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[*] posted on 10-11-2018 at 08:10 PM
Baja 1000 (almost) cancelled due to ecological damage


Due to ecological damage, the Baja 1000 has been suspended across the states of Baja California Norte and Sur.

Link: https://www.frontera.info/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/DeportesLocal...

[Edited on 11-16-2018 by Ken Cooke]




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[*] posted on 10-11-2018 at 09:07 PM


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[*] posted on 10-11-2018 at 09:09 PM


let me guess....mike overcast:rolleyes:
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[*] posted on 10-11-2018 at 09:12 PM


Reportedly the race guys need to pay a fine to remove the suspension ...don't know if that solves the eco concerns.

Bad suspension always wrecks a good ride :biggrin:




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[*] posted on 10-11-2018 at 09:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Due to ecological damage, the Baja 1000 has been suspended across the states of Baja California Norte and Sur.

Link: https://www.frontera.info/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/DeportesLocal...


Thank you for sharing the good news! :bounce:




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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 08:46 AM


A bad economy for Mexico is good news to you? Score events provide millions of pesos to local Mexican families in Baja. Shame shame shame. Why not cancel the hurricane damage instead... it is hundreds of times more destructive than a Baja race? What, you can't change the weather? Then stop taxing the world for you crazy global warming/ climate change ideas!



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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 08:57 AM


nothing new here, its all settled in the back room. exact same thing in 2014.

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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 09:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
A bad economy for Mexico is good news to you? Score events provide millions of pesos to local Mexican families in Baja. Shame shame shame. Why not cancel the hurricane damage instead... it is hundreds of times more destructive than a Baja race? What, you can't change the weather? Then stop taxing the world for you crazy global warming/ climate change ideas!


Am I to assume that you and Kayne West have both taken leave of your senses? Your post is illogical, unfounded speculation and comes off as if you were babbling. Please calm down, come back to planet earth and state your case rationally. Remembering that the climate is not on trial here, the right of people to destroy the environment and walk away is.




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Not at all, I am very calm and my words are factual and logical.
You seem to follow Karl Marx and Lenin with the notion that if you repeat a lie enough times, it will become the truth?

If the race is canceled, it will be an economic disaster to all in Mexico who usually benefit and plan their lives for it. Damage to roads, while real, are minuscule to the damage done by Nature.




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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 09:30 AM


The fine is ~ $25,000
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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 09:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by weebray  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
A bad economy for Mexico is good news to you? Score events provide millions of pesos to local Mexican families in Baja. Shame shame shame. Why not cancel the hurricane damage instead... it is hundreds of times more destructive than a Baja race? What, you can't change the weather? Then stop taxing the world for you crazy global warming/ climate change ideas!


Am I to assume that you and Kayne West have both taken leave of your senses? Your post is illogical, unfounded speculation and comes off as if you were babbling. Please calm down, come back to planet earth and state your case rationally. Remembering that the climate is not on trial here, the right of people to destroy the environment and walk away is.



I think I notice a mild case of "DK Derangement Syndrome" here.





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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 09:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
A bad economy for Mexico is good news to you? Score events provide millions of pesos to local Mexican families in Baja. Shame shame shame. Why not cancel the hurricane damage instead... it is hundreds of times more destructive than a Baja race? What, you can't change the weather? Then stop taxing the world for you crazy global warming/ climate change ideas!


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DK,
Just WRONG....take some deep breaths.

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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
A bad economy for Mexico is good news to you? Score events provide millions of pesos to local Mexican families in Baja. Shame shame shame. Why not cancel the hurricane damage instead... it is hundreds of times more destructive than a Baja race? What, you can't change the weather? Then stop taxing the world for you crazy global warming/ climate change ideas!


Econ activity is good, but i recommend the econ activity be green (no nuke repositories, no wanton strip mining, no destructive events like racing, etc)
The hurricane is part of desert cycle of life, the rain will help the plants grow, hopefully help the plants barely hanging on to life due to last race!




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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 11:08 AM


So the building of Highway 1 through Baja was very wrong... because millions of desert trees were mowed down? The benefit of an event means nothing?



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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 11:22 AM


Every year there is some sort of "crisis" at the 11th hour of the Baja 1000. Like very year in the past, it will be resolved.

Not worth all the hand-wringing.




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[*] posted on 10-12-2018 at 11:27 AM


Off road racing is designated as the primary sport and resource for Baja. Successful racing events are among the highest priorities as a draw for tourism and overall economy. People are going to get hurt, and there will be damage to the flora and fauna. Baja doesn't have many other products besides racing. If you go to almost any town there are racing enthusiasts and shops up and down the street of an otherwise desolate region with no manufacturing and no products. Apparently racing is a big deal to Baja.
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Quote: Originally posted by gnukid  
Off road racing is designated as the primary sport and resource for Baja. Successful racing events are among the highest priorities as a draw for tourism and overall economy.


Do you have any references? I'd guess that compared to the overall economy, the money brought in by off-road racing is a drop in the bucket.




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Quote: Originally posted by gnukid  
Off road racing is designated as the primary sport and resource for Baja. Successful racing events are among the highest priorities as a draw for tourism and overall economy. People are going to get hurt, and there will be damage to the flora and fauna. Baja doesn't have many other products besides racing. If you go to almost any town there are racing enthusiasts and shops up and down the street of an otherwise desolate region with no manufacturing and no products. Apparently racing is a big deal to Baja.


Primary resource for Baja...Now that is a new one that we will have to educate all the farmers with.

Ever notice how if you take a position different than David, you are immediately a commie, pinko, red, Marxist, Leninist?

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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Not at all, I am very calm and my words are factual and logical.
You seem to follow Karl Marx and Lenin with the notion that if you repeat a lie enough times, it will become the truth?

If the race is canceled, it will be an economic disaster to all in Mexico who usually benefit and plan their lives for it. Damage to roads, while real, are minuscule to the damage done by Nature.


It will be an economic disaster to all in Mexico?

You mean mostly the fat cats that set up the the terrain erosion event, and perhaps a few Mexican shops that sell cheap souvenirs, and a few tacos. That's hardly everybody in all of Mexico.

Whatever money the event makes, pales in comparison, to the environmental damage the event does to the ecosystem, the flora, and fauna, not to mention the animal mortality, and all the garbage left behind by the race, alone with the noise pollution.

Somehow Mexico, will survive without the race.









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