Man faces jail for laughing too loudly

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Man faces jail for laughing too loudly

Postby plwk » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:07 am

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A man from Long Island, New York, is facing up to 30 days in jail and a US$500 fine after a neighbour complained to police he was laughing too loudly, his lawyer said yesterday. More here

It is childish, bhikkhus, in the discipline of the noble ones to laugh excessively showing the teeth.
Therefore, bhikkhus, having given up singing, having given up dancing, it is suitable for you who delight in the Dhamma to smile moderately mindful smiles.

Ruṇṇa Sutta

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Re: Man faces jail for laughing too loudly

Postby shaunc » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:28 am

Aint it always the way. The cops never think it's as funny as you do.

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Re: Man faces jail for laughing too loudly

Postby Heruka » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:25 am

Schiavelli said the neighbour regularly mocks his disability, and the best response to those taunts is laughter.

“He just ridicules me all the time and the only thing I can come up with is laughing,” Schiavelli said in a telephone interview.



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