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This post makes no sense whatsoever. What exactly are you trying to say? Are you trying to say we shouldn't talk about these rich bullies because other crimes go on elsewhere? Are you serious? The point of the OP is that these people are overpriveledged rich bullies rubbing their wealth in the faces of homeless people. It's particularly cruel.
Originally posted by paraphi
Why are people so vexed that young men and women have fun. To the OP, it may have been bad taste to burn 50 quid in front of a homeless person, but other people may have beaten him up or thrown a brick through the local off licence or pub window instead of trashing a posh resturant.
Why are people so astonished because some irresponsible rich kids do these things? Why do people selectively miss out that other people do things like this?
And as someone else pointed out, the £50 note didn't belong to the homeless person to start with, he wouldn't have known anything about it until it was set fire in front of him. Now if they were stealing the guy's change and throwing it away, or taunting him by saying "here do you want £50...nah think I'll burn it instead" then that would be shocking but at the end of the day, it's just a bunch of silly students causing themselves more harm, and lets face it, silly students have been doing silly things for a long time and whilst they might not end up in Government, they usually do end up with responsible, well paid jobs, yet no one bats an eye.
Originally posted by ANOK
reply to post by paraphi
Why are you making excuses for this behavior?
It might be young people having "fun", but the point is the attitude behind their "fun".
A normal person would not find burning £50 in front of a homeless person "fun". A normal person would find that a callous show of wealth, and complete lack of respect, and understanding of people less fortunate than themselves.
That callous attitude will stay with them when they are in positions of authority.
edit on 2/23/2013 by ANOK because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Nyteskye
Hard to say who I'm more disgusted with - the idiots who did this or the people in this thread defending them and making excuses for them.
Just remember - these fine, upstanding young men are the politicians, police chiefs and judges who'll be in power in a few years; is this who you want to empower with those positions?? People who almost literally look down and spit on those they view as lower than them??
Originally posted by Nyteskye
Think about that.
He often tells of turning up for work at his colliery after he had been elected as an MP, refusing to see this as his new occupation. This is the reason Skinner gives for refusing to miss any sitting in the House of Commons, saying that "if you missed a shift at the pit, you would get the sack".
He also refuses to adopt the pairing system in which he can agree a mutual abstention with a Conservative MP, saying he won't cover for them whilst they "go swanning off to Ascot or to their boardrooms".
In the 2004–2005 sitting of the House he claimed the least expenses for an MP who served the full year.
He has never been a member of an All-Party Parliamentary Group; does not eat alongside parliamentary colleagues in the Commons dining room; does not take trips or holidays 'paid for' by others; never drinks in the Commons Bar; and stays in the House of Commons during the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, as he advocates outright abolition of the House of Lords.
Originally posted by destination now
reply to post by aem56
What a load of paranoid nonsense...I know a large number of people with disabilities and there have been a great number of reforms in the last 20 years that have improved things, the Disability Discrimination Act for one.
And your comments comparing Cameron to Hitler are just stupid...you are aware that David Cameron had a disabled son?