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Old 08-12-2017, 18:55   #226
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Are you really saying that the use of a flamethrower is a tool that anyone should be able to use?

What planet are you on????
yes we all have one in the shed don't we lol that's how much of a passing comment it was. seems land mines and blowing caravans up seems acceptable though. Even the police officer said it was an over-reaction but we are in times when people find things sensitive and they have to act on any comment that might offend that person.

Can you imagine the comments just seen on here alone sometimes. society is turning soft it's getting to the point it's best just to not say anything about anything.

"what planet are you on???" well I could find that insulting?

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Old 08-12-2017, 19:47   #227
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yes we all have one in the shed don't we lol that's how much of a passing comment it was. seems land mines and blowing caravans up seems acceptable though. Even the police officer said it was an over-reaction but we are in times when people find things sensitive and they have to act on any comment that might offend that person.

Can you imagine the comments just seen on here alone sometimes. society is turning soft it's getting to the point it's best just to not say anything about anything.

"what planet are you on???" well I could find that insulting?
Sounds a bit alienist to me.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:46   #228
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Old 09-12-2017, 15:06   #229
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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I got pulled in to have a chat with the police over a facebook comment about travellers, it had been reported a couple of times in the local paper about travellers coming back to the same site in a short period of time.

Despite comments like "do what the french do" and "put landmines down" it seems my comment with chase them off with a flame thrower didn't go down so well with a "traveller charity" who reported my comment to the police.

Who actually acted on it and pulled me in for an interview about it. gave me a telling off and said I could go and mind what I say infuture as they register me on the local database.

Seems the other comments he had a copy of didn't matter "2 wrongs don't make a right" he said.

I just said right seen as you've wasted my time I'll report every comment I find offensive and expect you to act on it.
I was (informally) talking to a police officer yesterday and he said that the police are increasingly using the 1997 Harrassment Act where people repeatedly upset people on the internet. To use this at least two incidents need to have occurred though.
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I was (informally) talking to a police officer yesterday and he said that the police are increasingly using the 1997 Harrassment Act where people repeatedly upset people on the internet. To use this at least two incidents need to have occurred though.
Really? shame he didn't look into that when he read me the riot act as it was one incident.

unless that's for getting charged I just had a talking to
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From what he said if someone contacts somebody, be it on the internet, phone, by letter etc and they are asked not to contact the person again, if they then go on to do so (the second time), it becomes a harrassment offence, I think that's the reasoning behind it.

So, if you've only contacted them the once, it cannot be harrassment as prior to this you hadn't contacted them, so they wouldn't have had the opportunity to say that your 'attention wasn't wanted'!

He also said that some people think that they can get round this by not naming the person directly, but if any reasonably thinking person would know who was being referred to, it's classed as having addressed that person directly.

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More BS from overpaid idiots.

This pretty sums up this nonsense ;



Suggesting ?

Right, so its not at all SEXIST to exclude men
A think tank says that the way that men are often portrayed as foolish bumbling idiots by writers eg they don't know how to wash clothes properly, cook etc should be classed as sex discrimination:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/s...tten-l9jhdj2tw

On the one hand female stereotypes are no longer tolerated, but men seem to be fair game. On the other hand most humour is at someone else's expense and laughter is what makes the world go round...

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