Page 10 of 16 FirstFirst ... 89101112 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 151

Thread: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

  1. #91
    He's the most tip top
    Top Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    22,296

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    OMG. OMG!! They are thieves!!

    For the last 20 years, when a car starts giving me problems, I trade it in. I'd been through quite a few GM cars until I switched to Lexus. I'm on my second one.

    I'm getting ready to trade this one in (it's 7) because the back rear window doesn't operate. I figure I've gotten my $$s worth and if that's gone down, a computer module or two can't be far behind. *KnocksOnWood*
    Toyota/Lexus are all I ever drive.

  2. #92
    Sporadic insanity normal.


    The Mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,736

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    I could see a possible benefit to this, if it allows you to record the footage in some way - could be used as evidence in a crash investigation, or to prove that someone rear-ended you, perhaps.

    Edit: So long as it does not transmit that information to a central server or some ****. Maybe a "black box" of sorts for cars?
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

  3. #93
    He's the most tip top
    Top Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    22,296

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    There's no need to half-way ruin a potentially interesting discussion about an interesting topic by throwing partisanship in everyone's face right out of the box.
    Oh I don't know. And I was right. Besides it really wasn't a shot. This is the type of thing that those on the right don't like.
    Last edited by Top Cat; 03-31-14 at 11:32 PM.

  4. #94
    Sporadic insanity normal.


    The Mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,736

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Toyota/Lexus are all I ever drive.
    I have a Kia that I got after my nearly 2-decade old toyota died.
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

  5. #95
    Sporadic insanity normal.


    The Mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,736

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Oh I don't know. And I was right.
    It's far better to let such things develop on their own though. That way only the people who throw their partisanship around look like partisan assholes.
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

  6. #96
    He's the most tip top
    Top Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    22,296

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    It's far better to let such things develop on their own though. That way only the people who throw their partisanship around look like partisan assholes.
    Frankly I don't give a flipping **** if you think so. Condescending independents are just as annoying.

  7. #97
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 09:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,067

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yeah, and they also should put powder limits on ammo. "Cocksucking douche bag assholes" shoot up into the air all the time with ammo that will travel over a mile. Ammo should be limited to an effective lethal range of no more than 100 yards for rifles and 100 feet for handgun for all those dangerous irresponsible assholes. The government let's people get away with too much and really needs to crackdown on people's conduct.

    You have a constitutional right to gun.You do not have a constitutional right to drive as fast as you want.Besides I am no firearms expert but I am pretty sure that limiting the effective lethal range could result in less penetrating power in the short range.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 03-31-14 at 11:40 PM.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  8. #98
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:48 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    OMG. OMG!! They are thieves!!

    For the last 20 years, when a car starts giving me problems, I trade it in. I'd been through quite a few GM cars until I switched to Lexus. I'm on my second one.

    I'm getting ready to trade this one in (it's 7) because the back rear window doesn't operate. I figure I've gotten my $$s worth and if that's gone down, a computer module or two can't be far behind. *KnocksOnWood*
    She has a thing for it. I had urged not to take it back to that dealer because I smelled a rat and to get rid of it. But she "likes it." Because of how high tech cars are - putting you 100% at the mercy of dealers, replacement as the warranty runs out now probably makes the most sense.

  9. #99
    Sporadic insanity normal.


    The Mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,736

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Frankly I don't give a flipping **** if you think so. Condescending independents are just as annoying.
    Why do you think I'm condescending?
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

  10. #100
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:48 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You have a constitutional right to gun.You do not have a constitutional right to drive as fast as you want.Besides I am no firearms expert but I am pretty sure that limiting the effective lethal range could result in less penetrating power in the short range.
    I figured that'd be your response. I'm "pro-gun," but other than discriminatory laws the federal courts have for the most part declared it isn't a constitutional right - at least in terms of limitations. No court has overturned ammo power limitation and nearly all states - even favorable gun states - have MANY ammo limits ranging from no armor piercing to no bolos or razor loads for shotguns. If there was a law limiting velocity of bullets the federal courts would uphold it.

    But my real point is the overall concept of "freedom." Driving fast is only dangerous when it is dangerous and only reckless when reckless. Passing generic all-situation laws to deal with the 1 in 1000 or 1 in 1,000,000 situations is what the government does. All guns laws are that way. Guns prevent a million crimes a year - but 2 school shooting and they are passing piles of laws for that 1 in 1,000,000 situation.

    You don't like the government passing laws requiring healthy food (limiting sugar etc etc)? Yet that kills people. All sorts of stuff kills people. Driving fast on open roads with highly pleasurable to people and endangers no one but themselves. Yet you want cars limited to your driving situation. But you also want people in far Southwest Texas who won't see another a car for an hour and the land flat as a tabletop to be limited to what suits you. I suppose I should go thru the list of things you do that I don't that if anyone else did in any situation might endanger me and want that outlawed too.

Page 10 of 16 FirstFirst ... 89101112 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •