On Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:51:06 PM UTC-7, joekoch...@gmail.com
> More good news. My local bicycle club had a series of meetings called Connect Seattle. There were many discussions about how to improve bicycle commuting, but the real agenda was to get a property tax increase for more mass transit. Once the tax increase passed the meetings stopped. I cannot trust the Cascade Bicycle Club anymore. This club also has infiltrated the local government. Mandatory Helmet Law here. This proves that most of the bike riders here do not know anything about bikes. I used to see several recumbent riders every day on my way to work. Now I see maybe one bent rider every six months. On my way to work on wednesday I t-boned a regular bike rider who made a left turn in front of me. That was fun because neither of us was hurt and neither bikes were damaged. A fellow employee at the bike shop where I used to work was murdered by a drunk driver on June 15, 2015. He left a wife and two daughters. There has been an increase in pedestrian and bicycle deaths from accidents. I believe it is caused by cars driving in daylight with their lights on. Car drivers now only look for headlights and not pedestrians and bicycle riders. Many of my problems are caused by a certain individual who is stalking me. He is getting anyone he can contact to do harm to me. This is his full time job. The rest of this story is not appropriate for this website. I would recommend strongly that nobody should contact me until this individual ceases his activity. There will soon be a civil war in this country. Everyone I know and meet is angry about how the government is ruining our lives. I have good news about things, but nobody will believe me about good news, so I know it and you don't.
It could be worse Joe. You could live in California where 10 million of the population are illegal aliens and you can let your bike out of your sight for 10 minutes without it disappearing. Where gunfights are a matter of daily news.
Illegals are getting state aid, federal aid and working jobs for cash. They are driving new Dodge Chargers with the exhaust system modified for the largest amount of volume. Also Mustangs.
How do they set speed limits here? Whatever the majority of the cars are willing to drive. It isn't unusual to watch a car approach children cross the street in front of a school at 40 mph and slam on the brakes at the last second.
The cops do nothing. A bicyclist is more likely to get a traffic ticket than a driver. I have driven hundreds of miles on the freeways in a day without ever seeing ONE single Highway Patrolman unless they are putting out flairs at a traffic accident where it's plain that the driver was going 20 mph over the speed limit. I drove a route that went along a refinery corridor three days in a row and all three days I was passed by a double-semi gasoline tanker truck going 25 mph over his speed limit and in the HOV lane.
There is no Highway Patrol protection for the people of this state. Why do we even bother to have them? Why do we pay staggering wages and benefits and retirements for people if they do NOTHING AT ALL?
Last night they had six people shot outside of a nightclub next door to where they have a gunfight YESTERDAY that wounded 10 people. They tried to chase down someone that shot and killed another person on the freeway but they gave up because his car was faster than theirs.
The commute traffic comes in EVERYDAY from more than 150 miles away. The freeways are parking lots. The steadily decreasing businesses here aren't smart enough to move out closer to their workers and their customers are all shipped to so they gain nothing by centering in Silicon Valley or San Francisco.
Last night a man was standing on an island between the lanes of traffic waiting for the light to change again and he was RUN OVER!!! What was the comment of the media? "The driver remained on the scene to help the investigation."
Seattle loves Mao but California loves Stalin.