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    Default The best law EVER!!!!

    Forget about privacy laws, gun rights or other such nonsense, here in Norway we've created the best law in the world!

    If a politician breaks a promise he made(during campaigns), he can face jail for a maximum of 1,5 years!

    Unfortunately no-one has known about this paragraph, and it was found during the review of our legal system, and since our politicians are creating the laws, the law will be removed in a matter of weeks... And it has sadly never been use, since nobody knew about it.

    But imagine the consequences of such a law; never again would we see populist dolts promising everything! Losing the next election isn't nearly as scary as getting gangbanged in a prisoner shower every day for 18 months...
    Still maintain that crying on the pitch should warrant a 3 match ban

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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Man, I am so wishing the big red book for my next birthday so I can figure out how many weird things I can sue my neighbours for.
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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Good luck with that. That book is IMPOSSIBLE to read, no wonder nobody knows the laws. Some twisted merger of danish and norwegian...

    Found the law in question, I'm trying to translate it... To norwegian first, so I can understand it

    Linky: http://www.lovdata.no/all/tl-19020522-010-014.html#105

    §105 covers the broken promises. But what the hell does "hefte" means? The editorial in Dagbladet said 1,5 years in prison, the law states "Hefte" for 3 years... Or can 3 years "hefte"(whatever it is) be substituted with 1,5 years in prison by the judge?
    Still maintain that crying on the pitch should warrant a 3 match ban

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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore
    Good luck with that. That book is IMPOSSIBLE to read, no wonder nobody knows the laws. Some twisted merger of danish and norwegian...
    Any Northern Norwegian in there?

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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore
    Good luck with that. That book is IMPOSSIBLE to read, no wonder nobody knows the laws. Some twisted merger of danish and norwegian...

    Found the law in question, I'm trying to translate it... To norwegian first, so I can understand it

    Linky: http://www.lovdata.no/all/tl-19020522-010-014.html#105

    §105 covers the broken promises. But what the hell does "hefte" means? The editorial in Dagbladet said 1,5 years in prison, the law states "Hefte" for 3 years... Or can 3 years "hefte"(whatever it is) be substituted with 1,5 years in prison by the judge?

    Call a Dane. He can translate it into English for us; then we can translate that into understandable Norwegian.
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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    That is Bokmål is it not?

    In Denmark "hæfte" was like a mild form of prison and generally only used for short terms like a few days.


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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore
    Forget about privacy laws, gun rights or other such nonsense, here in Norway we've created the best law in the world!

    If a politician breaks a promise he made(during campaigns), he can face jail for a maximum of 1,5 years!
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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CBR
    That is Bokmål is it not?

    In Denmark "hæfte" was like a mild form of prison and generally only used for short terms like a few days.


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    Actually it is riksmål. If it was in bokmål, we wouldn't have any problem understanding it.
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    So uh what if the president decides to pardon/commute his sentence?
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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Viking
    Actually it is riksmål. If it was in bokmål, we wouldn't have any problem understanding it.
    Riksmål, bokmål, nynorsk...gah

    That law text is certainly very close to Danish with just a few Norwegian'ish spellings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FactionHeir
    So uh what if the president decides to pardon/commute his sentence?
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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Whether it's in riksmål or bokmål, this law is as stupid as they get.

    Why should we deny politicians the moral and legal right to change their minds in accordance with changing circumstance? It reminds me of the old French saying that only imbeciles never change their minds on anything.

    Besides, a country becomes ungovernable if every politician can be prosecuted or sued over every supposed promise they made, all the more so if every citizen has standing in such cases.
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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FactionHeir
    So uh what if the president decides to pardon/commute his sentence?
    We have a king, and he's above the law anyway
    Still maintain that crying on the pitch should warrant a 3 match ban

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd Fafnesbane
    Welcome to the Republic of Norway...
    Well, the American government seems to think that we are a republic. I saw an interview with the current American embassador (on Grosvold's show) where he told the story of how he was asked to become the new embassador. After the powers that be had agree that how was a good choice he was sent an e-mail asking if he would like to become the embassador to the Republic of Norway..
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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    HURRY!!!
    Let's press a class law suit against the current covernment for their failed promises. And then let the conservatives take over.. and then dispell this silly law.
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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd Fafnesbane
    HURRY!!!
    Let's press a class law suit against the current covernment for their failed promises. And then let the conservatives take over.. and then dispell this silly law.
    Which conservatives? The ones who are too small to form a government alone, or the ones who hate each others guts and refuse to cooperate?
    Still maintain that crying on the pitch should warrant a 3 match ban

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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Evidently, the right ones.
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    No one would want to become a politician because of that law. A lot of their promises are hard to keep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka_Khan
    No one would want to become a politician because of that law. A lot of their promises are hard to keep.
    Or perhaps we would no longer see politicians promising everything just to get voters?
    Still maintain that crying on the pitch should warrant a 3 match ban

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore
    Or perhaps we would no longer see politicians promising everything just to get voters?
    Don't promise, imply. There are plenty of ways around that stupid law.


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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    The law says:

    "ved løgnagtige Forespeilinger eller ved andre utilbørlige Midler søger at øve Indflydelse paa en andens Optræden eller Stemmegivning i offentlige Anliggender"

    Which translates to something like this:

    "by untruthful visions or other indecent means seeks to influence anothers behavior or vote in official business"

    It's not breaking promises, it's lying to a voter...
    Still maintain that crying on the pitch should warrant a 3 match ban

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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    Thats not the best law.....

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    Default Re: The best law EVER!!!!

    it's lying to a voter
    They will complain.




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