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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 08:46:17 AM  
My name is Colin Brereton, millionaire. I own a mansion and a car.
 
2013-09-13 08:54:31 AM  
He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.
 
2013-09-13 09:03:54 AM  
To be fair that's a valid point. Also normal people shouldn't be subjected to riding public transport with commoners.
 
2013-09-13 09:33:42 AM  
It's a common enough thing for people to have a need that can't be met by public transportation and keep their license or obtain a provisional license. He needs his car to get to his public transit anyway (the train)
 
2013-09-13 09:42:18 AM  
for his reason they should ban all other traffic on any road he wants to use.

farking bean counter
 
2013-09-13 10:35:05 AM  
Does the station have a white room?
 
2013-09-13 10:41:00 AM  

dittybopper: He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.


Life's been good to him, so far...
 
2013-09-13 10:41:09 AM  
I don't really don't know anything about traffic courts in England, but that's not exactly unusual, rich or poor, on this side of the pond at least. I know a guy right now that has a limited license that allows him to drive to and from work even though he got a DUI at something like .18. It's like probation, however. There are stipulations to keeping it and if he violates any of them he's done for a year, no questions asked, no "b-b-buts" allowed.
 
2013-09-13 10:44:42 AM  
What a chauffeur might look like.

img.rakuten.com
What a shofar might look like.

theridgewoodblog.net
 
2013-09-13 10:45:52 AM  
Awww boo hooo well now is a good time to learn.
 
2013-09-13 10:48:17 AM  
A local judge recently was given the same treatment after getting a DUI.  He should have lost his license for a while, but he claimed that he wouldn't be able to get to work otherwise...  He lives a five minute walk from the courthouse.
 
2013-09-13 10:50:13 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: A local judge recently was given the same treatment after getting a DUI.  He should have lost his license for a while, but he claimed that he wouldn't be able to get to work otherwise...  He lives a five minute walk from the courthouse.


In a lot of DUI cases the person will be allowed to drive to work and back, or college if they are attending, after around one month.
 
2013-09-13 10:50:27 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: A local judge recently was given the same treatment after getting a DUI.  He should have lost his license for a while, but he claimed that he wouldn't be able to get to work otherwise...  He lives a five minute walk from the courthouse.


Walking is for the poor.
 
2013-09-13 10:51:55 AM  
"fined £500."

Hmm, why would a rich person waste their time for such a relatively small fine?
 
2013-09-13 11:03:01 AM  
I hope someone keys his car every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.
 
2013-09-13 11:03:38 AM  
www.ebicycles.com

That should get you to the bus stop.
 
2013-09-13 11:05:51 AM  
I don't get the point of the article, there have got to be thousands of people daily who get ticketed for this speed.
 
2013-09-13 11:09:09 AM  
Britain still uses mph?

I've been told repeatedly that the US is the only country in the world to not have officially adopted the metric system for everything.
 
2013-09-13 11:12:12 AM  

slapmastered: dittybopper: He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.

Life's been good to him, so far...


My Maserati does 185...
 
2013-09-13 11:13:04 AM  

ZAZ: My name is Colin Brereton, millionaire. I own a mansion and a car.


cartoon... Loony Tunes... Something about hypnosis... Bugs Bunny and possibly Elmer Fudd... "I own a mansion and a yacht."

I know what you're referring to, I just can't remember the specific cartoon.

/been ages since I've last seen it...
 
2013-09-13 11:13:24 AM  

Klippoklondike: Kraftwerk Orange: A local judge recently was given the same treatment after getting a DUI.  He should have lost his license for a while, but he claimed that he wouldn't be able to get to work otherwise...  He lives a five minute walk from the courthouse.

In a lot of DUI cases the person will be allowed to drive to work and back, or college if they are attending, after around one month.


depends on the state. In Pa, no provisional license for dui.
 
2013-09-13 11:13:42 AM  

rikkitikkitavi: slapmastered: dittybopper: He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.

Life's been good to him, so far...

My Maserati does 185...


I paid a half grand, now I still drive.
 
2013-09-13 11:14:14 AM  
I have to speed. If my car doesn't generate enough down force I could lose control.

