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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-10-11, 16:18

Out driving mid afternoon and came across two intersections 10 miles apart where the lights were out, so TIL that people have basically forgotten how to treat the situation as a four-way stop.

It was equal parts frustrating and funny.
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Post by DWags on 2017-10-11, 16:27

Floyd Robertson wrote:Out driving mid afternoon and came across two intersections 10 miles apart where the lights were out, so TIL that people have basically forgotten how to treat the situation as a four-way stop.

It was equal parts frustrating and funny.


It's not a four way stop Floyd.   I know, I know, it freaks me out too.   My whole life I'm thinking "four way stop".  It's not.  It's the "main" street that has the right of way.   So.... ask me what happens at 16 and gratiot..... seems like death to me.  That's what happens. But the rule is not a four way stop.  Me and my family will continue to treat it as such.
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Post by DWags on 2017-10-11, 16:30

Most people believe the intersection becomes a "four-way stop." Michigan State Police is here to remind you: That's wrong.
"The intersection reverts back to the basic right-of-way requirements, not a four-way stop," MSP Metro Detroit tweeted Tuesday

here's their thought process:  If you treat it as a four way stop, it might cause massive traffic jams.   A four way yield keeps stuff moving.  Or people dying
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-10-11, 16:44

DWags wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:Out driving mid afternoon and came across two intersections 10 miles apart where the lights were out, so TIL that people have basically forgotten how to treat the situation as a four-way stop.

It was equal parts frustrating and funny.


It's not a four way stop Floyd.   I know, I know, it freaks me out too.   My whole life I'm thinking "four way stop".  It's not.  It's the "main" street that has the right of way.   So.... ask me what happens at 16 and gratiot..... seems like death to me.  That's what happens. But the rule is not a four way stop.  Me and my family will continue to treat it as such.
Hard to tell whether Big Beaver or Adams is the "main" street really. Four way stop seems much safer.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-11, 16:58

DWags wrote:Most people believe the intersection becomes a "four-way stop." Michigan State Police is here to remind you: That's wrong.
"The intersection reverts back to the basic right-of-way requirements, not a four-way stop," MSP Metro Detroit tweeted Tuesday

here's their thought process:  If you treat it as a four way stop, it might cause massive traffic jams.   A four way yield keeps stuff moving.  Or people dying

TIL this. ^^^

Not that I like it. Four way stops make more sense even if it causes backups on large arteries. Also, fuck the MSP.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-11, 16:59

Floyd Robertson wrote:
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It's not a four way stop Floyd.   I know, I know, it freaks me out too.   My whole life I'm thinking "four way stop".  It's not.  It's the "main" street that has the right of way.   So.... ask me what happens at 16 and gratiot..... seems like death to me.  That's what happens. But the rule is not a four way stop.  Me and my family will continue to treat it as such.
Hard to tell whether Big Beaver or Adams is the "main" street really. Four way stop seems much safer.

I always go very slowly through Big Beaver.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-10-11, 17:00

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:
Hard to tell whether Big Beaver or Adams is the "main" street really. Four way stop seems much safer.

I always go very slowly through Big Beaver.
Extreme caution, slippery when wet.
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Post by DWags on 2017-10-11, 17:32

Floyd Robertson wrote:
DWags wrote:


It's not a four way stop Floyd.   I know, I know, it freaks me out too.   My whole life I'm thinking "four way stop".  It's not.  It's the "main" street that has the right of way.   So.... ask me what happens at 16 and gratiot..... seems like death to me.  That's what happens. But the rule is not a four way stop.  Me and my family will continue to treat it as such.
Hard to tell whether Big Beaver or Adams is the "main" street really. Four way stop seems much safer.


There is no way I'd ever treat it as anything but a four way stop. Ima be that asshole that causes a jam.
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Post by DWags on 2017-10-11, 17:32

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:
Hard to tell whether Big Beaver or Adams is the "main" street really. Four way stop seems much safer.

I always go very slowly through Big Beaver.

That's exit 69.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-19, 17:53

gHost Spartan wrote:TIL that Apple AirPods will survive going through a clothes washing machine and dryer. Just need to recharge them after they fall out of the dryer onto the laundry room floor.

Pics of wife's sexy underwear?








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Post by The Pantry on 2017-11-11, 23:26

Been a helluva long time since last watching the movie MASH. Ending on Sundance now and getting replayed immediately afterward.

First time realizing Gary Burghoff (Radar) was in both the movie and TV series.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2017-11-11, 23:35

Wait, it's not a 4 way stop? Serious?
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-12-17, 10:28

73 years ago today

The 101st Airborne started loading trucks to leave for Bastogne
General George Patton started turning his armies north to pinch the Bulge.

