Cameras, Cameras, Cameras...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Texas1911, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Latest headline on the news ticker is another state is considering going to speed cameras on highways and roads. Yet another attack on our privacy as citizens trying to be passed off as some kind of life saver.

    The Brits hate the cameras and they've been proven to be nothing more than revenue generation for the government. People there slam on their brakes to avoid being caught by the camera, which is 10 times more likely to cause a wreck than someone traveling 5 - 10 MPH over.

    What we need is a real driving exam if you want to save lives. Otherwise the rest of this mindless country will continue to do everything but drive when they are on the roadways. That's the difference between the Germans and us... and the reason why many of their highways are unrestricted. The difference isn't just a stereotype... they really are that much better at driving.
     


  2. DCortez

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    I hate cameras for this reason.
     
  3. Lost_Thought

    Lost_Thought New Member

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    According to this article its something far more insidious than an automated ticketing machine.

    Here are the highlights with some formatting on the important bits:


    Its a bit beyond Orwellian in my opinion. :mad0079:
     
  4. Big country

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    Certainly is! I don't rob banks, I don't put razor blades in the carmel apples at the christmas party and I do not feel the need to shoot up a public place. I would venture to guess that would describe at the very least 95% of the general public, WTF makes it OK to track my movement threw this state or this country? I don't think it is wanted by a majority of citizens or needed. It is ridicules to take every thing from Europe and act like they are the Joneses. They have a socialistic government that makes a lot of people leave to come hear to get away from it and be free. that should tell these people something. We don't need this shit we are capable of deciding what is best for us.
     
  5. Lost_Thought

    Lost_Thought New Member

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    Texans have a bad habit Europeans lack, especially on long stretches of rural road... :devil:

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  6. MadMo44Mag

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    Dam I hate this crap.
    I do live near a red light camera and it has stopped the almost daily wrecks caused by red light runners but this is going way to far.:332:
     
  7. Big country

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    That is true! This is kinda like "an apple a day keeps the docter away. If your aim is good and you throw it hard enough." :devil::rofl:
     
  8. DCortez

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    Wine and Cheese will feminize you but won't do squat to a road sign.
     
  9. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    IIRC, the hot ticket in the UK is to toss a used tire over/around the offending camera, add a bit of petrol and a match, then get the hell out of dodge.
     
  10. cuate

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    Years ago Arlington, TX put cameras on Hwy 303 back when it was an open stretch. over a period of time before they were removed I saw signs of shotgun damage, spray paint and who knows what else. Arlington revenuers finally pulled them down. I was never a victim of their cameras as I guess I drove under the speed limit or if not they were likely damaged as to be inop.
     

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