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 1 
 on: Today at 11:31:51 AM 
Started by Crash_It - Last post by Crash_It
Any hilly areas that Illinois has seem to be near a state border.

What are you calling "near" a state border?  As the crow flies, Ferne Clyffe State Park—which has a waterfall—is 21 miles from the nearest state line, in a county that does not border another state.



Here's DeWitt County, also not near a state border

16682 Co Rd 10
https://maps.app.goo.gl/ePXJhcZtUYCZ9UJ59

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 on: Today at 11:28:50 AM 
Started by un1 - Last post by andrepoiy
????

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 on: Today at 11:23:15 AM 
Started by Alex - Last post by kphoger
Service the dealership provided?  These are the last three dealerships I've bought from:

https://goo.gl/maps/vZb6kKRAUQBmHDt4A
https://goo.gl/maps/WRunwQhySa6uGCSD6
https://goo.gl/maps/LXM177VPvFg1cFJ4A

Not the sort of dealership that provides continuing "service" after your purchase.  And I make no promises as to what condition the other vehicles on the lot tend to be in.

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 on: Today at 11:12:57 AM 
Started by Alex - Last post by kalvado
In New York, we don’t have counties on the plates, but oftentimes your local car dealer will install a plate frame that says Nissan of *city/town name* for example. When my family and I were going on a road trip from Long Island to Buffalo/Niagara Falls, I took off the plate frames so people wouldn’t know we were tourists.

I take those frames off even when I'm not going to be traveling.
I've always thought about taking the frames off, but have been too lazy to do so.  Never had a problem being perceived as a tourist.


I take the frames off immediately because I aint providing free advertising for the car dealer.  (My wife had me put them back on her car when I took them off though.)
Depends on a service dealership provided. I am OK recommending to my friends  those who is doing a good job for me - trainer, realtor,  doctor, contractor, dealer...
Once (if) things get sour, frames come off and recommendations dry out. I sent my dealership frames back to the dealer after getting "we want your car back!" letter (one of periods when used car supply was running low). My response was "I cannot sell back the entire car, but I am sending you back a small piece of what you sold" 

 5 
 on: Today at 11:05:11 AM 
Started by wriddle082 - Last post by BlueOutback7
MA 24?

Good guess, but it’s not that either.

 6 
 on: Today at 11:01:13 AM 
Started by corco - Last post by Henry
Yankees 3B Josh Donaldson has been suspended for Jackie Robinson comment directed at White Sox SS Tim Anderson:

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33972113/mlb-suspends-new-york-yankees-josh-donaldson-one-game-comments-chicago-white-sox-tim-anderson

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 on: Today at 10:45:52 AM 
Started by CoolAngrybirdsrio4 - Last post by cbeach40
Then again, you have this a little bit farther beyond that sign. lol. https://goo.gl/maps/JHmmhuNGvcCqufLs5

Yeah, saw that one a few weeks ago. There's just so many things wrong with that sign, both content and design.

Does this mean you'll also finally get ON-3 shields added along Huron Church Road between EC Row & the Ambassador Bridge?  :-P

Tried, couldn't get others to play ball on it. Not yet at least.

 8 
 on: Today at 10:21:21 AM 
Started by Crash_It - Last post by tchafe1978
Your state is flatter than my state!

No your state is flatter!

I know you are but what am I?

It's third grade all over again...

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 on: Today at 10:13:59 AM 
Started by Alex - Last post by SEWIGuy
In New York, we don’t have counties on the plates, but oftentimes your local car dealer will install a plate frame that says Nissan of *city/town name* for example. When my family and I were going on a road trip from Long Island to Buffalo/Niagara Falls, I took off the plate frames so people wouldn’t know we were tourists.

I take those frames off even when I'm not going to be traveling.
I've always thought about taking the frames off, but have been too lazy to do so.  Never had a problem being perceived as a tourist.


I take the frames off immediately because I aint providing free advertising for the car dealer.  (My wife had me put them back on her car when I took them off though.)

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 on: Today at 10:13:08 AM 
Started by planxtymcgillicuddy - Last post by kphoger
Forms that require two family names to be mandatorily imputed in separate boxes. Although this isn't a problem for me as my full name has indeed two family names, it can be for anyone not from any Spanish or Portuguese-speaking countries. In that case, one of the family names (the first for Portuguese-based forms, the second for Spanish ones) should be the maiden's name of one's mother.

A similar frustration is programs that cannot accommodate two-word or hyphenated surnames.

For example, a program we use at work to run background checks cannot accommodate any spaces or hyphens in the surname field.  Not only is this bad for Hispanic immigrants who use both a maternal and a paternal surname, but also for a surname as simple as St James, and for the common Marshallese surname Chong Gum.  So then we have to choose what to do:  smoosh the words together with no space/hyphen, drop the second one, drop the first one...?  At any rate, then, it's bound to not exactly match the way the surname is spelled out in every other program—many of which don't have that issue.  Then, when one program needs to correspond to another program (such as background check and driving record), things get complicated.

Why did people set them up like this?  Did it never occur to them that some people have spaces and hyphens in their names?


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