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Old 08-09-2011, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wonder what the fallout of this will be? No pun intended, BTW.

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A major Sony warehouse responsible for distributing optical discs, such as Blu-rays, DVDs, games, music, and films, has been destroyed by rioters in London.

The warehouse in Enfield, one of the flash points of the London riots, was set alight in the late hours last night, Sony confirmed.

"The fire is under control but can be described as 'smoldering' and consequently no one can enter the facility," a Sony spokeswoman told ZDNet UK today. "Therefore at this time we are unable to confirm the extent of the damage or the cause until the fire is fully extinguished and a full investigation can be carried out by the authorities."
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Ohh man, lame rioters they are rioting for practically no reason :/
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So, anyone want to explain what is going on over there? I read a BBC article but it seemed so copypasta I couldn't really understand what was going on.
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As far as i can tell, theyre peeved that the poor is getting poorer and the rich saren't too.

As the uk is a more financal powser than industry, theyre getting hit hard by the economic downturn. Because of that, alot of programs are being cut back or enitrely. So the "common" folk are getting troded on.

The spark was a kid killed by the police, then general hoodlism kicked in.

I never understand why the protesters fighing for te little people destroy small family shops. I've always found it takes away alot of respect from the movements cause and desired affect.
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Well to be perfectly honest, it's unfortunately worse than that :/

A peaceful protest against a gang member's shooting my armed police grew into a not so peaceful protest. Then, as the area was more deprived it basically became a riot as many of the residents wanted to join in and caused a riot. Other parts of the country used the 'Anti-Government, and economic climate' scapegoat to join in, causing large scale looting and riots. Pathetic really :\
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It is... When 11yo ae being arrested for looting/burgulry its gone beyond a political movement...

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As far as i can tell, theyre peeved that the poor is getting poorer and the rich saren't too.

As the uk is a more financal powser than industry, theyre getting hit hard by the economic downturn. Because of that, alot of programs are being cut back or enitrely. So the "common" folk are getting troded on.

The spark was a kid killed by the police, then general hoodlism kicked in.

I never understand why the protesters fighing for te little people destroy small family shops. I've always found it takes away alot of respect from the movements cause and desired affect.
Don't take this the wrong way but, basically what your saying is what's happening to the US is happening to the UK so now they are rioting? And the internet calls Americans idiots. Not trying to personally attack anyone here, just that is how I see it if that's really what is going on.
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the rioters have no motives, they initially kicked off after a drug dealer with a loaded gun was shot down by police in Tottenham, London however the family of the man killed do not condone the violence and only wanted a peaceful protest to happen. the riots were supposedly started by the gang freinds of the killed man, however is say 99.9% of the rioters are only doing it for greed as they're able to steal high value electrical goods etc,
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Don't take this the wrong way but, basically what your saying is what's happening to the US is happening to the UK so now they are rioting? And the internet cause Americans idiots. Not trying to personally attack anyone here, just that is how I see it if that's really what is going on.
It's so so so random, there's no actual reason behind it, they're just looting for a crack, not because of the global economic crisis. It is really abnormal and surprising, pretty much like what Nick said.
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It's so so so random, there's no actual reason behind it, they're just looting for a crack, not because of the global economic crisis. It is really abnormal and surprising, pretty much like what Nick said.
There's a solution for that, but it would be something that won't happen over there. They are talking about bringing in water cannons. Puh-leeeeese. Over here shop owner would be locking up and willing to shoot any who break in by now and the police would have already called in the National Guard (who would have tried water cannons already and be about ready to switch to live ammo by now).

Sometimes you just need to thin the gene pool... and remove a bunch that are just sucking the government's teat.
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