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May 15, 2022, 4:59 p.m.
Posts: 3,768
Joined: Aug. 22, 2005
Re: Lane discipline (rant)

Posted by: mammal

Posted by: Shaboob

Every morning when I’m getting on the highway heading West at the Lynn valley exit someone in front of me will try to merge onto the highway going about 40kmh. If you or your car don’t have the balls to get up to the speed of traffic and not cause an accident then just get on at Lonsdale.

That's the worst zone on my commute. Between the 40k mergers, and the fact that nobody realizes it's a yeild for the mergers, complete shit show.

Made the mistake of getting onto the "merge" lane at Capilano/99 West in a fully loaded Isuzu cab over. Why on Earth is that a yield? At least I know better now.

May 11, 2022, 4:02 p.m.
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Re: Lane discipline (rant)

With gas at $2.15 I don't have to worry much about driving fast.

May 5, 2022, 6:44 a.m.
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Re: Lane discipline (rant)

How fast is this so called "fast lane"? Definitely faster than the car ahead of you right!? I stick to the travel lane and use the passing lane as needed, which is often. Camping out in the "fast lane" expecting to do 20-30 over at all times is silly.

April 28, 2022, 12:15 p.m.
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Re: So Elon bought the twitter....

The money. 

I'm not sure I've ever looked at Twitter once ever.

March 23, 2022, 6:55 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 22, 2005
Re: Convoy

The con dumbs made it to "Victoria Island" to save us from the "NDP/Liberal stronghold". Nice to know the village I grew up in (pop. 7500) has a bunch of anti-vax mustard tigers hanging around.

March 21, 2022, 7:42 p.m.
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Re: Electric Vehicle (EV) discussion thread

Saw recently that Sony & Honda have partnered to do EV things, Sony's concept a few years back was slick so that's cool. Solterra and BZ4X will sell out but damn is that some polarizing styling and meh tech. MX-30 is pretty much a worse i3, not sure why it exists at all. Ariya seems to be what everyone wants, good luck getting one of those ever.

March 13, 2022, 9:03 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 22, 2005
Re: The Decline of Vancouver.

I'm still renting a 1 bed suite at 31. One less affordable space for anyone low income. Waiting on the market to cool off a little, not so much asking prices but the bidding wars.

March 10, 2022, 8:21 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 22, 2005
Re: COVID-19

I'm as indifferent as I was when the mask mandate was instated.

Feb. 27, 2022, 4:13 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 22, 2005
Re: Convoy

Posted by: Adam-West

I saw a Reddit post that a bunch more convoyers were driving to Victoria again.. like talk about fuckin tone deaf.

Saw a small group of convoyers in Alberni waving flags in front of the Walmart, a bunch more driving around in their lifted full size diesels with flags mounted in the box. Stereotype gonna stereotype I guess.

Feb. 12, 2022, 7:36 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 22, 2005
Re: Convoy

Posted by: Lowcard

The vast majority of people are quietly getting vaccinated and moving forward to help end this. The loud minority is throwing a tantrum like a bunch of bratty toddlers.

There's also a correlation between rural vaccination rates and participants in the Karen convoy (read: the rates are much lower). This explains all the pickup trucks and camo I've been seeing in these convoys.

All I've seen lately is few lifted pickup trucks with flags and banners. Today I saw a guy decked out in a Canada jersey, "freedom" across the back, flags on his hat and a bluetooth speaker full volume with edm? Was doing the weird fentanyl nod thing when I saw him the second time.

Feb. 8, 2022, 7:18 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

I've been invited to participate in a vaccine evaluation study. The researchers are analyzing blood samples of vaccinated and unvaccinated people over a period of 19 months. The goal is to fact check the vaccine drug manufacturers claims and establish the effectiveness of each vaccine in the long term. Should be interesting.

Jan. 29, 2022, 3:20 p.m.
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Re: Convoy

I figure we're nearing the tail end of the pandemic already. I reckon these Bernier nut swingers will claim victory once the restrictions and mandates are lifted in due time.

So far they are free to assemble a nation wide protest, free to mock and intimidate our elected officials, free to travel across the country during a pandemic, free to crowd source funding for their cause, free to spread their "alternative facts".. So what's the big deal?

Jan. 23, 2022, 7:25 p.m.
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Re: Good places to eat within walking distance of the holiday inn

Tap & barrel ain't a bad spot to drink fat tug and watch hockey. Food has been good the 3 times I've been. Krua Thai is good and way easier on the wallet.

Jan. 19, 2022, 5:10 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

Second exposure since being back to work after the holidays (Jan 4th). Fuck ya! Love life!

Jan. 18, 2022, 6:52 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 22, 2005
Re: Tv wall mount

My 43" LG is nice and all but WebOS is kind of shite.

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