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Gardener ordered to take down barbed wire fence 'in case thieves hurt themselves on it'
NRO--Corner ^ | 9th October 2008 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/09/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT by rvoitier

Shouldn't that principle apply to prisons, too?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: crime; madness
Daily Mail story

Just Stupid.

1 posted on 10/09/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT by rvoitier
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To: rvoitier

U.K. right?

OF COURSE it’s in the U.K. By now, that pretty much goes without saying.


2 posted on 10/09/2008 11:40:09 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: rvoitier

I agree. It’s a shame he put up barbed wire when razor wire does a much better job.


3 posted on 10/09/2008 11:40:12 AM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: WayneS

Two hundred years of history, unhampered by progress.


4 posted on 10/09/2008 11:41:31 AM PDT by edcoil
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To: rvoitier

Stupid judge. Just order him to erect an electric fence to keep them away from the barbed wire...


5 posted on 10/09/2008 11:42:55 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: rvoitier
I'd have some sharpened pungi tomato sticks all over my garden with plenty of trip hazards low lying beauty enhancement features smeared with human feces bacterial bug repellent.
6 posted on 10/09/2008 11:43:00 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: rvoitier

The concept, like allowing the illegal invasion, the election of Obama or any other Liberal thought is that even though it is wrong, it’s OK.

This is the demise of Western culture.

Wrong is wrong, and in California, if you do three (3) serious wrongs, you are out (or, in for life). Liberals oppose this, including Rev. Wright.


7 posted on 10/09/2008 11:43:13 AM PDT by wac3rd (The MSM will accompany the Captain of the SS Marxist Titanic to the bottom of Lake Michigan)
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To: itsthejourney

Razor wire is for pu####s. Put down claymores. To hell with the neighbors.


8 posted on 10/09/2008 11:44:52 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: rvoitier
>snip<

Bill Malcolm, 61, took the drastic step of installing the wire in a bid to prevent burglars raiding his tool shed and ransacking his vegetable plots.

Intruders have struck three times in four months, stealing more than £300 worth of hardware, including spades, forks and hoes as well as destroying his potato patch.

The fed-up gardener surrounded his 600 square yard site in Worcester with a single strand of barbed wire, which stood no more than waist high.

But his local council declared the security measure was a health and safety hazard and warned him they would forcibly remove it if he refused.

>snip<

The council members should be made to remove all the locks from their homes.

9 posted on 10/09/2008 11:47:43 AM PDT by antonia ("Be the person your dog thinks you are....")
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To: Tennessee_Bob
It would keep my looney 0bama worshipers out of my hair.

One thing I thought about and it may exist in some form is a bouncing betty that doesn't have a charge but would pop up and intensely spray money trap dye or prussian blue at a short range. That would help in the burbs to know if a nosey neighbor has been too nosey.

10 posted on 10/09/2008 11:48:39 AM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: antonia
The council members should be made to remove all the locks from their homes.

And glass from their windows. Burglars might hurt themselves on the glass shards when they break in.
11 posted on 10/09/2008 11:50:04 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: WayneS

Not just the UK. Right here in the southwest, too. Can’t use barbed wire for my fence if not zoned for agriculture.


12 posted on 10/09/2008 11:50:43 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Claymores. Bouncing Bettys. And a in-ground sprinkler-system with a choice of extreme Hot Pepper Sauce (500K Scovilles and up. . . ) or Kerosene and a sparker. . . .

Now THAT is Home Security (evil grin)


13 posted on 10/09/2008 11:51:19 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: wac3rd
This is the demise of Western culture. Which is based on the Judeo-Christian worldview,

which is highly respective of private property.

Yes, this viewpoint of protecting thieves is anti-God.

14 posted on 10/09/2008 11:51:22 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Wow!

We don’t have that restriction in Virginia...

...at least I HOPE we don’t!

;^)


15 posted on 10/09/2008 11:53:58 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: wally_bert

I use skunk scent in the Bouncing Betties on MY property.


16 posted on 10/09/2008 11:55:40 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: IYAS9YAS
Right here in the southwest, too.

Northwest, too. OMG, it's a CONSPIRACY, wonder who I can blame???

17 posted on 10/09/2008 11:55:56 AM PDT by bigheadfred (FREE EVAN VELA, freeevanvela.com)
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To: rvoitier

I vote for land mines.


18 posted on 10/09/2008 11:56:35 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: antonia

Last week we learned that gardeners on these “counsel” plots have already been required to remove the locks from their tool-sheds....


19 posted on 10/09/2008 11:57:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: bigheadfred

Well isn’t it OBVIOUS?

Blame George W. Bush, of course!


20 posted on 10/09/2008 11:58:06 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: wally_bert

From experience, fox urine or skunk scent works a lot better. The dogs can track them down in no time. Then there is the story of the old farmer who put a sign in his watermelon patch that read; “One of these melons has been poisoned, choose wisely”. :)


21 posted on 10/09/2008 12:01:31 PM PDT by WildcatClan (The world is full of fatheads; so I invented Diet Shampoo)
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To: Salgak
I used my sprinkler system to good advantage to keep the newspaper delivery person from wearing a path across my grass on the way to deliver a paper to my next door neighbor. I don't have a subscription to the paper, but it was my property being damaged. I took note of the typical delivery time and arranged for that part of the sprinkler system to be active in the time slot. End of problem.
22 posted on 10/09/2008 12:02:25 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: WayneS
You can actually buy them? If so, I had no idea.
23 posted on 10/09/2008 12:03:21 PM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: wally_bert

Prussian Blue - haven’t messed with that since I was a jet engine mechanic blending fan blades. Ahhh...memories.


