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From Romania comes news that the government has proposed a law under which people who practice witchcraft can be fined or even imprisoned if their predictions do not come true. I am NOT making this up.

witches horiz this 240Now, let’s set aside the fact that such a law seems more appropriate for fortune-tellers than for witches. Maybe job distinctions overlap over there. But whatever predictions they do make are suddenly going to be a LOT less specific…

“Cackle, cackle…Let’s look at the cards, Dearie! You will get up tomorrow morning after sleeping on a soft, flat rectangular thing, and you will drink a liquid which I believe will be, um, ORANGE in color!”

But it gets even weirder. The bill would also mandate witches to provide receipts for their services.