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syzygy

15th September 2013, 03:21
Some news from the US:

TALLAHASSEE (The Borowitz Report)—Opponents of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law are attempting to mobilize support for a new law called Don’t Shoot Me for Absolutely No Reason.

The proposed law, which faces major opposition in the Florida legislature, would make it illegal for people in the state to shoot each other for no reason whatsoever.

“Under the provisions of Don’t Shoot Me for Absolutely No Reason, you will be required to have an actual reason for shooting someone,” said a spokesman for the measure, Harland Dorrinson. “This will be a first in Florida.”

The controversial bill has already drawn the ire of the National Rifle Association, which issued a statement today saying that requiring someone to have a reason to shoot another person would violate the Second Amendment.

“If you force someone to have a reason to shoot someone, soon you will be taking away his right to shoot that person altogether,” the N.R.A. said.

“We are not in principle against the idea of having a reason to shoot someone,” the N.R.A. continued. “But we believe you should be allowed to shoot the person first and have the reason second.”

Even if Don’t Shoot Me for Absolutely No Reason somehow passes in the legislature, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said today that he would veto it, telling reporters, “Making people in Florida have a reason to shoot each other would fundamentally change our way of life.”

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celadon

17th September 2013, 09:46
Just imagine what would happen in the UK if our clowns introduced gun legislation: and yet again it could be a good thing.

Just an aside:- "eat" is the only word that if you take the first letter and move it to the last, it spells its past tense "ate?"
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celadon

25th September 2013, 14:10
THE High Court has ruled that any exchange of Love Hearts sweets constitutes a legal contract.
Judges ruling in the case of Donna Sheridan vs Wayne Hayes found that he had, as she maintained, entered into obligations to call her, give her a sweet kiss and to be gorgeous.
Hayes, now 24 and married with a child, fulfilled none of those promises. He must now go on a date with Donna to the local park where, after a mandatory three swigs of Mad Dog 20/20, he is obliged to snog her.
Lawyer Susan Traherne said: “There’s always been a degree of ambiguity surrounding Love Hearts which has been exploited to make promises of For Keeps and Heart Throb to which the giver had no intention of adhering.
“This ruling, which is retrospective and covers the last 30 years, means that teenage boys will no longer be able to claim giving a girl Cuddle Me was just the luck of the packet.
“It also means that Julian Cook is obligated to take me, 23 years on, to the school disco and to do the Macarena with me on the dance floor. And he has to get off with me afterwards or I will issue proceedings.”
The ruling has caused widespread panic, with anyone over 25 struggling to remember who exactly they gave Lush Lips, Dream Boy, Catch Me or Tickle Monster.
The UK’s teenagers remain largely unaffected, preferring to use What’s App and Snapchat to send each other sexually explicit images.
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celadon

2nd October 2013, 17:21
Crazy Laws - Vermont

Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

Whistling underwater is illegal.
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kilowatt

2nd October 2013, 19:11
I don't think many people will whistle underwater in Vermont.
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harbinger

2nd October 2013, 19:13
That's probably because it's illegal.
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kilowatt

2nd October 2013, 19:49
And fairly difficult.
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harbinger

2nd October 2013, 19:54
Oh, I'm not so sure. I can eat a Mars bar under water.
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kilowatt

2nd October 2013, 21:02
I wouldn't want to.
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celadon

11th October 2013, 09:44
Crazy Laws - Virginia
Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.

It is illegal to tickle women.
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