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eliotn Posted: Sun, Nov 11 2012 11:30 PM

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-12-15/news/ct-crib-ban-story_1_new-cribs-susan-cirigliano-drop-side-rail

I have heard that other types of cribs have been banned before, and that it keeps happening every 10 years.

So what are your thoughts?  I would not be suprised if there was another crib ban in 10 years.

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Nov 11 2012 11:32 PM

As long as they waste their time on this and not bigger things, I guess it's ok.

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Fephisto replied on Mon, Nov 12 2012 8:43 AM

Wheylous:

 

There should be a group of libertarians that go around to city council meetings/start up petitions which are really just time-wasting agenda just to make sure that politicians spend their time on bigger things.

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Nov 12 2012 9:12 AM

That actually sounds brilliant.

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I suggest division of labor and specialization. This can be done by a for-profit company, payed by customers who want politicians distracted, but value their time more than the money they can pay to the specialists :)

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Blargg replied on Mon, Nov 12 2012 12:08 PM

Surely we can make everything absolutely safe. Even one injury is too much!

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Clayton replied on Mon, Nov 12 2012 3:38 PM

@Wheylous,Fephisto: This

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eliotn replied on Mon, Nov 12 2012 5:56 PM

Clayton:

@Wheylous,Fephisto: This

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Question, how does it apply to the US government.

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Clayton replied on Mon, Nov 12 2012 6:39 PM

@eliot: Flood the system with complaints of abuses by front-line bureaucrats... at the DMV or whatever bureaucracy you're forced to deal with. Accuse favoritism, corruption, and so on. Don't worry too much about specific facts because it's all generally true, and it's not like the bureaucracy is built on any kind of moral principles to begin with. But the worry of every upper-level bureaucrat is the loss of revenue/power/relevancy to other agencies. So every department has to take the complaints seriously. If they don't, they risk losing legitimacy and, ultimately, funding. But since there are 100 of us to every one of them, it's fairly easy to swamp the system and so preoccupy them with filling out their own paperwork to cover their asses.

I disagree with North that this is a particularly important strategy. But everything helps, so if you're the kind of person who gets a kick out of this kind of thing, by all means, start mass-mailing the complaint boxes of your state/local government's bureaucracies.

Personally, I think we need to take a more positive-minded approach like that advocated by Russell Means or Aaron Russo... we need to strengthen our local governments relative to national and supra-national governments. When you attack the front-line bureaucrats, you end up strengthening the central power. You can see this dynamic in colonized nations where the insurgency's attacks against the local puppet government only lends even greater strength to the colonizing power as the situation essentially devolves into civil war.

The evil (yes, evil is the only appropriate word, despite the damage that GW Bush did to this crucial word in our vocabulary) that is spreading its tentacles around the globe thrives on division. It's a parasite that feeds on internecine division. The more energy we expend fighting those who are near to us - geographically, genetically, economically, etc. - the more power we send up the chain to the crypto-imperialists.

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