England continues to be just fine without a constitution.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Technically, depending on what office you're working in, the argument could be made that a fireplace is necessary. Something like a consulate is intended to be cozy and reassuring, so it would make sense. Same thing for, perhaps, something like a mental health office.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you Mark but she's an "official in charge of policing".

The issue is not the cost of the Fireplace JW, but using public funds to get it.

You know, like using public funds to buy auto manufacturers!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jacob wrote:
You know, like using public funds to buy auto manufacturers!



Hey-Oh!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no he Didn'!
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://digg.com/d1rGhn

UK is planning to scale back some of it's god awful policies that stemmed form the 9/11 attacks. I'm curious to see if the public's overwhelmingly unpopular view of these policies is enough to actually change them.

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a good example of one such policy:
It is Illegal to photograph on duty police in the UK.

http://sierracharlie.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/terror/

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap an intelligent and cool police officer!
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cops in big cities are usually much better than the kind of rural washout traffic cops we get around here. Also, Britain, for all of its shitty laws, is known for having a rather professional police force (at least traditionally).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/jun/21/fit-watch-kingsnorth-arrests

Video/interview of some UK women being arrested for recording badge numbers of police at a demonstration.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well. Scratch what I just said, I guess.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think this is a particularly typical incident, and I do think the women were in a small way trying to provoke an incident. I'm not excusing it but I think your comment is still a fair assessment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't think this is a particularly typical incident


I don't know, this seems to fit in quite nicely with almost everything else i've read about England's law enforcement.
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