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Old 07-05-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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I think today would be a good day to reflect on lost freedom . . .
I'll start things off with:
Do you remember when it was legal to shoot off fire-works?
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:35 AM   #2
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Do you remember when it was legal to shoot off fire-works?
Still is here in Georgia.

 
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:47 AM   #3
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Maybe that is what I am nostalgic for. I grew up in the South and have lived out West for a long time. They frown on blowing **** up out here.
How about seat belts?
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:52 AM   #4
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Maybe that is what I am nostalgic for. I grew up in the South and have lived out West for a long time. They frown on blowing **** up out here.
How about seat belts?
Yeah pretty sure you have to wear seat belts...another liberty taken from us.

I remeber when I could buy beer on Sundays (when I lived in another state that is).

I see this thread taking a bad political turn very soon.

 
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:55 AM   #5
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Dude, I'm sitting here on my back porch looking over the horizon and from far left to far right...nothing but star bursts, whistles and flaming explosions.

It feels like Baghdad out there.

 
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:58 AM   #6
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How about the old days when you carried your pocket knife on an airplane without a search and seizure regimen.Hell,not too long ago you could smoke on an airline.

 
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:09 AM   #7
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I see this thread taking a bad political turn very soon.
I have no political bent. In my days I have seen both parties in control and they both have eroded my personal liberties. Let's leave politics out of it and reminisce about "the good old days".
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:23 AM   #8
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Gene pool. Buggered. Totally.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:35 AM   #9
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I understand the seat belt arguement about as much as I understand that helmet arguement. I totally don't get people who have issues with laws with this. Trampling on your freedoms? Bull****.

I've seen completely ****ed up accidents where people have worn their seat belts and have been talking on the cell phone to their insurance companies when I rolled up. And I've seen accidents where guys have lost it going around the turn on their bike, head-first into the curb, only to crack their helmets.

But I've NEVER seen an accident where someone has NOT worn their seat belt and has been better off. Ever.

You can call it "nanny laws" or whatever but you have to realize, the state has another agenda...money. Health care costs and insurance companies get boned here. So who picks up the tab? The taxpayers. Me, I could care less what people do but the second they get in a car accident and are injured they want the whole book of medical care thrown at them.

My solution: you want to not wear seat belts or helmets? Fine. Your medical care is based off what's available in your bank account. Natural selection.

Maybe it's the 4 pints of Bell's Porter I've had but IMHO, people crying about seat belts laws is ****ing weak.

 
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:40 AM   #10
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Health care costs and insurance companies get boned here.
Now we're getting somewhere.
Since when was it the government's job to protect the interest of the insurance companies?
(FWIW, I was wearing seat belts before it became the law)
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