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dissidentboomer Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-11 10:02 PM
Response to Reply #24
31. I don't defend it but these are the results of corruption and greed.
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  -Whoa - Google Map of London Riots Ruby the Liberal  Aug-08-11 09:07 PM   #0 
  - Gaaa! Holy cow!  Safetykitten   Aug-08-11 09:09 PM   #1 
  - That's what freedom looks like.  NYC_SKP   Aug-08-11 09:11 PM   #2 
  - very true  fascisthunter   Aug-08-11 09:16 PM   #4 
  - Yep and this is what we are seeing in many parts  Skip_In_Boulder   Aug-08-11 09:17 PM   #5 
  - Freedom or crime?  Armstead   Aug-08-11 09:23 PM   #9 
  - Pent up anger  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-08-11 09:26 PM   #11 
  - When THAT many folks feel a need to loot and riot, WHAT, pray tell, does that tell you? They're not  dissidentboomer   Aug-08-11 09:39 PM   #18 
     - Protest is not the same as looting, arson and attacks on civilians  Armstead   Aug-08-11 09:46 PM   #20 
     - It could but these are the results of a failed economic system and a political system that has  dissidentboomer   Aug-08-11 09:52 PM   #22 
     - I fucking know that....But vilolence is not something to cheer on  Armstead   Aug-08-11 09:57 PM   #24 
     - I don't defend it but these are the results of corruption and greed.  dissidentboomer   Aug-08-11 10:02 PM   #31 
     - yeah, and some of the violence was set up  newspeak   Aug-09-11 11:08 AM   #81 
     - Well, I think that...  LanternWaste   Aug-09-11 07:48 AM   #69 
     - +1  cali   Aug-08-11 10:56 PM   #47 
     - Oh it is a shopping ooportunity, com'on  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-08-11 09:59 PM   #26 
        - There is a lot of shopping going on -- sorry.  Armstead   Aug-08-11 10:17 PM   #33 
           - I stopped asking that question  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-08-11 10:21 PM   #35 
              - I agree with thevfestering causes  Armstead   Aug-08-11 10:32 PM   #38 
                 - I never cheer them on  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-08-11 10:35 PM   #39 
                    - I wadn't referring to you in that  Armstead   Aug-08-11 10:38 PM   #42 
                       - I understand and I agree with you on not cheering them on  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-08-11 10:50 PM   #44 
  - Freedom?  Imajika   Aug-08-11 09:25 PM   #10 
  - Are they stealing, or have them been stolen from (like the middle and lower classes here)?  NYC_SKP   Aug-08-11 09:45 PM   #19 
  - This is pure desperation. No way around it. Satisfied people don't do this and I refuse to think  dissidentboomer   Aug-08-11 09:55 PM   #23 
  - From a city of about 8 million people, you don't think perhaps 8,000 are criminals or violent?  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-09-11 04:57 AM   #63 
     - Ah yes.... and they ALL decided to attack on the same night. LOL!  dissidentboomer   Aug-09-11 12:32 PM   #82 
        - No, over 3 nights - haven't you been reading the news about this?  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-10-11 04:43 PM   #88 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-11 01:40 AM   #57 
  - That's total bullcrap.  chrisa   Aug-09-11 08:35 AM   #77 
  - NOt comparing it yet, but we will see, but there was  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-08-11 10:00 PM   #28 
     - Precisamente!  NYC_SKP   Aug-08-11 10:37 PM   #41 
  - No, it's not. mindless thuggery and attacking random people is not what freedom looks like.  cali   Aug-08-11 11:01 PM   #48 
  - .  Zax2me   Aug-09-11 07:42 AM   #66 
  - What?! They are breaking into peoples homes.  Zax2me   Aug-09-11 07:45 AM   #67 
  - Freedom from what? Paying for the shit they're stealing?  truebrit71   Aug-09-11 08:22 AM   #72 
  - Yep, Mad Max-style freedom. Not exactly something to celebrate.  chrisa   Aug-09-11 08:28 AM   #76 
  - Freedom?  Inuca   Aug-09-11 10:56 AM   #79 
  - wow  fascisthunter   Aug-08-11 09:16 PM   #3 
  - Oh... Crap...  WillyT   Aug-08-11 09:18 PM   #6 
  - Good grief  marions ghost   Aug-08-11 09:20 PM   #7 
  - BBC local radio Stations covering it as it spreads  Armstead   Aug-08-11 09:22 PM   #8 
