Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mile marker 420 becomes 419.99 to thwart thieves (on I-70 in Colorado)
Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2014 6:57 PM EST

Posted on 01/10/2014 4:05:01 PM PST by Olog-hai

Colorado officials think a difference of one-hundredth of a mile will be enough to stop thieves from stealing the mile marker 420 sign along Interstate 70.

Amy Ford of the Colorado Department of Transportation says the “MILE 420” sign near Stratton was stolen for the last time sometime in the last year, and officials replaced it with a sign that says “MILE 419.99.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: druggies; interstate70; milemarker420; potheads
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-62 next last

1 posted on 01/10/2014 4:05:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

hilarious!
(especially when you read to the end...)


2 posted on 01/10/2014 4:06:52 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I always wondered where that “420” designation came from. According to this article it’s origins are “murky”. How fitting?


3 posted on 01/10/2014 4:09:28 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Colorado is trying to overtake Florida as the most screwed up state in the nation.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 4:09:51 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd

California is less screwed up than either of them? The phrase “California effect” came about for a reason, after all.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 4:11:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Even state officials are on drugs now


6 posted on 01/10/2014 4:12:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I’m guessing the theft of Mile markers 357 are not an issue.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 4:13:42 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I find it interesting that before pot was legalized, there was not shortage. Once legalized and with government assistance, there is a shortage. Hmmmmmm.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 4:14:32 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

The intersection of Beaver and Cherry Streets in Flagstaff, AZ has a similar problem....


9 posted on 01/10/2014 4:14:50 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?....... Enforce the Bill of Rights................................ It's the LAW !!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gorush

More than you ever wanted to know about 420:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)


10 posted on 01/10/2014 4:19:54 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: faithhopecharity

I see.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 4:21:08 PM PST by rabidralph
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Couldn’t they just spot weld those “thief magnet” signs to the poles?


12 posted on 01/10/2014 4:21:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

While travelling down Penny Lane during a tour of Liverpool the guide told us that so many of the signs had been stolen that the city decided to paint the street name on a couple of brick walls.

13 posted on 01/10/2014 4:28:19 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ Taylor

I refuse to go to Wikipedia for anything involving politics, however, articles involving pot are probably pretty reliable.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 4:28:43 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: DJ Taylor
Don’t know what made your link break.

420 (cannabis culture) | Wikipedia
15 posted on 01/10/2014 4:29:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Dumb.

419A would have been better, and would have made more sense to motorists and map planners.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 4:39:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MaxMax

I live near MM 308 .....and it’s still there. Never stolen.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 4:46:42 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Windflier

I dare you to ever find the “Luckenbach 1” sign on US290 in Texas.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 4:47:49 PM PST by MisterArtery
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: MaxMax

Or Mile 69....


19 posted on 01/10/2014 4:55:25 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: gorush

420, IIRC, was/is the police code for a drug bust.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 4:57:58 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: george76

pingy here


21 posted on 01/10/2014 5:09:13 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MisterArtery
I dare you to ever find the “Luckenbach 1” sign on US290 in Texas.

Sorry, but 'I moved to Texas as soon as I could get here.' Is there a history behind that?

22 posted on 01/10/2014 5:14:12 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd
Colorado is trying to overtake Florida as the most screwed up state in the nation.

PFFFFFTTT! Combined y'all aint' got nothing on Illinois....

23 posted on 01/10/2014 5:15:54 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Axenolith

But I guess not...


24 posted on 01/10/2014 5:18:24 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Windflier

Whoever thought up changing it to 419.99 was probably high themselves.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 5:20:56 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Back in olden times, New Jersey had to rename its Route 69 because people kept stealing the signs. It is now Route 31.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 5:21:29 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gorush
it’s origins are “murky”

The guy first started using it can't remember why.

27 posted on 01/10/2014 5:22:11 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: faithhopecharity

Hilarious indeed...420...and I remember one from the 1984 presidential campaign...it goes something like this...Walter Mondale was caught doing 69 in a Ferraro...


