To our British friends...

Philippines
August 8, 2011 11:13pm CST
Hey, there is already so much trouble in the United States of America right now. The least we need is unrest in the United Kingdom. Money matters and politics can be solved in a conference hall. There is nothing too much to resolve when better heads and saner minds prevail. In the meantime, there is confusion in the Middle East, extreme hunger and drought in Africa, and global warming effects at every nook of the earth. Please Brit friends, do not allow things to get worse. We hold you in a pedestal when it comes to human decency and kindness. You just marveled the world with Will and Kate's lovely wedding. Don't issue a permit to the rioters who disrupt our peace.
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@jwfarrimond (4475)
9 Aug 11
I was watching it all on the TV last night and it was obvious that the police were overwhelmed by the extent and speed of things. They were also poorly equipped for dealing with the crowds of youths (which numbered in the hundreds) as all that they had were shield, body armour and batons. In some cases it was up to two hours before they could respond to a call from the public about trouble breaking out. It also seemed that all of the episodes of violence were organised and co-ordinated via mobile phones texts. The government is far to soft in dealing with criminals, the police should have been able to deploy tear gas and baton rounds (rubber bullets) to break up crowds of youths and they should also have had access to water cannon which would not only be able to easily (and literally) hose these criminals off the street, but also deal with the fires that they have been starting before they got out of hand. However, the London police do dot have access to such equipment. The bottom line is that there are a large number of unemployed (and in many cases unemployable) youths who have time on their hands and who have jumped at the chance of filling their empty lives with a bit of violence and looting. Now they think that they can do so with impunity, they will continue to do this. In short, expect to see more of this in the days to come.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I see. But still I find this quite unbelievable, like it is just a script in a movie.
10 Aug 11
One of the looters who was in court this morning was a primary school teacher! Apart from any punishment that the court will hand out, he will lose his job and very likely never work as a teacher again because teachers are supposed to be role models and what sort of an example is he setting for his pupils?
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@dawnald (84109)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Aug 11
A "konspiracist" friend of mine has suggested more sinister things behind this. After all, if people are afraid that their homes or businesses are going to be burned, they aren't going to squawk as loudly about the police being given better weapons.
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10 Aug 11
They can beat the cr*p out of them as far as I'm concerned.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 11
Couldn't fathom the mind of s conspirator who seeks sinister ways. I do hope those people overcome their and move towards the right.
@salonga (27435)
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I love London, it's a beautiful and very progressive place indeed. Many of my cousins are in London and I do have many friends who are either studying and working in that beautiful place. So I am so worried when I saw in the news about this riot and I could not help but hate these rioters who are looting and burning and causing so much trouble in that city. I pray they could be immediately apprehended so that peace could be finally restored. Let's pray for London!
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• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I have a friend out there, too, and she had made London her home. And yes, I do hope peace is restored soon.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
9 Aug 11
Hi eileenleyva, I too find it hard to believe that this is happening in Britain and hope that it will be over soon. I too think that most of the world holds Britain on a pedestal. There is much happening everywhere today that is alarming. Blessings.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 11
Yes, it is quite alarming this has to happen in London. I could understand the civil unrest in the Mid East countries, but London is the bastion of peace and progress. I was looking forward to the London Olympics.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
9 Aug 11
Will people ever have peace and mutual friendly relationship in between in every country. There are always many troubles going on somewhere in the world. It seems when one country has calmed down another starts its blow. Everything is forever changing. Have a wonderful day!
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
That is true. But I really hope we can have a hundred years of solitude. Have a wonderful day, too.
@cher913 (25897)
• Canada
9 Aug 11
there seems to be trouble all over the world these days. i hope things settle down for you all there.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 11
Yes.
@louievill (14386)
• Philippines
9 Aug 11
hope it does not go out of hand, I'm very confident their government is very capable of handling the situation. I was just wondering why so many protests and riots are going on everywhere around the world and for various reasons but I was not expecting the same thing would happen in the U.K.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 11
It's getting crazier. First, Norway. Then England.
@catof1 (683)
• United States
9 Aug 11
I have not encountered that quite yet and I hope not too. I respect each culture the best ways I can and to my knowlege and I would like it to be recipicated. Thank you and God Bless America!
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• Philippines
10 Aug 11
I was by the reports. The rioters were adolescents, one as young as eleven.
@garson (886)
• United States
19 Aug 11
Are you a writer? UK recent riots reminded me of a riot that occured in LA (Los Angeles) back in the 90s. I'm not sure if both are the same and it doesn't seem the UK riot is as big as the one in LA. Somehow, I was misguided with the idea that riot like this is developing in UK. I could be wrong.
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@coolcoder (2022)
• United States
10 Aug 11
Wow. I didn't hear one speck of "I hope you all stay safe" or "Be careful" in that. I don't mean to be picky, but despite all of the problems we have in the States (not counting global warming, as I believe that that's a bunch of garbage), we should at least send some sympathy across the pond. Be safe, Brit friends, and Godspeed. I hope all of that garbage will be over soon.
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
Isn't that presupposed in the post? And why Godspeed? Are the Brits going somewhere?