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(The Sun)   Health and safety Nazis order coin-operated children's ride removed from outside store as it presents a danger to people who might walk into it   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 45
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2006-11-14 12:05:08 AM
I just know someone is going to post that Donald Duck ride that haunts us all.
 
2006-11-14 12:50:42 AM
Sounds like business as usual in the once-great empire.
 
2006-11-14 04:13:05 AM
I present a danger to anyone who walks into me aswell
 
2006-11-14 06:02:09 AM
OMG! HELMETS AND PADS!!!!! HELMETS AND PADS!!!!!!

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Whew! Thank God for the safety of a .22!

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2006-11-14 06:08:15 AM
ARM THE CHILDREN!
 
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2006-11-14 06:08:32 AM
So a guy walks into a bar...
 
2006-11-14 06:10:32 AM
I am concerned by the recent spate of link submissions to The Sun.
 
2006-11-14 06:11:08 AM
Why do the women in these stories always look so scary.

Plus, perhaps they should remove the ride - the protect the blind, as the lady said.
 
2006-11-14 06:13:11 AM
I have a serious question for British farkers: When did Great Britain become a nation of yobs, chavs, overzealous safety officers, and bad parents? Is this a recent cultural shift? Are the aforementioned groups truly that prevalent or is the media exaggerating? Thanks.
 
2006-11-14 06:15:01 AM
MC... liberals... lol
 
2006-11-14 06:15:19 AM
Spanky McLapdance Damn straight, soothe yourself with this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thRw2cWRxKU&mode=related&search=

Okay, there are times where I can't stand him, but this is funny!
 
2006-11-14 06:20:34 AM
What no pics of bubble boy...I'm soooo ashamed....

/Wish I could figure out the pic posting goodness of fark to solve all my own dilemmas
 
2006-11-14 06:23:27 AM
When will they start removing all the walls in the UK? People may walk into them.
 
2006-11-14 06:25:23 AM
I, for one would love to live in a country where there is no such thing as a lawsuit, and these safety nazis couldn't have their say.

No wonder everyone's a zombie these days. There's no way to have fun since, sadly many forms of fun involve the chance someone could be injured.

I'm surprised walking and/or running hasn't been banned yet.
 
2006-11-14 06:30:12 AM
Not news? Check
Funny headline? Nope
Remotely interesting article? Nope

Well, 1 out of 3 ain't bad.

*sigh*
 
2006-11-14 06:36:01 AM
It's been there six years, and nobody has hurt themselves by walking into it yet. Anyone that could hurt themselves by walking into it could just as easily walk into a wall or a telephone pole.

But it's a hazard.

These are the same idiots that have forced playgrounds to get rid of swings, merry-go-rounds, and see-saws.
 
2006-11-14 06:40:30 AM
Did anyone read the previous post on the main page about the "study"

We are turning into folds of skin filled with moosh
 
2006-11-14 06:41:35 AM
Britain is going pussy on us, mighty fast.
 
2006-11-14 06:44:27 AM
I'm scared of poops, I think all fecal matter should be banned before I get sick.
 
2006-11-14 06:45:41 AM
mc frontalot

I think we learned a lot from our American cousins. Well the overzealous safety officers and bad parents bit. Though we haven't had kids bringing pipe bombs into our schools. Yet.
 
2006-11-14 06:48:58 AM
sloughtown4ever: I think we learned a lot from our American cousins. Well the overzealous safety officers and bad parents bit. Though we haven't had kids bringing pipe bombs into our schools. Yet.

I was hoping for a serious reply. My questions weren't intended as a swipe at Great Britain.
 
2006-11-14 06:50:24 AM
Detroit Bob

Look one story down before you make that judgement. That goes for you too mc_frontalot, it seems that the pussification is going on on both sides of the atlantic.

Spanky, yuh, it's disturbing isn't it. Bad enough that it's got a big circulation within the UK, let alone that people outside the Uk might try and extract some sort of picture of our nation from it....
 
2006-11-14 06:55:59 AM
They should also remove the store from there in case someone walk into the brick wall.
 
2006-11-14 07:00:30 AM
JonnyG: I, for one would love to live in a country where there is no such thing as a lawsuit, and these safety nazis couldn't have their say.

No wonder everyone's a zombie these days. There's no way to have fun since, sadly many forms of fun involve the chance someone could be injured.

I'm surprised walking and/or running hasn't been banned yet.


That is why we in America only walk or run to the fridge or the toilet.
 
2006-11-14 07:01:11 AM
2006-11-14 06:13:11 AMmc frontalot


I have a serious question for British farkers: When did Great Britain become a nation of yobs, chavs, overzealous safety officers, and bad parents? Is this a recent cultural shift? Are the aforementioned groups truly that prevalent or is the media exaggerating? Thanks.


