Police Misconduct / Collecting / Illegal Uber driver

October 12th, 2015 - 11:05pmby FTL_Markin


At some point, after reading story after story and seeing video after video, a pile of dead dogs later, I stopped making excuses for the police. Sure, I respect lots of cops, many would throw themselves in front of a bullet to protect my family and I appreciate that. However, what I saw, in way too many cases, usually in the US, was not just a cop using too much force, but he would do it in front of other cops and they would either do nothing or join in. At first I could explain this away as an isolated incident, but over time, that got harder and harder. Why can Postal workers go door to door and deal with dogs all of the time and not shoot them, but our brave Paladins of Justice seem to slather at the thought of plugging your beagle. I used to apologize for the police. I don't anymore.

We talked about collecting AOL CDs. This is a great foil discussing collecting, generally. These AOL CDs were widely considered trash but now some plucky collectors are paying money and preserving these once reviled nuisances.

Christopher David, the illegal Uber driver in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is snitched on by a bouncer and then hassled by a cop. All of this is brought to you by the decades old taxi cartels that run transportation in major cities. They don't want to compete, so they attempt to regulate. They scream "SAFETY" but what they want is the status quo. They are the candlestick makers complaining about lightbulbs. They need to evolve or find a new way to make a living.

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