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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Alf S, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. TJPC

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    Talk about annoying! About maybe 15 years ago, a highway was built in my area called the 407. It was decided to make it a toll road and sell a contract to a European company to maintain it and collect the tolls. They were given a 99 year lease! Tolls have gone up and up as they gouge users. The government tried to make them lower this toll or at least stop increasing it. The court found that for 99 years the company can do what it wants due to the contract signed. It now costs about 40 cents a kilometre to use it!
     
  2. jcroy

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    I would imagine most folks' lives are extremely mundane and uninteresting to an outsider.

    Even celebrities who are not in the limelight anymore, their stories seem rather boring after they disappered largely from the media.

    The only "dark forces" being intrigued by my mundane boring existence, would be certain relatives who are gossip mongers.
     
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    Outside of family / acquaintance social circles, such rumor mongering would be worthless and have no value at all. It would be simiar to posting random gossip and rants onto facebook, twitter, instagram, blogs, etc .... which hardly anbody reads.
     
  4. TJPC

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    We passed another of those large unhelpful signs on the local express way here. It said on a huge portable sign:

    “Speeding is Speeding” !
     
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    Even most biographies of famous or semi-famous people are somewhat boring.

    As an example, I've been reading about King Edward VIII before and after abdication. Overall I got the impression Edward VIII was bored all the time in spite of being a party animal "jetset" type, and being very rich where he could buy and/or do just about anything he wanted.
     
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    As much as all this ^ may sound really really stupid, I strongly suspect the reason why such unhelpful signs exist is for legal reasons.

    Basically people can't use utter stupidity and/or ignorance as a legal defense in such cases.
     
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    Even if for no other reason, it preemptively closes off certain lines of legal arguments which would otherwise be wasting resources in the legal system.
     
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    I suspect that these "useless" messages may be a troubleshooting aid, so a sign with no message would be easily ID'd as a unit in need of maintenance.
     
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    We don’t seem to be as litigious in Canada as I the US, but we are getting there.

    I once bought a large cardboard piece to put in the car front window when you parked in the summer to keep the heat down. It had a picture of sunglasses on one side. On the back side was written this:

    “Do not drive with auto shade in place”. !
     
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    For a few more pennies, the manufacturer essentially absolved themselves of legal liability from the stupidity of somebody driving with the carboard piece blocking all view.

    Typical legal tactic is to sue the manufacturer of an item which is involved in a casualty.
     
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    The problem is, they all display stupid useless messages.
     
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    How do you tip the strippers?
     
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    Our new credit card is one of those "tap to pay" cards. Maybe you would just tap something? :lol:
     
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    Quagmire has no cash to tip the stripper:



    :lol:
     
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    That Clemson drops to #3 on the AP poll, even with the huge win over FSU last Saturday, 45-14. How else is Clemson supposed to win?!

    I mean, they drop to #2 after a squeaker win over UNC, and drop yet again with a huge win over FSU! Did the poll people expect Clemson to keep FSU and UNC scoreless, while winning over both of 'em?!
     
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    Getting "stuck" behind a diesel vehicle (lots of people around here drive diesel pickups). Just about as annoying are cars that need a tune up where they're either running rich (smell unburnt gas) and/or burning oil.
     
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    If you want to get annoyed, try getting a pericardiocentesis sometime. I had one last December. They run a huge needle through your ribcage down into the pericardium, guided by ultrasound probe, so they can drain off excess fluid. And you are awake for the entire proceedings.

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    Bleck! :eek:
     
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    Is that you? And you’re ok?
     
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    No, that's just a "stock" photo I found on the web. But it's exactly what I went through.
     

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