RIP to the men lost there.
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Post by DWags on 2017-12-17, 10:53

LooseGoose wrote:73 years ago today

The 101st Airborne started loading trucks to leave for Bastogne
General George Patton started turning his armies north to pinch the Bulge.

RIP to the men lost there.


My Uncle Bill was with them.  RIP
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-01-27, 19:25

Historical Pics@HistoricalPics 1h1 hour ago
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As of yesterday the Berlin wall has been down as long as it was up.
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Post by DWags on 2018-01-27, 19:29

LooseGoose wrote:Historical Pics@HistoricalPics 1h1 hour ago
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As of yesterday the Berlin wall has been down as long as it was up.

Ouch.

When it came down my brothers room mate at UofM was covering it for the freep. Roddy Ray. He sent me a hunk. I’ll be damned if I know where it is. I think my moms.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-01-27, 19:42

DWags wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Historical Pics@HistoricalPics 1h1 hour ago
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As of yesterday the Berlin wall has been down as long as it was up.

Ouch.

When it came down my brothers room mate at UofM was covering it for the freep. Roddy Ray. He sent me a hunk. I’ll be damned if I know where it is. I think my moms.

I bought a hunk through the NPR gift shop. Have no idea where that is, either. I do have a hunk of the old Spartan Home dugout when Kobs Field was redone. It has green paint on it, just like my Berlin Wall chunk.
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Post by DWags on 2018-01-27, 21:52

tGreenWay wrote:
DWags wrote:

Ouch.

When it came down my brothers room mate at UofM was covering it for the freep. Roddy Ray. He sent me a hunk. I’ll be damned if I know where it is. I think my moms.

I bought a hunk through the NPR gift shop. Have no idea where that is, either. I do have a hunk of the old Spartan Home dugout when Kobs Field was redone. It has green paint on it, just like my Berlin Wall chunk.


Cool. That’s why I’m thinking my Berlin Wall hunk is gone. I meant it was a non discript piece of cement that was partially blue. If seen by anyone cleaning things or moving things it would easily have been tossed
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Post by Cameron on 2018-01-27, 22:02

LooseGoose wrote:Historical Pics@HistoricalPics 1h1 hour ago
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As of yesterday the Berlin wall has been down as long as it was up.

I would have guessed we passed that point years ago. I guess I've never really given it that much consideration.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-02-03, 08:31

Today I learned that Michigan has 2 of the 4 luge runs in the United States.

West Michigan a draw for luge enthusiasts

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Post by DWags on 2018-02-03, 08:44

LooseGoose wrote:Today I learned that Michigan has 2 of the 4 luge runs in the United States.

West Michigan a draw for luge enthusiasts


I like the jagermeister life at fancy get togethers.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2018-02-03, 10:01

LooseGoose wrote:Today I learned that Michigan has 2 of the 4 luge runs in the United States.

West Michigan a draw for luge enthusiasts


I learned that about a month ago from Pure Michigan twitter. It's on my bucket list now. Public are welcome.
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Post by MattyFresh on 2018-02-03, 14:37

Today is the day the music died - the plane carrying the Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Popper crashed in Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 3, 1959.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-04-14, 18:27

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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-04-26, 15:46

Bennett Place vs. Appomattox Court House

Johnston asked for a truce, and arrangements were made for Johnston to meet Sherman at David Bennett’s farm, about four miles from Durham, NC. There, on April 17, the two commanders met and negotiated not just the surrender of Johnston’s army, but peace. They negotiated an end to hostilities as well as the surrender of Johnston’s army. Sherman gave Johnston extremely generous terms, and they signed an agreement on April 18, subject to government approval. Although Jefferson Davis readily approved these liberal terms, an angry Federal government, still stinging from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, rejected them. Grant then ordered Sherman to re-negotiate the terms with Johnston to match those given to Lee at Appomattox.

Davis, opposed the surrender of Johnston’s command under the terms given to Lee, ordered Johnston to disband the infantry and escape with the large force of cavalry attached to Johnston’s army. To his undying credit, Johnston disobeyed those orders, met Sherman again on April 26, and surrendered nearly 90,000 Confederate troops on the same terms given to Lee’s army at Appomattox. The troops included men in the Carolinas, Georga, and Florida. Only after Johnston surrendered did Taylor and Kirby-Smith finally surrender, too.

In many ways, what happened at Bennett Place is more remarkable, and more important, than what happened at Appomattox. However, the Bennett place episode has long been ignored in light of the more dramatic events at Appomattox.
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Post by SawGreen on 2018-04-26, 17:51

LooseGoose wrote:Bennett Place vs. Appomattox Court House

Johnston asked for a truce, and arrangements were made for Johnston to meet Sherman at David Bennett’s farm, about four miles from Durham, NC. There, on April 17, the two commanders met and negotiated not just the surrender of Johnston’s army, but peace. They negotiated an end to hostilities as well as the surrender of Johnston’s army. Sherman gave Johnston extremely generous terms, and they signed an agreement on April 18, subject to government approval. Although Jefferson Davis readily approved these liberal terms, an angry Federal government, still stinging from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, rejected them. Grant then ordered Sherman to re-negotiate the terms with Johnston to match those given to Lee at Appomattox.

