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Mar 21, 2013 (2:10 pm)
Fin, I think one of your irritants has migrated.
Today I'm left lane SL +3, nobody behind me. Right laner changes lanes right in front of me & proceeds SL -10. Yikes.
#21545 of 22396 Re: Novel Idea [xrunner2]
Mar 21, 2013 (2:42 pm)
Our government, going back many years, had intimidated banks to make bad loans.
While perhaps that statement is true, I'd be careful shifting blame from the banks to the government. The government has had a hell of a time "intimidating the banks" to make good loans for Harp, Harp 2.0, and Harp 3.0, showing that the government is really almost powerless to get the banks to do anything.
The banks made bad loans on purpose willfully, gleefully, and happily because they were in it for the short term bonuses and profits.
#21546 of 22396 Re: Novel Idea [xrunner2]
Mar 21, 2013 (5:43 pm)
Banks control governments, not vice versa.
Sorry I took your no-test proposal as serious - with some of the stuff out there, it could be! My state has privatized motorcycle testing now, and I think is doing so for car testing, too. I know the moto people will be old school and not let people breeze by, but in my area, I worry about bribes and idiots getting people licenses.
#21547 of 22396 Re: . [hammerhead]
Mar 21, 2013 (5:47 pm)
Are you sure you weren't on 405 between Bellevue and Renton?
Saw a dbag in a white Yukon today going slow in the left lane of a 4 lane arterial, gets passed on the right, speeds up while being passed, other car gets around him, then he pulls up beside it and starts making menacing "bring it on" gestures to the other car. What is it with the truck and SUV vehicle classes that bring out the roid rage? It's long past time for mandated license endorsements for those things. Seeing a 4'9" woman in a Suburban run a red light brought that home even more.
#21549 of 22396 Time to take ACTION - CA alert!
Mar 21, 2013 (7:58 pm)
A corrupt assemblyman in CA is trying to get a bill called AB666 (the number is appropriate) passed in the CA legislature. Put a stop to this now, take action before CA sinks into the ocean (which would be a good thing should a bill like this pass).
This law is yet another attempt at making it even EASIER for cops and the government to steal your money via fines with red light cameras by removing things like the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Due Process from you and your fellow Americans.
Mar 21, 2013 (8:39 pm)
Nope. I-90 EB east of Spokane. Most of the AM drive traffic is westbound, I am (usually) lucky to have to go the other way.
#21551 of 22396 Re: Time to take ACTION - CA alert! [andres3]
Mar 22, 2013 (6:01 am)
I wonder what kind of kickbacks he is receiving from Redflex and the like. Crony capitalism, corrupt as the day is long.
#21552 of 22396 Re: . [hammerhead]
Mar 22, 2013 (6:05 am)
Too bad - when I am east of the mountains, I usually find traffic to be 100x better than around Seattle - people actually get out of the left lane sometimes.
Saw a CX-7 run a light this morning - to be fair, at that hour, the lights shouldn't be activated anyway. Maybe all intersections should be uncontrolled, with people being held responsible for both taking and observing right of way. Put in some roundabouts, make the civil engineers and "traffic engineers" actually work, and maybe things could move. It would also probably scare many timid souls off the road, which isn't bad.
Mar 22, 2013 (9:32 am)
Traffic volumes here are pretty light, even during rush hours, and especially compared to the hot mess you have over there. Sure, we have our moments of 'too many cars for too little road', but they are brief.
It's too bad, in one sense, that winter is over. Folks were just starting to figure out how to drive in the snow. Now they'll have to wait & learn all over again next season.