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If the Parks Department gets its way, mouth juice like this will no longer be tolerated within city limits.
Singapore gets a lot of gruff

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Illegal Loogies: Seattle Considers Banning Spitting in Parks

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If the Parks Department gets its way, mouth juice like this will no longer be tolerated within city limits.
Singapore gets a lot of gruff for having laws on the books banning spitting in public. But if Seattle Park Board members pass a code of conduct tonight, Jet City just might replace the Asian metropolis as the punchline in jokes about anal-retentive lawmaking.

If the code gets approved, spitters (and smokers, don't think you nicotine-fiends are getting off that easy) would be banned from the park for 24 hours for the first violation and seven days for the second.

A rep from Parks & Rec tells The Seattle Times that the loogy ban was the brainchild of park workers, who, in an informal survey, said snot rockets are one of the "things they see happening that they'd prefer didn't." Which means that this problem, like so many others in Seattle, can be traced directly back to Steve Ballmer.

 
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