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Thread: Harney planning legislation to control use of sunbeds

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    Default Harney planning legislation to control use of sunbeds

    A good move or a step too far in state control? Story below.

    http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/06/12/story262988.html

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    Sunbeds are a total waste of time and resources.

    But sure, legislate away. Sales of sunbeds for home use will probably go up!
    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when creating them

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    Oh ffsake not more of this "it's for your own good we need to save you from yourselves" bullshit.

    She should concentrate on solving our health crises!
    Gobshite!

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    What next, hire Mr. Burns to be a consultant in her latest sun-blocking scheme ?

    I just listened to Mary Harney on the radio, and to be honest, this is another really stupid idea.

    It will be

    a. Illegal to sell sun-bed sessions commercially to under-16's

    b. Not illegal to allow an under-16 to use a sun-bed in their own home

    c. Not illegal to rent a sun-bed for ones own home, but then allow an under-16 to use it

    or

    d. Not illegal to get a natural tan from the sun

    I can just imagine An Gardai arresting little orange faced Oompa Loompa's in their little wedding dresses on Holy Communion day, and grilling them over where they got their tans.

    Mary Harney, time to go.
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    Don't get me wrong, I don't think kids should use them, but let their parents decide what their kids can and can't do and solve the real problems on your desk Mary instead of passing unenforcable and excessivly overreaching regulations.

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    More BSTDS,A* legislation. People who use sunbeds are not simply going to stop using them. What about the sun? What if Mr. Burns implements his sun shield program at her request? Maybe we shouldnt go out during the day at all?

    Terribly pointless if you think about it? What would make more sense would be if they got their finger out and tried to do something about the price of suncreems which are still too expensive for all their inherent neccessity? Being a pasty Irish bloke with milkbottle skin, this would be a bigger issue to me IF WE GOT THE BLOODY WEATHER MORE OFTEN.......I blame FF meself, like.....

    (Being Seen To Do Something, Anything) B*astards perhaps?
    Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!

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    Oh and don't forget the EU draft directive banning builders from taking their shirts off...ya know in case they get skin cancer...it's for their own good you know

    I didn't even know we granted them the power to draft such a directive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel
    little orange faced Oompa Loompa's
    Also known as Johnny Cash's (Orange Blossom Special)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladstone
    Oh and don't forget the EU draft directive banning builders from taking their shirts off...ya know in case they get skin cancer...it's for their own good you know

    I didn't even know we granted them the power to draft such a directive.
    And there was me wondering why things like the Nice treaty were sooooo transparent and easy to read. Having read the Nice treaty (yes, the whole thing) I came away from it with a bloody furrow scatched into the side of my head from the constant scratching as I read one inane chapter after the rest. I would imagine there is a lot that we are unaware of due to the rather arcane machinations of Big Brussels?
    Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!

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    If your sugesting they MAKE it so complex that we don't realise what powers were granting them thats not an unreasonable argument.

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