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From cook@dowco.com Tue Jun 11 20:54:26 PDT 1996
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From: cook@dowco.com (Cook)
Subject: Re: ICBC...are they mad? Or do they just lie alot?
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In article , hollyr@dowco.com (Holly Rivers) wrote:

> This driver was making a left turn and was passed on his left and struck
> by another car who crossed a double solid yellow line to do so!
>  -------ICBC says this driver is 25% at fault?!--------
> Why? This will not affect ths drivers insurance premiums or cost him any
money.
> What is the point ICBC? Are you just trying to insult us for allowing
> your existance.
> The statement given to ICBC follows...
> 
>  I  WAS  TRAVELING  WESTBOUND  ON  NORTHWEST MARINE DRIVE.  
>  THERE WERE FOUR PASSENGERS IN MY CAR BESIDES MYSELF.  
> TWO ADULT FEMALES ONE INFANT IN A CAR SEAT AND ONE FIVE YEAR OLD 
> CHILD BOTH MALE.   THIS IS A ONE LANE ROAD EACH WAY SEPARATED 
> BY A SOLID DOUBLE YELLOW LINE.    I  HAD HAD SIGNALED  A  LEFT TURN 
>  BEFORE THE 5500 BLOCK NORTHWEST MARINE.   
> I WAS SLOWED TO MAKE THE LEFT TURN AT THE END OF THE 
> SOLID DOUBLE YELLOW LINE. I OBSERVED A DARK CAR APPROACHING FAST 
> FROM MY REAR .   I CONTINUED WITH MY TURN. 
> I OBSERVED THE SAME CAR IN MY DRIVERS SIDE MIRROR AS IT SUDDENLY 
> SWERVED FROM MY REAR AND BEGAN TO PASS.   I SLAMMED ON MY BRAKES.   
> I  WAS  AT  A  COMPLETE  STOP  WHEN  THE  FRONT RIGHT CORNER  OF  MY  
> VEHICLE  WAS  STRUCK.   I   HAD  MY  LAP  AND  SHOULDER  SEATBELT  ON. 
> MY CAR WAS STILL DRIVEABLE AND I MOVED IT OFF OF NORTHWEST MARINE DRIVE. 
>   WHILE  I CHECKED ON THE CONDITION OF THE OCCUPANTS OF MY CAR THE YOUNG
>  MALE WHO WAS THE DRIVER OF THE OTHER VEHICLE GOT  OUT  OF HIS VEHICLE 
> WHICH WAS PLAYING LOUD MUSIC.   HE APOLOGIZED EXPRESSING CONCERN FOR THE 
> OCCUPANTS OF MY CAR AND  EXPLAINED THAT THE ACCIDENT WAS HIS FAULT.   
> WE EXCHANGED  INFORMATION.   I  DID  NOT  SEE IF HE WAS WEARING HIS 
> SEATBELT.   MY  WIFE COMPLAINED OF A SORE NECK  IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE 
> INCIDENT AND FOR THAT NIGHT BUT HAS HAD NO SIGNIFICANT PAIN SINCE.   
> SHE DID NOT SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. THERE WERE NO OTHER INJURIES.
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If the accident happened as you describe, how on earth did he hit your
RIGHT front?  I assume you mean left front.

-- 
cook


From cook@dowco.com Tue Jun 18 11:25:40 PDT 1996
Article: 47212 of bc.general
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From: cook@dowco.com (Cook)
Subject: Re: Canadians DONT want Immigration
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In article
, Charles
Abbott  wrote:

 
> 
> I recently read Peter Brimelow's _Alien Nation_ (which is about
> immigration into America) and have developed a much more mixed attitude
> toward immigration that I used to have (which was almost unconditionally
> in favor of it).  
> 
> I still don't oppose it, but my view is now more nuanced.  The book is 
> worthwhile.  It's got tons of notes, good graphics, good summaries of 
> what various experts think and what their underlying assumptions are.  I 
> was ignoring the book until it got a review in London _economist_ which 
> compared reading the book to having an boorish cocktail party guest who 
> is loud, annoying, and frequently right!
> 
> Take a look at the book.  Your local library should have it.  It's 
> american based, but the theory is probably useful to someone in any 
> immigration receiving country.  
> 
If the book takes anything like a rational approach to immigration, you
can be sure the pro-immigration lobby will have it banned.  Your
recommendation of the book ensures it will never sees the light of day in
any Canadian library.

-- 
cook



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