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Senator wants alcohol breath-test machine in your car!
WorldNetDaily ^ | March 11, 2011 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 03/12/2011 6:53:21 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is the lead player in a legislative effort, already endorsed by a handful of other senators, that would spend $60 million to develop a program that would charge consumers for the costs of installing drunk-driving interlock devices in vehicles.

The proposal, S.510, was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate by Udall, who was joined by Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Al Franken, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., West John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

The legislation actually doesn't call for the technology to be installed in every vehicle but urges "more widespread deployment of in-vehicle technology to prevent alcohol-impaired driving." The device already is ordered into use sometimes by courts addressing cases of drunk drivers who offend repeatedly.

The proposal delivers $12 million to promoters of the program in each of five years for what the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration calls the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety.

The "fact sheet" posted by the federal agency describes the interest in "technologies that will quickly and accurately measure a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in a non-invasive manner. If the system detects that a driver is drunk, the vehicle will be disabled from being driven."

It has been suggested that a tissue spectrometry program, a touch-based approach in which sensors would measure the level of alcohol in tissue, might be used. Or the program might use the infrared light spectrum to "detect alcohol concentration in the driver's exhaled breath."

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


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1 posted on 03/12/2011 6:53:26 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So long as they keep it to some guy who wants to prove he’s come clean after a past DUI, but don’t bother doing it on all of us, no getting intrusive without criminal charges and convictions!


2 posted on 03/12/2011 6:55:47 PM PST by Morpheus2009 (I pity the fool - Mr. T)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Only after one gets integrated into the Senate voting system. They can name it after the Swimmer.


3 posted on 03/12/2011 6:56:04 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Don’t some of the states already charge DUI offenders a small fortune for this “service”? I’m pretty sure IN does, or did.


4 posted on 03/12/2011 6:57:35 PM PST by digger48
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They want everyone to be treated as criminals until this country is one big prison camp


5 posted on 03/12/2011 6:57:35 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I swear Democrats are commies in disguise.


6 posted on 03/12/2011 6:57:41 PM PST by BipolarBob (I'm BiPolar,BiWinning AND have a clean drug test. Questions? Call 1-800-CharlieSheen)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I want a breath tester implanted in the senator’s head!


7 posted on 03/12/2011 6:58:15 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


8 posted on 03/12/2011 6:58:25 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
This will P O local gov because they will lose revenues on DWI.

Related issue. Next a phone disconnect similar to this, to stop phone calls and texting.

9 posted on 03/12/2011 6:59:22 PM PST by Pit1 (Remember Ft Hood, even though obeeeee thinks it never happened. God bless our brave warriors.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I hope it can tell the difference between beer and Listerine........


10 posted on 03/12/2011 7:00:09 PM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: BipolarBob

communists should be shot like they were in the 60’s


11 posted on 03/12/2011 7:00:50 PM PST by sentient
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To: Morpheus2009

who are putting up to get rid of corker ? this traitor voted for the start treaty.


12 posted on 03/12/2011 7:01:06 PM PST by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: BipolarBob

I swear commies are Democrats in disguise...


13 posted on 03/12/2011 7:01:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This $60 million to “develop the technology” is pure bullshit! The technology already exists! The money will go to some well connected company who gave money to some senator. Guaranteed.


14 posted on 03/12/2011 7:01:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Red Badger

Or the difference between wine and ketosis ...


15 posted on 03/12/2011 7:01:21 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I want an alcohol test machine at the entrance of the Senate and House Chambers. Their votes shouldn’t be impaired and are at least as important as driving clean.


16 posted on 03/12/2011 7:01:45 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
First make it law that Senators and Congressmen pass drug,
alcohol and psychological testing on a regular basis.
17 posted on 03/12/2011 7:02:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Whose selling the contraption and who gets a piece of the pie? Tom Udall has done enough harm with his energy kickbacks and stealing land on the pretext it’s for conservation.


18 posted on 03/12/2011 7:02:08 PM PST by bronxville (Ron Schiller - "...not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic,” “They believe in sort of white,)
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To: Pit1
Related issue. Next a phone disconnect similar to this, to stop phone calls and texting.

Someone already proposed equipping cars with cell phone jammers.

19 posted on 03/12/2011 7:02:36 PM PST by umgud
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To: MetaThought

Someone want to invest in my company that will sell little blowers that plug into your cigarette lighter that just happen to have connections that fit the alcohol tester?


20 posted on 03/12/2011 7:03:24 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

NONE of this nanny-state crap should be allowed to be voted on in the Senate until the deficit is addressed. NONE. And $61 billion (less than a month’s spending) out of $4 trillion is a sick joke.


21 posted on 03/12/2011 7:03:35 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Let’s first install idiot detectors at the doors of Congress.


22 posted on 03/12/2011 7:03:54 PM PST by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Never will happen. The DUI industry is mega huge dollars.


23 posted on 03/12/2011 7:04:25 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: mamelukesabre

I want to see a brain implanted into the Senator’s head.


24 posted on 03/12/2011 7:05:50 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think they should install them in all government owned vehicles.


25 posted on 03/12/2011 7:07:33 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I guess now that Ted Kennedy is dead and Patches Kennedy is no longer in the House, it’s okay to go after everyone as if they were a drunk or a druggie.


