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(Daily Mail)   Building a stick fort in the woods is anti-social behavior, and police take that very seriously   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 122
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2014-04-20 11:44:43 PM
Sucks to your asbo, Piggy.
 
2014-04-21 12:18:46 AM
It's pretty obvious it's a Blair Witch coven... in Carcosa.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2014-04-21 01:40:32 AM
We can't have children showing ingenuity or creativity, now can we? Who the hell knows what that could lead to ...
 
2014-04-21 02:09:41 AM
Just because your precious snowflake isn't at home glued to her XBox, it doesn't mean that every other thing she's doing is somehow acceptable.

People were complaining about her behavior. That doesn't happen just because she built a little stick fort. Maybe she was throwing things or yelling things. The story seems very one-sided.
 
2014-04-21 02:49:47 AM

Pud: We can't have children showing ingenuity or creativity, now can we? Who the hell knows what that could lead to ...


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2014-04-21 04:29:11 AM
For some reason, the police take it very seriously when I pitch a tent in the woods.
 
2014-04-21 05:11:48 AM
What the hell are asbos? Silly Brits can't even speak proper English.
 
2014-04-21 05:16:50 AM
"an officer attended and found that no offence had been committed".

Sorry, but there's no story here. Someone complained to the police, the police checked and said "No problem, carry on". There's no accusation of anti-social behaviour from the police, just a determination that there wasn't any.
 
2014-04-21 05:17:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: People were complaining about her behavior. That doesn't happen just because she built a little stick fort. Maybe she was throwing things or yelling things. The story seems very one-sided.


No, people weren't complaining about her behavior. One whiny turd complained. FTA: A spokesman from Northumbria police tried to defend the officers' actions, saying: We received a complaint from a local resident about teenagers hanging around in the woodlands.

OMG! Children in the woods. IN THE WOODS! Hanging about. (in the woods.)
 
2014-04-21 05:17:55 AM
Yes it's completely normal for 14 year girls to be building stick forts and eating pop and crisps in the woods. I can't think of anything suspicious about the reporting of this story at all. It's not like the Daily Mail is anything but impartial in its news coverage.
 
2014-04-21 05:20:25 AM

JonnyBGoode: What the hell are asbos? Silly Brits can't even speak proper English.


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2014-04-21 05:22:59 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Just because your precious snowflake isn't at home glued to her XBox, it doesn't mean that every other thing she's doing is somehow acceptable.

People were complaining about her behavior. That doesn't happen just because she built a little stick fort. Maybe she was throwing things or yelling things. The story seems very one-sided.


It does seem one sided. But people complain about perceived behavior, especially when its kids.

/Hates snowflakes and their dipshiat parents.
 
Skr
2014-04-21 05:23:10 AM
Asbos sounds like something out of A Clockwork Orange, even more so after I checked the definition.
 
2014-04-21 05:25:16 AM
well it's the Daily Mail, so it must be 100% true
 
2014-04-21 05:26:34 AM

Kanemano: JonnyBGoode: What the hell are asbos? Silly Brits can't even speak proper English.

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Wow. Look at those guys, so attitudey.
 
2014-04-21 05:28:07 AM
Heh. When I visited my grandparents in Britain they had a fridge magnet with a phone number to call to report "anti-social behaviour."
 
2014-04-21 05:36:32 AM
It would wager it was an elderly busy body. The kind that sees all teens as dopers ready to rob them.
 
2014-04-21 05:37:57 AM
What would they say if they saw my younglings.
They routinely carry ruger 22 pistols on thier hips when they are away from the house.
/160 acres surrounded by National forest.
//who needs neighbors
 
2014-04-21 05:42:28 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: It would wager it was an elderly busy body. The kind that sees all teens as dopers ready to rob them.


And probably lawn occupiers as well
 
2014-04-21 05:43:54 AM
ASBOs? Really, England? What's the matter, your balls drop off?

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2014-04-21 05:47:20 AM
Oh FFS let kids be kids v
 
2014-04-21 05:48:25 AM
Last night primary school teacher Nicola Booth, whose 14-year-old daughter Becky was sent home from Warkworth Woods in Newcastle, revealed that the police had even checked if the children had Asbos.


Ah, what?
 
2014-04-21 05:50:42 AM
 
2014-04-21 05:58:24 AM
If they were eight?  Sure, the fort in the woods is harmless fun, and whoever filed the complaint was probably just a grouch.

