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Old 09-24-2019, 03:57 PM   #330 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bicycle Bob View Post
Traffic cameras can already record your plate number and visible cargo, and, assuming your vehicle is stock, read the weight on each axle at a speed bump. Such a record would give probable cause to stop. The thing is - people who waste resources ar taking from all others. Our grandfathers could grab with both hands without upsetting the balance of nature, but now, there are just too many hands.
Probable cause of what, having an unknown load of a certain weight? Probable Cause has a specific legal definition, and requires a specific crime to be probable enough to warrant the stop, and an unusually heavy load doesn't meet this criteria.

It's not just that there are many more hands now, it's also that those hands are made much bigger due to tool use and cheap energy. The fossil fuel slaves as Sendler puts it.

Who is to say what is wasteful though? The person with the lowest threshold for waste? There are people that think humans shouldn't live at all, and their threshold for waste would be your next breath.

As I say in other threads, identifying a problem is the relatively easy part. Coming up with workable solutions is where it gets tricky.
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