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Old 11-17-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I appreciate your point of view, and in many ways agree. I thank you for your civility.

I suspect you are right. As is often the case, it is a contention of word choice.

I do support efforts to redirect their misplaced talents. A little acceptance and recognition go a long way towards altering self-perceptions. But, self-respect and self-esteem must be earned in society, as well as personally. It is my wish that many find their way by properly earning it. The alternatives are dire.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:32 AM
 
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Go back to the way I was raised, if those boys have so much energy, lets used it in a positive way. There is a lot of street cleaning, trash pickup that needs to be around town plus they must clean the place of business they tag. In addition , pay the owner for the expense of removing it
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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This may sound off-topic, but it's not: has anyone noticed the new overhead sign supports on I-35 north of downtown and 281 south of downtown? They are composed of a curved steel pipe that is a nice simple shape that arches over the freeway. I can't see how you would climb up these pipes to tag the signage, so I'm wondering if this was a conscious effort by TxDot to combat graffitti.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Helotes
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This may sound off-topic, but it's not: has anyone noticed the new overhead sign supports on I-35 north of downtown and 281 south of downtown? They are composed of a curved steel pipe that is a nice simple shape that arches over the freeway. I can't see how you would climb up these pipes to tag the signage, so I'm wondering if this was a conscious effort by TxDot to combat graffitti.
You might also note the use of mesh on older signage along the highways to deter the ability to easily climb the "erector set" like structures. I think they are realizing the extent of costs associated with cleaning up the mess and and I suppose the danger to taggers who want to climb out over the traffic.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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One day, I was driving west on Hwy 90 between I-37 and 410 (near Port San Antonio), and I saw a billboard that was almost entirely covered with graffiti. It was a billboard advertising 106.7 FM (the new talk radio station), and you could barely see the actual billboard itself. Like all billboards, this one had a ladder leading up the pole for the folks that change the billboards. How are taggers who climb billboards, overhead highway signs, etc. not seen by passing cops and motorists, and caught?!?!?

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Old 11-19-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Call and report taggers on a billboard -> no cops
Call and report a jumper on a billboard -> everybody shows up quick!
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:49 AM
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Call and report taggers on a billboard -> no cops
Call and report a jumper on a billboard -> everybody shows up quick!
Buy this man a Guiness, cuz that's BRILLIANT!

awesome
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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or better yet, say you see a person that appears to be holding a weapon and it looks like they may have a hostage or two.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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Call and report a jumper on a billboard -> everybody shows up quick!
That's because the jumper may hurt himself from trying to jump and may bang a knee on a rusty piece of exposed metal. City doesn't wanna get sued!
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:22 AM
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or better yet, say you see a person that appears to be holding a weapon and it looks like they may have a hostage or two.
Ding ding, even more BRILLIANT!

that's sweet
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