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  • Multiculturalism: When Will the Sleeper Wake?

    04/10/2012 2:35:30 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies ^ | 29MAR12 | by John Derbyshire
    London Mayor Boris Johnson spoke the other day about the riots that devastated London and other English cities last summer: The biggest shock for me from the riots was the sheer sense of nihilism—perhaps I should not have been shocked, but in my view literacy and numeracy are the best places to start. In seven particular boroughs in London one in four children are leaving functionally illiterate. In a few schools it is nearer 50%. We have to intervene at an earlier stage, and I think the mayor can help. Here is a thing that The New York Times said...
  • Pope to Renew Attack on 'Moral Relativism' in New Year's Message

    12/31/2011 1:45:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/31/11 | Simon Caldwell
    The Pope will on Sunday launch a renewed attack on the "moral relativism" that he has blamed for Britain's summer riots.In a message for the 2012 World Peace Day of January 1, Pope Benedict said that neither peace nor justice was obtainable if the objective norms of morality expressed in the Ten Commandments continue to be rejected. His words represent another severe criticism of moral relativism, the humanistic creed that holds there can be no objective standard on which to base morality. They come just months after the Pope told Nigel Baker, Britain's Ambassador to the Holy See, that the...
  • Harry Potter Actor, 22, 'caught with petrol bomb' during London Riots

    10/13/2011 10:20:00 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 13th October 2011 | Rob Cooper
    Harry Potter star Jamie Waylett has been charged with being in possession of a petrol bomb during the London riots this summer and threatening unlawful violence. When police arrested the actor, 22, they also say they found 15 cannabis plants growing in his bedroom. He played Draco Malfoy's sidekick Vincent Crabbe in the Harry Potter films alongside Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. He appeared in six of the movies about the boy wizard - but was not involved in the final film after his character was written out. Waylett is also accused of handling a bottle of champagne...
  • A Broken Business Model Yielding Nonproductivity

    08/27/2011 3:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 26, 2011 | The great MARK STEYN
    Unlike many of my comrades in the punditry game, I don't do a lot of TV. But I'm currently promoting my latest doom-mongering best-seller, so I'm spending more time than usual on the telly circuit. This week I was on the BBC's current affairs flagship "Newsnight." My moment in the spotlight followed a report on the recent riots in English cities, in the course of which an undercover reporter interviewed various rioters from Manchester who had a grand old time setting their city ablaze and expressed no remorse over it. There then followed a studio discussion, along the usual lines....
  • Mark Steyn rips Russell Brand: 'The guy is a fool' (Audio)

    08/19/2011 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies
    TheDC ^ | Jeff Poor
    Last week on his blog, British subject-turned-Hollywood celebrity Russell Brand took a few moments to opine on the recent London riots. In an Aug. 11 post, Brand blamed former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for the civil unrest because the rioters have lost their “sense of community.” “These young people … have no stake in society because Cameron’s mentor Margaret Thatcher told us there’s no such thing,” Brand wrote. That raised the ire of National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of the new book “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon.” On Hugh Hewitt’s syndicated radio show, Steyn said, “The guy...
  • FIRST-PERSON: The root cause of the London riots

    08/16/2011 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Aug 16, 2011 | Paul Brewster
    MADISON, Ind. (BP) -- It seems that the societal ills that plague inner cities everywhere are no respecter of nations. Britain is presently being rocked with social unrest that is quite out of step with what was once viewed proudly as the stodgy national character. In any culture, revered traditions can only hold back disorder so long when young people are uneducated, impoverished and without opportunity. Prime Minister David Cameron has pointed out that Britain has created an atmosphere that is characterized by "children without fathers, schools without discipline, reward without effort, crime without punishment, rights without responsibilities [and] communities...
  • The U.K. Riots And The Coming Global Class War

    08/15/2011 1:03:23 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 15, 2011 | Joel Kotkin
    The riots that hit London and other English cities last week have the potential to spread beyond the British Isles. Class rage isn’t unique to England; in fact, it represents part of a growing global class chasm that threatens to undermine capitalism itself. The hardening of class divisions has been building for a generation, first in the West but increasingly in fast-developing countries such as China. The growing chasm between the classes has its roots in globalization, which has taken jobs from blue-collar and now even white-collar employees; technology, which has allowed the fleetest and richest companies and individuals to...
  • London riots: Americans would have known how to respond to the violence and looting

    08/13/2011 9:13:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 11th, 2011 | Tim Stanley
    If these riots had taken place in America, the outcome would have been very different. America has the intellectual and emotional tools necessary to deal with this kind of social disaster: Britain doesn’t. The riots were caused, prolonged and misinterpreted by English bad manners. We don’t know how to talk to one another anymore. Our yin and our yang are out of chi. We brought this on ourselves and we need Oprah’s help out of this mess. Here’s what the Americans would have done different. 1. The public would have fought back more aggressively. America has a tradition of self-reliance...
  • Suspected looter and his mother are the first to be punished with eviction

    08/12/2011 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:52 AM on 13th August 2011 | By Jack Doyle
    A suspected looter in this week’s riots and his mother are being thrown out of their council home. In the first case of its kind, Daniel Sartain-Clarke, 18, and his mother have been served with an eviction notice as council bosses seek to turf them out of their £225,000 taxpayer-subsidised flat. Sartain-Clarke is charged with violent disorder and attempting to steal electronic goods from the Currys store at Clapham Junction, South London, on Monday night.
  • 'Britain needs to ask itself why it is so hated' says New York Times [ Blames Riots on...Tea Party!]

