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New York Lawmaker Moves to Ban Use of Distracting Gadgets While Walking
FOX News/Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2011 | staff

Posted on 01/25/2011 3:29:33 PM PST by Baladas

New York state Sen. Carl Kruger wants to make his state’s streets safer.

To do that, he's not proposing a tough new gun law or advocating for broader police search powers.

No, Sen. Kruger sees a greater danger out there.

Distracting gadgets.

He hopes to ban the use of mobile phones, iPods and other gadgets by pedestrians in major cities while crossing the street.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: asylum; cellphones; gadgets; liberalfascism; liberals; lunatic; nannystate; ny
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Nanny state, nanny state.
1 posted on 01/25/2011 3:29:35 PM PST by Baladas
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To: Baladas

So much for walking and chewing gum at the same time, huh? /s =.=


2 posted on 01/25/2011 3:31:56 PM PST by cranked
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To: Baladas

May I still look in my purse?


3 posted on 01/25/2011 3:32:57 PM PST by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: Baladas

There ought to be a law so that the first citizen who finds out some lawmaker wants to pass some idiot law like this can legally tar and feather them publicly.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 3:33:15 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Baladas
Dude's a real ball o' fire.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 3:33:46 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Baladas

What an arse! Can I call him mommy? Pathetic. If NY’ers had some nuts they would toss him out - baby with the bath water.


6 posted on 01/25/2011 3:34:16 PM PST by plaidness (Sharia - Not on our watch)
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To: John Semmens

Looks like Sen. Kruger is stealing yer satire ideas!


7 posted on 01/25/2011 3:34:58 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Baladas

I guess it’s back to hoisting a ghetto blaster on my shoulder as I amble down the street.


8 posted on 01/25/2011 3:35:25 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Baladas

There certainly are a large number of mindless people here in NYC crossing the street while texting or dialing on a cell. I must have saved a dozen or so, mostly women, from being hit by cars over the past several years.


9 posted on 01/25/2011 3:35:29 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Baladas; writer33

wow. beyond the pale of satire.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 3:36:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Baladas
As I suspected: The average NYawker can't walk and talk at the same time. Whadduhsupprise.
11 posted on 01/25/2011 3:36:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Baladas

What happens to idiots who text while walking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXYY_ep5Nh0

She’s also up on felony charges for theft.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/fountain-falling-texter-cathy-cruz-marrero-dont-text/story?id=12685189


12 posted on 01/25/2011 3:37:27 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Baladas

I’m not agreeing there should be a law against it. They may just have to learn the hard way I guess.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 3:38:19 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Baladas

Lemme Guess...this jacka$$ is Dim...


14 posted on 01/25/2011 3:38:45 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: ETL
My next door neighbor died when he was run over and pulled up into one of those large street sweepers. But that was fifteen years ago.
15 posted on 01/25/2011 3:39:07 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Baladas
AIRBAGS AND HELMETS FOR EVERYONE!

Stupid damned city people, what would they do if they had gators and snakes to contend with?

"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws". Ayn Rand

16 posted on 01/25/2011 3:39:13 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Baladas

...New York is going to collapse in its own budget hole.

Good to know they’re working on stuff that matters. :)


17 posted on 01/25/2011 3:42:00 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: ETL

Too bad you couldn’t save New York from stupidity in the polling booth.


18 posted on 01/25/2011 3:42:15 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Baladas

“Stupidity cannot be cured with money money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.”

— Robert Heinlein, “Time Enough For Love”, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long


19 posted on 01/25/2011 3:42:46 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Baladas


20 posted on 01/25/2011 3:42:51 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Baladas

Okay, so I am crossing the street, and a policeman or meter maid or whatever stops me on the other side, because I have lightweight earphones on, with an iPod Touch in my pocket.

They cite me. My defense? It wasn’t on. How do they know it was?


21 posted on 01/25/2011 3:44:49 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Baladas

The masses become too stupid, they need to be micromanaged.


22 posted on 01/25/2011 3:45:05 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Baladas

Can’t we just ban him?


23 posted on 01/25/2011 3:45:19 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: socal_parrot

24 posted on 01/25/2011 3:46:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Stupid damned city people, what would they do if they had gators and snakes to contend with?


I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts, but the useful ones can thrive elsewhere, and less perfection in the others, with more health, virtue and freedom, would be my choice.

- THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Sep. 23, 1800

Credit to Freeper Cripplecreek for bringing it to my attention.

25 posted on 01/25/2011 3:47:58 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Bean Counter
"— Robert Heinlein, “Time Enough For Love”, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long"

One of my top ten books of all time. Heinlein was in his prime on that one. Excellent taste my friend.

26 posted on 01/25/2011 3:49:28 PM PST by circlecity
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To: JennysCool

Hey Senator Cruger Loser, how about you put a hat on while the street, you can blind a pilot miles up, let alone a pedestrian.