24 posted on 10/09/2008 12:04:55 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: WildcatClan
Then there is the story of the old farmer who put a sign in his watermelon patch that read; “One of these melons has been poisoned, choose wisely”.

One like that in our area had the one scratched out and the word "two" written over it...

25 posted on 10/09/2008 12:06:33 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
The scene of Captain Lewis getting that in her shower in the movie Private Benjamin is what brought up using Prussian Blue.
26 posted on 10/09/2008 12:08:40 PM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: IYAS9YAS
"Not just the UK. Right here in the southwest, too. Can’t use barbed wire for my fence if not zoned for agriculture."

Then what you need to do is chain up some Rottweilers and put up a couple "beware of dog" signs. Rotties hate veggies, so they won't eat em up, just the rabbits that come try.

27 posted on 10/09/2008 12:12:04 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Myrddin
"I used my sprinkler system to good advantage to keep the newspaper delivery person from wearing a path across my grass on the way to deliver a paper to my next door neighbor. I don't have a subscription to the paper, but it was my property being damaged. I took note of the typical delivery time and arranged for that part of the sprinkler system to be active in the time slot. End of problem."

Oh so your one of "those", huh? What's the good of a lawn if you can't walk on it?

I used to be a postman when I was working my way through collage. I can tell you they probably walk across it anyways, just to spite you. Or they "save up" your junk mail and deliver once or twice a week. The best way to prevent a person delivering the junk to your mailbox from walking on your lawn is to put the mailbox at the property line. Saves the delivery person the wear and tear on their legs walking that extra 100 feet or so to your mail box, which you probably have placed in the furthest possible place from the street, right by your back door where you don't have to go outside to get your mail.

When you have 900 points of delivery to make, that extra 100 feet adds up to a lot of miles. Some people enjoy making others miserable though. It's just human nature it seems.

28 posted on 10/09/2008 12:25:19 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: WayneS
Blame George W. Bush, of course!

Dagnubbit. Now why didn't I think of that? :-) They told me to remove my barbed wire 15 years ago. Dagnubbit. If only you would have told me then, I never would have voted for him. :-)

29 posted on 10/09/2008 12:33:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred (FREE EVAN VELA, freeevanvela.com)
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To: bigheadfred

15 years ago, eh?

You see!

He WAS controlling things BEFORE he got elected.

Now pass me another tin-foil hat.

I just used mine to hold popcorn and it’s all covered with butter!

;^)


30 posted on 10/09/2008 12:37:29 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: wally_bert

If you want them, you must make your own...


31 posted on 10/09/2008 12:39:32 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: IYAS9YAS

how about the electric fence idea? They still legal? :>)


32 posted on 10/09/2008 12:43:38 PM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: WayneS

Wow!

We don’t have that restriction in Virginia..at least I HOPE we don’t!
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Hi, I’m in Pulaski Co. Barbed wire is all that holds many of our fences together ;>)

Around here I think it’s OK, but I think I’ll try and find out. Unless you are literally IN town...you’re basically in an agricultural zone anyhow...so that law wouldn’t effect us here.

Oh, and by the way...we don’t use barbed wire on theives, we use a good deer rifle or shotgun.


33 posted on 10/09/2008 12:46:48 PM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: WayneS
You had popcorn with butter!! and didn't share?

Dagnubbit.

Guess I'll lay that on the doorstep of the Whitehouse too. :-)

34 posted on 10/09/2008 12:50:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred (FREE EVAN VELA, freeevanvela.com)
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To: sevinufnine; WayneS
Oh, and by the way...we don’t use barbed wire on theives, we use a good deer rifle or shotgun.

The Sheriff told me that, too. He also told me to make sure I dragged them back INSIDE.

35 posted on 10/09/2008 12:56:02 PM PDT by bigheadfred (FREE EVAN VELA, freeevanvela.com)
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To: sevinufnine

Not in the UK.


36 posted on 10/09/2008 1:06:32 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: Nathan Zachary
The mailboxes are all on the sidewalk. The postal carrier drives up to each mailbox. It's the damn newspaper delivery person who was damaging my lawn. There is no excuse for walking across my lawn to get to the neighbor's front door. If the newspaper delivery person wants a tip from my neighbor for door step delivery, it will be by going up my neighbor's driveway and front walk...not over my lawn.
37 posted on 10/09/2008 1:49:31 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: WayneS
Last week we learned that gardeners on these 'counsel' plots have already been required to remove the locks from their tool-sheds....

It may be that the council members are the ones who are doing the pilfering.

38 posted on 10/09/2008 1:50:43 PM PDT by antonia ("Be the person your dog thinks you are....")
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To: Smokin' Joe

LOL. That’ll work.


39 posted on 10/09/2008 3:21:26 PM PDT by WildcatClan (The world is full of fatheads; so I invented Diet Shampoo)
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To: sevinufnine
They still legal? :>)

As long as you can unhook it before the lawyers cops get there.

40 posted on 10/09/2008 4:49:20 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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