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chip67
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From: louisville, ky, jefferson
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posted 12-04-2004 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chip67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anybody here live in a subdivision where these "WATCH SPEED...CHILDREN AT PLAY" signs are? im not gonna advocate speeding or driving like a moron in a residential area BUT why are these kids playing in the street? do you let your kids play in the street? to me theres two ways to look at this. do you want a fence at the top of the cliff or an ambulance at the bottom? was it benjamin franklin who said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? i dont know why but these signs pi$$ me off and i start looking for children to run over.

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adragon8u
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posted 12-04-2004 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know about your neck of the woods, but around here those signs are primarly in residential areas where kids live and play. Dosn't seem to much to much of a big deal to me, I'd drive slow watching for kids whether the sign was there or not anyway. Now, if the sign was on a highway or throughfare then I'd be a little concerned.

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n2oMike
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posted 12-04-2004 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If someone came flying up my dead end street where kids are often at play... (they DO ride bikes and all) I wold be out there with a baseball bat.

Nobody even has a fence in our neighborhood. People actually talk to their neighbors here. Fences are just something to spend money on and mow around. I don't give a sh*t if somebody's dog takes a dump in my yard. The lawnmower will take care of that.... plus, my dog probably poops in their yards every now and then as well.

You must not have any kids...

Keep your speed down in residential areas!

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adragon8u
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posted 12-04-2004 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by n2oMike:
If someone came flying up my dead end street

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Hey Mike, call it a culdesac, it adds about $30.000 to the value of your home.

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Kellxr7
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posted 12-04-2004 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree that you should keep it slow in residential areas, 100%, What bothers me the most is these cocky kids that abuse that precaution & walk in groups in the middle of the road (ever heard of single file?) & dont move over an inch, or in summer when I drove my cougar (slowly & carefully) in a residential area, I wouldnt be going over 10mph pulled wayy over to the opposite side of the road they are walking & still getting "the look" from these mothers pushing strollers or dads playing hockey in the middle of the road. Would be nice if the respect went both ways.

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mustangs68
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posted 12-04-2004 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some people are plain stupid and need signs to tell them what to do,they are there for those people.

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Mooney
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posted 12-04-2004 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the Blind Driveway Signs... heh I can never see the damn thing!

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SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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posted 12-04-2004 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chip67:
anybody here live in a subdivision where these "WATCH SPEED...CHILDREN AT PLAY" signs are? im not gonna advocate speeding or driving like a moron in a residential area BUT why are these kids playing in the street? do you let your kids play in the street? to me theres two ways to look at this. do you want a fence at the top of the cliff or an ambulance at the bottom? was it benjamin franklin who said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? i dont know why but these signs pi$$ me off and i start looking for children to run over.


Oops, open mouth, insert foot! Those signs are just a reminder that in a residential area, you need to keep your speed at 25 or lower. Nothing wrong with that.

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67stang
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posted 12-04-2004 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kids don't necessarily play in the street, but when they miss catching their ball they run after it.

What happens when the ball rolls into the street when you are barreling down it PO'ed at the sign?

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johnmustang
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posted 12-04-2004 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chip67:
i dont know why but these signs pi$$ me off and i start looking for children to run over.


Don`t you think that this is just a little bit of a harsh statement? Maybe you don`t have kids, but if you do, how would you feel if somebody else had this $hitty attitude and ran over one of your kids? If you don`t have kids of your own, how about a niece or a nephew, I am sure you wouldn`t want one of them run over. If it really bothers you that much, you should stay out of those areas or just give up driving before you carry out one of these silly threats.

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Toronado3800
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posted 12-05-2004 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, its just a reminder for our less skilled drivers. Out of all the rights we have, it seems EVERYONE gets a driver's liscense and some of my neighbors who have one don't know how to drive.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-05-2004 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chip67:
i dont know why but these signs pi$$ me off and i start looking for children to run over.

I guess the bible doesn't say anything against running over children, huh?

