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City Stealing From Citizens By Tampering With Traffic Lights

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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:13 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Swills

The knowingness behind a trick like that is just creepy. It's obviously exploitative and sees fellow citizens as marks to screw over. Assholes see everyone else as assholes and forget an unfair ticket can be enough to put a family under.

"So they ran the red light? Tough! They should be more careful (chuckles)."

Just one more example of how the screws are always being tightened on normal working people.


nice, nice. no really. although in reality its this thought pattern I believe which is going to end badly within the next two to five years for the elites and wealthy as they keep turning the screws on Americans.
Change is in the air.




posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:26 AM
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Its called an opticon. Emergency vehicles use them to quickly get through intersections. An IR filter will hide the light. They are universal.

See how they like that snip.

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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:29 AM
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originally posted by: LurkingRelentlessly
Put a strobe light on your dash that blinks 14 flashes per second. The light will always be green.



a reply to: oblvion



The device you want is called a MIRT device.

Its a IR strobe that can not be seen by the human eye.

There is a problem though,

Many cities have rigged there red light cameras to take photos of all Vehicles that are MIRT equipped.

The fine for illegally using a MIRT device is a lot higher then the fine for running a red light.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:35 AM
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a reply to: ANNED

Those license plate covers that bend the light and obscure the picture are like 10 bucks on ebay.

And the strobe itself isn't IR just the lens filter

edit on 19-10-2014 by LurkingRelentlessly because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:40 AM
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Alternatively
If you have a passenger with you. Have them shine a laser at the camera.

a reply to: LurkingRelentlessly



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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There are lots of these on UK roads and it's pretty common to see ones that have had the lens spray painted or blocked, or even to see ones that have been burned. Websites are dedicated to sharing pics of particularly inventive examples.

I believe it's also against the law here to have a speed/signal camera that is not preceded by a sign warning you of it's presence.

I don't know what kind of revenue that generate, but many here feel it's a significant way of funding certain services.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: oblvion

Nope.

If fines relate to income, then I have to share financial information with the municipal court.

Nope, nope, nope.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: Swills

I just got a ticket in the mail for my hubby. He's working in Iowa, and apparently there's a speed camera set up right before the speed limit ups from 35 to 45. He got busted at 10:30 pm and the camera is angled so you can't see that the 45 mph signpost is 20 ft past the light. I was there visiting him in August, so I know exactly which light he was at and that there's no sign posted stating there's a speed camera there.

In fact, he was told by many locals that they thought the cameras didn't even work. Funny how they seem to work for him and other guys with out of state plates. Mail them a ticket that can be paid online if they are no longer in town a month later to go to court.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: smithjustinb
a reply to: Swills

America is a capitalist nation. Not a socialist one. Capitalism has made our country great.



The government takes money from my income, without my permission, and redistributes it to old people via social security. The same government then sends me letters telling me that by the time I am eligible to receive social security payments, they will no longer exist because the money will have run out. This is not a capitalist nation. Remember the "bailouts?" Wake up and stop spewing nonsense; deny ignorance.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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So, are these 'public-funded-agencies' -that are placing these 'eyes' to keep watch over everyone?

It takes money to make money. How long will it take for these extra eyes to pay for themselves?

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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Nope.
If fines relate to income, then I have to share financial information with the municipal court.
Nope, nope, nope.


How did we get to a point where a fine is based on income? I think most fines these days are ridiculous anyways so we want to now make people pay more? In the small town where I work the company I'm with is the biggest in the area and a parking ticket in front of my employment is 75.00 if you park there longer than 2 hour... geez. We have the highest income in the area so I think they are already doing it. The cops also set up speed traps in areas where only our employees would typically travel.

You all must understand that fines are just a money making business that do not prevent anything and have nothing to do with safely. The true prevention is building points to where one looses their driving privileges and everyone is acceptable to that.




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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: halfpint0701
In fact, he was told by many locals that they thought the cameras didn't even work. Funny how they seem to work for him and other guys with out of state plates. Mail them a ticket that can be paid online if they are no longer in town a month later to go to court.


Ya I love this... Pay or come back a month later. I got a ticket in 1983 in OK, I had to follow the cop to the court house and pay cash...30 years later I have a suspension notice from OK when I went to renew my drivers license in Wa. They must have connected systems so somehow I got tagged. After a few days a court person had to go back into some paper file system in the basement to find my ticket. It showed that I paid, but I still had to pay to get my 30 year old driver license un-suspended so that Wa could issue me my new one....I had the option to go see the Judge too...lol, like I would fly back there to get a 70.00 ticket thrown out...



