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    Janette Sadik-Khan

    In case some of you don't know, this is the current Commissioner for the Department of Transportation here in NYC. To say this broad is crazy is to insult crazy people. First, a little history. She's the person responsible for all the new unused bike lanes, wants to install more of those pedestrian plazas that create congestion, pushed for Herr Bloomberg to spend countless amounts of money on the soon-to-be initiated bike kiosk rental plan and most notably, accused NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly of being at fault for the [B][I]DOT's[/I][/B] failure to declare a snow emergency this past winter!:rolleyes:

    Next up? Skeletons. Not the kind in your closet, she wants to have illuminated signs that flash a skeleton when you exceed the speed limit.

    [quote=NY Post]The skeletons are coming out of the closet -- and marching onto city roadways.

    Mayor Bloomberg and his bike-loving Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan yesterday unveiled wacky new traffic signs featuring flashing digital skeletons they think will scare speeders into slowing down.

    It's part of a broader plan that includes cutting the speed limit to 20 mph in parts of The Bronx.

    The Halloween-like images will be added to radar-equipped speed boards around the city that now only tell drivers how fast they're going.

    When a driver exceeds the speed limit, the image of a presumably healthy pedestrian happily crossing the street suddenly changes to a skeleton ominously marching toward the words: "SLOW DOWN."

    The speed limit around the city is generally 30 mph -- and the city has not yet announced the locations where the skeletons will prowl.

    Officials are also launching a skeleton-themed ad campaign to explain that a pedestrian struck by a vehicle going 40 mph has a 70 chance of dying, while a person hit at 30 mph has an 80 percent chance of living.

    Bloomberg made no bones about his support for the new safety campaign.

    "If you save one life, it's one of the more brilliant ideas ever heard," he told a press conference at Madison Square Park.

    "At least we're trying to save lives rather than just sitting around complaining and saying people should [save lives]."

    Sadik-Khan said many drivers weren't aware of the 30 mph limit and "some people said there's no speed limit."

    In a related initiative, officials also announced a pilot program to slash the speed limit to 20 mph in the Claremont section of The Bronx, where speeding is a big problem.

    If successful, the lower limit would be introduced in other neighborhoods as well.

    The number of New York City traffic deaths reached a low of 258 in 2009, before ticking up to 271 last year.

    The mayor said various measures taken by the city, including the installation of bike lanes, had reduced the total number of vehicle crashes by 35,000 since he took office.

    But Bloomberg turned testy when a reporter asked why he also was trumpeting the achievements of his foundation, which has provided $125 million to 10 cities around the world to spur traffic safety.

    "I just thought you might be interested as a concerned citizen," said the mayor.

    "Obviously, I was mistaken. So I'm sorry. I'm very proud of what we're trying to do. Human beings around the world are human beings. We're all in this world together. I don't even understand the basis for the question."

    The mayor said nearly 1.3 million people around the world die each year in traffic accidents. "Just think about that," he said.[/quote]

    Read more: [url]http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/skeleton_crew_sWepPx6r37CBXY1elIKBTO#ixzz1MF2465J1[/url]

    What I can't figure is why Bloomy so staunchly defends this woman's battiness. I get standing by your appointees so as to not show errors in judgement, but at some point you need to cut bait.

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;4027515]What I can't figure is why Bloomy so staunchly defends this woman's battiness. I get standing by your appointees so as to not show errors in judgement, but at some point you need to cut bait.[/QUOTE].



































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    Who is going to replace Bloomberg?

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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;4027898]Anything would be an improvement over this authoritarian.

    Jimmy McMillan would be an improvement. At least he has a sense of humor and embodies the spirit of NYC (as it used to be), unlike Mayor Big Brother and his sidekick Gladys Kravitz, or whatever her name is.[/QUOTE]

    I have to warn you..

    [url]http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-03-24/local/29355377_1_huma-abedin-clinton-ties-anthony-weiner[/url]

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    I get a laugh every time I hear these radio spots inform us that the NYC speed limit is 30 mph. Since when, and for who? Bicyclists riding the wrong way on one-way streets go faster than that. Oh, and can they next do a radio spot about blowing through red lights, using a turn signal, or not double parking? I'm sure that one will have the same effect as the 30 mph one.

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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;4027628]

    [B]Pay close attenion at 1:50[/B], its like he was talking directly to Bloomberg and[B] Eva Braun, or whatever her name is.[/B]
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    lol

    [QUOTE=parkwayjet1;4027958]I get a laugh every time I hear these radio spots inform us that the NYC speed limit is 30 mph. [/QUOTE]


    I didn't even know that. Cabs go no less than 70 when trying to beat a red light.

