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2006-05-20 09:13:18 PM  
Oi!
 
2006-05-20 09:14:01 PM  
Oh, and 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42

/obligatory
 
2006-05-20 09:16:10 PM  
FTFA: "Alan Dedicoat, the so-called voice of the National Lottery balls...

Now that's something to put on your resume...er, c.v.
 
2006-05-20 09:18:35 PM  
Oh for God's sake, not those shiatheads again.
 
2006-05-20 09:19:09 PM  
Man, what a bunch of jerkoffs. They chose the lottery because..? Their protest was about parenthood apparently, hence the name, and they show up at the lottery draw? farking assholes.

I didn't know there were liberals as ignorant as American liberals across the pond.
 
2006-05-20 09:19:11 PM  
Invade? Nonsense. The protesters were trying to liberate the lottery draw.
 
2006-05-20 09:24:49 PM  
scape writes: I didn't know there were liberals as ignorant as American liberals across the pond.

First, what makes you think that protesters against Tony Blair and his government's family law program are liberal? Keep in mind that Blair's Labour party is far to the left of the US Democratic party.

Second, ignorant liberals are everywhere. Of course, they're not nearly as ignorant or as stupid as the average conservative.
 
2006-05-20 09:26:14 PM  
www.csmonitor.com

Approves.
 
2006-05-20 09:31:49 PM  
www.itv.com

..showed up by mistake??
 
2006-05-20 09:32:48 PM  
I always thought that staging bizzaro protests that disrupt daily life and land you in jail was an odd way to show your fitness as a parent.

Course now we're going to have hte "Child support is slavery, biatch got preggers on purpose" crowd invading this thread.
 
2006-05-20 09:33:32 PM  
I've been reading about those "Family Courts" in the British papers. They're pure evil. They'll take your kids if they suspect child abuse, and immediately adopt them out. Then, even if the investigation clears you, they'll refuse to give the kids back, claiming it too disruptive to uproot them from their new adopted home. Evil.
 
2006-05-20 09:33:37 PM  
Oh, and scape, I'm a liberal.
 
2006-05-20 09:36:06 PM  
Wow, scape and eraser8 Godwin'd this thread awful fast.
 
2006-05-20 09:36:55 PM  
Sweet!

My 2nd Greenlight!
 
2006-05-20 09:39:12 PM  
This kind of protest makes the protesters look like kooks. It will not help their cause.
 
2006-05-20 09:41:59 PM  
The amazing thing is that for as big of idiots these guys are, the family law system there is bad enough to make people that way.

I'll say it again: The UK is dumb because of it's stupid and heavy-handed arbitrary laws.
 
2006-05-20 09:45:10 PM  
Hey you guys remember that story how one guy found out the kid wasn't his but the court made him pay child support anyway?

HA! What a jive turkey
 
2006-05-20 09:48:07 PM  
I'm failing to see why they are at a lottery. "The lottery is a metaphor for what can happen to any parent, mother or father, and their children, at the hands of the secret family courts." ? I thought the lottery was generally a metaphor for misplaced hope. Or is parenthood a misplaced hope?

These people should protesting The Davinci Code sincce its a metaphor saying that the bible is a metaphor

/had to fit religion into this somehow
/bad move
 
2006-05-20 09:54:08 PM  
WTF?
 
2006-05-20 09:56:10 PM  
Outshined writes: scape and eraser8 Godwin'd this thread awful fast.

How do you figure?
 
2006-05-20 10:06:35 PM  
Why oh why can't divorced fathers be more like divorced mothers, and simply have all of the country's laws biased in their favor?
 
2006-05-20 10:09:32 PM  
Tomorrow we're going to break in to protestor headquarters and stage a lottery drawing.
 
2006-05-20 10:13:00 PM  
"Fathers 4 Justice"?? WTF is that? Will they be touring with Boys 2 Men anytime soon?
 
2006-05-20 10:24:00 PM  
Outshined


Wow, scape and eraser8 Godwin'd this thread awful fast.

I see nothing about Hitler or Nazis.


...crap
 
2006-05-20 10:47:26 PM  
RadioactiveApe: Hey you guys remember that story how one guy found out the kid wasn't his but the court made him pay child support anyway?

