Now, this is how you write a cyclist hate article

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Re: Now, this is how you write a cyclist hate article

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:39 pm

The BNV (RACV) trolls are rather obvious when you learn where to look.
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Re: Now, this is how you write a cyclist hate article

Postby g-boaf » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:45 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:The BNV (RACV) trolls are rather obvious when you learn where to look.


They aren't very subtle either. You can pick the pattern and trends.
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Re: Now, this is how you write a cyclist hate article

Postby jules21 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:54 pm

biker jk wrote:Motorists produce enormous negative externalities such as pollution, traffic jams and road deaths, for which they do not pay.

that's correct. no australian state has a road user charge for cars. the NZ does. australia has one for trucks, it's calculated on average usage rather than individual usage so it's a bit half-baked, but the only charge for cars is fuel excise, which only covers part of their costs. they don't pay their way.
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Re: Now, this is how you write a cyclist hate article

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:37 pm

kunalraiker wrote:Not until we pay any road tax, no we don't.


Of course we pay road tax, it's called income tax.

IIRC, I grossed $137ish last financial year, paid a BIG whack of PAYE plus tax on my modest investments, I've paid my way on the bike and a fair bit more thanks. :roll:
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