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(Times Union)   Having eliminated all forms of human iniquity and sin (apart from their own), the New York state legislature moves against the wearing of bowling shoes outdoors - lest citizens be out of their element   (timesunion.com) divider line 32
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2013-05-22 09:33:22 AM  
I would think the public shame would be enough that we wouldn't need a law
 
2013-05-22 09:36:02 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I would think the public shame would be enough that we wouldn't need a law


If there is one thing law makers have taught us is that there is no universal sense of shame.
 
2013-05-22 09:37:16 AM  
I knew it, sharia' law!
 
2013-05-22 09:38:35 AM  
sigh...

so much stupidity in the world.
 
2013-05-22 09:39:50 AM  
This is not 'Nam. There are rules.
 
2013-05-22 09:39:59 AM  
meanwhile, something like this is perfectly ok...

www3.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2013-05-22 09:40:11 AM  
Does it apply to dogs, too?
 
2013-05-22 09:41:34 AM  
So protecting bowling alley owners from getting sued by morons who don't realize the ground is slippery when wet is now considered a move against the wearing of bowling shoes outdoors? Good to know.
 
2013-05-22 09:43:18 AM  
Dude, at least it's an ethos.
 
2013-05-22 09:45:46 AM  

Brick-House: meanwhile, something like this is perfectly ok...

[www3.pictures.zimbio.com image 594x485]


I didn't know Crocs made high heels.
 
2013-05-22 09:46:37 AM  
This is disappointing. Bowling shoes really tied my outfit together.
 
2013-05-22 09:48:18 AM  
Let it Rip, Van Winkle. Those 9-pin games are of the Devil. And they're played outside. Like Bocci. That could lead to sex.
 
2013-05-22 09:53:17 AM  
Bowling shoes are not the issue here, Dude.
 
2013-05-22 09:56:26 AM  
the New York state legislature moves against the wearing of bowling shoes outdoors

Why it's almost like that isn't at all what they are doing.
 
2013-05-22 09:57:43 AM  
Am I the only one around here who gives a shiat about the rules?
 
2013-05-22 10:01:03 AM  

theknuckler_33: the New York state legislature moves against the wearing of bowling shoes outdoors

Why it's almost like that isn't at all what they are doing.


fark.com is a troll site, that's part of the fun.

/how do you not know this?
 
2013-05-22 10:10:26 AM  

JolobinSmokin: I knew it, sharia' law!


You have got to buck up, man. You cannot drag this negative energy in to the thread!
 
2013-05-22 10:13:23 AM  

Brick-House: meanwhile, something like this is perfectly ok...

[www3.pictures.zimbio.com image 594x485]


Looks like something that very much wants to implant its eggs into the wearer's heels.
 
2013-05-22 10:22:26 AM  
It increases the chances of conception!
Just because we're bereaved doesn't make us saps!
Is there a Ralph's around here?
Those are good burgers, Walter!
 
2013-05-22 10:29:51 AM  

PainInTheASP: JolobinSmokin: I knew it, sharia' law!

You have got to buck up, man. You cannot drag this negative energy in to the thread!


I'm sorry I just see enemies everywhere I go.  There's N0bamalgne and his jack booted IRS thugs wiretapping the IRS agents who are looking into Benghazi deathcamp and it seems we have no respite against the wicked and evil in the world.

Bowling shoes were all I had....all....I....had....left

**sobs **sobs  **sniffs  **sniffs
 
2013-05-22 10:51:52 AM  
Yeah.... the story is actually more of a commentary on the overly litigious culture in this country than anything else.   I think I can fix it:

1) Have universal, single payer health care (that way, people who are injured will not need to sue to pay their medical bills);

2) Have government agencies pass safety regulations, etc., and then ACTUALLY ENFORCE THEM with fines.

3) Completely overhaul the personal injury system in this country to minimize personal injury lawsuits.  It's an incredibly inefficient and wasteful way to require businesses to be safe.

This system is already largely in place in many European countries, and works pretty well.  Our haphazard system in which we try to make sure people aren't negligent/unsafe by having the risk that they'll be sued hanging out there just lets people decide whether to gamble with safety or not.  And the system sucks for plaintiffs too - they have to endure litigation, testifying, paying lawyers, etc. just to get compensated for their injuries.

I know as a lawyer I shouldn't be recommending something that will decimate the industry I work in, but hell, lawyers can find other, more productive uses of their time.
 
