7.7.06

Oddities I noticed in the news.

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A Brit motorist thought this one up; a novel scheme to avoid payment when he was given a speeding fine - simply switch the road signs. Yeah good thinking but as usual he got found out lol. He had been snapped by a speed camera breaking the 30 miles per hour (50 km per hour) limit. So he went to a 40 mph (65 kph) area, removed a red "40" warning sign, drove back to the 30 mph area, attached it to a lamp post and took a photo as "proof" that his offence of driving at 48 mph (77 kph) had not been so bad. However, suspicion soon arose when other drivers started querying the sign. “A stupid act, bound to fail," said his Honour Judge Anthony Ensor at Manchester Crown Court. A stiff sentence as well still you can’t blame the guy from trying especially when some of these Radar traps we have in OZ are at times faulty. He was ordered to serve a weekend sentence of 28 weeks which requires him to spend his weekends behind bars and told to pay £2.763 ($6.880) in legal costs. About time the Brits stopped using Miles and used the Metric system properly and forget the old Imperial measures IMO but. `````````````````````````````````````````````` What have we here lol Portuguese police nab runaway roo. Portuguese police have captured a Kangaroo that had been on the loose in suburban Lisbon for three days after escaping from a farm where it was being held illegally as a pet. As usual Police believed it was a mistake, when first told that a kangaroo had been spotted near Lisbon, on Sunday morning. And wanted the info confirmed but the funniest thing I thought were the authorities checking to see if it was an endangered species. What a hoot we have thousands of them here wild even though they have decreased with drought conditions as so ably put by the Australian ABC. And a very interesting article to read. ``````````````````````````````````````````````` Man has 7 kids to 7 mums in 7 years This little gem of info was found courtesy of the London Daily Telegraph. Via this report. Dubbed Britain's worst father and having six children by six mothers and never paid a penny in child support. Now this joker has done it again -- making it seven children by seven girls in as many years. Unemployed, refuses to wear a condom and had his first child at 15, said: "It's easy. They never say no. Some do sport never fear; to me he is just a bludger on society and no Tony Blair he won’t get in here "Seems he’s got another one on the way due in August and looking forward to it" He won the dubious title of Britain's most loathed father last year after boasting he had never paid a penny in child support to any of the mothers of his children, who were swiftly dumped after they became pregnant. Most of the mothers are in their teens and he has not seen them or their children since ending their relationships. Three of the girls were expecting at the same time. I won't say what I think should happen to him but you can guess folks I am sure. Next month he is to become a father again -- this time with a teenager. A convicted criminal, he wastes away his days drinking and playing poker machines with his $600-a-month jobseekers' allowance. His trail of babies is thought to be costing taxpayers more than $150,000 a year. As well as picking up his jobseekers' allowance, each mother is entitled to income support, child tax credit and child benefits. “HE’S A MONGREL IS WHAT HE IS” Just goes to show that the social welfare has nasties as well as goodies; maybe our esteemed PM John Howard is right as it happens just the same in this country.
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2 comments:

  1. Funny bit about the traffic signs. I used to steal the "Exit" sign from my school parking lot with regularity. When I went away to college, I hung it over the window of my 10th floor dormotory room.

    No one ever got it.

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  2. never would have believed it just looking at your pic on here lol.
    No cars for students and petrol was rationed and dyed red to stop black marketeers when I went to school of course; wartime UK is one reason thanks for commenting Jason

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