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Amsterdam to New York Times: No, we don't have too many bikes! (video)

We covered it , concluding that "The real problem seems to be that infrastructure hasn't kept up with the growth in cycling. [...] The solution is now fewer bikes, but even more bike garages (build them underground if need be), bike racks, bike lanes, etc!" But the best way to debunk the New York Times' claims is to go to Amsterdam and ask the people who live there what they think. Our friend Clarence did just that for the second video in his Amsterdam series (the first can be found here: Things you might see in Amsterdam, the bike capital of the world... ): It's sad to see so much anti-bike propaganda in the media. see page Whatever problems there are with bikes, they are smaller than the problems we have with cars, and they are easier to fix. On the other side of the ledger, there are huge benefits (environmentally better, healthier, less expensive, etc).
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Amsterdam for tourists: What's legal?

Amsterdam has the largest canal system in the world and the most bridges of any European city about 160 canals with a total length of 60-plus miles and around 1,500 bridges. The canals are about 10 feet deep, lined with 100,000 Dutch elm and lime trees and are home to around 2,500 houseboats, some of which are on floating concrete platforms. The historic checkerboard of intersecting canals was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010. And this year, 2013, is the quadricentennial of the excavation of the major canals that ring the city. Many hotels, restaurants and museums have formed a loose union called Amsterdam Canals 2013 to showcase the city and its vibrant past with special exhibits on canal history. One exhibit is on the multiple items that have fallen into or been thrown into the canals: Dumping disused bikes is a relatively recent occurrence, but the findings are like an archeological record of the 400 years of people living on and around the canals. As we walked along Amsterdam's many canals, lined by lovely 17th-century gabled brick houses and crossed by arched bridges, we marveled at how many there are.
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Tempting reasons to visit Amsterdam in 2013

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TOMTOM NV AMSTERDAM (TMOAF.PK) CEO Discusses Q2 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

So examples of those would be in the business solutions space where we have great technology that weve developed organically and weve grown strongly. But if we can accelerate that growth by acquiring in particular companies which have a strong customer base but may be technology wise they are ready to move on to something else that would be perfect for us to help us to accelerate the growth. And other than that its really looking at teams of people with particular technology skills that were looking for. So relatively small bolt-on acquisitions. Unidentified Analyst Thank you.
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Australian Marijuana Has The Highest Levels Of THC: Could It Top Amsterdam As The Next 'Weed Capital'?

If you walk, make sure to stay out of the official bike lanes. If you choose to drive a car, it is illegal to use a mobile phone while you drive, and if you run into a bicycle, Dutch law places the responsibility on the driver of the car. So, if you go to a coffee shop, better not drive a car, or even a bicycle. Your friends are right. Lucky you if you've come to Amsterdam. It's a very special city.
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SARATOGA: Declan's Warrior seeks Amsterdam Stakes triumph

The use of such high levels of THC can force users to suffer serious adverse events. These events include seizures, dependence, and even anxiety. In fact, the use of marijuana with such high THC levels ends up undoing the drug's "therapeutic" effects. Researchers were interested in where the Australian marijuana was grown, as location may have an effect on THC content. They found that regardless of indoor or outdoor cultivation, the marijuana coming from Australia's NSW region tended to have levels of THC that were out of control. Experts, according to The Sydney Morning Herald , feel that more than 15 percent of THC should be considered an illicit substance as the adverse effects can be likened to the negative effects of controlled and illegal drugs like cocaine.
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