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(Some Nanny)   Couple clears weeds and trash from public land near their home. Does the city a) thank them b) reward them or c) tell them to buy a license for the work or put the weeds back?   ( mailonsunday.co.uk) divider line
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2012-01-13 05:17:12 PM  
Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.
 
2012-01-13 05:41:16 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


Poe's law Poe's law Poe's law Poe's law Poe's law Poe's law
 
2012-01-13 05:53:08 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


It's so bad that it's even affecting the UK now.
 
2012-01-13 05:55:11 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


WTF is that blokes problem?
 
2012-01-13 05:58:31 PM  
You can't go in and clear cut shiat, end of story. There could be wetlands you don't realize are in there or all kinds of things. They don't have regulations just to troll people; do it the way everyone else does you self important chavs.
 
2012-01-13 06:00:29 PM  
It sounds wrong, but if they allow this than are they going to have to start allowing others to start doing what the hell they please to government land?
 
2012-01-13 06:14:06 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


That was some funny shiat right there.
 
2012-01-13 06:42:46 PM  
Yeah, there are good reasons for those permits. Many places are left undeveloped because they are historically, archaeologically or ecologically significant, but there is not (or not yet) enough funding for mitigation or restoration. If Gettysburg was overgrown with weeds, you wouldn't want just any old dork with a bulldozer coming in and clearing it.
 
2012-01-13 07:12:42 PM  
If you think it's bad in Surrey, you should see the mess up in Coventry.

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The U.K. is like one giant episode of "Hoarders."
 
2012-01-13 07:16:35 PM  
Look, this has nothing to do with party.

This has EVERYTHING to do with modern human politics.

Demand change now or die like every other podunk planet.

Seriously.

Grow up.
 
2012-01-13 07:16:56 PM  

FloydA: Yeah, there are good reasons for those permits. Many places are left undeveloped because they are historically, archaeologically or ecologically significant, but there is not (or not yet) enough funding for mitigation or restoration. If Gettysburg was overgrown with weeds, you wouldn't want just any old dork with a bulldozer coming in and clearing it.


A little side lot so overgrown with weeds that it is encroaching on a bus stop, blocking views of traffic, and completely obscuring a house is hardly Gettysburg. Here we seem to have a failure to think on the part of the local council. It seems a reasonable group of people would thank them for what they did.

/still a million thanks
 
2012-01-13 07:17:53 PM  
U.K! U.K! U.K!
 
2012-01-13 07:18:45 PM  
Hmm, they did work on land that was not theirs, and are being told they shouldn't have done that. I'm failing to see the outrage here, especially considering England's land use history and things like allotments.

Also, if it were my property, I'd like to think that I'd appreciate their help, but what if what they considered weeds was in fact part of my garden, and just hadn't bloomed yet, or I actually harvested the blackberries they so rudely removed.
 
2012-01-13 07:19:38 PM  
In before the "Nanny State" comments
 
2012-01-13 07:19:58 PM  

Indubitably: Look, this has nothing to do with party.

This has EVERYTHING to do with modern human politics.

Demand change now or die like every other podunk planet.

Seriously.

Grow up.


P.S. This is a cross-thread comment too, apologies, please disregard and ignore me if this violates your SVL...
 
2012-01-13 07:21:32 PM  
"Jobsworth" is a British colloquial[1][2] word deriving from the phrase "I can't do that, it's more than my job's worth", meaning it might lose the person their job: taking the initiative and performing an action, and perhaps in the process breaking a rule, is beyond what the person feels their job description allows.

In case anybody else was wondering.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-01-13 07:22:57 PM  
Blackberry bushes are not weeds.
 
2012-01-13 07:24:07 PM  
Here in Georgia, the highway department would thank you and ask you to keep on going.
 
2012-01-13 07:25:32 PM  
Subby you asshole, I have a new years resolution not to click on any Daily Fail links, and I was doing great, until after I clicked on the link I realised a headline that stupid could only be from a Faily Fail article, and then it came up with the mailonsunday url and now I hate you.
 
2012-01-13 07:26:19 PM  

SnakeLee: There could be wetlands you don't realize are in there or all kinds of things.


Just because some wino took a leak there after tossing his empty bottle does not make it a wetland.
 
