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Comments on: The Helmet-Terrorists Hold our Head Hostage http://www.whybike.com/blog/index.php?p=126 Good question . . . I write about motorcycles and why we ride them. en Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:47:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.2.2 by: <br /> <b>Deprecated</b>: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in <b>/home/monkey2k/whybike.com/blog/wp-includes/kses.php</b> on line <b>527</b><br /> <br /> <b>Deprecated</b>: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in <b>/home/monkey2k/whybike.com/blog/wp-includes/kses.php</b> on line <b>96</b><br /> Harvey Dent http://www.whybike.com/blog/index.php?p=126#comments Sun, 16 Jul 2006 21:13:26 -0700 5431:126@http://www.whybike.com/blog
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“I am so sick and tired of celebrities using their publicity to jam their political views down our throats.”

How is it jamming a political view down your throat if Dan were to say he wished he had been wearing a helmet? Do you characterize your own stated opinions as “jamming it down people’s throats"? Of course not.

“Do what you are good at, entertaining me, and stop complaining about problems you barely understand.”

Is it safe to assume Dan “understands” something about the pleasures of motorcycle accidents while not wearing a helmet? I’d say he understands quite a bit now. Obviously, since he wasn’t wearing a helmet, he was most likely one of those people against helmet laws. Hmmm. I’ll bet he wears a helmet from now on.

“Let people make their own decisions.” That little chestnut doesn’t strike you being a tad simplistic? Let people make their own decisions about what? Riding a motorcycle, IMHO, is assinine, but riding a morotcycle without a helmet should fall under suicide—and don’t we have laws against that?

“I canít stand the people who are scared into their position, like supporting helmet laws only after having their face rearranged by a crash. It is so transparent. Since when is fear a good reason to do something. People who use fear to motivate are called terrorists.”

I’m sorry, but your comments just get dumber and dumber. Fear is healthy and keeps us alive. Fear is your body helping your obviously malfunctioning reasoning abilities to understand the increased risk of a given situation. Fear is an evolutionary gift. Fear can (God forbid!) motivate you to get out of the way of an oncoming locomotive, or, it can keep you from committing a crime. There is a good side to fear, as well as a debilitating side to it. You might give that some thought.

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Um, his name is Ben. He won the superbowl. I am all for helmets. I would never ride without one. It is helmet laws I am against. You seem to think it is an all or nothing situation. I am not sure how you came to that conclusion but it is a common misconception. Yeah fear is important, just not for presenting information. Those are the tools of dictators and terorists. We are raising dumber and dumber people who trust the governmnet to have your best interest at heart. We have to start deciding what is best for us. The government runs the country, not our lives. When was the last time someone was convicted of committing suicide?
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Um, his name is Ben. He won the superbowl.

I am all for helmets. I would never ride without one. It is helmet laws I am against. You seem to think it is an all or nothing situation. I am not sure how you came to that conclusion but it is a common misconception.

Yeah fear is important, just not for presenting information. Those are the tools of dictators and terorists.

We are raising dumber and dumber people who trust the governmnet to have your best interest at heart. We have to start deciding what is best for us. The government runs the country, not our lives.

When was the last time someone was convicted of committing suicide?