    08/12/2011 4:16:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies ^ | Aiug 11 2011 |
    Well you could argue, I suppose, that it’s payback for the nauseating apologia for terrorism written by the Guardian’s resident Wykhamist Trot Seumas Milne the day after 9/11 (”They can’t see why they are hated”). But I surely can’t be the only Londoner for whom it sticks, ever so slightly, in the craw to be told by a Chicago-born professor of sociology and his Dutch sociologist wife in the New York Times is that the riots are kind of our fault because Britain has become such a hotbed of Tea Party values. The American right today is obsessed with cutting...
  • (London Olympic organizing committee chairman) Coe breaks silence on London riots

    08/11/2011 2:24:28 PM PDT · by flowerplough · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11 Aug
    London Olympic organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe said there are ''lessons to be learned'' from the recent rioting in the British capital. Coe spoke publicly Thursday about the riots for the first time since violence broke out in north London on Saturday. BRITAIN RIOTS •Sebastian Coe weighs in •Organizers go ahead with test events •Tottenham Hotspurs opener delayed •Concern for 2012 Games •Soccer matches called off ''There are lessons to be learned," Coe said, "and over the next year, we will continue our contingency plans. They will deal with all sorts of things including public disorder.'' The four days of...
  • Taking on [UK] gangs: Man who cleaned up New York taken on as Cameron's adviser

    08/11/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/11/11 | DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR
    America's most fearsome policeman has been appointed David Cameron's top adviser on gang warfare. Bill Bratton, who introduced zero-tolerance policing to New York and turned around crime-ridden Los Angeles, will help ministers draw up plans to tackle gang culture in Britain's cities. Yesterday the Prime Minister unveiled the first of his plans to tackle gang violence. He said injunctions which let courts ban gang members from gathering in certain places or at certain times of day, which currently apply only to adults, will be extended to children. Ministers were planning to roll out a pilot scheme covering 14 to 17-year-olds...
  • Laying Down Blame For the British Riots At The Feet of Liberalism...

    08/11/2011 12:50:50 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-11-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Wait, so liberalism isn't all tea and crumpets?
  • Any FReeper changing their personal/home DEFCON level due to UK (and US) riot/pre-riot situations?

    08/10/2011 8:59:15 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Mrs. MindBender and I keep a secure home; passive IR lights, alarm, long weapons in closet, hand guns close, planning, drills, etc. Due to worldwide "problems," we have gone to more lights on, long weapons next to bed, and taking the Glock 23s with extra mags with us whenever out of home 20. Anyone else?
  • London Riots: 'We Can't Cope', Police Admit

    08/10/2011 6:39:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 63 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8/10/11 | Tim Ross, Heidi Blake, Duncan Gardham and Andrew Hough
    Shortly after 9pm on Monday, as daylight bled from the sky, the police finally lost control of London. A gang of boys and girls, most no older than 15, and some apparently as young as eight, broke into a row of shops in Bethnal Green, in the East End. As they left carrying piles of clothes, a police car drove past. It did not stop. Forty minutes after the first 999 calls were made, two police vans arrived at the scene, already too late. On a night of untold destruction that left businesses and homes across the city in flames,...
  • London riots: 'People are fighting back. It's their neighbourhoods at stake'

    08/10/2011 6:44:31 AM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 87 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 10 August 2011 | Peter Beaumont, Jasmine Coleman and Sandra Laville
    When the rioters came to attack the premises of Kurdish and Turkish businesses in Hackney's Stoke Newington High Street and Kingsland Road on Monday night, the owners were waiting for them. "It was between about nine and 10 at night," said Yilmaz Karagoz, sitting in his coffee shop next to a jeweller's shop that has been shuttered since Sunday when the rioting began and a pharmacy that closed a day after. "There were a lot of them. We came out of our shops but the police asked us to do nothing. But the police did not do anything so, as...
  • Kurtz: Does Obama Support the London Riots?

    08/10/2011 6:25:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    Fox News and National Review ^ | 10 Aug 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    I found the press release Obama issued to get Project Vote rolling, in the ACORN archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Obama worked closely with ACORN on this campaign, his later denials notwithstanding.) The release quotes Obama explaining the need for Project Vote by pointing to the rioting in Los Angeles. Said Obama in 1992: “The Los Angeles riots reflect a deep distrust and disaffection with the existing power pattern in our society.” That’s Alinsky-speak for “We’ve got to use the power of the angry underclass to put capitalism in check.” Naturally, we’ll continue to disagree about whether Obama’s...
  • London,Birmingham,Manchester Riots. Man getting robbed. Disgusting

    08/09/2011 4:14:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 9 2011 | TheKoshyar o
    London rioters help a rioter up. Then swarm and rob him! Sure, it's about the rich and the police!
  • London riots: BBC criticised for branding thugs as 'protesters'

    08/09/2011 1:30:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    London riots: BBC criticised for branding thugs as 'protesters' The BBC was criticised for its political correctness last night after continually referring to the yobs rioting across London as “protesters”. By Tom Whitehead, and Andrew Hough 6:30AM BST 09 Aug 2011 Two days after a peaceful protest over the death of suspected gangster Mark Duggan in Tottenham ended, the corporation was still using the term to describe violent looters. That was despite the fact that hundreds of youths, with no connection to events in Tottenham, had since run riot across the capital. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, Boris Johnson, the...
  • The Riots in London are a Culmination of Decades of Failed Social Policies

    08/09/2011 2:56:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 42 replies
    WinstonSmith33 Blog Spot ^ | 8/9/2011 | Winston Smith
    The underclass are rising up. No longer content with simply burglaring and mugging the decent law abiding working classes that have the misfortune to dwell amongst them, they have now decided to torch and terrorise the very communities they come from. What we are witnessing in London and in other cities across Britain at the moment is an attack upon the decent and law abiding citizenry of the country. Their places of work have been attacked, looted and even burned down. Opportunisitic burglaries have occured and violent attacks upon the police and innocent individuals are widespread. Fear is endemic and...