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    Michael Vandeman arrested for attacking 2 bicyclists with a saw near UC Berkeley

    Yes, the Michael Vandeman of USENET infamy. Police report: http://police.berkeley.edu/crimealer...52810-37NC.htm

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    Probably suffering from PSD resulting from the death of his cat.

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    Who the hell is Michael Vandeman?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Last edited by powpow; 06-03-10 at 12:30 AM.

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    What a wholly pleasant person he sounds like.

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    He's ben posting really odd stuff on the East Bay Bike Coalition list serve lately.
    Like this:
    But given the bicycle's susceptibility to potholes etc., I can't see how it's safe to ride much more than 10 MPH, in spite of what some people recommend.
    WANTED: Not a darn thing. I've got it all. Life is good.
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    ahhhh shatdow's Avatar
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    Wow, glad they caught him. I've come across his stuff before, namely this site. Very unpleasant and authoritarian-sounding guy.

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    (Posting from Vermont, alas.) Holy ish. That guy is a class-A d*ckhe*d. Glad they nabbed him.

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    Strangely, when I heard that an environmentalist had attacked cyclists with a saw, Vandeman came instantly to mind. For those who aren't aware of him, Mikey Vandeman was one of the great USENET trolls of the nineties and early two thousands, famous (or infamous) for his one person campaign against mountain bicyclists in alt.mountain-bike and other forums.
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    People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

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    Vandeman is clearly mentally ill. I hope he now gets the help he needs. And I don't mind if that is in a prison setting.

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    Vandeman pleads not guilty to felony assault: http://sfappeal.com/alley/2010/06/ma...not-guilty.php

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