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(Mining Gazette)   Guys working on a bridge work crew are being assaulted by idiots who think they aren't working fast enough   ( mininggazette.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-07-25 02:05:25 PM  
Calling these crimes misdemeanors, while technically accurate in a legal sense, downplays their seriousness. Because when they cause injury, they become serious felonies such as aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. If they cause death, now you're talking homicide.

If they cause a million deaths, now you're talking crimes against humanity. If they cause a billion deaths, genocide. If they cause a trillion deaths, it's as bad as that time you masturbated.
 
2017-07-25 02:19:05 PM  
Ummmmm link to the actual story instead of just an editorial about it?
 
2017-07-25 02:34:51 PM  
www.eatmedaily.com

What a guy working a bridge work crew might look like.
 
2017-07-25 02:36:10 PM  
No quarter should be given to the individuals who are assaulting the road workers working at the north end of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

I would have expected The Crunge.
 
2017-07-25 02:58:00 PM  
So... go faster by omitting a few pesky bolts and welds

/That will learn 'em
 
2017-07-25 03:52:57 PM  
It's Not News, It's a Flood of Feelings
 
2017-07-25 03:55:21 PM  
Clearly the problem is that Raz here forgot to put away the toy gun when talking to the road crew.  Everyone knows that to talk to the road crew, you have to be a part of the road crew.

/ I am on the road crew.  This is my sign.
 
2017-07-25 03:55:36 PM  
An armed construction crew is a polite construction crew. Manners are good when a bunch of burly construction guys may have to back up their acts with powerful firearms.
 
2017-07-25 03:55:36 PM  

Walker: Ummmmm link to the actual story instead of just an editorial about it?


http://www.mininggazette.com/news/2017/07/motorists-assaulting-worker​s​/

/not subby
 
2017-07-25 03:55:45 PM  
...what kind of pussy writes an editorial without some internet tough guy comments in it?
 
2017-07-25 03:55:51 PM  
Because nothing speeds up road work like having to stop to defend yourself.

It's kind of like that old joke:
"The beatings will continue until morale improves."
 
2017-07-25 03:57:08 PM  
It's interesting that the author thought he needed to write a lengthy editorial decrying the use of guns on construction workers. Does he think this is a common problem? If we did a Jay Leno "man on the street" piece about the topic are we really going to find a hidden groundswell of support for shooting at construction workers?
 
2017-07-25 03:57:39 PM  
Reading that article maid my head hurt. Very poorly written, and typo's to boot.

///where is your editor now?
 
2017-07-25 03:57:41 PM  
Here in Pa, it is the norm for the Penn Dot work crew to consist of 10 people with only 2 of them doing anything other than leaning on a shovel. I've never heard about them being assaulted though.
 
2017-07-25 03:58:15 PM  

Walker: Ummmmm link to the actual story instead of just an editorial about it?


THIS.  After reading that I have no idea of the who what where when how and why.  You know, all the basics  that journalists are supposed to provide.  Holy Fark, even from looking at the paper's main page I barely tell tell what state it's in.
 
2017-07-25 03:58:29 PM  
GOSH DARN IT!

MADE my head hurt.
 
2017-07-25 03:58:31 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... go faster by omitting a few pesky bolts and welds

/That will learn 'em


img.fark.net

It would still be usable half the year
 
2017-07-25 04:02:30 PM  

This text is now purple: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... go faster by omitting a few pesky bolts and welds

/That will learn 'em

[img.fark.net image 850x757]

It would still be usable half the year


Is...is that a snowmobile lane?
 
2017-07-25 04:04:28 PM  
Well, what did they expect? The sign said "SLOW HIGHWAY WORKERS"
 
2017-07-25 04:07:19 PM  
No quarter should be given to the individuals who are assaulting the road workers working at the north end of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. This criminal activity is extremely dangerous and completely senseless.

While that on the south end of the bridge, that is totally safe and logical.
 
2017-07-25 04:08:26 PM  
"...nobody's literally riding around shotgun nowadays. "

They are way up north and all but that is a bit out of touch.
 
