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Archive for December, 2007

Mobile Phone Car Use = Jail

Posted by Ian Blyth on 20 December 2007

The UK government has announced that they want to jail people for using mobile phones while driving. They already brought on a law banning use of mobile phones while driving with the punishment of a fine and points on your licence. Even although the police could have used the existing laws. This new vendetta against motorists concerns dangerous driving which is already covered by a law that the police can use.

What has this government got against motorists and especially ones that use mobile phones. I think it is more dangerous to drive with a passenger as they will talk and the natural reaction is to look at them as you would in any conversation to pick up the body language. So will the government ban passengers, listening to the radio and so forth? Fit a detector that would show you were not concentrating on the road which would send an alert to a big government database which they would then lose?

Stupid politicians!

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Democracy

Posted by Ian Blyth on 17 December 2007

Democracy is the illusion of thinking that you have some control by allowing you to pit your one vote against the millions in order to give you the chance to chose a new set of potential duffers to replace the old set of confirmed duffers.

Politicians are like beauty queens. People often say the best looking woman do not go in for these contests and they are right. You have to want to go in for them whether you are the best or not. The same for politicians plus the ones that get in are the ones that are good at getting votes and not necessarily good at doing the job.

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