Wolfgang Kasper meets the EU octopus

Right out of Kafka or the You could not make it up file.

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18 Responses to Wolfgang Kasper meets the EU octopus

  1. RobK

    I did hear a story very similar to that on some TV show a while ago. All the micro management does make the world seem small…as in over crowded.

  2. Motelier

    Soooooo, you have to tell a lie to have a swim.

    Just think about that.

    This over-regulated and over-taxed world we live in now forces people to lie to get what they desire.

  3. C.L.

    To think of all the good men from Australia and the United States who died for disgusting Europeans.

  4. And to think, the British actually wanted to leave the EU! Quelle surprise!

  5. struth

    And yet try going to the dump in some parts of Australia without hi viz and safety boots.
    Europeans don’t have to wear bike helmets and can buy a bottle of wine in any shop.
    Try buying alcohol in some parts of Australia without showing ID.
    Actually, just try buying it.
    Their smokes are cheap and less taxed than here and not hidden away in shops and the maker still has his mark on the packets.
    Their speed limits are much faster and the police are not fanatically concerned with a couple of ks over.
    That’s not even counting autobahn.
    Austria has just allowed smoking in their pubs again and has, like a number of EU Countries, a well armed population.
    I am no fan of the EU.
    But let’s at least have no pompous tut-tutting from the most regulated people on earth.
    Australians have no right to open their mouths and say a word.

  6. Nerblnob

    As far as I know, Austria never banned smoking in pubs, cafés and restaurants. I was just there last week.

    If you go to Amsterdam in winter, you’ll see that many publicans allow smoking at their discretion, like after diners have finished or kids have left.

    You’re right , though – Australia is the worst many state in the world, and Victoria is the worst in Australia.

  7. Nerblnob

    “nanny” not “many”

  8. Tel

    Soooooo, you have to tell a lie to have a swim.

    Save the truth for people you trust. Ultimately the objective is to have so many regulations that no one ever follows them, and thus the rule of law is undermined. Since hardly anyone cares, it happens and life goes on.

  9. Woolfe

    I had similar thing at Montgenevre. Wanted to go for a swim and sauna after skiing and was told I could not wear my baggies but needed budgie smuggler type trunks. Regulations I was told. I declined to hire some and left to take solice with my black label.

  10. entropy

    I am not sure it is planned that much, Tel. It is easy to imagine busy little beavers looking to the next rule to impose just because that is what they do.
    It’s the sort of idiocy that measured the Gillard Government’s performance by the number of bills passed and regulations made.
    Public Health is just one of the more egregious areas for this kind of thing. The virtuous never rest in demonstrating their virtue via the next bit of government control.

  11. struth

    On public health…………..

    Just a little story.

    My father went in to have another stent put in, and one of the Nurses said, ah, you are back again, you are costing us a fortune, albeit jokingly, my dad wasn’t in the mood.

    He said, I’ve already paid for this stent with my taxes before you were born, and I’m paying your wages now with them.
    With stupid comments like that, I’d say you are the one costing me too much.
    Excuse me doctor, but do I have to put up with that bullshit?
    The doctor told her to go and get someone else, he was not happy with her.

  12. Mundi

    Hahahaha…..

    Public servants need to be reminded they are servants.

    I still find it bizarre going to private vs public. Private you are a customer and you get treated as such. Public you are a nuisance: they get paid if you are there or not. Worse you had the gual to make them work for a free minutes instead of goofing off.

  13. Slim Cognito

    Note the exception for beards and the correlation that beards are popular with followers of a particular religion who have recently arrived in large numbers. Seems to go against the reason for some of the restrictions.

  14. Mundi

    And let’s no pretend Australia isn’t as absurdly regulated.

    Want to rent your house out?
    Firstly the pool fence must be inspected and certified as safe, for a small cost of course.

    Next, your fire alarms must be replaced. Battery powered ones are not allowed, they must be hardwired by electrician on a separate circuit. And you must have out side the door of every bedroom. Also you must have a professional test and inspect them every 12 months.

    Next your toilet must be replaced. You see tenants pay for water, so you have to have toilets that meet the Australian standards of less than 5L per flush.

    Next you must have a temperature valve to regulate the hot water temperature to no more than 45 degrees.

    If any room other than a toilet or bathroom does not have a window, you must declare that it is not a livable room, and especially not count such a room as a bedroom or living area, and any door on the room must be removed, unless it has a second egress point.

  15. If this was a story out of the former USSR, none of us would have not believed it.
    This is what communism looks like, without the gun toting military on the streets.
    But that’s coming to the EU as well, under the guise of defense from terrorists. Just look at the streets of Paris or London today, full of cops and soldiers armed to the teeth.

    Once we answer the question “what happened to the millions of hard core communists from the USSR, Eastern Europe and the ones scattered amongst the Western Europen countries?” various current events make much more sense.
    Things like Global Warming, unfettered immigration, the seeming lack of desire to eradicate terrorists among us etc etc.

    What happened to these communists is that they’ve immersed themselves in the European bureaucracies and institutions and have taken control without firing a shot and without announcing themselves.

  16. jupes

    Ultimately the objective is to have so many regulations that no one ever follows them, and thus the rule of law is undermined. Since hardly anyone cares, it happens and life goes on.

    Or … since everyone breaks the law every day, the cops can arrest anyone they like, any time they like.

  17. Rabz

    Or … since everyone breaks the law every day, the cops can arrest anyone they like, any time they like.

    Yep. It’s a hell of a lot easier and far more satisfying, for example, for a cop to persecute a peaceable white middle class “regulation transgressor” than deal with a group of law breaking imported moozley psychopaths.

    The exemption for facial shag pile carpet was indeed a thoughtful touch. Grate work, cucks.

  18. JohnA

    entropy #2588873, posted on December 20, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I am not sure it is planned that much, Tel. It is easy to imagine busy little beavers looking to the next rule to impose just because that is what they do.
    It’s the sort of idiocy that measured the Gillard Government’s performance by the number of bills passed and regulations made.
    Public Health is just one of the more egregious areas for this kind of thing. The virtuous never rest in demonstrating their virtue via the next bit of government control.

    And I recall some of the commentary when that tale emerged from the Canberra enclave.

    I believe I was one of those commenting to the effect that Parliaments are legislation factories. Therefore that metric is a Natural or Logical Consequence thereof.

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