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21st Aug '16 7:47:43 AM TheLyniezian
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** In his book ''I'm a Stranger Here Myself'', Creator/BillBryson talked about American politician Newt Gingrich [[DisproportionateRetribution calling for the ''death penalty'']] for [[FelonyMisdemeanor pot users,]] then followed it up with a proposal for a law making it a crime to be Newt Gingrich.

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** In his book ''I'm a Stranger Here Myself'', Myself'' (a.k.a. ''Notes from a Big Country'' in the UK), Creator/BillBryson talked about American politician Newt Gingrich [[DisproportionateRetribution calling for the ''death penalty'']] for [[FelonyMisdemeanor pot users,]] then followed it up with a proposal for a law making it a crime to be Newt Gingrich.
18th Aug '16 7:15:37 PM PaulA
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* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, one of the Counts has come up with a scheme; He collects all the viable ova that would have been discarded by fertility clinics in his district, and has them fertilised to be gestated in Uterine Replicators, ending up with over a hundred new daughters. Dismayed by this, one character remarks that there "ought to be a law..." but Miles points out that there isn't--nothing that the Count has done is currently illegal, and when a new law ''is'' written to cover this, it can't be applied retroactively. Fortunately, Miles, his friends, and the Emperor are all masters of LaserGuidedKarma:

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* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', one of the Counts has come up with a scheme; scheme: He collects all the viable ova that would have been discarded by fertility clinics in his district, and has them fertilised to be gestated in Uterine Replicators, ending up with over a hundred new daughters. Dismayed by this, one character remarks that there "ought to be a law..." but Miles points out that there isn't--nothing that the Count has done is currently illegal, and when a new law ''is'' written to cover this, it can't be applied retroactively. Fortunately, Miles, his friends, and the Emperor are all masters of LaserGuidedKarma:
7th Aug '16 6:26:59 PM Morgenthaler
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** Parodied again when don Quixote wants to suggest to the King of Spain that he must fight TheEmpire of TurksWithTroops making a law where [[GondorCallsForAid Spain Calls For Aid]] to all the Christian {{Knight Errant}}s.

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** Parodied again when don Quixote wants to suggest to the King of Spain that he must fight TheEmpire of TurksWithTroops UsefulNotes/TurksWithTroops making a law where [[GondorCallsForAid Spain Calls For Aid]] to all the Christian {{Knight Errant}}s.
17th Jul '16 8:14:46 PM ClatoLawa
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** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', the culprit, the co-owner of a theme park, sabotaged the rides her sister designed out of jealousy. We're told at the end that the rides were actually still safe and only made to look sabotaged.

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** In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', the culprit, the co-owner of a theme park, sabotaged the rides her sister designed out of jealousy. We're told at the end that the rides were actually still safe and only made to look sabotaged. This is rather questionable given that we saw her derail a roller coaster with Scooby and Shaggy on it, and almost got the others killed by spinning fan blades.
8th Jul '16 7:11:28 AM Blazer
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* One episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' had Captain Archer, after a harsh debate over trying to save a lesser-advanced species from extinction, muse that, one day, Starfleet would have to make "[[PrimeDirective a Directive]]" to prevent themselves from playing God.
7th Jul '16 9:44:07 PM trixus
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** In the same vein, necrophilia is not illegal in and on itself in most countries.
7th Jul '16 9:37:36 PM trixus
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** Although under Arbitration act sharia law can be installed (as Marion Boyd did tried to promote in Canada under similar act) however this is only for civil disoute and both representant accepting to go under a sharia tribunal.

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** Although under Arbitration act Act sharia law can be installed (as Marion Boyd did tried to promote it was promoted in Canada under similar act) however this is only for civil disoute dispute and both representant party accepting to go under a sharia tribunal.
7th Jul '16 9:34:35 PM trixus
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** Although under Arbitration act sharia law can be installed (as Marion Boyd did tried to promote in Canada under similar act) however this is only for civil disoute and both representant accepting to go under a sharia tribunal.
18th May '16 4:59:28 AM BigKlingy
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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in Australia, however, where films and game ratings are enforcable by law and so selling MA15+ or R18+ rated products to children ''is'' illegal. It's also illegal to show R18+ films or games in a public place.
8th May '16 1:17:14 PM EDP
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* Italy first abolished death penatly in 1889, but after the assassination of king Umberto I many invoked reinstating it just to execute the killer. It was not, and the killer received a life sentence, and died a year later (officially of suicide, but murder is suspected).
** On the opposite of the above, Italy once {{Defied}} this: death penalty was reintroduced by the [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly Fascist regime]], and at the end of WorldWarII the new constitution, entering force on January 1st 1948, abolished it for all crimes not punished with it by the military code, with all civilian death sentences being turned into prison terms in the meantime. Then the authors of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villarbasse_massacre Villarbasse massacre]] were caught and sentenced to death, and, due the sheer loathing caused among the public opinion, president Enrico de Nicola let them be executed.
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