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I Am Breaking the Law

It was new to me that in Perth, it was against the law to put your arm outside the window of a moving vehicle (??). It's a natural relaxed position in Arizona. I laugh.


But my Aussie hosts are serious. In my mind, if you do something stupid like put your arm out and let it get whacked by a tree, a mailbox, you deserve the results. Free will.


Here, according to Sue, if people harm themselves, they cost society in health care, so there are laws meant to prevent self damage.


I still am incredulous. Then we all witness a motorcycle cop yell angrily to a neighboring car where a passenger has an arm dangling. The cop is pointing, gesturing, and the arm slowly withdraws in side.


I fought the law and....

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Taken on October 23, 2006