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    What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

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    What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores
    British bookstores seemed largely unaffected by the rioting that took place last night across the UK, according to a report on The Bookseller website. High-street chains such as Waterstone's and WH Smith, as well as smaller independent bookstores, were reportedly spared during the violence, which mostly targeted electronics and high-street fashion stores.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    those people are basically feral humans. I'll admit, I have no real solution to their presence in society.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    those people are basically feral humans. I'll admit, I have no real solution to their presence in society.
    Too bad you can't just deport them to some dirt poor 3rd world country.
    "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: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    those people are basically feral humans. I'll admit, I have no real solution to their presence in society.
    They need a culture-ectomy.

    It is the environment they live in that makes them this way. Which is sad, because it means there is a loss of human value due to how we structure society. The more we can do to give these people a sense of power over their own lives (which gives them a better answer to "what is in it for me?" than mere transitory pleasures), they will do the heavy lifting of reforming themselves on their own. However, this means they need realistic economic opportunity and probably need to be adopted by families with better traditions and outlooks.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Interesting - I wonder why book stores were spared. Makes no sense. they're often leeches on societies desires to learn where oversized book full of nothing are sold for overstuffed prices.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Too bad you can't just deport them to some dirt poor 3rd world country.
    They mimic American gang culture, how many would you like? You'd hardly notice they were there...
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Too bad you can't just deport them to some dirt poor 3rd world country.
    But they're already in England.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    They mimic American gang culture, how many would you like? You'd hardly notice they were there...
    Mimic american gang culture?

    While I appreciate your humor, here - I think we can hardly claim to have inspired the world with our gang activity. Such behavior is found worldwide - and throughout history.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Mildred: What're you rebelling against, Johnny?
    Johnny: Whaddya got?


    The idea that the youth want to rebel against something isn't new. To me, the idea that politicians want to try and get in political jabs and blame this or that is even more concerning. They are supposed to be the "grown ups".

    Long after the shops are cleaned up the politicians will still be doing their damage.

    We can and should punish all involved. Politicians and looters alike.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Interesting - I wonder why book stores were spared.
    there was nothing in there that the looters wanted.

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