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Since: May 10

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#175926 Oct 21, 2013
Another Lefty flop. Hollywood could not spin this into anything but the trash can were it should have been all along.

'FIFTH ESTATE' FLOPS, SLY AND ARNOLD PULL PUNY BOX OFFICE NUMBERS by CHRISTIAN TOTO 20 Oct 2013

Blame the ripped from the too recent headlines plot or a trailer that painted Julian Assange as a free speech hero.
Either way, after the new WikiLeaks feature The Fifth Estate bombed in the U.K. it did the same in the U.S. this weekend.
Granted, the film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the leak-happy anti-hero, only hit 1,750 movie screens. That's a little more than half what most mainstream film releases receive. Still, director Bill Condon's take on the dawn of WikiLeaks snared only $1.7 million during its debut.
The film appeared to have genuine Oscar buzz a few weeks back, but an initial wave of negative reviews put an end to such talk. Now, it could go down as the season's biggest box office disappointment.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/1...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#175927 Oct 21, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
I was speaking rhetorically on trucks of course. Nevertheless, all talk and no respect for rules, the truckers and their bosses who leave them no choice but to break all the rules. Like here, pretty much. I never drove below 160 in all western European countries , as did other drivers, and was stopped for speeding only once, in the Netherlands.
Trucks have all those records you wrote about and they are of course looked over by European police should they stop them for any infraction. But no one else checks them and drivers are encouraged to speed and go over the hours authorised else they don't respect their schedule . Pretty much like here. I don't know how it is in the States, and speaking of trucks, more than half the rigs checked here on the road by the Ministry of Transportation don't pass roadworthy or safety checks. As to speed and work hours...
And I am sure you can back up your statement that half of all trucks inspected failed the inspection. I drove over the road for thirteen and a half years and I averaged two full DOT inspection a year and I was never shut down.
In one case I tried to get shut down and they wouldn't. It was my first driving job and they gave me a ragged out truck that had an oil leak that dripped on the exhaust manifold and caused fumes in the cab and when I brought this to DOT's attention, they wrote it up but did not shut me down.
I got rid of the truck when I told them my mother was sick and I did not know when I would be back. Policy was that if you took more than three days off, you turned the truck in. I came back on the forth day and got a newer truck. After a year they start giving you better trucks to drive.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#175928 Oct 21, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Have you seen Obama's latest approval ratingS?
http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/pre ...
I think it odd that Rasmussen gives him the highest ratings.
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
What do your polls tell you about the tea party , the Republican party and John Boehner? And Ted Cruz?
You put too much reliance on polls. All of them have been off the mark lately, in the U.S. AND Canada. People don't always tell pollsters what they want to hear, you know.
Oh, yes I have noticed and Ted Cruz's number "in Texas" is way up. It is your m=home district that really counts.
Now, is Ted Cruz making you paranoid as you seem to be fixated on him?
Oh, and Bonehead is not liked to well by the TEA Partiers so that is why his numbers are down.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#175929 Oct 21, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Have you seen Obama's latest approval ratingS?
http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/pre ...
I think it odd that Rasmussen gives him the highest ratings.
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
What do your polls tell you about the tea party , the Republican party and John Boehner? And Ted Cruz?
You put too much reliance on polls. All of them have been off the mark lately, in the U.S. AND Canada. People don't always tell pollsters what they want to hear, you know.
Oh Jacqueau, did you see Sen. Cruz's welcoming home this weekend?

Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington
By MANNY FERNANDEZ
Published: October 18, 2013

HOUSTON — Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and the face of the angry right, has been criticized, lambasted and lampooned for putting the nation through a 16-day government shutdown and the prospect of a financial default.

