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19 Stupid British Laws!

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posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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A couple of points for amending.

I've heard of the bale of hay law before, but understood it to be another one applying specifically to cabs.

Members of the royal family can marry Catholics, but cease to be members of the royal family when they do. At least they disappear from the line of succession to the throne. That is the cumulative effect of Bloody Mary, the Gunpowder Plot, and James II. I'm sure there is someone around today who has fallen foul of that law- without bothering to go and look it up, possibly Prince Michael of Kent.

Mincepies- being a law of Cromwell's time, it automatically became invalid when the kings returned. Anything done in their absence did not count, legally.

PS Now that I've looked it up, it was indeed Prince Michael. He married a Catholic, and is now excluded from the line of succession.


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posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 06:45 PM
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agree on 8, 10, and 11.
disagree on 12
wtf on 13 and 16??



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 06:50 PM
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Thank You England!!!

Stupid Canadian Laws:

- In Calgary, Alberta it is illegal to buy and/or sell non prescription contacts at costume shops.

- Comic books which depict any illegal acts are banned.

- Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.

- Not only do all exterior painting jobs require a permit (for color) but, for instance, the City went to Appeals Court over the exact type of division inside a window frame.

- If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 a.m.

- It is illegal to show public affection on Sunday. (I break that one every chance I get!)

- It is illegal for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine. (Repealed. I guess because Coca-Cola is strong with the darkside of the force...)

- No one in Canada may watch or listen to an encrypted broadcast which is not licensed by the Canadian government.

- Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks in front of their house or business.

- It is considered an offense to have more than two materials on the outside of one’s house.

- Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.

- It is illegal to kill a sick person by frightening them. (But burning, stoning, drowning and impalment are still okay! Yes, Mister Iceland...it's called sarcasm!)

- The city is classified as a no-pee zone.

- You may not own a log cabin.

- Wooden logs may not be painted.

- It is illegal to pretend to practice witchcraft. (I don't even know where to begin with that one...)

- The color of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine).

- The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must feed your horse freely when you rent a room.

- You may never use dice to play craps.

- You can’t work on your car in the street.

- 30% of a radio stations output must be of "Canadian Content” (No one listens to it anyway)

- All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French. If the business operator wishes to have English on the sign, the French must be at least twice as large as the English is. There are no laws governing the usage of other languages on signs. -Bill 101 (Passed 1976)

- Apples must be green. (Okay...that's only in Wawa!)

- By law your parents or grandparents must have come from France, Scotland or Ireland. (I am SOOOO screwed)

- Cars parked in public places must be locked, and their windows must not be left down more than the width of a hand. (Freakin' Montreal)

- Children must not be buried alive in snow deeper than six feet. (??????)

- Children under the age of 5 must not be locked in a refrigerator. (I honestly didn't think it was an epidemic)

- Driving on the roads is not allowed. (Yes, this is ACTUALLY still a law in New Brunswick)

- If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town. (No wonder people love our prison system)

- It is against the law to impersonate a foreigner. (Damn, wished I'd known that before I robbed that bank...)

- It is against the law to leave your doors and windows open if you are away from your house for more than one week.

- It is against the law to make burgers out of polar bears. (Wait...that's a LAW?! Ooops!)

- It is against the law to swear at your mother in public. (Evidently dad is fair game though!)

- It is completely illegal to hit innocent little seal pups over the head with a heavy club – apart from on every day of the year.

- It is illegal to climb trees. (This is why I don't live in Oshawa)

- It is illegal to curse in any language other than French. (Believe it or not!)

- It is illegal to eat ice-cream on Bank Street on a Sunday. (Those bankers just don't want ANYONE having any fun!)

- It is illegal to set fire to the wooden leg of a wooden legged man. (This explains why they never filmed "The Fugitive" up here)

- It is illegal to water your lawn while it”s raining. (Way to go Nova Scotia for setting new levels in the "art of duh")

- No more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub. (So bring LOTS of deodorant if you ever have to visit Etobicoke)

- No pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall permit a person to enter or leave the aircraft during flight without a parachute. (Does this mean we can finally flush "Air Canada"?)

- Residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k. (Uxbridge...not a good place to download porn)

- You are not allowed to wash your car in the street or park your car in a way that it blocks your own driveway! (Okay...would somebody just shoot Montreal already and put it out of Canada's misery?)

- You may not paint a ladder as it will be slippery when wet. (Alright....once more....Wawa...W-T-F....is it the inbreeding capitol of Canada? Was this ACTUALLY such a big problem there?)

- You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies. (Well, they phased out the penny so we don't have to worry about THAT law anymore)

- You must not drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on a Sunday. (Because I guess it was somehow seen as a problem? Was that what they meant by "beating a dead horse"?)

I could go on and on but I guess every place has silly laws.

-Peace be with you-
edit on 18-9-2013 by Eryiedes because: For Mister Skylar who takes things far too literally

edit on 18-9-2013 by Eryiedes because: Added Sarcasm



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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Nice to cite all these, but where's the proof? Laws are codifications. That means they are written down and can be referenced. They have an indexing system of some sort. No matter what unit of government you are talking about: city, county, state, province, or a whole country, they are written down somewhere. So where are all these laws written down? You need to prove your case here, otherwise it's just so much unsubstantiated fantasy.



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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schuyler
Nice to cite all these, but where's the proof? Laws are codifications. That means they are written down and can be referenced. They have an indexing system of some sort. No matter what unit of government you are talking about: city, county, state, province, or a whole country, they are written down somewhere. So where are all these laws written down? You need to prove your case here, otherwise it's just so much unsubstantiated fantasy.


Where's the proof?

You mean stuff like this?

www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com...

I could go through and do that for everything I cited but I have some BETTER advice....it's called a "search engine". Try using it next time before you accuse others of lying because it makes you come off sounding like a bit of a knob.

-Peace to you-



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 07:35 PM
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Apparently Iceland has some stupid laws too:

- It is forbidden to run a Marathon in less than 3 hours 30 minutes. (Damn cheaters!)

- It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland. (Sit Ubu sit...good boy.)

Oh but it doesn't end there...

newsfeed.time.com...

(That one still kinda freaks me out...a government mandated NAMES REGISTRY. You know who else had something like that? Nazi Germany.)

So apparently even a country like Iceland, capable of kicking out corrupt bankers and globalists still has it's moments of "Duh". Oh well...nobodies perfect.

- Roads in Iceland have been moved because they lie too close to large rocks and boulders which are the homes of Icelandic elves. (Yes...THIS is true of all things....freakin' ELVES.)

- Because they don’t have surnames, Icelanders are listed in the telephone directory alphabetically by first name. (Not a law in my understanding, just a different way of viewing things based on their "names registry")

- Because they don’t have surnames, it is not appropriate to call an Icelander by Mr. or Ms. Almost all Icelanders use the first name with everyone, including the president of Iceland. (THAT'S good to know)

Or will you tell me I am lying about those as well?

-Peace be with you all-
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edit on 18-9-2013 by Eryiedes because: Added Sarcasm

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posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 07:38 PM
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schuyler
Nice to cite all these, but where's the proof? Laws are codifications. That means they are written down and can be referenced. They have an indexing system of some sort. No matter what unit of government you are talking about: city, county, state, province, or a whole country, they are written down somewhere. So where are all these laws written down? You need to prove your case here, otherwise it's just so much unsubstantiated fantasy.


Proof? Ok, my proof is captured on microfiche in the town hall records department. These are so old they are not digitized, and not reference-able online. So, you are welcome to travel there, fill out the form, pay the copy fee, then wait 6-8 weeks for them to arrive in the mail.

Sheeesh...



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 08:38 PM
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schuyler
Nice to cite all these, but where's the proof? Laws are codifications. That means they are written down and can be referenced. They have an indexing system of some sort. No matter what unit of government you are talking about: city, county, state, province, or a whole country, they are written down somewhere. So where are all these laws written down? You need to prove your case here, otherwise it's just so much unsubstantiated fantasy.


