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  1. i think many of you need to separate the issues here and deal with each separately. 1. The death of Mark Duggan and the riots are only tenuously related so put that aside and deal with it separately (if he was as suggested by the press a thug I have nothing but praise for the police in seeking his arrest and sympathize with the policeman who shot him - his life is changed for ever.) 2. The riots: the initiators were predominantly black, and largely afro-carribean. This sector of our society is responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime. FACT! The data show that ~80% of serious crim
  2. I have been waiting to see if the rumours of France being downgraded today are turn out to be true. It seems neither S&P, Moody's or Fitch started the rumours which have wiped tens of billions off bank equity and jeopardised the EU's stability fund. LINK Does anyone know where they started......
  3. My earlier predictions of an economic war between the USA and EU are starting to look alarmingly true: LINK This will get very scary. The USA is trying to find scape goats for its appalling fiscal management. Lets all remind outselves of the IMF reports findings on who the 800lb gorilla is!
  4. If they were living in Houston the answer would be no. They would have the right to defend their property and shoot the intruders dead. There are plenty of actual cases where this has happened and the people defending their property have not even been asked to go to the police station. If this carries on then we should have the same laws and the government should send troops in to defend property even if it means the looters are shot.
  5. Some of the posters here seem to have lost the plot. The riots were not caused by the death of the Mark Dugganwho from the current evidence shot at police and therefore risk his own lifeand lost. The riots were caused by liberal immigration and housing policiesthat allowed large uneducated communities to build up to ‘critical mass’ levelsin areas with low chance of them being employed in anything other than menialjobs. This however is no excuse for the riots and attacks on the police. Theactions of the past three days are anarchy and must be stamped out by whatevermeans it takes. We have mo
  6. Good point Mightytharg. I shall get Baldrick to ask Queenie to chop of his head..... and stick it on a pole at the Tower (along with about 5000 of the blackhead rioters).
  7. Very interesting...... keep the facts coming - it keeps the wafflers here quiet. +1 Tha Masked Tulip +1 Moonriver +1 to the others i have forgotten ;-) The UK CDS rating is clearly nonsense since the debt levels are worse than France. Oddly Spain is nowhere near as bad as the press suggest so you can only draw one conclusion. The press are manipulated and complicit. This all stems from the City of London and the likes of Martin Wolf who seem to look at the UK through Biggles Goggles.... chocks away woggy.
  8. Get ready for the next series of downgrades: Link And guess who will be next! As The Masked Tulip points out above the UK is in an exclusive club of countries with outrageous debts.
  9. Concorde was a commercial failure in part because the USA refused to let it land at many airports on grounds of noise levels. I can't imagine the aircraft designers didn't take this into account so was it nobbled? There is speculation that the USA was suffering sour grapes and feared loosing its dominant position in aerospace. A success for Concorde would have spurred the development of some very sexy airplanes. Link
  10. So true. You know what really brought it home for me was living in the USA. You start to see the UK in a very different light and it's not good. The class system is very evident in the attitudes and actions of Brits and it's quite revolting. Americans see the UK as a quaint almost third world place - I was talking with someone who had spent a week in Bournemouth on a course and he had the experience of a few nights out watching the filth of Britain soaking up beer and staggering around the city centre vomiting and generally being foul mouthed..... to a typical god fearing jesus freak, this m
  11. This is where the psychosis begins. We are already being fed the lie that the UKs independence (ha ha!) is a blessing because it can print its way out of default. We all know where this leads, and how hard it is to control inflation once it starts. The Germans know this, the Argentines know this, the ECB certainly knows ...... but apparently the USA and UK don't. I heard this morning the talking heads on ABC telling americans not to worry about default and how there is ZERO chance that it will. All because it will simply print money to pay its debts. Only a fool would accept this as anything
  12. Of course, jut like there will be a referendum on Britain joining the war in Iraq, and a referendum on the raising speed limits by 10 miles an hour ;-) We all know the vote would be no, and the result would damage every european. You presume a referendum would to result in better democracy when in reality the press and media have failed to present the real advantages of the EU, many of which are complex and cross the evil of racism, and national 'bombasticism' - it was not so long ago people in Germany voted by silence to slaughter jews. Few europeans have actually bothered to find out how th
  13. In summary the article says: 1. downgrade will result in higher borrowing costs 2. several other AAA rated countries (no names but you can guess who, France cited as a 'for instance') will suffer downgrades 3. S&P downgrade will lead to problems for the ratings agencies on the basis they are only supposed to downgrade every one else. The article at this point is a little comical since according to the FT its fine for S&P to downgrade the PIIGS but not the USA. 4. The downgrade could herald a dislocation in global finance because the whole world is beholden to the dollar. Answerin
  14. FT article suggesting S&P will downgrade other Triple A's LINK My guess is the UK and France are in for a BIG shock and will get AA-
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