Re: "Actually you are the first person to bring up this issue"
> I don't mean well at all. I responded 'cause I find humor
> in pointing out logical inconsistency. I didn't "realise"
> you'd contact anyone because you rejected the notion as
> not worthwhile. I'm pretty intelligent, but not
> clairvoyent. I could have realized it had you bothered to
> mention it.
If you had glanced at the website you would have seen. In
fact, anyone coming new to the debate who thinks they have
some startling insight should probably read it. My dealings
with the CPSC are detailed athttp://www.ne.jp/asahi/julesandjames..._and_quick_re-
and you might learn something from the related pages too.
>>As for J DeMarco at the CPSC, well he commissioned Mark
>>LaPlant of Cannondale to report on the issue, and
>>surprisingly enough the turkey didn't vote for Christmas.
>>In fact he produced a bull**** whitewash which he refuses
>>to publish. But since all the manufacturers can
>>(apparently truthfully) claim that no rider has ever
>>reported any incident, there really is little more that
>>the CPSC can (or probably should) do.
> Again, not the "truth" you espouse so therefore it's a
> "whitewash". Next you're going to tell us the CIA is
> behind it all right? Ya know, if you could document actual
> circumstances (rather than internet anecdotes and gossip),
> than you could prove the point to the apparently
> intransigent CPSC.
I suggest you read the letters I've posted on that page, and
try to work out a plausible explanation for his behaviour.
A quick summary:
I emailed DeMarco several times in August and September, and
was repeatedly told that a letter was on its way, or had
even been sent. Eventually I got a bland Word document as an
In mid October, I received the official letter which was
significantly different. Although dated 2 Sept, it was only
posted on the 15th October, a couple of days _after_ the
ASTM meeting to which it refers.
DeMarco has not replied to any of my emails since that date.
Mark Laplant refuses to publish his report which was
presented at the "open" ASTM meeting.
Ask them yourselves if you don't believe me. Oh, I forgot,
you're one of those who prefer to piss and moan on usenet
than actually _do_ anything.