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#1    Althalus

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Posted 09 April 2003 - 10:56 AM

                                                  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A raised eyebrow, loud guffaw, smirk or other facial expressions could all be banned in future political debate under new rules proposed for the city council in Palo Alto, California.

In a bid to improve civility in the town's public discourse, a committee on the city council has spent hours debating guidelines for its own behaviour.

"Do not use body language or other nonverbal methods of expression, disagreement or disgust," a new list of proposed conduct rules reads.


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Posted 09 April 2003 - 11:03 AM

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Posted 09 April 2003 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 09 April 2003 - 12:53 PM

                                                  


          great choice of smilies LB!!!  laugh.gif
       It was the first one I thought of too.   I used to get
        into so much trouble for that look!  sad.gif                                                  

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Posted 09 April 2003 - 01:44 PM

                                                  How ridiculous, huh.gif  I'd be thrown out for sure, I laugh and smirk all the time usually when I'm nervous. What are they gonna do if someone has a facial tic??? biggrin.gif                                                  


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Posted 09 April 2003 - 03:23 PM

                                                  Just an FYI here to my European friends....There is a vicious rumor circulating that San Francesco is part of the United Stated, it's not true.  ph34r.gif                                                  


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Posted 09 April 2003 - 04:35 PM

                                                  J6p is right, San Francisco is more like Europe than the U.S., especially their militant left wing ideology.

This ridiculous proposition banning facial expression, however, sort of alienates them from everyone else.
                                                  

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Posted 09 April 2003 - 04:40 PM

                                                  Halo_Jones Posted on Apr 9 2003, 02:44 PM
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I'd be thrown out for sure, I laugh and smirk all the time usually when I'm nervous.


Nah that's not nerves that's alcohol!!!! ohmy.gif
Mind I suppose we'd better get these off the forum then esp if it's viewed in SanFransisco.....bloody ridiculous if you ask me....

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Posted 09 April 2003 - 05:01 PM

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I agree, bloody ridiculous. Too bad there isn't a way to ban those from San Francisco from viewing this forum. After all, we wouldn’t want to offend them biggrin.gif  blink.gif  mad.gif  dry.gif  wacko.gif  rolleyes.gif                                                  

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Posted 09 April 2003 - 06:34 PM

                                                  

I've heard that they have a cloth hanging on a string just outside the door to
their office. It's for wiping the smile off your face before you enter...


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Posted 10 April 2003 - 08:41 AM

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 10:05 AM

                                                  I am completely lost for words on this one... wacko.gif  blink.gif                                                  

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