Okay, so I can just close one lane of a local road and funnel traffic into a holding area to offer them a chance to buy girl scout cookies?
The problem isn't with other drivers or merging traffic (I too resent late mergers) its with the government using police powers to seize vehicles and citizens, and later claim that compliance was voluntary.
Re: Re: Re: Now is a good time to educate cops and the public.
Seems like Christopher interpreted Paul's argument as a personal attack and chose to return ad hominem. I don't think Paul intended anything of the sort and Christopher's response (depending on his occupation) could serve as an example of the "Us vs Them" attitude we're discussing.
Seems a lot like the shell companies set up in Hollywood to make movies look unprofitable. They collected a bunch of money, and it went somewhere. Now the cashflow is down so they're abandoning this shell rather than have to re-inject money to pay their debts.
"In the end, if something is so insane as to get your ire up, there's a half-decent chance that it's too insane to be real."
Oh thank god. I was starting to thing that all this NSA shredding the constitution and staunch refusal of the government to even acknowledge it, labeling public defenders as traitors was actually real. Now that's good satire!
Why aren't we compensating a company when we buy at nice low IPO prices and then turn a profit reselling when the stock is valued higher as a better investment? Apple and IBM should be getting a piece off the top of every stock trade, otherwise what's the incentive to create new products?
This is a tax levied by non-government agents and is probably the worst idea I've heard all year.
Wait, so you can just hire off-duty cops to direct motorists into whatever film-flam you have set up? Can I look forward to being hijacked into a high school car wash, roadside Flower Truck, or the McDonald's drive thu in the near future?
"I'm sorry sir, you don't have to buy any McNuggets, but you're already here, so..."