Dave Stancliff Loo Rider–a poop powered bike, Drug Cartel tries to silence the internet, and Boy born at 11:11 on 11-11-11 to vet on Vets Day blogarama.com

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Loo Rider–a poop powered bike, Drug Cartel tries to silence the internet, and Boy born at 11:11 on 11-11-11 to vet on Vets Day

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         Good Morning Humboldt County!

What a morning…it’s beautiful outside. Still and warm. Birds calling out greetings. It’s a perfect day for you to have stopped by. Grab a cup of hot coffee and a seat and make yourself comfortable. I’ve got a few short reads for you to start your day:

Loo Rider: bike will get you where you want to go

Toilet Bike Neo, a three-wheeled motorcycle with a toilet like seat, is not a people "poop-powered bike" as reported by Huffingtonpost and other English-language websites, toilet maker Toto Ltd. said.

Toilet Bike Neo, the sole purpose of which is to advertise Toto's environmental activities, is powered by biogas fuel made from livestock waste (can you say cow shit?) and household wastewater. The trike carries two tanks containing biogas behind a toilet lid.

Mexican drug cartel tries to silence Internet

Mexico's hyper violent Zetas drug cartel appears to be launching what may be one of the first campaigns by an organized crime group to silence commentary on the Internet.

The cartel has already attacked rivals, journalists and other perceived enemies. Now, the target is an online chat room, Nuevo Laredo en Vivo, that allows users to comment on the activities of the Zetas and others in the city on the border with Texas. Already, three apparent site users have been slain, and a fourth victim may have been discovered Wednesday, when a man's decapitated body was found with what residents said was a banner suggesting he was killed for posting on the site.

Boy born at 11:11 on 11-11-11 to vet on Vets Day

Jacob Anthony Saydeh won't have any trouble remembering precisely when he was born. A U.S. hospital says Jacob entered the world at 11:11 a.m. on Friday — 11-11-11. And to make the Veterans Day birth even more remarkable, the boy's mother is an Air Force veteran and his father is serving in the Air Force.

It's the second child for Staff Sgt. Christopher Saydeh and his wife, Danielle. They are a third-generation military family.

Time to walk on down the road…

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