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Don't blame the government for common sense

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I've had just about enough of the stories on the BBC which ends with "the government should do something about this."  I'm referring to the incessant torrent of dog bites, child seats, obese people, etc., where we're forced to hear of yet another example of an unsafe situate from which the public needs to be protected.

It's time to take on some personal responsibility.  If you’re going to take your children out into the world, what happens to them is your responsibility.  Yes, it's true that there are some things that you cannot control.  But the notion that the government should control them is ludicrous.  Do you really want to live in a nanny state?

Car crashes happen, drunks drive, dogs bite.  That's been part of our world since Adam and Eve.  Only you can provide a safe place for your family.  Do not rely on others to make things safe for you.

Wake up to common sense Don't blame your government...

Finally, accept that we live in an imperfect and occasionally dangerous society.  For the most part, safety measures are only an illusion designed for our temporary comfort.

Seat belts on planes, street crossings with flashing lights, and virus protection on computers - these things are all just the best guess at solutions for problems which are truly larger than life.

Set an example in which you accept responsibility for what you do, and also for what happens to you and those you care for.  Don't blame your government.  It's just common sense.


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Balls

Balls

We do live in a Nanny State or Granny EU. Why have moth-balls been banned?
Balls
17th Apr 14 19:28

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Stalag14

Stalag14

Were we live it seems to be the policy of Housing Associations to buy houses that become available on private estates (non-council) and then put their most Kraphead tenants in them.

Why? is civilised behaviour supposed to rub off on them?

Dosn't work, once a Kraphead always a Kraphead
Stalag14
29th Apr 13 11:41

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anon

anon

The heading of this topic is, Don't blame the government..... So the F/wit DSS and local council have dumped a handfull of shat problem families amounst us. Now most of the garden walls have been kicked down or damaged, the green area has been turned into a meeting place for braindeads and slapheads, and God knows what they are smoking. The DSS and council seem to think that putting this shat into decent areas will turn their lives around, think again you dumb asses. There's only one way to cure this, put the bar-stards behind barbed razor wire with land mines around the perimeter. Or better still, move them to where the DSS and Council tw*ts live.
anon
29th Apr 13 10:34

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Josh, could we have that in English please? Do you really think obese people eat too many dogs?
grumpyoldwoman
15th Mar 13 17:53

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Josh

Josh

Yes I agree with u it is common sence u are going to become obese after awhile if u constantly eat dogs that turn from nice to evil biteing children it's the owners fault for having it if ur children
Josh
15th Mar 13 09:46

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lukus

lukus

What wonderful weather we have had these past 4 weeks..young children should be able to play in the playgrounds of their nursuries.....oops maybe not... At 15oC in the sun, its 'too hot' so they are stuck in doors even though the parents provided sunscreen.. Not the nursuries fault, its just that if I child gets sunburnt and the parent makes a 'complaint' then its the nursury staff's heads in the guillotine.. When I was younger (80s-90's) I fell over in school and scraped my hands and knees, I carried on. We used to fish down drains for 'treasure' we used to pick blackberries from bushes by the roads and eat them there and then, where back in those days cars used to run on LEADED petrol (4 Star) thus emitting lead fumes and scattering them everywhere. We had metal toy cars, if you put them in your mouth to chew it would hurt. Primary schools used drawing pins and stapels rather than blutac. Chalk instead of drywipe markers The mass majority of us are living, breathing today. Wonder what nanny states children generation will grow up to be like? Childish adults who will be found in A&E only to be told that a paper cut isnt actually an emergency.
lukus
9th May 11 17:12

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Not to mention the ladies of Gloucester Cathedral Flower Guild who will no longer be arranging (and buying out of their own pockets) the flowers in the Cathedral as they have refused to undergo CRB checks.

These were deemed necessary because the esteemed ladies share the loos used by the choir and therefore might be infiltrated by paedophiles.
grumpyoldwoman
12th Dec 10 17:17

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DSG

DSG

Off Hope Cove, on the Devon coast, a crew of strong, experienced men has saved a girl's life with minutes to spare, only to find itself "disciplined" because the only boat available was classified as an "additional facility awaiting inspection". Earlier and farther inland, see two more strong men standing helpless in their luminous Police Community Support uniforms, wittering into radios because they lacked the correct certificates to try to rescue a drowning boy.

Elsewhere, a coastguard resigned after saving a 13-year-old dangling from a cliff. He failed to fetch and buckle on his own safety harness, and immediately found himself in trouble from bosses droning that they "don't want dead heroes".

Meanwhile a thousand small habitual practices - from cake stalls to carpentry classes - find themselves under heavy reproof and restraint. And in a hospital ward somewhere a dying, frail old man repeatedly falls out of bed because nurses reckon that they can't put up his cot sides without a "risk assessment", in case they breach his "human rights" and "unlawfully imprison" him.