:(
 
2013-09-13 11:19:23 AM  

BitwiseShift: What a chauffeur might look like.


What a shofar might look like.


Tikeyah!
 
2013-09-13 11:24:24 AM  
Uh, the article also says he has cancer and needs to be able to get to his treatments.  I'm guessing that weighed into the judge's decision also.

Rich people cancer is as bad as poor people cancer. Kills just the same.
 
2013-09-13 11:26:17 AM  
He uses his car to get to public transportation, but let's not let the facts get in the way of a good headline.  Right, subby?
 
2013-09-13 11:28:11 AM  

dittybopper: He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.


And he could reverse tint the windows so his adoring employees can look in and see him and he can't look out and see them.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-13 11:28:48 AM  
Just because the mansion's distance was listed as an argument doesn't mean that's how he kept his license. That was just one of many arguments listed.
 
2013-09-13 11:28:51 AM  

Klippoklondike: Kraftwerk Orange: A local judge recently was given the same treatment after getting a DUI.  He should have lost his license for a while, but he claimed that he wouldn't be able to get to work otherwise...  He lives a five minute walk from the courthouse.

In a lot of DUI cases the person will be allowed to drive to work and back, or college if they are attending, after around one month.


I've never had a DUI of course, but when I was 16 I got my driver's license suspended for speeding (in Ohio it's mandatory if the driver is a minor and was going more than 15 over).  The judge gave me the choice between a 30-day suspension or a 45-day probationary sort of thing where I could still drive to and from school and school functions but nowhere else.
 
2013-09-13 11:30:42 AM  
They have an exception where the judge allows the person a permit so he can drive to and from work. Then, they send a deputy out to the parking lot to see who drive away.

Illinois fun
 
2013-09-13 11:36:07 AM  

Yellow Beard: Klippoklondike: Kraftwerk Orange: A local judge recently was given the same treatment after getting a DUI.  He should have lost his license for a while, but he claimed that he wouldn't be able to get to work otherwise...  He lives a five minute walk from the courthouse.

In a lot of DUI cases the person will be allowed to drive to work and back, or college if they are attending, after around one month.

depends on the state. In Pa, no provisional license for dui.


There is a loophole that allows first-time offenders to keep their license with no imposition at all provided that the DUI occurred in another state. http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/legislation/dui.shtml
 
2013-09-13 11:36:45 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Britain still uses mph?

I've been told repeatedly that the US is the only country in the world to not have officially adopted the metric system for everything.


Only for road distances and speeds do they still use imperial measures.  Gasoline is sold in liters (and priced in pence, which is a bit odd the first time you pass a gas station and see on the sign that regular costs 159.9/liter), meats and produce are sold by the kilogram (though I remember there being quite a bit of resistance on that), so on and so forth.  Aside from the roads, they still buy beer in pints and milk in quarts, but that's about it.

Also, depending on the political slant of their editorial staff different newspapers will use one or the other.  More left-leaning papers like the Guardian are mostly metric, while right-leaning papers like the Daily Torygraph stick with imperial units.
 
2013-09-13 11:36:46 AM  

Snarfangel: rikkitikkitavi: slapmastered: dittybopper: He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.

Life's been good to him, so far...

My Maserati does 185...

I paid a half grand, now I still drive.


Should we all write him letters and tell him he's great?
 
2013-09-13 11:38:20 AM  
94 miles per hour in a Range Rover?

Rich, arrogant and dangerous. He's a triple threat!
 
2013-09-13 11:42:23 AM  

SweetSaws: "fined £500."

Hmm, why would a rich person waste their time for such a relatively small fine?


You don't get rich by writing a whole bunch of checks.
 
2013-09-13 11:42:29 AM  

BitwiseShift: What a chauffeur might look like.


What a shofar might look like.


I'd pick the shofar if it is alright with you. That way I'm sure my horn gets tooted (without going to court for sexual harrasment claims).
 
2013-09-13 11:43:31 AM  

Robo Beat: Doc Daneeka: Britain still uses mph?

I've been told repeatedly that the US is the only country in the world to not have officially adopted the metric system for everything.

