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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. I want to know what happened to the air-brake lines to begin with. :unsure:

    Did they break because they weren't drain'n water out and froze or what?

    I too want to know why the brakes weren't caged. It's something every driver has to know.

    I held a class 1 CDL for almost 30yrs. There're lots of questions unanswered here.

    Like-not see'n any tire chains.......

    OLG

     

     

    From the CHP " the driver had jackknifed at the top of the grade. When the driver had lost it at the top of the hill, he had broke the air lines to his rear trailer. "

     

    From the control of the tractor, I would say he had it chained. If he had managed to straighten up and get going again after jackknifing, and locking up the brakes on the trailer, he might not have had any chance to cage the brakes.

  2. Joe needs to get out of that temperate climate more often. :)

     

     

    I grew up was raised in N. San Diego County, been up in Sonoma Co. since about '85 (with 3 years in Lake Co.). Down south I've seen hail, rain, snow (didn't stick), in the morning, then sunny and in the low 90s mid-afternoon. That was out in the Anza-Borrego area.

     

    Up here I've seen about the same.

  3. Horse head profile looks more like a griffin

     

    I was thinking "dragon." Could be either given artistic license.

     

    Years ago someone had turned the horse to sinister and put armour on it:

     

    ChargerShield200.jpg

     

     

     

     

    Still ugly. Also makes 'em look like a subset of the Bruins.

  4. If I had given 3 months notice (heck of a long notice if you want my opinion, which you likely don't) and got hauled in and given three weeks, I would have told 'em, "OK, if you are going to play games, I'm out of here. Send my check within 3 days." Then packed up and walked out.

  5. He is close, but not quite right. The Bill of Rights IS part of the Constitution, the amendments are things added to it.

    The Preamble to the Bill of Rights:

     

     

    The First 10 Amendments to the
    Constitution as Ratified by the States

    December 15, 1791

    Preamble

    Congress OF THE United States
    begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday
    the Fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

    THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution

    RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.:

    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

    Then we have, in 1943, the US Supreme Court restating the purpose:

     

    "The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."

    : Robert H. Jackson, US Supreme Court Justice West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943)

    It takes our basic civil rights off of the political bargaining table.

  6. Truckee, CA

    "http://fox40.com/2017/01/12/chp-officers-escort-drifting-fedex-on-snowy-i-80/"

     

    NEVADA COUNTY — Video posted by the California Highway Patrol office in Truckee shows a FedEx truck drifting along a snow-dusted Interstate 80 Thursday.

    The video was shared more than 216,000 times in just eight hours, and got more than 6 million views.

    In a comment on the video, the CHP explains what happened:

    “OK the rumor mill is spinning on this video, and the theories have been great. So the Story, the driver had jackknifed at the top of the grade. When the driver had lost it at the top of the hill, he had broke the air lines to his rear trailer. This caused the brakes on the rear trailer to lock up. We arrived on scene and were informed the tow was going to be extended. So we asked the driver if he could get himself going and we would give him space to get down to the next open shoulder on the Interstate. 20 minutes later he was off the highway and we were open with flowing traffic.”

     

    video here:

    http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article126093064.html

     

     

     

  7. So, if I nail one foot to the floor and then start running around in 6400 mil circles, does that make me a big wheel?

     

     

    Nope, that would make you a

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Tender Foot!

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