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    " me vs car vs vs police vs careless idiot parent "

    I was on my bicycle today and i near got hit due to of some careless and idiot parent didnt watch one of there kids and this is what happen

    i have it on 1 gear and is was a smooth tops road so i was approaching a small incline of a hill so i switch from 1 gear to 2 gear and on both side there was park cars on both side of the street so i approaching a street that i want to turn off on my left but is for another 2 block so as i was riding getting where i want to turn a kids chasing a ball between the park cars and i saw this and i slam both of my break and swear to avoid them but what happen behind me a car was about 25 feet and as he saw me slamming my break and swearing he have to avoid me so he wont his me but add insult to what happen the parent " Mexican " staring to cursing me for no reason and accusing me for near running there kids over " uh hello " is the other was around and as i was fighting them the driver " the one near hit me " want to know what happen and i explain what happen and is get odder

    after we " me and the driver " talk a little and as we departed the cops show up and the accusation came flying from these people and this is the best part that where the incline " where the smooth road hit a slope " they told the officer i was speed and that i near hit there kids and as they was taking another officer talk to me and the driver and i show the officer where the skid mark from my tires made is and that where the kids came darting out and how i swerve to avoid the kids the driver tell the exact
    same version and there were witness and they said the same thing

    some of the witness even told the officer that mother and father get drunk and leave there older in charge to watch there brother and sister while they stay inside

    and the officer came back and told me and the driver were free to go and i ask what going to happen next well the parent got both got hand cuff and arrested for being under influence of alcohols and child endangerment and the father have a warrant for DUI

    so cyclist be careful out there

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    Kids, bouncing balls, parked cars, putting them together makes for a combination that I was taught to watch out for way back in driver's ed class.

    Being careful is something not lost to many here on BF.
    Last edited by dynodonn; 08-10-09 at 07:05 AM.

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    Scary story. Glad the cops sorted it out for you and the driver.

    However, learn to use some punctuation and grammar. Holy Cow, that second paragraph is just hell to read!

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    That Kentmadness doesn't like Hispanic people, was the only thing I gleaned from this rant.

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    He also doesn't like periods.

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    Dude, heres a bunch of spare full stops I'm not using right now > ...............................................

    Take few commas as well, no really, I insist > ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Use them in your next post, ok?

    P.S. I'm glad your epic saga turned out well for all concerned.

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    Ever read Ulysses? In my edition, the final chapter starts on page 871 and finishes on page 933. In all those pages, there's one period, and it's right at the end. So was Joyce a genius, or was his typewriter shot after writing such an epic? The original post is very much in the "stream of consciousness" mould, wouldn't you say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proofide View Post
    Ever read Ulysses? In my edition, the final chapter starts on page 871 and finishes on page 933. In all those pages, there's one period, and it's right at the end. So was Joyce a genius, or was his typewriter shot after writing such an epic? The original post is very much in the "stream of consciousness" mould, wouldn't you say?
    Thank you, there is a lot of bullying of peopel who do not write perfect in the forums. It`s like if you are dyslectic or has got other issues you should keep quiet and peopel feel free to be rude about it.
    Last edited by badmother; 08-10-09 at 05:31 AM. Reason: zPelLinG
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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Thank you, there is a lot of bullying of peopel who do not write perfect in the forums. It`s like if you are dyslectic or has got other issues you should keep quiet and peopel feel free to be rude about it.
    People who post without making any effort to use proper spelling and punctuation are being rude to their readers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Febs View Post
    People who post without making any effort to use proper spelling and punctuation are being rude to their readers.
    It could be they are doing the best they can. All of us have different education levels and computer skills, but we do have one thing in common, we enjoy cycling. So if someone's grammar isn't perfect, cut him some slack, there's more important things in life to worry about.

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    Extremely high literacy is a privilege, not a criterion for the respect of others.

    My partner struggles with literacy due to a learning disability. He's terrified of people not taking him seriously if he misspells a word. It's all well and good to pick apart writing if you're a book editor, but it's humiliating to be on the receiving end of that criticism when it's not asked for or necessary.

    ETA: I am not implying anything about the OP or his/her abilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    That Kentmadness doesn't like Hispanic people, was the only thing I gleaned from this rant.
    Yes, that, and Engrish is not first his language.

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    I thought I was reading e.e. cummings.

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    Choose your battles. Mine is preservation of the language.
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
    Choose your battles. Mine is preservation of the language.
    Good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proofide View Post
    The original post is very much in the "stream of consciousness" mould, wouldn't you say?
    Though, the original post is very-much unlike Ulysses in many other ways!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fremdchen View Post
    My partner struggles with literacy due to a learning disability. He's terrified of people not taking him seriously if he misspells a word.
    It would be unfortunate if the original poster had such issues. Spelling is a problem that is fairly easy to fix with a spell-checker.
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    That's one long sentence!

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    Quote Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
    Though, the original post is very-much unlike Ulysses in many other ways!


    It would be unfortunate if the original poster had such issues. Spelling is a problem that is fairly easy to fix with a spell-checker.
    No it is not. Often the program is not able to guess what they are trying to write, and that complicates it ewen more, making it a terrible experience.

    I think some moderator shoud close this thread.
    Last edited by badmother; 08-10-09 at 12:10 PM. Reason: zPelLinG
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    Quote Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
    Spelling is a problem that is fairly easy to fix with a spell-checker.

    An oldie, but a goodie:

    Owed to a Spell Chequer

    I halve a spelling chequer
    It came with my pea sea
    It plane lee marques four my revue
    Miss steaks aye ken knot sea

    Eye ran this poem threw it
    Your sure reel glad two no
    It's vary polished in it's weigh
    My chequer tolled me sew

    A chequer is a bless sing
    It freeze yew lodes of thyme
    It helps me awl stiles two reed
    And aides mi when aye rime

    To rite with care is quite a feet
    Of witch won should be proud
    And wee mussed dew the best wee can
    Sew flaws are knot aloud

    And now bee cause my spelling
    is checked with such grate flare
    Their are know faults with in my cite
    Of nun eye am a wear

    Each frays come posed up on my screen
    Eye trussed to be a joule
    The chequer poured o'er every word
    To cheque sum spelling rule

    That's why aye brake in two averse
    My righting wants too pleas
    Sow now ewe sea wye aye dew prays
    Such soft wear for pea seas
    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMantra View Post
    Cycling (taken to the typical roadie extreme) causes you to cough up your own soul as every fibre of your worthless being sings in choral agony. Once you embrace the pain everything is dandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    No it is not. Often the program is not able to guess what they are trying to write, and that complicates it ewen more, making it a terrible experience.

    I think some moderator shoud close this thread.
    You can take the guess work out by taking the time to read your own posts. I will admit that I am not always perfect when I make posts. Can you imagine if every newspaper and publication took the same attitude as you did?

    To the OP, your post was just painful to read.

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    Back to the original post, those kids should be playing in the street, not on the side. If they were in the street, they would be seen and not be suddenly appearing from between cars. The streets are public, not just for cars and people moving fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerdog View Post
    Back to the original post, those kids should be playing in the street, not on the side. If they were in the street, they would be seen and not be suddenly appearing from between cars. The streets are public, not just for cars and people moving fast.
    I believe the correct phrase is:

    The kids should take the lane.

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    OP - were you cycling through the "Jerry Springer Show?"

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    Nice way to welcome a newbie.

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