My response first

This is going to be out of order in posting terms but I needed to make sure that it was posted asap. Expect more on this later.

This email is regarding the actions of the Utah Highway Patrol on 05302010. It should be noted that this email, as well as any responses to this email, will be posted on the Utah Sportbike Association forums and my blog at http://dffaq.blogspot.com/.

The actions taken by UHP on 05302010 between the exit at Miller Motorsports Park and the entrance to I-80 were atrocious. I cannot fathom what possible reasoning any official could have had for detaining for any length of time any motorcyclist under the guise of 'safety inspections'. All of the riders who had valid Utah registrations were also required to have their motorcycle inspected concurrent with Utah law within the last year. Further I personally do not know any sane rider who would willingly be on an unsafe piece of equipment. The actions of the UHP also needlessly interrupted traffic on the road for an extended period of time.

Per Utah State Code 1501 - 1536, 41-6a-1501 - 41-6a-1506, motorcycles to not need turn signals; need only one mirror; do not require passenger accommodations unless there is a passenger; and the rider does not require a helmet unless under the age of 18; a motorcycle jacket or other safety equipment. Further the bars must be below the shoulders; there is no restriction on modulated headlight or tail light; and no regulation on sound beyond what is considered "excessive or unusual noise" as defined in 41-6a-1626. (Side note: as most cruiser or 'chopper' motorcycles are at least twice as loud as any sportbike I've ever heard, one can only assume that we are within acceptable limits.)

I am requesting a formal apology to the members of the motorcycling community that were detained outside of the scope of Utah State Code during this charade of an operation. Any officer who condoned or participated in this operation should be repentant of their actions. I wasn't in attendance, yet I am outraged at these actions.

I close my thoughts with a question: To whom do we turn when we feel oppressed by those who have sworn to protect our freedoms and way of life?


Holy rusted keyboards Batman! It's an update!

And here I find myself a bit lost. Year of the Tiger. Overt, strong and typically overbearing. And I do feel overbeared (yes, it's a word, otherwise I wouldn't use it).

The song 'Broken' by Seether seems to typify my current state. I don't necessarily find it a negative or depressing song, more just a statement of how I am. And generally lonely. But that's because the half of the species with the fun bits is batshit insane. Wait, that describes our species as a whole, no?

Thanks for joining me on this minor personal journey.

Global warming fanatics

Seriously? You really think that cow farts and people breathing are the cause? hey jackass, when was the last time you threw your net carbon emissions on the scale? Don't forget your dead skin (aka DUST) you fucking lunatic...

OK, lets dispel a couple myths. First, contrary to what your kindergarten teacher told you, plants do not 'exhale only oxygen'. They intake all the same crap we do and transpire the same things we do, just with a higher concentration of oxygen and lower concentration of environmental nasties than their intake. Don't believe me? Transpiration is the process most plants use, and it's not air they're breathing, it's water.

Geologists have been telling you for frickin' years that a moderate sized volcano (an active volcanic system with gas emissions may or may not have visible lava or measurable magma flow) produces in 5 minutes what humanity as a whole produces in a year. (This may or may not be an exaggeration but I'm pretty sure it's correct.) (BTW: an observable, active volcanic system, arguably the second most famous in the world, is the entirety of Yellowstone. Think those hot pots and pretty colored pools smell like festering terds because some bearded dude said 'Hey, that's a good idea!'?)

Global warming huh? It's the end of May, well in to the summer, I live in a desert and it's 45F outside (SLC, UT, 05232010:0913MST).

We're heading in to a cooling period. Geological studies have shown that every 8000 years we go through a minor cooling trend with global temperatures dropping an average of 3.5-5F. Don't think it's that much? Ask someone who lives in a non-temperate climate what the difference between 95 and 90F is. Or someone in the middle of winter what the difference between 30 and 25F is. I can tell you from experience that it's the difference between lifting your hand and sweating vs being comfortable in the shade (latter) and I need a coat vs my fingers just fell off (latter).

Major volcanic eruptions cause more massive shifts in temperature than the last 100 years of industrialism we all enjoy. (And you sad sacks can kiss my ass: industrialism is the reason you can read this anywhere in the world.)

Know what's funny? I feel better after this. Next week: Why PETA is retarded XDDDDDDD

Gryyphyn, out.