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I am on board Mark, besides, this is coming from the man who does not believe in seatbelt use telling you that the need to use a phone in a moving vehicle is a poor excuse for saving lives.
You don't own a cell phone Allen and what you don't understand is a cell phones usefulness above 4mph (or any usefulness for that matter, which in your own mind there isn't any usefulness for a cell phone) and the fact that every single company on the planet is NOT out to screw you over (again, in YOUR own mind).
What you're looking for Allen is an App for the phone itself, a secret one you can covertly install on your kid's phone that shuts off everything but the "dial a number" function. I did it with an app called Life360, an App for families so they can find each other in say a theme park. Put it on my kids phone and I knew her exact location, by GPS, and a history of where she had been. Even for a tech, phone savvy teenager, she had to have me uninstall it because she could not find the app.
I do not support texting and driving, it's dangerous.
Just like not wearing a seatbelt, or a helmet.
Personal choices are the killers.
Which proves my point, buckle up or don't. Thankfully, these people did. Really, it's the choice between life or death.
Boarder? Try "border".
While I completely agree with you on the part that if it were you or I we would be paying dearly, I want to point out a couple things that I think are being missed as far as whomever causes the damage has to pay for it all. Again, I agree that if you damage something, you are responsible, but consider the following commentary pulled from the CDP links above regarding the bridge and why it is still not at least repaired:
September 17, 2014:
"“We’re working good with T. Wright and his insurance to get it all fixed up,” Mathers said. Dickinson’s insurance will pay to repair the part of the bridge that Dickinson’s tractor broke, and the county will fund the rest of the project."
June 6, 2015:
"Tipton said if Moffat County is going to invest in a project to repair one section of the bridge, they might as well take advantage of the opportunity to perform extensive maintenance and essentially rebuild the bridge"
November 17, 2015:
"In total, the cost of the bridge rehabilitation is approximated at $1.52 million but will go beyond just repairing the damage caused by the tractor accident."
It sounds to me like the person who caused the damage HAS paid for the damage they caused, or at least their insurance has. It is apparent that the damage caused by the tractor did not ruin the integrity of the bridge, all they had to do was repair the hole and we could once again drive across. But instead, they want to make the weight load higher and replace all the decking, cables, and supporting structure, another quote from the paper:
September 22, 2014
“No matter what we do, there's a misperception in the public about what that bridge will hold,” Tipton said. “You’ll never be able to get more than a pickup truck across it if it’s used right.”
Why should the person who caused, and has paid for the damage, fund an entire project that has been in the works before the tractor ever went through?
And it's that very mentality getting people killed.
You are absolutely right Allen, that is your choice.
However I'm of the "it's my right to not have your unrestrained body fly through my windshield in a head on collision and either kill or seriously injure me or my innocent passengers because you were distracted and crossed into my lane" crowd. Pretty sure the outcome of that would be gruesome, left to our families to sort out, making it their business.
There is no excuse.
It's such a simple thing.
I am amazed at the amount of people killed, still...to this day, despite the drilling it into us, because they fail to take 3 seconds out of their lives to buckle up.
The burning question is...why not buckle up?
Excellent post Mark, very well said. I believe some of the things mentioned in your first post, and not necessarily a rec center, are why people are leaving Craig. I don't see this recent turmoil as part of the "Boom or Bust" cycle, Craig is busted, and it needs fixed before it becomes that sought after tourist attraction, a ghost town.
I agree. Can't play 2-5 without a hoard of trucks and cars going through. Took me 5 minutes to drive off 3 one day, nobody would stop and wait 1 minute. Not that I am anymore special, but courtesy has disappeared along that part.
Who owns that property behind the GC, the "pebble beach" part?
First off, I cannot find in either of my posts where I was "degrading" to any one person, I would offer an apology if one was warranted, I just can't find where I need to.
As far as being inundated with junk mail, spam and such, I agree. However if I get a mailing from YVEA or ATMOS, I read it because there might be something IMPORTANT in it, the rest goes in the can. I get a lot of junk like anyone else, I file though it instead of instinctively throwing it away, keeping things that are important, like a newsletter from a service I dump money into.
My only point of posting here at all was I saw, in my little hometown, someone going after another in a frivolous manner and stating that they were never notified, which is wrong and needed pointing out.
Because you were not told something via YOUR preferred method does not give you the right to sue, well, it IS America, I guess if some are that far off the grid, well, that's on them, not someone else.
The end all here is a lot of time and money will be spent going to court for nothing, YVEA is a big business protected by big business lawyers, I am sure they don't plan on this going far either.
I have a feeling this will not go very far in the legal system. YVEA did its part in notifying its customers of its intentions, mainly via the Steamboat Today article I linked in my above post, the November 2015 newsletter that EVERY customer gets and which I have linked below, (refer to page 7's story "Rounding up pennies makes a lot of Cents),
and the website referenced in the article above, however I cannot find a link to a story in the Craig paper, which puzzles me. Why? Still not an excuse for not knowing.
And saying it was "not your responsibility to know" ....WHAT?? It is our responsibility to know, it is our responsibility to keep up and inform ourselves on the current happenings within our local, state, national and global infrastructure....mercy, do some live under rocks?
I knew about it because I read the article in the monthly newsletter, which prompted me to OPT OUT of the program. I read stuff.....I don't just hit "agree" without reading the fine print when paying a bill, or buying an I-tune. If I get a newsletter from my electric or gas company, I read it, just to make sure nothing weird is going on. Not doing that, in my respectful opinion, is just plain lazy.
Anyway, that's why I don't think this will go far, YVEA did not deceive anyone, they told all of their customers in the most widespread, efficient, cost-effective way possible, they are not going to send personal e-mails, letters, or call people on the phone, that can be costly, which is why those days are done. But then again, I'm not a lawyer either.
Pay attention to what's going on in your lives people, read those newsletters, this all could have been avoided if people would read them instead of throwing them in the trash. The can at the PO is FULL of them when they come out.
With that, what IS the principle of the issue?
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