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No Excuses: The Playstation Revolutionaries

The last thing Marlene Vella expected to find upon her return from her annual Malta holiday were riots in her adopted hometown. Project Manager, Maltese but living in London, she reports about the madness for planetmona.com
 
No Excuses: The Playstation Revolutionaries
No Excuses: The Playstation Revolutionaries

I left hot sunny Malta on Sunday, very much looking forward to enjoy a cup of tea back at my little place off Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, completely oblivious of the scale of the rioting that had kicked off in Tottenham the previous day.  I was even less expecting #OperationCupofTea to kick off in exactly one hour GMT 2030 hours, two days later: London’s collective anti-riot gesture, in our own homes.  Yet this is what the sky looked like yesterday evening:

No Excuses.  Or are there? This time, I dare say, certainly.  The questions I have been asking myself are many.  Why lash out at our communities if it’s really about Mark Duggan’s death and the police? Protests in large numbers are no news in London.  People have marched and rallied in hundreds of thousands in response to government policy.   These actually turned out to be fun family events not mobs of kinder bandits mugging cyclists, burning homes, looting local businesses and generally terrorising the community that they may or may not live in.  It’s never simple, granted.  The talk is about disaffection, copycat behaviour, brewing rage, lack of respect and boundaries and therefore, a massive parenting fail. The repeated appeals on TV sum it all up nicely: “Do you know where your family members are? … Parents contact your kids and tell them to come home.”

This is not a ‘riot’ of  ‘the people’.  And the quarters trying to glean political mileage angered me the most on Tuesday, notoriously former London Mayor Ken Livingstone and the mayor of a north London borough.  “Is it not time to score political points”, asked the BBC journalists.  Today the Labour party took the same line as government: there are no excuses for this behaviour: it is criminal and disgraceful.  Finally, w-h-o-e-v-e-r said it first and cut-his-holiday-short.  Now if only the police could be left to do their job.  As I type, the news are showing a riot policeman pulling one of the local orange top recycling bins away, presumably to prevent it from getting burnt in a barricade.

Closer to home the residents in my neighbourhood, predominantly Turkish and Kurdish have been on a night watch outside their shops since early yesterday evening and it’s thanks to them that I have not woken up to a huge mess on the local high street.  It was indeed very reassuring to see the locals standing up for themselves and the community, we could learn a thing or two from them.  On my way to the local station this morning I only saw two broken windows: Santander Bank and Boots.  A huge success of citizen patrol by any measure. In other areas, the Turks are hitting back, mostly due to the sheer absence of police protection

The area around my former workplace was not so lucky.  As I learned colleagues were told to leave work at 4.30pm, the helicopters were already roving and the mayhem was live on TV, allegedly sparked off by a police search on a man.  I was close to tears, disappointed and very angry all at the same time.  Like many locals I’m a devout disciple of the I LOVE HACKNEY brand.  We joked on Facebook the recycling bins need replacing (because that’s our job: replacing, not joking).  In a couple of hours the looting and destruction went copycat viral across London: Newham, Croydon and Clapham were in flames, Lewisham as well, and beyond London Birmingham, Liverpool; and now Manchester city centre.

Londoners of all origins, no less the coffee guy at the train station complained these kids are not afraid of anyone, and the police are merely looking at them and doing nothing about it.  By this afternoon, there was still discussion on whether it’s right to use rubber bullets – some of them are indeed 11 year olds.  A policeman told us that reasonable force means that you can’t use a baton if they’re not armed.  Do we let them burn people alive in their own houses then? I think not.  I think we should cut some slack and let the police do their job since our revolutionaries are too happy with their new Xbox and trainers.  From what I’ve seen in my neighbourhood the people resorted to successfully defend themselves precisely because of this vacuum and the deep lack of respect for any authority on the part of the mobbing youngsters.  If it were for a couple of work colleagues they would shut down the social media and let the police deal with it “as it should be”.

On my way back home, most shops were boarded up.  ‘Is it going to be another bad night?’.  ‘Yessss’, the shop assistant said, ‘what can they do?’.  She looked exasperated.

Fear not, London is a city that does not like losers and the people are resilient.  The post-riot cleanup groups are on, and in a roundabout, insofar it’s providing a sense of restored pride for the majority of us that want it over already.

 

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frances10
May 30, 2013
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Bridesmaid Dresses: Spring/Summer 2014 Styles From Top Designers (PHOTOS)
Who says bridesmaid dresses have to be ugly and unflattering?

Designers brought their A-game to the Spring/Summer 2014 runways in New York recently, showing bridesmaid gowns that attendants will definitely want to wear again.

Click through the below photos to see 8 gorgeous new styles, then tell us in the comments: would you choose one of these looks for your 'maids'?
















 
 
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Bridesmaid Dresses: Spring/Summer 2014 Styles From Top Designers (PHOTOS)
Who says bridesmaid dresses have to be ugly and unflattering?

Designers brought their A-game to the Spring/Summer 2014 runways in New York recently, showing bridesmaid gowns that attendants will definitely want to wear again.

Click through the below photos to see 8 gorgeous new styles, then tell us in the comments: would you choose one of these looks for your 'maids'?
