Bloomberg Businessweek put him on its cover as a mad hatter who defines how “crazy is the new normal.” Representative Peter T. King, a Republican from New York, has said Republican leaders need to go after Mr. Cruz and accused him of bringing the country “to the edge of ruin.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/us/politics... [BBpRPT]
In Texas, it is a different story.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175930 Oct 21, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
And I am sure you can back up your statement that half of all trucks inspected failed the inspection. I drove over the road for thirteen and a half years and I averaged two full DOT inspection a year and I was never shut down.
In one case I tried to get shut down and they wouldn't. It was my first driving job and they gave me a ragged out truck that had an oil leak that dripped on the exhaust manifold and caused fumes in the cab and when I brought this to DOT's attention, they wrote it up but did not shut me down.
I got rid of the truck when I told them my mother was sick and I did not know when I would be back. Policy was that if you took more than three days off, you turned the truck in. I came back on the forth day and got a newer truck. After a year they start giving you better trucks to drive.
Back up my statement? I would make up something that discredits us? Why would I do that? You think that I hate truckers and trucks? Quite the opposite, they fascinate me and I could write a book about the talks I've had with truckers on 5 continents. Our newspapers often write about surprise truck inspections here and in the province. More than half don't pass. When I see the next despatch on that, I'll give you a reference. I didn't say anything about the U.S. situation as I don't know.

BUT, as per your LOCAL weather phenomenons , you tell us personal anecdotes when you were a trucker, as if that covered that whole U.S. trucking segment.

In the meantime, here is a report on surprise truck inspections in Hamilton, Ontario, a major Ontario city . 80% had mechanical failures :

Hamilton truck inspections reveal loose wheels and faulty brakes

By Samantha Craggs , CBC News Posted: May 30, 2013 7:32 AM ET| Last Updated: May 30, 2013 11:55 AM ET

Const. Joanne Serkyn and Const. Pat Martin inspect a truck during a commercial vehicle inspection stop in Hamilton this week. The officers found a high number of trucks with faulty brakes, poor tires and wheels in danger of coming unfastened.
Const. Joanne Serkyn and Const. Pat Martin inspect a truck during a commercial vehicle inspection stop in Hamilton this week. The officers found a high number of trucks with faulty brakes, poor tires and wheels in danger of coming unfastened.(Samantha Craggs/CBC)

Hamilton officers have seen some hair-curling results this week as they inspect trucks in the city's industrial area.

In the first concentrated commercial truck inspection in Hamilton in years, officers found loose wheels, malfunctioning brakes and loads insecurely strapped onto trucks.

In total, more than 80 per cent of the vehicles inspected were temporarily taken off the road until they could be fixed or made safe again.

"This is my first experience in Hamilton and I find the numbers to be extremely high," said Const. Pat Martin, a commercial vehicle officer from Halton Regional Police who helped with the inspections. "It kind of hearkens back to the Halton Region a number of years ago when we started our program."

Hamilton officers conducted inspections on Burlington Street and in Flamborough on Monday and Tuesday. It was the latest in a string of inspections scheduled for Hamilton roads this year. Officers held a one-day event in Waterdown in April, and plan two more for June and a larger event in September.

More than 3,000 heavy commercial vehicles travel through Hamilton each day. Unlike Halton, Hamilton Police Service does not have a unit dedicated to inspecting commercial vehicles, said Const. Joanne Serkyn on Tuesday. But police plan to establish one in the future.

...2

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175931 Oct 21, 2013
2...

During the inspections, officers drove around the industrial area identifying trucks that may have problems and directed the drivers to the inspection spot on Burlington Street. Officers then did "level one" inspections, which includes looking at the truck's registration, brakes and tires.

Missing wheel fasteners

Of the 22 inspected on Monday, 18 were taken out of service for violations, Martin said. Sixty-nine offenses were laid under Ontario's Highway Traffic Act, from $110 for broken signal lights to $490 for faulty brakes.

Some trucks quickly returned to the road. Others were taken out of service entirely and drivers will have to go through the safety process again, Martin said.

Load violations were the most common infraction, as well as several flat or balding tires.

"Wheel fasteners is huge," Martin said. "We had a trailer brought in today that was missing wheel fasteners. That could potentially cause that wheel to come off at some point."

Serkyn and Martin attribute the high number of violations to lack of education, as well as drivers not expecting to be inspected in the area. There are no Ministry of Transportation inspection stations in Hamilton. The closest is Vineland, Martin said. And many drivers avoid them.

