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De-ICE Man Coneth



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    @mclary, don't take this the wrong way, but you have the sense of humor of a doorknob. This thread is hilarious

    @hpjtv, I totally agree. Mcclary, consider yourself flagged. and stickered.

    and coned!
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    OT, but Amped, did you notice your comment got *edited* to be PG13?

    I had distinctly read the word hello (less the 'o') but now it is ***.

    Tesla DOES read these comments.

    Which is fantastic, for those with suggestions and concerns.
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    @logicalthinker it could have just been an auto correct feature of the site/software.
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    <i> Code Orange | September 10, 2014....
    No vigilante conduct, not yet anyway.

    But <b><i>SOON!!
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    I want to note that within a day or so of the OP's post, I posted that I thought the cones would be gone the next day. Even if I didn't say so, taken by the staff of the Connecticut rest stop, When I am right, I'm right, and when I am wrong, I'm wrong. I was wrong on this prediction. They're completely unofficial, and it was perhaps against the law to place them there, but no @Code Orange did not get busted, and they still appear to be there, doing their job.
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    How. The. Heck. Have I missed this thread???

    Code Orange - I knew it was just a matter of time before our little community spawned its own agent (dare I say, superhero?) for street justice. Well, at least parking space justice. You may only be one individual with a few orange cones and a whole lotta moxy, but just remember... Bruce Wayne is just a man in a bat-suit. And billions of dollars. And the Batmobile.

    ... and you still have the cooler car.
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    @NoMo <I>... and you still have the cooler car.

    You make me smile.:-)
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    Cones still here on 9/11 at 5:30pm

    Thank you.
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    JT. +1

    Code Orange this is the best thread in 3 years.
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    <b>NoMoDinos</b> wrote, <i>"Code Orange - I knew it was just a matter of time before our little community spawned its own agent (dare I say, superhero?) for street justice."</i>

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    Coneth the barbarian
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    Thick clouds choked the skies over the JFK Supercharger station. The complex was alive with the snarling traffic of truckers and taxi drivers. "We're not in Greenwich anymore," Code Orange thought to himself, as he waited in his Model S for the right moment to place his cones in the Tesla charging stalls.

    Earlier that day, Code Orange had stood in line at a nearby Home Depot, waiting to buy his bright orange cones. As he watched the other customers purchase home improvement items, Code Orange heard the Negative Voice. "These are real men," the Voice said. "Tonight, they'll go home and do manly things like Spackle. Grout. Drill. They'll Make Things. And you? You're just a weird little dude running around with silly cones."

    By the time Code Orange arrived at the JFK Supercharger station, he had suppressed the Voice. But he felt his fear rise again as he observed a thuggish, stocky ICEr hogging a Tesla charging spot, directly in front a sign that prohibited parking "Except for Electric Vehicle Charging."

    <a href="[email protected]/15192580796&quot; title="2 by Arnold Fletcher, on Flickr"><img src="; width="500" height="375" alt="2"></a>

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    Code Orange was filled with rage but knew better than to confront the ICEr. "This one could snap you in two like a dry twig," Code Orange thought to himself, displaying a wisdom at odds with his diminutive stature.

    Then the ICEr pulled out of his spot. All the stalls were free, except one occupied by a red Model S. Code Orange leaped out of his Model S, sprang open the frunk and removed the four cones. He boldly approached the empty stalls and placed the cones down.

    <a href="[email protected]/15028821349&quot; title="3 by Arnold Fletcher, on Flickr"><img src="; width="500" height="375" alt="3"></a>

    Suddenly, the window of the parked red Model S opened. "What's going on?" The red Model S owner asked. Code Orange was startled, as he hadn't noticed that the owner was still in the car. "I'm . . . I'm from Tesla," Code Orange said. "Just handling some routine maintenance."

    The red Model S owner seemed satisfied with the response. Code Orange got into his car and drove off, his heart pounding with fear and exhilaration.
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    JFK? That's my hood. I will be honored to swing by this afternnon and report back on the cone-figuration.
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    @Code Orange - Do you plan on placing cones on more SC stops heading south? I'm glad you have the time and determination to deter ICE offenders.

    I pretty much stopped at every SC station between DE and FL without any issues with being ICE'd. Perhaps this is more prevalent in metro areas in the Northeast.
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    @Code Orange: You got the cones at Home Depot. Did you print the text and then stick it to the cones?
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    Code Orange: you simply needed to say, "It's the Code Orange Initiative. Go to slash forum on your browser."

    He be in a Tesla? He be an ally.
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    @code orange, your personality as expressed here is not dissimilar to mine. Keep it up. But I've learned you ALWAYS have to scan the periphery carefully before taking action. Get out, casually walk half a block away in both directions while inconspicuously noting everything -- security cameras, people, cars. 'Talk' on your phone as needed, gesture mildly as you 'discuss' (with nobody) on your phone.
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    This all oddly reminds me of Get Smart and the cone of silence.
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    Code Orange (if that is your real name) I have some advice. While executing your heroic, yet perilous activities, please remember that ICEr's should never be underestimated. If you look down, they know you're lying and up, they know you don't know the truth. Don't use seven words when four will do. Don't shift your weight, look always at the ICEr but don't stare, be specific but not memorable, be funny but don't make them laugh. They've got to like you then forget you the moment you've left their side. And for God's sake, whatever you do, don't, under any circumstances...
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    Get an orange and striped nylon vest (like official traffic folks wear), and wear it over a KMart white shirt and black polyester pants.
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    JFK will be your toughest gig--tons of livery/limo toughs just hanging out waiting for work. Think Sopranos.
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    @Code Orange Just finished my reconnoiter of JFK and I'm happy to report your plan is working. When I arrived the second space from the right was occupied and the first space had 2 orange cones. Spaces three and four were still coned. I moved cone 4 to double up the protection on the three spot and by the time I parked space one was taken by another MS.

    Space 2 and I had to leave shortly after but Space 1 assured us he would replace the cones as we did.

    BTW the parking lot was very busy with livery and limos, as Bighorn said it would be ( he's pretty smart for mountain folk) but those orange cones did their job.
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    O, fearless liberator, I sipped the orange Kool-Aid from the Chalice of Cone.

    I would endeavor to follow your inspirational leadership and participate in the noble mission but, alas, there hasn't been ICE in our stalls.

    Orange Kool-Aid without ICE is rather flat. I do pray that your mission spreads far and wide so that no others need to fear the ICEman.
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    Humor aside, one really has to be careful about confronting people, especially someone behind the wheel of 2-3 tons of rolling metal. You don't know who they are or what frame of mind they are in. FL for example may restrict parking in public spaces but also allows people to carry concealed weapons. Don't want to see a chalk silhouette of Code Orange in a SC parking space on the nightly news.
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    @georgehawley From the OP <I>Then, summoning courage welling deep from within him, he . . . ran away really quickly</I>. Doesn't sound like someone bent on confrontation. :-)
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