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Proposed smirking ban raises eyebrows

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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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oooooookkkkk......hmmm blink.gifexcl.gif

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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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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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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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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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Halo_Jones Posted on Apr 9 2003, 02:44 PM

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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laugh.gif @ CW

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.gifblink.gifmad.gifdry.gifwacko.gifrolleyes.gif

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

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