[Vision2020] And now for something completely different . . .

Ron Force ronforce at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 21:30:05 PDT 2016

Jobs was infamous for his penchant for parking in the handicapped slot in
the parking lot and for driving a silver Mercedes SL55 AMG with a blank
license plate. How did he do it? Did he just pay the fine every time he was
caught? Was he granted a special leave by the California government to
indulge himself? Surely, *surely*, he didn’t change cars every few months
just to go without a license plate, right?


Yeah, that’s exactly what he did, according to this story by ITWire
which spoke to a former senior security official at Apple
Callas, about Jobs’ numberless numberplate:

Steve (or someone close to him) spotted a loophole in the California
vehicle laws.  Anyone with a brand new car had a maximum of six months to
affix the issued number plate to the vehicle.

So Jobs made an arrangement with the leasing company; he would always
change cars during the sixth month of the lease, exchanging one silver
Mercedes SL55 AMG for another identical one.  At no time would he ever be
in a car as old as six months; and thus there was no legal requirement to
have the number plates fitted.

All that for a license plate! How about that, huh?

As to why he went to all this effort in the first place, Walter
Isaacson noted in his biography of the Apple co-founder that Jobs may have
wanted a numberless license plate to prevent himself from being
tracked—but when
asked in interviews after the book launched
the author has not clarified this statement.


Ron Force
Moscow Idaho USA

On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 5:31 PM, Dan Carscallen <areaman at moscow.com> wrote:

> Pretty sure Steve Jobs never licensed any of his cars, either, but I don't
> think he ran a bible verse for "plates".
> DC
> On Apr 29, 2016, at 17:24, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:
> Courtesy of *Jalopnik* (a news and opinion website about cars, the
> automotive industry, racing, transportation, technology, motorcycles and
> much more) at:
> http://jalopnik.com/kook-suing-idaho-dot-because-ten-commandments-dont-say-1773549426?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link
> ---------------------------------
> Kook Suing Idaho DOT Because Ten Commandments Don't Say He Needs A License
> <http://jalopnik.com/kook-suing-idaho-dot-because-ten-commandments-dont-say-1773549426>
> Peter Jensen of Athol, Idaho has very cleverly noticed that the Ten
> Commandments hardly mention *anything *about needing a driver’s license
> to operate a car. According to TV station KREM
> <http://www.krem.com/news/local/kootenai-county/athol-man-sues-state-employee-citing-law-of-moses/149943451>,
> Jensen only recognizes the Ten Commandments as law, so as a result, he has
> no real license plate on his unregistered Ford Expedition. That’s also why
> he’s suing the Idaho Transportation Department for $5.6 million dollars.
> It’s actually more specific than that; he’s suing the particular employee
> that had to send him the letter reminding him that according to the state
> of Idaho, all his driving privileges were revoked, and he wants that $5.6
> million in gold and silver coins, because he thinks normal U.S. currency is
> “a fiction.”
> Jensen notes that the Bible has nothing to say about licensing a car or
> driving, and goes on to say
> <http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/idaho/man-sues-itd-employee-cites-mosaic-law/154640085>
>  that
> “I have a constitutional right to drive freely without restriction, so I
> shouldn’t have to get a driver’s license, vehicle registration, so forth.”
> Which is a bit strange, since I’m not sure how confident the Founding
> Fathers were that Cugnot’s 1769 steam v
> <http://jalopnik.com/5923086/the-usa-could-have-had-a-tank-to-fight-the-revolutionary-war#_ga=1.105018571.939172841.1359888224>ehicle
> would catch on like it did, but you know, whatever.
> Jensen’s Expedition currently sports a license plate that reads
> *SET-APART TO YAHUWEH (Zecharia 14:20)*
> I looked up Zecharia 14:20 <http://biblehub.com/zechariah/14-20.htm>, and
> here’s what it says:
> *In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO
> THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before
> the altar.*
> Ohhhhhhhh, I see what he’s saying. That all makes *total* sense now. Of
> course he doesn’t have to license his car or pay registration or get a
> driver’s license or anything like that, because it says that the bells of
> the horses will have that holiness unto the Lord, and the pots will, um, be
> like, um, altar bowls, and, he, uh, um. Shit. Wait, this all seemed so
> clear like a minute ago.
> Did I mention the bells? And the pots?
> Jensen says he wants to “identify [himself] as being separate from the
> laws of this nation,” and instead only lives by the Mosaic Law as set in
> the Bible.
> This guy, of course, is a loon, and even if he feels that government laws “are
> really fiction, so I didn’t feel accountable to them,”
> <http://www.krem.com/news/local/kootenai-county/athol-man-sues-state-employee-citing-law-of-moses/149943451> he
> lives in the state of Idaho, whether he admits it or not. Also, he’s not
> even correct Biblically, since the Book of Galifracians 32:7 clearly states
> When the coming of the time of carriages compelled to motion by fire is at
> hand, take unto the tents of the Department of Transportation the gold
> coins they demand, and wait ye in lines until thy eyes cry tears, and thy
> rend thou garments from rage and haste.
> Also, blessed are the carriages that soothe their heat with aether, and
> that place their iron fire-barrels at the rear, causing the rearmost wheels
> to propel.
> That seems pretty clear to me. Pay up, dummy.
> ---------------------------------
> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
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> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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