Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A couple of things
1: Thats pound so multiply by two and thats about 14 billion dollars in 3 months
2: Thats profits
3: 25,000 people die each day from malnutrition
4: it will take an additional 500 million dollars to feed the 73 million people worldwide.
From The Guardian: Royal Dutch Shell and BP have racked up combined profits of more than £7bn over the last three months, thanks to the soaring price of oil and gas.
Fuck your happy meal!
Posted by Bello Velo at 5:39 PM
Feel cheated yet?
Taxpayers in Alabama have paid $4.8 billion for the Iraq War thus far. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:
1,995,161 People with Health Care for One Year OR
3,533,464 Homes with Renewable Electricity for One Year OR
132,465 Public Safety Officers for One year OR
92,479 Music and Arts Teachers for One Year OR
906,966 Scholarships for University Students for One Year OR
330 New Elementary Schools OR
58,058 Affordable Housing Units OR
5,007,394 Children with Health Care for One Year OR
743,203 Head Start Places for Children for One Year OR
96,245 Elementary School Teachers for One Year OR
77,853 Port Container Inspectors for One year
Well at least pan OPLOY was only 5 bucks.
Posted by Bello Velo at 5:38 PM
What's up with this?
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It's not a flattering picture: Alabamians produce more than twice as much trash each day than the average American, and they recycle or reuse much less of their garbage than in other parts of the country.
That's the statistical assessment of state environmental officials who are joining others in the recycling movement in praising enactment of a new law designed in part to give more Alabamians access to trash recycling programs.
Currently only 81 of Alabama's 460 municipalities, or 17.6 percent, have some sort of recycling program — either curbside pickup or drop off — and only 8.3 percent of solid waste in Alabama is recycled, according to data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Nationally, 32.5 percent of solid waste was recycled in 2006, according to federal Environmental Protection Agency figures. read more here
Posted by Bello Velo at 7:21 AM
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Looks like it maybe the first friday in many months when it actually may not rain!!! Also I want to remind everyone to tune into WLRH 89.3 today between 3 and 6 pm for the "Bobby Milk Show". We may even hear a mention or two about our ride tonight on air. I would also implore you to tune in Monday - Friday to WLRH for the "Bobby Milk Experience" If you are lactose intolerant or just intolerant then I dont want to know you. Oh you can stream it on your computer iTunes Or Winamp
Sorry to C$%^%T who won't be with us for the ride but hey thats how he roles.
Bring lights and a smile.
meet @ 6:30 ride at 7pm SE Corner of Courthouse Downtown
Posted by Bello Velo at 8:03 AM
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
My Trek got 1337 miles for the year today. That's pretty leet and all, but I'm not going to limit it to that. Did anyone see the article about bike commuting by Jamie in the Huntsville Times today?
Posted by clintpatty at 8:03 PM
Friday, April 18, 2008
I’ve been disenchanted with our old generic bike trailer’s hitch. It’s a clamp-style hitch that’s a total PITA to get tight. I was ogling used Burley trailers when I started wondering whether I could hack my own Burley-style hitch onto my old generic trailer. more here
Posted by Bello Velo at 7:39 AM
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Well it is spring and as always it is drive your bike to work week. I have already spotted many "peops" with there trusty clean and shiny bikes strapped to their cars on the way to work. Makes me feel good to see all these bikes attached to their cars.
The next critical mass we should all drive around town in our cars with our bikes.
I also notice this one guy rides his bike a lot from the south side to here has anyone informed this guy that we are living in the 21st century! Get a bike rack man and commute your bike to work.
Monte Sano yesterday was full of trucks, suv's loaded with mountain bikes to take on the dangers of dirt and rock. Way to go guys you get it!!!
Posted by Bello Velo at 7:46 AM
For many, Portland is a haven of green-friendly urban planning. It recently topped Popular Science‘s list of the Greenest Cities in the United States. A big part of that is bikes. Portland is widely considered the most bicycle-friendly city in North America, so much so that bikes are on display throughout the Portland airport. Worldwide, it’s seen as only second to Amsterdam. We speak with two local Portland transportation activists. [more here]
Posted by Bello Velo at 7:33 AM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Wednesday is Ghent-Wevelgem From VeloNews:
Ghent-Wevelgem is one of Belgium's classic April races, held every year on the Wednesday between the bookending weekends of The Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. The first race, held in 1934, was brutal, taking riders over rough cobblestone roads. It hasn't gotten any easier. more here at velonews
Posted by Bello Velo at 9:58 AM
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Been up for days eating cereal.
Posted by Bello Velo at 11:29 PM
Meet @ Voodoooooooooooo, free pornography will be distributed along with chickens. Please wear a helmet, flak jacket and a flag.
5:30 pm and if you show up you are going to get your ass kicked!
Posted by Bello Velo at 11:22 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Not much happening except for recession and possible depression
Carfree.com - the web site that goes with the book.
Carfree Cities proposes a delightful solution
to the vexing problem of urban automobiles.
Even a Monkey Can Do it
Posted by Bello Velo at 3:56 PM