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Old 11-15-11, 01:04 AM   #1
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Cyclist injured after act of ‘rage’ Brisbane, Australia

http://www.couriermail.com.au/questn...-1226195296712

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Cyclist injured after act of ‘rage’

A CYCLIST was left with two broken ribs and heavy bruising after being attacked in a road rage incident.

The cyclist, who does not wish to be identified, said he was cycling along Sunset Rd in Kenmore on the morning of November 1 when he was cut off by a white delivery truck.

"When I shouted out in alarm the driver stopped and jumped out," he said.

"He then proceeded to verbally abuse me and tell me that I had no right to be on the road as I was too slow and that I had not paid registration fees.

"He also went on to proudly say that he had intentionally cut me off and that he does and will cut off any other cyclists that he comes across on the road."
The comments section is quite disgusting but that is par for the course in this “news” paper.
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Old 11-15-11, 01:31 AM   #2
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... wow... I can't believe some of those comments! I thought I was reading americans!
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Old 11-15-11, 04:58 AM   #3
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... wow... I can't believe some of those comments! I thought I was reading americans!
Queenslanders - some are the closest we get to 'Rednecks' in Australia.
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Queenslanders - some are the closest we get to 'Rednecks' in Australia.
Not to stereotype, but an old friend of mine currently lives in Melbourne with his long time GF. We both grew up in Wasilla, Alaska, and he tells me that most Australians are rednecks. And if anyone is an expert on rednecks, it's a 4.0 nerd from Wasilla (just sayin').
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Not to stereotype, but an old friend of mine currently lives in Melbourne with his long time GF. We both grew up in Wasilla, Alaska, and he tells me that most Australians are rednecks. And if anyone is an expert on rednecks, it's a 4.0 nerd from Wasilla (just sayin').
Depends which part of Melbourne!

Australian drivers are pretty aggressive. Strange really since we're pretty laid back about most things. Must be a cager thing.
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Old 11-15-11, 09:11 AM   #6
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I'm totally dumbfounded on the cyclist's action of not pressing charges against the motorist.
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People that use the term "redneck" should really look up the history on the term, and why it came into use.
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It means something different now...
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People that use the term "redneck" should really look up the history on the term, and why it came into use.
This is YOUR big chance to enlighten us on this subject.
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It means something different now...
Stupid evolving language! How am I supposed to keep up with all these newfangled words and meanings from under this rock where I live?
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I wonder what Australian UCI ProTour bike racer Cadel Evans would say about this?

I am not criticizing Cadel Evans. I wonder if he would be astonished and/or think 'What else is new, that is par for the course in Australia'.
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Indooroopilly officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Richard Symes said they would be pursuing the matter but as the cyclist had declined to press charges they had limited options.
I'm not sure why he's not pressing charges. The way it is described, it's clearly at least assault and battery.
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People that use the term "redneck" should really look up the history on the term, and why it came into use.
From memory (with no cheating via Wikipedia) I think it has something to do with sunburn on the necks of British soldiers.

EDIT - not correct!

Wikipedia says it is about sunburn on poor Southern farmers. However I'm sure I saw a South African reference to the British and rednecks somewhere (Boer War era).
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White van man strikes again.
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Stupid evolving language! How am I supposed to keep up with all these newfangled words and meanings from under this rock where I live?
lol

All the acronyms too.
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Sad. I commuted to work in Brisbane for about 7 months when I lived there and never had any issues. One of my colleagues did as well - actually the MUP next to the river was a bit too heavily trafficked I thought. I was in Toowong, not far from Indooroopilly.

As for rednecks and Australians, I'd say it's similar to the USA. City dwellers tend to be far less "redneckky".
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City dwellers tend to be far less "redneckky".
Tell that to my redneck neighbours across the street. Nothing worse than one outside of his natural environment.
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Crepe! This is a couple streets from my house!!

Good example of why Australians are rednecks is that they figure if you live in a place that gets rain all-year-round you can call it the "sunshine state" and people will believe it.

Road rage is rampant here too - classic redneck activity!
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I notice that the newspaper article says this.....

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Indooroopilly officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Richard Symes said they would be pursuing the matter but as the cyclist had declined to press charges they had limited options.
So........ does it mean if no-one presses charges there was no crime?

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Deputy Brown said that the woman was murdered but because no-one was alive to press charges they had limited options.
Oh Yeah!

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