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.