Join Early Retirement Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-18-2015, 11:54 AM   #21
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by utrecht View Post
So you don't believe the trade off of a small amount of inconvenience (being stopped at a checkpoint for 30 seconds) is worth getting drunk people off the road? Have you ever had a friend or family member killed by a drunk driver?

I assume you object to the post 911 added security at airports as well?

It is not going to be 30 seconds... there is a line... you have to wait in that line until you get to the front... heck, here a stalled car can stop you for 5 minutes easily... when I was stopped close to the border looking for illegals it was 20 minutes... the second stop was close to 5... and these checkpoints actually work better than the DWI checkpoints....

And no, I do not see the advantage... from what I read they do very little to nothing....

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. attributed to Ben Franklin...


I object to a lot of the safety measures... how many bombers have they actually stopped People get on planes with knifes, guns etc. etc. all the time... If you read from the people who know they say that it is an illusion of safety.... just like I think these DWI stops are an illusion of good police activity....

I use to fly a lot just after the attack on the WTC... I do not remember how many times they checked a bag for bomb chemicals... but it was a few.... I was stopped overseas for having a AA battery in a MP3 player!!!

Funny thing is that I few a few weeks ago... and I now getting pre-checked.... so I do not have to go thru the lines like others anymore (except that I went with DW and stayed with her so I did get checked)...


Nope, nobody I know killed by a drunk driver.... but it does not mean that I am soft on DWI... I was on a jury that sentenced a drunk driver to 45 years in prison (which means he will be there 15)... what would you do
__________________

__________________
Texas Proud is online now  
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-18-2015, 11:57 AM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Big_Hitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: In the fairway
Posts: 4,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas Proud View Post
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. attributed to Ben Franklin...
agreed - one thing I miss about TX is the libertarian attitude
__________________

__________________
Swing hard, look up
Big_Hitter is online now  
Old 02-18-2015, 11:58 AM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Big_Hitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: In the fairway
Posts: 4,094
They had "checkpoints" all over Europe in the early 40s - I guess no one complained about those either


__________________
Swing hard, look up
Big_Hitter is online now  
Old 02-18-2015, 01:46 PM   #24
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,428
Sorry, folks

__________________

__________________
MichaelB is online now  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sec 179 - the SUV loophole thefed FIRE and Money 2 12-12-2010 06:35 PM
The Enron Loophole boont FIRE and Money 17 06-20-2008 07:37 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:25 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.