Re: Stealing power (was Tesla Coil on the News)

Subject:  Re: Stealing power (was Tesla Coil on the News)
  Date:   Mon, 2 Jun 1997 20:11:37 -0600
  From:  "DR.RESONANCE" <DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net>
    To:  "Tesla List" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

To: Rick Holland

The real problem here is based on the way the legal system works.  Let's
say you erect such a system and the power company sues you for around
$100,000 or so.  You then have to hire a lawyer to fight even a false
claim.  If you choose to ignore the lawsuit and don't go to court you
get clobbered -- they find you guilty by default -- failure to show up
and start taking your wages out of your company paycheck before you get
-- they order your employer to do so.

If you do hire a lawyer they run you through a batch of motions, etc,
which cost your lawyer a lot of time and you a lot of money.

Either way you loose.  Our legal system is not based on justice but in
is based on adversarial rights -- if you don't put out enough money to
defend yourself from a frivilous lawsuit you loose and if you do put out
the money you loose.

It only has to happen once to the ignorant little-guy and he becomes
bitter and starts looking for the ammonium nitrate!  Then he looses

Hope this clears up the mystery.  If you are innocent you have to prove
--- and that can cost a lot of legal money.