See... you all miss the point, that or I'm just a bit pessimistic .
You "played". You didn't destroy, you didn't vandalize, you played.
Just seems like kids in those days (me too, I lived 5 blocks and a
small 'woods' away from a major train yard in D.C.) were just having
fun, but were respectful. Or maybe that is fearful of punishment.
Either way, the older ones of us in this group grew up somehow when,
according to current guidelines, we should be dead.
Don't mean to inflame, I'm saying this with a bit of humor. You can't
see me laughing at that video and remembering the fun of coming close to
trains and watching the 'big boys' play with them and wanting to do it
too. It was like having my own train set next to the house. Probably
why I'm building one in the basement now!!!
True. But vandalism isn't the main reason you can't play in railroad yards
(A) Is the change in liability law that's taken place since we were kids,
and how many people now seek to get rich quick by suing the closest "deep
(B) Is the vastly increased population pressure that would no doubt see
*dozens* of kids playing in railyards -and getting in the way- if they could
only get away with it.
(C) Is 9/11 and the heavy security that's evolved since as an anti-terrorist
Different times, different world.
The point I was making is that it's your (yank) conspiracy theory.
Just because something like 300 million yanks fall for it doesn't make
it any less a conspiracy theory.
All you have to do is think through the situation and you'll recognise
you've been fed a load of ...
I'm not claiming to know the real story, but I am claiming to recognise
a load of BS.
On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 11:42:54 +1300, I said, "Pick a card, any card"
An attempted cloud of smoke costs you another 5 points, Greg. You
should quit while you're ahead. Seriously.
Now, do return to the issue. You invade newsgroups. Sometimes, you
participate. Mostly, you invade. You can't help yourself.
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