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Stories that let you know your in the 3rd world

Old Feb 8th 2009, 6:40 am
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http://gulfnews.com/nation/Police_an.../10283268.html

"A gang of five people has been arrested for using their children in seeking alms and practising illegal acts of black magic,"
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Originally Posted by shiva View Post
http://gulfnews.com/nation/Police_an.../10283268.html

"A gang of five people has been arrested for using their children in seeking alms and practising illegal acts of black magic,"
illegal acts? as opposed to the legal ones?


(sorry, nitpicking, i know...)
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Old Feb 8th 2009, 9:21 am
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Knowing you can be prosecuted for "blasphemy" and living with someone you're not married or related to is another sure indicator you're not living in a place that has the best humanity has to offer in terms of social freedom and progress

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Old Feb 8th 2009, 9:43 am
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Knowing you can be prosecuted for "blasphemy" and living with someone you're not married or related to is another sure indicator you're not living in a place that has the best humanity has to offer in terms of social freedom and progress

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thast a given, its the stories of jinn, witchcraft etc that always make my day.
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Lucky it wasn't just Derren Brown up to one of his usual tricks .

Superstitious nonsence TBH although I'd like them to arrest David Copperfield and get that flying trick out of him.
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Knowing you can be prosecuted for "blasphemy" and living with someone you're not married or related to is another sure indicator you're not living in a place that has the best humanity has to offer in terms of social freedom and progress

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that includes the UK then
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that includes the UK then
Not anymore...struck that off the books a year or two ago now.

Last prosecution was in the pre-war period anyways...

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Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
Not anymore...struck that off the books a year or two ago now.

Last prosecution was in the pre-war period anyways...

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Ah yes see it was last year. took their bally time
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
Ah yes see it was last year. took their bally time
Replaced it with the "Terrorist act" instead meaning that you are not allowed to speak, think or act in any way that might upset status quo...
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Not anymore...struck that off the books a year or two ago now.

Last prosecution was in the pre-war period anyways...

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I think that I can prosecute for blasphemy as a graduate of Glasgow University - seems to be some sort of privilege granted (maybe to people most likely to practice it). I believe also that I can burn witches at the stake.

Perhaps I should put it into practice.
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Old Feb 8th 2009, 6:53 pm
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I think that I can prosecute for blasphemy as a graduate of Glasgow University - seems to be some sort of privilege granted (maybe to people most likely to practice it). I believe also that I can burn witches at the stake.

Perhaps I should put it into practice.
I too am a Grad of Univ. Glw
Where...which faculty gave you these extraordinary powers??
You ain't from the Law and Theology Square are ya.......
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Science faculty. Aparantly as a graduate (and thus member of the General Council), you have these powers.

I was arrested by the Bedallus (head janitor) once for not wearing my sword when traversing the cloisters and fined one guinea. It was a trumped up charge though in response to me, as was my right, demanding ale during my finals. The fact that I demanded it from Prof Sir Robert Rankin - Dean of the Faculty of Science was the start of it.

Of course never in later life have I even been momentarily a pain in the arse again!
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