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Old 09-15-2012, 01:45 AM   #41
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Let me translate across the pond. We have a saying in our country that 99% of our citizens would be able to finish if you started them--"ignorance is no excuse from the law" We live by this. Or why not just do away with laws?
And we're not even hiding it! Fire hydrant is big bright white with a red top!

I got a hydrant across the street from my apartment window and no one ever parks there by accident and doesn't see the hydrant. If this guy parked there and didn't see it, he deserves broken windows just for stupidity. Darwinism breeds a stronger society.
Ahh. That old "ignorance of the law" chestnut. The last resort of the scoundrel who has no case. Believe it or not we have firemen on this side of the pond as well and they manage to get around these issues without vandalising property.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:46 AM   #42
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #43
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Ahh. That old "ignorance of the law" chestnut. The last resort of the scoundrel who has no case. Believe it or not we have firemen on this side of the pond as well and they manage to get around these issues without vandalising property.

Yeah, they should have just let the fire continue and wait for the guy to show up and move his car so that they could properly use the hydrant. Or they could have routed the hose in a way that compromised its efficiency just to be nice.

Seriously? Well, how swell. I guess on your side of the pond the ancient illegally parked BMW would have been spared any damage at the expense of the fire fighters properly handling the situation that they're uniquely qualified for. Brilliant.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:25 AM   #44
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Yeah, they should have just let the fire continue and wait for the guy to show up and move his car so that they could properly use the hydrant. Or they could have routed the hose in a way that compromised its efficiency just to be nice.

Seriously? Well, how swell. I guess on your side of the pond the ancient illegally parked BMW would have been spared any damage at the expense of the fire fighters properly handling the situation that they're uniquely qualified for. Brilliant.
"Yeah, they should have just let the fire continue and wait for the guy to show up and move his car ..." Is that what you took from my comment? For the record my father was a fireman for 25 years and I know that neither he nor his colleagues resorted to civil vandalism in the execution of their duties.
I spent 3 months training with our local fire department in my roles as fire officer for a large international company that I worked for and they took me through the ropes including the deployment of fire hoses. Here in the UK our hydrant points are set in the pavements far away from the kerb. That makes sense. If you must attach the "moron" label to someone I would suggest you consider those in authority who decided that the best place to site these devises was at the kerb edge so as to maximise the likelihood of them being obstructed by parked vehicles.
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"Yeah, they should have just let the fire continue and wait for the guy to show up and move his car ..." Is that what you took from my comment? For the record my father was a fireman for 25 years and I know that neither he nor his colleagues resorted to civil vandalism in the execution of their duties.
I spent 3 months training with our local fire department in my roles as fire officer for a large international company that I worked for and they took me through the ropes including the deployment of fire hoses. Here in the UK our hydrant points are set in the pavements far away from the kerb. That makes sense. If you must attach the "moron" label to someone I would suggest you consider those in authority who decided that the best place to site these devises was at the kerb edge so as to maximise the likelihood of them being obstructed by parked vehicles.

Who cares. They did what they had to do to get the job done in the situation as it was presented to them. That's the bottom line.

And no, the driver is the only moron. There's a sign AND it's common knowledge that you don't park in front of hydrants. And if he didn't see that big ass hydrant while he was parking he's both blind and stupid. Am I the only person left alive that believes a person is responsible for his or her actions? Nothing but pathetic excuses and blame shifting now. Truly sad.


Why's this repost crap not in off topic anyway? This has nothing to do with E46's.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:17 AM   #46
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Who cares. They did what they had to do to get the job done in the situation as it was presented to them. That's the bottom line.

And no, the driver is the only moron. There's a sign AND it's common knowledge that you don't park in front of hydrants. And if he didn't see that big ass hydrant while he was parking he's both blind and stupid. Am I the only person left alive that believes a person is responsible for his or her actions? Nothing but pathetic excuses and blame shifting now. Truly sad.


Why's this repost crap not in off topic anyway? This has nothing to do with E46's.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #47
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The bmw price in malaysia is very high.mine is 323i.its cost
Is rm 275000(usd 90000).the government make good money
Tru it.in usa it cost half of it.if you there malaysian i advice you
To buy once before returning to malaysia.so do the same with
Harley D. Sure no regret.have a good day
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #48
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Hi bro
The bmw price in malaysia is very high.mine is 323i.its cost
Is rm 275000(usd 90000).the government make good money
Tru it.in usa it cost half of it.if you there malaysian i advice you
To buy once before returning to malaysia.so do the same with
Harley D. Sure no regret.have a good day
the language barrier killed it
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #49
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Hi bro
The bmw price in malaysia is very high.mine is 323i.its cost
Is rm 275000(usd 90000).the government make good money
Tru it.in usa it cost half of it.if you there malaysian i advice you
To buy once before returning to malaysia.so do the same with
Harley D. Sure no regret.have a good day
Finally a country without high skoolers in BMW
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