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Bala, fref, Gordon Gekko in the making, pseudo-intellectual, cynic, bibliophile, obsessive compulsive ranter Just Shoot Me Bala, 28, Gordon Gekko in the making, pseudo-intellectual, cynic, bibliophile, obsessive compulsive ranter So go read this post to get the full details. In this excellent and heavy book there is a mention of a law passed by the British colonial Government by viceroy assholims lytton during the famine of The law was called “Anti-Charitable Contributions Act of “.
The law was meant to punish people for donating to the poor and the needy during famines! I know, it sounds too stupid and outlandish.
I wanted to see what such an act would exactly say and went googling for it. It is in a book called Famine campaign in southern India by William Digby published The book is under copyright, so i had to pull the entire text of the Act from Google books – one snippet at a time by guess work and a thousand or so search phrase combinations.
I have pulled most of the text out, but atleast a quarter remains unreachable The book cannot be bought, but is available in New York public library. I already knew what comes out of letting communists legislate and now i know what comes out of free market fundies legislating. The damned bleeding hearts are interfering with the functioning of free markets. He enacts the said “Anti-charitable contributions act of “, to punish bleeding hearts g Situation gets out of hand and food riots happen even in places like Tanjore Rice bowl of TamilNadu for at least a couple of millenia e Lytton finally relents and sets up “work camps” where they feed the inmates a ration which ensures that they won’t have enough strength to riot.
In this age, such a thing would belong only in the pages of The Onion. But a hundred and fifty years ago, this meant the death of 10 million people. Whereas it is expedient to define and amend the law relating to charitable contributions during famine periods. It is hereby enacted as follows: It extends to the whole of the Madras Presidency. On and from that day the Laws specified in the scheduled hereto annexed were repealed. But all powers conferred under either of such instructions be deemed to have be deemed to have been conferred under this Act.
And all references to either of such Laws shall be deemed to be made to this Act. These Laws are as follows: A contribution is a sum of money, or any quantity of food, or piece of clothing given to persons in deep and piece of clothing given to persons in deep and dire necessity. It has at length been recognised by the Supreme Government that distress exists in the Madras Presidency in the Madras Presidency, and seeing that Famines occur with frequent regularity and must be fought on system, the government is prepared to deal with all distress that arises.
It has been stated that half a million people have already died of famine, but the supreme Government has not seen each of these corpses. A is punishable with a fine of Rs.
What does assholism mean?
She also clothes some. On her first visit she finds she has not a sufficient number of 2-anna pieces and sends several rupees worth by a friend D. This is a asshoilsm gross transgression. A should be transported to the Andamans – not so much for the original offense, but for inducing D to break the law.
D should be imprisoned for six months and recieve fifty lashes. C in the employment of the Government is reported to have given Liebig’s Extract to a starving man, and recovered him.
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This, C did, knowing that there was a relief camp a asshllism and a half beyond his dwelling. C may plead that it was a wet night when he did this and the starving man was exhausted but this aggravates the offense, as when camps are provided, asshklism ought to be outside them, C will of course be imprisoned for twelve months will be degraded, and his past service not be allowed to count asshollism pension.
All cases that may be brought up are to be dealt with in the spirit of these illustrations. The evidence of the informer that A or B to the end of the alphabet, asshklism been guilty of the crime of aiding or abetting in any way charitable relief, shall be sufficient to secure a conviction. No defence is to be allowed to prisoners, are to be considered non compos mentiswhich they clearly are, if they give of their substance and expend their sympathy upon the starving the dying, when Government has taken the task in hand.
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