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The latest news of election campaigns in Colorado made me laugh so hard, I barely managed to stop. The republican candidate Dan Maes wants to prevent the city bike sharing program in Denver. He obviously claims that its the first step towards UN domination of Denver or even worse.
Is it true he is close to the tea party movement? Is that where the Republican party is heading towards?
In Vienna such a city bike sharing system exists for already for several years and it works perfectly fine. Using it for 1 hour is for free. Using it for longer costs 1-4 € per hour. I think it is largely financed by advertisement.
I guess the fact that you can find this system in Europe, up and working, is proof enough how terrible commie infested it really is. Ask your local tea bager...
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I'd laugh too, if it weren't for the fact that this kind of mind-blowing stupidity probably won't affect his chances for election.
They have 5 acre bicycle parking lots in Beijing with the bicycles people ride to work lying all over one another in them. They also have bicycle lanes there as wide as our highways are here. Those pics are not digital, but I will try to scan some when I get the chance. They started adding bike lanes in Nashville a while back, but they are rather puny in comparison.
Funny thing, though is that in Beijing they want to do away with the bike lanes as well as bikes, and get everyone driving. How sad is that? Soon the Chinese will be as fat as we are! And the air twice as polluted as it already is.
Wow Slarti...little surprised you delve in the usual crap like this.
Making the connection to a single guy in sometown, somewhere to the entire Republican party and even the Tea Party.
Nice giant leap there.
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The program is a money loser for the city. I am sure that they hope that the bicycles don't all end up stolen or lying in ditches or drainage culverts, but the fact is that is what will happen to them.
If a private individual, or corporation wants to set it up and try to make a profit with the idea, more power to them but it is a waste of taxpayer money.
Rem tene, verba sequentur.
"It was an unidentified flying object, OK? It's, like, it's unidentified," Kucinich said during one of the few highlights at the Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia. "I saw something."
Kucinich, whose UFO run-in came to light last week in a passage from Shirley MacLaine's new book, went on to joke that he planned to move his campaign office to Roswell, N.M. Roswell is the place where legend holds a spacecraft crash-landed in 1947 and was recovered and moved for investigation to nearby Area 51, a secretive U.S. government airbase in Nevada.
Kucinich went on to defend himself, saying many Americans have shared his experience.
"You have to keep in mind that more — that Jimmy Carter saw a UFO and also that more people in this country have seen UFOs than I think approve of George Bush's presidency," Kucinich said
The vast majority of the U.S. Infrastructure doesn't support bicycle use. I'd love safe routes to bicycle on and places to safely lock-up a bike when I get to where I'm peddling. I don't see how that is a party based issue in either direction.
But it also took a good 20 to 30 years to implement, so getting people out of the cars and onto the bikes isn´t done overnight. It should be encouraged though, let alone for the health benefits involved for the individual.
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