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Old 05 July 2007, 09:01   #31
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Bloody hell Sixy - I agree with EVERYTHING you say - must be a first!!!
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Old 05 July 2007, 09:11   #32
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Back to the original article linked in the first post, the impetus/rationale behind this proposed ban is that it is supposed to save the environment. The point of my previoius post is that you can be sure that powerboats are high on the target list of these powerlusting Marxist politicians who believe that the key to saving the planet is in restricting our choices of how live, starting with personal transport, vehicles etc... If these people had their way, their would be no such thing as 'personal transport' with the exception of bicycling and walking.
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Old 05 July 2007, 09:39   #33
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Bloody hell Sixy - I agree with EVERYTHING you say - must be a first!!!
I think you should go to the doctors Codders, you're obviously ill!
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Back to the original article linked in the first post, the impetus/rationale behind this proposed ban is that it is supposed to save the environment. The point of my previoius post is that you can be sure that powerboats are high on the target list of these powerlusting Marxist politicians who believe that the key to saving the planet is in restricting our choices of how live, starting with personal transport, vehicles etc... If these people had their way, their would be no such thing as 'personal transport' with the exception of bicycling and walking.
Environmentalism is the new Communism
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Great link. Mr. Klaus has it straight.

On the humorous side, what happens if you are the heir to the worlds largest enviromentalist's (figuratively and literally) empire, and get pulled over for doing 100mph while hauling drugs in an 'environmentally friendly' hybrid?

Read on...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...International/
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Old 05 July 2007, 10:24   #36
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The worst kind of speeders are those on B-roads who do 45mph where the national speed limit applies (i.e. 60mph) and then continue to do 45mph though 30 mph limit villages that appear along that B-road.

Utterly devoid of any kind of appreciation that someone may actually want to get somewhere while on the 60mph stretch and rude and dangerous by doing 45mph through a small village. I see this all the time while back home in Somerset and on roads where I live now in Essex.

My response was to get as powerful a car as I could afford, so I can get past the dodderers whenever possible.

On the upper limit debate. Any level of speed is safe as long as:

1. The driving conditions are suitable (road & weather conditions, distance between vehicles)
2. The driver is capable
3. The car is capable
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And what a joke the Pious is!
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Somebody once said that anyone who passes you on the highway is a maniac; anyone you pass is an overly-cautious idiot.

There is a heavy movement afoot here (California) to ban SUV's; anyone who asks me why I drive one vs. a hybrid econobox is asked to open their trunk so I can start transferring dive gear in. The discussion usually ends at first sight of 6 dive cylinders and the gear bag. If not, then they get to come hitch up the boat.

People are getting very self-absorbed and self-important of late; if they do something they see as "right" or "correct" or whatever (whether it is or not), it means that everyone else should, as well. Just part of the eroding personal freedoms that used to be valued.

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People are getting very self-absorbed and self-important of late; if they do something they see as "right" or "correct" or whatever (whether it is or not), it means that everyone else should, as well. Just part of the eroding personal freedoms that used to be valued.

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Tell me about it - if someone's doing something that doesn't cause me any harm let them carry on I say.

They have now banned jet skis from our local harbour - never hurt or annoyed anyone - in fact it's such a dangerous place it was nice to know they were whizzing around in the surf.
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Great article about this here;

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...Gw8&refer=home

This is hilarious!;

http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/...er_closer.html
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