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post #151 of 252

Just ignore the guy. Some people don't understand the merits of a nice discussion.

 

Either way, I think the problem with earphones is that it pulls you into another world (a world of beautiful music). So, I'll still recommend against them and loud headbanging stereo music.

post #152 of 252
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post
Excuse me for constructing and informal syllogism...


 

Maverickronin's AND informal syllogism - "Deaf people can drive and Lexus, etc is allowed to sell super quiet cars." HAHA!

post #153 of 252



 

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I wouldn't drive a car while wearing headphones.  I'll use them when riding my bicycle though.  Of course, they have to be turned down to the point where I can hear everything else going on around me. 



don't do that...my rear tire got tacoed while listening to headphones while biking, well, it didn't help in my situation, but it was also because of my recklessness that day



 Ouch- poor bicycle!  For serious rides with the road bike, I won't wear them.  The only music playing on those trips is in my head, to which I pace my breathing.  I guess I spent too many years in the Marines running to cadence...

post #154 of 252

Some people can't walk and chew gum at the same time - and you can't blame the gum.

 

Laws are not made for the capable. They are made for people that just need one thing more to do to cause mayhem. If the CAPABLE don't follow the law, then why should the idiots?  We ALL have suffer a little for the welfare of everyone.

 

A good example is the Allstate commercial; Becky is driving along and reads a text that says that her boyfriend has kissed Molly and becomes emotionally compromised - "OMG! Molly isn't even HOT!" SMASH - into YOU - and guess what? You are dead and she survived without a scratch!

 

That is why we ALL need to follow the law; not because WE can read a text without consequence, but to show Becky that she shouldn't because everybody else doesn't. 

 

post #155 of 252
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Originally Posted by ace5000 View Post

 

Maverickronin's AND informal syllogism - "Deaf people can drive and Lexus, etc is allowed to sell super quiet cars." HAHA!


Uh oh, a grammar/spelling Nazi!  I made a typo, therefore my entire point is completely invalid.  Makes perfect sense...

 

EDIT:  Edited for tone.


Edited by maverickronin - 12/18/10 at 2:48pm
post #156 of 252

No I find it almost as bad as texting and driving.

post #157 of 252
Timbre, I couldn't agree more biggrin.gif
post #158 of 252

laws were made to be broken...nuff said (a successful troll is a troll successful)

post #159 of 252

Otherwise we wouldn't have murderers, arsonists, etc...evil_smiley.gif

post #160 of 252

I know deaf people that drive and the only real issue is emergency vehicles, you can't hear their siren. But if you have a cranking car stereo you can't either. The real issue is why would someone intentionally handicap themselves, risking their own life as well as others?

 

As far as the law goes though, if you outlaw headphones you should at least require mandatory volume governors on aftermarket/optional car audio systems; it's a slippery slope.


Edited by grokit - 12/26/10 at 10:09pm
post #161 of 252

Don't listen and drive, the road will be too distracting and you won't be able to enjoy your music as much smily_headphones1.gif

post #162 of 252

 

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What proof do you have that, "The real issue is why would someone intentionally handicap

themselves, risk their own life as well as others?"

 

This sounds like a load of bull.  No body is risking anyones life or being handicapped, or else insurance companies would raise there rates,  Why do you think it  is so evil.  Have you tried driving without uncontrolled distractions?

 

Have you run any scientific tests?

Can you control your own mind?

Why do race car drivers wear ear plugs?

Why does a fire engine have flashing lights?

What makes you think the lack of sounds makes cars crash?

What is so wrong about driving listening to books on tape?

 

 

What do race car drivers and books on tape have to do with this conversation?

 

And why are you sending me this as a PM, because you don't want to be a troll on your own thread?

 

If you think that you only need a four of your five physical senses to drive then I applaud you, and am glad you are confined to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, away from me because I would honk if if my brakes went out and I was heading for you but you wouldn't hear me and I would hate to t-bone you and your passengers.

 

Insurance companies can't raise their rates on the handicapped, because that is unfair discrimination and discrimination against the handicapped is against the law. Instead they raise all of our rates so they can assume the additional risk, isn't that great?

 

I understand that you disagree with 

MY OPINION,

but why be so rude about it?

 

Anyways Merry Christmas, belated.

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Edited by grokit - 12/27/10 at 2:04am
post #163 of 252
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Insurance companies can't raise their rates on the handicapped, because that is discrimination and discrimination is against the law. Instead they raise all of our rates so they can assume the additional risk, isn't that great?


Insurance companies are in the business of discrimination.  If they weren't, the only question they'd ask you is how much coverage you want, which they obviously don't.  It just so happens that discrimination based on disabilities is generally illegal, whereas insurance companies can discriminate based on age, sex, prior record, geography, and pretty much everything else.

 

Discrimination is what keeps murderers in prison and why blind people aren't allowed to drive.  The original definition of "discriminate" is being able to tell the difference between two things and discrimination is an act based on such a difference.  This new, loose, definition that takes "discrimination" to mean "unfair discrimination" is quite stupid.

post #164 of 252

Thanks for the lesson in semantics, post edited.

post #165 of 252

Don't take it personally.  Just a pet peeve of mine...

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