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UK Nanny State | Oi guv, that there's an assault spoon, innit?

EviLore

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Condolences to all our UK gaffers suffering through this nonsense first-hand. This thread is a repository for Orwellian Nightmare Nanny State initiatives in the UK.











The 78-year-old was held on suspicion of murder after the 38-year-old died of his wounds in hospital in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police said the struggle broke out after the pensioner, named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks, found two men inside his home in South Park, Hither Green, south London shortly after midnight.

One of the burglars, who was armed with a screwdriver, forced the homeowner into his kitchen while his accomplice went upstairs.

Detectives believe a struggle then took place between "one of the males and the homeowner" and the 38-year-old intruder was stabbed in the upper body.

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“The 78-year-old resident found two males inside the address. A struggle ensued between one of the males and the homeowner. The man, aged 37, sustained a stab wound to the upper body.”

The home owner suffered bruising to his arms and his injuries are not life threatening.

Police arrested him on suspicion of grievous bodily harm before then arresting him on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to a south London police station where he remains at this time.










 
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KINGMOKU

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God bless the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

ProTip: this is why the forefathers fought for independence.
Exactly. Anyone who disagrees is my enemy.

Good to know in the U.K. scissors and files are considered weapons. The mayor of London seems like a real authoritarian pile of garbage.
 

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I am scared Canada will go down this road since we dont have the US constitution/Bill of rights.

I am fearful that 1984 is already here and it will never go away.
Sometimes a revolution provides the required results.
 

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Exactly. Anyone who disagrees is my enemy.

Good to know in the U.K. scissors and files are considered weapons. The mayor of London seems like a real authoritarian pile of garbage.
Pretty soon they will ban kitchen utensils, and you will be issued the People’s Republic of London’s plastic sporks.
 

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UK PORN AGE RESTRICTIONS TO COME INTO EFFECT IN JULY

Anyone who looks at pornographic websites will have to prove they are 18

After 15 July, all internet users will be forced to prove themselves to be over 18 or be entirely blocked from seeing adult content.

Under the new rules, any commercial provider of online pornography will have to carry out “robust age-verification checks on users” to ensure they are adults.

Those checks could include having internet users enter personal details into a privately owned database or buying a pass from newsagents. There will be a number of different ways for people to prove their age, the government said, all of which will be “rigorous” and are not simply typing in a date of birth or ticking a box.

If pornographic websites fail to comply with the rules, they could have payment services withdrawn or be blocked for all UK users.



How will the UK porn block work?
When you visit porn that's using age checks, the website will show a landing page that doesn't have any 18+ content on it. At present some websites that host porn already have landing pages that ask users to click a button to say they're over 18. However, anyone can click these buttons and there aren't any checks to confirm their age. Under the new regulation, websites will be required to adopt an age verification system.

The systems will require users to verify their email address and then their age using a variety of options, such as SMS, credit card, passport or your driving license. Some systems will also offer a "porn pass" you can purchase from a local shop, though some users may choose to circumvent the systems using virtual private networks (VPN) which mask their browsing location.

It’s a simple idea, and, like many simple ideas, it almost sounds plausible – until you get into the details. Then you start to realise the porn block is one of the worst ideas ever invented. Let’s count the ways.
 

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Schnell, schnell, send in the German to tell us why weapon confiscation is gut, mein Herr.

Rusty spoons!
 
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KINGMOKU

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Every single U.S. company should just stop doing business in the U.K. no social media, no porn websites.

Guess how long this horsecrap would last in a "free country"?
 

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I am scared Canada will go down this road since we dont have the US constitution/Bill of rights.

I am fearful that 1984 is already here and it will never go away.
I have faith that my Canadian neighbors (MI resident here) will figure things out. You're made of stern stuff, too. Don't let Trudeau make you forget your national heritage. Were you pioneers or not?
 
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Arrests for 'offensive' Twitter and Facebook messages up by a third
Said something naughty in London? You could be cuffed

Two-and-a-half thousand Londoners have been arrested over the past five years for allegedly sending “offensive” messages via social media, statistics have revealed.

The full number of arrests made by the Metropolitan Police for alleged breaches of Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 increased by 37 per cent over the last five years.

The statistics will fuel the debate over the limits of freedom of expression over social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

A total of 625 arrests were made for alleged section 127 offences in 2010 – a number which had ballooned to 857 by 2015.

During the years 2010-2015 2,130 people were arrested between 2010 and 2015 for “sending by public communication network an offensive / indecent / obscene / menacing message / matter” – which is a criminal offence under section 127.



The Communications Act 2003 defines illegal communication as “using public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety”. Breaking the law carries a six-month prison term or fine of up to £5,000.

The figures, obtained from the Metropolitan police via a Freedom of Information request, only apply to the London area.
 

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Big Yikes. Still no response from the National Household Item Association or the fucking pig politicians in their pocket over another senseless spooning. When are politicians going to realize that you can't just let people have standard household items? Anyone can just walk into a dollar store and purchase any of this with no background checks. Responsible spoon laws and tool free zones are the only solution.
 
