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I know we have a few members from the UK, not to sure where-abouts you're all located, but hope everyone is staying safe during the riots.

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Yes, I hope you are all safe

Yes, I hope you are all safe and keeping out of trouble.

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Think there's three of us

Think there's three of us located in London, I'm in a relatively safe area, but at 1am in the morning the sound of sirens was beyond belief.

It's going to be interesting to see what happens today, Tuesday, as the biggest issue appears to be the fact that there was simply NO activity by the police, no presence for hours, and even when they did appear it was in incredibly small numbers, so the rioters simply had no opposition whatsoever and continued with what appeared to be absolute impunity.

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We've had sirens going off

We've had sirens going off all hours of the day, and fire engines shooting past our office.

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Mind you, I do work next to a fire station Tongue

Live in MK, work in Stokenchurch, haven't been affected by any of this so far.

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Is London burning? (apologies to Herr Hitler)

We haven't had that crap for quite a while now. I think the last notable riot was triggered by the Rodney King incident in '92. I also recall that some blocks in the middle of the riot were eerily calm as merchants armed their families and employees to stand guard over their stores. Rioters may be feral animals and uncivilized savages, but that doesn't mean they're stupid.

I also hear that new events have been added for the 2012 London Olympics; the Molotov throw, synchronized looting, and the 400-metre dash for your life.

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There is an old song that has

There is an old song that has been bouncing around in my head. Finally, enough came to me for a look-see at Google. So a hat tip to the Kingston Trio:

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They're rioting in Africa, they're starving in Spain.
There's hurricanes in Florida, and Texas needs rain.
The whole world is festering with unhappy souls.
The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles.
Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch.
And I don't like anybody very much!

But we can be tranquil, and thankful, and proud,
For mans' been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud.
And we know for certain that some lovely day
Someone will set the spark off, and we will all be blown away.

They're rioting in Africa, there's strife in Iran.
What nature doesn't do to us, will be done by our fellow man.

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gary.turner

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But we can be tranquil, and thankful, and proud,
For mans' been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud.
And we know for certain that some lovely day
Someone will set the spark off, and we will all be blown away.

cheers,

The Kingston Trio. Ah, those were the days.

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I hope you are all safe

Yes, I hope you are all safe and keeping out of trouble.

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I hope your all safe.

I hope your all safe.

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Turns out rioting is a lot

Turns out rioting is a lot like cricket ... rain stops play.

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