Glenn Campbell's tweet archive, searching for "law"

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1: 2017-12-20: Trump’s legal “dream team“ is composed of the finest lawyers money can buy who agree with him 100 percent. #idiots #stooges #buffoons
2: 2017-11-17: I am not the President's lawyer, but if I was I'd tell him: "STFU!"
3: 2017-07-22: As a lawyer, it's hard to provide an effective defense when (a) your internal discussions are leaked & (b) your client ignores your advice.
4: 2017-07-21: —Trump lawyers and advisers: "For your own good, don't do X."
5: 2017-07-21: What will he do today? The sensible thing would be to shut up, obey his lawyers and pretend to be President. That won't happen!
6: 2017-03-23: Spectral evidence should not be allowed in a court of law. Discussion:
7: 2017-03-17: Many a scientist, lawyer and journalist, using their brain for a living, checks it at the door when they go home to their private life.
8: 2015-11-20: No legislation or lawsuit can create competence where it doesn't exist.
9: 2015-08-20: I instantly fell in love all things Flamenco. We danced cheek-to-cheek until dawn then I turned to plastic and stood on one leg on her lawn.
10: 2015-05-30: The FBI, IRS and DOJ of USA using RICO to take down FIFA. Say what you want about America, but our lawyers are totally badass!
11: 2015-05-24: Obeying the law doesn't prove your morality.
12: 2015-03-16: Propaganda doesn't end with governments. Lawyers, advertisers and religious believers all do the same.
13: 2015-03-15: Lawyers are professional propagandists, twisting the story in favor of their client.
14: 2014-08-28: Photos of people on meth probably do more to discourage use than any law ever did.
15: 2014-08-22: Truth is not a popularity contest. Even if you had a billion people voting against the law of gravity, gravity would still win.
16: 2014-07-24: RT @cracked: "Dry County" laws increase drunk driving. The 6 Most Popular Crime Fighting Tactics (That Don't Work) -
17: 2014-03-29: Technology and advances in law may eliminate old forms of slavery, but they usually create new ones in their place.
18: 2014-02-27: The Law of Instagram: Selfies and food shots shall not exceed 2% of total output. #listenupladies
19: 2014-01-05: Young lawyers in love will stipulate to anything.
20: 2014-01-05: What kind of woman was this, who did not care about her own image in a mirror? Another defiance of the laws of physics? #limbo
21: 2014-01-04: Caution: You Are Approaching The End Of The Moving Walkway. Please Prepare Your Lawyer For A Potential Lawsuit.
22: 2014-01-01: The charge: murder with a deadly weapon. His lawyer argued there could be no other way. He was hung with a soft rope.
23: 2013-12-16: Parasite and host, predator and prey, lawyer and client.
24: 2013-12-08: Experience is knowing the case law of life, not just the statutes.
25: 2013-12-03: Laws are changing so rapidly that I have lost track of the score. In what states can I gay marry my pot supplier?
26: 2013-11-27: Injured in a hotel? Vegas has lawyers for that.
27: 2013-09-24: Murder must be proven by the facts in a court of law, but intuition can lead you to a suspect.
28: 2013-09-13: Alabama Law: No weapons in highway restrooms. Conduct you shootings outside, please! @ ALDOT Rest Area
29: 2013-09-11: A law of nature: Whenever a good thing happens, parasites come along to suck off it, so the good thing has to invest in defenses.
30: 2013-08-21: On My Bucket List: Become a judge on a TV judge show, pulling rulings out of my ass with no reference to law or evidence.
31: 2013-07-28: @lawnrocket @shu Is he floating in a most'a peculiar way?
32: 2013-07-17: RT @TheEconomist: What is the difference between common law, found in places such as England, and the more widespread civil-law system? htt…
33: 2013-07-15: Goldman's Law applies to everything.
34: 2013-07-07: Scientists claiming to be scientific, journalists claiming to be fair, lawyers upholding the law... are some of the biggest jerks around!
