Ridazz Roulette!




Recent gallery...

Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Choppercabras Halloween Ride 2014 Ridazz and Their Bikes jabamas WESTERN RIDAZZ The Project The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time Back on Smack Urban Exploration Society Urban Exploration Society Urban Exploration Society Urban Exploration Society Rollin' Wit Da Homies Rollin' Wit Da Homies Chief Lunes Chief Lunes Chief Lunes Chief Lunes Chief Lunes Chief Lunes Chief Lunes Chief Lunes The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Project Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014 Choppercabras Spring Thing 2014


The Days of Our Ridazz.


NOTE: All timestamps are in the future because WE are in the future. The care takers of Midnight Ridazz.com reserves the right to remove, edit, move or delete anything for any reason. None of the opinions expressed on these boards represent the Midnight Ridazz nor can anyone purport to speak on behalf of Midnight Ridazz.



Topic Box:
 
   1501 - 1750 of 18682 Topics

ROTW: AKTIVE   21
ACTR Spoke Card....   20
TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIA...   99
USA vs. CANADA!   0
this   1
Westside Bike Thieve...   1
Negative Thread   94
"HELP THE HOMELESS" ...   42
FUN PATROL!!!   25
FAMLISTRAPS...BLOW O...   1
Church of the Midnig...   12
OMG   189
underground   2
The anytime ride..   13
Return of Root Run?   8
1 of a kind RARE CHR...   9
ACTR 2011 RIDES   30
Alhambra Bike Plan M...   5
Earth   1
M.R. NOV. 2011   65
M.R.com   3
any boom pole   0
I think I have seen ...   1
PC   14
i believe we're onto...   6
PAC DESIGNS Messenge...   2
cops beating student...   8
Wuh Wuh Wuh Wuh womp...   154
Yotube posting tutor...   0
H&R SUSPECT ARRESTED   22
The Dinosaur Economy   10
chicken leather bike...   3
North Park, San Dieg...   2
Monday Night Grind ...   4
RIDE OF SILENCE   7
***THE SWAP MEET***   187
Interested in CA Bik...   0
Chrome bag SWEET LIM...   2
rubix cube at occupy...   14
Choppercabras Pictur...   0
Locks   2
Police escort LACM   33
Protest Thread   5
WHOLE FOODS SUCKS   8
bike   4
OCCUPY LA   64
RIde Your Dumb Bike   4
Mikey Wally: media n...   31
Stolen bike!!!!   0
halloween block part...   0
MNR Documentary Scre...   1
Overcoming the Zombi...   1
OCCUDARITY   0
Dump Your Bank Ride   34
Raw Milk   7
DUMP EM OUT RIDE   2
Dump Your Bike Ride   3
Robbers - Man Killed   9
FOLDING BIKE TALK   16
IS DIS TEH ROBOTZ RI...   5
Epic Beach Cities To...   1
MTA Taking Comments ...   11
Reflective Spoke Car...   3
WnC is back!   0
Night Owl Ride San J...   5
Anyone seen THIS rid...   4
Armadillo Tires   7
Wine - Cheese - Art ...   1
Movie night at Bike ...   4
Occupy LA Bicycle ou...   8
Bicycle Courier   22
Mad decent Block Par...   3
ATT: JONNYBOY   9
eastside! westside!   32
how do i resize my p...   4
treats & treats!   1
L.A. Streetsblog hir...   0
Mobile community gar...   15
ABC7 prepped for Ant...   18
8 year old kid hurt ...   0
Pick A Charity - All...   13
screeching weasel   5
I heart TrenWay   21
Get a Job!!   3
bicycle things for l...   6
CycBicycle Rider Fat...   0
ride for fun   0
bikeboom lars   5
Eat more art!   1
sins and sprocketts   6
Bike Oven   25
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDRE...   14
Found   4
Tivu is internationa...   1
AIDS LifeCycle 2012 ...   0
Excessive Riding?   18
why wear a helmet?   9
Venice Haunted House   0
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAMBO...   10
Bike Evolution   0
Attack of the Killer...   18
OCCUPY AND SHOW TONI...   0
Fixie fest Films   0
Bike Nerd Reunion   0
