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What makes a man, Mr. Lebowski (Part III)? [15 Apr 2006|04:31pm]

This Freakonomics post turned me on to the fact that the debate about this continues.

The National Right-to-Ride Carpool Association clearly disagrees with my working definition of a person as, "capable of wearing underwear", which is still being reformulated in light of the mannequin edge case.

The fight for unborn rights begins in the carpool lane. We're fighting to give mothers and their unborn babies their right to use carpool lanes.

They invoke both Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau in their recommendation for civil disobedience.

Here's one of their ideas.

Get a group of several vehicles, each driven by a solo pregnant woman, and assert your rights by using a carpool lane or HOV toll lane, preferably during peak commute hours.

In contrast to their "Action Items", I would like to propose the following "Inaction Item". Do not buy anything from these people.

A real stinker:

Anybody who has had an eight-month pregnancy pressing on her bladder can tell you how excruciating it is to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Don't get me wrong, I know it sucks. But just think for a moment about all of the other similar cases out there. Your argument is that a pregnant woman counts as two people. Just stick to that, ok?

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