Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2002 4:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) joins Ed Markey (D-MA) with the unqualified statement that amusement rides are becoming "more dangerous." His statements come on the heels of a recent study that shows no correlation to between intense rides and brain injuries that didn't pre-exist. The rhetoric also comes before the pending announcement of a new B&M coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Read more from North Jersey News.
Here we go again...
Makes you wonder how many laws are based on absolute BS.
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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
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uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.
It's about time the pressure was put on Markey et al to defend their views, without recourse to
i) Spurious correlations, which do NOT indicate cause and effect
ii) Instances of injuries resulting from pre-existing conditions, which could just have easily been precipitated by numerous other activities.
iii) Injuries resulting from horseplay or the ride manufacturer's guidlines not being adhered to.
*** This post was edited by BeyondOblivion on 10/22/2002. *** *** This post was edited by BeyondOblivion on 10/22/2002. ***
"I never rode a B&M I didn't like.":)
Hey for once the media makes Markey & Co. look like complete idiots.
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The thought that most people here would vote against Markey solely because of this issue bothers me to no end.
Ok, I'm done. :)
If the shoe fits, find another one.
" It's all about politics. Election Day is coming up soon. He's trying to get some votes. "
he certainly isn't getting enthusiasts' votes *** This post was edited by SFGAdv lover on 10/22/2002. ***
And I say again...
More people die in cars, planes, busses, walking down the street, etc. Is he trying to stop us from riding in cars and doing other safe stuff... No, he is trying to take out something that is fun and only kills a few people a year if that.
He needs to try to stop smoking. (sorry to all of you that smoke, I think it is wrong but I have nothing against anyone)
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Feel the Strike opined: "Hey for once the media makes Markey & Co. look like complete idiots."
Now, it may be just me, but I'm not really sure the MEDIA did that, I think *Mr. Ed* makes HIMSELF look like an idiot without any help at all.....the media reports "just the facts"!
Markey is to roller coasters what the PMRC was to rock music 15 years ago! :-)
Feel The Adrenaline....
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I am really getting sick of this guy, he just doesn't stop. Unfortuneately, he seems to be slowly gathering followers. I'm 17, but I work with people who range in age from 30 to 60 who have told me "those coasters are going to hurt your brain." Too many people just blindly follow what they are told without being shown any facts.
Oh, and Helios, speaking of laws that are BS, did you know that in Ohio if there are 5 or more indians gathered on your front lawn, you are allowed to shoot them? Now that's dumb.
"The only drug I need is adrenaline"
Just my view but you got to vote the idiots out.
Along with that murder Kennedy
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!
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