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(Portland Press Herald)   Maine man can whistle all he wants on the streets of Portland so long as he keeps walking. "You can arrest me a thousand times, and the day I walk out of this jail, I'll be whistling out the door"   (pressherald.com) divider line 190
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2013-02-24 12:06:16 PM

Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat:
Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

leave.  pack up and go.  I don't care where you end up, just so long as it's not within the borders of the United States.  you do not understand this country, and don't belong here.

This is not helping.  You are not defending your position.  This whole thing is silly, but what what do you do with a single person annoying many?

I'm sorry but...you lack any sort of frame of reference to help you in understanding WHY you are wrong.  conversation would be pointless.  pack up and go.  leave this country.  if you stay here, you can only cause further damage.


Oh my god.  You can't just kick people out for voicing opinions you don't like.

You CAN arrest/fine somebody for being a freaking nuisance to many others.

Stop stamping your feet and leave if you don't like it.
 
2013-02-24 12:06:39 PM
You know what pisses me off?
Harley Davidson bikes. Do I call the cops on em when I hear em? HELL NO!
A person has a right to as loud of pipes as they damn well choose, and I have a right to be annoyed by them.

It's not my place to dictate to another person my own personal tastes. Up to the point that the sound can cause some sort of harm (hearing damage or impairing the ability of other drivers to sirens, horns or other necessary indicators one requires to hear while driving) it's up to the individual to choose how to behave, and I have to tolerate it. Annoyance is not harm. Some people might be annoyed by "dem queers" marrying, but that is NOT grounds for denying them rights. "I don't like it, it bothers me" is never a good basis for a law.

Maybe we should ban fat people from wearing "sexy" clothing because it's bad for business when other people have to see their disgusting bodies molded into clothing that is designed for someone half their size? That cannot be good for an eatery, now can it? Oh, and while we are at it, cross-dressers have to go too, because obviously children shouldn't be exposed to their perversions. People with deformities, cripples and midgets are just... eww... so let's make sure no business has to suffer the loss of customers who are put off by the presence of such... creatures. And so it goes.
 
2013-02-24 12:07:16 PM

Weaver95: lordjupiter:
Infants who have not yet learned to stop crying and who developmentally have no concept of society or their impact on others are nowhere close to a guy intentionally whistling loudly in public for Jesus.

you too.  GTFO of my country.  you don't belong here either.


*sigh*

You're a dumbass.
 
2013-02-24 12:07:33 PM

Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.


He's been ticketed and fined 4 times. No effect.
 
2013-02-24 12:08:51 PM
The price of the right to freedom is to suffer annoyance at how others use their freedom. As long as you are free to ignore him, he's free to whistle.

Once you start setting precedents on what noises are sanctioned, it gives the authoritarians a beach head to start chipping away at noises they don't like, noises that support your remaining freedoms.

Of course you didn't rise up and slay those that came up with free speech zones, so enjoy your continuing slide into an authoritarian distopia. Authoritarians will take as much as they can away from you, they will never stop on their own, as in their mind they are agents of constant improvement.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
 
2013-02-24 12:09:13 PM

BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.


It's not unfounded.  Try RTFA.
 
2013-02-24 12:09:21 PM
Annoying people gets him attention.
 
2013-02-24 12:09:59 PM
I would call jailing him heavy-handed and be concerned about his first amendment rights had I not read the entire article. The court said he would intentionally follow anyone who gave him a dirty look. That crosses a line into harassment and intimidation. What a jackass.
 
2013-02-24 12:10:19 PM

BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?

that's different from somebody whistling.  it's whistling dude.  get some farking perspective.

Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.

What about him sitting outside your home and whistling?  Also, these charges are not unfounded, hes got multiple complaints against him...

multiple complaints from feeble farked up busybody oregonians.  those shouldn't count.  they get offended if they see you look at a cloud.


Please, RTFA before you make yourself look any more stupid than you already have.
 
2013-02-24 12:10:49 PM
"I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

/obscure
 
2013-02-24 12:11:06 PM
Perspective, how does it work?

This is a MINOR and TEMPORARY problem.


Of course, we could nuke him from orbit.
 
2013-02-24 12:12:12 PM

BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?


dude (or dudette)...we're being trolled

i'm not trolling at all.  you two are seriously farked up if you think ticketing someone in public for whistling is okay.  fark your lightless existence.

If not trolling or just stupid, then godbot.

not at all.  goddamn you're about as vibrant as a piece of cardboard, and you want everybody else to be as miserable as you are.  get a farking life asshole.

mluh mluh mluh GO OUTSIDE AND DO SOMETHING IF YOU'RE BORED

in your farked up reality i'd get a court order for being there


Only if you persistently whistle loudly after being asked many times to knock it the fark off.
 
