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Old 08-21-2022, 08:31 AM
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Hong Kong?
Bahamas, Belize, Turks & Caicos, Bermuda, Falkland Islands, St. Helena.
Vladivostok has a lot of RHD cars due to its proximity to Japan (I did not say close proximity)
Old 08-21-2022, 09:19 AM
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does anyone know the history of how one country decided right, and another decided left?
Old 08-21-2022, 11:01 AM
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Yes I do!

Busy at the moment. I'll explain later.
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Old 08-21-2022, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by bisco
does anyone know the history of how one country decided right, and another decided left?

Left was the default going back to the Romans. On continental Europe, Napoleon imposed Right.
Left got exported with the British Empire. Right became popular as more countries in Europe already were doing it.
Why did Japan choose Left? I donít know.
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Old 08-21-2022, 01:14 PM
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i read something about henry ford being influential, but idk if it's true
Old 08-21-2022, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bisco
i read something about henry ford being influential, but idk if it's true
The Model T started the practice of putting the steering wheel on the left. But we were already driving on the right side of the road.
Old 08-21-2022, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RyanNX211
The Model T started the practice of putting the steering wheel on the left. But we were already driving on the right side of the road.
with right hand drive?
Old 08-21-2022, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by bisco
with right hand drive?
Yes.
Old 08-21-2022, 03:11 PM
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It is possible to order a RHD Jeep here even if youíre not a rural mail carrier. In a slower vehicle, I prefer it. Iím usually in the right lane anyway. People here have a nasty habit of passing on the right. They often take the right turn signal as an invitation to do so even if they want to be in the lane to your left. In my RHD, Iíve had no close calls because I have no blind spot. (Require two mirrors)
Old 08-21-2022, 03:25 PM
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It goes back to the Romans. They drove the chariots with the left hand so the right could hold the sword to fight with. In medieval times, mounting and dismounting a horse was done on the left, so travel was done on the left. It again left the right hand open for the sword. In the 1700 when wagons were the norm, the drive sat on the left rear horse, and used the right hand to whip, leaving other wagons to pass on their left. They didn't pass on the right because of the whip, and also be on the blind side of the driver.

Yes, in the US, Henry Ford made his cars with the driver on the left, and made it so passengers would enter and exit on the right, hence why the US drives on the correct side of the road.
Old 08-21-2022, 04:31 PM
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henry could have stayed with left driving, rhd and passengers exiting to left? or did he have something against the british
Old 08-21-2022, 05:49 PM
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Why do the Brits seem to do so much backwards?
propeller rotation, zippers, etc
Old 08-21-2022, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by RyanNX211
Left was the default going back to the Romans. On continental Europe, Napoleon imposed Right.
Left got exported with the British Empire. Right became popular as more countries in Europe already were doing it.
Why did Japan choose Left? I donít know.
Quite right Ryan. Napoleon changed the rules regarding which side of the road to drive because if one of his cavalry patrols were attacked by infantry, they would normally be attacked from the near-side of the road. If they were riding on the left hand side of the road the cavalrymen would have to fight over the neck of the horse, most people being right handed. If they rode on the right, they would be able to defend themselves better.

Why Japan and Thailand chose to drive on the left I do not know either. Neither country was ever part of the British Empire.

Another puzzle is why did every 1920s and 1930s Bugatti I have ever seen have the steering wheel on the right?
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Originally Posted by David John Davis
Quite right Ryan. Napoleon changed the rules regarding which side of the road to drive because if one of his cavalry patrols were attacked by infantry, they would normally be attacked from the near-side of the road. If they were riding on the left hand side of the road the cavalrymen would have to fight over the neck of the horse, most people being right handed. If they rode on the right, they would be able to defend themselves better.

Why Japan and Thailand chose to drive on the left I do not know either. Neither country was ever part of the British Empire.

Another puzzle is why did every 1920s and 1930s Bugatti I have ever seen have the steering wheel on the right?
A lot of Italian race cars were RHD, I think they found it advantageous depending on the direction of turn. Italy was split in the early 20th Century. Right in the countryside then switching to the Left upon entering the city.

