Review Category : TRENDING

99 Problems, And Illegal Scooters Is One

They have been called “Hoverboards“, Segways and by the definition of the Metropolitan Police of the UK, “Self-Balancing Scooters“.
They have become popular overnight, worldwide, these boards have have found their way on side streets, parks, playgrounds, malls and even airports!
The surge of these boards are partially due to their affordability, convenience and what so may say, a satisfaction of a past fantasy. Let’s face it , it was 26years ago “Doc” Dr. Emmett Brown (Christoper Lloyd) promised us one! Him and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), in the movie Back To The Future II, traveled to the “Future” of “October, 21, 2015”, where the “Hoverboard” existed! It would seem as if it was prophesized.

This all means nothing to the MPS who have just announced that the “Self-Balancing Scooter” is illegal to ride in public in the UK.
Real-Time MPS Tweet
MPS Tweet

This has also been a discussion with the MPS on Twitter in real-time as well. Their justification for this lies within the lines of the Highway Act 1835, under section 72.

The Crown Prosecution Service have supported that “it is against the law to ride them on any public road, including the pavement, and that they should only be used on private land.” This is the language written under section 72 of the Highway Act 1835.

The MPS have also provided, through their Twitter, the CPS, FAQ:

  • 1.”I have a self-balancing scooter and I want to ride in on the public road, is it legal for road use?”

    No. Vehicles must be approved via ECWVTA or MSVA in order to be licensed and registered. Self-balancing scooters would not currently meet the requirements of these schemes so are not legal for road use.

    2.”I have been riding a self-balancing scooter on the public foot-way (pavement) outside my house, have I committed an offence?”

    Yes. It is an offence under section 72 of the Highway Act 1835 to ride or drive a vehicle on the pavement. It is only an offence under this Act in England and Wales. In Scotland it is an offence under section 129(5) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.

    3.”Where can I ride a self-balancing scooter?”

    You can only ride an unregistered self-balancing scooter on land which is private property and with the landowner’s permission. The Department for Transport would advise that appropriate safety clothing should be worn at all times.

    4.”I have seen people using electric bicycles on the road without registration. Why are they permitted but a self-balancing scooter is not?”

    Bicycles are covered by different rules to those applying to self balancing scooters. Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles must meet the requirements of the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations 1983. Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles that conform to these regulations are considered to be pedal cycles and as such are allowed to use cycle facilities such as cycle lanes on the road and cycle tracks away from the road which other powered vehicles are prohibited from using. A self-balancing scooter does not meet these requirements as it cannot be pedaled.

Clearly this encroachment upon the people does not create a warm relationship between the police and it’s community. It seems to be the “modus operandi” of the police and government, another action to seize control and in their words…MONEY! Not once has the mention of safety been an issue, but the MPS did “tweet”, “It’s because they’re technically motor vehicles & therefore have to be registered, licensed & insured to ride on public roads.

"It's because they're technically motor vehicles & therefore have to be registered, licensed & insured to ride on public roads."

“It’s because they’re technically motor vehicles & therefore have to be registered, licensed & insured to ride on public roads.”

So in true “Big Brother” fashion, like a game of chess…The police and the UK government have made their move.
It will be interesting to see what leads from this ban and the impact it will have on the sale and cost of these “Hoverboards”.
So if you are in the UK and own one…remember walk…don’t ride!

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Here Is The “F*ing” News!

Why are so many Nations at war with Syria?
What are your thoughts on David Cameron?
Is China really bad?

These are questions that many may have, and often questions such as these are answered with the most benign response, propagandized filler or obvious lies.
How refreshing would it be, to have a Reporter, “Give it to you straight”?
Johnathan Pie does just that! Here (Spoof Reporter) Johnathan Pie delivers the news on the lawn with the view of the Palace Of Westminster in focus, during a familiar day in London.
Bothered by the weather conditions, the reporter questions the studio’s need to capture the reporting in this state and suggests for an “in-studio” recording. This is where one is led to believe he is insulted by a Studio Official. This angers the reporter and persuades him to…
Deliver “The f*..ing News!”

Remember, this is a spoof, but as my father always said…”We often joke the truth!“.

When “They” ask a question and are not prepared for the truth, this is the result!

Cheers Mate!

(Warning: The video contains strong language)

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No Weakness!

It Is Easier To
Build STRONG
Children Than
To REPAIR
Broken Men
” – Frederick Douglass

Dermarjay Smith

Dermarjay Smith

The Jamaican Kid Trainer

Remember this name Dermarjay Smith. This is the young 8year old boy who has gone viral with his inspirational videos, showing his fearless and tenacious approach to fitness.

