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(The Sun)   RAF pilot lands helicopter on beach... to pick up ice cream. What flavor did Prince Harry prefer?   ( divider line
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2012-05-19 06:10:41 PM  
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HeliumAddict: UK citizens never cease to amaze me.... They happily accept a police state, unimpeded surveillance of their every movement and a never ending erosion of personal freedoms.

But a couple of young men who risk their lives everyday saving people decide to land a helicopter (on a training mission no less) on a beach to grab a snack.

WTF sheeple? WTF? I'm sure something like this: 'wasted govt money', 'irresponsible military endangering citizens' or 'someone could have been killed' will be front page news in the UK tomorrow...


There are many areas where British citizens have more freedom and rights than US citizens. Brits don't have to carry their driving licence, or any ID, when driving, for example. They don't have to give their name or details if stopped in the street, unlike many US states. In the UK police are not allowed to lie to you when questioning you, so the common US police trick of "Your buddy has already confessed and confirmed you were involved" would have any confession thrown out.
They can buy beer at 18, and drink it at any age. If you'r 14 and you and your buddies grab some beers from your parents fridge and have a party, no big deal, unless you start bothering other people.
And official UK police policy, and the law, is that you are allowed to record officers on video in public, unlike many US areas. Nor can UK police just seize large amounts of cash and keep it unless you can go to court and prove you got it legally.
And there are nowhere near as many CCTV cameras as some Americans suspect, nor are they exactly unknown in the US. The Times Square bomber was caught on 74 CCTV cameras around Times Square for example.
2012-05-19 01:09:51 PM  
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If he was picking this up, I could understand it. See Page 3 for details.
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