He's giving you guys a hard time. That's all. Don't take it personally.

Actually, that's an interesting idea Schuyler. It would be interesting to find out what local laws are still on the books, in this little one horse town I live in. Noted.



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 08:56 PM
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It is illegal to show public affection on Sunday.
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Just to clarify because lawyers are dicks. Is it illegal to show public affection or is it illegal to show affection in public? Legal systems can be tiresome if you get these things mixed up.

P



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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It's illegal to hunt whales in any Oklahoma waters.



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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pheonix358



It is illegal to show public affection on Sunday.
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Just to clarify because lawyers are dicks. Is it illegal to show public affection or is it illegal to show affection in public? Legal systems can be tiresome if you get these things mixed up.

P


As in making out, necking...whatever you wish to call it.
True that most of these law are absolutely archaic (as their phrasing would suggest) and most are only still on the books because no one has gotten around to removing them yet...but that doesn't mean that in the specific municipalities where they MIGHT be enforced that you wouldn't be prosecuted if push came to shove.

(i.e.: If you started acting like a knob about it)

Most of them are simply silly little things that no one bothers with, but they are on the books nonetheless.
I hope this cleared up any confusion since clearing up confusion is not something I am known or lauded for.

-Peace be with you-

(P.S.: Whale hunting in Oklahoma....ahehehe-heheheh!)
edit on 18-9-2013 by Eryiedes because: OKLAHOMA WHERE THE WHALES COME SWEEPING DOWN THE PLAINS....



posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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Imagine....

A society.....

Where everything you do is tracked by a microchip, a camera, a satelite, an implant, robots etc etc.

Now anything you do constitutes a fine, fee, penalty or jail. So if you

spat on the ground that's a fine.
If you drop your bubble gum wrapper a fine,
if you j walk - a fine,
if you swear at someone - a fine

if you do anything wrong, the money is automatically debited out of your bank account. We'll be okay but our grandkids? They're in for a treat



posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 03:26 AM
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spartacus699
Imagine....

A society.....

Where everything you do is tracked by a microchip, a camera, a satelite, an implant, robots etc etc.

Now anything you do constitutes a fine, fee, penalty or jail. So if you

spat on the ground that's a fine.
If you drop your bubble gum wrapper a fine,
if you j walk - a fine,
if you swear at someone - a fine

if you do anything wrong, the money is automatically debited out of your bank account. We'll be okay but our grandkids? They're in for a treat


I could swear we are already there.

(But I drink a lot....)

In Canada spitting in front of a cop might get you a citation.
In Bali bubble gum IS illegal.
In Canada jay walking DOES result in a fine...but only if the cop is trying to fill his ticket quota.
In America (or anywhere else) just try swearing at a jewish person in front of a cop and see if you don't get charged with a hate crime.

Yeah...I'd say we are pretty much there.
But if the Buddha has taught me anything, it's that I know nothing.

-Peace be with you good sir-
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posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 03:35 AM
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While we're on the subject, are you aware that it is against the terms and conditions of ATS to have excessive displays of affection on this site?

16h.) Public Affection: Explicit or overt displays of affection towards other members seen by staff as being disruptive to the board are strictly forbidden.


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posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 03:40 AM
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DISRAELI
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While we're on the subject, are you aware that it is against the terms and conditions of ATS to have excessive displays of affection on this site?

16h.) Public Affection: Explicit or overt displays of affection towards other members seen by staff as being disruptive to the board are strictly forbidden.


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Dude...does that mean I have to go put on some pants now?
Goddamnit!

-Peace be with you-



posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 03:41 AM
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Love you too.



posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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15. All dead beached whales must be offered to the monarch before you can do anything else with them.


That was because whale-bone was an essential item in making corsets for those wasp-waist figures. The only material known at the time to be flexible enough. Since it was so difficult to obtain, there was royal privilege in getting first in the queue.




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