2017-07-25 04:09:50 PM  
Whenever I see a bunch of big sweaty construction workers, with their tight and torn shirts and bulging muscles, I shoot a few times too.
 
2017-07-25 04:10:19 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2017-07-25 04:11:27 PM  

Yellow Beard: Here in Pa, it is the norm for the Penn Dot work crew to consist of 10 people with only 2 of them doing anything other than leaning on a shovel. I've never heard about them being assaulted though.


http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2009/11/drivers_throw_mann​e​rs_out_the.html
 
2017-07-25 04:13:27 PM  

skyotter: Walker: Ummmmm link to the actual story instead of just an editorial about it?

http://www.mininggazette.com/news/2017/07/motorists-assaulting-workers​/

/not subby


FTFA: Another Hebert employee, Blain Ruonavaara, said he and Provost were operating a concrete saw when three different vehicles hit the saw, breaking off part of a cover on the machine. The drivers went on without stopping.

Either all three drivers were being malicious and/or negligent, or they needed to move the damn saw.
 
2017-07-25 04:14:09 PM  
Not as strange as linking to a farking editorial editorializing on the issue, rather than the farking story itself...
 
AOW
2017-07-25 04:16:44 PM  

ChipNASA: An armed construction crew is a polite construction crew. Manners are good when a bunch of burly construction guys may have to back up their acts with powerful firearms.


Laugh all ya want but I guarantee you if they put sandbagged emplacements with a couple crew served weapons at each end of the construction zone and started tracking in on the speeders, asshat drivers etc this shiat would change
 
2017-07-25 04:16:51 PM  
That editorial reads like it was written by someone who figs holes for a living.

Not that I disagree with the premise, but it didn't really need to be written. Unless I'm mistaken and there is a pro-assault-the-road-crew movement out there.
 
2017-07-25 04:23:18 PM  

big pig peaches: someone who figs holes for a living


Is that even possible?  I have to support my hole-figging hobby with a second job.
 
2017-07-25 04:28:35 PM  
Now I know what "No Quarter" means.  Thanks fark.  I always thought it meant not giving change to a beggar.
 
2017-07-25 04:29:26 PM  
Read the real article and you find out that nothing has actually happened.

One guy was hit by something small that he thinks was from a bb gun but he has no proof or injury. Likely a rock kicked up by a car.
A couple of cars may have accidently hit a saw that the workers were using, but just a tiny bit of plastic broke off the saw.
 
2017-07-25 04:34:23 PM  
Well...they aren't.
I know the four hour days three days a week is grueling, but you'll just have to deal with it.
Maybe shorten the half day lunch break a bit.
 
2017-07-25 04:36:27 PM  

bearded clamorer: No quarter should be given to the individuals who are assaulting the road workers working at the north end of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

I would have expected The Crunge.


Has anybody seen the bridge? Where is that confounded bridge?
 
2017-07-25 04:40:15 PM  

MOPAR BLUE: Very poorly written, and typo's to boot.


Typo's.


TYPO'S ?

TYPO'S ?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2017-07-25 04:42:17 PM  

skyotter: big pig peaches: someone who figs holes for a living

Is that even possible?  I have to support my hole-figging hobby with a second job.


I planted my own fig tree, which helps with expenses.

/now I need a shovel tree.
 
2017-07-25 04:46:05 PM  

Yellow Beard: Here in Pa, it is the norm for the Penn Dot work crew to consist of 10 people with only 2 of them doing anything other than leaning on a shovel. I've never heard about them being assaulted though.


Some of those PA potholes have been handed down from generation to generation.  There are shovel-leaners along I-80 who are carrying on the family tradition in the same potholes pioneered by their great-grandfathers.
 
2017-07-25 04:47:13 PM  

skyotter: Walker: Ummmmm link to the actual story instead of just an editorial about it?

http://www.mininggazette.com/news/2017/07/motorists-assaulting-workers​/

/not subby


Thank you!
 
