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This is an excellent idea! I hope there are lady sizes!
My stepmother wears a portable air purifier around her neck on airplanes, so I think I'll hold off on sending her this article. (Also, who even uses the airplane bathroom? Just hold it, yo. Kidney infection > Contagion.)
It's become increasingly clear to me that it's time for us to have a serious conversation about the culture of violence in our society. It's not about banning video games or censoring media -- it's about discussing WHY we turn to realistic depictions of violence as entertainment and what it might be doing to us to be so steeped in first-person shooters and 4chan and Tarantino movies and "Criminal Minds".
Look, banning violent media isn't going to do anything. Same with guns (as much as I support strict gun control laws). All we can is take an honest look in the mirror and say, "Why the fuck am I watching this tenth hour of the SVU marathon? What am I getting from making this headshot in CoD?"
I think we can all agree that everyone in this thread is literally Hitler.
Yeah, Denis, it's the predictability thing that gets me. If I could trust that everyone would turn into their marked lane, then it'd be fine to turn left on that red. But if oncoming traffic going west on Burnside turns wide, then I'm going to get sideswiped.
I basically never, ever have to take that particular turn, but I do take the one going the opposite direction -- where westbound Burnside traffic has to decide whether to continue west on Couch or head back east on Sandy -- and I'm often confused, although maybe not in the same way. In that case, you have two lanes going left onto a one-way and one going right onto Sandy. Obviously, Sandy drivers can take the right against the red if it's clear -- but the left on red gets complicated for me if there are TWO turn lanes. In the one farthest left, I feel comfortable turning against the red light... but in the middle lane, I tend to wait (maybe because I cannot be sure if the douche in the left-most lane is going to swerve right into the right-most lane on Couch when making his own dubious turn).
Anyway, long story short, I think you CAN turn on red light, but you are not obligated to. If you feel safer waiting to turn until the green light, it is within your right. I imagine they would have just made them blinking yellow lights, but then i'd be more dangerous for pedestrians at the same intersection.
Ooo, that was a risky "like" click for Graham's comment.
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