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Black Lives Matter
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Haven't been here in awhile and see that we're mum on this subject.This past week has been crazy but change is uncomfortable and change is needed. As cyclists we stand to benefit from increased…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen 6 hours ago.

Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
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Has anyone noticed the random guy directing traffic on Lake Street just west of Des Plaines, near the Kennedy exit?He seems to be there every morning, dutifully waving cars through and telling others…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Sep 24, 2019.

Bike parking etiquette
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Can we agree that it's bad etiquette to take up both posts of the typical upside down U racks that we have here in Chicago? I always park my bike at a 45 degree angle, which keeps the other post…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Sep 17, 2019.

Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
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Amongst the tax law changes that the Trump administration foisted on us, this one escaped my notice until now:"Bicycle commuting reimbursements. P.L. 115-97 suspends the exclusion of qualified…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps Apr 9, 2019.

 

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Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Tamir was 12. Tamara was 7. There are many that just turned 18. So young. Too young. This needs to stop."
6 hours ago
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"This is what has me shaken as a human being. Seeing this happen to small children. Never seems to happen to small white children. And seeing this happen to children gives me nightmares, as it should. How is this the topic you chose to troll me on…"
6 hours ago
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Laquan. 17 years old. 16 shots. But you would say 17 isn't a "child." And he was carrying a knife (albeit walking AWAY from police.) STOP trolling, Bob."
6 hours ago
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I'll be honest, I don't think you really want the answer because if you did, you would have Googled it. Do you care?  I'll be to the point: 1. BOB, learn to spell my name. It's not hard and what you are doing to my name…"
6 hours ago
Bob Kastigar replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Yasneen wrote:"I ask you this, where is your outrage when unarmed, innocent children are shot or abused by police?" Where has this happened? I haven't seen any reporting of police shooting children?"
13 hours ago
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Already familiar. Heard the 'BEZ piece the morning it broadcast, prior to your posting(s) here. And my quarrel IS with you. But please, do keep droning on. I'm done with it."
18 hours ago
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"No.  As you've pointed out yesterday, as have I, and likewise Elwood via the Nunes critique, there's concern the cause is being hijacked.  (I'm not speaking for Elwood on the exact hijacked word).  Similarly, WBEZ(NPR)…"
19 hours ago
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"John Nunes is not presenting himself as an "authorized spokesperson." However, I believe you are trying to subvert this discussion.    "
yesterday
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"No, both of them were pretty serious in their assertions.  At issue is that there are alternate statements from Ariel Atkins on video making her points, then John Nunes with a very different viewpoint.  If there's debate about who is…"
Thursday
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I suppose that's meant to be "funny"? I remember funny. And THAT is not it."
Thursday
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Do we have a clarifying statement yet from BLM declaring that John Nunes is an authorized spokesperson for BLM, and that Ariel Atkins is not?  It may be out there, just haven't seen it?"
Thursday
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Thanks for sharing that, Elwood. John Nunes expresses my exact concerns that by equating looting with reparations the cause is being hijacked."
Wednesday
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Informative posting Elwood.  Related and likewise condemning the looters is the mayor on the topic as well: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-police-shooting-unrest-looting-criminal-conduct/   All the more…"
Wednesday
Elwood Gruschow replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I support Black Lives Matter and do not support policemen using unnecessary force or ones that can find their guns but not the ON switch to their body cams.  I also do not support bike thieves and other looters.  I value the opinion of…"
Wednesday
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"There is so much going on right now that can easily get us worked up and emotional. Seeing videos of cops treating small children of color like criminals is definitely emotional for me. There's a deep damage that has been done. And when police…"
Tuesday
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
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Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
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