2012-01-13 07:26:51 PM  

FloydA: Yeah, there are good reasons for those permits. Many places are left undeveloped because they are historically, archaeologically or ecologically significant, but there is not (or not yet) enough funding for mitigation or restoration. If Gettysburg was overgrown with weeds, you wouldn't want just any old dork with a bulldozer coming in and clearing it.


In fact, Gettysburg *was* overgrown with weeds, particularly the southern part of the battlefield. And the NPS brought in bulldozers to clear it.
 
2012-01-13 07:27:01 PM  
1 - fark you subby for "hiding" the source.
2 - Since this is the Daily Fail, I'm assuming none of this has actually happened.
 
2012-01-13 07:27:56 PM  
Yeah... I'm gonna say there is probably more to this story.

My tip offs?

Daily Fail and the fact it looks like they did far more that just "pull weeds" on public property.
 
2012-01-13 07:29:31 PM  

craxyd: In before the "Nanny State" comments


But not in before the fark headline was tagged "Some Nanny". I love how if something like this happens in the UK it's Nanny State OMG! But if it happens in the US it's just some uptight c*nt.
 
2012-01-13 07:29:40 PM  
I decided to put all the weeds back so I planted all the Kudzu I could get my hands on.
You're welcome.
 
2012-01-13 07:30:32 PM  

Gulper Eel: Just because some wino took a leak there after tossing his empty bottle does not make it a wetland.


Actually, if it's land, and it's wet.....
 
2012-01-13 07:30:53 PM  
The English smell of turpentine
 
2012-01-13 07:32:47 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: sigdiamond2000: Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.

WTF is that blokes problem?


He keeps going full retard despite all the warnings.
 
2012-01-13 07:34:09 PM  

TravisBickle62: The English smell of turpentine


No.

You do, but it's more like a shriveled pickle smell...

You know, formaldehydey...

;)
 
2012-01-13 07:34:59 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: sigdiamond2000: Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.

WTF is that blokes problem?

He keeps going full retard despite all the warnings.


Indeed.

Retard abounds.
 
2012-01-13 07:35:40 PM  

DarthBrooks: If you think it's bad in Surrey, you should see the mess up in Coventry.

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The U.K. is like one giant episode of "Hoarders."


Didn't Delita stab Ovelia in that very spot?
 
2012-01-13 07:35:48 PM  

Indubitably: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: sigdiamond2000: Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.

WTF is that blokes problem?

He keeps going full retard despite all the warnings.

Indeed.

Retard abounds.


Welcome to human politics.

Humb.
 
2012-01-13 07:36:23 PM  
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Are these the new Team Zissou jackets?
 
2012-01-13 07:36:30 PM  
The Daily Fail. Story is either mostly made up, overhypes a minor incident, or is intentionally missing a substantial amount of the actual details to mislead.

They ought to just go back to paying people for their illegal services.
 
2012-01-13 07:37:35 PM  

Indubitably: Welcome to human politics.

Humb.


Who did you mean to log in as?
 
2012-01-13 07:38:57 PM  

Larry Mahnken: FloydA: Yeah, there are good reasons for those permits. Many places are left undeveloped because they are historically, archaeologically or ecologically significant, but there is not (or not yet) enough funding for mitigation or restoration. If Gettysburg was overgrown with weeds, you wouldn't want just any old dork with a bulldozer coming in and clearing it.

In fact, Gettysburg *was* overgrown with weeds, particularly the southern part of the battlefield. And the NPS brought in bulldozers to clear it.


The NPS did it, though, with the proper permits, right? One person's weed is another person's endangered species. If it's not your property, if you don't own it, you need to ask before you make changes. That includes everybody who gets indignant because they're not allowed to plant shiat without permission in public spaces, as well. Ask first.
 
2012-01-13 07:39:04 PM  
You know. I'd put the weeds and trash back.
 
2012-01-13 07:39:29 PM  

Another Government Employee: Here in Georgia, the highway department would thank you and ask you to keep on going.


Usually the inmates do that.
 
2012-01-13 07:39:50 PM  

C18H27NO3: I decided to put all the weeds back so I planted all the Kudzu I could get my hands on.
You're welcome.


