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Old 12 March 2017, 07:31 AM
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Mixing? Not really. But sometimes I need the Cliff Notes.
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Old 12 March 2017, 12:18 PM
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It isn't. And stop calling me Shirley.
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Old 12 March 2017, 01:00 PM
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It isn't. And stop calling me Shirley.
Shirley was my grandmother's name. I miss her so much...
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Old 13 March 2017, 09:12 PM
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No, really, you can't compare Ivanka Trump to Chelsea Clinton in terms of treatment by the media and the comedy shows. When Chelsea Clinton was referenced, very cruelly by some, she was a child whose father happened to be president. Ivanka Trump is an adult and she and her husband are part of her father's inner circle at the White House. So yeah SNL totally gets to mock her and if she can't deal with it she can always go on twitter and tell everyone how she feels.
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Old 15 March 2017, 02:31 PM
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This is addressed to the man (or woman, but probably man) in the dark Ford pickup--you just drove under two different signs telling you that I-405 northbound was closed (due to an accident). Was it really a good idea to plant yourself at the end of the line of stuck cars on the northbound on ramp?

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Old 15 March 2017, 03:27 PM
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If you can't complete your turn before the light turns red, don't enter the intersection. If you aren't sure whether you can complete the turn before the light turns red, don't enter the intersection.

Entering the intersection and straddling two lanes of cross traffic when the light turns red is not an effective option, asshat.
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Old 15 March 2017, 03:50 PM
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I was taught that if you do get caught in the intersection waiting to turn left when the light turns red, you are to complete your turn, thus clearing the intersection.
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Old 15 March 2017, 04:16 PM
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I'm talking about a case where it is clear you can't make your turn because traffic is already backed up in the lane you are turning into.
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Old 15 March 2017, 04:46 PM
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I see a lot of that. Not just people making turns, either.
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Old 15 March 2017, 06:05 PM
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Thank you, neighbors and local businesses, for fulfilling your obligation to remove the snow from the sidewalk in front of your property. However, you should consider the spirit as well as the letter of the law by:

a. Leaving access to the sidewalk in front of the adjacent property, rather than piling your snow on the sidewalk at your boundary line, and

b. If you're on the corner, clearing a path to the crosswalk so I can actually walk further than the block I live on.
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Old 17 March 2017, 12:17 PM
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I actually saw a woman walking in the traffic lane on one of the busiest streets in my area because the sidewalk was not plowed. It is a house that is under construction, so I am guessing there was nobody to shovel. But why would you walk in traffic? It is extremely dangerous and lead to a big slowdown in the lane.
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Old 17 March 2017, 01:37 PM
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But why would you walk in traffic?
I think you've answered your own question.

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because the sidewalk was not plowed.
If the sidewalk's impassable, and you have to get somewhere, what else are you going to do?

Finding another route could mean making the walk significantly longer, and perhaps make the walker late to work, or make the walk beyond the walker's strength. And there's no guarantee that another route wouldn't also have portions of the sidewalk blocked -- after a storm like that it's actually pretty likely.
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Old 17 March 2017, 01:47 PM
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I walked home from school after a blizzard once, and I walked in the street because I'm short and the snow on the unplowed sidewalk would have been above my knee level.

I've also seen people jogging/running/walking on the road when the sidewalk is clear; I assume they're doing it because the asphalt is more resilient and easier on their joints (or they think it is -- I have no idea if it really makes any difference).
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Old 17 March 2017, 01:53 PM
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Ohh! Mixing nerd culture movies now are we?
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Don't cross the beams!!!
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Old 17 March 2017, 03:51 PM
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I understand why people sometimes walk in the street when it is snowy/icy, that doesn't make it less dangerous, for both pedestrian and drivers, though.
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Old 17 March 2017, 03:59 PM
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Don't cross the beams!!!
I tried to resist, but my inner pedant is too strong.

"Don't cross the streams."
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Old 17 March 2017, 04:07 PM
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I understand why people sometimes walk in the street when it is snowy/icy, that doesn't make it less dangerous, for both pedestrian and drivers, though.
In my case, there wasn't any other option. My parents couldn't come pick me up, and there wasn't a bus. I stuck to the least traveled roads that would take me where I needed to go. IDK what else I could have done.
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Old 20 March 2017, 01:20 PM
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If you have called several people and gotten a pretty similar cost estimate from each of them, that is the "fair price" for the work you want done. Calling others and then complaining that no one is willing to do the work for "a fair price" won't help...that is the fair price. You just don't want to pay it.
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Old 20 March 2017, 08:12 PM
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Dear pet owners :

If you have a dog, please don't let him wander off at night. I mean, I enjoyed having some company while going to work this morning, but that beagle followed me all the way to the sorting center where I work, even getting into the entrance hall. And I'm still worried about what might have happened to him afterwards (there are cars, and trucks, and foxes there). I hope he wasn't involved into anything serious, really. Because he was both gorgeous and very nice.
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Old 23 March 2017, 02:49 AM
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If you get into a minor fender bender, don't simply stop in the middle of the left traffic lane and get out to assess the damage. Move your cars off the road first! Caltrans even posts signs along the highway instructing people to do this.
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