==========

Are we a trucking third-world nation? Seems like.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175932 Oct 21, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Have you seen Obama's latest approval ratingS?
http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/pre ...
I think it odd that Rasmussen gives him the highest ratings.
<quoted text>
Oh Jacqueau, did you see Sen. Cruz's welcoming home this weekend?
Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington
By MANNY FERNANDEZ
Published: October 18, 2013
HOUSTON — Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and the face of the angry right, has been criticized, lambasted and lampooned for putting the nation through a 16-day government shutdown and the prospect of a financial default.
Bloomberg Businessweek put him on its cover as a mad hatter who defines how “crazy is the new normal.” Representative Peter T. King, a Republican from New York, has said Republican leaders need to go after Mr. Cruz and accused him of bringing the country “to the edge of ruin.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/us/politics... [BBpRPT]
In Texas, it is a different story.
As they say, only in Texas, the home of GWB and God-anointed Perry. What did you expect?

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#175934 Oct 21, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you need to ask Daddy to explain the birds and the bees to you. LMAO! BTW, how's that grass hut condo doing? One other thing, have you ever "not" sounded like a 6 year old who just wet his pants? LMAO!
Romper thinks his inability to comprehend middle school English grammar has something to do with birds and bees.

So pathetic, the court says it will not address an issue not raised, and he cannot understand what was the issue not raised and that it was not considered. Yet he seems to believe, according to play law, that a holding was announced therein affirming his fantasy.
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#175935 Oct 21, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>Romper thinks his inability to comprehend middle school English grammar has something to do with birds and bees.

So pathetic, the court says it will not address an issue not raised, and he cannot understand what was the issue not raised and that it was not considered. Yet he seems to believe, according to play law, that a holding was announced therein affirming his fantasy.
But when Romper asked his mommie about the birds and bees she told him that he wouldn't understand. Romper "logikally" assumes that everything he doesn't understand must be related to birds and bees

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#175936 Oct 21, 2013
There was a meeting of the single parents club. The parents of the children had cookies and tea. Of course, according to Play Law parentS means both parents of each child were assembled at the meeting.

Birfoons could not pass a middle school English test.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175937 Oct 21, 2013
Annual medical visit/checkup to family doctor this afternoon.

Annual checkup : Free, with gov't paying doctor $80. for visit.(gov't keeps dr's rates reasonable);

Flu shot : Free, with gov't paying $30 for shot;

Blood analyses : Free. No idea what gov't pays doctor

Pneumonia and shingles vaccinations to be administered in coming days. Free

Parking : No charge

Time arrived : 1:30
Time exited : 2:30

Duration of actual exam : less than 30 minutes, as routine stuff like usual questionnaire, blood pressure, weighing, etc were done by nursing staff beforehand.

Damn socialised medicine.

P.§. Oh, forgot, I'll have to pay $30 for PSA test, as it's not covered unless deemed urgent. It's not.

