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Posted: 3/10/2006 3:50:36 PM EDT

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A town hall chief has promised to investigate claims that a man was fined £50 for dumping his junk mail in a street litter bin.

Andrew Tierney told reporters he threw two letters into a bin outside his house, in Hinckley, Leicestershire, after intercepting them from the postman.

Two weeks later the 24-year-old received a £50 fixed penalty in the post from his local council.

"Domestic refuse from your property dumped into street litter bin" was the offence given.

"It's a joke, it's barmy," said Mr Tierney. "I never thought you could get a £50 fine for putting any rubbish in a bin - that's what they are there for."

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council chief executive Steve Atkinson said the authority would look into whether it had been too officious.

He said he would personally ensure Mr Tierney is spared a fine if his only offence was to throw away two letters.

But he added: "There is evidence that there was some junk mail in a bag in a litter bin.

"If the evidence does not stack up and we are potentially guilty of over-reaction then we need to deal with it in the right way.

"If we have over-reacted we will hold our hands up and acknowledge it."

Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.

Mr Atkinson said that perhaps Hinckley's residents could be better informed on where to dump their waste.

"Because of the issue this has raised we are going to be looking at the evidence we have got," he said.

"We also need to learn from it and that maybe the public are not as aware of the rules on where rubbish should be put as they should be. We need to give them better information and we are arranging that now.

"We are reviewing the whole process to see if we have got faults in it."





We have foriegn and home grown terrorsits trying to blow shit out of the UK and we are more concerned about trash going into a trash recipticle.

WTF
Taffy
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:52:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 3:52:44 PM EDT by blacklisted]
That's fecking bollocks.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:55:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:57:35 PM EDT
After reading this article two things come to mind. First, whom is in charge of sorting the refuse to determine who put household waste into a street trash bin? Another gubment employment program, perhaps?

Next, (yes, I wear tinfoil) I never put any mail in the trash that has my name / address upon it, if it does have my name, it is first shredded.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 4:00:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AILapua:
After reading this article two things come to mind. First, whom is in charge of sorting the refuse to determine who put household waste into a street trash bin? Another gubment employment program, perhaps?

Next, (yes, I wear tinfoil) I never put any mail in the trash that has my name / address upon it, if it does have my name, it is first shredded.

YMMV.




I'm the proud new owner of a shredder...it cuts both ways...very cool...the wife had to stop me when we first bought it... I was filling the bin quicker than she could empty it.

Identity theft is a big thing here

BTW I hope someone steals my ID and get lumbered with the debt

Taffy
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 4:01:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
Come the revolt, I for one will be an eager member of the Firing Squads set up to eliminate Socialist Council Staff




5.56 or 7.62

there's the dilema.....

Taffy
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 4:14:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By vito113:
Come the revolt, I for one will be an eager member of the Firing Squads set up to eliminate Socialist Council Staff




5.56 or 7.62

there's the dilema.....

Taffy



Both.
Problem solved!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 4:17:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 4:18:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By vito113:
Come the revolt, I for one will be an eager member of the Firing Squads set up to eliminate Socialist Council Staff




5.56 or 7.62

there's the dilema.....

Taffy



All you need is a 10/22 and a 38 special.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:38:14 PM EDT
I think the 10/22 may provide for prolonged entertainment in the firing squad arena
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:42:30 PM EDT
I am speechless.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:42:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:45:25 PM EDT
Oh sodding hell! That's just proper douchbaggery! Bollocks!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:48:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:55:21 PM EDT
Well, it's a good thing that they finally have gotten that under control.

Now, on to the other issues. I believe there is somebody in Suffolk who is running with the scissors.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:57:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:03:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Well, it's a good thing that they finally have gotten that under control.

Now, on to the other issues. I believe there is somebody in Suffolk who is running with the scissors.



Johnny

A full and thorough investigation has been carried out by local popo in relation to the "Great Scissor Runner"

And after detailed examination by force forensics the scissors have been classed a pre-ban.

No modifications were found on the pre-ban scissors so the suspect was cut free.

Taffy


Any trash produced by this thread has been disposed of in accordance with local council Regulations.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:03:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.




que?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:06:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.



Yes, indeed, the Queens English! We cannot have that now, can we?


Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:08:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.



Yes, indeed, the Queens English! We cannot have that now, can we?





Yep. I'd have to learn what 'fly tipping' is, proper use of the term 'bullocks', whether or not 'bloody' is a swear word, what the hell a 'grumble flick' is, etc.

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:10:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.



Yes, indeed, the Queens English! We cannot have that now, can we?





Yep. I'd have to learn what 'fly tipping' is, proper use of the term 'bullocks', whether or not 'bloody' is a swear word, what the hell a 'grumble flick' is, etc.




Bravo, your retort was well done! I am unsure of much of those vernaculars but, those are not of the Queens English.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:14:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.



Yes, indeed, the Queens English! We cannot have that now, can we?





