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Title: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: argonian on February 28, 2006, 04:54:21 PM
(as with all media and the internet, I'm sure this has been seen before)

But its freakin' incredible...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5366552067462745475&q=meditation+speed

Good on all of them.
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: error on March 01, 2006, 12:24:38 AM
Hm, more things like this should be organized.
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: bushwacker on March 04, 2006, 01:33:44 AM
What is it? (My video player is currently messed up)
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: error on March 04, 2006, 08:38:39 PM
I was even able to see it on Linux. Just make sure your Flash Player is working.

It's a vivid demonstration of what happens when you drive the speed limit.

And I want to organize thousands more such demonstrations.
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: bushwacker on March 05, 2006, 03:50:48 AM
ok im' on linux w/ FF as well. I'll check it out again (right now I have to type some crap).
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: Frog on March 05, 2006, 05:24:24 AM
get down with the sickness
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Post by: Caveman on March 10, 2006, 06:21:11 PM
lol awesome vid thanks for sharing
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Post by: TN_FSP on March 10, 2006, 09:03:43 PM
Good stuff.
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: Jiperly on March 17, 2006, 08:08:10 PM
These guys are just assholes. Its that simple. :x
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: CivilianJones on March 17, 2006, 08:58:52 PM
Assholes, yes, but they're proving a point that 55mph is too slow of a speed limit.  Hopefully the government will respond and raise the speed limit (or... could it be, even get rid of it?)
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: charlieo on March 19, 2006, 04:21:15 PM
Raise the speed limit? Get rid of the speed limit? Then everybody will be going hundreds of miles an hour, and crash and die, and there will be huge explosions everywhere, and complete chaos on the roads! We should LOWER the speed limit, then everybody will go nice and slow, and not crash or anything. Ever.
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: TN_FSP on March 19, 2006, 04:31:58 PM
Raise the speed limit? Get rid of the speed limit? Then everybody will be going hundreds of miles an hour, and crash and die, and there will be huge explosions everywhere, and complete chaos on the roads! We should LOWER the speed limit, then everybody will go nice and slow, and not crash or anything. Ever.

No.  They eliminated the speed limit on the interstates in MT and almost nothing bad happened.  Of course, some losers and a bunch of cops complained and now it is back.  But MT proved that at least in a rural mountainous state, you don't need an interstate speed limit.
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: argonian on March 30, 2006, 08:38:48 PM
Raise the speed limit? Get rid of the speed limit? Then everybody will be going hundreds of miles an hour, and crash and die, and there will be huge explosions everywhere, and complete chaos on the roads! We should LOWER the speed limit, then everybody will go nice and slow, and not crash or anything. Ever.

Have you heard of the Autobahn?  Liberal speed limits. Lots of high end german engineered cars. Driving rediculous speeds.

from: http://gettingaroundgermany.home.att.net/autobahn.htm#speedlimits

Accident rates
Despite the general high speeds, the accident, injury, and death rates on the Autobahn are remarkably low.  The Autobahn carries about a third of all Germany's traffic, but injury accidents on the Autobahn account for only 6% of such accidents nationwide and less than 12% of all traffic fatalities were the result of Autobahn crashes (2004).  In fact, the annual fatality rate (3.2 per billion km in 2004) is consistently lower than that of most other superhighway systems, including the US Interstates (5.0 in 2003).

Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: bignasty022 on April 01, 2006, 04:17:29 PM
It's a thing of beauty.  Too bad the cops weren't around. 
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: Bill Brasky on April 02, 2006, 01:50:24 AM
Assholes ?  For creating a protest by obeying a law ?  Its fuckin genius !
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: Jiperly on April 04, 2006, 12:25:58 AM
Naw, they're assholes.

Its funny- the week this oringially was posted, Ian bitched that week about how cops pulling you over for "good driving" is wasting yours and everyones time and money. How is intentually blocking a major highway any different?

Want to complain about this? Protest in a way so that you don't hold up the 150+ people behind you trying to get somewhere. Its just an asshole move.
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: Bill Brasky on April 04, 2006, 12:39:35 AM
I generally disagree with the rules themselves.  So, to me, using them correctly to show how stupid they are is an interesting concept.  Imagine if you were in a real good, cash based independant business.  Maybe a real estate broker in private practice.  I'm only sayin it for the money.  Imagine paying your income taxes in pennies.  Its legal currency.  So, if you made a million bucks last year, and have to pay 350,000 in taxes... that would be 35 million pennies, or around thirty five thousand kilos, if a penny weighs a gram.  I would love to see someone do that. 
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: Jiperly on April 04, 2006, 12:54:22 AM
I'd give them an additional 5 pennies if they chucked them through the front windows of the IRS.......
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: bushwacker on April 07, 2006, 08:36:42 PM
Bill, I'm pretty sure someone's done this before and they probably don't take it and then will punish you if you don't give them something convenient w/in a certain ammount of time. Personally, I say just do what I do and don't feed those trolls in the first place. So far no one has come for me, so I'd say they are nearly all bark and very little bite.
Title: Re: What happens when you obey a bad law?
Post by: anarchy on April 08, 2006, 06:04:00 AM
Great video.
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Post by: Evenstar on April 08, 2006, 11:31:52 PM
I love the idea.  Yeah, sure, it would probably bother me to be stuck behind them if I didn't know why they were doing what they were doing, but it sure seems a good way to protest to me... by obeying the law.

Now, they really ought to have gotten a TON more publicity beforehand, though.. like calling all the local police stations and media and the like.  It would have been interesting to see what excuse was given by police officers for pulling over people for driving at (and actually slightly above in at least one case) the speed limit.  (Or how they chose to respond if they didn't pull over people who were OBVIOUSLY impeding the flow of traffic, but just by driving at the speed limit.)