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#1
If you post an opinion and other people disagree with it, the solution to that is to either defend your point of view, or to stop posting that particular opinion. The solution is not to repeatedly report the thread. I barely have enough time and energy to have my own opinions, much less to have someone else's for them.
#2
Off-Topic / Re: Restaurant Death Watch
Last post by Scott5114 - Today at 01:46:13 AM
Quote from: epzik8 on July 18, 2024, 07:46:04 PM
Quote from: SectorZ on July 18, 2024, 07:17:09 PMBack in 1994-1996, and I highly doubt it's changed for the better now, all the pasta was frozen, thawed out, and "cooked" in a microwave. I was shocked it didn't taste much worse than it actually did.

Microwave cooking should be illegal in and kind of restaurant. For "pre-cooking" I don't mind it.

That would be incredibly silly; a microwave is a tool just like any other, it can lead to bad or good results depending who's using it and for what. Even the chefs on Food Network will use it if it's the best tool for the job. It's just that because it's easy to use, a lot of people use it for things it's not the best at, and that results in sucky results.

If a restaurant has bad food and you don't like it, don't give them money. If a restaurant has good food, give them money. If they use a microwave and the food is good, then why does it matter?
#3
Quote from: Molandfreak on Today at 01:05:37 AMI wasn't intending to personally attack you, I just find the lengths you go to in order to justify something a great deal of people find absurd pretty funny. Honestly, yes, I understand your point of view since I would have made the same arguments about MNPass before it was brought into the E-ZPass system. There are probably fewer than 5,000 Minnesotans who have a semi-regular use for E-ZPass outside of Minnesota. Certainly a lot less than there are in Michigan. But it's just the absolute refusal to even make an effort to understand the opposite point of view that's so comical here.
Because I don't get the point of it when very few people crossing the bridge use it. Unless you're leaving Michigan a lot I don't see the point in having it.
#4
I wasn't intending to personally attack you, I just find the lengths you go to in order to justify something a great deal of people find absurd pretty funny. Honestly, yes, I understand your point of view since I would have made the same arguments about MNPass before it was brought into the E-ZPass system. There are probably fewer than 5,000 Minnesotans who have a semi-regular use for E-ZPass outside of Minnesota. Certainly a lot less than there are in Michigan. But it's just the absolute refusal to even make an effort to understand the opposite point of view that's so comical here.
#5
Off-Topic / Re: How much cash do you usual...
Last post by JayhawkCO - Today at 01:01:37 AM
Quote from: Rothman on July 18, 2024, 10:29:23 PMThe amount in cash I spend a year is under $500.

I would argue that in the U.S., I spend less than $100 in cash. Mostly parking fees at state parks and that kind of thing.
#6
And this never was an argument, it's a discussion forum why the attacks on people here?
#7
Quote from: Molandfreak on Today at 12:18:39 AM
Quote from: Flint1979 on July 18, 2024, 11:40:42 PM
Quote from: Molandfreak on July 18, 2024, 02:16:55 PM
Quote from: Flint1979 on July 18, 2024, 08:16:12 AM
Quote from: Rothman on July 17, 2024, 10:40:03 PM
Quote from: Flint1979 on July 17, 2024, 09:03:17 PM
Quote from: Rothman on July 17, 2024, 07:42:30 PMWhat I get from Flint is that he thinks Michiganders don't leave their state.
Their state? I live here too. And as someone who once in awhile leaves the state why would I think that?

Because your whole argument assumes it.
No it doesn't. Why would a Michigan resident need an EZPass when Michigan doesn't have toll roads? Even if someone from Michigan does travel on a toll road outside of Michigan it's not like it's often enough for someone to think oh man I should have an EZPass. That doesn't mean that people from Michigan don't have it though.
If Minnesota found a demand for E-ZPass integration despite having zero toll roads and not bordering any state with toll roads, Michigan should have a demand since it has two land borders with states using it.
Minnesota has high-occupancy toll lane in the Twin Cities area. Michigan does not have that, there are HOV lanes near Detroit on I-75 but they are not tolled and only used as HOV lanes during rush hour. So Michigan has no demand for it, they aren't obligated to care about another state's toll road system.
OK, I'm convinced you're trolling now, but the point still stands that we had a system that primarily attracted a very small, very specific amount of commuters before being brought into the E-ZPass system.
And what part of my comment would make you think I'm trolling? This is Michigan not Ohio, not Indiana, not Illinois it's Michigan, we don't have toll roads here, just a few toll bridges and that's it. The average Michigan resident doesn't even use the Mackinac Bridge on a regular basis anyway, in fact there are people in Michigan that have never been across the Mackinac Bridge.
#8
Quote from: Flint1979 on July 18, 2024, 11:40:42 PM
Quote from: Molandfreak on July 18, 2024, 02:16:55 PM
Quote from: Flint1979 on July 18, 2024, 08:16:12 AM
Quote from: Rothman on July 17, 2024, 10:40:03 PM
Quote from: Flint1979 on July 17, 2024, 09:03:17 PM
Quote from: Rothman on July 17, 2024, 07:42:30 PMWhat I get from Flint is that he thinks Michiganders don't leave their state.
Their state? I live here too. And as someone who once in awhile leaves the state why would I think that?

Because your whole argument assumes it.
No it doesn't. Why would a Michigan resident need an EZPass when Michigan doesn't have toll roads? Even if someone from Michigan does travel on a toll road outside of Michigan it's not like it's often enough for someone to think oh man I should have an EZPass. That doesn't mean that people from Michigan don't have it though.
If Minnesota found a demand for E-ZPass integration despite having zero toll roads and not bordering any state with toll roads, Michigan should have a demand since it has two land borders with states using it.
Minnesota has high-occupancy toll lane in the Twin Cities area. Michigan does not have that, there are HOV lanes near Detroit on I-75 but they are not tolled and only used as HOV lanes during rush hour. So Michigan has no demand for it, they aren't obligated to care about another state's toll road system.
OK, I'm convinced you're trolling now, but the point still stands that we had a system that primarily attracted a very small, very specific amount of commuters before being brought into the E-ZPass system.
#9
Quote from: Terry Shea on Today at 12:05:22 AM
Quote from: Rothman on July 17, 2024, 10:40:03 PM
Quote from: Flint1979 on July 17, 2024, 09:03:17 PM
Quote from: Rothman on July 17, 2024, 07:42:30 PMWhat I get from Flint is that he thinks Michiganders don't leave their state.
Their state? I live here too. And as someone who once in awhile leaves the state why would I think that?

Because your whole argument assumes it.
Excuse me, but I believe that you're the one making an invalid assumption here.
Then elaborate on whatever it is that is invalid?
#10
Quote from: Rothman on July 17, 2024, 10:40:03 PM
Quote from: Flint1979 on July 17, 2024, 09:03:17 PM
Quote from: Rothman on July 17, 2024, 07:42:30 PMWhat I get from Flint is that he thinks Michiganders don't leave their state.
Their state? I live here too. And as someone who once in awhile leaves the state why would I think that?

Because your whole argument assumes it.
Excuse me, but I believe that you're the one making an invalid assumption here.

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