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Old 11-17-2013, 09:20 AM
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"Why can't we all just get along?"
We ( the bikers and SUV guy ) can't all just get along because someone has done something immensely stupid. . .

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Old 11-17-2013, 09:28 AM
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I thought Skippy was siding with the Bikers because he identified with them more than the guy in the SUV......the opposite of a liberal IMHO.

I guess it depends on the brand of liberal. One type would side with the poor troubled youts in their fight against the one percenters.

The other would side with the Obama elite.

In the end, to these people it is like a cat with buttered bread on it's back dropped from a height.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:38 AM
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Congratulations, I believe you are the first person ever to suggest that. Not that it's really germane to this discussion, but in five presidential elections, I've voted for the Republican candidate three times and the Libertarian candidate twice.

Got it , thanks. Don't frequent this side of the forum so I don't know the personalities.

As for the other stuff, I might post more when I get time.

In the end Mr Lein was dealing with this situation in real time, under pressure and had no way of knowing " if / then " continuum. I still challenge anyone to do the 100% " right " thing in this situation.



The guy that got run over is far from innocent, he blocked the path of another vehicle while others were poised to attack. What would he expect to occur when the SUV driver was attacked? Using the talk it out logic, he should have discussed the situation with the SUV driver.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:58 AM
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I guess it depends on the brand of liberal. One type would side with the poor troubled youts in their fight against the one percenters.

The other would side with the Obama elite.

In the end, to these people it is like a cat with buttered bread on it's back dropped from a height.
hunh?
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:23 AM
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hunh?
It's kind of a gag paradox:

Buttered cat paradox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:08 AM
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^Gets my vote for the most obscure reference of the week.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:51 AM
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It is a misguided attempt to politicize a blatant criminal activity.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:12 PM
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"Why can't we all just get along?"
I know the answer to that.

When People at work were arguing I frequently would say "Why can't we all just get along?".
One of them turned to me and said "because We don't want to".

So that is the Answer; People don't get along because they don't want to.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:24 PM
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Personally, I'm tired of being told I have to watch out for motorcycles. They can watch out for themselves.
You won't understand that fully until You ride a Motorcycle yourself on the Street for a Year.

I feel the same about Pedestrians, Bicyclist, Motorcyclist and of course other Cars on the Road.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:01 AM
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Personally, I'm tired of being told I have to watch out for motorcycles. They can watch out for themselves.
They or at least their riders can watch out for themselves, and most do. But for some reason people on bikes (motorcycles) often just don’t register to a lot of people driving cars & trucks.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:43 AM
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They or at least their riders can watch out for themselves, and most do. But for some reason people on bikes (motorcycles) often just don’t register to a lot of people driving cars & trucks.
Ditto for semi tractor truck drivers. Since they are the big dogs, they don't always look out for cars or motorcycles. If you travel a interstate highway in a car, SUV or motorcycle at night, sometimes you see big trucks exceeding the speed limit while coming up your tail pipe.

Sometimes when I travel, I turn my CB radio to channel 19. One time late at night, a wolf pack of four semis traveling two abreast (illegal BTW) going over 90 MPH came near running me off the road. My CB crackled to life; "GET OFF THE ROAD FOUR WHEELER!!!!!"

I guess it is the law of nature; the big eat the small.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:05 AM
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^You reminded me of a time when driving my dadís car - I was boxed in by 4 semi tractor-trailer combinations. We were on a city road, not going very fast but it was still an intimidating experience. I bet the truck drivers got a good laugh out of that.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:59 AM
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Ditto for semi tractor truck drivers. Since they are the big dogs, they don't always look out for cars or motorcycles. If you travel a interstate highway in a car, SUV or motorcycle at night, sometimes you see big trucks exceeding the speed limit while coming up your tail pipe.

Sometimes when I travel, I turn my CB radio to channel 19. One time late at night, a wolf pack of four semis traveling two abreast (illegal BTW) going over 90 MPH came near running me off the road. My CB crackled to life; "GET OFF THE ROAD FOUR WHEELER!!!!!"

I guess it is the law of nature; the big eat the small.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:09 AM
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Ditto for semi tractor truck drivers. Since they are the big dogs, they don't always look out for cars or motorcycles. If you travel a interstate highway in a car, SUV or motorcycle at night, sometimes you see big trucks exceeding the speed limit while coming up your tail pipe.

Sometimes when I travel, I turn my CB radio to channel 19. One time late at night, a wolf pack of four semis traveling two abreast (illegal BTW) going over 90 MPH came near running me off the road. My CB crackled to life; "GET OFF THE ROAD FOUR WHEELER!!!!!"

I guess it is the law of nature; the big eat the small.

So a pack of 4 truckers going 90 overtaking you at speed automatically assumed you would have a CB in a private car and have the presence of mind to turn it on and listen to them yell at you? There was time for this?

This is instead of what most people do when they pass, which is make allowances for normal traffic and get in the other lane to go around?
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:16 PM
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Ditto for semi tractor truck drivers. Since they are the big dogs, they don't always look out for cars or motorcycles. If you travel a interstate highway in a car, SUV or motorcycle at night, sometimes you see big trucks exceeding the speed limit while coming up your tail pipe.

Sometimes when I travel, I turn my CB radio to channel 19. One time late at night, a wolf pack of four semis traveling two abreast (illegal BTW) going over 90 MPH came near running me off the road. My CB crackled to life; "GET OFF THE ROAD FOUR WHEELER!!!!!"

I guess it is the law of nature; the big eat the small.
Could you install a dash cam, then go out on the highway late at night in hopes that scenario you described happens again ?
I would enjoy seeing a video such as that.

You may also be able to use it to alert the authorities in your area about these rogue Truckers.

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