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Old 03-05-2013, 12:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So if my CO2 emissions double while riding my bike but my speed is 10x my walking pace...

Don't forget the surcharge on Nikes. Is dopey over there calling it the "Gatorade Guzzler Tax?"
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Everyone seems to be missing the real problem here, which is that unless the biker and the driver are eating food synthesized from hydrocarbons, they aren't increasing net CO2. Remember that carbon cycle you (should have, if you were paying attention) learned about back in high school? Carbon cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The carbon just goes round & round, powered by the sun. With no fossil fuel burning, it'd stay the same from year to year.

Short term, of course. Ice age cycles are another thing, but they're cycles. Fossil fuel burning is open-ended.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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razor02097, it seems like the tax being proposed is a 5% sales tax increase whenever anyone buys a bicycle. Not sure if that extends to bicycle related accessories as well (tires, pedals, clothing). Or if it might pertain to any goods sold in a cycling store, regardless of their exclusive application to riding (they sell dvds of people races, and protein bars, various candies, hydration packs, etc).
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sorry! The water is not safe clean either. You know a lot of people feel free to pee
in the water. Problems everywhere!!!
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And then you have the people who will claim that flashing high powered bicycle
headlights mess with their mind, and are a safety distraction!!! LOL!!!!
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Sometimes I wonder why I still get surprised with so much stupidity politics can say...

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:17 AM   #18 (permalink)
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And then you have the people who will claim that flashing high powered bicycle
headlights mess with their mind, and are a safety distraction!!! LOL!!!!
In some cases I would say their claims are correct, depending on how it is mounted and where the light is pointed. I have seen some lights on bikes that are more obnoxious than poorly implemented HIDs


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Sometimes I wonder why I still get surprised with so much stupidity politics can say...
I am no longer surprised by the stupid things politicians say, nor by the stupidity of the voters who elect them. Think of how dumb the average person is, then realize that about half of them are even dumber than that.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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There is an old saying, which I think we can extend

Them as can, do.
Them as can't, teach.
Them as have no f'in clue, rule.

Why isn't there a waste of space politician tax - oh, hang on...

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