26 posted on 03/12/2011 7:08:08 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: mamelukesabre
Let's keep it simple: Breathalyzer tests at the door of the Senate chamber for all members. Anyone testing positive is refused admittance until he/she/it can test negative. No drunks voting on our futures and livelihoods and well-being.
27 posted on 03/12/2011 7:10:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: BipolarBob
I swear Democrats are commies in disguise.

Read DUPES by Dr. Paul Kengor and you'll see just how close you really are.

28 posted on 03/12/2011 7:10:21 PM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: KansasGirl

The guy is from New Mexico. Do the liquor stores there still have drive-in windows?


29 posted on 03/12/2011 7:10:36 PM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: mamelukesabre; vette6387; flat; unkus; freekitty; 70th Division; MamaDearest

I have an idea where these politicians can plug their curly light bulbs.


30 posted on 03/12/2011 7:11:06 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Time for DAMM to organize!!!

DAMM=Drunks Against Mad Mothers!


32 posted on 03/12/2011 7:12:10 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, they want to control what we eat and what we drink and just about everything else...sure glad I am in my twilight years because I am getting where I hardly recognize America anymore...
I notice all the co-sponsors are Democrats...
hmmm...
Commies first and gestapo second?
Freegards,
Lex


33 posted on 03/12/2011 7:12:43 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Pit1

Then they will want cup holder banned in cars.


34 posted on 03/12/2011 7:12:45 PM PST by Husker24
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I want webcam/microphones mounted on the foreheads of all legislators so we can monitor them on the Interwebs 24/7 and make sure they aren't doing anything... shall we say... unethical.

If you don't want to do this, don't run for office.

After all, they always tell us we shouldn't fear government surveillance if we have nothing to hide.

That cuts both ways.

35 posted on 03/12/2011 7:13:14 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: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t know how this would be engineered in a vehicle, but what would keep someone else from blowing in the “breathalyser” and the drunk is still able to drive away.

Also, how often would one have to blow in the breathalyser? What would prevent someone from starting their vehicle with a .05 and then start drinking a fifth of Jack he/she got started?

Lots of other questions!!! This is stupid. Make the laws stricter!


36 posted on 03/12/2011 7:13:55 PM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I notice we couldn't do this when Ted Kennedy was still above ground and wasting tax dollars.....

Corker, you should know better. If you don't let me help you:

If Al Franken is for it, it is wrong.

37 posted on 03/12/2011 7:14:48 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Only after one gets integrated into the Senate voting system. They can name it after the Swimmer.”

Today’s vote was 37 yea, 27 nay, 2 absent, 34 soused.


38 posted on 03/12/2011 7:17:11 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think ANYONE/EVERYONE elected, including Senators, Congress, Presidents, all their staff, administrations and ALL government employees at every level from local to federal should be required to pass a drug test NOW, before they can continue with their jobs.


39 posted on 03/12/2011 7:17:40 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Sicvee

Right up there with Braille dots on the keys of a drive
up ATM terminal. Are blind people really driving
up to use them?


40 posted on 03/12/2011 7:18:13 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: BipolarBob

It’s not a very good disguise.


41 posted on 03/12/2011 7:20:06 PM PST by FourPeas
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To: umgud
Someone already proposed equipping cars with cell phone jammers.

Because even passengers should never talk on a cell when they're in a car. Idiots.

42 posted on 03/12/2011 7:21:30 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

In-vehicle alcohol testing now, Big Mac/Whopper/Footlong/Double/Triple sandwich and fries/onion rings/soda monitoring next.

They will have to pry my favorite sandwich, “the big guy” from my cold dead fingers with my vehicle keys. Here it is by the way as a stock clip:

http://us.fotolia.com/p/201245571


43 posted on 03/12/2011 7:25:53 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The proposal, S.510, was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate by Tom Udall, D-N.M., , who was joined by Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Al Franken, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., West John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

Wow, go figure. The neo-statist fascist party (also known as Democrats), who's only goal is to grind their boot-heel in the face of humanity -- forever -- all line up to set up yet another populace-monitoring program. I see only one Republican in that list.

Sure, the program is not-universally-mandatory now. But, trust this, it will be. It discourages people from driving, and the goal of the DemonCrap party is to get us out of our cars.

And to treat us like cattle.

Every single day, they come up with another reminder why all DemonCraps must be removed from the face of this planet.

44 posted on 03/12/2011 7:27:03 PM PST by Lazamataz (NPR is the ACORN of the media world.)
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To: Morpheus2009

It would never register anything with me. I’ve never taken to drinking and never touch the stuff. I can’t stand coffee either but love the aroma.


45 posted on 03/12/2011 7:27:14 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Myrddin
Are blind people really driving up to use them?

I think Stevie Wonder does.

46 posted on 03/12/2011 7:27:47 PM PST by Pit1 (Remember Ft Hood, even though obeeeee thinks it never happened. God bless our brave warriors.)
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To: BipolarBob
I swear Democrats are commies in disguise.

Disguise? WHAT disguise?

That was discarded in 2008.

47 posted on 03/12/2011 7:28:28 PM PST by Lazamataz (NPR is the ACORN of the media world.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Unbelievable. The idiots could not be bothered to pass a budget last year, but they have time for this idiocy. These people are beyond moronic.


48 posted on 03/12/2011 7:28:58 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Reminds me of a plack a friend has on his office desk “I was raised to believe in killing communist i see no reason to change now”.


49 posted on 03/12/2011 7:31:50 PM PST by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about some legislation that a person has to be sane and responsible in order to vote for President? Obviously, this is need more desperately.


50 posted on 03/12/2011 7:34:19 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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