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State police upset over gas restrictions

Seriously, though, have you seen how people drive? I drive maybe a mile on I-84 every morning and see more than 3 reckless weave-in-and-out-a t-80mph drivers per morning! If people would just slow the heck up and stop jockeying for position, traffic fatalities would drop. Simple physics lesson most CT and NY drivers do not grasp: Driving closer to the car in front of you does NOT mean you are driving FASTER. Safe following distance = 3 seconds. I consider myself a relatively "safe driver" and when I have a following distance on the highway that people are apparently getting pissed at, I count and it's only 2 seconds. Perhaps if we all slowed down, traffic fatalities would decrease. But waitaminute... it seems like every one of us thinks that "I" am more important than "You" so get outofmyway! Personally I'd rather have someone in front of me on the road than behind me. Because then I know that _I_ can stop in time to avoid an accident. Of course I don't know how people in other parts of the country drive. I can only infer from the idiots on I-84. I challenge you: for one week try to drive AT the speed limit. (Definitiion: Speed Limit: the UPPER limit of mph allowed by law. Meaning: You shouldn't drive faster than 55mph) So, drive 55 on I-84, 50 where it is documented (between Exit 3 and 4). Try it for one week. Then you'll see why so many people die in traffic accidents.  (May 14, 2008 | post #32)

Ex-basketball coach arrested

Regardless of who did what, never forget that you can be traced online, so think before you act. My goodness, I've seen people say things on here that I bet they would never say to another person's face. The Internet is not anonymous. Be nice. Or if not nice, be reasonable.  (May 14, 2008 | post #3)

Name released of homeless man found dead in Danbury

You're right, bad example. :) Just trying to make a point. But when I move to Sydney, I will be a Sydneysider. :)  (May 9, 2008 | post #91)

Bomb scare briefly evacuates Newtown High School

Oh those poor kids! Advanced placement final exams are stressful enough on their own... then to get a bomb scare on the same day, I can't imagine how stressed those students were.  (May 9, 2008 | post #6)

State gas station owners are on tough times

Good points ... probably falling on deaf ears, though. People would rather whine about the price of gas than do something about it. When I was in Italy on business it was a HUGE culture shock for me, coming from Connecticut: no SUVs, no big pickup trucks, no big cars ... 4 men packed into a tiny compact car was common. Seriously, it was like every passenger car on the road was TINY! Why? Gas costs something like $10 per gallon there! And don't get me started on the speeding in this area. I was on I-84 and drove at 55 mph (the speed limit in that area) to try out the slower speed=higher mpg theory... I nearly got creamed from behind by a car going 80 in the slow lane! I was going at the speed limit (aka the _upper_ limit of mph allowed by law) and it was like I was standing still. Everyone else was zipping past me. It was actually really scary, especially to look up in my rearview mirror and see someone literally nearly slam into my backside in the space of a second.  (May 9, 2008 | post #15)

Name released of homeless man found dead in Danbury

Don't invest too much in the wording of the article. We aren't exactly dealing with high quality prose here with the NT. All they meant by "Danbury man" was that the guy lived here. If I were living and working (for example) in London, England, they might refer to me as a Londoner but a native of the US.  (May 9, 2008 | post #83)

Name released of homeless man found dead in Danbury

LOL! That's a good one! :)  (May 8, 2008 | post #74)

Name released of homeless man found dead in Danbury

Just passing this info on for anyone who wants to know-- If you sign up for an account on you can log in and use the same name all the time. That way no one can impersonate you on here.  (May 8, 2008 | post #73)

Name released of homeless man found dead in Danbury

I can't really read what perspective you are writing from (a lot of posts in this thread have been deleted before I read it), so don't take this as an attack. But Indians are from India. And Native Americans are from the Americas. Modern day borders, for the most part, determine where we consider a person to be "from". But if we wanted to get technical, it is generally believed than humans evolved in Africa so we are all, essentially, Africans. And I wonder how many of us realize that the cradle of civilization was in modern day Iraq....  (May 8, 2008 | post #27)

Danbury police, ICE arrest woman

Okay, it's even more off topic than my last post, but I really want to learn sign language too!  (Apr 30, 2008 | post #110)

Danbury police, ICE arrest woman

Yo comprendo! Muchas gracias! When I was in Mexico on business I was able to translate what the airport shuttle driver said for the other people in the van. That felt so cool! So, 'muchas' is different from 'mayoria'. That is good to know. Yo quiero hablar espanol pero estoy apprendiendo lentamente. I used to be able to practice a little every day with a woman at work who spoke little English, so we were practicing on each other and helping each other out. But I was moved to a different building so I don't get to practice as much anymore. I also speak a little French, but there's no one to practice that with around here. :)  (Apr 30, 2008 | post #108)

Danbury police, ICE arrest woman

I didn't fully understand the whole post because my Spanish isn't very good, but I do understand this sentence and you are right. But not all of us are racist. It's just that some people shout louder than others.  (Apr 29, 2008 | post #95)

After 13 years, the tax man cometh

Same thing happened to me in Bethel. I got a delinquent motor vehicle tax bill, in my name, at my address, for a car I never owned for a year I wasn't even living at the address on the bill. I wrote a letter stating these facts and never heard from them again. Next time I paid my motor vehicle tax that vehicle was not on my bill. Put everything in writing and save all your receipts and cancelled checks. Don't just save them for the next tax year; save them for the 15 year statute of limitations. I'm moving to another country at the end of the year. You can be dang sure I'm going to dot every i and cross every t when I get rid of my car. It's the cheats who get away with it and the average "joe" who gets nailed. You need to cover your own b u t t. No one else will do it for you.  (Apr 28, 2008 | post #16)

New Milford looks to stamp out cigarette litter

LOL! Apparently b u t t is a censored word. That's what the asterisks in my post were. I meant ciggy b u t t, not the human kind. LOL!  (Apr 28, 2008 | post #20)

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