Couple Stranded By Nav System

 

From AOL. When Starry Rhoads and her husband John followed their navigation system’s directions to take a road through Oregon’s picture-perfect winter wilderness, they never once thought that their lives would be in danger. Marked as a through road by the aftermarket GPS device in their Toyota 4x4, it would eventually peter out to become little more than a rutted country pathway.

read full story: http://autos.aol.com/article/stranded-by-navigation-system/

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They should have used their brains and stopped when they became uncomfortable with where they were going. But some people are too stupid to do that apparently...

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Common Sense

kch50428 wrote:

They should have used their brains and stopped when they became uncomfortable with where they were going. But some people are too stupid to do that apparently...

An Obituary

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

Could not agree more.

Could not agree more.I think we have been voting some of them in for years.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

re: Common Sense

Common Sense is an Oxymoron.

I'd put it on a bumper sticker, but I'd spend too much time explaining it. smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Love It!

TheProf wrote:
kch50428 wrote:

They should have used their brains and stopped when they became uncomfortable with where they were going. But some people are too stupid to do that apparently...

An Obituary

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

Oh how true it is!

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Same here.

Best thing I have seen in a long time.

This story

bsp131 wrote:

From AOL. When Starry Rhoads and her husband John followed their navigation system’s directions to take a road through Oregon’s picture-perfect winter wilderness, they never once thought that their lives would be in danger. Marked as a through road by the aftermarket GPS device in their Toyota 4x4, it would eventually peter out to become little more than a rutted country pathway.

read full story: http://autos.aol.com/article/stranded-by-navigation-system/

This "breaking news" has been around for about a year now. The other "interesting" item on the blog page with this article includes this tidbit: "Thieves Target GPS Devices To Find Out Where You Live." For a "reporter" this guy is pretty clueless and really desperate for something to write. It's either that, or he knows the audience AOL attracts quite well.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

good reading :)

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TheProf, great comment, i liked the story smile

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Garmin nuvi 2595LMT; Android 5.0 (Samsung GS3)

Sounds like this guy....

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Oh, How true!!!!!

Oh, How true!!!!!

Sorry ...

I just don't believe in blindly following GPSr directions without using common sense ... Won't ride my motorcycle down too many unpaved roads ... if the device says, "turn here," the final decision whether-or not-to turn rests solely with me.

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it's the dog's fault

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Garmin nuvi 2455 - nuvi 350, 260 (spares) - my other toys: IMac quad-core i3, Mac Mini, MacOS: Mojave 10.14.6 and introducing The Beast, a 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit and his Garmin DriveSmart 5. The dog's name is Ginger.

So sad....

It's such a shame that people put so much trust in their gps and follow it's course. Maybe these gadgets are just weeding out the weak?

**it happens

A former brother in law took his first trip after retirement. He told me he had to backtrack many miles when the new Garmin sent him down a short cut in North Dakota. He is no dummy though.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

theft

Box Car wrote:
bsp131 wrote:

From AOL. When Starry Rhoads and her husband John followed their navigation system’s directions to take a road through Oregon’s picture-perfect winter wilderness, they never once thought that their lives would be in danger. Marked as a through road by the aftermarket GPS device in their Toyota 4x4, it would eventually peter out to become little more than a rutted country pathway.

read full story: http://autos.aol.com/article/stranded-by-navigation-system/

This "breaking news" has been around for about a year now. The other "interesting" item on the blog page with this article includes this tidbit: "Thieves Target GPS Devices To Find Out Where You Live." For a "reporter" this guy is pretty clueless and really desperate for something to write. It's either that, or he knows the audience AOL attracts quite well.

they don't need the gps, all they have to take is the registration and garage door opener, they had that happen a soccer game in sandy, UT. the getting lost sounds a lot like the Kim family when they got lost in Oregon also.