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hwyman3
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posted 12-05-2004 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A residential area is not a good place for speed. Of course, where I live, we not only look for children, but wildlife. My Mustang already has one deer to it's credit. I'd rather not hit another living thing (or anything for that matter) again.

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GTRocks
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posted 12-05-2004 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I guess the bible doesn't say anything against running over children, huh?


Nah, they didn't have cars back when the bible was written!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-05-2004 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought maybe they had something in the ox cart section.

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ccode67
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posted 12-06-2004 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live on a very busy, very speedy, very curvy road, but yet I still see kids riding bikes or walking down the street. Where the heck are the parents.
I won't let my daughter go to the mailbox because of the traffic.

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chip67
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From: louisville, ky, jefferson
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posted 12-06-2004 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chip67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you know, lot of assumtions being made about me instead of comments on the subject. you just attacked a marine, marine. remember when we used to sing "napalm sticks to kids" cadance while we ran? i guess you thought marines really enjoyed seting kids on fire. whatever. i do have kids, 6 and 8 years old and daddy dont let his kids play in the street period. you dont make others reponsible for your kids by putting up a stupid sign in what is obviously a residential area. the same stupid signs on on streets that have 25 mph posted. also agree some kids are just cocky, arrogant when they are in public. like in the morning when the bus stops to pick up the little monsters and they string out one at a time, shooting the breeze, and take their sweet time walking to the bus. yes , the bible specifically says to run over kids but only if they are "infedels". lol.

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67stang
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posted 12-06-2004 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chip67:
pi$$ me off and i start looking for children to run over.


Would you mind telling me WTF you being a Marine has to do with a gawd damned thing?

And you haven't answered my earlier question.

My sister's ex-husband was ALSO a Marine. He is also a MURDERER and is in Leavenworth at this time. So again, your point?

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capri man
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posted 12-06-2004 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 67stang:

What happens when the ball rolls into the street when you are barreling down it PO'ed at the sign?



chip, in case you cant find the question, there it is!! i notice on your profile that you are a "driver" hope you are not a school bus driver!!

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johnmustang
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posted 12-06-2004 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chip67:
you know, lot of assumtions being made about me instead of comments on the subject.


I really don,t think alot of assumptions are being made here about you. You kind of threw it out here for all to see when you made this comment.

quote:
Originally posted by chip67:
? i start looking for children to run over.


It is a very strong statement especially from a father of two, I am just guessing here but if you said this as a joke it is in very poor taste and not funny at all. If you truly mean what you stated then I think that you should think about speaking with some kind of councilor or mental health expert, from your posts in the past it just seems to me that this kind of statement is out of character for you and probably just said out of frustration and engaging tongue before brain. No disrespect intended to-wards you but it was a very powerful statement you made, and being the father of two and grandfather of three I took it personally because if somebody went after my grandkids like that, they would have a mess of trouble to deal with.

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posted 12-06-2004 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I thought maybe they had something in the ox cart section.


Maybe that part's in Exodus. Not to be confused with Mas Exodus which would be when they didn't obey the lane lines and had way too many carts on the path!

I think we're taking a sarcastic comment from Chip a little too seriously. I don't for a minute think that Chip would really look for kids to run over, and I don't think anybody here really believes he would either when they really think about it. I think his point was that children should be watched and not require the gov't to watch them for you by putting up signs. Dave breaks into song:

"Signs Signs
Everywhere there's signs
Blocking up the scenery
Breaking up my mind
Do this, don't do that
Can't you read the sign?"

He has a point, it just got muddled in the non-PC mind of a marine!

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hwyman3
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posted 12-06-2004 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to agree with Dave here, I would hope and pray that we are all smart enough to know there is a time and place to open up our cars and a residential street is not it. Granted, do we need a sign to tell us to drive slower and more carefully in a residential area? I would hope not. However, there are some out there who do not exercise common sense. No sign is going to force common sense on anyone. We all see people doing stupid stuff with their cars all the time. Just this weekend I observed a civic trying to drag race a motorcycle on a public street!

