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To me it just looks like the rioting is a diversion for the looters, who feel they're owed something because they've never earnt anything. The ones rioting one day are probably the ones looting the next and so on...
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post #32 of 63
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Yeah, I know shelling them is a bit far! lol But was just just replying to the post about the Chinese, that once life was no different here, maybe worse. I'm not advocating total draconian measures, but the human rights bill has a lot to answer for.

...It also always makes me laugh when on the news peopel who live in these types of communities winge about how theres nothing for young people to do, and they're so hard done by, it's no wonder they turn tocriminal acts - utter rubbish! I grew up in a village with a telephone box, and post box set in a brick wall, that was it. Nothing what so ever to do, full stop, end of story. Did we go out to the nearest town and burgle peoples houses, smoke crack, beat up old ladies? No.
I agree by the way, I was just saying that it's a small bit less bad than the Dublin thing because we made it clear we wanted to overthrow British rule of our country.
I never said they didn't deserve the harshest non-lethal deterrent available to the British police.

And about the poorer locations not having things for young people to do, I completely agree. There is no excuse for the behaviour in London and if they put this much time and effort into working and improving their facilites they could have bought a strip of land and built themselves a place to do things by now...
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post #33 of 63
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Turn on the news, not fox. What do you expect when there's riots? Recently there's been so many articles like this...pointless. What else did you expect people to do? Send mail to their friends telling them about the riots and the looting? Of course their going to use their cell phone or a pay phone. Might as well write an article about the importance of breathing. It's like jeez, thanks Captain Obvious.
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lol Turn on anything other than Fox to hear that the people taking part in the riot are doing it because they don't have opportunities and what they are doing is justified? lmao
Pretty much what Grim said. Fox was at least honest enough to call it as they saw it. It's a riot that has it's roots in race. The people rioting might want to spout noble ideas when they see the media watching but then you hear the interview about the 2 girls who said they were 'Showing the rich we do what we want.' That's a joke. These criminals and murderers need to be put down.
    
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post #34 of 63
The mainstream media is just trying to feed the foolish sheeple that the rioters are doing the right thing. The sheeple is still intelligent enough to avoid sources that show the truth like Fox, so it seems the mainstream media is indeed successful.
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post #35 of 63
Actually, i'd say the Easter uprising was completely justified, we we're (some would say still are) an occupying force, in a country that didn't ask to be governed by us. You can't blame the irish for wanting their country back - and if any of these rioting "elements" are reading this-

Now can I have mine back please?! lol
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post #36 of 63
Talking to my friend who lives in London. Apparently police/government aren't even doing much to combat the situation.

It pisses me off to see looters and morons. They make the people actually trying to force change look bad and everyone loses. If you're going to riot, hopefully the next car you flip lands on you.
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post #37 of 63
I'm not trying to garner sympathy for criminals, but the amount of "these rioters need to be put down", and talk of execution/guns/etc, and even the asking for civil rights to be curtailed in this thread is damn alarming.
post #38 of 63
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Actually, i'd say the Easter uprising was completely justified, we we're (some would say still are) an occupying force, in a country that didn't ask to be governed by us. You can't blame the irish for wanting their country back - and if any of these rioting "elements" are reading this-

Now can I have mine back please?! lol
Well, I wouldn't call them completely justified but, to be fair, you guys had that one coming.
As for the "still are" bit, ye're not because the majority in the North are happy with the status quo and any citizen of the Republic who would force a unified Ireland on the North is as bad as the English were day one, Northern Irish nationalists are entitled to their opinion but the rest of Ireland has no right to interfere in the political goings on of what is now a seperate entity.


This is just mindless chaos, at least the Easter uprising was organised and the Irish rebels weren't aiming to hurt the citizens of their own country, the nationalists had the good will of the Irish people as a whole and they knew the only way they'd keep it was if they kept collateral damage to a minimum.

Basically they had an ideal that was supported by the majority of the population, not a transparent excuse for violence.

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I'm not trying to garner sympathy for criminals, but the amount of "these rioters need to be put down", and talk of execution/guns/etc, and even the asking for civil rights to be curtailed in this thread is damn alarming.
Yeah, no point sinking to their level really.
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post #39 of 63
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I'm not trying to garner sympathy for criminals, but the amount of "these rioters need to be put down", and talk of execution/guns/etc, and even the asking for civil rights to be curtailed in this thread is damn alarming.
I agree, but nothing being done is a tad worse.


What about this? Do you think these people should be delivered free reign?

There's a difference between protesting and just being scum and anarchist. It's why when you yell at someone rather than talk calmly, it removes validation from your argument.
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this is just like Cairo......they shout "We're nothing but peaceful protestors!".......then they go and rape Lara ..........governments will just use this as an excuse to be more strict
    
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