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Posted: 8/12/2007 3:22:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:26:37 AM EDT
I find it funny.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:53:34 AM EDT
So what's the guy's beef?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:06:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:11:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 4:14:00 AM EDT by K-Romulus]

Originally Posted By bytor94:
So what's the guy's beef?


Among other nonsense, NYC is imposing a law requiring a permit before you can take photos or film scenery for more than 30 minutes at a time. When birdwatchers are mad at you, you know you screwed up.

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August 03, 2007
Everybody Hates The NYC Photo Permit Rule

Today is the last day to submit comments for New York's proposed film permit rules. When this proposal surfaced in June, I didn't think it was a big deal. For one thing, it was specific to New York City, so I considered it a story of local interest. For another, I had a hard time thinking of any pro photographers the rules would effect. I checked in with a few sources who agreed with me.

Man was I wrong. Opposition to the proposal has been powerful and nation-wide. How did it blow up like this? It began with The New York Civil Liberties Union, who filed a lawsuit on behalf of a filmmaker who was arrested; that lawsuit led the city to propose a new, more formal version of its existing film permit system. The NYCLU was the first group to formally oppose the rule when it was introduced. Stories in the local press followed.

Then in July, a new group emerged to fight the rule: Picture New York, whose causes dovetail with that of the NYCLU and the social justice movement. Picture New York organized a petition, got celebrities to sign it, promoted a rally, and sparked national press coverage.

Lastly, the pro community chimed in. This week we finally heard from people at APA New York, NPPA and Magnum Photos, all opposing the new rule.

To city lawyers, this proposal probably makes sense as a protection from future lawsuits. But it's a political disaster. The rule has become a symbol of ridiculous, unfair regulation of photography, and it doesn't take much thought or conviction to oppose that idea. The rule should be thrown to the scrap heap of bad policy – right next to that failed proposal from a few years ago that would have banned photography in the subway system.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:18:16 AM EDT
It's illegal to ride???

Is that the best they can come up with?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:25:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By K-Romulus:

Originally Posted By bytor94:
So what's the guy's beef?


NYC is imposing a law requiring a permit before you can take photos or film scenery for more than 30 minutes at a time. When birdwatchers are mad at you, you know you screwed up.


Sounds typically stupid for N.Y. pols.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:32:16 AM EDT

Whats worse?


Definitely Bloomberg.

May his underwear drawer be infested with the fleas of a thousand rabid dogs.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:41:07 AM EDT
Whenever given the choice or what is worse. Bloomberg or something else; I always choose Bloomberg.

That way the odds of being correct are greatly in my favor.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:27:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 5:27:34 AM EDT by bytor94]

Originally Posted By sav_carguy:

Whats worse?


Definitely Bloomberg.

May his underwear drawer be infested with the fleas of a thousand rabid dogs.


Link Posted: 8/12/2007 12:34:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 12:41:58 PM EDT
If it comes down to a wanna-be tyrant politician and an annoying, freedom-seeking liberal, I'll side with that liberal every time.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:04:50 PM EDT
tag while I watch
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:09:35 PM EDT
Alex Jones website.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:13:15 PM EDT
why isnt he flying around in his magical airplane from building to building?

why does he ride with the plebians on a train?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:15:40 PM EDT
Owned like a bitch.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:16:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Journier:
why isnt he flying around in his magical airplane from building to building?

why does he ride with the plebians on a train?
Why not?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:17:02 PM EDT
The guy is not a liberal. Bloomberg is a douche.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:18:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bytor94:

Originally Posted By K-Romulus:

Originally Posted By bytor94:
So what's the guy's beef?


NYC is imposing a law requiring a permit before you can take photos or film scenery for more than 30 minutes at a time. When birdwatchers are mad at you, you know you screwed up.


Sounds typically stupid for N.Y. pols.


I for one support said ruling.
Having had to sit in traffic on 42nd street for hours because blocks were closed due to some
damn movie shoot.


Oh wait. Hollywood won't be effected. Just tourists....
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:18:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Journier:
why isnt he flying around in his magical airplane from building to building?

why does he ride with the plebians on a train?


Photo-op.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:20:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Procyon:
If it comes down to a wanna-be tyrant politician and an annoying, freedom-seeking liberal, I'll side with that liberal every time.


Except, if you're a gun owner, neither will fight for your freedom.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 3:22:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 3:48:56 AM EDT
Wow,video of a socialist riding a train.

This goes on everyday in the city.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:00:40 AM EDT
looks like the "common" man act by Bloomberg riding the train to work and taking up the entire car with his "posse" is as ridicules as the socialist policies that he an his fellow travellers want to ram down our throats.


Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:08:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Procyon:
If it comes down to a wanna-be tyrant politician and an annoying, freedom-seeking liberal, I'll side with that liberal every time.

Same here. I consider neither my friend, but I'm pretty sure Bloomberg is more of a threat to my liberty than a liberal idiot who's holding a camera and asking questions.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:14:33 AM EDT
Apparently Bloomberg only rides the train for a few miles. He actually gets picked up at his house in an SUV, and they drive that to a subway station close to his office, then he gets out and hops on the train.

Just like everyone else....
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