Guy Driving His Dog For A Walk Is A Jubbling Shit Sandwich. [Video]

This video of a guy walking, wait a sec, driving his dog for a walk may be the end of Jubbling. So much wrong here. From the ‘dog-walker-man’:

“The driver of this vehicle was ‘walking’ his dog in Douglas Park in Regina at about 8:30 p.m. (Aug. 18, 2013) With one end of the leash attached to the dog’s collar and the other in the van, the vehicle kept nudging the dog at the shoulder with the tire of his moving vehicle each time he took a left turn. Because it was dark and was driving slow, cars kept passing him …. it was clear the drivers didn’t see this dog until the past minute, because they slowed suddenly and gave the dog a little extra room as they passed this van.

Essentially, this dog was nearly run over several times in 15 minutes I followed him.

At one point, another dog walker who was on the sidewalk and giving his dog a little exercise the old fashioned way, yelled out to the man and heckled him.

The guy thought he was mitigating the danger of all of this by driving with his hazards on. However, when I first saw this guy, I noticed the driver was also on his cell phone.

Before anyone asks, yes, I called the police — two officers paid him a visit.”

For all the BP’s and gender-bending pipelines out of Canada, this guy driving his dog for a walk is the most painful and direct kick to our Jubbling nuts. It’s like a big giant bowl of unnecessary consumption and waste. [Arbroath]

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BIG’s Waste To Energy Ski Slope In Copenhagen Breaks Ground. Hooray For Hedonistic Sustainability!

Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant
Artificial ski runThe Bjarke Ingels Group [BIG] just broke ground on their waste-to-energy / ski-slope in Copenhagen. It’s called the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant and in addition to sporting a ski run, it’s also an efficient waste conversion plant that will generate electricity and shoot a smoke ring out of its smokestack each time a ton of carbon has been released. It’s all part of designer Bjarke Ingels’ desire to incorporate Hedonistic Sustainability into his projects – building sustainable, useful structures that can also be used for pleasure.

From A/N Blog:

“Against all odds, BIG-founder Bjarke Ingels is actually building a mountain-slash-ski-slope-slash-waste-to-energy-power-plant in his hometown of Copenhagen. Announced in 2011, the project nearly stalled during the approval process, but officials in the Danish capital broke ground on the facility on Monday. Called the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant, the structure represents Ingels’ concept of Hedonistic Sustainability, the notion that a sustainable building shouldn’t only be green, but should also be fun.”

Watch Bjarke Ingels TED speech below for more info on this project. I have to admit, I wanted to not like this project but it’s pretty amazing. Thank you BIG.dk for introducing us to hedonistic sustainability. [A/N Blog]


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HTC Smartphone Is So Big That HTC Had To Give It A Little “Phone Call” Friendly Brother.

HTC Butterfly with HTC MiniDr. Evil would be so proud. In an effort to build the next big thing in smartphones, one manufacturer is now producing a “mini-me” version of itself in order to be more useful. It’s the Mini and HTC has added it as an accessory for the 5.5″ HTC Butterfly to make it more phoning-friendly. From Gizmag:

“The device (HTC Mini) connects to the Butterfly via Near Field Communication (NFC). It’s small, light, and could be dropped in a shirt pocket while the much larger Butterfly sits in a deeper pocket or purse.”

So here’s the recap: HTC built a phone that was too cumbersome to use as a phone so they built a separate phone to work with the original phone in order to be a more convenient phone. Makes me wonder if cutting out the middleman (HTC Butterfly) would be the best way to go. [Gizmag]


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Canadian Company Makes Millions Sending Never Unloaded Rail Cars With Biodiesel Back And Forth Across US Border.

Rail cars carrying fuel.A loophole in how biodiesel is tracked and credited by the EPA in the US allowed a company in Toronto, Bioversel Trading Inc., to transport the same load of biodiesel back and forth across the border and make millions. From the CBC:

“Bioversel Trading hired CN Rail to import tanker loads of biodiesel to the U.S. to generate RINs, which are valuable in the U.S. because of a “greening” policy regulating the petroleum industry. The EPA’s “Renewable Fuel Standard” mandate that oil companies bring a certain amount of renewable fuel to market, quotas they can achieve through blending biofuel with fossil fuel or by purchasing RINs as offsets.

Because RINs can be generated through import, the 12 trainloads that crossed into Michigan would have contained enough biodiesel to create close to 12 million RINs. In the summer of 2010, biodiesel RINs were selling for 50 cents each, but the price soon fluctuated to more than $1 per credit.

Once “imported” to a company capable of generating RINs, ownership of the biodiesel was transferred to Bioversel’s American partner company, Verdeo, and then exported back to Canada. RINs must be “retired” once the fuel is exported from the U.S., but Bioversel says Verdeo retired ethanol RINs, worth pennies, instead of the more valuable biodiesel RINs. Bioversel claims this was all perfectly legal.”

You have to read the full crazy story on CBC’s website. [CBC via NY Times]


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$30,000 CataCombo Sound System Coffin From Pause LjudBild. Too Bad To Be True?

How the CataCombo Sound System coffin works.

How it works.

During your frustrating above-ground life, you never got to pick the songs you wanted to hear. Now in death, the $30,000 CataCombo Sound System coffin will extend your misery by leaving your song playlist in the still-living hands of the people that helped bury you.

The CataCombo Sound System coffin is more than likely a joke but you know some knucklehead will be inspired to actually build something like it. That’s why Jubbling is starting a new venture called MusiCasket (yes, we sell to knuckleheads). Send us a check for $30,000 and we’ll guarantee you an afterlife full of music. Need a testimonial? Here’s one from a satisfied customer…. [Buzzfeed]

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How Do You Turn Tar Sands Into Oil? (Hint: It’s Not Pretty)

Tar Sands OilScientific American posted a slide-show outlining the labor intensive, energy consuming, chemically extracted and waste producing steps needed to turn tar sands into oil. The coal industry must love this! Thanks to tar sands oil, big-coal’s new slogan might be: “We suck less!” [Scientific American]

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