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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    No...we have nice ones, with flush toilets, well lit, with an attendant cleaning all the time, vending machines etc.
    More of America is that way than not.

    Scottl was posting from Tax-a-two-shits, the mentioned Kalifornikya SSR "culture of failure" much the same.

    Those suicidally decaying Soviet Socialist Rip-off-licks aren't LIKE normal America, Pennsyltucky, Virginia, or MOST other still reasonably healthy States, be they "red", "blue" or pastel shades, politically, otherwise.

    Bloomberg "bought" himself a Dumb-as-craptic legislature and governator here in Virginia? Only until the NEXT election ... and he no longer has the will, even if he still has the money.

    They took the fool's money.. then shot down the bulk of his damned foolishness they own selves when the Ripofflicans no longer had the votes.

    What were their options? Nearly every County in the State declaring 2d Amendment sanction support.. and nearly all of them DEMOCRATS. Not to mention the equivalent of an Combat Infantry Division politely wandering the Capitol ...smiling, gettting along, regardless of politics... and "Oh, By The Way"...armed as if for another Normandy Invasion.

    Just 'coz a person is a registered Democrat doesn't FORCE them to overdose on stoopid pills and go to hating-on America and the Constitution, voting for "FREE EVERYTHING no one has the money to even pay the INTEREST on. That's a "coastal elite" thing. Or so they usta bee until ordinary common-sense started coming back into style.

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    I have traveled a little over half the continental USA states and it seems the California rest areas were hands down the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    I have traveled a little over half the continental USA states and it seems the California rest areas were hands down the worst.
    I've missed exactly ONE State over a year or three granted me. It wasn't always that way.

    To be fair, some States don't really even HAVE them. Or not so anyone would notice. Yah take yer ass OFF the Interstate and patronize ordinary "civilian" bizness like any other citizen. Same again, the EU.

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    This thread took a quick interesting turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    This thread took a quick interesting turn
    PM can be like Virginia's weather. Don't like it?

    Wait twenty minutes. Odds-are it will have changed.

    Well.... twenty SECONDS do yah?

    "It's PM"

    And "Oh, BTW.." for those of y'all who don't have adverts blocked?

    Expect "tailored' adverts for toilet paper ... and scraping tools ... not to mention preparation H and perhaps also "Boy Butter" .. to increase in an odd relationship!

    "AI" does mean "Artificial IDIOT", after all.


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    I used to enjoy meeting up with others for lewd behaviour at the rest stop but when they raised the price of Horny Goat Weed in the Men's Room to 75 cents, I said 'Enough is enough!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by GregSY View Post
    I used to enjoy meeting up with others for lewd behaviour at the rest stop but when they raised the price of Horny Goat Weed in the Men's Room to 75 cents, I said 'Enough is enough!"


    horny-goat-weed.jpg
    In the fullness of time... the "Guinnness Book of World Records" might award a prize to he who first discovers SOMETHING that not even ONE person on-planet can be gulled into buying.

    You'll know humanity has reached it's end of days when that item has become toilet-paper!

    No eat?

    No shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drom68 View Post
    You having two weeks of food and toilet paper is part of the reason there is a shortage.

    Help everyone out by being reasonable and stop hoarding.
    Seriously? Two weeks supply is hording?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    Aren't truckers limited to 60 hours a week? ....
    That rule has been suspended nationwide if you carry essential goods.
    Same with winter/spring weight restrictions in most places.
    One can not dive a rig through MC'D or Burger King, it will not fit.
    Yet you live on this food. Now you can not go in, order and eat in the truck.
    I have seen walk ups in the drive though in cold weather at night. That has to blow big time as the line and wait is longer than normal.
    Truck stops had restaurants, these closed in my state.
    Let's add I deliver to a dock of strangers and have no idea if any sick but I will do it. Without truckers there is no stock on the shelf.

    Nothing wrong with a touch of kindness and help to those doing the job.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by drom68 View Post
    You having two weeks of food and toilet paper is part of the reason there is a shortage.

    Help everyone out by being reasonable and stop hoarding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Mike View Post
    Seriously? Two weeks supply is hording?
    Two weeks supply of chow and bum-fodder would be about man-carry for an individual leg infantryman on a tactical infiltration of longer range than most folk would want to believe possible.

