Woman Brags About Hitting Cyclist, Discovers Police Also Use Twitter
Last Post 05/22/2013 09:56 PM by 79 pmooney. 18 Replies.
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Keith Richards

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05/21/2013 03:28 PM
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vtguy

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05/21/2013 03:33 PM
Hope she gets locked up.
THE SKINNY

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05/21/2013 03:43 PM
apple inc. didn't pay a lot of their taxes and you don't see them getting run over.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
SideBySide

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05/21/2013 03:55 PM
I am disturbed by Jalopnik's attitude. They seem more concerned with her tweeting about it than her actually hitting the cyclist, other than the lawyer inspired comment at the end.
Keith Richards

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05/21/2013 04:08 PM
Jalopnik's page is not about cycling or safety so I am not hating on him
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jacques_anquetil

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05/21/2013 04:44 PM
stupid is as stupid does.
Orange Crush

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05/21/2013 06:31 PM
+1 SidebySide

"Think before you tweet folks. And don't drive away if you hit a cyclist."

Huh, should that perhaps not be the other way around?
Serotta94

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05/21/2013 07:34 PM
She's obviously not too smart. Break the law and then brag about it on a public forum. Yeah, that's going to turn out well.

What I don't get is the whole "they don't pay road taxes" thing. Do they really believe that everyone riding a bike does not own a car? Or that car ownership is the only way roads are funded? Shows what a screwed up world we live in when the only reason people can come up with for you riding a bike is because you don't have a car.
bobswire

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05/21/2013 07:59 PM
Somewhere in THERE is a limerick.
There once was a Lady from Norwich....
RNDDUDE

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05/21/2013 09:10 PM
"who seemingly acts like a real bitch., she ran a guy down, then 'tweets' the whole town, now maybe the cyclist will become rich...."
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
THE SKINNY

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05/22/2013 08:48 AM
nice!
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
canucklehead

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05/22/2013 10:28 AM
i see from the comments that someone did a little internet research as well and fwd'd that to her employer. she's an accountant in training and has a professional code of ethics to uphold. if her employer has any sort of ethic's they'll sack her immediately to distance themselves from this tart.
tommaso

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05/22/2013 01:12 PM
Posted By Canucklehead . on 05/22/2013 10:28 AM
i see from the comments that someone did a little internet research as well and fwd'd that to her employer. she's an accountant in training and has a professional code of ethics to uphold. if her employer has any sort of ethic's they'll sack her immediately to distance themselves from this tart.

real consequences from our actions...that's good...

but damn, how sick is this woman to be happy to hurt someone like that?...
C2K_Rider

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05/22/2013 02:38 PM
Posted By Kevin Burnet on 05/21/2013 07:34 PM

What I don't get is the whole "they don't pay road taxes" thing. Do they really believe that everyone riding a bike does not own a car?

The claim that bikes don't belong on the road because they don't pay taxes for the road is just pure unadulterated ignorance on the part of the idiots giving that argument.

The fact is that taxes paid through motor vehicle registration or gas taxes pay only about HALF of the cost of building and maintaining new roads.

The rest of the money comes from various bond issues, sales taxes, developer fees, and other taxes.

Just goes to show how completely ignorant many people are about exactly what their various taxes pay for.
C2K_Rider

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05/22/2013 02:39 PM
Obviously this person is a psychopath and should be charged with attempted murder. I hope the DA doesn't wimp out on this one, like they do on so many other cases.
C2K_Rider

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05/22/2013 02:42 PM
The claim that bikes don't belong on the road because they don't pay taxes for the road is just pure unadulterated ignorance on the part of the idiots giving that argument.

The fact is that taxes paid through motor vehicle registration or gas taxes pay only about HALF of the cost of building and maintaining new roads.

The rest of the money comes from various bond issues, sales taxes, developer fees, and other taxes.

Just goes to show how completely ignorant many people are about exactly what their various taxes pay for.
79pmooney

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05/22/2013 03:30 PM
This is England, not the United States. Does anyone know how roads are funded over there? (I believe they have has far higher gas taxes for decades, so it is possible that gas taxes pay a lot higher percentage of road costs than here.)

Ben
C2K_Rider

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05/22/2013 05:39 PM
This is England, not the United States. Does anyone know how roads are funded over there? (I believe they have has far higher gas taxes for decades, so it is possible that gas taxes pay a lot higher percentage of road costs than here.)

Ben

It's similar, tho proportions may be different. I saw a website recently by a canadian guy comparing road funding in several countries. All had significant portions funded by general funds, besides vehicle or gas taxes. In fact, much of the gas tax in Europe go to social welfare funding, public transport, etc, not roads. This from Wikipedia article "Roads in the UK" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roads_in_the_United_Kingdom#Taxes_and_fees "Since 1937 roads have been funded from general taxation with all motoring duties, including VAT, being paid directly to the Treasury.[18]"
79pmooney

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05/22/2013 09:56 PM
Thanks, C2K.

Ben


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