If he had just followed the nice policeman's instructions and 'confessed' that he really meant shooting fellow students, then everything would have turned out OK. That he insisted on telling the truth.... Well, that's his own fault, now isn't it?
The Province of Ontario just announced that it has conducted a study which shows conclusively that merely having the screen of an electronic device visible to you causes sufficient distraction to degrade your driving as much as if you were drunk. Consequently, the police will now charge you if the screen of a device is visible to you. Period. And clearly, there can be no appeal of this; if you're stopped, you're guilty.
Here's EVERYTHING you need to know about this study and the new law: the cops and their laptop computers are exempt.
This brings to mind the fight over the name of a scotch whiskey made in Cape Breton, Canada, that was called "Glen Breton". The Scotch Whiskey Association sued over the use of the word 'Glen' in the name, and tried to prevent them from calling it 'scotch' whiskey. Ultimately, the little distillery prevailed (http://reports.cmf-fja.gc.ca/eng/2010/2009fca16.html).
An aside: the distillery began making an absolutely incredible scotch whiskey that is finished in ice wine barrels. It's fantastic (although I'm sure purists will turn up their nose)
Morrison makes it clear that 'free stuff on the Interwebz' is a clear sign of the Apocolypse, so I assume he got paid to write this. In that case, isn't there some sort of defective-product/LemonLaw that would let us get our money back?
OTOH, when you write
here in the US, the first major democracy...
Um, wow. Isn't that Morrison guy from some place that invented a thing called 'Parliment'??
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