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London riots

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by pawl, 8 Aug 2011.

  1. I still think my suggestion of sending in farmers with a tank of slurry and a sprayer is the best. And it would fertilize the inner city green spaces at the same time. Win win!
     
  2. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    sorry to interrupt this 'flow' of 'ideas', (enchanting though it might be to ponder spraying wet stuff on small boys), but, if you've been struck, as I have, by the tremulous response of BBC TV News (possibly because all the real newsreaders are on their hols) then do please take a look at this http://www.youtube.c...d&v=biJgILxGK0o for which I thank Thom F.

    Darcus Howe grapples with idiocy..........
     
  3. jonny jeez

    jonny jeez Veteran

    until you take an eye out and are prosecuted for ABH, GBH, assault, attempted manslaughter. Toy guns are not the answer. Last night residence in one town in SE London (Eltham birthplace of Bob Hope!) came out in force to "assist" the police. Not sure if it would have worked or not as the looters have all moved west where there is less police presence. But I see the logic in doing something rather than feeling trapped inside your own home by gangs of looters.

    Removal of the monetary system, that could cure all these social/financial imbalances

    PS I am not a socialist or an idealist, I just think the pursuit of money and over inflated sense of entitlement that it produces is ...well...inherently "un"good
     
  4. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    police paintball sounds good... would make finding the little oiks easier and sending them either back to school (short summer holidays this year) or to Siberia never to be seen or heard of again.
     
  5. philipbh

    philipbh Spectral Cyclist

    Location:
    Out the back
    Assuming that there will be enough teachers...

    (Link to Daily Mirror story) http://tiny.cc/wtw7i
     
  6. Glow worm

    Glow worm Veteran

    Location:
    Near Newmarket
    That's depressing. Why can't they use good old fashioned British cricket bats and clobber eachother like civilised people?!
     
  7. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    The handles snap off....
     
  8. Glow worm

    Glow worm Veteran

    Location:
    Near Newmarket
    I'd love to test a few on some of those scrotes just to make sure!
     

  9. Sorry but Darcus Howe has a singleminded agenda and has done himself no credit in the current situation. Trying to pain this as a race issue (e.g. his perfomance on Newsnight the other day) shows him to have lost touch somewhat with reality.

    A pity - he used to be someone who had a clarity of thought.
     
  10. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    to be fair, if you compare unemployment rates in London, you'll see that there is a solid percentage of A-C boys who will never have regular work - although Darcus Howe made the point, quite specifically, that stop and search was over-used on both black and white boys
     
  11. Piemaster

    Piemaster Veteran

    Location:
    Hull or Brazil
    Of course injuries are possible, however the potential is considerably less than drafting in troops and letting either them or the police open fire with real bullets and I cannot believe those who think this would somehow stop the rioting and make everything better again. Lets not forget that despite whatever reasons this is continuing it started off with a police shooting.

    My local radio station phone in also has a share of those endorsing troops on the streets and shooting looters. Not sure if they are the same ones who think the 'youngsters' should do national service too. :wacko:
     
  12. rsvdaz

    rsvdaz New Member

    Location:
    Devon
  13. Bluebell72

    Bluebell72 New Member

    Excellent!
    I am so impressed at all the people working together to clean up the detritus of this fiasco, the people who have come out en masse, making physical barriers to prevent the looters entering their shop/street, and those who have been so vocal - someone posted a youtube clip on here the other day, a woman berating the looting morons for what they were doing.
    Good to see some people-power for the positive.
     
  14. Angelfishsolo

    Angelfishsolo A Velocipedian

  15. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Damn riots! I've just won something on Ebay, and the seller has emailed to say he can't post it until next week now, due to being a Met policeman and having all leave cancelled.

    Summink outa be dun abaht it!

    (Needless to say, my reply was not to worry, and to get round to it when he could...)

    I've been struck by a few reporters and commentators asking interviewees "What makes these people think that this behaviour is acceptable?" I don't think for a moment that any of them DO think it's acceptable. They just see a chance to probably not get caught getting some free stuff. They know full well it's wrong, they just don't care.