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SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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posted 12-06-2004 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chip67:
you just attacked a marine, marine. r i guess you thought marines really enjoyed seting kids on fire. whatever. i do have kids, 6 and 8 years old and daddy dont let his kids play in the street period....the little monsters and they string out one at a time, shooting the breeze, and take their sweet time walking to the bus. lol.


Ohhhhh Boyyyyy, here we go with another weirdo thread! If you do indeed have two children ages 6 and 8, I sure hope you're not setting an example similiar to the one you posted today. I didn't personally attack you or your post, but just opiniated what the "children at play" sign means to me and should mean to any responsible (heck, even an unresponsible) driver out there. If you're driving in a neighborhood where children live AND PLAY, then you need to respect that and act like a responsible adult and father instead of a whiney person pissed about something as little as a street sign.

*** SIDENOTE *** Steve, wanna get in on this one???

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n2oMike
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posted 12-06-2004 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess drivers should be able to drive just as fast as they dern well please... no matter where they are going!

If a kid gets run over while riding his bike or chasing after a ball in a residential area, it serves him right!

Why should drivers in cars have to go through the ordeal of slowing down and being observant when driving through residential areas???

Everybody knows all kids from the age of three always think before anything they do.

Good Grief...

Chip, just suck it up and apologize. You surely wouldn't write such things in a serious manner. We who have kids just don't take too kindly to people who get enraged at the sight of a 'Children at Play' sign, and post that they get the urge to run kids over.

Kids don't always think or look before they act. That's one reason the signs are there... and to remind motorists to slow the f*ck down so they don't run someone's tricycle motor over!

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chip67
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posted 12-06-2004 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chip67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im not "pc", never will be. i dont watch my tongue when i give my opinion, neither should you. if you cant distinguish between a literal meaning and someone venting frustration then there's this little thing called comprehension. i guess it might be easy to miss that since words typed dont come with tone of voice or expression so it requires you to be perceptive. just dont assume you know me. as i think about the original question, it brings up a lot of other crap thats going on in society. theres an effort to make people less responsible for their own actions. does anybody have to be told that mcdonalds coffee is hot? remember that one? does common sense have to be legislated to the bone? do we need a saftey net for bad parents so they can still sue the driver that squished their kid because they were too stupid to keep the kid out of the street to begin with. i just saw these signs and wondered if they were really necssary. are we fully in the handbasket ready for shipping? maybe not yet. id like to take this opportunity to blame a lot of the christian parents for their kids playing in the streets. see theres no room in the yards now with all the nativity scenes and crosses and these need to be removed. i just hope the aclu can save us from all our persecution in this oppressive country.... i wouldve said "hope and pray" but im trying not to force my Jesus disease on on anyone. will you become a holy roller if you look at a nativity scene just like you'll get aids if you look at a gay? how ignorant!

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SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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posted 12-06-2004 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chip67:
id like to take this opportunity to blame a lot of the christian parents for their kids playing in the streets. see theres no room in the yards now with all the nativity scenes and crosses and these need to be removed.


I think Chips hitting the spiked egg nog a little early this year!

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Past Mustangs: '84 GT 5-speed; '91 GT auto; '70 M-code Mach 1, grabber yellow; 2 '95 GT 5 speeds, totalled first one; '94 6-banger, wifes; '89 LX 5.0 vert, '90 LX 5.0 hatch, '69 M-code Mach 1, 4 speed, 1990 5.0 LX 'vert AOD converted to T-5.

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Toronado3800
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posted 12-07-2004 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With my smart(?) mouth I always run the risk of someone not understanding my humor to

I public I once said,"I understand what Daltry meant when he said hope I die before I get old." Boy did that start a discussion. The non literal meaning of "getting old" in the head, insulting people's fathers, etc. It did liven up the evening though.

'round here some accident or other always causes the signs to go up. Signs like "road floods in rain" means first time it rained after we built this the cops were having cars towed out of puddles. "Stop sign ahead" means people have been sliding through an intersection with a sign and poor visibility. "Deaf Children at play"...well, that one is scary.

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