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« Reply #1050 on: March 18, 2019, 03:39:57 PM »

Religion

Praise the Lord.  Amen to that. 
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« Reply #1051 on: March 18, 2019, 04:08:32 PM »

Religion
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« Reply #1052 on: March 18, 2019, 04:16:02 PM »

POLL:  Is Reagan a racist ass clown?
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« Reply #1053 on: March 18, 2019, 04:37:09 PM »

Your favorite insects and spiders to eat. 

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« Reply #1054 on: March 18, 2019, 04:38:02 PM »

FritzOwl I-99 begins construction between Virginia Beach and Morehead City along NC 12 and through national wildlife refuge.

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« Reply #1055 on: March 18, 2019, 05:04:19 PM »

POLL:  Is Reagan a racist ass clown?
As noted earlier in this thread, "POLL:  Is [politician] a racist ass clown?" would be taken down pretty quickly regardless of the politician's name or place on the political spectrum.
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« Reply #1056 on: March 18, 2019, 10:30:24 PM »

New study finds that using a cellphone while driving speeds up reaction time

(this claim was made here)
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« Reply #1057 on: March 19, 2019, 12:05:04 AM »

Your favorite insects and spiders to eat.
You'd be surprised how good some insects and larvae are good to eat raw or fried. I love me some fried grasshoppers, but they're tough to get here.
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« Reply #1058 on: March 19, 2019, 12:18:00 AM »

The truth about a certain troll on here. 
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« Reply #1059 on: March 19, 2019, 12:19:11 AM »

Roads that you have unclinched.
Believe it or not, it can happen!  I took a vacation to Iceland in 2017 and made an effort to drive and clinch the entire "Ring Road" (Route 1).  A scant two months after my trip, a section was re-routed in the eastern part of the state (near Egilsstađir), killing my clinch.  And more recently, another stretch in the northern part (near Akureyri) was also re-routed, due to a tunnel completion.  Sigh.

And I don't foresee another visit in the near future to fix that.
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« Reply #1060 on: March 19, 2019, 12:39:28 AM »

Your favorite insects and spiders to eat.
You'd be surprised how good some insects and larvae are good to eat raw or fried. I love me some fried grasshoppers, but they're tough to get here.

Actually I wouldn’t I’ve partaken in my share.  I had some chocolate covered grass hoppers before.  While it wasn’t the greatest thing ever I’ve eaten way worse food. 

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« Reply #1061 on: March 19, 2019, 12:44:17 AM »

Your favorite insects and spiders to eat.
You'd be surprised how good some insects and larvae are good to eat raw or fried. I love me some fried grasshoppers, but they're tough to get here.

Actually I wouldn’t I’ve partaken in my share.  I had some chocolate covered grass hoppers before.  While it wasn’t the greatest thing ever I’ve eaten way worse food.
Chocolate covered? Bleh.

IMO, they're best fried or raw. Generally, spicy or savory tastes are preferable. Trying to make them sweet is like putting lipstick on a pig.
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« Reply #1062 on: March 19, 2019, 12:48:00 AM »

is like putting lipstick on a pig.

"Animals you've tried putting lipstick on"
and
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« Reply #1063 on: March 19, 2019, 01:11:22 AM »

The interstate system is now complete

The Browns win the Super Bowl

I think the Browns might actually win the Super Bowl in the near future, given how they're currently loaded.

The interstate system thing looks far less likely.
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« Reply #1064 on: March 19, 2019, 05:49:49 AM »

Roads that you have unclinched.
Believe it or not, it can happen!  I took a vacation to Iceland in 2017 and made an effort to drive and clinch the entire "Ring Road" (Route 1).  A scant two months after my trip, a section was re-routed in the eastern part of the state (near Egilsstađir), killing my clinch.  And more recently, another stretch in the northern part (near Akureyri) was also re-routed, due to a tunnel completion.  Sigh.

And I don't foresee another visit in the near future to fix that.

Personally, I don't count realignments as needing to re-clinch a road. As long as I've clinched the section of road between two given points, that section remains clinched no matter if it gets realigned, rebuilt, etc. If it is renumbered, the clinched section counts toward the new designation. The only way I would consider a highway to get "unclinched" is a fully 100%ed route is extended.
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« Reply #1065 on: March 19, 2019, 11:15:11 AM »

Roads that you have unclinched.
Believe it or not, it can happen!  I took a vacation to Iceland in 2017 and made an effort to drive and clinch the entire "Ring Road" (Route 1).  A scant two months after my trip, a section was re-routed in the eastern part of the state (near Egilsstađir), killing my clinch.  And more recently, another stretch in the northern part (near Akureyri) was also re-routed, due to a tunnel completion.  Sigh.

