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    Question camping in a tent ILLEGAL in New York?

    Libyan leader Gadhafi wanted to sleep in a tent in Westchester,New York, but authorities say it breaks zoning and housing laws:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...gtLtgD9ATAF480

    So why on earth is it illegal to sleep in a tent in New york?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan14 View Post
    Libyan leader Gadhafi wanted to sleep in a tent in Westchester,New York, but authorities say it breaks zoning and housing laws:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...gtLtgD9ATAF480

    So why on earth is it illegal to sleep in a tent in New york?
    It's not. There are hundreds of campground in NY (both private and state owned) where you can go sleep in a tent. It is not a state law that says you cannot do this. However, individual cities, towns, and villages, have the right to set zoning and housing laws - and they can stipulate you cannot sleep in a tent.

    Don't like it? Move.

    My city does not have such a rule. I can sleep out in a tent on my front lawn if I wanted to -- and I live in NY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan14 View Post
    Libyan leader Gadhafi wanted to sleep in a tent in Westchester,New York, but authorities say it breaks zoning and housing laws:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...gtLtgD9ATAF480

    So why on earth is it illegal to sleep in a tent in New york?
    Hello,
    Most states in the US have a set of Stupid Laws. I dont know why they exist or even if they are inforced. Here is another example.

    I Live In Florida, and in Daytona Beach, it is illegal to have sexual relations with your garbage can (Source). Now tell me why this law would even exist or even why it would be inforced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDisk View Post
    Hello,
    Most states in the US have a set of Stupid Laws. I dont know why they exist or even if they are inforced. Here is another example.

    I Live In Florida, and in Daytona Beach, it is illegal to have sexual relations with your garbage can (Source). Now tell me why this law would even exist or even why it would be inforced.
    I prefer the recycling bin, it's cleaner.

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    He's not camping. Its considered a residence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRCCo Jeff View Post
    I prefer the recycling bin, it's cleaner.
    Ummmmmmm, at least your being green


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    Quote Originally Posted by KDisk View Post
    Hello,
    Most states in the US have a set of Stupid Laws. I dont know why they exist or even if they are inforced. Here is another example.

    I Live In Florida, and in Daytona Beach, it is illegal to have sexual relations with your garbage can (Source). Now tell me why this law would even exist or even why it would be inforced.
    Except they are enforcing this law because Gadhafi is viewed by most Americans as a terrorist, not because some idiot had sex with their garbage.

    Did you know Gadhafi is afraid of using elevators? Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDisk View Post
    I Live In Florida, and in Daytona Beach, it is illegal to have sexual relations with your garbage can (Source). Now tell me why this law would even exist or even why it would be inforced.
    Maybe it's to discourage some 'forign' WHTers from visiting,
    a couple of names spring to mind
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    There are many "laws" that sound ridiculous all over the U.S.:

    Putting salt on a railraod track may be punishable by death- Alabama

    A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month- Arkansas

    There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus -Arizona

    Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs -Arizona

    It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water -Arizona

    Hunting camels is prohibited- Arizona

    No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour- California

    You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour -Connecticut

    In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce -Connecticut

    No one may use a white cane, unless they are blind -Connecticut

    Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging -Florida

    It is considered an offense to shower naked -Florida

    If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle -Florida

    You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays -Florida

    Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal -Florida

    You may not fish on a camel's or giraffes back -Idaho

    Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March -Indiana

    One-armed piano players must perform for free- Iowa

    It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol -Lousiana

    Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack -Maine

    No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car -Mass

    It is illegal to sleep naked- Minnesota

    If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.-Nebraska

    It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway- Nevada

    While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.-New York

    Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields -North Carolina

    It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on -North Dakota

    No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July -Ohio

    Tattoos are banned -Oklahoma

    It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors -PA

    Horses may not be kept in bathtubs- South Carolina

    It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory- South Carolina

    Driving is not to be done while asleep -TN

    It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers -Texas

    It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel -Texas

    It is illegal to milk another person's cow -Texas

    Birds have the right of way on all highways -Utah

    Whistling underwater is illegal -Vermont

    Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween -Virginia

    It is illegal to tickle women -Virginia

    All lollipops are banned -Washington

    Roadkill may be taken home for supper -West Virginia

    You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June -Wyoming

    Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. -California

    It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink. -Delaware

    It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road. -Georgia

    And this is my ultimate favorite...

    You may be convicted of a Class 4 felony offense, punishable by up to three years in state prison, for the crime of "eavesdropping" on your own conversation.
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    I always thought his name started with a Q? It used to be spelled with a Q in the media... yeah looking at wiki, it was Qadhafi..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe - Limestone View Post
    There are many "laws" that sound ridiculous all over the U.S.:


    Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal -Florida
    OUCH

    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe - Limestone View Post
    Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March -Indiana
    Well, one place I wont visit
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    Those are probably some of the best I've read. Lol's all around
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