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TheOutdoorThreadmill

Poster of Savage Greatness.
It isn't necessarily his speed though or even the road position he takes up - it's the intent. If people went out driving looking for aggro, deliberately provoking, remonstrating with other drivers etc etc it wouldn't be long before there would be a squad car involved and repeatedly doing it day in day out with invariably incur penalty points for driving with undue care and attention etc etc.

Case in point I know of a poster here (possibly ex poster, it's hard to tell) who routinely advocates for cyclists online - more cycle lanes, safer passing from motorists etc etc............however they do not go looking for or cause aggro as their way of doing it. At the end of the day, we all just want to get from a to b safely. We don't need to have people on the road deliberately looking to cause trouble.
Absolutely, we all do. In the same way I assume Righttobikeit does as well (Twitter death wish aside) I posted this before months ago, that when I cycling I always assume that motorists do have a clue of the rules of the road when it comes to dealing with cyclists on the road, the vast majority that I have encountered don't. His issue is that 9 out of 10 times he is correct on the rules but his arrogance doesn't let him see that there are many cyclists/drivers buried in graveyards all over the country who were also correct. He definitely does go looking for aggro but the scary thing is how easy motorists react to him as well. He clearly cycles an awful lot and obviously will come across more of these incidents but the amount of punishment passes that he posts is frightening particularly if you have young kids cycling.
 
On what grounds are you claiming that you/John is being defamed? For it to be defamation I'm fairly sure you will need to show that you/John have a good reputation (good luck with that) and what Cranky posted was untrue. Can you do that?

If not, why don't you stop with your veiled threats you silly cyclist 😇

Cranky is admitting to having a grudge and wants to play the man, calling him a prick.
He has made negative unfounded comments about his alleged business, the way he treats his employees, and the quality of food he serves.
He has called for him to be driven off the road.
He posts up for the past few days, every tweet of his so people can do the usual 'aint he awful' pile on.
He makes light of the fact that others want him to end up in the hospital.

At the end of the day, this person is a private individual and whether you like it or not has rights under our constitution namely the right to protect his name. Therefore one cannot defame him intentionally or unintentionally.

We know that Ireland's defamation laws are very very strict some say too strict, but that is a question for another day. Yet we have posters here wilfully ignorant of this, thinking that if they post under an anonymous avatar they are protected.

They are not.

Put it this way, would any of you be comfortable posting the same stuff under your real name?
Would you be OK with your friends and family knowing the type of stuff you post?
Most importantly would your employer be happy with the type of comments you post about this subject?

Maybe you don't give a shit, maybe you have no friends or loved ones or no job and live in a basement in Ballygarven. Then work away...
For those that have something to lose, going down this path may well come back to bite you.
 
Cranky is admitting to having a grudge and wants to play the man, calling him a prick.
He has made negative unfounded comments about his alleged business, the way he treats his employees, and the quality of food he serves.
He has called for him to be driven off the road.
He posts up for the past few days, every tweet of his so people can do the usual 'aint he awful' pile on.
He makes light of the fact that others want him to end up in the hospital.

At the end of the day, this person is a private individual and whether you like it or not has rights under our constitution namely the right to protect his name. Therefore one cannot defame him intentionally or unintentionally.

We know that Ireland's defamation laws are very very strict some say too strict, but that is a question for another day. Yet we have posters here wilfully ignorant of this, thinking that if they post under an anonymous avatar they are protected.

They are not.

Put it this way, would any of you be comfortable posting the same stuff under your real name?
Would you be OK with your friends and family knowing the type of stuff you post?
Most importantly would your employer be happy with the type of comments you post about this subject?

Maybe you don't give a shit, maybe you have no friends or loved ones or no job and live in a basement in Ballygarven. Then work away...
For those that have something to lose, going down this path may well come back to bite you.
Mental breakdown thread 👈
 

TheOutdoorThreadmill

Poster of Savage Greatness.
Cranky is admitting to having a grudge and wants to play the man, calling him a prick.
He has made negative unfounded comments about his alleged business, the way he treats his employees, and the quality of food he serves.
He has called for him to be driven off the road.
He posts up for the past few days, every tweet of his so people can do the usual 'aint he awful' pile on.
He makes light of the fact that others want him to end up in the hospital.

At the end of the day, this person is a private individual and whether you like it or not has rights under our constitution namely the right to protect his name. Therefore one cannot defame him intentionally or unintentionally.

We know that Ireland's defamation laws are very very strict some say too strict, but that is a question for another day. Yet we have posters here wilfully ignorant of this, thinking that if they post under an anonymous avatar they are protected.

They are not.

Put it this way, would any of you be comfortable posting the same stuff under your real name?
Would you be OK with your friends and family knowing the type of stuff you post?
Most importantly would your employer be happy with the type of comments you post about this subject?

Maybe you don't give a shit, maybe you have no friends or loved ones or no job and live in a basement in Ballygarven. Then work away...
For those that have something to lose, going down this path may well come back to bite you.
Tbh, after the way he and his cycling freak entourage went after Cumnor, he can't complain if his own business gets attacked. Live by the internet sword, die by it.
 

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