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Highways that are weapons
« on: May 31, 2015, 08:31:32 AM »

No, but it is a basis for the rationale for a lot of things that are what they are.  Like owning an AR 15, for example.  It's designed for one purpose, and it's not self defense or hunting.

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Arkansas Highway 15 is a designation for two state highways in Arkansas. The northern segment of 34.45 miles (55.44 km) runs from Altheimer north across Interstate 40 to Furlow. The southern segment of 21.10 miles (33.96 km) is entirely in Union County, and runs from Louisiana Highway 161 north to U.S. Route 82 in El Dorado.
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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2015, 09:08:07 AM »

A much better analogy for "Highways that are weapons" is the fact that over 32,000 people are killed every year on US roads and highways...
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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 10:06:18 AM »

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-80_%28Michigan_highway%29
- If firecrackers count as weapons.

Considering some cars and aircraft (as well as other miscellaneous items) have been used as weapons, this could get interesting/controversial.

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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 12:45:04 PM »

Don't think I'm gonna Google this one at an airport, so I'll just contribute one for now. NC has state-maintained secondary roads that reset by county, so you could call them county (C) numbered roads. In which case NCC-1701 exists.

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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 03:54:20 PM »

Both R-2 and R-3, a couple of what I call 'troll' expressways around Madrid, Spain, are also Soviet missiles. Luckily R-1 wasn't built (as an expressway :-P).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-80_%28Michigan_highway%29
- If firecrackers count as weapons.

Considering some cars and aircraft (as well as other miscellaneous items) have been used as weapons, this could get interesting/controversial.

Fixed. Better to link to the desktop version of the Wikipedia, it redirects automatically to the mobile version in mobile things, while the mobile version doesn't redirect to desktop in PCs.
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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2015, 03:56:35 PM »

M-1 (Abrams tank)
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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 04:30:15 PM »

Michigan will win on this one..

M-14 (Assault Rifle)
M-24 (Sniper Rifle)
M-40 (Sniper Rifle)
M-60 (Light Machine Gun)

If you used Michigan's state initials (MI) you could also come up with MI-24 (Russian Attack Helicopter) and Mi-28 (another Russian Attack Helicopter). But no one refers to them as MI.
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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 12:26:58 AM »

Unfortunately, Fliorida seems to call its state highways SR.  If they were called F, they could have airplanes:  F-104, F-111, F-16, etc.

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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 12:51:11 AM »

Unfortunately, Fliorida seems to call its state highways SR.  If they were called F, they could have airplanes:  F-104, F-111, F-16, etc.
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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 05:02:51 AM »

Michigan will win on this one..

M-14 (Assault Rifle)
M-24 (Sniper Rifle)
M-40 (Sniper Rifle)
M-60 (Light Machine Gun)

If you used Michigan's state initials (MI) you could also come up with MI-24 (Russian Attack Helicopter) and Mi-28 (another Russian Attack Helicopter). But no one refers to them as MI.

M-14 also happens in Spain, M60 in the UK and M-40/M40 in both (And there were plans for a M-60, yet another larger beltway around Madrid :-o)

BTW, I always refer to the state routes with the state abbreviations for consistency, so any route in Michigan would be MI xx instead of M-xx.
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Re: Highways that are weapons
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2015, 10:01:09 AM »

ME 109 is a German WWII fighter plane used in the Luftwaffe. Technically, the real abbreviation was "Bf 109", but allied forces almost always referred to it as the Me 109. (The Me referring to Messerschmitt)
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