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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 29
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2014-04-21 05:11:48 AM
6 votes:
What the hell are asbos? Silly Brits can't even speak proper English.
2014-04-21 02:49:47 AM
5 votes:

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 01:40:32 AM
5 votes:
We can't have children showing ingenuity or creativity, now can we? Who the hell knows what that could lead to ...
2014-04-21 05:36:32 AM
4 votes:
It would wager it was an elderly busy body. The kind that sees all teens as dopers ready to rob them.
2014-04-21 06:35:21 AM
3 votes:

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 06:31:03 AM
3 votes:
If they had something like an "asbo" when we were kids, we would have worn them proudly like a badge.
2014-04-21 05:37:57 AM
3 votes:
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 10:16:36 AM
2 votes:
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2014-04-21 06:36:28 AM
2 votes:

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 06:34:11 AM
2 votes:

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 05:28:07 AM
2 votes:
Heh. When I visited my grandparents in Britain they had a fridge magnet with a phone number to call to report "anti-social behaviour."
Skr
2014-04-21 05:23:10 AM
2 votes:
Asbos sounds like something out of A Clockwork Orange, even more so after I checked the definition.
2014-04-21 05:16:50 AM
2 votes:
"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 10:54:09 AM
1 votes:

iron de havilland: Jim_Callahan: 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.

American football might become popular outside the US if it didn't take 3 farking hours for 1 hour of play.

Plus, the leggings, shoulder pads and make up are kind of ghey.


The pants are for 2 purposes. 1) to protect the skin from direct contact. 2) to hold protective pads to protect the players. That way when somebody runs near them they don't have to fall on the ground and clutch their leg in agony.

The shoulder pads protect the chest and upper body. That way when somebody runs hear them they don't have to fall on the ground and cry like a little girl who just lost her dolly.

The make up. Yeah totally ghey. Just like the battle paint worn by Celts and Vikings.

Now I'm going to look at you funny, so I suggest you fall on the ground, and pretend I broke your leg and try to get me a red card. Cause you're so manly.
2014-04-21 09:32:38 AM
1 votes:
Liberals hate creativity that was not expressly allowed by them.
2014-04-21 08:44:35 AM
1 votes:
You know who else built stick forts in the woods? Celts. I can't really blame the Brits for being wary. For all they knew it might have been a Viking raiding party.

You can't be too careful.
2014-04-21 08:17:31 AM
1 votes:
'The officer involved kept telling me he'd happily come and talk to me but I just think there's the bigger issue we need to address.'

In other words, your asshole kids were out messing up woods you don't own and aggravating people badly enough that they called the cops, then when the cops were more than happy to explain to you what the problem was you stuck your fingers in your ears and ran to the Daily Fail so you could whine like a little biatch and get a one-sided story with no context printed up?
  
Yea. Go fark yourself, biatch. And fark you Daily Fail. And double-fark you, submitter.
  
/ it's going to be a good week
2014-04-21 07:44:27 AM
1 votes:

Dirty J1: 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?


How in holy hell did you think that happened in the U.S. Wasn't your first clue that none of the words were in English? Is Asbo some godawful spread for your toast?
2014-04-21 07:40:20 AM
1 votes:
Letting your dogs shiat in the woods is anti social behavior and they should be banned.
2014-04-21 06:59:30 AM
1 votes:

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 06:30:48 AM
1 votes:

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 06:12:39 AM
1 votes:
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 06:09:44 AM
1 votes:

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 05:58:24 AM
1 votes:
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 05:43:54 AM
1 votes:
ASBOs? Really, England? What's the matter, your balls drop off?

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2014-04-21 05:25:16 AM
1 votes:
well it's the Daily Mail, so it must be 100% true
2014-04-21 05:22:59 AM
1 votes:

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.
2014-04-21 05:20:25 AM
1 votes:

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


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2014-04-20 11:44:43 PM
1 votes:
Sucks to your asbo, Piggy.
 
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