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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 11:18


Quote: Originally posted by zts16  
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All I can say is, if that really is what will happen, little-ghost, then Europe will fall to communism, and the US will rise as the capitalist center of the world again, hurrah!
Actually, it'd probably be china :/
Don't even go there TVC.

On topic though, yeah, it's really disappointing that the EU would make these awful regulations. I mean, I'm in Texas and it's even looking pretty good now in comparison.

I was joking :/
Besides, I'm from the US, I don't really have any ties to europe directly. Now, mind you, I really want to start a chemical Lab in germany....
They all don't need 'civil disobedience or rebellion, gardul, they just need to personally need to not listen to the rather rediculus rules. At worst, we just sell those in the EU the chemicals ourselves. They don't need to 'rebel'.




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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 15:33


If chemists don't follow their laws, to me that is civil disobedience. Which can be a form of rebellion. Passive aggressive but still.





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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 17:03


True, not following rules, no matter how silly they are, is pretty much the very definition of civil disobedience. Most likely though, it probably won't even cause a stir, since as long as you don't draw any attention to yourself, and aren't actually doing anything really wrong, they probably won't waste any time and money going through the legal process on you, and they'll let it slide. That's currently the situation in Texas, it seems.



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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 21:31


Well, note that it's CIVIL disobedience – not criminal disobedience. We ain't killing people.

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[*] posted on 2-1-2015 at 02:05


I just want to make it clear, I never stated or thought people of the EU should start killing people. If I came off like that's what I meant I'm sorry.



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[*] posted on 2-1-2015 at 17:49


Quote: Originally posted by gardul  
I just want to make it clear, I never stated or thought people of the EU should start killing people. If I came off like that's what I meant I'm sorry.

Oh, no, I'm just saying that we're not threatening anyone, it's just that everyone is paranoid!




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[*] posted on 4-1-2015 at 03:51


Quote: Originally posted by gardul  
I would highly recommand you guys that are in parts of the world that have to deal with the EU to perhaps start thinking about. Rebeling.

You're delusional. How about you try to start a rebellion in your country about not being able to buy trivial reagents like phosphorous or iodine? You will have a hard time convincing your countrymen that a few pimple-faces cooking up a batch of methamphetamine is no problem (ironically the same countrymen that will readily feed amphetamines to their kids to shut them up). The same is true in Europe: a very vast part of the population will support restricted access to bomb-making chemicals.

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If chemists don't follow their laws, to me that is civil disobedience. Which can be a form of rebellion. Passive aggressive but still.

According to this definition countries like France, Italy or Greece are in a constant state of rebellion. :P

Seriously people, let's put all this into perspective:

HNO3 was sadly all but banned - but conc. H2SO4 and nitrates are still available OTC (i.e. no id required). Just make it - that's what I chose to do because I didn't want my local chemist's to get the wrong ideas about by endeavors.

H2O2, nitromethane and perchlorates are still available in useful concentrations and easily concentrated.

Production / possession of above chemicals at too high concetrations are a minor infraction, comparable to a parking violation. A very different situation from possessing Pred or I2 in the land of the free.

A few chemicals were added to a kind of official watch-list. You must be quite naive to believe that "suspicious transactions" of these chemicals were not already monitored. After all Europe has a long and illustrious history of domestic terrorism. Nitroglycerine and perchlorates/sugar are a long time favorite of wanna-be terrorists.

All in all this is not the serious blow to hobby-chemistry you are all insinuating. Actually it doesn't change a lot - this seems more like toothless "look we're doing something against terrorism" legislation. You can expect significantly more serious restrictions to come and nobody will "rebel". They are smart enough not to restrict access to the drugs of the masses (alcohol and TV).

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[*] posted on 4-1-2015 at 14:08



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[*] posted on 5-1-2015 at 01:24


I made that comment with more then just chemistry in mind.

You may think I am delusional, but people are more easily influenced then you think. Hope is every powerful.

a blanket Ideal that covers the true motives happens every day. people gobble it up like candy. Every time we watch politicians, watch the media, read, listen to music.




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[*] posted on 6-1-2015 at 20:37


Quote: Originally posted by turd  

Production / possession of above chemicals at too high concetrations are a minor infraction, comparable to a parking violation. A very different situation from possessing Pred or I2 in the land of the free.


Humph.... 500 Euros fine for the first time if you get caught? Your equipment will be sized and destroyed and you can be sure, that you will have a nice file in some databases....

Further every piece of product (e.g. home made copper(II)nitrate) or laboratory book, where you have documented your syntheses can be used against you....

And even parking violations can be troublesome, if you do it regularly...

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[*] posted on 7-1-2015 at 02:45


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Humph.... 500 Euros fine for the first time if you get caught?

