Transportation

The Streets

And here finds another one of those Orwellian newspeak posts that wants to repeat itself on this blogger day….

Critical Mass, Transportation Alternatives and Times Up are a few of the groups that I can think of that address pedestrian and bicycle safety due to the automobile. And it seems like a problem that needs to be addressed more than ever in the crowded streets of the New York City area. In today’s times, there seems as if there are more cars and congestion on the street, as every street is a highway in this town and it seems to be an open field for pedestrian deaths as if one is disposable roadkill, being that motorists are most likely never even penalized when deaths occur in these types of situations. And I realize that one is taking their life in their own hands when they board a bicycle in this town, or even to leave home in any type of transportation vehicle, but more and more these days, the bicycle. And when I see the light turn green and say “walk”, I run, as there is no speed limit and there is an open and free for all for the automobile. And then there is the car door, an issue that was addressed on the front of yesterdays Metro. And it is the death lottery system again, to hope that that a car door does not open in your path as one is riding their back down the street, as there is hardly any space for a bicycle path on either side on the streets of New York to begin with. And I am glad to read that this issue is being address by the media and advocates to make New York a more bicycle friendly town. I hear that in other countries such as Vietnam, or Japan, or China, that bicycles and moped abound on the streets, and that cars are fewer. I would hope that their pedestrian death rates are fewer or nonexistent as a result of these practices. I think I can remember years ago when the streets were not so crowded with automobiles and I can only hope that some sort of law will be changed where one does not have to fear for ones life on the streets of New York City because of the automobile. Have a great day.
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The Postal Service Again

And this is actually one of those postings that I posted on this blog a while ago in my blogaholicness. And I thought to repost it again because, hey, yet another package has arrived in the mail shredded, ripped up, torn apart and patched back together again days, months and seemingly years later from the Postal Service ripping up packages that are suspect for something I guess. And does that United States Postal Service have the technology to xray mail for something so I’ve heard.:

What’s up with that United States Postal Service Post Office? Or is it the Luftpost Postal Service, or is it the Deutsch Post Post Office, or is it just the postal service. I have heard of so many stories of packages arriving ripped and torn and inspected and interrogated and unbubblewrappedagated and customsagated and questioned and microscoped and repackaged again before they even arrive to their final destination. Are those cookies now an object to be feared? Is this a worldwide open your mail before it gets to you thing? What’s up with that. Well I guess it great that the packages arrive to their destination with that sticker that says “Hey, I’ve been opened” than not at all. And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Happy Holy Dayze.

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My Car

This post could be about me and my car but actually I do not have a car, especially as a dweller in this City of New York where a lot of people take to walking the sidewalks and riding the trains to get around. And then what if I leave this city of New York City, usually at those places outside of New York City having a car can be helpful to get around town. And there is usually that option to rent a car when one is travelling. At Advantage rent a car you can find car rental and auto rentals. You can select locations in the United States and worldwide and choose, reserve, pick up and drop off your vehicle on selected dates. You can also find rate quotes, savings and special offers at their website. With Advantage rent a car, renting a car has never been easier.


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This Bicycle

Oh, now that’s interesting. There is a photo of a bicycle in this blog entry. And that’s a cool, comfortable looking bike that almost looks as if it could be one of those vintage road bikes that can be fun and easy to ride. And I have always liked riding bikes, especially in a city like New York City where most everyone bikes to work or walks to get around town. And then there are those bicycle advocacy groups like Critical Mass and Transportation Alternatives that advocate bicycle safety in the sometimes mean streets of New York City. And what are beach cruiser bicycles. Those sound like bicycles that one can cruise the beach on all day long and nite. And if one is looking to get away from the city streets, those bikes must make for great recreation on the beach, if there is a beach around. I imagine beach cruisers must be fun to ride arond on the beach and boardwalk. And if you happen to be looking for one of those bikes, CruiserStyle.com offers many different kinds of beach cruisers. Their website has Womens Cruisers, Mens Cruisers, Kids Cruisers, Lowriders and Choppers, and parts and accessories and great deals. Their bikes come in many different colors, sizes and speeds. CruiserStyle.com are all bikes, all the time.

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The Streets

Critical Mass, Transportation Alternatives and Times Up are a few of the groups that I can think of that address pedestrian and bicycle safety due to the automobile. And it seems like a problem that needs to be addressed more than ever in the crowded streets of the New York City area. In today’s times, there seems as if there are more cars and congestion on the street, as every street is a highway in this town and it seems to be an open field for pedestrian deaths as if one is disposable roadkill, being that motorists are most likely never even penalized when deaths occur in these types of situations. And I realize that one is taking their life in their own hands when they board a bicycle in this town, or even to leave home in any type of transportation vehicle, but more and more these days, the bicycle. And when I see the light turn green and say “walk”, I run, as there is no speed limit and there is an open and free for all for the automobile. And then there is the car door, an issue that was addressed on the front of yesterdays Metro. And it is the death lottery system again, to hope that that a car door does not open in your path as one is riding their back down the street, as there is hardly any space for a bicycle path on either side on the streets of New York to begin with. And I am glad to read that this issue is being address by the media and advocates to make New York a more bicycle friendly town. I hear that in other countries such as Vietnam, or Japan, or China, that bicycles and moped abound on the streets, and that cars are fewer. I would hope that their pedestrian death rates are fewer or nonexistent as a result of these practices. I think I can remember years ago when the streets were not so crowded with automobiles and I can only hope that some sort of law will be changed where one does not have to fear for ones life on the streets of New York City because of the automobile. Have a great day.

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The Postal Service

What’s up with that United States Postal Service Post Office? Or is it the Luftpost Postal Service, or is it the Deutsch Post Post Office, or is it just the postal service. I have heard of so many stories of packages arriving ripped and torn and inspected and interrogated and unbubblewrappedagated and customsagated and questioned and microscoped and repackaged again before they even arrive to their final destination. Are those cookies now an object to be feared? Is this a worldwide open your mail before it gets to you thing? What’s up with that. Well I guess it great that the packages arrive to their destination with that sticker that says “Hey, I’ve been opened” than not at all. And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Happy Holy Dayze.

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Transportation?

Transportation Alternatives and Critical Mass. Those are two groups that come to mind as I read this article in yesterdays Metro newspaper, “The high cost of cruising” and unfortunately, according to this article, the high cost of cruising seems to be death from car accidents. The article has some interesting numbers and statistics. “From 1950 to 1970, the U.S. automobile population grew four times faster than the human population. Interesting. And it goes to to say, Cars kill people, During the 20th century, 250 million Americans were maimed of injured in automobile accidents. Every single day in the U.S., an average of 121 people are killed in car accidents. These numbers are incomprehensible to me and I see the increase of cars in New York city over the years as I look around. Streets I once crossed slowly, I now run across. With today’s gas guzzling cars contributing to the war with oil and gasoline consumption, ozone depletion and greenhouse gases speeding up the pace of life, more cars and more accidents seem to be a way of life. What can one do if a loved one is lost to an accident, as cars are not the only hazardous mode of transportation. Any mode of transportation can be hazardous with the possibility of accidents. If only speed limits can be reduced on highways and even streets or if only everyone can bike to work, or if only the pace of life can be slowed down with cars and transportation or if only it was possible to go back to the days of horse and buggy’s. If only another world was possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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