    "Hoarding", anyone blessed with quarters larger than a frameed rucksack to live out of, would have to be around a two YEAR supply. Two dozen rolls per head or better.

    Yah don't hafta be a paranoid survivalist to consider keeping a month or two of basic grub in the larder a right "ordinary" position.

    ISTR from "LDS" acquaintances that they are expected to keep six MONTHS of food and necessities stocked in their own homes?

    That isn't all that much volume if yah eat what yah NEED rather than "want" and plan austerely for use of tinned and dried. Surely not junk food. Which they mostly don't indulge in to begin with.

    "Prudence" has no politics nor religion. Sumthin' makes sense, your situation? JFDI.

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    I'm sure people would accuse me of hoarding....I know they did my wife last week when she got groceries. $200 trip...which works out to $100 / week, which is our normal grocery cycle.

    Reality is, we just don't buy that often...and usually have had at least two weeks of food on hand for a long time. Used to try to keep 2-6 months on hand when we had more storage.

    I was raised with a pantry, coupons and we shopped sales. When stuff went on sale that we only saw once or twice a year, we'd buy cases. My grandma's been gone for ten years, and I'm sure there's STILL dry beans in mason jars in her basement. She bought them in 50 lb bags, split with the neighbor. Damn hoarder.

    Toilet paper is bought in two costco package quantites at a time...guess that's hoarding. We buy that way because we don't have a costco membership, and it's not often my wife can go with her parents.

    But hey, your a single guy that needs a roll of tp a month and consider a case of ravioli a week of lunch and dinner, and that guy has got a cart full of stuff...better harass him...granted, he's buying for himself and his elderly parents.

    How about lets make it simple. You didn't buy toilet paper, and now there's a run on it and you can't buy it. Instead of your lack of preparedness being someone else's fault, man up and wipe your ass with a washcloth and accept your own responsibility.

    And most drive thru's won't serve walk ups. Not sure if that has changed now that they've shut the lobbies down. That's why it was suggested to help truckers out.

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    I haven't checked every place, but most places around here have not shut their doors. You have two choices - drive thru or take out. Take out is what an 18 wheeler driver would use regardless....walk in, get your vittles, leave. No more likely to contage you than a drive-thru window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    ..man up and wipe your ass with a washcloth and accept your own responsibility.
    Nonsense. it's PM. Alter the cycle for efficiency.

    Change the G-Code or adjust the collet throw for clear workholder release, shit at moderate velocity without touching the walls on-exit at all.

    No tool-marks to mar the "product" surface finish, and yah don't NEED to wipe up.

    Now. About that face-mask shortage?

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    I think I will go pick up a few essentials tomorrow, you guys are too stressed out.

    Truckers on e-logs can be on duty 70 hours in 6 days and drive up to 11 hours each day. The hours of service have been suspended for some shipments, many of the folks doing these runs are at their ragged edge. The selflessness of everyone in the supply chains keeping us in food and TP deserve a huge debt of gratitude.

    I promises I won't fill it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in SoCal View Post
    Truckers on e-logs can be on duty 70 hours in 6 days and drive up to 11 hours each day.
    Are the husband-wife teams driving straight thru still common ? I haven't been around a while but it seems like the owner-operator group has taken a huge hit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in SoCal View Post
    I think I will go pick up a few essentials tomorrow, you guys are too stressed out.

    Truckers on e-logs can be on duty 70 hours in 6 days and drive up to 11 hours each day. The hours of service have been suspended for some shipments, many of the folks doing these runs are at their ragged edge. The selflessness of everyone in the supply chains keeping us in food and TP deserve a huge debt of gratitude.

    I promises I won't fill it up.

    Steve
    Curious to what you find. On another message board for sports fans I belong to a few guys can't find TP anywhere.
    I think what gets hoarded depends on location. If you haven't been to a store in a while you might be in for a shock. I last shopped at a chain supermarket a little over a week ago and other than toilet paper, paper towels and hand sanitizer they had everything. It seems since then the whole picture has changed. From the looks of the parking lots a lot of people are making hanging out at the grocery store a #1 priority. I bet people are grabbing stuff as it hits the shelves.

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    Here in the wheat fields of Kansas stores have "most" things. I like the rest of you can't figure out the nutritional value of paper products , they are elusive here too.

    So far fresh foods have not been an issue, my diet is mostly fresh so I go shopping at least weekly.

    Steve


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