35: 2013-06-21: "We may think we’re being scientists, but we’re actually being lawyers" - The Science of Denial
36: 2013-06-15: Godwin's Law: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."
37: 2013-05-21: The law is necessary but also flawed and dangerous. Don't think that just by obeying the law you have done good or accomplished something.
38: 2013-05-14: My photo of Yale Gallanter, OJ Simpson's former lawyer and subject of OJ's new appeal. Album:
39: 2013-05-09: The law is an automaton, like a computer or robot. It can't make complex judgments or sensitive adjustments, only follow its programming.
40: 2013-05-08: @lawnrocket Fer U, Lawnie! re: @BadDalaiLama
41: 2013-05-07: Middle East travel advice: Israel is safe and cheap. Go! Egypt is very cheap but not safe. No law and order in Egypt. Do not go!
42: 2013-04-26: Every villain sees his actions as justified. You make him believable by taking his side and helping him defend his position. cc @lawnrocket
43: 2013-04-23: Lucid Dreaming: Testing the Laws of the Dream World
44: 2013-04-21: @lawnrocket needs to add background and header images to her Twitter home page. Understand she's an artist. Maybe she can artistificate it!
45: 2013-04-16: @lawnrocket @shu Byte wrangler for hire. Deadly bug fixer. Stealthy Ninja of the ethosphere.
46: 2013-03-29: In law, words have great power. A delusion of lawyers is thinking their words make a difference outside of law.
47: 2013-03-14: Even Leonardo based his work on rules and formulae. He just didn't have a blog or twitter account to tell us about them. cc: @lawnrocket
48: 2013-03-14: @lawnrocket A bit unfair to treat you as a representative of Pixar or big budget movie making.
49: 2013-03-14: RT @lawnrocket: Story basics list in the New Yorker blog:
50: 2013-03-08: @lawnrocket If you need an evil villain, I'm your man!
51: 2013-02-22: @lawnrocket There is a place in this world for aircraft carriers. I admire those slow-moving behemoths—from afar.
52: 2013-02-22: @lawnrocket Ay Chihuahua! So many stages! Stage 4: Who are these "people" you speak of? Will they ever understand? Do you really need them?
53: 2013-02-22: Most important thing is to get out there and do what you want to be good at. (MRT @lawnrocket)
54: 2013-02-15: @lawnrocket There you go being Cruise Ship Activities Director again!
55: 2013-02-10: @lawnrocket That's freaky. I guess video games have potential, but the core young male audience just wants to KILL ALIENS.
56: 2013-01-28: @lawnrocket How do you expect to make it in Hollywood if you don't pump up your puffery level? TEST AUDIENCE WOWED BY LATEST COATS SHORT!
57: 2013-01-23: Law is an idealistic theory that must be fine-tuned for the real world by conscientious evasion and discreet disobedience.
58: 2013-01-19: @lawnrocket Don't you worry that you are damaging the fabric of space-time and we could all be annihilated?
59: 2013-01-17: Charlie Kaufman ("Being John Malkovich") on screenwriting & life. Neurotic, meta & inspirational. via @lawnrocket
60: 2013-01-16: William Goldman (writer of Butch Cassidy etc) in new interview via @lawnrocket 1.5 hours. Mostly his personal history.
61: 2013-01-16: @lawnrocket Kinda sad, the ravages of time.
62: 2013-01-16: The way you build a character—and a story—is you give him a delusional system and let it play itself out. (cc @lawnrocket)
63: 2013-01-11: @lawnrocket Last minute advice: 1) Hit the ground running. 2) All the audience cares about is the story.
64: 2013-01-11: Artificial things that aren't so bad: contraception, medical care, indoor plumbing, sewage treatment, electronic communication, law.
65: 2013-01-10: @lawnrocket No worries. Be proud! Or as @charliesheen would say: Winning!
66: 2013-01-10: @lawnrocket Pretty good for not being evil, but always remember @CharlieSheen has 8.7 million.
