Why All Trucks Should Be Banned

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Yesterday in New York, our country witnessed yet another tragic and cowardly attack by a ‘lone wolf’ on the values we hold dear. The police investigation into these events is ongoing and it is too early to draw any conclusions, certainly concerning the lone wolf’s possible motive.  What we can say based on sound-bites from public leaders such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is that it had nothing to do with Islam and that there is no ‘wider plot’.

According to Cuomo: “We have no evidence whatsoever that this was anything other than a person acting individually. We have no evidence that it’s connected to anyone or anything, or there are any follow-up measures

We agree with Cuomo’s views and welcome his steady leadership in these difficult times. In terms of the two points he makes, he is entirely correct because:

–      The driver of the truck was heard to say ‘Allah Akhbar’, a phrase which originates from the Vikings, a Scandinavian people.  Whilst we previously suggested that Vikings were Muslims based on old artifacts with the words ‘Allah’ written on them, we now believe it is too early to conclude this means Vikings technically followed Islam.  Speaking of Scandinavia, we are reminded that this would not be the first time a terrorist has hailed from these parts.  We recall the brutal actions of white supremist from Norway, Anders Breivik, a devout Christian. How inconvenient would it be for the alt-right if the suspect in this case, Sayfullo Saipov, actually turned out to be another Norwegian Christian?

–      Only lone wolves ever commit the sort of incident we saw in New York, Nice, Paris, Madrid, Germany, London. We have no evidence to conclude that any external organization or religion is responsible for encouraging a certain sector of the global population to disregard basic rules of driving.

What we are able to say is that, in a number of the unrelated and uncoordinated attacks, the lone wolves were driving trucks. Here, we must pause to consider what this means.

Without a truck, it is hard to see what harm Saipov could have inflicted by merely running around and bumping into people. His appearance would have resembled a demented pinball but he would have been largely harmless.  However, Saipov calculated that people who drive trucks become many tonnes heavier than they would be when say walking down the street.  He also figured that trucks can be driven at speeds that far exceed that of walking.  Taken together, this means that truck-driving lone-wolves inflict greater harm on their victims than if they merely bumped into them in the street.  This proves the adage of the anti-truck lobby that it is not people who kill people, it is trucks that kill people.

Is there a case to ban trucks therefore?

In short, yes. Unlike guns (which we want to ban also), trucks are not specifically referred to in the US Constitution. The Founding Fathers presumably foresaw their dangers. Secondly, with the exception of transporting large and heavy items across great distances, it is difficult to see what purpose trucks serve.

If all we care about is transporting cumbersome items, why not add a trailer to bicycles and move goods that way? If not, why not transform our roads into canals so that shipment of goods occurs by barge? This worked well in England during the industrial revolution so is tried and tested.  Either of these solutions are cleaner, more environmentally friendly and would result in greater employment; recall that perhaps 20 cyclists would be required to replace a single truck driver.

Let’s rid our country of these dangerous trucks once and for all. Will anyone think of the children?

drb6
drb6

I have not taken my medications today so I feel belligerent and triggered by everything including this article. If trucks are banned, then how will Muslims follow the fatwas about killing infidels? This is so culturally insensitive.

#islamophobic

MillionDollarBonus

Sorry but I had to mark your post as Islamophobic, drb6. Muslims don’t kill people! Islam is a religion of peace!

drb6
drb6

No problem MDB, this is a very fitting punishment. I did not take my accredited medications such as Adderall etc yesterday, so I felt angry, scared, and triggered. Now that I have followed instructions of our pharmaceutical overlords and additionally signed up for anger management course and hormone replacement treatment (paid for by Obamacare) I feel much better and will not have such outbursts any more. I apologize to all Muslims whom I inadvertently offended.

MillionDollarBonus

As long as you apologize it’s ok, drb6. Pointing out that Muslims commit terror attacks is hurtful to Muslims, even if it’s true. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not – you just don’t say things like that, ever.

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

Excellent article Pbier. We know Trump will fight this. As you recall he was actually photographed behind the wheel of a semi.

A good start would be to outlaw vehicle silencers. If the victims could have heard the truck coming perhaps lives could have been saved. President Hillary pointed out how critical the Vegas shooter not having a silencer was.

