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matty390
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

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Location: wakefield yorks uk

Total posts: 71
Posted:hello biggrin, this post is dedicated to those stupid laws that exist all over the place. for example:
in california it is illegal to eat an orange in a bathtub confused,
in alaska it is a federal offence to throw a moose out of a moving vehicle!!,
and in york you can shoot a scotsman if its with a longbow!!!! eek
i know pointless!!
just wondering if anyone knew any more?


any input greatly appreciated (comments too)

matt


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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:I've been threatened with the Criminal Justice Act on several occasions. Never been prosecuted as yet {touches every bit of wood in sight}

It actually states in section 63(2)(b) that you can be arrested if you are in a group of 10 or more and an officer of rank Superintendant or higher thinks you might be waiting for a party to start. So beware people; dont hang around in large groups looking like you are ready to party!

Personally I dont see who's business it is if you want to have a party on (a) land that you have permission to be on, or (and this one annoys me most) (b) PUBLIC LAND. After the last big one I went to about 150 - 200 of us sayed for about 6hrs after the music stopped and picked up every bit of rubbish down to the last fag butt and the police threatened us with 'The Act' on our way back to the car!

Anyway, rant over.

Ravehead - I've seen that before. Unfortunately hardcore is dead though. In fact I have proof HERE. wink


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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

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Posted:harcore is not dead


go to:-

http://www.hardcoreintheeast.co.uk


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KatP
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

KatP

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Total posts: 505
Posted:In Spain, it is illegal to ride a moped without wearing a helmet, however nowhere does it state you must be wearing the helmet on your head. Cue many people on mopeds with helmets helpfully hooked over arms. rolleyes

I believe it is also illegal to send live pigs in the post in Britain. Anyone fancy testing this? ubblol


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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:OK hardcore may not actualy be "dead".

In fact it failed to grow up. It should be dead though. It sucks in ways that no music has sucked before.

Hardcore (the new stuff) is one of the only types of music I've never managed to get into. I just dont get it. The old breakbeat hardcore stuff on the other hand...

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

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Posted:ahhhhhhh i love breaks it's the way forward

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Patriarch917
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Patriarch917

I make my own people.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Total posts: 607
Posted:In law school I was told that it is, or used to be, illegal to be an atheist and hold public office in my state (Tennessee).

I suppose the justification is that you can't be trusted to defend our inalienable rights edowed by the creator if you don't believe there is a creator to endow us with inalienable rights.

Without a higher power, the highest power is the state, and rights that the state endows us with are certainly not inalienable.

Still, I doubt that any modern court would uphold such a law if it were ever applied.


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

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Posted:In California, it's illegal to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

In Florida, it's illegal to have sex with a porcupine.


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

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Posted:Written by: Ampersand



In Florida, it's illegal to have sex with a porcupine.





OM.....MY...........

now you'd have to be very desperate ubblol


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Firetramp


Firetramp

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Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight

Total posts: 896
Posted:In Belgium it is illegal to appear as Santa Claus on the streets before 1st of December. That's to avoid run-ins with the other child friend Saint Nicolas.

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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clarence_quack
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

clarence_quack

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Posted:hey! isn't the porcupine thing pretty much EXACTLY what i posted before?????? Why do I even bother... *goes off crying coz everyones ignoring her*

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

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Location: Southampton Uni

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Posted:Who said that? *grins*

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

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Posted:pardon???? ubblol

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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)


Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

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Location: Vermont, USA

Total posts: 342
Posted:i just wanted to mention that the war involving berwick on tweed was with russia, and that although it went on for over a hundred years, wikipedia claims the mayor signed a peace treaty in the 60s, and reportedly stated to a russian emmisary, "Now your people can sleep unafraid"... or something like that

Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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MurfdaSmurf


MurfdaSmurf

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Location: Eugene, Oregon

Total posts: 59
Posted:Just to let people know

Vagrency and curfews have been found unconstitutional in the US Not all cops know this though.

Weird laws though

There is a state that if you check in to a motel with someone as man and wife then you are married even if you weren't before.

A land locked state has a law against whale hunting.

Many cities and towns have laws against elephants, donkeies, camals, tigers and other exotic animals being walked in the city limits. (usually becuase of circus mishaps)

A starange law to me is the out law of maijuana. But that might be just me.

The weirdest law I feel is the law against suicide. OK people if I kill my self who ya gonna arrest?


I thought I waz just dreammin'?!!??!!??!! Dis place can't really be real.

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:Written by: MurfdaSmurf
The weirdest law I feel is the law against suicide. OK people if I kill my self who ya gonna arrest?


This one was recently changed in the UK.