P.P.S. Gov't was not and will not be consulted or asked permission for any of the above or any other test, medication or surgery.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#175938 Oct 21, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Back up my statement? I would make up something that discredits us? Why would I do that? You think that I hate truckers and trucks? Quite the opposite, they fascinate me and I could write a book about the talks I've had with truckers on 5 continents. Our newspapers often write about surprise truck inspections here and in the province. More than half don't pass. When I see the next despatch on that, I'll give you a reference. I didn't say anything about the U.S. situation as I don't know.
BUT, as per your LOCAL weather phenomenons , you tell us personal anecdotes when you were a trucker, as if that covered that whole U.S. trucking segment.
In the meantime, here is a report on surprise truck inspections in Hamilton, Ontario, a major Ontario city . 80% had mechanical failures :
Hamilton truck inspections reveal loose wheels and faulty brakes
By Samantha Craggs , CBC News Posted: May 30, 2013 7:32 AM ET| Last Updated: May 30, 2013 11:55 AM ET
Const. Joanne Serkyn and Const. Pat Martin inspect a truck during a commercial vehicle inspection stop in Hamilton this week. The officers found a high number of trucks with faulty brakes, poor tires and wheels in danger of coming unfastened.
Const. Joanne Serkyn and Const. Pat Martin inspect a truck during a commercial vehicle inspection stop in Hamilton this week. The officers found a high number of trucks with faulty brakes, poor tires and wheels in danger of coming unfastened.(Samantha Craggs/CBC)
Hamilton officers have seen some hair-curling results this week as they inspect trucks in the city's industrial area.
In the first concentrated commercial truck inspection in Hamilton in years, officers found loose wheels, malfunctioning brakes and loads insecurely strapped onto trucks.
In total, more than 80 per cent of the vehicles inspected were temporarily taken off the road until they could be fixed or made safe again.
"This is my first experience in Hamilton and I find the numbers to be extremely high," said Const. Pat Martin, a commercial vehicle officer from Halton Regional Police who helped with the inspections. "It kind of hearkens back to the Halton Region a number of years ago when we started our program."
Hamilton officers conducted inspections on Burlington Street and in Flamborough on Monday and Tuesday. It was the latest in a string of inspections scheduled for Hamilton roads this year. Officers held a one-day event in Waterdown in April, and plan two more for June and a larger event in September.
More than 3,000 heavy commercial vehicles travel through Hamilton each day. Unlike Halton, Hamilton Police Service does not have a unit dedicated to inspecting commercial vehicles, said Const. Joanne Serkyn on Tuesday. But police plan to establish one in the future.
...2
Sorry, 80% does not sound real to me. Maybe 20% but not 80%. This was some years ago but I had a trailer with the old lug-piloted wheels and one wheel had three of the ten fasteners sheared off on the inside. This is something a trucker driver would not normally notice during his daily inspection.
Oh, you are allowed 10% of brakes/ wheel fasteners to be defective and still be road worthy. That is why most heavy trucker have wheels with ten lugs. If nine are good, you can still roll.
Same with ten sets of brakes on an eighteen wheeler. You can have one brake out of service and still be legal to roll.
I was buying a set of steering tires at a truck stop on a Sunday afternoon and they sheered one stud off. The local Freightliner dealer was closed but the Kenworth was open and they had the part. It would have been legal to roll with one broken but I would not be as happy.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#175939 Oct 21, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Oh Jacqueau, did you see Sen. Cruz's welcoming home this weekend?
Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington
By MANNY FERNANDEZ
Published: October 18, 2013
HOUSTON — Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and the face of the angry right, has been criticized, lambasted and lampooned for putting the nation through a 16-day government shutdown and the prospect of a financial default.
Bloomberg Businessweek put him on its cover as a mad hatter who defines how “crazy is the new normal.” Representative Peter T. King, a Republican from New York, has said Republican leaders need to go after Mr. Cruz and accused him of bringing the country “to the edge of ruin.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/us/politics ...[BBpRPT]
In Texas, it is a different story.
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
As they say, only in Texas, the home of GWB and God-anointed Perry. What did you expect?
That's right. They are his constituents and they voted him in and can vote him out.
Now, can you explain how his filibuster of Sep. 24-15 shut down the government a week later as you claim?