67: 2013-01-04: @lawnrocket Dwarves must manage their own internal affairs. Your interventionist policies are not helping. Remember the Prime Directive!
68: 2013-01-01: It's the law! Every issue of every women's magazine must have both weight loss secrets and recipes for rich desserts.
69: 2012-12-30: For every well-meaning law or policy change, there is an unintended penalty, sometimes worse than the original problem.
70: 2012-12-30: @lawnrocket PLUS.... When this actor storms off to her trailer in a huff, you know you can talk to her and coax her back on set.
71: 2012-12-30: @lawnrocket Have you considered acting yourself? As Lawnie would say: Why not **DO** what you need? This actor accepts infinite direction.
72: 2012-12-28: Every mediocre talent has a great idea they expect someone else to implement. The great creators do it themselves. (cc @lawnrocket)
73: 2012-12-25: @lawnrocket But if it's classified, isn't the fact that it's classified also classified?
74: 2012-12-24: @lawnrocket Where the hell R U?
75: 2012-12-24: @lawnrocket Skeptical. "Experiences" = complication. What's wrong with plain old Hostelworld? Just book and go!
76: 2012-12-20: @lawnrocket Nasty Hobbitses killed Bin Laden?
77: 2012-12-19: In law, the Work Product Rule means you are obligated to reveal the evidence to your opponent but not your analysis or strategy.
78: 2012-12-18: "Screenwriting Theory: The Flatland Analogy" - What makes a good short film? My half-page 2008 essay. cc @lawnrocket
79: 2012-12-17: Arizona town is menaced by three evil strangers with unusual weapons. My Western: "11:59 from Prescott" cc @lawnrocket
80: 2012-12-14: Sometimes it can be hard to obey the law even if you want to. (Miami, earlier today)
81: 2012-12-14: @lawnrocket C U in 3 hrs!
82: 2012-12-12: @liberance @lawnrocket Historical note: Paranormal Activity. No budget. No crew. No storyboard. Made millions.
83: 2012-12-12: @liberance @lawnrocket What is a "crew"? Who has a much of crew when you have no budget?
84: 2012-12-12: @liberance @lawnrocket What is "film"? I am unfamiliar with the concept. I thought film was free now. And can't one plan in ones head?
85: 2012-12-12: @lawnrocket Your greatest skill—storyboarding—may also be your worst enemy. It keeps you from grabbing a camera and shooting.
86: 2012-12-12: @lawnrocket You come from an environment where films are meticulously planned. That's not the only way nor the best if you have no money.
87: 2012-12-12: @lawnrocket Then use a diff't word. God gave us 140 for a reason.
88: 2012-12-12: @lawnrocket Ur in trub'l when u start using abbr'ns in ur tweets! That's cheating! Simplify ur idea!
89: 2012-12-09: "Beside Myself" - my 2011 green-screen test. (1 min) Budget: 4 hrs+$15 (for green sheet from Walmart) cc: @lawnrocket
90: 2012-12-09: @lawnrocket Moon looks fantastic! But perhaps a distraction. I'd like to banish you to Iowa. Just you, a video camera & a couple of actors.
91: 2012-12-09: @lawnrocket Imagine a world... where you woke up with an idea, filmed it in the AM, edited in PM, uploaded, done! Storyboard in your mind!
92: 2012-12-03: "How to Make Movies... In Your Mind!" - My new essay on filmmaking from Istanbul. cc: @lawnrocket
93: 2012-12-03: Classic storytelling wisdom from @lawnrocket - 22 story basics:
94: 2012-12-03: RT @lawnrocket: @baddalailama reread your post on Bond after seeing Skyfall. Totally agree. Good stuff on your blog, man!
95: 2012-12-03: "Skyfall: Embracing the Flawed Hero" My essay on why the movie works. cc: @liberance @lawnrocket
96: 2012-12-02: @lawnrocket Once viewers connect with the characters, they are willing to accept all sorts of ridiculous shit.