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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;4027952]Oh God help us :eek:

    I take back my prior remark, anything is not better than Bloomberg, this guy would be an even bigger disaster.

    I[B] swear if this guy runs I'll be out there actively campaigning for his opponent in the democrat primaries.[/B][/QUOTE]

    Once again Ham, be careful. That opponent just might be Christine Quinn.

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    [QUOTE=Tyler Durden;4027936]I have to warn you..

    [url]http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-03-24/local/29355377_1_huma-abedin-clinton-ties-anthony-weiner[/url][/QUOTE]

    From an total authoritarian to a socialist......

    NYC ...what can you say?

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4028269]

    NYC ...what can you say?[/QUOTE]

    "goodbye"? :dunno:

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    [QUOTE=quantum;4029477]"goodbye"? :dunno:[/QUOTE]

    Sad part is you're probably right. The bad-old days are creeping back. I was in Times Square over the weekend. I was surprised to see the amount of peep shows inching their way back in, to say nothing of the homeless/EDPs. It even had that homeless piss smell again. It's the little things you can see that make me believe that things are going to pot, really quick. Like Rudy observed, the squegee guys were only the tip of a systemic problem, that was why he started there. Guess what else I've been seeing again? Yup, squegee guys...

    But yea, let's focus our energy and monies on more bike lanes and pedestrian plazas.:rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;4029620]Sad part is you're probably right. The bad-old days are creeping back. I was in Times Square over the weekend. I was surprised to see the amount of peep shows inching their way back in, to say nothing of the homeless/EDPs. It even had that homeless piss smell again. It's the little things you can see that make me believe that things are going to pot, really quick. Like Rudy observed, the squegee guys were only the tip of a systemic problem, that was why he started there. Guess what else I've been seeing again? Yup, squegee guys...

    But yea, let's focus our energy and monies on more bike lanes and pedestrian plazas.:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    When I worked in the citicorp center from 1985 to 1990...Dinkins was mayor. WHAT A FUKKIN DISASTER.

    Every subway stop stunk like human waste...homeless everywhere, Times square was a $hithole.

    I hope this "aint" the future...... friggin liberals. Even here in Charlotte, they treat bike riders like the Apostles. They have right of way etc....

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    [QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;4029853]Yeah but at least you don't have to deal with those pesky smokers anymore.[/QUOTE]

    LMAO!!!

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;4029620]Sad part is you're probably right. The bad-old days are creeping back. I was in Times Square over the weekend. I was surprised to see the amount of peep shows inching their way back in, to say nothing of the homeless/EDPs. It even had that homeless piss smell again. It's the little things you can see that make me believe that things are going to pot, really quick. Like Rudy observed, the squegee guys were only the tip of a systemic problem, that was why he started there. Guess what else I've been seeing again? Yup, squegee guys...

    But yea, let's focus our energy and monies on more bike lanes and pedestrian plazas.:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    If we all ride bikes, won't that put the squegee guys out of business?

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4029897]If we all ride bikes, won't that put the squegee guys out of business?[/QUOTE]

    Nature abhors a vacuum. There would be a scam to take it's place.

    Bike seat freshener? :dunno:

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;4027515]




    What I can't figure is why Bloomy so staunchly defends this woman's battiness. I get standing by your appointees so as to not show errors in judgement, but at some point you need to cut bait.[/QUOTE]


    He's the prototypical business executive: "I don't make mistakes, so if you don't like my appointee, its because you're dumb or ill-informed. Besides, I'm the boss, STFU."

    What I don't understand is why there weren't riots when he violated the term limits law. Because most city-dwellers are really sheep? [I]POSSIBLY.[/I] :D

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;4029620]Sad part is you're probably right. The bad-old days are creeping back. I was in Times Square over the weekend. I was surprised to see the amount of peep shows inching their way back in, to say nothing of the homeless/EDPs. It even had that homeless piss smell again. It's the little things you can see that make me believe that things are going to pot, really quick. Like Rudy observed, the squegee guys were only the tip of a systemic problem, that was why he started there. Guess what else I've been seeing again? Yup, squegee guys...

    But yea, let's focus our energy and monies on more bike lanes and pedestrian plazas.:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    +1


    CLuelezz lib Mayor....and Self consumed Police Commissioner... fiddling while the fires begin in Rome.

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    If we all ride bikes where would all the gas tax money come from. Maybe a bike usage tax?

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