Posts Tagged ‘London riots’

Soros, what a guy!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

A roundup of trivial news in the periphery of serious issues,

George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend for reneging on real estate promise to buy her a $2 million NYC apartment. George told her he’d given the apartment to another woman. Probably a younger woman, that is. No word on whether he had anything to do with the downgrade.
Don Surber:

Dr. Evil had the same problem with Frau Farbissina.

Amy Winehouse’s home robbed, not by looters, but by someone looking for her unreleased songs, lyric books and letters.

One Place That Didn’t Get Looted In The UK. Situational Awareness: How Everyday Citizens Can Help Make a Nation Safe. Defend yourself and be a vigilante (h.t Instapundit).

Hugo Chavez’s hair fell off. Argentina Preps for World Tango Championships

Pivot to jobs, jobs, jobs getting to you? Vacay, vacay, vacay! But first, let us pray.


Here’s Thelonious Monk, not Felonious,


London riots: the shopkeepers fight back

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The people who actually work for a living are fighting back the mob,
London riots: Neighbours mount anti-gang patrols amid fears of far-right agitation
Homeowners and shopkeepers took to the streets last night to protect their neighbourhoods from the gangs amid concerns far-right groups are attempting to take advantage of community tensions.

In Eltham, south east London, a crowd of 200 men gathered in the streets, promising to protect their neighbourhood from looters and arsonists following rioting in nearby Lewisham and Woolwich.
“We won’t stand for it. If anyone wants to come down here and start looting tonight, let them try – we’ll be ready for them,” said one.


London-Santiago: Coincidence or convergence?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The US media is covering the ongoing London riots, burning for the fourth consecutive night, and spreading to other parts of the country.

While London burns,

the fastest-selling items on are batons and baseball bats, as people look to defend themselves and their property in the absence of an effective police.

while a rioter boasts, “We’re just showing the rich people that we can do what we want,” including stealing from a wounded child,

Not covered by the US media is the rioting in Chile:
Violent Protests For Education Reform In Chile

Violence has broken out in Chile’s capital as tens of thousands of students stage another protest demanding changes in public education.

Masked demonstrators are burning cars and barricades, looting storefronts and throwing furniture at police. Officers are responding with tear gas and water cannons.

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XRC105 .- Masked demonstrators stand near a burning barricade in downtown Santiago during rioting after a students protest in Santiago, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. Riot police battled high school and university students in the streets of Chile's capital on Tuesday, firing water cannons and tear gas and using officers on horseback to break up flaming barricades.

While the London demonstrators are “showing the rich”, the Santiago demonstrators want private universities to provide education for free. They also want a new constitution, which of course would be subject to their approval.

It is indeed interesting that the US’s staunchest European ally, and South America’s most successful capitalist country have both come under attack following Black Thursday’s crash and the S&P downgrade.

After America may be sooner than we think.

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