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A little less than a happy high
So much for good neighbors
The first words out of my mouth when I got home tonight were, "Holy shit! The fence is gone!" It was loud.

Neh Jabba no batta
I'd rather appear shrill to someone with a "Relax, dude..." attitude now than be on the wrong side of a tort action later. Discussion about breaking laws, however attractive a prospect, really doesn't belong in a public forum.

Follow the money
That said, there are too many laws that were put into place under the pretense of protecting the moral values of our society when it's painfully clear that revenue was and is what's at issue. Having these laws intersect with my life is becoming tiresome.

Almost forgot...
You probably know me less well than you think.
This should be remedied. ^_^
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bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
i'm sorry :/ i debated hiding it altogether, but i'm all for free speech, hence just freezing things.

fwiw, your return "please" amused me greatly.
komos From: komos Date: June 22nd, 2005 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Sorry for the mess

Oh no worries. I'm all for open discourse, too. I was just concerned enough after having talked to an ABCC attorney that I didn't think we should jerk around at all. I don't necessarily appreciate the... let's call it wisdom of the law governing this, but I think that it's just inviting bad juju to discuss ignoring it in public.

I guess I came across as too prickly. ^_^
why_style From: why_style Date: June 22nd, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

re: laws

from our friend Neitzsche:

But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Morality is herd instinct in the individual.

For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously.

and just to end on an upbeat note:
At the bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique human being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
why_style From: why_style Date: June 22nd, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: laws

just a couple more:

What we did once 'for the sake of God' we now do for the sake of money.

Morality is the greatest of all tools for leading mankind by the nose.

and one for mr. bush:
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against the enemy.
komos From: komos Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Justice" is a polite lie

I don't particularly enjoy being the heavy, but I've been on the wrong side of the bench before. I'm not real anxious to repeat that experience unless there is a Very Good Reason.SMALL>TM</small> A minor quality of life issue doesn't quite meet my threshold for imperative civil disobedience.

I aspire to live dangerously, but you've got to pick your fights. ^_^
why_style From: why_style Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Justice" is a polite lie

ha! well, you've got that right. and i'm not implying that you were wrong to suggest putting the kibash on a public discussion of technically illegal activity or even that you should participate in a clandestine effort to circumvent the law. just wanted to show that one of the most brilliant minds of the 19th century would agree with your assessment of the pretense involved in law making (though i think he probably takes it a step or few further than you with his implication that morality itself is nothing but manipulation), and since you've got a nietzsche quote in your profile i thought you'd probably appreciate it.

the heavy: now that's a term i just don't come across much anymore...
komos From: komos Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Justice" is a polite lie

And I do. The everlasting question is whether a great mind of the 19th Century agrees with my thoughts, or if my thoughts have been informed by his writings?

I did anachronisms.
why_style From: why_style Date: June 22nd, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Justice" is a polite lie

always a conundrum. i've wondered before if i look up to nietzsche because of something in my own nature or because he's somehow brainwashed me. i mean there are lots of times i've argued against his points and thought he was completely off, yet he intrigues me such that i keep returning to him again and again.

it's kind of a peculiarly nietzschean thing, and precisely what i think he would have wanted, for the reader to be convinced to question the writer. if you accept what he says, he's won. yet if you question him, he's also won because you still have to wonder if you're questioning because he told you to. a never ending loop. fascniating.

oh, and anachronisms are sweet.

wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 22nd, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you've been saying for ages that you expected to come home one day and find the fence replaced with chain-link (I suppose that'll come next). Has that big plant in the middle of the front lawn been allowed to continue blooming? I'm still curious as to what it was/is...

I don't know what laws were being touched on, but I think you're wise in your assessment.
komos From: komos Date: June 22nd, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Given the new technology available, I'd probably guess that plastic picket is what's on deck. As Pablo noted, if nothing else, it will go well with the plastic siding they put on the house.

It was concerning the trade/barter of homemade beer and wine.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 23rd, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was gonna go read it, but I can't access that entry...

You never answered my question about the plant...
komos From: komos Date: June 24th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I guess you need to part of the community to get it. Mildly locked post.

The plant is about chest high and still looks like it could have come from outer space. Its root system is now integral with the house's, I think.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 24th, 2005 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Would you take a picture of it for me? I'd like to try to identify it...
komos From: komos Date: June 24th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here you go:

I'll see if I can get you a detail of the flowers as well.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 26th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Please do. I tried to go looking for info on the web, and it was hard to describe the plant because the picture was a little fuzzy on details.
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