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  • Dramatic video shows alleged road rage incident on California highway

    06/22/2017 6:46:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    ABC ^ | June 22, 2017 | Julia Jacobo
    Southern California police are searching for a motorcyclist who was involved in an alleged road rage incident that injured one person on Wednesday. Around 5:45 a.m., witnesses driving southbound on State Road 14 near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, California, filmed an altercation between the motorcyclist and the driver of a silver sedan, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Joshua Greengard. In the video, the motorcyclist appears to try to kick the sedan on the right. In response, the sedan veers to the left and briefly collides with the motorcyclist before losing control and crashing into the highway divider wall....
  • Filmmakers Set Bait Bikes and Film Results - Incredible Street Justice Video

    03/26/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 23 replies
    This was a dangerous thing to do, and taking the law into one's own hands is never a good thing to do, but there is some incredible street justice here. Especially good are the exploding air bags and electric dog training shock collars inserted into the seats of the bikes the perps are trying steal.
  • Funky, Folding Portable 'Suitcase' Motorcycles:

    10/24/2015 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 October 2015 | reaganite Republican
    I find most all vehicles interesting somehow -historically, artistically, or the technology- but was always more of a 'car guy' than into bikes. I've ridden a little but never actually owned a street bike of any sort. So forgive me if I'm out-of-it but I never even heard of the 1981-83 'Honda Motocompo' portable motorcycle until last week, just stumbled across it on the net.  Seems to have quite a following, and the dandy lil' 50cc scooter-ish thing was meant to be ordered along with new cars (in Japan) too, where it could be purchased as an option- it fit neatly...
  • 13-Year-Old Makes $100K Reinventing the Scooter Wheel

    09/18/2013 7:17:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2013 | Gabrielle Karol
    Nicholas Pinto may be one year away from high school, but he’s already doing big business. The 13-year-old says he’s always loved scooters, but was frustrated by how quickly the wheels would break. “As you develop your skills, like landing on the scooter harder when you’re going off of a ramp, what you want is for the parts not to break,” says Pinto, who lives with his parents and three siblings in Cranford, New Jersey. He says he was spending a lot of money replacing the wheels every few weeks. “I was saying, ‘Wow, this can’t be!’ I was trying...
  • 1956 Vintage Photos: Armoured Vespa Scooter with Cannon

    06/18/2013 7:45:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1956 | Retronaut
    “The Vespa 150 TAP is a Vespa scooter modified for use with paratroops. Introduced in 1956 and updated in 1959, it had a U.S.-made light anti-armour cannon. Roughly 800 of these scooters were deployed in the Algerian War.”
  • Handicap Scooter Bumper Car Competition At Walmart Ends In 2:30 AM Arrest Of Drunken Louisiana Guy

    12/22/2011 9:43:33 AM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 19, 2011
    An early morning game of drunken bumper cars--using Walmart handicap scooters--was broken up Saturday morning by Louisiana cops who arrested a 22-year-old man who copped to driving to the store while intoxicated. Officers with the West Monroe Police Department arrived at the Walmart around 2:30 AM in response to a call about a disturbance. Store management told cops that a group of intoxicated suspects were “playing ‘bumper cars’ with the handicap scooters in the store,” according to a probable cause affidavit. A police sergeant contacted Christopher Butler, who appeared “very intoxicated.” Butler, pictured at right, admitted driving his 2004 Ford...
  • looking for something showing cost per mile to own/operate scooters (50-125cc)

    11/21/2011 2:03:12 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 71 replies
    self ^ | 11-21-11 | wobbly bob
    scooter ratings...looking for something showing cost per mile to own/operate various scooters (50-125cc) IIRC, MCN (Motorcycle Consumer News) had/has something like this for cycles,but none for scooters that I could recall.
  • Man in Scooter Rams Elevator Doors & Falls Into Shaft

    01/29/2011 2:00:28 PM PST · by Freepmanchew · 54 replies
    An angry man riding a mobility scooter plunged to his death, after he rammed an elevator door. The unfortunate incident happened at a shopping center in Daejon, South Korea. The 40 year old man who's name was Lee, obviously had a problem with his anger. That anger, for what ever reason, has been his undoing. You will see the man reach the elevator just after the woman inside pressed the button to go down. Seconds after the doors closed, Mr Lee reached the elevator and actually ran into the doors because he must have anticipated that the woman would...
  • Scooter Libby, on the record

    11/18/2010 7:39:53 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/17/2010 | Quin Hillyer
    "Could [I] have misspoken? Yes, I am male, I'm over 50. By definition, I can misspeak." - Ambassador Joe Wilson, in a July 18, 2004, interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer."Given the incredible pace and scope of my work during that [relevant] period and the subsequent passage of time, I simply did not recall the sequence of events. ... I had completely forgotten [who had suggested a key idea]. I had forgotten [who received a call from whom]. ... I had answered all the questions truthfully, and to the best of my ability. Still, a little voice in my head was...
  • Pontiac Falls From Muscle Car Glory to Graveyard

    10/29/2010 2:55:35 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 101 replies · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/2010 | Nick Bunkley
    DETROIT — Pontiac, the brand that invented the muscle car under its flamboyant engineer John Z. DeLorean, helped Burt Reynolds elude Sheriff Justice in “Smokey and the Bandit” and taught baby boomers to salivate over horsepower, but produced mostly forgettable cars for their children, will endure a lonely death on Sunday after about 40 million in sales. It was 84 years old. The cause of death was in dispute. Fans said Pontiac’s wounds were self-inflicted, while General Motors blamed a terminal illness contracted during last year’s bankruptcy. Pontiac built its last car nearly a year ago, but the official end...
  • UK: Police crack down on mobility scooter mayhem: drunk & drugged pensioners 8 mph menace to society

    08/12/2010 2:46:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 12, 2010 | REBECCA CAMBER
    A police force facing savage budget cuts has announced a crackdown on the menace of the mobility scooter driver. Officers have launched a course to combat the scourge of the lawless silver-haired scooter rider as the number of accidents on the roads rise. They may not be joyriding teenagers any more, but officers say pensioners on mobility scooters can be just as dangerous with many being caught drunk or high on prescription drugs behind the wheel.   (edit)   He said: 'People can just buy a mobility scooter, sometimes off the internet or somewhere else, and literally just get...

