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dodo

Member Since 30 Mar 2004
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In Topic: Merry Christmas.

24 December 2011 - 08:28 AM

Been too long since I last dropped by, I know... But I do want to wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy 2012, filled with everything your heart desires !
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In Topic: Happy Birthday!

18 August 2011 - 08:08 AM

Thanks for the wishes ! :) B) I had a good time. Didn't do much special, just a BBQ and some drinks... There are 2 surprise trips coming up tomorrow and Saturday. Haven't got a clue where they're taking me, so I'll have to wait and see :D

In Topic: And how was your day???

11 August 2011 - 03:00 PM

Went for a drink with some colleagues today... a little celebration for our birthdays and it was great. Sometimes it scares me when I think it's only just over 1 year I've been working at that office and it seems I have know those people for ages. Some of them I would even dare to label "friends for life". Heck, we've even been on holiday together! :blink: B) Other than that, the spooky stuff continues. Last night: bang! wide awake and again at the very same time. Maybe it's just my mind playing tricks on me? :unsure:

In Topic: And how was your day???

11 August 2011 - 02:57 PM

I was sitting on my patio a short while ago enjoying the balmy morning weather. A little hummingbird flew up and hovered over some artificial flowers I have out there. "They're not real" I told it, and it then flew up and hovered for a minute just a few feet in front of my face, and then flew off. WONDERFUL!! ;) :)


Cat

I was looking for the "like button" and then I realised I'm not on Facebook :rolleyes: :lol:
Addicted? MOI??!! :D :rolleyes: :embarrassed:


You sometimes get those questions as to "what is happiness?".
Well, something like that would make me very happy indeed.

:thumbs up:

In Topic: news and currunt affairs

11 August 2011 - 02:52 PM

Do you think the story of Duggan having his head blown off was simply a rumor or exaggerated distortion?

It is my understanding that Mark Duggan was in fact killed by police. I do not know anymore about it than that. I've read this from day one, so I'm assuming it is true. If I recall the writer of the article that I linked to stated that "head blown off" was an exaggeration. I took that to mean that the man was shot, possibly not even in the head, but again, I don't know any details.

It all started when the police shot Mr Duggan in rather "strange" circumstances. They claimed he shot at the police and they shot back... why and how was a big question mark and that's why a couple of locals started revolting against the police.
Meanwhile the first investigations show Duggan's gun was not fired, but police bullets hit him twice... so it is looking suspicious.

Question 1: Why does Mark Duggan carry a gun?
Question 2: He apparently didn't shoot the cops... but what *did* he do to make the cops shoot him?
I'm sure further investigation will at least give an answer to the 2nd question.


But the big riots have got nothing to do with this innitial "small" protest against the cops.

Now, if you ask me, it was a ticking time bomb anyway.
The financial and economic crisis had hit most countries across the globe. Some countries have crawled up again, others are still doing that... and we all know that the 1st means a government thinks off to repay debts and whatever, is to raise taxes and to get more cash out of the population.

The thing with England - and I'm guessing there are other countries - is that for years and from generations on generations, the society has started to rot. The poorer areas, where the workers live have had it harder to build up their lives than the "richer" and the English government is to blame for that... but that problem was caused decades ago already, if not centuries ago!

And with the recently installed government and their new imposed taxes and cuts here and there, the bomb has finally exploded. The gangs and looters claim they are "taking back what the rich stole from them".
Of course the way they have gone about is scandalous and I'm all in favour they are dealt with very firmly... but when you put everything in perspective, I can understand the reasons behind this.





Mind you, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

I can only go by what I'v learned in history classes and all that, but when you take a look at the 1930s and 40s... it does look to me like history is starting to repeat itself. And I really wouldn't be surprised we'll be seeing World War III erupt in the (very nearby) future.