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New York Mulls iPod Ban on City Streets

Posted on Feb 8, 2007

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New York Senator Carl Kruger’s proposal to ban gadget use on the streets of major New York cities is based on the notion that he calls “iPod oblivion,” which Kruger says leads to the kind of detachment from the real world that has gotten people killed. Should Kruger’s “iPod oblivion” bill become law, pedestrians caught using any kind of electronic device while crossing a street would be hit with a $100 fine.

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By David, February 9, 2007 at 5:37 pm Link to this comment
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a website has been started in opposition to the ban on ipods. Please go over there and voice your opinions on this issue - http://www.ipodban.com

Check it out.

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By David, February 9, 2007 at 5:32 pm Link to this comment
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a website has been started in opposition to the ban on ipods. Please go over there and voice your opinions on this issue - http://www.ipodban.com. Check it out.

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By RAE, February 8, 2007 at 6:37 pm Link to this comment
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Why is it that once anyone is elected to an office above dog catcher they immediately assume they’ve been commissioned to oversee and control virtually every aspect of our lives?

I’m fed up to the teeth with do-gooder busybodies who have nothing better to do than snoop around looking for a token idiot act around which s/he can build a reputation. It’s sure a feather in their cap to come up with a LAW with their name on it that actually passes and is of more use than it is a pain in the ass!

Anyone old enough to be on the street by themselves and stupid enough to be crossing a busy street while operating a phone, ipod, GPS or any other damn fool toy of the times, DESERVES EXACTLY WHAT HE/SHE GETS. The poor schmuk that bowls them over doesn’t, of course, deserve the trauma… but it’s a civic duty to rid us of these fools - it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it!

LEGISLATORS AROUND THE WORLD…HEAR THIS!

BUTT THE HELL OUT OF OUR LIVES!

Thank you.

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By ruben, February 8, 2007 at 5:03 pm Link to this comment
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This is ridiculous. They should ban the drivers running over pedestrians!

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