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patric
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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.


http://www.kotv.com/main/home/stories.asp?whichpage=1&id=95707

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.
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"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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