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About captaintrolley

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    All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by

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    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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    Public Transit, Trolley Coaches, Swimming,

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    Celebrity Birthday Thread

    Actor Dick van Dyke turns 93 today.
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    What are you eating right now?

    Bowl of chili.
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    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    There is no bus out there that isn't affected by such things. Off wire capability makes a trolley bus just as flexible routing wise as any other bus. If you want to talk about 'fixed route' then you want to talk about rail based vehicles. They definitely can't go around anything - but they generally have the rails to themselves. Trolleys are lightweight, plug and play (energy directly from the overhead to the bus), very few moving parts inside and don't have to carry around umpteen gallons of noxious fluids that fill the air or can spill onto the roadbed and seep into the ground. Trolleys have the smallest carbon footprint of any public transit vehicle. The cost to mine minerals for batteries, build batteries, ship or truck them to bus assembly plants, and the disposal / replacement costs after a few years alone make them way more cost prohibitive than a trolley. And they just are not as efficient. They have more percentage of power loss than a trolley that uses electricity straight from the overhead.
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    MUNI (San Francisco, CA)

    They have trolleys and streetcars. When you have those, you are not missing out..
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    General FML moments

    That's what frightens me..
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    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Agreed. Next to electric rail, trolleybuses are by far the most efficient technology out there.
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    What are you eating right now?

    Just had some 'heat 'n' eat Broccoli with cheese. I added some smoked brisket, sweet onion and diced tomato. Currently snacking on some crackers 'n' cheese and some party mix olives.
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    The Random Thoughts Thread

    You got this. Best of luck in your exams so you can enjoy Christmas and some yuletide drinks 😊
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    What are your New Year's resolutions for 2019?

    Pile the dirt up and climb back out !!!
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    General FML moments

    So mom WAS scheduled to have some cancer removed from the side of her head this coming Thursday. The dermatologist (Dr. Lycka) mailed some pre-op forms to moms doctor (Dr. Sereda) at the nursing home.. only they were addressed to MOM not to the doctor. The receptionist at the nursing home re-enveloped them and mailed them to me. I just got the forms today (Dec 11). The forms were dated Nov. 14 and were to be returned to the dermatologists by Dec. 03, or the surgery would have to be cancelled / rescheduled. Good Grief. Do these secretaries (medical office assistants I believe the term is) not think about what they are doing??? If Dr. Sereda has to fill out the forms, address them to him. Should be pretty straight forward wouldn't you think? If someone has an active POA then clearly that person is not capable of much, so really, nothing of importance should be addressed to them. Anyhow, moms surgery has to be rescheduled. Since the spot where Dr. Lycka originally removed the (cancerous) lesion is almost completely healed up, and is not giving mom any more pain, I'm thinking to just postpone it till the summer. Carting her around by wheelchair taxi in the cold, ice and snow is unsettling for her and hard on me too - I'm no spring chicken any more either. They want to remove several layers of skin just to make sure they get it all, but really, who's to say they didn't get it all when they removed the lesion? I'm thinking it wouldn't have healed as nicely if they didn't 'get it all'. Edit: Today the head RN from the nursing home called to say they had the dermatologist fax over the pre-op forms, the nursing home doctor filled them out and faxed them back. Mom's appointment is going ahead as scheduled. Really ?!?!?!?... they couldn't have done that in the first place. ???
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    Collisions and Incidents thread

    I remember Broadway City Hall station during a particularly heavy downpour the water was just pouring in like a waterfall.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Just as stupid as crossing in front of the bus.
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    What are you eating right now?

    A couple of cheese and onion bunwiches (thinly sliced Gouda and rings of sweet onion) and a handful of assorted olives from the 'Party Mix' tub available at Safeway Deli.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    And let the bus go first before crossing.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    So the person stepped out IN FRONT of the bus ??? I agree that she did indeed contribute to her own misfortune. I do hope she learned a valuable lesson but perhaps not. People like her feel they can do no wrong. After reading this I will just be shaking my head at this all day.