From: The Medway Handyman on 29 Nov 2009 20:13
> In article <1j9uw8n.l64huq25llicNfirstname.lastname@example.org>,
> %email@example.com says...
>> johnwright <""john\"@no spam here.com"> wrote:
>>>> There are also "Give Way" markings for cyclists which are use
>>>> whenever the cycle lane crosses the pavement. Would you like to
>>>> guess how many cyclists obey those markings?
>> Give the man a cee-gar.
>> They don't even give way to the trucks that are turning into the
>> industrial estate. Despite there being several large signs telling
>> cyclists to stop and look for traffic before crossing the entrance.
>> Note, it says "Stop", not "Give Way". They don't stop.
>> Apparently if a cyclist were to stop in London for a red light or a
>> stop sign their testicles would drop off.
> What testicles? The combination of lycra and bicycle seats means their
> testicles have atrophied to the point of non-existence. Hence their
> constant high-pitched whining and general sense of inadequacy.
Dave - The Medway Handyman
From: Adrian on 30 Nov 2009 03:13
BrianW <brianwhitehead(a)hotmail.com> gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying:
>> By definition, the driving must have been dangerous to cause death.
> Interesting. Presumably, applying the same logic, the train in this
> story must have been driven dangerously:
> After all, it caused someone's death, so it *must* have been dangerous.
She tried to stop for the level crossing - but couldn't, because it was
icy. She bounced off an oncoming van, and ended up stationary in the
middle of the crossing, trying frantically to drive off it - which she
couldn't, because it was icy.
It was 8.30am on a January morning in the fens, during a fairly bloody
Yes, I can see that the ice would come as a huge surprise to her...
Oh, wait, I'm "blaming the victim" again...
From: Adrian on 30 Nov 2009 03:14
"The Medway Handyman" <davidlang(a)nospamblueyonder.co.uk> gurgled happily,
sounding much like they were saying:
> Cars have registration plates & can be easily identified if they break
> the law. Cyclists don't, because they don't pay to use the roads.
There's quite a lot of cars which "don't pay to use the roads" (in terms
of VED). It's perfectly legal to drive a car without "paying to use the
roads" (in terms of fuel duty).
From: mileburner on 30 Nov 2009 04:08
"Steve Firth" <%firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> mileburner <mileburner(a)btinternet.com> wrote:
>> Are you suggesting that to cause death by dangerous driving there must be
>> intent to drive dangerously?
> No, that has a different test. There must a reckless disregard of
> driving standards sufficient for the driving to be "dangerous" if there
> is not then a lesser offence of "causing death by careless driving" may
> be considered. However for an act to be murder there must be criminal
> You're not very good at this, are you?
Clearly I am not :-(
It just seems blatantly obvious that if someone is killed, by someone
driving a car, that the driving must have, by definition, been dangerous.
From: Tony Dragon on 30 Nov 2009 04:11
> "The Medway Handyman" <davidlang(a)nospamblueyonder.co.uk> gurgled happily,
> sounding much like they were saying:
>> Cars have registration plates & can be easily identified if they break
>> the law. Cyclists don't, because they don't pay to use the roads.
> There's quite a lot of cars which "don't pay to use the roads" (in terms
> of VED). It's perfectly legal to drive a car without "paying to use the
> roads" (in terms of fuel duty).
So what you are saying is that many cars pay no tax so 'don't pay to use
the roads', but they do have to carry number plates so they can be
Cycles pay no tax so 'don't pay to use the roads' but they don't have to
carry number plates.
This seems unfair to motorists & is yet another way that is unfair to