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(BBC)   England criminalizes squatting. Deadlifting still okay... for now   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 145
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2012-08-31 07:44:34 PM
I want to say about farking time, but as always the devil is in the details:
Police must prove that a person knowingly entered a building as a trespasser and "is living or intends to live" in it.

Good luck with that. They squatters will just write up a fake lease, and claim they had no way of knowing the person "renting" them the property wasn't the legal owner of the home.
 
2012-08-31 07:54:05 PM
WHAT ABOUT THE SNATCH?!
 
2012-08-31 08:18:39 PM

TheYeti: WHAT ABOUT THE SNATCH?!


Indeed. How about jerking?
 
2012-08-31 08:23:03 PM
Anyone want to see a link to a guy prolapsing his rectum?
 
2012-08-31 08:34:41 PM

Krymson Tyde: TheYeti: WHAT ABOUT THE SNATCH?!

Indeed. How about jerking?


I prefer to clean it off the floor...oh please, don't be so childish!
 
2012-08-31 09:06:43 PM
Squatters are kind of the scum of the Earth.

At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.
 
2012-08-31 09:24:48 PM
As was said earlier, about time.
 
2012-08-31 09:29:09 PM

doglover: Squatters are kind of the scum of the Earth.

At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.


There have been cases where squatters have moved in while the owners are on vacation or having the place remodelled before they take residence.

There have alos been cases where a landlord has put one of his properties up for rent and had to deal with squatters.
 
2012-08-31 09:32:39 PM

doglover: Squatters are kind of the scum of the Earth.

At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.


They're in the business of arbitrage; why the hate?
 
2012-08-31 09:39:58 PM
But campaigners warned the new law could criminalise vulnerable people and lead to an increase in rough sleeping.

OH NOES! I should just let squatters take over my house when i go on vacation. Then they can change the locks and my family and I will be the ones sleeping rough on the streets. It's the least we can do. I don't want to offend the vulnerable.
 
2012-08-31 09:52:24 PM

Bathia_Mapes: There have been cases where squatters have moved in while the owners are on vacation or having the place remodelled before they take residence.


And that's why antisocial people are farktards.

Where I grew up the neighbors still talked about shiat that went down DECADES previous. They knew EVERYTHING about one another. Even the people they didn't like they were well aware of. Squatters don't work in that environment. Someone would call the cops.

Renters I understand having this issue. But private citizens on vacation? Don't you have friends? Squatters should be literally stoned by an angry mob if they try to steal your house because everyone likes you.
 
2012-08-31 10:04:04 PM

doglover: At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.


They'll kick open the door when you leave for work. When you get home at 5:30, there will be a new front door and new locks.
 
2012-08-31 10:22:59 PM
WOOO!! Is it 1979 again?

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2012-08-31 10:27:48 PM
TheYeti: WHAT ABOUT THE SNATCH?!

"Shut up and sit down, you big, bald fark. I don't like leaving my own country, Doug, and I especially don't like leaving it for anything less then warm sandy beaches, and cocktails with little straw hats. "
 
2012-08-31 10:28:14 PM

Krymson Tyde: TheYeti: WHAT ABOUT THE SNATCH?!

Indeed. How about jerking?


As long as you do it clean.
 
2012-08-31 10:28:20 PM
 
2012-08-31 10:28:58 PM
www.t-nation.com

Disapproves (sorry last one I used link instead of image)
 
2012-08-31 10:31:40 PM

doglover: Squatters are kind of the scum of the Earth.

At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.


Asinine.
 
2012-08-31 10:32:57 PM
www.worldhum.com
 
2012-08-31 10:34:13 PM
Seriously England? How long have you been around and you just now grasped private property rights?

What a bunch of panty waist morons.
 
2012-08-31 10:34:55 PM

doglover: Squatters are kind of the scum of the Earth.

At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.


You shouldn't be able to...what? 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-31 10:36:05 PM

ShawnDoc: doglover: At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.

They'll kick open the door when you leave for work. When you get home at 5:30, there will be a new front door and new locks.


You kick it down again with all of your friends and family and take it the fark back.

In Texas, for example, you would NOT want to try squatting.
 
2012-08-31 10:38:27 PM
savemisc.com
 
2012-08-31 10:39:06 PM
There should be governmental or charity safety nets for people who are too poor to buy or rent property (from generational poverty or situational unemployment), and I agree with the UK for criminalizing squatting. There should be options for poor people other than theft and trespassing.
 
2012-08-31 10:40:11 PM
One should never deadlift until one's bowels are completely emptied.
 
2012-08-31 10:40:45 PM

Krymson Tyde: TheYeti: WHAT ABOUT THE SNATCH?!

Indeed. How about jerking?


Dynamic tension must be hard work.
 
2012-08-31 10:41:07 PM

rebelyell2006: There should be governmental or charity safety nets for people who are too poor to buy or rent property (from generational poverty or situational unemployment), and I agree with the UK for criminalizing squatting. There should be options for poor people other than theft and trespassing.


hint: its cause THEY'RE on drugs
 
2012-08-31 10:41:11 PM
Squat thrusts are still legal, however.
 
2012-08-31 10:41:49 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: [savemisc.com image 850x621]


I'd let her squat on my face.
 
