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Mobile speed van destroyed in Dundalk arson attack

26/11/2010 - 08:45:01
A mobile speed van has been completely destroyed in an arson attack in Dundalk, Co Louth this morning.

The incident happened just before 5am when the van was carrying out a traffic survey on the Dundalk to Carrickmacross road.

Mobile speed van destroyed in Dundalk arson attack | BreakingNews.ie


The TV licence guys could be next? :eek:
 


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Mobile speed van destroyed in Dundalk arson attack

26/11/2010 - 08:45:01
A mobile speed van has been completely destroyed in an arson attack in Dundalk, Co Louth this morning.

The incident happened just before 5am when the van was carrying out a traffic survey on the Dundalk to Carrickmacross road.

Mobile speed van destroyed in Dundalk arson attack | BreakingNews.ie


The TV licence guys could be next? :eek:
I thought the driver was uninjured? The article gives the impression that they're not after the guys, they're after the machines - the type of machine that is used to further one set of interests at the expense of the general public interest. It seems that democracy has long lost its potency to make any difference where profits are involved, so personally, I don't see any other way to slow the growth of the type of privatised police state that these speed vans are only one aspect of. As long as no one gets hurt.
 

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Was driver in the back or what. Dastardly attack, could have resulted in an employee doing his work being burned to death.
 

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Is it any surprise this happened in bandit country with one of the highest level of road deaths per capita? I just hope they can catch them. Lucky the driver wasn't injured.
 

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Bad form
 

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This is disgraceful behaviour and a worrying development! Probably some nutter of a speed killer who resents any attempt to curb his homocidal tendencies.

Speed checks are there to save lives, if you exceed the limits set, you deserve to be screwded where it hurts - in the arse pocket!

On the other hand may well be part of the current slash and burn activities of one of the many socialist/anarchist thugs who have crawled out from under a stone in recent months.

Either way, I consider we can expect more of 'this kind of thing' in the future.
 

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I thought the driver was uninjured? The article gives the impression that they're not after the guys, they're after the machines - the type of machine that is used to further one set of interests at the expense of the general public interest. It seems that democracy has long lost its potency to make any difference where profits are involved, so personally, I don't see any other way to slow the growth of the type of privatised police state that these speed vans are only one aspect of. As long as no one gets hurt.
This is a disgraceful post, you are no better than the scumbags who set fire to the van.
 

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This is a disgraceful post, you are no better than the scumbags who set fire to the van.
I don't want to live in a privatised police state. Perhaps you do? It is quite obvious that these vans are more stealth tax than safety oriented. So what do you suggest is done? All I see is an inexorable rise in this type of thing, and it doesn't matter a monkey's nut what anyone says, or how they vote. I am open to suggestions. Of course, arson is a very very very last resort. And it doesn't need to be said that the health and safety of people and personnel should be paramount. So, what's the alternative? Or I guess you'd rather just wallow in your self righteous indignation.
 

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Is it any surprise this happened in bandit country with one of the highest level of road deaths per capita? I just hope they can catch them. Lucky the driver wasn't injured.
+1

Well said, this particular area is fast returning to the lawlessness it was infamous for during "the troubles", as the hard men and women, and thier hangers on turn to serious crime.
 

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This is disgraceful behaviour and a worrying development! Probably some nutter of a speed killer who resents any attempt to curb his homocidal tendencies.

Speed checks are there to save lives, if you exceed the limits set, you deserve to be screwded where it hurts - in the arse pocket!

On the other hand may well be part of the current slash and burn activities of one of the many socialist/anarchist thugs who have crawled out from under a stone in recent months.

Either way, I consider we can expect more of 'this kind of thing' in the future.
Yes skype it's all the socialist fault.

FEGIT
 

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I don't want to live in a privatised police state. Perhaps you do? It is quite obvious that these vans are more stealth tax than safety oriented. So what do you suggest is done? All I see is an inexorable rise in this type of thing, and it doesn't matter a monkey's nut what anyone says, or how they vote. I am open to suggestions. Of course, arson is a very very very last resort. And it doesn't need to be said that the health and safety of people and personnel should be paramount. So, what's the alternative? Or I guess you'd rather just wallow in your self righteous indignation.
Democrats elect people that will change the laws, anarchists and scumbags take the law into their own hands. Obviously you're in the second category.

BTW: I am not in favour of these privately run mobile units.
 

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This is a disgraceful post, you are no better than the scumbags who set fire to the van.
No. The scumbags who set fire to the van, endangered the life of the man inside.

The poster who wrote something you didn't like, just upset you.

That's two very different actions and results.
 

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Well said, this particular area is fast returning to the lawlessness it was infamous for during "the troubles", as the hard men and women, and thier hangers on turn to serious crime.
You are a walking ignoramus and cliché maybe you should visit an area before you make such statements.
 

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No. The scumbags who set fire to the van, endangered the life of the man inside.

The poster who wrote something you didn't like, just upset you.

That's two very different actions and results.
He is condoning the actions of those that burnt the van and put the drivers life in danger, that is as bad as the SF leadership refusing to condemn the killers of Garda Gerry McCabe. I do not agree with your post.
 

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It is quite obvious that these vans are more stealth tax than safety oriented.
It isn't obvious at all. That road is dangerous that's why they have a camera there. If they wanted to raise revenue, the camera would be on motorway bridges like you get in England. I'm no fan of speed cameras but I haven't seen anything to suggest that this scheme is for revenue raising, yet. Dempsey and Ahern smirking at the camera when asked about this didn't reassure me though.
 

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I also think that people automatically assuming a murderous intent, when there is no evidence of that in the article, is a crime as bad as arson.

How do people know that the arsonists did not take care that the driver was unharmed - that they asked him to step away from the van, and take care not to stand too near the flames?

It may have happened, reading this article.

But no, people would prefer to indulge in self-righteous indignation and label the perpetrators 'murderers', on no evidence whatsoever. There's a big diffreence between a murderer and an arsonist.
 


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