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(Jalopnik)   880 Freeway in Oakland unexpectedly shut down due to: A) repaving. B) overturned trailer. C) guys doing donuts   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, freeways, Oakland, road surfaces, doughnuts  
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6053 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jan 2013 at 9:18 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-28 09:34:05 AM  
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lived in the east bay a long time, will live there again by the end of the spring.

you guys know about the story of Dehaussmann and how he redesigned paris from the ground up for Napoleon III in the 1850s?

basically, paris was this rabbit warren of mideval windy streets which were very easy to clog up and barricade. the peasants would get unruly, block the streets, and it would be very difficult to march troops into the areas effected in suitable formations and stamp them out.

so, by the time napoleon III came around, there'd been 3 revolutions in living memory and they were tired of it, so he hired this architect to basically demolish the mideval center of paris and rebuild it, et voila! the grand boulevards of paris as we know them today and as were copied all over europe, were born. the seditions neighborhoods were destroyed, the residents relocated, the narrow alleys demolished and replaced with wiiiiide streets that didnt bend much so it was easy to march in troops in force (or even cavalry and guns), and difficult for the rabble to barricade up.


the whole city needs to be demolished, replanned, and its population dispersed. they made some progress in the immediate downtown area near Jack London but the rest of the place, right off the fwy where this vid is shot, and especially west oakland, needs to be condemned, burned to the ground like plague houses and rebuilt fresh.
2013-01-28 02:56:44 PM  
1 vote:
Too bad these guys quit "ghost riding." That was solving a lot of these types of problems.
2013-01-28 10:46:58 AM  
1 vote:

nickerj1: Tards in DC do the same thing on the beltway, but with sportbikes. You'll have 10 of them line abreast to slow the traffic down to 55mph, then 1 goes forward and starts doing wheelies and stunts at 80mph. Then they take turns doing it. One will inevitably wipe out and stunningly crash, putting on a spectacle for anyone with front row seats.

Is it wrong to wish for them to do that near someone who was willing to smash them out of the way? I think it would be worth the damage to that person's car just to do it.
2013-01-28 09:52:49 AM  
1 vote:
That's better than the last time they unexpectedly shut down I-880...
2013-01-28 09:41:04 AM  
1 vote:
Surprised anyone didn't shoot them.
2013-01-28 09:20:39 AM  
1 vote:

rnatalie: Do we need an OAKLAND tag?

No, it will just try and take the other tags wallets, bad idea
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