An era of sanitized wimpery and law induced tyranny. 26 replies

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#1 10 years ago

Remember the days when you could drive with a beer in one hand and the steering wheel in the other? When you could choose whether or not to wear a seatbelt if you wanted to. When you could sit outside and walk around the streets and drink beer or perhaps sit on the back of your truck and chug a few. When businesses, bars, and clubs had the choice of allowing people to smoke inside. When people didn't freak out about a kid bruising a knee or breaking a bone on the jungle gym. When parents allowed their children to crawl on the floor without have a knipshin fit about germs. I was never alive during this era, however my parents sure as hell have fond memories of it.

It looks like all of the crybabies, fundamentalists, and goodie two-shoes got their way and removed the balls of this nation. Can't we fucking do ANYTHING anymore without some law watering down our fun or making it illegal? We've become a society of lemmings that are completely bereft of any imaginative, impulsive, or instinctual thought. We accept our fate as boring, docile people who just submit to the bludgeon of the unreasonable law. Snap out of your television daze and become human again! Drink while driving, have unprotected sex, smoke a spliff in public, walk around in the nude, have fun! I feel like a rat in a cage when countless benign activities being deemed against the law.

I'm planning to get off my ass and at least do a little to help quell these nonsensical blows to freedom, though I doubt I will make much difference. Worth a shot.

EDIT: Could an admin please move this to the pub? Thanks.




Scientist Dr. Professor

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#2 10 years ago

Drinking and driving kills innocent people, and anyone who can endorse such a thing is retarded.




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#3 10 years ago

Don't drink and drive. Just drink. the cost of gas is staggering, and i'd much rather use public transit to save on cash then spend it on driving. at least with drinking you get something back from it and it won't be rising constantly.




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#4 10 years ago
SeinfeldRules;4375064Drinking and driving kills innocent people, and anyone who can endorse such a thing is retarded.

Well, I just realized something. We have MUCH more drivers than we did back in the 60s and 70s. Ignore my previous statement.




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#5 10 years ago

Wow, I likey t3h thread, I wish I was alive at times :lol: Drinking + Driving = Bad :lol:




colonel_bob

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#6 10 years ago
Jeffro;4375039Can't we fucking do ANYTHING anymore without some law watering down our fun or making it illegal? [/quote] Unfortunately, I don't think we can. Not in America, at least. [quote=Jeffro;4375039]We've become a society of lemmings that are completely bereft of any imaginative, impulsive, or instinctual thought. We accept our fate as boring, docile people who just submit to the bludgeon of the unreasonable law.

Ugh, so true. But what can we do? Minus anything short of the 60's part two, I doubt anything is going to change. There must be a modern country where doing stuff like it was done in the 60s and 70s in America is acceptable, right? The closest I can think of is the Netherlands, but I don't really want to move there... (don't get me wrong, its a great place to visit, but...)




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#7 10 years ago
Jeffro;4375039EDIT: Could an admin please move this to the pub? Thanks.

:don:

Drink while driving, have unprotected sex, smoke a spliff in public, walk around in the nude, have fun!

4/5 I'm fine with.

There's a good reason why drink-driving is banned. It has an awful tendency to kill and maim people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.




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#8 10 years ago

I have to agree with the thread title. Regardless if he used drinking and driving was just an example. The kids nowdays are like that movie with Sylvester Stalone, "MDK" "Murder Death Kill" the cops were so nerdy allmost like it's getting now.

Lol even using salt in the movie was a gov point against you.There was no guns, until they needed to awake the frozen criminals from the rutheless past.

Perfect example of how the new kids attitudes are on the modern age forums, hehe, so true Jeffro. !!

I want to do somthing as well, cuz this babyfied gov protect us crap is getting waaaay out of hand, just aint right

then we have Obama hehe.




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#9 10 years ago
colonel_bob;4375107There must be a modern country where doing stuff like it was done in the 60s and 70s in America is acceptable, right? The closest I can think of is the Netherlands, but I don't really want to move there... (don't get me wrong, its a great place to visit, but...)

As far as I know, smoking in public buildings, drinking / smoking weed and driving and driving without a fastened seat belt are forbidden in the Netherlands as well. These restrictions make sense, in my opinion.

And I think there is no law that forbids unprotected sex. But if you want to accept the involved risks make sure that your partner actually accepts them, too.

But I agree that nowadays you are already regarded as maladjusted kid if you are not a sitting wee'er (I hope this is the correct translation of "Sitzpinkler").




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#10 10 years ago

I really can't agree what you said about smoking my grandpa died of lung cancer brought on by smoking, he started back when they still thought it had no health risks and if they allowed people to smoke indoors in a public place, plenty of people will probably inhale that smoke