  - Police are retreating from protestors...they are overrun..they are simply outmanned..  HipChick   Aug-08-11 09:29 PM   #12 
  - Why can't they get reinforcements from the military?  smirkymonkey   Aug-09-11 10:48 AM   #78 
  - It can happen here.  grahamhgreen   Aug-08-11 09:31 PM   #13 
  - It has happened here...I was in LA for the riots  Snoutport   Aug-08-11 09:32 PM   #14 
  - I am just stunned at how quickly this grew as viral as it did.  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-08-11 09:34 PM   #15 
  - Wow, guess they got sick of the richie rich and austerity bullshit pretty quickly.  lonestarnot   Aug-08-11 09:36 PM   #16 
  - Holy C***!!!  Lifelong Protester   Aug-08-11 09:37 PM   #17 
  - The PM is a major part of the problem right now and I don't  liberalhistorian   Aug-08-11 10:54 PM   #46 
     - Oh, absolutely, I think he's for crap as a leader, just mentioning  Lifelong Protester   Aug-08-11 11:25 PM   #49 
  - Found this - still tweeting from Ealing  suffragette   Aug-08-11 09:49 PM   #21 
  - Time for a Clash reunion. Heavens to 1979 !!!  Monk06   Aug-08-11 09:58 PM   #25 
  - Couldn't agree more  tkmorris   Aug-08-11 10:02 PM   #30 
  - yeah - it should now be the UK riots  dana_b   Aug-08-11 09:59 PM   #27 
  - Google Riots?...  -..__...   Aug-08-11 10:00 PM   #29 
  - First the bankers looted the economy, now the people are looting the stores  HipChick   Aug-08-11 10:04 PM   #32 
  - YES, fuck those greedy store owners.  Nye Bevan   Aug-08-11 10:53 PM   #45 
     - Don't weep for Tesco  JVS   Aug-08-11 11:49 PM   #55 
        - S/he's probably isn't weeping for Tesco  MellonCollie   Aug-09-11 07:47 AM   #68 
           - Shops like this...  MellonCollie   Aug-09-11 06:25 PM   #85 
  - I'm ready for it to take on a more political color  socialist_n_TN   Aug-08-11 10:18 PM   #34 
  - No, if you're going to riot and loot, why you go after the millionaires and billionaires.  coalition_unwilling   Aug-09-11 01:46 AM   #58 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-11 08:24 AM   #74 
  - amazing photos, videos and timeline here  dana_b   Aug-08-11 10:22 PM   #36 
  - That one lady who said when asked why she was  socialist_n_TN   Aug-08-11 10:32 PM   #37 
     - there definitely is  dana_b   Aug-08-11 11:38 PM   #50 
     - Of course there is a political tinge to it. It ain't the ruling class that's  coalition_unwilling   Aug-09-11 01:48 AM   #59 
        - I'm not sure they'll be able to bring over the police  socialist_n_TN   Aug-09-11 08:27 AM   #75 
  - Dupe delete  Armstead   Aug-08-11 10:37 PM   #40 
  - I might as well post this here in this thread too  socialist_n_TN   Aug-08-11 10:40 PM   #43 
  - I linked this  dana_b   Aug-08-11 11:40 PM   #51 
     - Thanks dana. I think that it's important  socialist_n_TN   Aug-09-11 08:22 AM   #73 
  - A tweet from Naomi Klein led to a good blog  Waiting For Everyman   Aug-08-11 11:41 PM   #52 
  - really good  dana_b   Aug-09-11 01:51 AM   #60 
  - Excellent  malaise   Aug-09-11 06:27 AM   #64 
  - Spain and Italy are real trouble  upi402   Aug-08-11 11:41 PM   #53 
  - looks like greater london, birmingham & liverpool to me.  indurancevile   Aug-08-11 11:41 PM   #54 
  - interesting -- the east end -- the old working class/poor area for 100 years --  indurancevile   Aug-08-11 11:59 PM   #56 
  - K&R!  Poll_Blind   Aug-09-11 01:52 AM   #61 
  - Holy crap! Islington's burning.  FloridaJudy   Aug-09-11 02:18 AM   #62 
  - I used to live near Fulham Broadway  lapislzi   Aug-09-11 08:15 AM   #71 
     - When I lived in Islington over thirty years ago  FloridaJudy   Aug-09-11 03:43 PM   #84 
  - This is A LOT worse than the news said. The man shot by the cops, sparking the riots, has died.  Chimichurri   Aug-09-11 07:36 AM   #65 
  - That's a different person  MellonCollie   Aug-09-11 07:51 AM   #70 
  - Updated Guardian link  Inuca   Aug-09-11 10:58 AM   #80 
  - The people do not want the New World Order of the EU  Ter   Aug-09-11 12:37 PM   #83 
  - Yet people keep defending this for some reason  War Horse   Aug-09-11 06:39 PM   #86 
  - "London is burning and I, I live by the river!" nt  eilen   Aug-09-11 08:52 PM   #87 
 

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