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How to Write a Stupid Law

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posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 08:35 AM
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I should marry a porcupine.

That way I could always go to bed with my night quill.


Bada bink, bada boom.




posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 08:42 AM
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Ok, well, I cannot fathom why/how some of those laws could have come to pass, but...


originally posted by: TheRedneck
Well, wonder no more, thanks to the new law being debated:
  • It may soon be a felony in New York to douse a policeman with water.

This is just plain stupidity.

Laws should never, ever be passed that cover a single situation like this.

In fact, I'd go so far as to claim, with almost absolute certainty, that these acts are already illegal under simple assault/battery laws, if not some kind of 'respect for police offers while on duty' or 'interfering with a police officer'.

I know if I was a cop, in those situations, I would be afraid for my life. That one guy jumping up and down like aboxer while that lone cop got hit by the bucket would have really made me nervous.

I'd have likely shot one of these punks in the head.
edit on 31-7-2019 by tanstaafl because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

In Montana if you are approached by 6 or more Native Americans while in a covered wagon it is perfectly legal to shoot them.




posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 08:49 AM
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Something needs to be done or police will soon be shooting anyone walking with a bucket.



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 09:07 AM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
Something needs to be done or police will soon be shooting anyone walking with a bucket.


I mean... If you're knowingly walking around with moisture weapons, I can't defend you.

Today it's weaponized buckets, tomorrow, it's assault soakers...


If we wait until people just roam around with weapons of mass drenching, it's too late.




posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: tanstaafl

I agree that laws should not be passed for single situations. As a matter of fact, I think laws should not be passed at all unless the situations they address create an unreasonable danger to people.

The thing is, this does cause an unreasonable danger to people. Say a cop has pulled someone over for speeding, and is watching the guy reach for his glove box to retrieve his paperwork. Now say, there's some object in the glovebox that falls out as he opens it. The cop is watching for a weapon, actually expecting a weapon if he's smart, and then, suddenly, a blast of cold water hits him in the back of the head. How likely is he at that moment to shoot an innocent man as opposed to if he isn't surprised by the water?

No, this is extremely dangerous.

Not to mention, there are things like cell phones that might be in his pocket that could be irreparably damaged by the water... on a clear day, there's no need to worry about them getting wet. He's wearing a gun, which could rust if not cleaned almost immediately. Holsters are designed to prevent water from above in the case of rain, not to protect the gun from water thrown.

There are already criminal mischief laws that are being used to prosecute these thugs (and yes, they become thugs when they take any violent action against another, especially a police officer), but the thugs keep coming. I just heard a report where some traffic cops, who in New York are apparently not even actual cops but civilian employees of the NYPD, were splashed with water. They are being held on "interfering with a government employee in the performance of their duties."

So if the laws on the books are not enough... well...

TheRedneck



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
Something needs to be done or police will soon be shooting anyone walking with a bucket.


They would just be asking for it.

God help them if they were carrying a piece of fruit:




posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Can we send Elizabeth Warren to Montana on a vacation? And schedule a tour of covered wagons?

TheRedneck



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Lumenari

Can we send Elizabeth Warren to Montana on a vacation? And schedule a tour of covered wagons?

TheRedneck

Chances of getting arrested would be 1023/1024.



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

""One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale in Kentucky, unless more than six are for sale at once.""

A question from AOC:

"What if they sell one of the six? What happens to the other 5 that can't be legally sold?"

😃



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: TheRedneck

In Montana if you are approached by 6 or more Native Americans while in a covered wagon it is perfectly legal to shoot them.



Statement from AOC:

"That law needs to make sure IDs are checked to verify they are Native Americans" 😃



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 12:09 PM
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It shouldn't be a felony to throw water on a police officer, but it should result in a legal ass beating, posted on all platforms, shaming the bad ass who dumps a bucket of water on a cop and runs away like a coward.



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

what is stupid about a ban on bear wrestling ??



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: TheRedneck

what is stupid about a ban on bear wrestling ??



The idea of needing to ban it in the first place. Seriously, who in their right mind wrestles bears?!



posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 02:23 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
  • It is illegal to view a moose from an airplane in Alaska.


  • This was a poorly written law which actually had a really good rationale behind it. No, moose viewing from the air is not illegal here. What's illegal if flipping a bitch and rolling your small bush plane in circles to keep viewing a moose. The "Moose Stall" is something that has happened too frequently in Alaska and the reason for the law is as much to ensure maximum payment from any pilot lucky enough to survive the crash caused by one as it is to encourage pilots not to do it. AK has a LOT of private planes flying around, and most of them are going over terrain that is extremely difficult to reach should they have to hard land the plane, making recovery expensive and time consuming, thus the law.



    posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 02:28 PM
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    originally posted by: TheRedneck
    a reply to: butcherguy

    I'm still trying to figure out a logical reason why gambling is illegal in the first place.


    Notice that they've had few issues legalizing regulated casino gambling and scratcher/lottery tickets everywhere outside of the most religious states... That tells me all I need to know about the nation's war against all other forms of gambling. It has nothing to do with addiction or vice and everything to do with blocking any potential source of income that isn't closely documented and taxed.



    posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 02:42 PM
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    a reply to: burdman30ott6

    Count Alabama among one of those states that refuse to legalize gambling. We can't even get the legislature to allow a public referendum on a lottery because it's gambling.

    While not enforced (usually), a friendly quarter-half poker game among friends in a private residence can be raided and evidence of gambling can result in jail time. That's why we use poker chips and a buy-in when you arrive.

    TheRedneck



    posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 02:43 PM
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    a reply to: ignorant_ape

    Who wrestles bears?

    TheRedneck



    posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 03:12 PM
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    a reply to: burdman30ott6

    Also no hunting the same day you fly, so you can't spot a game animal, land and go shoot it. I've often wondered how often that one gets ignored.

    a reply to: TheRedneck
    Boy howdy do we have some bears you can wrestle on Kodiak. Up to 10 feet tall standing on their hind legs and up to 1,500 lbs.. Cute little boogers that love to play with their food.

    I wondered how long the water dousing would go on before it backfired on the idiots doing it. Felony seems a bit much. I'd think making them wash police cars or mop floors in the police buildings would be more appropriate. Or maybe bring back stocks and let people douse them for entertainment for a few hours.

    Another option I like would be to make them stand on the side of a road with a sign that says; "I threw water on a police officer, now I have to stand here with this sign all day for a week."

    In this case I honestly believe shaming them somehow would be a good solution, but not a felony for water. If they refuse or fail to follow instructions, then it becomes a felony.

    edit on 7/31/2019 by Blaine91555 because: (no reason given)



    posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 03:30 PM
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    The problem with America is that we have too many laws already. We need to get rid of half or more of our laws.

    The US (including agencies, states, and municipalities) has more laws on the books than every other nation in the history of earth combined! That's overkill.

    That's why every time we pass a new law, we need to get rid of two older ones.

    The judicial branch has not been doing it's job properly because they are suppose to be getting rid of mindless laws.

    People complain about cops abusing their power all the time, but in my experience cops are generally pretty easy to get along with and often appear to be rational thinking beings. Judges on the other hand are tyrannical power-drunken maniacs and I don't think I've ever seen one actually show any respect to the Constitution (unless there are cameras around to make them act better, and even then they still push the envelope).

    Why aren't there judges on TV for abuse of power? They do it all the time in every courthouse in America. Yet people gripe about cops roughing someone up?? I just don't get it. Maybe it's a counter-intuitive mind control technique - make the minor issue the focus so the bigger issue gets ignored? Sleight of hand 101.




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