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Law against Vitiating in Public!!

Postby cooran » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:57 pm

Hello all,

Helping look after my elderly mother has brought me to the understanding that, as we get older, certain muscles weaken. One not often mentioned, is the muscle that keeps one from passing wind until in an acceptable place (like the toilet area). This causes deep embarrassment to elderly people, as it can make them the subject of jokes. I suspect this is where the derogatory expression ''An Old Fart'' came from.

But I was startled to see that this has risen to a Government Level - Malawi already has a law in place against farting, but is intending to make it a criminal offense.



Malawian lawmakers will next week debate a law change to criminalise public farting, which a cabinet minister said had been encouraged by democracy.
"The government has a right to ensure public decency. We are entitled to introduce order in the country," justice and constitutional affairs minister George Chaponda told independent radio station Capital Radio.
"Would you like to see people farting in public anywhere?"

Since the country embraced multi-party politics 16 years ago people had felt free to fart anywhere, Mr Chaponda said.
"It was not there during the time of dictatorship because people were afraid of the consequences. Now because of multipartism or freedom, people would like to fart anywhere," he said.

Mr Chaponda, a key figure in president Bingu wa Mutharika's government, said that if Malawians cannot control their farting "they should go to the toilet instead of farting in public."
"Nature can be controlled ... it becomes a nuisance if people fart anywhere."

A lawyer himself, Mr Chaponda said that under the amended law farting will be considered a minor offence.
Mr Chaponda's Democratic Progressive Party will bank on its majority to pass the amendment to a law which was first introduced in 1929.

The amendment, which will make farting in public an offence, is not yet public and it will be presented to parliament for debate as part of a review by the state-sponsored Law Commission of the country's penal code.

Nobody in Malawi has been arrested nor convicted for farting under the old law, as police did not enforce it.

The old law states: "Any person who voluntarily vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour."

The southern African state is a conservative society with punishable previous bans on long hair for men and trouser-wearing for women.
- AFP
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011 ... 130657.htm

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Postby Ben » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:56 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:32 pm

Fortunately, we don't have that rule here at DW.

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Postby Ben » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:17 am

What if one produces a pestilential stench of a fart without making a noise?
And in a crowded lift, how does one determine whose orifice it came from?
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
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Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

Postby cooran » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:30 am

But seriously....

Haven't you ever been somewhere where it is OBVIOUS that someone has 'passed wind' - but everyone looks askance at everyone else?

How are you going to prove in a court of law that a particular person was the one who vitiated, or how can a police officer possibly justify arresting someone?

What if it was the Police Officer himself .... 'he who smelt it, dealt it'.

Just another way to victimise targets?

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Postby cooran » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:31 am

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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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Postby Ben » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:37 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

Postby Guy » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:58 am

I think that if you are in an elevator where you know you only have to hold it for a few seconds, then it is the right thing to hold it. But if you are on a bus or a train and the journey is going to be 20 or 30 minutes, then let her rip I say.
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2) Throwing things away
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Postby Annapurna » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:21 pm

I am indeed quite happy with the way of life I was born into and am sure it is a part of my kamma.

:smile:

But it's not about me anyways.

My point is that we let other people live out their traditions, in the absence of arrogance and develop more understanding for their way of life.

Mutual tolerance, if you will.

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