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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    fees are a great way to tax people in a way that affects the poor profoundly and the rich in no way whatsoever.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    I'd be slightly more okay with speeding tickets if the money went toward road repair. But it don't, so fuck 'em.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 5
    the cheat wrote: »
    fees are a great way to tax people in a way that affects the poor profoundly and the rich in no way whatsoever.

    That's not the case with all court fees, especially the ones for speeding tickets.

    Trust me, it takes all comers in traffic court. One woman even came in with a giant foam board explaining why she wasn't speeding.

    She was wrong, but my boss was so impressed that she left her off the hook.

    EDIT: Unless you mean the burden of paying the fees, then yeah. It really does.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    that's ... exactly what he meant, yeah.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I don't think that there are Court Fees for speeding fines in the UK, but if you fail to prove your innocence they can increase the fine for wasting everyone's time.

    I know that there are court fees for bringing something to the Magistrate's Court like divorce or someone owing you money. Challenging the reduction of your benefits is free though, thankfully.

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    I admit that I was drawing from my local experience, which I should not have done when giving general advice. But I definitely paid 70 bucks in court fees for the privilege of a cop admitting that he pulled me over on the wrong side of a speed zone and erroneously gave me an $80 ticket.

    That sounds like a mistake. Criminal court costs only get invoked if the party is guilty, and civil court costs are often invoked on the losing party.

    In North Carolina this was definitely the case. Court fees are something on the order of $180 if you're called as a defendant for moving violations, which you are for 100% of moving violations because North Carolina's moving violation laws are just an extortion racket.

    Are you sure? Cause I am pretty sure that’s unconstitutional.

    EDIT: I'm not saying you're wrong cause state's love to try unconsitutional shit from time to time.

    I got two speeding tickets while I was there and talked to some other folks about this and that's definitely how the state does it as standard procedure. I wouldn't be surprised if it was some dodgy shit!

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Fees and fines are purposefully and explicitly "this is actually legal, as long as you're rich"

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I didn't have to pay court costs when I contested my ticket for parking in a HDCP spot in Maryland (hey, asshole, maybe don't give me a ticket for parking near an unstriped hdcp parking space!)

    turns out I was innocent!

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  • JuggernutJuggernut South CurrrrlinaRegistered User regular
    So, and I'm not sure how to word this without it coming across as a humblebrag, I've apparently become the eye candy at the bar I frequent? I guess that's the word? It's not really a high bar considering the place and usual clientele.

    Anyway, I'm acquainted with one of the girls who works there and she makes it a point to tell me about how some of the other ladies who also work there talk about me all the time. At one point we went to the same gym and apparently she sent several candid snapchats of me working out to some of them and uh... I feel kinda weird about it? I'd be legit pissed if I didn't know this person fairly well.

    Like on the one hand I'm flattered but also I don't really want to be noticed when I go in there. It's why I go in there. So I can be the sulky quiet guy in the corner who reads and nobody talks to because who wants to talk to the weird dude who reads at a bar?

    One of the newer servers was asking about me and I've become very aware of the looks as of late. I'm just kinda off my balance a little I guess. Is this what it's like to be a lady all the time? Fuckin weird comments and stares? I don't like it!

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    You're right to be kind of weirded out. It's creepy behavior and you are being objectified. Without being a woman I can't say if that's what its like all the time, but if you switch the genders in your story it immediately comes across as really fucking creepy and the feelings you're feeling are probably very close.

    Ladies.
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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    There are still traffic cameras at some intersections in the greater Los Angeles area, but the courts ruled that they aren't enforceable and the tickets won't be pursued or reported to the DMV (or credit bureaus/collection agencies for non-payment).

    They still send them out to scare people into paying the tickets.

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel Shell, Teeth, Eyes, Flame, Claws, Breath, Scales, FUN!Registered User regular
    It's not okay to take pictures of people without their knowledge/permission. Full stop. That is a violation of privacy and personal boundaries and you are within your right to be uncomfortable.

    Don't get it it twisted, I'm still cute as hell tho.
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  • JuggernutJuggernut South CurrrrlinaRegistered User regular
    I think its meant to be complimentary and I'd imagine pretty much everybody else would be like "hell yeah" because these are very, very attractive women but I dunno. I gots me a weird brain what don't take compliments well, no not too well at all.

    I mean, people are always going to talk to their friends about other people they find attractive, that's just a normal thing humans do so whatever, I think it's just kind of odd to be made aware of it? I'm also probably making too big of a deal about this. I'm certainly not going to pursue any of this and none of them are either.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I had a coworker walk up and grab me by the beard the other day and it was very much not okay

    I've also had harassment type comments at bars since I've grown it

    I don't appreciate it at all

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I'm sure all the creeper dudes who take pictures of ladies think they're being complimentary too.

    That's ultimately besides the point in that it makes you feel uncomfortable.

    Ladies.
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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    In addition to begetting all sorts of terrible ways for men to treat women, the patriarchy does its fair share of damage back in the other direction as well.

    It's like bowen said - if you switch the genders in these instances, it would seem obviously fucked up to most people. But there is a belief that only women can be harassed in such a way, that only men can do the harassing, which can embolden this sort of behavior. Even under frighteningly similar logic ("It's a compliment!"), people can be unaware of what they are doing or why it is wrong.

