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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    Where I live in NJ there are no 4 way stops. And the response time was lenghty until a person died. It was installed quickly after the tragedy. But maybe you are right and it was on the agenda.
    I didn't know that. So it was a 2-way where cross-traffic didn't stop? Then I can see why they would be reluctant depending on the traffic numbers. Statistically, signals can reduce side impacts, which I presume was the accident that resulted in a fatality, but signals also cause more rear-end collisions as people decide to stop - or not - at the signal. I'm sure you've seen people in this predicament. They see the light and there, at some magic point for them, the signal changes. Some people barrel through the yellow. Others slam on the brakes. It's about 50/50 and the driver following never knows how the other driver will react - if he's thinking about it at all. He may also be too close to the leader, which also results in a rear-ender if the leader stops. It's never quite as easy a decision as the public believes it to be, especially when the numbers are close.


    I've seen such lists for more than just traffic signals. Capital improvements like that aren't just a one day job, they take time and money - and a little planning if they're going to meet national standards.
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    i signed a petition for a ballot initiative that would have kept one of our town elementary schools open after our governor slashed education. it made the ballot, and then failed.

    i also signed a petition to help a veteran get on the ballot to run for governor. i didn't agree with any of his positions, but i figured if he put his ass on the line for the country, he had more than earned my signature. he didn't make the ballot, though.

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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    A few times. Took me years to stop getting junk mail from them.

    I don't sign petitions anymore.

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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's exactly as the title says, have you ever signed a petition? If so, what petition did you sign and what was the outcome? I recently signed my first petition and I was wondering how many members of DP have also done so or believe that they are valuable and can enact changes.
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    "I support and oppose many things, but not strongly enough to pick up a pen." - Bender Bending Rodriguez
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    No I don't, because as I learn my opinions grow and often change.

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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    I signed a petition requesting that the Health Minister work to increase the donor rates. Not sure of outcome as it was recently.

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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    We have state liquor stores here. You can buy beer and wine from any licensed retailer, but liquor is limited to state run stores and there are usually only one or two in a medium sized town. The prices are incredible and the selection is not even close to what you can find at a corner store in most other states.

    We've petitioned over and again to allow it to be sold in any licensed store, like Costco.
    And I thought our liquor laws were ridiculous...
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    Re: Have You Ever Signed a Petition?

    Peddling booze does vary a lot across the country.

    PA has separate beer/wine and then hard liquor stores. North Mexico has a modest selection of hard liquor in gas stations. Oklahoma has 3.2 'over the counter' beer- 6 point beer, wine and hard liquor all in one 'ABC' store.

    Texas is funny, sell it all any in grocery stores but all the way down to the town level can vote to be dry.

    Took quite a drive to get Burkburnett Texas 'wet'. Even though the entire county was wet, the Church Leaders predicted Sodom on the Red River if the tiny town opened a liquor store. Still waiting for the first sign of pillars of salt.

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    I signed one against drilling and fracking in our community.
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