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free parking is bad for society

Postby kiryan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:23 pm

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... ?track=rss

State lawmakers are taking aim at what some of them see as a menace to California's environment: free parking.

"Free parking has significant social, economic and environmental costs," Lowenthal said. "It increases congestion and greenhouse gas emissions."

Lowenthal said that when businesses pay for their employees' parking, more of them drive to work.

"It's nice that we've been treated to this luxury," Lowenthal said. "The problem with free parking is it's not free."

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And there you have it. Parking is a luxury and its not free and we should do something about it.
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Re: free parking is bad for society

Postby Disoputlip » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:34 pm

When cars stand still they polute a heck of a lot less than when moving.

And that is why parking is good for the environment.
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Re: free parking is bad for society

Postby teflor the ranger » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:23 pm

Free parking is not the problem. Illegal immigration, incompetent governance, poor urban planning, horrible drivers, and plain blind stupidity screaming down the interstate are the real problems.

Of course, one is easier to attack than the other, because there are fewer people responsible for free parking.
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Re: free parking is bad for society

Postby Todrael » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:02 am

The real problem is how people keep having all those babies. Personally, I support the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.
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Re: free parking is bad for society

Postby kiryan » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:53 am

Q: I’m extra smart. Shouldn’t I pass on my genes?

Well, could you pass a minimal intelligence test if one were required for a “license to breed“?

To find out, simply answer this question:

In light of the tens of thousands of children dying of malnutrition each day, and considering the number of species going extinct as a result of our excessive reproduction, do you think it would be a good idea to create another of yourself?

YES

NO

YES =
We’re sorry,
your intelligence is not high enough to perform basic logic.
Thank you for trying.

Please consider the many options to creating “one of your own”.

NO =
Congratulations!
You’re smart enough to pass on your genes.
Thanks for not doing so.

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reasons to breed
real reason to breed
suggested alternative

Our economy needs young workers to replace retired workers.
Willing to sacrifice offspring to gods of National Economy.
Automation reduces need for wage slaves. Consider rights of unconceived to stay that way.

I just want to.
Just wants to.
Choosing to breed precludes most other things you’ll just want to do.

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