Betrayed by USA Government. Why Am I Obeying Laws?
I am a joker. I respect the law as much as I respect the law makers. "France is being attacked" because they are part of a coalition that has attacked 7 mid east and north african countries and their bombs have killed hundreds (probably thousands) of people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
PEACE AND LOVE
Or if you prefer...
CONQUEST AND REVENGE
To the first part of Robert's comment , I would change it to: I respect the law as much as the locals do (respect some laws more but never less).
The second part seems to be approaching the "they are getting the retaliation they asked for/deserve" type comment. I would like to ask anyone who makes that type comment about whatever country, what percent of the people killed by terrorists are directly responsible for attacks in their home country and what percent of coalition attacks kill people directly responsible for killing?
Sorry Andy if getting a bit off topic.
Yes Bob, the Christians bomb the Muslims, and the Muslims attack back. Or the Muslims bomb the Christians, and the Christians bomb back. And these battles between Muslims and Christians have went on for 2000 plus years. When two cultures fight, they make separate counties, for example, Pakistan and India, they divided. And, I expect these religious wars to go on for another 2000 years. Here is a fun link about the history of Islam in Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Europe
As for me, I just want to know the rules of the game, I want to know the rules are the same for everyone. I will continue to be a good person, and obey the laws in any country. I respect anyone who make their own guidelines, and lives as close as possible to these guidelines. And, have trouble respecting when people try to push the guidelines to the other side. I do not understand going 20-30 miles over the speed limit, but can always understand going 10 miles under the speed limit. Yet the video was not about France above, or even the USA, it how I feel, an opinion Thanks Bob, hope your father is doing well.
Dad is much better, thanks. You and I have traveled to many countries. Generally I have no idea what the law is. When I lived in USA, my lawyer did not know what the law was! He always had to research the law. He pointed out that there were tens of thousands of laws+ many of them are contradictory as well. Yet, I never got in any trouble. To me the law is to be cool. Do not fck with people, do not hurt people and ask how much stuff costs before buying it...If its too much do not buy it. There are vice and morality laws that many of us ignore or are ignorant of, what you can smoke, what you can drink, where you can drink, how much you can drink, how much you can drink before driving can you buy fruits from the kids with the baskets in the streets? You can usually just ignore these laws if you are cool...Yeah y'know, I just be cool. I used to go to new countries all the time. I never knew what the prostitution laws were. I just was cool. I don't think i was always legal but I was always cool. Imagine my surprise to learn Prostitution is ILLEGAL in Thailand and Phillipines!! Just be cool. No problem. USA has the harshest immigration laws in the world. The law creates the crime. My grandfather Phil, would have either stayed in Lithuania (one of my favorite European countries) or come to USA illegally, if it were today and not 1909. So millions of people finagle a tourist visa and just stay, as long as you are cool...well...just be cool...I will look for you on skype later. Keep on keeping on my brother. Be free, be cool.
Bob, 100 percent right, be cool, do not give anyone any problems, outside the USA to cause problems can get us whacked fast. Yet the the President of the USA, the congress, senate are there to support the laws, or change the laws, not to tell us to ignore the laws. People will ignore anything, until the bounce off the laws. People in government are like Police, they enforce the laws, whether they agree, or disagree, and do not get to make up the rules as they go, or they not get to be on YouTube when they do so. I am in the extreme middle of the tourist bubble here, and less than 5 percent of the restaurants have French foods, I want to learn what is French, and what is not. I am going to have to study typical French foods, just so I can go outside here in France to find it, because the food here, is not French, Syrian, Lebanese, Turkey, Japonese American. and Burgers everywhere. German. etc. Robert is a Chef, so would be fun to do one of them virtual tours with him talking about food.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_dishes
Speed limits are often crazy, unsafe, and set up as a revenue maker. If the speed limit was 55 yet traffic was moving at 75, it would be safe to travel 20 miles an hour over the limit and very dangerous to travel at 10 under. I have seen this flagrant disregard of speed limits by the general public in many places, the police don't bother anyone until they are 30+ mph over the limit. The saying "there is an exception to every rule" applies.
Similar type ignoring of certain laws by "everyone" is in force here in the Philippines. Makes obeying the law dangerous in some instances and is where my comment above about obeying the law as much as locals comes from.