Apple and Google to review DUI checkpoint-dodging applications

 

Apple and Google to review DUI checkpoint-dodging applications

http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/11/apple-and-google-to-review-dui...

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Those congresscritters have more pressing matters they should be addressing... like the economy.

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<sarcasm>This is addressing

<sarcasm>This is addressing the economy. Fines are how local governments stay afloat in Police State Amerika, and you just cannot have anything out there that would level the playing field in favor of the citizens.</sarcasm>

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Slow.....Children at Play

I guess, simply wanting the information these apps. provide - so as to aviod the traffic slowdowns the checkpoints create - is not a good enough reason for the apps themselves?

DUI checkpoints

Florida is a right to know state. They publish where the checkpoints are going to be on TV, in the papers and on the radio.
It doesn't make any difference. The people who are getting drunk still run right into them.
Near me they set them up on the same road and almost the same location on the weekends.
Always get a bumper crop of idiots, just like lemmings, one after the other.
So, apps or not they still get caught.

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Sarcasm This Is Addressing

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

<sarcasm>This is addressing the economy. Fines are how local governments stay afloat in Police State Amerika, and you just cannot have anything out there that would level the playing field in favor of the citizens.</sarcasm>

As I said in another post since you don't seem to like it here you should find some where else to go,you said that wasn't an option,I suggested you run for office I see you didn't answer that one.Once again if you don't like America Leave and soon please I and every one else are tired of your Stupid Rants.

Interesting.

Interesting.

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mdh31951 wrote:
Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

<sarcasm>This is addressing the economy. Fines are how local governments stay afloat in Police State Amerika, and you just cannot have anything out there that would level the playing field in favor of the citizens.</sarcasm>

As I said in another post since you don't seem to like it here you should find some where else to go,you said that wasn't an option,I suggested you run for office I see you didn't answer that one.Once again if you don't like America Leave and soon please I and every one else are tired of your Stupid Rants.

people have an absolute right to voice their grievances about their government. If Strephon_Alkhalikoi is not happy about something the government does he has the right, and I argue the responsibility, to protest. Suggesting someone leave the USA for exercising their rights is un-American; given that, maybe you are the one who should consider leaving...after all the exercise of free speech seems to truly upset you. I guess you'd have been one of the ones telling blacks to STFU when they protested getting false confession beaten out of them with rubber hoses.

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Right to know

Timantide wrote:

Florida is a right to know state. They publish where the checkpoints are going to be on TV, in the papers and on the radio.
It doesn't make any difference. The people who are getting drunk still run right into them.
Near me they set them up on the same road and almost the same location on the weekends.
Always get a bumper crop of idiots, just like lemmings, one after the other.
So, apps or not they still get caught.

The right to know thing is all about avoiding the "entrapment" issue... that's why the locations are publicized. And it's not just in Florida.

Congress has no business sticking their nose under the tent here - if an app developer wants to take publicly available, and even crowd sourced data and make it available - more power to them. It's the free market at work. Something some in congress find unpalatable apparently.

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And by the way....

This thread was not intended to spark rancorous general political debate...

Can we please keep the focus on congresscriters poking their noses into people using specialized apps and map data???

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The government investigating

The government investigating this is simply additional proof of where their priorities lie: money, first, last, and always. The entire point of my sarcasm is to highlight the fact that a government with $14 trillion in debt and a failing economy will do anything to protect the revenue stream, including trampling upon the rights of its citizens. This is because government does not serve us as it is supposed to, but serves the corporations and the top 1% of the population.

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The legislature should find something constuctive to do..

So they don't want google or apple selling the apps. So who's next? Ebay, craigslist, amazon, or a thousand other sites. Great waste of time by people making 100K+ a year. Why would anyone with a brain worry about who is selling these apps?
It is not a question of whether they should or shouldn't sell them. The fact is someone will get them to market so maybe quit worry about things impossible to fix and maybe fix real problems facing this country.
As someone pointed out. People buy these apps and still get nailed. As someone stated to me a long time ago........The first thing to go when drinking is common sense. Once that's gone everything is fair game.

I don't know what you are thinking . . .

I ain't drunk, I'm just drinkin'

If you drink and drive, then you will eventually get caught. It is not worth the aggravation, the fine, the jail time, the black mark on your record, and the possibility of losing your job. Call a cab or get a designated driver. It is much cheaper than the alternative.

True

Frside007 wrote:

As someone pointed out. People buy these apps and still get nailed. As someone stated to me a long time ago........The first thing to go when drinking is common sense. Once that's gone everything is fair game.

Then the politicians are drinking too much. grin

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I'll bet this has to do with 'product liability' concerns more than anything else. Just my take on it.

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Not sure how to react...

On the one hand, DUI drivers kill far too many innocent people. On the other hand I believe in the right to free speech. The police are out there in the open so I don’t see any difference between using these apps as opposed to using the telephone and calling your friend to warn him of the check point. Of course knowing your friend is driving drunk and not trying to stop him makes you not much of a friend. As for those who talk of entrapment and other legal reasons for publicity of these check points, well all I can say is you are talking foolishly. By your logic, all police cars should have gps locators installed and be publicly available to all. That way the poor burglar or robber who was about to steal from you would know if the police were close by. We wouldn’t want to entrap him, now would we….

Free Speech

TMK wrote:
mdh31951 wrote:
Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

<sarcasm>This is addressing the economy. Fines are how local governments stay afloat in Police State Amerika, and you just cannot have anything out there that would level the playing field in favor of the citizens.</sarcasm>

As I said in another post since you don't seem to like it here you should find some where else to go,you said that wasn't an option,I suggested you run for office I see you didn't answer that one.Once again if you don't like America Leave and soon please I and every one else are tired of your Stupid Rants.

people have an absolute right to voice their grievances about their government. If Strephon_Alkhalikoi is not happy about something the government does he has the right, and I argue the responsibility, to protest. Suggesting someone leave the USA for exercising their rights is un-American; given that, maybe you are the one who should consider leaving...after all the exercise of free speech seems to truly upset you. I guess you'd have been one of the ones telling blacks to STFU when they protested getting false confession beaten out of them with rubber hoses.

Point 1 I am a firm believer in free speech,second I was protesting along side the black so you are wrong on both counts.What my problem with his post was calling it Amerika.

Thanks

TMK wrote:

people have an absolute right to voice their grievances about their government. If Strephon_Alkhalikoi is not happy about something the government does he has the right, and I argue the responsibility, to protest. Suggesting someone leave the USA for exercising their rights is un-American; given that, maybe you are the one who should consider leaving...after all the exercise of free speech seems to truly upset you. I guess you'd have been one of the ones telling blacks to STFU when they protested getting false confession beaten out of them with rubber hoses.

I appreciate your words. Out of respect for kch50428's wishes, I will not pollute the thread by replying to the poster's personal attacks. After all, obvious troll is obvious.

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