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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Duff... on Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:57 am

    The NYPD is saying that.

    Really, it's more than reasonable for police officers to be upset and, frankly, terrified. But this "DeBlasio's hands are literally dripping in blood" bullshit can't be tolerated. The police absolutely cannot ever be above criticism from public officials or citizens.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Ҩ on Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:42 pm



    imlikewhoa mang mang mang imlikewhoa

    No, but seriously, I agree with Duff!
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Bruegel on Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:54 pm

    that political cartoons thread on the old board would be bumping today
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Bruegel on Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:58 pm





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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:33 pm



    "this is not a religion"
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Nick on Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:52 pm

    White people on the Internet are insisting the NC shootings were entirely over a parking dispute. According to white people on the Internet religion never entered the equation.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by reuben on Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:22 pm

    #NotAllWhitePeopleontheInternet
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Duff... on Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:01 pm

    Between this and the whole Obama prayer breakfast thing I don't even wanna get out of bed anymore.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Nick on Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:16 am

    Local ABC news did a piece on World's Finest Chocolate and what s Chicago institution it is. Never mentioned the dude has homeless people hocking his product on street corners for below minimum wage.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Nick on Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:27 am

    Do you guys think Chewie Garcia will drastically improve Chicago or is this just an anti Rahm thing?
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Duff... on Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:36 pm

    Drastically? Nah. Whether Garcia can actually fund a successful progressive agenda for Chicago is unclear but if nothing else it's good for democracy if Emanuel has to sweat for it. It's been two or three decades of the mayor pretty much doing whatever the hell he wants with the election being a formality. Maybe that will change now.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Bruegel on Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:21 am

    Read this really pissed last night and thought Nick was referring to a Ben & Jerry's flavour
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Duff... on Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:49 pm

    Props!

    Also, am I the only person who would like to see an expansion of red light cameras? I mean other than Emanuel?
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:19 pm

    i would love more red light cameras and speed cameras. that, or i would love to see officers actually ticket for traffic offenses. i am in favor of vehicle enforcement and safe streets, so whichever way results in that i will support. chicago drivers are generally lawless and terrible. fine the hell out of 'em.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by reuben on Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:29 pm

    Every time I drive in Chicago I'm amazed by the difference between to posted speed limit on Lake Shore Drive and how fast people actually go.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by zappo on Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:42 am

    Don't think I've ever gone slower than like 60mph on Lake Shore Drive. I guess I'm a part of the problem.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by tjenz on Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:16 pm

    Do red light cameras actually improve safety? More often than not they cause more accidents with people stopping short and getting rear ended. I’ve also seen reports showing yellow lights in Chicago are too short. Those cameras are only for revenue.

    My fear is, one day they will start using I-pass to clock how fast you were going and issue tickets based on that.
    In the immortal words of Sammy Hagar, “I can’t drive 55”.


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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Duff... on Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:01 pm

    The yellow should last 3.5 seconds, yes. That they're for revenue doesn't bother me though. In my unscientific observation, if you just sent a ticket to the last car to enter the intersection every time the light changes, you'd catch someone running a red nine times out of ten. The only problem would be that there's a great chance a car or two ahead also just ran the red. People just drive like maniacs in Chicago, might as well exploit that to balance the budget.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by petey on Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:25 pm

    I think Chicago drivers are pretty good actually. I was in Texas recently; man, they drive like assholes there

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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by zappo on Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:59 pm

    tjenz wrote:My fear is, one day they will start using I-pass to clock how fast you were going and issue tickets based on that.  
    In the immortal words of Sammy Hagar, “I can’t drive 55”.  

    I would say that I think about this on an almost daily basis.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Duff... on Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:57 pm

    Guys it's more fuel efficient. Gas prices aren't gonna stay this low forever.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:03 pm

    rear end impact crashes are significantly less damaging to people & vehicles than t-bone crashes (physically & economically). eliminating the latter for an increase in the former is a fine trade off.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by Ted Falconi on Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:35 pm

    If you say so. I wonder why they need to lie about the stats, though.

    The city of Chicago's website says dangerous right-angle crashes were down 47 percent at red-light camera intersections from 2005 to 2012 and rear-end crashes declined by 7 percent.

    But a Texas A&M University study commissioned by the Chicago Tribune last year found the cameras reduced right-angle crashes that caused injuries by just 15 percent, and found a 22 percent increase in the rear-end crashes that can result when drivers slam on their brakes to avoid tickets.
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by raj gibson on Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:06 pm

    Allegedly the issue with the Trib reporting is that it insufficiently accounts for severity.

    http://chi.streetsblog.org/2014/12/22/why-the-tribunes-red-light-camera-story-is-garbage-journalism/
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    Re: General World News Dumping Ground

    Post by reuben on Sun May 03, 2015 8:15 am

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