DRich
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June 17th, 2020 at 7:41:08 AM permalink
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Bunch of third world country's deaths pad that total. In the USofA, and gawd knows that's is all that matters, about 10,000 people would have normally died in accidents in those three months. With the nation in so-called lockdown, those numbers tumbled substantially.



You are thinking to selfishly. We should always look at global problems first. All lives are equal, U,S, lives are not more valuable.
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TomG
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June 17th, 2020 at 8:50:25 AM permalink
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You are thinking to selfishly. We should always look at global problems first. All lives are equal, U,S, lives are not more valuable.



You've said stuff like this before and it is really weird. Different parts of the globe have conditions that effect them differently. To say we should ignore those differences and "always look at global problems first", comes across as completely disingenuous. You're coming to a place with a single city in its name (wizardofvegas) and looking in a threat titles The "New" Las Vegas and telling us we should not consider the uniqueness of Las Vegas, until we've looked at the rest of the world first.

Some possible changes being looked at for "New" Las Vegas : There are rumors about requiring everyone in a casino to wear a mask. I am certain Sisolak and others who can make it happen are looking into it and some want it, just think there would be way too much push back from the casinos for it get anywhere. Also talking about making cashless options for making bets, using either a card or phone.
darkoz
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June 17th, 2020 at 9:06:03 AM permalink
Quote: TomG

You've said stuff like this before and it is really weird. Different parts of the globe have conditions that effect them differently. To say we should ignore those differences and "always look at global problems first", comes across as completely disingenuous. You're coming to a place with a single city in its name (wizardofvegas) and looking in a threat titles The "New" Las Vegas and telling us wwe should not consider the uniqueness of Las Vegas, until we've looked at the rest of the world first.

Some possible changes being looked at for "New" Las Vegas : There are rumors about requiring everyone in a casino to wear a mask. I am certain Sisolak and others who can make it happen are looking into it and some want it, just think there would be way too much push back from the casinos for it get anywhere. Also talking about making cashless options for making bets, using either a card or phone.



It's even more weird because DRich has said he doesn't rate life too highly and would not take Coronavirus seriously unless the world suffered at least thirty MILLION deaths from Covid-19 alone.

But now suddenly he is concerned with one million car crashes in the world and 34,000 in the USA annually
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billryan
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June 17th, 2020 at 9:17:13 AM permalink
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You are thinking to selfishly. We should always look at global problems first. All lives are equal, U,S, lives are not more valuable.




Maybe if they quit driving on the wrong side of the road, they could knock off some fatalities.
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June 17th, 2020 at 9:54:22 AM permalink
To me it's just odd because wearing A seatbelt costs essentially nothing. You reach over, grab it and click it in. In less than a minute, you've drastically improved your chances of surviving an accident which has emotional, physical and financial benefit to you, yay!

It's been argued that covid is different since it affects others. How traumatized will people be to see a bloodied, mangled corpse in the road? What about others in the vehicle? You could hit them with your unsecured body and cripple or kill them.

I won't drive people around who are not wearing seatbelts. Partly for their sake, partly for mine.

On a different note, glad to hear casino conditions are generally better for you kewlj, I don't blame you for not taking more time playing them though.
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billryan
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June 17th, 2020 at 10:22:34 AM permalink
Quote: Minty

To me it's just odd because wearing A seatbelt costs essentially nothing. You reach over, grab it and click it in. In less than a minute, you've drastically improved your chances of surviving an accident which has emotional, physical and financial benefit to you, yay!

It's been argued that covid is different since it affects others. How traumatized will people be to see a bloodied, mangled corpse in the road? What about others in the vehicle? You could hit them with your unsecured body and cripple or kill them.

I won't drive people around who are not wearing seatbelts. Partly for their sake, partly for mine.

On a different note, glad to hear casino conditions are generally better for you kewlj, I don't blame you for not taking more time playing them though.



I'm a very big guy with a trick left shoulder. It's been dislocated more times than I'd care to think about. I also have an impingement that seems to only act up in the worst situations. Before I rent or buy a car, I always test out how the seatbelts fit. I wish they still made cars with lap belts only.
As I am left handed, my shoulder being out of commission prevents me from doing many things people take for granted.
I try to make up for it by speeding and running red lights. The less time I am on the road the less threat I am to myself or others.
billryan
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June 17th, 2020 at 10:29:13 AM permalink
I consider Harry Chapin to be one of my mentors, even though he barely spoke to me. He may have actually died because he was wearing his seatbelt. He had a medical incident on the highway and was rear-ended by a tractor trailer. His VW caught fire and attempts to get him out of the car were unsuccessful because no one knew how to find the seatbelt release. His death and that of two teenage girls being trapped in a car stuck on a train track helped push national standards on seat belt releases, as well as where passengers in the backseat can find the front seat releases in two door cars.
rxwine
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June 17th, 2020 at 10:32:50 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'm a very big guy with a trick left shoulder. It's been dislocated more times than I'd care to think about. I also have an impingement that seems to only act up in the worst situations. Before I rent or buy a car, I always test out how the seatbelts fit. I wish they still made cars with lap belts only.
As I am left handed, my shoulder being out of commission prevents me from doing many things people take for granted.
I try to make up for it by speeding and running red lights. The less time I am on the road the less threat I am to myself or others.



You could just cut the shoulder belt in your own car and leave the lap belt.
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Minty
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June 17th, 2020 at 10:38:47 AM permalink
Yup! Sorry about the left handed thing too.

Maybe playing with your seat adjustment and just doing the lap part of the belt then? I'm willing to bet far more accidents are fatal because someone wasn't wearing a belt than because they were. It was pressed on us all to wear seatbelts back in drivers ed and there was lots of evidence to why.
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rxwine
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June 17th, 2020 at 10:47:02 AM permalink
Good lord! Seat belt ad. Can't say I've ever seen one like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv1rKHGeMRk
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