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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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It never ceases to amaze me how human beings who call themselves rational can vote Republican.

(I call to Hell thread software that starts a new page when you think you can get away with not having to quote the previous post.)

[ 09. June 2014, 21:16: Message edited by: Amanda B. Reckondwythe ]

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orfeo

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TICTH one of the most badly designed and organised cafe counters I've ever encountered, not least because it's by far the closest and most convenient place for me to buy lunch.

I suppose that as it gets worse and worse it creates more and more incentive for me to be organised enough in the morning to make sandwiches.

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
It never ceases to amaze me how human beings who call themselves rational can vote Republican.

And vice versa.

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TICTH my back which has "gone" again ... all I did was put a very light plastic bowl in a drawer last night and: OUCH!

Slept on the floor, did my exercises but it's still painful. Grrr!

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
TICTH my back which has "gone" again ... all I did was put a very light plastic bowl in a drawer last night and: OUCH!

Slept on the floor, did my exercises but it's still painful. Grrr!

[Votive]

TICTH money: just money in general, really, and all the problems and shit it causes, especially when you haven't got enough of it.

There must be a better way of doing things then this...

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TICTH today. And friends moving away.

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TICTH the Thai fishing industry, the retailers who they supply and the people who will continue to eat cheap prawns/shrimp despite knowing what happens.

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Penny S
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A person who has wormed his way into someone else's charitable project and job under the guise of helping him to keep it going, and having set up some sort of board is going to eject the founder. Who has had a lot of external troubles over the past few years, anyway. Legal advice is being sought.
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Some days, the urge to use a large plank of wood to whack someone in the skull is almost overwhelming.

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Beethoven

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Telemarketing people who claim it's not a sales call, then try to tell me that the company I work for will get a discount on our next utility bills, while not knowing what contract we already have with which provider.

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quote:
Originally posted by Beethoven:
Telemarketing people who claim it's not a sales call, then try to tell me that the company I work for will get a discount on our next utility bills, while not knowing what contract we already have with which provider.

... and who have already shown their contempt for your own interests by calling despite you being registered with the TPS.
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quote:
Originally posted by Beethoven:
Telemarketing people who claim it's not a sales call, then try to tell me that the company I work for will get a discount on our next utility bills, while not knowing what contract we already have with which provider.

This reminds me of the many calls I received some years ago on behalf of "your local law enforcement". They wanted money, which I never gave. It didn't occur to me until it was too late to ask whether they knew the name of my local law enforcement.

Moo

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Depression took another of my friends and I am fucking angry. I can't get out of my bitchy blaming of her parents which means that I'm biting my tounge every time someone says "her poor parents". Her poor parents should have thought about this before being abusive fucking twats.

I know is a tragedy for all concerned, and have no doubt her parents loved her in their own special way, but right now I want to punch someone.

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Penny S
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quote:
Originally posted by Moo:
quote:
Originally posted by Beethoven:
Telemarketing people who claim it's not a sales call, then try to tell me that the company I work for will get a discount on our next utility bills, while not knowing what contract we already have with which provider.

This reminds me of the many calls I received some years ago on behalf of "your local law enforcement". They wanted money, which I never gave. It didn't occur to me until it was too late to ask whether they knew the name of my local law enforcement.

Moo

Sounds like a protection racket.
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TICTH our spineless Site Manager who is prepared to allow my boss to put lives at risk through sheer arrogance. Since when has my boss had qualifications in high pressure liquefied petroleum gas installation? Since when has he known sufficient about the subject to be entitled to order the workforce back into the building where there is a suspected (subsequently confirmed) LPG leak, having first restored LPG and electrical supplies to the building (that I had cut off as part of the evacuation of the building). Having, in the process, applied power to an insect killer that, by its very nature, produces 3kV electric sparks inside the very room where the gas was leaking? [Mad]

And our Site Manager just stood aside and let him! [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

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Penny S
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Flour beetles. I keep thinking I've eradicated them, and then another flush appears. I've just had to clean out one of my cupboards, at 11 pm, and found they've been devouring the turkey gravy granules and some healthy seeds, which I've chucked out of the window. I suspect there are some in the OXO cubes, which I will have to ditch as soon as I've seen the ISS go over.
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TICTH renting in freaking Christchurch (lovely Christchurch it's not your fault) but I am paying along with two other flatmates close on $330 a week to stay in a place with no heating, no double glazing and no proper ventilation.

So we have our flat inspection today and are told that the mould on the windows and damp on our carpets is our fault and that we need to clean the doors as this is making the door leak and the mould develop. Bullshit. Also we have asked about and been denied a dehumidfier to make the place less fucking damp.

Renting blows. It really, really, blows. And it blows more knowing that even saving all my income for the next three years so that I eat but don't exist I MIGHT, MIGHT just be able to afford a box of my own in a less desirable part of town in which I will be able to install some semblence of heating. But hey, by then house prices will have risen wiping out all my saved deposit anyway so a big fucking whoop te do to that.

I earn a good wage. I can afford a mortgage as Westpac kindly informed me, I could afford a house of $265,000 on the rent I can pay on a place. But no, before I can have that I need a deposit of about $50,000 which is going to take me until I am 40 to save by which time houses will be EVEN MORE out of reach than they are now.

Fuck this shit.

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Moo

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TICTH drivers who ignore road signs. There are some steep mountain roads around here with sharp curves. These roads have signs saying that trucks more than 28 feet long are prohibited, unless they are making local deliveries.

Yesterday a tanker truck with 4800 gallons of embalming fluid had an accident on one of these roads. The tanker split open and all the fluid leaked out. Everyone in the area had to be evacuated because the fumes are so toxic. Fortunately this was a rural area, so the number of households affected was only about twenty-five. The authorities also had to find a safe place for the farm animals grazing in the area.

A few years ago on this same road a truck carrying fifty-eight cattle crashed. Almost all the animals that were not killed instantly had to be put down because of major injuries.

What makes truck drivers assume that they are the exception to the regulations?

Moo

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Penny S
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You are assuming they are literate in the local language, and have the nous not to trust their satnavs.

Round here there are notices now on the lanes to announce limits, and they get more and more places to put them up, and have started this scheme... Lorry Watch which seems pretty useless. And still they come.

[ 12. June 2014, 14:58: Message edited by: Penny S ]

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Pyx_e

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quote:
Yesterday a tanker truck with 4800 gallons of embalming fluid had an accident on one of these roads.
Well at least the police did not have to preserve the evidence.

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orfeo

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quote:
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You are assuming they are literate in the local language

Ability to understand road signs is a fairly fundamental requirement of getting a driver's licence.

Or if it isn't in your local area, it should be.

Anyway, it's far more likely that drivers can read the signs perfectly well and choose to ignore them. God knows enough people do. Why? Because they all think THEY are superior drivers who don't need to pay attention to any kind of warning or requirement, whether it be a speed limit or otherwise. I still remember the survey where 70% of people rated themselves as above-average drivers, meaning at LEAST 20% of people on the road are deluded about their abilities.

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quote:
Originally posted by orfeo:
[QUOTE]I still remember the survey where 70% of people rated themselves as above-average drivers, meaning at LEAST 20% of people on the road are deluded about their abilities.

It could be that all 70 % are far better than the lowest 30 %. You're confusing average/mean with median.

TICTH boredom.

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TICTH whoever edited out the verse from Scripture that said
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And he saith unto them, "Truly, truly I say unto you, my Church shall be made up of the knuckle-draggingly stupid, the downright annoying, and those who, if wits were dynamite, wouldn't have enough to blow their hats off. And lo, I'm really sorry about that. My bad."
If that verse had been left in (somewhere, I think, in Matthew's gospel) it would have saved a lot of people a lot of trouble.

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orfeo

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quote:
Originally posted by JFH:
quote:
Originally posted by orfeo:
[QUOTE]I still remember the survey where 70% of people rated themselves as above-average drivers, meaning at LEAST 20% of people on the road are deluded about their abilities.

It could be that all 70 % are far better than the lowest 30 %. You're confusing average/mean with median.

TICTH boredom.

TICTH people who think there's some kind of quantitative measure of drivers that would enable a median to be calculated. Along with people who fuck up their quoting code. Now get off my lawn.

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Tulfes
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TICH my newspaper, Glasgow Herald. Today its published yesterday's cryptic crossword,which I finished except for two clues (the solution published is the day before's). I'm getting all tensed up without a crossword to do over lunch to calm me down. Bugger.
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Moo

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There was more in today's paper about the accident. The truck was going from the North Carolina coast to Roanoke, which is in the mountains. I assume that the driver looked at a map and thought he had found a good shortcut. There is something that all truck drivers need to know.