So what?
Look what I found with some googling:
https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblPdf/1997_53_1/1997_5...
Note the date: 1997. And look what it says:
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wenn die Tat nicht mit gerichtlicher Strafe bedroht ist, eine Verwaltungsübertretung und ist mit Geldstrafe von mindestens 5 000 S bis zu 200 000 S, im Wiederholungsfall bis zu 400 000 S zu bestrafen. Der Versuch ist strafbar

Now my German is not perfect, but this looks pretty similar to what you posted in your original post:
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wenn die Tat nicht mit gerichtlicher Strafe bedroht ist, eine Verwaltungsübertretung und ist mit Geldstrafe von mindestens 500 € bis zu 20 180€, im Wiederholungsfall bis zu 40 375 € zubestrafen. Der Versuch ist strafbar.

Translation: Lazy politicians had to comply with a random EU rule, found that they already had corresponding legislation, added a few chemicals to the already existing huge list and went on with more important stuff.

You never had free access to chemicals. What you were doing was (borderline) illegal all the time. So what's up with the hysteria?

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Your equipment will be sized and destroyed and you can be sure, that you will have a nice file in some databases....

Even in the unlikely case of getting aught, you will have a clean criminal record. That's all that counts.
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[*] posted on 7-1-2015 at 19:16


I think the hysteria comes from doing nothing "wrong" but can still wind up in prision. I always have had the feeling it isn't always about public safty. In some cases it is about money, and in some cases it is about supressing education.



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[*] posted on 8-1-2015 at 08:26


So wait... what's the fine for "A very different situation from possessing Pred or I2 in the land of the free."? I didn't know that was illegal...? I don't have any of either, but still...



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[*] posted on 8-1-2015 at 09:42


I guess it varies from state to state, but for example (30 s of Google) http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/45/9/45-9-107.htm :
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A person convicted of criminal possession of precursors to dangerous drugs shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term not less than 2 years or more than 20 years or be fined an amount not to exceed $50,000, or both.

Edit: Also let's not forget this crazy story: http://www.examiner.com/article/uk-couple-face-extradition-w...

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[*] posted on 9-1-2015 at 09:01
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It's not just about guns or chemicals or any and all things that the self righteous believe they are empowered to control.
www.huffingtonpost.com/evan-bernick/federal-judge-to-texas-n...

Government will expand to fill the known universe. Examples of this trend are prominent in European countries where the only ' growth ' is that of government , which assimilates all productive means to support itself with ever more regulatory expansion. In order to ' make the world better ' control freaks are turning it into shit. Have no misunderstanding about it , this is a liberal disease and it's spread by liberalism.


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[*] posted on 9-1-2015 at 10:26


If the judge had told Texas to lift its ban on glassware, I'd be more happy.



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[*] posted on 10-1-2015 at 14:01


Quote: Originally posted by franklyn  
It's not just about guns or chemicals or any and all things that the self righteous believe they are empowered to control.
www.huffingtonpost.com/evan-bernick/federal-judge-to-texas-n...

Government will expand to fill the known universe. Examples of this trend are prominent in European countries where the only ' growth ' is that of government , which assimilates all productive means to support itself with ever more regulatory expansion. In order to ' make the world better ' control freaks are turning it into shit. Have no misunderstanding about it , this is a liberal disease and it's spread by liberalism.


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franklyn, do not be so quick in blaming just liberals; The right said does it just as much. Every year I sit down and look at what has been passed. On a spread sheet I mark whom voted in what. In reality it does not matter. politicians are the same. they speak on thing and turn a blind eye in hopes the public forgets. It's the game of politics. Trust me they are, for the most part all the same.




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[*] posted on 29-1-2015 at 15:07


I had a visit from some police yesterday afternoon. (Melbourne, Australia)

I wasn't actually home - I was at work - my partner let them in, and they had a poke around my home.

They said, (and this is second-hand via my partner), customs had notified them I had bought a flask. Apparently they were polite enough - not especially forthcoming - and pretty quick - in and out in a few minutes. They did look thru most rooms - upstairs and down. Slightly weirdly, they didn't check out the lab (in the garage) - or even ask if there was one or where the 'flask' was, or what I might be doing with it.

Didnt leave a card or say where they were from, or call me.

Its true - I have ordered lots of chemistry (and electronics) related odds and end off the internets over the last 6 odd months - the meat of it tho - would be a rocking organic distillation kit, a 1litre buchner filter/flask/hand pump combo, and some crappy gas washing bottles. (btw - despite the rockingness of the above kit, I _would not_ especially recommend the linked vendor)

I should prolly point out I'm an adult, am not making meth or jihad - don't hang around with bikers, and live in a fairly nice house in a kind of mixed neighborhood.

Went to bed half expecting to be woken up by the door exploding in and getting dragged out of bed by masked armed men - but forgot to stay awake.

Maybe tomorrow night.

..so kind of unsettling and a bit weird - not totally unexpected tho.
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