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Old 11-21-2002, 12:18 PM   #81
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and obviously

4)No wife

5)No kids

6)You must not have to work for a living

7)You don't live in Calgary (I do)

I could go on and on but for everyone's sake I wont.
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Old 11-21-2002, 06:02 PM   #82
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Default Re: Greedy salesman is morally bankrupt

Sorry for being a cynical bastard rather than "idealistic."



I believe everyone has the right to kill themselves however they see fit. It's something called liberty. Personally, I ride "slow" bikes (H-D and Ducati). But I'm not going to interfere with anyone's dream to ride a $10,000 cruise missle.



FWIW, the dealership I worked in would have shown me the door had I turned down any deal. I had bills to pay and mouths to feed.



I always recommended a local riding school but beyond that, if they wanted the AK-47 they would get it.
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Old 11-22-2002, 03:50 AM   #83
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I'm with you Buzglyd. Slapping someone's hand for disagreeing with their idea as to what type of bike you should be riding is the reason our government feels compelled to protect us from ourselves. Personally I feel that the only people that have any right to question one's logic are their spouse and parents (up until they leave the nest or start paying rent). I pride myself on taking full responsibility for my own decisions, whether that means riding w/out a helmet, buying a GSX-R1000 a day after MSF class, touching a hot stove or peeing into the wind. Nobody walks into a dealership at gunpoint and is forced to buy the latest and greatest. Treat people as intelligent individuals, present all sides of the argument and let people decide on their own and bear all consequence.



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Old 11-22-2002, 06:58 AM   #84
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I'm just afraid if we, the motorcycling community from dealers to instructors to riders, don't take responsibility for ourselves then they, the government from local cops to state and federal legislators, will.



That even goes for the AK-47 crowd.



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Old 11-22-2002, 02:35 PM   #85
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Your article is titled "2002 Ducati 999 Comes to America" but isn't the 999 a 2003 model?
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Old 11-22-2002, 02:54 PM   #86
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I gotta side with you too, Buz - business is cutthroat, and if one dealer won't sell a bike to a hapless squid, another one will. Therefore, why lose the sale? We all have bills to pay; we all have responsibilities to uphold. I believe in survival of the fittest - this society goes too far out of its way to ensure survival of the unfit - which really only costs the rest of us more - in terms of dollars, safety, etc. Why should it be anyone's responsibility to protect some idiot from his/her own stupidity? Won't they eventually kill or maim someone anyway? I'm open-minded, but I get on a soap box when it comes to the abdication of personal responsibility - let's start taking responsibility for ourselves before we tell others we need to protect them from themselves - society already tries to protect us from our own stupidity - but not all of us are stupid - that's what happens with this idealistic thinking.
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Old 11-27-2002, 10:05 AM   #87
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Default gollum...gollum...

We wants one of these, yes we do, oh my precioussssssssssssssssssssssssss
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:44 PM   #88
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I've been riding for over 20 years and this is absolutlely the dumbest thing I've ever read. Poser or not, you pass someone like that on the street you should get your arse kicked for being the dumber of the two.
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