Previously it was against the law to attempt to kill yourself and it carried the same penalties as murder. This meant that should you attempt to take your own life and fail you could end up with a long jail sentence. (because that is really going to help matters) This law is one that relates directly to christian dogma... i.e. Only god may decide when your time is up.

The law has now been altered so un-aided suicide is no longer a punishable crime although it is still completely illegal to do anything that may aid someone in taking their own life.


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dizzybint


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Location: wales

Total posts: 26
Posted:pregnant women can leagally stop a policeman and pee in his helmet

hackney carriges are leagally bound to carry a bail of hay




i'm welsh and am to scared to go to hareford!!!!


hi

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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

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Location: My House

Total posts: 1286
Posted:Written by: Seye

Written by: MurfdaSmurf
The weirdest law I feel is the law against suicide. OK people if I kill my self who ya gonna arrest?


This one was recently changed in the UK.

Previously it was against the law to attempt to kill yourself and it carried the same penalties as murder. This meant that should you attempt to take your own life and fail you could end up with a long jail sentence. (because that is really going to help matters) This law is one that relates directly to christian dogma... i.e. Only god may decide when your time is up.

The law has now been altered so un-aided suicide is no longer a punishable crime although it is still completely illegal to do anything that may aid someone in taking their own life.



Also during the times of capital punishment, the punishment for attempting suicide was.....death confused


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Nantheos
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

Nantheos

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Location: Netherlands - Hengelo

Total posts: 82
Posted:Ok, I've got a few.



In a lot of countries in the Middle East you can not eat an animal after having sex with it. Doing so is considered a mortal sin.



In Lebanon it is allowed to have sex with animals, but only with female animals.



In Indonesia you can be executed for masturbating.



In Bahrein a doctor can only look at a person's genitals via a mirror.



On the island Guam women can only marry if they are no virgin. There are 'Specialists' on the island who can help them with this 'problem'. For a price of course.



In Hong Kong, a woman whos man has cheated on her may kill him, but only with her bare hands. She can kill her man's lover by any means.



In Colombia a woman may only have sex with her own man. Her mother is present during the couple's first sexual encounter.



In Bolivia a man can only have sex with one person at a time.



And of course, my favorite country to make fun of, The Great United States Of Half Of North America :



In Arizona you can only have 1 (one) sex toy in your house.



You may not kiss a sleeping woman in Colorado.



In Hartford, Conneticut, a man can not kiss his wife on sunday.



In Florida, you may only have sex in the 'missionary' position. During sex you may not kiss the woman's breasts.



Also, it is illegal for a woman to go 'on top' in Massachusetts.



And, in Ohio a woman may not wear shiny latex boots because her underware might reflect in them if she is wearing a skirt or dress.

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Hij die zijn kind benzine voert moet niet roken als het boert.

Love you MyIng ubblove

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Nantheos
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

Nantheos

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Location: Netherlands - Hengelo

Total posts: 82
Posted:And a few not so related to sex.

It is permissable to wear a holstered six-gun within city limits, except on Sunday, Election Day, or holidays. (Colorado Springs)

It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor. (Denver)

A LOT more are on www.dumblaws.com


Hij die zijn kind benzine voert moet niet roken als het boert.

Love you MyIng ubblove

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire

Total posts: 3224
Posted:I know its illegal to cross the Minisota (is that spelt right) state line with a duck on your head, and in Ohio, its illegal to light a fire under a donkey...

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SiFire
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

SiFire

Member
Location: Gloucestershire

Total posts: 16
Posted:Apparently if a pregnant women is desperate for a pee she could ask a policeman for use of his helmet under an ancient UK law?!?! don't know how true it is but i'd love to see somone try!

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FireTom


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Posted:isn't manKind to lawyers? ubbrollsmile

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Boo_Bunny
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Boo_Bunny

Sparkely arty Mormon rainbow fairy
Location: infront of you

Total posts: 933
Posted:These are all real laws in Utah.

