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Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by asala
The army is to provided logistical back up and support; along with RAF. An infantry battalion is on standby - also claims the Civil Contingencies Act *might* be evoked tonight. effectively, declaring martial law; Parliament is resiting for more than just a debate. Emergency legislation might be required.
CS Gas and plastic bullets will be used tonight.
Originally posted by Merigold
I suspect in the next few weeks as CCTV images are plastered around, we will find that a lot of the rioters are middle class, educated, and white. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if we got a few double barrel names in the mix. People who went to nice schools, can read, have opportunities are not exempt from the psychology of the mob.
Originally posted by SecretFace
reply to post by zanoni7
Yeah but I've lived in these areas, grown up in them. Youth Centres were another name for drug dens and as for anything else that was used to improve the minds of the youth, they weren't interested and aren't interested. You can say that the government has stole billions, but from whom? These people get everything free and have ample chances to improve themselves, the working tax payers have to pay for everything, including the bailing out of the banks and the bailing out of everyone else who can't be bothered to contribute.
People can look for excuses, look for the root problem and that's great. the root problem though is that we all have created a society more interested in the latest gizmo than in sharing a meal with their family. More interested in celebs lifestyles, than the life style of their own poverty stricken grandmother! These people only care about one thing, themselves and this is what we all have created. However, where many of us want to better ourselves through good honest work and pass on such ethic to our kids, these people use the current economic state as simply an excuse to do nothing but get everything and say it is their right to get everything with nothing more than a victim mind set that's banged in to them by parents of the same low standing. If it is not race, it's class, if it is not class its something else. Modern society has simply created a greedy nasty generation of Humans that can't see the forest through the tress!
SELL OUT GEN X'ers
Originally posted by Malcher
Originally posted by The Empty Skies
I'll just leave this here.
Convicted London rioters should lose all benefits.edit on 9/8/11 by The Empty Skies because: (no reason given)
That would definitely be the best course of action. Even if people go to prison the prisons should not be patrolled. Just feed the prisoners and let them take care of themselves why protect prisoners because that is the society they want.edit on 9-8-2011 by Malcher because: Adding
My husband works down in Wandsworth and he's just been told that the Arndale is closing down now there are rioters in Putney on their way down to Wandsworth also rioting in Balham moving toward Tooting - scary stuff - baton down the hatches people we're in for another long night :-(