28 posted on 01/10/2014 5:25:53 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MaxMax

In NJ RT 31 was renamed from RT 69... apparently a lot of signage was lifted from the roadside.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 5:30:04 PM PST by Rodamala
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: lightman

Back when I was going to school in Michigan, the “I-69” Interstate signs were frequently poached.

However the town limit signs in Hell, Michigan were solidly arc welded to the posts.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 5:35:15 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: MisterArtery
I dare you to ever find the “Luckenbach 1” sign on US290 in Texas.

"Waylon and Willie and the boys"?

31 posted on 01/10/2014 5:37:58 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Mondale appeared to be a decent human being. At least some leftist democrats used to seem like decent enough people with some morals. Take it or leave it. But the D party has been taken over by some very evil hard. Hard leftists indeed Who display no signs of ever having had any decency or morals whatsoever. and unlike the D party of 40 or Fifty years ago, there is no room in today’s super - leftist D party for “ moderates “ of any kind whatsoever. You either promote the communist and islamoNazi causes or you’re out. Or close to it. We are dealing with a very small element but an extremely determined and obviously super- dangerous one. In brief, it’s not your granddaddy- s democrat party any longer. Not by a long shot.


32 posted on 01/10/2014 5:42:03 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I once swiped a “Chevy Chase” street sign....


33 posted on 01/10/2014 5:49:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: faithhopecharity

Humphrey and Mondale of course, hailing from Minnesota, were not ‘Democrats’ but ‘Democratic-Socialists’. Even these left of the centrist Democrats of that day would be considered to the right of the evil left that is now the Democratic Party.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 5:50:52 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

There was a state road sign on the campus of the University of Georgia I really wanted to steal. It said “DAED END”.

I resisted the urge to sin. But I’ve always kinda wished I’d taken it. Especially since they replaced it after I mentioned it in the local paper.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 5:55:27 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Geeks would want MM 404.


36 posted on 01/10/2014 5:56:48 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Yes the “democratic farmer labor party” of Minnesota. Quite to the left but there were some faiy decent human brings Times have changed for the D party leadership has been usurped by people so evil I’d never imagined it possible in America. Never.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 5:58:54 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Fresh Wind

Why 31?


38 posted on 01/10/2014 6:02:04 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I stood on THE corner in Winslow, Arizona. But, I left it there.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 6:56:23 PM PST by moovova
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

They’ve created another collectable.


40 posted on 01/10/2014 6:57:21 PM PST by clearcarbon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: moovova

Any girls in flatbed Fords drive by you?


41 posted on 01/10/2014 7:19:03 PM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: gitmo

Our local junior college is I.C.C. (Illinois Central College). The state highway department put up a sign pointing to “I.C.C. College”.

It was up for a couple of weeks and many pictures taken of it before the highway dept. replaced it.

Idiots.


42 posted on 01/10/2014 7:36:14 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: MisterArtery

My place is on Highway 101 but in the right state and not on the coast.


43 posted on 01/10/2014 8:33:43 PM PST by Sequoyah101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai; al baby; Albion Wilde; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; GunsareOK; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...

Don’t bogart that sign, CDOT. Pass it over to me!

DANG!


44 posted on 01/11/2014 1:55:17 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: S.O.S121.500
The intersection of Beaver and Cherry Streets in Flagstaff, AZ has a similar problem....

Not to mention a certain village in Austria.

45 posted on 01/11/2014 2:02:01 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

420 apparently stands for April 20, a big day for potheads.


46 posted on 01/11/2014 2:08:52 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Slings and Arrows

Wager the streets and high way departments HATE tourists !


47 posted on 01/11/2014 5:38:22 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?....... Enforce the Bill of Rights................................ It's the LAW !!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: S.O.S121.500

*chuckle* No bet.


48 posted on 01/11/2014 5:51:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

Yeah, that’s sort of like a PIN Number.


49 posted on 01/11/2014 6:54:38 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: gitmo

or an A.T.M. machine.


50 posted on 01/11/2014 6:57:26 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-62 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson