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StuInMcCandless

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Sep 13 2013 at 12:36pm #

He’s had his Facebook account taken down before. He has a backup, where he is known as James Mozuch.


edmonds59

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Sep 13 2013 at 12:53pm #

Some of this particular idiot’s other work, still up:


A mokery must be a place where one breeds and raises mokes.


Drewbacca

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Sep 13 2013 at 3:16pm #

erok wrote:It’s been down a week now. facebook has not responded to multiple requests, given multiple different ways, and we’ve reached out to personal contacts there. the link they provided to challenge the takedown is a dead, broken link (remember that next time there’s a bug on this messageboard).

It’s truly unbelievable. we’re almost out of our “proper” channels, so we may have to do something public

Have they given any feedback beyond a dead link? Besides, how is anything found at bikepgh(dot)org a justification for removing the page at fb(dot)com if it doesn’t violate any of the FB TOS? Honestly, I’ve been through this game with them at least ten times over banned accounts due to game related bs and it’s unlikely that it won’t be resolved. I’ll have to look for the email contacts I’ve used in the past. In the meantime, no harm in going public over fb’s bs policies… I hate that site and only use it do to the lack of an alternative.


salty

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Sep 13 2013 at 6:09pm #

That is complete bullshit – both Mr. Love and FB’s unwillingness to fix the problem.

There’s always https://plus.google.com/u/0/112263477379465038018/posts


Drewbacca

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Sep 13 2013 at 11:10pm #

Site is back, thank goodness.


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 14 2013 at 8:03am #

Facebook deleted his account, but hours later, like a bad mushroom, he popped right back up. Same name, same attitude. Put profile.php?id=100004771634527 after facebook.com if you’re interested. He actually is an interesting person, if you’re into railroad and trolley history.


rainbow dog

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Sep 16 2013 at 8:57am #

Would it be reasonable to inform the Port Authority of Thomas Bennett’s attitude towards cyclists? Assuming that’s his real name. Wouldn’t be the first time people got reprimanded/fired over ill thought facebook postings. Using his language, the guy “doesn’t deserve” to be on the road in a professional capacity.


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 16 2013 at 10:07am #

No, not worth the trouble. There really dozens more like him . I can name some names, but I would only scratch the surface. That is not to say that he and others cannot be called on the carpet if they do something stupid.

Get a helmet camera, mount it on the seatpost, point it backward, and make sure it’s always working and you know how to process and store the video if needed. (9 days out of 10 you can probably just delete it.) What you want to prove is what said bus driver did before he passed you.

When you have it, report it in writing and save a copy of what you sent before you send it. Be absolutely clear on details of where you were, what you were doing, what measures you were taking to be visible and not doing something unexpected. You need to prove you were beyond reproach, and that the driver was not. Indicate you have video to back up your complaint.

In order to positively identify which driver was involved, they need the exact location, time of day, bus number, bus route number, and direction of travel.

It is very difficult to get a driver fired, but if they get called in enough times to answer for how they handled a situation, it will start to make a difference.

Short version: Take names and kick ass, but we have to be following the rules, too, and willing to make a case.


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 28 2013 at 10:51am #

The durn fool hasn’t changed his mind a bit and won’t shut up. I have not said a word to him in weeks. But I got this from him on Friday, responding to a proposal he saw about rearranging traffic lanes on Fifth from Oakland to Downtown:

“Bikes on sidewalks and roads yes. No to taking bus lanes away. And keep to right. No to along solid yellow lines.

N oakland 1 bus lane 1 4 bikes 2 lanes 4 motor traffic or put bikes on side streets like bikes on watson”

A few days ago (Sept 24), I got these:
“Drug addicks messed up erie pgh trail from brayburn to arnold.”

“For u and bike pgh hating me 4 thinking safety i am trying to help u all get rail trail extended north.”

He doesn’t understand the law, doesn’t want to understand anything, and his mind is rusted shut. He seems to want to get trails built, but wants nothing to do with bikes in traffic.

I will have nothing further to do with him, but I will keep the community posted if he does anything that involves us.


Drewbacca

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Sep 28 2013 at 1:57pm #

StuInMcCandless wrote:

I will have nothing further to do with him, but I will keep the community posted if he does anything that involves us.

I think that’s the best approach. It’s good to know that there are people out there like him sending mixed signals with a self-righteous attitude concerning bicycle infrastructure. Obviously, on some issues he will be an ally while on others, he will be an obstacle.

He’s confusing dislike for him with the fact that he talks too much. IF the guy would shut up once in a while and actually consider what others are trying to say to him… but he doesn’t seem to listen, unless the person he is speaking to is affirming the opinions he already holds.

You can’t win with someone like that, and as we saw with his personal vendetta against bikepgh on facebook (despite bikepgh having nothing to do with anyone debating this guy), he’s dangerous to even have a simple discussion with. Best to just ignore him.


Drewbacca

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Sep 16 2014 at 1:03pm #

In regards to this thread http://bikepgh.org/mb/topic/opinion-piece-at-the-post-gazzette-today-not-very-nice/

The latest from James…


Drewbacca

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Sep 16 2014 at 1:06pm #


Drewbacca

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Sep 16 2014 at 1:15pm #

sheesh, almost exactly one year later… like clockwork.


edmonds59

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Sep 16 2014 at 5:17pm #

Haha! He is not at all well. And yet, as Stu said, he manages to get the ear of legitimate authorities. It’s mind boggling.

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