2013-02-24 12:13:40 PM

BlippityBleep: lordjupiter:

Another knob who didn't read the entire article.

erm, yes i did you authoritarian farkhead.  a million bucks its the 'jesus' part that got dipfark oregonians all in a huff about it.  if it were buddha they would have been cool with it.


If you'd read it, you would know it was Portland, Maine.  Which is not as accustomed to mentally ill people as the larger cities of the more temperate West coast.
 
2013-02-24 12:14:09 PM

C_Canuk: The price of the right to freedom is to suffer annoyance at how others use their freedom. As long as you are free to ignore him, he's free to whistle.

Once you start setting precedents on what noises are sanctioned, it gives the authoritarians a beach head to start chipping away at noises they don't like, noises that support your remaining freedoms.

Of course you didn't rise up and slay those that came up with free speech zones, so enjoy your continuing slide into an authoritarian distopia. Authoritarians will take as much as they can away from you, they will never stop on their own, as in their mind they are agents of constant improvement.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


So you're saying that he's free to stalk me around town?

Because you DO realize that that is precisely what he was doing to people prior to his arrest, correct?
 
2013-02-24 12:15:15 PM
Bubb Rubb approves
 
2013-02-24 12:15:24 PM
Ugly people make my dog bark! We need to get them off the streets naow!
 
2013-02-24 12:17:28 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: C_Canuk: The price of the right to freedom is to suffer annoyance at how others use their freedom. As long as you are free to ignore him, he's free to whistle.

Once you start setting precedents on what noises are sanctioned, it gives the authoritarians a beach head to start chipping away at noises they don't like, noises that support your remaining freedoms.

Of course you didn't rise up and slay those that came up with free speech zones, so enjoy your continuing slide into an authoritarian distopia. Authoritarians will take as much as they can away from you, they will never stop on their own, as in their mind they are agents of constant improvement.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

So you're saying that he's free to stalk me around town?

Because you DO realize that that is precisely what he was doing to people prior to his arrest, correct?


Maybe he would like a nice saltine cracker,,,
with some cinnamon,,
 
2013-02-24 12:20:30 PM
Land of the free -- my ass.
 
2013-02-24 12:22:20 PM

Endive Wombat: What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?


Yes. Then it would be a public performance and the RIAA would get involved and find out that you once knew someone whose kid downloaded the manah manah song from youtube so you would get sued for eleventy brazillian dollars because it caused NBC to go bankrupt and they had to lay off everyone and there was not enough cat food at the Shop Rite for them to eat and they all ended up starving to death.
 
2013-02-24 12:23:11 PM
People that use all caps letters for anything other than acronyms should be forced to endure a mandatory prison sentence of 18 months.  Second offense is death.
 
2013-02-24 12:23:53 PM

MrHappyRotter: People that use all caps letters for anything other than acronyms should be forced to endure a mandatory prison sentence of 18 months.  Second offense is death.


O RLY?
 
2013-02-24 12:25:49 PM

Weaver95: Over the past year, in fact, Smith has been summonsed, arrested and taken to court for disorderly conduct for "loud whistling."

so we've become a nation where whistling too loud can put you behind bars...?

that's just lovely.


Well, whistling is not speech, so the 1st Amendment does not apply.

:-D
 
2013-02-24 12:27:48 PM

MrHappyRotter: People that use all caps letters for anything other than acronyms should be forced to endure a mandatory prison sentence of 18 months.  Second offense is death.


I think I know you.
From a WOW BG.
You never like how other peeps are playing their toons.
 
2013-02-24 12:28:25 PM

Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?


Change the whistling to talking and call it free speech.  You think it is acceptable for this person's Constitutionally protected right be infringed like this?  Besides, how loud can his whistling really be?
 
2013-02-24 12:29:10 PM
Remedial Farking for the uncaffinated:

tunes/toons
 
2013-02-24 12:34:33 PM

eudemonist: Ugly people make my dog bark! We need to get them off the streets naow!


Do ugly people follow your dog around and force it to bark for eight hour stretches? If so, you just might have a point.
 
2013-02-24 12:35:10 PM

Mock26: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

Change the whistling to talking and call it free speech.  You think it is acceptable for this person's Constitutionally protected right be infringed like this?  Besides, how loud can his whistling really be?


You do not have a Constitutionally protected right to stalk people on the streets.
 
2013-02-24 12:36:12 PM

MrHappyRotter: Land of the free -- my ass.


Oh no, you're not free to spend your days harassing people on the street.  What horror!
 
2013-02-24 12:37:00 PM
files.mom.me
It wasn't the whistling per se.. but HOW he was whistling which caused all the fuss.
 
2013-02-24 12:38:01 PM
"I feel deep anger and hatred, because his whistling upsets my dog and every dog in the neighborhood."

