The Age: Man attacks bystanders with oBikes.

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The Age: Man attacks bystanders with oBikes.

Postby Kronos » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:35 am

:shock: No words for this nonsense really. :shock:

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/obike ... 119-gzomns

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Re: The Age: Man attacks bystanders with oBikes.

Postby Tim » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:05 pm

Nasty angry little man.
The issue here isn't bikes, they just provide the trigger. Pick any one of many, Muslims, gays, women, cyclists, the list goes on.
My concern is the level of similar nasty little (and big) men and women barely capable of controlling such anger.

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Re: The Age: Man attacks bystanders with oBikes.

Postby Thoglette » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:13 pm

So you don't need to read the article

Short version: blokes with bikes get onto train. Bozo on the train believes (erroneously) they aren't allowed on the train. Bozo escalates and decides he needs to eject bikes from train.

Only upside is that Bozo can only hit them with his fists. If he'd been in his car...
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Re: The Age: Man attacks bystanders with oBikes.

Postby Kronos » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:42 pm

The upside is this guy has self-identified as a public nuisance so if he is ever run into (no pun intended) again we know who he is. If he shows this level of intent with a commuter on a community bike we have no second questions to what he would do behind the wheel of a car.

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Re: The Age: Man attacks bystanders with oBikes.

Postby fat and old » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:50 pm

Tim wrote:Nasty angry little man.
The issue here isn't bikes, they just provide the trigger. Pick any one of many, Muslims, gays, women, cyclists, the list goes on.
My concern is the level of similar nasty little (and big) men and women barely capable of controlling such anger.


There’s lots. Too many now. Trains seem to attract them. Who needs this?

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Re: The Age: Man attacks bystanders with oBikes.

Postby Mububban » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:29 pm

Tim wrote:Nasty angry little man.
The issue here isn't bikes, they just provide the trigger. Pick any one of many, Muslims, gays, women, cyclists, the list goes on.
My concern is the level of similar nasty little (and big) men and women barely capable of controlling such anger.


Too true. Pick a topic, any topic, and someone is willing to put someone in hospital over it. No matter how trivial.

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Re: The Age: Man attacks bystanders with oBikes.

Postby kb » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:55 pm

Oh. I thought from the title the oBikes were weapons. Other way makes more sense (barely..)
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