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« on: June 21, 2011, 08:57:35 AM »

I just went nosing around on the webs as this kept on popping up in an offhand manner and I'm rather gobsmacked that this is as devastating as it is...

Canada has always been a civilised liberal country in my mind, and the pics here depicts something that I would have expected here in SA but certainly not there (and all this because of a game lost...)

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/16/photos-riots-fire-destruction-after-vancouvers-loss/







There are plenty pics, go have a squiz, this one though, I suspect, is going to become an internet hit....



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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 09:09:52 AM »

insane!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 09:32:22 AM »

maybe decades of nice-ness and politeness came undone. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 10:04:58 AM »

What is this about? The milkman late or something?
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 10:13:51 AM »

What is this about? The milkman late or something?

They lost a game of Hockey....  WTF!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 10:19:41 AM »

Hey if the rest of the world can go apeshit over losing a game, why not Canadians?

Oh yes, they're civilized, or used to be it seems.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 10:23:43 AM »

Basically the same as if Mamelodi Sundowns were playing Chiefs in Pretoria, Sundowns lose in a final and everyone in Pretoria goes apeshit. Or Bulls lose to the Sharks and everyone goes apeshit.
Most people can discern the fact that it's just a game and not a social injustice. I can understand such behaviour in Egypt overthrowing a government,not a sports game. I don't know how the hell this makes sense in those people's heads.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 10:40:12 AM »

mob mentality.  sheeple.  it's an excuse to act like a tool, and get away with it, coz 'everyone is doing it'.  same with protest marches, pride marches, raves, concerts...  go bananas, and have no guilt for breaking shit.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 13:52:52 PM »

Or Bulls lose to the Sharks and everyone goes apeshit.

That has happened?
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 13:59:53 PM »

Or Bulls lose to the Sharks and everyone goes apeshit.

That has happened?

There was an incident over the weekend - I sorta took subliminal notice (I'm not a sports fan). Something about a fan pointing one of these little laser beam thingimabobs in a players eyes...Huh?  Caused some ruckus...

Oh, and some fans got themselves arrested prior to the game for drinking in public....
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 16:00:34 PM »

... Something about a fan pointing one of these little laser beam thingimabobs in a players eyes...Huh?  Caused some ruckus...

Those things are becoming a real nuisance. Pilots are having problems with people living near airfields shining those things at the cockpit. At night this may blind them for some time, near the ground... not sure if they're going up or down.... problems.
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