"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-28-2013, 03:28 PM   #16101
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,942
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
(((Gentle hugs))) LP. I wouldn't call that an accident. It was foreseeable by the drunk driver. It was a crash / collision.

That kind of sentence makes me mad too. The dangers of driving drunk are well known to everyone nowadays. I think it's outrageous that the penalties for hurting or killing someone with a vehicle are so lenient compared with other ways of hurting or killing someone.
I agree. What really got me with my friend is she made a lot of bad choices in her life and didn't have alot of family support. She finally got help and was really happy in her new life. Then her past comes to haunt her in the form of a drunk driver. It was two weeks before their wedding.
__________________

__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #16102
Sous Chef
 
Rocket_J_Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 788
LP, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your friend. Unfortunately, the lack of justice against impaired drivers is just as lacking all across the country.
What makes me really sick to my stomach are the amount of our local police being charged with impaired, some more than once, and they walk away.
Something seriously needs to be done, country wide.

Impaired charge withdrawn against cop | Barrie Examiner

Barrie officer pleads guilty | Innisfil Examiner

Barrie police officer charged with impaired driving
__________________

__________________
Rocket_J_Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #16103
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,395
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket_J_Dawg View Post
LP, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your friend. Unfortunately, the lack of justice against impaired drivers is just as lacking all across the country.
What makes me really sick to my stomach are the amount of our local police being charged with impaired, some more than once, and they walk away.
Something seriously needs to be done, country wide.

Impaired charge withdrawn against cop | Barrie Examiner

Barrie officer pleads guilty | Innisfil Examiner

Barrie police officer charged with impaired driving

+1. Not only in Canada. It's a serious problem in the USA as well.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #16104
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,894
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Judges don't like to put cops in jail. They have to be in solitary for their own safety.

Lots of cops aren't very good examples of law abiding drivers. I see them doing illegal stuff on the roads all the time.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 04:04 PM   #16105
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
I just ran 50 rounds of ammo through two of my pistols. I didn't want this beautiful day to go to waste.
I had some oranges I was shooting at a couple months ago and their remnants are still there. I'm surprised a critter didn't eat them, but I guess they don't like oranges. I wonder if that's true of all citrus.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #16106
Senior Cook
 
Macgyver1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
I just ran 50 rounds of ammo through two of my pistols. I didn't want this beautiful day to go to waste.
I had some oranges I was shooting at a couple months ago and their remnants are still there. I'm surprised a critter didn't eat them, but I guess they don't like oranges. I wonder if that's true of all citrus.
What sort of pistols?
__________________
Macgyver1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #16107
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
My new Luger and Browning Hi-Power. 9mm's.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 05:45 PM   #16108
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,894
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
I just ran 50 rounds of ammo through two of my pistols. I didn't want this beautiful day to go to waste.
I had some oranges I was shooting at a couple months ago and their remnants are still there. I'm surprised a critter didn't eat them, but I guess they don't like oranges. I wonder if that's true of all citrus.
I doubt that. In fact, in I have been told that in Jasper National Park, they tell you to bury your food waste, except citrus peels. You have to bring those back out of the park. When the carnivores eat them, it upsets their electrolyte balance. Yeah, I know, it's not meat, but if it's covered in meat or fish or fat, they aren't too picky.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #16109
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Interesting.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 06:22 PM   #16110
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,305
Just got finsed making a run to BB&B, Pet Smart, Wal-mart, Costco and Shrek's favorite...Outlaw Music.

I bought him a little guitar...
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.