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Old 10-02-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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Talking UK: Lord's plan for more idiocy in Britain is refreshing

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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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Old 10-02-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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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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So, basically the government is stepping in to stop the government from doing government thingys. Sounds good to me.
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Speaking on behalf of idiots everyway, it's about time. BTW, cheese rolling contest?
Cheese rolling contest.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #8
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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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Old 10-02-2010, 10:53 PM   #9
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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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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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