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baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 18:38:00 - [1]
 

The chav revolt has begun...

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.08 18:50:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Bane Necran on 08/08/2011 19:29:57
Wouldn't call them all chavs.

Everyone there has legitimate reason to be ****ed off. If they didn't take it to such an extreme the matter would be buried and never see the light of day. I know i never heard a whisper about the shooting until the riots broke out.

Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:00:00 - [3]
 

US Media is doing the usual "lie by omission" thing - probably afraid we'll get ideas..


so tell the yank what the heck is going on over there.



baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:01:00 - [4]
 

The BBC had was reporting on it well before the riots. This is nothing to do with the shooting or anything else, just bastards out destroying everything because they can.

Also, no tear gas has been used so far and the only water cannons used were from firemen under attackNeutral

Kraven Stark
Caldari
Atavism Industries
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:06:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Herzog Wolfhammer
US Media is doing the usual "lie by omission" thing - probably afraid we'll get ideas..


so tell the yank what the heck is going on over there.





From CNN, a US news agency: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/08/08/uk.london.riots.tottenham/index.html?hpt=wo_t4

Also, NPR has been talking about it.


Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:10:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Bane Necran on 08/08/2011 19:19:10
Basically, police claim some guy opened fire on them for no apparent reason, and they had to shoot him.

From there it's the usual back and forth between police claiming he was a gang member and drug dealer, and his friends and relatives claiming he was a devoted family man. The only thing that really matters, and seems to be what set this whole thing off, is that he is believed by many to have been unarmed when shot and killed by the police.

Originally by: baltec1
This is nothing to do with the shooting or anything else, just bastards out destroying everything because they can.


That's also what the media said about the LA riots.

Bart Starr
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:12:00 - [7]
 

No, in the US we are too busy watching our idiot 'Prez' blame everyone but himself for the downgrade/crashing economy.

Obama is politically dead meat. Hopefully there is still something left when he is 'retired'.

One
Big
Ass
Mistake,
America

Citizen20100211442
Minmatar
Carebear Evolution
AEQUITAS.
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:12:00 - [8]
 

Boohoo.. they are same like us

Boohoo.. we dont give them good jobs

Boohoo.. we oppress and use violence against them, it is our fault

Boohoo.. Brits used to colonize their lands 300 years ago - now they have rights to do what they want

Boohoo.. We should be more tolerant and more kind towards minorities

Kraven Stark
Caldari
Atavism Industries
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:14:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Bart Starr
No, in the US we are too busy watching our idiot 'Prez' blame everyone but himself for the downgrade/crashing economy.

Obama is politically dead meat. Hopefully there is still something left when he is 'retired'.

One
Big
Ass
Mistake,
America


Let me guess, Fox News?

Bart Starr
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:20:00 - [10]
 

Nope, I work 16 hour days outdoors. No time for TV. I read the Economist.

Deviana Sevidon
Gallente
Panta-Rhei
Butterfly Effect Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:21:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Bart Starr
No, in the US we are too busy watching our idiot 'Prez' blame everyone but himself for the downgrade/crashing economy.

Obama is politically dead meat. Hopefully there is still something left when he is 'retired'.

One
Big
Ass
Mistake,
America


I guess you are a tea-bagger supporter? Your party wanted this entire mess and worked for exactly this outcome. Right now the republicans are at the mercy of these guys who in general have less brains then god gave a lemming and half as much survival instinct. If you think the situation the momment is bad, then wait until you have Palin as a president. The **** hitting the fan will be too nice for a description.Very Happy

Kraven Stark
Caldari
Atavism Industries
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:25:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Bart Starr
Nope, I work 16 hour days outdoors. No time for TV. I read the Economist.


Odd, I don't see how you could get your interesting summation based solely on The Economist. Must be some light reading supplemented with a lot of assumptions.

In any case, Joe Pantoliano said it best in The Matrix, apparently.

Bart Starr
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:37:00 - [13]
 

No, I read the Economist to see what the Brits think. American mags/newspapers are a complete joke (NYT? Newsweek?), with the possible exception of the Wall Street Journal and the National Review.

The Economist tends to kiss a lot of Obama butt, "Oh, we think free markets are important and smaller government are noble goals, but we support an American president that does the exact opposite. They still can't bring themselves to admit that the Obama presidency is a case study in how NOT to recover from a recession.

But its a dense mag, with well written articles even if their conclusions are often flawed.

Bought 8 1-oz Krugerrands back in December. Gold has gone up $350/oz since then. Why? Obama understands he is a one-termer and is now going to do as much damage as possible before he is thrown out, mainly by preventing Congress from making the reforms that are desperately needed.

baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:46:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Bart Starr
No, I read the Economist to see what the Brits think. American mags/newspapers are a complete joke (NYT? Newsweek?), with the possible exception of the Wall Street Journal and the National Review.

The Economist tends to kiss a lot of Obama butt, "Oh, we think free markets are important and smaller government are noble goals, but we support an American president that does the exact opposite. They still can't bring themselves to admit that the Obama presidency is a case study in how NOT to recover from a recession.

But its a dense mag, with well written articles even if their conclusions are often flawed.

Bought 8 1-oz Krugerrands back in December. Gold has gone up $350/oz since then. Why? Obama understands he is a one-termer and is now going to do as much damage as possible before he is thrown out, mainly by preventing Congress from making the reforms that are desperately needed.



