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Comment: Re:ANOTHER DEAD BODY! SWEET JUSTICE! (Score 5, Informative) 450

by Angeret (#47027085) Attached to: Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed
It's an escalation thing. Due to the relative scarcity of guns in the UK, if criminals started to carry them as standard kit they'd be up against a lot of unfriendly cops who are generally better trained with better hardware. It would end badly in a country where the average unarmed robbery will get you a few years at worst and a kiss on the cheek and community service at least, if not acquittal on a technicality. Using a gun can up your sentence to something unpleasant, so most sane robbers don't carry them. Where nutjobs are concerned, anything goes and most of the rest of the criminal fraternity tend to avoid them. Killing a cop is just as bad here as in the US so you have to be *way* past desperate to go that route. And really stupid.

Comment: Re:Gaining speed down that slope... (Score 1) 208

by Angeret (#45551879) Attached to: UK Gov't Plans To Censor "Extremist" Websites Via Orders To ISPs

No offense taken. Although insulting Russia by comparing us to them is probably not such a good idea.

I think politicians forget why we vote them in. It's not because they look good. It's not because we want them to spend tax money on themselves or their 2nd homes. It's not because we want them to spy on us, or make wars on other countries, or make it a crime to do anything that they do but think we shouldn't, or even because they think we like them sucking corporate cock at our expense. We vote them in to run the country along broad guidelines for the good of the country. They obviously can't please everybody (that would be impossible), they can't even please most, but they can, it would appear, please a very few buddies who consider themselves the elite.

We are their employers. About time they started punching the fucking clock. They get paid enough for it.

Comment: Re:NBD, it seems (Score 1) 159

by Angeret (#44658011) Attached to: Solar Eruption To Reach Earth Soon
I wish I had points to give. Nicely said and better than what I had in mind. Time some people realised that there's more to the sun than simply "ooh look shiny thing in sky, nice & warm, aaaah!" The sun might look nice & stable out there in the middle of the solar system, but what would it take to screw things up for it and, ultimately, us?

The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. -- Lily Tomlin