Davis, opposed the surrender of Johnston’s command under the terms given to Lee, ordered Johnston to disband the infantry and escape with the large force of cavalry attached to Johnston’s army. To his undying credit, Johnston disobeyed those orders, met Sherman again on April 26, and surrendered nearly 90,000 Confederate troops on the same terms given to Lee’s army at Appomattox. The troops included men in the Carolinas, Georga, and Florida. Only after Johnston surrendered did Taylor and Kirby-Smith finally surrender, too.

In many ways, what happened at Bennett Place is more remarkable, and more important, than what happened at Appomattox. However, the Bennett place episode has long been ignored in light of the more dramatic events at Appomattox.

So Grant >>> Sherman ? (or the other way 'round)

Today, well last night, I learned that the civilized world owes George Marshall some sincere gratitude.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-08, 20:13

ROBERT MORRIS MAY WELL HAVE BEEN AS INDISPENSIBLE AS GEORGE WASHINGTON: The wealthy financier and merchant signed all three of the nation’s founding documents—the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Roger Sherman is the only other person who did so. But Morris’ real claim to fame is that he financed a major portion of the Revolution. Alas, business reversals in the 1790s landed him in debtors’ prison in 1798. He languished there over three years till Congress, in part out of sympathy for Morris in particular, passed its first bankruptcy statute in 1801. Morris never regained his health or wealth. He died on this day in history, 1806.

Robert Morris: America's Founding Capitalist
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-05-09, 14:53

TIL that Woody Harrelson and VP Pence attended the same Christian college in Indiana, and were friends. Also learned Woody at the time considered becoming a minister.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2018-05-17, 07:55

Stagger Lee was a real person and he really did shoot Billy.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-20, 07:47

That Luzerne may have some claim on a Medal of Honor winner.

This old newspaper article cites Luzerne, all the other public information mentions St. Charles.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-05-22, 15:40

May 22, 1980 - PacMan is released in Japan.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2018-05-22, 16:06

Where'd Matty go?
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-05-22, 18:19

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:Where'd Matty go?

RIP Matty and Doogie.
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Post by SawGreen on 2018-05-22, 22:20

Opossums actually pass out from shock. They don't "play dead". My dog spooked one who happened to be carrying 13 babies who scattered in every direction. We gathered them up and piled them on her...got em all boxed up for a relocation. When we closed the box, mom was hardly coherent. When we opened it, she marched out with the young'uns clinging to her back.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-06-17, 17:25

Today I learned an English woman was recently asked by some guy on Twitter to send him nudes of herself. She responded by sending the man a super-closeup shot of chef Gordon Ramsay’s wrinkled forehead, and told the guy it was her cleavage. He sent back a video of himself beating off. She laughed about the vid because she knew the dude was spanking it to Ramsay.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/04/20/somewhere-man-masturbating-gordon-ramsays-forehead-7483402/amp/
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Post by Nordic on 2018-06-17, 18:35

tGreenWay wrote:Today I learned an English woman was recently asked by some guy on Twitter to send him nudes of herself. She responded by sending the man a super-closeup shot of chef Gordon Ramsay’s wrinkled forehead, and told the guy it was her cleavage. He sent back a video of himself beating off. She laughed about the vid because she knew the dude was spanking it to Ramsay.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/04/20/somewhere-man-masturbating-gordon-ramsays-forehead-7483402/amp/

That link had some the best clickbait headlines I've seen. Got me on at least 2.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2018-07-12, 18:53

TIL Build-a-Bear Thursday is worse than Black Friday.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-07-12, 19:38

TIL giving bread to ducks is a bad thing. The carbs & sugars cause something called angel wings, which is irreversible in adult waterfowl and therefore usual fatal. Angel wings prevents birds from flying and therefore, unable to forage in wide areas. Best to stick with non-moldy cracked corn and standard bird seed.
I had no idea.

http://www.naturemuseum.org/the-museum/blog/angel-wing-syndrome
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Post by InTenSity on 2018-07-12, 20:55

Floyd Robertson wrote:TIL Build-a-Bear Thursday is worse than Black Friday.
I took my daughter to build a bear, not today, but after she finished kindergarten. I think someone gave her 20 or 40 bucks. Long story short, the total cost of the bear, with a song and outfit came in around $70.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-07-12, 21:01

I think it’s a black eye on the American education system that an entire generation of children are being allowed to grow up believing bears are hand-crafted by humans. For shame.
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