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You mean a motorcycle can go that fast?

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I noted we’ve had some incidents of motorcycles speeding on public thoroughfares lately. We had a customer clocked at 145 mph on the Northway near the Twin Bridges; we had one clocked at 166 mph on the Thruway near Ravena; and we had another clocked at 193 mph in Ulster County, all of which made me think, What the hey! How can anyone go that fast on a motorcycle? Why don’t they get airborne and ...

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June 17, 2012
7:08 a.m.

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Regulary ragging on cops is your claim to shame Strock.

June 17, 2012
8:15 a.m.

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Yes Carl; rag on cops for making 'big bucks' as you used to say. These same cops are supposed to try and catch these motorcycles that speed before the rider kills hmself, the passenger or some one trying to cross the street.
And I remember you ragging on firemen who also make 'big bucks' and have to provide aid the the motor vehicle victims or put out the fires in their vehicles and homes.
GREAT to see you have your priorities in order for a change.

June 18, 2012
9:10 a.m.

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I agree with wmarincic and justapto 100%.

June 18, 2012
4:04 p.m.

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Hey Carl,

I'm a fan of your column. Thought I would mention something though regarding taking the time of a store employee with no intention to buy. Falls under the theft of time clause in Jewish history. One of my Jewish friends told me about this years ago and I thought it was pretty interesting:

The Shopkeeper's Law

It's a rule that one must not ask a merchant about a product unless he or she is actually considering purchasing the product in question.

For example, a local camera store is operated by a husband and wife. You spend an hour or so asking the owners about a camera you want to purchase. You then write down the model number and purchase the camera at Cosco at a considerable savings. Because you never had any intention of purchasing from the husband and wife's small store, you have violated Jewish law by wasting an hour of their time.