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Thaddeus Kosciuszko

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  1. Do you respect NO TRESPASSING signs?

    Sometimes, when you are polite, the landowner will give you permission to access places like this: and this:
  2. Do you respect NO TRESPASSING signs?

    But this I see as an honest error, and not intentional trespassing, at least the first time. If I were to ride it a second time, knowing it was private property, and knowing I had to cut across private land, then I would consider myself trespassing. I also take issue with blogs and websites that promote 'stealth' camping. Camping on someone's property, posted are not, is a 'taking' - making use and getting benefit from someone else without their permission and without compensating them. Maybe the owner wouldn't care anyway, but one doesn't know that until one asks.
  3. Do you respect NO TRESPASSING signs?

    Why do think Jimmy Hoffa disappeared? When I go looking for waterfalls, I always respect the 'no trespassing' or 'posted' signs. I would want the same respect if I owned a property with a waterfall on it. If a property is not signed or posted, I will enter the property to look for the falls. If a property is posted I will, however, go up to a nearby house, ask if they own the property, and ask for permission to walk over to the waterfall and take pictures. I'm usually on my bike, so I toss in that I've "ridden 20/30/whatever miles to get here", and that seems to help too. Sometimes the property owner gives permission, sometimes not. When they refuse, and I thank them anyway for their time. About half of them seem surprised that I'm accepting of that and leave quietly. If a property owner does allow me to take pictures of a waterfall on posted property, I note the address. After I get back I take the best picture or pictures, print them, put them in a small frame(s), and mail them to the property owner with a note of thanks.
  4. Wet basement blues

    I know someone in a similar situation to yours, TM. They had a battery back up and a water powered back up installed. The battery back up came on first and held its own until the battery ran out. Then the water powered back up came on and saved the basement.
  5. A Bit Of Wisdom From The Scots

    That would seem to a solution, on the assumption that banning guns would be effective because across the nation virtually everybody would turn in their guns. While it may have worked elsewhere, I doubt (respectfully) it would be effective here.
  6. Wet basement blues

    If you're on a municipal water supply you can get a backup pump that uses water to pump water. It does use a lot of water in relation to what it pumps, and it will drive your water bill up, but that could be better than having a flooded basement.
  7. Millennials Part II

    Go easy on him, and don't show him the electric 3 hole punch because his head will explode.
  8. What am I missing in this logic?

    You're right. But the NFL isn't like the Olympics - it's entertainment, not sports.
  9. A Bit Of Wisdom From The Scots

    Which I think supports my contention that the laws aren't stopping the crime. If having the laws alone stopped the crime, the Mexican drug cartels would not be able to get any guns from the US, and there would be no black market for weapons in Canada. Adding new laws atop of what's already in effect when the existing laws are not enforced will only make criminals and terrorists scoff and laugh. Such people don't care about the laws now, so why would their behavior change simply because a new law is passed? New laws do, however, make a good portion of the public feel safer because 'something' was done, and provides an easy accomplishment for which politicians can declare victory and move on to the next issue trending on Facebook. In order to truly stop the Mexican drug cartels from getting guns and to close the Canadian black market, those who illegally buy and use the guns need to believe that they will be caught and punished, and/or that the risks of illegally buying and using a gun far outweigh the profits and benefits. Convince people of that, and you can manufacture as many guns as you like; nobody would buy them for illegal use.
  10. What am I missing in this logic?

    Success is rewarded, losing is not.
  11. What am I missing in this logic?

    And that was paid in US dollars, too.
  12. Quote of the Day: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    The veracity of that statement would depend on a person's particular version of reality, now, wouldn't it?
  13. Why Not?

    Because they think that running a 100 miles is better than riding a century on rollers?
  14. Auto Stop Technology..

    I would imagine there have already been lawsuits for accidents caused by a car braking automatically, and likewise lawsuits because of accidents 'caused' due to the automatic braking feature being turned off. In the latter, I can hear the attorney for the car company saying "We're not liable - the driver intentionally turned of a vital safety system we built into the car!"
  15. A Bit Of Wisdom From The Scots

    That's a distinct possibility, and we're in agreement about the enormous differences between the countries you named. But I'd like to suggest an answer that applies across cultures, political systems, and time: When people believe there will be no consequences, or when they don't care about the consequences, a law of itself is powerless to stop them. And I think it applies no matter what the topic - gun violence, spousal violence, child abuse, stealing people's investments, etc.