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Post by Eric Jorgense » Sat, 11 Sep 1999 04:00:00


> Oh well, isn't that lovely.  Now we have an Italian lady out there
> driving on the road who can't read the road signs.  Isn't that
> wonderful.

        That's why they're all different shapes and colors. We have American
people out there who can't read the road signs too, you know.

        I've stopped cross-posting this to international groups, the rest of
you should do the same.

 - Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Barry O'Gra » Sun, 12 Sep 1999 04:00:00


:>
:> This is great! I wish they had this law in Wisconsin.
:> I have been behind a lot of cell phone users on the freeway, who insist on
:> driving in the left lane, when there are 3 lanes. Their speed will
:> constantly vary up and down within about a 20mph band. They are unaware of
:> anyone else around them, and will have a line of cars a half mile long
:> behind them. Sometimes they will go down to 10 or 15 mph below the speed
:> limit. This happens during rush hours, when everyone else is going 60-75
:> mph.
:
:Then enforce lane dicipline.  Drive right, pass left, or get a ticket.
:If someone loiters in the passing lane, what difference does it make if
:it's because of a cell phone or they're just being a jerk?

Better yet, since this is Australia, you should drive left unless you
are speeding. We have an unwritten law that law abiding drivers stick
to the left lane leaving the right lane clear for people who want to
speed. The absence of police encourages that sort of behaviour.

Barry
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Post by John Jenki » Sun, 12 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:>I don't drive because of a visual disability. However, when my mother went
>to take her driving test, they were kind enough to provide an italian interpreter that
>helped her pass the test.

Oh well, isn't that lovely.  Now we have an Italian lady out there
driving on the road who can't read the road signs.  Isn't that
wonderful.
 
 
 

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Post by THE MA » Sun, 12 Sep 1999 04:00:00



> > Oh well, isn't that lovely.  Now we have an Italian lady out there
> > driving on the road who can't read the road signs.  Isn't that
> > wonderful.

>         That's why they're all different shapes and colors. We have American
> people out there who can't read the road signs too, you know.

>         I've stopped cross-posting this to international groups, the rest of
> you should do the same.

>  - Eric

There are people in every country that can't read
 
 
 

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Post by Eric Jorgense » Sun, 12 Sep 1999 04:00:00

        What point is there to annoying scanner users in the uk and australia
with a non-scanner-related argument that is meaningless in their
country?

        For that matter, why the cross post to soc.penpals?

 - Eric




> > > Oh well, isn't that lovely.  Now we have an Italian lady out there
> > > driving on the road who can't read the road signs.  Isn't that
> > > wonderful.

> >         That's why they're all different shapes and colors. We have American
> > people out there who can't read the road signs too, you know.

> >         I've stopped cross-posting this to international groups, the rest of
> > you should do the same.

> >  - Eric
> There are people in every country that can't read

 
 
 

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Post by THE MA » Mon, 13 Sep 1999 04:00:00


>         What point is there to annoying scanner users in the uk and australia
> with a non-scanner-related argument that is meaningless in their
> country?

>         For that matter, why the cross post to soc.penpals?

>  - Eric




> > > > Oh well, isn't that lovely.  Now we have an Italian lady out there
> > > > driving on the road who can't read the road signs.  Isn't that
> > > > wonderful.

> > >         That's why they're all different shapes and colors. We have American
> > > people out there who can't read the road signs too, you know.

> > >         I've stopped cross-posting this to international groups, the rest of
> > > you should do the same.

> > >  - Eric
> > There are people in every country that can't read

Get more people involved
 
 
 

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Post by THE MA » Mon, 13 Sep 1999 04:00:00





> > >         What point is there to annoying scanner users in the uk and
> australia
> > > with a non-scanner-related argument that is meaningless in their
> > > country?

> > >         For that matter, why the cross post to soc.penpals?

> > >  - Eric

>   Because he's a *** Eric, thanks for trying though.

>        Tom

yadda yadda yadda yadda
 
 
 

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Post by Tom » Tue, 14 Sep 1999 04:00:00



> >         What point is there to annoying scanner users in the uk and
australia
> > with a non-scanner-related argument that is meaningless in their
> > country?

> >         For that matter, why the cross post to soc.penpals?

> >  - Eric

  Because he's a *** Eric, thanks for trying though.

       Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Brian Wagne » Tue, 14 Sep 1999 04:00:00


>         What point is there to annoying scanner users in the uk and australia
> with a non-scanner-related argument that is meaningless in their
> country?

>         For that matter, why the cross post to soc.penpals?

Well, when posters from those countries enter the fray, condemning the
freedoms we hold dear in this country and advocating their curtailment,
and also resorting to personal attacks, then it begs for rebuttal and
response over the same wide forum.  Just like with the "Are all scanner
owners the crimal type?" thread, there's always someone eager to condemn
our system, then turn around and complain when someone responds.
 
 
 

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Post by Nick Vav » Sat, 18 Sep 1999 04:00:00

On Wed, 01 Sep 1999 22:25:39 -0400, FULL MAIL BOX


>Today, September 1st, 1999; marks the beginning of fines being issued in
>a local Ohio town if a driver is caught using a cell phone without the
>hands free feature.  You can of course pull over and use it.
>Emergencies are the exception.  From March till yesterday, August 31st,
>1999; only warnings were issued.

If this is the case then what about public service people and why
should they be exempt. Don't they use mikes and radios  for extended
periods while enroute and for chit chat. What about parades etc. These
and other questions must be answered to avoid being discriminated
against. Nick
 
 
 

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Post by TOM » Tue, 28 Sep 1999 04:00:00




> > > All that aside, I think that it is nice that finally the celll phone
> > > community can be punished for using the very thing that made listening
> > > to parts of the spectrum an illegal act.  Finally the drug users will
> > > have a harder time

> > Maybe punished is a little harsh, perhaps regulated would be better.

> > And if there hadn't been any cell phones in the first place, people with
> > scanners wouldn't have been listening to that part of the spectrum,
> > unless, of course they like to listen to noise while watching snow on
> > their TV... :>))

> > Chicken or egg??? :>))

> > <><><> TOM <><><>
> > -----------------
> Sorry Tom but big business is big business.  Let them feel the wrath.
> They do not care one bit about the public any ways.

I understand what you're saying, but if they hit "big business," it's
the end user who has to pay... Just as in the mad rush to raise taxes on
the "rich" corporations as well as tobacco companies... All these
companies have to answer to stock holders, so how do they pay these high
taxes and fines and maintain their bottom line???

I'll give you one guess, and if you guess that they agree to keep less
profit, you'll be wrong... It will be us, the end users or consumers, if
you will, who end up paying for all these increases...

To a politician, one million people paying a dollar each is easier to
swallow than one company paying one million dollars... And we still get
it in the shorts...

Where do we draw the line???

I think it was Ben Franklin who said: "He who gives up a little freedom
to gain a little security deserves neither."

That's a paraphrase, and I doubt it was old Ben, I just can't remember
right now... :>))

<><><> TOM <><><>
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