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Submission + - Orson Scott Card's Views on Gay Marriage Fuel "Ender's Game" Movie Boycott

circletimessquare writes: The New York Times has the story:

Mr. Card was issuing a public plea for tolerance of his views — “with the recent Supreme Court ruling, the gay marriage issue becomes moot,” he noted in a statement to the Entertainment Weekly Web site — in response to a planned boycott that had burst into prominence only the day before, when The Huffington Post published an article about a Web site called Skipendersgame.com.

Comment Re:additional advice: (Score 0) 413

if any other cyclists come to blows with me, i will go home with a black eye, and still alive, rather than in a body bag, like Seth Vidal

if the desire to preserve my life is selfish in the matter of road rules that as far as i understand make no sense whatsoever, then i shall be selfish, and i shall insist other cyclists conform to what i am advising, rather than the other way around, out of their own selfish sense of preservation as well

and then the laws, and bad advice like yours, should change

as for your desire to clothesline people you have a problem with, that has a way of taking care of itself, as no matter how bad ass you think you are, there's always someone out there with an even worse attitude, and you type of guys always seem to have a knack for meeting each other, someone with an worse response than even you can muster, and you probably won't be getting back up. so you're a self-solving problem, friend

Comment Re:additional advice: (Score 0) 413

so i am not allowed to question stupid rules?

a car coming at you at a very high rate of speed compounded with your speed in the opposite direction is a low possibility of survival

as opposed to a zero chance of survival from the idiot swiping you from behind because you cannot SEE him at all, and have NO chance of evasive maneuvers

and so i will continue to prefer a low chance of survival over a zero chance of survival, and continue to ride against traffic, and continue to advise others to do the same, and support that the laws will change to recognize this common sense

Comment Re:additional advice: (Score 0) 413

yes, absolutely, the car coming at you at a very high rate of speed compounded with your speed in the opposite direction is a low possibility of survival

as opposed to a zero chance of survival from the idiot swiping you from behind because you cannot SEE him at all, and have NO chance of evasive maneuvers

and so i will continue to prefer a low chance of survival over a zero chance of survival, and continue to ride against traffic, and continue to advise others to do the same, and support that the laws will change to recognize this common sense

Comment Re:additional advice: (Score 0) 413

On a bicycle, it is difficult to impossible to do this in the amount of time between "oh shit that car will hit me" and it hitting you. On a bicycle, you are better off going with traffic which will reduce the net velocity of you v. the car. For example, if the car is moving 35 MPH and you are riding 25 MPH, it is a 10 MPH hit to the rear tire v. a 60 MPH front-on collision. Guess which one is more survivable when you do not have 2,000 lbs of car surrounding you?

yes, absolutely, the car coming at you at a very high rate of speed compounded with your speed in the opposite direction is a low possibility of survival

as opposed to a zero chance of survival from the idiot swiping you from behind because you cannot SEE him at all, and have NO chance of evasive maneuvers

and so i will continue to prefer a low chance of survival over a zero chance of survival, and continue to ride against traffic, and continue to advise others to do the same, and support that the laws will change to recognize this common sense

I would also advise having mirrors and lights on your bicycle to make yourself more visible and to make it easier to spot SUVs whose drivers are too busy yapping on the goddamn cell phone to pay attention to the road.

thank you for noting what the real problem is: not the behavior of cyclists, but of heavy cars and trucks, and why cyclists should behave defensively... and therefore ride on the side of the road against oncoming traffic

Comment Re:additional advice: (Score -1, Troll) 413

still wondering why you fail to note that the reason Seth Vidal is dead is because he was obeying the law and your advice, and therefore did not have any warning as to the car that killed him

the points you are listing above all involve objects moving at high rates of speed, as if this isn't the status quo with cars/ trucks on your average road already

i would rather deal with a fast moving object i can SEE than one i cannot see

i shall continue to insist other cyclists conform to what i am advising, rather than the other way around, out of their own selfish sense of preservation of life and limb

and then the laws, and bad advice like yours, should change as well

Comment Re: additional advice: (Score 0) 413

you are commenting under a story in which a guy died because he was obeying the law and your advice, and therefore did not have any warning as to the car that killed him

i will be riding and walking against traffic out of self-preservation, and will continue to advise others to do the same

if any other cyclists come to blows with me over that, i will go home with a black eye, and still alive, rather than in a body bag, like Seth Vidal

if the desire to preserve my life is selfish in the matter of road rules that as far as i understand make no sense whatsoever, then i shall be selfish, and i shall insist other cyclists conform to what i am advising, rather than the other way around, out of their own selfish sense of preservation as well

and then the laws, and bad advice like yours, should change as well

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