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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6916665.stm

"But Gloucestershire's Chief Constable Tim Brain said there had been instances of people "behaving most selfishly", using "very large receptacles" to empty bowsers and trying to resell water at inflated prices."


Also heard people are just leaving the taps open
to empty them and stealing the bowsers whole.

'kin SCUM!
 
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Re: Scum always rises to the surface...

Yeah, seen this on the news earlier.
Absolutley speechless.
People vandalising the taps too, the sheer absent mindlessness that someone would have to do this.

I'm lost for words, I really am.

Total, utter scum
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Just read that


How low can they go!
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Not good. Shows how bad some elements of society are.
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In emergency situations like these you need martial law. Then you can shoot the little f*ckers!
 
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what max said...
 
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Apparently there were even 'people' trying to steal the flood defences FFS!

I just don't understand sometimes.
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It's times like these when the true range of people's behaviours are encountered and we realise that the veneer of civilisation is very thin.

On the one hand there have been some people who have stayed in the floods at some risk to their health and safety, in order to help move others' property, feed those who don't want to leave etc. Then at the other end are those mentioned in this thread, some as seen on TV yesterday.

Although not connected with this thread directly, I think we need to remember this kind of behaviour when we make judgements about other countries and the conduct of their inhabitants.
 
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It's times like these when the true range of people's behaviours are encountered and we realise that the veneer of civilisation is very thin.
That's very true. And rather frightening.

When natural disasters remove all our comforts, and the things we take for granted, it doesn't take much to slip into a standard of behaviour that we just wouldn't ordinarily tolerate under normal circumstances. Maybe we're not that far removed from the cave man after all, bar a Nokia handset replacing the spear.

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That's very true. And rather frightening.
Maybe we're not that far removed from the cave man after all, bar a Nokia handset replacing the spear.

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Disasters do seem to bring out the worse in people
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But also the best
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