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Liberty's Edge

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We should ban all cars. They kill too many people and pollute too much. They are an emblem of the idea that those who have money should show it. We can let the military have cars, since we trust it.

Yes, I do want to take your cars away.


Right on.

Driving is a privilege, not a right.

Grandma might try to convice you otherwise. Don't listen.

Sovereign Court

Is someone being facetious?
Is someone trying to make a point through a clumsy and inappropriate analogy?

I don't even know what thread this is spinning off but the intent is depressing. This kind of thing never makes a point effectively.

Options I am currently considering that this clumsy swipe might relate to:
alcohol
guns
smoking
fatty food
violent sports
aggressive dogs as pets

Did I get the right one in there somewhere?


Driving a car is considered a privilege, and not a right, precisely because they are dangerous weapons in the hands of the inexperienced and unqualified. A potential driver must earn this privilege through study and demonstration of ability. So... still flummoxed as to the point of this exercise.

It is late. Maybe someone has got into the monkey juice tonight.


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GeraintElberion wrote:

Is someone being facetious?

Is someone trying to make a point through a clumsy and inappropriate analogy?

I don't even know what thread this is spinning off but the intent is depressing. This kind of thing never makes a point effectively.

Options I am currently considering that this clumsy swipe might relate to:
alcohol
guns
smoking
fatty food
violent sports
aggressive dogs as pets

Did I get the right one in there somewhere?

Yep. Oh, wait, you wanted to know which one?

To protect the innocent, I´ll put it in here.:
guns, specifically the thread about psychologists controlling gun access for people labeled dangerous and prone to violence.

Sorry, I´ve got a silly day today.


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I'm all for more bikes.


Gark the Goblin wrote:

We should ban all cars. They kill too many people and pollute too much. They are an emblem of the idea that those who have money should show it. We can let the military have cars, since we trust it.

Yes, I do want to take your cars away.

.

This question has been asked by big insurance companies before. It seems
the risk to health would be lower if we only made cars that go 20mph, etc.

When we run out of oil in 130 years, cars will naturally go away.

.


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I say we outlaw Oregon instead. Too much hot air emissions. It's ruining the biosphere.

That and webcomics. They rot the youth.


Banning cars would ruin the lives and economy of many rural areas, where people often have to drive fairly long distances to work or just to their neighboring towns to get the things they need, such as food, medical care, etc.

Or is this thread supposed to be silly?


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Banning cars would ruin the lives and economy of many rural areas, where people often have to drive fairly long distances to work or just to their neighboring towns to get the things they need, such as food, medical care, etc.

Or is this thread supposed to be silly?

What about horses? I know I sounds silly to some of, but they are a viable optional form of transportation.


Freehold DM wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Banning cars would ruin the lives and economy of many rural areas, where people often have to drive fairly long distances to work or just to their neighboring towns to get the things they need, such as food, medical care, etc.

Or is this thread supposed to be silly?

What about horses? I know I sounds silly to some of, but they are a viable optional form of transportation.

They're not really a viable form of transportation without restructuring the modern world. (Which isn't really a bad idea.)

I commute ~20 miles a day, each way. Which is short compared to some of my friends. How long would that take on horseback?
And what would be the advantage over a bike?

The Exchange

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Freehold DM wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Banning cars would ruin the lives and economy of many rural areas, where people often have to drive fairly long distances to work or just to their neighboring towns to get the things they need, such as food, medical care, etc.

Or is this thread supposed to be silly?

What about horses? I know I sounds silly to some of, but they are a viable optional form of transportation.

Did you know you can still get a ticket for drunk driving on horse back?


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You can get a ticket for drunk driving a lawnmower. Ask George Jones!

And, Gark, you can have my Lincoln Towncar when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers!

EDIT: A little George Jones for y'all

The Exchange

I worked with a lady who said the same about cigarettes. They buried her with a pack. She died of lung cancer. Smoked two packs a day until she died.


Hudax wrote:

Right on.

Driving is a privilege, not a right.

Grandma might try to convice you otherwise. Don't listen.

For some reason, I misread that as

Quote:
Grandma might try to conceive you otherwise. Don't listen.

...and then I realized that someone stole the President's Time Machine and was causing all sorts of genealogical rannygazoo.

I blame Doc Brown and Marty McFly.


thejeff wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Banning cars would ruin the lives and economy of many rural areas, where people often have to drive fairly long distances to work or just to their neighboring towns to get the things they need, such as food, medical care, etc.

Or is this thread supposed to be silly?

What about horses? I know I sounds silly to some of, but they are a viable optional form of transportation.

They're not really a viable form of transportation without restructuring the modern world. (Which isn't really a bad idea.)

I commute ~20 miles a day, each way. Which is short compared to some of my friends. How long would that take on horseback?
And what would be the advantage over a bike?

Well I know a horse is faster than a bike. They also last longer an provide genuine companionship. I'm thinking 20 miles on a horse might be be an hour or so, but I am no expert.

Liberty's Edge

Mouthy Troll wrote:

I say we outlaw Oregon instead. Too much hot air emissions. It's ruining the biosphere.

That and webcomics. They rot the youth.

I agree, we should also ban all cancer, and allow all wheat products. Crunchy peanut butter: It's also out.

Anyway, the States seriously needs to cut back on its car habit. Even getting down to one trip to town per day per household would be a huge deal.


It's a little known fact, but the Founders actually intended for every citizen to own a complete nuclear arsenal, in case they need to exercise their God-given right to destroy the planet at will. The only reason that isn't spelled out in the 2nd amendment is that they hadn't invented nuclear weapons by the time the Bill of Rights was ratified.


Freehold DM wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Banning cars would ruin the lives and economy of many rural areas, where people often have to drive fairly long distances to work or just to their neighboring towns to get the things they need, such as food, medical care, etc.

Or is this thread supposed to be silly?

What about horses? I know I sounds silly to some of, but they are a viable optional form of transportation.

They're not really a viable form of transportation without restructuring the modern world. (Which isn't really a bad idea.)

I commute ~20 miles a day, each way. Which is short compared to some of my friends. How long would that take on horseback?
And what would be the advantage over a bike?
Well I know a horse is faster than a bike. They also last longer an provide genuine companionship. I'm thinking 20 miles on a horse might be be an hour or so, but I am no expert.

Horses can gallop well over 20 mph, but they can't sustain it. You're going to spend most of the day going 20 miles. (And the rest of it and more coming back.)

Liberty's Edge

We could use more (intercity) busses.


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The idiocy of American development can only be attributable to bloated plutocrats running things in their interest behind the rubric of "the market."

A revolutionary socialist government would end the unemployment problem with a massive public works program to "green" America.

Until then, get your f+#$ing hands off my Towncar.

Vive le Galt!


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It's not the cars that's the problem, I'd say they're actually a tool of democratisation (making travel easier makes for more open minds, in most cases at least) - it's the exhaust fumes that's the problem.

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Gark the Goblin wrote:

We should ban all cars. They kill too many people and pollute too much. They are an emblem of the idea that those who have money should show it. We can let the military have cars, since we trust it.

Yes, I do want to take your cars away.

What's more, requiring people to register their cars and get car licenses after demonstrating their ability to use cars safely IS THE FIRST STEP TO TAKING YOUR CARS AWAY!!! Damn those car-grabbers in Washington, trying to track law-abiding car owners!

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