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Old 02-05-2009, 09:03 AM   #16
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Do you agree with the increasing government intrusion into our lives and the increasing restrictions being mandated to protect us from ourselves?






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Old 02-05-2009, 09:10 AM   #17
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Hi Iron Horse,

What restrictions are you wanting to discuss? When, I first saw your post. I thought perhaps you were wanting to discussing the bail-out bill that congress is trying to pass. But, it turned into a thread about reproductive health and abortions.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:14 AM   #18
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There are all kinds of restrictions. He wasn't very specific, was he?
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Hi Iron Horse,

What restrictions are you wanting to discuss? When, I first saw your post. I thought perhaps you were wanting to discussing the bail-out bill that congress is trying to pass. But, it turned into a thread about reproductive health and abortions.
Didn't he already answer Martha?


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Old 02-05-2009, 09:44 AM   #20
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1,268 posts in four years seems a reasonable number and enough to avoid accusations of spammery.
Unless you consider he's made well over 400 threads. It's hit and run as usual, there will be no debate.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:09 AM   #21
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Do you agree with the increasing government intrusion into our lives and the increasing restrictions being mandated to protect us from ourselves?

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Greener Grass...

Its important in life to reach out, to strive for greater achievements, to go for that greener grass that is on the other side of the fence...to risk...to stretch the limits of our humble existences...

But one must also be careful



Sometimes, you can reach too far !



But when you find yourself over-extended and you're stuck in a situation that you can't get out of,
there is one thing you should always remember.......

Your government......Is there to help you!!!!



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I hate the health and safety shit that goes on in the UK. I hate that people are ALLOWED to sue others for petty shit.

If you get run over, then yeah, you can probably sue. If you slip on a wet floor for being a dosey tit then no, you cant sue, and you should be ashamed of yourself for even considering it.


I see kids amusements being done away with because, after neigh on 100 years, theyre suddenly unsafe. Seriously, whoever you are who makes up these rules, go suck shit. You arnt making anyone any safer. Just angrier.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:53 PM   #23
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Greener Grass...

Its important in life to reach out, to strive for greater achievements, to go for that greener grass that is on the other side of the fence...to risk...to stretch the limits of our humble existences...

But one must also be careful



Sometimes, you can reach too far !



But when you find yourself over-extended and you're stuck in a situation that you can't get out of,
there is one thing you should always remember.......

Your government......Is there to help you!!!!

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the original post is totally vague. what are we talking about here?
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I hate that people are ALLOWED to sue others for petty shit.

If you get run over, then yeah, you can probably sue. If you slip on a wet floor for being a dosey tit then no, you cant sue, and you should be ashamed of yourself for even considering it.


I see kids amusements being done away with because, after neigh on 100 years, theyre suddenly unsafe. Seriously, whoever you are who makes up these rules, go suck shit. You arnt making anyone any safer. Just angrier.

What does this have to do with a "nanny state"?

Isn't this a litigation/lawyer issue?
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I take it as people telling me what Im sposed to be worried about, and making changes Im supposed to need.

We get the nanny state term thrown around a lot in the UK, its pretty ambiguous as to the definate meaning, that and the fact Iron Horse didnt elaborate mean Im posting my interpretation.
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Oh another good one, we cant have nativity plays cos the Muslims will be "offended".


Yeah ok.
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the original post is totally vague. what are we talking about here?
But it's not spamming.
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i guess it goes all ways.

on one hand, we have people who are sick of the government telling us that cigarette smoke causes cancer and that our SUVs pollute the planet.

and yet, others believe that their own views on marriage equality and a woman's uterus must be enforced by the government.

i tend to think that all this "get the government off our backs" stuff is really a way for people to say that you're not the boss of me.

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Oh another good one, we cant have nativity plays cos the Muslims will be "offended".


Yeah ok.
There's a fine line. I've no problem with nativity plays, so long as other religions (and non religious beliefs) are represented in schools too.

Are you one of these "that's political correctness GONE MAD!" type of people that use such arguments to excuse, say, using the N word?

This 'nanny state' argument makes no sense to me. Which end of the political spectrum are you coming from? A nanny state where guns and exploitative capitalism are fine and don't warrant control, but abortion and equality opportunities do?
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