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    Talking UK: Lord's plan for more idiocy in Britain is refreshing

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...ew-nanny-state
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Young
    "Frankly, if I want to do something stupid and break my leg or neck, that's up to me. I don't need a council to tell me not to be an idiot. I can be an idiot all by myself."
    Refreshing views from a plan that "sets out to curb the nanny state" as it pertains to local authorities inclinations to ban everything from pancake parties to cheese rolling events.
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    Sounds good to me. So long as there is some kind of "You were an idiot, you don't get to sue anybody." clause.

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    Speaking on behalf of idiots everyway, it's about time. BTW, cheese rolling contest?




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    So, basically the government is stepping in to stop the government from doing government thingys. Sounds good to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    So, basically the government is stepping in to stop the government from doing government thingys. Sounds good to me.
    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince524 View Post
    Speaking on behalf of idiots everyway, it's about time. BTW, cheese rolling contest?
    Cheese rolling contest.
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    Dangerous stuff, cheese.

    ETA: I watched that clip. I'm not sure that Lord actually NEEDS to champion the cause of idiots in Britain, having seen it.
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    This sounds like a great idea, as far as getting the nannys out of people's lives. I'd like to see this catch on over here on the west side of the pond.

    But I've got a question about these councils. How are they funded? Do they get taxpayer dollars? Because if that's the case, then the people who do the stupid stuff don't have to pay the fines. They just take some of the money some taxpayers gave them, and hand it off to other taxpayers. Shouldn't it be the individuals who make the decisions who are at risk for loss instead of the taxpayers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    This sounds like a great idea, as far as getting the nannys out of people's lives.
    I dunno. I could do with a bit of fussin over. bit of nannying. maybe a hug.

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