posted on 01/21/2003 6:14:33 PM PST
I thought this was going to be another Scott Ritter thread.
posted on 01/21/2003 6:15:54 PM PST
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Not just EU.
The swings have been disappearing from my area the last couple of years. They can no longer be found in public parks or on school playgrounds. Thank the trial lawyers.
If you live in a country where a kid's swing-set costs $8,000 - you are already F*****.
Enjoy. Five pipes, four chains, two slabs of leather - total cost, $15
posted on 01/21/2003 6:22:37 PM PST
Great "The Beast" and the "Anti Christ" are gonna be micro managers and petty
shicken chit bureaucrats...& bean counters...and most of all 'absurd authority figures'
posted on 01/21/2003 6:36:17 PM PST
Why do the Brits defer? The Brits have the spirit and history to throw these EUnichs out on their collective little big-man arses. Is this the revenge of the French?!
Come on blokes - you survived Hitler - why are go limp-wristed now?
posted on 01/21/2003 6:42:14 PM PST
The EU edict, European Standard BS EN 11 76, states the height of childrens swings must be no more than three metres (9ft 10ins).
What does BS EN stand for? Bull S*** European Number?
It really sad when a continent, even wosre when it is one that is run by a single governing board, is worrying over the height of children's swingsets. Certainly there are more important things to worry about.
posted on 01/21/2003 6:50:53 PM PST
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More sissy Brits. We should have let them speak German.
posted on 01/21/2003 7:08:41 PM PST
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You don't suppose they will pass regulations concerning the height of imbicility, do you?
posted on 01/21/2003 7:50:19 PM PST
Get a cutting torch.
Cut off legs at ground level.
Dig a 60 cm. hole for each leg.
Set each leg in the hole.
Result: a well anchored, legal swing set for the Eurofolks.
posted on 01/21/2003 7:56:39 PM PST
The set at the park in Great Somerford, Wilts, are 60cm (2ft) over the limit.
They're made of metal piping, just cut the dang legs to regulation and reset them in a little quikcrete. 2 hours and eight bucks, max (non-union cost and time frame). Silly Euros.
posted on 01/21/2003 8:01:04 PM PST
It cant simply raise the ground around the exisiting frames because steps arent allowed in playgrounds either.
posted on 01/21/2003 8:12:21 PM PST
I consider a story like this to be incontrovertable evidence of the end of civilization. When a supra-national governing body defines the maximum height for children's swingsets, we have gone past the point of rationalality ... no further discussion is possible.
It makes me want to go puke in my 1.2 Gallon per Flush toilet.
posted on 01/21/2003 8:20:33 PM PST
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Europeans are getting as ridiculous as we are.
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