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    (Original post by Anfanny)
    Yes. You read a news article.. Ps homeless people are the pickiest ai'be ever met they'll only east good food and turn down any snacks etc. This guy should get some reward yes but if he kept doing it then that would be mean.
    So actions that are not only skilful and amusing but also helpful towards the poor become "mean" when repeated? Why would the cumulative effect of thousands of young Tories a few months out of private school going out and burning £20 notes in front of homeless people not be, from your point of view, very helpful indeed?

    I am sure there are millions of people in this country and the world who would love to give this specimen a "reward". Not of any kind you're thinking of, though.
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    The victim of this crime, Ryan Davies, who has been living on the streets for three months, has now described what happened.

    Asked whether he could spare some change, the perpetrator pulled out a £20 note, moved as if to pass it to him, pulled it back, burnt it, and sneered to his victim "How's that for change? I've changed it to flames."

    Such sarcasm is further evidence of the intent that needs to be present for an action to constitute a crime under s4a of the Public Order Act 1986.

    Donations are now pouring in to Jimmy's Night Shelter in Cambridge.
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    This is appalling. No one is required to give money to the homeless and I completely understand why he wouldn't, but to taunt him with his wealth and actually go as far as to burn cash in front of a man who has nothing is disgusting. When I was homeless, I actually think I might've spontaneously combusted at that point. It's just so disrespectful to do. It really astounds me how some people can be so up their own cash lined arses as to think that this is a funny thing to do.

    'Here, I have this vital thing that you don't. Watch me burn it like it's nothing.'
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    This is appalling. No one is required to give money to the homeless and I completely understand why he wouldn't, but to taunt him with his wealth and actually go as far as to burn cash in front of a man who has nothing is disgusting. When I was homeless, I actually think I might've spontaneously combusted at that point. It's just so disrespectful to do. It really astounds me how some people can be so up their own cash lined arses as to think that this is a funny thing to do.

    'Here, I have this vital thing that you don't. Watch me burn it like it's nothing.'
    These types only enjoy having their wealth and their privileged position in society if they know that others are deprived.

    Where are his parents, who were supposed to have the responsibility of raising him? Where are the masters at the private school he attended for years, to whom pater and mater chose to delegate some of that responsibility? Why aren't they apologising? Something has gone seriously wrong with this man.
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    I note that the top-rt corner headline has changed from 'Cambridge student burns cash in front of homeless' to 'Student burns cash in front of homeless'. Has TSR been nobbled?
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I note that the top-rt corner headline has changed from 'Cambridge student burns cash in front of homeless' to 'Student burns cash in front of homeless'. Has TSR been nobbled?
    "student partakes in Oxford ritual"
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    (Original post by the bear)
    "student partakes in Oxford ritual"
    :lol:

    'Pressure from Oxford lifestyle high profile in the media causes honest Tory Cambridge student to lose all reason and behave like Bull in public place". (From the Tab, Cambridge edition.)
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    (Original post by Anfanny)
    Yes. You read a news article.. Ps homeless people are the pickiest ai'be ever met they'll only east good food and turn down any snacks etc. This guy should get some reward yes but if he kept doing it then that would be mean.
    How much contact have you had with homeless people?
    Why do you think it is funny?
    Why do you think he deserves a reward?
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I note that the top-rt corner headline has changed from 'Cambridge student burns cash in front of homeless' to 'Student burns cash in front of homeless'. Has TSR been nobbled?
    Nope for some reason the person who selects the threads always changes the headline to something much more irritating.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    :lol:

    'Pressure from Oxford lifestyle high profile in the media causes honest Tory Cambridge student to lose all reason and behave like Bull in public place". (From the Tab, Cambridge edition.)
    Not relevant but my God I hate the Tab!
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Nope for some reason the person who selects the threads always changes the headline to something much more irritating.
    rich tea biscuit cheats on homeless in Amsterdam.
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    I was so pleased to read this. They do fantastic work, and I'm so glad that something good is coming out of this.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    :lol:

    'Pressure from Oxford lifestyle high profile in the media causes honest Tory Cambridge student to lose all reason and behave like Bull in public place". (From the Tab, Cambridge edition.)
    teen revives ancient Oxford tradition and the money rolls in for charity.
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    HAHA what the **** is wrong with you britain is ****ed. I live in Poland and hang out with not the smartest bunch of people who openly brag about throwing fireworks into abandoned homes where squatters sleep or pretending to ask for a change and then pepper spray homeless at bus stops. most people after finding out just laugh it off but in the communist uk i guess that would make me a serial murderer. get a ****ing life we're all ****ing teenagers and do stupid **** after drinking/drugs that does not mean we have some higher hateful agenda behind our actions. funny thing its not the actual estate people who get enraged at this kind of behavior, but socially retarded middle class kids who have never punched anyone in the face. that said despite my 'socially despicable' behavior I always buy a beer to a local homeless man near my school before classes. that does not however make like being rowdy any less.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Nothing to do with CUCA. This is a nasty smear. Sad!
    Pure coincidence that a similar event happens for membership into the Bullingdon Club.
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    (Original post by player777)
    HAHA what the **** is wrong with you britain is ****ed. I live in Poland and hang out with not the smartest bunch of people who openly brag about throwing fireworks into abandoned homes where squatters sleep or pretending to ask for a change and then pepper spray homeless at bus stops. most people after finding out just laugh it off but in the communist uk i guess that would make me a serial murderer. get a ****ing life we're all ****ing teenagers and do stupid **** after drinking/drugs that does not mean we have some higher hateful agenda behind our actions. funny thing its not the actual estate people who get enraged at this kind of behavior, but socially retarded middle class kids who have never punched anyone in the face. that said despite my 'socially despicable' behavior I always buy a beer to a local homeless man near my school before classes. that does not however make like being rowdy any less.
    Lovely.

    We, however, do not live in Poland. And we don't, thank god, do this sort of thing as a rule. I think we like to flatter ourselves into thinking that we've moved on a bit from throwing fireworks at homeless people or pepper spraying them.

    You should be ashamed of yourself.
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    Shows him to be a complete arrogant ****
    He deserves to be sanctioned by the college for bringing its name into disrepute. 250 hours on the homeless shelter/ charity. Apparently he went on the soup run a few days after (not to spot his next targets) to make himself feel better.
    It wasnt a crime.
    No violence or any other stupid retaliation..
    He hasnt won himself any brownie points and it wont do his social life much good. Made a fool of himself.
    Tomorrows chip paper. Employers wont shun him (not many) and they are likely to have forgotten by the time he gets round to it. he will still have a good legal career as long as he shows a bit of contrition and lesson learned.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Lovely.

    We, however, do not live in Poland. And we don't, thank god, do this sort of thing as a rule. I think we like to flatter ourselves into thinking that we've moved on a bit from throwing fireworks at homeless people or pepper spraying them.

    You should be ashamed of yourself.
    haha okay shots fired. actually I guess ur right I got convinced he deserves a death sentence.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    I think the comment: "Good luck to Ronald in securing a Training Contract" sums it up'.
    "Burning a 20 pound note in front of a homeless person is akin to someone burning a chin in front of him."

    Savage AF.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Pure coincidence that a similar event happens for membership into the Bullingdon Club.
    Given I didn't defend, and as far as I can recall have never defended, the Bullingdon Club, I'm not sure I see the relevance of this.
 
 
 
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