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Old 21.12.2016, 18:09
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Which is why I've been out for sometime but still consider myself to be "in" government because of my associations like my family and friends who are still actively in.
Since Danny Dyer found out he's a direct descendant of the Kings of England from William the Conquerer to Edward III... which was a bit of a shocker... you'll have to do better than that. It's all very secret squirrel and is supposed to stay that way.
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Old 21.12.2016, 18:52
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Excuse me for interrupting .... remember that shooting in the mosque in Zurich ... does anyone know more? The latest news on internet seem to be from yesterday?!
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Old 21.12.2016, 19:03
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Excuse me for interrupting .... remember that shooting in the mosque in Zurich ... does anyone know more? The latest news on internet seem to be from yesterday?!
More or less all that is known: http://www.nzz.ch/zuerich/aktuell/vo...sten-ld.136001

Do not expect any thing more in the next few days.
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Old 21.12.2016, 19:05
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More or less all that is known: http://www.nzz.ch/zuerich/aktuell/vo...sten-ld.136001

Do not expect any thing more in the next few days.
Thank you for the link. That's enough for me, I don't need the gory details anyway.
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Perhaps the rest of the world should follow Japan's example.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38365729
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Old 06.01.2017, 20:36
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Nine people have been injured after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida.
According to Sky sources, the suspected gunman has died.
http://news.sky.com/story/nine-peopl...orida-10720179
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Old 06.01.2017, 23:27
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Perhaps the rest of the world should follow Japan's example.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38365729
But don't you know that gun bans achieve absolutely nothing? Just read through this thread, guns don't kill people, people do, etc. The massive rate of gun ownership in the US has no relationship with the massively large number of people shot to death there.
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Old 06.01.2017, 23:53
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fort-la...ting-1.3924610
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Old 07.01.2017, 02:38
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CNN released a photo of the 'mentally ill' shooter:
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Old 07.01.2017, 02:41
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But I think they 'accidentally' cropped it too much as they seem to have cut out his keffiyeh scarf and his index finger for some reason
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Old 07.01.2017, 16:19
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CNN released a photo of the 'mentally ill' shooter:
Have you seen the statement from the FBI guy in Anchorage? I think we can safely say this guy was mentally ill and should have had his firearms licence revoked and all firearms removed from his possession.
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Old 07.01.2017, 17:14
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Have you seen the statement from the FBI guy in Anchorage? I think we can safely say this guy was mentally ill and should have had his firearms licence revoked and all firearms removed from his possession.
I thought being mentally ill was a requirement for joining ISIS?
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Old 07.01.2017, 17:20
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I thought being mentally ill was a requirement for joining ISIS?
You're making a huge leap here.

The guy's displaying signs of having paranoid schizophrenia and I'd be intrigued to see what the diagnosis was when he was assessed in hospital in Anchorage.
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Old 07.01.2017, 17:46
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You're making a huge leap here.

The guy's displaying signs of having paranoid schizophrenia and I'd be intrigued to see what the diagnosis was when he was assessed in hospital in Anchorage.
You might be right, but as long as we're all doctors I might be inclined to diagnose PTSD given his military history.

Either way, mix in a bit of Islamic extremism and voila
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Old 07.01.2017, 18:00
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You might be right, but as long as we're all doctors I might be inclined to diagnose PTSD given his military history.

Either way, mix in a bit of Islamic extremism and voila
It doesn't actually matter if he is ISIS or not. Even if the media denies it, or whatever they write (mentally ill, jealous lover, animal rights activist, disgruntled employee whatever), looking at the comments sections of news sites, it's clear that the general public has developed a kind of Pavlov's dog reaction to a shooting in a public area and automatically attribute it to their favourite terrorist organisation du jour.

ISIS don't need to do anything any more; just wait for the next unhinged dickhead to open fire and watch the paranoid public put 2 and 2 together to come up with 956.

Their work here is done.
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Old 07.01.2017, 18:07
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It doesn't actually matter if he is ISIS or not. Even if the media denies it, or whatever they write (mentally ill, jealous lover, animal rights activist, disgruntled employee whatever), looking at the comments sections of news sites, it's clear that the general public has developed a kind of Pavlov's dog reaction to a shooting in a public area and automatically attribute it to their favourite terrorist organisation du jour.

ISIS don't need to do anything any more; just wait for the next unhinged dickhead to open fire and watch the paranoid public put 2 and 2 together to come up with 956.

Their work here is done.
For what it's worth, I completely agree the bottom line factor is mental illness.

But I also think the reaction you're citing is rather natural. Think of it as 'The Religion who Cried Wolf'
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Old 07.01.2017, 18:10
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You might be right, but as long as we're all doctors I might be inclined to diagnose PMS given his military history.

Either way, mix in a bit of Islamic extremism and voila
Fixed that for you
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You might be right, but as long as we're all doctors I might be inclined to diagnose PTSD given his military history.

Either way, mix in a bit of Islamic extremism and voila
Again, you're making a huge leap.

I have zero medical training beyond being a first aider for several years many moons ago, but I did watch the statement given by the people in Anchorage, and my ex-husband was diagnosed with PTSD, so I have just a smidgen of experience of that particular diagnosis. Walking into an FBI office claiming that the CIA are controlling your mind....hmmm...hence why I said I'd be intrigued to know what his diagnosis was.

I want facts not conjecture.
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Old 12.01.2017, 15:41
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Tuesday last week Rehtobel AR, two police officer shot. Shooter shot him self the same day.
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama...story/31016243

Tuesday Winterthur, one person shot after a dispute. Condition still life threatening
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/20798785
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Old 12.01.2017, 21:09
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Tuesday Winterthur, one person shot after a dispute. Condition still life threatening
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/20798785
Man, I used to live in the house in the background of the photo in Sennhof!! (which is not the house it happened in as it's an apartment-house). Still, makes one think ...
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