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Kissing in cars, feeding stray cats and building sandcastles all banned in Italy

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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:20 PM
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Kissing in cars, feeding stray cats and building sandcastles all banned in Italy


www.telegraph.co.uk

Bans on kissing while driving a car, feeding stray cats and building sandcastles are among a rash of new laws Italians say threaten to turn the country into the ultimate nanny state.

More than 150 "public security" laws have been introduced since Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister, granted extra powers to local councils to help them crack down on crime and anti-social behaviour.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:20 PM
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Wow some seriously pointless rules. The kissing in a moving car while your driving makes sense (not sure how often this happens, perhaps Italian's could teach me a lesson in passion), and maybe the stray cats if there is out of control breeding, but sandcastles?

Come on what's that about? The explanation is to prevent beach strollers from being obstructed...

Sandcastles are clearly a fire hazard, if the beach caught fire they would block people from fleeing the flames.

All apparently in the name of maintaining public decorum. I thought the UK was the closest to the full scale 'nanny state' but this makes Britain look like a hippy free for all utopia!

What do you think ATS another blow for not only human rights but common sense, or a justifiable solution to a very real problem?

www.telegraph.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 2-7-2010 by Big Raging Loner]



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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Ah, the precious Liberals/Progressives/Socialists wanting to control all that they can before a mass awakening.

What will it take to people finally wake up and take these yokels out of their law making duty? Would they have to take your kids away from you because you are not a good parent and role model? I already see that happening in the education system here in the US, where kids are being exposed to political policies, sexual education for 1st graders (6year olds), hatred of world religions, etc.

Only a matter of time, where there will laws regarding procreating and who can procreate.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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Its about time someone has decided to fight the scourge that is the Sand Castle.

Now if we could only get the authorities here to ban them as well.

How dare these hoodlums vandalize our beaches with that graffiti.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:04 PM
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what they need is to get the Mossullini ringtones then they could ban them, the bloodie morons, maybe ban sand chasles in the shape of Mossullinis.
You know when the Church banned CATS, is when the Devil Plague killed every one in europe.
Now if they ban kissing and forplay they will never repopulate.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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I've heard the Italian population is actually in decline in a lot of places, and mayors of small towns actually offer incentives to couples looking to start families, I believe one can expect to earn 5000 euros for the privilege. So I think you're idea of the government banning foreplay might only exacerbate the situation googolplex. Never mind they can always bring in some immigrants to falsely prop up the birth rate.

Mussolini II here we go, interestingly this time around the Italian's are best buds with the Israelis. Hmm?... An interesting Juxtapose to say the least.



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posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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Maybe the building of sand castles is a totem, and by initiation can be an instrument to destroy.

Should we all build a castle of the likes of that which we would like to see fall or crumble?

This is all proverbial but I cannot help but wonder the true power of a Child!

I can think of no better place where this Law should be in effect.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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Umm, Berlusconi is a right-winger.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 12:51 PM
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Sandcastles?


Well, maybe they are afraid terrorists will set fire to the sandcastle? I know....those pesky little mermaids have been seen running through the upper halls of the sandcastles creating quite the stir amongst the beach goers


I understand why no kissing WHILE driving. Some people do a LOT of things while driving that they shouldn't.

This is yet another story that leave me scratching my head



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 09:50 PM
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Lets face it, his media empire controls the majority of print/radio/t.v. so its only natural that he can get away with what he has. He has taken lessons from the very best at conditioning its citizens.



markets.ft.com...:MS

[edit on 4-7-2010 by tristar]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
reply to post by prionace glauca
 


Umm, Berlusconi is a right-winger.



Right wing of the Liberal/Progressive crowd,
not right of center.








[edit on 4-7-2010 by prionace glauca]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 11:12 PM
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I would have already been arrested - I feed stray cats when ever I see one that looks hungry - can't stand to see them go hungry! I kiss my husband in the car but not while driving. Use to build sandcastles and would do so again if I was near the ocean. Cuff me!



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by Big Raging Loner

Wow some seriously pointless rules.


Nonsense

More rules equals more fines which is another way to boost government revenue without having to raise taxes.



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:10 AM
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Its up to citizens to SAY NO and IN FULL VIEW OF THE LEADERS, POLICE, COURT HOUSES, ETC to flagarantly throw their laws in their face, conduct the behavior others have declared unlawful and perform a citizens arrest for treason, use bullhorns to DECLARE TREASON AS ANY ACT AGAINST CIVIL LIBERTY BY UNLAWFUL FASISTS, and never never never never ever ever ever BACK DOWN, PAY FINES, ATTEND COURT OR LET THEM WIN AT ALL! Its up to others to BACK and SUPPORT all people from tyranny and send the cops on their way.

Italy, US, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, you name it, its up to us. Lack of the will to do this and mean is to betray and sell out your children to nazis and is Criminal Negligence!



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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I feel sure there is a dirty joke to be found in the OP's article title somewhere, but whatever small amount of good taste I possess, together with the board's Terms and Conditions, will halt me from further exploration of this avenue of thought.

Anyway, it's hard for me to imagine anyone enforcing these laws, but of course you never know. There are all kinds of strange laws on the books from the 1700s or 1800s in Europe and the US that never get enforced. There are also lots of perfectly reasonable laws about financial activities that never get enforced, either. Perhaps the Italian leader should be more concerned about short-selling and CDS derivatives than sandcastles at this point.



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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Originally posted by prionace glauca
Ah, the precious Liberals/Progressives/Socialists wanting to control all that they can before a mass awakening.

What will it take to people finally wake up and take these yokels out of their law making duty? Would they have to take your kids away from you because you are not a good parent and role model? I already see that happening in the education system here in the US, where kids are being exposed to political policies, sexual education for 1st graders (6year olds), hatred of world religions, etc.

Only a matter of time, where there will laws regarding procreating and who can procreate.

Why do you need to label him as a liberal?
To furthur divide people?
Just call them what they are, control freaks.
When will people realize parties are meaningless?

[edit on 5-7-2010 by hippomchippo]



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 02:39 AM
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Thats just crazy. Course you noticed the italian goverment didn't ban the vatican preists, bishops, cardnals from having sex with there alter boys.
Wonder what there smoking?




posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
reply to post by prionace glauca
 


Umm, Berlusconi is a right-winger.





Originally posted by hippomchippo
Why do you need to label him as a liberal?
To furthur divide people?
Just call them what they are, control freaks.



In 2008 Berlusconi stated that:

We want a social market economy. A democracy cannot afford citizens in poor conditions. With our book on welfare we tackle the needs of the weakest families. It is decidedly a left-wing policy. This government which centrist, liberal, with Catholics and reformists, intends to advance with policies that the left-wing promises by word of mouth.


Source

As I said earlier, Liberals/Progressives feel the need to control the people in any way they can to make themselves feel good. Majority of People with this ideology feel everyone else is incapable of making decisions.


[edit on 5-7-2010 by prionace glauca]



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 09:54 AM
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Are we sure that Berlusconi isn't Tony Blair in disguise?


Sounds like the type of mental ruling he used to come up with!



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