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    Removing Bridge tolls? Announcement this morning. Either paying 2.00/liter by Christmas or My guess is they will implement a Driving per KM premium on most major routes.
     
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    Well, something has to give, doesn't it? We need improved bridges, highways, and transit. None of those things come for free, so it's either user pay, or taxes.

    Personally, I'd have been in favor of tolling ALL bridges something like $.50, only bikes and pedestrians pass free. Toll highways at municipal borders, but only $.25.

    But you know, that's far too creative, and makes way too much sense, a suggestion like that kills an election campaign, but promising to remove tolls while ignoring a plan to pay for all the infrastructure? That wins elections.
     
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    Cue the Electric Vehicle Crowd.
     
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    That's my cousin, Strawberry. But he's a bit weird - he was back in Nam. Whatever you do, don't look at his birthmark.
     
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    I can sort of relate. On a first date back when I was 20, I think my dad must have cooked curry the night before and it didn't sit well. I arrived at her parent's house and had to drop a deuce, which turned out to be a full house. I absolutely murdered the bathroom and had to wipe liquid squids off the underside of the seat and pretty much everywhere - a triple flusher, indeed. The window wouldn't open and there was no fresheners to be seen. I tried to sheepishly leave the bathroom, but her mother was at the door, waiting to get in. She needed a chain saw to enter the room. We never spoke about it.
     
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    Bizarre - the link won't post
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    Woman trapped in window trying to retrieve poo after Tinder date
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    Media captionEver had a date that ended like this?
    A woman who threw her poo out of her date's toilet window because it "would not flush" had to be rescued after she got stuck trying to retrieve it.

    The amateur gymnast was on a first date with Bristol student Liam Smith when she "panicked" and threw the faeces out of the window.

    It did not land in the garden, but became wedged between two non-opening windows.

    After climbing in head first after it, she became wedged.

    Mr Smith had to call the fire service for help.

    The story appeared on a crowdfunding page, set up by the University of Bristol student.

    If this story yanks your chain, you might also like these:

    Mr Smith, who is raising funds to fix his broken window, wrote that he was on a Tinder date with the woman and they went back to the shared house he lives in.

    "We'd had a really nice evening," he said. "We'd had a meal at a well-known chicken restaurant, had a few beers and then gone back to mine for a bottle of wine and a film."

    [​IMG]Image copyrightLIAM SMITH
    Image captionAfter the fire service had "composed themselves," Mr Smith said they set to work freeing his date from the window
    He said the woman went to the toilet and when she came back she had a "panicked look in her eye" and told him what she had done.

    He said the toilet window opened into a narrow gap separated by another double glazed window.

    "It was into this twilight zone that my date had thrown her poo," he said.

    He went to find a hammer to smash the window, but she decided to "climb in head first" after the "offending package" and became jammed.

    "I was starting to grow concerned, so I called the fire brigade and once they had composed themselves, they set to work removing her from the window."

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    Image captionLiam Smith relived the post-Nando's incident in a BBC interview
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    Image captionThe "offending package" was trapped between two "non-opening" double glazed windows
    Although the woman was rescued unharmed, Mr Smith said his bathroom window was destroyed.

    "I'm not complaining, they did what they had to do," he said.

    "Problem is, I've been quoted north of £300 to replace the window and as a postgraduate student, that is a significant chunk of my monthly budget."

    Mr Smith originally set a crowdfunding target of £200, but has already raised more than £1,200.

    He said he and his date had decided to split the extra cash between two charities, one supporting firefighters and another that builds and maintains flushing toilets in developing countries.

    Unsurprisingly, the woman does not want to be named but Mr Smith said he had seen her since and "who knows what the future holds".

    "We had a lovely night on the second date but it's too early to say if she's the one. But we got on very very well and she's a lovely girl," he said.

    "And we've already got the most difficult stuff out of the way first."

    Avon Fire and Rescue service confirmed it had received a call and freed a woman trapped between external and double glazing.

    It also confirmed that a "window was broken in the process".
     
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    Fack that is funny!!
    It's like a scene out of Dumb and Dumber!

    Who says you can't find that special someone on Tinder.
     
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