By thimblescratch

I don't think that would be a 'waste' at all,...

I don't think that would be a 'waste' at all, personally!
Forum: Commuting
05-15-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By thimblescratch

That's cool. I'm tempted to send this article to...

That's cool. I'm tempted to send this article to our HR manager. Our company built a brand new building 2 years ago, and although people asked for showers and a bike rack, we got neither. They wanted...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,249
Posted By thimblescratch

I feel the urge to hit this guy in the head with...

I feel the urge to hit this guy in the head with a big bicycle. Worse, you know there are lots of people listening to him in their cars bobbing their heads in unison thinking, "yeah stupid bikers"....
05-15-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,331
Posted By thimblescratch

Batteries are getting lighter and more efficient....

Batteries are getting lighter and more efficient. I think soon there will be a 10lb battery that lasts a couple years. The Schwinn Campus is very lightweight, but I can't find info about how much the...
05-15-07, 07:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,258
Posted By thimblescratch

Turkdc, I appreciate your desire to not blindly...

Turkdc, I appreciate your desire to not blindly follow what is shoved down our throats. That is important. But think about the big picture for a moment. If we are using up our resources and polluting...
05-14-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,258
Posted By thimblescratch

As for political agendas... everything may have...

As for political agendas... everything may have an agenda so one must realize there is always a lesser of two evils.. Oil companies have an agenda. Environmentalists have an agenda. Which one is more...
05-14-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,258
Posted By thimblescratch

We need a lot more trees. The life on earth is...

We need a lot more trees. The life on earth is all about keeping a balance. We have not only disrupted this balance by pulling out the C02, like Roody explained, but we are simultaneously cutting...
05-14-07, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,402
Posted By thimblescratch

Cost: Many e-bike batteries (lead acid) take...

Cost:
Many e-bike batteries (lead acid) take about 4 hours to charge, at a cost of about .05 per day.
E-bikes can cost a thousand dollars, but Ebay is a great place to find electric bikes for...
05-14-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,536
Posted By thimblescratch

It may be better... but... Not only is hydro...

It may be better... but...
Not only is hydro only available in fewe areas, but those areas that are suited for it are already used. Furthermore, "some critics believe that certain dams contribute...
05-11-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,616
Posted By thimblescratch

I think Peak Oil could be the only thing that...

I think Peak Oil could be the only thing that saves us all from out-of-control Global Warming. Otherwise (with cheap gas) it would be 'someone else's future problem' like everything else. Hit them in...
05-11-07, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,616
Posted By thimblescratch

What does economize mean/entail?

What does economize mean/entail?
05-11-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By thimblescratch

Wow, SUPERhappy Friday! Thanks Brian, and enjoy...

Wow, SUPERhappy Friday!
Thanks Brian, and enjoy the weather :)
05-11-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,530
Posted By thimblescratch

Too bad we don't think like the Iriquois: "In...

Too bad we don't think like the Iriquois:
"In every deliberation we must consider the impact on the seventh generation... even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine."
- Great...
05-11-07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By thimblescratch

I would think 'electric bikes' would be better,...

I would think 'electric bikes' would be better, because when on a search engine I think that is a more universal term. Ebikes are difficult to search because you never know if it is e-bike or ebike.
05-11-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,616
Posted By thimblescratch

I know what you mean gwd, and I don't know what...

I know what you mean gwd, and I don't know what kind of impact we have. When I see a hummer pass me, I think to myself "I'm biking so you can drive that thing and I balance out your CO2 and reducing...
05-11-07, 10:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,530
Posted By thimblescratch

I'm with bike2math, I'd love to make some extra...

I'm with bike2math, I'd love to make some extra cash! Also, I would love to see the oil companies start using their profits for good. But then I'd like every corporation to do that. Sigh.
05-11-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By thimblescratch

I was kind of being serious too. I appreciate...

I was kind of being serious too. I appreciate your honesty. It just gets tiresome to endure the anti-ebike vibe around here. I really am questioning whether it would be a good thing or a bad thing to...
05-11-07, 06:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,616
Posted By thimblescratch

What we need is to be less selfish, and consider...

What we need is to be less selfish, and consider the future. We, just like the Corporations whose short-sided profit goals have rubbed off on us, have a hard time thinking about consequences of our...
05-11-07, 05:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By thimblescratch

Forum name... how about: Electric Bikes ...

Forum name... how about:

Electric Bikes

or something more to the point like

You're not a Real Cyclist, and You're Not Welcomed Here

0.o
05-10-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,616
Posted By thimblescratch

Buying local will be crucial. Perhaps some of the...

Buying local will be crucial. Perhaps some of the jobs that are currently overseas come back, companies begin to value the employee once again, job security goes up, and they create campuses around...
05-10-07, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,368
Posted By thimblescratch

Actually, the title is 'farewell car-free...

