For the sake of a few hundred pound scrape on a £2000 car they are folking out several hundred pounds in car hire alone.
I can't believe my family. They've decided to all go out for a meal at 8pm tonight.
Even after pointing out to them that it's really not a good idea they're still doing it. Bloody teachers!* They never listen.
(*That's not a general insult they are all in fact teachers)
Well, I know a good taxi company they might want to use...
I just caught a couple of people interviewed by the BBC news, specifically a pea brained man and a gobby woman advocating and defending rioters respectively. The man blamed the Poles for taking away jobs (infer away) and the woman stated that 'the kids have got nothing', where clearly the kids in tow were well fed, clothed and seem to have been afforded what 90% of the world's population can only dream of.
Bound by the shackles of logic, I was unable to follow their reasoning, but it did annoy me. Damn you BBC for wasting air time on imbeciles like these. Leave this stuff to the Daily Mail.
Trapper sent you a PM
but anyone else in Birmingham tonight should probably read this BBM message that is apparently doing the rounds
I trust the site its on so probably not a hoax
NSFW *'d swear warning
Birmingham Riots 2011 - This is an exact transcript of a message that is...
Just noted Trapper is offline - if anybody has a phone number for him he needs to be informed about this
looks like it was a quiet night. Which is good hopefully the madness is over.
Ive "looted" this summary from the Guardian live stream
also ive just seen this on twitter which made me laughQuote:
In the meantime, here's a round-up of tonight's main developments:
• London and other major cities, including Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester, saw no repeat of the mass disorder seen on previous nights. There were a few minor skirmishes but overall the situation across England was much calmer.
• Police have been deployed in force in major cities across England. There were 6,000 police officers deployed in Birmingham.
• Father of a man killed on Tuesday night in Birmingham appealed for calm at a vigil in the city.
• There were brief clashes between police and EDL supporters in Eltham, south-east London.
• Special court hearings have been held in cities affected by disorder with several people arrested over the riots and looting now convicted, including an 11-year-old boy.
So Cameron has gone from "hug a hoodie" to "hose a hoodie"
It may have been quieter on the streets of England last night but Edinburgh wasn't so lucky
you're a brave man for posting such mindless violence, especially on here! i salute you!
The longest sentence so far? 8 months! That is a joke. Remove these people from society till after the Olympics, lest they shame our nation again
An appeal for Ngongo Mwambe
Ngongo Mwambe has to walk five miles every morning to collect food and fresh water for his family.....
This is because the daft ba$tard torched the Peckham High Street Spar and KFC and now has to walk all the way to Lewisham for his breakfast
The government today announced that it's changing the flag to a CONDOM, because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed
At the end of the day, we all should have seen this coming. We work in schools where we see the youths of today growing up and although the majority of kids are well behaved and show respect to others, the bad (to me at least) seem to be getting worse at a rate that's extremely worrying. We all see criminal behaviour like these riots every day, which is proven by me having to replace 11 mice, 3 keyboards, and 23 blanking panels in a class of 27 computers. Okay, the damage we see in the classroom is nowhere near the scale of these riots, but it shows the same lack of respect by today's youngsters for anything at all. Even their own belongings like mobile phones aren't treat with care or respect, because in today's world it's far too easy to replace it if needed.
We need to get back to a stage in schools, where kids who want to learn are taught well, and the disrupter's are disciplined in an appropriate way (i.e. not being put in a 'behavioural room' which has a PS3 and TV). We need to get back to a stage where everything is a privilege, except education which is a right - the way I see it at the moment, using a brand new computer is a right (even for known destructor's) and being educated seems to be a privilege (for kids who want to learn but can't because the bad kids are getting all the attention).
A lot of people here have said it is mainly down to the parents, and I'm not arguing with that. But it is also down to the educators of today to correct what is so horribly wrong with this country. It is down to the government to allow the teachers to teach again, to discipline again, to insert respect back into the community.
Well said Hightower. Expect rep when I get back to a computer.