Statewide bike path beckons

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Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#21 Oct 8, 2013
-tip- wrote:
Just remember these three things:
1) Stay off the roads...unless you can do 55 mph.
2) You are not, and never will be, Lance Armstrong.
Hey Tip.

It is perfectly legal to operate a bicycle on state and local roads. In fact, in some municipalities it is illegal to operate a bicycle on a sidewalk.

Just thought you might need to learn that.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#22 Oct 8, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
Can't fix the roads but can build a bike path
... more screwing without even a reach around
Comparatively, bike paths are much less costly to construct than roads, and make use of railroad property that is no longer being used for any useful purpose.

Whattaya got against people on bikes?

woof
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#23 Oct 8, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Just remember these three things:
1) Too chicken for 55 mph roads;
2) Lance Armstrong has one testicle - don't want to be him;
3) My bike short wearing days are long gone but some of those bike outfits don't look so bad..
Add these memos.
1) Cycling helps you lose less weight than food makes you gain.
2) Lance Armstrong can afford gas, plus gets paid to pedal.
3) Biker shorts should only come in women's.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#24 Oct 8, 2013
animal control wrote:
A Catholic nun who was out for an early-morning prayer walk on the A Canal bike path Sunday was raped and beaten to death, and a man who was traveling through the area has been accused of murdering her.
http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/ar...
A woman walking on a bike path in Ramsey this week managed to fight off a man who attempted to sexually assault her, and police are searching for the suspect.
http://www.twincities.com/crime/ci_24194463/r...
PORTLAND -- A suspect was arrested Friday for the murder of a woman found dead on a popular Portland-area bike path last month.
http://www.kgw.com/news/Suspect-arrested-in-C...
Altemio C. Sanchez is an American serial killer who murdered at least three women and raped at least 14 others in and around Buffalo, New York, over a span of 25 years (1981–2006). He is also known as the Bike Path Rapist.(aka bike path killer)
http://www.urbanepeeps.com/videos/1/9622/bike...
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)- A man from central Africa was indicted Monday, accused of raping a 90 year old woman on a bike path in Dayton.
http://www.wdtn.com/news/local/montgomery/bik...
no charge
Ever taken a count of how many kids have been raped in church facilities?

woof
animal control

Bluffton, OH

#25 Oct 8, 2013
I wannaha' ride my bicycle to Kentucky on a polluted abanded rail-rode right of way, with overhead high-voltage electric transmission lines dat may cause cancer, birth defects, degenerative syndrome ect, dat sound like bacon sizzilin'......Baby!

Low frequency induction is an unwanted form of inductive coupling, which can occur when a metallic pipeline is installed parallel to a high-voltage power line. The pipeline, which is a conductor, and is insulated from the earth by its protective coating, can develop voltages which are hazardous to personnel operating valves or otherwise contacting the pipeline.

no charge
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#26 Oct 8, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever taken a count of how many kids have been raped in church facilities?
woof
Sweden and Alaska have more child sexual abuse than the Catholic Church does.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/andr...

.... So in 1992, when the worst was over, the rate was 15 incidents of reported abuse per 100,000 confirmations. By 2001 it had dropped to of 5 incidents of abuse per 100,000 confirmations in the Catholic Church. There was a similar drop in American society as a whole but less steep and from a consistently higher rate.

For comparison, the Swedish figures for reported sex crimes against all children under 15 was 142/100,000 children in 1992, and 169/100,000 in 2001.

These figures suggest that during the 1990s a child in Sweden, possibly the most secularised country in Europe, was between 10 and 30 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than an American Catholic was by his priest. Even making allowances for the considerable margin of error that must be built into these figures, it's clear that what went on in US Catholic churches was terrible but rather less terrible than what went on at the same time in many other places where Catholicism was not involved. If the US Catholic church is a hotbed of child rape, Sweden is an awful lot worse.(Just to be clear here, I think the idea that Sweden is a dangerous country for children is entirely absurd.)

I picked Sweden for comparison largely because I know my way round the crime statistics there. But the US government figures quoted in the John Jay report show also that Alaska has a rate of reported child abuse that dwarfs Sweden's – 788/100,000 in 2001, or 140 times the incidence of reported child abuse in the US Catholic church at the same period. So there is nothing uniquely rotten about the American Catholic church.

The second reason is sociological. The statistics do show a clear and steady decline in reported cases for the last 30 years, even though much of the reporting did not come in until long after the event. If you want to believe that the level of crime has stayed steady while the number of reports has dropped, you would have to come up with some reason why American Catholics (unlike Alaskans or Swedes) would become less likely to report a crime in a period when the social stigma for doing so has almost disappeared and in some cases considerable financial compensation has been on offer.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#27 Oct 8, 2013
The Guardian is a center-left rag, by the way.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#28 Oct 8, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Comparatively, bike paths are much less costly to construct than roads, and make use of railroad property that is no longer being used for any useful purpose.
Whattaya got against people on bikes?
woof
Nothing so long as the keep to the right, and start paying the taxes I do. And the family and friends need to stop claiming they were saints when they get squished like a groundhog
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#29 Oct 8, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing so long as the keep to the right, and start paying the taxes I do. And the family and friends need to stop claiming they were saints when they get squished like a groundhog
What makes you think they don't pay taxes as you squish them?

woof
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#30 Oct 8, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Tip.
It is perfectly legal to operate a bicycle on state and local roads. In fact, in some municipalities it is illegal to operate a bicycle on a sidewalk.
Just thought you might need to learn that.
woof
Sure it is. But is it a smart thing to do?

when 4,000 pounds of metal hits 15 pounds of metal and 150 pounds of human body, guess who wins?
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#31 Oct 8, 2013
This whole bike thing is a bit disheartening to me.

