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Anarchy In The UK!!!
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  1. #1
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    Anarchy In The UK!!!

    No not the Sex Pistols classic, but serious, serious rioting on the streets.Kicked off in North London Saturday night and its escalated to different parts of the city last night and then different parts of the Country, Leeds, Nottingham, Bristol, Birmingham etc...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP-td3C55Yc

    This map shows the extent of the rioting in London alone!!!!
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msi...1&source=embed

    BBC News report
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14450248

    Five Football matchs including an England friendly have now been cancelled to save on Police resources
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/front_page/14454137.stm
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    We live in interesting times, if nothing else!

    Seems anywhere you look -- Canada being a peaceful exception, apparently -- there's chaos and disorder. Norway, the US, Greece, North Africa... The list goes on.

    I'd love to just turn off the news, but it all sort of has a car crash attraction to it.
    "I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I dont care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits."

    ~ William S. Burroughs

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    Exclamation

    We've been following the news these last 02 days.

    Damn - what a riot! Stuff like that used to happen in Rio de Janeiro city in the last 02/03 years. Right now, things are quite calm in Rio, but you never know.
    Wolfgang Van Halen - "I love being a bass player. Its just me and Al a groove section. Just boom, boom, boom, and were good". GW
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    Edward Van Halen - "What is next for Wolf is the next record and the next tour. Hes no different than I am. Music is his life. If he goes back to school, Ill probably go with him. GC

  4. #4
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    Hmm.....I wonder if this had anything to do with multiculturism and diversity?
    Hmmm lemme think...........

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    THEE bassist for VH
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    What exactly are they looting for? Why all the craziness? I think I read where David Gilmour's son got caught up in some of that didn't I? Got arrested or a big fine I think.


  6. #6
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    That shit needs to happen here.

    Send a fucking message to your government, to Washington.
    These people in the U.K. feel they have no options, no future, with the way everything is cut.
    They are sending a message, because they feel they have nothing left to lose.

    People are getting angrier & angrier.
    Finally, in the US, common citizens are getting riled up & seeing how government really works.
    It's not for the people, it's catering to one small segment of society (we all know which one).
    Obama, Bush, Republican, Democrat....same results.
    Failure upon failure, then the blame game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    That shit needs to happen here.

    Send a fucking message to your government, to Washington.
    These people in the U.K. feel they have no options, no future, with the way everything is cut.
    They are sending a message, because they feel they have nothing left to lose.

    People are getting angrier & angrier.
    Finally, in the US, common citizens are getting riled up & seeing how government really works.
    It's not for the people, it's catering to one small segment of society (we all know which one).
    Obama, Bush, Republican, Democrat....same results.
    Failure upon failure, then the blame game.
    Really UG?!?!? What happens when the angry mob gets to your B&N? Will they not loot and burn it to the ground too? Then what happens to you? You are now out of a job for awhile. B&N has to rebuild, maybe they think the downtown Beantown location is no longer needed, or it could be smaller. Maybe you lose your job all together. Rioting and senselss violence is never the right response. JMHO.

    Doc

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    I do agree that our government is broken and we the people need to stand up and have our voices heard. Violence just isn't the way. The "Tea Partry" movement was voices calling out for fiscal responsibility and conservative values. Granted they were still Republicans and once you get to Washington the frontal lobotomies start, but we need REAL change. Adding a Balanced budget amendmnet to the Constitution would be a good start.

    Doc

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    I guess Great Britain isn't too happy with the Soundwave Revolution Festival being cancelled, either...
    THE WORLD AWAITS... RELEASE THE KRACKEN!!!

  10. #10
    Love ya moms......
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    Ahh the joys of diversity never cease to exist do they?
    This all started when Mark Dugen was gunned down after first firing a shot at police during a routine traffic stop.
    Anyone care to guess the color of Mark Dugen and the rioters?
    In the diversity and multiculturism workshops i attend this is called T.N.B.
    And please dont deem me a racist for stating facts..............

 

 

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