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#OCCUPY Vigilante Renegade Rogue Crosswalks!

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posted Jun 11, 2013
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There is a pestilence on these lands, I think we can all agree on that. A vast syndicate of criminal pedestrian activists who wage an isometric war against the happy motorists of the city of destiny.  If these serious acts of domestic terrorism go unpunished, consumers might get the idea that weapons-of-mass-atmosphere-destruction (automobiles) should yield their road super dominance to regular, unbridled meat humans!  THIS MUST NEVER HAPPEN.  Thankfully T.C. Broadnax is cracking down hard (Nevermind that the freshly-painted and freshly-ground-away crosswalks look even more like the REAL DEAL).

FIGHT. THE. POWER.

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by NineInchNachos on 6/11/2013 @ 11:42am
may your legs be swift and rollers be forever moist


by tacoma_1 on 6/11/2013 @ 11:47am
Well done.  The city's definition of a newly rendered safe X-walk is an especially nice touch. 


by Chris 7.2 on 6/11/2013 @ 11:50am
I love it!

by JesseHillFan on 6/11/2013 @ 12:58pm
I use car tire popping and flattening road spikes for my war against cars.Though a pair of wire cutters works better against a valve stem one has to get close (and vulnerable) to do it.Cars are vulnerable in many ways.

by fredo on 6/11/2013 @ 1:05pm
the vigilante crosswalks were amusing at first...now they are just an expensive annoyance.

RE: your war on cars jHF: does that mean that you want city services and retail products you might wish to purchase delivered to you by hand or perhaps horse and buggy? When you call for Pizza delivery do you want the guy to carry it over to your house? Grow up and stop damaging peoples cars. Car drivers are providing an enormous subsidy for your bicycle jaunts. 

by JesseHillFan on 6/11/2013 @ 1:13pm
No I want them delivered by cargo velomobiles like the ELF or the American Speedster..
Actually my personal war against cars are a private thing against the parents of the vandal kids throwing rocks at my house (to damage it)
so I am punishing their parents as renters whom don't own much but have a car and will feel the karma back because of the lack of parental supervision by them.
You can deliver goods with far more efficiency using a lighter vehicle at lower travel speeds AKA Ek=1/2 mv^2 thanks to Emalie Chatelet,Willem Gravesande,and Gotfriede Liebnetz.
Remember now it's a term to solve E=MC^2 so even Albert would know that it is true and automobiles are bad.Mathmatically,Physics wise and Chemistry wise automobiles don't make sense and it can be proven.

by fredo on 6/11/2013 @ 1:28pm


   If your problem neighbors sold their car and bought a velomobile would you then advocate that people vandalize every velomobile that they see? This seems like a rather perverse sort of logic.  

by JesseHillFan on 6/11/2013 @ 1:31pm
Well it would be O.K. to vandalize the Velo of the offending parent as Karmatic Justice.
To vandalize other efficient Velomobiles of the innocent doesn't make sense.
Remember the saying Vengeance is mine so sayeth the lord.
So I say vengeance is mine.
My logic is this.The parent is auto dependent.Without a working automobile they will lose their job.
Without a job they can't pay rent.If they can't pay rent they will be evicted.
So the bad kids (and parents) will go away and live underneath a bridge.

by fredo on 6/11/2013 @ 1:36pm
Just a little while ago you said you were engaging in a "war against cars." Now it sounds like your war doesn't have anything to do with cars. It's just the only way can get secretly get  back at your crappy neighbors. '

Now, what does your feud with your neighbor have to do with the vigilante crosswalks?

by JesseHillFan on 6/11/2013 @ 1:39pm
Just a hint on how to deal with (and eradicate) offending cars.Less cars = more safety.No cars = massive safety and vigilante crosswalks will likely go away too.

by fredo on 6/11/2013 @ 1:53pm


I want to make sure I understand what you are advocating.  You want folks to go out and vandalize cars here in Tacoma so that we can achieve massive safety? Then explain why we need bicycles. Wouldn't we have massive safety if everyone vandalized all the vehicles in town including your bicycle? Everyone could walk or ride a donkey. SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY

by JesseHillFan on 6/11/2013 @ 1:57pm
No the bicycle is very efficient.However a Velomobile is a lot safer  than a bicycle and more efficient.Refer to the formula above (easy to see why).

by fredo on 6/11/2013 @ 2:11pm
 Pretty hard to understand your reasoning.

First you say you vandalize cars because the neighbor you hate drives a car.

Then you say you vandalize cars because they aren't as safe as bicycles.

Now you claim you vandalize cars because of their inefficiency.

People who engage in unlawful behavior always seem to have some incoherent rationale.

by JesseHillFan on 6/11/2013 @ 2:29pm
No,I never said that cars aren't as safe as bicycles.
They (cars) are safer to their occupants when traveling at a lower speed (v squared).
Cars are dangerous to everything around them though like cyclists,pedestrians,property,people in houses etc because of their high Kinetic Energy and because of wasteful unnecessary mass and again v squared.
This for example just today.
www.komonews.com/news/local/Car-slams-in...
A low mass low speed vehicle would not be capable of this.
This is why I advocate for a maximum speed limit of 20 mph which has 9 times less kinetic Energy than at 60 mph.
Lesser needed speed equals much lighter engine,transmission,wheels requirements requiring much less energy to power it hence a much lighter in mass and more efficient vehicle.

by fredo on 6/11/2013 @ 2:38pm


  Transit vehicles have more kinetic energy than automobiles. So I guess you want us to go out and slash the tires on the Pierce Transit buses.

by JesseHillFan on 6/11/2013 @ 2:50pm
They do however on average due to common automobile usage (i.e. lots of wasteful single occupants) they are more efficient and are generally driven by professional drivers.
Public Transit buses like automobiles are not a sustainable model either in the long term.
Whereas you could have everyone on Earth with a Velomobile like the ELF to use and it would be sustainable (both energy -fuel wise as well as environmentally wise).
The American Speedster would be good for multiple occupants though (like a car).

by JesseHillFan on 6/11/2013 @ 3:32pm
Sorry for the bad spellings in my posts (I see them).
Anyway how about a new transit system using something like the American Speedster vehicles but with far more passenger capacity (many of them can pedal too).
Have the riders supply much of the energy (especially the youth riders).
Maybe a 30 seater hybrid pedal/electric lightweight bus rather than the ultra heavy mass ICE buses.

by NineInchNachos on 6/11/2013 @ 5:57pm
oh you guys are so crazy! 


by NineInchNachos on 6/13/2013 @ 4:02pm
UPDATE!

www.locallifetacoma.org/2013/06/13/legen...



by KevinFreitas on 6/13/2013 @ 8:43pm
I do hope the City turns their attitude around soon as per Justin's advice in the article above. Harness the energy of the people who care enough to do good rather than squash it!

That's what I did with RR giving him the Tacomic 6+ years ago and look how well he's turned out! ;)

by NineInchNachos on 6/15/2013 @ 7:31am
UPDATE!

www.geekosystem.com/tacoma-sidewalks/



by NineInchNachos on 6/15/2013 @ 7:16pm
UPDATE II blog.thenewstribune.com/street/2013/06/1...

by ingrid.k.walker on 6/23/2013 @ 9:43pm
B R I L L I A N T. you are. the satire is.

we will walk safely, damn it!!!



by NineInchNachos on 6/24/2013 @ 9:24pm
not as BRILLIANT as this micro vigilante crosswalk by Tacoma Bike Ranch !


by NineInchNachos on 7/1/2013 @ 1:06pm
update www.thenewstribune.com/2013/06/30/265957...


by NineInchNachos on 7/8/2013 @ 10:06am
update www.exit133.com/articles/view/conversati...


by NineInchNachos on 7/8/2013 @ 10:46am
www.thenewstribune.com/2013/07/07/266863...


by NineInchNachos on 7/8/2013 @ 10:47am
www.thenewstribune.com/2013/07/07/266865...


by NineInchNachos on 7/12/2013 @ 8:45am
update  postdefiance.com/proceed-with-caution-gu...


by troysworktable on 8/13/2013 @ 3:39pm
Crosswalk shenanigans in Sweden!

"Activists paint rainbow crosswalk at Russian embassy in Sweden"

www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2013/...

"He noted that it is not the police department's responsibility to
restore the sidewalk to its regular pattern, but as of Tuesday morning
it appears as though someone had arranged for this to be done."