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Subject: [Leica] Jaywalking
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:13:36 -0500

I always wondered where the point system came from!
But I think cabs have an unfair advantage and should be handicapped. As
should motorcycles.
I got hit by a motorcycle on Central Park west my first week in NY. He laid
quite a patch of rubber before he hit me so it would appear he didn't need
any more point.  The key when crossing the street is not to change your
mind, stop, go back. Just keep moving at an even pace. The cars will just
miss you.

On 2/22/14 8:09 PM, "Ken Carney" <kcarney1 at> wrote:

> Here you are, Mark
> You can thank me later.
> On 2/22/2014 11:59 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> There is a scandal going on now where I live on the Upper West Side of
>> Manhattan NY cars are moving down pedestrians like bowling pins every five
>> minutes and at the next intersection from the last one.. A cab driver who
>> kills a little boy and knocked down his dad was back on the street the 
>> next
>> day driving his cab. Death by car means you get sent to the principles
>> office.
>> The new Mayor and police responded by handing out pedestrian tickets to
>> hundreds of people the next day.  Crossing without the light is also
>> considered J walking. They dragged a very old Chinese man down the the
>> ground for not stopping to get his ticket and someone got shots of his
>> bloodied head.
>> The reasons are now said to be two fold.
>> The speed of the cars and the cars "failing to yield the right of way".
>> We take it that  "failing to yield the right of way" means they mow you 
>> down
>> like a dog in the street because they think they have the light and you
>> don't.
>> Or "this guy is annoyingly texting in the middle of the crosswalk lets see
>> how far he goes flying when I neglect to break."
>> Or "death by GPS"
>> Or the driver was texting.
>> On 2/22/14 9:40 AM, "Frank Filippone" <red735i at> wrote:
>>> Keep in mind that she was arrested for "failure to identify" meaning she
>>> would not show them her ID... Since she was a college student, wearing 
>>> gym
>>> clothes, and out jogging, it is not surprising she had no ID with her....
>>> Another idiotic display of Police power....  Do it my way or else....
>>> Frank Filippone
>>> Red735i at
>>> Generally, in the US, "jaywalking" is defined as crossing the street any
>>> place except at a marked pedestrian crossing. It was something that was
>>> invented back in the 1920s or 30s for the convenience of car drivers. I
>>> think in Texas it is a capital crime.
>>> Cheers,
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Mark William Rabiner

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