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Zone Gothic
  • There’s a place out in Zone 6 where if you drive just as the moon rises you’ll run into a man walking in just a pair of shorts. His flesh looks pristine save for a tattoo along his back. The more you look at it the more it shifts and changes. If you roll down your window to talk to him he won’t respond; just keep walking before stopping and just staring at your car once you pass him. Never ask him if he needs a ride.
  • Sometimes the sand under your feet will shift as if you’ve stepped into a hole yet if you look down you find you’re walking on pavement. You brush it off as nothing but start watching your feet a little more closely.
  • It’s last call in Lucky’s bar and you notice someone in a hood walks in. They never order but you know they’re waiting for someone. No one ever goes over to talk to them but there’s whispers that they work for the Phoenix Witch. If you go talk to them people start to forget you exist; never talk to the hooded figure.
  • At the edge of the badlands there’s a gas station that lays abandoned. Everyone knows you don’t spend the night there but they never explain why. The pumps always ding as you fill up your ride and there’s a bucket where you drop bottle caps in place of carbons. The pumps never run dry.
  • In Zone 4 there’s a mailbox with a small placard just asking for a single battery donation. No one decorated it and the blue paint has been all but buffeted away by the sandstorms. If you put a battery in you wake up the next morning with a flower in your hair. No one knows where they come from or how they get to you. There’s whispers that if you eat the flower it will save you from being ghosted. Those that have eaten the flowers are never heard from again.
  • If you run the obsidian road while singing The Black Parade there’s a chance you’ll see a glowing neon form in the distance. It never grows closer no matter how much you run towards or away from it. Never blink before it disappears because if you do you’ll find out just what, or who, it really is.
  • In Zone 5 there’s an old church covered in graffiti, but only on the outside, no one goes in and everyone knows not to try. Looking into the windows gives you an uneasy feeling. Murder Babies dare each other to spend a night inside for their initiation; those that do return with colored hair and ghosts behind their eyes. They never talk but if you pry you’ll find out just why they look the way they do.
  • In Zone 3 there’s an abandoned food truck with blacked out windows and a small window where you can get your food. There’s no menu but if you slip carbons through the crack in the passengers side window you’ll hear a clang and there will be something waiting for you at pickup. If you take too long in grabbing it you’ll find yourself covered in bites and scratches; no one ever knows where they come from.
躁鬱電池メンタル
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躁鬱電池メンタル

躁鬱電池メンタル (Bipolar Battery Mental)

A response to my request
Ah, it came to the mail corner
Well then, I…
Let me cast away these frenzied worries

Drying my clothes in the dryer
If I wear optimistic clothing…
Well then, I…
My contacts won’t go in, could this be my punishment?

Bipolar battery mental
A diseased summer
A scary summer
I don’t want to see you
An apartment part-time job, far away
That’s summer

A blue morning, it’s been a while and
In town I’m all alone as usual
Should I go to cut my hair, I wonder
Actually, let’s not do that
When you replace the battery, you disappear
Like the seasons in turn
Even if just a little, I want to tell you
And then the knife was taken

I forgot to shut the cap
While drinking carbonated juice
Well then, I…
Somehow like this, there’s nothing but a sour taste

A response to my request
Don’t just keep going
Well then, I…
I rub at my contacts, could this be my punishment?

Bipolar battery mental
A diseased summer
A scary summer
I don’t want to see you
An apartment part-time job, far away
That’s summer

I’m begging again,
Like another person, my mind was clear
Even if just a little, I want to show you
The real form of my mind
If you replace the battery, I’m new
I have to bite through myself
Even if just a little, I want to tell you
And then the knife was stabbed

Bipolar battery mental
A diseased summer
A scary summer
I don’t want to see you
An apartment part-time job, far away
That’s summer

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BMW at SEMA 2015

The Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas is regarded worldwide as the leading trade show for customization and tuning. At this year’s SEMA show from November 3-6 2015, BMW presents a selection of distinctively sports-oriented performance parts to the trade fair audience. Trade fair visitors will see a BMW M Performance modified BMW M4 Coupé as well as the first BMW M Performance Parts for the new BMW M2 Coupé.

What is more, the new “M Performance” inscription in dynamic technical design is to be seen on selected parts. The inscription reflects the increased flair of BMW M Performance as well as underscoring the functional orientation of all BMW M Performance Parts. Evidence of this is also to be seen in the new, extremely sporty parts and components with which BMW has fitted the demonstration vehicle. The new inscription will initially appear on the BMW M Performance Parts for the models BMW M2 Coupé and BMW M4 Coupé, but in future it will be used for the entire BMW M Performance product portfolio.

