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Broken Britain? 6 Horrific Stories, One Paper's Homepage. What has Happened to Youths?

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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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I was checking a UK tabloid for any alternative news stories, and was horrified to see these, all on the home page, all today.

Millionaire footballer 'punched woman and broke her nose after she rejected his advances'

Gay off-duty PC left fighting for life after horrific assault by mob of homophobic teenage thugs

Teenager killed widow with axe in drink-fuelled rage after losing a computer game to his brother

Gang 'set fire to man's beard as he slept on train'


Bouncers stand guard at WWI memorial urinated on by drunken student as Carnage returns to city

Shocking CCTV images of two men stamping on woman's head in alcohol-fuelled revenge attack

Honestly, what the hell has this country come to?

I see this and I think what the rest of the world must think about 'Great' Britain.

Please feel free to leave your thoughts, I'm not shocked, just sad and Outraged, or am I naive, has it always been like this?

Is this going on in your countries ATS?

Has the youth of today gone mad?


[edit on 26-10-2009 by kiwifoot]




posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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It's the daily mail.... and a tabloid paper.

:shk:

Scaremongering and sensationalist.


How many good deeds were reported on the homepage?


I bet they far outweigh the bad things.... but they won't be reported.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup
It's the daily mail.... and a tabloid paper.

:shk:

Scaremongering and sensationalist.


How many good deeds were reported on the homepage?


I bet they far outweigh the bad things.... but they won't be reported.


I know what you mean, there is an agenda to make us scared and for crime to be like terrorism, but it still doesn't hide the fact that these crimes did happen.

Those punks still commited those spiteful and sick deeds mate.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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Sure, they may be a tabloid.

There is a difference between reporting the news with a bit of writing panache, and NOT REPORTING IT AT ALL.

They don't make stuff up. You may not like that they put !!!!! at the end of their sentences, but at least the news is there. I am mightly tired of the cleaned up News and events that talk about celebrities as if it was real news. So in those cases, I get both sensationalism, AND no real news.

Print it all, and let us figure it out.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by Magantice
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now you went an done it. you said youths intsed of youth. there is a thred about poor grammer and english and spelling you know.



Ah Au Contraire!

UK youths 'among worst in Europe' - from the BBC no less!

I meant Youth(s) lol!

Hm am I right? I dunno, now you've confused me!



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:22 PM
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I lost my wallet on saturday. It was handed in, with money, to the police station for me to collect.


I drove past a car accident. Not a terrible one but a bit of a smash-up and a clearly traumatised woman. I stopped to help, but 3 other motorists had already got there first and were comforting the woman and had called an ambulance


A WWF man called at my house today. When i politely declined to donate any money, he gave me a high 5 and a smile and went about his day.


Good things happen all the time. Bad things have always happened. Think Myra Hindley, Blair Peach, the Leeds fan that died when a wall fell on him at Birmingham City in the 80s.

The "British Spirit", whatever that may be, is still alive. People are, in the main, still civil and polite to each other.

It is in these papers interests to paint a picture of a decaying society. And maybe it is. But i'm with Boethius;

It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away."

Always passing mate. Always passing away.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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For me mobile phones have alot to do with this. If you want to know a vindictive story of cruelty you can see my life of 17 years living with mind control, just for upsetting someone.

But for me mobile phone radiation is wrecking society and humans. I think people are adapting to it, and its changing people as a whole, lol.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by CRB86
I lost my wallet on saturday. It was handed in, with money, to the police station for me to collect.


I drove past a car accident. Not a terrible one but a bit of a smash-up and a clearly traumatised woman. I stopped to help, but 3 other motorists had already got there first and were comforting the woman and had called an ambulance


A WWF man called at my house today. When i politely declined to donate any money, he gave me a high 5 and a smile and went about his day.


Good things happen all the time. Bad things have always happened. Think Myra Hindley, Blair Peach, the Leeds fan that died when a wall fell on him at Birmingham City in the 80s.

The "British Spirit", whatever that may be, is still alive. People are, in the main, still civil and polite to each other.

It is in these papers interests to paint a picture of a decaying society. And maybe it is. But i'm with Boethius;

It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away."

Always passing mate. Always passing away.




But is it fair to say that the younger generations have less of this spirit than older ones? It's the teenagers of today, yes a generalisation but a valid one , that make me fear for the future.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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i'm surprised no ones blamed the Muslim's for this. normally the first to take the blame for anything bad in the UK.

I really believe alcohol is a major problem in this country, more than we like to admit.
There obviously a problem with broken Britain. I believe it started with Thatcherism in the late 80's pronouncing the end of society. The New Labour project just carried on the same policies, ignoring the needs of the white working class in an atempt to woo the middle class's.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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I still say its the mobile phones, they are absolute trash for the human body. We have a natural background, and these bloody phones are emiting this radiation, that is changing people, into souless scum.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup
It's the daily mail....


That's enough, you don't have to add the rest. I saw the list of stories and just knew and I have refused to even look in the general direction of that arrangement of wood pulp for several years now.

My mother reads it. Can you imagine my shame?



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:48 PM
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You are right, for in depth, analytical, subjective reporting you wouldn't want the daily Mail, try to forget that for a second,

Why?

Because these crimes DID happen.

Just because it's a poo paper won't change that, nor will it hide the fact that there is something wrong in this country when all these stories can hit a front page in one day.

Or do you disagree?



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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I wouldn't be too concerned about what the Daily Mail's take on things are , an absolutely sensationalist output of scaremongering and rubbish if you ask me.

