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Old 05-29-2016, 08:48 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Meh...not sure what his point was, but pennies are money. I have respect for money.

It got the job done.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:07 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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So, this man is making a clerk count 20,000+ cents (not pennies, cents - the federal government has never minted pennies - 1/100th of a dollar is a cent) in order to protest a city law enacted by local elected government (not by the clerk) and carried out by local law enforcement (not by the clerk).

Does anyone think the local government or police department care one iota that a clerk has to spend a few hours counting coins?

This idiot's grasp of basic logic is on par with his ability to follow the speed limit.
Yep, some people have absolutely no grasp of logic. But I bet he thought it was a brilliant idea.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:36 PM
 
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30 mph usually means residential and I think the fines should be really high.

Pennies are money. Money is money.
Not exactly. I looked this one up once. Take a look carefully at your coins. Pennies and nickels don't have little serrations on their edges. Dimes, quarters, and half dollars do. Coins with these serrations are known as "milled coins". The upshot of it is that you have a right to pay any debt in full with "milled coin". With respect to unmilled coin (pennies and nickels) you have a right to pay a debt up to about $25.00.

Just a quirk from the U.S. Code.
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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Talking  

Hehehe he is lucky,THEY COULD HAVE DENIED IT!!
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:24 PM
 
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Even without school, you're talking about an area with lots of kids, dogs, joggers, bikers...overall higher pedestrian traffic. Fine should be higher than say 69 in a 60.
I agree. and this is the thing--I tend to stick up for drivers in terms of these ridiculous speed limits you see sometimes and how the police sometimes (or the city) does much of this just to separate people from their money. HOWEVER, I also have a huge amount of respect for the "sacredness" if you will of residential areas. I get tired of these "rat runners" who don't live on such roads using them for shortcuts on their work commute, and then griping about joggers and cyclists and children who "have no business playing in the street."

My response--the public nature of the road notwithstanding, if you don't live there, you have no business being back there. Those roads aren't designed with the idea of everyone in a 15 mile radius using that road for their work commute. The 4-lane "main" roads are what's meant for that, these road are prioritized towards the residents who actually LIVE there. They have the RIGHT to walk their dogs, take their babies in the strollers, let their older children ride their tricycles, and just plain take it easy on such roads. Masses of people who don't live there using those roads because it saves them half a mile on their work commute vs sticking the 4 lane highways, they have no business doing that and ESPECIALLY then complaining about people who LIVE there "getting in the way." As I've said in the past when I was the one living on such a road and someone would become mad and blow their horn because I was bicycling on the road and they were trying to zoom through in a quick manner: "I live on this road, what's YOUR excuse for being here?"
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Old 05-30-2016, 02:02 AM
 
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So, this man is making a clerk count 20,000+ cents (not pennies, cents - the federal government has never minted pennies - 1/100th of a dollar is a cent) in order to protest a city law enacted by local elected government (not by the clerk) and carried out by local law enforcement (not by the clerk).

Does anyone think the local government or police department care one iota that a clerk has to spend a few hours counting coins?

This idiot's grasp of basic logic is on par with his ability to follow the speed limit.
Exactly. Who exactly is going after? And why? While idiot may think it's excessive (or how did he put it? "Extortion"?) to make him pay this amount for his crime, it's not like he *didn't * break the law.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:02 AM
 
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Man pays speeding ticket with 22,000 pennies | FOX25

$220 for going 39 in a 30? definitely sounds like policing for cash to me!

check out the video
Do you think the speed limit signs should have stated:

30 mph + 10
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:11 AM
 
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Man pays speeding ticket with 22,000 pennies | FOX25

$220 for going 39 in a 30? definitely sounds like policing for cash to me!

check out the video
Oh, how manfully cute, cute, cute. Why the hell not take just as much effort to drive within the speed limit.

What an asshat!
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:42 AM
 
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Has that man got nothing better to do?

I hope he receives another $200 bill in the mail rather than a receipt... along with a ticket for Littering.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:02 AM
 
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In Texas the state tacks on fees to tickets. Last time I looked it was about $85. On top of any fine set by the city.
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