Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Technology is Evil. Math is stupid.

An exciting pilot project is underway in London England which is sure to increase the police forces quantity of auctionable goods:

Controversial powers for police to confiscate vehicles if their driver is using a mobile or not wearing a seatbelt are to be used across London.

Police chiefs say an eight-month trial of Operation Reclaim - nicknamed "stop and seize" - has led to a 29 per cent drop in serious crimes such as robbery and burglary in west London.

A total of 1,800 cars, vans and motorcycles were impounded during the trial in Hounslow, using powers introduced last year under the Road Traffic Act that allow police to pull over vehicles that have aroused their suspicion.

Most drivers lost their vehicles after they were stopped for relatively minor traffic offences.
Law-abiding citizens have no reason to be concerned, as it's only anti-social elements like carbon-emitting SUV drivers that are under the radar, so you see, it's not as if the police are stopping people at random. Stay safe. Take the bus and if you visit New York, be sure to turn off your ipod before crossing the street, because you might get run over by a cellphone talking motorist or even a speeding bus.
State Senator Carl Kruger on Wednesday will introduce legislation that would allow officers to fine people crossing the street while chatting on a cellphone, using a Blackberry or listening to an MP3 player in New York City or Buffalo.

Kruger says that when people use the electronic gadgets, they disengage from the world, and are oblivious to other pedestrians and vehicles.

"I'm not trying to intrude on that," Kruger told Reuters. "But what's happening is when they're tuning into their iPod, or Blackberry, or cellphone or video game, they're walking into speeding buses and moving automobiles. It's becoming a nationwide problem."

Krueger says the government has a responsibility to protect citizens.
We have a collective responsibility to protect each other from ourselves. Reckless people such as jaywalkers, gum chewers, fast food addicts and smokers are responsible for long wait lines. They should be purged.

This important public service announcement also appears at Mitchieville, because Mitchievillians care more about London than Londoners do because residents of Mitchieville also reside in the taxpaying province of Ontario.