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Man, we really do have the ugliest fucking women in the world.

OP what accent is that meant to be in the thread title :messenger_tears_of_joy: :messenger_tears_of_joy: It reads like Cockney-Mockney-Notts-Chav. Amazing.

BTW, London is our florida. As far as i'm concerned, you can cut it off of England and push straight into Europe where they all want to be so badly.

The place is a fucking degenerate cesspit and nothing like the rest of the U.K. Travel t'north England to get a feel for proper England. Or anywhere in Wales/Scotland.
 

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Star Trek Klingon blade seized from Widnes teen's bedroom

A replica of a weapon wielded by a race of alien warriors in the sci-fi TV show Star Trek has been seized by police from a 17-year-old boy's bedroom.

The 4ft (1.2m) Klingon bat'leth and other weapons, some of which were homemade, were found after the teen was arrested over an assault in Widnes.

A 14-year-old boy was injured in the attack on Queensbury Way, Upton Rocks just after 18:00 on 24 January.

Three other boys, aged 14, 15, and 16, were also held after raids on Friday.

All four were arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and have been released on conditional bail.

 

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goddamn what a nightmare world, i'm really sorry to anyone living there, get out while you still can
 

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

Updated The BBC's creepy detector vans will be dragged into the 21st century to sniff Brits' home Wi-Fi networks, claims the UK Daily Telegraph's Saturday splash.

From September 1, you'll need a telly licence if you stream catch-up or on-demand TV from the BBC's iPlayer service, regardless if you've got a television set or not – phone, computer, potato, whatever, you'll have to cough up.

In preparation for this, allegedly, the Beeb's heavies are going to drive vans around Blighty's streets with gear that will spy on people's wireless networks to make sure they're not streaming iPlayer without a licence. Assuming this is true, and another sign that Britain is nothing more than a parody dystopian state, how exactly is this going to work?

Well, there are a number of options. One of the more sane, and we use that term loosely, is: the BBC TV licensing enforcers – aka Capita Business Services – will park outside homes that aren't paying a telly tax and record packets transmitted on Wi-Fi frequencies. If these packets, even if they are encrypted as they should be with WPA2 or whatever, match the size and pattern of iPlayer video packets, then presumably you'll start getting angry letters demanding £145.50, doorsteppings and potentially prosecution and fines.

Let's break down the newspaper's article paragraph by paragraph:

The BBC is to spy on internet users in their homes by deploying a new generation of Wi-Fi detection vans to identify those illicitly watching its programmes online.
Strong start. Sounds like we're onto a winner, here.

The Telegraph can disclose that from next month, the BBC vans will fan out across the country capturing information from private Wi-Fi networks in homes to “sniff out” those who have not paid the licence fee.
Ah, those good old sinister detector vans – you know, the ones that claimed to be able to reliably sense through brick walls potentially ten or more yards away if you were watching your telly or not, when a knock at the door or a peek through the letterbox would work just as well.

More importantly, it's made clear we're talking about "capturing information" from people's wireless networks.

The corporation has been given legal dispensation to use the new technology, which is typically only available to crime-fighting agencies.
This is a very cute way of saying the broadcaster has been allowed to use the UK's scattergun antiterror laws to snoop on you.

The BBC insists that its inspectors will not be able to spy on other internet browsing habits of viewers.
 
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RIP UK





Im actually surprised they didnt make the cartoon man and woman to the left and right black and brown
I will gladly admit to everyone GAF..... I have never seen anyone do anything close to the picture in all the times I took the bus or subway in Toronto.
 

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Star Trek Klingon blade seized from Widnes teen's bedroom

A replica of a weapon wielded by a race of alien warriors in the sci-fi TV show Star Trek has been seized by police from a 17-year-old boy's bedroom.

The 4ft (1.2m) Klingon bat'leth and other weapons, some of which were homemade, were found after the teen was arrested over an assault in Widnes.

A 14-year-old boy was injured in the attack on Queensbury Way, Upton Rocks just after 18:00 on 24 January.

Three other boys, aged 14, 15, and 16, were also held after raids on Friday.

All four were arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and have been released on conditional bail.

It goes to show you that the founders really were ahead of their time.

And to think some people in this country think our 2A is outdated and that only 3rd world countries have issues with tyrants.

Then this shit happens.
 

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Good Lord those mind how you watch posters are straight out of old scifi art warning about totalitarianism

Draconian stupidity like described in 1984, hell... that 1st picture with the eyes could easily have been on a Ray Bradbury story Back in old scifi comics.

By the by progressives, this is the assanine future your programs to "protect via government law" will usher in...no thanks!
 

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It goes to show you that the founders really were ahead of their time.

And to think some people in this country think our 2A is outdated and that only 3rd world countries have issues with tyrants.

Then this shit happens.
Oh, you mean our little book?

 
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