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Postby yukon on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:45 pm

He wrote:

“Also, you claim that it is environmentally friendly to ride a bike. But if I am not mistaken a cyclists (sic) has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”



http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/ ... ician.html


:lol: And he has been back peddling ever since. :lol: Honestly, you didn't finish your thought so you were misunderstood? Oh please, you had the time, you just came up with an excuse to cover your tracks, but it doesn't hold water.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby mousepad on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:49 pm

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Police in Oregon say a Washington man wove through interstate traffic at 80 mph (128.7 km/h) with phoney police lights flashing. In his passenger seat was his 12-year-old son. Marion County deputies didn’t recognize the 2009 Nissan Maxima as one of their own unmarked vehicles. And when the driver passed a marked police car, the lights went off.

James Winfrey, a 27-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., told police he was only using the lights to help him catch up to friends. Deputies say they found no evidence that Winfrey was attempting to pull over cars and falsely represent himself as a police officer. Winfrey was cited for disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and traffic violations.


http://www.wheels.ca/news/driver-busted ... t-traffic/

They bought that poor excuse of I only have them to catch up to friends? So he does this on a regular basis,why else would he have them. Grow up people, your childhood is over and as adults your supposed to know that this behavior is really really dumb.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby mousepad on Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:16 pm

A rare 1909 baseball card, known as the "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, has sold for a record $2.1 million, the auction house that conducted the sale said Saturday.

The 1909 card of Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Honus Wagner was auctioned by Goldin Auctions in West Berlin, New Jersey for $2,105,770.50 to an unnamed buyer. Bidding started at $500,000 on Feb. 25.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/06/investi ... ce=cnn_bin


Insane. This is what happens when you have too much money and waste it on something like this. So much one could do with that money
to help people. So what now, sits on a mantle and?
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby deja vu on Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:01 pm

Beyond disturbing that a police officer would think an image of a victim of violence would make a good target at the gun range. Even if the man sided with the accused over the victim it's no excurse to use that teens image for practice. I wonder if the teens family can sue over this.

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A police officer accused of bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range has been fired.

Port Canaveral Interim Chief Executive Officer John Walsh told WFTV on Saturday that Sgt. Ron King was leading a target practice with two other Port Canaveral police officers and a civilian port employee when he pulled out the targets April 4. Walsh says King asked the group if they wanted to use the targets and they said no, telling King to put them back into his patrol car.

Port Canaveral is about 50 miles southeast of Sanford, where the 17-year-old Martin was killed in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense. His trial is set for June.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby deja vu on Thu May 09, 2013 5:57 pm

Boy, this really takes the cake. Hopscotch is a criminal attack on a sidewalk? Yes it is, according to 2 British Policemen that pulled up to inform a little girl that it is illegal. Just as disturbing is that they never got out of the car so they could talk to the parent's who were in the house.

Did the sidewalk file a complaint? A miserable neighbour that hates kids, or just 2 cops that were not using any common sense at all.

Is Ramsgate totally crime free that they have the time to stop kids from playing a game? Beyond ridiculous and just gives people more reasons not to trust them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-22475517

Police told a 10-year-old girl drawing a chalk hopscotch grid on the pavement outside her house was criminal damage.

Bob Allen, from Ramsgate, said the officers frightened his daughter, Lily-May Allen, and has lodged a complaint with Kent Police, who are trying to trace them. He said: "I'm so infuriated that they didn't come and knock on the door and ask to see me or her mum. "They've just gone and said something to her and then just driven off."
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby mousepad on Sat May 11, 2013 11:20 am

A Port Angeles man damaged four houses after he drove his bulldozer through them. At least one vehicle was also destroyed. The Clallam County Sheriff's Office said the man was "irate with neighbors." The man was booked into jail for malicious mischief.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51846435/ns/l ... Y5ujUqKIlQ

That's it???? Destroys 4 homes and a car and all he gets is malicious mischief??? Bring in the lawyers, there should be a few lawsuits for this one, plus the insurance agents to recover the rest of the losses. Dam lucky no one was injured or killed, and he certainly needs his head read, destroying 4 properties over a disagreement.

