I was discussing the horridness of London with the family last night and was giving several examples of how cak it is in this dirty, expensive, cold hearted
During the discussion, the news was on and a report came on about the latest soldiers to die in Afghanistan and someone pipped in, “hey, it could be worse! you could be fighting a war in a foreign country and get shot tomorrow”.
Hmmm, really? Now, there’s this thing called the interwebs that can haz sum infoes 2 b seenz.
I sent lulzcat to work, tappety tap tap taroo …. and we get some facts….
- BBC news article with interactive map and timeline showing all the brave British soldiers that have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 [HERE]
Reveals: Sep 2007 to Sep 2008 Afghanistan Fatal Casualties = 46
- Metropolitan Police interactive crime figures for homicides [HERE]
Reveals:Sep 2007 to Sep 2008 People murdered = 163
SO, IT COULD BE WORSE HUH?
In fact, you are THREE and a HALF TIMES MORE LIKELY to be murdered in London than you are of being shot and killed WHILE AT WAR as a British Soldier in Afghanistan.
It gets worse
Knife crime is so widespread in London (remember, this is JUST London we’re talking about) that it’s become commonplace to the average Bob in the street. Check out this forum where they’re having a sweepstake for how many chavs get stabbed (chav=hick to USA readers) and killed in the capital.
Some gems from the pages of responses…
Winner gets a nice Stanley knife and a packet of fresh blades. Handy for the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
I find this thread sickening! You should be ashamed of yourselves, betting on the lives of young teenage gang members who love their Mothers and only carry knives to protect their sisters who they are pimping out to support their gang…
Just a few weeks ago, my missus was driving her car through Queensway (west central London) and a man ran up to the car covered in blood begging to be let in. He’d been stabbed already and was being chased by the shank man IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON ON A WEEKDAY. Needless to say
she ran him over, the dirty pikey! she got the hell-outa-there.
Just last week she was followed through the park, again during the middle of the day and in the middle of London (next to a primary school no less) and intimidated to the extreme by a yungfukhed who wanted her number and became aggressive. “just a normal chat up by a cheeky chappy” I hear you say, but noooo, he was about 25 years younger than her and of questionable integrity. (don’t judge a book by it’s cover they say, what if the book has no pages and has only a cover of spotted grease and dirt and is unable even to read it’s own title? how do you judge then?)
I looked over my balcony the other day and looked down on a group of 5 chavs who were sat in the middle of the communal green out back using the communal table to dish out a large bag of skunk weed into smaller ‘deals’ to be dished out to younger chavs. I saw 3 people walk past and clearly observe what was happening and then continued to walk to their apartment to close the door and pretend it never happened. This has happened more than once.
What does this tell you?
Well, apart from the apparent fact that Afghani terrorists can’t shoot for shit and if you wanna get away with something, lose your job (or dont even bother getting one), claim benefit, spend until 11.30am in bed every day and complain about how the ‘gavamant’ dont do nuffin (but you never vote, never have) and then pop off to the social to get an emergency loan so you can buy tabs and booze and then go home to sit in front of the large screen TV tuned in to the premium channels on your satellite subscription which you can somehow afford even though you claim to be below the poverty line etc etc..
But mostly, it tells you not to look at the rest of the crime figures for London (like 2000+ rapes, 2500+ gun crimes or the 60,000~ house burglaries) if you want to sleep at night.
It tells you that it will be unlikely that you’ll feel safe letting your kid walk to school in the morning to be more ‘green’. (even ‘just across the park’)
Maybe I’m being sarcastic or too sensitive, nah bollox! it’s disgusting, it’s unacceptable and if there were as many people dying in a foreign country from these things as there are in London, then the ‘gavamant’ would be all over it like a rash and the world would take note and try and ‘do something for the children’ (26 children murdered this year in just London (mostly by other children))[source]
What do you think?
Do you live in a high crime area?
How do you feel about the crime in London?
Do you think Afghanis can shoot?
Should I confuse the chavs by asking how much a ten quid bag costs?