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December 11, 2018, 10:50:54 pm
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These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For

« on: January 20, 2006, 11:02:52 pm »

It amazes me how "experts" claim you should be safe from the rash of armed robberies if you are in brightly-lit areas, and yet that's exactly where the vast majority of those armed robberies have been occuring at night.


A number of big franchises nationwide (McDonalds, WalMart, Conoco-Phillips, Chevron, etc.) are undertaking what advertisers call "re-imaging" that involves enhancing their outdoor dazzle (increasing lighting to several times the nationally-recommended levels for their land use, effectively creating one huge lighted sign).

Next time a gas station or fast food joint tells your neighborhood group that you should accept their 1,000-Watt Metal Halide glare-bombs as "improved security", please let the Board of Adjustment know that these people are full of creek water.    

Even the bad guys need light to find their victims.

"Tulsa will lay off police and firemen before we will cut back on unnecessarily wasteful streetlights."  -- March 18, 2009 TulsaNow Forum
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