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  1. #1 To add on to Swamp Rat's car discussion, what about us that CAN'T drive? 
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    Odin2005 (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-26-10 01:33 PM
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    To add on to Swamp Rat's car discussion, what about us that CAN'T drive?
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    One of the things that is so fucked up by our society today is that in most places you pretty much HAVE to have a car to be independent. For those of us that for what ever reason can't drive, is is essentially a violation on our freedom of movement. Our recreational and employment opportunities are restricted because or society is so centered on cars. I have had potential employers reject my job application simply because I don't have a car. Here in Fargo there is no bus service on Sunday, so I can't go anywhere on Sundays. The only way for me to get to another city without getting a ride from a relative or friend is by Greyhound bus, and they are nasty things to ride.

    [COLOR="red"]The very car-centric structure of our society is a violation of my human rights, and the human rights of ANYONE who can't drive.[/COLOR]
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    Quick, close the door before the reality gets in!

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    Ozymanithrax (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-26-10 04:31 PM
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    36. The Constitution has no freedom of recreation...and no freedom of movement...
    Edited on Sat Jun-26-10 04:31 PM by Ozymanithrax
    Invest in a good bicycle.

    And when it is cold, wear a coat.
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    He thinks it's bad? He should be car-less in Miami. Fuckers aren't even friendly enough to offer you a ride. I didn't spend time bitching before I had a car that my human rights were violated. I either made friends who had cars (and treated them like civilized human beings, or like I was better than them), or just made my schedule work.

    Yeah... I even had a JOB . . .if you put effort into it, you can find a job w/o a car.

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    So, someone is arguing that their rights have been violated based on the fact that those who can drive do drive, and someone who cannot drive, presumably due to some physical limitation, doesn't drive, but wants to.

    By this train of thought, should we ban driving because the blind are unable to do so?

    Wait a sec, I've heard an argument based on this type of retardation somewhere before....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFBOQzSk14c


    Ah, there it is.

    So what say you? We will all agree that even though Odin2005 does not possess the necessary facilities required to drive, that Odin2005 has the right to drive, even though he cant.
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    My message to Swamp Rat is that life is a bitch and then you die. :D
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    So what this idiot is saying is that he has the right to free car service? Solution, move to a small town where everything is in walking distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    So what this idiot is saying is that he has the right to free car service? Solution, move to a small town where everything is in walking distance.
    But then small towns have those small town values, and Swampy just can't have that shit.

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