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Tickets/Driving Stuff

Tickets/Driving Stuff

Anything related to speeding tickets, driving & stuff like that.

85 MPH: Almost a Speed Limit

On a stretch of road near Austin, Texas there is an actual speed limit. Or at least, close to one. You can drive up to 85 MPH on  Texas Highway 130 -...

On “Speeding”

The government cares about revenue - and control. It posts speed limits accordingly. At best - that is, assuming benevolent if condescending intent - they are posted based on the least common...

The Double Yellow Prison

This country is painted over with double yellow bars - a sort of rolling-ribbon prison, from which escape is not possible. Or at least, very difficult. Legal passing zones - always...

Legal Tender… Except When It’s Not

It still says, "legal tender for all debts, public and private" - but it's becoming clear the powers-that-be would much prefer you used something else. Besides cash money, that is. Increasingly, they...

Insurance & Racial Profiling

There is near-universal outrage when an individual is treated as a member of a group when that group is racial or ethnic in composition. More than that - it is illegal...

Cypher’s Choice

In the original Matrix movie, there's a character named Cypher who decides that life is more comfortable for him within the confines of the false-reality programming that is the Matrix. He...

Clover Conditioning

It is not enough that we break the heretic. We must make him one of us. Words to that effect, as spoken by the character O'Brien to Winston Smith in 1984....

Recovering Our Rights: A Place to Start

America didn't become a continental penal colony overnight. It happened step by step, over a period of many years. It'd be wonderful if we could do an overnight re-set, but that's...

The Love Affair May Be Over…

Americans' love affair with the car may be headed for divorce court. The Pew Research Center did a study recently that says the number of people who still enjoy going for...

“Your” Car Won’t Be Beginning in 2015

After a certain point, it's not paranoia. The latest brick in the wall is the predictably named "Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century Act," also known as Senate Bill...
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