1. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies .This website or its third-party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy.Find out more.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Follow Casinomeister on Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Casinomeister.us US Residents Click here! |  Svenska Svenska | 
Dismiss Notice

Poll:Best Screenshot of the Month?



Candidates Revealed...Cast your vote!.
Dismiss Notice
REGISTER NOW!! Why? Because you can't do diddly squat without having been registered!

At the moment you have limited access to view most discussions: you can't make contact with thousands of fellow players, affiliates, casino reps, and all sorts of other riff-raff.

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join Casinomeister here!

Girls, make sure you wear jeans if you go to Texas!

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by chayton, Sep 19, 2014.

    Sep 19, 2014
  1. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    I just heard the most ridiculous thing - In Texas, if some douchebag conceals a camera on his cowboy boot to take pictures up and under women's skirts, he is now protected by a court ruling stating his photo antics are "Protected freedom of speech" :eek2: WTF?????

    Full link here: You must register/login in order to see the link.

    It's not often I'm shocked into speechlessness but seriously...I'm just...wow.
     
    11 people like this.
  2. Sep 19, 2014
  3. mathsboy1975

    mathsboy1975 Senior Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    software engineer
    Location:
    UK London
    Wow and I thought we had some strange laws here in the UK....
     
  4. Sep 19, 2014
  5. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Doesn't surprise me coming from the State with the highest amount of executions and a Governor who believes the world is 6000 years old - whad'ya expect :rolleyes:
     
    4 people like this.
  6. Sep 19, 2014
  7. cpdnd31

    cpdnd31 Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    -
    Location:
    where the taxes are the highest
    I only hope the Governor has daughters! Why is it when it comes to women and laws our country feels the need to be so dam useless.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. Sep 19, 2014
  9. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

    Occupation:
    fish n chips promoter
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    and guys don't wear your blue muppet suit there either...
     
    3 people like this.
  10. Sep 19, 2014
  11. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Welcome back, dude.
     
    1 person likes this.
  12. Sep 19, 2014
  13. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    This is madness - no infringement of privacy to be protected then??
    This ruling is as crazy as some we'd expect from the EU loony-tunes in Strasbourg or the right-on judges in the UK. So far magistrates have let off a Polish migrant for slapping women's bottoms in the UK as he claimed it was 'normal behaviour' back home, a Jamaican was let off for racially abusing whites in Gloucester as he claimed it 'was words of his culture'...

    What next? Let off the muslim paedophiles under investigation in Rotherham on the grounds that muhammed took a 9 year-old bride?

    Unbelievable. A pervert's charter in Texas.
     
    3 people like this.
  14. Sep 19, 2014
  15. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Texas, USA
    CM,


    Definitely not a cool thing to post about my home state. I get it that you don't believe in the death penalty and that you don'tcare for our governor but you have a lot of members here that are Texans and dang proud of it.

    Since I know know what your opinion is quite clearly, please close my account.
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. Sep 19, 2014
  17. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California
    CBS morning news covered this story today, essentially reporting the Texas appeals court ruled the law unconstitutional. The basis for that finding being that the law was "too broad" and "overreaching." To be sure the State of Texas should be reworking the law post haste.

    This crap never happened while there was a female governor, sheesh! :mad:
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. Sep 19, 2014
  19. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Old bag lady with a laptop
    Seriously?
     
    2 people like this.
  20. Sep 19, 2014
  21. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    I wasn't trying to bash Texas or Texans with this post Anniemac, I only included Texas in the title because that's where it happened.

    My issue with this ruling isn't that it happened in Texas, it's that that it happened AT ALL. Because they're quoting FEDERAL free-speech laws, there's a possibility this could set a precedent for other states as well.
     
    2 people like this.
  22. Sep 19, 2014
  23. gambler777

    gambler777 Experienced Member PABaccred

    Occupation:
    paraprofessional
    Location:
    USA
    Let's face it, in the United States we are forced to put up with all kinds of loony tunes right now. There is a judge in the mid west who does not believe you can be raped if you have already had sex. He said in reality, if a woman has already had sex, there is no harm done and some men need to have this power and fear to be sexually gratified. So he said in his court he would have to weigh the needs of the accused with the harm to the victim and in most cases he sees no harm. Pack your guns ladies and hope for sensible juries wherever you live.
     
    3 people like this.
  24. Sep 19, 2014
  25. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Old bag lady with a laptop
    Seriously, can we not have a topic of conversation around here anymore without someone getting bent out of shape?

    I am from Illinois...........close to one of the most poorly run states in the country.

    Got any nasty comments about Illinois? Go ahead.......... I can probably give you some worse ones !


    It seems this forum has changed and people are getting worked up for (what I think) silly reasons.

    Everyone has their own opinion about anything and everything........

    and that is their right......... lets not blow crap out of proportion.
     
    8 people like this.
  26. Sep 19, 2014
  27. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Geeze relax. I wasn't knocking Texans, just poking a jab at things that happen there. I'm from California and live in Germany. You could make an endless list of things effed up about those two places. And you could make an endless list of things that are great.

    I may think your governor is whacky, but I like you. :D
     
    4 people like this.
  28. Sep 19, 2014
  29. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California

    Gotta be because of slots withdrawal, yeah that's it. Slots withdrawal. :D
     
    1 person likes this.
  30. Sep 19, 2014
  31. Swede

    Swede Hell is only a word PABnonaccred PABaccred

    Occupation:
    Auctioneer
    Location:
    Anaon
    Let's not get started about California, the true anus of the world :)

    The real question is, did I just see tennis_balls posting?
     
    2 people like this.
  32. Sep 19, 2014
  33. Googobucs

    Googobucs Meister Member

    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    And lets not even get started on FloriDUH... home of the dangling chad.
     
    2 people like this.
  34. Sep 19, 2014
  35. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Old bag lady with a laptop
    Haha, good one!

    I refer to Illinois as the armpit of the nation!
     
  36. Sep 19, 2014
  37. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    So, if photography is now protected as free speech, there is nothing to stop people expressing their constitutional rights in the front row of the cinema when the latest blockbuster is premiered. Their camera is their pen and paintbrush, so they can't be stopped from doing this any more than a film critic can be stopped from watching a film with the intent to write a review for some publication or web blog.

    Somehow, I can't see this ruling staying unchallenged by the big Hollywood interests, and they have the power to make the legislature bend to their will, and they have demonstrated this on previous occasions both in the US and here in the UK (we have internet censorship here, same as China in many respects, just that it's a different type of "information" that we are not allowed to view). We even have a censored variant of Google that suppresses some results of our searches.

    This is the problem with the law being an ass. It can make a decision on one case, and open a whole can of worms as other actions that use to be illegal can suddenly be argued legal by using the same legal logic. This then means that a hole has been blown in the intent of the legislation, and it needs to be filled by replacing the law that was excised, whilst in the mean time advantage can be taken, as with this case leading to some others similarly convicted considering appeals.
     
  38. Sep 19, 2014
  39. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    I'm not a lawyer, but I'm not sure that applies. Public and private venues are two different beasts.
     

Share This Page