It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Shopper asked for proof of age to buy Asda teaspoons

page: 5
16
<< 2  3  4    6  7 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 7 2009 @ 01:19 PM
link   
reply to post by centurion1211
 


One, this teaspoon thing was a funny fluke. Two, I live in the US and growing up you had to have an ID to purchase certain types of art markers for crying out loud. There's plenty of items you need an ID to purchase - pseudoephedrine, fireworks, porn. You know, things that society says, well, maybe it's best if kids or teens don't have easy access to this stuff.

Also keep in mind that in many countries that aren't saturated with guns like the US, for example the UK, the preferred weapon of thugs, gang members, and miscreants is the knife. It makes sense to take simple measures to try to stop stupid 16 year old boys from popping down to the shop and buying a steak knife to stab their rivals. Nobody thinks it's the cure for knife violence but it's at least one sensible precaution.

There are also places in the world where the preferred cheap intoxicant of homeless people is methylated spirits, believe it or not. And in those places, you need an ID to purchase it.

One size doesn't fit all. It's important to remember that restrictions that seem crazy to you can make sense in the communities where they are in place.




posted on May, 7 2009 @ 02:36 PM
link   

Originally posted by On the level
reply to post by centurion1211
 


Yeah centurion I really envy you with your 70% tax, no ammo for your guns and a country 2 meals away from riots. Not everything is rosy in America either and I have never seen any anti american comments on here against the people, only agaist the Politics and gun nuts. There is a lot of people in the UK angry about the way things are going however rather than stick around, building tin pot comunities in the hillls, most of the smarter workers and people are talking with their feet and leaving. Im currently looking at several options in Australia, Japan and New Zeland, the Nanny State can shove its way of life up its arse


Guess you haven't been here as long as me, then. There are plenty of UK and other foreigners on here who have no problem telling us how we should be running our country - while their own is nothing to be proud of.

And the 70% tax is closer to being reality in the UK than here. I have all the ammunition I need. And we are not "2 meals" away from becoming a muslim country like the UK is.

You can run away (and what does that actually say about you?) instead of trying to change things from within, but from your list of destinations I feel you'll be sorely disappointed, since the governments of those countries seem to love what's happening in the UK.

Regarding just about all of your comments, we have a saying here that may help you out. It is simply that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 02:40 PM
link   
Hey - None of us are in any position to play "my country is better than yours!"

But we CAN help each other to see the big picture (disturbing as it is) and so what, if we have a bit of fun where we can lets do it - it helps! !!

Any more bickering will result in punishment by spoon



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 02:43 PM
link   




]if total government control equals safety, then why are prisons so dangerous?




posted on May, 7 2009 @ 02:44 PM
link   

Originally posted by mysterybee
reply to post by centurion1211
 


Also keep in mind that in many countries that aren't saturated with guns like the US, for example the UK, the preferred weapon of thugs, gang members, and miscreants is the knife. It makes sense to take simple measures to try to stop stupid 16 year old boys from popping down to the shop and buying a steak knife to stab their rivals. Nobody thinks it's the cure for knife violence but it's at least one sensible precaution.




This tired, old "argument" again.


"It makes sense ..."


Use some logic!

For everything you let your government take away or regulate, the people bent on doing violent acts will just pick up the next handy thing.
Skipping ahead to the logical conclusion, what will your government do when it becomes "necessary" to regulate or ban sticks and rocks which are found naturally everywhere in the world, straitjackets?


A number of these posts seem to demonstrate that "mental straitjackets" have already been issued and installed on the sheeple there.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 03:03 PM
link   
Update for the 70% tax rate comment:

Economist Article


By this measure, Britain’s attempts to fill the fiscal gulf created by recession are a dismal failure and a lesson to cash-strapped governments everywhere. Take marginal income tax rates, announced in the British budget of April 22nd. Once national insurance is added in, effective marginal rates will climb from 31.5% to 41.5% through to 61.5% on those earning just over £100,000 ($147,000), thanks to the withdrawal of the personal tax allowance. After that, the rate will fall back to 41.5%, before rising again to 51.5% on incomes over £150,000.


