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That is one way of looking at it. Another way is this:

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said on Tuesday that ballistic tests presented "no evidence" that a handgun found at the scene where Mark Duggan, 29, was killed in Tottenham had been fired at officers.

So the police lied about Mark Duggan shooting at them and that they shot him dead for that reason. The cops have obviously killed this fellow in cold blood or they wouldn't have lied about it, would they? We all know the police will get away with it as they always do, don't we? The police drew first blood, as Rambo would say, didn't they? And as Billy the Kid would say.

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The Duggan case was merely the spark. The kindling has been getting dryer and dryer for quite a while. As we shall see here in the US in less than 18 months. By the way though race certainly played a role in the initial rioting, what's happening all around England now has a decided class base with all races joining in.
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That is yet another way. Smile
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The Duggan case was merely the spark. The kindling has been getting dryer and dryer for quite a while. As we shall see here in the US in less than 18 months. By the way though race certainly played a role in the initial rioting, what's happening all around England now has a decided class base with all races joining in.


Don't know about the time line, only in that I don't think I could guess when, but this is very likely.
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Get your joggin suits and hoodies! We goin lootin!


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Don't get thinking that the cops are not filling their jack boots.
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Massive rises in taxes and VAT in Britain plus increases in prices of goods in the shops as a result of international commodity prices. This has been coupled with massive cuts in public spending, cuts that have been targetted at certain areas - lower income areas such as Newham and Waltham Forest in east London have had massive cuts of almost a third, whereas rich wealthy areas such as Kingston-Upon-Thames and Kensington And Chelsea have had barely any cuts imposed at all.
And at the same time the new Mayor Of London has made large cuts to the number of police on the street.
All this has led to the widespread public disorder of the last 4 days.

And at the same time people see news reports of the Primeminister enjoying a £4000-a-week holiday in Tuscany.
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Don't get thinking that the cops are not filling their jack boots.


I'm not. I remember what happened in New Orleans.
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Massive rises in taxes and VAT in Britain plus increases in prices of goods in the shops as a result of international commodity prices. This has been coupled with massive cuts in public spending, cuts that have been targetted at certain areas - lower income areas such as Newham and Waltham Forest in east London have had massive cuts of almost a third, whereas rich wealthy areas such as Kingston-Upon-Thames and Kensington And Chelsea have had barely any cuts imposed at all.
And at the same time the new Mayor Of London has made large cuts to the number of police on the street.
All this has led to the widespread public disorder of the last 4 days.



Or else they are just having a good time.
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I don't think most of those kids are mad about anything.
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The Duggan case was merely the spark. The kindling has been getting dryer and dryer for quite a while. As we shall see here in the US in less than 18 months. By the way though race certainly played a role in the initial rioting, what's happening all around England now has a decided class base with all races joining in.
I don't think we'll see that in the USA. We Americans are mostly too fat and lazy to riot.
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On 2011-08-10 08:19, landmark wrote:
The Duggan case was merely the spark. The kindling has been getting dryer and dryer for quite a while. As we shall see here in the US in less than 18 months. By the way though race certainly played a role in the initial rioting, what's happening all around England now has a decided class base with all races joining in.
I don't think we'll see that in the USA. We Americans are mostly too fat and lazy to riot.


Plus, we have guns. Reminds me... off to WalMart for more shells! Just in case...
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Our leaders are threatening to shoot them with water pistols.
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We're getting our taxes back!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXcI-NL3T......ed#at=37

Terrible I guess. But all I can think of when I see that video is the song "Up the Junction" by Squeeze. lol

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I expected to see more "V" for Vendetta masks.
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The Duggan case was merely the spark. The kindling has been getting dryer and dryer for quite a while. As we shall see here in the US in less than 18 months. By the way though race certainly played a role in the initial rioting, what's happening all around England now has a decided class base with all races joining in.
I don't think we'll see that in the USA. We Americans are mostly too fat and lazy to riot.


Plus, we have guns. Reminds me... off to WalMart for more shells! Just in case...
And then there's the National Guard. An armed insurrection in the US would last exactly three seconds longer than it takes for the helicopters to arrive. Unless it's the military doing the insurrectioning.
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Some of you have forgotten about Detroit, 1967. There were tanks in the US streets.

For those with a taste for history:
http://atdetroit.net/forum/messages/6790/85676.html

Worth scrolling down a bit for photos.
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On 2011-08-10 08:19, landmark wrote:
The Duggan case was merely the spark. The kindling has been getting dryer and dryer for quite a while. As we shall see here in the US in less than 18 months. By the way though race certainly played a role in the initial rioting, what's happening all around England now has a decided class base with all races joining in.
I don't think we'll see that in the USA. We Americans are mostly too fat and lazy to riot.

A group of young rioters can outpace the cops, just as in London.
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As we shall see here in the US in less than 18 months.


What, when we kick the doofus out of office?
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