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    I go looking for cyclist haters around the net and one of the places I sometimes find them is on Yahoo Answers. Here's a recent example:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4101154AAV88Ln

    Ever drive by a bicycler on a 50MPH road who wouldn't get out of your way and...?
    ...and copped an attitude with you as you passed? Anything wrong with slamming on your brakes to avoid the squirrel that ran in front of you just after passing the bicyclist?...even if it means they slam right into the back of your vehicle? Sounds like biblical justice if you ask me!
    I've already answered this one. Anyone else want to jump in?

    EDIT: Nevermind. The asker has already closed the question. The odd thing is that usually these idiots close the question early when they find one person to agree with their angry delusions. He actually picked my answer (the only answer given), which was surprising. I'm guessing that he realized that other people in the safety group would be chiming in and agreeing with me and he didn't want to have a large number of people calling him a psycho.
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    He already gave you 'Best Answer', then had the audacity to spew more hatred when he made the remark of "Bill---respect the power of the vehicle your messing with...sharing the road works both ways. There are a few bicyclists out there who don't...but I'm sure you already knew that...you might even be one of them."

    The guy obviously either, never heard about what Dr. Christopher Thompson did out in Los Angeles. If he did, he is just as hateful of cyclists if not worse, as Dr. Thompson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billdsd View Post
    I go looking for cyclist haters around the net and one of the places I sometimes find them is on Yahoo Answers. Here's a recent example:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4101154AAV88Ln



    I've already answered this one. Anyone else want to jump in?

    EDIT: Nevermind. The asker has already closed the question. The odd thing is that usually these idiots close the question early when they find one person to agree with their angry delusions. He actually picked my answer (the only answer given), which was surprising. I'm guessing that he realized that other people in the safety group would be chiming in and agreeing with me and he didn't want to have a large number of people calling him a psycho.
    I couldn't help but notice that even though he picked your (lone) answer that he still was expressing anger towards cyclists.
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    Yeah. The argument goes on in the comments. He's a real psycho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Cowboy View Post
    I couldn't help but notice that even though he picked your (lone) answer that he still was expressing anger towards cyclists.
    That's probably because the only way for him to close the question was to pick an answer. Notice also that he rated it 1 out of 5 stars, the lowest possible rating.

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    I e-mailed him, apprising him of what happened to Dr. Thompson in Los Angeles, after Dr. Thompson pulled a stunt like that. I won't be surprised if I receive the 'four-letter serenade' in his reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdsd View Post
    That's probably because the only way for him to close the question was to pick an answer. Notice also that he rated it 1 out of 5 stars, the lowest possible rating.
    I hadn't noticed that. It's not surprising though, is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris516 View Post
    I e-mailed him, apprising him of what happened to Dr. Thompson in Los Angeles, after Dr. Thompson pulled a stunt like that. I won't be surprised if I receive the 'four-letter serenade' in his reply.
    It wouldn't surprise me either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billdsd View Post
    I go looking for cyclist haters around the net...
    Everyone needs a hobby, I guess, but still...

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    Here is what he replied with verbatim: "You obviously didn't read the original question to begin with...I stated a hypothetical situation involving a squirrel running into the path of my car that I was trying to avoid hitting...a course of events dictated by the Universe...not neccesarily by ME. Then again, the bicyclist answerer ignored that as well and never denied he was "messing" with traffic and presumes everyone in a motor vehicle is a bully. I think you both took my question too seriously....unless of course you are ALSO Bill.".

    No four-letter serenade, YET. But I am chewing the guy out for his repeated ignorance.

    He is responding via Yahoo Answers, like the typical motorist telling cyclists' to get off the road.

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    Yahoo Answers seriously has the dumbest user population of any major site on the Internet. And that's saying a lot, given how YouTube comment sections are. The people on answers are famous for stupidity, and a lot of them seem to be kids in their early teens. I go there when I want to put my finger on the pulse of what all America's morons are thinking. It's not surprising that they would be idiots about cyclists too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnemia View Post
    Yahoo Answers seriously has the dumbest user population of any major site on the Internet. And that's saying a lot, given how YouTube comment sections are. The people on answers are famous for stupidity, and a lot of them seem to be kids in their early teens. I go there when I want to put my finger on the pulse of what all America's morons are thinking. It's not surprising that they would be idiots about cyclists too.
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    He's blocked me so that I can't see his questions anymore.

    Typical. These idiots can't handle being challenged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdsd View Post
    I go looking for cyclist haters around the net ...
    I find too many in the real world to bother looking for them in the virtual world. They're as plentiful on our roadways as fast food trash and beer cans are on our roadsides. In this case correlation may indeed be related to causation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Carfree View Post
    I find too many in the real world to bother looking for them in the virtual world. They're as plentiful on our roadways as fast food trash and beer cans are on our roadsides. In this case correlation may indeed be related to causation.
    I have trouble finding them in the real world. On the rare occasions that I do, they're gone in seconds and I never get to explain to them their lack of understanding of the law or safety.

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    Reported. Violates both reportable offense, actually. Obviously not really a question, but a rant phrased in the form of a question, and seems to be encouraging violence and harassment. Falls under their criteria for both "Guidelines Violation" and "Illegal Post". I don't see it being up for much longer.
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    We've got another real winner here:

    http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question...5123145AAr8g8U

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdsd View Post
    We've got another real winner here:

    http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question...5123145AAr8g8U
    The negative responses show how ignorant some people still are, regardless of what side of the 'pond' they live on.

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    There are a few responses from the haters that have gotten so many thumbs down that their post is in the minimized "hidden" state due to too many negative ratings. It would be good to click on "show" for those and give them another thumbs down just for good measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris516 View Post
    The negative responses show how ignorant some people still are, regardless of what side of the 'pond' they live on.
    Kinda silly I know, But I would like to post...

    Hey kids look! It's Big Ben!...
    Hey kids look! It's Big Ben!...
    Hey kids look! It's Big Ben!...
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    Wow Buzzman, that dude smoking people out with his diesel was pretty messed up.

    I will never understand why people are always hatin' on us.
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    It's been going on since the 1880s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billdsd View Post
    I go looking for cyclist haters around the net
    Why? That doesn't sound very healthy or fulfilling.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray R View Post
    It's been going on since the 1880s.
    Yeah no kidding...

    While just the other day while I was riding my bike out in Dacula, Georgia...I passed a couple horses in a pasture they were beside the fence and watched me as I rode by.

    I could have sworn that one of them said to the other, "See there, that's one of those sunsa*****es that cost us our jobs....
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