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Old 17.03.2019, 20:48
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this says alot. Blond blue eyed
Are you equating blond-hair, blue-eyed people with white supremacists in the same way that people equate headscarves with terrorists?
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Old 18.03.2019, 00:00
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Old 18.03.2019, 01:33
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

He says a lot of things apparently:

"I actually refuse to hold the door for white people. Life's too easy for them as it is, it's my way of throwing in some obstacles."

-Osman Faruqi, Twitter, 15.10.17
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Old 18.03.2019, 02:49
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Lurking in the shadows... the number of posts following this shooting pale in comparison to those on US soil*, yet the body count = to Orlando and not much lower than Las Vegas. WTF - where is the faux outrage and all the gun control vitriol?

Guess it doesn't fit the narrative...

#killerstayedalivefortheplatform

*check it out =#posts/3 days following

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Old 18.03.2019, 07:24
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He says a lot of things apparently:

"I actually refuse to hold the door for white people. Life's too easy for them as it is, it's my way of throwing in some obstacles."

-Osman Faruqi, Twitter, 15.10.17
Yeah, these horrible people hiding their hate speech behind political correctness, not like this prick getting it out there for all to see.
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Old 18.03.2019, 07:38
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Lurking in the shadows... the number of posts following this shooting pale in comparison to those on US soil*, yet the body count = to Orlando and not much lower than Las Vegas. WTF - where is the faux outrage and all the gun control vitriol?

Guess it doesn't fit the narrative...

#killerstayedalivefortheplatform

*check it out =#posts/3 days following

#shooterisawanker
If you’re talking about EF, it might also be to do with the timing. The forum is less active at the weekend, esp if it’s sunny. There were a fair few posts through Friday then it tailed off. Orlando happened on a Sunday (late-ish for European time) so was more edging into the working week.

Not saying it’s the be all and end all but lack of posting doesn’t mean a lack of importance.
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Old 18.03.2019, 07:57
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Lurking in the shadows... the number of posts following this shooting pale in comparison to those on US soil*, yet the body count = to Orlando and not much lower than Las Vegas. WTF - where is the faux outrage and all the gun control vitriol?

Guess it doesn't fit the narrative...

#killerstayedalivefortheplatform

*check it out =#posts/3 days following

#shooterisawanker
And you can't be happy with your vast collection of guns because some people on EF dislike Americans? lol

#snowflake

I mean seriously, are you for real? You can't compare a few shootings here and there with the constant series of mass murders in the USA. Proportions and all that. Enjoy your guns. MAGA
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Old 18.03.2019, 08:06
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LWTF - where is ....... all the gun control vitriol?
Reckon there's a fair chance that no-one knew what New Zealand gun control laws were. Is now clear they are far too lax and unlike certain other countries the government want (yes, too late) to do something about it.
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Old 18.03.2019, 08:17
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Reckon there's a fair chance that no-one knew what New Zealand gun control laws were. Is now clear they are far too lax and unlike certain other countries the government want (yes, too late) to do something about it.
This has nothing to do with gun laws and everything to do with White Supremacists. Gun laws don’t prevent mass killings, see the school shooting in Brazil for details (though apparently you’re not allowed to mention that as they’re still grieving or something).
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Old 18.03.2019, 08:25
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This has nothing to do with gun laws and everything to do with White Supremacists. Gun laws don’t prevent mass killings, see the school shooting in Brazil for details (though apparently you’re not allowed to mention that as they’re still grieving or something).
Ah the old NRA argument wheeled out for a new airing.

Yes, they don't prevent. But they do hinder and that's already enough for me. In this particular case non-availability may well have had an effect on his ability to obtain the high capacity semi-automatic used.
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Ah the old NRA argument wheeled out for a new airing.

Yes, they don't prevent. But they do hinder and that's already enough for me. In this particular case non-availability may well have had an effect on his ability to obtain the high capacity semi-automatic used.
Then he would have used explosives, or a truck or something else. If you set out to kill as many people as possible then there’s little that can be done to prevent it. New Zealand has managed for years with its gun laws and now one Australian is going to ruin it for them all.
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Reckon there's a fair chance that no-one knew what New Zealand gun control laws were. Is now clear they are far too lax and unlike certain other countries the government want (yes, too late) to do something about it.
I knew, but mainly because my OH lived there for a while in a house share with a policewoman, and also because, along with Switzerland, it's one of the countries whose stats are often quoted in the aftermath of US gun massacres. However, the psychology of their relationship with guns is markedly different.
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Old 18.03.2019, 09:21
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He says a lot of things apparently:

"I actually refuse to hold the door for white people. Life's too easy for them as it is, it's my way of throwing in some obstacles."

-Osman Faruqi, Twitter, 15.10.17
That court case has already been fought and lost by Mark Latham. https://www.theguardian.com/australi...s-osman-faruqi

Lazy research pilatus, and Loz too quick to jump on the bandwagon. Quelle surprise!
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Old 18.03.2019, 09:27
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That court case has already been fought and lost by Mark Latham. https://www.theguardian.com/australi...s-osman-faruqi

Lazy research pilatus, and Loz too quick to jump on the bandwagon. Quelle surprise!
And this is why we need a ban on guns, especially ones that can fire at high rates. Someone sees something they don't like, get emotional and go grab their weapon. The fact is we base our laws around the "worst" in society (WE can all drive safely over the speed limit, drink drive limit etc, but not everyone can) so you have to err on the side of caution.
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Old 18.03.2019, 09:43
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Then he would have used explosives, or a truck or something else. If you set out to kill as many people as possible then there’s little that can be done to prevent it. New Zealand has managed for years with its gun laws and now one Australian is going to ruin it for them all.
No. No-one is proposing they can't have their guns. Just not guns for which the sole reasonable purpose is to kill massive numbers of people.

Oh and there was an earlier incident, back in 1990 (Aramoana).
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Old 18.03.2019, 09:45
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That court case has already been fought and lost by Mark Latham. https://www.theguardian.com/australi...s-osman-faruqi

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So, he didn't say that?

Are your synapses firing? Have you had your coffee yet today?
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So, he didn't say that?

Are your synapses firing? Have you had your coffee yet today?
Hard to tell if she’s being willingly ignorant or if she really doesn’t see the hypocrisy.
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

I don't think lack of posting on EF correlates to lack of care.

This shooting has been almost all I have thought about over the weekend. It is horrific, sickening. I am so disgusted by the alt-right movement in Australia and it is constantly being fed by pathetic bigots just like Mark Latham, Anning has really taken the spotlight at the moment though.
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Old 18.03.2019, 10:13
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So, he didn't say that?
Take it up with him, and I hope you have deep pockets.
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I'm not being "willingly ignorant" (though I would have used the term 'willfully ignorant' personally). Before yesterday, I was ignorant of the person in question. It was purely his words that struck a chord when they were quoted by someone that I do respect.

Today, you expect me to have full knowledge of everything about him and defend his reputation, but it took seconds... literally seconds... to find the court case specifically regarding the tweet in question (and others). Compared to some of the views you've put forward on this forum, his words are small fry. If anything, you (of all people) should read how the case was fought and won and applaud it. It was a very interesting and contentious case.
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Old 18.03.2019, 10:16
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This has nothing to do with gun laws and everything to do with White Supremacists. Gun laws don’t prevent mass killings, see the school shooting in Brazil for details (though apparently you’re not allowed to mention that as they’re still grieving or something).
Bullshit.

Take your deluded, right wing views elsewhere. Be an arsehole somewhere else.
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