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Yet another reason I don't want to go back to the UK...

Old Oct 26th 2007, 8:01 am
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tees/7063366.stm
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Old Oct 26th 2007, 8:32 am
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Every now and again, someone whether it be over here or over there, needs not to be dealt with by the legal system, but, by a group of "Old School" men.

It was a thoroughly repulsive act, and he deserves a severe beating......if he makes it out of prison. He will probably be in solitary, whilst inside, in case anyone hears about what he is in for.

He will get what's coming to him, especially if this unfortunate woman who has fought all of her life against adveristy, has any male relatives.

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Old Oct 26th 2007, 8:34 am
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I'm all for liking it here in the US, believe me, but isn't kinda silly to not want to go back because of a few sick, subsentient thugs? Hell, we have 'em here too.
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Old Oct 26th 2007, 9:12 am
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It's not often I find myself running out of swearwords but...
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Old Oct 26th 2007, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank
I'm all for liking it here in the US, believe me, but isn't kinda silly to not want to go back because of a few sick, subsentient thugs? Hell, we have 'em here too.
True, but the whole culture in the UK has been becoming chaverrific for several years now. Even before I moved to the US I was seeing more and more of this, even in some VERY affluent areas (e.g. Moor Park in Hertfordshire).

This sort of thing seems to be becoming endemic in the areas where I have visited on my visits back to the UK, and in areas where my friends and family still live.

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Default Re: Yet another reason I don't want to go back to the UK...

An example of the fact that the USA has more than its fair share of "Whackos"

http://www.kansascity.com/679/story/334555.html

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Originally Posted by nettlebed
True, but the whole culture in the UK has been becoming chaverrific for several years now. Even before I moved to the US I was seeing more and more of this, even in some VERY affluent areas (e.g. Moor Park in Hertfordshire).

This sort of thing seems to be becoming endemic in the areas where I have visited on my visits back to the UK, and in areas where my friends and family still live.

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You must be hanging out in some very strange places...
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Surely this sort of behavior isn't typical in the UK. As ABY said - the US has its share of scum too.

I agreed with this sentiment in the article - how could people watch and laugh?:
"However, those who stood by and did nothing to stop Anderson are also guilty in our eyes.

"It beggars belief that these people chose not only to condone his cruelty, but also to walk away from a neighbour who was clearly in distress and needed help."
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Default Re: Yet another reason I don't want to go back to the UK...

Originally Posted by nettlebed

This sort of thing seems to be becoming endemic in the areas where I have visited on my visits back to the UK, and in areas where my friends and family still live.

Do not want.
Errr - this does not happen every week....

Originally Posted by Elvira
You must be hanging out in some very strange places...
Thats what I thought...
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horses for courses....you get wankers the world over, it's unfortunate, but a nation they do not make.
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horses for courses....you get wankers the world over, it's unfortunate, but a nation they do not make.
True.
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I watched a docu about policing in Hull, Grimsby and Immingham. Most of the calls were to deal with kids and teenagers, on run down council estates, as soon as the police turn up, rent a mob comes out.

IMHO, they are just too soft with 'em, they just have no respect for authority or sense of right and wrong. It's time we stopped the YOB culture and yes watching that, it did make me feel ashamed to be English.
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I'm more sickened by the fact that people gathered around and watched ...he'll be in prison for less than 18 months and back in the pub smoking a joint ...:curse:
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I hope to god some-one beats the crap out of him...:curse:

and the fact that he was a soilder as well.....now that beggers belief stupid little git...

all these teenagers care about is their 5 mins of fame on youtube...and your right about the police being too soft on them...the problem is most kids know their rights and know that the police can't touch them at a certain age....which of course just makes them flaunt it all the more......:curse:
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Originally Posted by lisag8070
I hope to god some-one beats the crap out of him...:curse:

and the fact that he was a soilder as well.....now that beggers belief stupid little git...

all these teenagers care about is their 5 mins of fame on youtube...and your right about the police being too soft on them...the problem is most kids know their rights and know that the police can't touch them at a certain age....which of course just makes them flaunt it all the more......:curse:
Which is strange as the UK has one of the lowest criminally responsible ages in the world .. it's got more to do with the application of law than law itself though.

I'd not seen this before, so apologies if it is a repeat ...

"London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense

'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He
will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the
worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more
than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in
charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but
could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to
have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became
contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better
treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you
couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar
could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his
wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He
is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now,
Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim."

It's the world over ..
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