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I wonder if the prosecutor will also charge them all with criminal conspiracy to destroy evidence, and similar charges for removing the evidence of beer (cans and bottles with DNA on them) from the boat.

I'd glue their eyes shut, stuff earplugs in their ears, liquor 'em up, and then drop them all off in the middle of Times Square and see how many could navigate to the sidewalk without getting hit multiple times.

I'm a big believer in equity, rather than wasting money on prisons.
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Yes, but you have to have them wearing sandwich boards, saying what they did, so the drivers can decide if they need to aim for them or not.
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I wonder if the prosecutor will also charge them all with criminal conspiracy to destroy evidence, and similar charges for removing the evidence of beer (cans and bottles with DNA on them) from the boat.

I'd glue their eyes shut, stuff earplugs in their ears, liquor 'em up, and then drop them all off in the middle of Times Square and see how many could navigate to the sidewalk without getting hit multiple times.

I'm a big believer in equity, rather than wasting money on prisons.

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Umm, sandwich boards. No, I say give them a fair chance, let them be anonymous among the jaywalkers.

But set up a free drive-through bar six blocks uptown and make sure all the drivers are equally intoxicated before they reach them. With a hooker on their lap, to ensure an equal vision problem.

Hey, these days, you've got to make sure to keep the unions happy if anything is going on on their turf!


IIRC it was in Vancouver, BC where I saw drive-through liquor stores. Now, that scares me almost as much as the gasoline stations selling cigarettes and lighters down here in the US!
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I'm against having the drunk drivers whatever the reason... I think it is much more fair to leave them sober but put sandwich boards on the idiots in question.
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Umm, sandwich boards. No, I say give them a fair chance, let them be anonymous among the jaywalkers.

But set up a free drive-through bar six blocks uptown and make sure all the drivers are equally intoxicated before they reach them. With a hooker on their lap, to ensure an equal vision problem.

Hey, these days, you've got to make sure to keep the unions happy if anything is going on on their turf!


IIRC it was in Vancouver, BC where I saw drive-through liquor stores. Now, that scares me almost as much as the gasoline stations selling cigarettes and lighters down here in the US!

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Lake Oneida is not my fave place

I have crossed Lake Oneida several times with my mast on deck as it is part of the Erie Canal. Once I did it on a nice Sunday in July - wrong! There seem to be two main groups of users on the lake that are reflected in this incident. 1) Fishermen who anchor or drift in the middle of the lake over their favorite spots.
2) Speed boats ranging up to full Cigarette boats capable of very high speeds. On either end of the lake there are speed limits in the canal so the lake is the only place where these guys can open it up. Not to suggest that these are the only people who might have a beer or three when they are on the water, but they certainly have a lot of 1/2 mv2 going for them (ie kinetic energy).

We had these bozos going all around us, and boats fishing, at high speeds - really just accidents waiting to happen.
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I would presume there to be some culpability on the part of the passengers as well. If the facts are as stated, they certainly played a role in the decision to depart. And, if you're going to mutiny, that would certainly have been the time to do it.

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