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pooflady wrote:Uh-huh, and driving in New York's a piece of cake, right?



I know every city is different. DC was the worst.



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dontwantaname wrote:I know every city is different. DC was the worst.



Yeah, I hate roundabouts.



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ROGETRAY wrote:



I disagree because they didn't have people (some like me) that are hesitant (downright scared) to merge. And that can really screw up the whole thing.

And then there's the roundabouts that have at least two lanes going around. Even worse.



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pooflady wrote:I disagree because they didn't have people (some like me) that are hesitant (downright scared) to merge. And that can really screw up the whole thing.

And then there's the roundabouts that have at least two lanes going around.



Yeah I can see what you're saying. When they're super busy it's something akin to leaping into a double-dutch jump rope session in progress ROFL

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ROGETRAY wrote:Yeah I can see what you're saying. When they're super busy it's something akin to leaping into a double-dutch jump rope session in progress ROFL



Exactly. People behind you mad, blowing horns, putting on pressure, so you just go and hope for the best.



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ROGETRAY wrote:



To me the problem that they didn't address, though, is rush hour. I've seen the problem both in the US and the UK where when a lot of traffic is moving from one side to another point, every other entry downstream of the main flow becomes backed up because there's no opportunity to enter the roundabout. I'll try to illustrate using this diagram I found:

Imagine it's rush hour, and most of the traffic is moving from the left road to the top road. It's pretty much a continuous stream of traffic, and those drivers in that stream are relatively happy because they're moving through without having to stop. But the drivers trying to enter the traffic circle from the bottom or the right roads have almost no chance of getting in because the traffic from the left is not being stopped. Their only hope is for someone to enter from the top road, pass the left road, and get off at the bottom or the right. If they get off at the right, it still doesn't really help the bottom road. Alternatively, if someone coming from the left isn't actually going with the rest of the flow and gets off at the bottom or the right, it can let someone in from the road where they get off. Of course, both of these tend to rely on people signalling correctly for the intersection (essentially the signalling works the same as a traditional intersection; if you're coming from the right and exiting out the bottom, you should have your left turn signal on until you reach the street you're exiting on, at which point you would signal with your right turn signal), which I don't recall ever seeing happen in the U.S. The overall throughput may be higher as the Mythbusters found, but for traffic that's not part of the main flow the throughput becomes much lower than at an intersection that stops traffic and allows cross-traffic through.
Another problem with at rush hour is if somewhere further down the road with the main traffic there is an intersection involving a stop then traffic often backs up into the roundabout and blocks everyone from getting through the roundabout.

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Successful dog walk!
Poop
Geese to chase
Found a ball

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dontwantaname wrote:Successful dog walk!
Poop
Geese to chase
Found a ball



It doesn't get a whole lot better than that!

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dontwantaname wrote:Successful dog walk!
Poop
Geese to chase
Found a ball



grate! what did the dog doo while you were having all this fun?

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no1 wrote:grate! what did the dog doo while you were having all this fun?



He was looking for cats.
I saw 3, he didn't find any.


He is in love with that ball.
He will be very sad when I take it away tomorrow. Baseball. He is almost done chewing the cover off.

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dontwantaname wrote:He was looking for cats.
I saw 3, he didn't find any.


He is in love with that ball.
He will be very sad when I take it away tomorrow. Baseball. He is almost done chewing the cover off.



You need to buy him some more.



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pooflady wrote:You need to buy him some more.



He eats the cover off in less than an hour. Baseballs are made of string all wound up inside. Since he can choke on the string, I have to take it away.
Too expensive to keep him in baseballs.
He will just have to find them in the park.

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dontwantaname wrote:
He is in love with that ball.
He will be very sad when I take it away tomorrow.



I would be very sad if some1 took away my balls.

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no1 wrote:I would be very sad if some1 took away my balls.



I feel certain the rest of the cell block would also be sad.



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pooflady wrote:I feel certain the rest of the cell block would also be sad.



It doesn't seem to stop the dogs. They still hump anything they can find.

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pooflady wrote:I feel certain the rest of the cell block would also be sad.



just fyi, that's not the part of my anatomy they seem most interested in.

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Bump

That is all.

Just bump

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I missed him Memorial Day.



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pooflady wrote:I missed him Memorial Day.



If we go visit Daughter, I'll go visit. My Godmother is in the Arlington.

I guess a military cemetery won't let you leave a monkey on the grave.

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dontwantaname wrote:If we go visit Daughter, I'll go visit. My Godmother is in the Arlington.

I guess a military cemetery won't let you leave a monkey on the grave.



Was he buried at Arlington? I doubt if the monkey would be allowed. I'm not sure anything is allowed.



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pooflady wrote:Was he buried at Arlington? I doubt if the monkey would be allowed. I'm not sure anything is allowed.



http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/funeralinformation/FloralTributes.aspx



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pooflady wrote:http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/funeralinformation/FloralTributes.aspx



I figured that.

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wish you were here, big guy.

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no1 wrote:

wish you were here, big guy.



Yeah, doesn't seem like a year. Still get sniffy.



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Not much to say other than I miss him.

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i read this and thought of you.

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