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'There is no law against using feces as a flag stand'

  1. May 22, 2005 #1


    Police in Germany are hunting pranksters who have been sticking
    miniature flag portraits of US President George W. Bush into piles of
    dog poo in public parks. Josef Oettl, parks administrator for Bayreuth,
    said: "This has been going on for about a year now, and there must be
    2,000 to 3,000 piles of excrement that have been claimed during that

    The series of incidents was originally thought to be some sort of
    protest against the US-led invasion ofIraq. And then when it continued
    it was thought to be a protest against President George W. Bush's
    campaign for re-election. But it is still going on and the police say
    they are completely baffled as to who is to blame. "We have sent out
    extra patrols to try to catch whoever is doing this in the act," said
    police spokesman Reiner Kuechler. "But frankly, we don't know what we
    would do if we caught them red handed." Legal experts say there is no
    law against using feces as a flag stand and the federal legal experts
    say there is no law against using feces as a flag stand and the federal
    constitution is vague on the issue.
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  3. May 22, 2005 #2


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    :rofl: Some people just have too much time on their hands! Though, I'm sure those walking through the parks appreciate that someone has flagged all the piles of dog poo so they don't step in them. Maybe they need to worry about pooper scooper laws, as that would solve both problems at once.

    It would be hard to imagine why there would be a law specifically against using feces as a flag stand, or why it would merit inclusion in their federal constitution. Maybe there will be after this. :rofl:
  4. May 22, 2005 #3


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    Yah, at least their nice enough to make sure no one can step in them.
  5. May 22, 2005 #4


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    The only thing wrong with this scene that I can discern is that the flag is upside-down. Dubya is still trying to dig himself out of the pile of **** that he built and had collapse on him, so why does this show him waving above it?
  6. May 22, 2005 #5
    The German mind. You have to wonder how many prohibited uses for feces they actually have hammered out into legislation.
  7. May 22, 2005 #6
    That must of been a big dog
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    This could be benificial in the long run. Maybe they'll eventually stop trying to catch the flaggers, and do something about the dog waste problem. Kill two birds with one stone!
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    Coming from a culture that worships David Hasselhoff...I'll take it with a grain of salt. Funny though. It reminds me of when I had my gas lines staked out around my house.
  10. May 22, 2005 #9
    No, I'll bet in Germany there are actual laws prohibiting the use of feces for such things as:

    Sculpture material
    Autobahn repair
    Machine lubrication


    How else would they begin to know where to look to see if there was a law against using it as a flag stand?
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