Re: [CF] News from CPSC - Recall (just in case any of you own these bikes)
- Thank goodness Joel Crawford moderates the Carfree Cities list with a
firm hand, otherwise we would be perpetually bombarded with this kind
of time-wasting, irrelevant and juvenile crap there too. I have
finally made a rule for my account that immediately diverts into the
trash anything coming from a certain person or containing the word
Now maybe I'll be able to read postings on this list with something
like pleasure more often.
On 27-Feb-09, at 7:41 PM, Tom Frost Jr. wrote:
> Mr. Sail-freer-than-you-or-me makes an ample enough fool out
> of himself _without_ anybody needing to point it out; but, thank
> you just the same. His failed attempt to hijack this thread with his
> too-numerous-to-let-into-my-inbox, baseless ad hominem
> attacks, is but one more addition to the already-overwhelming
> body of evidence that he needs to get his eyes unglued from his
> beloved CPSC, and similar Orwellian, scriptures, and do more of
> his studying at http://www.JohnForester.com and
> - TF
> --- In CarFree@yahoogroups.com, Whitney Turner <wturner@...>
> > At 12:24 PM 2/27/2009, sail4free wrote:
> > >==========
> > >Oh... My... Gawd! I see Mr. Frosty's name . . . and my first
> > >is, "Okay -- to what extent will he hijack THIS thread into some
> > >more self-promotion...<snip>
> > Gotta admit I've entirely got his back on this one.
> > <rant>
> > The fairly completely documented method by which the CPSC
> managed to
> > come up with a "reflectivity 'safety' standard" for bicycles is
> > downright ludicrous, and the fact that cycling organizations
> > never, despite several attempts, been able to get this "safety"
> > organization to mandate lights for night riding, puts the CPSC
> > beneath contempt. The CPSC was heavily pressured by the
> > manufacturing industry to approve a low cost, low impact
> > standard, and it did. Thousands of cyclists have been maimed
> > killed since in the name of expedience.
> > It's gotten so bad that almost all mass-market bikes have a
> > that advises that the bike is "not designed for riding at night" -
> > this is because the manufacturers and importers have come to
> > that standards compliance is *not* an adequate substitute for
> > reasonable knowledge, and that WallyWorld is *not* providing
> > knowledge when Joe & Jane Sixpack walk out the door with
> their new
> > "commuter" bikes.
> > </rant>
> > Now if only we could get the CPSC to force a recall of
> > Whitney
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- --- In CarFree@yahoogroups.com, Christopher Miller
>list with a
> Thank goodness Joel Crawford moderates the Carfree Cities
> firm hand,TF: Really? You might want to peek at that bigoted lists's "links"
section; I seem to have had ample success in exposing the truth
about him there, including with some 2009 additions.
I wish you and he a good time with your further inbreeding of
opinions, after he closes his Iron Curtain on that too, now.
- Back to what this thread was about. With the noses of the
apparent CPSC-scripture-thumpers who hijacked it, against the
wall now, I've gotten a chance to find the more-exact link to the
article that they need to study, about the CPSC and what it ought
to be recalling, before they honk again: