A World Without Bicycles

by Featured Guest on August 27, 2012

By White Raven

“The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things.”

 - Jilly Cooper

This quote sums up the modern view of men in a single sentence. Where once men were seen as innovators, thinkers and leaders they are now seen as barely even human – throwbacks to a simpler time, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals who would drag the world down into the mud without women around to civilize and direct them.

Never mind of course that the world was built, and is mostly maintained, by men:

“It is men who have built the houses, the bridges, the roads, the railways, the dams, the factories, the ships, the canals, the monuments, the airports, the churches, the offices, the tunnels, the engines, the industrial machinery etc. …

It is men mostly who have worked in the factories, the furnaces, the sewers, the mines etc. …

It is men mostly who have, rightly or wrongly, fought the wars, fought the crimes, fought the elements, fought the odds etc. …

And it is men who have invented, discovered and done just about everything that has ever been invented, discovered and done.”

It is in this context that I would like to explore the notion made popular by Gloria Steinem that a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.

If men are indeed simple brutes, lumbering animals capable of producing things of value only under the watchful supervision of a woman, then it would logically follow that women could survive just fine without them. A cursory glance at history, however, turns this notion on its head in double-quick time. The greatest scientists, mathematicians, artists, philosophers, musicians, and writers throughout all of history have been almost exclusively male. The exceptions prove the rule.

What is true is that, thanks to the largely male-created technological wonderland we call Western Civilization, it is now possible for a woman to live comfortably on her own without a man in her life. So in that sense, no, she does not need a man. But men are very much necessary to the underlying fabric of society on which her lifestyle depends, so she very much does need men in general.

What’s happening, though, is that women have forgotten that it was men who made Western Civilization possible and that it’s men who do the dangerous and dirty jobs that keep it all going. Men as a group have become the collective butt of the joke as women imply that men are no longer necessary to society, and this is largely responsible for the rapidly burgeoning exodus of men away from the unwritten contract that holds civilization together.

Among other things the unwritten societal contract states that men as a group will always protect women as a group. You could call it the Bicycle Clause. It dictates that a woman without a man of her own, either temporarily or permanently, may procure assistance from a nearby man without any prior relationship existing between them or any expectation of reciprocation. This clause can be invoked for anything from changing a tire to intervening in a violent situation.

Simply put, any man must be ready to risk life and limb to protect any woman, even one he doesn’t know, at a moment’s notice. A man who saves a woman’s life is seen as a hero and a man who chooses not to get involved is seen as a coward. This section of the contract was based on the understanding that women were weaker than men and were therefore entitled to outside help while a man was responsible for taking care of himself.

But if women are at least equal (if not superior) to men then this part of the contract no longer applies. To demand equality is to renounce the clause in the contract that gives you special privileges based on the presumption of weakness. And yet still this notion persists that men should selflessly put women they don’t even know ahead of themselves:

“One of the features of the [Costa Concordia] disaster that has provoked a great deal of  comment is the stream of reports from angry survivors of how, in the chaos, men refused to put women and  children first, and instead pushed themselves forward to escape.”

But you simply can’t have it both ways. Either women are weaker than men and are in need of their protection, or they are equal to men and should take care of themselves. To blame men for looking out for their own interests when they have been taught that women don’t want or need their help is not only counterproductive but grossly unfair as well.

This is a binary question with only two possible answers – either women need a helping hand from men or they do not. Currently, the cultural imperative is that they do not, and therefore men are responding by letting women fend for themselves. This will continue for as long as the current cultural climate remains unchanged.

Simply put, in a world where bicycles are no longer desired none will be produced. Women are by their words and actions saying that they no longer need men, and are therefore creating for themselves a world without bicycles. It’s basic supply and demand. Let’s just hope that if and when women find themselves wishing they had a bicycle that they realize the reason they don’t have one is that they collectively insisted they didn’t need one.

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Two August 27, 2012 at 09:14

Men are silently voting with their feet. MGTOW!

Now, this should be welcome by the women. Shouldn’t it? After all, no woman need no stinking man. Right?

NOT!

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Uncle Elmer August 27, 2012 at 09:24

A woman can no more understand the source of structures anymore than a cat can understand a box to hide in or a hermit crab a shell to crawl into.

and today in ForbesBeat :

For A More Inclusive Workplace, Train Men, Specifically White Male Employees

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2012/08/27/for-a-more-inclusive-workplace-train-men-specifically-white-male-employees

elmer, cranky from his colonoscopy, waves his cane at them :

There is so much wrong with this it defies credulity.

Start of with the fact that “The Catalyst” is a feminist propaganda mill. That they engaged in a very condescending study to examine the faults of white males and now report their “findings” is laffable.

Years ago, Robert Pirsig wrote a book “Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”. Probably would not be of interest to women and diversity consultants consumed with workplace fairness and inclusion, but he made an interesting point regrading who is selected to participate in management studies : the incompetents and non-contributors. The other fellows are too necessary to waste sitting in conference rooms exploring their feelings.

So the Rockwell managers who allowed themselves to be sidelined into a White Male Feelings/Inclusion Encounter Group already knew they were tagged as losers, and very quickly parroted whatever BS was being thrown at them by the non-engineering psych BAs that Rockwell must tolerate to continue feeding at the government defense trough.

As a White Male I am fed up with people who haven’t even been around the block deigning to inform me of my inadequacies in diversity acceptance and implementation. Just a few weeks ago Forbes was crowing about a “study” insinuating that older white males were bigoted towards young unmarried females and should through corporate policy be expunged from the workforce. That is the height of racism and sexism yet invisible through the aberrated lens of feminist logic.

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Geography Bee Finalist himself August 27, 2012 at 09:42

Yet that now-widowed trash Gloria Steinem entered into a marital contract for any length of time and is sponging off her moronic dead husband’s estate.

I guess if you make a bicycle out of fish food, Gloria Steinem’s analytical skills become non-existent.

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Uncle Elmer August 27, 2012 at 10:05

My inappropriate Forbes comment deleted. In the future I will explore how my comments may be offensive to women and Non-White-Males. I wear the White Male Privilege Duncehat with shame and remorse, and will loudly denounce those counter-revolutionaries who have deceived me, as well as making a very public contribution to funding further Catalyst studies.

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JFinn August 27, 2012 at 10:27

Where once men were seen as innovators, thinkers and leaders

Men were always viewed as slave-machines and weapon-objects for the family and the state. There has never been an advocacy for men. Feminism, like chivalry, is yet another branch on the tree of male dehumanization.

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TFH August 27, 2012 at 11:04

But you simply can’t have it both ways. Either women are weaker than men and are in need of their protection, or they are equal to men and should take care of themselves.

The concept of the ‘shit test’ is the most important thing a man can learn.

Why do women make outlandish, illogical, and contradictory demands? Because they want to filter for which men are groveling appeasers, vs. which men can dismiss and mock their demands (so that the women can be attracted to the latter).

Once men grasp this concept, much of what women do makes sense, and the method of dealing with it obvious.

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keyster August 27, 2012 at 11:19

The INSTINCT of the male to provide, protect and save the female has slowly eroded with social conditioning that does not reward, if not punish, the behavior.

What once was a spontaneous reaction, is now a very conscious cost/benefit analysis. If I see a woman dangling from life’s little cliff of circumstance and fate, I’m not compelled to help her. I’ve come to the aid of so many damsels, but yet so rarely has any come to mine. My sense of “male duty” has been abrogated by the empirical evidence of life. My only regret is being taken for a utility to be exploited. Now I play dumb and useless or feign injury.

Let other men help it they so choose. There will ALWAYS be men who’ll will come to the assistance of women because:

a) It validates their manhood/manliness or male sexuality.
b) It’s a potential opportunity for sex.

This is a gender that can put her own life(style) above that of another potential human with a quick visit to her local Planned Parenthood.
And I’m supposed to “be a man” and change her tire?

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anon August 27, 2012 at 11:26

As other writers have noted, women mature more quickly than men. This is true for female .animals in general, to bear young the female must have the necessary level of development.

However, after building up this early lead, most women stop maturing mentally and emotionally in their teens. This explains a lot of female behavior, including their nonsensical assertion regarding fish and bicycles. Most women have the minds of children, in spite of their adult form.

Don’t ever forget it.

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Towgunner August 27, 2012 at 11:31

steinman is a buffoon, her “famous” statement is indicative of the simple-minded ignorance of feminism and speaks to its overall fragility. It’s just this simple – okay mizz steiman, a women may not need a man like a fish needs a bicycle…but you neglect to realize that the opposite is equally if not more true. A man most certainly does not need a woman like a fish needs a bicycle. Moreover, as the MRA constantly points out, our modern life, standard of living etc was all made possible by men. One cannot dispute this claim. Whereas, the claim that women did all this stuff is categorically wrong…ahem in all civilizations around the world and at all times. So, who really needs who again mizz steiman? So this statement, like so many other feminist sound bites, cancels itself out. However, I think this statement in reverse works for men particularly in this time and since we are now being oppressed.

I submit that the MRA should adopt a new meme for our movement.
“A man needs a woman like a fish needs a bicycle”

MGTOW! Let it ring from the mountain tops…and all we’re doing is telling the truth.

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zed August 27, 2012 at 11:31

Why do women make outlandish, illogical, and contradictory demands?

For the same reason that dogs lick themselves – because they can. No matter how outlandish, illogical, and contradictory the demands are, they will always find some knuckle-dragging, half-witted goon of a White Knight to either do their bidding, or try to force another man to do it.

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joeb August 27, 2012 at 11:44

Wanted ,Incubation unit to house man child for 9 month . That’s all.

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zed August 27, 2012 at 11:47

I submit that the MRA should adopt a new meme for our movement.
“A man needs a woman like a fish needs a bicycle”

Too derivative. Plus, there is a very subtle difference in male and female priorities and the issues involved.

I prefer something which communicates what a PITA some women can be to men –
“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”?
“So…, that means no more slime on my seat and less rust on my gears?
Cool!

(as an aside, what a hoot it was when women adopted this saying – with all the “smells like fish” jokes out there.)

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hhb3 August 27, 2012 at 11:56

As far as I am concerned the “contract” has been null and void due to the equality of women. Women are equals plain and simple. They can work like a man, fight like a man, and die like a man. Women can take care of themselves. Have fun cupcake.

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blinderzoff August 27, 2012 at 11:58

“A man needs a woman like a fish needs a hook”

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keyster August 27, 2012 at 12:24

A man needs a woman like a bicycle needs a fish.

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Towgunner August 27, 2012 at 12:25

@hhb3

Hold on – it’s perceived equality. In reality women cannot do all the above as well as men. If they could we would have seen feminism take hold years ago. I agree they can try to take care of themselves but there is nothing wrong with asserting male advantages in the MRA. Although our observable differences are deemed “social constructs” in the pseudo-reality of the mainstream, here in the MRA these very real differences are to be celebrated and promoted. I’m for women being equal in the eyes of the law, but, no they’re not equal to men in the things you listed, except they can die just as easily.

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Anonymous age 70 August 27, 2012 at 12:32

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a frying pan. (Not original)

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Huck Finn August 27, 2012 at 12:39

I’m a pro-gun man. The mass media is filled daily with anti-gun and anti-2nd Amendment spiels and misinformation by the modern fascists in western society. Government agencies and leaders (politicians), schools, Hollywood, celebrities, religious leaders, etc have preached an anti-gun civilian ownership message non-stop. It has been going on for decades.

Today, gun ownership is more diverse and widespread than ever. Gun owners have far more access to guns and gun rights than 20 years ago and even 10 years ago. In their daily lives the people can see through the falsehoods of the mass media and the twisted facts of the fascists who want to control them. The average citizen knows that he or she cannot rely upon government and others to protect them and to know the truth.

When it comes to determining what they believe from among issues they encounter in their daily lives I’m finding the average person often will see reality for what is. When it comes to trying to understanding something complex like an international event they personally don’t directly encounter I think there is something people can be more manipulated about.

I suspect that the affects of anti-male propaganda is having less of an effect on people as a whole as time goes by since people are witnessing more and more of what a misandry society is leading to.

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justaloser August 27, 2012 at 13:08

I find that western media is full of women, this is why the quality of content is low and men are looking for alternative source of information such as blogs.

Western media is populated with women that think that work should be fun and don’t have to shown real result in their work. A welder as to should a good quality weld or he has to redo the jobs.

I take the low quality of content from the western media as another indication of the collapse of countries. it also indicate the men are walking away from the current model and leaving women on their own.

My two cent for what it is worth.

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ActaNonVerba August 27, 2012 at 13:12

““The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things. ‘This quote sums up the modern view of men in a single sentence.’ ”

I don’t think it’s the “modern view”. Women have always held men in contempt and sought to manipulate them for resources and protection. It’s innate.

“Never mind of course that the world was built, and is mostly maintained, by men”

Amen. Sums up women’s attitudes and men’s actual TOTAL
contribution to civilization.

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Native Swede August 27, 2012 at 14:04

Today I witnessed an islamic gentleman on the subway. He was seated. So were his seven children. His tree, fully tented wives were standing around, keeping the children in line. He was reading some Arab text, blithely ignoring the whole thing until they all disembarked at their destination. Then he proudly let the way, women and children in tow, not looking around to see if they managed to keep up.

All around, my compatriots – feminists of both sexes, presumably – pretended not to see.

Feminism is doomed. Not by our doing, gentlemen, because honesty should compel us to admit that first world men have been manginas of unimaginable proportions. But a creed that essentially preaches sterility is going to be washed away by those who have not abandoned patriarchy, no matter their other shortcomings. The future belongs to those that show up. Gay pride, affirmative action, fishes and bicycles – all of that is weak sauce compared to seven children a man. Seven children who won’t end up in slutwalks.

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jaego August 27, 2012 at 14:05

Steinem on female firefighters not being strong enough to life people up and carry them ou of burning buildings: “Well they could just drag them on the floor. It’s cooler down there.”

The complete lack of concern whether they would put lives in danger staggered me. She is a Red Queen – just like Nancy Pelosi.

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pat83 August 27, 2012 at 14:19

Men build, invent, maintain etc. civilization through blood sweat and tears. All we ask for in return is some love, loyalty and kindness. The question we should now be asking is what happens when men get very little or none at all of the above? What happens a country treats their maintainers so badly?

After all, even good natured dog (which men are also so commonly referred to as) will turn bad once abuse has reached a certain threshold. It takes men much longer to turn bad, but once we do… we learn the flip side of all that building and creating. Destroying.

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RMM August 27, 2012 at 14:33

@Towgunner

>I submit that the MRA should adopt a new meme for our movement.
>“A man needs a woman like a fish needs a bicycle”

I though it went “a man needs a woman like a bank needs a robbery”.

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Art Vandelay August 27, 2012 at 15:00

My inappropriate Forbes comment deleted. In the future I will explore how my comments may be offensive to women and Non-White-Males.

Two of mine were deleted as well. Looks like Lisa runs a tight ship ;)

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Towgunner August 27, 2012 at 15:04

@ RMM

Ha, play on the whole redistribution of wealth thing. Sure, any play on steimans statement. Again, the idea is to show that a major feminist slogan is basically meaningless. In so much as a woman may not need a man, so what, a man, if anything, needs a woman less.

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crella August 27, 2012 at 15:48

‘A man needs a woman like a dog needs a tick’ :-P

I wonder what the hard-core 60s femnits , who sacrificed their youth and fertility to Steinem’s cries of ‘you don’t need a man’ and ‘marriage is slavery’ felt when she got married? How could she justify marrying?

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Antifeminist One August 27, 2012 at 17:01

lol, Elmer. On that note, I recently completed a work survey stating that I am:

Aboriginal
Female
Disabled; and
From a non-English speaking background

Yes, affirmative action can suck my privileged white dick.

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Jean Valjean August 27, 2012 at 18:33

I plan on making T-shirts that read, “A man need a woman like a bicycle needs a fish”.

In other words, the bicycle doesn’t need the fish either.

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zed August 27, 2012 at 19:10

crella:
“How could she justify marrying?”

“Do as I say, not as I do.”

Feminists have never felt bound to have their behavior match their rhetoric.

My question is – what was that stupid SOB, who married her, thinking?

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crella August 27, 2012 at 22:15

Indeed.

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Evil Weasel August 28, 2012 at 03:05

http://evilweasel.net/?p=136

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John August 28, 2012 at 10:22

Alright, lets solve the problem. Its easy. The vast majority of men get over their obsession and their addiction with pussy. There ya go, the world returns to sanity. Good luck with that, though, if even the MGTOW still feel the pangs of craving for pussy, I can but imagine how it is for the average pussy-addict.

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joeb August 28, 2012 at 11:32

The marginalization of the Maintenance man Has become the battle cry of the feminist . The GSA has become a fore wheeled bicycle . If they can’t get it free or by a pussy contract , They need to get it by slicing unfair shares off in the form of trickle down government contracts but , At the end will always be a Maintenance man that dose the real work .
3 cuts are taken before the building manger calls the man that will fix the furnace.

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The Whammer August 28, 2012 at 12:35

How about

Females are like the town bicycle, everyone’s had a ride :)

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zimmy August 28, 2012 at 15:35

In a group of 8 people (6 women,2 men) one loudmouth woman was complaining how her husband couldn’t fix anything. She then generalized that by implicating “all men”. Three women laughed, two others kept a phony smile on their faces.

At this point I interjected by telling her and the group that when she calls for repair work of whatever kind, the people who will come fix what needs fixing are men, not women. I added, “therefore your generalization that men can’t fix things is invalid.”

A moment of silence and then the other male in the group said, “yea, come on, let’s go fix a drink.”

I said, “continue ladies”, smiled and left.

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Attila August 28, 2012 at 16:53

Yes- one of the things that may strike the perceptive visitor to a “non-Western” country is the frequency of ads and other media which talk about/deal with father-son stories and issues. Just the opposite of what one sees in Fem-Merica—where men of all ages are practically invisible (except for a few manginas/gay/white knight types).

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Russell August 28, 2012 at 16:53

I like:
A man needs a woman like a bicycle needs a fish.

Well, we will with male reproductive technologies.

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Theo P. August 28, 2012 at 16:57

I prefer, “A woman needs a man like a bicycle needs a man,” or, “a woman needs a fish like this man needs a bicycle.”

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Attila August 28, 2012 at 17:03

@Native Sweede

Thank you for your observations—I’d be dead by now if it weren’t for the inspiration coming from a lot of the Southern/Eastern European/Middle Eastern/Latin American guys I have known who aren’t as yet fully feminized or gyno-processed aka pussified. I ran into a group of Balkan guys at the Starbux the other day- and was greeted with tremendous cheer – even though I only knew one of them. Every rose has its thorns – but at least those societies haven’t squelched men’s heroic impulse.

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crypter27 August 28, 2012 at 17:21

Women say they don’t need a man,until times are hard & then they wonder! Where have all the good men gone?

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Common Monster August 29, 2012 at 10:23

A man needs a bicycle between his legs like a woman needs a fish between hers. We have cars now.

That botched Jesus fresco “restoration” tells you all you need to know about women: when they look at us, all they see is a monkey.

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crella August 29, 2012 at 16:16

Wasn’t that horrible? I hope they can fix it. It’s been put in the hands of experts now.

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arctic fox August 29, 2012 at 19:12

“What is true is that, thanks to the largely male-created technological wonderland we call Western Civilization, it is now possible for a woman to live comfortably on her own without a man in her life.”

I can’t help but think many ancient societies have already experienced events similar to the current collapse of society. I theorize that long ago, they learned women only care for two things: babies and provisions for those babies. They learned that women are totally parasitic and amoral in the pursuit of these things; and if this nature were left unchecked, it would totally wipe-out civilization.

And thus, only by controlling and severely punishing women’s destructive nature could civilization be erected, sustained, and advanced. Only by following this knowledge and keeping women’s nature under control, could society be kept safe, prosper, and advance. At the point of peak advancement, there would be a massive surplus of goods and materials thanks to the efforts of the men who created the civilization and protected it from the parasitism of women.

It would be at this point that complacency set in after years of harmony and civilized, prosperous existence. This complacency combined with the vast period of surplus and abundance would make it appear feasible to foolishly indulge women’s rapacious nature- this would have labels such as “empowerment” or “liberation”. Of course, this would spell the beginning of the end for the civilization.

Many societies-including America-are currently at this point. They have become enfeebled by feminism/liberalism which could only exist with the surplus of goods and materials provided by men. After the unchecked nature of women runs through civilization like a cyclone, I believe measures will be taken to once again restrict their nature in order to protect civilization.

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"The One" September 2, 2012 at 22:03

Uncle Elmer, thanks for the Forbes link. I blasted her directly on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/PeerlessPower/status/242486077728882688

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Gamerp4 September 3, 2012 at 12:58

Well i will simply say that All the Bicycle have left the town and have gone GHOST.

You can see one but you can’t RIDE one.

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Tree September 3, 2012 at 14:56

This statement about fish and bicycles was obviously made by an angry person incapable of logic.

Let us remember not to respond with hatred.
Let our realizations lead to our freedom, and a “truth shall set you free” kind of lifestyle.

We have a responsibility to our genes and maybe to our God. The civilization that stands is in fact falling. Lets make our own and make it better. Have fun with it and don’t be dragged down by anger or regret.

I remember when I was a kid, I watched some other kids in the class as they were throwing quarters at each other in some kind of game. Then one was thrown at me. I picked it up and thought, what a funny thing to do. Suspecting that I was caught by surprise, another one was unsuccessfully launched. I kept both and later bought a soda at lunch. Don’t get caught in anyone’s game, make your own, without envy or hatred. Feel sorry for the poor fools who have just wasted themselves on stupidity and enjoy the sweetness of freedom.

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