Here’s a few good ones.
#1 China. The country now bans all depictions of time travel. They consider it a disrespect to history and possibly advocating reincarnation.
#2 Saudi Arabia. If you’re a weatherman is this country, you cannot forecast the weather for the next day or coming days. You can only talk about the current weather. Forecasting the future is banned.
#3 Saudi Arabia. We don’t know if there are any weather women in Saudi. But we know that women cannot drive cars, they can’t vote, they can’t leave their homes unless accompanied by a man and they must wear burkas. (Maybe this should be #1.)
#4 Singapore and Burma require any assembly of 5 or more persons to apply for government permit. Without a permit, you are subject to arrest and imprisonment.
We cannot forget the good ‘ol USA.
#5 The U.S. Patriot Act This law basically allows the US government to do whatever they want with regard to citizens and foreign nationals. Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:
“The Act increases the ability of law enforcement agencies to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eases restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; expands the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and enhances the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts.
Closer to home.
#6 In Sarasota, Florida it is illegal for women to sing in public wearing a bikini.
Everyone is welcome to add their personal favorites to the list.
The photo at the top, BTW, is from The Time Traveler’s Wife, which will not be seen in China.