[edit on 5/7/2009 by centurion1211]



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 03:04 PM
link   
lol that is ridiculous

corner stores here sell BONGS for God sakes --they are at eye level with the popeye cigarettes lol



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 03:07 PM
link   


Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the shower



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 03:16 PM
link   
Can we PLEASE try to refrain from descending into another tired orgy of "HAHAHA BRITAIN IS PLEES ST8!! US SO FREE HAHA"...

This is typical hyperbolic sensationalist tripe. A machine screws up a bar-code, a 70IQ clerk says something retarded and all of a sudden it's 1984.

There's no law against teaspoons in the UK, and they will only occasionally ever ask for ID anywhere. I just bought a 25" machete and walked straight down the busy high-street with it slung behind me to my garden for some hackin' and nobody batted an eyelid.

We know the Labour government/EU/NWO is trying to turn the country into a police state, but let's try to maintain some semblance of dignity and sense shall we?



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 03:29 PM
link   
It's a distraction story people! - telegraph is on a par with the mail.

Look ma! I can write 2 lines.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 03:30 PM
link   

Originally posted by centurion1211

Originally posted by mysterybee
reply to post by centurion1211
 


Also keep in mind that in many countries that aren't saturated with guns like the US, for example the UK, the preferred weapon of thugs, gang members, and miscreants is the knife. It makes sense to take simple measures to try to stop stupid 16 year old boys from popping down to the shop and buying a steak knife to stab their rivals. Nobody thinks it's the cure for knife violence but it's at least one sensible precaution.




This tired, old "argument" again.


"It makes sense ..."


Use some logic!

For everything you let your government take away or regulate, the people bent on doing violent acts will just pick up the next handy thing.
Skipping ahead to the logical conclusion, what will your government do when it becomes "necessary" to regulate or ban sticks and rocks which are found naturally everywhere in the world, straitjackets?


A number of these posts seem to demonstrate that "mental straitjackets" have already been issued and installed on the sheeple there.



I said that nobody thinks that asking for ID's to buy knives is going to solve the problem, it's just one way of approaching it. But you seemed to latch onto your own hot-button issue (weapons restrictions) and ran with it.

Also, the banning of sticks & rocks is more like a paranoid exaggeration and illustration of some private fear of having your weapons taken away than the "logical conclusion" of what comes next after IDing teenage boys who want to buy knives.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 03:57 PM
link   

Originally posted by mysterybee

Also, the banning of sticks & rocks is more like a paranoid exaggeration and illustration of some private fear of having your weapons taken away than the "logical conclusion" of what comes next after IDing teenage boys who want to buy knives.


Is it really now? Or is it in fact the logical conclusion to a process started when guns were banned. Explain for all of us how that did not lead to swords and then knives being the current weapon of choice
- and ultimately why we are having this discussion. Then they take away the knives, then the forks, then the spoons, then the clubs, then the sticks and then the stones. Will you let them cut off your hands to keep you from punching someone else?

And if you don't like all this foolishness being perpetrated by the UK government, why does it bother you when someone shines a light on it? You come off sounding like the smoker defending smoking when they know it is killing them.

[edit on 5/7/2009 by centurion1211]



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 04:17 PM
link   

Originally posted by centurion1211

Originally posted by mysterybee

Also, the banning of sticks & rocks is more like a paranoid exaggeration and illustration of some private fear of having your weapons taken away than the "logical conclusion" of what comes next after IDing teenage boys who want to buy knives.


Is it really now? Or is it in fact the logical conclusion to a process started when guns were banned. Explain for all of us how that did not lead to swords and then knives being the current weapon of choice
- and ultimately why we are having this discussion. Then they take away the knives, then the forks, then the spoons, then the clubs, then the sticks and then the stones. Will you let them cut off your hands to keep you from punching someone else?

