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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:30 PM   #51
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They should shut down the cell networks, call in the forces and get this handled by morning.

This needs large and fast attention.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:31 PM   #52
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:31 PM   #53
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yeah it's pretty mad here right now. Just went to my local corner shop for some milk and it was on fire!

To quickly answer peoples questions. . . . it is meaningless violence and theft being conducted mostly by the young (All races, mostly poorer people) it is sparking up all over the city simply because, with the police stretched so thin, they can get away with it. It initiated 3 days ago with a more peaceful protest regarding a police shooting of a young man. The protest was basically hijacked by groups of violent youths. The riots, or rather theft and fire starting, that continue today have no relation to the shooting.

It is a sad evening to be a Londoner.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:32 PM   #54
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Damn, there goes my master plan to sit in the store and go throughout all the boxes to find a Samsung screen/SSD MBA.

On a serious note.. It is pity for London. I have best memories from the place. Hope it will all be finished soon...
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:32 PM   #55
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXcI-...layer_embedded

This pretty much sums up the riots
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:32 PM   #56
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Spot on mate.
So you'd rather the government default on its debts, and be unable to pay any public service workers, benefits, etc at all? These are just idiotic kids who're on the state benefits, with nothing better to do, upset that the government isn't giving them as much free money.

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They should shut down the cell networks, call in the forces and get this handled by morning.

This needs large and fast attention.
That's what I say too, but they won't, someone might get hurt and sue the police.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:33 PM   #57
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I hope the store's okay, along with anyone that was working in or near it.
Same here! A lot of people could be injured or killed if someone tries to break those 15 foot tall windows during operating hours.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:33 PM   #58
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I can confirm birmingham has been cleaned out by looters.
What sort of information do you have regarding this? Email me at jlgolson@macrumors.com.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:33 PM   #59
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It is a sad evening to be a Londoner.
As a Londoner I couldn't of ever thought a better way to show our city off a year before the Olympics
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:33 PM   #60
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That was the cause of a peaceful protest on Saturday and possibly the riot in Tottenham on the same day.

Riots on Sunday and Monday seem to have been entirely opportunistic criminality - theft and vandalism. Kids have taken the example and gone out there, since they've seen the lack of police action.
I think I am with the sentiments of others ... deploy the Army.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:35 PM   #61
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:35 PM   #62
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I think I am with the sentiments of others ... deploy the Army.
And then what? Shoot everyone?
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:36 PM   #63
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Wow, that is nuts.

Funny how computers can take priority over so much other wanton destruction.

Wonder if these guys are off duty cops hired by ? It happens.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:39 PM   #64
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Let's not forget the Regent Street store is located in a protected historical building and had to pass a rigorous proposal process when plans were submitted. Had Apple changed the fašade, you would probably claim Steve Jobs doesn't respect landmarks just as you have in the past.

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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:40 PM   #65
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Wow, that is nuts.

Funny how computers can take priority over so much other wanton destruction.

Wonder if these guys are off duty cops hired by ? It happens.
Of course they are hired by
I would think once got the full SP on the riots they have taken action to miniumise loss!
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:40 PM   #66
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:44 PM   #67
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Suppose any looted iPhones can be disabled with IMEI numbers?
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:45 PM   #68
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These Londoners should be rioting for dental care. Just saying...
While Americans should too for healthcare maybe? Just saying ... The US is the only member nation of the S&P AAA rated elite without universal health care ... Oh wait a minute ...
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:46 PM   #69
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Good thing Microsoft doesn't. Whoops! Nevermind.
Let's get real:

Thumb resize. Microsoft store, Oak Brook

Thumb resize. Apple store, upper west side
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:49 PM   #70
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Two weeks from now a shell suited scum bag swaggers into an Apple Store.....and straight upto a Genius (with no appointment)
'Here mate.... I looted this phone and its stopped working - WFT u going to do about it.......
5 Mins later......shell suited scum bag is outside arranging the nights burglary timetable on his shinny new iPhone

Now thats what I call customer service!
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 08:55 PM   #71
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So the poor riot because there's no money for them, and what are the police protecting? The flagship store of a company with cash reserves of over 75 billion dollars. Capitalism.
How ignorant, they protect the interests of the big companies why? cause they won't go "oh screw it, I'm not investing again here" and the population of poor people gets even larger. As for the rioters, don't associate the poorer communities to these criminals. Those ain't starving kids hurling bricks all day and jumping on cars while communicating via blackberries.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 09:00 PM   #72
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Lots of things are weird about this.

Why is there a link to an investment site? Was that part of the deal to use his photo or something?

Why police vans outside the Apple Store and few other places? (I like and support the police but this seems a bit suspicious)
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 09:01 PM   #73
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This is rather sad and pathetic on the part on humanity in general. People need to have some decency, and learn some respect.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 09:02 PM   #74
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They need to use rubber bullets and fire hoses against these little *****.
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