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Old Aug 13th 2011, 02:04 PM
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Nobody ever wants to talk about why these things happen.
This guy was so poor and downtrodden that he took to the streets in righteous protest:



Well, not really - he is just a thieving piece of shit who took the opportunity to be a thieving piece of shit (and then cleverly posted his face with his stolen goods on his YouTube page).

So, please enlighten us - why did this happen?
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Old Aug 13th 2011, 02:11 PM
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The Dot, that is an excellent post.
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Old Aug 13th 2011, 09:49 PM
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I wonder why such things don't seem to happen in the US.
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Old Aug 13th 2011, 10:55 PM
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I wonder why such things don't seem to happen in the US.
they do and are pretty bad
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Old Aug 14th 2011, 05:58 PM
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they do and are pretty bad
Good examples. And don't forget this one, the whole city burned...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newark_riots
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Old Aug 14th 2011, 06:00 PM
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Holy shit, I actually posted a source. Nana enters the 21st century after all!

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So, please enlighten us - why did this happen?
I think the piece I posted from the Guardian was a pretty insightful examination of the situation. Did you read it?
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Old Aug 14th 2011, 07:40 PM
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I think the piece I posted from the Guardian was a pretty insightful examination of the situation. Did you read it?
I do not see anything in that article which justifies, or even remotely explains the grinning jackass on Facebook posing with his stolen loot.

Pray, can you explain the behavior? It seems to me there is no justification or explanation, just feeble excuse. But I could be wrong.
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Old Aug 14th 2011, 07:49 PM
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I do not see anything in that article which justifies, or even remotely explains the grinning jackass on Facebook posing with his stolen loot.

Pray, can you explain the behavior? It seems to me there is no justification or explanation, just feeble excuse. But I could be wrong.
I don't think ANYONE is trying to justify the behavior. As for explaining it, I think it explains it pretty well, but that's a matter of perception I suppose.
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I heard today that there are plans for 8600 armed police officers to be out on the streets tonight. Talk about overkill....

And Donkey is right. Why is no one investigating the root cause of this violence? Without doing that, it's going to happen again. When will they learn that?
They don't want to 'learn anything' or admit anything is wrong and prefer to see the rioters as just some wild criminal scum to be stamped out. To see the situation otherwise requires thought, analysis and a response - something the authorities have in very short supply - especially when it makes themselves look bad.

In other words the only people apparently surprised by the riots are the government authorities. They are blissful in their ignorance and want to stay that way - it is so much easier.
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