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Man fined for sitting on bench[Germany-you can't sit at playground w/o being accompanied by a child]
Ananova ^ | 07:49 Friday 8th August 2003

Posted on 08/11/2003 6:33:15 AM PDT by yonif

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1 posted on 08/11/2003 6:33:16 AM PDT by yonif
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...and you have a problem with this law?
2 posted on 08/11/2003 6:34:51 AM PDT by presidio9 (RUN AL, RUN!!!)
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I wonder how much this guy already paid for that bench in tax money.
3 posted on 08/11/2003 6:37:25 AM PDT by Tabi Katz
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Botanical Garden in Munich

Sniff a flower and the fine is doubled.

4 posted on 08/11/2003 6:40:28 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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...and you have a problem with this law?

Not at all.

5 posted on 08/11/2003 6:41:25 AM PDT by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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Good job it was a bench, not a deckchair, or the German would have stolen it, like they do on every summer holiday.
6 posted on 08/11/2003 6:41:52 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: yonif
If Bloomberg/Davis hear of this scam, they will probably try it in NYC/Calif to get more revenues.

7 posted on 08/11/2003 6:43:11 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: yonif
No, it's a great socialist law. I'm sure the German authorities think they've protected the greater good.
8 posted on 08/11/2003 6:44:33 AM PDT by GigaDittos (I can hear the distant whine about wine in France.)
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What's with you and deck chairs today JJ? You didn't just get back recently from holiday did you? ;-)
9 posted on 08/11/2003 6:44:46 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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Wow, this is madness. I hope this doesn't spread to the UK. I don't have any children to hand at the moment for chaperone duties. It would suck if I couldn't sit in the park anymore without borrowing the neigbor boy or girl.
10 posted on 08/11/2003 6:47:23 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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Sorry about that. I shall refrain from making any more deckchair-related observations! Though I'm sure there were many German infractions on the beaches of the British Isles during the weekend's heatwave.

How hot did it get in Scotland, by the way?

11 posted on 08/11/2003 6:48:14 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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Oh, you don't have to apologize, I was just wondering what was up with it...

It was muggy here. Good and hot but not so hot as in the South- or so I've heard. Nice weather all together. I didn't have to put on my fleece jacket the whole weekend at any rate ;-)

12 posted on 08/11/2003 6:56:03 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: yonif
Hey, Aqualung...
13 posted on 08/11/2003 7:00:14 AM PDT by boris (Education is always painful; pain is always educational.)
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But the man said his only interest in the playground was to see whether it would be a nice place to take his daughter to on a planned weekend visit.

Uv course it vas a good place to bring ze childrens, it vas provided by ze government for ze Volk! How dare he question ze government fazilities!

14 posted on 08/11/2003 7:06:05 AM PDT by StriperSniper (Make South Korea an island)
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Lots of people stole deck chairs from the Titanic. They all drowned. Some were German, guess that makes you happy?
15 posted on 08/11/2003 7:20:27 AM PDT by ItsTheMediaStupid
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Your post makes little sense.
16 posted on 08/11/2003 7:27:42 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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To: Prodigal Son
Sometimes the weather in Scotland is a law unto itself.

I was just reading about this 100 degree inferno. There were probably a lot of human lobsters on Brighton Beach over the weekend...

17 posted on 08/11/2003 7:30:34 AM PDT by jjbrouwer (Whaddyou talkin' about, Terminator?)
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About as much as yours!
18 posted on 08/11/2003 7:31:27 AM PDT by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: yonif
Evidently this law was designed to avoid the police having to "profile" park visitors. It would be soooo wrong for the cops to peg somebody as a prostitute or drug addict and shoo them out of the park. So they make it illegal for anyone to sit on a bench without a child present.

With such "zero tolerance" laws and regulations in force, it's no wonder that "Common Sense" committed suicide.
19 posted on 08/11/2003 7:31:37 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: boris
Beat me to it!
20 posted on 08/11/2003 7:32:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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