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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:25 AM   #1

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Tennessee has a new law to protect the environment.

If you want to buy an old car out of a junkyard to fix up for car shows, or just to buy for parts, you have to get a car dealer to buy it for you. Then, the dealer gets his commission, he sells you the car, and the environment is protected.

See how stuff works in the state of Tennessee?

See what groups have the best lobbyist in Nashville?

Now, the same old cars that were getting restored are still getting restored. Nothing has changed there. The only difference is that the used car dealers are more certain to get a cut $$$.

In Tennessee, 2nd offence littering is a felony. And that counts for life. And so, unless you want to loose your citizenship and have to pay a lawyer $100,000 to go through court to get your citizenship back because you dropped a candy bar wrapper, do come to Tennessee.

Car dealers and lawyers are getting protected in the name of the environment. Isnt that nice?

So who is really getting protected?
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:33 AM   #2

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I have heard that there is a Tennessee law that if you hit and kill an animal like a deer on the highway, you are responsible for disposing of the carcass.

I did hit a deer one night on the natchez trace, a rural highway that passes thru beautiful but pretty deserted country. It ran off into the forest and I am pretty sure died. The collision did $900.00 damage to my car and I barely made it home. I took every step I could to keep from hitting the poor deer including stopping in the middle of the highway, but he bolted across when I stared up again.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:36 AM   #3

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I recommend barbeque sauce. It makes disposal of the carcas more enjoyable.
Seriously though. it is getting to be a major problem, animals and cars colliding. Folks overseas may not realize that in parts of America, there are still a lot of large native wildlife running loose. Deer, bear, and boar being the biggest trouble making species.

The problem is that human beings are getting killed or maimed much more often. It is an increasing problem that is getting out of hand.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:41 AM   #4

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I recommend barbeque sauce. It makes disposal of the carcas more enjoyable.
I guess in my particular case I coud mave BBQed it on my overheating engine as the collision destroyed the radiator. It was sort of interesting, that night I was going out with my dog ( in the passenger seat) and he witnessed the deer and the crash as well. We looked at each other communicating perfectly. "Did you see that!? Damn!!" He wanted to run off into the woods and find the deer, but I wouldn't let him.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:43 AM   #5

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The problem is that human beings are getting killed or maimed much more often. It is an increasing problem that is getting out of hand.
Yes, in my younger days I was jogging in a local park early before dawn and almost collided with a deer bounding out of the woods onto the trail. I would have been seriously hurt in that collision.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:51 AM   #6

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My brother once owned a beautiful blue Chevrolet Lumina. Now he owns a wadded up paper weight that has sit in the driveway for the last 5 years.

He hit a deer on the way to work on day. The damage was several thousand dollars. He got the car fixed and after several weeks in the shop getting the front end rebuilt and three weeks after getting the car back from the shop, hit another deer going to work, and the damage was just as bad. Insurance fixed the car both times.

He got the car home from the paint and body shop again (2nd time), and about two weeks later, another deer kamikazied him. Again, several thousand dollars worth of damage to the car, which this was its third time to get rebuilt in what, 6 months?

The car is junk now, he gave up trying to fix it. Only so many times you can fix a car before you get to the point of having to cut the front end off the car and graft another one back on. It was deemed not worth it.

And so now, battered and rusting like the wreck of Titanic, the once lovely Lumina sits in the driveway going nowhere. Dented, discolored, and distorted it sits, a momument to the unanswered problem of animal strikes by motorist.

And, one of the fellows I used to work with was telling me about the time he hit a bear in his Miata down near Butler TN, our town. It killed the bear, nearly killed him, and totalled the Mazda. Another nice lady was driving on the same stretch of road when another bear hit her car. She died and it was a great loss to the community.

I dont know the statistics, but I have heard a lot more people being involved in collisions with large animals in recent years than with drunk drivers.

And the state hunting regulations continue to reflect more concern over politics than animal management. Meanwhile, the death and destruction marches on all over Tennessees roads.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 06:27 AM   #7

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We have free-grazing cows and wild pigs here in the Galilee. The rest are small things.
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Get this, in my county (which Myrtle Beach is included in), there is still a law that provide's for beating (physical) your wife on the courthouse steps on Sunday immediately after church, as long as it is public.
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Get this, in my county (which Myrtle Beach is included in), there is still a law that provide's for beating (physical) your wife on the courthouse steps on Sunday immediately after church, as long as it is public.
So people come to church prepared?
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 07:48 AM   #10

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I was driving Lil' Bit to her Mama a few years back, and we almost hit the only Bald Eagle that she has ever seen! Since they are our national bird and on the endangered species list I have often wondered whether I would have had to fill out an environmental impact statement had I actually hit it!
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