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Message 1138612 - Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 21:56:50 UTC
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Let me see, certain politicians decide that some people don't count as much as others in a country, and it is mostly due to the colour of their skin, and the amount of money they have in the bank that is the bases of their decisions. So how will the people who are on the bottom react when they see these politicians rubbing their faces in it?
Could this ever happen in Canada or England?
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Message 1138626 - Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 22:11:22 UTC

I think we've had our faces rubbed in it already! Drastic cuts having to be made to get the economy back on track as well as cut the deficiit, only to have the politicians that ordered this, go on £10k a week holidays...

Is the kettle black? Or are we totally blind & stupid!
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Message 1138633 - Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 22:22:03 UTC - in response to Message 1138626.

I think we've had our faces rubbed in it already! Drastic cuts having to be made to get the economy back on track as well as cut the deficiit, only to have the politicians that ordered this, go on £10k a week holidays...

Is the kettle black? Or are we totally blind & stupid!


No We're not stupid...it's them politicians who are.

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Message 1138713 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 2:31:25 UTC - in response to Message 1138633.

and yet they get re elected again and again
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Message 1138721 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 3:00:00 UTC - in response to Message 1138713.

and yet they get re elected again and again

You have got to wonder about that, why do reasonable people vote for idiots time and time again?
It is not that people don't have a right to know, it's like people don't seem to care.
The same people who count the change from a $2.oo item, don't seem to give a fig for the billions that are going down the government drain.
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Message 1138728 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 3:33:08 UTC

Chicken & Egg situation!

If we don't like the lot in power, we vote them out at the next election. If no one votes, the buggers stay in.

At the end of the day, they're all as bad as each other.
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Message 1138761 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 5:45:32 UTC - in response to Message 1138728.

It looks like the place where it all goes wrong is when some citizens decide that rioting in the streets will do as well or better than voting at the polling places.

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Message 1138805 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 12:51:54 UTC - in response to Message 1138761.

you also have to remember that the Non elected people in DC are the ones running the show. they are there election after election peddling their views and corrupting anyone that will listen
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Message 1138822 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 14:04:33 UTC

I'm sorry but those young people that participated in the riots are vandals or thugs.
They don't want to work, they want the government to give them money to drink and party, until they are to old or die coz of drugs or coz they got shot or in a fight.
Those guys are lazy, they suffer from sloth. I was not born a rich guy, there was a moment in my life where I starved. But I always worked and belived that by working i could be independent.
I was the PM of UK, after the first night i would had send the Army to the streets in order to enforce the law.
Those young people are sick, they have no values, they just want easy things. I'm sorry but they are just stupid lazy bast....s

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Message 1138838 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 14:48:06 UTC - in response to Message 1138822.

I'm sorry but those young people that participated in the riots are vandals or thugs.
They don't want to work, they want the government to give them money to drink and party, until they are to old or die coz of drugs or coz they got shot or in a fight.
Those guys are lazy, they suffer from sloth. I was not born a rich guy, there was a moment in my life where I starved. But I always worked and belived that by working i could be independent.
I was the PM of UK, after the first night i would had send the Army to the streets in order to enforce the law.
Those young people are sick, they have no values, they just want easy things. I'm sorry but they are just stupid lazy bast....s

It's probably a little bit more complex than that since even someone working in a Primary school is beeing convicted. However, I was in London the last time when rioting took place earlier this summer and Fortnum and Masons was attacked. I recall a large party of youths with hoods marching through Picaddilly and looking and acting very threateningly. They had police in front and behind, almost as if they were escorted, with a helicopter above to watch. They were doing nothing illigal and nothing they could be stopped or arrested for, but their manner was not condusive to ordinary people having the right to feel safe in the middle of London. How can that be right? How can it be right that such young holigans can provide such a threat and the police powerless to do anything about it, except to watch?

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Message 1138998 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 20:53:10 UTC - in response to Message 1138838.

Just between me and the fence post, I think that if anyone can fix their problems it will be England.
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Message 1138999 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 20:56:19 UTC

You would be quite correct in your assertion, a shame that others are not so positive.

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Message 1139002 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 21:10:23 UTC - in response to Message 1138999.

If you're referencing people like me as "others", then I'm very positive England or any other nation can solve their own problems. Its simply a matter of how they choose to solve their problems that seems to be a source of contention.

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Message 1139008 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 21:22:49 UTC - in response to Message 1139002.

If you're referencing people like me as "others",

I know the English, I don't know that much about "others" and a reference to any one is not necessarily a reference to any other one.

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Message 1139014 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 21:28:50 UTC - in response to Message 1139008.

If you're referencing people like me as "others",

I know the English, I don't know that much about "others" and a reference to any one is not necessarily a reference to any other one.


Which is why I prefaced it with "if". ;-D

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