The fact that you said "texting and driving is perfectly safe." It's not. Ever. Be a grown up and admit your mistake, or go away. Don't double-down on stupid.
Even hands-free setups have been proven unsafe, as it's not holding the phone that's dangerous, it's the fact that the driver is paying attention to something other than driving.
The fact that you claim texting and driving is safe at any speed indicates that I was correct in my originally assertion - you're trying to excuse dangerous behaviour because you, personally, choose to engage in it.
Not cool. You nor anyone else is so important to society that you get a pass on dangerous behavior.
People who fly drones irresponsibly create a serious hazard to others, so improper drone operation should be a felony too, right? Or people who use their 3D printer to make weapons, ooh, that can be dangerous too, so lets make them felons as well.
Hell, if making a crime a felony is a deterrant, why not go for broke and make all crimes felonies?
Um... many other states have had mandatory interlocks for decades. If anything, California is the state that didn't seem to have a problem letting drunks drive until recently.
I'll bet they were afraid of being called racist.
First of all, America has a pretty low violent crime rate. We have a high homicide rate, but I think I can safely say that is because we are uniquely flooded with cheap handguns. But I digress...
The majority of those homicides are committed by gang member against other gang members - something like 78% of people killed with handguns have felony records.
So, probably less of a "too many handguns" problem, and more of a "too many gangbangers" problem - one that appears to be slowly solving itself.
Statistically speaking, a douchebag on a cellphone is just as dangerous, if not more so, than a drunk. Methinks you're just excusing the bad behaviours you yourself choose to engage in.
Missouri is the same way, and from what I've seen it's pretty effective - once you've been forced to pay around $2,000/mo for 6 months just getting your car to start, all but the most hardcore alcoholics tend to get the hint.
The serious drunks (like one of my uncles)? Yea, they don't give a fuck, they'll just drive illegally registered vehicles with no license.
Why do you think that me not wanting to change idiots into criminals mean that I don't care about the victims of idiots?
Does turning idiots into criminals somehow benefit the victims?
I'm guessing it's because the person you're responding to is a selfish idiot themselves, which is why they can't fathom consequences that extend beyond the tip of their microscopic penis.
For the same reason we don't hold automotible makers and sellers responsible - in short, because blaming people other than the perpetrator for a crime is fucking idiotic fascism.
Presumably he talks of people like Joy, Torvalds, Stallman, Norvig
Presumably not, since those are all people who could easily immigrate here under current regulations.
Agreed - unless someone is actually going to be punished, and the broken system fixed, all they're really doing by revealing their crimes is slapping America about the face and mouth with their data-mining cocks.
I was suspicious of the U.S. allegations that the North Korean government was behind it when the North Koreans denied it was them.
Yes, because the North Koreans are forthright and honest chaps, their statements are always unbiased and true...
Sure, but in fairness, American TLA's aren't well known for their honesty, either. Remember James 'my job is to lie to the American people' Clapper?
Next time they call I plan on acting amazed that my new computer can tell it's infected even before I inbox it. I then intend to see if I can get them to walk me (an idiot, of course) through putting it together so I can let them "help" fix it.
Here's hoping it kills an hour or more of their time
Is it me, or has wasting the time of these asshole scammers become a rather popular sport among IT folks?
I personally jacked one around for about 30 minutes. The best part was at the end, when I told him my hobby was murdering cows for no good reason. Dude got PISSED.
Because there are obvious safety issues with crossing a road outside a crosswalk, whereas you'd be hard-pressed to come up with a similar rationale for carrying ±2 grams of pot.