The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal
Thursday, July 29, 2004
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DRACONIAN PUNISHMENTS
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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity: and I'm not so sure about the universe. Einstein
From the Cabalmaster:
“Drink, Drive, Die
“No, we’re not being preachy. We are dead serious.
“If you get caught drinking and driving in Bulgaria, you get a lengthy prison sentence. If you’re convicted of the same offence again, they kill you. By firing squad. Seriously.
“Don’t do it.”
(Europe on a Shoestring 2003, p. 247. Melbourne: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd.)
The USA has among the world’s most lenient laws regarding operation of motor vehicles while intoxicated abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/drunkdriving0212219.html. Among the topics covered by American military media outlets are changes in drunk-driving laws in locations where US personnel are stationed ww2.pstripes.osd.mil/01/jul01/ed072401g.html.
Some European countries have stronger laws and stiffer penalties than others. Intrepid Websurfers interested in this issue might want to check out this report www.eurocare.org/publications/drink driving.pdf.
Perhaps the most interesting statistic related to road traffic safety: the traffic fatality rate in Japan is a mere 20 percent of the USA rate, adjusted for population size. One very important factor: access to alternative transportation www.japanlaw.info/lawletter/2003/2003_TRAFFIC_LAW.html. This is, of course, also true in Europe – but not so in most American cities.
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