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Old 03-06-19, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
When I lived in New Orleans in the 1980s, the Mardi Gras headlines I remember were about being shot in the face.
You didn't know you had been shot in the face until you read about it in the paper? You were really enjoying Mardi Gras, I guess.

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Old 03-06-19, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Pfft! HTFU! That's not a war zone.

I always say, if you can get beignet, it is not a war zone.
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Old 03-06-19, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Much as I hate to prevent conflict ... JoeyBike, doesn't mean it is silly to be a soldier. He was calling me "silly." He is merely saying he would not want to be a soldier.
That's not how it came across to me.

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I have great respect for vets, but like, JoeyBike, I opted not to enlist. Too tough a path for me.


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He also ignores that in most wars, most casualties are civilians. Whatever.
That's a sad reality of war.

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In one post in one thread quite a while ago he claimed that biking in New Orleans was like being in a war zone. A lot of people took exception because the comparison was so overblown. it was just a passing comment but a lot of us latched onto it as a sign that JoeyBike was getting too deep into exaggeration and self-pity and ridiculousness (he has a long history of excellent, informative, well-reasoned posts prior to that---and several since.)
He's been making that "claim" for as long as I've known, which is longer than you. He's used it as his "justification" for running red lights and stop signs.

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He meant no disrespect to people who have chosen or been called to serve. Or ... well, he can say so for himself, if I am wrong. But I do not want any misunderstandings here.
Again, that's not how it came across to me.
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Old 03-06-19, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
So is it shameful to be a civilian? Or do military people only concern themselves with serving other service people? Somebody has to stay home and sponsor you and yours with tax dollars. And not everyone is cut out for the military. Why would this be insulting? I appreciate those who serve. Has nothing to do with exposing myself to unnecessary danger no matter the source.
No, of course not. Just the way that it was worded it came across as an insult, at least too me. We face various dangers no matter where we are, or what we're doing. Just getting into one's car and driving down the street is dangerous.

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And no one is disrespecting the flag here either. So please don't go there too.
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Old 03-06-19, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital_Cowboy View Post
That's not how it came across to me.
The sad reality of misunderstanding, amplified by the depersonaliztion of intenet text exchanged between two strangers.
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Old 03-10-19, 10:29 AM
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So now we have two new ghost bikes where these fatalities took place. I hope motorists aren't distracted by the new road furniture and drift over to take me out. I bike this route twice a day for my commute. The irony that a ghost bike could be the cause of another bike fatality is not lost on me. And I am pretty certain that ghost bikes have a statistical ZERO positive effect on drunk motorists. I wish there was a time limit on how long those "monuments" were allowed to reside on public/city property. I could see 30-90 days, then removal. As it is, they stay put until they rust away. For what reason, exactly? Do we really need to turn our open/public spaces into cemeteries? Or junk yards? Isn't that our cemeteries intended purpose? And how exactly would a daily dose of ghost bikes promote cycling to a person already on the fence about taking up commuting?

I don't like them. Never did. Now I have two more I cannot miss.
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