And if you don't like all this foolishness being perpetrated by the UK government, why does it bother you when someone shines a light on it? You come off sounding like the smoker defending smoking when they know it is killing them.

[edit on 5/7/2009 by centurion1211]


A few people, yourself included, seem to have missed the tiny but important detail of the original post.

It was a funny and innocent mixup at the grocery store that caused someone to be ID'd for a teaspoon.

Now judging by your most recent reply to me, I can only deduce that you have either 1. not actually read my posts or 2. not understood them.

Why? I donno. At any rate I'm wasting my time here so don't feel bad if I don't post any more on this topic, nothing personal. We all have days where we don't read as carefully as we should, and hot button topics that make us loose sight of what is actually being said.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 04:25 PM
link   
Oh don't even get me started....

I've had so much bother trying to get served in Asda and Tesco's it makes me feel like a criminal just for wanting a bottle of ale after a long days work.

I refuse to carry ID around with me (why should I? I'm not living in the 1940's) and thus sometimes have problems with trying to by a drink that is legally sold to 18 year olds, because i don't look 25.

I'm nearly 30 for christ sake. Stupid, stupid rules...




posted on May, 7 2009 @ 05:13 PM
link   
reply to post by mr-lizard
 


And the worst thing is that most pubs/bars are now asking for id if you appear to be under 21... even though the legal age to buy booze in a pub/bar is 18..

So why are they concerned about you being under 21?

If it is suspected you are under 18, then that is reason enough, but with just three years difference between requests just seems like they are trying to cover more ground.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 05:29 PM
link   
reply to post by Extralien
 


Actually the reason they are doing this is that many kids look 18 when they're 15. I have no issue with bars doing that. I'm 24 but i like like i'm 17
, i get asked for ID everywhere i go and i don't much mind that when i'm trying to buy goods. Let's not take our stance of being against ID cards to far and dilute the argument.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 06:17 PM
link   
This is a slap in the face of every UK spoon holder . What we should do , is introduce a spoon lobby to represent our right to carry spoons to parliament and have this right enacted within the protocols of the human rights act . In this day of increased violence and terrorism it is imperative that we should be allowed the tools with which to defend ourselves and our property . We need to stand up to this affront on our means of self protection , today it is the spoon, tomorrow the ear cleaner. It cannot be allowed to continue.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 08:50 PM
link   
Me whole village was slaughtered by juvies armed with fierce horrifying table spoons! Some of em even had serving spoons for goodness sake!

I'll never forget the sight of a 4 year old barely old enough to hold a teaspoon sitting on me own brothers chest, spooning him over and over repeatedly.

Ye all er heartless monsters, yah callous unfeeling jokers!


[edit on 7-5-2009 by Cyberbian]



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 10:57 PM
link   

Originally posted by Cyberbian
Me whole village was slaughtered by juvies armed with fierce horrifying table spoons! Some of em even had serving spoons for goodness sake!

I'll never forget the sight of a 4 year old barely old enough to hold a teaspoon sitting on me own brothers chest, spooning him over and over repeatedly.



I know...

No one saw it coming... I was there too:



MuahahahahHA!



[edit on 7-5-2009 by Exuberant1]



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 11:03 PM
link   

Peter McCarthy, the Asda Halifax store manager, said he was unaware of the spoon ID rule.
He said: "The customer will have been asked for age identification by the assistant when prompted by the till. I'm not aware of an age restriction for spoons.

"It's most likely a mix-up with the bar codes."


Yeah right. The shop assistant said some baloney about someone once being murdered by a spoon, so I doubt that.

It sounds to me like the shop assistant has mental problems.
Unfortunately for the girl, this crazy idiot now has her name and address.



new topics

top topics



 
16
<< 2  3  4    6  7 >>

log in

join