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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

What a classic and now hackneyed excuse for the behaviour of these parasites of society!

Bored with their Ipods, Ipads, apps on their laptops, designer clothes etc., etc., Boredom is no excuse for barbaric behaviour!

I had a similar experience in Manchester whilst waiting for the Barton swing bridge to be repaired and being stranded at the south end of the entrance. Leaving Mrs Doorman and our dog on board the boat that was moored along the towpath, I ventured up onto the pedestrian bridge hoping to see some progress, when three 'hoodies' edged along to the staircase. One of them walked up to ask me for some 'skins', whilst the other two remained at the foot of the stairs, probably there to block my exit if I'd done a runner.

Anticipating the potential outcome of this dodgy encounter, I pretended to be on my mobile phone and in contact with the bridge operator whom had this have been true, would have been able to see me and the bored youths from his watch tower. Thankfully, my bluff worked and the sound of police sirens in the distance only served to add to the desired effect. The three youths (in their early twenties) hovered around the undergrowth adjacent to the footbridge for a few minutes, then scampered away on their undersized bikes.

It was only when I returned to the boat did my wife explain that these paragons of virtue, were loitering around the boat with a view to untying the mooring lines. My plight could have been far more serious, only for my phone scam that certainly worked in conning these characters into believing they were being watched from the tower.

Having met with a boater who is local to that area, he confirmed that you have to be vigilant whilst cruising through Patricroft on your boat and if you do have to stop, try and avoid doing so on the towpath side.

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That's one of the major problems! It's no longer our country, it's Treasure Island where no end of people from distant lands embark on a journey to exploit our welfare system that's already oversubscribed. Why else do they try every trick under the sun to get here, it's certainly not to enjoy the climate!

Are you suggesting that the problems around victoria park are related to the criminals ethnicity?
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:38 AM

Are you suggesting that the problems around victoria park are related to the criminals ethnicity?


Surely not!

And risk breaking the English terms of ethnic appeasement rules. :rolleyes:

WJM's post #23 stated clearly that in his particular experience, he was approached by a group of ethnic 'Yuff'. Thankfully, his presence of mind enabled him to diffuse the situation. On another occasion, the situation could well have been different!

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Edited by Doorman, 22 March 2012 - 10:40 AM.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:32 AM

Unhelpful and irellevent IMO. Criminals are criminal wherever they come from.

Ironically the one place where I see a true exceptance of diversity is amongst young people in London. Quite impressive I think.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:15 PM

Unhelpful and irellevent IMO. Criminals are criminal wherever they come from.

Ironically the one place where I see a true exceptance of diversity is amongst young people in London. Quite impressive I think.

I can see your point, criminal is a criminal, however, the police need a little more description than "well he looked like a criminal". The poster stated a fact, I don't see the need to bring racism into it. A descriptive was used to state the facts, how you interpret that of course is your choice, but please, don't use your interpretation to belittle what's going on in the real world.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

What a classic and now hackneyed excuse for the behaviour of these parasites of society!

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That's one of the major problems! It's no longer our country, it's Treasure Island where no end of people from distant lands embark on a journey to exploit our welfare system that's already oversubscribed. Why else do they try every trick under the sun to get here, it's certainly not to enjoy the climate!


I am saying the same thing, I think it was Doormans post that blured the lines between what is happening and ethnicity.

I am indeed in the real world IMHO

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:50 PM

Gosh. That got me scared a bit. Mat not be mooring at Vicky Park this summer. Hate being mugged. :)
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:52 PM

Gosh. That got me scared a bit. Mat not be mooring at Vicky Park this summer. Hate being mugged. :)

aye, stick to hackney ,islington, tottenham lock and stonebridge jakub ;)
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:45 PM

aye, stick to hackney ,islington, tottenham lock and stonebridge jakub ;)


Matty - the other day I saw your Photo' of Torpedo Tubes (ref some other thread)

If you possess other similarly sourced "military equipment" - you may well find a potential business opportunity in hiring it out to potential moorers at Victoria Park?

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:18 AM

If i HAVE to go down the Paddington arm, or up the arse end of the Lea i only moor on the offside at night, on old wharves, or backs of factories, the place is a third world ghetto, full of sour faced hostile people. Some mentalists will even stop over at Camden lock, that,s like a mad max film.

London is now a giant immigrant camp, for every failed countries runaways.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:27 AM

I think I am going to read the daily mail for a more balanced view.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:39 AM

London is now a giant immigrant camp, for every failed countries runaways.


As an immigrant in London (in Hackney for the last 4-5 years!) I find some of the views expressed in this thread completely offensive as well as ridiculous. I hope a moderator will step in and do something about it.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

As an immigrant in London (in Hackney for the last 4-5 years!) I find some of the views expressed in this thread completely offensive as well as ridiculous. I hope a moderator will step in and do something about it.

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I agree. Bring race into the discussion is sad and narrow minded. I work in Tottenham and every race has its goodens and baddens.
I have also moored in the East of London may times and have never had any problems.
My advice if someone approaches you is to; Start dragging one leg, lower your head, look up through your eyebrows and say
“Llow it man, I aint want no Beef, your Butters init” and then kiss your teeth (suck in between your tounge and teeth) then you’ll be fine!!!! (Please don’t try this)!
:blush:

Edited by BenC, 23 March 2012 - 09:16 AM.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

As an immigrant in London (in Hackney for the last 4-5 years!) I find some of the views expressed in this thread completely offensive as well as ridiculous. I hope a moderator will step in and do something about it.

Alex


Well, immigration into London is hardly a new thing is it. I blame the Huguenots, the Normans and those bloody Romans

What kind of place is that for a Celt to bring up their children? :blink:

IIRC there was no London before the Romans

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

Well, immigration into London is hardly a new thing is it. I blame the Huguenots, the Normans and those bloody Romans

What kind of place is that for a Celt to bring up their children? :blink:

IIRC there was no London before the Romans

Richard


What about those sodding Saxons? Vey have veys of getting here too! :rolleyes:
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

There's 20,000 cornishmen waiting to march on London! .......... ONE DAY......one day .........one day
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Please could you remove your signature?

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:33 AM

Did Trelawney die?

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

I agree. Bring race into the discussion is sad and narrow minded. I work in Tottenham and every race has its goodens and baddens.
I have also moored in the East of London may times and have never had any problems.
My advice if someone approaches you is to; Start dragging one leg, lower your head, look up through your eyebrows and say
“Llow it man, I aint want no Beef, your Butters init” and then kiss your teeth (suck in between your tounge and teeth) then you’ll be fine!!!!
(Please don’t try this)!
:blush:


:lol:

Do you think this tactic would also work well in Manchester Too? There's plenty of 'goodens' there, but the three white lads that approached me certainly didn't come into that category!

Ooh! I mentioned their ethnicity, does that make me racist. :rolleyes:
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:34 AM

:lol:

Do you think this tactic would also work well in Manchester Too? There's plenty of 'goodens' there, but the three white lads that approached me certainly didn't come into that category!

Ooh! I mentioned their ethnicity, does that make me racist. :rolleyes:


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

There's 20,000 cornishmen waiting to march on London! .......... ONE DAY......one day .........one day


I think this current government are racialists against Cornishmen what with that new pasty tax they've just brought in.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

I think this current government are racialists against Cornishmen what with that new pasty tax they've just brought in.

agree with you there lady muck,

got loads of water where I am, rocky would love it
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