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    A sad story and a statement on how values have fallen, whether in the United States or in Britain, a story from the Washington Post on Thursday:

    "Ex-Boxer, 76, Dies After Fighting Off Attackers‎"

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    Chris, a similar thing happened near here in Heswall. These scumbags can certainly pick their mark. I'll lay odds they wouldn't have done that when he was boxing. I remember something about an ex Para in Kirkdale, I think. If I remember correctly he was beaten with a brick and his medals stolen. It most have been 10 years ago. Never heard any more about it. Awfully sad.

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    Let's hope, they get turned in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi all

    A sad story and a statement on how values have fallen, whether in the United States or in Britain, a story from the Washington Post on Thursday:

    "Ex-Boxer, 76, Dies After Fighting Off Attackers‎"

    Chris
    Very sad Chris but it's a sign of the times!

    This may sound a bit clich? but it has been my belief for many years that the increase in crime and moral decay is due to drug taking and the lack of respect for each other in the home. Children should be seen but not heard is a bit antiquated but more control of the young is a definite necessity; the amount of time children spend watching TV and surfing the internet has to be regulated, believing that if they?re on the computer you know where they are is a definite no, no, times have changed and being online is just a dangerous as playing amongst the traffic.

    During the Second World War when most fathers were away in the forces and mothers were taking on jobs the men used to do, many kids got out of control, so the authorities stepped in. There was a School Board that monitored school attendance etc. If any kids came to the notice of the authority there would be a home visit by a member of the board and a warning; if the child?s behavior didn?t improve they would have to attend The Juvenile?s Court where many would be sentenced to an Approved School for correctional training. I know all about that because I received a couple of sentences, the first one two weeks in a Remand Home and the second one was three and a half years in an Approved School, I never got into strife again.

    In the fifties there was National Service, the salvation for many a misguided youth, everyone was called up when they turned eighteen unless they were in an occupation that gave them exemption, e.g. working in the mines or in the Merchant Navy. National Service was a great leveler and you would have to remain in an exempt occupation until you turned twenty seven to avoid being called-up.
    There was more control of young people fifty years ago, no drugs and television was relatively new, so young minds were not corrupted by the violence and sex prevalent in present day TV programming but importantly the young still respected their elders and women still respected themselves.

    If anyone believes drug addiction can?t be stopped they should ask Lee Kuan Yew, the former president of Singapore; when that country got independence from Malaya in ?58 the place was full of opium addicts, Mr. Lee cleaned up the addicts and rid his country of drugs and violence, the country is still clean today.

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    That is disgusting

    Fine words Phill

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    Anyone seen this doing the rounds? Bonehead picks on wrong guy...he martial arts expert! (I'll sleep better,after watching that)

    (sorry link is the"Scum")



    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...net-video.html

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