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Frank Hovis

Stupid 999 Calls

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I guess your local force is running these again. Ha ha, what idiots they are.

It us however yet another counterproductive campaign; the idiots who make these calls will be unaffected and keep doing so but it will deter calls that genuinely should be 999 from people who are worried about "making a fuss".

It's like every pointless "Take Your Litter Home" sign. Decent well brought-up people will do so anyway, people who think nothing of throwing their MacDonalds bag out of the car window won't take any notice. But we will waste money putting up a sign anyway; which is just litter itself.

Pointless pointless ways of spending your money by "raising awareness"; add yours.

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Same as just about every bloody thing anyone does these days, whether it's stupid speed limits, patronising, nannying health and safety crap, or asking people not to be ****s.

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The sign in petrol stations (in London at any rate) that declares "It is a criminal offence to drive away without paying for your petrol"

Fcuktard petrol station owners

And the sh!theads that rang the police about animal cruelty because they drove past a field with both sheep and cows - the horror

Oh and while we're in the festive spirit - more idiots who rang the police to report a burglary in progress as they say those santa claus illuminated decorations climbing up a rope ladder to one of the windows

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Saw an advert at a bus stop (not cheap, large poster advertising on bus stops), along the lines of "if you have an illness and take regular medecine, don't forget your GP shuts over Christmas so make sure you've got enough". FFS, do we have to be told every little thing we ought to be doing? Infantilisation of the people.

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There are signs at work (standard office job) telling us to cover our faces when we sneeze. If the socialisation process of our culture has failed to instil this in people in 25+ years of life, a ratty old A4 sheet on a noticeboard isn't going to do it either. Pointless signage is becoming quite oppressive.

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Saw an advert at a bus stop (not cheap, large poster advertising on bus stops), along the lines of "if you have an illness and take regular medecine, don't forget your GP shuts over Christmas so make sure you've got enough". FFS, do we have to be told every little thing we ought to be doing? Infantilisation of the people.

Well it's either that or deal with the fallout when the ******tards run to the Daily Mail crying about not being able to get their medication, even worse someone almost dies because of that.

This is an unfortunate trait of the British (certainly not everyone but too large a number) that some of us seem to desire both 0% nanny state and 100% nanny state at the same time. I can imagine one of these people walking past that advert, muttering something about the nanny state, whilst reminding themselves they must pop down to the doctors on the 26th to pick-up their repeat prescription and then going ballistic about them being shut and moaning about why no one warned them.

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They definitely need to go, if nothing else there's a lot of entertainment in watching morons without any sense of self-responsibility hurt themselves. That they sometimes hurt others is quite honestly less annoying than the effects of trying to stop them.

There seem to be lots of "cyclists don't undetake this bus / lorry" stickers on the back of buses and lorries now, because obviously cycling up the inside of a large vehicle turning left is something any sensible person might do unless they were told otherwise. Then there's my "favourite" of godawful heavy duty fencing along railways.

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Saw an advert at a bus stop (not cheap, large poster advertising on bus stops), along the lines of "if you have an illness and take regular medecine, don't forget your GP shuts over Christmas so make sure you've got enough". FFS, do we have to be told every little thing we ought to be doing? Infantilisation of the people.

The NHS is a job creation scheme.

That job creation extends to a lot of middle-men and ad agencies.

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The local Ambulance service has been tweeting over black eye Friday.

If we had an anywhere near competent health care system then these drunks would be getting billed for the expensive waste of resources.

I noticed the ambulance service are not tweetting there own performace - time to respond, time off sick, which is averaging about 30 days/year.

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The local Ambulance service has been tweeting over black eye Friday.

If we had an anywhere near competent health care system then these drunks would be getting billed for the expensive waste of resources.

I noticed the ambulance service are not tweetting there own performace - time to respond, time off sick, which is averaging about 30 days/year.

Drinkers subsidise non-drinkers by £6.5bn each year. http://www.iea.org.uk/in-the-media/press-release/drinkers-subsidise-non-drinkers-by-%C2%A365bn-each-year

Revenues from alcohol taxes amount to over £10 billion.

- Alcohol-related crime costs the Exchequer nearly £1 billion per year. Other alcohol-related crimes, including drink-driving, add a further £627 million, making a total cost to the police and criminal justice system of £1.6 billion.

- Alcohol-related health problems cost £1.9 billion per annum. Half of this results from alcohol-related hospital admissions (£984 million) with a further £530 million spent on Accident and Emergency attendances.

- Welfare payments given to those unable to work because of mental or physical ill health attributable to alcohol consumption incur a cost of £289 million.

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Maybe not every drinker is a drunk though.

Yep, the huge number who happily enjoy a few drinks, add to the tax coffers, and do no-one or themselves any real harm, but who cares about them?

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Then there's my "favourite" of godawful heavy duty fencing along railways.

You idiot. It's like you actually WANT the trains to get out. Think of the children!

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You idiot. It's like you actually WANT the trains to get out. Think of the children!

Good point, think I once saw a Thomas the Tank Engine book where something like that happened.

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I once rang the police over what I now think were mating foxes.

In the middle of the night I heard this godawful woman's screaming coming from near the railway station. The police checked but could not find anything.

I later learned that this is exactly the sound that foxes make when mating.

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Lynn Featherstone - Moron rang 999 because her boiler was making a funny noise. This complete and utter waste of space is now in the Lords.

She also asked a question in Parliament based on a hoax email.

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I once rang the police over what I now think were mating foxes.

In the middle of the night I heard this godawful woman's screaming coming from near the railway station. The police checked but could not find anything.

I later learned that this is exactly the sound that foxes make when mating.

My wifes a fox, so Im told

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I once rang the police over what I now think were mating foxes.

In the middle of the night I heard this godawful woman's screaming coming from near the railway station. The police checked but could not find anything.

I later learned that this is exactly the sound that foxes make when mating.

When I first moved in to my current house, despite having lived in the country most of my life, I was taken by surprise by the sound of a large herd of deer barking unseen in the woods at night. Jesus Christ I thought I was trapped in the Hounds of the Baskervilles.

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When I first moved in to my current house, despite having lived in the country most of my life, I was taken by surprise by the sound of a large herd of deer barking unseen in the woods at night. Jesus Christ I thought I was trapped in the Hounds of the Baskervilles.

Animals make funny noises!

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I once rang the police over what I now think were mating foxes.

In the middle of the night I heard this godawful woman's screaming coming from near the railway station. The police checked but could not find anything.

I later learned that this is exactly the sound that foxes make when mating.

Cats make an incredible noise when mating, too.

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