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Ye Merry Band Of Revelers - London Style  
User currently offlineCommander_Rabb From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 771 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7262 times:

Ye merry band of revelers. What an embarrassment for the people of London and for Britain to let this happen. The world sets its stage in London and you let ye merry revelers do this? Quite sad actually. Don’t continue to embarrass yourselves. The world is looking.





Yeah sure it is.  Yeah sure



But you expect others to pay for yours?  Yeah sure



Fake blood. Fake anger. Fake cause.  Yeah sure



“Take a photo while this capitalist storm trooper bashes me over me wee little head.”  Yeah sure



She did manage to Tweet “I’m going to jail. Hurraaaaay!”



Hiding your face? Why? You coward.



Making a deposit at the Bank of England.



Making a withdrawal at the Bank of England.



Nice manicure. Anarchist slob nail polish from Chanel is all the rage in fashion circles these days.



The ultimate hippy salute. Spread the love maggot.  Wink

The London street cleaners need to get to work. There’s trash everywhere.

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7251 times:
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I'm watching the burning effigy on Sky right now. Lock the yobs up.


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5998 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7236 times:



Quoting Commander_Rabb (Thread starter):
Making a deposit at the Bank of England.

*nitpicking* That's the Royal Bank of Scotland *nitpicking*

I suppose this is a prime example of mob mentality, because I'm fairly sure that few normal persons think it's okay to start vandalizing private property, but once you're in a mob - all rules are out of the window.


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5710 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7232 times:



Quoting Commander_Rabb (Thread starter):
What an embarrassment for the people of London and for Britain to let this happen

Don't worry about it. If the G20 summit were to be held in the North Pole in the middle of a blizzard, in the middle of December, the loonies would still show . . .


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5998 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7229 times:

Quoting Commander_Rabb (Thread starter):
What an embarrassment for the people of London and for Britain to let this happen.

Look on the bright side, at least they won't cave in to the demands of the protestors (not that I think that would be possible anyway), unlike the current mayor of Copenhagen who gave a community centre to the former users of Ungdomshuset after they had spent a few weeks waging a war on the streets. 

[Edited 2009-04-01 11:33:50]

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13206 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7201 times:

Not the Bank Of England, but a (closed) branch of the failed, still rewarding those who failed, had to be nationalized, RBS bank.
Yes those in the pictures are idiots, but there is real anger across the political spectrum with banks like this.
I note in the TV footage one of them, a fairly distance looking man (fat, curly hair), neglected to cover his face.
It will likely soon to suck to be him, if as is likely, he has 'form' for this sort of thing. Is 'known to police'.

London has more demos in a year than any other city, most of course are totally peaceful, big and small, many generated by the diversity of people there, from just about everywhere.
So it's not like the Met Police are new to this.

What was threatened today has not, it seems, emerged in anything like the form feared.
Basically, they are hemmed in.
This hemming them in also worked to quieten down the 2001 May Day demo after violence in previous years.
Then they fizzled out as demos.

Not over yet, but I'd say that the real scope for very major trouble has come and gone.
4000 of them in the City it seems, they had been boasting of numbers in the tens or hundreds of thousands.


User currently offlineTristarAtLCA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7180 times:



Quoting Commander_Rabb (Thread starter):
What an embarrassment for the people of London and for Britain to let this happen.

Why should I be embarrassed? This is a minor price to pay for freedom of speech and expression. Just laugh at them like the majority of Brits are.



If you was right..................I'd agree with you
User currently offlineCommander_Rabb From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 771 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7161 times:



Quoting TristarAtLCA (Reply 6):
This is a minor price to pay for freedom of speech and expression

A minor price to pay? WOW! Can't wait for tommorow. BTW England - Scotland same thing right?
 Wink


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7162 times:



Quoting Commander_Rabb (Thread starter):
Ye merry band of revelers. What an embarrassment for the people of London and for Britain to let this happen. The world sets its stage in London and you let ye merry revelers do this? Quite sad actually. Don’t continue to embarrass yourselves. The world is looking.

Every G8 or G20 conference, in the past few years has attracted this sort of rent a mob, regardless of the host nation.
Fortunately, we still believe in free speech, and as yet do not shoot protestors. I'm sure there are a number of countries who could teach us a thing or two about supressing protest, but I don't think we really want to go down that route.

Whilst I personally think the protestors, are in the main a bunch of deluded, work shy, left wing soap dodgers and resent payng my taxes, in order for them to claim their unemployment benefit, at least we don't kill them as a result.

The one thing I cannot understand however is, why can't these conferences be held on a cruise liner out to sea; this would mean the police could get on with their usual jobs.


User currently offlineTristarAtLCA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7148 times:



Quoting Commander_Rabb (Reply 7):
A minor price to pay? WOW! Can't wait for tommorow.