Utah law makes it a crime to curse on a bus
Hunting rights have been extended to people who are blind or quadriplegic.
Discriminating unfairly in the purchase of milk, cream or butterfat is a crime.
Prosecutors can seek death for anyone who kills an on-duty poultry inspector.
Then there's a whole body of state law that, if enforced, would put a sizable portion of the state's adult population in jail for having sex. For example, fornication (sexual intercourse between consenting but unmarried adults) is a class B misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Other laws: Utah state legislation outlaws all sex with anyone but your spouse. Oral and anal sex, and masturbation are considered sodomy and can lead to imprisonment. Sex with an animal - unless performed for profit - however is NOT considered sodomy.
Bigamy is a serious offense -- a third-degree felony carrying a maximum 5-year prison term and $5,000 fine. But prosecutors have not attempted to generally enforce those laws in 40 years despite estimates there are more than 30,000 polygamists in Utah. Also, polygamy - provided only the missionary position has been applied - is only a misdemeanor.
A drive-by shooting could get you five years in jail and a $5,000 fine, but you could spend 15 years in prison and pay $10,000 for altering the license plate stickers on your car.
Parents can give written permission to teachers to spank their children. Despite that all 40 school districts prohibit corporal punishment by policy, legislators have refused to repeal the law.
First cousins may marry, but only if they are beyond child-bearing years (defined as their 50th birthday).
It is slander -- punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine -- to falsely accuse a female of being unchaste.
Raffles are defined in the law as illegal lotteries. But this particular form of gambling is routinely used by nonprofit organizations and charities to raise funds.
Utah law still authorizes an "abortion litigation trust account," created to accept private donations to pay for defense of the state's strict 1991 anti-abortion law. The account hasn't received a cent in years and the abortion law has been overturned by the courts.
Night clubs may only be licensed to serve alcoholic beverages if they promise they are a real club or association, and not a business out to make a profit. Apparently, lying is not a crime.
The Dutch Oven is the states official cooking pot.
There is a legal maximum elevation restriction on the water level of the Great Salt Lake.
Birds have the right of way on all highways.
A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
In Monroe, daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor.
A Tremonton law states that no woman is allowed to have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance. In addition to normal charges, the woman's name will be published in the local newspaper. The man does not receive any punishment.
Alcohol may not be sold during an emergency.
Individuals may not possess beer in containers larger than two liters unless they are a retailer.
It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.
It is against the law to fish from horseback.
It is illegal not to drink milk.
It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon. You can have them, but you just can't detonate them.
You're not allowed to sell beverages containing more than 3.2% alcohol.
It is illegal to brew your own beer. However, it is not illegal to buy or sell home beer making supplies.
It is a felony to persistently tread on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway.
It is considered an offense to hunt whales.
You must have identification to enter a convenience store after dark. (Kaysville)
Women may not swear. (Logan)
Throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine. (Provo)
No one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin. (Salt Lake County)
Auctions may not be advertised by hiring trombone players to play on the street. (Salt Lake County)
Pharmacists may not sell gunpowder to cure headaches. (Trout Creek)
The Provo City Council has voted unanimously to allow cats and dogs to live under the same roof.
Pilots and passengers are prohibited from eating onions between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Bluff)


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earthdragon


earthdragon

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Location: nevada

Total posts: 62
Posted:there is one in some state you cant where unmached sockes any day of the week

any another you cant eat chicken on sunday

thowes are southen lawes

untill last year in nevada you could still be hung for cattle rusling
that inclued hiting the dame open range cowes


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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:you can't spit on the sidewalk in milwaukee-might lead to an outbreak of dysentery

Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has.As people used to smuggle it in from Illinois, all yellow butter substitute is banned.

Condoms were considered an obsene article and had to hidden behind the pharmacist's counter.

At one time, margarine was illegal.

State Law made it illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

The state definition of rape stated that it was a man having sex with a woman he knows not to be his wife.

While all cheese making requires a license, Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker's license.

It is illegal to kiss on a train.

It is illegal to cut a woman's hair.

Margarine may not be substituted for butter in restaurants unless it is requested by the customer.

The government may not prohibit manual flushed urinals.

One may not camp in a wagon on any public highway or risk a fine of up to ten dollars.

It is a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.

It is illegal to throw rocks at a railroad car.

Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads.

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

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Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted: Written by: faithinfire


It is a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.



Well we are all screwed on HOP then


he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:yeah i was thinking that!

I hate the livestock law...soooo annoying and time consuming!

its also illegal to put coins on rail tracks. it's "defacing a coin of the realm" and is vandalism.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

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Total posts: 4693
Posted:in one state in the US its illegal to sleep overnight in a cheese factory ubblol

i found a book recently thats about a guy that travels around the us trying to break every stupid law he can find.


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mykrme


mykrme

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Location: anywhere but here

Total posts: 165
Posted:well, maybe it's good for Czech Republic to have quite young constitution and laws...which nonetheless doesn't mean they are inteligent... rolleyes
I'd love that book Majestik... cool


that's YOUR opinion...

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Bek66


Bek66

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Total posts: 4728
Posted:Not sure which state it is, but somewhere here in the US it's illegal to carry ice cream around in your back pocket!!!
Go figure? shrug


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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