Who gives a shiat about your damn dog? Now if it was a cat, the Caturday zealots on FARK would have his ass.

/Don't believe me? Try posting some snark in one of their threads . . .
 
2013-02-24 12:39:10 PM

Dughan: You know what pisses me off?
Harley Davidson bikes. Do I call the cops on em when I hear em? HELL NO!
A person has a right to as loud of pipes as they damn well choose, and I have a right to be annoyed by them.


So someone sits on your doorstep, revving that bike for 8 hours and you'd just ignore it?

You complain to him, so he follows you around and intentionally blasts those pipes near you -- and you'd just ignore it?

Sure you would.
 
2013-02-24 12:40:03 PM
Hehe, attention-whoring douchebags irritates liberal douchebags -- news at 11
 
2013-02-24 12:43:55 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Mock26: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

Change the whistling to talking and call it free speech.  You think it is acceptable for this person's Constitutionally protected right be infringed like this?  Besides, how loud can his whistling really be?

You do not have a Constitutionally protected right to stalk people on the streets.


No.
But you used to have a Constitutionally protected right to defend yourself.
Jackwaggons, could do it yourself.
But, NNOOOh!
"Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, this guy is offending me!"
Please send the Nanny to fix him.
 
2013-02-24 12:45:40 PM

wambu: "I feel deep anger and hatred, because his whistling upsets my dog and every dog in the neighborhood."

Who gives a shiat about your damn dog? Now if it was a cat, the Caturday zealots on FARK would have his ass.

/Don't believe me? Try posting some snark in one of their threads . . .


You're mad that you troll Caturday threads and they don't like it?
 
2013-02-24 12:46:59 PM

snocone: The My Little Pony Killer: Mock26: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

Change the whistling to talking and call it free speech.  You think it is acceptable for this person's Constitutionally protected right be infringed like this?  Besides, how loud can his whistling really be?

You do not have a Constitutionally protected right to stalk people on the streets.

No.
But you used to have a Constitutionally protected right to defend yourself.
Jackwaggons, could do it yourself.
But, NNOOOh!
"Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, this guy is offending me!"
Please send the Nanny to fix him.


Because calling the cops on a public nuisance/stalker is an overreaction, but turning around and shooting him in the face is a-okay. You come from a strange planet.
 
2013-02-24 12:48:34 PM
There's a mildly mentally handicapped guy in my neighbourhood who screams out the lyrics to the songs he's listening to on his portable cd player.  I know its a cd player because one day he got mad at it, pulled the cd out, threw it down the street and yelled at it for about a minute.  Occasionally I see cds laying on the street, the sidewalk, or the grass.  I assume they're his and they pissed him off someway.

Anyways...back on track....so he screams (and I mean SCREAMS) out the lyrics to whatever song is playing (either on the headphones or in his own head).   The looks on the faces of the people on the street and at the bus stop where he waits for the bus are priceless when he really gets going.  I've watched women go running down the street to get away from him.  He's harmless, I've seen him for years now out there singing his songs but I laugh every time I hear him coming.

/csb
 
2013-02-24 12:50:27 PM
Now THERE'S the Weav we all remember.  That's how he used to argue every political position until the Republicans went further down the crazy path than he was willing to follow in the mid '00s.

Finally off the wagon again this morning, huh champ?
 
2013-02-24 12:53:14 PM

Weaver95: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: quite possibly true. I'm more concerned that he somehow ended up in a jail cell for whistling.

True. But what else are you gonna do? People say they can hear him a block away and it sounds like heavy equipment beeping. I think this quote sums it up pretty well, "He acts like he's treating all of us to his amazing whistling show and that we should all be so lucky to hear him and his magical ability."

Add that to his own quote of "people who express themselves freely should be held in the highest regard, not the lowest regard," and he sounds like your typical self-righteous dbag that's not much different than someone who is constantly proselytizing their beliefs - which you can't do in front of someone's business either.

so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...?  I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.




It sickens me. I'm going to go drive around in my car and pollute the environment.
 
2013-02-24 01:01:44 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: snocone: The My Little Pony Killer: Mock26: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

Change the whistling to talking and call it free speech.  You think it is acceptable for this person's Constitutionally protected right be infringed like this?  Besides, how loud can his whistling really be?

You do not have a Constitutionally protected right to stalk people on the streets.

No.
But you used to have a Constitutionally protected right to defend yourself.
Jackwaggons, could do it yourself.
But, NNOOOh!
"Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, this guy is offending me!"
Please send the Nanny to fix him.

Because calling the cops on a public nuisance/stalker is an overreaction, but turning around and shooting him in the face is a-okay. You come from a strange planet.


