Court order: Walk while you whistle in Portland

Posted February 24th, 2013 by phonon

Over the past year, in fact, Smith has been summonsed, arrested and taken to court for disorderly conduct for "loud whistling." Smith is now free to whistle, but only under one unusual condition: He has to keep walking while he whistles.

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MADD mad that Safe Ride gives drunks free rides

Posted April 25th, 2011 by phonon

Safe Ride, Bernalillo County's program that offers bar hoppers free rides to and from home, will see a $20,000 increase in funding next year, but one of drunk driving's biggest opponents says it's a bad idea.

"I have a big problem with that," said Linda Atkinson with the DWI Resource Center. "The victims we work with and the victims that MADD works with los their jobs, lose their homes. They lose everything and there's no pot of money that helps them."

"It's almost like we created an industry to help take care of these offenders and the victims be damned. And I think that is so wrong."

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Church group intimidates porn shoppers

Posted July 24th, 2010 by phonon

This is an example of busybodies who feel that they must enforce their moral code on everyone else. But, this is also an example of ostracism, public shaming tactics, and/or "peer" pressure being used to change people's behavior. The church group must realize, though, that turnabout is fair play.

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