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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: August 10, 2011, 08:31:49 am »
There wouldn't be any point in discussing politics if the subjects we were discussing weren't divisive.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: August 10, 2011, 08:14:18 am »
If they had decent role models, social worker funding and a school that taught them how to actually exist as a human being then this would have never happened.

While social services are improtant It's naive to think that that's enough to solve the problem, there is already a great deal spent on social services, but it's not getting to the root of the problem, which is generational poverty. There simply aren't enough resources in the country to support all the kids born into low income single parent homes in communities where the schools are failing and underfunded. The solution as always when tackling poverty is to lower the birthrate.

Although to assume that the riots are just because of antisocial poverty stricken kids isn't quite right either, there were plenty of people involved that don't have that already flimsy excuse of living off benefits in a council house, and plenty of far from well off kids out there who want nothing to do with this. Everyone involved in the riots was a criminal regardless of their economic situation and should be treated as such.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: August 10, 2011, 01:59:27 am »
I have so many questions about it. Is it slowing down or stopping? What will the aftermath for London be? Or even Britain as a whole? Ramifications to the rest of the world? Is it really that easy to just turn a city into complete anarchy?

It's stopped in London since they put 10,000 more police officers on the streets, but the looting has still been happening on a smaller scale in places like Manchester and Birmingham, though it'll probably stop soon. The vast majority impact of this will be local to the areas of the riots, with a lot of arrests, people losing homes, businesses closing down, and increased insurance premiums among other things, the estimated cost of the riots in money terms is around 100 million. The political impact will probably have more effect on the police than on education or the issue of poverty and it's link to crime, especially with the Tories in government.

And apparently it is that easy to turn an otherwise peaceful city into semi-anarchy, at least for a few days until the police can react and move way beyond normal operational strength to deal with the unrest.

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I don't mind if you make something up

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: August 08, 2011, 03:30:27 pm »
But I thought you lived in some yuppie town Plank?

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: August 08, 2011, 03:17:18 pm »
We've actually just got a lot of idiot kids and teenagers who think rioting is fun and no-one around to set them straight.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: August 08, 2011, 10:04:14 am »
It's not like anyone's forcing you to take part though.

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: Dark Days: A Zombie RP OOC
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:16:01 am »
Is this still happening?

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Everything Else / Re: SCIENCE!
« on: August 07, 2011, 11:22:47 am »
Not necessarily

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antiprotons from their natural environment offering the potential for a nearly limitless
supply of antiprotons without the difficulties of Earth based production and storage.

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Everything Else / Re: SCIENCE!
« on: August 07, 2011, 10:57:45 am »

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Malcolm Everett, just mention that name at any half decent manhattan cocktail bar and you can expect a free drink or two. I was looking forward to seeing him and his son here tonight, it had only been a few months since I'd last spoken to Malcolm, but I'd last seen Richard several years ago when he was just 16, and I wouldn't have recognised him if he hadn't introduced himself,

"Richard! I'm surprised you recognised me, it certainly has been a while. You remember my wife Amelia..."

I was interrupted mid sentence by the arrival of the help I'd phoned in,

"You called boss, said you needed a couple of doormen for a party?"

"Ah, just the men I've been waiting for. Richard, this is Pauli and Mike, some of my employees, we should head upstairs and meet the host, that is if he's answering the door by now"

The five of us walked over to the elevator and set off to the thirteenth floor, unlucky for some,

"So Richard, I hear you've become good friends with my daughter?"

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A few questions for sgore, is your character male or female, and what's his/her name?

I kind of need the information for my next post.

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I'm not sure, the way I read the first few posts it seemed as if it was already set up to be a contemporary thing.

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I'm going into the story!

Yes, life was pretty good at the moment, the new apartment was fantastic, business was stronger than ever and the few enemies the family still had left were keeping quiet, I might even have time to take my wife on a long deserved vacation soon. Not today though, today is my daughters birthday, just the sort of excuse i needed to buy a new suit; and this, I have to say, is some of the best work Giuseppe has done for me yet.
 
I had offered, as I always do, to pay for an extravagant reception, but Eloise had insisted again that she didn't want my charity. Now there was this suprise party planned, which I suppose should be good enough. We'd arrived a little early, and strangely nobody answered the door, so now I'm waiting here in the lobby for anyone else to turn up. Before I forget I should call the boys and ask a couple of them to come down here; it's disappointing that no one provides their own protection these days, it's almost as if they don't understand how important some of the people turning up to this party are.

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: August 06, 2011, 12:55:14 pm »
You're also not one of our regular, active members.

The more active you become, the worse the problem gets.

Well i'm here everyday, post almost everyday and read almost all the posts on the forum.

I do know what you're talking about, it's just that the way i see it the dynamic on the forum is what you'd expect for a varied group of people, and if you're unhappy with the way someone is behaving you're better off calling them out on it, and if everyone does that their behaviour will shift gradually. Harsh moderation is prone to just to pissing people off, especially the sorts of people who'd be targetted by it.

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