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Old 08-08-2011, 10:06 PM   #61
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I'll put it on the list with consensual rape.
Now that is Irish
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A riot, by definition, is not peaceful. If it's peaceful, it ain't a riot.
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A riot, by definition, is not peaceful. If it's peaceful, it ain't a riot.



What the fuck.
Your American you wouldn't understand that term, sorry.
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*edited as Edge_92 clarified below*
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:10 PM   #65
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Peaceful riots don't exist, it's always pointless destruction that shoots up insurance premiums in the area and likely leading to further deprivation in whatever area it takes place.

The big Sony distribution centre on fire is quite eerie.

I mean if the army does get called in, it would just signify complete loss of control, which it seems to already be.
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Perhaps TheEdge is looking for the term "Peaceful Demonstration"? Or does that term not exist in Britain ( )
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Yeah, we've never had any riots in America or anything.
I'm not going on about that, i'm going on the fact your quoting me and saying what the fuck.
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Yeah, I edited that part out because I realized I really didn't want to know.
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Perhaps The_Edge is looking for the term "Peaceful Demonstration"? Or does that term not exist in Britain ( )
Peaceful protest is what i meant haha, sorry its 03:15 here, i should be in bed.
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Yeah, I edited that part out because I realized I really didn't want to know.
Sound, no worries.
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Peaceful protest is what i meant haha, sorry its 03:15 here, i should be in bed.
or going out and grabbing a flat screen t v, or a couple of iPads?
(peacefully)
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or going out and grabbing a flat screen t v, or a couple of iPads?
(peacefully)
Meaning??
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We have no Army, there all in the far reaches of the world. We need to arm the police and anyone caught looting should be shot.
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Heres another video, from London.

‪Heartless Robbery in London Riots!!!!‬‏ - YouTube
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Twitter and Facebook have kept the perverse momentum going, transmitting invitations such as: "Bare shops are gonna get smashed up. So come, get some (free stuff!!!!) F... the feds we will send them back with OUR riot! Dead the ends and colour war for now. So If you see a brother... SALUTE! If you see a fed... SHOOT!"

...An absence of morality can easily be found in the rioters and looters. How, we ask, could they attack their own community with such disregard? But the young people would reply "easily", because they feel they don't actually belong to the community. Community, they would say, has nothing to offer them. Instead, for years they have experienced themselves cut adrift from civil society's legitimate structures. Society relies on collaborative behaviour; individuals are held accountable because belonging brings personal benefit. Fear or shame of being alienated keeps most of us pro-social.

Working at street level in London, over a number of years, many of us have been concerned about large groups of young adults creating their own parallel antisocial communities with different rules. The individual is responsible for their own survival because the established community is perceived to provide nothing. Acquisition of goods through violence is justified in neighbourhoods where the notion of dog eat dog pervades and the top dog survives the best. The drug economy facilitates a parallel subculture with the drug dealer producing more fiscally efficient solutions than the social care agencies who are too under-resourced to compete.
There is no such thing as community?

I actually saw a somewhat similar op-ed earlier (Telegraph I think?) that said that precisely, apparently without irony, in the context of mocking some North London MPs who've been discussing the riots as an "attack on community."
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