A frantic family tries to get a telephone line reconnected to a remote Welsh hillside where a man has had a stroke, and meet only call-centre shrugs because they don't have the account number off the bill; a neighbour phones the weekend "on-call" doctor service about an ailing nonagenarian neighbour, to be told by a prim lady that nothing can be done until they give the victim's correct postcode and date of birth.

An amateur dramatic group has to find lock-up storage for two plastic toy swords; and in Huddersfield, citizens have to barricade the road before binmen will take away rubbish bags that didn't fit correctly into the wheelie bins, although the surplus is entirely due to the said binmen having been on strike and omitting the last collection.
DSG
12th Dec 10 12:47

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DSG

DSG

As we face the onset of yet another wet and windy British Autumn, the trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

The solution to this obvious health and safety risk?

Errm...sweep up the leaves?

Yes, but only if you are a specially trained Nanny professional.

The good people of Blakenall have discovered that the "simple" task of sweeping up their own leaves, and placing them into garden recycling bins, is fraught with hazards.This action contravenes Walsall Council's policy wrt leaves. Seemingly the local binmen have told the residents to stop sweeping up the leaves, because its "against the rules".

Nanny's rules are documented in some publication entitled "Street Pride" (what has a leaves policy got to do with a gay festival?), anyhoo it seems that Nanny forbids leaves from the highway being placed into brown bins.

For why?

The danger of "contamination".

Those who break Nanny's rules...yes, you've guessed what comes next.. face a fine of up to £1K.

Now here's where it gets really confusing, council guidelines state that grass cuttings, tree and shrub prunings, old plants and flowers, hedge clippings, weeds and leaves from residents' own gardens can be put into brown bins.Needless to say, now that the media have got involved, the council have realised they look like prats and council leader Mike Bird has called for a common sense approach.

Why do councils only remember "commonsense" when they have been under the glare of embarrassing publicity?

It's all bollocks anyway. Some refuse around the country, carefully separated by taxpayers, is simply mixed up again and shipped off to India to be dumped in a landfill.

Councils are perpetrating a money making con on their local taxpayers wrt the rules about waste separation.
DSG
1st Oct 10 19:05

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Mike Pratt

Mike Pratt

Sorry to disagree with you tallulah but on my own small high street here in south London we have that problem.Theres always a few men stood outside the witherspoons.I know they mean no harm but it does Look a tad sleazy and sinister.The smoking ban should not apply to Pubs.
Mike Pratt
1st Jul 09 02:59

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Tallulah

Tallulah

My local council is planning to limit the amount of people allowed to stand outside pubs smoking because passers by feel 'threatened'. What the hell, man?
Tallulah
1st Jul 09 01:50

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MikeP

MikeP

The latest piece of poorly thought out drivel is to increase the price of alcohol to prevent yobs getting drunk. It wouldn't occur to the authorities that what is required to prevent anti-social behaviour is education, policing, and discipline. I pay £10-15 for a bottle of wine as I prefer quality to quantity, and £30-40 for a decent whisky, which lasts me for months. Why should I now be forced to pay double just because teenage chavs go out and get ratted on coolers or cheap lager or whatever the crap is that they drink?

This 'government' has lost the plot - if it ever had one.
MikeP
15th Mar 09 16:16

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Northman

Northman

The UK stands on the brink. Justice and common sense from our leaders is a dream. The people stand as accusers and as the accused. We have become weak. The nanny state is all we deserve, it is the child we have given birth to. Thos of us who wish to step forward to take up the heavy burden find no friends in the current political system. What is the answer.....?
Northman
14th Mar 09 20:04

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The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

The Age of Destitution is just around the corner. The Big Issue will be the number one best seller. Already today in the City the number of vagrants on the pavements is way up on previous years.

Hey buddy can you spare a Dime?

They stare at you as you use the ATMs. They are just waiting for you to make a mistake. Slumdogs they are not but the favellas are not far away.
The Daily Grind
26th Feb 09 18:36

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Owen

Owen

The Age of Responsibility is well and truly over. The government themselves have created this mentality by constantly trying to micro-manage our lives and "nanny" us: Telling us what to eat, drink, smoke, which drugs to take or not take, how to drive, what we should or shouldn't do on our computers, bla bla blah. The (wrong) message being sent out is that we are by default incapable of having responbsibility for our own actions, and whenever something goes wrong, it's always "somebody else's fault" for not putting in place procedures or policies to stop it happening.

Young criminals, for example are no longer blamed for their own actions. It's the parent's fault. Or the governments fault. Or the fault of the local authority not providing a "youth club" for them.

Obese people blame McDonalds for their fatness, instead of admitting its their own fault for eating too many burgers.

People on benefits blame everybody and anybody for their situation, when in reality they're an able bodied person who is perfectly capable of a hard day's work.

The Age of Responsibility is over. In fact, Responsibility isn't even in the vocabulary of most people in the UK any more. It's tragic, it's frustrating, it's deeply sad. But it's true.
Owen
26th Feb 09 09:10

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