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Old 02-15-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Banning texting while driving is one thing, but the nanny state is taking things too far. What's next? When one of us craps our pants, are all of us going to be forced to wear diapers?

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) A bill before the Nevada Assembly would make it illegal for pedestrians to read, browse the internet or enter data with hand-held devices while crossing highways in the state.

Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford introduced AB123 during the floor session Thursday. He says his intention is for the law to apply to all state roads, even in residential areas.
Bill Bans Pedestrians Texting While Crossing Roads CBS Las Vegas
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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You have something against diapers, bub?
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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So we will start to see these signs?





I think we need something. I have had some close calls with people crossing the street when they were not supposed to because their face was buried in their phone. I saw a guy cross the street once while on a tablet. It is getting out if hand. But what can we do?





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Old 02-15-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Banning texting while driving is one thing, but the nanny state is taking things too far. What's next? When one of us craps our pants, are all of us going to be forced to wear diapers?

Bill Bans Pedestrians Texting While Crossing Roads CBS Las Vegas
I was thinking the same thing. Here is another one I found today:

"The bill would impose a five cent fee on any fast food containing more than 500 calories."

Proposed law would tax some fast food in Nevada - www.ktnv.com

Mayor Bloomberg would be so proud.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:25 PM
 
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I'll be sure and remember the state senator who proposed this bill, Harvey Mumford, so I can make sure and vote for anyone else next time around.

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I was thinking the same thing. Here is another one I found today:

"The bill would impose a five cent fee on any fast food containing more than 500 calories."

Proposed law would tax some fast food in Nevada - www.ktnv.com

Mayor Bloomberg would be so proud.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:45 PM
 
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I'll be sure and remember the state senator who proposed this bill, Harvey Mumford, so I can make sure and vote for anyone else next time around.
Hah! I agree. But I'm not in that district but if I was, I too would vote for anybody else. Ridiculous.

And it's Munford and he's an Assemblyman.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:42 PM
 
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It's unfortunate the fine for texting while driving a vehicle is so low it did not lessen the amount of people texting while behind the wheel. That is our great legislators and officials working to make a difference for you!! Hahaha! Let's see how they deal with pedestrians and texting.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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Prepare to see all sorts of laws like this. Universal health care means universal risk pool. Every single behavior can now be scrutinized in the name reducing health care costs. After all, why should I pay to cover your injuries/sickness resulting from xxx when I don't do xxx. What a great way to social engineer everyone!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I think we need something. I have had some close calls with people crossing the street when they were not supposed to because their face was buried in their phone. I saw a guy cross the street once while on a tablet. It is getting out if hand. But what can we do?
Nothing. You can't make a law for every dumb thing people do. This is a perfect example of why I never want to see a full-time legislature. More time in session equals more time to come up with stupid laws.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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It won't be an issue for long. Soon we will all haver cybernetic implants and people will laugh at the idea that people actually had to carry those things and use their finger to type and get hit by cars that were driven not by computers but by actual people.

We are living in the past, you all just don't know it yet.
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