27 posted on 01/25/2011 3:50:27 PM PST by mewykwistmas ("Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ")
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To: Baladas
What can you expect from a politician elected by mental midgets who actually believe what they read in the NY Times?

It is only a matter of time before they will ban speaking to the person walking next to you.

The spineless commie wieners in NYC deserve this but unfortunately it would be a statewide law so once again the rest of us have to give up more because of the moronic losers in life..

28 posted on 01/25/2011 3:50:48 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Baladas

Pedestrian injuries and deaths have been trending down, and are 20% less (1,000 fewer deaths) than in 1998.

Most deaths occur at night, not during rush hour.

Interesting data:
http://www.walkinginfo.org/facts/facts.cfm


29 posted on 01/25/2011 3:52:28 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
I think the ultimate lesson would be....pass the law...

do one of those things where a whole bunch of people show up...say it's a blue tooth party....assuming that hundreds show up....start crossing streets...and mumble out loud...

30 posted on 01/25/2011 3:52:42 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Baladas

What IS it with these IDIOTS who, on the one hand, INSIST with froth and flying spittle that every school kid be bludgeoned into mind-numbed submission to Natural Selection, then turn RIGHT around and insist that there simply MUST be legislation to save people from Natural Selection??

What next: no rappelling? No climbing? No skydiving, water skiing, scuba diving, boating, driving, walking, or breathing?

Can we agree that this trend will have no end until we are forced to live our lives encased in flame-retardant foam rubber, space suits, barred from contact with the Earth, limited to drinking only ultra-purified water, and breathing purified air?

Can we accept the truth of that assessment and just hang every last one of these bastards NOW, and get it OVER with??


31 posted on 01/25/2011 3:56:37 PM PST by HKMk23 (WANT DIFFERENT? VOTE DIFFERENT!)
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To: Baladas
He hopes to ban the use of mobile phones, iPods and other gadgets by pedestrians in major cities while crossing the street.

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Leave that distracting stick at home buddy!

32 posted on 01/25/2011 3:58:14 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Pedestrian injuries and deaths have been trending down, and are 20% less (1,000 fewer deaths) than in 1998.

That might be because the stupidest have already been run over and so longer figure in the stats.

33 posted on 01/25/2011 3:59:07 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Baladas
Somehow these will be exempted, I'm sure...


34 posted on 01/25/2011 3:59:34 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: Baladas

Ministry of Silly Walks, anyone?


35 posted on 01/25/2011 4:00:10 PM PST by truthkeeper (Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Baladas.


36 posted on 01/25/2011 4:03:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Democrat of course. Funny that the article doesn't specify that. Sounds like a big nanny-stater.
37 posted on 01/25/2011 4:04:42 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Was he or she using a cell phone or other such device at the time?


38 posted on 01/25/2011 4:06:06 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Baladas

Yep, everything I don’t like should be illegal. Way too many people seem to believe this.


39 posted on 01/25/2011 4:09:46 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: truthkeeper
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40 posted on 01/25/2011 4:11:19 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Baladas

the end of chewing gum for many......


41 posted on 01/25/2011 4:12:22 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: mewykwistmas

explains a lot. a difficult childhood...a face only a mother could love.....


42 posted on 01/25/2011 4:13:55 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: mewykwistmas
Hey Senator Cruger Loser, how about you put a hat on while the street, you can blind a pilot miles up, let alone a pedestrian.

His first name isn't Freddie by any chance is it?

43 posted on 01/25/2011 4:18:04 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Bean Counter
...But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

This happened at my university at about the same time that Heinlein wrote this. A girl stepped out from behind a shrub, directly in front of a moving car. She knew that the car had to stop (even though there was no crosswalk there), and was too stupid to figure out that it would not do so if it was impossible.

There was a fuss about whether the car might have violated the 20 MPH campus speed limit, and have been going as fast as 25 MPH. However, a car going 15 MPH would have still hit her.

44 posted on 01/25/2011 4:20:06 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Baladas

Yeah, like beautiful women in tight tops and mini’s.


45 posted on 01/25/2011 4:27:26 PM PST by stockpirate (Hey congress, it's our government and our money, DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: ETL

I had a guy save my @$$ from walking right out in front of a car while I was just talking on a cell phone - not texting or anything. He reached out and put a gentle hand on my shoulder to stop me from stepping into the street.


46 posted on 01/25/2011 4:29:39 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Soon to be required for walking in public.


47 posted on 01/25/2011 4:31:19 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Baladas
Who is he to argue with Darwin?
48 posted on 01/25/2011 4:36:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Baladas
Bet this is next


49 posted on 01/25/2011 4:42:48 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Baladas

The last generation has seen the rise of the total nanny-state.

I hope at some point people begin to think that there are SOME things gov’t shouldn’t be involved in.


50 posted on 01/25/2011 4:46:04 PM PST by webstersII
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