Amazing that an American, who I assume has some belief in the Bill of Rights, doesn't get it
 Wink



If you was right..................I'd agree with you
User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4022 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7141 times:

Is it just me or the irony of a group of people from all over the world getting together in London to demonstrate against globalization is unsettling?

Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 8):
soap dodgers

 rotfl 



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7138 times:
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I think Alf from Home and Away put it best in one episode from many years ago:

"Flamin' long-haired, greenie hippy yahoos!"



✈ Every strike of the hammer is a blow against the enemy. ✈
User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26974 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7138 times:



Quoting CPH-R (Reply 2):
*nitpicking* That's the Royal Bank of Scotland *nitpicking*

lol....


They should never have held this in London. It should have been somewhere remote in the countryside. Some young banker was standing out on the balcony looking at the protesters and they all chanted up at him ''jump,jump''. These are the kind of sick people you are dealing with. Another effigy of a banker dressed in a suit was burned on the street. Nice people. They should be arrested and have their benefits taken off them.


User currently offlineTristarAtLCA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7132 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 12):
Some young banker was standing out on the balcony looking at the protesters

I especially liked the the reports of the city workers waving wads of cash at the protesters from their office windows.



If you was right..................I'd agree with you
User currently offlineCommander_Rabb From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 771 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7124 times:



Quoting TristarAtLCA (Reply 9):

Oh I get it alright. I understand the rule of LAW in that the actions by these protesters damaging private and public property is not a price that any one of us should pay.

The right to protest. Yes. The right to damage property and create mayhem. No.

Even a Brit should know the difference in that right.  Wink

Cheers and good luck tomorrow unless London gets tough on these fools. My guess is after the negative press that London had today they will. We will hold our collective breath and suffocate in the process no doubt.  Smile


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7111 times:

Frankly they are fighting for what many over here battle for everyday . Tear down industry and instill government control or whatever. Our own administration has laid the ground work for them by demonizing our capitalist system... so why are we surprised ? They are socialist or communist take you pick .... same same .

They are emboldened by the socialist victories being scored over here. They love it . What a mess ... change .



You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26974 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7104 times:



Quoting Commander_Rabb (Reply 14):
The right to protest. Yes. The right to damage property and create mayhem. No.

Totally agree.

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 15):
Tear down industry and instill government control or whatever. Our own administration has laid the ground work for them

But there will always be people who use these things to further their own politcal cause  Wink


User currently offlineTristarAtLCA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7101 times:

Quoting Commander_Rabb (Reply 14):
The right to protest. Yes. The right to damage property and create mayhem. No.

And I don't disagree with you, but ....

If you can guarantee one without the other in the world of G8/20 protests then you would be a very wealthy man. And yes. If the price of freedom of speech and expression is some broken office furniture and glass it is indeed a small price to pay.

Just out of interest, how would you have handled it?

Quoting Commander_Rabb (Reply 14):
Even a Brit should know the difference in that right.

You have obviously never been caught up in a football match riot  

Quoting Commander_Rabb (Reply 14):
My guess is after the negative press that London had today they will.

Yes, 24 arrests, some minor injuries, some broken plate glass and office furniture. How will we live with the press' disappointment  

[Edited 2009-04-01 14:01:56]


If you was right..................I'd agree with you
User currently offlineQantasistheway From Australia, joined May 2008, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7094 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 11):
I think Alf from Home and Away put it best in one episode from many years ago:

"Flamin' long-haired, greenie hippy yahoos!"

Haha cheers on that great quote!

I haven't experienced any of it today however I haven't been wandering in the more "dangerous" areas lately. I don't see a reason for Londoners to be ashamed. We don't have to support their cause however at least they are voicing their opinions, and after all how can we counter their arguments if we don't know what they are? Ah the beauty of free speech.

I say let them protest as long as it doesn't get violence, and the people who see this as a direct reflection on the city shouldn't come to visit anyway.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26974 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7072 times:

Reports coming in that one protestor has been killed in London.

User currently offlineTristarAtLCA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7063 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Reports coming in that one protestor has been killed in London.

ITN reported a man in his 30's collapsed and died.

[Edited 2009-04-01 14:49:52]


If you was right..................I'd agree with you
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7046 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 16):
But there will always be people who use these things to further their own politcal cause

No need to worry about me .... I am employing and producing to pay for my share today.. !

My little brother was trained in USMC Riot control , they used this Jalapeno laced sticky spray adhesive shit that was fired from a atop a Humvee.... ya ... that's what London PD needs. That would be awsome.



You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26974 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7044 times:



Quoting TristarAtLCA (Reply 20):
ITN reported a man in his 30's collapsed and died.

Sky News says that Police went to rescue him and protestors fired missiles at them.

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 21):
No need to worry about me

Cause I really was LOL...


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7008 times:



Quoting Commander_Rabb (Thread starter):
The ultimate hippy salute. Spread the love maggot.