    03/17/2010 2:23:17 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies · 751+ views
    self | MARCH 17, 2010 | swampsniper
    My legs are just flat worn out, I'm afraid, but I'm not about to get stuck watching TVI just ordered this, should be here next week. It will carry me and the camera bag all over the place. As it is now I'm stuck close to the car.It breaks down easily into 5 pieces so it will go in the back of the little Ford.
  • The Scooter Standard

    11/02/2009 4:44:14 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 507+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/30/2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    While the most transparent administration in history continues to stonewall Congress on its legal theories for supporting a would-be dictator in Honduras, dismissing a civil-rights case against nightstick-wielding Black Panthers, and flouting the plain language of the Constitution on the D.C. Voting Rights Bill, it’s time once again to check in on the president’s equally laughable commitment to disinfect the Justice Department, removing all traces of political taint. When it was Scooter Libby in the crosshairs, Democrats were awfully sanctimonious about the grave felony of lying to the FBI. (snip)Meet Stephanie Villafuerte. She is a former prosecutor from Denver, where...
  • McCaskill is Not a Doctor, But She Plays one in Washington (video)

    09/21/2009 10:17:28 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 31 replies · 909+ views
    FNC ^ | September 18, 2009 | HonestConservative
    Clair McCaskill thinks she's a neurologist. These people hold elected office and actually think they are entitled to tell folks what they need better than the scientists that treat them! So if you are a person with MS, Parkinsons, ALS and Huntingdon's disease, lets land our sorry butts in Clair's office and tell her what we think of her medical knowledge.
  • Runaway scooter carries off woman

    04/03/2009 5:40:42 PM PDT · by woofie · 27 replies · 880+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 3 April 2009
    Eileen Bishop said she was "half asleep" when the scooter charged off An 87-year-old Cornish woman was rescued by police five miles from home when her mobility scooter sped off out of control. Eileen Bishop, from Perranporth, and her husband Anthony were on their way to church when, he said, she "disappeared off the radar". Officers later found her heading along the A3075 towards Newquay. A police community support officer (PCSO) rode the scooter back and said it appeared to be working correctly. 'Full tilt' Mr Bishop said the incident began when he and his wife set off for St...
  • Monster scooter Preview: 2010 Honda DN-01

    03/13/2009 3:25:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 2,568+ views
    nationalpost ^ | Friday, March 13, 2009
    There seems to be a trend among manufacturers to design motorcycles for people who don't really like them. It's no surprise, then, that Honda, the world's largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, wants in on this nontraditional crowd. This is, after all, the "you meet the nicest people" company that virtually invented the concept of motorcycling as a mass-market pastime. Now it wants to broaden those horizons further, and it sees a niche smack dab between the loafer-wearing scooter crowd and those preening, leather-shod bikers. Its solution is the DN-01 ($17,499). While it looks like a motorcycle (well, sort of ), it...
  • Plug-In Hybrid Scooter Coming to U.S. in 2010

    03/07/2009 6:37:11 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 31 replies · 852+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2009 | Gary Gastelu
    AP Piaggio MP3 Hybrid The Chevy Volt just had a little of its thunder stolen. Paolo Timoni, President and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas — maker of the Piaggio and Vespa brands of motor scooters — confirmed to that the company is planning to sell a plug-in hybrid version of one of its vehicles in the United States starting in early 2010. If the gas-electric scooter makes it into showrooms on schedule, it will be the first plug-in hybrid vehicle to go on sale in the U.S., beating the Volt to market by several months, at least.
  • Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter' Libby full pardon

    02/17/2009 5:18:50 PM PST · by DBCJR · 27 replies · 2,000+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 11:00 AM | BY Thomas M. Defrank
    WASHINGTON - In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge. Sources close to Cheney told the Daily News the former vice president repeatedly pressed Bush to pardon Libby, arguing his ex-chief of staff and longtime alter ego deserved a full exoneration - even though Bush had already kept Libby out of jail by commuting his 30-month prison sentence. "He tried to make it happen right up until the very end," one Cheney...
  • Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter' Libby full pardon

    02/17/2009 7:03:52 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 79 replies · 5,009+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 17, 2009 | Thomas M. DeFrank
    Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter' Libby full pardon BY THOMAS M. DEFRANK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF Updated Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 8:36 AM WASHINGTON - In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge. Sources close to Cheney told the Daily News the former vice president repeatedly pressed Bush to pardon Libby, arguing his ex-chief of staff and longtime alter ego deserved a full exoneration - even though...
  • Bush and the Libby Pardon

    01/15/2009 7:10:03 AM PST · by meandog · 25 replies · 976+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1.15.09 | Daniel Henninger
    As the curtain closes on the presidency of George W. Bush, the one loose end dangling is the pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. In 2007 Mr. Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice. Let us be clear about the Bush legacy. After September 11, not a year into Mr. Bush's term, his became a war presidency. George Bush's place in history will turn on what becomes of Iraq and al Qaeda. If Iraq fails, history will mark down the Bush presidency. If by fits and starts Iraq grows into the...