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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    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.
    That is totally inaccurate. The riots happened in poor and middle class areas and in city centres.
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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    That is totally inaccurate. The riots happened in poor and middle class areas and in city centres.
    So the poor were destroying the property of the poor.

    The teachers unions are pretty strong over there, are they?

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    How would this work? Couldn't those banned just use friends' computers, etc. and nicknames?
    Then they'll just ban those computers from accessing the sites.
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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.
    This is the same county that has so called hate speech laws and over reacted and banned guns.So it was only a matter of time before they did something like this. I am surprised the UK has not banned demonstrations and rallies yet.
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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Then they'll just ban those computers from accessing the sites.
    Couldn't they just use a proxy?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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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.
    Garbage will use any excuse to vandalize, steal and sometimes kill.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Exactly, it was a spark, not "what it was about".
    Well its certainly wasn't a glorious revolution or an attempt to rock the government.

    Now look, there is an element of frustration with the system, there is a sense of hopelessness among the youth of Britain due to lack of oppertunity and simply what I would describe as a stagnant society. Its got nothing to do with what some people would say is a lack of moral fibre, or a result of the welfare state...

    This was an oppertunistic flash of violence for people that simply, wished to gain things they couldn't otherwise gain.

    What happened during these riots? Were government buildings attacked, were there any protest signs or signals that this was a politically motivated riot against a lack of jobs or government amminities...

    Nope.

    What was done?

    Looting.

    Footlocker, clothing stores, electronic stores, drug stores... if it could be taken, it was taken, some of these people were nothing but downright thugs... I mean all you need to do is watch this clip to see SOME and I stress that word SOME of the people we were dealing with here...

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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 don't know what you mean by "motivated" really. Certainly it was fueled at least in part by the extraordinarily wide rich/poor gap and the extremely low intergenerational income mobility in the UK. People are so mad and so ready to snap because of the abuse they've been getting on those fronts that even a relatively small incident is enough to set off massive riots. Think about what it would take to put you in a position where you would be so frustrated that you would be willing to do something like that. That's how frustrated they are.

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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How's the gun laws working out for ya'll?
    how many people were killed by gunshot in the England riots?

    how many were killed by gunshot in the LA riots?
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    Re: David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    how many people were killed by gunshot in the England riots?

    how many were killed by gunshot in the LA riots?
    When it comes to 2nd amendment rights California is one of the most anti-2nd amendment. So if anyone had guns it was the criminals out there looting,vandalizing and rioting.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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