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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edit on 19-10-2014 by jude11 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: smithjustinb

You've ignored the entire point of the report.


No. The entire point of every report tyt do is to push a crap liberal agenda. Sure the report is about corruption, but then they go on to talk about how ticketing people altogether is a form of unprogressive taxation that doesn't fine people an amount according to what income bracket they fall in.

In the case of the corrupt changing of the traffic light program, it is despicable and no one deserves any fine. But, in every other case, the solution to your problem is to not commit crimes. Or do you believe fines for speeding should be 10,000 dollars for going five over if you're rich enough to afford that insanity?

I addressed the point just fine. Progressive tax and corrupt and unjust fines are equally despicable.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: smithjustinb

Why are you focusing on fast food workers? Makes 0 sense.


Just because it makes 0 sense to you doesn't mean it makes zero sense.


Do you believe the majority of the ticket holders in Chicago work in fast food?


Did you really just ask me that? Are you being serious right now? You obviously have lost track of this discussion.


Can't afford a simple fine? This is what you take out of all of this?


Um? Is that what you take out of all this?


The fines are illegal and the politicians and red light camera company are keeping the 8 million they stole, in just 6 months, from the people of Chicago!


I know! Its messed up.


The derailment is real.


No. You're imagining it, if not causing it.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: smithjustinb

Wow. Social Darwinism and capitalism as #1. You really took that propaganda to heart. The original Social Darwinists were almost all rich bigots


What's wrong with being rich, even extremely rich, and how does being rich make you a bigot?


corrupt businessmen, eugenicists, and even some Nazi supporters later on.


What does any of them have to do with me and the fact that darwinism is the way the world works and capitalism is the economic philosophy that best reflects that?


Capitalism is failing fast.


Yeah. Whatever dude.


Wake up sir. You and your children will suffer the costs of your ignorance.


I'm more worried about my children suffering the cost of Obolacare and other socialist nonsense programs that destroy the animal spirit of human beings and turn them into hive mind, programmed zombies who can't move without breaking some bogus liberal law.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: oblvion

You can't blame the rich for the poor being poor. The poor are poor because of mindsets like yours that hate the idea of someone being rich. How can you complain about poverty, and in the same sentence complain about wealth? You make no sense.

You complain about poverty, yet you trash anything that motivates one to get out of it, and once they get out of it, you complain that they're out.

The rich aren't to blame for the poor being poor. Take some personal responsibility for yourself. If you're poor... its your fault. If you went to a four year school and can't find a job. You chose the wrong career. If you didn't take advantage of the Pell Grant and didn't go to school. You're a poor idiot. If you got pregnant at 16 and had to drop out of school. You should have used the free birth control. There are plenty of opportunities for Americans to excel in this economy, and if you're still poor through all of the opportunity afforded to you, its not the fault of the CEOs who, in fact, are the creators of jobs in the first place, its your fault for not taking advantage of the opportunities and getting yourself out of feeling sorry for yourself and becoming qualified for a job. If you are poor in America, its your fault and you deserve to be poor.

If you can't be responsible enough to take care of yourself, even with the ample opportunity available for you to do so, I sure as hell don't want to pick up your slack. If you have a problem with speeding tickets and can't afford them. Stop being poor. Take advantage of the opportunities that are available. There are plenty. Quit whining and blaming your problems on everyone else and putting them off on everyone else and being jealous. Liberals are such cry babies.

TYT talk about poor people not being able to afford traffic tickets. Stop breaking the law if you can't afford to. I know in this particular case, it wasn't the motorist's fault. Why TYT decided to bring up traffic tickets being a form of non-progressive taxation is beyond me. They were irrelevant and off topic to their own topic. But, they brought it up, so lets talk about it. Liberals are such cry babies.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: centhwevir1979
This is not a capitalist nation.


It is a capitalist nation that has been corrupted with various socialist policies. We are still capitalist in spirit, but we have made some mistakes.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: smithjustinb

Uh excuse me but if we are so capitalist why are small businesses ground into dust in favor if of mega corporations? We haven't been capitalist for decades now. We are actually fascist now not socialist. You should research the difference between the two just line you should research the origins of the Social Darwinist philosophies.

Or is thinking for yourself too hard? Just eat that propaganda kibble. It's good for you. The government and the TV said so.
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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: smithjustinb

It's obvious you hate Liberals but TYT aren't Liberals pushing a Liberal agenda.

Everyone's got an agenda, even you.




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