IF A MOUNTAIN ROAD IS SHOWN ON THE MAP AS A SQUIGGLY LINE, IT IS UNSUITABLE FOR LARGE TRUCKS. If building a straight road had been feasible, they would have done it.

All the wells in the area are being tested to make sure there is no formaldehyde in the water.

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Penny S
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We had a crash, on the motorway, with a spill of hydrofluoric acid. Thank goodness he hadn't come off down the lanes to avoid a jam. Or fallen off the viaduct he was on onto the cottages below.

Our language problems arise from European drivers travelling from Channel crossings into the rest of the UK whose satnavs are not mapped with British road widths. (Though that doesn't apply in the Cotswolds.)

I suspect that they come off the motorway for some reason, and then find they can't turn, so carry on regardless.

That formaldehyde spill sounds appalling - it's stopped being a joke, hasn't it? Though its being volatile should help with the water contamination problem, I suppose.

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Sioni Sais
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It isn't exclusively overseas drivers. A couple of years back a coach got wedged across a tight corner in Caerleon, and effectively shut the place for the day (the road system hasn't improved since the Romans built the place).

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John Holding

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
It isn't exclusively overseas drivers. A couple of years back a coach got wedged across a tight corner in Caerleon, and effectively shut the place for the day (the road system hasn't improved since the Romans built the place).

Even when told.

We have friends who live south of Cowbridge (nearish to Caerleon but further south and west). Their hamlet is reached via a very long single track lane (between 12 foot high hedges) and at one point the lane crosses a narrow bridge and at once turns sharp left.

Even when told in advance that no lorry longer than a certain length can get into the hamlet, removal companies habitually send much longer vans, which get stuck, and if lucky are able to reverse 3 or 4 miles to get back to the normal road. It not, they block until someone can tow them out backward.

John

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quote:
Originally posted by Tulfes:
... I'm getting all tensed up without a crossword to do over lunch to calm me down. Bugger.

[advice alert ON]

If it happens again, go the Guardian's web-site (don't worry if their politics isn't to your liking - you don't have to read the paper) and download their crossword - it's free and wonderfully devious.

I learned how to do cryptic crosswords with the Glasgow Herald, then progressed to the Daily Telegraph and the Times. When our membership of their crossword clubs expired, we moved to the Grauniad and got completely hooked.

[/advice alert OFF]

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Penny S
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My sister lives in a Cotswold village in what was once a village pub. There is, therefore, a path down from the village towards her front door. Google Maps and the sat navs have the idea that this is a road. It is closed, at her end, by a bollard, but has a fairly wide opening at the other. It is narrow. Very narrow. And has bends in it. Yet a car driver managed to get down as far as the bollard. Somehow, with the help of the locals, he managed to reverse up. But he must have realised, part way down, that it was not possible. Or passable.*
Maybe the driving test should include some simulations for drivers to test out their intelligence on. Maybe those of us who have been driving a long time should have a refresher on such simulations.
*Google has now updated itself. It is not seen as a road any more.

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quote:
Originally posted by Moo:
What makes truck drivers assume that they are the exception to the regulations?

Moo

The problem may be the difference in how different states sign. Up north, about the only place they put the yellow warning signs (the only traffic signs you are legally allowed to disobey) is on freeway entrances and exits where the problem is generally traffic, not the fact that the curve couldn't be safely taken at a faster speed. I always warn people that when driving in Virginia and West Virginia, they need to obey those yellow signs or they'll likely wind up falling off the edge of a mountain.

On the other hand, there's apparently no telling truckers driving through Wyoming that they have to change the way they drive because the wind really will knock their 18-wheeler over.

Though my favorite recent accident involved bees.

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And my favorite recent post involved someone who used preview post and checked their links so I didn't have to fix them.

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My neighbour's son and friends who dutifully go outside to smoke so her house doesn't fill with fumes. I've got the windows open, it being a warm night. Mine no longer smells of philadelphus.
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Moo

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The thing that irritates me so much is that accidents of this type are quite common, although they do not usually result in embalming fluid spills or a large number of dead cattle.