97: 2012-12-02: @lawnrocket Thanks, Lawnie! I went to the Grand Bazaar today to see if the Bond chase scene was plausible. Not!
98: 2012-11-29: "How to Become a Great Artist" - my new essay from Istanbul cc: @lawnrocket
99: 2012-11-16: RT @lawnrocket: For those of you still waiting to see Skyfall - the REAL theme song for Quantum of Solace
100: 2012-11-13: @lawnrocket Your tweets on plotting inspired this Skyfall review:
101: 2012-11-11: @lawnrocket To Emma from Emma
102: 2012-11-05: @lawnrocket Keep it real, Lawnie. There are better things to do with the time (and more useful languages).
103: 2012-11-05: RT @CandyCrisis: No court of law that tasted my cooking would ever convict my murderer.
104: 2012-10-27: A universal human law in both individuals and civilizations: When excess resources are available, they will be used to build monuments.
105: 2012-10-25: The most satisfying character story is a hero recovering from his own foolish mistakes. (cc: @lawnrocket)
106: 2012-10-24: @lawnrocket Best Hostel: Hotel Kykladonisia on Santorini. Just a shared hotel room, but Location, Location, Location!
107: 2012-10-24: @lawnrocket Stadion Hostel: You don't have a choice. Where else can one afford to stay in Helsinki?
108: 2012-10-04: Super Spam Attractor #2: Diet dieting liposuction cannabis medical marijuana insurance cholesterol injured injury lawyer horny—spambots GO!
109: 2012-09-01: RT @lawnrocket: Never underestimate the power of simplicity.
110: 2012-08-24: @lawnrocket Beg to differ—Twice is often sufficient to establish pattern. See standard song structure: AB-AB-Bridge. Thrice may be overkill.
111: 2012-08-23: RT @lawnrocket: Something happens twice = coincidence. Something happens three times = pattern. Establish your pattern before breaking i ...
112: 2012-08-17: On My Bucket List: Go to law school so I can help injured people by fighting for the maximum compensation they're entitled to.
113: 2012-08-15: RT @KilroyCafe: No society would be able to function if citizens weren't able to quietly evade the law to get things done.
114: 2012-08-13: It is impossible to not break the law on this highway (I-88 west of Chicago, 3 days ago)
115: 2012-08-09: RT @lawnrocket: Whether someone hires you or not, that's not under your control. PRACTICING your craft is wholly under your control, and ...
116: 2012-08-09: RT @lawnrocket: Holding the idea of what it generally needs to be and finding the specifics of what it is on the page... that's a lot mo ...
117: 2012-08-09: RT @lawnrocket: Envisioning an image and then trying to draw it, I have always found this to be unbelievably frustrating. Never matches ...
118: 2012-08-05: RT @KilroyCafe: Lawmaking is a neverending arms race against the pernicious effects of previous laws.
119: 2012-08-05: RT @KilroyCafe: The law doesn't really solve problems, merely redistributes them. Only human judgment, rooted in the moment, can solve p ...
120: 2012-07-19: My twitter crush these days: @lawnrocket — Everything I want to know about movie storytelling.
121: 2012-07-15: Superhero Law: When you rescue someone, they should pay a price. It has to be painful and awkward for them or they'll expect it again.
122: 2012-07-08: Obeying the law should not be confused with doing the right thing.
123: 2012-07-06: Under the law, once you turn 18 you are fully responsible for your own actions and welfare. The law doesn't grasp the child you still are.
124: 2012-05-27: RT @HighersideChats: Drugs don't make you paranoid, drug laws do. <== Actually drugs DO make you paranoid.
125: 2012-05-09: Marriage, under the law, has nothing to do with love. It is an economic incorporation that most relationships are much healthier without.
126: 2012-03-15: A literal interpretation of every law, regulation, custom and courtesy would permit no creative activity whatsoever.
127: 2012-03-15: @xtinewu Spend too much time with lawyers and you'll go mad.
128: 2012-01-26: An astute pornographer, he was often charged but never convicted, thanks to his well-paid lawyers and their prowess in jury selection.
129: 2012-01-23: Obey every recommendation, follow every expert's advice, respect every law and you'll never leave home or get anything done.
130: 2012-01-01: Based on this FB birthday greeting, I would totally get divorced with this law firm!
131: 2011-12-22: A healthy life can be lived only in the peripheral vision of the law, not under its direct gaze.
132: 2011-11-30: Unbuffered democracy—where the people vote directly for laws—is as much a tyranny as any dictatorship. (See California.)
133: 2011-11-28: Youth may know the statutes, but age knows the case law.
134: 2011-11-27: The depth of my love for you—Is shown on this fine tattoo—Would it cause you alarm—If I sent you my arm—To nourish your lawyer and you?
135: 2011-11-22: Casual wheeling and dealing between lawyers and DA. 10 years prison tacked onto 25. Arrest warrants issued. All very light and breezy.
136: 2011-11-19: Saturday one-footed sleep-in of the lawn ornaments.
137: 2011-10-28: Under the law, marriage has no relevance to the raising of children. Parental rights and responsibilities are the same regardless.
138: 2011-10-28: Under the law, marriage and divorce are not about love but about the forming and dissolution of a financial corporation.
139: 2011-10-09: If I was a lawyer, I would be a sports attorney, so I could defend the downtrodden class of Major League players and owners.
140: 2011-10-04: Law prides itself on being rational, but because it comes ultimately from the people, it is often just institutionalized witch burning.
141: 2011-10-04: Law is an institutional response to the public hysteria of the moment.
142: 2011-09-21: Shouldn't there be a law against walking and skyping at the same time?
143: 2011-08-05: You pay a photographer to manipulate imagery in your favor—sort of like a lawyer.
144: 2011-07-11: Parenting isn't just a matter of laying down the law. Both sides have to negotiate for what they want.
145: 2011-07-07: "Document everything!" the lawyers say. If you did that you wouldn't have any time left for living.
146: 2011-06-25: RT @maleger: Lawyers have feelings too. Allegedly.
147: 2011-06-15: RT @preschoolgems: "At the park there's like, no laws."
148: 2011-06-11: It's the law in Arkansas: You can't offer free kitten's without an extra apostrophe.
149: 2011-05-08: You say: "You can't do that. It's against the law." I say: "What law? Whose law? What's the penalty? What's the chance of getting caught?"
150: 2011-05-08: The law tells you the speed limit. It doesn't tell you the speed where officers write tickets. That gap is where most of life is lived.
151: 2011-04-18: Rule of law is essential to the governance of man, but it can also be a cruel master, imposing a tyranny of its own.
152: 2011-04-12: The delusion of lawyers: If it is legal then it must be right.
153: 2011-04-11: A dilemma of law: You hire a lawyer to protect your rights, but who is going to protect you from your lawyer?
154: 2011-03-26: @AddamBONGG "you mean as in .. the law is biased .. as in mass persecution" <== As in: "I have the right to hit my head against this wall."
155: 2011-03-18: Our 2008 essay: "KAPU - Death for Everything!" - Proposing sensible reforms to American criminal law.
156: 2011-03-11: It's a law of nature: A chicken will shit. You don't know exactly where or when, but it will happen.
157: 2011-03-09: RT @Kyoks1: @BadDalaiLama (b) it's just one more expression of the law of karma. option (a) is only an ilussion. sorry.
158: 2011-03-09: .@Kyoks1 (b) is just one more expression of the law of karma. (a) an illusion <== The Luxury Goods Manufacturer's Association applauds you!
159: 2011-01-29: I'm not worried so much about Cairo itself but about crossing the Sinai, which is a semi-lawless area even in the best of times.
160: 2011-01-17: The Federation's lawyers had a fine time with the Prime Directive, producing reams of case law on its exceptions and application.
