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BajaNick 07-12-2004 07:22 PM

Los Angeles just banned.......
 
SILLY STRING. Yup, The City of Los Angeles just banned Silly String on city property.

Next week theyre working on banning all paper products in city offices, theres just to many paper cuts every year. lol

Joey.Dale 07-12-2004 08:14 PM

The same place that banned master/slave

-Joey

BajaNick 07-12-2004 09:28 PM

Oh yea, I forgot about that. They banned the words master and slave on their hard drives and other hardware. LMAO.

SciYro 07-12-2004 10:06 PM

i do hope your joking ...


but if they did ban masters/slaves .. does that make it illegal to use computers in that city?

Capt_Caveman 07-12-2004 10:14 PM

It's about time. I think the good people of Los Angeles have been for too long oppressed by silly string. I'm glad our civic leaders are finally stepping up and freeing us from the bondage imposed by compressed foam products.

rjcrews 07-12-2004 10:16 PM

liberalism at its finest in CA.

320mb 07-12-2004 10:30 PM

this from the city that brought us the OJ Simpson trial
and the Rodney King Riots........

BajaNick 07-12-2004 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SciYro
i do hope your joking ...


but if they did ban masters/slaves .. does that make it illegal to use computers in that city?

I wish it was a joke. It actually happend.

http://slashdot.org/articles/03/11/2...tid=186&tid=99

SciYro 07-12-2004 11:31 PM

oh, just for county computers,,

still its rather a stupid idea, how do they expect people to fix the hard drives if they get messed if the people fixing the drives cant figure out what the jumpers mean!

i wonder if LA would be willing to ban windows for its master/slave attitude .. and also ban linux for its master / slave attitude ,,,... oh, and don't forget, you have to ban TV also for its master / slave attitude, along with all computers, even cd-players., cars,.. and anything else that tells, or needed to be used by someone or something

J.W. 07-13-2004 12:58 AM

SoCal is not nearly as insane as NoCal, where you cannot own pets. Instead, if a canine or feline happens to share your living space, you are instead an "animal guardian", because being a "pet owner" apparently is discriminatory and would oppressively subjugate our four-footed friends. - Sheesh!!! - J.W.

Genesee 07-13-2004 09:18 AM

meanwhile, there's a full-fledged budget crisis in CA.... politicians will do anything to distract people from their failures :(

Pcghost 07-13-2004 05:23 PM

The big-brother trend is spreading. The morons in my city council just passed an ordinance making it a crime for anyone (of any age) to use any vehicle containing wheels, including bicycles, skateboards, roller-skates, lawn-mowers, without the use of a helmet.

And in another brilliant decision, last week they passed a city ordinance against being homeless in the city of Spokane. If the police find you homeless on the streets of Spokane, they will fine you or arrest you.

NOTE TO BUSINESS LEADERS: If you are looking at Spokane as an option. Move along, there is nothing to see here.

Genesee 07-13-2004 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Pcghost
The big-brother trend is spreading. The morons in my city council just passed an ordinance making it a crime for anyone (of any age) to use any vehicle containing wheels, including bicycles, skateboards, roller-skates, lawn-mowers, without the use of a helmet.

And in another brilliant decision, last week they passed a city ordinance against being homeless in the city of Spokane. If the police find you homeless on the streets of Spokane, they will fine you or arrest you.

that is crazy. an adult can't ride a lawnmower without a helmet?!? well, can only blame the people for accepting these ridiculous laws.

twilli227 07-13-2004 08:28 PM

http://www.drunkdrivingdefense.com/cases/case24.htm
http://www.theamericanmind.com/mt-te...es/013834.html

Quote:

Bradley, 44, of Auburn Road, pleaded guilty to reckless conduct in connection with the case and the Londonderry police dropped the charge of driving while intoxicated. He was riding a bicycle after losing his license on a previous drunken-driving case in Massachusetts. He insisted he was not drunk. When he refused to take a sobriety test, police took him into custody and charged him with DWI, which for a second offense carried a penalty up to a year in jail, a $2,000 fine, and extended loss of driving privileges.

As far as driving while intoxicated prohibitions go, the bill would also exempt wheelchairs from the definition of "motor vehicle."
http://www.dui.com/whatsnew/Bicyclists.html

Quote:

At least eight states have determined that drunk cycling falls within their drunk driving statutes: California, Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Only a few have said the opposite including Washington State, Illinois and Louisiana.
http://www.insidetri.com/news/fea/1532.0.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/568853.stm

SciYro 07-13-2004 08:44 PM

Pcghost: i wonder if i can fine the entire city and anyone who owns a car in that place for driving without a helmet

and also every kid with a toy car for playing without a helmet,

and anyone who owns a computer for operating a machine that contains wheels, without a helmet


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