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  • in reply to: Columbus Bike Lanes — News, Updates & Discussion #1061737

    MRipley
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    with all the money being spent of bicycle infrastructure when will we see the city start to require bike licenses and proper safety equipment. I was going to a super bowl party last night and was amazed that there are cyclists riding at night without lights and reflectors….if we are serious about biking, then we ought to hold cyclist accountable for safety and licensing.

    But wait… cyclists pay income taxes too so that alone should qualify them to ride on roadways regardless of safety issues or a demonstrated knowledge of the rules and regulations, right?

    PS: Include insurance for road going cycles as well

    in reply to: The Sale of Nationwide Arena – News & Updates #1061010

    MRipley
    Participant

    1. The money would not exist without the casino.<br>

    So say there wasn’t a casino, would this deal still have gone down?

    in reply to: ET Paul on Parsons closing #1057326

    MRipley
    Participant

    At least one business will close.

    Othern that, I got nothin.

    in reply to: Shootings, Gun Violence & Gun Control Discussion #1054392

    MRipley
    Participant

    Gun Rights Are Favored Over Gun Control For First Time In 20 Years, Poll Finds

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/10/gun-rights-poll_n_6304740.html

    in reply to: Dispatch on growing strains on Downtown parking #1054391

    MRipley
    Participant

    I just refuse to pay $5.00 to run into Blick Art Supply for 5 minutes.

    Same here.

    Which then becomes an issue for the retailer.

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1053451

    MRipley
    Participant

    MRipley
    Participant

    Avoid the balls on a bun at all cost.

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1052923

    MRipley
    Participant

    Cute sarcasm, but you avoided what I said. Police are 21 times more likely to shoot black male teens than white. You really want to stand by the “blacks are more violent” argument? Because that’s… racist. And untrue.

    LOL, there’s a unique argument. Putting words in my mouth and throwing out the racism accusations. Very, very weak.

    My belief is that areas of high crime are more violent than areas of low crime. To me race doesn’t play into the temperament of people. I believe the problem is more associated with the environment people are exposed to and their upbringing.

    Hopefully you can understand that cops tend to gravitate to areas of high crime. It’s what they do. Those areas of high crime will likely see a much lager ratio of police interactions including arrests and shootings than lower crime areas.

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1052904

    MRipley
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MRipley wrote:</div>
    Maybe there should be a discussion on how people interact with police.

    This is certainly not the only solution to the very complex issues going on here, but it’s also not a bad idea either. Anne reached out a few days ago to the Columbus City Schools Superintendent and the Columbus Chief of Police to recommend a collaborative program to bring this conversation into local schools. She got a great immediate response from Dr. Good about putting together an educational/conversational series for middle and high schools, so hopefully something good can come from that.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1052903

    MRipley
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MRipley wrote:</div>
    Maybe there should be a discussion on how people interact with police. Seems pretty easy to understand that if you’re approached buy a police officer in any fashion and you attempt to access a gun or weapon, real or fake, yours or his, it can only lead to really bad things happening.

    How about talking about the fact that police in the US kill over 400 people a year and almost all are black or brown? How about the fact that Timothy McVeigh, James Holmes and one of the Boston bombers all were apprehended and got/get a trial but Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Ezell Ford, Kajieme Powell et al no longer have a voice to defend themselves?

    Gee, if we could only list the names of the tens of thousands of black people that have interactions of all types with police and yet for some reason those folks can go home after each interaction without becoming martyrs for stupid behavior. Maybe it’s the over zealous, black-hating, racist, violence loving, murderous police officers just being lazy, or maybe they just ran out of bullets.

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1052873

    MRipley
    Participant

    I can’t wait to hear how the 12 year old in Cleveland was a thug who deserved what he got.

    Somebody wake me up when we start discussing the underlying problem of how police interact with people of color radically differently than they do white people.

    Maybe there should be a discussion on how people interact with police. Seems pretty easy to understand that if you’re approached buy a police officer in any fashion and you attempt to access a gun or weapon, real or fake, yours or his, it can only lead to really bad things happening.

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1052249

    MRipley
    Participant

    Linking to this VOX article too.

    I haven’t read through the documents, but it does sound like a situation that should have gone to trial.

    I think in this country to go to trial the officer would have had to been charged with a crime. Based on your noted lack of knowledge or review of the evidence and witness testimony, what crime would you suggest the police officer be charged with?

    in reply to: Columbus-Chicago Passenger Rail #1048097

    MRipley
    Participant

    1 Passenger mile = 1 passenger x 1 mile traveled

    In 2012 Amtrak logged roughly 6.8 billion passenger-miles.

    In 2012 passenger cars logged roughly 2.8 trillion passenger-miles on highways.

    Curious, car, train, or airplane, how are passenger miles calculated? By passenger capacity or actual numbers of passengers?

    In other words, if a car has a capacity to carry 4 passengers but only has 1 person on board and travels a mile, is that 4 passenger miles or 1?

    in reply to: The Sale of Nationwide Arena – News & Updates #1046374

    MRipley
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MRipley wrote:</div>
    Seeya good credit standing.

    Is this going to have any impact on the rating of Columbus’ general revenue bonds at all? I don’t think it should … why would this impair the credit of a revenue source that was never pledged to this debt in the first place?

    Oh, my bad, I grew up in an era when people that committed to debts actually attempted to repay them.

    But you do make a good point that Nationwide with its massively deep pocketbook could simply shrug off the debt that the city can’t pay, especially since it’s so important to their surrounding investments. That also reinforces that contention that Nationwide along the other ultra rich elite and their political pawns simply decided to fuck the taxpayer into paying for their poor business decisions simply because they could.

    in reply to: The Sale of Nationwide Arena – News & Updates #1046343

    MRipley
    Participant

    Seeya good credit standing.

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