[DML] Re: Lets bash people with custom shocks, springs, paint, BTTF cars
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[DML] Re: Lets bash people with custom shocks, springs, paint, BTTF cars, and whatever else.

Partly it's a purity issue (certain owners have been bashing my car ever since I carbureted it in 2004, conveniently overlooking the fact my replacement engine has no injector bungs -- I couldn't run K-Jet even if I wanted to!), and partly it appears to be a fear factor. 

In America, anyone can be sued at any time for any reason. This is a case that was in the news while I was at DMA FFT'11: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-woman-cleared-in-trial-over-unscooped-dog-poop/2011/10/25/gIQAGmFyGM_story.html Ridiculous of course, but as you see it actually went before a jury. If you are going to live in America, you had better learn to live with the possibility of being sued. Either you are going to quiver in constant fear, or you are going to take prudent steps to avoid it and simply deal with it if it happens.

There are a couple of useful analogies to the threat of being sued. One is the threat of terrorism. In Israel, terrorism is a neverending threat. Any person can be a victim of terrorism at any time. The Israeli's take prudent steps to minimize that threat, but they don't quiver in constant fear and stop living normal lives because of it. Another analogy is the threat of being shot. Americans purchase slightly more than half the guns produced every year, and the United States has slightly less than half the global civilian gun arsenal (per capita estimates of American gun ownership range from 1 in 7 to 1 in 9). Any American can be shot at any time for any reason. Concealed carry laws mean you can't even tell who may or may not be packing heat, but we don't stop living normal lives because of it.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@...> wrote:
> Why is everyone making such a big deal about Bill installing stuff on
> his car that he bought from vendors?  It is his car and he can do
> whatever he wants to it.
> Shoot, what about William's car at West Coast Customs?  How about some
> of the other modified cars like VideoBob's BTTF conversions? Wasn't
> someone working on a full size window that rolls down as well?  I've
> never heard anyone talk smack about that.  What do insurance companies
> think of cars with a bunch of silly props attached to the back that
> block the rear view mirror?  How about painted cars?  Oh, lets not
> forget those nice lowered cars.  I think DMCH has some sort of
> skirting kit too.  Lets talk smack about that.  Oh yeah, what about
> those silly yellow shocks that are being sold too?  I'm sure our cars
> were never intended to have knobs on the shocks.  My car has an
> aftermarket radio.  The wiring is being held together with electrical
> tape.  I'm sure one of the wires could come loose and cause a fire.
> What other non-stock items could be bashed? I'm not sure.
> Honestly, its pretty sad that people can't just leave the topic alone.
>  Lots of people customize their cars.
> Steve Rice
> #16510


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