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1. My mistake: his name is Ben. Obviously, I&#8217;m not a sports fan. 2. Fine. It is a matter of freedom. I won&#8217;t try to dissuade anyone. Since you would never ride without a helmet you must believe that those who do ride without one are making a poor decision. You and the government are in agreement on whether or not it is prudent for a biker to wear a helmet, so I guess you must agree that where reasonable safety practices for bikers are concerned, the government is spot on in this instance, that they do in fact have your best interests at heart. I mean, is there some other reason why the government would want you to wear a helmet? Educate me. Is it to boost the flagging sales of helmet manufacturers. I could care less if bikers wear helmets or not&#8230; except for my imprudent brother, aged 45, who broke his hip last year riding a motorcycle, and after 8 months or so recovery, is back on his motorcycle. He did and does wear a helmet, still, he broke his leg once before when he was younger on a bike. Now the bikes are faster&#8230; Hey, he was going 5 miles an hour over a speed bump in a parking lot. Inside a car going the same speed no comparable injury could ever conceivably take place. Yeah, it&#8217;s his life, and his kids are grown, but we don&#8217;t want to lose him. 3. Would you say the present administration did or did not use fear to start a war in Iraq? (A war I am for, by the way.) Do the warning labels on cigarette packs use fear to influence behavior and to inform about negative side effects due to use of the product. Fear is used all the time to present information. But really, what&#8217;s the harm in Ben saying, &#8220;look, if I would have worn a helmet, I might have those teeth I lost, and I might not have broken my jaw". Where&#8217;s the harm or fear in that? 4. &#8220;The government runs the country, not our lives.&#8221; This is debatable in reality, but would open a can of worms and send the conversation off on a tangent. Actually, in theory, WE are the government, remember? WE run the country by who we elect. I know. Let&#8217;s not get into that either. I did say &#8220;in theory". 5. &#8220;When was the last time someone was convicted of committing suicide?&#8221; I don&#8217;t know. Am I mistaken that it is against the law? I won&#8217;t argue it: as you wish, let people make their own decisions in the case of helmets.
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1. My mistake: his name is Ben. Obviously, I’m not a sports fan.

2. Fine. It is a matter of freedom. I won’t try to dissuade anyone. Since you would never ride without a helmet you must believe that those who do ride without one are making a poor decision. You and the government are in agreement on whether or not it is prudent for a biker to wear a helmet, so I guess you must agree that where reasonable safety practices for bikers are concerned, the government is spot on in this instance, that they do in fact have your best interests at heart. I mean, is there some other reason why the government would want you to wear a helmet? Educate me. Is it to boost the flagging sales of helmet manufacturers. I could care less if bikers wear helmets or not… except for my imprudent brother, aged 45, who broke his hip last year riding a motorcycle, and after 8 months or so recovery, is back on his motorcycle. He did and does wear a helmet, still, he broke his leg once before when he was younger on a bike. Now the bikes are faster… Hey, he was going 5 miles an hour over a speed bump in a parking lot. Inside a car going the same speed no comparable injury could ever conceivably take place. Yeah, it’s his life, and his kids are grown, but we don’t want to lose him.

3. Would you say the present administration did or did not use fear to start a war in Iraq? (A war I am for, by the way.) Do the warning labels on cigarette packs use fear to influence behavior and to inform about negative side effects due to use of the product. Fear is used all the time to present information. But really, what’s the harm in Ben saying, “look, if I would have worn a helmet, I might have those teeth I lost, and I might not have broken my jaw". Where’s the harm or fear in that?

4. “The government runs the country, not our lives.”

This is debatable in reality, but would open a can of worms and send the conversation off on a tangent. Actually, in theory, WE are the government, remember? WE run the country by who we elect. I know. Let’s not get into that either. I did say “in theory".

5. “When was the last time someone was convicted of committing suicide?”

I don’t know. Am I mistaken that it is against the law? I won’t argue it: as you wish, let people make their own decisions in the case of helmets.

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All good comments about holding the 15-yr-old&#8217;s parents responsible but I have one question: Do you have any teenaged children? Do you know how hard it is to control them? It is the most difficult job I have ever had!
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All good comments about holding the 15-yr-old’s parents responsible but I have one question: Do you have any teenaged children? Do you know how hard it is to control them? It is the most difficult job I have ever had!

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As for the 15 year old who got killed, don&#8217;t assume the parents had full control of this kid. I&#8217;ll tell you that my parents didn&#8217;t have full control of me. I did a lot of stupid things that got me injured, and more stupid things that I got away with. All parents should be responsible for their kids, but at the same time, you know full well that a 15 year old boy is wiley enough to get past his parents.
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As for the 15 year old who got killed, don’t assume the parents had full control of this kid. I’ll tell you that my parents didn’t have full control of me. I did a lot of stupid things that got me injured, and more stupid things that I got away with.

All parents should be responsible for their kids, but at the same time, you know full well that a 15 year old boy is wiley enough to get past his parents.

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