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Old 07-29-2019, 08:37 AM   #46
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The U.S. almost abandoned better national mass transit options in favor of the family auto and the national highway system. IT is beginning to become clear that this model may not be sustainable over the long run. Automated mass transit may be key to our national transit systems of year 2100+! I wish those of us on this thread could be alive to observe THAT change. It should be (excuse the term) a wild ride!
Totally agree! I've taken public mass transit all of my life (not just in Atlanta), and wish it was better (as in options) here.

Few weeks ago I read that new Interstate in/around Houston is 26-lanes (if I remember correctly), and that is still not enough!

Not sure when "the decision makers" will realize that adding more lanes is not the solution...

Sorry; kinda off topic here now
 
Old 07-29-2019, 08:43 AM   #47
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I know Hwy 285 in Texas. A road I will be riding motorcycle on because of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydhH6TUTCXg

Reason this area needs self driving vehicles

At least I won't sweat drunk drivers behind me.

I'm the whipper snapper I guess at 65. I can still tie 30 year olds into knots.

< I am not on my back >
 
Old 07-29-2019, 11:04 AM   #48
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Hmmm.... seems clear to me you are "back-pedaling" now. Maybe it's just that I'm old and slow
That is not back-pedalling(and it is not my style, i never backpedal in serious themes in life..i maybe slow down(other people say i often do stuff too fast so get typos etc.) or stop if i catch myself out of context or in need of some sort of different approach or apology(if someone thought i insulted them then i can apologize but i did not, that was not my intention) but never back-pedal) and is not insult. How is it my fault she wrote in her signature she is "old"er? If i will write in my signature something about me and other people will use it into post they will also not be at blame. enorbet, you should have know better that i am normal poster but due to life experience differences and lack of humor i can be easily misunderstood just like i misunderstand others(in faith thread) but it was not what you understood it is. Also english is not my naitive language. For this reason i can assure you that if we met in real life you would not misunderstant me cause while grammar is not my strong suite in real life context is visible more or less.

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Old 07-29-2019, 04:50 PM   #49
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No need to belabor this, Arcane, but it should really be obvious that of course it is not your fault that within hazel's signature she mentioned she is old. It is exactly, however, your fault that you conclude "this means slow" et cetera. This is, as I said, a perfect example of how you evaluate, and selectively disregard, evidence. I have read possibly 100 or more of hazel's posts and she has never come across as slow. On the contrary she seems bright and incisive and quick to get to the heart of a matter. Since you seem to subscribe to or comment on many of these same threads and posts, unless someone is posing as Arcane (if that is even a likely possibility given a password protected login name) you have a similar number of her posts to analyze. Yet, you draw a quick conclusion based on what is to you a single disagreeable post, that she is slow and needs some coddling. This is irresponsible, crude, and illogical, and it seems, "how you walk fences"... balanced precariously on the beam between "just in case", and sometimes in danger of falling off.
 
Old 07-30-2019, 09:52 AM   #50
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Now what is a lady to think when two gentlemen quarrel over her? Should I feel flattered or annoyed?
 
Old 07-30-2019, 12:04 PM   #51
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Now what is a lady to think when two gentlemen quarrel over her? Should I feel flattered or annoyed?
Your choice, hazel, ol' girl. I just calls 'em like I sees 'em.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 03:45 AM   #52
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Your choice, hazel, ol' girl. I just calls 'em like I sees 'em.
But you called wrong about me and you haven't seen me yet. Ah this is pointless. I already explained that it was not meant as insult but attempt to explain. But i get it with your last comment..white knight syndrome is not lost with age. I understand but even hazel understands it was not insult. Let's just move on already. Some sidepeople got upset over my post(s).
 
Old 07-31-2019, 08:11 AM   #53
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Not asking for much. Just oil field/material transport gear with auto pilot would make me a happy camper.

Why I think so.


Photo is from local news fatal traffic accident involving oil field traffic.
Notice they take out the road side help also.

Edit: Before I hear truckers are the safest drivers in the world. Out here. Not so much. A lot of them come from another country and have only the minimum of training and unsafe equipment.

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Old 07-31-2019, 11:15 AM   #54
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But you called wrong about me and you haven't seen me yet. Ah this is pointless. I already explained that it was not meant as insult but attempt to explain. But i get it with your last comment..white knight syndrome is not lost with age. I understand but even hazel understands it was not insult. Let's just move on already. Some sidepeople got upset over my post(s).
You and I have far greater obstacles to understanding each other than the language barrier which I fully realize, admit and respect you for that if it wasn't for your comprehension of English, my own limitations would prevent any communication. I know it is largely a cultural thing but I also know it takes effort and you are to be commended for yours.

Your assessment of my "White Knight-hood" might be somewhat accurate overall since I am the firstborn of five and three are female. So it is likely true even in ways in which I am oblivious BUT in this specific case, I'd like you to understand two things....

1) I was not defending hazel. I was challenging what appeared to be your assumption

2) I never assumed you were trying to be offensive or in any way trying to "get back at" hazel, "put her down" or anything like that for some perceived offense. I figured it was very likely totally offhand and casual on your part because, being a base assumption, you didn't see it as offensive or even an assumption to begin with!

I am sincerely sorry if my response led or influenced anyone else to castigate you. That was certainly not my intent either. FWIW, despite my general conclusion that your screen name is more than appropriate I also happen to think you are a decent man of generally good intentions. I sincerely thought you might see your mild prejudice if it was pointed out. We all tend to be blind to our prejudice(s) until someone points them out. For example, people who are actually racist, rarely admit to racism or claim to be racist. The same is true about gender, country or culture of origin, religion, politics, and... also age. This, for me, is why the general Forum here ate LQN is more than a bauble. Communication and exposure to ideas and concepts are important or we grow up provincial.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:24 AM   #55
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I never assumed you were trying to be offensive or in any way trying to "get back at" hazel, "put her down" or anything like that for some perceived offense. I figured it was very likely totally offhand and casual on your part because, being a base assumption, you didn't see it as offensive or even an assumption to begin with!
It's really not worth quarrelling about. When you get to my age, you get used to being treated like an idiot, especially if you're female. My signature is largely a reflection of that. Personally I find the prejudices of young people amusing rather than offensive. They still have so much to learn...
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:35 AM   #56
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I quite agree, hazel, and figure to be a part of that learning process is valuable and can take the form of a quarrel but completely absent of "heat". It's hard to tell from raw text but I am not at all angry or even outraged with Arcane. As I said, he seems a decent sort overall.
 
  


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