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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    Oh for $%@^'s sake!

    We have a canyon that helps connect us with the western part of northern Colorado. It's a beautiful scenic drive. As part of the stimulus funds, our county has decided to repave the upper section of this canyon. 2 weeks ago, a tanker truck, loaded with asphalt, took a turn too fast and spilled its contents into the river. The EPA contracted a company to clean it up.

    All was going well until yesterday. Another tanker truck, loaded with asphalt, took a turn too fast and spilled its contents into the river. WTF?!? That's ridiculous. Fortunately, since the contractor was on scene cleaning the first spill, they were able to respond to the second accident within several minutes.

    *sigh*
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    Who ever is at fault here should lose his ass.
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    no local paper to post your whinge on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    no local paper to post your whinge on?
    Just for you, botto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Who ever is at fault here should lose his ass.
    Looks like they did. Twice.
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    Way to keep her between the lines truckers!
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    you just did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Perhaps they need better-handling asphalt trucks?
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    Gah! Stupid people!
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Weird. Last weekend we had two semi wrecks on the same day. Is there something in the air or something? Too much smoke, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Er, was that Tricia Helfer?

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    I say the cleaning company is bribing the truck drivers

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    So once they get done paving the Poudre River, are they going to put a bike lane in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    So once they get done paving the Poudre River, are they going to put a bike lane in it?
    Freakin' better!

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    So Colorado's working the stimulus dollars game, eh? Spills and EPA clean-ups = additional jobs for clean-ups. Now we know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formerly RE View Post
    So Colorado's working the stimulus dollars game, eh? Spills and EPA clean-ups = additional jobs for clean-ups. Now we know.

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