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Old 01-30-2003, 02:58 PM   #1
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I doubt the law being discussed will last long if passed. I even wonder if this is just a hoax or misinformation disseminated.



Because it is just plain unconstitutional. Since when do claimed bodies become state property? Big word here is "claimed" by family members, etc... not talking about the bodies that are due to end up in the morgue unclaimed by friends or families (bums on cycles?)



I say let it pass, so the New Mexico legislature can get b*tch-slapped by the judicial system for coming up with and passing such a blatantly discriminatory law.



and hopefully, this post doesn't get edited / censored by the nazis who moderate this board just because my viewpoint doesn't parallel theirs... nevermind disrespecting others or use of colorful language ... which i find interesting since i dropped 11 bucks to sign up...
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Old 01-30-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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If a law like this was actually passed, it would only demonstrate the foolishness of politicians.
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:04 PM   #3
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I have noticed that my most unpopular posts have sometimes temporarily dissappeared. The "bad" words are automatically filtered I think.
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:17 PM   #4
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This has to be a hoax. This would last about 5 seconds before it was declared unconstitutional. Can they make car drivers who don't wear seat belts become organ donors? I don't think so...



My understanding is that New Mexico doesn't have a helmet law for those over 18. How can you legislate in a penalty for something that isn't illegal?



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Old 01-30-2003, 03:19 PM   #5
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I am fairly sure that such a bill has about 0.000001% chance of actually being enacted. And, as you point out, if passed, it almost certainly would not pass judicial revue.



In reality, it seems more like a PR move by a politician who is promoting helmet laws, and/or who is rabidly anti-motorcycle.



As for site censorship, I believe that most is done by software, which has the subtlty of a sledgehammer.



eg, you can't use the word p!ss without replacing letters, in spite of the fact that it is commonly used in prime time network tv (not to mention it is used in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). Someone on another thread recently refered to the late, great director Alfred Hitch***** which was censored as well -- guess should have said "Hitchpenis"



Obviously, not a human doing that censoring.
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:27 PM   #6
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This proposed law is vile, atrocious, audacious.......outrageous.
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:42 PM   #7
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thanks for your input,



and i agree, regarding the use of colorful language, a software script is in place to prevent such utterances... that is appropriate.



but i find it intriguing that entire posts of PAYING members are sectioned out from the thread, unknown to the viewing audience. What is disturbing is that these posts quite often don't have colorful language, just criticism of those who write the articles around here.



but hey, i acknowledge this isn't exactly The Economist, where criticism of authors is actively encouraged and prominently displayed in the following week's edition.



i just am expecting a bit more introspection and professionalism than what is currently evident.
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:46 PM   #8
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Happily, they won't harvest until death. The next step will be a bounty for cars that cream bikes with helmetless riders.
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:59 PM   #9
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Just another shining example of our Gov looking out for our "best interests". By the way, no post is removed from any thread. It can be rated to be 0 or -1 on the rankings and you just won't see it on the default setting. Go up to the ranking drop down box located just under the story, and pick -1 to see all the posts. It's generally where me and KPaul hang out the most. Personally I like people that ruffle the feathers a bit.
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Old 01-30-2003, 04:15 PM   #10
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>>Happily, they won't harvest until death<<



Reminds me of the Monty Python routine where the family signed up as organ doners without realizing that they didn't have to die first to be called on to give up the organs. Can't remember for sure which movie -- Meaning of Life, or Life of Brian, perhaps?
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