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#1840 of 1879 Re: Slowly but surely....... [vcheng]
May 06, 2010 (2:25 pm)
When I showed her my 15 year old "Golden Age Passport" at Glacier N.P. she also wanted to see additional photo ID to verify the GAP. She wasn't armed, but wore a badge & that was good enuf for me.
My photo is on my VISA and still get requests for photo ID. And they vote.
#1841 of 1879 Re: Slowly but surely....... [euphonium]
May 06, 2010 (2:33 pm)
Well, ANYBODY with a government badge (and especially the ones packing heat in addition) should get respect, but what you describe doesn't qualify as a credit card transaction that I was referring to.
Your Visa card transactions, however, ARE covered under that contractual obligation.
#1842 of 1879 Re: Slowly but surely....... [vcheng]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 07, 2010 (9:55 am)
The ranger taking money at Olympia wanted ID with my Visa card a couple of years ago. I got my card back and paid cash.
This guy is enjoying some good press:
Lawyer beats Portland's red light cameras (KGW.com)
"And Ginsberg points out that he has no quarrel with the use of red light cameras. Used properly, he said they increase traffic safety. But there was a doubt with this signal. "They are issuing tickets to people perhaps they shouldn't be."
#1847 of 1879 Re: Texas isn't the EU. [fintail]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2010 (4:44 pm)
"What they are are smart cameras which can track speed, the distance between vehicles (Tailgating? You know that's a fine.), road surface condition (Yes, you were going the speed limit, but our cameras showed it was damp and thus, that's unsafe. Pay up, sucka.) and can calculate traffic emissions. Oh, and it can tell if you're wearing a seatbelt."
They Know If You've Been Bad or Good...Because They're Watching You All The Time in HD (Straightline)
#1848 of 1879 Re: Texas isn't the EU. [steve_]
Nov 03, 2010 (7:58 pm)
The drivers who resent anarchists behind the wheel will love it. It is overdue.
#1849 of 1879 Mobile traffic speed cameras
Nov 04, 2010 (6:30 am)
Trotwood on the edge of urban decay in Dayton keeps announcing their mobile Redflex Traffic system. It's in a white Explorer (is there a deep meaning in their choice of a troubled past vehicle) and is placed anywhere. They already have several redlight and speed cameras in place.
Oddly they bragg how this frees up officers to do other important work. But I can't see anything more important than traffic stops of officers after actually putting down the donuts and coffee and seeing if the driver has a license, warrants, alcohol or drug impairment, etc., when they actually stop them. This village is in the general area where a local with 12 approx citations for no valid license and others tickets sped down a road hitting the mayor of another area town and killing him while he waited to turn left.
What could be more important than actually stopping a violator at the time rather than mailing a money-maker ticket 2 weeks later to the owner of the vehicle?
We just elected a new state representative to the house in Ohio who considers this just a money scheme. I know. I talked to him when he came to our door during the campaign.