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    Default poor UK children :(

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6359363.stm
    ... too bad they didn't take the fog into account, this study is biaised !

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    Do they still has the Nunchaku ban in England or what?

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    i have no idea ^^
    maybe abaile (or other guys from UK) will know about it, but i doubt it is what makes UK children unhappy lol

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    The problem lies with asking the kids. The UK is one of the richest countries in the world (at least top 10 IIRC), and while there IS poverty (much more than you think), we do have a very high standard of living. As such, we also expect high standards.

    The UK is also very much driven by comercialism, fashion and the latest trend, as such every kid goes to school and sees others with the latest iPod and wonders why s/he can't have one, or wonders why timmy's dad has a Ferrari when his dad has Fiesta. I felt the same when I was in school, I always felt like I had things worse when I saw all the other kids with the latest action man, or video game console. In reality, I was very well off, I always lived in a good sized house with a large garden, I spent most of my life in private school, I had many holidays to places all over the world, I've been to Austria, Australia, America three times (both coasts), Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, the Maldives, the Red sea and at the end of the week I'm off to Bulgaria. Although I'm currently renting my accomodation at Uni, my home (I.E. my folks house) is a grade 2 listed building, its over 900 years old and used to be a gate house for Tintern abbey, my dad is a millionaire (in assets) and owns a Porche Boxter and has two businesses (actually he is currently purchasing the second).

    But now I'm bragging, the point is that if you ask the kids they are gonna give you an answer based on their perspective, and kids always want more, especially in richer countries. Notice how the USA came in just above the UK.

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    I'm not sure about nunchucks, but you can buy replica swords and other weapons, so you may be able to buy nunchucks as well.

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    Spoiled brats hates Nunchucks.
    they even went so far to censored some screens of
    Teenage muntant "Heroes" Turtles

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    Buying them is fine, carrying them on the streets is different, you probably will get into trouble for that if caught. I got a pair of training nunchaku because I don't want to hospitalise myself while I learn how to use them and there were also a couple of pairs of normal for sale as well.

    Edit: the sad thing about the UK is that deprived inner city areas seem to be on the rise as well as unemployment in other areas, so I expect things to get worse not better as the gap between well off and poor grows.

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    ... Never seen nunchucks here before. Ever.
    And yeah, every kid I see has a DS, Ipod, stylish phone, expensive clothes yaddayadda.
    In the summer hols they go out every day and never seem to recognize the amount of money they spend...
    And the amount they get a day for pocket money. 0o'

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    so it seems that the problem is more about the gap between the poors and rich.... seems logical then ^^"
    It's a shame, because it means the government, and the society as a whole, isn't doing its job right (it's the same in too much countries including France though >.>)



    edit : well, it's worse in Russia (i was waiting for a reason to post this link ) :
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6356707.stm
    When you think that a young soldier there had his genitals and legs amputated last year because of the beating he endured, >.>
    <.<

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    I live in the UK, and i have nunchuks... but not wussy rubber training ones like that guy was suggesting, i have the hard wooden ones... gives you some incentive to use them properly. Also is fun when you're pissed to whack someone with them on the shin... not fun to have someone who's pissed whack you with them... but then some of the people i know get hot pieces of coal from my fire and chase each other around the house with them...

 

 

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