161: 2011-01-17: The law consists not just of what is written but how courts have interpreted those words—called case law. That's where the real wisdom lies.
162: 2011-01-03: In law, as in life, the main problem isn't obeying the rules; it's knowing what to do when the rules conflict.
163: 2011-01-03: The lowest excuse for bad behavior is, "I obeyed the law."
164: 2010-12-30: It is one thing to know the laws of aerodynamics, quite another to fly a plane and land it safely. Theory can't replace experience.
165: 2010-12-29: True morality often lies in skirting the law. You don't openly defy it but quietly evade it to reach an ethically acceptable conclusion.
166: 2010-12-21: The law, in practice, is more an escape from responsibility than an expression of it.
167: 2010-12-18: No human can obey every law and regulation. It's not possible and still get things done. You must decide which rules to comply with and why.
168: 2010-12-12: Just by interacting with law enforcement you run the risk of being accused of a crime, so you want to limit that interaction.
169: 2010-12-12: Why do you need civil rights? Because law enforcement will always be a flawed human operation with a built-in bias toward guilt.
170: 2010-12-12: A healthy life can be lived only in the peripheral vision of the law, not under its direct gaze.
171: 2010-12-11: The law is a blunt instrument, more like a sledgehammer than a scalpel. It pummels problems, but there's always collateral damage.
172: 2010-12-10: The law is a like a Whac-A-Mole game: Every problem solved makes another one pop up elsewhere.
173: 2010-12-04: Doctors, lawyers & engineers are some of the most imprisoned workers—personal growth frozen by their educational investment and high salary.
174: 2010-12-03: You don't get off the hook by saying "I obeyed the law." That is a coward's excuse.
175: 2010-11-29: Unbuffered democracy—where the people vote directly for laws—is as much a tyranny as any dictatorship. (See California.)
176: 2010-11-29: Youth may know the statutes, but only age knows the case law.
177: 2010-11-26: The depth of my love for you—Is shown on this fine tattoo.—Would it cause you alarm—If I sent you my arm—To nourish your lawyer and you?
178: 2010-11-17: Every new law has unintended consequences, sometimes worse than the problem it was supposed to address.
179: 2010-11-08: Our first VIDEO philosophy essay: "The Law of Diminishing Returns" - Filmed yesterday on Miami Beach.
180: 2010-11-06: To those who already have a conscience, law is more an obstruction of morality than an expression of it.
181: 2010-10-24: The irony of law enforcement is that it needs crime to justify its existence.
182: 2010-10-22: The law is a religion based on the belief that the ills of society are best addressed by an infinite progression of explicit rules.
183: 2010-10-10: The ultimate test of any law or public policy is how human behavior actually responds to it.
184: 2010-10-07: RT @YourAristotle: I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. Aristotle
185: KilroyCafe: 2010-11-29: RT @BadDalaiLama: Youth may know the statutes, but only age knows the case law.
186: KilroyCafe: 2010-11-08: RT @BadDalaiLama: Our first VIDEO philosophy essay: "The Law of Diminishing Returns" - Filmed yesterday on M ...
187: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-09: Government provides only half the regulation that controls our lies. The other half comes from risk of lawsuit. Both can be oppressive.
188: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-09: Every new law is a small death of freedom.
189: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-09: No society would be able to function if citizens weren't able to quietly evade the law to get things done.
190: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-09: Lawmaking is a never-ending arms race against the destructive effects of previous laws.
191: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-07: The law is not morality, only a crude caricature of it. Some of history's worst atrocities were committed by people "just obeying the law."
192: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-07: Law is not something perfect and pure handed down by God. It is a flawed set of rules... (One of my better essays:)
193: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-02: Have you been injured? Unfairly fired? Call our law firm. We'll help you get the maximum settlement. So you can gamble it away.
194: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-01: Technology, law and medicine offer false promises. They do not improve life on Earth because each advance carries a hidden cost.