    And like, the moral of the story is that it sucks. I've been there, and while I normally relish being objectified because I am extremely vain, that doesn't mean that I want it happening all the time. And there's not a whole lot you can do about it - you can try to explain why it is an issue to the individual people, but I think we all know that the odds of success there aren't as high as they ought to be. And you shouldn't be forced into the position where you have to explain to someone what they're doing is wrong, because that's just more bullshit that you have to put up with.

    My general choice if I do decide to confront the issue is to define it in very personal terms, which I've found works pretty well. As in, "Hey, I don't like it when other people take pictures of me without my knowledge or consent, could you please refrain from doing that with me in the future?" The downside there is that by making it personal you don't end up getting to the heart of the matter, so they may continue their behavior with other people, but I've found that trying to get to the heart of the matter is a lot more work for a lot less success.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    You also end up looking like the bad guy for asking them to stop, but they'll get over it.

    Or they'll just do it in secret without telling you.

    Ladies.
  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    They have those anti pappazi vests now. Its a temporary fix but it might help

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  • JedocJedoc That citation you've neededRegistered User regular
    Huh. I'd never heard of those before, but they look neat.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Fines are one of those things that I wish were were explicitly tied to income.

    I am pretty sure at least one country does that for some traffic violations.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    Fines are one of those things that I wish were were explicitly tied to income.

    I am pretty sure at least one country does that for some traffic violations.

    The UK does that. Fines are a percentage of your weekly income. Lowest bracket, 1-9mph over the limit, is anywhere from 25% to 75% of your weekly income. Highest bracket is something like 200% I think? Plus insta-ban.

    South Africa on the other hand, it's whatever the cop feels like charging you (usually discounted if you pay on the spot!). Or you can just... not pay, because they don't seem to have a way to force you. And I don't know what you have to do to lose your license there but it's got to be something pretty messed up.

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  • FlarneFlarne Registered User regular
    It’s income based in I think Norway, Finland and Switzerland at least.

    Swedish genius driving through Switzerland landed a cool 1 mil USD ticket a few years back.

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    dang what a good therapy today

    for whatever reason

    i even wrote a bunch of stuff down after (which maybe i should do more often)

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  • chromdomchromdom Oh yeah, I movedRegistered User regular
    edited December 5
    Flarne wrote: »
    It’s income based in I think Norway, Finland and Switzerland at least.

    Swedish genius driving through Switzerland landed a cool 1 mil USD ticket a few years back.

    I thought in Finland it was progressive (it may also start based on income); several years ago I heard that hockey star Teemu Selanne, who was a known lead-foot, had worked his way up to a ticket in the hundreds of thousands of US dollars. He, understandably, complained about it, but I could only think, "Fool, when your speeding ticket gets to $10,000 STOP FUCKING SPEEDING!"

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    I went into an old thread from 2009 AD where I apparently posted something which made everything spit out their coffee and post "no no no NO"

    But the link is dead so I don't know what I posted

    Platy on
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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    Lol just saw girl on diff dating app just now who I went on what I’d thought was a promising / good date in the summer who didn’t text me back (and I blame myself for bungling it)

    and then I got sad RIP

    poo
  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    This is still as delightful as it was eight years ago

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    God dammit, I miss forum battles.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    We truly do not deserve ChicoBlue.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I've been chasing leads and I still don't know who sent me this package or where it is now
    It's driving me crazy

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    This is still as delightful as it was eight years ago


    Ahahahahaha oh my God, I never saw this, this is amazing

    Bless you, @ChicoBlue

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited December 6
    Platy wrote: »
    This is still as delightful as it was eight years ago


    Ahahahahaha oh my God, I never saw this, this is amazing

    Bless you, @ChicoBlue

    Speaking of which, does anyone know what that spaceman song is called, or how to find it? Google is giving me nothing when I search the lyrics.

    Houk the Namebringer on
  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Man I haven't watched that in years. Such a great moment. It felt incredibly cool to be a small part of that.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut South CurrrrlinaRegistered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    This is still as delightful as it was eight years ago


    Ahahahahaha oh my God, I never saw this, this is amazing

    Bless you, @ChicoBlue

    Speaking of which, does anyone know what that spaceman song is called, or how to find it? Google is giving me nothing when I search the lyrics.

    Found it

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    This is still as delightful as it was eight years ago


    Ahahahahaha oh my God, I never saw this, this is amazing

    Bless you, ChicoBlue

    Speaking of which, does anyone know what that spaceman song is called, or how to find it? Google is giving me nothing when I search the lyrics.

    It is called My Moonrocket by Valerna.

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  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    Platy wrote: »
    This is still as delightful as it was eight years ago


    Ahahahahaha oh my God, I never saw this, this is amazing

    Bless you, @ChicoBlue

    Speaking of which, does anyone know what that spaceman song is called, or how to find it? Google is giving me nothing when I search the lyrics.

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited December 6
    I recently watched my Stand By He video from that year and thought that it would've worked much better with the explicit gore bits not included.

    Critiquing my weird child murder forum battle video from almost a decade ago.

    Also, on the Vimeo page Austin Walker left a comment 8 years ago.

    (Not that Austin Walker, though. That'd be weird as hell.)

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Ok
    I finally got someone to talk to me not a bot or someone to string me along for whatever reason
    She just asks me to be more open and such there is a lot more I would say but it's personal stuff and brain spider stuff as she talked about a problem she has and how she sees the similarity of some of the ones I talk about revieling we both have the same brain spiders just different flavors

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    Lmao I woke up still sad 😔

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