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Re: OT: "Arab Spring" comes to UK

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____/ Kari Laine on Wednesday 10 Aug 2011 23:42 : \____

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> On 08/10/2011 02:44 AM, Homer wrote:
>> The inevitable consequence of corruption and poverty:
>> [quote]
>> Widespread rioting, including public disturbances, looting, arson
>> attacks, burglary and robbery, is ongoing in some cities and towns in
>> England. The rioting began on 6 August 2011 in Tottenham, North London;
>> other riots then occurred elsewhere in London and in some other areas of
>> England. The events followed the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man,
>> Mark Duggan, by officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.
>> A march by about 200 people in Tottenham became violent and descended
>> into rioting. In the following days, disturbances occurred in other
>> areas of the city, including Wood Green, Enfield Town, Ponders End and
>> Brixton. Vandalism, arson, looting and violent disorder were also
>> reported in several boroughs of London, extending as far south as
>> Croydon. At least 111 police officers were injured. On 8 August 2011,
>> rioting and looting occurred in Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham,
>> Bristol and Medway.
>> ....
>> Various opinions have been expressed in the press and elsewhere,
>> suggesting possible contributory factors to the unrest; these include
>> the following:
>>     Fatal shooting of a suspect by the police
>>     Local tensions with police
>>     Criminal opportunism
>>     Recreational violence
>>     High unemployment and cuts in public services
>>     Economic crisis
>>     Poverty; the growing gap between rich and poor
>>     Lowest social mobility in the developed world
>>     The Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police force is reported to
>>       have characterised the behaviour of rioters in Birmingham as being
>>       motivated by greed, not anger.
>> [/quote]
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_London_riots
>> Live coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675
> EU is practically in bankrupt.
> USA nearly went bankrupt week ago. Debt for each American is about
> $45.000. Did they count all people on that or just in working age?

I heard this stat from an American the other day, but he didn't cite a source.
He said that the UK is about $150k per person (in debt). Can you find a link?

> In this tiny country Finland the balance is heavily on red and there is
> no way current system can be supported.
> China is the only winner in this game...
> We are living interesting times...

Not just China wins... Singapore, South Korea... manufacturing countries.

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