195: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-29: Obeying the law isn't a matter of "yes" or "no" but to what extent and under which circumstances. It's a moral calculation like any other.
196: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-19: The law is a blunt instrument, like a sledgehammer not a scalpel. It changes things, but there's always collateral damage.
197: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-19: Lawmaking is a neverending arms race against the pernicious effects of previous laws.
198: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-19: The law doesn't really solve problems, merely redistributes them. Only human judgment, rooted in the moment, can solve problems.
199: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-19: Criminal law, like a slaughterhouse, eventually poisons the souls of everyone working there.
200: KilroyCafe: 2010-05-29: Doctor, lawyer, engineer, scientist, pilot — prestigious positions or stupid factory work? If you like being a small cog in a big machine...
201: KilroyCafe: 2010-05-20: "Violators Will Be Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law" is an empty threat. Justice would be overloaded and come to a halt!
202: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-30: To those who already have a conscience, law is more an obstruction of morality than an expression of it.
203: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-01: The irony of law enforcement is that it needs crime to justify its existence. It will scare the public to protect its budget.
204: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-25: Benford's Law: In any set of numbers from the real world, numbers beginning with digits 1 or 2 are far more likely than 8 or 9. Weird!
205: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-21: On my bucket list: Become a personal injury lawyer and portray myself on billboards and TV ads as a 30-foot giant protecting the little guy.
206: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-21: "Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law." —Kant. Wrong! Your situation is unique, not universal.
207: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-18: The law is not morality. It is a crude caricature of morality for those who have none.
208: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-18: The law is not a precision instrument, like a scalpel. It is more like a sledgehammer, a crude tool insensitive to the circumstances.
209: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-31: A lawyer is sworn to uphold the law. He cannot advise you on when and how to break it. You have to figure that out on your own.
210: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-23: The biggest problem of law is that the people who write it are usually detached from its effects.
211: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-23: The only real solutions to people's problems come from outside the law. Often, the noblest thing the law can do is stand aside.
212: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-22: Law is an attempt to solve social problems by a system of written rules. The rules, alas, never quite work as intended.
213: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-22: The crudities of law must often be fine-tuned by conscientious evasion and discreet disobedience.
214: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-06: Doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists must be properly trained and certified, but any idiot elected by dunces can tell them what to do.
215: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-29: Her mother-in-law was supportive through the whole divorce. "He's a jerk," she said.
216: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-12: It's the law in Utah: At least one family member must be named "Joshua".
217: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-08: A "legislature" is a body of popularly elected representatives who gather in the state capital to screw up the law even worse than it is.
218: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-04: The risk in law, indeed in any form of social intervention, is that people adapt in unexpected ways and the solution becomes the problem.
219: KilroyCafe: 2009-11-25: An inmate on Nevada's Death Row has hung himself in his cell. That's against the law!
220: KilroyCafe: 2009-11-25: The ultimate test of any law or public policy is how human behavior actually responds to it -- which no ideology can predict.
221: KilroyCafe: 2009-11-17: A mature attitude toward law is not "I must obey," but "What are the probabilites and global consequences if I don't?"
222: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-12: Crimes are prosecuted only when they cross the bow of law enforcement or when someone has something to gain by prosecution.
223: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-12: Just because a law exists doesn't mean it will be enforced. An offense has to cross a threshhold of irritation before anyone bothers.
224: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-11: The "Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility" says the perceived value of something declines with each add'l unit consumed.
225: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-26: The spread between law and enforcement -- e.g. between the speed limit and speed of ticketing -- can be called "enforcement gap".
226: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-26: One advantage of entrepreneurs over corporations is greater ability to overlook the rules - to "play the gap" between law and enforcement.
227: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-26: Any study of law is incomplete without an understanding of how it may be subverted. This is why laws that look good often don't work.
228: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-26: Any proposed law must be understood from the perspective of the clever criminal. How will he turn the new law to his own advantage?
229: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-15: My assembled wisdom on Law: (from my Twitter archive)
230: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: The lowest excuse for ones behavior is, "I obeyed the law."
