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Postby pilvikki » 14 Nov 2011, 22:26


Top 10 Ways That Being A Parent Is Like Being at a Frat Party...

10. There are half-full, brightly-colored plastic cups on the floor in every room. Three are in the bathtub....
9. There's always that one girl, bawling her eyes out in a corner.
8. It's best not to assume that the person closest to you has any control over their digestive function.
7. You sneak off to the bathroom knowing that as soon as you sit down, someone's going to start banging on the door.
6. Probably 80% of the stains on the furniture contain DNA.
5. You've got someone in your face at 3 a.m. looking for a drink.
4. There's definitely going to be a fight.
3. You're not sure whether anything you're doing is right, you just hope it won't get you arrested.
2. There are crumpled-up underpants everywhere.
1. You wake up wondering exactly how and when the person in bed with you got there.
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Re: party on!

Postby Tomsk » 14 Nov 2011, 22:33

I'm past partys ,,,,,,,
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Re: party on!

Postby Ice.Maiden » 14 Nov 2011, 23:08

Yes, but in your teens ....
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Postby Tomsk » 15 Nov 2011, 20:38

God YES..
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 15 Nov 2011, 21:01

Heathen.
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Re: party on!

Postby kg » 17 Nov 2011, 15:36


pilvikki wrote:3. You're not sure whether anything you're doing is right, you just hope it won't get you arrested.


That doesn't require either a Frat party or being a parent. That's true in almost every aspect of life! :doh:
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Re: party on!

Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Nov 2011, 16:55

Ha ha ha!!!!! Who's a naughty boy then?
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Postby kg » 17 Nov 2011, 18:26


I was kind of being serious. In these days, and in this country, you don't have to be a "naughty anything" to run the risk of being arrested. You don't really need to do anything...you can get arrested just walking down the street. Rare occurrence, I'll admit, unless you happen to be of a certain race or in a certain area, but it can occur with anyone.

A friend of mine was walking down the street going to his house. He is my age and is white. He wasn't arrested, but he was stopped and quite rudely harassed. Just for walking down the street! Oh, and if you're thinking....he owned a construction company and is a roofing specialist, so no, he wasn't just some "stumble bum" looking guy.
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Nov 2011, 18:34

Why was he stopped??

Over here, the police can stop and search gangs or individuals if they have reason to believe they're armed - but I mean, who's going to walk down the street brandishing a 12' blade or gun, unless they have a mental problem?
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Postby kg » 17 Nov 2011, 20:32


Why was he stopped? Because he was walking down the street...in broad daylight, by the way! They wanted to know who he was, why he was there, and where he was going. It's certainly not unheard of here, especially with those of certain races, but it can happen to anyone, for any reason.

He was (rightly) of the opinion that they needed a reason to stop and question him, and when he said that, they threatened to arrest him if he didn't answer their questions. They can arrest you and hold you for 24 hours for any reason. It must be a good reason, but they have all kinds ready to hand. If nothing else, they'll just harass you until you give them a good reason.

They must charge you within that 24 hour period or let you go, but they certainly can arrest you. Sucks, don't it?
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Nov 2011, 20:39

It's outrageous isn't it! I mean - can't they be forced to give a valid reason for stopping someone? Like ... someone resembles a criminal they're after ... or they think someone might be drunk, drugged, carrying an unauthorised weapon??
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Postby kg » 17 Nov 2011, 21:26


They do have to, and they do. Whether it's actually a valid reason is, well...prove it's not valid. It'll cost you money to prove it and only result in a slap on the wrist for them.

They have to have a good reason for a traffic stop. If nothing else, they'll say you swerved a bit while driving. That, or you have a tail light out. If you don't, they've been known to take their night stick and..."there, see? Your tail light is out."

A bit of an over-dramatization, but such has happened. People have even been stopped for going too slow! They'll find a reason.

"We think you were acting suspiciously."

Now, define "suspicious." :|
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Postby pilvikki » 17 Nov 2011, 21:38


that happens here, too. not too often, mind you, but it should not happen at all! a while back there was a huge uproar when a young woman was questioned while walking home from a bar. it didn't help that she was black and became annoyed at this intrusion, and the upshot was that she was taken to the station and strip searched in an overly rough and aggressive manner.

the cops... all white, of course.

i can't remember what happened, except nothing much, even though the "lead" already has harassment complaints against him.

big surprise, eh?
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Re: party on!

Postby pilvikki » 17 Nov 2011, 21:40


oh, i forgot: for evidence they had the copshop's own tapes of the incidence! i mean, how comfortable are they doing this when they don't even bother to tamper with the evidence?
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Re: party on!

Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Nov 2011, 22:39

Oh dear. Awful examples.

Are your cops on a bonus for everyone they pull in, or something??

Over here, yes, you get pulled up if a tail light goes out, and strangely - although you probably never even knew it'd gone, that, apparently, is no excuse!!???? How stupid! You can get fined for it as well.

Driving slowly isn't an offence, but you're expected to use your common sense and drive according to the road, weather conditions and speed limits. In a 40 mph area, you don't have to do 40, but if you were trundling along at 10 mph and holding folk up, a passing police car might flag you down to see if you had a problem, before some irate driver rammed into you!
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Re: party on!

Postby pilvikki » 17 Nov 2011, 22:49


oh, that reminds me! i was out to pick squeaks up - driving illegally!

that's right, good folks, my license is suspended...

well, you see, for yrs and yrs i'd not even had a parking ticket, so when i was nailed driving from the motel [after my house burnt down] with punkin's sticker expired - well, i soon forgot about that. [i couldn't walk because of my wee operation.]

some of mail still meanders up north and then back down here and i get a notification that i've got to pay up or die. yeah, bugger, whatever...

i figured it was no big deal as they used to just add the charges onto your sticker/licence price when you renewed.

USED TO!

not any more.

yes, i'm a criminal.

i guess i'll wander over to the courthouse or something one of these days...
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Re: party on!

Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Nov 2011, 23:05

Oh dear .... what's the going rate of the fine? Or don't they bother with fines and just suspend your licence? It's doubtful if you'd lose your licence over here - if it was a first offence, but you'd lose points on it and have to cough up.
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Re: party on!

Postby pilvikki » 17 Nov 2011, 23:11


the ticket was $110 - and now i remember squawking about it at the time...

then they add 20-30 extra for whatever to it and THEN slap a $150 costs.

like, YGTBFKM!
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 17 Nov 2011, 23:24

I was wrong, apparently. Driving without tax over here means you wouldn't have points taken off your licence, but you could be fined up to £1000 or more, have the car clamped - or crushed!! Well now I know!

The thing is - you can be fined up to FIVE thousand pounds for refusing to provide a breath test if suspected of drink-driving. Although there've often been calls for the police to be given "unfettered discretion" to administer breath tests, this's never been implemented.
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Re: party on!

Postby ladypatg » 20 Nov 2011, 00:36

Hoochie - maybe you should drive over the border now! No ID and suspended license! :lmao3: Think it would matter?
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