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  1. Wasn't it only last week that they threatened the leader of one of the new political parties who had said that the first thing he was going to do (if elected) was change the constitution?
  2. The high speed chase was instigated by the suspects fleeing, the police didn't force them into it. Similarly, any danger caused to the public was the result of the suspects' actions.
  3. " When asked why Border Patrol agents started the chase, Boyd said, "It's called good police work." " Sign of the times when a news reporter asks you why you were chasing a suspected criminal.
  4. So a bunch of people on a snorkeling trip ended up in the water?
  5. You seem very selective in your replies, what about the link I provided to the Law society in response to your earlier post that quite clearly shows that outraging public decency is a criminal offence punishable by a jail term? Do you still say that outraging public decency is not a criminal offence that can be punished with a jail term? From the same source as you quoted :- " Pratyayoud Tupchareon, 27, son of Youdtana who is an NLA member, has been spared jail" " Tupchareon, of Oxford, who admitted outraging public decency"
  6. The offence of "outraging public decency" has been applied in several upskirting cases (including the one involving the Thai NLA member's son arrested in London) and, according to section 2.60 of the law commission, "the power of imprisonment is unlimited". https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438194/50076_Law_Commission_HC_213_bookmark.pdf So yes, it is a criminal offence that provides for a prison term.
  7. Was this the first recorded instance of "fake news"?
  8. Yes, that's why he blocked it, he said its already covered by law and no need for a seperate one. He also says that the proposal should be debated in parliament rather than just passed into law. (From UK press this morning)
  9. Ok I'll try. The Arab spring uprising started in Tunisia, where the Tunisian people rose up against their government. Smaller protests occurred in Algeria, Jordan and Oman but they were quickly put down. This was followed by a similar uprising in Egypt where Egyptian people rose up against their government. Other countries suffered unrest, including Yemen (where the government was overthrown) Sudan, Iraq and Bahrain The Libyan people followed suit and rose up against their government. Have you spotted a pattern yet, the one where citizens of the country said they'd had enough of their own governments? In the case of Libya, the people of Benghazi absolutely hated Ghaddaffi and the feeling was mutual, he made sure that very little of the oil money was spent on that area and the Derna region had been a no-go area for many years prior to the Arab spring. After Ghaddaffi was removed, the Libyan people held their first ever free and fair elections in July 2012. A 200 member congress was elected, their remit was to elect a prime minister and organise a parliamentary election. They were also supposed to draft a constitution. They were given 18 months to do this and received a salary and a free car. Members of this congress still retained their salaries from their previous employment plus all benefits. After 18 months, they decided they hadn't had enough time and extended their term of office along with voting themselves salary increases. Meanwhile fighting went on between various factions over who controlled what area, each faction was split along tribal loyalties. The only thing these militias were interested in was how much power they could grab for themselves which in turn meant how much money they could steal. So, given a chance to have democracy, the Libyan people chose to waste it on feathering their own nests (the 200 free-loaders in congress) and fighting with anyone who wasn't from their tribal alliance (militias). When things got back to semi-normal in 2012, there had been considerable damage done to the oil industry infrastructure, including the oil metering system at the port which measured how much oil was being loaded onto tankers. The first thing the Libyan company that I worked for did was to repair the metering system, oops, my mistake, no, the first thing they did was to order 4 top of the line spec. Audis for top management, 30 VW Passats for middle managers and 70 VW busses that never actually made an appearence at the company (probably gifts to various militia). Two years later the metering system still hadn't been repaired and when questions were asked in congress the answer was that they were using 'traditional methods' to measure how much oil was being loaded. (One for you, one for me). In the IT department where I worked, our manager was replaced with a man who had never worked in IT in his life, his main qualification was that he was from Zintan and the Zintani brigade controlled the area where the company was located. So the cronyism and tribal fighting that had plagued Libya since 2012 are all down to America and Europe, nothing to do with the Libyan people right? The two people the OP is about, Hafter and Jathran, where are they from? Europe? America? Jathran is nothing but a chancer who took over an oil installation by force. As for your comments about their lifestyle, health system, education system and relatively high salaries being taken away, sorry, you are absolutely clueless. Under Ghaddaffi, there was a law limiting how much a local employee could earn. I had people working for me with university degrees who were earning 240 dinars a month. That was the equivalent of less than $200 on the black market. You call that relatively high? Each year employees went through a performance review, for an employee who received a perfect review the company was allowed to award them an extra 7 dinars a month. After Ghaddaffi, the Libyans at the company I worked for awarded themselves 400% pay rises. The education system was so over-stretched that they used to share schools in Tripoli, with one set of pupils going in the morning and others going in the afternoon. Government hospitals were awful places, I know this from first-hand experience following a car accident where my wife was on a metal spring bed (no mattress) waiting for treatment, there was no drinkable water available and the toilets had 3" of 'liquid' on the floor with faeces floating in it. My post is based on the 23 years I worked and lived there.
  10. Sorry, that wasn't clear in your post.
  11. The "mission member’s government" in this case is the Central African Republic so it doesn't matter what the EU rules are.
  12. So the Libyan people bear no responsibility for what's happening then?
  13. Nope, you're not going mad. He didn't actually post, just clicked on the "sad face" icon in response to the OP.
  14. Think your getting a bit carried away there, all shops stock it where I am out in the sticks in Khon Kaen province.