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(Burlington Free Press)   You can sleep well at night knowing that the city council of Burlington, Vermont is still empowered to censor stereopticons (and more strange-law goodness besides)   (burlingtonfreepress.com) divider line 19
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2014-07-27 10:01:11 PM  
I'm moving to Burlington in two weeks to attend grad school, so kick, etc.

It should be...quite the change...from living in DC and working on Capitol Hill.
 
2014-07-27 10:11:49 PM  
Good luck fighting the Decepticons, Burlington!
 
2014-07-27 10:12:43 PM  
Like Soundwave?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-27 10:13:46 PM  
The city requires auctioneers to be licensed, but City Council President Shannon wasn't sure if there was a modern equivalent for itinerant photographers.

In Boston you needed a permit to take pictures on the subway. The original motive may have been to avoid having too many tripods deployed at once, but the regulation didn't say anything about tripods. After 9/11 they used the permit process to check you out to make sure you weren't a terrorist.

The MBTA gave up on that rule when everybody had a camera phone. A rare incident of government bowing to the inevitable.

Burlingtonians getting rid of old refrigerators and freezers are required to remove the lock or door to prevent children from being stuck inside.

This must be an old ordinance. Since 1956 federal law has required refrigerator doors to be child safe. (15 USC 1211)
 
2014-07-27 11:07:54 PM  
img.tinychan.org

/the Great State of Vermont will not apologize for its cheese!
 
2014-07-27 11:23:45 PM  
In other strange law news, in Houston TX, it's illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.
 
2014-07-27 11:28:05 PM  
Silly perhaps...but it was old laws like this that allowed New York to clamp down on raves (by enforcing cabaret laws), and lets busybody neighbors harass your kids' neighborhood lemonade stand.
 
2014-07-27 11:28:15 PM  
Hey, according to the charter as chief constable I'm supposed to get a pig every month - "and two comely lasses of virtue true."
 
2014-07-27 11:40:39 PM  
I don't watch Bay's movies or click on links about them.
 
2014-07-28 12:17:39 AM  
Well, a large amount of the material that was made for the stereopticon was the internet porn of the day. Obviously, that law was written when they were still around, but after motion pictures arrived.

Regulating carnies and travelling photographers? Once again, there was an issue when the law was passed.

Not feeding winged rats and the aquatic variety of winged rat? Sounds like a fine idea.

Hitchhiking? You have to put a defensible legal definition to it. Sounds like theirs works.
 
2014-07-28 12:26:18 AM  

ZAZ: In Boston you needed a permit to take pictures on the subway. The original motive may have been to avoid having too many tripods deployed at once, but the regulation didn't say anything about tripods. After 9/11 they used the permit process to check you out to make sure you weren't a terrorist.

The MBTA gave up on that rule when everybody had a camera phone. A rare incident of government bowing to the inevitable.


The fact that their policy was unconstitutional might also have had something to do with it. You have the right to photograph anything plainly visible from any public space, including transportation facilities. Any cop that tells you photography of public areas from public areas is reasonable suspicion is making shiat up -- they might as well say earrings or dirty blue-jeans are reasonable suspicion.
 
2014-07-28 01:42:53 AM  

whistleridge: I'm moving to Burlington in two weeks to attend grad school, so kick, etc.

It should be...quite the change...from living in DC and working on Capitol Hill.


I think you'll like it - I use to go to Burlington pretty frequently. I went to school in Plattsburgh. It's a lovely town with nice people, and a nice walkable downtown.
 
2014-07-28 01:46:03 AM  

ZAZ: In Boston you needed a permit to take pictures on the subway. The original motive may have been to avoid having too many tripods deployed at once, but the regulation didn't say anything about tripods. After 9/11 they used the permit process to check you out to make sure you weren't a terrorist.

The MBTA gave up on that rule when everybody had a camera phone. A rare incident of government bowing to the inevitable.


So instead of a sandwich, Charlie's wife just needed to hand him a camera.

/Or a nickel
 
2014-07-28 01:54:38 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Any cop that tells you photography of public areas from public areas is reasonable suspicion is making shiat up -- they might as well say earrings or dirty blue-jeans are reasonable suspicion.


SSSHHHH!  Don't give them any ideas!
 
2014-07-28 02:29:05 AM  
Not amused:

www.firstshowing.net
 
2014-07-28 05:23:56 AM  
I once worked at a small-town newspaper. In the process of researching a story (which required looking at local laws), I discovered that it was illegal to throw rocks at trains. The city was less than 5 years old. There were no railroad tracks running through town.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-28 08:16:44 AM  
MacWizard

Cities often adopt a model vehicle code, which I always thought a stupid waste of time because if it's the same everywhere it should be in state law. In my state there is a state-prescribed vehicle code that all cities must use. The formal process of adopting the code as-is is left to local authorities apparently because they want to feel they have some authority. We have towns with no traffic lights but they still have bylaws about keeping right on divided highways.
 
2014-07-28 08:58:43 AM  

fusillade762: Hey, according to the charter as chief constable I'm supposed to get a pig every month - "and two comely lasses of virtue true."


How many broads do I get?
 
2014-07-28 03:49:41 PM  

whistleridge: I'm moving to Burlington in two weeks to attend grad school, so kick, etc.

It should be...quite the change...from living in DC and working on Capitol Hill.


1. Go to Pho Dang in Winooski or Essex Junction and get the #23
2. Get yourself a motorcycle & bicycle, it's a great state to bike around.
3. Get on the season tickets to your mountain of choice early. If you're in your 20's, sugarbush is the shiznit.
4. ReSource is a good place for cheap furniture to get you started.
5. Learn about the quasi-public range on Lime Kiln Road.
6. The Burlington community health center is a great place to get cheap healthcare & dentistry.
7.  I hope you like marijuana.
 
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