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jungkvist 12-06-2004 10:36 AM

Re: Be careful Buz.
 
LOL...



Opinionated! In your gene pool! YouÂ’re kidding, right?

jfgilbert 12-06-2004 10:44 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
Clarification on the source:



The article of the Australian Financial Review quoted in mcnews was published on Dec. 1. It is an opinion piece written by Mr. Alan Mitchell, who, as far as I can google it, is a regular contributor to the publication and is or has been an employee of AFR.


saaz 12-06-2004 10:59 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
Yes, Mitchell is an economics commentator. The article appeared during recent debates about inexperinced drivers killing themselves and passengers, and subsequent proposals for restricting car power, night driving, carrying passengers etc.



Of course stricter licencing requirements and skill testing regularly for all are not debated as many 'normal' people who deserve to drive, even if they can't.

jungkvist 12-06-2004 11:00 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
No worries Mate! Just time to put a Wagg on the bar-be...

Buzz_Waloch 12-06-2004 11:01 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
and if you're getting your healthcare for "free" from the gubment, I suppose it could impose all kinds of restrictions on one's behavior.

seruzawa 12-06-2004 11:11 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
Nah. It can't happen here. Our govt would never engage in such totalitarianism.



"We have no intention of banning smoking on commerical flights. We only want seperate sections for non-smokers."



Now the poor bastards have to stand outside in blizzards courtesy of the "compassionate". It's for their own good, y'know.



Smokers are a much bigger minority than motorcyclists and look what happened to them. It'd only take a similar concerted national Black PR campaign against motorcyclists and Joe 6pack would be enthusiatically voting to ban "then durned murdersickles".



Just be happy that the M/C industry doesn't have the billions that the tobacco industry has to attract the parasitic looters.


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