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U.S., China reach agreement on climate change

Washington Post: The U.S. and China unveiled a plan to limit greenhouse gases on Wednesday, with China committing for the first time to cap carbon emissions and President Obama announces a target to cut U.S. emissions by at least 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

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Photo: President Obama stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they listen to the Chinese national anthem during a welcome ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 12, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Buycotting. The second great neoliberal innovation in murketing is the creation of the phenomenon of “buycotting,” or as it is sometimes called, “ethical consumerism” (Yates, “Critical Consumption”). Instead of seeming to bypass the market altogether, as in the first case, here everyday participants are enticed to believe that it is possible to mitigate some of the worst aspects of market organization by paying an “ethical premium” for particular commodities and helping to make the world become a better place. Previous generations had sought to punish firms that were perceived to violate ethical norms by boycotting them, viz., organizing the wholesale withdrawal of purchasing power from the products of the targeted firm. In the current neoliberal era, people have been weaned off the notion that concerted political abdication from market behavior can ever succeed in its objectives, and instead have been seduced into believing that the market itself can offer sufficient choice in expression of political programs along the entire spectrum. Worried about global warming? Imaginative entrepreneurs have endeavored to purvey “carbon offsets” to consumers. Want to help African AIDS patients? Get yourself an AMEX Red Card. Want to support small independent producers in underdeveloped countries? Other entrepreneurs have conveniently developed “fair trade” brands for coffee, textiles, glass, and other imports.
The intellectual defenses surrounding the phenomenon of buycotting are especially instructive concerning the ways that the NTC has managed to neutralize its political opponents through the techniques of murketing. It is one of the neoliberal commandments that innovations in markets can always rectify any perceived problems thrown up by markets in the first place. Thus, whenever opponents on the nominal left have sought to ameliorate some perceived political problem through direct regulation or taxation, the Russian doll of the thought collective quickly roused itself, mobilized to invent and promote some new market device to supposedly achieve the “same” result. But what has been often overlooked is that, once the stipulated market solution becomes established as a live policy option, the very same Russian doll then also rapidly produces a harsh critique of that specific market device, usually along the lines that it insufficiently respects full market efficiency. This seemingly irrational trashing of a neoliberal policy device that had earlier been emitted from the bowels of the NTC is not evidence of an unfortunate propensity for self-subversion or unfocused rage against government, but instead an amazingly effective tactic for shifting the universe of political possibility further to the right. For buycotting always constitutes a tactical half-measure within the neoliberal project: one observes this in the initial promulgation and subsequent scuppering of carbon cap-and-trade schemes (described in chapter 6), including consumer purchase of “carbon offsets”; one observes it again in the imposition of “health insurance mandates” as a preemptive substitute for the single-payer system found in Europe, and then followed rapidly with the subsequent sabotage and rebellion against them in the United States, once they became the “centrist” approach to health care reform. The same dynamic has now has been kicking in with some forms of ethical consumerism. Buycotting exists to lull the uncommitted into belief that they can reconcile their skepticism of market results with redoubled participation in market purchases; only then to reprimand them for failing the efficiency test in the sphere of their ethical purchases.
—  Philip Mirowski, Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste

Canada has the world’s third-largest oil reserve, and it’s worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Nearly all of that crude is contained in Alberta’s oil sands. Getting the oil from underground and into your car requires an extraordinary mining effort that has significant effects on the environment and is expensive.

In a world concerned about climate change and in which oil prices have plummeted, the oil sands industry faces an uncertain future.

Environmental activists have celebrated a few victories recently. Last month, President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have transported oil sands crude from land-locked Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, giving producers access to the world market.

Another victory for environmentalists came when Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced that her government will limit carbon emissions from the oil sands business at 100 million tons a year. That could put a damper on the industry’s projected growth and prevent Alberta from taking full advantage of its huge oil reserve. That is, unless companies can figure out how to develop the resource and prevent carbon pollution. Shell believes it has a solution.

In November, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden was among dignitaries who turned a big, yellow ceremonial valve to mark the opening of the Quest carbon capture and storage project.

It captures about one-third of the carbon dioxide emissions from Shell’s oil sands upgrader plant. Then the company injects that CO2 deep underground so it stays out of the atmosphere.

Between Cheap Gas And Carbon Caps, Oil Sands Face Uncertain Fate

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