1. The republitards are blocking everything that isnt their idea but got their numbers wrong to the tune of $2 trillion.

2. Now the Birmingham chav brigade have started rioting.

Kraven Stark
Caldari
Atavism Industries
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:47:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Bart Starr
Bought 8 1-oz Krugerrands back in December. Gold has gone up $350/oz since then. Why? Obama understands he is a one-termer and is now going to do as much damage as possible before he is thrown out, mainly by preventing Congress from making the reforms that are desperately needed.



Wanna bet a Krugerrands on it?

If the right had anyone who could actually pull it off, I would at least concede to a close race, but they don't. Mitt Romney is the closest, but he is still no competition and Michele Bachmann makes Palin look sane so no dice there.

As for Obama understanding he is a one termer, yeah, that just is not so. Keep in mind here that the left, on nearly every major debate since Obama has been in office, have been actively negotiating with the Repubs, yet when the Repubs get within a ballpark of what they are looking for they change their demands. Not to mention the Repubs signing a contract with a lobbyist saying they will not raise taxes on the rich. The republicans are actively doing what they can to derail this term, unfortunately for them they are screwing around at one of the worst times possible.

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:51:00 - [16]
 

Aren't they like rioting over there like every 3 or 4 months now?

Last one was over the spring I think.

baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:01:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Barakkus
Aren't they like rioting over there like every 3 or 4 months now?

Last one was over the spring I think.


Students are on holiday so no riots from them till september and there are no G20 or G8 meetings in the uk any time soon so those nutters are also slumbering.

Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:01:00 - [18]
 

Don't think the American public hasn't noticed the party of NO. I do believe I know what my answer to them will be on the ballot box. Care to guess?

I find it remarkable that there are people who believe we can dig ourselves out of debt solely by cutting taxes. Even more remarkable is the belief that cutting taxes for corporations and wealthy Americans will result job creation. If there's only one thing to be learned from the last ten years, it should be that corporations care only about the bottom line, and they will take their tax cuts and still lay off thousands of workers.

May need to drag some folks back to 2000 when we handed former president Bush a surplus and watched him blow it within his first term on two wars, and tax breaks for the rich. Then bring people forward to the present and ask how cutting medicare and medicaid while maintaining said two wars and an enormous military budget and maintaining Bush era tax cuts is supposed to drag us out of this mess.

I'll wait right here for that answer.

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:10:00 - [19]
 

If you want to talk about the riots that is fine, but please do not get into political discussions.

Just a friendly reminder Laughing.

baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:17:00 - [20]
 

"2108: Aerial footage is showing what the BBC believes is a large furniture store on a street corner in Croydon completely ablaze."

They also torched a GreggsShocked

Dray
Caldari
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:22:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: baltec1
They also torched a GreggsShocked


*****z burnt mah pasties.....

Kurfin
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:23:00 - [22]
 

I suppose this is a boost for the construction industry, silver lining and all that.

baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:26:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Dray
Originally by: baltec1
They also torched a GreggsShocked


*****z burnt mah pasties.....


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Oli Robbo
Gallente
Entity.
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:28:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: baltec1
Originally by: Dray
Originally by: baltec1
They also torched a GreggsShocked


*****z burnt mah pasties.....


Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.


it wasn't the greggs, it was next door. greggs is safe.
[it's less than a minutes walk from my house in that photo]. I'll upload the roll of film when i get it developed tomorrow. should be some pretty sick photos on there.

baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:31:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Oli Robbo


it wasn't the greggs, it was next door. greggs is safe.
[it's less than a minutes walk from my house in that photo]. I'll upload the roll of film when i get it developed tomorrow. should be some pretty sick photos on there.


Last I saw the bulding next door was totaly on fire and missing the first floor with flames behind the greggs sign. TBH I didnt even know you had them in london.

Tautut
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:38:00 - [26]
 

The bastards don't know why they're rioting - they'll find an appropriate justification after the event - but in the meantime, they're all wearing brand new Nike trainers.

I sincerely hope nobody gets killed in those burning buildings.


Bart Starr
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:39:00 - [27]
 


Why are the 'chavs' revolting? Because the government started giving them lots of free money. I'm not talking about Republican 'tax cuts', where people keep more of what they earn. I'm talking about unearned income and benefits.

'Chavs' get accustomed to the free handouts, and when they become so expensive they must be withdrawn, they start breaking things, stealing ****, and worse, injuring or killing people.

Obama is trying to take us down that path, get 50%+ plus of the population dependent on government handouts so they will continue to vote (and riot) for more handouts - but fortunately, taxpaying Americans have woken up and said 'No more'.

And while I'm not a 'Tea Party' member, I agree with their goals.

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:45:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: baltec1
Originally by: Barakkus
Aren't they like rioting over there like every 3 or 4 months now?

Last one was over the spring I think.


Students are on holiday so no riots from them till september and there are no G20 or G8 meetings in the uk any time soon so those nutters are also slumbering.


I think Chicago is getting a G20 or G8 soon, which I'm not looking forward to at all Evil or Very Mad

baltec1
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:49:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Bart Starr

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Less obama bashing bro.

As for chavs, they are revolting because they are chavs.

Ultim8Evil
Ministry Of Eternal Disorder
Posted - 2011.08.08 21:13:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Herzog Wolfhammer
US Media is doing the usual "lie by omission" thing - probably afraid we'll get ideas..


so tell the yank what the heck is going on over there.





TL;DR

Some black gangnoob quite rightly gets shot dead by "dem white man" Police.

Black friends and black family claim he was innocent.

Aformentioned black friends and black family start "peaceful" protest.

**** goes down.

They accidentally our capital city.


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