I think the deal there was that he waited far too long to challenge the paternity. Essentially the idea is that regardless of biological paternity, the man made a commitment to be the father of the child, and only challenged the paternity issue years later. Hence, he's legally the parent, even if he's not biologically the parent.
 
2006-05-20 10:51:02 PM  
All hail the BBC, the only international news outlet with the courage and resolve to use the word, 'kafuffle.'
 
2006-05-20 10:59:42 PM  
Kerfuffle you say?

news.bbc.co.uk
 
2006-05-20 11:11:29 PM  
I symphatize with their messge but I can't stand attention whores who feel that they have the right to intrude on other people's lives/property to make themselves heard.

Come back when you're being violently oppressed, then we can talk about justifying stuff like that.
 
2006-05-20 11:30:28 PM  
the_great_below

I symphatize with their messge but I can't stand attention whores who feel that they have the right to intrude on other people's lives/property to make themselves heard.

Come back when you're being violently oppressed, then we can talk about justifying stuff like that.

The most reasonable thing I've heard on fark in a long time. Hear-hear
Someone is gonna yell at you over this.
 
2006-05-20 11:44:03 PM  
The funniest part is the weakling lottery presenter attempting to drag the protester off the stage and failing completely.

newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2006-05-20 11:46:36 PM  
the_great_below

Come back when you're being violently oppressed, then we can talk about justifying stuff like that.

So having your kids taken away by a heavy handed, unresponsive, unrepresenetive bureaucracy, with absolutely no recourse isn't being "violently opressed"?

You're serious?
 
2006-05-21 01:43:45 AM  
Any group that replaces a word with a number should be immediately maimed by a cockatoo (cocka2?) and ridiculed.

/4 real
 
2006-05-21 02:03:43 AM  
the_great_below Come back when you're being violently oppressed, then we can talk about justifying stuff like that.

Guess what? If you're a man and have problems, you get no attention. For example, if you're a missing person, better be a pretty white woman/girl.

In order for a man to have his problems heard, you gotta do crazy shiat like this. Kudos for these guys having the sacs to do it.

And having your kids taken away from you, and paying for the priveledge, is worth this non-violent protest.

/Plus it's entertaining
 
2006-05-21 02:48:39 AM  
Why didn't Eamonn Holmes just sit on the protesters? That's what Nick Witchell did a few years back when some lesbians tried to interupt a live BBC news broadcast. His co-presenter simply carried on reading the news while Nick greased himself up and wrestled with the dikes.
 
2006-05-21 04:26:09 AM  
Kudos to the protesters. I'm in full approval of disrupting live TV by any means necessary. I wish these guys would get back into action:

http://newsbreakers.org/
 
2006-05-21 11:19:42 AM  
Not all conservative people are stupid, but all stupid people are conservative.

/not my quote, but true
 
2006-05-21 12:08:09 PM  
mark12A : Man reads thing on internet. Takes it as gospel truth.

Probalble Idiot Threat Level raised to Ultraviolet.
 
2006-05-21 02:46:15 PM  
I was watching, and one of the presenters said 'Congratulations to our voiceover guy, who just took someone out!', or words to that effect.

I would've loved to have seen that :D
 
2006-05-21 03:39:12 PM  
Purple_Jack,

Why didn't Eamonn Holmes just sit on the protesters? That's what Nick Witchell did a few years back when some lesbians...



I can't speak for Eamonn Holmes, but I'd far rather sit on a lesbian than an angry father.
 
2006-05-21 05:22:33 PM  
Bob Geldof on family law in the UK:

As I entered court on my first day someone leant over who felt he was doing me a favour. "Whatever you do," he said, "for Chrissakes never say you love your children."

---

Unless you're aware just how screwed up the law is in the UK, you shouldn't be criticising these protestors.
 
2006-05-21 05:54:37 PM  
>influx
>The funniest part is the weakling lottery presenter
>attempting to drag the protester off the stage and failing
>completely.

That guy isn't the lottery present - he's the guy on the left in that picture you posted - he basically ran away at the first sign of trouble!

Here's the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DEtqmI-MlE
 
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