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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: Our future leaders?
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2018, 01:25:02 PM »

..l I'm far more worried about the piss-poor drivers in NM taking my life.

Awww, what a racist thing to say  ;)

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« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2018, 01:32:09 PM »

Awww, what a racist thing to say ;)
You don't seem to understand what that means. There's nothing at all racist about it (what's kind of racist is perhaps considering my state, part of the US has 'Mexico' in the name implies my factual comments are racist).
We have less than 2 million residents here. Yet the facts as we are rated (7th):

#7 – New Mexico
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Best Ranking: Fatality Rate – 28th
Worst Ranking: Careless Driving – 3rd

With a total of 61 pedestrians and pedalcyclists killed by motorists in 2015 alone, New Mexico has far too many careless drivers — the third most in the country!
“‘Pedestrian Hit by a Car’ is not an uncommon headline in New Mexico news.” — Davis Kelin Injury Law Firm

Fortunately, New Mexico leaders have taken this public safety concern seriously by passing a “Careless Driver” law that has motorists facing up to 90 days of jail time as determined by a judge in court.

In addition, The University of New Mexico’s CIPRE and the NMDOT have teamed up to launch a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Initiative Project to educate citizens and make roads much safer for the community.

After three consecutive years on this Worst Driver list, hopefully, New Mexico citizens will save lives by actually watching the road while driving.

Despite the smiley, I'm sorry my accurate comments about a state I've lived in for 24 years ruins your day. Oh and this back: :P
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« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2018, 02:23:24 PM »

The question, Andrew, is why is NM topping the worst drivers list? Try answering that without being “racist.” I put that in quotation marks as I actually do not consider stating facts as being racist.

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« Reply #43 on: June 30, 2018, 02:29:31 PM »

The question, Andrew, is why is NM topping the worst drivers list? Try answering that without being “racist.” I put that in quotation marks as I actually do not consider stating facts as being racist.
I cannot answer rhetorical questions! I can and did provide factual data to justify my fears!
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« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2018, 06:39:22 AM »

Peyote.

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« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2018, 07:16:58 AM »

Maybe not, Rob. New Mexico has a lot of highway signs that just say: "Don't drink and drive." That seems to be their solution to the drunken driving problem. How can they miss?

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« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2018, 07:44:52 AM »

I cannot answer rhetorical questions! I can and did provide factual data to justify my fears!
The road fatality data is HERE. Unfortunately, it's not sorted by which state is most "dangerous" to drive in but rather alphabetically.  This two year old ranking lists the top ten most dangerous states to drive in.  New Mexico is #4 on the list (be very careful Andrew). 
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« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2018, 08:24:29 AM »

Maybe not, Rob. New Mexico has a lot of highway signs that just say: "Don't drink and drive." That seems to be their solution to the drunken driving problem.
What you assume again (“seems to be their(only) solution”) is another assumption and a comment not to be taken seriously nor does it change my facts provided illustrating one of the most, if not the most dangerous daily activities I and others face!
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« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2018, 08:48:38 AM »

If you want real road danger, shift to Thailand and get a scooter.
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« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2018, 09:31:06 AM »

If you want real road danger, shift to Thailand and get a scooter.

Absolutely, Grub. I rode the streets of Ubon for many months in the middle sixties on my 50cc Suzuki. Had a friend who did a head-on into a bus on his Honda. Happily he was wearing his helmet and survived.

But as I recall it's just as hairy in a taxi, or in a samblao. สามล้อ  (usually written as "samlor," but what I always heard up country was "samblao.")
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« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2018, 09:32:56 AM »

Maybe not, Rob. New Mexico has a lot of highway signs that just say: "Don't drink and drive." That seems to be their solution to the drunken driving problem. How can they miss?

And to show how effective it is, there's a roadside shrine about every half mile for somebody who didn't or couldn't read the signs.

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« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2018, 09:44:33 AM »

... or couldn't read the signs.

That would do it. Driving here in Miami is crazy. I heard an explanation as to why, but I do not want to repeat it. It is so easy to get called a racist these days ;)

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« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2018, 09:52:06 AM »

Here's an example.

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« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2018, 10:58:48 AM »


The Blagojevic hypocrisy hit parade keeps on giving:
It is so easy to get called a racist these days ;)
Then stop calling others racists bud:

Awww, what a racist thing to say

The question, Andrew, is why is NM topping the worst drivers list? Try answering that without being “racist.” I put that in quotation marks as I actually do not consider stating facts as being racist.
Busted again!
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« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2018, 11:07:48 AM »

And to show how effective it is, there's a roadside shrine about every half mile for somebody who didn't or couldn't read the signs.
A statement that's wrong (again).
IF you wish to be taken more seriously, versus when you wish to your writings to be considered 'humorous" (everyone's a comedian and photographer), consider using these for the latter:
 :) ;) :D ;D 8) ::)  etc. That's why there are here, so readers can separate presumed comedy/sarcasm from fake news, from posts where you intend to have your text taken seriously.
Facts for those who have any interest in accuracy about so called 'roadside shrines'. They are called Descansos; Roadside Memorials that can be found in New Mexico, and no, not at every half mile and having nothing to do with reading.
Here's a web site of PHOTOGRAPHS (you can critique them if desired), showing examples and you'll find, if you pay attention, they were captured inside and outside NM:

DESCANSOS :
ROADSIDE MEMORIALS
ON THE AMERICAN HIGHWAY
http://webpages.charter.net/dnance/descansos/
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« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2018, 11:16:04 AM »

...They are called Descansos...

Q.E.D.

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« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2018, 11:28:33 AM »

Q.E.D.
As the Chinese proverb says: "The first step towards genius is calling things by their proper name"
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« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2018, 11:35:13 AM »

Meanwhile, back to the misstatements from our (for some, misfortunate) current leader:

White House backs away from Trump claim Saudi Arabia will boost oil production:
A White House statement issued Saturday night said Saudi Arabia maintains 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity, but didn't pledge to increase production by that amount.
Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud that the kingdom will increase oil production, "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels"
maybe up to 2,000 barrels, or 20 or....  :-\
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« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2018, 12:48:07 PM »


White House backs away from Trump claim Saudi Arabia will boost oil production:
A White House statement issued Saturday night said Saudi Arabia maintains 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity, but didn't pledge to increase production by that amount.
Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud that the kingdom will increase oil production, "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels"
maybe up to 2,000 barrels, or 20 or....  :-\
And to think that we are turning our back on all that wonderful Iranian crude oil!!
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« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2018, 01:59:02 PM »

The Blagojevic hypocrisy hit parade keeps on giving:Then stop calling others racists bud:

Andrew, for God's sake grow a sense of humour.

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