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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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COVID Mandates and trucking companies

Andhe78,

Just get your covid-19 vaccinations. It's really not a big deal. I dunno what it is about truck drivers and their tinfoil hats. They act like the people getting the vaccines are sheep, yet they all baah the same nonsense.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Will You Take The Jab?

Good for you. My personal experience is very different. I have barely recovered after a flu shot in 2010, so I have good reasons to expect problems from a Covid vaccine. Should I take such a risk just to make happy some dumbf*s like Faucci? A silly question with an obvious answer.

I don't blame you for not wanting to get covid 19 vaccines if you've had a bad reaction to a vaccine in the past. It's not about making Faucci happy, however. I don't care what he thinks about anything because, like you said, he's dumb. I do it because it seems like the right thing. *shrugs*

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Will You Take The Jab?

Rob,

I got curious how alcohol related deaths compared to covid-19 deaths per year in the US. It's 815K for covid-19 and 95k for alcohol. So ~8.6x more deadly. Then again, I've seen people around here claiming covid-19 deaths are exaggerated. Anyway, they don't claim the vaccines totally stop the spread, they just help. Apparently the pfizer vaccines appear to only be 70% effective to the new Omnicron variant. Depressing.

I think we're just going to be stuck with covid-19 like we are with the flu. Alas, it's more deadly.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Will You Take The Jab?

The reason why so many people are upset about vaccination is not medical at all, it is about government trying to take away people's right to make their own decision.

What if the vaccine really does help stop the spread of covid-19, and not getting the vaccine then leads to spreading the disease to others? Why should people have the right to put others at risk?

I don't know why truck drivers think they know better than medical doctors. I've been vaccinated for covid-19 three times now. No major issues with the vaccine at all. All my relatives and friends have also not had any major issues with the vaccine.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

...and there it is.....a lawless and Godless society. Thank you, Chris, for being clear about your aspirations. There is no question who we're dealing with.

Norway is actually mostly Christian.

Shouldn't people strive to do things to the best of their abilities? Especially when anything less can lead to fatality and injury.

Sure, people should do things to the best of their ability, but sometime that's not good enough.

Then how can you respect what he's done? Maybe you should educate yourself on what's happening locally before preaching about what should be changed nationally.

You take things out of context. I said "From what I do know" meaning the stuff I do know about him. I can't judge the things I don't know about that he has done.

Educate us. Tell us what's happening in Norway that's so great. I'm asking for specifics because so far, I just hear the usual talking points.

https://freedomhouse.org/country/norway/freedom-world/2020 Highest ranking for the most freedom.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-happiest-countries-2021/index.html 8th happiest country in the world.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/income-inequality-by-country Second lowest net gini.

And of course, the one I've already talked up considerably: Lowest recidivism rates. They're not just talking points. I've read various articles over the years and remembered the summary. Also, I responded to your other stuff, Banks, but it was all censored, which is also why I refuse to put a lot of effort into going beyond, "talking points".

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

Harvey,

I also live in California. I don't know much about what Newsom has done. I do think people should go to jail for stealing, but then when they're in jail, maybe we should teach them a productive trade such that they don't have to steal anymore. What I do know about Newsom, I respect.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

Brett,

I respect some of the things you said, but I still stand by my perspective, and even though it's the minority here doesn't mean it's the minority everywhere. I'm not a SJW or anything of that sort, nor am I really trying to troll people. I actually dislike SJWs. Holding people to high standards for no good reason, causing more harm, is silly.

As you probably know, I'm a fan of Norway. They're an example of a low crime rate, low income inequality, free country. They don't hold people to ridiculous standards. They treat their criminals well and help guide them to career paths that don't involve crime, managing the lowest recidivism rate of any western nation. Infact, I might even say they're too forgiving, but if it works, why change it?

No amount of studying is going to make me think like you. I don't believe in god, for example. We hold different things as axioms.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Job history

Not surprised...

Swift will want a job history.

They pre-hired me and I was honest at the time. I only had one year of work history in the past three years. These days I live on a small ranch, and help take care of the animals, in exchange for free rent. I'll probably try to use that as work history.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Job history

Charles,

My work history was and still is pretty bad. That said, SWIFT was willing to hire me a few years ago after I graduated from a private trucking school. I'd try with them. I couldn't pass at the DMV and then I ran into a bunch of other life distractions. Now I'm hoping they'll still hire me. :)

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

Norway is a Scandinavian country with uniform beliefs and a population of 5 million. The United States is a melting pot with a population of 330 million. In the United States, light sentences and light bail gets you the events of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Somebody that should've been in prison reeking havoc on the public.

There might be some truth to lower crime/recidivism rates being a cultural issue. *shrugs*

The change in cost is miniscule in the grand scheme of things. His spot in prison is already paid for whether he's there or not. As for his son, that's on him. He wasn't concerned about the people he crashed into when he closed his eyes. I hope he lives long enough to serve every one of those years.

Every raindrop doesn't think it's the cause of the flood. Also, it's quite normal to close your eyes when you're about to hit someone in a traffic accident.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

I think you are purposely trolling people here. Your first idiotic post got a rise of emotion and you got a kick out of it. Everytime this subject starts to die down...here comes another idiotic, controversial post from you just to get another group riled up. You need to find another way to get your rocks off. You know most here don't share the radical left views you present so you do this on purpose just to elicit a reaction. Just stop.