Volunteer for the Al...   4
Cuz we just like rid...   9
Kilpanda   2
critical smash   0
CubCamp :: Back Ways   0
AllCityToyRide 2011 ...   19
Long Beach Marathon ...   6
SB 910 Vetoed   11
Dahab reporter inter...   10
Recognizing those wh...   1
Let's be Careful whe...   6
Inglewood FAST RIDE ...   0
Accident in studio c...   19
Ridazz tent at Occup...   0
Bike Gal for Lagos   24
City Council Honors ...   7
Stolen Messenger Bag   0
Bikupy LA   2
limited CHROME BAG   2
FOUND: TALL BIKE!!!!...   2
travel around the w...   0
100 Ridaz run over??   469
Occupy CicLAvia Ride   0
occupy LA - city hal...   2
BM 2011 Rites of Pas...   185
FOR SALE   0
Seeking Knights & Ca...   0
Trader Dingo's Smoot...   44
Warehouse Space need...   1
Possible stolen bike...   25
Occupy Los Angeles R...   16
Peanut Butter & Jell...   7
Cannondale 58cm 4 Sa...   1
Felt 4 sale roadbike   0
Musician/DJ Ridazz A...   11
Occupy CicLAvia   3
hide yer cellphones   3
MADD DUI OnlineI Vic...   0
Cyclists at occupyLA...   12
OCCUPYLA Saturday Oc...   8
UNIGEEZER   0
FREE Funnel cakes!!   7
YOUR FAVORITE GIFS   53
Bike Polo Thursdays   16
restricted forum   3
Now Dig This   2
creation of the ++mu...   47
found keys from frid...   0
FMLY OCCUPIES LA   0
Charges Filed   10
GROUND ZERO, THE RID...   16
Sausage Party   7
Prison Realignment   0
Retro Flashback   0
Swap meet at Bikerow...   0
I ♥ Street Cl...   8
So who wants to smok...   41
need 5 to 6 y/o lear...   0
Why Sidewalk???   42
santa monica critica...   0
OCCUPY WALLSTREET   26
Anti-harassment law ...   3
I still ride bikes.   4
Wolfpack Hustle East...   6
Tour Da Arts Vol. 3   7
MR.com's first spons...   14
bike problem   6
do u kno frisco?   48
Bicyclist killed in ...   22
Movie Night at BIKE ...   4
Fox 11 News Segment ...   8
Bike Shop For Sale   14
national beach clean...   0
CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?   12
New Bike Lanes   0
oyesamamada   2
WTB tubes and tires ...   1
Remeber that hardcor...   2
Biking to School   5
Bike station in LA?   0
need BMX bikes for a...   4
FUN DRINKING GAMES!!   1
75 years prison sent...   9
Smoke   13
premium ugh   7
C.O.L.O.N.I.C. MOB!   93
tall bike take two   0
tall bike   0
Congress wants to cu...   8
Riding for a cause_F...   0
Have a great Park[in...   0
ciclavia   4
Parts Sale Coming So...   2
Grandma does sum hat...   1
You might be a Rida ...   507
+BIKE ANGELES+ VOTED...   5
all_CITY OLYMPX F**K...   6
BIKE ANGELES 2011   11
Awesome MTB-Cam   5
Iz uR inTerWebz Slow...   8
Stolen Bike Sting in...   9
I hate laundry day!   1
+BIKE ANGELE+ HOLI C...   3
Interbike 2011   13
photo gallery   32
Santa Monica To Irvi...   0
Foldie is the new fi...   1
LA to Stone Brewery   20
Anyone in NY?   14
Midnight Ridazz - Bi...   3
Cyclists Shot...   51
Trade anyone?   5
XBOX 4 $ALE   1
it's coming .   6
Senate Bill 28   1
BICYCLE*FILM*FESTIVA...   0
walmart   7
Garcetti for Mayor   1
BIKE ANGELES FLYER   0
July needs your help   1
ROTW: Creative Thing   21
taco tuesday   0
Kickstart CicLAvia e...   2
Help PLease   0
FREE FUN FEST + FMLY...   5
KNICE BDAY BLOCK PAR...   0
***R. Kelly --The Ri...   0
Burbank Mountain Lio...   8
Los Angeles Bike Cou...   0
MMA/UFC the ride ??   3
In one word ...   30
Alhambra YUMYUM Donu...   94
Salmon on a Tadpole!...   1
Detroit be reppin!   1
pawn shops & junk ya...   3
Alhambra ride   0
MR 2nd Fridays 2011   36
Bicycle Film Festiva...   26
Work for CicLAvia!   1
doldrums, malaise, o...   40
C.R.A.N.K. MOB -- fa...   330
Help the Bicycle Kit...   0
Bikini ride?   12
What does it mean?   99
The Art Walk Parade!   6
Anthropology& MR   8