Yep. I'd have to learn what 'fly tipping' is, proper use of the term 'bullocks', whether or not 'bloody' is a swear word, what the hell a 'grumble flick' is, etc.




Bravo, your retort was well done! I am unsure of much of those vernaculars but, those are not of the Queens English.



I know it's not the queen's english, but those were the types of things I was referring to.

I suppose it's like someone from spain traveling to mexico or a french person traveling to quebec. You're supposed to be speaking the same language but they split so long ago that there is a gap between the original and the new world version.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:16:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 6:18:53 PM EDT by AILapua]

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.



Yes, indeed, the Queens English! We cannot have that now, can we?





Yep. I'd have to learn what 'fly tipping' is, proper use of the term 'bullocks', whether or not 'bloody' is a swear word, what the hell a 'grumble flick' is, etc.




Bravo, your retort was well done! I am unsure of much of those vernaculars but, those are not of the Queens English.



I know it's not the queen's english, but those were the types of things I was referring to.

I suppose it's like someone from spain traveling to mexico or a french person traveling to quebec. You're supposed to be speaking the same language but they split so long ago that there is a gap between the original and the new world version.



Precisely, different dialects for different regions / classes / people(s).


ETA: I have the distinct feeling this thread shall turn inside out. Perhaps the making of a Tipler-Kerr cylinder?

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:17:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.



Yes, indeed, the Queens English! We cannot have that now, can we?





Yep. I'd have to learn what 'fly tipping' is, proper use of the term 'bullocks', whether or not 'bloody' is a swear word, what the hell a 'grumble flick' is, etc.




Bravo, your retort was well done! I am unsure of much of those vernaculars but, those are not of the Queens English.



I know it's not the queen's english, but those were the types of things I was referring to.

I suppose it's like someone from spain traveling to mexico or a french person traveling to quebec. You're supposed to be speaking the same language but they split so long ago that there is a gap between the original and the new world version.



Precisely, different dialects for different regions / classes / people(s).



I have nothing to add to that except "ooh, look at the pretty hourglass quotes".
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:21:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:33:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 1:35:28 AM EDT by 71-Hour_Achmed]

Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, was on - two years ago on Thanksgiving, when my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the restaurant. But Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the church nearby the restaurant, in the bell-tower, with her husband Ray and Sasha the dog. And livin' in the bell tower like that, they got a lot of room downstairs where the pews used to be in. Havin' all that room, seein' as how they took out all the pews, they decided that they didn't have to take out their garbage for a long time.

We got up there, we found all the garbage in there, and we decided it'd be a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the city dump. So we took the half a ton of garbage, put it in the back of a red VW microbus, took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the city dump.

Well, we got there and there was a big sign and a chain across the dump saying, "Closed on Thanksgiving." And we had never heard of a dump closed on Thanksgiving before, and with tears in our eyes we drove off into the sunset looking for another place to put the garbage.

We didn't find one. Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the side road there was a fifteen foot cliff, and at the bottom of the cliff was another pile of garbage. And we decided that one big pile is better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up we decided to throw ours down.

So that's what we did. Drove back to the church, had a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat, went to sleep and didn't get up until the next morning, when we got a phone call from Officer Obie. He said, "Kid, we found your name on an envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of garbage, and just wanted to know if you had any information about it." And I said, "Yes, sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie, I put that envelope under that garbage."

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:38:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:


Like most local authorities, the council has strict policies on rubbish disposal to cut down on fly-tipping and improve recycling rates.




What's "fly-tipping"?



dumping trash on the side of the road



I'm sure glad we won the revolutionary war, otherwise we'd be speaking a foreign language.



que?



Link Posted: 3/11/2006 2:07:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:

Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, was on - two years ago on Thanksgiving, when my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the restaurant. But Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the church nearby the restaurant, in the bell-tower, with her husband Ray and Sasha the dog. And livin' in the bell tower like that, they got a lot of room downstairs where the pews used to be in. Havin' all that room, seein' as how they took out all the pews, they decided that they didn't have to take out their garbage for a long time.

We got up there, we found all the garbage in there, and we decided it'd be a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the city dump. So we took the half a ton of garbage, put it in the back of a red VW microbus, took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the city dump.

Well, we got there and there was a big sign and a chain across the dump saying, "Closed on Thanksgiving." And we had never heard of a dump closed on Thanksgiving before, and with tears in our eyes we drove off into the sunset looking for another place to put the garbage.

We didn't find one. Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the side road there was a fifteen foot cliff, and at the bottom of the cliff was another pile of garbage. And we decided that one big pile is better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up we decided to throw ours down.

So that's what we did. Drove back to the church, had a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat, went to sleep and didn't get up until the next morning, when we got a phone call from Officer Obie. He said, "Kid, we found your name on an envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of garbage, and just wanted to know if you had any information about it." And I said, "Yes, sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie, I put that envelope under that garbage."




Arlo could see the future!

Nice catch, btw.
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