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What's up with you Brits?

Post: # 130437Post dinowuff
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:34 pm

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/08/ ... ate-homes/

2,000 private homes already have government monitored CCTV's?

WTF? I get the cameras in the public square but this is CRAZY STUPID. How long to your politicians hold office?


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Post: # 130443Post |3lack|ce
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:00 pm

Meh Dino.. you know it's just so they can monitor to make sure nobody in the UK is actually enjoying sex. They *DO* have a reputation to uphold you know.
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Post: # 130451Post imnogeek
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:06 pm

The problem...

We have a society that has gone soft, the local police are on the whole powerless to deal with youths/youngsters. A clip behind the earhole and you get sued.

The Youths have therfor got out of hand with no respect for elders, authority or for that matter anyone.

The ones causing the trouble are often as young as 10 and can be seen "playing out" at 11pm when there is school the next day. This could be smoking, drinking running over the roof of your car, throwing bricks at passing cars, basically doing what they want and the parents let them.

what you read in the article is the govenments way of dealing with it by trying to teach the parents to be more responsible. :(

Myself I say let the police have some power back to deal with the youths and the parnts if they don't care.

BTW I see this and only live in a village, not the run down city areas.
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Post: # 130557Post Ally
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:22 pm

Shoot the little fu*kers, that'll sort them out :angry1:
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Post: # 130558Post rapier57
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:23 pm

Hmmm ... Ally as a right wing reactionary ... hmmmm ...





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Post: # 130574Post Ally
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:38 pm

rapier57 wrote:Hmmm ... Ally as a right wing reactionary ... hmmmm ...





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Re: What's up with you Brits?

Post: # 130584Post dinowuff
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:16 pm

imnogeek wrote:The problem...

We have a society that has gone soft, the local police are on the whole powerless to deal with youths/youngsters. A clip behind the earhole and you get sued.

The Youths have therfor got out of hand with no respect for elders, authority or for that matter anyone.

The ones causing the trouble are often as young as 10 and can be seen "playing out" at 11pm when there is school the next day. This could be smoking, drinking running over the roof of your car, throwing bricks at passing cars, basically doing what they want and the parents let them.

what you read in the article is the govenments way of dealing with it by trying to teach the parents to be more responsible. :(

Myself I say let the police have some power back to deal with the youths and the parnts if they don't care.

BTW I see this and only live in a village, not the run down city areas.
I kind of recall trying to be mugged outside a pub in Trafalgar Square. It was dark and kind of raining (no fucking suprise there) about the rain I mean. Anyway it's me and a buddy - remember I grew up in Detroit (Around 8 mile and Vernor) and my buddy was from a not so nice part of New Jersey.

Anyway these four guys, dressed like mini MC Hammer wanna be's - one with a mini baseball bat and one with, what I think was an old pocket knife, demanded our money.

This being said - the Punks that have no respect lack another VERY MUCH needed skill set. The ability to actually street fight. In the end we took their shoes and threw them in this big fountain.

Come to think of it, I hope they were trying to rob us. We really couldn't understand what they were saying.
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Post: # 130588Post Morganlefay
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:39 pm

wow...I had a totally different experience in London....I felt safe walking about downtown at night.....maybe it was all those cctv s everywhere...and I mean EVERYWHERE :shock:

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Post: # 130592Post Elsparrow
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:17 pm

Some little council house sh*t smacked me in the face in pompey back in November. And the cops couldn't find them on the CCTv. . . .


Fcuk CCTV. :angry1:
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Post: # 130593Post Panama Red
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:24 pm

Never had any problems with the locals, unless we were in Scotland, then we had to ensure when talking to the locals they didn't consider us as Brits... :mrgreen:

For the most part, we were treated quite well, stayed away from the Mecca's and did our drinking with the locals at their favorite watering holes away from the beaten path.....the current yob/chav infestation is due to their parents not giving a shite and so they started by bringing in the ASBO rules http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Socia ... iour_Order (we could use some of these for a few areas where I live)and because a lot of these areas are run by councils who are mentally deficient when it comes to common sense, a lot of people are allowed to get away with crap....hence the nanny state is born, now with CCTV's everywhere, and even some of these CCTV's have audio so the person monitoring it can tell you to stop pissing on that lamp post... :mrgreen: I mean how fecked up is that, not a loo in sight and your totally shit faced and having a piss and this voice comes out from thin air...."Oi stop that peeing now or you will be cited", talk about needing a drink.... :rolf6:

If they can have these everywhere else, what's stopping them from going that extra step and having them built into each new house that's built or apartment......Orwell would be proud.... :pleasantry:
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Post: # 130603Post imnogeek
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:43 pm

Just thought I'd better add this.. the majority of people here in the UK are great, nice, helpful a lovely country to live in.

...it's just the few that spoil it :angry1:
How did you come to that conclusion?

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Post: # 130604Post Panama Red
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:35 pm

imnogeek wrote:Just thought I'd better add this.. the majority of people here in the UK are great, nice, helpful a lovely country to live in.

...it's just the few that spoil it :angry1:

The UK doesn't own the patent on stupidity that's for sure, we have our fair share as well, and your right, for the most part people in the UK are civil and when they find out your from overseas are curious and full of advice and eager to help, especially if your a Sailor and in port while the rest of the Royal Navy has sailed for the week and your in need of comfort...when Irish eyes are smiling.... :cool3: :lol:
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Post: # 130637Post Vorlin
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:57 pm

The CCTV cameras are obviously so that those monitoring them have something to fap to since they're apparently not getting any wherever they are. I'll say this, when I have my house, the only CCTV cams in it will be for ME to monitor the outside. I'm currently trying to train my swarm of locusts for 'house patrol'...working pretty good, just can't let them in the kitchen.
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Post: # 130854Post Harbinger
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:47 am

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Everyone to it belongs,
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Government watches me all day,
just to make sure I am safe.
It frowns on my dissidence,
It will teach me like the rest.

Yes, Government loves me! 3x
Its minions tell me so!

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Re: What's up with you Brits?

Post: # 130859Post Egaladeist
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:56 pm

it's just the few that spoil it
Growing up I knew a lot of hard-core bikers...and the reason you'll see on their jackets ' 1% ' is because it refers to them being/belonging to the 1% of the population that causes 99% of the shite...

so...yeh...the vast majority of the population is not going to sell your kids drugs, break into your house, knife you in an alley, etc...only a very very small percentage of the population causes almost all the problems.

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