E-bikes Show Distinct Pattern of Severe Injuries

E-bikes Show Distinct Pattern of Severe Injuries

Of more than 245 million injuries reported in the study period, 130,797 involved powered-scooter accidents, accounting for 5.3 per 10,000 U.S. emergency department injuries. There were 3,075 e-bike injuries, or 0.13 per 10,000. In addition, about 9.4 million pedal bicycle injuries accounted for 385.4 per 10,000 of all emergency department injuries.

I live a short distance from one of the three major universities in Oklahoma.  I’ve learned to drive defensively especially when classes are over and the streets are teeming with students.  The other day in a residential 25 MPH area adjacent to campus the car in front of me suddenly hit her brakes.

Student on an e-bike ran a stop sign.  She was not wearing a helmet nor did she look in either direction prior to placing herself directly in the path of a moving car.

Seriously?

The toxic rhetoric of climate change — Climate Etc.

Message to children and young adults:  Don’t believe the hype that you are hearing from Extinction Rebellion and the like.  Rather than going on strike or just worrying, take the time to learn something about the science of climate change.  The IPCC reports are a good place to start; for a critical perspective on the IPCC, Climate Etc. is a good resource.

Climate change — man made and/or natural — along with extreme weather events, provide reasons for concern.   However, the rhetoric and politics of climate change have become absolutely toxic and nonsensical.

In the mean time, live your best life.  Trying where you can to lessen your impact on the planet is a worthwhile thing to do.   Societal prosperity is the best insurance policy that we have for reducing our vulnerability to the vagaries of weather and climate.

via The toxic rhetoric of climate change — Climate Etc.

Is Artisanal Fake Meat the Next Trend?

The company’s chopped “chicken” is made with pea and wheat protein, herbs such as sage and thyme, and salt and pepper, without preservatives, additives, or artificial flavors or colors. “I think that in the plant-based category, there’s so much innovation and so much excitement going around with what we can develop in a lab and what science can really add to the category,” Song says. “But at the end of the day, this is ‘We’re in the food space,’ and I think people are forgetting that this needs to be food.”

Still. Not. Meat.

Read the entire article and decide for yourself.

Why do you need food that pretends to be something other than what it is?

Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers are Meat Adjacent! – Updated 12.15.19

A vegan is suing Burger King because its Impossible Whoppers are meat adjacent

Somehow none of this makes any sense to me.

Update 12.15.19

And it doesn’t make any sense to VegNews either.

Personal Purity and the Vegan Politics of a Shared Burger Grill

Every vegan who is connected to the internet knows about the shared grill situation, and if you’re not comfortable with it, then don’t eat at those restaurants. It’s that simple.

Nicole Axworthy is the News Editor of VegNews and author of DIY Vegan who is an imperfect human but still 100-percent vegan.

 

Living Large

Do the People Who Live in This House Have the Right to Be “Struggling”?

It is a nice house, but not an extravagant one. It sits next to a house in disrepair, and another house that is kept up. If you notice, there are two doors. The address 196 Lefferts Place, Brooklyn, New York, is divided into two homes, and the house I am talking about is Unit B, consisting of the upper floors of the structure. The cost to be the proud owner of 196 Lefferts Place, Unit B, is $1.395 million.

The greater fool theory in the US residential real estate market.

Have I mentioned lately why I live in Oklahoma?