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If you could change one law what would it be and why?

Discussion in 'Law, Order and Defence' started by PD, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. PD

    PD Retired

    As per title ...
  2. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    The Local Government Act 1974.
    That's long overdue for amendment.
    Huge Act so a big , and expensive; job to do so -but a job that needs doing nevertheless.
  3. Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    As a Yorkshireman who saw parts of my county surrendered to Lancashire I feel your pain. But seriously what are the real problems it gives us today and what would you change?
  4. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    I was born in the West Riding and became a Lancastrian without moving house.
    LGA 1974 is such a catch all Act hard to know where to begin.
  5. Baron Vlad Harkonenn

    Baron Vlad Harkonenn Regular Member

    The law of the jungle.

    It needs a few more, well any, clauses.
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  6. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    How about. "Sod's Law"?
  7. Baron Vlad Harkonenn

    Baron Vlad Harkonenn Regular Member

    I'd remove that from the books as I would Murpheys Law.
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  8. Baron Vlad Harkonenn

    Baron Vlad Harkonenn Regular Member

    Actually, if I could, I'd change the laws of physics to make faster than light travel possible so we could go exploring at some time in the future.
  9. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Active Member Staff Member

    Abolish the law of diminishing returns.

    Then you could spend twice as much and get a bike that is twice as good, rather than only marginally superior.
  10. Joey Shabadoo

    Joey Shabadoo Regular Member

    Stobart's Law

    The inflexible rule that means when you're coming to the end of a dual carriageway section of road, there will always be an HGV just ahead to hold you up.
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  11. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    If you could, and were flying at exactly the speed of light then held up a mirror..
    would you see your face reflected?
  12. Baron Vlad Harkonenn

    Baron Vlad Harkonenn Regular Member

    I dunno, I suppose it depends upon which direction you are looking, you could either have a redshifted or blueshifted reflection but the chances are you would see nothing .... but there again, who is to say that light itself could not travel faster than itself..... and that is why it would be nice if we could change the laws of physics.
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  13. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    I've often wondered.
    Not so as to stay awake nights though.
    That 'cat in a box' riff of old Schroedinger's as well.
    There's a puzzler.
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  14. Baron Vlad Harkonenn

    Baron Vlad Harkonenn Regular Member

    I wonder what would happen if you put that box just the other side of the line of a Schwarzschild radius. For a starter time dilation, even outside of the 'line' would mean everyone who ever cared about the experiment would be long dead by the time you got back from placing the box there, but what about the box?
  15. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    Yeah there is that.
    IMO the cat's the clue.
    No way would that thought experiment have caught on like it did if he'd imagined a dog or a horse in the box.
    Same as Melville's "Moby Richard" wouldn't have sold nearly so well.