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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:36 am    Post subject: Court Bans Man from "all libraries on the face of the E Reply with quote

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Here's the real reason your pages were stuck together.

Tyree S. Carter, 20, was allegedly caught openly masturbating in the Racine Public Library in Racine, Wisc. Wednesday morning.

The employee who spotted Carter says he was "standing in the open, not trying to conceal the act," according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Journal Times.

Police say Carter ultimately admitted to the act, saying it was the first time he had done it in public.

Carter's bond was set at $1,000, and on Thursday, he bonded out of jail on the condition that he "stay out of all the libraries on the face of the earth," court records state.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/tyree-carter-banned-from-all-libraries-masturbating_n_2885057.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh, overreaching much, Judge? How do you know some library in Japan or something doesn't permit public fapping?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like we need a consultant... MUSO, are you allowed to fap in Japanese libraries?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sounds like we need a consultant... MUSO, are you allowed to fap in Japanese libraries?


Not in public libraries....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why didn't the judge ban him from fapping?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not authoritarian enough. Should have had a GPS-enabled chip implanted in his prostate that gives him an electric shock (one so gut-wrenching it makes his testicles violently retract into his abdomen) any time he starts to get an erection within 500 feet of a public space. This is necessary for public health cost reasons.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er... how to enforce this? I mean other than using the method BK invented.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Issue him a universal library card, indicating he's not welcome in libraries?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be better to just ban libraries. They are just a waste of money anyway. They are only used for free internet and free movie rentals. No wonder Blockbuster went bankrupt, you can just go to the library and rent movies for free....well actually rent them with taxpayer dollars.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have actual entertainment movies in public libraries? Seems bizarre...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You have actual entertainment movies in public libraries? Seems bizarre...


Yes, we do. You can go to the library and surf the internet all day then go home with a Nine Inch Nails CD and Skyfall on DVD. I'm wondering if the RIAA and MPAA know about it, since royalties must be paid.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Er... how to enforce this? I mean other than using the method BK invented.

The enforcement would come after the fact, if he were to get caught doing it again. He may have even received a suspended sentence as part of the deal. He might also have been put on a sex offender registry (or have that hanging over his head for sure if he does it again).

The real tragedy is the scrutiny (library staff wondering, "is that the jerk-off guy?"), be it prejudicial or not, that other young black men will face in that area for years, just because of this guy.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It would be better to just ban libraries. They are just a waste of money anyway. They are only used for free internet and free movie rentals. No wonder Blockbuster went bankrupt, you can just go to the library and rent movies for free....well actually rent them with taxpayer dollars.

It's a worthwhile socialist measure. One of the few I wholeheartedly endorse. Like public schools, it's a necessary part of providing everybody a reasonable opportunity to improve themselves and get ahead.

It's a very low-cost means of providing access to knowledge, educational material, and enlightening forms of entertainment. For many low-income people, it's their only means, or one of very few convenient means, of doing so.

It also provides a community social center not rooted in booze, drugs, or sex, and a place for knowledge-oriented or educationally-oriented groups to get together who don't have their own facilities. If you went in there on a Saturday morning and saw pre-school children being read stories and getting interested in books and knowledge, you might change your mind.

Also, free access to the internet is important, and would you rather pay for each individual to have it, like "Obamaphones"?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Library with internet access is a normal thing. But making it into a tax funded DVD rental is...a novel idea for me...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ginger Banks has competition?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Library with internet access is a normal thing. But making it into a tax funded DVD rental is...a novel idea for me...

I would say that would be a poor decision by taxpayers in whatever locality is funding that library.

The one I donate to and volunteer at has DVDs that are of educational value, and provides online access to eBooks and audiobooks. Patrons (i.e. customers) must be a resident of the locality, and these are payed for by the taxpayers of the locality. As educationally-oriented non-profit organizations, public libraries also typically benefit from various philanthropy, grants (typically state government), and discounts.

Incidentally, the publishing houses charge libraries an arm and a leg for eBooks and audiobooks (like 10 to 20 times the normal price), typically require them to be handled like physical books (i.e., only one person can have it "checked out" at any given time), and they sometimes even give them a limit as to how many times they can be "checked out" before they must be "purchased" again. Naturally, they enforce this with DRM (public domain works being the exception, of course).

So the competition issue is one they are sorting out, at the expense of taxpayers. It used to be you could just give your old books to the library. You can't do that with DRM-protected eBooks; you have to donate the 10x - 20x cost to the library so they can purchase the eBook.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant the entertainment oriented DVDs mentioned above.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Incidentally, the publishing houses charge libraries an arm and a leg for eBooks and audiobooks (like 10 to 20 times the normal price), typically require them to be handled like physical books (i.e., only one person can have it "checked out" at any given time), and they sometimes even give them a limit as to how many times they can be "checked out" before they must be "purchased" again. Naturally, they enforce this with DRM (public domain works being the exception, of course).
I found a yet another place to cut the budget. This really isn't difficult.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Incidentally, the publishing houses charge libraries an arm and a leg for eBooks and audiobooks (like 10 to 20 times the normal price), typically require them to be handled like physical books (i.e., only one person can have it "checked out" at any given time), and they sometimes even give them a limit as to how many times they can be "checked out" before they must be "purchased" again. Naturally, they enforce this with DRM (public domain works being the exception, of course).
I found a yet another place to cut the budget. This really isn't difficult.

What budget; this is a local thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those localities without budget issues, they don't need to cut it. Feds doll out money to states like crack.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For those localities without budget issues, they don't need to cut it. Feds doll out money to states like crack.

Everything the Federal government doles out has to spent specifically on what it was appropriated for (it's felony to do otherwise). The Federal Government doesn't dole out money for public libraries.

Public and non-profit libraries do benefit from some sources of federal funding, such as grants to expand broadband access in areas lacking it, grants for public buildings to become more energy-efficient, etc., but these are generally one-time or short-term opportunities.

Public libraries are typically funded by some mixture of philanthropy, local (i.e., municipal and/or county) taxes, and state taxes. The mixture varies by circumstances, but Federal taxes really are not part of it (in the U.S.). They had to leave something for the states be in charge of. :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Federal money spent wherever frees up other money to be spent on libraries, for example.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Federal money spent wherever frees up other money to be spent on libraries, for example.

Never heard that one before. "Government spending is fungible." :lol:

Sounds like something the Obama administration would say.
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Been around longer than Obama's been alive.
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