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  1. cheri1122

    What Changed?

    What changed? More competition for our attention [by advertisers], and thus, louder and louder shouting to obtain it. I don't feel one bit sorry for the advertisers who are whining about [software] programs such as Ad Block [which I've used for years], because if they hadn't gone overboard...
  2. cheri1122

    Ice Ice Baby

    Excellent point: the places we pick up & deliver are usually good about salting the walkways, but they don't think about the dock area. If you need to lower & raise the landing gear, it can be icy dicey around the truck.
  3. cheri1122

    First Truck What to bring

    Hard to believe no one mentioned this: if you're in a truck, you need a Motor Carrier's Atlas. It's so much more than maps: low overpass & restricted road locations [check them when going off the 'big road'!], fuel taxes for each state, time zones, emergency contact numbers for each state. You...
  4. cheri1122

    Planned Parenthood's Problem vs. Capitalism

    I sure didn't. Grand juries are notoriously the prosecutor's party to choreograph, and they nearly always do as the prosecutor [not so subtly] desires. Kudos to the people who did their job, following the facts instead of the emotional hysteria of "Baby body parts!". Governor Abbott says he...
  5. cheri1122

    The Trump Card...

    Research and development? What isn't financed by the feds [NASA, CDC, etc] is frequently outsourced these days. What is still done is often financed by investors, as that's what they exist for [supposedly]. Jobs may be created strictly because a business grows and/or expands, but if that growth...
  6. cheri1122

    The Trump Card...

    There's a couple clear fallacies in the reasoning here, like "when taxes are high, jobs are lost, because there's less money for expansion." Jobs aren't created by the funds available, they're created by demand for a product or service, period. Anyone who creates jobs simply because they have...
  7. cheri1122

    Wyoming school district lifts ban on kids praying in school

    When pizza becomes synonymous with virtuous, that will make sense. People declare themselves Christian [or describe others] as a way of saying "of high moral character", but that doesn't jibe with refusing to extend the same courtesy of hearing a prayer as has been always extended to them. If...
  8. cheri1122

    LOGGING SPLIT BREAKS

    I would question one thing about JJ Keller's interpretation: #2, where it says the 2 hours can be taken either before or after the 8 hours - to the best of my knowledge, the 8 hours must be taken first, no exceptions. I tried looking it up in the regs, but the way they're written [with...
  9. cheri1122

    LOGGING SPLIT BREAKS

    I do it pretty often, because I started driving when it was the opposite, and you only stopped for 2 hours to stop the clock. I thought it was great for avoiding big city rush hour, having a proper meal and a rest instead, then returning to face the traffic feeling refreshed. It's not so helpful...
  10. cheri1122

    Wyoming school district lifts ban on kids praying in school

    It seems to me that pretending to have virtuous character, and the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness is precisely what they're guilty of. They contrived to appear virtuous and good by having a Christian prayer before every meeting, [where Christian is synonymous with...
  11. cheri1122

    CDL Medical Experience December 2015

    Sleep apnea is mentioned under Respiratory Dysfunction, [no BMI mention at all], where it says "If the condition is likely to interfere with a driver's ability to safely control the vehicle" and I'm thinking that's a rather high bar to clear, no? "Likely to" is a great deal more assertive than...
  12. cheri1122

    The Ted Cruz And Kids Cartoon.

    1) Had I seen Chelsea or Amy mouthing words they couldn't have understood the meaning of [politically], my opinion would be the same: it's not good parenting. 2) There comes a point when outside interference is required [Tonya Couch comes to mind, just now], but I wasn't proposing anyone...
  13. cheri1122

    Wyoming school district lifts ban on kids praying in school

    Non Christians have sat quietly through Christian prayers for a very long time, without complaining of feeling "compelled to participate", but when the shoe is on the other foot, it's a different story. I call that hypocrisy, whatever the justification. It doesn't matter whether the other...
  14. cheri1122

    The Ted Cruz And Kids Cartoon.

    I don't recall Chelsea Clinton or Amy Carter doing campaign ads, I'll have to look for them. I agree that teaching kids to parrot a parent's beliefs is universal, [it's why nearly everyone 'chooses' the same religion as their parents] but that doesn't make it ok, IMO. My outrage is precisely...
  15. cheri1122

    Bernie Sanders Musing In A Tweet.

    So who should be "in" the education biz? States? Not a fan of that idea, too many want to teach creationism as equal to science, and sex education as "Just say no". The federal government is supposed to ensure some degree of consistency in the 'big picture', it's what they are paid for. If kids...
  16. cheri1122

    Bernie Sanders Musing In A Tweet.

    People went to college because the media insisted that they needed the degree to get a job, and in many cases, [law enforcement & nursing are two I can think of off the top] that was correct. Even in cases where it wouldn't seem necessary, corporate management decreed a degree. [Froufrou crap...
  17. cheri1122

    Wyoming school district lifts ban on kids praying in school

    If any of the members of the Council are non Christian, they have long demonstrated the kind of tolerance and respect for others that their Christian colleagues couldn't manage, because they [the non Christians] have never protested by refusing to enter the room until it's over. I don't believe...
  18. cheri1122

    The Ted Cruz And Kids Cartoon.

    The problem, as I see it, is putting words in kids' mouths, that they are too young to understand, much less endorse. That applies to all parents, whether campaigning, protesting, or whatever. Parading them in front of cameras is one thing, but giving them a 'voice' when they're incapable of...
  19. cheri1122

    Wyoming school district lifts ban on kids praying in school

    In Boise, Idaho, City Council has long preceded meetings with a prayer, led by a guest speaker. When a Buddhist was the guest recently, half a dozen members [all Republicans, FWIW] remained outside in protest, refusing to even listen to the prayer. All those who demand freedom of religion need...
  20. cheri1122

    Bernie Sanders Musing In A Tweet.

    I don't think high school is the right place for it. Hell, they don't even do Driver's Ed anymore! But real vocational ed is more than high school can offer. [I took Home Economics, failed bc I couldn't operate a sewing machine, lol. Didn't occur to anyone that being left handed makes a...
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