Vintage English Bicycle Head Badges

Frugal Average Bicyclist

One of the things I love about the old English bicycles are the really cool badges they all had. Here is a collection of some of these badges and a little info about the company:

Raleigh

Raleigh Bicycle Badge

Founded in 1887 and started with a small shop on Raleigh Street in Nottingham, England.  They would go on to buy up many of the other English bicycle makers and become the largest bike manufacturer in the world.  In 1960 they were bought by Tube Investments and TI-Raleigh was formed.

Triumph

Triumph Bicycle Badge

Began manufacturing bicycles in 1894. This is the same company that would go on to make motorcycles and cars. The brand was sold to Raleigh in 1954 for bicycles.

BSA

BSA Head Badge

The Birmingham Small Arms Company was founded 1861 and made bicycles, motorcycles, and firearms. It began making bicycles in 1880. In 1957 the bicycle…

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War Warnings (2)

Pacific Paratrooper

SBD Douglas Dauntless, 1940 SBD Douglas Dauntless, 1940

 
27 November, 1941 – Cordell Hull tells Stanley Hornbeck (Far Eastern adviser) that he has washed his hands of the affair and it is now “in the hands of the Army and Navy.”  An intelligence message is sent out to all commands: “IF HOSTILITIES CANNOT – repeat – CANNOT BE AVOIDED THE UNITED STATES DESIRES JAPAN COMMIT THE FIRST ACT.”  Although, Hawaii received the message that indicated Japan’s strike was expected to hit..”PHILIPPINES, THAILAND OR KRA PENINSULA OR BORNEO.”
28 November – FDR tried to stall negotiations while the Far East prepared for attacks.  A message was sent to all military commanders to prepare for war – every man to be told to remain alert and vigilant at their battle stations.
30 November – Churchill cabled Roosevelt that he should warn Japan that the United States would declare war in the event of any further aggression…

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War Warnings (1)

Pacific Paratrooper

 

HMAS Sydney HMAS Sydney

 
7 November 1941 –  the dress rehearsal of Operation Z is staged by 350 aircraft from 6 carriers of Japan’s Strike Force and 8 December is set as Y Day (7 Dec. US time)
10 November – Ambassador Nomura arrived at the White House with a proposal.  Cordell Hull stalled him since FDR refused to answer.
14 November –  Secretary of State rejected the proposal.
15 November – Bishop Walsh’s efforts to mediate was rejected by the US State Dept.  Washington’s “Magic” intelligence sees the report of a message to Consul Kita, in Honolulu, to report twice weekly on “ships in harbor<” and decodes the message, but does not pass it on the Pearl Harbor.
16 November – Japanese carriers moved out from the Kuril Islands.  Washington sees the intercept from Tokyo to Nomura, “Fate of the Empire hangs by a sheer thread…please fight harder!”

Cordell Hull Cordell…

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31 Reasons to be proud: Join the virtual launch of BirdLife Jamaica’s Endemic Bird Poster on July 25

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Tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, July 25) BirdLife Jamaica will launch its beautiful, updated new poster at 2:30 p.m. Jamaica time (3:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

The poster will illustrate all of Jamaica’s endemic birds. BirdLife Jamaica is the only Jamaican organization specifically interested in the conservation of birds and their habitats. Ten species of Jamaican birds are considered globally threatened, that is, at risk of becoming extinct, and at least two Jamaican species have become extinct since the 1800s. If you want to find out more, and learn to look out for these precious birds

The keynote speaker for the July 25th launch will be Dr. Herbert A. Raffaele, former Chief, Division of International Conservation at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & author of the amazing book and one of my “Bibles,” Birds of the West Indies (2003). There is also a second edition of the book (Princeton Field Guides), published…

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They Live in an N.Y.C. Virus Hot Spot. But They Won’t Get Vaccinated. – The New York Times (Me: They are giving excuses but not revealing “why” they are not vaccinating… wonder what it is…”

More and more hospitals and major health systems are requiring employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine, citing rising caseloads fueled by the Delta variant and stubbornly low vaccination rates in their communities and even within their work force.

Many hospitals say their efforts to immunize their employees have stalled, in much the same way the nation’s overall vaccination rates are stuck under 60 percent, behind many European countries and Canada. While more than 96 percent of doctors say they are fully vaccinated, according to the American Medical Association, health care workers, particularly in rural areas, have proven more resistant even though thousands of workers have died from the virus and countless more became sick.

