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Old August 5th 13, 07:21 AM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
T0m $herman
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On 8/5/2013 12:42 AM, EdwardDolan wrote:
"T0m $herman" wrote in message ...
On 8/4/2013 9:58 PM, EdwardDolan wrote:
"T0m $herman" wrote in message ...
On 6/12/2013 7:13 PM, EdwardDolan wrote:
I am shocked that anyone is left in this world who even knows

about this
group. It once had some glory days, but things have come to a sorry
pass. It is mostly dead now, killed off by trolls and other assorted

idiots.
Do not be so hard on yourself, Mr. Ed Dolan.

Mr. Tom Sherman was a former mainstay of quite a few of these cycling
groups on Usenet. He was perhaps its greatest advocate of “post free or
die”. However, human nature being what it is, such free forums were
impossible as we all eventually discovered. What destroys unmonitored
newsgroups are all the “trolls and other assorted idiots” who know no
bounds on their free speech.
The one thing Ed Dolan did that Tom Sherman never did was to take on all
these idiots and give them a taste of their own medicine. Many a battle
was fought and won by yours truly, but the end result was that the
newsgroups were destroyed. The silences of the Tom Sherman’s of this
world means that the lowest common denominator will always win out as
every person with half a brain falls silent. I felt it was far better
that a newsgroup cease to exist than that it be dominated by morons and
idiots. Tom Sherman was neither a moron nor an idiot, but his silences
were always deafening when things got hot. I attributed it to moral
cowardice, but it may be that he had a stake in the world and needed to
guard his privacy.
It is good riddance to Usenet newsgroups, with or without monitors. They
may have served a function when the Internet was new, but have now
become nothing but a remembrance of a past festival in which certain
individuals gloried in their knowledge of one trivial thing or another.
Only the Great Ed Dolan, who is also a Great Saint, remains to kick its
dead ass.
Ed Dolan the Great
aka
Saint Edward the Great
Gnaw [1], just that the people on the bicycle newsgroups are generally

civil enough that they do not need telling off. I will and have told
people off when they were being treasonous while hiding behind the
pretense of being politically correct; I have no problems with telling
someone that they are filth who deserves to die if that is really the
case. Or just to go **** themselves, if they are of limited
comprehension.
[1] A datakollism.

Yes, but only when your ox was being gored. I took on any and all who
presented an affront to civility and common sense. I did not limit
myself to any parochial interests. I had the interests of the newsgroup
as a whole at heart whereas you were notorious for absenting yourself
when things got hot. You did nothing to save the group when it was terminal.
Further, the bicycle newsgroups were notorious for being left of center
politically and in every other way. You were about as politically
correct as they come. It was only your tirade against Israel and the
Jews that got you into a bit of trouble. Conservatives on these
newsgroups were as rare as diamonds in the rough ... of which I was the
exemplar of the type. But of course everyone knows that 1 conservative
is the equivalent of 10,000 liberals.
Ed Dolan the Great
aka
Saint Edward the Great


Ed, if you were better informed, you would know that Political
Correctness™ is a Zionist attack on Europeans and European culture, just
as the Zionists/Israel hate the US and Europe and want to see them
destroyed (i.e. Zionism and Bolshevism are different sides of the same
coin, 9/11/2001 was a Mossad run operation, etc).

The sad part is you are unwittingly supporting your enemies (Zionists),
while making enemies of those (e.g. Iran) who would be your friends.

P.S. Anyone who equates Zionism with Jewishness is either ignorant or a
traitor to humanity of the worst sort.

--
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Old August 5th 13, 03:47 PM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
Blackblade
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Anyone who is affected by a bicycle on a sidewalk should take
a cue from hikers on trails who have to constantly dodge cyclists at the risk of
their life and limb. Cyclists never have any idea of how they affect anyone
else. That is because they are childish and like all children can see no further
than the tip of their noses.


Perhaps you should have read the original post more carefully. BOTH protagonists are cyclists :-)

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Old August 5th 13, 05:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
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"Blackblade" wrote in message ...

Edward Dolan wrote:

Anyone who is affected by a bicycle on a sidewalk should take
a cue from hikers on trails who have to constantly dodge cyclists at the risk of
their life and limb. Cyclists never have any idea of how they affect anyone
else. That is because they are childish and like all children can see no further
than the tip of their noses.


Perhaps you should have read the original post more carefully. BOTH protagonists are cyclists :-)


As am I! But I have seen too many adults who behave like children when on a bicycle. It’s as if the freedom that a bicycle gives means you do not have to observe any of the rules of the road.

Ed Dolan the Great
aka
Saint Edward the Great
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Old August 5th 13, 05:57 PM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
EdwardDolan
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"T0m $herman" wrote in message ...

Edward Dolan wrote:
[...]

Further, the bicycle newsgroups were notorious for being left of center
politically and in every other way. You were about as politically
correct as they come. It was only your tirade against Israel and the
Jews that got you into a bit of trouble. Conservatives on these
newsgroups were as rare as diamonds in the rough ... of which I was the
exemplar of the type. But of course everyone knows that 1 conservative
is the equivalent of 10,000 liberals.


Ed, if you were better informed, you would know that Political

Correctness™ is a Zionist attack on Europeans and European culture, just
as the Zionists/Israel hate the US and Europe and want to see them
destroyed (i.e. Zionism and Bolshevism are different sides of the same
coin, 9/11/2001 was a Mossad run operation, etc).

Pure unadulterated nuttiness!

The sad part is you are unwittingly supporting your enemies (Zionists),

while making enemies of those (e.g. Iran) who would be your friends.

No Zionists equals no Israel. The so called Palestinians have no more right to the land they presently occupy than do the Ottoman Turks. Jordan is their true homeland.

The Persians have never been any friend to the West since the time of Alexander the Great. Even under the Shah with Nixon, it was an uneasy relationship.

P.S. Anyone who equates Zionism with Jewishness is either ignorant or a

traitor to humanity of the worst sort.

Tom would prefer that the Jews be eternal exiles from the land of their fathers and subject to proper persecution by Gentiles everywhere. WWII changed all of that forever.

Ed Dolan the Great
aka
Saint Edward the Great

PS: What news server are you using these days? I am using eternal-september which so far seems to be working well. My ISP no longer carries a news server. The claimed that only a few were using it, but using it too heavily!


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Old August 29th 13, 12:54 AM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
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On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:51:23 PM UTC-4, Anatol Zolotusky wrote:
I'm a newbie in this group, so apologies if this question has already been discussed.



The story: this morning on my way to work I was slowly riding my bicycle out of my driveway in Palo Alto, CA, into the street, watching for incoming traffic from the left of the street. When crossing the sidewalk, I've been blindsided from my right by another cyclist (who was, of course, riding on the left sidewalk, relative to his direction). The guy knocked me down and rode over my rear wheel, thus completely ruining it. After which he said that he wasn't going to pay for my wheel, because the collision was not his fault - see, the street doesn't have the bicycle pass, so he can ride where he damn pleases. He did give his name though - Edward Berkowitz from Palo Alto.



So, the question is: do I have any recourse in such cases - perhaps for the future mishaps like this. The ******* has caused a few hundred bucks of damage, and left me literally in the dust. Does anyone have any advise, for this case, or for the future?



TIA,



--Anatol



(cross-posted from rec.bicycles.misc)


Sorry to hear about your accident. It would seem to depend on local (city? subdivision? ordinances)
 




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