An Amazing New Law Passed by the United States Congress

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Today is historic. A bill was passed by the United States Congress for a law that bans all automobiles from being empty on windshield wiper fluid, and not having their oil change after 2,000 miles. Those found guilty of the offense can serve jail time or a very high fine.  "This is a proud day for America," said President Barack Obama.  "This will guarantee more money for the government." 

"I think the law is bloody well brilliant," said U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  "Now if you'll excuse me, I need a slash."
« Last Edit: 10/03/2009 19:57:05 by MDriver1981 »

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Offline Karen W.

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« Reply #1 on: 10/03/2009 20:34:49 »
"Now if you'll excuse me, I need a slash." ?????

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« Reply #2 on: 10/03/2009 20:51:11 »
"Now if you'll excuse me, I need a slash." ?????
(UK slang: slash = pee )
"It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists." - Schmidt-Nielsen "Memoirs of a curious scientist"

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« Reply #3 on: 10/03/2009 20:55:18 »
... A bill was passed by the United States Congress for a law that bans all automobiles ... not having their oil change after 2,000 miles.

On the contrary, a source in the automobile industry says that in reality most of the time the engine oil is good for twice as long as is it specified for, and in fact (if there were some means to detect it's actual degradation reliably) it could therefore be changed less frequently without any ill-effects on the engine thus much reducing the environmental problem of disposing of all this oil...
"It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists." - Schmidt-Nielsen "Memoirs of a curious scientist"

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« Reply #4 on: 10/03/2009 21:58:17 »
How would they prove when the oil was changed if you did it yourself and didn't have a receipt from a garage?

The washer fluid one is a good idea, though. Dirty windscreen are dangerous. Faulty wipers are illegal in the UK (I don't know about the U.S.A.) so it makes sense to ensure people keep the washers topped up.

But, of course, this isn't real, is it. You posted it as a joke. N'est-ce pas?
« Last Edit: 10/03/2009 21:59:48 by DoctorBeaver »
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« Reply #5 on: 10/03/2009 22:49:15 »
You better have the receipt on the windshield at all times!  It would be like losing the ticket you get when entering a parking garage. 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/03/2009 02:33:29 »
"Now if you'll excuse me, I need a slash." ?????

AHHHH!!!

Thanks Techmind!
(UK slang: slash = pee )

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« Reply #7 on: 11/03/2009 04:00:13 »
I have a feeling someone is putting you on, MDriver
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« Reply #8 on: 11/03/2009 08:56:14 »
PLEASE, please don't post things like this, Gordon Brown needs no help in finding ways to tax the beleaguered British tax payer. We already pay tax on the tax we pay. That git can get blood out of a stone!
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