 
 
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May 27, 2013
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May 25, 2013
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Bridesmaid Dresses: Spring/Summer 2014 Styles From Top Designers (PHOTOS)
Who says bridesmaid dresses have to be ugly and unflattering?

Designers brought their A-game to the Spring/Summer 2014 runways in New York recently, showing bridesmaid gowns that attendants will definitely want to wear again.

Click through the below photos to see 8 gorgeous new styles, then tell us in the comments: would you choose one of these looks for your 'maids'?
















 
 
frances10
May 24, 2013
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frances10
May 12, 2013
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Things to consider when shopping for the best hard disk drives
If you are shopping for the best laptop hard drive, you're going to have your work cut out for you, especially buy laptop hard drive online. Finding a reliable hard drive to purchase is not going to be as easy as 123. You may have to spend some time looking around on the Internet and doing some comparison shopping so that you can find a hard disk for sale that will satisfy your expectations and meet your needs as well, before you make a determine you can just know about the laptop hard drive cost in the field. Using a laptop means that you're going to need enough space to store your files, install your software and do everything that you want to do on the computer. There a lot of things to consider when you purchase a new hard drive for your laptop. Below, you will find with some of these things are and why it's important to shop around for hard disk drives for sale so that you can find the precise laptop hard drive that you want to buy.

1,Look for a hard disk drive that has enough space to meet your needs
Knowing how much space you need on your hard drive can be a difficult thing. Often times, people don't think they need much space but then they come to realize that they needed more than they originally thought. For instance, some people think that they just need to purchase a hard drive that is going to cover their files. For instance, if they have about 10 gigabytes of files, they may purchase just a 20 to 40 gigabyte hard drive. The problem with this is that you are not accounting for the operating system. If you plan to run an operating system like Linux or Windows on the computer, then you need to purchase a hard drive that has enough space to properly run the operating system and store your files. There are other things to keep in mind as well, for instance, what software are you going to be putting on the computer? Software can take up a lot of space on a computer, especially games and software that is very complex. These types of software titles can get up into several gigabytes of space, so you need to have a big enough hard drive to accommodate for these applications.

2,Remember that it's okay to go over what you need but it's not okay to go under
Of course, you can easily see there are so many laptop hard drive for sale online, when purchasing a hard drive, it's okay to purchase more gigabytes than you actually need, just like me, I love installing lots of games, so I bought a big sony laptop hard drive in advance. However, if you were to purchase less gigabytes than you actually need, this is not going to be okay because you won't be able to do the things that you want to do on your computer. Be sure to shoot for more disk space. Keep in mind that installing a hard drive on a laptop can be more complicated than installing a hard drive on a desktop computer. You also need to accommodate for the installation costs when you're going to have a company install this for you. Look online and do some comparison shopping so that you can find the best laptop hard drive for a price that makes sense for your budget.

Need more info about laptop hard drives or purchasing, please go harddrivestore.org

Thank you, useful.
Thank you, useful
But to be frank, it doesn't tell in detail what should we do to choose a best one, agree?
I don't think it's good to buy a new hard dirve, why not change the laptop? Lol.

 
 
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May 11, 2013
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What to Look for in a Hard Drive That You Are Purchasing?
When you are going to buy laptop hard drive, it is extremely important to look for one that is going to be fast and large enough to accommodate all of your files and data needs. It
Yeah, it's just what I need, I'm about to have a new one
I always use Dell Hard Disk Drives, what about you, guys?
Gateway!!!lol

 
 
lelschillracqu
April 14, 2013
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Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?

 
 
lelschillracqu
April 14, 2013
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Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?

 
 
rnoyerlore
April 14, 2013
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Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?

 
 
rnoyerlore
April 14, 2013
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Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?

 
 
lelschillracqu
April 06, 2013
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Help me choose my dress!!

 
 
lelschillracqu
April 06, 2013
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Help me choose my dress!!

 
 
lelschillracqu
April 06, 2013
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Help me choose my dress!!

 
 
lelschillracqu
April 06, 2013
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Help me choose my dress!!

 
 
lelschillracqu
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Help me choose my dress!!

 
 
rnoyerlore
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Help me choose my dress!!

 
 
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Help me choose my dress!!

 
 
Ian Waugh
August 10, 2011
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May I also say what an interesting article. I like the angle :)

 
 
Ian Waugh
August 10, 2011
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Let me say from here in South London that an extra 10,000 police officers were on the streets of the capital last night (bringing the total to 16,000).

London was quiet. I hope you noticed the difference in Hackney.

Copycat disorder broke out across many cities in the UK caused mainly by youths out to get what they can. This had no bearing on the original problem here in London.

From what I can see the problem is the government here. The lack of legals powers over the young and the general feeling in the community about politicians who stole our money over their greedy expenses. But at the end of the day its the majority thats taken back control of our streets. I just hope the message is getting through to the here today gone tomorrow politicians in Westminster. Today is another day and tonight will be another night.

We are a nanny state gone mad.

Kids as young as 8 years old have been involved in looting here in South London. But you can't do a thing.

Under British law parents and elders are powerless. In many countries parents, the police and adults have the power to thrash youngsters.

When I was young that threat was always there and I am still alive to tell the tale.

 
 
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