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Old 02-11-2006, 11:53 AM   #111
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Default Re: 16 year old girl kills motorcyclist

It started with the wheelie, i.e. trying to show the size of his pair.



It continued with his speed, 2x+ the speed limit. They pull your license for exceeding the speed limit by that much up here, and for good reason. School zone only makes the worse.



Agree, no blame for the cop.



Girl should've looked/judged better, not completely faultless, but does not deserve the blame as you suggest. Should've looked, but still doesn't have the experience to properly judge that speed for such a (comparatively) small object closing. Especially when she's expecting traffic half that speed.



This situation would be like me practicing stalls in a Cessna at 300ft AGL. I can recover in less than 200ft, but does that account for all variables? No, and if/when killed, I would hope others would realize how stupid it was and learn from it.
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:47 PM   #112
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Default Re: The level of irresponsibility is key here

it wasn't the wheelie that killed him, it was the sudden stop at the end of a brief chase from a bicycle cop, who wasn't even a real cop according to TFA
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:42 AM   #113
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Default Re: Motorcyclists pops wheelie, then crashes and dies.

The poor kid made a choice (wrong) and suffered the consequences: natural selection in action.
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Old 02-12-2006, 02:08 PM   #114
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Nazis and Nazi sympathizers were above all, racists.



Nothing I said was racist.



Interesting though, that YOU express a desire to "get rid of" people who don't think like you. Troubling, but interesting.
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:41 PM   #115
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Default Re: Motorcyclists pops wheelie, then crashes and dies.

Thank God this kid died before he killed someone.
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:46 PM   #116
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Default Re: Motorcyclists pops wheelie, then crashes and dies.

"Can you hoonestly say that you have never done any boneheaded or irresposible move that luckily did not cause you or someone else harm?"



Why, yes. Yes I can.



Funny, but in my experience, the people who say "Everybody does stupid things when they're young" are usually not the sharpest knives in the drawer. So I suspect that it's not kids who are dumb, but dumb kids who are dumb, who then die or grow up to become wrestling fans.
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:14 PM   #117
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enough of darwin's theory applied where it does not belong. Everyone dying on a motorcycle can be the object of such remark by someone who does not ride. Moreover, there is a case to be made that if we did not have this type of behavior in the human population we would not be where we are.
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