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Well I'm on day 3 of COVID and I can tell you if you can get the doctor to prescribe Paxlovid it really helps. I started it Saturday afternoon and I'm feeling a lot better. I slept better in spite of all the coughing. I unfortunate thing is it has a long list of drug interactions and I had to stop my statin. The wife cannot take it she is on certain heart medications she cannot pause. As for our 3 month old Grandson Matthew
he is doing fine except for a cough.


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Old 08-22-2022, 04:55 AM
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I have heard statins make Covid worse. I took Z-stack and the unmentionable Vitamin I. I would've dismissed it as a minor cold if it came 3 yrs ago.
Old 08-22-2022, 05:26 AM
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Statins can cause a lot of issues, not worth the risk and stopped taking them myself.

Doctors would much rather push you towards meds than give you a diet that helps clear up cholesterol. Sorry, only med I take are for GERD and Arthritis. Daily doses of vitamins and minerals too, especially D, B+, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, and Glucosamine. The D, B and ZINC are a must have today to help fight off Covid, and other common colds. I also eat a lot more fruits than in the past, and fresh, not canned. Now if I could stomach more veggies I would do that too, but even green beans are giving me a gag response. I used to love asparagus and now barely tolerate it.

I don't know why, but I am not excited about a good steak anymore either, or beef in general. I hate fish too. Chicken is, meh, and pork has it's limits, always did, can only eat so much before it gets me gagging. Even Italian sausage is no longer a choice. I think it does go back to the first Covid attack, ever since then some foods just make me want to gag in any quantity.
Old 08-22-2022, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Statins can cause a lot of issues, not worth the risk and stopped taking them myself.

Doctors would much rather push you towards meds than give you a diet that helps clear up cholesterol. Sorry, only med I take are for GERD and Arthritis. Daily doses of vitamins and minerals too, especially D, B+, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, and Glucosamine. The D, B and ZINC are a must have today to help fight off Covid, and other common colds. I also eat a lot more fruits than in the past, and fresh, not canned. Now if I could stomach more veggies I would do that too, but even green beans are giving me a gag response. I used to love asparagus and now barely tolerate it.

I don't know why, but I am not excited about a good steak anymore either, or beef in general. I hate fish too. Chicken is, meh, and pork has it's limits, always did, can only eat so much before it gets me gagging. Even Italian sausage is no longer a choice. I think it does go back to the first Covid attack, ever since then some foods just make me want to gag in any quantity.
a friend of mine has done a lot more research on this than me. He recommends all the vitamins you mentioned, cutting out carbs and sugars (which means fruit sadly). People who had the mildest cases of COVID had one thing in common, a diet rich in animal fats.
Old 08-22-2022, 06:50 AM
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Did you know that fries cooked in beef fat have fewer fat calories than what is cooked today with vegetable fats? Sugar is a bad thing, but sugars from fruit are better for you than processed sugars, which is why I stay away from canned as it contains a ton of processed sugars. Processed Carbs are bad too, so finding the right combination of foods is daunting. Making bread at home, vs buying packaged or bakery bread is better as you control the ingredients. Problem with that is time. It takes an entire day to make bread. I had stopped eating breakfast for the past couple years, my only "breakfast" being a cup of Bullet coffee which is coffee blended with MCT oil and a tablespoon of Irish Butter and whipped. Today I am changing up a bit and eating a cup of Cheerios and milk. Supposed to be one of the top breakfast foods for healthy eating.

Lunch is always a challenge too, never know what to eat and sometimes just skip it altogether.
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Like building RC airplanes life is all about trade offs. I take more medicine than I like but its a choice I can keeping take the meds and breath or I get tethered to an oxygen cylinder for the rest of my life and pray I don't get worse. I take heart medicines to slow the damage from the strain my bad lungs put on my heart and stay working or I can quit them and retire to sit and do nothing until the guy in the robe with the scythe shows up. See it's just trade offs.
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agreed. i eat right and am not obese, but i've been on atorvistatin for 25 years with no ill effects. my dad took statins for over 50 years and passed at 98
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I find life beats a dirt nap most days.
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i'll let you know when the time comes
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Old 08-22-2022, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by bisco
i'll let you know when the time comes
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Now that I am farming I find I am more active than I have been the past few years, but no matter how hard I try I can never seem to get caught up. Too much work for one person.

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