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Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:21 | 1538577 Doyle Hargraves
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Martial Law Bitchez!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:25 | 1538609 Western
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This time it's not about Rodney King.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:30 | 1538645 Doyle Hargraves
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Saw it firsthand, the only people who were half way prepared were the Korean shop owners that were armed to the teeth, they knew that the cops were going nowhere near where they were so they took care of business themselves and survived.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:35 | 1538680 Ahmeexnal
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Qadaffi's troops have taken over London and are looting the town.
This is a major blow to NATO forces.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:59 | 1538860 JS1234
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Post of the day!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:06 | 1538910 JohnFrodo
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well said

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:06 | 1538912 malikai
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LOL. But this is bullish for reconstruction. WTF guys, didn't we learn anything from Japan?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:16 | 1539009 Pure Evil
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Would it be possible to start a pool to guess the first major city in the US to burst into flames spontaneously?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:21 | 1539068 Doyle Hargraves
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All in on LA anyone that has been there recently would agree...hard pressed to find someone betting against that!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:37 | 1539203 malikai
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I'd split it evenly among LA, New Orleans, and Chicago. But I wouldn't write off Houston, so maybe a bit of a punt in there.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:10 | 1539400 Pure Evil
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I've lived in the Detroit area, nothing but miles upon miles of youths ready to lite the tinder.

They have years of experience, especially on Devils Night.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:38 | 1540155 Doyle Hargraves
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Yeah but isn't most of Detroit being bulldozed anyway to be turned to urban farmland because no one wants to live there? Wouldn't burning the place actually help things along?!

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 06:28 | 1541656 malikai
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Exactly. Detroit is already post-apocalypse. If anything, it's likely to see hoards of its masses go around and clean the place up. Anything else that happens there is a moot point.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:05 | 1539642 e_goldstein
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Doubt it would be Houston... probably some other place where it isn't so easy to buy guns.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:45 | 1539773 zorba THE GREEK
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I'm betting on Washington D.C. As soon as they cut back on the hand-outs.

In D.C. 65% are on some kind of welfare and they can see the politicians responsible for screw up.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 19:28 | 1539931 Yes We Can. But...
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I'd go with Baltimore

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:41 | 1540163 Doyle Hargraves
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Damn I forgot all about Baltimore! Yeah, it is as bad off as LA for sure, some parts of Atlanta may go crazy, too...for like a minute or two!

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 06:49 | 1541684 dark pools of soros
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wish there was one of those google news maps tracking all the teen mob violence..  it looks like those might spark the fires eventually


philly just got a youth curfew at 9pm whatever the hell that means since cops just want to write parking and traffic tickets and not chase kids around for free

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 21:15 | 1540296 TheChubs
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haha yeah, during the civil rights movements houston stayed quite. even with it's large black demographic. guns and mutually assured destruction are both pretty effective.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 21:50 | 1540464 KowPie
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I call East St. Louis. Wonderful place.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:50 | 1539296 falak pema
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They'll just enlarge the scope of the Olympics project to include this. Tottenham rocks for the Olympic rings!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:54 | 1539326 ZeroPower
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That lone unfortunate event happened in Tottenham on Saturday, and the rioting (if any) should have stayed there. Those imbecile hooligans had all night sat and sunday to very immaturely show their displeasure, and even that was too much. And here comes monday and same thing happens, from midday onward, burning cars, breaking windows in local businesses.

The worst part is, theyre doing this in THEIR part of town. I could obviously care less cause i never visit such places, but it goes to show their irrationality knows no barriers. Quite a shame people like that exist only because of others that actually support them, directly or otherwise.

London should grow some balls and bring in the army on their asses. Dunno how the British army is but i assume its a bit more serious than the cops who are standing back watching as pillaging occurs.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:05 | 1539395 malikai
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The real shame is that I could have been there in 10 minutes and have a free HDTV, but I'd rather chill.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:07 | 1539413 Pure Evil
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When things get to Lebanon, 70's style, then you'll know, mission accomplished.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:50 | 1539591 BigJim
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If the cops went in there and nipped it in the bud, the sheep wouldn't get to watch the edifying spectacle of the poloi running riot... whom only their beloved government can quell.

Police chief: "So! You think cuts in the police budget are a good idea? Watch this, mofo!"

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 19:41 | 1539890 Goldilocks
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Funny! Sad! +1 or -1... ;-)

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:13 | 1538979 aramsogo
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Why would Qadaffi do that? His money and favorite hedge fund money is in London.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:54 | 1539316 falak pema
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but not in Tottenham. Q-daffy is a west sider not an east sider. Just look at Libya, he owns the west of it. I think he likes the west end of London like all Oligarchs and loves to see north, east and south burn. Logical camelese.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:55 | 1539332 ZeroPower
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Haha, qaddafi would fit right into London's east end. For obvious reasons.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:07 | 1539411 malikai
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Nah, East end is Nigerians. Qaddafi is definitely South London. Clapham most likely.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:39 | 1539554 Jacks Creation
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East end is Bangladeshi- Clapham is generally english people who can't afford Battersea. Battersea is generally people who can't afford Chelsea.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 22:30 | 1540672 malikai
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You must be unaware of the hoards stored in the Estates throughout Clapham. Go visit sometime - and not the high street.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 22:52 | 1540751 YHC-FTSE
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Nope. Marble Arch and the Edgeware Rd. Pretty nice place actually, and great Ranoush places.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:30 | 1539510 Freewheelin Franklin
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HAHAHAHAHAHA. But shouldn't they be in France?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:10 | 1538938 RichardENixon
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Did you see the part where the cops came and arrested the Koreans for trying to protect their propery?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:17 | 1539016 AnAnonymous
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Yep. Reminded me of the riots in Tibet led by Tibetans against Han run stores.

The US condemned China restoring order in Tibet. I wonder if US citizens will do the same in this case.

Just kidding actually...

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:30 | 1538647 spiral_eyes
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azizonomics, bringing zero hedge readers the inside track on the social disintegration of britain since 2011. 

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:15 | 1538990 Shitters_Full
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Jesus H. Christ, dude, I refuse to even consider clicking on your link due to your excessive overpromotion on here today.  Hooray, you have a blog!  So does everyone else.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:26 | 1538618 Transitory Disi...
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It is not only LONDON.  It is also in Birmgham (north england), things are getting nasty and overnight will be insane I think.

I have seen many interview'ees being cut off from the camera when they start saying :


"Well the bankers looted this country so what is wrong with the young looting shops"  I laughed but it is serious.  It is no longer about the wanna be gangster brap brap that was shot last week... this is/could go onto the bankers in the City as well... they better take some holiday imho.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:31 | 1538654 Global Hunter
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Uh oh, you see I read the English press and had no idea things had been kicking off outside of London.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:34 | 1538674 malikai
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Fucking spurs fans. Where's the territorial army to sort that shit out?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:41 | 1538705 Global Hunter
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uhh if you're joking around then I would reply with a comment about the Yid Army and the TA.  Things were bad in Britain in the 70s, my spidey senses tell me if this begins to spread across the estates, it will be bad in every city. Actually the more I think about it, mobs begin to take over city centres across the country and the army is fighting on 3 fronts in Arabia and Libya.  

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:04 | 1538896 malikai
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I was just joking. But if things get out of control it could be. I don't think there will be any fighting in Libya or any other country if that happened, though. On the plus side, the UK would return to a net export country with oil if it did happen, so that might be a good thing.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:57 | 1538836 Transitory Disi...
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OK now in CROYDON... burning LIDL and some other shops.... this is madness.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:41 | 1538706 reescher
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Right-o. Saw another comment posted on the BBC lead news story...


"At least for now, the violence in this half of London seems to have abated. I was talking to one young man who had received on his BlackBerry a list of places where he said there will be further trouble tonight.

He didn't tell me which places and stressed it is speculation. But he and a friend told me frustration with poverty in the area was boiling over."

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:15 | 1538994 Dr. Eldon Tyrell
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Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again?


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:48 | 1539581 whaletail
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+1 You, Sir, beat me to the punch.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:44 | 1538732 Leland Lehrman
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twitter down, facebook down. what next. DOD shutting net down under COMSEC cover?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:56 | 1538830 Transitory Disi...
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I have friends who are using landline phones as mobile signal appears DEAD.  That is near to Hackney BTW.


Are they closing down communications?

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:20 | 1539049 tom a taxpayer
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Curfew Law Bitchez. It's already here. Philly Mayor Nutter sets weekend curfew for “a tiny minority of ignorant, reckless fools.”


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