I was bitterly disappointed in the student urinating on the memorial , its a whole load of things that are wrong with society in general these days but to me mainly its a total lack of respect for everything in general.
Lack of respect towards each other , ourselves and our environment that is what is going to be the downfall of this country.
And this will only be hurried if the conservatives get elected



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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Guys I hate to burst bubbles, although appreciated there is still tangible threads of civility left, even amongst the youth, the actual violence fueled mostly by alcohol in town's and city's across the UK and Ireland is horrific... and the women are as bad as the men here.

I've seen brawls in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Warrington, Wigan, St Helens, Bangor, Cardiff... the list goes on. This isn't sensationalized imo - pick up any of these area's 'local' papers and I guarantee there's the murder of someone on a night out somewhere in the first few pages almost, if not, every week.

My generation went through this 10 years ago... and from what I can see it IS getting worse. Gangs of kids stone, beat and rob the elderly; and I think for the most part this is due to the availability of and peer pressure to partake in alcohol and drugs. The 'CHAV' culture (Council Housed And Violent!!) is becoming the norm in suburban Britain as inner cities are becoming (moreso) gang culture.

I genuinely wish it was sensationalized - but Britain just ain't what it used to be. And sadly it's the majority who take part.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by kiwifoot
Or do you disagree?


Not even remotely. We live amongst a populace of about 60 million people on a relatively small area of gross acreage, that is currently permitted for habitation. Of course there is anti-social behaviour, of course there is drug use, violent crime etc etc etc happening on a daily basis quantifiable and qualifiable against all the statistics and lack of employment opportunities for young people. But really, dredging the local papers to create national news (scaremongering) is not the way to present the problem of violent crime and anti-social behaviour. A J.O.U.R.N.A.L.I.S.T would actually take those stories and use it to write one of his own representing a view of the problem nationwide.

The Daily Mail uses it's ownership of many local newspapers to regurgitate news through it's own network. That is why, even over all the other tabloids, it is particularly crappy.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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Your right about females today they are horrific for causing trouble.

Like i say i think its being caused by mobile phone radiation. It is effecting people in more ways than they know. They are just lacking any morals or judgements for right and wrong.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by Pr0t0
Guys I hate to burst bubbles, although appreciated there is still tangible threads of civility left, even amongst the youth, the actual violence fueled mostly by alcohol in town's and city's across the UK and Ireland is horrific... and the women are as bad as the men here.


Agreed, one of the notable social changes has been the acceptance of female drinkers, ladette culture, and the advent of alcopop - alcohol that doesn't take like alcohol. Perfect for the lady.



I've seen brawls in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Warrington, Wigan, St Helens, Bangor, Cardiff... the list goes on. This isn't sensationalized imo - pick up any of these area's 'local' papers and I guarantee there's the murder of someone on a night out somewhere in the first few pages almost, if not, every week.


I've seen fights all over too. But my dad is 60 and told me tales of what used to happen when he was my age (20s) in North Staffordshire. SOME people have a skinfull and have a fight. It's a fact, and its always been that way. And as for murders, that IS sensationalism. You can't 'guarantee' that as you claim, because it's simply not true. Somebody does not get murdered in the suburbs every week as a result of being on a night out. If they did we'd be at the top of the world murder rates table. You're saying if i went to any town in Britain, got a copy of its weekly newspaper, i would find a murder in there? No chance. If i did that 52 times, i may get one or two.



My generation went through this 10 years ago... and from what I can see it IS getting worse. Gangs of kids stone, beat and rob the elderly; and I think for the most part this is due to the availability of and peer pressure to partake in alcohol and drugs. The 'CHAV' culture (Council Housed And Violent!!) is becoming the norm in suburban Britain as inner cities are becoming (moreso) gang culture.


Please find me one incident involving a gang of kids stoning, beating and robbing the elderly? It sounds to me like you'be swallowed the hyperbole.

I'm not saying this generation isn't bad, but is it really much worse than previous ones?

What about the mods and rockers in the 60s? They'd meet up on Brighton beach and stab each other, use knuckle-dusters and bike chains, purely as a release of aggression.

What about skinheads and the rise of the football hooligan in the 70s? Whay about the lads that went "paki-bashing"? What about the nihlistic punks with no respect for anyone or anything? What about the men in the northern colliery towns who'd beat up anyone they perceived to be homosexual or ethnic minority?
What about the lads in borstal in the 80s? What about the 2tone movement. Lest we forget the lyrics from The Specials 'Ghost Town'

"All the clubs are being closed down
Can't go on much more
Too much fighting on the dance-floor"

Britain has always been a violent country. What we are faced with at the moment is an all pervading 24 hour news society. Citizen journalism and the rise of the internet allow us to have access to stories that is unprecedented. However, this also allows us to manipulated by the politics of fear. I'm not saying we're living in a time of peace and roses, because its obvious we're not.

Crime is the lowest its ever been, yet perception or fear of crime is higher than ever. Why is this??



I genuinely wish it was sensationalized - but Britain just ain't what it used to be. And sadly it's the majority who take part.


If it was the majority taking part, wouldn't the majority of people have a criminal record or be in jail?

It's not the majority. It's very far from the majority. Don't fall for that nonsense.

Britian is exactly what it used to be. Violent and unforgiving. But also cordial, civil and friendly. A land of contrasts. The more things change, the more things stay the same.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by andy1033
Like i say i think its being caused by mobile phone radiation. It is effecting people in more ways than they know. They are just lacking any morals or judgements for right and wrong.


You think that the mobile phone radiation is failing to teach our children right from wrong? Are you being funny or do I not understand?



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 07:01 PM
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The press want you to be afraid - the NWO want you to be afraid - they want you to ask them to increase the numbers and powers of police - they want you to hand over your freedoms, so they can take care of you.

Be cautious - nothing on the MSM is there by chance - nothing at all.





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