Toss some Japanese Beetles in there, too.

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They're the gift that keeps on giving... until there's nothing left!
 
2012-01-13 07:41:19 PM  
Its nice to know that a more social system is just as farked up as a more greedy system.
 
2012-01-13 07:41:21 PM  
You can't do whatever the fark you want just because it's a "good dead" (obviously a variable definition of what that means).
 
2012-01-13 07:41:58 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


This, gentle readers, is what we in the business call a "Quickdraw Troll". While you might be tempted to identify it as another classic, the "Hail Mary" troll, you can easily distinguish the two by noting the Quickdraw's prominent position at the top of the thread.
 
2012-01-13 07:42:06 PM  
They SHOULD be penalized. You cannot strip public land just because it is in front of your house.

Like the idiots in this country that cut down park trees because they instruct their "view".
 
2012-01-13 07:42:28 PM  
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You can't even lift a pair of shears without a Twenty-Seven B-stroke-Six!
 
2012-01-13 07:42:51 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: The NPS did it, though, with the proper permits, right? One person's weed is another person's endangered species. If it's not your property, if you don't own it, you need to ask before you make changes. That includes everybody who gets indignant because they're not allowed to plant shiat without permission in public spaces, as well. Ask first.


Asking is one thing. Being charged for a license is another thing entirely.
 
2012-01-13 07:43:27 PM  

Splinshints: Indubitably: Welcome to human politics.

Humb.

Who did you mean to log in as?


Um.

fark off.

You know, I'm getting tired of this nonsense argument.

Look, twat, I am Indubitably only.

Choke on that FACT.

Twat.

Disapprove of my weaponized words, then respond with weaponized words.

I'm reading.

Other-wise, STFU.

Your humb pollutes those in the know.

You belie your humb?

What do you want me to say? Educate yourself, please. Or not.

Thank you.
 
2012-01-13 07:45:25 PM  

Indubitably: Splinshints: Indubitably: Welcome to human politics.

Humb.

Who did you mean to log in as?

Um.

fark off.

You know, I'm getting tired of this nonsense argument.

Look, twat, I am Indubitably only.

Choke on that FACT.

Twat.

Disapprove of my weaponized words, then respond with weaponized words.

I'm reading.

Other-wise, STFU.

Your humb pollutes those in the know.

You belie your humb?

What do you want me to say? Educate yourself, please. Or not.

Thank you.


Oh wait...

You got me...

;)

P.S. Well-played.
 
2012-01-13 07:45:27 PM  

ZAZ: Blackberry bushes are not weeds.


Now see... this is where I can see the city's side of this. I don't know anything about blackberry bushes but I DO know that sometimes landscapers will plant specific bushes and whatnot for water drainage. Meaning the root systems helps the water along as opposed to getting trapped on top of dense earth. It also sounds like they tampered with the other bushes which were quite likely put there as decoration and now no longer match the rest of the decorative bushes along the street. It ALSO sounds like these people are trying to act like the neighborhood saviors by cleaning up the area when in reality the chick just wanted more sunlight on her own garden.

It is the CITY'S property and they maintain it to certain specifications. These people just went rogue on it. Now the city doesn't seem too upset but they want them to get a lincense so at least they know the specific rules regarding landscaping of public areas.

I understand wanting to clean up your neighborhood but if every would be do gooder out there started digging up the parks and ditches it could cause a lot of problems and expense.

Bad landscaping can cause very real damage to homes, roads and underground pipes and shiat.
 
2012-01-13 07:45:55 PM  

Indubitably: Splinshints: Indubitably: Welcome to human politics.

Humb.

Who did you mean to log in as?

Um.

fark off.

You know, I'm getting tired of this nonsense argument.

Look, twat, I am Indubitably only.

Choke on that FACT.

Twat.

Disapprove of my weaponized words, then respond with weaponized words.

I'm reading.

Other-wise, STFU.

Your humb pollutes those in the know.

You belie your humb?

What do you want me to say? Educate yourself, please. Or not.

Thank you.


Sooooo..... Charlie Sheen is your sockpuppet?
 
2012-01-13 07:46:39 PM  
Grab a bag of wildflower seeds and sow them about the lot. OK, weeds are back.
 
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