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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    I gotta wonder how these riots are affecting, or if they are affecting at all, tourism, and flights in / out of these areas in the U.K where riots are going on.
    I'm sure we'll be treated to the 'effects' on the economic recovery by the co-alition very soon. At the latest round of excuses for slow recovery such laughable reasons as the Royal Wedding were blamed so I'm sure the Riots will provide a similar excuse.

    In answer to your question, although it may look to an outsider that England was indeed up in flames but its actually, geographically, not covering that large an area. Every City that was afflicted most only had pockets of trouble. Though i do agree in Manchester especially, the Town Centres were worst affected. In London the 'main' tourist areas were pretty much unaffected. Believe me places like Peckham are not necessarily on the tourist radar.

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    Excellent piece. I haven't finished reading but I have to post this quote:



    Finished it now. Gotta quote this.

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    I liked this part of the article:

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    As part of my promotional efforts, I chanced to find myself on a TV show the other day with an affable liberal who argued that what Obama needed to do was pass another trillion-dollar – or, better yet, multi-trillion – stimulus. I think not. The London rioters are the children of dependency, the progeny of Big Government: they have been marinated in "stimulus" their entire lives. There is literally nothing you can't get Her Majesty's Government to pay for. From page 205 of my book:

    "A man of 21 with learning disabilities has been granted taxpayers' money to fly to Amsterdam and have sex with a prostitute."

    Hey, why not? "He's planning to do more than just have his end away," explained his social worker. "Refusing to offer him this service would be a violation of his human rights."

    Why do they need a Dutch hooker? Just another hardworking foreigner doing the jobs Britons won't do? Given the reputation of English womanhood, you'd have thought this would be the one gig that wouldn't have to be outsourced overseas.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    I'm sure we'll be treated to the 'effects' on the economic recovery by the co-alition very soon. At the latest round of excuses for slow recovery such laughable reasons as the Royal Wedding were blamed so I'm sure the Riots will provide a similar excuse.

    In answer to your question, although it may look to an outsider that England was indeed up in flames but its actually, geographically, not covering that large an area. Every City that was afflicted most only had pockets of trouble. Though i do agree in Manchester especially, the Town Centres were worst affected. In London the 'main' tourist areas were pretty much unaffected. Believe me places like Peckham are not necessarily on the tourist radar.

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    The British media were immediately very hard on Canada's Winter Games in Vancouver and without reason. They apologized later for jumping the gun but I know their harsh coverage brought a lot of negative attention here. I don't see how the UK can be so anti American, and in this case anti Canadian, and then expect business as usual.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    People are born on the dole and they die on the dole, and as long as they are provided for there is no incentive to change their frame of mind which is inherited from one generation to the next -- namely, that education and accomplishment is to be mocked, attempts to better oneself constitutes selling out to da Man, and that society somehow OWES it to them for various ill-defined reasons. It is the sense of entitlement that precipitated the reaction, as they act out when any of that largesse is restricted.

    Why read books when all your peeps ridicule you for doing so?
    Behind the London riots a multitude of causes | euronews, world news

    What started as a local protest mushroomed out of control as outsiders, via social networks and mobile phones, realised there was looting to be done as an overstretched police could not be everywhere at once. As word got round robbery and rioting flared in other areas of the capital as mainly young masked people cashed in on the chaos.

    So much for the purely criminal aspects, but many say other underlying causes of the riots are poor parenting, unemployment, poor job prospects, austerity cuts removing many support mechanisms, especially for the young, and poverty denying a generation the electronic gadgets and clothes it has been persuaded are essential to be somebody.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    It is through self-education and motivation can one easily bring themselves out of impoverishment. It is interesting therefore that these riots, which the left wing labeled as a "protest against conservatism," have not targeted these book stores which, more than anythings, represents the income divide.

    Perhaps self-advancement is more than the looters came for -- free stuff at the expense of social welfare. It depresses me to find that the left believes that the solution to this dilemma is to have the Brittish government pay its own citizens to not behave like violent animals as if there is no such thing as personal responsibility.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinu7 View Post
    It is through self-education and motivation can one easily bring themselves out of impoverishment. It is interesting therefore that these riots, which the left wing labeled as a "protest against conservatism," have not targeted these book stores which, more than anythings, represents the income divide.

    Perhaps self-advancement is more than the looters came for -- free stuff at the expense of social welfare. It depresses me to find that the left believes that the solution to this dilemma is to have the Brittish government pay its own citizens to not behave like violent animals as if there is no such thing as personal responsibility.
    Exactly. They'll be bribing them not to riot, to not do further harm to the city and country.

    The government can give these people everything but dignity and self respect.

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