If a truck carrying steel girders has an accident on a mountain road the driver should never have attempted, there may be a small paragraph about it somewhere inside the paper. I learn about far more of these accidents from people who live near the places where they happen.

Every time I get angrier.

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TICTH a particular kind of aggressive, shrill, smug approach to atheism that is always ready for a fight, has a chip on its shoulder, and--if one says that one disagrees with a notion expressed by someone with this attitude, no matter how politely--leaps like a rabid dog for one's throat, and treats one as if one is the most stereotypical kind of over-simplistic fundamentalist, hates science, etc.

(This was not on the Ship at all, but it's part of why I haven't wanted to get into internet debate very much over the last batch of years.)

TICTH a somewhat similar kind of approach to atheism (again, smug, but more passive-aggressive this time) which assumes that belief in God is one of those silly superstitions that Science! (the capital and exclamation point are essential) will eventually cure us of.

For those who don't know me, please note that I am not CTH atheism or atheists--just a kind of rude, off-putting approach to such things that builds walls rather than bridges of understanding. I feel the same (or even moreso) when I run up against the same attitude with theistic religious matters.

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TICTH Friday the 13th. Well, this one just past anyway. No, I am not superstitious about that. Just a series of small missteps, by me, that took the polish off what was really a pleasant day.
So, I suppose, it is more CTH me.

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TICTH pollen (sniff, splutter) and the misery it causes (sneeze, snort) this time of year (rub eye, blow nose).

Don't care how much plants needs it to breed - I hate the stuff! (and yes, I am being overly human-centric or, to be more specific, Stejjie-centric in this).

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ChastMastr
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TICTH exactly the kind of thing I posted about above (re a certain type of atheist), only applied to people debating politics. When I specifically say that I do believe I have reasons to believe as I do, but that I don't want to derail the thread, that is not the same thing as saying that I don't have reasons. Gah. And no, I will not be baited by personal attacks into continuing to fight. [Mad]

Can't anyone discuss areas of disagreement without being personal, rude, and combative about it?? [Waterworks]

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quote:
Originally posted by ChastMastr:


Can't anyone discuss areas of disagreement without being personal, rude, and combative about it?? [Waterworks]

And yet you ask this question in Hell?

(seriously though, it's good to see you back!)

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TICTH the mouth breathing idiot who stole my bike lights off my bike leaving the mounts in place. Congratulations, you have now obtained two usb rechargeable lights which will be useless after 5 hours and you've endangered my life and cost me $180. Fucker.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stejjie:
TICTH pollen (sniff, splutter) and the misery it causes (sneeze, snort) this time of year (rub eye, blow nose).

Don't care how much plants needs it to breed - I hate the stuff! (and yes, I am being overly human-centric or, to be more specific, Stejjie-centric in this).

This 10x

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Dementia, that's three relatives this year. Damn it to hell.
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The young man who came into our evening service tonight and stole the purse of a very elderly parishioner.

If there was cursing involved there would be boils and weeping sores and general deep unpleasantness. [Mad]

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[Mad]

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The idiots who are doing the road and footpath works between home and the supermarket. Bloody drongoes put "use other side" on both the footpaths! Am I meant to walk down the middle of a very busy road that has both lanes of traffic squished into one normal lane (plus cyclelane) or somehow hover over the top?

Huia [Mad]

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TICTH the current fad of social trinitarianism.

God isn't three people.

Nice idea, but it's like listening to a good song on the radio too often. Enough already.

[Projectile]

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TICTH football (soccer) commentators who have no understanding of perfectly easy to understand goal-line technology. Or who, alternatively, feel the need to 'create' controversy when there isn't any.

It wasn't a goal when it hit the post. It was a goal shortly after that. It's an own goal because it wasn't going in until a defending player deflected it in. Why is any of that difficult for you four morons??

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quote:
Originally posted by orfeo:
TICTH football (soccer) commentators who have no understanding of perfectly easy to understand goal-line technology. Or who, alternatively, feel the need to 'create' controversy when there isn't any.

It wasn't a goal when it hit the post. It was a goal shortly after that. It's an own goal because it wasn't going in until a defending player deflected it in. Why is any of that difficult for you four morons??

To condemn them to hell is to condemn them to an eternity of listening to their own commentary, isn't it?
[Devil]

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Cockroaches.

I have nothing more to say.

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