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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    Yes. I have lived in numerous places without these features and miraculously enough, I am still here to talk about it. I think we are intelligent enough to know what we want, when we are building something for ourselves. I think it is ludicrous the government should be able to tell someone what type of door they can get.
    Lucky you. Great idea, lets abolish all building codes and let builders wing it.
    Should your thinking apply to business owners? theaters and factories? I mean what business is it of the Government to tell a private business owner that smoke alarms, Fire Extinguishers and Fire escapes are mandatory.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    No really they did in their new building code. The is apparently suppose to make new construction more accessible to handicapped people. It does only apply to new construction, old homes may keep their doorknobs.

    From this CBC offbeat article.

    I honestly don't know what to think about this
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    I believe that it's a damn good idea. The doorknobs used in most American homes on doors are useless. They are very difficult for a lot of people to use and restrict access.

    European style levers are much better in my opinion.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    You do realize with the exception of light bulbs you are being regulated by STATE governments, right??? But what about the unvented heaters, emergency access windows in bedrooms, firewall ratings, seat belts, air bags...

    I'm amazed lever door knobs are not THE handle on doors already.

    I don't have a beef with not wanting door knobs mandated or marriage restricted because a few don't like gay folks, getting rid of incandescant lights works for me (sometimes the angry old man routine is little more than that)... but I do get a good laugh when some think 'their' kind made America great...

    THAT is what got my attention, I have gassed up in NJ, can't say I felt my rights were infringed by having an attendant fill my tank... I reckon some folks are a tad more sensitive...
    Where does it end, though?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Gotta say that while I love Canada, this is not really a surprise. This summer we vacationed in the eastern Canadian Maritimes for a week and loved it tremendously. However, what my friends on the right like to call 'nanny state government' did raise its ugly head twice. Getting and actual drink in most parts of Canada is a waste of time as they have laws strictly limiting the amount of liquor that can go into it. I gave us asking for a decent Long Island as its a waste of time, effort and money. And then we tried to order a hamburger at a bar that was said to have the best burgers in St. John only to be told they only come one way - well done by order of the law. We were assured it would not be dry..... and it was.... how else could it not be?

    So this thing about doorknobs is not at all unexpected.
    I'da ended up in jail if someone ****ed over my 7-n-7.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    I'm not a conservative. But I do agree with bush not being a true conservative and I agree that there are contradictions among people who claim to be conservative. I don't know a whole lot about Reagan, but I'm not on that bandwagon.
    Ahhh the old 'he ain't no TRUE CON' gambit.

    Seems there never are any 'true CONs' in government, but I do believe I didn't use the term 'true' while you attempted to broad brush every liberal as loving of the bigger government...

    don't go small ball after throwing a medicine ball into the conversation...

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Where does it end, though?
    That is no counter to this discussion, it never ends anymore than the wailing when regulations were passed because of acid rain, child labor, lead content in crap....

    Most of what you lamented is your local government regulating you and what you can do... you know, the one CONs love until they hate it...

    Light bulbs and pumping gas isn't infringing a damn thing.

    and commenting 'guys like us made America' are as silly as whining over someone pumping your gas....

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    That is no counter to this discussion, it never ends anymore than the wailing when regulations were passed because of acid rain, child labor, lead content in crap....

    Most of what you lamented is your local government regulating you and what you can do... you know, the one CONs love until they hate it...

    Light bulbs and pumping gas isn't infringing a damn thing.

    and commenting 'guys like us made America' are as silly as whining over someone pumping your gas....
    Where do YOU draw the line?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'da ended up in jail if someone ****ed over my 7-n-7.
    I felt the same way. A good long island has five shots of liquor in it. They told me they had a prepared mix with 1.5 ounces. I offered to pay for a double but was told they could not do it. One place did that for me and you would not have known it despite the premium price. I stuck with wine for most of the trip. At the end we got back to the good old USofA in Maine and I got an extra thrill sitting at the bar watching that bartender pour those five shots into the tall glass and then adding a kiss of coke to the mix. God Bless the USA.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Where do YOU draw the line?
    strong drinks and burgers done medium rare.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I felt the same way. A good long island has five shots of liquor in it. They told me they had a prepared mix with 1.5 ounces. I offered to pay for a double but was told they could not do it. One place did that for me and you would not have known it despite the premium price. I stuck with wine for most of the trip. At the end we got back to the good old USofA in Maine and I got an extra thrill sitting at the bar watching that bartender pour those five shots into the tall glass and then adding a kiss of coke to the mix. God Bless the USA.
    You couldn't buy a double?!?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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