Apparently you have a reading comprehension problem. What part of "the
majority of the road signs in the U.S. consist of English text only" are you
having trouble understanding?
Sure, nearly everyone will understand the pictorial sign shown in your link.
But that's not what I said. What of a sign that says "No Left Turn"? Not one
with a picture. One with English text. What do you suppose a person who can't
read English is going to make of that?
Perhaps if you paid more attention to what I have to say, you might learn
Or maybe not. You seem to be one of those fellows who thinks he already knows
everything, and is therefore incapable of learning anything.
Too bad. But it's your loss, not mine, so I don't really care.
Around here a number of years ago, an elderly driver got confused at
an interstate "clover leaf" intersection and somehow wound up going
the wrong way on the interstate and hit another car head on causing
several deaths. I was working the counter at the local gas and booze ,
er, I mean convenience store, at the time and an elderly person heard
us talking about that accident. He piped up and said that those clover
leaf intersections can be pretty confusing. I remember telling that
person that if a driver can't figure out a simple cloverleaf
intersection they should not be driving.
Yeah, I had a hard time finding my way to a church for a wedding in
Boston a few years ago because I kept taking the wrong exit off of a
roundabout. I did get out of Boston without anybody cussing me out
because of my driving. I did see a couple of other folks get somebody
totally pissed off tho.
I've driven in other countries where I did not speak the language. Managed
well enough that I got back home. We get truck drivers on occasion that
don't speak English. We also get English speaking truck drivers that cannot
Same here. When I was planning a trip to Canada some years ago, a friend who
knew that I don't speak French warned me to familiarize myself with the
bilingual road signs in Ontario, because I wouldn't see anything but French in
Quebec. He was right. I have no idea how to pronounce any of it, but at least
I learned to read the French for things like no left turn, this exit, next
exit, no parking, do not enter, and so on.
It's always mystified me why -- and how -- someone who can't read manages to
get a driver's license.
Try giving them directions more complex than turn right at the light. There
seems to be an influx of Russian speaking drivers in the past couple of
years. Most at least try to speak English. The Frenchies from Quebec
though, are often arrogant and will not try. Of course, that goes for many
Americans travelling to other countries too.
On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:10:09 -0400, "Ed Pawlowski"
In ' 71 Germany:
Army deuce-n-half. Mission was deliver two jeeps and trade the truck
in for an new five ton truck, They loaded one jeep in the bed and I
pulled the other jeep vehicle.
On the Autobahn, they blew horns at 100 MPH, passing me> The one jeep
lost a wheel.
I enjoy that memory. Both trucks had governors :-/
I never found that lost wheel......
This very day, the governor of Arizona signed into law a bill making it a
crime to exist in the state without you having a civil right to be there -
that is, one must be a citizen, legal immigrant, tourist, or visitor from
outer space. Specifically, if you cannot prove to the satisfaction of the
police that you are entitled by law to be where you are, the police MUST
arrest you and dispose of you properly.
Failure of an individual officer to comply with this directive, or a
department, or a city, WILL result in criminal sanctions against the
Yes. There are things called "sanctuary cities" where, by edict, the city
refuses to enforce applicable laws. San Francisco got hit last year by a
court order demanding it turn over to ICE juveniles found to be felony
violators. Prior to that, these gang members, et al, were told to go forth
and sin no more.
Um, yeah. A Writ of Mandamus is a command by a court for a public official
to perform his statutory duty.
The sanction, of course, is contempt of court and the official will be
placed in a jail until he complies with the order of the court.
Most criminal laws state that an official will do "such and such" but there
is no penalty should the official decline to perform his duty. That's where
the mandamus business latches in.
The difference in the new Arizona law is that failure to follow the law is
itself a violation of law and the chap who neglects to follow the law can be
Hasn't that been tried in relation to immigration law? I gave
up years ago trying to get government officials to do their
jobs. I reported to the FBI a crime committed by a LEO. The
agents did their job, investigated and told me that yes the
LEO did commit a crime. The FBI agents reported their findings
to The US Attorney who's response was "We don't consider it
a serious enough crime so we won't prosecute." I asked for a
list of federal crimes that were not serious enough to prosecute
so I could make it known to everyone but the feds declined my
request. Funny thing happened some years later when a LEO
political candidate did the same thing when he investigated
voter fraud, it suddenly became a serious crime for which the
LEO was prosecuted and imprisoned. Strange how that works.
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