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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    The original "spark" was protests against the Police for the shooting of a black man.
    Exactly, it was a spark, not "what it was about".
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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    While I may not support this course of action, lets get one thing clear.

    This was not a politically motivated demonstration or anything of that nature.

    This was one riot about a young man getting shot by police, that exploded into youths taking advantage of a breakdown of law and order to loot and burn and in some cases kill.

    That is all.
    I disagree with this assessment. It's not about JUST about people suddenly seeing an opportunity to make a smash and grab for free stuff. Where the riots started and where they spread to were all poor areas that have long-standing grievances with government and social cutbacks.

    Cameron is constantly talking about his commitment to restoring order to London. How about restoring these people's lives that have been pillaged by neoliberal policy?

    Naturally, the new right wing will use this as an opportunity expand power through the social realm and degrade freedom of speech further. How can you ban individuals from using internet sites? That's like banning someone from using the telephone or writing an e-mail. Preposterous.

    This proposed internet policy will only further suffocate people into wanting to rebel more. That's what these neo-cons don't seem to understand.

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I am not sorry to say that in a civilized society if you have a grievance with the way things are going you can organize and protest all you want to bring about the changes you want, however the minute you cross the line and begin to burn and destroy private businesses that had nothing what ever to do with the issue that is being used as a scape goat to act out with unreasonable acts that deserve no public support.

    I for one believe this could have been stopped early on by shooting rioters who loot or set fires.

    Harsh, not in my mind. I see these people as terrorists and they deserve the treatment they get, up to and including being shot to death.

    If you want change, use the system, get involved because one person can make a difference. I believe that or i would never have become a City Councilman.
    It definitely possible to bring about positive change on a local level. However, on a national level, it is nearly impossible without large sums of money.
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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I am not sorry to say that in a civilized society if you have a grievance with the way things are going you can organize and protest all you want to bring about the changes you want, however the minute you cross the line and begin to burn and destroy private businesses that had nothing what ever to do with the issue that is being used as a scape goat to act out with unreasonable acts that deserve no public support.

    I for one believe this could have been stopped early on by shooting rioters who loot or set fires.

    Harsh, not in my mind. I see these people as terrorists and they deserve the treatment they get, up to and including being shot to death.

    If you want change, use the system, get involved because one person can make a difference. I believe that or i would never have become a City Councilman.
    From another forum:

    ‎"Somebody propose something more ironic than self-identifying with American Revolution-era Boston rioters and then cheering for British troops to fire into a rioting crowd."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
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    It's also ironic to see the rioters who supposedly want choking revenues spent on them as comparable to people seeking representation for their taxation. I don't want anyone shot, but the "disenfranchised youth" here aren't fit to lick the boots of the American revolutionaries or the more recent Arab Spring movement.

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    It's also ironic to see the rioters who supposedly want choking revenues spent on them as comparable to people seeking representation for their taxation. I don't want anyone shot, but the "disenfranchised youth" here aren't fit to lick the boots of the American revolutionaries or the more recent Arab Spring movement.
    What? Who was comparing the rioters to the American revolution?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That's the right for you. Crushing opposition.
    The riots are socialism being successful.

    How's the gun laws working out for ya'll?

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That's the right for you. Crushing opposition.
    Whereas the Left would support the rioters.

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Source: The Guardian

    Political censorship of the Internet comes to the UK it seems.
    A little bit of encryption and that idea won't work.

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    How would this work? Couldn't those banned just use friends' computers, etc. and nicknames?

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