Maybe they need to start teaching anger management the moment the kids enter the school system. That may prevent people from hurting others in the future.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby trailblaze on Tue May 14, 2013 9:11 pm

Forget the FastPasses. Apparently the secret to skipping the long lines at Disney World is to hire a disabled person. The New York Post is reporting that some deep-pocketed New York City moms are hiring a motorized scooter-bound guide to pose as a family member so they and their kids can jump to the front of the lines.

According to the report, families book tours through an outfit called Dream Tours in Florida, which on its website claims to provide "quality based, memorable, and affordable vacations, to people with special needs." The Disney guide charges $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day, citing a Manhattan mom who claims she hired a tour guide using a motorized scooter.

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/05/1 ... p=HPBucket

Sure it's not illegal, but it is wrong. :x That is so low and Disney needs to fix this problem. Not by cutting off access to those that are disabled, but end the abuse by those trying to skip the lines. :x

Do the wait time like the rest of us people. If you don't want to then don't go instead of teaching the kids how to cheat the system. Something is rotten at Disney. :roll:
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby up-down on Thu May 16, 2013 1:36 pm

Fishing and lie detectors, bet you never thought you would see these two in the same sentence. Now you have because a New Hampshire fishing derby will make the winner submit to one to make sure they didn't cheat.

You can't make this stuff up people. I found this on FoxNews.

Lying and fishing has been known to go hand-in-hand, so organizers of this weekend's salmon-fishing derby in New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee decided to force the winner to undergo a Polygraph test to make sure the fish was actually caught in the correct lake.

"Due to the rumors and information on some of the fishing blogs, there has been a raised awareness that the possibility of some of the past entries for landlocked salmon entered were not fished from Lake Winnipesaukee," a statement on the the Winni Derby’s website reads. The Union Leader reported that there has been no cheaters caught, but these rumors "sounded pretty strong," according to Dianne LaBrie, who works with the derby. "It's just something we're doing to make sure it's a fair competition for everyone," she said. There are cash prizes. First place in the landlocked salmon division is $12,500, the report said.

A.J. Nute owns A.J.’s Bait & Tackle and says when there's money involved, there's a risk of cheating. He points out that there's a lake nearby where salmon tend to grow larger and can easily be smuggled onto an unscrupulous fisherman's boat. "These aren't large fish to begin with," he said. "Pretty much a 5-pounder wins you the tournament." For Nute, he said the largest landlocked salmon he ever caught was a "once in a lifetime" 10-pounder. When asked if he took a lie-detector test to support the claim, he laughed and said no.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby ice cream on Thu May 30, 2013 9:33 am

Los Angeles has become a symbol of America’s traffic congestion – its highways and byways often frozen during the steadily expanding period still know as rush hour. But city planners believe they can speed things up in the months to come after completing a project that has been in the works for almost three decades.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/los-ang ... 6C10100898


Seriously? 30 years for a no brainer to be put in place?

Clearly not thinking and why 30 years to finally get off their duffs and deal with it?
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby deja vu on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:35 pm

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http://www.timescolonist.com/man-s-effo ... e-1.559536

A man who wanted to prove he could swim across the Detroit River from Canada to the U.S. after a night of drinking ended up prompting an international rescue operation. John Morillo told The Windsor Star that Monday night's swim from Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, was "really stupid" and said in retrospect he shouldn't have done it. He was cited for being intoxicated in a public place and released from jail Tuesday.

"I was drinking, but I wasn't really drunk," Morillo, 47, of Windsor, said Tuesday. "The thing is, I've been telling people I'm going to swim across the river for years and they're like 'yah, yah, blah, blah, you can't make it.' So, I don't know, last night I just decided it was the time to go."


Clearly not his health when a man decided to take a swim from Detroit, USA to Windsor, Canada. The Detroit River is not known for it's sparkling blue water, it's more of a muddy color and stinks. Yes the currents are dangerous and it's a shipping area, but the polluted water way is full of God know's what.
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