One recent estimate indicated that one in four hospital workers were not vaccinated by the end of May, with some facilities reporting that fewer than half of their employees had gotten the shots.

Some hospitals, ranging from academic medical centers like NewYork-Presbyterian and Yale New Haven to large chains like Trinity Health, are going ahead with a mandate because they recognize that the only way to stop the virus is to vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. A large Arizona-based chain, Banner Health, announced Tuesday that it would impose a mandate, and New York City said it would require all health care workers at city-run hospitals or clinics to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

More Hospitals Impose Vaccine Mandates for Employees – The New York Times

More and more hospitals and major health systems are requiring employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine, citing rising caseloads fueled by the Delta variant and stubbornly low vaccination rates in their communities and even within their work force.

Many hospitals say their efforts to immunize their employees have stalled, in much the same way the nation’s overall vaccination rates are stuck under 60 percent, behind many European countries and Canada. While more than 96 percent of doctors say they are fully vaccinated, according to the American Medical Association, health care workers, particularly in rural areas, have proven more resistant even though thousands of workers have died from the virus and countless more became sick.

One recent estimate indicated that one in four hospital workers were not vaccinated by the end of May, with some facilities reporting that fewer than half of their employees had gotten the shots.

Some hospitals, ranging from academic medical centers like NewYork-Presbyterian and Yale New Haven to large chains like Trinity Health, are going ahead with a mandate because they recognize that the only way to stop the virus is to vaccinate as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. A large Arizona-based chain, Banner Health, announced Tuesday that it would impose a mandate, and New York City said it would require all health care workers at city-run hospitals or clinics to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

Misinformation, Unemployment, Vaccinations

sad… the person never said why they don’t want to get the shot… just looking for an excuse to not get it.

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Like many things, most people do not educate themselves on things until they have a need to know.  In September 2018, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  After biopsy, I was told that the cancer cells were Her 2 positive, which qualified me to receive immunology drugs Herceptin and Perjecta. I was given a book to read about breast cancer.  It contains a section on the treatment of Her 2 positive with mRNA drugs, also called immunology drugs.  There was no desire within me to know anything about how the drugs were developed or how long they had been used.  All I knew is that treatment was not optional for me.  I wanted and still want to live. 

That was my first knowledge of mRNA science.  mRNA is not an invention.  It’s a discovery.  Messenger RNA (mRNA) was discovered centuries ago.  The motivation to use it to treat or cure…

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Floating

Critical thinking for Human Community

This is what happens when I allow myself to take a break from the work of writing lesson plans, episode reviews, and chapters of a vision of a kinder world:

I was floating on the ceiling, again. I didn’t know how, but I felt sure that this was not the first time I’d been up, above, before. In the quiet, in the calm. The racket of shouting was gone, and so was the smell of anger, and fear.

Back up against the corner of that doorway, I’d seen the hand that reached down for me, the one that had hauled me up the last two steps as I had wearily climbed the stair case, wondering what I had done, or more likely, my step-sib had done, to provoke this latest round of rage. I had realized that somehow, in some unthinking way, my question had managed to escape my…

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International, national wildfire crews head to B.C. | CBC News (Me: ¡Viva Mexico!)

The British Columbia government welcomed 100 firefighters from Mexico on Saturday to help combat hundreds of wildfires raging across the province.

B.C. Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth greeted the Mexican firefighters in Abbotsford and provided an update on the province’s wildfire situation.

Source: International, national wildfire crews head to B.C. | CBC News

Sajid Javid’s advice to not ‘cower’ from Covid provokes backlash | Sajid Javid | The Guardian (Me: Boris surrounds himself with reckless jerks… this one in charge of health)

The health secretary announced on Saturday that he had made a “full recovery” from Covid-19 after falling ill eight days ago, and said: “Please, if you haven’t yet, get your jab, as we learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus.

Jo Goodman, the co-founder of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, said Javid’s “comments are deeply insensitive on a number of levels”.

“Not only are they hurtful to bereaved families, implying our loved ones were too cowardly to fight the virus, but they insult all those still doing their best to protect others from the devastation this horrific virus can bring,” she said.

Source: Sajid Javid’s advice to not ‘cower’ from Covid provokes backlash | Sajid Javid | The Guardian