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#31 illage3

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:45

 *waits for riots to start in florida*




#32 Richard C.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:51

The fact is most legislation isn't written by the lawmakers but by Legislative Assistants. The legislator tells them their position and they translate it into legalese, often badly. See Obamacare, or any number of other laws that trampled the Law of Unintended Consequences.

 

Surely this problem can be fixed pretty quickly by removing the need for law to be written in legalese and use common English, maybe people would actually understand it then also :p



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:08

I don't think the law is badly worded, apparently Florida authorities want to make possession of computers and smartphones illegal, that simple.



#34 Javik

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:20

Outlawing Internet cafes is absolutely idiotic, some people may have used them to gamble but they are a useful resource for a lot of people.



#35 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 13:15

I -really- don't understand why the US government tries to hard to stop people gambling anyway. Making it illegal is just as stupid as prohibition was...

#36 thechronic

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 13:28

It makes absolutely zero sense to ban internet cafe's anyway. Some people have not got the luxury of internet access 24/7, some may like to go out and still use a computer just for the change of scenery. What a stupid, ignorant thing to do!

 



#37 mudslag

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 13:49

 Weekly, violent strong arm robberies at the locations because of the large amount of cash on hand. Just go on youtube and search for "Internet Cafe Robbery Florida".

 

 

 

 

Wow that was great, even still one case of a robbery or a scandal shouldn't result in the end of all internet cafes. 



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 15:37

Seems more sensible to block 'gambling' web sites at the internet cafes -- not everyone going to a cafe gambles.



#39 vetneufuse

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 20:25

 

Wow that was great, even still one case of a robbery or a scandal shouldn't result in the end of all internet cafes. 

well, that video proves it.... everyone being armed will end crime! err wait.....

 

sorry just had to.... :rofl: