Tell me Big Brother ain't taken over!

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  1. tobey100 profile image59
    tobey100posted 7 years ago

    * Youth under the age of 14 are banned from tanning beds in California.

    *Individuals are banned from pumping their own gas in New Jersey and Oregon.

    *Washington has banned swimming with out a life vest.

    *Plastic bags are banned in LA County, California.

    *Soda vending machines are banned in San Francisco.

    *Opening fast food outlets are banned in Southern California.

    *The EPA banned dry cleaning solvent in California.

    *The Federal Government has banned flavored cigarettes.

    *Are fresheners and candles in public places have been banned in Neveda.

    Thank God we don't have to make any decisions on our own.  Lord knows we're helpless.

    1. AnnCee profile image68
      AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You're obviously right - we are helpless to make any decisions on living our lives without Big Brother.

      What I don't understand, though, is how we can be so helpless and yet be required to actually perform needed work to get money to give Big Brother so he can ban more things we want but shouldn't have for our own good.

      If I'm stupid enough to actually (gasp) buy a soda from a vending machine or too stupid to pump my own gas surely I'm too stupid to do any meaningful work without hurting myself or someone else!

    3. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Tell me Big Brother ain't taken over? Okay, Big Brother ain't(your word) taken over.

      You said say it, so I did. lol

    4. Good Guy profile image85
      Good Guyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You ain't see all yet!!  Anything yellow is illegal and you will be arrested!!

      John Malott, the former US ambassador to Malaysia, also commented here: … p;Itemid=2

      Just a short explanation here:  The Malaysian Government has outlawed an impending rally scheduled for July 9 .  The rally is about the call for a clean and transparent election system.  Now the government is using scare and threat tactics to prevent the rally from taking place.  Yellow t-shirts are the symbols of protest.

      1. tobey100 profile image59
        tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Found this just today: A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to “transmit or display an image” online that is likely to “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines.  Covers just about everything I do believe.

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this


          Did I scare ya! oooaaahahahahahahahaha...

          Oh Sh!T! Am I in trouble?


  2. Paul Wingert profile image73
    Paul Wingertposted 7 years ago

    Tobey100's list is missing stuff like - Must be 18 to vote and smoke, 21 to drink, etc. etc. So what is the reason for these laws? Or do you just like taking up forum space with nonsense?

  3. Paul Wingert profile image73
    Paul Wingertposted 7 years ago

    Also Tobey100 failed to complete what the law actually said. For instance "Washington has banned swimming with out a life vest". It's actually "River-Swimming Without Life Vest Now Illegal Near Seattle" Rivers in the area are pretty rough. I should know becasue I live near by. "Individuals are banned from pumping their own gas in New Jersey and Oregon" These are old laws like  "It's also illegal to shoot buffalo out of a 2nd story window in North Dakota." New Jersey passed this law in 1949 and Oregon in 1951. The purpose of these laws was to protect consumers and gas station owners from costly, and possibly deadly, accidents. Better education and improved technology, however, have made pumping gas much safer and easier for consumers over the last 50 years. Next time complete the headline instead of spelling out a portion of it.

    1. shogan profile image82
      shoganposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was wondering if any of these were archaic.  Some of the laws that are technically on the books are astounding, but they reflect a different era.

  4. Evan G Rogers profile image73
    Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago

    For those who have actually noticed all the idiocy of government, I highly recommend a book.

    However, it's very *gasp* Libertarian friendly

    "Libertarianism Today" -- it outlines a strong viewpoint against this kind of "IT'S ILLEGAL TO DO WHAT YOU WANT".

    I highly recommend checking it out, even if you're a crazy socialist - test your mettle against it.


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