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Offline Oldboy

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 06:47:02 AM »
Please read this article by Peter Oborne from the Telegraph.  8)

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peteroborne/100100708/the-moral-decay-of-our-society-is-as-bad-at-the-top-as-the-bottom/

 Yes Oldboy. That's pretty much my take on it.
 There'll be no support from me for the rioters/looters, call them what you will (But please not protesters) but
 I find it particularly galling that I am expected to take a lecture on morality from a bloody polititian.
 See here.  http://nathanieltapley.com/2011/08/10/an-open-letter-to-david-camerons-parents/

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 07:44:36 AM »
Pretty much echoes my thoughts too. It does not justify what happened those dark days but does highlight the greed refelcted at various levels of society.

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 08:12:38 AM »
Having watched the debate last week I must admit that all those well articulated points in the article crossed my mind. 'Don't do as I do, do as I say' was the remark my wife made as we watched.

I remember posting some time ago that the fact that one in five of people aged between 16 and 21 were unemployed and intimating that this scale of joblessness was a recipe for disaster. That said I, the actions of any of the rioters and looters, and murderers, put them beyond the pale.

Haven't we all nicked a bit of something here and there over the course of time, usually referred to as perks. You know what I mean, paper clips, paper, ball point pens, pencils etc. What we didn't do, was set fire to the stationery cupboard when we did it, and beat up dear old Gladys who was in charge of it! ???

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 09:01:06 AM »
Please read this article by Peter Oborne from the Telegraph.  8)

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peteroborne/100100708/the-moral-decay-of-our-society-is-as-bad-at-the-top-as-the-bottom/

 Yes Oldboy. That's pretty much my take on it.
 There'll be no support from me for the rioters/looters, call them what you will (But please not protesters) but
 I find it particularly galling that I am expected to take a lecture on morality from a bloody polititian.
 See here.  http://nathanieltapley.com/2011/08/10/an-open-letter-to-david-camerons-parents/

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Good article and valid points.  :tup:

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 10:13:39 AM »
And now it's all kicked off in Edinburgh!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 11:29:31 AM »
I must admit - I've been thinking that too...
Not so long ago, a large number of MPs were caught with their hands in the till. A lot of them said sorry, paid the money back and all was forgotten. So, if the people nicking TVs etc (not the ones actually doing damage though) hand them back and say sorry, will that be O.K ?

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 07:29:22 PM »
The Prime Minister pledged to stamp out the criminal groups as he dismissed any link between last week's devastating violence and the coalition's austerity measures. Cameron want to clean up society then how about starting here!  >:(

Can you imagine working for a company that has just 635 employees, but, has the following employee statistics..

29 have been accused of spouse abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

9 have been accused of writing bad cheques

17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

21 are currently defendants in lawsuits

84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year and collectively,
 
2 of them agreed to the rules which allowed the Banks to risk everything.

This year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!!!

Which organisation is this?

It's the 635 members of the House of Commons.

The same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.


And just to top all that they probably have the best 'corporate' pension Scheme in the country!!

If you agree that this is an appalling state of affairs, please pass it on to everyone you know .

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 07:38:44 PM »
Well said Old Boy!

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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 08:51:29 AM »
The Prime Minister pledged to stamp out the criminal groups as he dismissed any link between last week's devastating violence and the coalition's austerity measures. Cameron want to clean up society then how about starting here!  >:(

Can you imagine working for a company that has just 635 employees, but, has the following employee statistics..

29 have been accused of spouse abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

9 have been accused of writing bad cheques

17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

21 are currently defendants in lawsuits

84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year and collectively,
 
2 of them agreed to the rules which allowed the Banks to risk everything.

This year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!!!

Which organisation is this?

It's the 635 members of the House of Commons.

The same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.


And just to top all that they probably have the best 'corporate' pension Scheme in the country!!

If you agree that this is an appalling state of affairs, please pass it on to everyone you know .

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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 08:53:47 AM »
Sorry about the previous entry. Still getting to grips with this site. As some of you will know I'm not the best at this sort of thing.
Old boy that is fascinating reading. Where did you get those stats?

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 02:55:37 PM »
Old boy that is fascinating reading. Where did you get those stats?

It was forwarded in an email.  :tup:

 

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