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    Default The single most backwards-ass policy we have is...

    I'm vaguely interested in people's opinions on this matter. In your home country, what is the single most obviously idiotic law that is still on the books? I'm not talking about dumbass "barber's can't eat onions between the hours of 8 a.m. and six p.m." laws that are on the books in various small towns. I mean, which public policy should anyone able to stand upright notice is ass-backwards and should be done away with?

    For me it's our nation's marijuana laws. Nearly a million arrests annually clog up our legal system for as harmless a drug as you can come by whose profits go to organized crime instead of hard-working farmers.

    A close second is our continued embargo to Cuba, only maintained because of a large Cuban population in the swing state of Florida.

    So, what's your pick?
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    George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises

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    You a yank? Patriot Act. No question.

    Here the new Sexual Offences Act 2003. It's gay. Feminist bull shit.
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    tie between the Patriot Act and the bans on gay marriage.
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    if u rob sum1 here n slip on a wet floor in ther house u can sue them for negligence... i figure thats prety fuked...

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    ^ same thing happens here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse
    if u rob sum1 here n slip on a wet floor in ther house u can sue them for negligence... i figure thats prety fuked...
    Ova hier ppl r klled 4 n0t bng abel teh sp3l pr0p3ryl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairman
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    The Death Penalty.

    The Patriot Act sucks, but most horrible things about the Patriot Act exist in Europe normally, and nobody complains. The Patriot Act is only bad because the US previously valued free speech more then it does now.

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    East Finland's Higher Regional Court lowered a rapist's prison sentence because he had a job. What the fuck, I know.

    Basically the fact you can get away with so little if you raped someone, but if you're charged with some kind of a drug crime you're almost certainly going to jail for a few years.

    I hate drugs and everything, but I definitely would like to have safer streets, as well.

    But I think this is happening in a lot of countries right now. Alarming. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vera
    East Finland's Higher Regional Court lowered a rapist's prison sentence because he had a job. What the fuck, I know.
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    There's gotta be more to it than that. If that is it oh my fucking lord. The precedent it sets is alarming. If a rapist has a job then he gets a reduced prison sentence.

    I agree with the Death Penality btw. Stupid law.
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