How the fark did you escallate to shooting???
Up to the comma, I was all with you.
All ya gotta do is be smarter than the nusance.
Take personal responsibility, be the parent he needs.
 
2013-02-24 01:09:06 PM
i1244.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-24 01:12:15 PM
Technology to the rescue.

a248.e.akamai.net

Twist the dial up to "Silence is Golden" and I bet he won't even squeak - just pee.

To hell with all the freedom of expression arguments: A jerk is a jerk.  TASE 'IM !!!
 
2013-02-24 01:12:42 PM
www.ifc.com

another man from Portland
says he's from Leeds
but i doubt that
 
2013-02-24 01:15:51 PM

office_despot: BlippityBleep: lordjupiter:

Another knob who didn't read the entire article.

erm, yes i did you authoritarian farkhead.  a million bucks its the 'jesus' part that got dipfark oregonians all in a huff about it.  if it were buddha they would have been cool with it.

If you'd read it, you would know it was Portland, Maine.  Which is not as accustomed to mentally ill people as the larger cities of the more temperate West coast.


What?  We have plenty of Red Sox fans here.
 
2013-02-24 01:19:02 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?

that's different from somebody whistling.  it's whistling dude.  get some farking perspective.

Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.

What about him sitting outside your home and whistling?  Also, these charges are not unfounded, hes got multiple complaints against him...

multiple complaints from feeble farked up busybody oregonians.  those shouldn't count.  they get offended if they see you look at a cloud.

Please, RTFA before you make yourself look any more stupid than you already have.


i already said oops about the wrong portland farkhead.  whatever happens in maine anyway? it's a minor mistake.
 
2013-02-24 01:22:33 PM

BlippityBleep: The My Little Pony Killer: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?

that's different from somebody whistling.  it's whistling dude.  get some farking perspective.

Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.

What about him sitting outside your home and whistling?  Also, these charges are not unfounded, hes got multiple complaints against him...

multiple complaints from feeble farked up busybody oregonians.  those shouldn't count.  they get offended if they see you look at a cloud.

Please, RTFA before you make yourself look any more stupid than you already have.

i already said oops about the wrong portland farkhead.  whatever happens in maine anyway? it's a minor mistake.


Your posts today have been riddled with mistakes...both factual and cognitive. Par for the course for you.
 
2013-02-24 01:22:40 PM
So the guy is standing where he's been asked to leave, whistling as loudly as he can in a monotone (not some happy-go-lucky tune, but just a single note, as loud as he can, constantly), because God told him to.  After repeatedly asking him to leave, or repeatedly asking him to stop following them and whistling loudly at them, businesses and citizens have reported him to the police.  Because the normal ways you deal with adults (asking them to stop) were ineffective.  The police have taken the steps the law allows, first talking to him, then citing him, then putting him before the magistrate... and the guy keeps up his disturbing whistling and purposefully Annoying for Jesus.  Finally, the only solution is jail.  Which, by the way, isn't stopping him either.

Replace "whistling" with "blowing a goddamn air horn", and you may be less likely to defend the guy.

Personally, I think he should be referred for psychiatric evaluation.  He's obviously incapable of understanding civility, and may also be incapable of understanding morality.  One day, he may snap and decide to strangle the lady he's following and whistling at.  Society should help him.  Perhaps he deserves the same quality care that our schoolchildren get - drug his ass until he doesn't feel like whistling any more.

Or, as someone else, mentioned, place him in for a 72-hour evaluation and perhaps he'll trip down a flight of stairs and fark up his mouth enough that he won't be able to keep it up any more.
 
2013-02-24 01:23:54 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Mock26: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

Change the whistling to talking and call it free speech.  You think it is acceptable for this person's Constitutionally protected right be infringed like this?  Besides, how loud can his whistling really be?

You do not have a Constitutionally protected right to stalk people on the streets.


Who did he stalk?
 
2013-02-24 01:24:16 PM
And still no cure for cancer...
 
2013-02-24 01:25:40 PM

Maestro1701: BlippityBleep: The My Little Pony Killer: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?

that's different from somebody whistling.  it's whistling dude.  get some farking perspective.

Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.

What about him sitting outside your home and whistling?  Also, these charges are not unfounded, hes got multiple complaints against him...

multiple complaints from feeble farked up busybody oregonians.  those shouldn't count.  they get offended if they see you look at a cloud.

Please, RTFA before you make yourself look any more stupid than you already have.

i already said oops about the wrong portland farkhead.  whatever happens in maine anyway? it's a minor mistake.

Your posts today have been riddled with mistakes...both factual and cognitive. Par for the course for you.


other than the city mistake i'm still spot on.  unless you're an authoritarian piece of shiat, which seems to be your preference.
 
2013-02-24 01:29:39 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com

What a whistle may look like.

/whistle is a weird word
//whistle
 
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