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    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    ^^^Not saying I never text and drive. But I keep it to a minimum, that **** is dangerous.
    Texting is one thing, holding a cell phone to the ear is another; there are a few jokers on A&S who yowl that any use of a cell phone by anybody, whether on foot, bicycle or motor vehicle is as dangerous as playing with rusty razor blades and gargling ground glass. At best, the worrywarts provide anecdotes about how cell phone use makes the drivers in their vicinity into distracted zombies, but are unable to reference any evidence or correlation to the increase in accidents one would expect from such a plague.

    Yes we all see lots and lots of cell phone using drivers but few if any are able to reference many or any accidents as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    *puts on hazmat suit, walks over to A&S texting posts and sprays them with Lysol, picks them up with tongs and puts in trash can*
    I wish other mods shared your opinion on this subject.

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    I hate leaf blowers. People just blow their crap from the side of the street to yours. Ultimate rude. I hate them about as much as automatic lawn sprinklers running while it's raining.
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    It's Brookline, MA. It is a strange place. Things many of us take for granted, such as common sense and logic, do not apply here. It's like some sort of
    phantom zone. Ditto for neighboring Newton, one of the richest communities in the state. Very weird things happen in both places.

    Having said that, I must also say that I don't like leaf blowers. When I was a kid, we would spend a fall saturday afternoon with these arcane things
    known as "rakes" to collect the leaves. Apparently, rakes are now wrong, and you must use a leaf blower.

    Or, maybe it's just the fascination some guys have with two-stroke motors. Leaf blowers, chain saws, outboard motors, lawn mowers..
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    What if I was to drive through Brookline texting with one hand, pointing a running leaf blower out the window with the other, and driving with my free foot?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    what if i was to drive through brookline texting with one hand, pointing a running leaf blower out the window with the other, and driving with my free foot?
    america - **** yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    america - **** yeah!
    Rebel, you wanna ride shot *** so you can hold my Mega Super Big Gulp?
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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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    Let's violate ALL the laws!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Let's violate ALL the laws!
    eeew....you can have Jude.
    I'll take Natasha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Rebel, you wanna ride shot *** so you can hold my Mega Super Big Gulp?
    Sorry, I'm an LEO in NY. That would be a step to far for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    eeew....you can have Jude.
    I'll take Natasha.
    Okay, okay, maybe not all of the laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Sorry, I'm an LEO in NY. That would be a step to far for me.
    Just refuse to tell them who you are and let me take the fall.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I swore an oath.

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    Next thing you know they will start arresting people for blowing seals.

    "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

    Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    I wish other mods shared your opinion on this subject.
    The forest is just beyond the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Next thing you know they will start arresting people for blowing seals.

    This? No, that's just vanilla ice cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    What if I was to drive through Brookline texting with one hand, pointing a running leaf blower out the window with the other, and driving with my free foot?
    Just tell any LEO who stops you that this is how you celebrate Diversity. You should get off with a warning.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Next thing you know they will start arresting people for blowing seals.

    Fix the darn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay pal!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    People need to be more open minded. If someone wants to blow leaves leave them alone. Their personal life is no ones business.
    Problem is, they blow the leaves to the neighbors, or out into the street, to get caught up in the public stormdrains. I have a huge problem with the blowers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    eeew....you can have Jude.
    I'll take Natasha.
    I see what you did there...
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Problem is, they blow the leaves to the neighbors, or out into the street, to get caught up in the public stormdrains. I have a huge problem with the blowers.

    It was a joke. See post #39 .
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    Some of my neighbors got upset when the city wanted to cut down the infected ash tree in the parkway in front of their house, and paid for a treatment that was supposed to protect the tree because they liked it so much. The same neighbors use the earmuff style hearing protectors when they're out there for waaaay too long with their electric leaf blower blowing the leaves out into the street. Apparently their love of the tree does not extend to the leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Some of my neighbors got upset when the city wanted to cut down the infected ash tree in the parkway in front of their house, and paid for a treatment that was supposed to protect the tree because they liked it so much. The same neighbors use the earmuff style hearing protectors when they're out there for waaaay too long with their electric leaf blower blowing the leaves out into the street. Apparently their love of the tree does not extend to the leaves.
    That doesn't even make sense. If you don't pick up the leaves it will ruin the lawn. I hate my damn lawn but I don't want it to be a mass of rotting vegetation either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    That doesn't even make sense. If you don't pick up the leaves it will ruin the lawn. I hate my damn lawn but I don't want it to be a mass of rotting vegetation either.
    We never picked up our leaves. Just mowed them back into the yard. No problems.

    Maybe we don't have as many leaves in AZ? But we did have a yard with trees we had to water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locolobo13 View Post
    We never picked up our leaves. Just mowed them back into the yard. No problems.

    Maybe we don't have as many leaves in AZ? But we did have a yard with trees we had to water.

    Mulching also works. But either way, you need either a bunch of time and energy for raking, or a loud gas powered machine. GAS POWERED - 'MURKA!

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