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i fucking hate old people. some old guy killed a bunch of people by… - don't let the bastards grind you down.
taumeson
taumeson
i fucking hate old people.

some old guy killed a bunch of people by plowing his car through a flea market. nine people died, including a 3 year old girl. he injured around 40 other people. FORTY.

why the fuck do we think it's okay to trade the lives of young people, with potential, for old? why is it okay for an old person to get away with this shit?

and, furthermore, why do we let old people drive anyway? i've bitched about this before, living in florida and all. the last accident i've seen was because an old person pulled out in front of traffic and got clobbered. i just narrowly avoided the old lady...the guy behind me wasn't so lucky.

must...control...murderous...rage...after all, I am a ticking time bomb of fury.

edit: better link stupid opera
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wiffler From: wiffler Date: July 17th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Is that the right link? Did the guy plow into the market on purpose? Or his only excuse is age?!?
ferricide From: ferricide Date: July 17th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Santa Monica Police Chief James Butts Jr. called the scene "the single most horrific, devastating scene of tragedy I've ever witnessed in 30 years of law enforcement."

qed From: qed Date: July 17th, 2003 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahahahahaha his name is butts....
dravenfrost From: dravenfrost Date: July 17th, 2003 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, when you turn 65 are you going to voluntarily cut up your license?
taumeson From: taumeson Date: July 17th, 2003 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
if i can't drive well, i will.
swolfe From: swolfe Date: July 17th, 2003 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
maybe not 65...but by 75...you should at least be re-tested.
dravenfrost From: dravenfrost Date: July 17th, 2003 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Retested I find reasonable. I was mainly just messing with Nate over the blanket generalizations. There are a lot of 70+ year old drivers that drive better than most sub 30's drivers.
taumeson From: taumeson Date: July 17th, 2003 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
i agree with the retesting, also. even by 65..like, as a requirement to social security or medicare, you have to have yearly driving tests or somethign.

but the fact that we're not likely to see any laws mandating such, and that we have age discrimination laws for older people but not for younger people, makes me spit bile. we're biased, and it saddens me.
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