Bloody Students

#2
Much as I think they're a bunch of mongs they aren't breaking any laws (are they?), luckily the students up here are too apathetic to be up to anything like this.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
#3
Cambridge students - in common with most other universities - are immature, eager and ill-informed children. I say this with over 30 years experience of them, and having an Oxford graduate as a daughter.
They will embrace any current and trendy cause, irrespective of logic or knowledge.
We have had many years of 'demos' by students on subjects as diverse as 'Free Mandela' (placard in crowd added ..with every 6 gallons....) and the Nursery Agitation group, who wanted a creche at the university.
The Gaza business is just another fancy that will pass when something else comes along. To be honest, most of them think it's about an alcoholic Geordie footballer!

As for them being anti-military, that is due to the tutors and dons, most of whom are from the old style pro-cnd, anti forces era. The students, in general, are neither for nor against the military, since most of them are only concerned with wearing a silly hat and clothes, to display their individuality ( they nearly all do it, in fact, I sweat that the clothes are handed down to each years 'freshers' from 2nd year) And where the can get a cheap meal and beer.
 
#4
They've done it all over the UK. The one in Leeds is a bit of a joke:

http://www.leedsunioccupation.blogspot.com/

Its just the hippies playing their traditional part of being a nuisance. I imagine not alot has changed from the 70's, except that the majority of students don't give a toss as we have better things to do, like sleep. They're probably just a bit sore after trying to ban the OTC and Mil. recruitment on campus and getting resoundingly spanked in the referendum.

TTA
 
#5
As a large chunk of the Sidgwick site is likely to be shut off anyway come Sunday, it'd be interesting to see if they are allowed to stay. Especially if some of them decide to stick around for Monday's festivities (link).
 
#6
There's a bit of a sit in up here in Leeds, small and rather pointless, apart from stopping botanical students from studying their plants.

Can't say I disagree with their condemnation of Israel's conduct in Gaza, but they are bloody irritating, especially some of their demands.
 
#7
It's obviously a bit too cold for them to do a protest outside. What sort of outcome they expecting?
They're just attention seeking cnuts, in my opinion.
 
#8
jew_unit said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/7848583.stm

Thoughts?

Edited to add: There is a facebook group "occupation cambridge". If any of the lot that signed up to the "soldiers are not heroes group" then they will be most welcome.
fair play to them, bit pointless and ineffective, as has been mentioned, but student's have always protested. The day student's stop protesting is the day we're all doomed to quote my old man.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
#9
ExplodingTrousers said:
As a large chunk of the Sidgwick site is likely to be shut off anyway come Sunday, it'd be interesting to see if they are allowed to stay. Especially if some of them decide to stick around for Monday's festivities (link).
That will do wonders for the traffic along the Backs!
 
#10
Worthless students. I could swear that cambridge ones are the worst though, they have no idea what their own country is like outside of uni! I knew one who was fcuking clueless, she didnt even know we had carnivals (she thought we only had flower shows) and thought that there was hardly any crime in Britain what so ever! Amongst other things. Unbelievable.
 
#11
Flashman07 said:
Worthless students. I could swear that cambridge ones are the worst though, they have no idea what their own country is like outside of uni! I knew one who was fcuking clueless, she didnt even know we had carnivals (she thought we only had flower shows) and thought that there was hardly any crime in Britain what so ever! Amongst other things. Unbelievable.
Easy shag then ?
 
#12
This is relatively "serious" as 17 Universities across the nation have taken part. Leeds is unique in that their claims are far reaching and completely unattainable. Had they started small, like Oxford with the demand to send surplus equipment to Gaza, they might have succeeded (Oxford caved in 5 hours).
However, the likelihood of Liabour expelling the Israeli ambassador (as demanded by the Leeds protestors) and the trial for war crimes of other Israeli diplomats is laughable. The case wouldn't even be heard before rejected. Diplomatic Immunity is a very old and very powerful force...

ps. TTA, I thought dispersal of protestors in buildings was your forte? Oh, no, thats dispersal of the contents of your stomach as early in evening as possible...
 
#13
Man, there was none of this sort of sh1t at my crappy uni, too redbrick and proletarian, really annoyed me I could've done with a bit of political violence..I did offer a bloke out in a lecture for slagging off the armed forces, but he bottled, unsurprisingly...
 
#14
the great unwashed, tax dodging, money sponging cnuts.

if they are that bothered then they should swap places with them.
 

Trans-sane

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
I think it was towards the end of 2002 I was stopped outside of my student union in Newcastle upon Tyne on a particularly baltic morning, by an activist from the stop the war coalition. They wanted me to sign their banner for a rally down in London. Now here is the description of me...

6 foot tall, clearly well above average fitness, all clothing neatly ironed, boots polished to a high gloss ( was breaking in a new pair, having destroyed my previous issue on a training weekend a few days previously) and wearing a norgie under my coat (it was fecking freezing!!!)... Thats right. They had stopped a STAB. And I wasn't the only one, I noticed them doing it to at least three other forces personelle throughout the day.

Did they notice these little details? Apparently not even after I wrote peace through superior firepower on their banner...

This confirmed my belief that student activists have a singular and unique talent for compressing the largest ammount of rhetoric into the least ammount of thought.
 
#17
Saw one studenty type wearing a tshirt emblazoned proudly with the slogan ''Smoke crack not iraq'' and his mate had a similar style one saying 'drop acid not bombs'' :roll:
 
#18
Then we have the more sinister protestors who enjoy kicking off in front of woman and children. This was disgusting, there is a childrens play area just a few metres away from were al this happened and many children witnessed this behaviour. And we can all guess who orchestrated this act - our old friends SF & Co (Scumbags dressed in suits) - typical.

Gaza Protestors Belfast
 
#19
Let them go ahead, it keeps them out of mischief, lets them think they are doing something really important, and of course as soon as Israel hears about it they will be out of Gaza like a shot, hell-bent on making amends to the Palestinians.
 
#20
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
seaweed The Book Club 0
Ciggie The NAAFI Bar 77
Mr_Fingerz The NAAFI Bar 16

Similar threads

Latest Threads

Top