England continues to be just fine without a constitution.
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    lain.the-wired.com Forum Index -> Politics and News
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Marcus Brody
The Dog


Joined: 09 Jan 2004
Posts: 10599
Location: floating bumpercar

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:54 am    Post subject: England continues to be just fine without a constitution. Reply with quote

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/hardline-antidrugs-plans-to-hit-dealers-786536.html

Quote:
Suspected drug barons face having almost all of their property seized by police – down to the rings on their fingers – before they are charged with any offence, under a dramatic anti-drugs strategy to be unveiled by ministers this week.



I particularly like the characterization of drug "barons." Nice.

I imagine the responses to this will be pretty similar to most other threads about England.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Raptor
Sprints McGee


Joined: 04 Jan 2004
Posts: 5567
Location: The Wired

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to find the article about the guy who was arrested, detained, fingerprinted, and had dna samples taken, because someone though his ipod was a gun. All of that information, along with a charge of suspicion of having a weapons, stay on his record permently.

Nice country.

_________________
The voices are back, excellent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Marcus Brody
The Dog


Joined: 09 Jan 2004
Posts: 10599
Location: floating bumpercar

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/feb/26/law?gusrc=rss&feed=uknews

More England goodness.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bulkoth
Whitest Forumer


Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 7689
Location: State College

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Then there are the more unusual Acts. Under the Bees Act, officers can enter to search for foreign bees. Under the Hypnotism Act, the police can enter a property where they suspect offences related to stage hypnotism are taking place. Stage hypnotism, strangely, is not an offence in itself.


Writing laws must be fun.

_________________
Currently playing: Whatever we have players for
Reading: Nemesis, Paddle your own canoe
Obsessing over: Asheron's Call
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
Viscount
GOLDEN STRONG!


Joined: 12 Jun 2006
Posts: 1296
Location: The Observation deck of his prosperous Air Brothel

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of those laws are just common sense, but the others it just seems like some lawmaker wanted to see if anyone was paying attention the laws he proposed or if he could get away with passing silly laws.

anyway this seems to be on par with those old laws that you read about in trivia books, http://www.strangefacts.com/laws.html Where they probably might have made sense when they were passed, but now that they are dated and out of context, seem just ludicrious

_________________
Bears have a way of looking as though they're pretty much satisfied with everything
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Marcus Brody
The Dog


Joined: 09 Jan 2004
Posts: 10599
Location: floating bumpercar

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/64725

Sweet new England action. 1984 analogies, while trite, are appropriate.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Raptor
Sprints McGee


Joined: 04 Jan 2004
Posts: 5567
Location: The Wired

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad it's trivial to enforce email encryption server side. I'm also sad that almost no major isps support it.
_________________
The voices are back, excellent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Marcus Brody
The Dog


Joined: 09 Jan 2004
Posts: 10599
Location: floating bumpercar

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://io9.com/5076712/british-libertarian-party-fights-surveillance-with-george-orwell

Yes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bulkoth
Whitest Forumer


Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 7689
Location: State College

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool.
_________________
Currently playing: Whatever we have players for
Reading: Nemesis, Paddle your own canoe
Obsessing over: Asheron's Call
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
Raptor
Sprints McGee


Joined: 04 Jan 2004
Posts: 5567
Location: The Wired

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure how much of an impact that will make given the attitude from their mps, but hopefuly that's not the opinion of the majority.
_________________
The voices are back, excellent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Marcus Brody
The Dog


Joined: 09 Jan 2004
Posts: 10599
Location: floating bumpercar

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7759818.stm


Now they're using a sonic device to keep citizens from occupying hard-to-watch areas of cities!

AARERAGHGH!!!!


Edit:

England double! Fire extinguishers now being banned as a safety hazard!

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=115014&in_page_id=34
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Raptor
Sprints McGee


Joined: 04 Jan 2004
Posts: 5567
Location: The Wired

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

Dorset Fire and Rescue defended the move, saying: 'Obviously, in some cases, an extinguisher could come in useful but, with new building regulations, every escape route should be completely fireproof.'

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents backed their removal because different extinguishers should be used on different types of fire.


I'm sure those statements will be comforting to people caught in a burning building. Whoops, that was the wrong exsinguisher, now I've made the fire into plasma.... right Rolling Eyes

_________________
The voices are back, excellent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jacob
HATES FIREWORKS


Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3273

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/07/AR2009040703706.html

Government Expense spending in the UK. Some of the more interesting expenses:

Quote:
In addition to the adult movies on her report, Smith claimed more than $800 for a sink, $1,400 for an antique-style fireplace and $1.30 for a bathtub plug, according to reports.


That fireplace was CRITICAL to her smooth conduction of government business. =P
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Marcus Brody
The Dog


Joined: 09 Jan 2004
Posts: 10599
Location: floating bumpercar

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really, if you have to buy a fireplace anyway, that's pretty cheap for one.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bulkoth
Whitest Forumer


Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 7689
Location: State College

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I don't see buying a fireplace for cheap as that outrageous.
_________________
Currently playing: Whatever we have players for
Reading: Nemesis, Paddle your own canoe
Obsessing over: Asheron's Call
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    lain.the-wired.com Forum Index -> Politics and News All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group // DustyGreen Theme 1.0.2 By Gil