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Citizen Nanny-Stater Has his Tiananmen Square Moment

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Posted on February 7 2010 9:45 am
Liz Blaine is a financial analyst, author and freelance writer on finance, economics and politics. Follow her on Twitter and her blog Liz Blaine.
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By: Michael Arrington

Earlier today I was driving to Google for a product briefing, minding my own business, talking on my Google phone with Google PR and trying to figure out what Google building I was supposed to be driving to. I stopped at a crosswalk for a bunch of Googlers to pass. And this guy, who’s wearing a Google employee badge, decides it’s time to take a stand against cell phone use in cars. So he stands in front of my car and won’t move. That’s right, it was his Tiananmen Square moment.

Cars behind me start swerving. I back up to go around him. He steps forward, vigilant in his defense of the law. I’m off the phone now, and snapping this picture didn’t help getting him to move on. The light changes. The light changes again. Cars are now backed up behind me.

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