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Another school board run amok

Discussion in 'The OT' started by wilbur_the_goose, May 23, 2012.

  1. Rich

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    This is New Jersey! Those cameras are cash cows, they'll never get rid of them. Now they have to be certified or you can beat the ticket. Certification means the amber light stays on for the proper length of time. When first installed, the contractors had the amber lights stay on for such a short time you couldn't go thru them in some places without the cameras flashing. If that law passes, the traffic light cameras will surely be exempt. This is what living in New Jersey is like.

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  2. Laxguy

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    I'd be incensed if I were entering a public park and someone told me to turn over my phone and camera.
    Would anyone put up with that?
     
  3. Laxguy

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    Coulda been booze! (One reason they don't let folks bring in their own beverages.) :eek2:

    And the camera: illustrates the difference between public and private venues.
     
  4. Herdfan

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    Celebrities lose their rights of privacy by being, well celebrities.

    By using tickets to sporting events you give permission to being used on video or in pictures.
     
  5. Laxguy

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    I'm not sure celebrities have any more or less rights than you and I do re photo taking, with a major exception: Geo. Clooney or "Snooki" or whatever goes to the supermarket, that's "news" and can be published as such. You and I coming out of the video store isn't, so we could stop the publication of our photos, at least in theory. In practice, unless it's the porn video store, it wouldn't be worth it.

    And in addition to our granting rights to be photo'd at the Yankees game, we are also forgoing our use of professional grade cameras in the fine print.
     
  6. Rich

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    My brother's camera I can understand. It's large and could contain explosives. Without taking such cameras apart I don't see how you could really tell. But a bottle of water? I was an accomplished drunk and I never ran into any liquor that didn't have an odor. Vodka smells, gin smells, anisette stinks (all colorless). Water doesn't. As I said, I was drinking from the plastic bottle and I would have stunk of booze too. Anyone who believes that drinking vodka doesn't make you give off an odor is just wrong.

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  7. Rich

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    I've never read the fine print on a Yankees' ticket, is that really in the fine print? That would explain my brother's camera not being allowed to watch the game.... :lol:

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  8. Laxguy

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    Cameras are banned as they want to keep all distribution rights of every aspect of the game.

    Bottles are banned because they cut into sales they could otherwise make via their concessionaires.

    I don't disagree about alcohol having an odor, but the gate folk aren't going to be sniffing bottles.

    And I'm 3000 miles away from Yankee stadium, and have no way to check on what's in the fine print. But I'd be interested to find out what you can read between innings! I've seen it enough at other venues, though.
     
  9. Rich

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    Yeah, that was put in place just after 9/11. Before that, you just walked in.

    Next time I feel like wasting a few hundred bucks I'll be sure to read the ticket... :lol:

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    You don't lose rights because you're famous.
     
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    It is an interesting idea but unless someone is there handing them out in the morning and collecting them at the end of the day, I see some problems. What's to stop someone from holding on to several of these ID's while friends head off campus? What happens if the kid forgets it in their locker, car, home, under the bleachers?
    Maybe the school district should think about going with anklets ;)
     
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  15. Rich

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    I've got a loony elementary school teacher living across the street from me. I've been wondering for years how she's kept her job. Unfortunately, you find wackos in most workplaces.

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  16. Stewart Vernon

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    When I was in elementary school... it was around the time that Phil Donahue was still the thing to watch... and they had a guy on who claimed to be an ex-employee of Proctor & Gamble and said their company logo symbolized devil worship...

    Next day at school, I had a teacher that urged all of us to stop using those products and further... to bring some the next day to school to burn. She also asked people to bring their bibles to school...

    Nobody (even the religious students) brought bibles... but this lady was more than a little crazy... and even when that Donahue guest was revealed to be a fake and the whole thing a hoax... she didn't completely back off the crazy.
     
  17. dpeters11

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    I thought there was nothing that actually appeared on Donohue, including the fake guest. I think originally, the claim was that the CEO was on. I knew that wasn't true, but didn't think the charge was even leveled on Donohue (or any other show.)

    Those who strongly believe (or disbelieve) something, cannot be convinced they are wrong. Back in high school (and this was the 1990s), I knew a student that did not believe airplane travel was actually possible. Not sure exactly how she rationalized it (government brain washing maybe). That and she did not believe in the existence of stars in space.

    Convincing her otherwise was an exercise in futility.
     
  18. Rich

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    I don't think I've ever used the acronym "IMHO". I don't have humble opinions, but I'm always willing to change those opinions. I can be convinced I'm wrong. In fact, if someone starts arguing with me, I always think I must be wrong. But, I'm a pessimist and I'm usually happy to be proven wrong. People who think they're always right are delusional, IMNSHO... :lol:

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    I wonder if she still believe this.
     
  20. Stewart Vernon

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    Interesting... I of course as a kid knew it wasn't likely to be true... and then I remember hearing of course that it wasn't... I believe I was in the 4th grade and would have been in school when Donahue was on anyway.

    In my kid's memory, I thought I remembered that he had a guest on the show that was just making stuff up... and that he never had the president of Procter & Gamble on at all... but maybe as you say nobody was ever on Donahue at all and that too was all part of the fake story.

    In any case, foggy memory and all... I remember all of us being kind of nervous and wondering if our teacher was freaking out or not.
     

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