At fourteen... yeah, if they were hanging out in the woods with their friends, they were proooobably making trouble.  Also most likely drunk to some degree, though traditionally the cops avoid writing that down and just kinda tell you to fark off and stop being noisy and littering and so on.

Remember that 14's typically not primary school anymore, they're at the low end of the age bracket where everyone's got all the beer they want and the two major entertainment activities are sex and vandalism.  And harassing animals, I guess-- where I grew up it was mostly messing with the cows and horses but the complaints apparently involved dogs in this case.

// Not sure what it is about being a teenager that makes confusing animals so amusing.  Lack of anything actually useful to do, probably.
// Personally rather grateful about the "cops don't actually report the 'drunk' part for really obviously underaged people on noise complaints" bit.
 
2014-04-21 06:05:58 AM
My sisters and I hacked tunnels through old growth briar patches.  With machetes.  In grade school.

We even had a system of crude booby traps to keep out all the enemies we were sure we had.

It seemed like pretty typical kid behavior back then.
 
2014-04-21 06:09:44 AM

Fafai: Heh. When I visited my grandparents in Britain they had a fridge magnet with a phone number to call to report "anti-social behaviour."


Hopefully it was 0800-GO-FARK-YOURSELF
 
2014-04-21 06:12:39 AM
Meh, the people making the calls like this are typically the anti-social ones, the crotchety people who think even seeing young people enjoy themselves is the worst day ever.
 
2014-04-21 06:20:14 AM
I am a little surprised the cop saw no reason to arrest the scamps as terrorist, they were armed and dangerous.  He must not have noticed the nail gun resting in the tree on the right.
 
2014-04-21 06:26:47 AM
Only in America....can playing OUTSIDE with FRIENDS be considered antisocial, while acceptable "social behavior" is pretty much limited to Xbox live and world of Warcraft. Reason 6,984,727 to hate America.
 
2014-04-21 06:26:59 AM
That is the worst fort I've ever seen.
 
2014-04-21 06:30:48 AM

log_jammin: well it's the Daily Mail, so it must be 100% true


Spot on.

Bit of context for my stateside amigos.

I live in Newcastle, have several friends and associates working in local law enforcement and Community Safety.

Warkworth Woods is adjacent to Gosforth, one of the upscale neighborhoods in Newcastle - over-priced real estate, good schools with long waiting lists, perfectly manicured gardens, rubbish bins every 10 feet, overwhelmingly white, smug, comfortable, and bursting with conceit and self-righteousness.

Picture the town of Sandford  in Hot Fuzz.  It's rather like that.  To be sure, not all bad eggs, but overwhelmingly stuffy demographic.

We actually lived in Gosforth when we first moved to Newcastle, but my egalitarian American ethos compelled us to relocate to a more diverse, affordable, and 'real' part of the city.

FTA:

A spokesman from Northumbria police tried to defend the officers' actions, saying: 'We received a complaint from a local resident about teenagers hanging around in the woodlands.
'Any reports of anti-social behaviour in the area are treated as a priority for the local police team.
'An officer attended and spoke to youths. It was found that no offence had been committed and they were advised that we had received a complaint.'


Daily Fail whipping up faux outrage.  Someone rang the police with a concern, police investigated, police asked a few questions, ran a few standard checks, no crime was being committed, no priors by the accused, no suggestion of unreasonable actions by the police, have a nice day, sorry to bother you.

So absolutely no problem.

Only problem here is the parent who believes that her upper middle class snowflakes are exempt from answering a few simple questions by the police when they are following a routine and reasonable procedure.

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"I expect the police to harass the chavs in Elswick, but this is GOSFORTH!"
 
2014-04-21 06:31:03 AM
If they had something like an "asbo" when we were kids, we would have worn them proudly like a badge.
 
2014-04-21 06:34:11 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Just because your precious snowflake isn't at home glued to her XBox, it doesn't mean that every other thing she's doing is somehow acceptable.

People were complaining about her behavior. That doesn't happen just because she built a little stick fort. Maybe she was throwing things or yelling things. The story seems very one-sided.


