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#252108 - 10/23/12 03:09 PM Re: Riots [Re: adam2]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2081
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: adam2
... at one point the road was closed by rioters, several of whom the cab driver ran over.

Maybe the self-defense and weapons laws in the UK aren't as bad as I thought they were, if this is an OK thing to do! eek

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#252110 - 10/23/12 03:26 PM Re: Riots [Re: haertig]
adam2 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/08
Posts: 436
Loc: Somerset UK
Originally Posted By: haertig
Originally Posted By: adam2
... at one point the road was closed by rioters, several of whom the cab driver ran over.

Maybe the self-defense and weapons laws in the UK aren't as bad as I thought they were, if this is an OK thing to do! eek


I dont think that TPTB would regard it as an OK thing to do, and I was worried about the consequences, though nothing happened.
I dont think that the running over was fatal.

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#252111 - 10/23/12 03:33 PM Re: Riots [Re: adam2]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5170
Loc: SOCAL
LOL . Back in another time there was a protest march/riot in what was then West Berlin. As the story goes, an Army Captain was out driving with his wife and got caught up in the crowd. Fearing for the safety of his family, he ended up rolling over at least one rioter. Mercedes sedans are good cars.

The German polizei investigated and as it turns out the rioter was not in a crosswalk. The Army Captain got a pass... or so the story goes. I wasn't there, heard it third hand from a different Army Captain.

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#252122 - 10/23/12 04:47 PM Re: Riots [Re: MDinana]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Originally Posted By: MDinana
I think it won't live up to it's hype. The US is too big, and diverse (geographically, racially, politically, economically, pick one) to have a 3000x1500 mile riot happen.
Yeah,I agree,a political results riot in USA....this is the wildest dream of a small amt of racists,not going to happen.

But I do like the comment about flash mobs,thats a new phenom,will be intersting how that plays out going forward with political events.Hasnt that happened already with the Arab Spring situation,and maybe others,anybody know of these events?

That tech really could be a game changer......going to be interesting to watch it unfold going forward past this election.

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#252127 - 10/23/12 06:02 PM Re: Riots [Re: adam2]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3078
Quote:
I dont think that TPTB would regard it as an OK thing to do, and I was worried about the consequences, though nothing happened.
I dont think that the running over was fatal.


I seem to remember that out of the 5 people that were killed during the rioting 3 of them were run over with motor vehicles. This was in Birmingham and the perpetrators are now serving/facing life sentences. Apparently these criminals were racists who set out to run over other folks who were protecting their businesses from the mayhem.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/10/birmingham-riots-three-killed-crash




Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (10/23/12 06:05 PM)

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#252200 - 10/24/12 06:04 PM Re: Riots [Re: ILBob]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 507
Loc: UK
Quote:
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Is this the bit where the thread is shut down 'for being political' because [deleted] ?
QJS


No, this is where your political rant is deleted and you are suspended for 48 hours as a reminder of the rules.


Edited by Doug_Ritter (10/24/12 06:10 PM)

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#252209 - 10/24/12 10:07 PM Re: Riots [Re: ILBob]
JBMat Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
Y'all do realize that this is is on Snopes?


Of course the banks and post office will shut down shortly after the elections, and there will be military in the streets. If you doubt me, bet me. I can use the money. Or your charity can, see below.

















Nov 11 is Veteran's Day, a Federal holiday in the US. Banks, the post office, all government offices are closed. Veterans and the military will be in the streets, marching in parades. If you doubted me, pls donate a dollar to the charity of your choice.

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#252233 - 10/25/12 05:38 PM Re: Riots [Re: ILBob]
spuds Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Good one JB!

laugh


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