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    Back in the day I had a ticket from New York that I didn't feel was right so I didn't pay it. Then I got a PA license since I lived there. Then New York told me my license was suspended since I never paid the fine. Later I renewed my PA license. Then I got a CA license, which I've had for 15 years or so. No one ever brought up that unpaid NY ticket (certified date: 7/15/1990) the whole time.
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    Originally Posted by medialint
    Back in the day I had a ticket from New York that I didn't feel was right so I didn't pay it. Then I got a PA license...I got a CA license...
    How much you want to bet that the National ID system (which was the initial topic of this thread) or the National Drivers License, will contain a key which goes to a big database somewhere. You won't be able to skip out on tickets like that any more.
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    Hey that's a good thing. Keep idiot drivers from going from one state to another.
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    Originally Posted by fishtoprecords
    How much you want to bet that the National ID system (which was the initial topic of this thread) or the National Drivers License, will contain a key which goes to a big database somewhere. You won't be able to skip out on tickets like that any more.
    That uh, was the point of that story ;-)

    But to protest my ticket I would have had to drive 300 miles again, which itself was unjust I thought.
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    Originally Posted by medialint
    That uh, was the point of that story ;-)
    But to protest my ticket I would have had to drive 300 miles again, which itself was unjust I thought.
    Good thing you weren't ticked in Virginia these days.
    I wrote to every politician who represents me to rant about the fee structure, and they all, *all of them*, said "I didn't support it"
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    last time my ID expired and I had to go to the DMV to renew it, i recall spending about 2 hours there. I don't need any more IDs!

    if the feds have access to the state issued IDs, then why not just "backup" the DMV's records in a different location in case of a natural (or un natural) disaster (interesting that they did not already do this? isn't that the point of the internet?)

    I don't feel like these national IDs would invade my privacy (anymore than it already has been invaded upon). But I think these things are just waste my time, and waste my tax money. I'd rather my tax money go to things that are useful.
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    isn't that the point of the internet?)
    Nope, it's not. The point of the internet is to let anyone, however stupid, say whatever they want. Aren't you glad?
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    Originally Posted by sizablegrin
    Nope, it's not. The point of the internet is to let anyone, however stupid, say whatever they want. Aren't you glad?
    You forgot "in the event of a nuclear war".

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    In the event of an Armageddon, there may be no surviors, or a few survivors, or a substantial number of survivors.

    The long-term survival rate, presuming such an event, will depend upon the reaction of the "dummies" in the society.

    The gurus and the cognsenti will always figure a way to rake a personally satisfactory percentage of the gross worldly product, but their contribution to that product will be minimal.

    I don't know if leeches think about such things. I suspect not.
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    Originally Posted by sizablegrin
    In the event of an Armageddon, there may be no surviors, or a few survivors, or a substantial number of survivors.
    I live on a hill that you can see the Washington Monument from. Altho it is blocked by trees, the Pentagon is not far from the Monument, and so a direct hit on the Ground Zero Cafe will send the shock wave to my house, knocking it down.

    I've never wasted any time thinking about past nuke Armageddon.
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    Precisely the reason for my abandoning South Ft. Meyer, as well as Suitland.

    Plausible scenarios for the destruction of the entire human race (if not the planet) have been a part of my 67 years.

    That may be why it takes so long to marshall us old fogeys against the evils of such things as unbridled imperialism and global warming.
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    Kennedy, having been assassinated, is a de facto hero. The only thing the man did that I truly admired, however, was back Khrushchev down over those missiles headed for Cuba. The involuntary extension of my enlistment for a year was definitely worth it.

    Even if I had decided to redneck it in Muleshoe, TX for the rest of my life, those ICBMs would have been only 1800 miles away. Not that our single traffic light would have been a target, mind you, but Alamogordo was a mere 250 miles up the road.
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    Originally Posted by fishtoprecords
    Good thing you weren't ticked in Virginia these days.
    I wrote to every politician who represents me to rant about the fee structure, and they all, *all of them*, said "I didn't support it"
    I think I'm the only Virginia resident that actually supports the tickets. If someone breaks the law a dozen times and all the petty tickets in the world make no difference to them, they should be ticketed $1,000. Maybe it will stick then...
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    ... let me see, there's one against the rest of the population, but it still gets voted through, .. in an alleged democracy ... at least it's all in your mind ...
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