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05-06-2019, 07:31 PM - 2 Likes   #66466
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Racer, a question....
We have a railroad bridge here with a 11 foot 4 inch clearance. 2 or 3 times a year a nimrod driver wedges his truck under it.
What ramifications should he (in the spirit of political correctness, "or she") expect from DOT?
Well, a Revenue Ranger should issue a ticket, I don't know what the charge would be, but I'm sure there is some law regarding trying to deliver a bridge that is already where it needs to be.

Probably doesn't come close to reflecting the degree of ineptitude on display.

Hitting bridges is one of my peeves.

A CDL driver (or a non CDL driver in a truck under 26,001lbs) is on the job. They are getting paid to know the laws regarding operation of a commercial vehicle. One of many obligations if to know that operating a large vehicle requires vigilance for signage placed for their benefit. Even though it is many times more difficult to get a CDL these days, and even more difficult to keep it, these morons continue to flood the driver pool.


There is a website where a guy has a camera in an office trained on a low overpass. Puts up videos of genius truck drivers doing their best to move the bridge.

11 FOOT 8 - The Canopener Bridge

This guy not only hits the bridge, he runs a red light doing it.



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Now be fair Racer - he got half way through.
If he had been going a little faster, he might have made it.

Of course, future deliveries would need to be water-tight during rain.
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Well, a Revenue Ranger should issue a ticket, I don't know what the charge would be, but I'm sure there is some law regarding trying to deliver a bridge that is already where it needs to be.

Probably doesn't come close to reflecting the degree of ineptitude on display.

Hitting bridges is one of my peeves.

A CDL driver (or a non CDL driver in a truck under 26,001lbs) is on the job. They are getting paid to know the laws regarding operation of a commercial vehicle. One of many obligations if to know that operating a large vehicle requires vigilance for signage placed for their benefit. Even though it is many times more difficult to get a CDL these days, and even more difficult to keep it, these morons continue to flood the driver pool.


There is a website where a guy has a camera in an office trained on a low overpass. Puts up videos of genius truck drivers doing their best to move the bridge.

11 FOOT 8 - The Canopener Bridge

This guy not only hits the bridge, he runs a red light doing it.

Pedestrian dodges truck crash debris at the 11foot8 bridge - YouTube
I've checked out that website before. Love it. "Crash number 143". And, apparently, there are many warnings for truckies on this route well before they get anywhere near the bridge.
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It's prickly pear season again. Autumn is not my favourite season, but the walnuts, feijoas and prickly pears make up for it.

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Ha!
Actually, in this case, it wasn't anything for "my little Ole" (a 20+ pound Maine Coon). (that phrase irritates Mrs P ), it was a calf strap for an ankle holster.
We have a Norwegian Forest Cat. Similar to a Maine Coon, about the same size range and they have a lot of the same traits. The most mellow cat I have ever seen. Even when he wrestles with you he does not bite hard or bare his claws. His mom was a bit of a "girl of the town" though. One of his litter mates looked like a Siamese. 2 years old and still growing.


Very fast on his feet and loves to drift on the vinyl floors. Pretty funny when he gets cranked up.
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Mine is the same personality. Very gentle and he always wants to be where I am. Not always sitting in my lap, but rarely more than a few feet away.
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Used up leftover bits and pieces to make an easy lunch today, before my grocery shopping tomorrow...

Corned beef stew:

- three quarters of a tin of corned beef, chopped into small cubes (the rest was used in a sandwich yesterday! )
- five large potatoes, peeled and diced
- four large carrots (just starting to go mushy at the ends ), peeled and diced
- one very large onion, peeled and diced
- three large cloves of garlic, minced
- tin of chopped tomatoes
- one beef stock cube and one pork (I only had one beef cube left )
- water (just enough to cover everything)
- two tablespoons of beef gravy granules
- salt & fresh black pepper

Cooked in a large pot on the stove for 50 minutes, stirred regularly.

... and some dumplings to go with it:

- 150g of strong white flour
- one-and-a-half teaspoons of baking powder
- one-and-a-half teaspoons of salt
- 70g of lightly-salted butter, melted
- splash of warm water

Mixed well by hand, and divided into twelve small balls, cooked in the oven on medium heat for 20 minutes or so until starting to brown, then transferred into the stew just before serving.

Didn't use a recipe for this as it was thrown together at the last minute, and you can't really go far wrong with a stew! But, my-oh-my - it was really tasty. Photos next time I make it, because I will be making it again

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05-07-2019, 05:35 AM - 2 Likes   #66473
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
- 150g of strong white flour
QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
70g of lightly-salted butter, melted
150 gallons of flour, and 70 gallons of butter?
Sounds about right.

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150 gallons of flour, and 70 gallons of butter?
Sounds about right.
Grams Bob.

Grams.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
150 gallons of flour, and 70 gallons of butter?
Sounds about right.
Hmmm... come to think of it, they were pretty filling...
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Grams Bob.
Grandma's recipe?
Granny recipes are the best!
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Grandma's recipe?
Granny recipes are the best!
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Gram


I'll not be making Mike's recipe, can't afford gold on a fixed income.
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Dave, or any other of you NASA guys, do you have a recipe for making chicken salt?
Apparently you love it on your chips (fries) but the real stuff is kind of expensive on Amazon.
The interweb shows so many variations.
Thanks!
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Dave, or any other of you NASA guys, do you have a recipe for making chicken salt?
Apparently you love it on your chips (fries) but the real stuff is kind of expensive on Amazon.
The interweb shows so many variations.
Thanks!
Chicken salt?

Squeeze a chicken and whatever comes out should be salty.
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