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    'Balloonatic' Assessed $26,500

    This is another example of a heavy handed govt convincing a socialist judge to slap down someone trying a colorfully stunt.
    Anytime I hear " we have to make sure this never happens to anyone again" OMG here comes more laws.
    Explain to me how a bunch of colorfully helium balloons and a lawn chairs were a danger to people on the ground.

    Any way, buddy got the publicity he wanted, it cost him $50k.
    I especially like the self righteous cop saying that would have been cheaper to buy a billboard.

    WEENIES

    Ray

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    Note, that it was the heavy handed CANDADIAN government that handed down the sentence. $20,000 of it is actually paid to a veterans foodbank rather than to the crown.

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    Ray, did it say what laws he broke? And is that a standard penalty for breaking whatever law(s) he broke? Or was this something done by a judge "on the fly"? (no pun intended)

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    Article says he plead guilty to "dangerous operation of an aircraft." Here's the law: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/a...ction-249.html

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    IMO the punishment was not proportional to the crime.

    What happens to an airline pilot that might endanger lives in some similar trivial manner? He might get a bit of retraining. That's all.

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    lol, I think it's awesome. Maybe someone will start a gofundme page for him.

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