[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Fri Apr 28 18:09:08 CDT 2006

Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Don Y wrote:
>> nate at portents.com wrote:
>>> I was heading into a Best Buy in LA about six years ago, and a Lamborghini
>>> Diablo pulled into a handicapped spot in the front row of spaces, and a
>>> young, healthy couple got out and walked in.  I noticed there was some
>>> sort of handicap permit hanging from their rear view mirror, but the
>>> plates were normal.  To this day I still don't know what was up with that.
>> Yes, the "movement" here was to put a photo on these "portable tags"
>> so that if you had it hanging in your car and the person portrayed
>> on the tag was NOT in the vehicle, you got a hefty fine!  To stop
>> these sorts of abuses... "Mom, can I borrow your handicapped
>> tag so I can get a good parking place when I run out to buy
>> cigarettes/liquor/whatever?"
> Here in New hampshire, when they issue your tag, they send you back to
> the nearest DMV office, where they remake your license with a little

Ah!  OK.  Your "operators license", not your "license plate".

> wheelchair logo on it.  If there's any doubt about whether you have a
> right to that tag you're hanging while you park, the nice officer will
> ask to see your license, and you'd so better have that little wheelchair
> logo on it.

We have "wheelchair" plates.  There doesn't seem to be too much
grumbling about that.  But, these "portable tags" that you hang
from rear view mirror are just too easy to abuse.  Hence the
effort to try to do something about them.

> To be fair, on a good day I don't *look* disabled.  Not going *into* the
> store, anyway.  I'm almost always hobbling by the time I come out.

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