As an avid biker, I simply can't understand the mentality of people that because there's a law on the books that say bikes can use the road, it is advisable. As if just because there is a law on the books, you are guaranteed safety.

I think somewhere in this phenomenon are some hidden truths buried about the different between people like me who take responsibility for themselves, and the masses who wait on others to take care of them.

It really is scary that people cannot or will not take precautions to protect against 4,000 pounds of fast moving metal mowing them down just because there is a law on the books and the nanny state is there to protect them. Unbelievable.
animal control

Bluffton, OH

#32 Oct 8, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever taken a count of how many kids have been raped in church facilities?
woof
Sex offender arrested again

Man allegedly tried to molest teen on bike path
http://www.wpri.com/news/local/providence/sex...

A local man faces four counts of child molestation after police say he touched four boys inappropriately on the East Bay Bike Path last week.
http://www.wpri.com/news/local/east-bay/local...

Investigation by Kent Police Detectives and Patrol Division has identified the suspect who had engaged in multiple acts of lewd behavior on the bike trail. The suspect had been seen in various stages of nudity on or near the trail by several witnesses.

http://kentwa.gov/content.aspx...

My last entry I said something to the effect that only a child molester would like a bike trail running through their back yard. That got me to thinking….what are the plans for securing the bike trails? If you google bike trail crime you will get 2,460,000 entries.

Crabby Fat Guy

An Unabashed Look at Lancaster Ohio
http://www.crabbyfatguy.com/...

Jack Hall was held after his arrest following the attack on two girls, aged 14 and 8, back in a wooded area off a bike path.
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/201...

Campo confessed to luring the preteen from Linwood’s bicycle path, where she was pedaling to school, to a side yard of a nearby home, then engaging in self-gratification in front of her.
http://wobm.com/admitted-child-molester-gets-...

On Dec. 16, a student reported being groped by a man on a city-owned bike trail. The student said the man, naked from the waist down, jumped out from behind a bush, but she broke away.

After an investigation, Police found seven other similar incidents since August, although only one was reported to police, Gurr said. Police arrested the man Saturday at his house near the bike trail

http://o.seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/local...

Man runs behind jogger on bike trail and pulls her pants down

Police said the unknown man came up behind the jogger, pulled her pants down and got on top of her.
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/249455/3/Man...

Different strokes child molester
the episode guest starred Gordon Jump (from WKRP) as the child molester.
He ran a bike shop and Arnold and Dudley would go hang out with him.
Then he tried to get them drunk and take their clothes off.

NEW YORK – An apparently homeless, emotionally disturbed man went on a rampage with scissors along a busy bike path on Tuesday, slashing or stabbing five people, including a 1-year-old boy.

The victims -- the child plus two women and two men in their 30s -- were expected to survive, though one of the women was listed in critical condition.

a mother pushing a stroller along the Henry Hudson Parkway in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan was attacked by a homeless man last week. At least two bicyclists were attacked a week apart in August along the Hudson River around 163rd Street, and two other people were slashed south of 60th Street a month earlier

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/02/5-injure...

no charge
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#33 Oct 8, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure it is. But is it a smart thing to do?
when 4,000 pounds of metal hits 15 pounds of metal and 150 pounds of human body, guess who wins?
The relatives of the dead bicyclist.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#34 Oct 8, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
This whole bike thing is a bit disheartening to me.
As an avid biker, I simply can't understand the mentality of people that because there's a law on the books that say bikes can use the road, it is advisable. As if just because there is a law on the books, you are guaranteed safety.
I think somewhere in this phenomenon are some hidden truths buried about the different between people like me who take responsibility for themselves, and the masses who wait on others to take care of them.
It really is scary that people cannot or will not take precautions to protect against 4,000 pounds of fast moving metal mowing them down just because there is a law on the books and the nanny state is there to protect them. Unbelievable.
It amazes me that there are people like you who think its ok to run over a bicyclist in a 4000 pound vehicle and not see something wrong with it.

woof

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#35 Oct 8, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever taken a count of how many kids have been raped in church facilities?
woof
Ahhh, yes...douche and his bigotry. What's the matter, ahole? Catch your kid going to Mass?

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#36 Oct 8, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
It amazes me that there are people like you who think its ok to run over a bicyclist in a 4000 pound vehicle and not see something wrong with it.
woof
Only the ones who think they're not bound by the rules of the road, especially red lights and stop signs.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#37 Oct 8, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
It amazes me that there are people like you who think its ok to run over a bicyclist in a 4000 pound vehicle and not see something wrong with it.
woof
I don't think it's okay to run people over, I'm just smart enough not to put my well-being in the hands of your average typical moron playing with his GPS or his ObamaPhone in his car. Oh, and then there are the people putting make up in their car ... Not to mention the drunk, the stoned, the people who can't afford appropriate eyewear, the 90 year olds who shouldn't be driving anymore, the rednecks pretending to be a NASCAR driver, the hoodies showing off their $300 POS 1983 Chevy Caprice with $10,000 of accessories ...

And lets not forget those having sex while driving ... with themselves and with others.

http://goo.gl/mx6HgV

Yeah, a law some lefties wrote is going to protect me from all of these people. I feel safe now. Hail Obama.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#38 Oct 8, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
The relatives of the dead bicyclist.
woof
Is that right? What's the percentage of uninsured drivers in this state? 20%? 30%?
bosco

Columbus, OH

#39 Oct 8, 2013
A great moment. Driving through campus I saw a biker going through a traffic light(RED) and in a packed crosswalk of students the biker was weaving through pedestrians when somebody, a big somebody, knocked him off his bike.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#40 Oct 8, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Is that right? What's the percentage of uninsured drivers in this state? 20%? 30%?
Lots better odds than the lottery. Kill a bicyclist out of negligence...the dead bicyclist's family wins.

woof

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