On the outside looking in.
Eyes wide open
There are facts and there is a truth that goes along with them. They might not be what you want to know, or what you want to hear but that has nothing to do with what they are.
It is going to sting, but you can not allow yourself to be blinded by outrage.
B Rose will be the new Bike Library mechanic--- we are happy to welcome him! His contact information is as follows: email@example.com and his Bike Library phone number is: 651.317.9474 " .
Do you have any idea how important this is?
- Mindlessly taking the first small step
- Dehumanization of others
- De-individuation of self (anonymity)
- Diffusion of personal responsibility
- Blind Obedience to Authority
- Uncritical conformity to group norms
- Passive tolerance of evil through inaction or indifference
The Blue Scare ~vs~ Supply and Demand
- 7 years of gun part sales happened in 4 weeks around the end of the year.
- Companies that were literally about to go out of business were saved and restarted their production lines again.
- There had been a trend of sites like Ebay and Gunbroker getting a premium price for parts over what companies like Midway USA and Cabellas were able to get. Probably because like capitalist circus seals the cheap gun public has been trained to look to Ebay first. Much like the use of Walmart.
- In the last few weeks demand has gone way up. Guns shops and online retailers have nothing on their shelves. Tumble weeds and blank space is all you will find.
- Prices have gone up in ways that defy logic. $17 magazines are going for $40 plus. Lower and upper receivers (cheap ones) that were under a $100 a piece are now selling for $500 a piece on Ebay and Gunbroker (when laws permit). And the Online businesses like Midway have nothing available for weeks.
- The gun community will eat itself in spite of its self. It is a very suspicious and greedy group , why isn't important. But it will gouge until the market has bled dry. Companies like Midway and Cabellas can not, they have to look more to the future and customer satisfaction surveys :)
- In 4 weeks, there will be a lot of orders fulfilled on the whole sale level. And this is what I am leading up too. A few things are gonna happen very quickly and might not get noticed.
- An online retailer will like be selling product more than %100 cheaper that Eaby and gunbroker style sites. Imagine if your bike shop was cheaper than the internet.
- Online stores will likely be bought out by ebayers and the like who will still have a few weeks to make profitability reselling parts purchased at retail. Imagine if someone came into your bike shop and purchased all your parts at retail to sell online.
- Then as things equalize , there will likely be a massive sell off because MSRP will become the norm and the ebay types will be back to selling in that price range. How do you adjust for a bubble that only you can see.
Go easy Lou
East Liberty Shooting Leaves 1 Dead
January 14, 2013 4:15 PM
It happened just before midnight Sunday at the intersection of North Negley Avenue and Rippey Street, outside of an apartment complex.
Police stayed on the scene until after 3 a.m., but have yet to release much information.
The victim was 37-year-old Lou Auer of East Liberty. He was found with a gunshot wound to the torso and pronounced dead at the scene.
A maintenance worker at the apartment building said he had to chase the victim out of the building twice, but did not elaborate on why.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsburgh Homicide Squad at 412-323-7161.
This just happened to a friend of mine...
You would be more interesting if you didn't spend all your time drunk, high and/ or talking about it. (Trust me its true)
Shit if I care...
If you repeat that your plan is to get drunk (as if anyone expected anything else from you) in as many conversations and as often as you can... then you probably mean to say "I am real f$#@king sad". Cant you think of something else to do or at least pretend.
And everyday I meet more people that already have met Tyson Acker in his travels. Tyson Acker "hoops" is integrity personified. His technical proficiency has impressed me over and over. I can give no higher recommendation than I would give to Tyson. I say all of this to level one point, Shockspital is in better hands than mine.
Freewheel will take what I have created and move it forward in ways that I had run out of energy for years ago.Freewheel was there for me when I needed them and I am always there for them. Our relationship is still strong, I just don't work there anymore. The highest honor I could ever receive for anything considered a professional accomplishment of mine is to see it go on and grow as it was intended to and Shockspital is doing just that in Freewheels capable hands. And you know I would not say this if I did not mean it.