Topix Chitown Regulars

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91299 Sep 13, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Hey, chicagoans (and others), check out this City of Chicago thing from passiveaggressivenotes.com .:)
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2013/09...
PERFECT Friday afternoon reading!!!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91300 Sep 13, 2013
So at a 4 way stop, and the guy on the right (in a car) has the right of way enters the intersection, then a dillhole on a bike in an adjecent lane slows and then goes into the intersection, whose fault is it when he becomes road kill?

Stupid asinine rule.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend Len bikes to work all year long, here in the Twin Cities. The only times he drives is when it's pouring rain. He had this tosay:
In Idaho, a state not known for whacky liberal ideas, the law allows bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. You must slow, check for traffic, and if there is no traffic you may proceed without stopping.
There is a movement for other municipalities and states to adopt this law, and it is how I ride in Minneapolis.
The rational is pretty obvious. Why do we make cars stop at stop signs even when there's no one else coming? Because cars can be quite dangerous. 3000 pounds moving at 30mph packs quite a punch, so if a drive makes a mistake and hits a pedestrian, cyclist, or other car the results can be quite severe.
But on my bike with a total weight of 200 pounds and traveling at 15mph I have only 1/30th the energy of the car, so if I make a mistake the results are much less severe. In addition, I'm less likely to make a mistake because I'm traveling slower and have better visibility, as well as audible clues to traffic.
One final note on the crazy anti-bike community: Why do you never hear them complain about pedestrians? I pay attention, and I assure you that pedestrians are much more scofflaw when it comes to crossing in the middle of blocks and crossing against lights. But no one ever goes on rants about pedestrians.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91301 Sep 13, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friend Len bikes to work all year long, here in the Twin Cities. The only times he drives is when it's pouring rain. He had this tosay:
In Idaho, a state not known for whacky liberal ideas, the law allows bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. You must slow, check for traffic, and if there is no traffic you may proceed without stopping.
There is a movement for other municipalities and states to adopt this law, and it is how I ride in Minneapolis.
The rational is pretty obvious. Why do we make cars stop at stop signs even when there's no one else coming? Because cars can be quite dangerous. 3000 pounds moving at 30mph packs quite a punch, so if a drive makes a mistake and hits a pedestrian, cyclist, or other car the results can be quite severe.
But on my bike with a total weight of 200 pounds and traveling at 15mph I have only 1/30th the energy of the car, so if I make a mistake the results are much less severe. In addition, I'm less likely to make a mistake because I'm traveling slower and have better visibility, as well as audible clues to traffic.
One final note on the crazy anti-bike community: Why do you never hear them complain about pedestrians? I pay attention, and I assure you that pedestrians are much more scofflaw when it comes to crossing in the middle of blocks and crossing against lights. But no one ever goes on rants about pedestrians.
Right.Ask that person in SF who was hit and killed by a cyclist.It was in the news a few weeks back.The cyclist got jail time

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#91302 Sep 13, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Ha! One of those is for an american girl doll.
This is what I was pondering. It also comes in chamagne, which is close enough to gold for me. And in my price range!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BWAVSHG/ref=wl_it...
Try the place on Dempster just east of Chicago.My girls got some lovely party and Easter drrssrs there

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91303 Sep 13, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Hey, chicagoans (and others), check out this City of Chicago thing from passiveaggressivenotes.com .:)
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2013/09...
I assume you know it is a fake

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#91304 Sep 13, 2013
RACE wrote:
So at a 4 way stop, and the guy on the right (in a car) has the right of way enters the intersection, then a dillhole on a bike in an adjecent lane slows and then goes into the intersection, whose fault is it when he becomes road kill?
Stupid asinine rule.
<quoted text>
The biker would yield to the car, just like a car would.

and of course i know it's fake, PE.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#91305 Sep 13, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Try the place on Dempster just east of Chicago.My girls got some lovely party and Easter drrssrs there
Thanks PE! I forgot about that place.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91306 Sep 13, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Try the place on Dempster just east of Chicago.My girls got some lovely party and Easter drrssrs there
When I first saw this, I thought it said "dumpster"

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#91307 Sep 13, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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When I first saw this, I thought it said "dumpster"
Ha!

Since: Jan 10

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#91308 Sep 13, 2013
I have cut back significantly on my drinking in the last 2-3 weeks. Not on purpose, it just sort of happened. So last night I pour myself two weak cocktails (I had just enough rum left for either one killer drink, or two tolerable drinks, since I don't like strong drinks), and I feel "off" today. Weird.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#91309 Sep 13, 2013
Hey Regs! We're approaching 90,000 posts.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#91311 Sep 13, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I assume you know it is a fake
Fake or not, it's pretty entertaining.

Do you mean fake as in the letter isn't reallly Rahm? I know we all know that.

Or fake as in no one really did up a fake letter and posted it up there?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#91312 Sep 13, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Hey Regs! We're approaching 90,000 posts.
Who would have thought that a group of people would have THAT much to say to total strangers?
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#91313 Sep 13, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Like I said, I don't care if you are right or wrong in your assumption, I don't take kindly to strangers with no authority questioning me as if I owe them any sort of answer. HAve a problem with something I might be doing? Call a cop. Call a security guard. Call someone who might actually have some authority. Otherwise, zip it and move along.
I don't take kindly to people abusing a system.
So, you are entitled to your opinion and I will keep mine.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#91314 Sep 13, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
I don't take kindly to people abusing a system.
So, you are entitled to your opinion and I will keep mine.
Just for the record, I agree with you, baby. We have a civil duty to speak out against an injustice if it happens in front of us, not just call the cops like some kindergartener running to teacher because Tommy pulled her pigtails. Besides, think the cops are gonna bother dispatching a swat team to write that lady a ticket? Not likely.

If you see someone kicking a three-legged puppy, you gonna just stand there and call a cop? Or are you gonna put a stop to it?

Just a few weeks ago a car pulled up in front of my house, dude got out and started taking a leak right there in the street! Think I ran to the phone and called the cops? No. I ran out my front door and told him to take his limp noodle elsewhere, my yard ain't his urinal!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91315 Sep 13, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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I don't take kindly to people abusing a system.
So, you are entitled to your opinion and I will keep mine.
But in your example, you had no idea if she was abusing the system and therefore had to ask a completely out of line question to a total stranger on a guess that could have been wrong and you probably would have been offended if she told you to gfy.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91316 Sep 13, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Just for the record, I agree with you, baby. We have a civil duty to speak out against an injustice if it happens in front of us, not just call the cops like some kindergartener running to teacher because Tommy pulled her pigtails. Besides, think the cops are gonna bother dispatching a swat team to write that lady a ticket? Not likely.
If you see someone kicking a three-legged puppy, you gonna just stand there and call a cop? Or are you gonna put a stop to it?
Just a few weeks ago a car pulled up in front of my house, dude got out and started taking a leak right there in the street! Think I ran to the phone and called the cops? No. I ran out my front door and told him to take his limp noodle elsewhere, my yard ain't his urinal!
your example is apples and oranges. That dude was violation YOUR property. You have authority over your property. Chel had no authority over the wonan and it was questionable as to whether or not she was even breaking the law. She DID have a handixapped placard. Just didn't LOOK handicapped enough to satisfy chel.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#91317 Sep 13, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Went to see Book of Mormon this evening. It is in Chicago until the beginning of October and I very much recommend it. There are some discount coupons available on line and I learned that if you show up at 5 and put you name in , they have a lottery that allows you to buy orchestra seats (first fees rows, main floor) for $25.
It is written by the guys from South Park and is hilarious with very good music.
my gramma wanted to go see it when she saw the commercials... tehre were sooo many kinds of wrong about her going to see it, not the least of which were the logistics, so we just left it alone. we all had a good giggle about teh image of my gramma tapping her toes to a South Park-like song...

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#91318 Sep 13, 2013
90,000 and ONE!!!!

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#91319 Sep 13, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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When I first saw this, I thought it said "dumpster"
me too, and i know what street it is too...

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