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rodschmidt

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Re: What are you going to do after you move??
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2005, 06:19:16 pm »

Try to get a Greyhound ticket without showing ID, and then sue them because they're a "common carrier" which means they have an obligation to sell a ticket to anybody who shows up and can pay.

Google "John Gilmore"
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Re: What are you going to do after you move??
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2005, 07:43:46 am »

Try to get a Greyhound ticket without showing ID, and then sue them because they're a "common carrier" which means they have an obligation to sell a ticket to anybody who shows up and can pay.

Your kidding .... right?
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Re: What are you going to do after you move??
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2005, 04:13:57 am »

Try to get a Greyhound ticket without showing ID, and then sue them because they're a "common carrier" which means they have an obligation to sell a ticket to anybody who shows up and can pay.

Your kidding .... right?

No, I'm not kidding at all.  John Gilmore (employee #5 at Sun) is currently suing the Transportation Security Agency, et al. over this--in the context of plane flights, not buses.  I think there's a stronger case with buses.

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05058/462446.stm
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Re: What are you going to do after you move??
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2005, 08:29:31 am »

Try to get a Greyhound ticket without showing ID, and then sue them because they're a "common carrier" which means they have an obligation to sell a ticket to anybody who shows up and can pay.

Your kidding .... right?

No, I'm not kidding at all.  John Gilmore (employee #5 at Sun) is currently suing the Transportation Security Agency, et al. over this--in the context of plane flights, not buses.  I think there's a stronger case with buses.

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05058/462446.stm

That would be a terrible mistake and a horrible lawsuit to create.   :-\

Greyhound is not run by the government.  They have the right to require you to do whatever they want in order to ride on a Greyhound bus.  Imagine if you owned the company.  Would you want to be sued by some guy who just didn't like your security policies and wanted to use the force of government to get those policies changed?

If they require ID and you don't like it, then boycott them.   ;)
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Re: What are you going to do after you move??
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2005, 10:30:08 am »

Try to get a Greyhound ticket without showing ID, and then sue them because they're a "common carrier" which means they have an obligation to sell a ticket to anybody who shows up and can pay.

Your kidding .... right?

No, I'm not kidding at all.  John Gilmore (employee #5 at Sun) is currently suing the Transportation Security Agency, et al. over this--in the context of plane flights, not buses.  I think there's a stronger case with buses.

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05058/462446.stm

That would be a terrible mistake and a horrible lawsuit to create.   :-\

Greyhound is not run by the government.  They have the right to require you to do whatever they want in order to ride on a Greyhound bus.  Imagine if you owned the company.  Would you want to be sued by some guy who just didn't like your security policies and wanted to use the force of government to get those policies changed?

If they require ID and you don't like it, then boycott them.   ;)

The government created the notion of "common carriers", a classification that thwarts free competition and is heavily regulated. By accepting that status, common carriers agree to carry anyone (or any packages) without discrimination (subject to their approved tariffs and schedules).

I agree that it's incompatible with freedom to force businesses to accept customers. When it comes to travel, it's the government getting in the way, not the businesses.

Kevin
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