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#175940 Oct 21, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
2...
During the inspections, officers drove around the industrial area identifying trucks that may have problems and directed the drivers to the inspection spot on Burlington Street. Officers then did "level one" inspections, which includes looking at the truck's registration, brakes and tires.
Missing wheel fasteners
Of the 22 inspected on Monday, 18 were taken out of service for violations, Martin said. Sixty-nine offenses were laid under Ontario's Highway Traffic Act, from $110 for broken signal lights to $490 for faulty brakes.
Some trucks quickly returned to the road. Others were taken out of service entirely and drivers will have to go through the safety process again, Martin said.
Load violations were the most common infraction, as well as several flat or balding tires.
"Wheel fasteners is huge," Martin said. "We had a trailer brought in today that was missing wheel fasteners. That could potentially cause that wheel to come off at some point."
Serkyn and Martin attribute the high number of violations to lack of education, as well as drivers not expecting to be inspected in the area. There are no Ministry of Transportation inspection stations in Hamilton. The closest is Vineland, Martin said. And many drivers avoid them.
==========
Are we a trucking third-world nation? Seems like.
I always carried spare light bulbs and a head light with me. One evening I was at a state scale and another trucker was asking for a lift to the next truck stop to by a head light as he was shut down. I told him if he had the $8 I would sell him mine. He did and I am sure he got on the road faster.
Oh, in most states cops will only shut down a private car if both headlights/ taillights are out but in most states they will shut down a commercial vehicle. And that is why I carried spares even though I never got shut down.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#175941 Oct 21, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Romper thinks his inability to comprehend middle school English grammar has something to do with birds and bees.
So pathetic, the court says it will not address an issue not raised, and he cannot understand what was the issue not raised and that it was not considered. Yet he seems to believe, according to play law, that a holding was announced therein affirming his fantasy.
6 Year Old, it's not my inability to comprehend but yours. Tell us, 6 Year Old, what were they not addressing. Simple question, even for a 6 Year Old.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175942 Oct 21, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, 80% does not sound real to me. Maybe 20% but not 80%. This was some years ago but I had a trailer with the old lug-piloted wheels and one wheel had three of the ten fasteners sheared off on the inside. This is something a trucker driver would not normally notice during his daily inspection.
Oh, you are allowed 10% of brakes/ wheel fasteners to be defective and still be road worthy. That is why most heavy trucker have wheels with ten lugs. If nine are good, you can still roll.
Same with ten sets of brakes on an eighteen wheeler. You can have one brake out of service and still be legal to roll.
I was buying a set of steering tires at a truck stop on a Sunday afternoon and they sheered one stud off. The local Freightliner dealer was closed but the Kenworth was open and they had the part. It would have been legal to roll with one broken but I would not be as happy.
The article says 80% but it's surely wrong, you say, it's more than 20%. Why would the ministry of transport people make that up? I'm not surprised, as rig accidents are on the rise - often, too many hours and defective eqpt - not the drivers' faults, as employers or contractors are very demanding. Ever looked at those big trucks and their tires, for example, when they stop at a stop light? Often just plain horrifying.

The inspectors talked of defective trucks, did not mention percentages.
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#175943 Oct 21, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Stewart is too smart for guys like Carlson. Not in Stewart's league. Walked all over him.
He admonished Paul Begala also not just Carlson, for both men doing great harm to the viewers.

Both are propagandist for there parties DEMS and REPS.

Unfortunately most Americans believe one side or the other side and the TRUTH is always somewhere in the middle.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#175944 Oct 21, 2013
wojar wrote:
There was a meeting of the single parents club. The parents of the children had cookies and tea. Of course, according to Play Law parentS means both parents of each child were assembled at the meeting.
Birfoons could not pass a middle school English test.
I guess Daddy is at work, huh? Ok, this may be a little tough for you considering your age, but here goes. How many people are involved in the making of a baby?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175945 Oct 21, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Oh Jacqueau, did you see Sen. Cruz's welcoming home this weekend?
Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington
By MANNY FERNANDEZ
Published: October 18, 2013
HOUSTON — Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and the face of the angry right, has been criticized, lambasted and lampooned for putting the nation through a 16-day government shutdown and the prospect of a financial default.
Bloomberg Businessweek put him on its cover as a mad hatter who defines how “crazy is the new normal.” Representative Peter T. King, a Republican from New York, has said Republican leaders need to go after Mr. Cruz and accused him of bringing the country “to the edge of ruin.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/us/politics ...[BBpRPT]
In Texas, it is a different story.
<quoted text>
That's right. They are his constituents and they voted him in and can vote him out.
Now, can you explain how his filibuster of Sep. 24-15 shut down the government a week later as you claim?
You wrote : "Now, can you explain how his filibuster of Sep. 24-15 shut down the government a week later as you claim? ". Are you actually serious? You don't think he was the tea party ringleader of the whole thing, the one who made Speaker Boehner shake in his boots, the one who shut down the gov't? You think he did his ridiculous Dr Seuss filibuster and ended his anti-Obama and anti-citizen shutdown right there? Why was the congress shutting down the gov't? Why didn't Boehner allow a vote? Who was behind this disaster?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#175946 Oct 21, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
I always carried spare light bulbs and a head light with me. One evening I was at a state scale and another trucker was asking for a lift to the next truck stop to by a head light as he was shut down. I told him if he had the $8 I would sell him mine. He did and I am sure he got on the road faster.
Oh, in most states cops will only shut down a private car if both headlights/ taillights are out but in most states they will shut down a commercial vehicle. And that is why I carried spares even though I never got shut down.
Personal anecdotes are fine, but they hardly give a while picture of the trucking industry in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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