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Archive for September 17th, 2011

UC Riverside Policy 450-90 Proposal to Ban Skateboards, Skates & Scooter

Posted by mikenopolis on September 17, 2011

It’s been a long while since I’ve had anything to rant about. I guess life has been good, or at least unadventurous.

Like many others, my college experience consisted of me not having a car as my parents thought I would party hard if I had a car which shows how little my parents understand their introverted child (A Little About Myself )! So without a car I was obsessed with alternative transportation. I rode my bike often but having to find a place to lock it before entering a classroom can be a hassle. In order to get to my destination quick and easy, I also rode skateboards, something called a Stowboard, push scooters and electric scooters throughout my years in college.

I just read that the University of California Riverside (specifically the Associate Vice Chancellor Charles Rowley)  is proposing a ban on these vehicles. Although I see their concern in regards to pedestrian safety, I don’t think a ban is the best way to handle it. There are those who use these vehicles recklessly, these people usually don’t have a sense of politeness, then there are those who are like me. I’ve always watched where I was going, slowed down and walked my board when it’s crowded. I don’t remember the exact time we had between classes if they were back to back, but I believe it’s 10 minutes. Have these administrators ever walked from, let’s say Physics 1000 building to the University Village. 10 minutes is seriously pushing it… especially in that Inland Empire heat!

UCR Policy 450-90 (Proposed)

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A Little About Myself (as of September 2011)

Posted by mikenopolis on September 17, 2011

As I was writing a post, I started to go on a tangent about the kind of person I am. I decided to cut and paste it here so I don’t digress too much from the title of that post.

I’m such a non party-er a lot of people assume that I hate all events. I generally do not enjoy the company of others whom I cannot hold a somewhat intelligent or hobby related conversation with. I also seem to insult some people way too easily because of my views on life, relationship, children, religion and everything in between. People are way too optimistic and I’m way too pessimistic.  As the saying goes “If you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything as all” That is why I’m labelled as the quiet guy, and also the reason I have a blog and twitter account…also the reason why I don’t post anything on Facebook.

My views on politics is a bit odd too (according to some I HAVE to choose a side). I’m neither a republican, democrat nor any other party. I’m on the side that is less likely to screw up. Political candidate’s goals are hardly what they can accomplish in the years they are appointed to serve. As of today I believe US President Barack Obama has an approval rating of 43%. Who is to say that if John McCain was elected that his rating at this point would be better. We would never know for sure. All I’m saying is that we will never elect anyone who can magically fix everything they promised. But I believe all candidate’s intention is to better the livelihood of Americans.

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