The News Thread

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Sproj, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. ivanhungryjak

    ivanhungryjak NRL Captain

    I hope that dude who rushed him trying to end it is recognised for his bravery.
     
  2. Yeah I was saying that to people I was talking to, he nearly saved a bunch of people, legitimate hero. May have saved lives either way with how long it took the shooter to get back up and compose himself, more time for people to escape / hide.

    Edit: NZ police have confirmed 4 people are in custody over the shootings.
     
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  3. Media reporting at least 30 dead, but police won't confirm. That video, there would be at least 20 - 30 there alone.
     
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    Yep, my estimate was 25-30 in that mosque alone, and if there's multiple mosques and multiple shooters, you've gotta be looking at 50 or more. So terrible.
     
  4. Tom

    Tom NRL Captain

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    I really wish the media would call it a terrorist attack. If a muslim did this at a church it would be called a terrorist attack.
     
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  5. Renegade

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    Because only brownskins are terrorists. Whites are lone wolf attackers. People aren't comfortable with the idea that there are caucasian terrorists living next door, it doesn't fit the narrative.
     
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  6. Sproj

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    They will, give it time, they need to get the facts.

    Goodness, this is horrible. :(
     
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  7. The Kiwi's probably will, but out useless dickhead, and the other useless dickhead across the Pacific won't.
     
  8. Sproj

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    So I saw the start of the video and then decided I didn't want to watch it. It was hard to tell but he did sound a little Australian.

    edit: Morrison has used the word terrorist, there you go.
     
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  9. Clintos

    Clintos NRL Captain

    Awful. Just awful.

    God defend New Zealand
     
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  10. From what I'm reading, the gun laws in NZ do allow you to get those kind of weapons although it's incredibly difficult to do it the legal way and I don't see how this guy could have ever been approved. I could be wrong on that, though.

    https://www.quora.com/What-are-gun-control-laws-like-in-New-Zealand

    But then again, if you know the right people, it's not overly difficult to get those weapons without jumping through all the hoops you need to jump through if getting them legally.
     
  11. Sproj

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    40 dead apparently with at least 20 more in hospital.
     
  12. Some of the comments I've seen are just shocking and makes me wonder how people could possibly be wired that way. It makes me lose faith in humanity.

    A friend of a friend on Facebook came up with this not very well thought out response, "They are just dirty arabs."

    Just **** unbelievable.
     
  13. There are also Kiwis blaming Australia for him, so that's causing a bit of backlash online too. Deadset. 40 innocents died just because they believe in something.

    I'm glad Adern used the terrorist word, and good to see Scomo follow suit.
     
  14. soup

    soup State of Origin Rep

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    I wish I didn’t watch the video.

    It’s not as disturbing as others I’ve seen (the Jordanian pilot burned alive in a cage comes to mind, along with the Mexican having his head removed whilst alive with a **** box cutter), but **** me, the loss of so many lives is incredibly hard to comprehend.

    Why don’t we have a death penalty, or at least torture penalty for those that commit the most despicable of crimes?

    **** humans can be so inhumane.

    I think it’s the coldness and the calmness that does me in the most. That bloke was highly trained. It was like watching a video game, but real.
     
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  15. I refuse to watch the video. Not only because I don't have the stomach for it, but because that is what these **** terrorists want. And yes, they are as bad and as much of a terrorist as any **** ISIL POS throwing people of a building, or piloting an airliner into a WTC tower.

    Throw the book at them, lock them up for the rest of their lives in a 1x2 cell and let them atrophy in there being fed the leftovers and discards from the rest of the prison population.
     
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  16. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    This.

    Throw these pieces of shit in prison for the rest of the worthless lives and make sure their time in there so awful that they are begging to die. Make sure the other prisoners know exactly who they are and what they have done and have them on 24/7 suicide watch, I wouldn’t want these shit stains getting away from their treatment early.
     
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  17. soup

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    ~$100k/year in prison is why. Put them in a room with the loved ones of the deceased, close the door, and move on. Spend that money on supporting the deceased’s family.
     
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  18. ningnangnong

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    I also made the decision to watch the video - I wish I hadn't to be honest.

    I've seen a lot more gruesome videos on the internet, but this one was just so cold-hearted and well executed... I feel a bit sick now.

    Gutted for the families and people affected.
     
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  19. Tom

    Tom NRL Captain

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    Does anyone know the roles of the other people who have been arrested?
     

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