Thread Box:
Coe coe NEEDS HW HELP
Thread started by Coe coe buttaa at 03.4.11 - 8:15 pm

Hi.
So I pushed my finals to a sooner date so I could join yall in ATX and as a result, my HW load has dramatically increased by 1000%.. therefore, I need a little help in this discussion for an essay I need to write!
Anything helps as long as it's on topic and no pressure for responses... HELP! THANKS!!!
-CcB

"Consider the following:
It seems evident that if developing countries adopt the same policies of resource exploitation and industrialization that Western nations have followed over the past 150 years, they will irreparable harm their natural environments and accelerate the pace of global climate change. Some environmentalists argues that First World countries should therefore encourage developing nations to voluntarily abstain from exploiting their natural resources. Social justice activists in developing nations respond by pointing out that industrialization and resource exploitation are often the only way to life Third World peoples out of poverty. If a Third World government chooses not to industrialize and develop its country's resources, this might be a gain for the environmental movement, but it also appears to be a loss for human rights and social justice. If a government decides to protect the natural environment over its people, and the people starve as a result, then hasnt that government violated one of its most basic obligations?

Discuss the tension between human rights and Wester-Style environmentalism. Several philosophers have attempted to resolve this tension. How do you propose to resolve conflicts in developing nations between saving nature and feeding people? Explain and defend your answer by discussing how these conflicts are dealt with by at least THREE of the following: Aldo Leopold, H. Rolston, Social Ecology, Ecofeminism, Environmental Pragmatism"



reply


This entire argument assumes that Industrialized nations have the right to dictate how a 'lesser' (by their terms) sovereign nation should use their own resources. Wisdom is usually garnered through mistakes, specifically the 20/20 vision of hindsight. Industrialized nations know the problems with resources exploitation because it they themselves who used such techniques to become industrialized. Therefor, one can argue that the nobility of these environmental goals are disingenuous in regards to the development of the country they are purported to help.

Since the beginning of time resources are what is needed to develop 'things'. Any 'thing' be it a building, food, money itself, a hospital, a power plant, telecommunications and a classroom are made from natural resources. If you are to disallow a country from using their resources you are disallowing that country to develop. It is as if a parent expects a child to grow without feeding it. In the most ridiculous example this same child could tell you that a strategy type video game is based on how fast you can harvest resources and build your army. Without resources you have no 'things', without such things, without commodities to trade, you are stagnant.

However, the wisdom is true that if you exploit your resources you will lose them. So the clear answer is to not exploit. Yet, here we run into the same disingenuous problem of a parent teaching a child not to do something while they themselves do what it is they preach against. Many industrialized nations have found their 'environmentalism' through the resource gathering outside their borders. Their resources are imports, their products are imports, so it is they themselves who fuel resource exploitation, just not in their lands.

So what is it then, do you protect the land or provide for your people by using the resources at hand? Simple environmentalism would purport that no good can come from the wholesale of the land, but humanitarianism would favor the lives of those the land can serve. This conflict is the source of our oil woes in the Middle East, oil woes in Africa, fishing stock declines in the Oceans, and deforestation nearly everywhere. The goals of all these endeavors are not to pillage, but to provide. Yet how to provide without pillaging, that is the key.

The answer is a compromise. To take what you can while still allowing the land to recover, to grow again, to provide again. The biggest problem though is that this type of resource management is less profitable. To industrialize you must produce, you must grow, and be it technology you don't have or the knowledge to build it yourself; cost money. With less profit you will grow much less slowly. Not only does balance between humanity and the environment need to be struck, but in it's purest essence it is about managing growth vs death. In a world where stocks are traded in picoseconds to move money from A to B and people can bet against you, to favor somethings decline for their own growth, growth is king.

