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Old 09-19-2005, 09:17 AM   #11
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ahem...congressperson.
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:35 AM   #12
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And if you're really bad you do URAL service....
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:12 AM   #13
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The US Constitution specifically forbids cruel and unusual punishment.
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:19 AM   #14
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Is someone who does Ural service called a Uraligist?
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #15
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‘‘It's not like motorcycles are suddenly unsafe,'' he said. ‘‘It's a function of the number of motorcycles more than anything else.''



Correction: more unsafe. No point in pretending that motorcycles are a safe mode of transportation. They are not. And yes, any motorcycle over 100 HP

should require a special license to operate with stringent requirements. These kids will be needed for the war effort in Iran.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:09 AM   #16
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Seems like their is some denial going on in Montana and here the GPTB on MO. The number of deaths go up by 37 percent but folks say that it's just because the number of motorcycles increased. Doubt that explains it. Did the number of registrations go up by a corresponding 37%? No. Seruzawa I think the answer is the lack of a helmet law. A one year thing doesn't make a long-term trend. But I would wager next year will be higher than last year.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:12 AM   #17
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The number of riders went up by 37%? I didn't read that. I doubt that was true. Probably the number of riders went up by 7%. So that means that something else is going on. Hmm helmet laws you think?
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:16 AM   #18
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You make a good point. But I think it is hard to tell from 2 years of data. It is probably the combination of squids riding powerful sportbikes , older riders riding big bikes and the lack of a helmet law. Hard to tell with out further information.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:35 AM   #19
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*Groan* Just consider yourself fortunate that you are out of 81mm mortar range.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:57 AM   #20
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Default Lies, dammed lies and statistics

The number of bikes registered doubled but the raw accidents increased only 33% between 1997 and this year. So what's the problem?



The % of fatalities/ number of bikes went from about .12% to about .16% for this year. And this is likely just a random blip. Maybe some cager went into Zoloft induced psychosis and ran some bikers down. Maybe the proliferation of cell phones caused cagers to become even more unaware than usual. Who knows?



Statisics in the absence of the supporting data are pretty worthless. But statistics are real handy for "proving" that power lines cause cancer and other such bs.
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