Turtle Homicide by Auto on the rise - BAN CARS! SAVE THE EARTH

Discussion in 'Tin Foil Hat Lounge' started by Mindgrinder, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    College student's turtle project takes dark twist - Yahoo! News

    Weaver put a realistic rubber turtle in the middle of a lane on a busy road near campus. Then he got out of the way and watched over the next hour as seven drivers swerved and deliberately ran over the animal. Several more apparently tried to hit it but missed.


  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    next up...turtle crossing guards!o_O
  3. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    I wonder what would happen if he stood in the middle of the road? I once had to be a flagman along a country road because we were moving empty nuclear storage casks. As I was standing on the berm of the road some a..hole swerved toward me and I had to jump back or get hit.
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  4. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    As a retired specialized hauler I've found the flags are adequate for the job but the sticks are lacking. The flags should be attached to the flaggers choice of "assault" shotties loaded with #2 BB. Ten days and much more courteous drivers would result.
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  5. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    Fish and wildlife in Florida did a similar study and found that only about 10% of the drivers were responsible for the vast marority of road kills. This 10% would intentionally go out of their way to hit animals while the other 90% would try to avoid them.

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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    If someone specifically put a "Dummy Turtle" or other Dummy Animal with a Road Hazard inside, that caused "Me" a Flat Tire, I would be seeking Judgement against them for "Negligence" in that they endangered My Life, with Total Disregard... and I would Insist that the Prosecuting Attorney seek the Maximum Penalty under that State's Statute. That is just A Plain DUMB Idea..... My right to Safely Travel the Roads, supersedes anyone else's Perceived Right to save any Creature, that may be crossing the road. Especially some Bunny or other Animal, Vegetable, or MIneral Hugger.... .....
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  7. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    If I can't see it over the hood, I don't dodge it. Target fixation means you don't see the rock off the way you try to go. Trust ABS if there's no traffic behind you.
  8. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    Of course, I wouldn't actually do it either but it does piss me off when people kill things just for the pleasure of doing it or the power trip they get. So I'll go ahead and delete the comment less someone else takes it seriously.

    By the way not everybody who has a respect for life is a wacked out earth first tree hugger. I have never had an issue with killing anything because they were going to eat it, it posed a dangerous threat, or it was a pest like rats in the grain or other vermin. Once I became mature enough to understand what even pulling the wings off a fly just so it couldn’t fly really was I decided I would not be that person. FWIW.

    I may have been a bit of a bad @$$ at one time in my life but honestly never enjoyed hurting anything or anyone that didn't try to hurt me first.
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  9. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Another great example of American social retardation.
    SUE THEM? For putting a plastic turtle on the road?
    Really? Sue your doctor for giving you a flu shot please.
    Sue your President for killing children abroad.
    Sue your neighbor for peeing in his back yard.
    The law is not your protector/daddy.

    Rat society looking for big cheese law/gov to feed you.
    CLEARLY those who put the plastic turtle on the road OWE you MANY thousands of dollars and should be imprisoned for the MAXIMUM that your paperwork allows.

    /me spits on the floor.


    Sorry to be so harsh old man...but you really need a kick in the ass for this comment.

    How aboot you pull over and move the "hazzard" off the road so that the next person coming down the road doesn't have to dodge it?

    Wow. Common sense.
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Hey MG, I was referring to a Plastic Frog "WITH A NAIL in IT, Designed to cause a Blowout" Road Hazard..... and the suit would only happen if It Caused My Tire to BLOW OUT.... Apparently you lack English Language Comprehension, OR you didn't READ, what you QUOTED..... Or Maybe you are a little SLOW on the Uptake, and think it is just fine to Negligently distribute ROAD HAZARDS, across Roads..... If that is the case, maybe someone should distribute a bunch of such devices on YOUR ROAD, so you have a couple of Blow Outs, driving to work, and see if that would enlighten your Mind.....
  11. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    ctrl +f nail
    Not seeing it.
    Never been accused of being slow...just crazy.
    Plz don't sue me you old snow fart.
  12. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Open Your Eyes.... Why would I sue you? Are you distributing Road Hazards, across Roads, that I might be driving on?
  13. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    I do have hazzards on my road...my unleashed dog.
    Plz slow down - it's a dead end...no need to race there.
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Read it a bit more carefully. It pertains to the jackass that puts a nail (or other road hazard) in the rubber whatever that causes an accident when a tire suddenly blows out and puts the car in the ditch. Common sense indeed.

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  15. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Ohhhh I get it now....."Road Hazard" is Alaskan for "nail".

    There should be a law against people not knowing that all Road Hazards" are nails.
    I'm also offended that you would call me a Canuck.....racist.
    I'm sending a letter to the United Nations as soon as I'm done this post...

  16. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    I didn't call you ANTHING... Your English comprehension Skillset, Really does NEED to improve... If you will REVIEW this THREAD, you will NOTICE, that it was @ghrit, that edited that Into a Quote of YOUR Comment..... Get your FACTS Straight, before you go off on someone......
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  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Forgive him, BT. He's canuck, can't help himself.
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  18. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Sounds like a turtle is a similar road hazard we have in the NW, possum. They are easier to hit at night, so I hear. [OO]
  19. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    No, you still got it wrong. "Road Hazard" also includes your dog, or anything else that does not belong in the roadway. And if the Lone Frogger adds a nail, and the nail causes a swerve due to the blown tire, and your dog (also in the roadway, where it does not belong) is hit and killed, it will be YOU suing the Lone Frogger for killing your dog.
    You will not be successful though. Your negligence is at least contributory, and letting your dog roam as it chooses, is in most places, an offense on it's own merits. (your dog could not be killed, if it were properly controlled.) Therefore, the fault for your dog's demise, would rest solely on your own shoulders. You would likely be paying the repair cost for the car owner as well.
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  20. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    That would take all the fun out of it old man.
    The LAW is not a WEAPON that you can use to attack stupid people with.
    Being litigious is a HUGE flaw in American culture.
    Ya'll will sue each other for the dumbest things.
    Sorry if it annoys you that I point it out.
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