The story is still ongoing. Millions of people signed the same petition I did. It's not like my viewpoints are edgy. They are mainstream, and the 110 year sentence isn't going to last. Even a lot of truck drivers say they're going to refuse to drive in Colorado ever again because of it. Nothing I'm saying here, for the most part, is idiotic. I will admit a bit of daftness for not trusting a run away ramp that goes down hill, but I shared because I can relate to how Rogel was thinking. Again, we have the luxury of plenty of time to analyze the bad decisions he made. He didn't.

I didn't even realize that I was getting people upset until G-Town shared. I feel I'm just defending my perspective, and like I said, I think us noobs can learn a lot from Rogel's mistakes. Also, I'm not nearly as far left as you suspect - I'm just slightly left on a political compass.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

I’m not approving anymore of Chris posts to this thread. Sorry. His politics makes me sick...

I am more in line with the way Norway handles crime and punishment. They have the lowest recidivism rates in the western world. They don't have this success because they're extra, "hard on crime". Quite the opposite. Do you want a better world with lower crime rates and recidivism rates, or do you just want to punish people because... spite?

It just isn't productive in any manner to give Rogel 110 years. It costs a lot of money, and it means his son doesn't get a dad, etc. Let us be pragmatic.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

When he made the decision to bypass the runaway ramps...and not make any other attempts to stop, or prevent the "accident"....he intentionally decided to crash into these cars...which, removes the word "accident" from the description.

I don't know anything about the road he was on. Is it normal for traffic to be stopped up? Perhaps he thought he could ride it out to the bottom. That's what my instructor did. He said, "The DOT thinks runaway ramps are the best thing since sliced bread, but I don't agree." As he shared his story where he rode it out to the bottom. My guess is, Rogel didn't anticipate being totally blocked off. I'll save labeling someone a murderer for intentional acts.

We have the luxury of studying everything related to the accident with unlimited time. Rogel had to make quick decisions, and he made the wrong ones. I think this accident is an excellent thing for new truck drivers to study and learn from. It definitely changed my perspective about runaway ramps. I was influenced by the wrong instructor when I went to truck driving school.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

The title of this post has been bothering me. Doesn't he mean consecutive and not concurrent? Anyway, I was looking into it more, and one of the victim's daughters, who lost their dad during the crash, said she doesn't want Rogel Aguilera-Mederos's son to lose his father too. A great show of forgiveness.

What good does sending Rogel to prison for 110 years do? It just makes him another life lost in the accident as far as I see it. It sounds like the DA is thinking about reducing his sentence. Good.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

So you signed the petition, you obviously want to see this guy get out of prison sooner. Do you think it will reduce your taxes? How exactly will it cost you less?

On average, it costs 25k-30k to keep someone in prison per year.

Again, don't take this questioning statement the wrong way but damn man, really?

It boils down to the fact that I have little faith in people that build our roads. It's also the case that, when just flying by, I don't have a long time to analyze the situation. Since it didn't fit my conception of what a runaway a truck ramp should look like, I wouldn't even be sure I was looking at one. I would be confused. Also, my IQ used to be quite a bit above average. I don't know if it is anymore. I'm dealing with mental illness.

So Chris... I asked you what you thought was a fair sentence. You haven’t answered the question.

Sorry G-Town, I missed that you asked me. I wouldn't even send the guy to prison. I'd make him pay money out to the surviving victims, and victim's relative, for the rest of his life.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

Papa Pig,

What I am saying is that I can relate to his decision to not take the run away truck ramp since it went down hill. I was under the misconception that they worked with gravity, when in reality, they work with friction. He couldn't predict there would be a truck blocking his path further down the road, etc. Now that I know how the ramps work, it's obvious he should have taken it.

Trucking schools should probably all have their students learn from this guy's mistake. Like I said, when I was in school, the instructor actually told us a story about him losing his brakes, and avoiding the run away ramps. His story doesn't end with him going to jail because he didn't run into a wall of cars further down the road.

It's easy to be vindictive and say the guy deserves it all, but all it does is cost us money while he rots in jail. Anyway, I signed the petition, and I think it's very likely he'll get his sentence reduced, at the very least.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

Banks,

I don't disagree that he made a series of poor choices. I just don't think he deserves a sentence that's more than what most murderers get. I also don't see why we should waste our tax payer money to keep someone locked up for life that isn't dangerous to us. I say let him earn money and take it from him to pay the victim's families back.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

Laura/IDMtnGal,

I watched a bunch of videos of trucks going into escape ramps, and now that I know how they work, I'd definitely go down one, even if it went down hill. However, I may not have made the right decision if I didn't look into it before hand. Infact, when I was in truck driving school, my classroom teacher shared a story about how he lost his brakes, and he didn't use an escape ramp. He actually thought they were quite dangerous to use.

Also, didn't your truck require repair after using the escape ramp? It looks like they get beat up... I suspect it totally screws up wheel alignment at the very least.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

It's already hard enough to land a trucking job. If employers risk criminal charges on behalf of their employees, us noobs will never get hired. It is also hard to pass at the DMV - at least it is for me. It's probable that standards vary across the country, however. I'm not sure what language had to do with this guy killing people, however. He failed to go down a runaway truck ramp that went downhill. I might decide against using such a ramp myself. It looks like a suicide ramp. He didn't fail to go down it because he couldn't read English. He made a fast judgment, and it ended up being the wrong one.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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The verdict is in……. 110 years concurrent life sentences

He added that he had always seen runaway truck ramps that go uphill, not downhill like the ramp he passed on I-70 heading toward Denver."

I watched the video of that, and was confused too. I was trying to make sense of the fact it was going down hill. Was the guy recording it holding the cell phone at a weird angle or what? It looks more like a suicide ramp to me.

Anyway, the dude has bad judgment and shouldn't be a truck driver. Sadly, he figured that out the worst way possible.

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