Only for road distances and speeds do they still use imperial measures.  Gasoline is sold in liters (and priced in pence, which is a bit odd the first time you pass a gas station and see on the sign that regular costs 159.9/liter), meats and produce are sold by the kilogram (though I remember there being quite a bit of resistance on that), so on and so forth.  Aside from the roads, they still buy beer in pints and milk in quarts, but that's about it.

Also, depending on the political slant of their editorial staff different newspapers will use one or the other.  More left-leaning papers like the Guardian are mostly metric, while right-leaning papers like the Daily Torygraph stick with imperial units.


Savages probably buy milk in bags too...
 
2013-09-13 11:45:37 AM  
ts4.mm.bing.net
Perhaps a good set of these will help.
 
2013-09-13 11:52:33 AM  
Why should the rich be subjected to the same rules as the common people ?
Learn, and grow to love, your place in society. Deal with it piss ants.
 
2013-09-13 11:57:34 AM  
Probably just got a probationary restriction. He can drive to/from the public transport, that's it.

This isn't so unusual.
 
2013-09-13 11:57:58 AM  

bpsmyth: Uh, the article also says he has cancer and needs to be able to get to his treatments.  I'm guessing that weighed into the judge's decision also.

Rich people cancer is as bad as poor people cancer. Kills just the same.


Untrue. Rich people's cancer gets diagnosed sooner, at an earlier stage and is therefore more treatable. Poor people do not get diagnosed as soon, their cancer is not treated before it reaches an untreatable stage. Therefore, poor people die from cancer more often than the wealthy.

These are not absolutes. There are always exceptions. Some cancers arent yet curable/treatable at any stage. But in general, it's a fair analysis.

Poor people will often get only palliative care if any (to slow progression) when the cancer is finally diagnosed/treated in a late stage.

It's a big third world problem that cannot be addressed with the most sophisticated treatment machines. What the poor need is increased routine access to the most reliable diagnostic and therapeutic methods/devices - not the newest, most expensive treatments (which is what is demanded by the wealthy).
 
2013-09-13 12:01:41 PM  

Honest Bender: [www.ebicycles.com image 325x202]

That should get you to the bus stop.


He wouldn't have to look any further than his cell phone for the number of his neighbor who is a doctor that provided him the handicapped parking pass hanging from his rearview mirror and would be happy to testify that he is in no shape to ride a bike.
 
2013-09-13 12:01:46 PM  

Yellow Beard: depends on the state. In Pa, no provisional license for dui.


Not true.
 
2013-09-13 12:06:41 PM  

dittybopper: He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.


userserve-ak.last.fmR.I.P. Colin Brereton
 
2013-09-13 12:09:31 PM  

whosits_112: dittybopper: He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 239x245]R.I.P. Colin Brereton


Wow, not sure why the caption went to the right of the picture. That's the second time that's happened. It was lined up under the picture before I hit "Add Comment"
 
2013-09-13 12:10:08 PM  
So why didn't the judge use the previous speeding ticket in his decision ?

this guy doesn't think speed limits are for him obviously.
 
2013-09-13 12:14:45 PM  

ZAZ: My name is Colin Brereton, millionaire. I own a mansion and a car.


Again!
 
2013-09-13 12:16:38 PM  
there isn't any law at all, if it doesn't apply equally to all...
 
2013-09-13 12:18:42 PM  

cajunns: So why didn't the judge use the previous speeding ticket in his decision ?

this guy doesn't think speed limits are for him obviously.


The fine for HOV violations were raised a while back here, and the press interviewed a few people for their reactions.  An attorney, who live in the 'burbs and works downtown said, "Eh, don't really care.  I make more per hour than the fine for a violation.  If I get caught one time in a month, I've still saved myself thousands." That said, the new fines do escalate, and I'm not sure if they add points to your license.  Regardless, it would take a few (statistically improbable) to have your license revoked.

So yes, I'm sure some people really don't give a shiat about the limit.  That he is inconsiderately putting others at risk is obviously a character flaw, however.
 
2013-09-13 12:21:56 PM  

whosits_112: dittybopper: He could just buy a limo and ride in the back.  The added bonus is that he could lock all the doors in case he's attacked.

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 239x245]R.I.P. Colin Brereton


A better pic of Joe Walsh, WB6ACU

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