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    I have no problem sharing the road with bikes just as long as they can keep up with the traffic flow so come on at least do 30.
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    I cycle in London every day. It's not to just **** about but my main means of transport. I do pretty much everything by the book, no red light jumping and none of that ****.

    There are hardly any bike lanes in London, and if, they're painted on the road and never get respected.

    Anyway, the amount of times I have to slam on the brakes because people feel inclined to overtake just to turn into a street right afterwards, throw cigarettes at me out of open windows or pass me by 1 inch and clip me with their mirror or stuff like that is so high that I stopped counting or even getting much more annoyed than muttering "**** off".

    Best of all is people that get out of their car at a red light and start wanting to fight you for "being in their way" ... because I am inconveniencing them by being in the lane I am supposed to be in.

    I can understand that others get annoyed and form something like Critical Mass.

    Laughing at a car ploughing down a bunch of people and saying "serves em right for being in Critical Mass" is about as intelligent as laughing about civilians getting killed by some random fire by a Helicopter and saying "serves em right for being Iraqui".
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    Quote Originally Posted by peeowee View Post
    Laughing at a car ploughing down a bunch of people and saying "serves em right for being in Critical Mass" is about as intelligent as laughing about civilians getting killed by some random fire by a Helicopter and saying "serves em right for being Iraqui".
    No.
    It isn't the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peeowee View Post

    Laughing at a car ploughing down a bunch of people and saying "serves em right for being in Critical Mass" is about as intelligent as laughing about civilians getting killed by some random fire by a Helicopter and saying "serves em right for being Iraqui".
    So you're saying that organizing a mass protest on bicycles that inconveniences hundreds of people trying to get to their job and make a living, or get home to your family is the exact same thing as having the intense misfortune of being born in a warzone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peeowee View Post
    Laughing at a car ploughing down a bunch of people and saying "serves em right for being in Critical Mass" is about as intelligent as laughing about civilians getting killed by some random fire by a Helicopter and saying "serves em right for being Iraqui".
    What?

    People CHOOSING to organize a protest is similar to living in a war torn region?
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    Since when does "saying x is about as intelligent as laughing about y" translate into "x is the same as y"? It doesn't. It just makes a statement about the intelligence of those laughing.

    But I admit that I picked this analogy because I wanted to hammer home a point.
    The point was that it's fucking stupid to laugh at people getting killed because the happened to be there, be that out of choice or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peeowee View Post
    Since when does "saying x is about as intelligent as laughing about y" translate into "x is the same as y"? It doesn't. It just makes a statement about the intelligence of those laughing.
    Since you said it.

    But I admit that I picked this analogy because I wanted to hammer home a point.
    The point was that it's fucking stupid to laugh at people getting killed because the happened to be there, be that out of choice or not.
    You poorly picked a loaded analogy to make a statement which benefits you, yet doesn't accurately relay the facts.

    The bike riders have chosen to ride their bikes slowly across all lanes of the road, deliberately impeding traffic without regards to the needs or consequences of those they are impacting.

    One frustrated driver chose to harm all the cyclists and then their actions prevented Emergency Medical services from being able to properly attend to the wounded.

    Now, how does this related to your War Zone analogy, again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peeowee View Post
    Guys, I didn't say it was the same. Read!
    I said similar. That's why you used an analogy and you are still wrong. Yes, even with your nitpicking your analogy failed.
    But I admit that I picked this analogy
    We've had this discussion before. First learn the definition of analogy. You didn't pick it you made it up.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/analogy
    a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pump.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analogy
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    : inference that if two or more things agree with one another in some respects they will probably agree in others
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    a : resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike : similarity
    So, we inferred correctly.

    because I wanted to hammer home a point.


    Do not Want.

    The point was that it's fucking stupid to laugh at people getting killed because the happened to be there, be that out of choice or not.
    Just because you organize a protest doesn't make it OK or funny if you get killed by some weirdo.
    I'd give you a facepalm, but wow.
    Depends on the context and personal opinion. If this happened to some of the WEIRDOS protesting military funerals it would be okay and funny to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    You poorly picked a loaded analogy to make a statement which benefits you ...
    Point taken about highly charged. I shall choose more carefully in the future.

    But maybe, just maybe, for people that do get nearly mowed down on a regular basis a post that makes fun of people getting ran over for whatever reason is as highly charged?

    In any case, how does my poor choice of analogy make it OK to laugh about that tragic incident again?
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    It is Fake: I appreciate your command of the english language, which happens to not be my native one. Much faster than I can pick up on my own posts and edit them.

    I don't appreciate what you'd think is OK laugh at though, at least not in this case.
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