Either that's Carrot Top or a Carrot Top wannabe, and I'm not sure which is worse.  scared 

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3862 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6996 times:

Was there a soccer match?


Ain't I a stinker?
25 RussianJet : Soccer? What the hell is that? Ah, you mean FOOTBALL.
26 DXing : Ah that little sticking point about the right of the people peaceably to assemble. According to reports I saw during the day there were several other
27 GDB : Wow, thrust those of a certain political bent from the US to interpret all this in their own, well.....distinct way. Surprised that overreaction does
28 Nighthawk : Beat me to it! *yawn*. Less of the trolling please. Funny, when Scotland hosted the G8 it was pretty peaceful. Perhaps we could lend london a few pol
29 TristarAtLCA : And if either you or Rabb can come up with the system which filters peaceful protesters from the rent a mobs I and many others would love to hear it.
30 Post contains links DXing : Hmmm...12 short....does size matter? Wasn't there a football match between England and Ukraine that day? Perhaps a few hooligans lost their way? Ther
31 Pyrex : The problem is that the rest of the crowd are just as much dumbs*its as the unruly ones, chanting stuff like "abolish money" and nonsense like that.
32 Baroque : On which subject here is a (slight) laugh for you Nighthawk. Our ABC received a live report that the J Oliver meal at 10 Downing St had featured "Eng
33 TristarAtLCA : You mean the guys picking a fight get doughnuts whilst the peaceful ones do push ups? I don't think that will catch on Great links to a great film, b
34 Nighthawk : urgh, my pet hate! At least someone with the slightest clue at geography was on hand to correct! At least the menu served up by Jamie featured a sele
35 DXing : Sure they are. If the ones not causing trouble turned on the ones causing it the instant they started like the platoon turned on private fatbody the
37 Commander_Rabb : Not sneering. It was very pointed and correct observation. London was ineffective in how they prepared. Boy they sure got it right today however, aft
38 Post contains links Springbok747 : Some of these idiots even managed to get their own version of a riot vehicle...even though they were supposedly helping the police. http://jalopnik.co
39 TristarAtLCA : Which ironically would lead to more trouble. Punch ups amongst the demonstrators and police confrontation. Yeah, that's the solution. We are not deal
40 Baroque : Ah, the English patient! Bakewell is OK, but Spotted Dick woud have been better?? So now we know what KRudd ate. (Note: he apologised recently for se
41 MillwallSean : I think we have seen a lot less than I expected. People are angry at the moment and the G20 is not popular nor is the royal bank of Scotland. I think
42 DXing : Police your own nd your troubles are fewer. Yikes! Have we done time in the service? There is almost always a private fatbody, or a private smellybod
43 DIJKKIJK : Security threat. A ship out at sea, full of the world's heavyweights will be a prime target. Read ''The Afghan'' by Fredrick Forsyth. You'll get an i
44 TristarAtLCA : Of course not. I am far too intelligent to have had some hick shout abuse at me Usually yes, but in this case there were multiple groups represented.
45 DXing : Seems like every news report I saw concentrated the bulk of the report on the violence and featured that idiot in the OP in pictures 3 and 4 as well
46 TristarAtLCA : So every news report you read re-hashed pretty much the same pictures. Doesn't seem your news sources had much to work with. I wonder why? And if thi
47 DXing : Because if it bleeds it leads still rules the roost on virutally every major news outlet. I would expect and want a police presence at any large gath
48 TristarAtLCA : Agreed. The point being the re-running of the same clips by various outlets suggests that the violence was localised in a very small area. Your entir
49 GDB : On what planet? London got no bad press. Sure, some of the soapdodgers complained about the Police. Most of London was unaffected. The violence was m
50 Bongodog1964 : Who to ? All the nations with nuclear subs were present, and the firepower of the US Navy should be sufficient to keep any surface ships away. Its fa
51 Post contains links and images Chris78cpr : I was there on Wednesday covering the events. It got crazy.
52 Commander_Rabb : No doubt. It was all over the news and we all saw how day 2 was much much different after the embarrassing first day. Of course in England, the cover
53 Post contains images Metroliner : Yeah, ohmygod - we're really letting freedom of speech go riot here. I don't see how you can attribute the actions of anarchists to the whole people
54 Metroliner : Mr. Rabb, not meaning to single you out excessively here, but what is your beef with Brits anyway? The pseudo-stereotypical title of this thread, you
55 GDB : Actually the coverage was not like that at all. Still how would I know, I only live here? It was the lead on the news, but then so was the rest of th
56 Post contains links OA260 : Turns out the guy that died was nothing to do with the demostrations and was a newspaper seller. He was beaten by the Police. Video reveals G20 police
57 Baroque : Nice to know that the ghost of Ambassador J Kennedy still rides. What can one say aside from bloody hell?
58 Post contains links OA260 : Yes obviously one Policeman lost his cool and a poor innocent man who was just trying to get home from work has been the victim. Always the way unfor
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