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JakePoppa

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JakePoppa says:

Question from a silly Yank...

I've heard (from a British friend of mine who now lives in LA) that bikes get stolen a lot in Britan. Is this true, or is he just a wanker?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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from a silly Brit,It`s true,also clothes from washing lines get stolen as well.Why work for a living when you can steal?

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Hey Yank...

No, it's not a silly question - the thieving that goes on in this country (the UK) beggars belief.


As someone who's spent a good number of years living in the US (on both sides!), I couldn't believe how relaxed people were about their property to start off with.  Leaving open-top cars with CDs lying around, sometimes even with keys in the ignition - seriously??   Not to mention having bikes unattended, yet not manacled to something unshiftable, such as a lamp-post.

So yes - if it's not nailed down, you can expect to get it stolen around here.  I don't personally know anyone who hasn't had a bike stolen, myself included.  It's an absolute blight on the country.

On the other hand, we have vastly less violent crime, and a tiny percentage of the murders that the US experiences.  If more than a few score people a year are killed in the UK with guns,  it's a bad year.  Making it into three figures attracts a lot of head-shaking and gasps of horror from the tabloids.

(The tabloids are another almost uniquely British horror, which - together with The Mail, of course - accounts for most of the brain-rot that bedevils the country.)

This isn't to say the British mate of yours in LA isn't a wanker, of course!   Chances are that's exactly what he is.  Particularly if he's now living in LA.

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JakePoppa

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JakePoppa says:

too bad

That's pretty much what he said - if it is not nailed down, it will grow legs and walk off.


too bad.

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KrismusSikpunz

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Better ...........

Than getting shot for a buck and a half though?

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mobileenoph

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mobileenoph says:

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bump.to get rid of the spammers

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mobileenoph

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mobileenoph says:

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bump.to get rid of the spammers again

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