cancel
Showing results forย 
Search instead forย 
Did you mean:ย 

Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

198kHz
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 5,034
Thanks: 1,847
Fixes: 31
Registered: โ€Ž30-07-2008

Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/02/arsonists-attack-openreach-broadband-cabinets-in-essex...

Shows how uncontrolled 'social' media can radicalise people to "fight for the cause", however bonkers the cause is.

Hope they're rounded up soon and taken off the streets.

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

ADSL2+   Billion 7800N
14 REPLIES 14
billnotben
Community Veteran
Posts: 7,250
Thanks: 1,769
Fixes: 2
Registered: โ€Ž23-09-2010

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

You only have to read the comments on some of the BBC news pages.

More than a few believe covid is imaginary and just something made up to control the population.

7up
Community Veteran
Posts: 15,374
Thanks: 1,183
Fixes: 14
Registered: โ€Ž01-08-2007

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I've known many say similar things even on some of the facebook groups i'm on it's an uphill fight against the idiots believing it's all fake.

I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
jab1
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,851
Thanks: 2,322
Fixes: 73
Registered: โ€Ž24-02-2012

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Me, I thought we were supposed to be an 'educated' country - sadly I must be wrong. ๐Ÿ˜–

John
Baldrick1
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,258
Thanks: 2,740
Fixes: 186
Registered: โ€Ž30-06-2016

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

@jab1 

Wherever did you get that idea!

jab1
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,851
Thanks: 2,322
Fixes: 73
Registered: โ€Ž24-02-2012

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

@Baldrick1 From that VERY reliable source - HMG. ๐Ÿคฃ

John
Mook
Champion
Posts: 785
Thanks: 550
Fixes: 2
Registered: โ€Ž27-12-2019

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Not only are these people a danger to themselves and others but they are, to put it mildly, exceedingly stupid, so stupid they can't comprehend how stupid they are their actions are as this requires a lot more brain cells than the two they currently have.

RobPN
Hero
Posts: 3,737
Thanks: 1,664
Fixes: 5
Registered: โ€Ž17-05-2013

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Why can't they just make plasticine models of telecoms equipment and stick pins into them Voodoo style?  Roll_eyes

gleneagles
Community Veteran
Posts: 10,707
Thanks: 2,222
Fixes: 16
Registered: โ€Ž02-08-2007

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


@billnotben wrote:

You only have to read the comments on some of the BBC news pages.

More than a few believe covid is imaginary and just something made up to control the population.


Solution is to make them work on COVID wards, no need for them to wear masks as it doesnโ€™t exist, give them the task of moving those who died to the mortuary and then explaining to relatives what the person they lost died from.

As for idiots attacking broadband cabinets I would get them to pay the full cost of repairs plus costs lost to businesses, failure to pay would lead to long jail sentences.

The danger is if severe penalties are not used at this stage then there is a good chance of these things escalating.

We all have enough to worry about at present and should show no sympathy to these idiots.

We are born into history and history is born into us.
Jonpe
Hero
Posts: 3,474
Thanks: 1,393
Fixes: 9
Registered: โ€Ž05-09-2016

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


@jab1 wrote:

Me, I thought we were supposed to be an 'educated' country ... ๐Ÿ˜–


The worrying thing is that quite a few anti-vaxxers etc. are university educated.

jab1
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,851
Thanks: 2,322
Fixes: 73
Registered: โ€Ž24-02-2012

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Which university though, @Jonpe ?

John
Jonpe
Hero
Posts: 3,474
Thanks: 1,393
Fixes: 9
Registered: โ€Ž05-09-2016

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

As one TV critic once said, "A degree in banalities from the University of the Bleeding Obvious" perhaps.

198kHz
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 5,034
Thanks: 1,847
Fixes: 31
Registered: โ€Ž30-07-2008

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


@RobPN wrote:

Why can't they just make plasticine models of telecoms equipment and stick pins into them Voodoo style?  Roll_eyes


Well I'm sure they could manage to fabricate a cab or a tower - not too sure about the required dexterity with pins. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

ADSL2+   Billion 7800N
RobPN
Hero
Posts: 3,737
Thanks: 1,664
Fixes: 5
Registered: โ€Ž17-05-2013

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I was thinking that would be a win-win solution @198kHz  - they would be able to play out their fantasies, and no real equipment would get damaged (unless their spells worked!).

What I hadn't thought of was what would happen when they rolled the plasticine (full of pins) up to make another model - there'd be little pricks everywhere.  Cheesy

Alex
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,055
Thanks: 760
Fixes: 12
Registered: โ€Ž05-04-2007

Re: Dangerous people at large ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Yep as my dad used to say "Common sense is not very common".

I know of someone who sadly lost his father due to COVID, and he got it himself. I don't know whether he got it first and passed it onto his father or the other way around.

Nice person I used to work with, and he said "For anyone who thinks this virus is false, think again".