No the funny thing is that there are people in the world called "assholes" who would indeed call the police on a group of kids having fun in the woods. It's just because seeing kids play outside these days is so rare that, well, clearly they MUST be up to something right? Maybe they thought they were homeless midgets building a shelter in the woods. Perhaps the fort was an "eyesore" for the rich snobs walking their dogs. Clearly my friend you are a huge fan of of staying inside and playing Xbox, and you probably hardly ever see the light of day. I gather this from your ravenous defense of playing Xbox while everything else is somehow possibly "unacceptable" and the fact that you are giving the benefit of the doubt to those against kids playing outside in the woods. Bravo.
 
2014-04-21 06:35:21 AM

Dirty J1: Only in America....can playing OUTSIDE with FRIENDS be considered antisocial, while acceptable "social behavior" is pretty much limited to Xbox live and world of Warcraft. Reason 6,984,727 to hate America.


The contents of this article isn't one of them since it happened in Britain.

Tiny fists of rage are no match for RTFA.
 
2014-04-21 06:36:28 AM

Dirty J1: Only in America....can playing OUTSIDE with FRIENDS be considered antisocial, while acceptable "social behavior" is pretty much limited to Xbox live and world of Warcraft. Reason 6,984,727 to hate America.


Since the event occurred in England, can you tell us how much you hate Brits?
 
2014-04-21 06:39:22 AM

dfenstrate: Dirty J1: Only in America....can playing OUTSIDE with FRIENDS be considered antisocial, while acceptable "social behavior" is pretty much limited to Xbox live and world of Warcraft. Reason 6,984,727 to hate America.

Since the event occurred in England, can you tell us how much you hate Brits?


Wow must have skimmed article too fast. This seems like something that woul happen in America though. Well then i pose this question: What the fark is wrong with y'all Brits?
 
2014-04-21 06:39:34 AM

JonnyBGoode: What the hell are asbos? Silly Brits can't even speak proper English.


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"Blagged? Speak English to me, Tony. I thought this country spawned the farking language, and so far nobody seems to speak it. "

As for the stick fort...  That's a pretty crappy stick fort.
 
2014-04-21 06:47:16 AM
What do you expect from a Christian country?
 
2014-04-21 06:49:17 AM

Satanic_Hamster: As for the stick fort... That's a pretty crappy stick fort.


It was built by chicks, so ...
 
2014-04-21 06:57:55 AM
So the girls were lesbos huh?
 
2014-04-21 06:59:30 AM

dfenstrate: Since the event occurred in England, can you tell us how much you hate Brits?


Well, they actually think that soccer is somewhat entertaining on average, it seems like a safe bet to assume that they're automatically wrong about literally everything at all times.
 
2014-04-21 07:04:07 AM
I don't know what Asbos is nor do I care.  Just leave me the fark alone!
 
2014-04-21 07:05:54 AM
Clearly they have built their own funeral pyre.

Now, I am not saying they're witches, but they're witches.
 
2014-04-21 07:06:19 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Satanic_Hamster: As for the stick fort... That's a pretty crappy stick fort.

It was built by chicks, so ...


What do you expect given the existence of the patriarchy.  This article is proof of the oppression of women, the moment girls tried to build something and the cops were called.  It's no wonder.
 
2014-04-21 07:09:45 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: People were complaining about her behavior. That doesn't happen just because she built a little stick fort. Maybe she was throwing things or yelling things.


" We received a complaint from a local resident about teenagers hanging around in the woodlands."

That's it. No "yelling". No "throwing things" Just...teenagers hanging around.
 
2014-04-21 07:11:22 AM

Dread Patch Slappy: If they had something like an "asbo" when we were kids, we would have worn them proudly like a badge.


And tried to impress our friends by collecting them all!
 
2014-04-21 07:12:26 AM

JonnyBGoode: What the hell are asbos? Silly Brits can't even speak proper English.


"An anti-social behaviour order is a civil order made in the United Kingdom against a person who has been shown, on the balance of evidence, to have engaged in anti-social behaviour."

You know, like not participating in theTwo-Minute Hate.
 
2014-04-21 07:16:09 AM

JonnyBGoode: What the hell are asbos? Silly Brits can't even speak proper English.


This...
 
2014-04-21 07:18:06 AM

Kanemano: JonnyBGoode: What the hell are asbos? Silly Brits can't even speak proper English.

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Who the hell are those twits?
 
2014-04-21 07:19:24 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: So the girls were lesbos huh?


Asbos, lesbos, tomatos, tomahtos...
 
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