And I don't foresee another visit in the near future to fix that.

Personally, I don't count realignments as needing to re-clinch a road. As long as I've clinched the section of road between two given points, that section remains clinched no matter if it gets realigned, rebuilt, etc. If it is renumbered, the clinched section counts toward the new designation. The only way I would consider a highway to get "unclinched" is a fully 100%ed route is extended.
This is the case for me and VA 164, which was extended since the last time I drove it. Last time I was down that way I had planned to re-clinch it, but a crash in the I-264 tunnel caused me to hear another way. (Interestingly, I ended up clinching another route because of that.)
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« Reply #1066 on: March 19, 2019, 01:09:01 PM »

The interstate system is now complete

The Browns Lions win make it to the Super Bowl

FIFY.
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« Reply #1067 on: March 19, 2019, 02:31:28 PM »

The interstate system is now complete

The Browns Lions win make it to the Super Bowl

FIFY.
Heck, how about the Lions even win a Division Title?

The Buccaneers have won the NFC Central (old)/NFC North crown more recently than the Lions, and the Bucs were sent out of the Central/North to the then-newly formed NFC South back in 2002
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« Reply #1068 on: March 19, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »

University of Arkansas football goes undefeated becoming National Champions ;)
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« Reply #1069 on: March 19, 2019, 05:07:21 PM »

University of Arkansas Illinois football goes undefeated becoming National Champions ;)

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« Reply #1070 on: March 19, 2019, 05:30:41 PM »

University of Arkansas Illinois football goes undefeated becoming National Champions ;)

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How about just any FBS Mid-Major squad? Not counting BYU back in the 80s

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« Reply #1071 on: March 19, 2019, 07:42:45 PM »

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« Reply #1072 on: March 19, 2019, 11:59:22 PM »

Roads that you have unclinched.
Believe it or not, it can happen!  I took a vacation to Iceland in 2017 and made an effort to drive and clinch the entire "Ring Road" (Route 1).  A scant two months after my trip, a section was re-routed in the eastern part of the state (near Egilsstađir), killing my clinch.  And more recently, another stretch in the northern part (near Akureyri) was also re-routed, due to a tunnel completion.  Sigh.

And I don't foresee another visit in the near future to fix that.

Personally, I don't count realignments as needing to re-clinch a road. As long as I've clinched the section of road between two given points, that section remains clinched no matter if it gets realigned, rebuilt, etc. If it is renumbered, the clinched section counts toward the new designation. The only way I would consider a highway to get "unclinched" is a fully 100%ed route is extended.

I do allow for some leeway with re-alignments - usually approximately "within eyesight".  A realignment say 300 yards from the old road would be fine, or a new bridge built next to the old one.  If it's down a whole new corridor, maybe 10-20 miles apart, that might be different.  Or if it would look "wrong" when plotted on the "travelmapping.net" web site.  Kind of a "common sense" clause.

Also a related issue about driving roads before getting a certain designation.  I've driven some asphalt that is now I-11, I-42, I-87(NC) etc but before they received those numbers.  That's OK for me.
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« Reply #1073 on: March 20, 2019, 12:18:57 AM »

Also a related issue about driving roads before getting a certain designation.  I've driven some asphalt that is now I-11, I-42, I-87(NC) etc but before they received those numbers.  That's OK for me.
All of the examples listed never really got any big changes yet. I don't believe I-42 is designated anywhere yet, though I-11 and I-87 are.

Either way, the same principal applies really for me. If it's an existing freeway upgraded w/ shoulders or something or already interstate standards and has received a designation, it still counts even if I drove it before.

Now the real question is what if a non-limited-access highway is upgraded to interstate standards with new frontage roads, interchanges, etc? Would driving it before the limited-access upgrade count, or would the upgrade change it?

New alignments are separate too for me. If I've driven an arterial highway, but a freeway was built parallel to it as a "bypass" or simply a 4-lane realignment, I don't consider have driven that "freeway" yet if I've not physically driven on it.
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« Reply #1074 on: March 20, 2019, 01:44:07 PM »

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