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Re: Big Brother is watching



On 9/4/97 12:51 AM, Tim May ([email protected])  passed this wisdom:

>At 8:28 PM -0700 9/3/97, Sean Roach wrote:
>>At 03:43 AM 9/4/97 +0200, Anonymous wrote:
>>...
>>>>With this wonderful sucess, We can all look forward to this items being
>>>>placed in our domiciles in order to further protect us from crime.
>>>
>>>And I'll give my kids a can of spray paint and a ladder. Maybe I'll offer
>>>bonus prizes if they can figure out an inventive, undetectable way to 
disable
>>>the fucker.
>>...
>>In Altus, it is illegal to sell spray paint to persons under the age of 18.
>>That makes two violations of their rights that I know of.
>>The curfue which was enacted a couple years ago being the first.
>>All because the local politicians are fully aware that they are too young to
>>vote.
>
>In my community, it is even illegal to buy spray paints and give them or
>make them available to those under some age (18 or 21...I don't know).
>
>I like my solution a lot better: anyone can buy the fucking spray paint,
>but taggers are shot down by those whose property they're trespassing on.
>
>Seems consistent with personal freedom and responsibility.

 I don't know if the law is still on the books, but when I was an 
undergrad at Univ of Penn in the 60's you could not buy a water 
pistol/squirtgun of any kind, because there had been some incidents where 
people were squirted in the face with ammonia bu a couple of miscreants, 
so the city council took it upon themselves to 'protect' us all!


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