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I know the intersection well and there's something not being reported. Rose street traffic has the right of way at that intersection, plain and simple.
Safety improvements are more or less adding stop lights and other traffic remedies to alleviate the troubles caused by those that shouldn't be allowed to drive/ride in the first place. What truly needs to occur is people need to adhere to the traffic laws, plain and simple. All the stop lights and roundabouts in the world won't keep accidents from happening, it's the dolts behind the wheels/handlebars that need improvements, vast ones!
As for the blatantly racist comment regarding whether the driver had a license or insurance; totally uncalled for, no matter the reason. Just like a comment I made the other day regarding things people say, folks need to act their age, and drop the name calling, idiotic statements, etc. It only makes you look more foolish, and the only ones who approve/agree, are just as buffoonish as the one making the comment.
Unfortunately, in today's society, too many want to take the attitude of 'What is it, or what am I hurting by doing this or that. Traffic laws, mural painting, these are just a few of the many things that are controlled by rules, regulations and the law, with valid reasons for the rules being in place.
To take the attitude of 'But who/what is it hurting' is an affront to all of us, but many just don't understand this until some one's actions directly affect their livelihood. Then, and only then, are the rules, regulations, and laws an important matter to these folks.
As for the Octopus; I rode by that for half a year before I final realized it was there, so it's not as f it stood out where it was hard to miss, but then once seeing it, I never found it to be an eyesore, so much as it just didn't fit in with what the rest of the downtown businesses appearances to the public eye. While I agree that it became way overblown, and far too much time, money and effort went into the efforts in dealing with it, the bottom line is that the owner was already aware it wasn't acceptable, yet had it painted anyway.
Laws and regulations were never intended to be pick and choose, they are in place for a reason, and we all need to realize and accept this fact of life.
'Bush wasn’t a perfect president, but he owned up to his mistakes. Obama doesn’t.'
Yes Roberta, we all recall vividly how Bush fessed up to his lies that led to our invasion of Iraq, the oh-so-honest President that he was.
Wake up, it's past time for day dreaming!
The current administration is run by a split Senate and House, yet you all want to blame everything on the President; so what's the difference? It's not hard to see at all that partisan worship by the masses is the central theme behind many of these comments. Belief in everything your party leaders throw your way, along with the talking heads of the TV and radio waves is an absolute waste of time and energy.
You folks who continually act so childish with your name calling, person bashing, and failure to fully investigate the claims behind your stand, preferring to tow party lines and fall in line with the garbage that comes form these sources is utterly pathetic.
Here's a grand idea; open your wallets and purses, pull out your ID cards/driver's licenses, and do the math on your age. Being an adult isn't easy for many, but to continue with childlike tendencies when interacting with others, especially when the math shows you're far past being a child should be embarrassing at the very least.
Unfortunately, it's becoming more and more prevalent in today's society, probably more damaging to society that any one President could ever be, no matter his/her party.
What in the world is any of this applicable to, but more to the point; what is your point? There's enough absolutely senseless ramblings on this subject already, but this one shoots to the top of the list.
Yes, but his comment regarding usnmustangs post was fair and accurate. Probably one of the most dreadful changes I have seen over the past 10-20 years is this pathetic name calling that goes on when a person disagrees with another. Add to that too many want to start throwing punches, or even worse, pull out a firearm, is it any wonder things are going into the toilet?
We can never expect everyone to agree on anything, nor can we expect a majority to make sense or even use common sense, but the dumbing down of the entire World is happening before our very eyes, and frankly I don't see that slowing down or reversing.
These posting sites are such a convenient place for name calling and trash talking (trolling) because it's too easy to hide behind keybaords and pseud names, and in my opinion one of the breeding grounds for the dumbing down effect.
At least someone is rather sensible here. Ever notice how many so-called adults act like they never left Jr. High? Name calling, my way cause I say so, and on and on it goes.
Both political parties have many troubling issues, the only thing ANY political commentators on the AM waves care about is their bank accounts, and most have no clue to what they speak of.
I agree with you, time to watch the gladiators, at least that's authentic, though there's a lot of over paid Jr. Hi kiddies in the arenas; I guess you just can't escape it!
Wow! I can see you now, standing in front of a Planned Parenthood building holding up your sickening signs of aborted fetuses, yelling at people entering the building whether or not their going to PP or some other business located in the same unit.
I've seen it too many times here in Spokane, somehow your right to believe trumps anyone else's legal rights, and your narrow focus prevents you from seeing anything else but what you want to see.
'Republicans who resist punishing successful American business leaders.' This lame, worn out GOP response is punishing those of us that realize NO JOBS have been created since they got their tax breaks, they are not going to create any either!! To be in the USA gives you the upper hand of becoming successful, so the when you are making millions/billions a year, you should have to pay a higher rate.
'Folks who understand numbers know that raising this symbolic tax rate on the rich will not approach a solution to our financial dilemma.'
Another illconceived retort as NO ONE expects the increased rates to instantly rid us of debt. But those of us on a budget know when we have extra $ coming in, we can pay more on our debts.
All the cute little stories about a bunhj of guys sharing coffee expenses, etc, and the myriad of ridiculous anecdotes people come up with trying to shed light on the situation for the rest of us; we DON'T need it! We are eyes wide open on this, to raise the tax rates back to what they were is NOT taking from the rich and giving to the deadbeats! This constant drivel insults a person's intelliegence, on both sides of the matter.
The current Wa-Hi was built in the 60s, How could you expect it to fit in to today's standards?
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