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denniS

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  1. 7 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

    I'm sure Chris can attest to this, but I have yet to see the mountain bike trails unrideable.  Every single day, the trails are rideable, hikeable, or just walkable :)

    Most of our trails are still snow covered. The south facing trails have dried out and have been rideable. 

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  2. 10 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

    Why is my skin not baby soft by now?  Doesn't sunscreen have some moisturizing value?  I'm literally slathering it over my arms, legs, neck, and face, and I see NO POSITIVE EFFECTS like smoother baby-soft skin :angry:

    Sure, it is the cheap Target Up & Up kind, but throw me a bone!!!

    You are taking too many showers. Showering that often is bad for your skin sunscreen boy.

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  3. Just now, Razors Edge said:

    As long as it's not "snow yesterday, snow today, snow tomorrow" or  "34o this morning..." :D

    It just finished snowing. Hopefully the mt bike trails are rideable. I have plans after work.

  4. 33 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

    Generally, I'm a "sunscreen in July and August months" sort of guy, but now that I am out in CA and riding on East Coast time, I'm having to use sunscreen all the time!  I am going through my sunscreen as fast as ever, and am getting sucked into a TWO showers a day routine that is BONKERS - especially in a parched place like CA. :o

    How has your sunscreen use been this year?

    two showers a day? wtf? 2-3 in a week and call it good. 

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  5. 22 minutes ago, ChrisL said:

    Yeah I like their kit too.  They always go with the bright color ways.  Have they completely given up on their Slipstreem argyle heritage? I don’t see it anymore.

    Wasn't that the Slipstream/Felt kit?

    It looks like Taylor Phinney retired.

  6. 29 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

    The punitive damages may indeed be a problem.  I'm simply commenting that articles like this use lots of words and very little data about the actual tickets so that the implication is that the tickets are all unfair.  Some might be.  Dozens are unlikely to be.  Even the first stop for the broken tail light resulted in just a warning.

    The question remains.  How does one get dozens of tickets?  Was it really because she was black or might it have been because she's always speeding and getting caught.  We can't tell from the article.

    Racism is real but not everything that happens to an african american is racist.

    May indeed? It is what the article is about. $4k in violations balloons to $20k.

    The question doesn't remain. It's not what the article is about. Another article about that topic might be interesting, but that is not the topic of the article.

  7. 11 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

    I acknowledge that happened.  I asked how one gets dozens of tickets in the first place?  After a couple doesn't one change enough to avoid more?

    And, in spite of the snark, yes I did read the story.  It states that she continued to get tickets even after changing cars.  What the article doesn't mention is what the tickets were for.  I don't like it when authors gloss over the reasons after using part of the data to imply that they were all unjustified.

    Is there a claim that speeding at 10 over and getting a ticket is unfair.  If so you never want to drive through the small towns up and down the east coast where the police sit by a 35 mph sign at the town limits and pull over everyone over that speed.  No bias.  Over is over as far as they are concerned.  If you drive through there you slow down to 33 or 34 before the sign.

    Snark? fukwit isn't snark?

    The point of the story is the punitive damages of traffic violations. The Gov't entities admit they don't want the bill to pass because it will wreck their budget. 

  8. 1 hour ago, maddmaxx said:

    I'm questioning that one case.  Dozens......all profiled????  Sometimes things are used to force a story that don't seem to fit.

    You could read the story.   It's an option. 

    In Nevada, drivers can be arrested for unpaid tickets. Activists are fighting to change that.

    Her $4,431 in traffic tickets ballooned to $20,000 in debt and the threat of arrest. The system is “money hungry," she said.

  9. 2 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

    It is funny to remember Tom Hanks in a bunch of "comedy" roles rather than his past few decades of more serious (but sometimes funny) stuff.

     

  10. 1 hour ago, Thaddeus Kosciuszko said:

    I'd be interested in looking at the data to see if there were other factors than race that determined 'likelihood' that someone would be pulled over.  And I'd be interested in data collected since 2003 to see if the trends/conclusions remained the same over years up until today.

    I would too. This is further down.

    The University of Nevada researchers looked at Las Vegas Municipal Court and found that 83 percent of 102,000 bench warrants issued from 2012 to 2020 were for unpaid traffic fines. Most of those warrants were for administrative infractions like failure to pay, driving without a license or having no insurance. The majority of warrants were issued to people who lived in the Las Vegas region’s poorest areas. Black people make up 13 percent of Clark County’s population, but 44 percent of the open warrants.

    “Ultimately, the Nevada system of fines and fees criminalizes poverty and reinforces racial disparities,” the researchers concluded.

     

    It's a stupid way to fund Gov't. They are going after those who can afford it the least. People who can't afford an attorney. 

     

    The longer a bill goes unpaid, the more fines and fees are added to it. For example, a $300 ticket given to Washington in 2014 for driving with a suspended registration grew to $1,280.

     One fee, first imposed by the state in 1980 to offset losses in federal funding for courts, began as a $10 “administrative assessment” on all misdemeanors. It has grown to $120, and is one of many fees that help fund courts and other parts of the criminal justice system.

    Since moving to Nevada, Washington has received dozens of tickets totaling about $4,431, a debt that ballooned to more than $20,000 with additional fines and fees, according to data analyzed by a law clinic that recently began helping her. She has paid more than $11,000, and the clinic’s volunteer lawyers helped her get some of the fines and fees waived. But she still owes $1,886.

     

  11. Driving with broken taillight is not a fukwit move. Do you check your taillight every time you get in the car? I don't. I could have one out now. It should be a warning, get it fixed. 

    Gov't should not be relying on tickets for revenue. Taxes should pay for local gov't. This system is designed to go after people who can afford it the least. 

    Washington is among thousands of people in Nevada with warrants out for their arrest because they have not paid traffic tickets. And it doesn’t affect everyone equally: A 2003 study found racial disparities in traffic stops, with Black and Hispanic drivers more likely than whites to be pulled over statewide and in Las Vegas.

    State lawmakers are currently debating a bill that would decriminalize those minor traffic offenses. Similar measures have come up four times since 2011, but have failed to pass after courts and local governments complained that the loss of revenue from fees collected on warrants would wreck their budgets. They’ve made the same argument this time around.

  12. 9 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

    Just so you all know, before yesterdays trip to Georgia, I had never eaten grits in my life.  After the trip...

    I had still never eaten grits in my life. :) 

    I like grits. I worked with a chef that made them. He would refrigerate them in a shallow pan after he cooked them. Then you sliced them in bars and fried them in bacon fat. 

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