Re: Weasels vs. transparancy / traffic cameras

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 11:42:44 MDT

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> Whats Tagging?
> You mean spray painting fur wearers? I would say that anyone who tags a woman
> wearing fur must give equal time to men and hang outside a biker bar and tag the
> first leather clad biker that comes out... <g> otherwise it just sexist and
> speciesist. Bovines of the World, Unite! Bovine Liberation Army Front..

No, "tagging" as in spray painting on every surface possible- those
annoying "kilroy was here" graffitos. I gotta admire the courage of the
maniac that tagged a concrete wall on the median of I-10 in LA- with
only 18" of clearance from the high speed traffic in the left lane.
Still, it's vandalism of someone else's property.

> IMHO OK Bad behaviors when nobody is watching or around:
> speeding
No harm no foul- but your insurance company has an interest here in that
your speeding increases their risk. I'd support their case to not pay
off if you hit a bridge abutment at 120 mph- "An obvious case of
suicide, your honor."

> catch & not release
A possible harm, as in the tragedy of the commons. Overfishing could
result if all your friends who feel the same way go fishing there too.

> running red lights & stop signs
Provided you have a clear view of the other approaches, so that you do
not put anyone else at risk. Most stop signs are placed on
intersections where such a view is not possible, though.

> streaking
Well, some folks really shouldn't just on esthetic grounds ;)

> outdoors sex
As long as you don't scare the livestock and the children. (Heck, when I
was a kid, I spied on a couple in the woods with gleeful fascination.
Educational, it was :)

> billboard sabotage
Ugly as they may be, they *are* private property. Sue the owners for
damage to your own property value, due to the eyesore.

> foodfights at MacDonalds
Only if you pay extra for the cleanup.

> One of my favorites:
> Back in college, when someone passed out at our frat house, a group of us would
> 'food' them, which entailed moving them to the banquet table, and dressing them
> up with various foods from the kitchen such that they looked like a buffet
> spread.

Silly, but not harmful... just make sure the poor fool isn't in danger
of alcohol poisoning.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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