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Old 13 December 2018, 02:04 PM
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One thing that changed this year in Oregon was that you're no longer allowed to turn if there's a pedestrian in the crosswalk at all.
That is, theoretically, the law here. I say theoretically because if you wait for the crosswalk to clear completely, you will never turn. Either there's always someone in the crosswalk, or the light is too short for both allowing people to cross and for cars to turn.

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Old 13 December 2018, 04:18 PM
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Yeah, there's been some pressure in Roseburg after several hit and runs to just change the stoplights so that it's red in all directions when pedestrians are crossing instead of having traffic and pedestrians in the intersection at the same time.
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Old 13 December 2018, 06:37 PM
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There is one intersection like that in Seattle (on Pike Place, by the Market), and I think it's a great idea. People can cross diagonally if they like.

Of course, since right turn on red is legal, there are still cars that want to turn, but the odds of them hitting anyone are much, much lower.

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Old 13 December 2018, 07:22 PM
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One thing that changed this year in Oregon was that you're no longer allowed to turn if there's a pedestrian in the crosswalk at all. It's amazing how many people utterly ignore that.
Do you have a cite for that? Is it a law that is local to you, maybe? I think it's a bit more complicated than that, and not quite so restrictive. This article, from Sept. of this year, is consistent with my understanding of the law currently concerning turning when someone is in the crosswalk. https://www.statesmanjournal.com/sto...gn/1302233002/.
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Old 13 December 2018, 07:41 PM
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There was an article about it the local newspaper, but every time I try to search it I only get the latest headlines regardless of what keywords I use, even if I limit the search dates to December of last year through February of this year.
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Old 13 December 2018, 10:00 PM
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At the state level, the law is consistent with what's described in the article I linked. The statute is ORS 811.028, if you want to look it up.
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Old 13 December 2018, 10:36 PM
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Ah, well, didn't matter since the street I was trying to turn onto in Portland was only two lanes and therefore small enough that I needed to wait until the pedestrians were completely out of it anyway.
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Old 14 December 2018, 05:40 AM
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Context: I got informed by my boss that a coworker is sick and was asked if I could fill in for her. I asked if that was just for today or also for Saturday (since I had already made plans).

Responding to "do I need to come in Saturday?" with "I'm going to be out of town for the weekend" does not actually answer the question. I mean, seriously. There's an implied answer there, but it still isn't actually what I was asking.
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Old 14 December 2018, 12:32 PM
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The response to that response should be “So am I!”
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Old 14 December 2018, 01:08 PM
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Google things yourself. Our marketing person thinks I am some sort of genius, since I can answer all the random questions she asks. I just Google them, and then tell her. I have told her to just Google the questions herself, but I guess this is easier for her somehow.
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Old 15 December 2018, 01:15 AM
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Let+me+google+that+for+you
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Old 15 December 2018, 03:17 AM
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Google things yourself.
Seriously. The other day: "I asked but she just said 'google it' so I didn't know what to do..."
Really? Really??
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Old 15 December 2018, 09:30 AM
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Tucson is a big city. There are plenty of other hotels to stay at it you think we're too expensive.
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Old 16 December 2018, 05:51 PM
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You really don't need to tell me the famous story about something my grandfather did. Trust me, I've heard it.
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Old 16 December 2018, 10:11 PM
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You really don't need to tell me the famous story about something my grandfather did. Trust me, I've heard it.
I'd like to hear it.

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Old 16 December 2018, 11:07 PM
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Sorry, but I'd rather not share details of my family that could easily be used to identify me on the boards (at least not on forums where my identity isn't publicly known).
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Old 17 December 2018, 01:06 AM
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MichiganGirl, his grandfather is famed for saying "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" on the moon.
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Old 17 December 2018, 11:48 AM
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TYSHTTP: An outdoor Christmas Caroling event at night, on a beach, in December, in New England is a really dumb idea. Making it a "rain or shine" event doubly so.
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Old 17 December 2018, 12:24 PM
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The Catholic Church considers suicide to be a grave sin. If, as a Catholic, you’re shocked by that, then maybe you should re-examine your religious affiliations, preferably before a loved one takes their own life.

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/16/us/mi...ide/index.html

I guess the priest was a little clearer on the church’s attitudes towards suicide than this particular family would have liked. That is, he said what he should have only tip-toed around (but still sincerely believed IAW church doctrine and hinted at through nuanced words and platitudes).
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Old 17 December 2018, 01:35 PM
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I would say that even hinting or tip-toeing around the deceased being a sinner would be a bigger TYSSTTP. G-you may have sincerely held beliefs, but a funeral is not the time to preach them. ETA: (When they are unwanted by the family as they were in this case.)

FETA: If g-you feel that g-you cannot avoid preaching unwantedly at a funeral, then don't agree to preach at that funeral.

FFETA: It is the same thing as pharmacists who use religious objections to refuse to fill prescriptions. You have been hired to do a job. If your religion prevents you from doing legal parts of that job that your employer requires, find another job.
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