Actually, the title is 'farewell car-free lifestyle' , but it sounds like you're not giving up that lifestyle at all, only on some weekends. Unless you're planning on increasing the car usage over...
05-10-07, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,368
Posted By thimblescratch

Wow, that would be awefully hardcore to bike to a...

Wow, that would be awefully hardcore to bike to a bike race! :D I think it's impressive though that you've thought about all your options. What a bummer that the community carsharing is not working...
05-10-07, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By thimblescratch

I agree, you wouldn't want to create a new forum...

I agree, you wouldn't want to create a new forum for every little niche.

But animosity, yes. Pointing to one thread that has no responses, when there are others that have pages.

Not to...
05-10-07, 06:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,530
Posted By thimblescratch

Thanks Pedex. There are so many articles and...

Thanks Pedex. There are so many articles and websites on this topic. From what I've read we may have less than 50 years of oil left, but one thing is certain - cheap oil is a thing of the past....
05-10-07, 06:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,256
Posted By thimblescratch

Excellent and logical post. I definately agree,...

Excellent and logical post. I definately agree, that is in many cases why they buy what they do. Of course, for the price they are paying they could buy a whole fleet of earlier model cars. But I...
05-10-07, 05:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By thimblescratch

I'm sure the the vagueness of the post had...

I'm sure the the vagueness of the post had nothing to do with it... :rolleyes:
I find your animosity towards ebikes to be very 'telling'.
How about this one?...
05-09-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,530
Posted By thimblescratch

Google Peak Oil...

Google Peak Oil (http://www.google.com/search?q=peak+oil&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official)

The oil won't last forever, and...
05-09-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,530
Posted By thimblescratch

Yes, you are probably right Roody. I was thinking...

Yes, you are probably right Roody. I was thinking about the in-the-city/town poor. Which due to population density is the majority of poor, but obviously not the majority of poor who rely on their...
05-09-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,256
Posted By thimblescratch

Sometimes their ham radios break, and they have...

Sometimes their ham radios break, and they have to find someone to trade a steak radio for it. The internet is good for that.:p
05-09-07, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,256
Posted By thimblescratch

We do, it's called THE EARTH and we all have to...

We do, it's called THE EARTH and we all have to share it.
05-09-07, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,256
Posted By thimblescratch

I would never claim that someone, for example...

I would never claim that someone, for example driving an SUV, is doing it as a WANT simply because I don't think it's a NEED for myself. It will require introspection from the SUV driver, to...
05-09-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By thimblescratch

I'm with you there. It took 4 months and about 10...

I'm with you there. It took 4 months and about 10 visits to diagnose my asthma. But my doctor never stopped insisting that it was just sinus infections. I was coughing all day and wheezing at night,...
05-09-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By thimblescratch

I came here for ebikes, and ended up becoming an...

I came here for ebikes, and ended up becoming an avid biker. I think e-bike forum would be great. I hate to see misinformation like Brian posted, and also there is a lot of venom from the biking...
05-09-07, 09:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,794
Posted By thimblescratch

And yet the shoes lasted a very long time, and...

And yet the shoes lasted a very long time, and when they finally wore out, you took them back to get them repaired. Quality handmade goods made with heart and soul (instead of exploitation,...
05-09-07, 09:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,530
Posted By thimblescratch

I totally feel the same - that oil is far too...

I totally feel the same - that oil is far too valuable for what we WASTE it on. A couple of thoughts here. Regardless of what your sociopolitical beliefs are, as long as you believe in Supply and...
05-09-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,256
Posted By thimblescratch

In this society it is difficult for anyone to...

In this society it is difficult for anyone to decipher NEEDS from WANTS. I think some 'uninformed strangers' are just trying to differentiate between the two.
05-09-07, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,256
Posted By thimblescratch

I almost always see SUVs with just one person in...

I almost always see SUVs with just one person in there, and they are usually commuting to work or going to the store. There are also a lot of Hummers around here, and only twice have I seen it with...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,765
Posted By thimblescratch

I think it's more a matter of having no idea what...

I think it's more a matter of having no idea what to look for when you go to buy a bike from a store, which is usually Walmart etc. I remember when I was about to leave for college, my parents and I...
05-07-07, 01:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,794
Posted By thimblescratch

*I would be more worried about the outsourcing of...

*I would be more worried about the outsourcing of our jobs to other countries.*
But even IF we can keep our automotive and related jobs in the US, as the internal combustion engine goes the way of...
05-05-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By thimblescratch

http://www.treehugger.com

http://www.treehugger.com
05-04-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By thimblescratch

Pancakes and smiles this year, maybe they'll be...

Pancakes and smiles this year, maybe they'll be biking to work next year?
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