2017-07-25 04:47:35 PM  
To use a gun involves preparation - nobody's literally riding around shotgun nowadays.

Well then you're an idiot. Legal or not, there are a lot of people that that drive around with guns in their cars.
 
2017-07-25 04:49:08 PM  

gunther_bumpass: MOPAR BLUE: Very poorly written, and typo's to boot.

Typo's.


TYPO'S ?

TYPO'S ?


[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x139]


There are no typos anymore.  Typo is short for 'typographical error' which literally means that the wrong piece of lead type was inserted into the type rack before the page was printed.  To be a typo, it has to be printed and the mistake made by the person setting the type, not the author.  The latter is just spelling and punctuation error.
 
2017-07-25 04:51:30 PM  

derpes_simplex: gunther_bumpass: MOPAR BLUE: Very poorly written, and typo's to boot.

Typo's.


TYPO'S ?

TYPO'S ?


[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x139]

There are no typos anymore.  Typo is short for 'typographical error' which literally means that the wrong piece of lead type was inserted into the type rack before the page was printed.  To be a typo, it has to be printed and the mistake made by the person setting the type, not the author.  The latter is just spelling and punctuation error.


I'm aware of that. I just thought it was funny that the person yelling about editors and errors can't use a farking apostrophe correctly.
 
2017-07-25 04:51:47 PM  
My two guesses are a rival contractor group, possibly mob run, or they aren't a union shop.
 
2017-07-25 04:53:50 PM  
Another Hebert employee, Blain Ruonavaara, said he and Provost were operating a concrete saw when three different vehicles hit the saw, breaking off part of a cover on the machine. The drivers went on without stopping.

Whoever is in charge of setting up barriers and safe working areas ought to be fired. Drivers should have to actually enter your worksite to hit something, but I'm guessing these guys actually had their equipment straying into an active lane of traffic. Either shut down another lane and deal with fallout or find another way to do the work.
 
2017-07-25 04:58:15 PM  

facepalm.jpg: It's interesting that the author thought he needed to write a lengthy editorial decrying the use of guns on construction workers. Does he think this is a common problem? If we did a Jay Leno "man on the street" piece about the topic are we really going to find a hidden groundswell of support for shooting at construction workers?


That's why people want to see an article on the issue, not a farking editorial. I'm betting they are having issues with this locally...
 
2017-07-25 05:05:39 PM  

bearded clamorer: No quarter should be given to the individuals who are assaulting the road workers working at the north end of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

I would have expected The Crunge.


Where's that confounded bridge?
 
2017-07-25 05:10:35 PM  

cwheelie: bearded clamorer: No quarter should be given to the individuals who are assaulting the road workers working at the north end of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

I would have expected The Crunge.

Has anybody seen the bridge? Where is that confounded bridge?


Dammit.
 
2017-07-25 05:42:42 PM  

germ78: My two guesses are a rival contractor group, possibly mob run, or they aren't a union shop.


Houghton is a long way from any place the mob would be.
 
2017-07-25 05:43:53 PM  

GaperKiller: This text is now purple: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... go faster by omitting a few pesky bolts and welds

/That will learn 'em

[img.fark.net image 850x757]

It would still be usable half the year

Is...is that a snowmobile lane?


Yes. It used to be a rail line, but that line was removed years ago. Now it's a snowmobile lane.
 
2017-07-25 06:07:59 PM  

This text is now purple: germ78: My two guesses are a rival contractor group, possibly mob run, or they aren't a union shop.

Houghton is a long way from any place the mob would be.


You'd think so. But if you found out about the massive pasty cartel up there, you might find yourself disappeared.
 
2017-07-25 06:15:58 PM  
Editorial was also read aloud at town meeting.
i.ytimg.com
 
2017-07-25 06:27:06 PM  
I had to dodge a pole that fell out of a road construction site on an interstate highway, fortunately the berm was wide. After reading the article I do not have much sympathy for the road crew, maybe if they had a little fear they might work faster.
 
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