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Forum: Midwest
Feb 21, 16, 1:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,084
Posted By weltfrieden

I read your reply the other day and did some math...

I read your reply the other day and did some math today. I had not
considered the much lower cost of living in Bloomington. (why does
Google think "Bloomington" is a typo?) Based on my rough...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 21, 16, 12:59 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,820
Posted By weltfrieden

What is the posted speed limit on the I-5 in...

What is the posted speed limit on the I-5 in California? What is considered slow? 55mph? 65mph? :)

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Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 21, 16, 12:52 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,727
Posted By weltfrieden

Just some interesting facts for us four-eyes...

Just some interesting facts for us four-eyes people. (the term is used
as endearingly.... or I can just say vision-challenged, near/far-sighed
glasses-wearers, etc) :)

If Bernie Sanders becomes...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 21, 16, 9:48 am
Replies: 40
Views: 7,820
Posted By weltfrieden

ok, thanks! I guess I should wait until...

ok, thanks!

I guess I should wait until the state of California completes the high speed rail
service between LA and SD that will take just 37 minutes? Gonna be a long
wait.. Google will...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 21, 16, 9:45 am
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 21, 16, 5:31 am
Replies: 40
Views: 7,820
Posted By weltfrieden

sorry... but I was confused because someone...

sorry... but I was confused because someone mentioned that people
drive at Autobahn speeds on the I-5. Is a common occurrence?
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 21, 16, 12:10 am
Replies: 40
Views: 7,820
Posted By weltfrieden

and someone else is likely to pass that driver as...

and someone else is likely to pass that driver as well. :)

brings back the time that I rented a BMW M5 in Hamburg
and head south towards Munich. I was doing a steady
230kmh and a tiny Mercedes...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 20, 16, 6:43 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,820
Posted By weltfrieden

??? is there a wormhole on the I-5 that takes...

??? is there a wormhole on the I-5 that takes driver on the Autobahn? :confused:
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 20, 16, 12:59 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,820
Posted By weltfrieden

are there no cops in Southern California? :) ...

are there no cops in Southern California? :)

where I came from, drivers doing 80mph in 55mph or 65mph zone are
arrested 35% of the time... the rest are given tickets with mandatory
court...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 19, 16, 8:46 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,820
Posted By weltfrieden

How fast do most people drive on I-5 from LA to San Diego? Can it be done in 1.5 hrs?

How fast do most people drive on I-5 from LA to San Diego?
Can it be done in 1.5 hours or less?

Was chatting with a high school friend that I haven't seen in
almost 30 years. We plan to...
Forum: Midwest
Feb 19, 16, 11:28 am
Replies: 11
Views: 4,084
Posted By weltfrieden

"God Country"? :confused: Being a college...

"God Country"? :confused:

Being a college town, are there thousands of drunk or stoned IU students on the weekends, or any day of the week? :eek: :rolleyes:

My current co-worker and boss,...
Feb 19, 16, 7:05 am
Replies: 462
Views: 127,999
Posted By weltfrieden

call the Passport Agency and see if they'll do a...

call the Passport Agency and see if they'll do a free swap for you.

they did that when my passport book's RFID chip no longer worked.
after just 6 years. (2009 to 2015)

I just had to spend...
Feb 18, 16, 4:57 pm
Replies: 462
Views: 127,999
Posted By weltfrieden

I always carry my US passport card in my wallet...

I always carry my US passport card in my wallet in my back pocket. It was issued in October 2008. I use it as my ID whenever possible.(instead of m driver's license) Just took it out and it still...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 18, 16, 9:31 am
Replies: 46
Views: 6,727
Posted By weltfrieden

Four eyes people, do you always bring spare glasses when travelling overseas?

I've been with the four eyes tribe since Nixon was still in office... so a long time lifetime member. :)

I have have broken a pair of glasses (lenses or frames) for almost 30 years, so I almost...
Feb 18, 16, 12:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By weltfrieden

That only works if it's the defendant's first...

That only works if it's the defendant's first offense, at least in Montgomery County, MD. On a 2nd arrest for theft under $100, the judge did throw the book at her.(not literally)

In contrast, in...
Feb 17, 16, 9:46 pm
Replies: 462
Views: 127,999
Posted By weltfrieden

I assume they're only re-designing new passport...

I assume they're only re-designing new passport books.
Or are the passport cards getting new updates as well?
Feb 17, 16, 8:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By weltfrieden

I'm not saying this will definitely happen, but...

I'm not saying this will definitely happen, but the US, Australia, Canada, the UK and a few EU countries do share/exchange criminal arrest/conviction/warrant data. I know at least one Canadian...
Feb 16, 16, 10:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By weltfrieden

The OP should absolutely consult with a criminal...

The OP should absolutely consult with a criminal and/or immigration attorney to have this matter resolved promptly. Having an active warrant is worse than having a conviction.

If he/she somehow...
Feb 16, 16, 4:32 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 126,785
Posted By weltfrieden

I am much worse... for the last 5 years, I've...

I am much worse... for the last 5 years, I've been upgrading my
smartphones on a yearly cycle.(sometimes after just 10 months) :) :(
Forum: Cruises
Feb 16, 16, 4:30 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 8,010
Posted By weltfrieden

I was vacationing in Alaska many years ago. On...

I was vacationing in Alaska many years ago. On the day before I was scheduled to fly out of Anchorage, the Exxon Valdez spilled 38 million gallons of crude oil. That was one vacation I would never...
Feb 16, 16, 11:26 am
Replies: 462
Views: 127,999
Posted By weltfrieden

oh, come on... really, the Canadian Rockies?(no...

oh, come on... really, the Canadian Rockies?(no offense to Canadians, I'm sure it's lovely up there) why not a more exotic trip for his 90th birthday? for example: Europe, Asia, Australia, or even...
Feb 16, 16, 11:21 am
Replies: 462
Views: 127,999
Posted By weltfrieden

how much later is later? :) thanks!

how much later is later? :)

thanks!
Forum: Cruises
Feb 16, 16, 6:41 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,010
Posted By weltfrieden

How about Titanic 2, which is expected to go into...

How about Titanic 2, which is expected to go into service in 2018? :) :(
Perhaps they should build it to the same standard as icebreakers?
Feb 16, 16, 6:37 am
Replies: 462
Views: 127,999
Posted By weltfrieden

I just hope they don't allow the US passports to...

I just hope they don't allow the US passports to be manufactured overseas again this time. :)
Forum: China
Feb 15, 16, 5:39 pm
Replies: 375
Views: 72,810
Posted By weltfrieden

??? well.. not for a while anyway. :) having...

??? well.. not for a while anyway. :) having been there for 2 and half weeks recently, I need some the fresh air of my hometown of Newark
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