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4 minutes ago, Duquesne Frog said:

And speaking of dancing, Duquette just concluded her competition season with a bang, getting some of her best scores ever.  If I can brag for a moment ...

Well done! What's her focus for the summer going to be?

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18 minutes ago, PurpleDawg said:

Well done! What's her focus for the summer going to be?

Silly person. You say that as if dance ever ends ...

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Stat of the day: Two-thirds of roads in Sweden are privately operated

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6 hours ago, Rothbardian said:

Stat of the day: Two-thirds of roads in Sweden are privately operated


And here is a typical one as pictured on the Swedish EPA website http://www.swedishepa.se/Enjoying-nature/The-Right-of-Public-Access/This-is-allowed1/Private-roads/

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The owners may ban motor vehicles but not access by foot, horse, cycle, etc. Further many do receive subsidies and these roads generally must allow general motor vehicle access. These roads handle about 4% of Sweden's traffic and about 50% are forest roads mainly opened for commercial purposes.The majority carry less than several score vehicles a day.

 

I could note that my guess is that Newfoundland has around 50% "private" roads due to forestry, mining, and hydro. They are generally maintained well enough for off road trucks.  It's not a real issue for most. My further guess is that Alberta would likely approximate Sweden given all the oil, mining, ranching, and forestry.

 

Isolated statistical factoids presented without context very rarely are very revealing. Worse, they can be downright disinformational. 

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23 hours ago, Rothbardian said:

 

Using as evidence the factoid that Sweden and other coutries regulate the construction of low use forest, farm, and recreational roads which serve 4% of a country's traffic and scaling that to the Interstate, federal, and state highway systems in the US is more a bit of an inferential leap.

 

In my opinion it would be nice if such legislation were put in in the US...especially w.r.t. access issues.  Note the ownership groups in Sweden cannot prevent access unlike in the US.

 

Not sure about the exact legislation in Canada but I do know that forest/hydro roads are always open though not always fully maintained.

 

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Stay hard, Notre Dame ...

 

(the Cathedral in Paris, not the University in South Bend, Indiana)

 

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'The inferno cannot be stopped': Fire chiefs doubt blaze ravaging Notre Dame cathedral in Paris can be controlled, with spire and entire roof of 850-year-old building already destroyed

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6925015/Fire-breaks-historic-Notre-Dame-cathedral-Paris.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

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2 hours ago, Duquesne Frog said:

Stay hard, Georgette Baxter ....

 

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It always looked like she had about 10 extra teeth.

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1 hour ago, PurpleDawg said:

It always looked like she had about 10 extra teeth.

 

Shark teeth?

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1 hour ago, Rothbardian said:

 

Shark teeth?

Not that many.

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That guy and a feral hog...who wins?

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Went to Willow Creek for the first time y'all for a Casting Crowns concert. Seats 7,500. That's a big church...

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For those who used to be over on killerfrogs, Wes gave an update today.  It sounds as if he is doing progressively worse.  Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

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Thank you for posting that. I just read it. Your advice was spot on. 

I know Wes personally, and he is a huge Frog fan and a great guy. We shared many bbq lunches together. 

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Stay hard Peter Mayhew. 

 

May The Force be with you. 

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9 hours ago, frogtwang said:

Stay hard Peter Mayhew. 

 

May The Force be with you. 

And may you finally get the medal you well and truly earned up in Heaven.

 

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I see that Rachel Held Evans--pointed out to me and probably others here by Frisky some years ago--just died at 37.  She packed quite a lot into a few years.

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