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    (Original post by Adorno)
    It's not just that. Your average private isn't trained or competent to police anything and the police force in the United Kingdom was not founded to be a military organisation. Alas that is what it is slowly becoming. Since the 1980s when the government turned the police force into a militia to batter striking miners (regardless of what we think about the strikes and this is not the place to worry about that particular issue) the police has become increasingly militarised. Army tactics, army personnel, and army uniforms. It's unsettling.



    In truth, no I don't because what I see this government doing is making use of the economic difficulties to a) dismantle what is left of postwar social democracy and b) to restore to full health neo-liberal capitalism which is so destructive to social justice and equality that it frightens me what happens when the pillars of social democracy that have protected so many for so long are no longer there.
    Not sure if I would go as far as saying its turning into a military organisation, the UK police is meant to have a fairly decent international reputation as a sound policing force, and there are plenty of good officers. But things like this this though make me wonder just what is going through some of these officers minds, who in their right mind does this? In a job that is meant to be about protecting people.

    Army uniforms?

    Won't bother getting into a debate about the current government, they are fast losing my support. Though for different reasons.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Army uniforms?
    Well more specifically the heavy handed use of riot police. The transformation from the truncheon to the nightstick. I have my grampa's truncheon. It's not going to do half the damage of the nightstick to a person.

    Won't bother getting into a debate about the current government, they are fast losing my support. Though for different reasons.
    Fair enough.
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    (Original post by Adorno)
    Well more specifically the heavy handed use of riot police. The transformation from the truncheon to the nightstick. I have my grampa's truncheon. It's not going to do half the damage of the nightstick to a person.



    Fair enough.
    Strange. Always imagined a truncheon to be far worse.
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    The current government is a joke and there are several reasons

    1. The Liberal Democrats are in government
    2. Cameron is ****ing useless and doesn't give a damn about the country
    3. We have very few "seasoned" and experienced politicians in the cabinet - Cameron was forced to bring in Ken Clarke due to this
    4. This coalition is rushing into things without properly analysing their effects and consequences
    5. This coalition is actively ignoring professional advice given to them
    6. This coalition doesn't know what it wants to achieve

    There are many more reasons but this coalition angers me to the extent that if we are faced with this coalition again, I will make a Powelite move and get people to vote for Labour.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Strange. Always imagined a truncheon to be far worse.
    Naw, they're not that heavy and are made of wood.

    These things they use nowadays are brutal and should be outlawed as weapons for civilian police forces.
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    (Original post by Adorno)
    Naw, they're not that heavy and are made of wood.

    These things they use nowadays are brutal and should be outlawed as weapons for civilian police forces.
    Suppose they aim for certain points as well. Back of the knees wrists ect. But then some of the situations they can to deal with can get pretty rough. Say someone has a knife that's all you have. Although I am absolutely against arming Police, other than the specialist units we have now.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Suppose they aim for certain points as well. Back of the knees wrists ect. But then some of the situations they can to deal with can get pretty rough. Say someone has a knife that's all you have. Although I am absolutely against arming Police, other than the specialist units we have now.
    But this is no different to 1885 or 1955: all a policeman had were his wits, his intelligence, and his truncheon and whistle. Why suddenly do we expect violence to beget violence?

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    hink I neg to much. Now had two people ***** at me for negging them to much.
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    I don't know how many people take an interest in French politics but the woman that DSK tried to rape in 2007 is refiling against him in France, I don't know what is going to happen though as this has been thrown out before (she was paid off).

    I highly doubt he will run for president this time around.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    hink I neg to much. Now had two people ***** at me for negging them to much.
    Why do you have warning points :holmes:
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Why do you have warning points :holmes:
    Spam this time. Have bee trying very hard not to be offensive to members. Have the same problem playing poker on FB. I just manage to piss people off. I think if met anyone off TSR who knows of me I'll get punched
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    (Original post by DayneD89)
    Every time I hear the news there is a new part of the saga (and I wathch news 24 a lot).
    i put in and out of the news, i didn't know about, Phones owned by relatives of dead UK soldiers were allegedly hacked by the News of the World, a national newspaper reports, i was looking a bbc a hour ago


    (Original post by Nothos)
    Yeah, I'm sick of the NotW. To get my point across I left them a message on my voicemail.
    people can not go unpunished, its a really bad paper anyway, I don't care what so called star is sleeping with who, their voicemail may have been hacked
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Spam this time. Have bee trying very hard not to be offensive to members. Have the same problem playing poker on FB. I just manage to piss people off. I think if met anyone off TSR who knows of me I'll get punched
    Haha I know the feeling - there are so many people I think "you serious?" - I often troll because it's fun, but some people you think... seriously guys, seriously...
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Spam this time. Have bee trying very hard not to be offensive to members. Have the same problem playing poker on FB. I just manage to piss people off. I think if met anyone off TSR who knows of me I'll get punched
    How difficult can it be?
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    (Original post by xXedixXx)
    How difficult can it be?
    I'm a very angry person:cool:
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/h...ry-Potter.html

    ^^ Just me or is Emma Watson quite attractive :sexface:
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    I highly doubt he will run for president this time around.
    I suspect you're probably right but his antics, for want of a better word, have put Martine Aubry right up the creek without a paddle. All the will-he, wont-he mess in New York has left her with precious little ability to organise a proper campaign. Fair enough since I'm not sure France would elect Mme 35 to the office of president but Sarkozy-Hollande-Le Pen seems a frightful election to me.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    I'm a very angry person:cool:
    Angry as in emotionally confused teenager, or angry as in "How the **** can you be so stupid!"
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Angry as in emotionally confused teenager, or angry as in "How the **** can you be so stupid!"
    The latter. Although I am pretty sure I have various emotion issues lol
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/h...ry-Potter.html

    ^^ Just me or is Emma Watson quite attractive :sexface:
    Her hair is all wrong, shame really as she now looks like a boy... perfect for H&C.

    Speaking of H&C, where is he? :holmes:
 
 
 
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