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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

A 200-year-old law forbidding women to wear trousers in Paris has finally been revoked.

On January 31, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France's minister of women's rights, made it officially impossible to arrest a woman for wearing trousers in the French capital.

The law required women to ask police for special permission to "dress as men" in Paris, or risk being taken into custody.

http://www.telegraph...r-trousers.html

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

Guess I didn't know they couldn't.

Edited by pallidin, 04 February 2013 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

WHAT!!!! Seriously? No!!! Audrey Hepburn wore 'pants!'

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

Ahh... the French.

Better late than never; however, I think these two might still be on the books:


It is illegal to sell dolls with alien faces – they must have human faces.

It is illegal to land a flying saucer in a vineyard.  
(Did you know that in 1954, during the height of the “alien invasion” craze, an appellation in France passed a law making it illegal to land a flying saucer in a vineyard? Imagine crossing the galaxies to another planet, only to get a parking ticket once you landed. No wonder the aliens never stay!) [source: http://www.moonstone...om/radio/?p=90]

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

Silly law and one that definetly needed up-dating, but, personnally I like to see woman in dresses. Its so much more feminine (and sexy)

Easy ladies, just my opinion.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

Great, now they have change the song lyrics.

There's a place in France, where the trousered ladies dance. :whistle:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

So, does this also mean that, in France(apart from theater performance), men are allowed to wear dresses?  :w00t:

Edited by pallidin, 04 February 2013 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

View Postpallidin, on 04 February 2013 - 04:14 PM, said:

So, does this also mean that, in France(apart from theater performance), men are allowed to wear dresses?  :w00t:
I thought they already did? :D

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

They could have saved the ink and time, nobody was respecting the law anyway....

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

There are so many outdated laws on the books everywhere that if the cops had it in for you they could still arrest you to this day over them.  At least France got rid of one here.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

View PostAsadora, on 04 February 2013 - 03:16 PM, said:

Ahh... the French.
It is illegal to land a flying saucer in a vineyard.  
:alien:

I would love to see a vid of a drunken ET UFO pilot.

Or is that why some so-called UFO's have erratic flight patterns?

Bet those Roswell ET's first landed in a vineyard in France and then crashed in the US.  :passifier:

Edited by pallidin, 04 February 2013 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

My favorite 'odd' law is from Chino, California...  It is against city ordnances to detonate a nuclear weapon within the city limits... There is a $500 fine attached...


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

View PostTaun, on 04 February 2013 - 04:57 PM, said:

My favorite 'odd' law is from Chino, California...  It is against city ordnances to detonate a nuclear weapon within the city limits... There is a $500 fine attached...

I am at a loss for words.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

View PostTaun, on 04 February 2013 - 04:57 PM, said:

My favorite 'odd' law is from Chino, California...  It is against city ordnances to detonate a nuclear weapon within the city limits... There is a $500 fine attached...
$500, is that all, seems a bit low.
Does anyone know how many people have these nuclear weapons stored in their shed in Chino?

Edited by freetoroam, 04 February 2013 - 05:40 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 04 February 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:

$500, is that all, seems a bit low.
Does anyone know how many people have these nuclear weapons stored in their shed in Chino?

I had to take mine elsewhere, didn't like the fine.





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