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Send a brick to congress

Discussion in 'Legal' started by jmonarch, Apr 12, 2006.

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  1. jmonarch

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  2. Trip20

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    A piece of paper is easier to write on. Save a little on postage too.
     
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    Congress critters ignore pieces of paper everyday.

    It will be kind of hard to ignore mail bags bursting with bricks. And, this is a good way to attract media attention.
     
  4. centennial

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    Anyone remember the tea bag revolution that went down 12 or so years ago?
    That made national news with photos and film of truckloads of tea bags that were sent to Congress. I think Tom Leikas pushed that effort.
     
  5. 50caliber123

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    I want in, but only if we SERIOUSLY do this. I think it would be a much more effective way to petition politicians.
     
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    You did *not* say that, Sarge.:uhoh:

    Biker
     
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    I LIKE the brick idea... :D

    ...and, for those who want to save on postage, a strand of barbed wire or square of chicken wire fencing would work just as well. :cool:


    Sgt.Slappy: Save the Semtex. We may need it later... ;)
     
  8. creitzel

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    I love this idea, so when are we doing it? Give me a date, and I'll get mine in the mail. :)
     
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    Ihave a small stack of bricks by the garage that I picked up from the side of the road a few years ago and figured must be good for something. Haven't gotten around to "something" yet so this might be a good way to reduce the pile.

    Be sure to post the date for "B-Day" if this is actually going to happen as a concerted, coordinated effort.
     
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    Oh boy am I in. I can just picture the little old lady in the basement sorting out the mail trying to lug around hundreds of bricks....This could turn out pretty neat AR15.com seems to have a ton of interest.
     
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    will we get sued or indicted by the Feds if we mail bricks? I mean they really don't have a sense of humor you know.
     
  13. Sergeant Sabre

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    50caliber, we're just using the mail. I don't see how anybody could be arrested for that.

    I like the poster's idea on AR-15.com to include a note saying "Since you seem to have trouble building a wall, here's a start".

    We should also alert local media outlets so that this thing gets coverage. Our tag-line could be "Send a brick to build a wall"
     
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    Seems to me the tea bag offensive was directed at the IRS who eventually passed a regulation that any more tea bags constitutes a frivilous tax return.

    I think a tea bag is cheaper and sustainable over the long term.

    I also think congress is the place for the unemployed and underemployed to call on Monday morning just to let someone know governmental statistics are suspect.
     
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    I have a few bricks I'd be happy to donate :)

    'Heard you were looking for campaign donations, make use of this donation, and I promise you my vote.'



    :D

    IIF(suggestion_followed, $10(postage)X2(congressmen)=(real_bargin), 0)
     
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    HAHA!

    count me in, I wonder what they are gonna do with um lol
     
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    I'm down for the 1st National Thick as a Brick Day.:)
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    The bricks will either be detained by the Postal Service or intercepted by mailroom staff at the final destination.
    They will be perceived as a 'suspicious' parcel and possibly destroyed, possibly creating a legal problem for the sender.

    It's a good notion but I don't see it working in practice, I would be more than suprised if even one Legislator opened a parcel containg a brick.

    Send them your vote, or lack of it, instead.
     
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    Wont work. Bricks don't make it through the mail.

    Bricks don't make it throught the mail in one piece. Granted a bag of brick bits is almost as good as a brick. But not if you had anything written on it.

    http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume6/v6i4/postal-6-4.html

    "Wrapped brick. Wrapped in brown paper; posted in street corner box with same amount of postage as was strapped to unwrapped brick. Extreme weight for size made package seem suspicious. Notice of attempted delivery received, 16 days. Upon pickup at station, our mailing specialist received a plastic bag containing broken and pulverized remnants of brick. Inside was a small piece of paper with a number code on it. Our research indicates that this was some type of US Drug Enforcement Agency release slip. The clerk made our mailing specialist sign a form for receipt."

    Someone want to tell the folks over at the AR Forum?
     
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    I have a few dozen boxes of concrete roof tiles in my dads backyard leftover from the old owners of his place.

    If they won't build a wall, at least we can get a head start on all the extra housing we'll need for our "guest workers."
     
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    ...thats a very sad yet true statement about the post office. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ok, so we fedex 'em:neener:
     
  25. Clean97GTI

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    Its quite easy to send a brick through the mail.

    I've done it a few times with rocks or chunks of concrete.
    Anytime you get some stupid off from a credit card company, it always has an envelope that says postage will be paid by addressee. You simply get a box and secure whatever hefty item you like inside. Don't want it rattling around now. Seal the box and tape the envelope to it. Drop off at your local post office.
    You can go up to 75lbs or so.

    There was one person who actually sent an old tire.
    http://www.vertical-visions.com/_temp/postagepaid/index2.html

    at any rate, just put your brick in a small box (anyone got an old shoebox laying around?) and mail it off with the appropriate inscription and letters.
     
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