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#21 Baro

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 04:48 PM

Wow, you'd never be able to get away with that here. 12 old ladies would be hospitalised for shock and a lobby group for victims of people who jump in front of busses would file a suit claiming extreme emotional distress.
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#22 gumgum

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:10 AM

Is the blood on that thing really neccesary?

#23 Scaper

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 11:50 AM

Where is this?

#24 Holden West

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 11:59 AM

It's in Portuguese so either Portugal or Brazil.
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#25 Scaper

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 12:01 PM

wierd. That is a pretty strong add.

#26 Holden West

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 12:15 PM

Non-North American ads are usually edgier.

It's some sort of anti-jaywalking ad.
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#27 gumgum

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 12:22 PM

Edgy is good. This shite is just tasteless.

#28 zoomer

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#29 Holden West

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:55 PM

:smt109 :smt035

Ha ha, that guy RULES!!!! He's stuck in a 1986 time warp.

When he's not keepin' on rockin' in the free world he can usually be seen cashing empties at the bottle depot.
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#30 gumgum

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:39 PM

FUBAR!

#31 Holden West

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 09:15 PM

Jim Anchower says:



"If that dude rides the loser cruiser then I'm trading in my '92 Fiesta for a bus pass! Righteous!"
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
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#32 DelsterX

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 07:40 AM

Yes I am portugeese. It basically translates to cross at the crosswalk

#33 Scaper

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 11:17 AM

How did you get a photo of him?

#34 Holden West

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 12:05 PM

That's that corner grocery on Shelbourne just past Sears.

I had a friend from school who had a husband, car, house in Oaklands--last seen emaciated, collecting bottles, suffering from hepatitis thanks to drugs.

Lead news story today on CH about changes to the 72 Swartz Bay--apparently BC Transit has found a way to make it even longer and inconvenient.
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#35 Mike K.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:59 PM

Right, I read something about that in the paper a couple weeks back. Transit cut out the 72 which was a commuter route and is now forcing peeps to take the 70 which winds and twists its way through the peninsula.

The letter writer in the paper sounded fed up and was reconsidering driving into town now that an extra 10 or so minutes have been added to his hour-long commute.

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#36 Jada

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:12 PM

I actually love taking that long winding trip on the 70 double decker to the ferry.

#37 Galvanized

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:38 AM

The #72 Sidney was turned into #70 via Mt Newton because the #72 trips were not full and the #70 trips were overloaded, they cut out the west Sidney portion due to low ridership and replaced it with a shuttle. The people who are upset are probably 6 people that live in west Sidney that used it and the rest are upset because they have to go through the Royal Oak exchange now, other than that it is identical the #72 that used Lochside which means no winding trip through East Sannich, it goes straight down the highway from Royal Oak to Mt Newton X Rd and up Lochside to Sidney. This is part of the plan to eventually cut out the East Saanich Rd portion of the #70 and have it only service the highway with feeder routes for neighbourhoods. They should check out the BCT website. The fact that this was on TV is rediciolus when transit is passing up hundreds of high school and university students.
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#38 Jada

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:49 AM

The fact that this was on TV is rediciolus when transit is passing up hundreds of high school and university students.


Youre telling me! I used to catch the #14 dowtown along Richmond everyday and that route is a nightmare. First its packed to the brim with UVIC students. Then it picks up Camosun students. Then it picks up Landsdown students, and before it gets downtown, it picks up Central High and Vic High students.

Many many times the bus just passed me by as it was too packed to pick me up. And when you're on the clock at work, you cant exactly be late. It was such a major burden that I invested in a bike.

It shouldnt be too hard for them to figure out that maybe there should be an express shuttle from UVIC/Camosun to downtown.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 11:01 AM

I completely agree. This 72 stuff is insanity. I am wondering who the individual is that has the media connection here.

I had a huge impact on me a few years ago when I worked at a restaurant in Cordova Bay and transit cut the night service into town. That really sucked. I had to buy a car and so did quite a few other people. For a few weeks I had to walk from Cordova Bay to Royal Oak to get the bus.
We all sent letters but no one seemed to care.
Still I was not surprised by the cut and I never took it out on a driver. I saw on the news one guy rolling his eyes at the driver that told they don't there anymore. Yeah like he made the decision anyways...

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#40 aastra

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 11:22 AM

What cracked me up about that piece on the news was, the bus wasn't even crowded! Look at that angry mob waiting to board...all 12 of them!

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