Lights on the Southwest Bike Path

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Re: Lights on the Southwest Bike Path

Postby snoqueen » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:18 pm

Stebben84 wrote:Why is it that those people who refuse to use a light also tend to wear dark if not all black clothing.


The same near-miss thing has happened to me in the rail corridor segment of the bike path. I now stop my car at the path intersection and TURN ON MY FOUR-WAYS before I proceed. I don't know what more I can do to avoid them -- these people are crazy.

Also, Meade - you are a Nanny Statist. Giving people citations for nonviolent, victimless behaviors that you don't approve of (giving tickets to cyclists who aren't properly equipped) is Nannying. The same standard applies to cars, of course.


Damn, Arturo! Finally, Meade meets his match.

Carry on, both of you. I'll watch.

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Re: Lights on the Southwest Bike Path

Postby DCB » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:27 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
DCB wrote:or the one brought on the Great Recession?


Uh, it was the lack of regulation that allowed the financial industry to crumble.


right - I was agreeing with you.

long version: the talking points from the right is that over-regulation hurts the economy, but subsidies to 'job creators' is good for the economy. And there is some element of truth there, which the Republicans abuse to no end.

The biking industry is a boon to the economy of Wisconsin. Over-regulation (too many bike laws) might have a negative effect on the economy. Government support of the biking industry (e.g. by putting in lighting to make biking safer) might enhance that economy.

On the other, if you carry these simple talking points too, you end up with the mess caused by the financial services industry.

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Re: Lights on the Southwest Bike Path

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:25 pm

DCB wrote:right - I was agreeing with you.


Sorry, misinterpretation.


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