2012-08-31 10:42:30 PM
Looks like the "Squatting Is A Human Right Unless It's In My House" Squad hasn't shown up in full force yet...
 
2012-08-31 10:43:53 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: [savemisc.com image 850x621]


Name please?

/she'd crush my head like a coconut
 
2012-08-31 10:45:45 PM

rebelyell2006: There should be governmental or charity safety nets for people who are too poor to buy or rent property (from generational poverty or situational unemployment), and I agree with the UK for criminalizing squatting. There should be options for poor people other than theft and trespassing.


According to TFA: The maximum penalty will be six months in jail, a £5,000 fine, or both.

/plus the workhouse and the debtors' prisons
//or just go old school England and make every crime a capital crime - problem solved
 
2012-08-31 10:48:46 PM

Silly Jesus: Quantum Apostrophe: [savemisc.com image 850x621]

Name please?

/she'd crush my head like a coconut


I can't keep her all to myself... Samantha Wright.
 
2012-08-31 10:48:48 PM
The War on Women™ continues...
 
2012-08-31 10:49:11 PM

Silly Jesus: Quantum Apostrophe: [savemisc.com image 850x621]

Name please?

/she'd crush my head like a coconut


samantha wright
 
2012-08-31 10:53:34 PM
Homeowner Hugh Whittle told the BBC he had returned from a stay in hospital to find squatters had moved into his property in London.

"It was horrifying. Just going through the three or four months it took to get them out was a cost in stress.

"And cost in money as well, of course... and the property did actually become worse in its condition which meant that we had to pay builders more."


Exactly how long of a hospital visit did you take to have people show up in your house? If I'm leaving more than a week I'm at least asking somebody to come over and check up on the place.

And I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one to get wimmin to sleep with me, but wouldn't this already be covered under breaking and entering?
 
2012-08-31 10:54:05 PM

doglover: At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.


sure, and you shouldn't be able to own any personal property that you can't keep your eyes on at all times.
if it is out of your sight and someone take sit the guy who steals should get to keep it.
 
2012-08-31 10:55:25 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: [savemisc.com image 850x621]


I feel the urge to clean and jerk now. Not necessarily in that order
 
2012-08-31 10:58:35 PM
Ever notice how squatters talk about how squatting keeps the homeless from dying of exposure but the speaker is inevitably an upper middle class white person doing it for kicks? (Looking at you, Ash Marks, you dishonest coont).

Ash Marks, squatter: ''Victims will become criminals, and that is outrageous''

That's funny; around here, squatting on the wrong property is likely to turn criminals into "victims" - at least to hear asshats like her tell it.
 
2012-08-31 11:00:19 PM
This has only been a crime in the US for, oh, a century or two...
 
2012-08-31 11:02:33 PM

relcec: sure, and you shouldn't be able to own any personal property that you can't keep your eyes on at all times.


If you can swing round about once a week, or at least swing someone in your employ around once a week, you've over extended yourself. A lot can happen in a week, but it's reasonable.

If you just have an empty lot for a month or two, anything can and will happen. Lightning, squatters, Walter and his mobile meth lab, anything. You're asking for trouble.

Slow and steady conquers the world.
 
2012-08-31 11:02:39 PM
Love the compassionate christian nations....bwhhahahahahaa!!!!!
 
2012-08-31 11:03:41 PM
SO IS SQUATTING (THE OTHER KIND)
WHAT A GAY HEADLINE
 
2012-08-31 11:03:56 PM
Use your legs not your back!
 
2012-08-31 11:08:21 PM

The Face Of Oblivion: Ever notice how squatters talk about how squatting keeps the homeless from dying of exposure but the speaker is inevitably an upper middle class white person doing it for kicks? (Looking at you, Ash Marks, you dishonest coont).

Ash Marks, squatter: ''Victims will become criminals, and that is outrageous''

That's funny; around here, squatting on the wrong property is likely to turn criminals into "victims" - at least to hear asshats like her tell it.


in england if you are homeless it is by choice or you are nuts, right? isn't housing like a right over there?
 
2012-08-31 11:10:06 PM

saeufer82: This has only been a crime in the US for, oh, a century or two...


No it hasn't.
 
2012-08-31 11:10:14 PM

Hypothetical Imperative: doglover: Squatters are kind of the scum of the Earth.

At the same time, you shouldn't be able to own property you or yours don't even visit for long enough that someone decides to move in and live there.

You shouldn't be able to...what? 

[i.imgur.com image 450x268]


It's not a particular difficult concept to grasp. The argument goes like this: It's a zero-sum game. There are only so many resources in the world, and so many people. The more resources A owns/uses, the less resources B gets to have. Once A gets to the point that she has everything she could possibly ever use, anything else she obtains only denies B things he needs without benefiting A in any way beyond bragging rights.

You're free to poke holes in the argument (for example, it is possible to build more houses, so the number of possible houses in the world is not fixed), but to say you don't understand the argument is a bit silly.
 
2012-08-31 11:13:54 PM
The civil law pertaining to squatting is centuries old, no real sense in changing the status of squatting to a criminal offense at this point.
 
2012-08-31 11:16:42 PM
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2012-08-31 11:17:39 PM

Bathia_Mapes: There have been cases where squatters have moved in while the owners are on vacation or having the place remodelled before they take residence.


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