The compromises biggest problem is supporting it. As it is difficult to teach a child that a reward will come after hard work, it is even harder to be both the parent and the child simultaneously as an industrialized nation must be and realize that hard work is its own reward. This own reward is sustained life, or the avoidance of death. The sheer fact you still have it and have not lost it is the reward. In a world of rampant materialism it is no surprise that sustainability is a hard sell. The reward is nothing more than stability.

In the end, if industrialized nations really believe the environmental cause they are pushing then they must be the teachers of it. While is may be too difficult to truly lead by example, a developing country offers a clean slate. A developing country can be held by the hand, taught, with the right investment develop into something that can then do the same for others. Yet again though there is the same problem. What is the reward for the industrialized nation if it gets no return off its investment. The answer is then the solution they are selling, their gift in return is the gift they give, stability. Not money, not gold, not oil, but stability. Stability to provide a world for your people where they can exist without the tensions of people at war fighting for resources. It's nearly the hardest sell of all, to sell something for nothing but a mere absence of problems.

I say you just Zerg rush the fuck out of them and win already. Screw them for being a n00b.

Yeah, that's my hippy bullshit take, enjoy. You can pay me in 4LOKO



clearskittles
03.4.11 - 9:08 pm

reply


This is the problem with higher education in this country today. Some idiot professor makes you waste your time writing a paper like this, then you graduate and how many job openings are there in the fields of Social Ecology, Ecofeminism and Environmental Pragmatism?



soulonice
responding to a comment by clearskittles
03.4.11 - 9:36 pm

reply


Coe Coe Buttaa,
I'm sorry, but I'm NOT smart enough to be able to help you on this :(

But I was wondering how your SS4 trip went; did you succeed in finding what you seemed to be looking for, i.e. Tent Rape 2011? lol



Gern
03.4.11 - 9:46 pm

reply


1st problem is the cost =)
Having you do busy work like this ranks up there (I'd leave this to a class discussion). I'd like to point out that the problem of "how many job openings are there" in these fields is exactly the problem I outlined in the end. Sustainability by its definition doesn't exploit things for cash, it's about equilibrium, therefore I'm not surprised it's hard to find a paying gig doing this type of thing, regardless of how desperately it's needed. Although, if you can talk a mean talk with any of these fields, boost that with an MBA... I think you could have a bright future Green Washing for big corporations. Selling out is where it's at =)



clearskittles
responding to a comment by soulonice
03.4.11 - 9:53 pm

reply


Damn, I wish had something for you CC!



tallcans4tallbikes
03.4.11 - 10:53 pm

reply


Goodluck CoaCoa! You can do it!!!!










fish and chips
03.5.11 - 12:22 am

reply


The industrialized Western nations should create a green fund for any third world nation that signs into a policy of on non-industrialization and resource exploitation. This fund could cover the third world nations food and basic infrastructure (roads, basic housing, basic gas and electric for established cites, etc.). The real purpose to policy would be to great a basic utopia of food and shelter for all third world nations that agree to keep their nations lands as a somewhat of a natural wildlife preserve, a global park service of sort. The population of these third nations should have the explicit right to migrate or become citizens of these parent nations and citizens of the parent nations should have rights to be able to live in these human preserves as long as they agree to keep to a basic standard of living without non-industrialization or resource exploitation.

Yes, it sounds like a idealized head in the clouds concept with the current economic problems facing the industrialized Western nations. Imagine if we could have nation preserves or even sections of our own Countries that create an Eloi type economy. Would you give up the Facebook Tweeting Five Dollar Coffee Gas-infused Hummer World to live in a basic society of living and revert back to the days of bicycle transportation, a basic variety of goods and services, a more human interaction based society with less Sponge Bob?





X-Large
03.5.11 - 12:26 am

reply

Reply


Who's been here recently...

sexy | Freedom Ridazz | epinmelacle | funeral090 | buckchin | natalie695 | track_stand818 | Hawn1972 | Yoult1978 | Newo1986 | vanfleet56