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those crazy libertarians...
« on: May 06, 2014, 07:18:29 AM »
a group of libertarians is driving a town in NH up the wall.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/us/politics/libertarians-trail-meter-readers-telling-town-live-free-or-else.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

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They are part of a broader effort by about two-dozen activists, most of them from someplace else, to unshackle Keene from the “violent monopoly” of government and its enforcers, including these parking officers who work in weather fair and foul.

The mundane matter of parking has become so contentious that a third parking officer, an ex-soldier who served in Iraq, quit last year because, he says, he could no longer take the close-up videotaping and the taunts that “I had condoned the droning of brown babies.”

They sound misguided at best. 
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Re: those crazy libertarians...
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 08:26:48 AM »
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Keene’s two parking officers, both women, are often videotaped by young adults known as “Robin Hooders.” They track the whereabouts of the officers by two-way radio, feed expired meters before $5 tickets can be written, and leave a business card saying that “we saved you from the king’s tariff.”
They just don’t make hippies like they used to. It is starting to seem like protests and "counter culture movements" are all the rage these days. Almost as if its trendy..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9phndNmRqc

I found some footage of actual Robin Hooders in action. Saving the good people of Keene from the grasp of government.. and socialism to apparently.
There is also a topless protest arguing that women should be allowed to walk around topless like men. This involves carrying guns to!
This must be a crazy place to live. White people are nuts...

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Re: those crazy libertarians...
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 08:44:25 AM »
While I do hate ludicrous over regulation and particularly zealous ticketing....this is a bizarre overreaction. I mean $5.00????? I got hot under the collar when I got  a $25.00 ticket when Ellicott City created a new, and frankly bizarre parking system that seems intended to generate tickets(and low and behold, multiple business on their main street have gone under recently...I wonder if there is any relationship between these two...hrrrmmm) But $5??? Pfffttttt!
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Re: those crazy libertarians...
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 01:57:14 AM »
While I do hate ludicrous over regulation and particularly zealous ticketing....this is a bizarre overreaction. I mean $5.00????? I got hot under the collar when I got  a $25.00 ticket ...

$25! Here in merry old London the average parking fine is £120 (almost exactly $200) - though you do get half off if you pay within two weeks (ie paying without appeal)...

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Re: those crazy libertarians...
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 05:23:36 AM »
£120?   There were 197 of us living in a paper bag...............  :)
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Re: those crazy libertarians...
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 10:11:37 AM »
The linked site says
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They track the whereabouts of the officers by two-way radio, feed expired meters before $5 tickets can be written, and leave a business card saying that “we saved you from the king’s tariff.”
Now it is a little known fact that Robin Hood had the greatest difficulty parking his SUV in Sherwood Forest, particularly as his tights had no pockets in which to keep coins.

So great was his feeling that he and his disciples built the Mayflower and invented America where he discovered the Oreo[1]. and that lightning is made of kites.

It speaks volumes that, when in the world there is so much to do, a set of arseholes shoot the messenger and take up arms against a $5 fee.
 1. The Oreo is an exact copy of an Olde Englishe Coin that was used to feed parking meters and small children.
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Re: those crazy libertarians...
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 03:41:18 PM »
I thought they just shot silver tipped bows.

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