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Pahk Ya Cah? Can’t! They’ll be BLOOD IN THE STREETS!

(from JayG, in part)

More great news from the land I escaped…

Boston Puts Brakes On Haystack Parking App

A new app that allows people to find parking spaces in Boston is being shut down in response to a vote by the city council.

A new ordinance outlaws services that allow people to sell or save public parking spaces.

Got that? The app helped people find parking spaces, so what was the response from Boston? BAN IT. Smell that? It smells like Massachusetts. It gets better, though:

“They are dealing in hypotheticals. We’ve had no reported issues. We’ve heard this rhetoric, ‘There’s going to be blood in the streets,’ and that hasn’t happened. We’ve had over 1,000 successful transactions, and we haven’t seen any of that.”

Ah, yes, blood in the streets. We’ve never heard that prediction before. Ever. And even if we had, it certainly came true, right?

Of course, he’s referring to more citizens owning legal firearms.  And they have, and the whole blood thing hasn’t materialized.

And violent crime has dropped where gun ownership has increased.

Even in places like Chicago and Detroit!

Personally, I believe governments should think long and hard before banning anything in a ‘free’ country. – Guffaw

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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7 thoughts on “Pahk Ya Cah? Can’t! They’ll be BLOOD IN THE STREETS!

  1. I’ve gotta side with Boston on this one.
    What Haystack does is “scalp” parking spaces for profit.
    The spaces are a taxpayer subsidized benefit to the public.
    Haystack enables scumbags to buy up those resources and re-sell them to those who need the service for which they’ve already been taxed.

    These creeps are headed to the same circle of hell as ticket scalpers.

    Posted by Tomi | August 31, 2014, 8:02 am
    • Have you tried to park in places like Boston? (I know folks who have).
      AND, the rationale for the BAN (even though it smacks of gov’t control) is the people fighting and dying over parking spaces!
      Which hasn’t happened.
      The marketplace, just as with scalpers, should control the issue.
      You don’t have to attend that downtown sporting event.. But, if you need a decent place nearer the courthouse…
      I don’t believe all those are being scalped.
      Except by the government.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | August 31, 2014, 8:13 am
      • By that logic, I could erect barricades at either end of my block and charge people access fees for the public road.
        Public parking spaces are PUBLIC, first come, first served.
        If Haystack only identified OPEN spaces for people looking for them, that would be fine, but allowing people to sit on them and charge a “finder’s fee” for those that need them is unacceptable.

        Posted by Tomi | August 31, 2014, 11:00 am
      • If that’s what’s happening… My concern is the wholesale banning issue, creating a government monopoly. If it’s free parking, then you are correct.

        Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

        Posted by guffaw1952 | August 31, 2014, 11:47 am
  2. Personally, I think people should think long and hard before voting liberals into office. But then “liberal” and “think” are oxymorons.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | September 1, 2014, 8:28 am

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