I confirmed that New Jersey, where this vehicle came from, requires a vehicle have a silencer. How ridiculous is that?
39:3-70. Every motor vehicle having a combustion motor shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and no person shall use a muffler cut-out, bypass, or similar device upon a motor vehicle on a highway

Once we get this law repealed then we can address things like automatic transmissions, Bump starters, Limited fuel capacity etc…

#accredited-times-pick

MillionDollarBonus

Yes, getting these laws past the truck lobby is going to be difficult, so we should start by limiting fuel. A truck driver should be limited to one tank of fuel per month, initially, and we’ll gradually decrease the limit from there. Trump is a truck fanatic, so it’s no surprise that he is uninterested in saving innocent lives from truck violence.

trav777

This had nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.

Anyone who says it did is simply islamophobic. Islam is a religion OF PEACE. George Busch told us this. He is on the good guys side now so we should accept and believe it, especially when it is being corroborated by the NY Governor.

All this talk of connections to ISIS or anything else are clearly just your lyin’ eyes lyin’ to you.

All wolves are lone wolves. Wolves do not run in packs.

drb6
drb6

The explanation that this “lone wolf” – flagging myself as speciesist – is a Norwegian Viking is a very believable explanation. The other explanation, which I just read on Zerohedge, is that this was another false flag perpetrated and orchestrated by someone (presumably, a FUCKING WHITE MALE).

#speciesist

Anon
Anon

Just remember that Muslims will inherit the earth

but as with all inhetitences

someone (or lots of someones) needs to die first.

Black Lives Matter

Only rednecks drive trucks. Ban them.

TedCruz
TedCruz

Excuse me. They are Rigs, not trucks. We Texans have many names for you non-English speaking people who refuse to learn the language, then label yourselves “oppressed.” The term “oppressed” has nothing to do with one who causes his own problems. Buy a dictionary. Call yourselves self-destructive. You can still avail yourselves of government grants and Obamacare.

Government help comes from many very fine Nigerian PhDs and doctors.

You know, terrorists are self destructive. Do you people call them oppressed? Timothy McVey was oppressed? If you believe terrorists are oppressed, then I know of no fine Nigerian doctors who can help you. But you may you find solice in taking meds prescribed by fine Nigerian doctors whom you can further blame for your “oppression” after neither the doctors nor their meds helps. In that event you are miserable, and likely incorrigible. #Cruz2020

TedCruz
TedCruz

A vote for me will set you free!!

drb6
drb6

Texas belongs to Spanish-speaking Mexico, you brute!

TedCruz
TedCruz

Please check yourself into the nuthouse IMMEDIATELY if not sooner!

#ableist

Black Lives Matter

That means a lot coming from you, Lyin’ Ted. Isn’t pathological lying a psychiatric condition? Even your President thinks you’re nuts.

Muslims Castrated their Black Slaves
Muslims Castrated their Black Slaves

He thinks you are criminally insane.

MillionDollarBonus

What’s wrong with being in a nut house you ableist monster?? I was locked up for moths for attacking someone who misgendered me! Does that make me a bad or insane person?

Anon
Anon

Instead of Banning Trucks, can we collect all those Muslim lone wolves and do a group Impalement in front of a refugee resettlement center?

New refugees can then learn about the mistakes of older refugees, and why not to repeat.

Impalement shafts should be coated with bacon grease for easier insertion into the rectum.

Black Lives Matter

The brony picture is coming, Anon. There is no escape.

Anon
Anon

Just more proof that you lust after mules.

You and The Great Mo seem more and more alike.

Do you also play dress up in little girls clothing to get divine revelation?

https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Qur%27an,_Hadith_and_Scholars:Muhammad_and_Cross-Dressing

“Do not injure me regarding ‘A’isha. The revelation does not come to me when I am in the garment of any woman except ‘A’isha.”

Abu
Abu

Nice article, Pbier. But it looks like your point was based on “Why all truck should be banned. ” And now the whole debate is about Islam, or is it only Muslim people drive truck?

MillionDollarBonus

Why on earth are we still allowing fully automatic and semi-automatic trucks on the market?? This individual should NEVER have been allowed to access even a car or motorbike let alone a TRUCK! What kind of insane gung-ho country do we live in that still allows people to access vehicles that can be used as dangerous weapons?? It’s like we’re living in the wild west or something! End truck violence NOW!

Abu
Abu

If that’s the case, truck violence must end now before things get out of control. MDB.

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