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Who's doing the Shooting, what's this world coming to??

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Ninety5rpm said:
"What's this world coming to?" inquires the title of this thread, rhetorically suggesting whatever it is coming to is not good.

Meh. These kind of incidents, are, unfortunately, par for the course in the history of humanity. There is nothing really new or different here, nor is this any kind of indicator of where the world is going.

This is a case of fairly typical moronic punks engaging in a particularly stupid and dangerous prank, this time in context that is getting world focus. Let's not blow things out of proportion.

Good points. In many ways, race fans are much better behaved than they were in the past. Merckx getting punched in the gut is an obvious example. I remember when a foreign rider on his way to victory in an Italian race would be rewarded by the tifosi with showers of vinegar and spit. Personally, I'll take an occasional stray BB over Uncle Paolo spewing partially chewed pistachios and cheap wine spit in my face any day.
 
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issoisso and runninboy, Merckx getting punched did happen. Merckx getting his jaw broke by a fan did not happen. He tangled wheels with another rider and they both crashed and he broke is jaw.
 
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Probably the Tour organisers trying to induce some action into the most boring tour I've seen in the last 30years!. This is probably the most exciting thing in the last week and half...or was it Marc Madiot calling the French onto the streets to stop Armstrong winning?
 
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Ninety5rpm said:
"What's this world coming to?" inquires the title of this thread, rhetorically suggesting whatever it is coming to is not good.

Meh. These kind of incidents, are, unfortunately, par for the course in the history of humanity. There is nothing really new or different here, nor is this any kind of indicator of where the world is going.

This is a case of fairly typical moronic punks engaging in a particularly stupid and dangerous prank, this time in context that is getting world focus. Let's not blow things out of proportion.

Exactly. Theft, Thuggery, Hooliganism, Murder, etc. it's a constant in society. The murder rate in a lot of first-world countries has been stable for 500 years.
 
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I have no idea how this post wound up being a separate topic! :eek: I posted it in reply to the new topic that also rightly was closed.

Je hebt een leuke site, maar waarom draait de Tour bij jouw in februari?

Nog een ding – wij proberen zoveel mogelijk het dupliceren van topics te vermijden, dus had jouw bijdraag beter in de reeds bestaande topic gepast.

En welkom! ;)
 
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Columbine?

The world coming to an end?

Shut down the TDF ...... close the course ..... everyone duck and hide in your home until it's OK to come out again !!!

PANIC


Get a grip.:cool:
 
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lostintime said:
Columbine?

The world coming to an end?

Shut down the TDF ...... close the course ..... everyone duck and hide in your home until it's OK to come out again !!!

PANIC


Get a grip.:cool:

I agree kids have always done stupid things, a bb gun to some kids is merely a toy. they probably have broken a few windows with it and thought they would stir things up.
not murderers just stupid kids big difference