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  • in reply to: Any recommendable bicycle shops? #1108254

    JeepGirl
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    It seems that the bike shop I’ve used in the past, Handy Bikes on 5th, is going out of business so I was wondering if anyone would have more recent experiences/recommendations they would be willing to share?

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1076563

    JeepGirl
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>JeepGirl wrote:</div>
    Video of the “unarmed” guy attacking the female officer with the claw portion of the hammer. The officer that saved her life had fraction of a second to react in order to save her life, or as you call it, commit police brutality. Bet that lady officer and the other people he attacked would disagree with your armchair definition of “unarmed”.

    There’s plenty of hammers, knives, bats, etc. in the UK…and yet their police have managed to only kill 4 people in the last 5 years…and 4 officers killed in the UK in the last 5 years…

    Wonder why that is?

    Maybe the question should be how many in the UK are attacking people with claw hammers or committing unprovoked murders of officers. Maybe the UK has a society that’s generally more respectful of proper authority. Don’t know, never been there and don’t really care what’s happening in the UK. What matters here is what’s happening here.

    To be clear I agree that there are incidents where officers make bad decisions and should be held liable for their actions. Based on news reports and video I’ve seen the killing of Walter Scott and shooting of the driver at a gas station by a South Carolina state patrolman stand out as criminal acts to me and hopefully the officers are charged accordingly. I don’t agree that every officer involved shooting automatically demands a cry of police brutality as you try to push. I believe that the far majority of incidents are initiated by the victim and are justifiable based on our law. Sorry, but chase and tackle a retreating officer (or anybody) while swinging a claw hammer at their head and you may very well die that day.

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1076549

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    No…I don’t consider a hammer “armed”, at least not at the level it requires deadly force.

    Video of the “unarmed” guy attacking the female officer with the claw portion of the hammer. The officer that saved her life had fraction of a second to react in order to save her life, or as you call it, commit police brutality. Bet that lady officer and the other people he attacked would disagree with your armchair definition of “unarmed”.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/13/nypd-officer-shoots-hammer-wielding-suspect-wanted-in-string-of-attacks/

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1075106

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    Attacks like this that not only force police officers to wear body armor as a part of their uniform, but also lead to instantaneous reactions that can end in tragedy. I blame the death of Tamir Rice and other victims of so called “police brutality” on people like the guy who killed Officer Moore.

    Considering that Blackwell has a long, violent laden criminal history where’s the outrage towards the fact that this guy wasn’t in jail? As a result of Blackwells freedom his actions will undoubtedly contribute to an officer somewhere, sometime, reacting instantly to a perceived threat.

    Oh wait.. unprovoked killings of police officers aren’t supposed to be in a police brutality topic.

    in reply to: SPARC Columbus #1074504

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    It’s easy to imagine that there are all kinds of details that they have to work out with such a unique development. Until they officially announce that it’s cancelled and another apartment complex is going up instead, I’ll keep looking forward to an eventual opening day.

    And Cirque du Soleil.. yeah, this lady and her family will be in the crowd for that.

    in reply to: Cost of US Racism Estimated at $1.9T #1072294

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    K lets eliminate racism.

    Or maybe increase racism. As indicated in the “Lack of Diversity at Columbus Alive” thread, the OP has no problem with that.

    in reply to: Friday night in the Short North, car lovers cried. #1069694

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    I love cars. I didn’t cry.

    in reply to: Bike Share Systems in Columbus #1068230

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    Well sure, if you’re attempting to somehow move this to a comparison between the bike rentals and other transportation options, but the comparison here is between the two bike rental companies, is it not?

    If this was offered in my era I would see a huge difference between $75 w/half-hour rides vs $35 w/full-hour rides. Granted, it might not seem to be much of a difference to a gainfully employed adult, but most students needing to rely on a rented bicycle for transportation probably aren’t in that same position.

    in reply to: Bike Share Systems in Columbus #1068191

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    A membership is $75 per year.

    That’s 20 cents a day.

    How much more cost competitive does it need to be?

    …..Zagster, with hour ride times on weekdays…..and 35 dollar memberships.

    Based on this it sounds like they need to be about 9 cents a day, and double the ride times?


    JeepGirl
    Participant

    True that it’s very likely that the entire story hasn’t been told and people will immediately jump on a bandwagon without knowing the full situation – it’s what people do.

    But.. I have to admit that while I’m personally not on that bandwagon yet I’m definitely trotting along with it and may look for a seat. This is a business in the business of taking photos, right? Doesn’t seem to make business sense that they wouldn’t just confirm their availability on the date, take the best photos they could, deliver them, accept their revenue with a pearly smile and move on.

    in reply to: Lack of Diversity at Columbus Alive #1066178

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    –except that you pop out of the woodwork to peddle your same tired old “reverse racism” schtick any time anyone so much as breathes on any topic relating to race.

    This coming from the only person in this thread to state their support of a hiring practice that would exclude a group of people solely based on race.

    Reverse racists usually prove themselves to be fine hypocrites as well. Congrats.

    in reply to: Lack of Diversity at Columbus Alive #1066036

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    And that would be…?

    ..your problem. Obviously.

    in reply to: Lack of Diversity at Columbus Alive #1066001

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>OneBagTravel wrote:</div>
    Chris, what’s your plan then to make Alive more diverse? Publicly shame them into hiring people who aren’t white?

    Sure, why not?

    So race based hiring is cool as long as it’s your preferred race? Got it.

    in reply to: Plastic Bag Bans in Columbus #1049536

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    Sounds like I have some takers on that bet.

    I give. You win.

    Money was left in a plastic Kroger bag on your porch, you didn’t get it?

    in reply to: Plastic Bag Bans in Columbus #1049504

    JeepGirl
    Participant

    I can’t tell you the last time I had a plastic bag in the yard

    Maybe that’s because they’re all in Schoolboys yard…

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