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#148219 - 01/12/04 10:10 AM Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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#148220 - 01/14/04 10:48 PM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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TG,
Yeah, I saw something on the FireNet about these incidents.
Apparently, tests revealed that the compound was Sulphuric Acid from a Lead-Acid Gel-Cell Battery.
What a sick thing to do!.
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#148221 - 01/15/04 10:59 AM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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Acid!

That is way, way, extremely major sick.

I hope the catch whomever did it and give 'em and let the punishment fit the crime!

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#148222 - 01/16/04 12:04 AM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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News report tonight, goes the way of, there are the same people, centre-ing on attacking clubs and pubs.
There is a very sick mind amongst us,what sort of an egg-head would look to burn a fellow human being.
Apparently, this person has a real dislike for the Female sex, well I would tend think this, as all of the attacks have been in Womens toilets.
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#148223 - 01/16/04 05:21 AM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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That sound you hear is the shattering of British idea that New Zealand had somehow escaped the worst of modern times and was still like "The Britain of 40 years ago."

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#148224 - 01/23/04 05:01 AM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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Yes Paul,
You are darn right there!.
New Zealand in the last 10 or so years has become a rather nasty place to live in.
Would you believe that when I was 10 or 11 we used to be able to leave our houses wide open and go away for most of the day and return to the same house that you left.
Well, do that these days and you'd be lucky if there was even a house to come back to!.
I blame a good deal of this anti-social behaviour on drugs and lack of general self-discipline.
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#148225 - 01/31/04 01:11 AM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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TG,
This storey has taken a very sad and sinister twist tonight.
In the public toilets in Ashburton here there was a victim of the very same burns as the people recieved in Christchurch.
Believe you me if I get hold of the person that is doing this, I'll choke the out of them!.
We tried to get video cameras installed around the toilet areas looking for suspicious people(mainly graffiti writers), but the Civil Liberties Brigade said it would breach peoples Human Rights.
Uhhh???.
This just ain't working!
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#148226 - 02/01/04 04:41 PM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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That's just plain sick! Part of the problem with news reports is that people get ideas and then start with "copycat" crimes. Yet, to not warn the public would not be good, either.

Darned if ya do, darned if ya don't.

I agree about the downward spiral. People don't want to accept responsibility for their actions anymore. Criminals seem to have more rights than victims, etc. Children get away with everything and anything in the schools.

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#148227 - 02/02/04 12:27 PM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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Mike, it isn't any better over here in the good old USA. A burglar, breaking into your house can cut himself on the same window he broke, and sue you and collect from your homeowners insurance company. Over here, your Civil Liberties Brigade is called the A.C.L.U., or American Civil Liberties Union.

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#148228 - 02/04/04 03:38 AM Re: Those New Zealand Public Toilets...Ouch!
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Part of the problem with news reports is that people get ideas and then start with "copycat" crimes.

The scary thing is that some of these "me too" creeps pop-up where you least expect them. Just after the Washington sniper incident a while back, there was a news report of a sniper prowling a small town (I forget which) in West Virginia, with all the locals shaking their heads in disbelief and saying "This sort of thing just doesn't happen here."

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A burglar, breaking into your house can cut himself on the same window he broke, and sue you

The same in Britain, unfortunately. Worse yet, if you confront a burglar you find in your home and defend yourself, when the police eventually turn up, they are just as likely to arrest you for hitting the poor "innocent" intruder.

Is this sort of nonsense going on everywhere, or is it confined mostly to English-speaking countries? Maybe we just don't hear of similar stories from elsewhere.

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