Mainly sensationalism to flog the paper, playground where my god children play still has swings, I think a roundabout IIRC and seesaws. Not the traditional ones with a fulcrum in the middle but the swingy back and forth type (I'm feeling eloquent today) Pretty new too, it's got that rubber flooring and climbing frames with nets. So there's hope yet.
 
2006-11-14 07:02:55 AM
I introduce to you... the new playground! Yes it's fun for both children and adults! Forget all your safety worries, too! Watch your children grow with no fear at all of injury or bad environmental influences!

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Simply introduce the child to the play ground and apply safety gear!

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2006-11-14 07:17:31 AM
In my day, this was all we had to play on, and we liked it!

www.uploadfile.info
 
2006-11-14 07:24:23 AM
That thing looks familiar... Didn't they use one of those in an episode of Mr. Bean once?
 
2006-11-14 07:35:02 AM
totalsecurity

You asked for it...

Click for full-size (pops)
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2006-11-14 07:37:02 AM
My HTML fails... That link doesn't pop T_T
 
2006-11-14 07:47:41 AM
herryl, 44, from Market Harborough, Leics, stormed: "You would have to be blind to walk into it - it poses no more danger than a bollard."

That's not a bad point. Blind persons could run into it. Really.

That said the removal order is still unmitigated sillyness.
 
2006-11-14 08:02:14 AM
On behalf of others who don't know: "A bollard is a short vertical post."

/thanks wikipedia
 
2006-11-14 08:16:01 AM
dstanley: On behalf of others who don't know: "A bollard is a short vertical post."

I've got one of those, but it's not short.

/and usually not vertical, but sometimes...
 
2006-11-14 08:16:53 AM
as a 1st year health and safety student, I'd just like to point out that 90% of our job involves preventing accidents that would happen to the VERY lowest common denominator. Stuff like this, for example. Whenever you laugh and some moron entering his bid for the Darwin Awards, that's the failure of a Public Health and Safety professional at his job.
 
2006-11-14 08:24:23 AM
drfeelgood: Stuff like this, for example. Whenever you laugh and some moron entering his bid for the Darwin Awards, that's the failure of a Public Health and Safety professional at his job.

That's the absolutely worst thing I have read or am going to read for a very long time.

And I've read Battlefield Earth.
 
2006-11-14 08:34:21 AM
And the children's health and safety trifecta is in play!
 
2006-11-14 08:59:54 AM
DrFeelGood
People who decide your job is necessary are what's wrong with this world. If people are too stupid, let them go. Our gene pool is polluted with morons without a shred of good sense. Nothing against you personally, but we should not need you to tell us not to make toast in the bathtub or lick a live light socket.

/rant
 
2006-11-14 09:46:04 AM
drfeelgood
that's the failure of a Public Health and Safety professional at his job.

aaaaaaaaand, you being employed is the failure of a politician spending my tax dollars...
/nothing personal, but...
//how do you live with yourself, man?
 
2006-11-14 09:52:58 AM
mc frontalot

I have a serious question for British farkers: When did Great Britain become a nation of yobs, chavs, overzealous safety officers, and bad parents?

Shortly after the Sun had to stop demonising the Gays. They've had to find a new target, and so every day guarantees yet another story about 'Health and Safety Gone Mad'.

That and the immigrants obviously, although the Daily Mail and Express seem to have cornered that particular market in terms of 'OH NOES! TEH FORENNERS ARE QUEUEUEING TO EAT YOUR BABYS!!' fear-mongering.
 
2006-11-14 10:30:08 AM
I say it again. Great Britain's local level government looks more and more like "1984" mixed with "Brazil" everyday.
They will continue to -lie- to us and force us to believe in the specious reasons they employ, for the sake of their jobs.
They will allow NO discussion, and if you try to usurp the authority, you will be branded a traitor and probably have a non-reviewed ASBO instituted on your behalf, anonymously of course.
 
2006-11-14 10:53:06 AM
This thread should be closed because Godwin was invoked by subby.
 
2006-11-14 11:07:55 AM
Darn it, I was hoping to go on that ride later!
 
2006-11-14 11:29:06 AM
A sure way to keep Brits from running into this thing would be to paint a toothbrush on the side of it.
 
2006-11-14 11:37:40 AM
2006-11-14 11:29:06 AMSpacePunk


A sure way to keep Brits from running into this thing would be to paint a toothbrush on the side of it.


Bwahahahaaaa, the first use of that cliche to ever make me laugh, kudos to you sir.
 
2006-11-14 05:42:48 PM
SpacePunk made me snarf on my screen. Great job!
 
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