[meteorite-list] Fw: Contracts Curry
From: Michael Bross <element33_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:33:47 +0200
Thank you Adam for your posts and links
I love the one with your soulmate waving to the camera.
I am French, lived many years in NYC and the East.
Now with a "pied-a-terre" in Obernai, near Strasbourg in France.
In France, the speed radars are almost only placed to milk money, as you
for Colorado. (not to get the real "road dogs")
Michael (Farmer), I also understand your point as this being of topic...
but is it so ? when we look at the lengthy interesting posts about BLM
the meteorite market etc... this goes in the same range of looking at our
Like Adam rightfully said... the freedom of privacy has gone
and I am very sad to hear that about USA !
In France, you can be on a road late at night with nobody around for
miles and time... and being flashed by a radar because you are a couple
over the "limit", between quotes, because being at 80 or 100 miles an hour
in SUCH circumstances... doesn't matter at all. (we are talking about being
on a multiple lane freeway/ Autobahn with barely any other car or truck
In Germany, they have radars...BUT you have a margin of 05-10 kms in town
and 20-30 on Autobahn
btw, when I go to NYC, nobody is at the speed limit of 55 miles/hour
but more in the 65-70 range... the troopers onl sort out the ones really
So, I agree with Adam with all the points he made.
Socially responsible... YES
But... please no not-human eye to estimate a situation as it should be...
From: "Adam Hupe" <raremeteorites at yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 12:18 AM
To: "Adam" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Fw: Contracts Curry
> There are some people headed to Hollbrook through Kingman this weekend.
> Just wanted to give them a heads up on unfair ticketing going on.
> Somebody else posted the Curry contact which complained about unfair
> traffic violation citations. It is pretty bad when some cops are too lazy
> hand out tickets in person and depend on cameras to do the job. I have
> seen mobile camera trucks with 20 foot booms in Arizona waiting around
> blind corners on the freeway just to ruin somebody's day who may be going
> a few miles over the limit! It is pretty bad when you can retrace your
> road trip 3 months later just by accessing the data on traffic cams.
> What ever happened to chasing speeders down and giving them a ticket face
> to face so you can al least see who your accuser is and argue with them if
> they are wrong?
> To me, all this data collecting (spying) on every single person in the
> United States and those in other countries reflects poorly on those
> currently in office who are abusing this new-found power. They need to be
> ousted! What ever happened to warrants and probable cause? Our freedom
> of privacy is at stake!
> What next, a toilet cam with a weight monitor under the seat, a DNA
> sampler and a butt recognition system?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Michael Farmer <mike at meteoriteguy.com>
> To: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Adam <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Fw: Contracts Curry
> Why is this on the list?
> Michael Farner
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jul 25, 2013, at 10:24 AM, Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> There are thousands of cameras in place in Arizona, some of which will
>> still issue thousands of tickets per camera per year. They are called
>> traffic cams and they will still capture your every move and store this
>> data for an undetermined period of time. The cameras have OCR meaning
>> they can read your license plate numbers. This gives them the ability to
>> retrace your every move if needed in court.
>> The freedom of privacy is long gone!
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Michael Mulgrew <mikestang at gmail.com>
>> To: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: Meteorite List <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:11 AM
>> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Fw: Contracts Curry
>> One of thousands of cameras? Might be a bit of an overstatement.
>> According to an article written in 2010 (after the state stopped the
>> photo speed enforcement program), only a few local jurisdictions still
>> use them.
>> "This is much more limited in scale and scope," [Matthew Benson, a
>> spokesman for the Governor's Office] said. "You've only got (eight)
>> instances of this throughout the state."
>> Michael in so. Cal.
>> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com>
>>> It is interesting that our friend is speaking of traffic stops. Luckily
>>> for us, ED or Electronic D.N.A. is on the job 24 hours a day 365 days a
>>> year. Here are some images of my wife I with a Nevada State Patrol in
>>> hot pursuit. She had the ticket printed before we were even stopped as
>>> witnessed on camera. In Arizona, they will just send you a ticket in
>>> the mail if one of the thousands of cameras tracks you speeding.
>>> Image of Nevada State Patrol in hot pursuit:
>>> Ticket already printed before stop:
>>> Sate Patrol officer looks pretty huffed, see you in court:
>>> Excuses like my throttle was stuck, my foot fell asleep or my tennis
>>> shoe is made out cement will not fly in court these days since ED
>>> doesn't lie. Tell the truth and you may get off with a parking meter
>>> violation even though there are no parking meters here in Laughlin,
>>> Be careful on these long meteorite hunting road trips if you do not want
>>> see a ticket in the mail or worse yet a trooper who has the look of glee
>>> on their face when they pull you over!
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