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Another ill informed idiot starts a petition

Postby graymee » 15 Nov 2016, 8:58pm

Another ill informed idiot starts a petition.

https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp ... custom_msg

I really like the opening paragraph. "The public roads used by motor vehicles are becoming unsafe to use due to one particular community that feel they are eligible to cycle on public UK roads."

It's interesting that they feel the roads are becoming dangerous because of cyclists whom they think aren't eligible to use roads.
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Re: Not again

Postby malcolmlauder » 15 Nov 2016, 9:59pm

What's more worrying to me than the ill informed idiot who started the petition is the ill informed 26k+ who have signed it!

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Re: Not again

Postby fastpedaller » 15 Nov 2016, 10:41pm

Is it possible to get the Police to take action against the originator of the petition on the grounds of 'hatred aimed at a minority group' ?
I am being serious BTW

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Re: Not again

Postby landsurfer » 15 Nov 2016, 10:45pm

Inciting Hate Crime .... it really does seem to be.... maybe CUK will approach the police and legal services to establish a presedent ......
Sorry, what WAS i thinking about ... silly me ....
Seriously, it needs testing, totally agree with you.
But by who ....
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Re: Not again

Postby meic » 15 Nov 2016, 11:33pm

is the ill informed 26k+ who have signed it!
I read quite a few comments that were attached to the petition and almost all of them were saying they had signed it because it was so stupid they wanted it to get a hearing in parliament, where it would be recognised for the rubbish it is.
It had put on more signatures in the past twenty hours than the past 20 days, I suspect there is some sort of internet campaign happening about this petition and it is a pro-cycling group doing it.
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Re: Not again

Postby reohn2 » 15 Nov 2016, 11:48pm

meic wrote:
is the ill informed 26k+ who have signed it!
I read quite a few comments that were attached to the petition and almost all of them were saying they had signed it because it was so stupid they wanted it to get a hearing in parliament, where it would be recognised for the rubbish it is.
It had put on more signatures in the past twenty hours than the past 20 days, I suspect there is some sort of internet campaign happening about this petition and it is a pro-cycling group doing it.


My daughter informed me about it tonight,the organiser is a first crass pirrock.
A shooting of the foot is in grand style :lol:
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Re: Not again

Postby andrewk » 15 Nov 2016, 11:49pm

malcolmlauder wrote:What's more worrying to me than the ill informed idiot who started the petition is the ill informed 26k+ who have signed it!



More likely people who are anti cyclists than ill informed.

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Postby tykeboy2003 » 16 Nov 2016, 7:54am

Ignorant stupid ****.

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Re: Not again

Postby Audax67 » 16 Nov 2016, 8:00am

Duly signed. Thanks for the heads-up.













(just joking)

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Re: Not again

Postby Paulatic » 16 Nov 2016, 8:17am

meic wrote:
is the ill informed 26k+ who have signed it!
I read quite a few comments that were attached to the petition and almost all of them were saying they had signed it because it was so stupid they wanted it to get a hearing in parliament, where it would be recognised for the rubbish it is.
It had put on more signatures in the past twenty hours than the past 20 days, I suspect there is some sort of internet campaign happening about this petition and it is a pro-cycling group doing it.


Yes, the Twitter world got hold of it. Brought to my attention yesterday morning. Whilst they were signing to be able to leave a comment I do wonder how wise it is?
A lot of those early signers will never read the comments but will take heart, encouragement, and broadcast they've over 26k agreeing with themselves.
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Re: Not again

Postby Mick F » 16 Nov 2016, 8:53am

I was harassed some years ago by a chap who TOLD me I was being dangerous by cycling on the roads.
I argued that it wasn't me who was dangerous, but the motor vehicle drivers. I also argued that if someone is controlling a ton of metal in public, they have to use due care to the vulnerable folk out there.

He wouldn't accept it.

I gave up.
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Re: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition

Postby Phil Fouracre » 16 Nov 2016, 9:09am

Mick F - depressing :-(
Just had a similar discussion wth a customer, 'cycling is too dangerous, I had to swerve the other day when I overtook a cyclist'!!!
How the hell do you respond to that sort of comment?
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Re: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition

Postby reohn2 » 16 Nov 2016, 9:17am

Phil Fouracre wrote:Mick F - depressing :-(
Just had a similar discussion wth a customer, 'cycling is too dangerous, I had to swerve the other day when I overtook a cyclist'!!!
How the hell do you respond to that sort of comment?


By saying,
"What! you mean you weren't looking where you were going.That could be classed as dangerous driving if you'd collided with that cyclist"
The problem is one of standards and expectancy,driving standards are very low and expectancy to have a clear road in front without the need to actually think about what they're doing is high.
That's why we have idiots starting petitions such as the one above.
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Re: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition

Postby yakdiver » 16 Nov 2016, 9:21am

All the people that signed still think they are the only ones who pay Road Tax
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Re: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition

Postby reohn2 » 16 Nov 2016, 9:31am

yakdiver wrote:All the people that signed still think they are the only ones who pay Road Tax


Have you read the comments?
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