[geeks] FW: [rescue] UPS Recommendation
Brian.Dunbar at plexus.com
Wed Jul 16 08:47:36 CDT 2003
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez [mailto:lefa at ucsc.edu] on Wednesday, July 16,
2003 3:18 AM said;
>On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Brian Dunbar wrote:
>> Forwarded to Geeks
>> Phil Stracchino [mailto:alaric at caerllewys.net] on Tuesday, July 15, 2003
>> 5:19 PM said
>> >On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 06:09:54PM -0400, Andrew Weiss wrote:
>> >> Never trust 911 services... a certain state's 911 call center is being
>> >> *cough* downgraded by my company from a legacy RISC system to Win32 on
>> >> Intel.
>> >Never *rely* on 911 services, period. The Supreme Court ruled some time
>> >ago that police departments, that nice "To Protect And Serve" motto
>> >notwithstanding, have no "duty to protect" and cannot be held reponsible
>> >for failing to protect you, even when answering an emergency call, even
>> >if the reason they failed to protect you is because they took 45 minutes
>> >to respond to the call.
>> A good argument _against_ gun control, I would think.
>...or paying taxes (city taxes at least)
Which still doesn't guarantee that the cops will show up in time. If they
can't guarantee light speed response the instant I need them to protect me,
then I have a moral responsibility to have the means to protect myself
and/or my family. And my neighbors if they need. Hey, wait, that sounds
like that-there militia thingee mentioned in the Constitution ...
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