2013-05-22 11:08:10 AM  

Chummer45: Yeah.... the story is actually more of a commentary on the overly litigious culture in this country than anything else.   I think I can fix it:

1) Have universal, single payer health care (that way, people who are injured will not need to sue to pay their medical bills);

2) Have government agencies pass safety regulations, etc., and then ACTUALLY ENFORCE THEM with fines.

3) Completely overhaul the personal injury system in this country to minimize personal injury lawsuits.  It's an incredibly inefficient and wasteful way to require businesses to be safe.

This system is already largely in place in many European countries, and works pretty well.  Our haphazard system in which we try to make sure people aren't negligent/unsafe by having the risk that they'll be sued hanging out there just lets people decide whether to gamble with safety or not.  And the system sucks for plaintiffs too - they have to endure litigation, testifying, paying lawyers, etc. just to get compensated for their injuries.

I know as a lawyer I shouldn't be recommending something that will decimate the industry I work in, but hell, lawyers can find other, more productive uses of their time.


How about lawyers take their ethical obligations seriously, and refuse to be ambulance chasers and bottom feeders?  If you know that your potential client is just filing a nuisance claim, then don't represent them.

I'm not trying to troll.  But the ABA could do a lot of good things for this country by shaming the members of their profession who act detrimentally to the rule of law and the common good.
 
2013-05-22 11:20:51 AM  
You mark that mark that vote "present" and you are entering a world of pain.
 
2013-05-22 11:25:11 AM  
This is a thing?
 
2013-05-22 11:35:29 AM  
 Meh, unless I'm reading it wrong it has less to do with "not allowed to wear bowling shoes outside" and more to do with "fine, wear your ugly ass shoes outside, but if you bust your ass in those ugly ass shoes then it's your problem, not ours, read the sign."

Less strange I suppose
 
2013-05-22 11:47:13 AM  
Aren't bowling shoes a leftover from the stylish 1940's wing tips marking the lanes?

I bowl in the mid to upper 200s wearing my running shoes but I can't break 200 wearing the slippery bowling shoes.
 
2013-05-22 12:21:46 PM  
New Yorkers are the biggest cowards I have ever seen. They fear everything.  Soon there will be laws against shadows in the city.
 
2013-05-22 01:31:49 PM  

FrancoFile: Chummer45: Yeah.... the story is actually more of a commentary on the overly litigious culture in this country than anything else.   I think I can fix it:

1) Have universal, single payer health care (that way, people who are injured will not need to sue to pay their medical bills);

2) Have government agencies pass safety regulations, etc., and then ACTUALLY ENFORCE THEM with fines.

3) Completely overhaul the personal injury system in this country to minimize personal injury lawsuits.  It's an incredibly inefficient and wasteful way to require businesses to be safe.

This system is already largely in place in many European countries, and works pretty well.  Our haphazard system in which we try to make sure people aren't negligent/unsafe by having the risk that they'll be sued hanging out there just lets people decide whether to gamble with safety or not.  And the system sucks for plaintiffs too - they have to endure litigation, testifying, paying lawyers, etc. just to get compensated for their injuries.

I know as a lawyer I shouldn't be recommending something that will decimate the industry I work in, but hell, lawyers can find other, more productive uses of their time.

How about lawyers take their ethical obligations seriously, and refuse to be ambulance chasers and bottom feeders?  If you know that your potential client is just filing a nuisance claim, then don't represent them.

I'm not trying to troll.  But the ABA could do a lot of good things for this country by shaming the members of their profession who act detrimentally to the rule of law and the common good.



I agree that there needs to be better ethics enforcement.   But the vast majority of lawsuits are not "frivolous," and there is already a system of sanctions in place enforceable by the courts if you file a frivolous lawsuit.  You can't blame the lawyer for filing a nonfrivolous suit if the client asks him/her to.
 
2013-05-22 04:37:12 PM  
Chummer45 is a lawyer, Chummer45 is a lawyer, Chummer45 is a lawyer...
 
2013-05-22 05:14:41 PM  
In other news, one jagoff is keeping the state from making tens of millions in tax revenue by sanctioning mixed martial arts.
 
2013-05-22 06:39:40 PM  
They are our most modestly priced bowling shoes.
 
2013-05-23 11:31:25 AM  

Nemo's Brother: New Yorkers are the biggest cowards I have ever seen. They fear everything.  Soon there will be laws against shadows in the city.


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