He hails from Jamaica. He is touted as “The Jamaican Kid Trainer”. His mindset is strong and his heart is golden. Since his video has been widely searched, Dermarjay has found himself on various morning news shows to ESPN and most recently Ellen DeGeneres.

On Ellen, Dermarjay shares why he has adopted fitness as a lifestyle and his goals for his future!
That is right! At 8 years of age…he knows exactly what he WILL accomplish!
One of these goals are to become the next “Fastest Man Alive”, beating Usain Bolt!

Usain Bolt Racing Against The Future.

Usain Bolt Racing Against The Future.

What is more touching and exciting about this interview is that Ellen DeGeneres, in her fashion, had surprised Dermarjay with a visit from Usain Bolt. This is after Dermarjay says, “he would surely beat Usain in a race”.

Watch the Potential of our Future!
Share And Comment Below.

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Is My Blackness Offensive?

A question that will Provoke Thought and earn many responses is, Is My Blackness Offensive? Is all Fifty Shades Of Brown of it?
Which leads to another question… What “shade” was and was not acceptable the night Lin Mei and her 2 friends were not admitted into Club DSTRK, because they were, “too dark” and “too fat”?

"Refused entry: Zalika Miller (far left) pictured with her friends Reisha (center left), Tasha (center right) and Lin Mei (right). Reisha and Tasha were allegedly told they were "overweight" and "too dark" to enter DSTRK Night Club."

“Refused entry: Zalika Miller (far left) pictured with her friends Reisha (centre left), Tasha (center right) and Lin Mei (right). Reisha and Tasha were allegedly told they were “overweight” and “too dark” to enter DSTRK Night Club.”

The incident in which two young Black women were turned away at Club DSTRKT’s door for allegedly being “too dark” and “too fat”.

#DSTRKT, a popular Night Club in the West End of London, that has housed many “A” list celebrities, “has galvanized a strong social media following supported by the hashtag #DoILookDstrkt”

In the video below, Lin Mei, 29, describes the details of the night she witnessed her friends, Reisha and Tasha, asked to stand across the street from DSTRKT so the manager could look at them properly.

The two women were then allegedly told they were “overweight” and “too dark”!
This despite their names potentially being on the guest list

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Watch, Share and Comment Your Thoughts below.

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Fifty Shades Of Brown (Kola Boof Extended Interview)

Fifty Shades Of Brown‘s continued show and interview with Kola Boof (Sudanese/Egyptian American Author).
Watch as she shares her thoughts and experiences with Colorism, Racism and living 2 lives between Africa and America.

Thank you for taking the time to watch Fifty Shades Of Brown.
This show is what we consider a Docu-Show. We have comprised footage and audio from our 3month Project and Show based on Colorism. You will be educated and entertained by the Participants/Guests, who all shared their thoughts and experience with Colorism. As well as the expressed impact that Colorism had in their lives and others.

We hope that you enjoy the Show and take something away from it. We encourage you all to comment your thoughts and ideas on the show and please share any views or ideas for future shows.

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Fifty Shades Of Brown The Movie

Fifty Shades Of Brown was a 3month project. Where the host, The Voice, sought to address an issue that was resurfacing on Social Networks and within the “Melanoid” Communities.

The issue…

Colorism: “Discrimination based on skin color.

Colorism, is a form of prejudice or discrimination in which human beings are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color.

Colorism, a term coined by Alice Walker in 1982, is not a synonym of racism. “Race” depends on multiple factors (including ancestry); therefore, racial categorization does not solely rely on skin color. Skin color is only one mechanism used to assign individuals to a racial category, but race is the set of beliefs and assumptions assigned to that category. Racism is the dependence of social status on the social meaning attached to race; Colorism is the dependence of social status on skin color alone.”

The project evolved into a campaign where enlightening, educating and celebrating the marvel of Melanoid people was it’s focus.

The host conducted street interviews, where people were approached by random, scoured various social networks and random phone calls, recruiting those interested in sharing their thoughts, knowledge and experience with Colorism.

The impact was broad but the dialog was necessary.

We believe you will be educated and entertained by the Participants/Guests, who all shared their thoughts and experience with Colorism. As well as the impact that Colorism had on their lives and others.

The Panel Of Provocative Thinkers; ranged from the US to UK (London), the Show includes a special interview with Kola Boof (Sudanese/Egyptian American Author) and a host of Street Interviews.

We hope that you enjoy the Show and take something away from it. We encourage you all to comment your thoughts and ideas on the show and please share any views or ideas for future shows.

 

We Provoke Thought

Host: THE VOICE
Random Show Calls, Global Video Show Conference and Street Interviews
Subject: Colorism
Audio: Good/Fair

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