@jtsim: Really? And your point is...posted @ Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:28
@melmarino: What exactly is your point here?
The manual says nothing about driving over black ice - that's why there are warnings because you don't see it. How do you safely drive over black ice? When there's snow and ice - you can see that. It still doesn't explain why the county wouldn't take care of the roads - especially where they KNOW the black ice is going to form. It is their job to keep the roads safe for drivers. What could possibly be more important than keeping the roads safe for drivers? They have plenty of drivers with trucks who can sprinkle something out there to solve the problem.
The article sounds like they just sit around and wait for a call that tells them people have wrecked over the black ice...then what do they do? What good is this kind of system? Who does this help?posted @ Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:26
Why wouldn't the Athens-Clarke County Road Dept. take care of the icy overpass problems? Don't they have winter plans in place? How about some sand, or salt, or something??? Surely they were aware of the weather warnings like everyone else. What's the deal?
If I am not mistaken, the DOT rules have changed and counties are now allowed to assist in clearing state roads. After all, city buses have to cross these overpasses, too.
Do I have this right? The county road department knew there was going to be ice on the bridges and overpasses but CHOSE to do NOTHING to ensure the safety of people coming into town and just let them WRECK?
I had questioned this problem during winters past and was told by the official at the road department that the salt is not environmentally safe for the river and the stuff that is safe is too expensive so the department chose to do nothing. They just waited for the police to notify them when there was a wreck so they would then be aware of the icy problem. WTH????
If the county is not responsible for providing safety measures like this then what do we need them for? They stink at adjusting the traffic lights around town when the students are gone, many of the city road signs have so much dirt and mold on them you can hardly read them. Who in the world is in charge over there and who is watching over that department? How are they allowed to make these kinds of decisions without some oversight?
I'd be talking to my lawyer if I had wrecked because the county CHOSE to do nothing to protect drivers like me from hazardous road conditions they were fully aware of.
There are many questions that need to answered. Please explainposted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 - 12:06
Get it together man!posted @ Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 09:11
Please get over yourselves.posted @ Friday, September 14, 2012 - 10:25
I enjoy watching the band and majorettes perform. They put on an excellent show. I know they work hard for our school and the team. What ever happened to the half time shows? Why don't they televise the performances anymore? It's one the best parts of the game. I think we have an overload of commentating - BRING BACK THE HALF TIME SHOW!posted @ Friday, September 14, 2012 - 08:57
What are the names? Where are the faces? This is what I mean - I can't tell you one other name but I have heard Paterno's name 10,000 times. He is not the only person to blame. There seems to be a network of people working together to cover up this tragedy.
What are your thoughts about the team continuing to play ball?posted @ Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:56
Was Paterno the only person fired?
“Our client has to live the rest of his life not only dealing with the effects of Sandusky’s childhood sexual abuse, but also with the knowledge that many powerful adults, including those at the highest levels of Penn State, put their own interests and the interests of a child predator above their legal obligations to protect him,” the statement said.
What's the deal here - what are the names of the powerful adults at the highest levels of Penn State? Paterno - Paterno-Paterno is all I'm hearing. It is easy to blame everything on a dead man isn't it. Let's hear the names of all the others who are to blame. They deserve just as much publicity.
sanctions and fines? Loss of championship titles? Bottom line:
The football team lives.
Keeping the football team safe is STILL their only concern not making things right. CLOSE DOWN THE FOOTBALL TEAM. SHUT IT DOWN FOR AT LEAST ONE SEASON. Are people really this stupid? Obviously so. This is absolutely sickening.posted @ Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 16:45
This opportunity is not the one for me. Hopefully someone else will get a vision for it.
I'll buy a ticket if it's a fair deal.posted @ Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 17:04
I attended the derby on Saturday and thought it was a fun event. It was crowded, hard to get around and worst of all - hard to see the race.
My group and I commented that we would pay for a ticket to "see" the race and festivities.
Lots of food and beverages were being sold - it's a money maker.
Build the track - this is what capitalism is about. See a need - meet it - this is the key to wealth.
It's not a bad thing.
Individual Capitalism Rocks!
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