231: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: Implied in every law is "may" -- that is, the option not to enforce it. Without this "implied may" our legal system would collapse.
232: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: When the law says "shall" where "may" works better, sometimes you got to say, "Fuck it! Let 'em come after me!" and go with "may".
233: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: The greatest sickness of prosecutors is to insist that if they CAN do something under the law, they MUST do it. They deny their discretion.
234: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: True humanity lies in skirting the law. You don't openly defy it but subtly evade it to reach a morally acceptable conclusion.
235: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: In law schools, I would add a required course: "Evasion of Law." It would teach how to skirt the law to achieve the best human outcome.
236: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: The most common error in law is confusing "may" and "shall". Just because the law CAN be used for something doesn't MUST it must be.
237: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-09: California is a case study in dysfunctional democracy. Even the worst legislators are better than the people voting for laws themselves.
238: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-08: Campbell's Law of Storage: Ones possessions will expand to fill whatever storage space is available. New blog entry:
239: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-06: Law is written by image-conscious legislators elected by dim-witted voters to address the public hysteria of the moment.
240: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-01: In Oregon and New Jersey, you can't pump your own gas. Attendants have to do it. It's the (stupid) law! AKA "socialism".
241: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-12: Do you take this man/woman as your lawfully wedded spouse, to clean up after, to make excuses for, to protect from reality, 'til death...?
242: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-12: No human can obey every law and government regulation. It's impossible! You must choose what to comply with and why.
243: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-12: The law, in practice, is more an escape from responsibility than an expression of it.
244: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-05: To protect people from each other, you must have law, but then you have to protect people from the people enforcing the law.
245: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-05: The law, due to its human origins and human enforcement, will always be a royal screw-up.
246: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-26: It's hard to find a lawyer who can "think outside the box," because the law, by definition, is totally inside the box.
247: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-11: The thing that keeps most lawyers from truly understanding the law is their unquestioning faith in it.
248: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-10: Why you need civil rights: because law enforcement will always be a flawed human operation with a built-in bias toward guilt.
249: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-10: Just by interacting with law enforcement you run the risk of being accused of a crime, so you want to limit that interaction.
250: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-08: Human life does not thrive under law or commerce, only in the hidden places that law and commerce ignore.
251: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-08: The function of law is to punish the guilty and bankrupt the not guilty. The only winners are the lawyers.
252: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-08: Society has a right to rule of law, but the individual has the right to seek the hidden nooks and crevices the law can't see.
253: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-08: Today you will probably break a dozen laws. Can you list them? You drove over the speed limit, walked on private property, etc.
254: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-08: It is okay to quietly break the law as long as a "threshhold of damage" is not crossed where you hurt someone or run the risk of doing so.
255: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-08: In practice, police don't ticket drivers for 1 mph above the speed limit, only 10+ mph. This is the unwritten leniency the law must have.
256: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-08: A healthy life can be lived only in the peripheral vision of the law, not under its direct gaze.
257: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-27: The law is a religion like any other, with its blind assumptions. If you're a lawyer, you have to believe, because you're a priest.
258: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-27: The blind assumptions of law are that problems are fixed by written rules and by battle in court, but both things can BECOME the problem.
259: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-27: The law, by its nature, suppresses creativity. Every new rule makes it more difficult for people to find unique personal solutions.
260: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-27: The law is necessary, but so is subversion of it. At some point you have to set it aside and analyse the real affects of your actions.
261: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-27: The law is not morality. It is a crude caricature of morality. True morality is taking responsibility for the effects of your actions.
262: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-27: You don't get off the hook for anything by saying "I obeyed the law." That is a coward's excuse.
263: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-26: The law is not a precision instrument, like a scalpel. It is more like a sledgehammer that breaks as many things as it fixes.
264: KilroyCafe: 2009-04-23: Just released my latest Kilroy philosophy essay: "The Tyranny of Law" law/>
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