Wednesday, November 12, 2008


The first 500, Blue Puttee's

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Rumble strips

OMG; I actually heard people talk about the new rumble strips on the NL highways and the complaint was they took away from the bike lane. I couldn't see or understand what the complaint was all about when I first heard it and my first inclination was to dismiss it as unfounded.

But when I was home I see what the complaint is all about it is founded and I can't believe the rumble strips were done the way they were?

The rumble strips were put outside of the existing defined roadway inside of the white strip and yellow strips.

If anything the rumble strips would have been cut where the white paint strip was. It would save money from having to replace the paint every other year. It would keep the traffic within the defined roadway. It wouldn't take away from the bike path.

just another thing I noticed with rumble strips used elsewhere. They are put in the center where there is two solid yellow lines to indicate no passing. Only thing different is these rumble strips in the middle have a spacing to indicate they are the center line as opposed to the side of the road are solid with no breaks. That is to say there is a space of 1 foot every 4-5 feet. Don't quote me on the exact numbers for spacing.



Support the troops

I support he troops there's just not enough of them!

I support the troops more than than anyone having been one myself I have an insight into what they go through.

General Lewis Mackenzie says almost the same thing.

The far to few we have in Afghan now are even further fewer because of the caveats other NATO countries have on their troop deployment.

Afghan is a country of 30 million and NATO has somewhere in the range of 50,000.00 if I'm not mistaken. On top of that there is a sympathetic nation of 1 billion next door with a porous border.

I say bring in the UN and close that border with a neutral zone thus cutting of one of the major irritants and unknowns in the battle to stabilize their government.

I would never support imposing our systemically flawed political system upon another nation because our own political system is nothing less than Per Capita Colonialism.


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