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Re: Shootings and the explosions in Paris

A man arrested in Argenteuil. Already known to police for aiding jihadists to get to Syria. Explosives found in an apartment, masks and bottles of chemicals.

Paris has probably never been safer than now. Police/soldiers in stations and airports, patrolling tourist areas. The terrorists may prefer to target another European country in the interim.

An article yesterday mentioned 400 trained jihadists now on European soil waiting to launch terrorist operations. The awful question is who will be next.
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A man arrested in Argenteuil. Already known to police for aiding jihadists to get to Syria. Explosives found in an apartment, masks and bottles of chemicals.

Paris has probably never been safer than now. Police/soldiers in stations and airports, patrolling tourist areas. The terrorists may prefer to target another European country in the interim.

An article yesterday mentioned 400 trained jihadists now on European soil waiting to launch terrorist operations. The awful question is who will be next.
I wouldn't visit Paris any time soon tbh, even less now with police patrolling everywhere.
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Old 25.03.2016, 10:00
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So it's settled then. It must be a Goddess who wants killing in her name.
No, it's stupid a**holes who use fictious beings to justify killing people for their own sick ends.
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Old 25.03.2016, 10:03
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Re: Shootings and the explosions in Paris

Lawyer says, no my client knew nothing about the attacks being prepared. Hmmn.

Info on yesterday's arrest in Paris suburb :

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bel...-idUKKCN0WR017
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No, it's stupid a**holes who use fictious beings to justify killing people for their own sick ends.
If it wasn't in the name of Allah, it would be in the name of Mao or Marx.

Arseholes are still arseholes whichever flag they use to justify their arseholery.
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Old 25.03.2016, 10:24
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Lawyer says, no my client knew nothing about the attacks being prepared. Hmmn.

Info on yesterday's arrest in Paris suburb :

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bel...-idUKKCN0WR017
From the link "Justice Minister Geens said systems should be reviewed but noted that other countries had been attacked, citing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States in which he noted that "there were 3,000 dead.""

Pathetic comment plus he failed to mention that the US, unlike Belgium, did not have the possibility offered to arrest one of the terrorists before the attack. Turkey claims the Belgian terrorist was arrested twice and sent back to Europe both times as a suspected terrorist but Belgium was not interested.

Some newspapers are claiming that Israel gave Belgium a detailed warning about a Metro station attack but so far no real evidence to support this claim.
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Old 25.03.2016, 10:26
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I'll be in Paris for the easter weekend... gulp.
Probably best to avoid the Metro; taxis are relatively cheap compared to here.
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Probably best to avoid the Metro; taxis are relatively cheap compared to here.
True marton, true. Anyway I'm sure it'll be a blast.
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Old 25.03.2016, 10:35
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Re: Shootings and the explosions in Paris

I'm hoping it won't be. I think we've had more than our fair share.
Who else wants a turn?

And for those people who can't afford taxis, even in France, where it's so cheap, what do you suggest, Marton? Stay home and knit?
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I'm hoping it won't be. I think we've had more than our fair share.
Who else wants a turn?

And for those people who can't afford taxis, even in France, where it's so cheap, what do you suggest, Marton? Stay home and knit?
Don't you know every EF member earns over 120K so taxi fares are just small change
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Old 25.03.2016, 10:56
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Don't you know every EF member earns over 120K so taxi fares are just small change
Really, Marton. That's a strange assumption. I don't, for one.
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Old 25.03.2016, 10:58
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Really, Marton. That's a strange assumption. I don't, for one.
But then your OH does? You did mention wanting to pay 5k for a house/an apartment?
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But then your OH does? You did mention wanting to pay 5k for a house/an apartment?
I don't know that anyone's salary here is anyone's business. And I certainly don't *want* to pay 5k in rental anywhere. I do however need to house 5 people and some animals near Zurich, preferably in a similar way to the home we currently have. Any ideas how I can do that for less?
Off topic and unnecessary.

I was merely pointing out that a vast number of people in France and elsewhere have no choice but to use public transport, so advice to 'just take a taxi' is flippant and wrong.
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Old 25.03.2016, 11:06
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I wouldn't visit Paris any time soon tbh, even less now with police patrolling everywhere.
With that number of police patrolling everywhere it's probably a good time to visit Paris. Not so sure about the rest of France though, I can see Marseille or Lyon or Toulouse or Bordeaux being targeted next.
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Old 25.03.2016, 11:16
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With that number of police patrolling everywhere it's probably a good time to visit Paris. Not so sure about the rest of France though, I can see Marseille or Lyon or Toulouse or Bordeaux being targeted next.
They (IS) are saying they have 400 active 'soldiers' on European soil, ready to act. It could be just anywhere. Preferably a large city, of course. Soft targets. If we can't track the known ones and pull them out before they launch an attack, how can we neutralize the others? The Secret Services in Belgium had most of the perpetrators on radar. What went wrong?
Someone mentioned that night-time raids in Belgium are illegal. In France, once they'd declared a state of emergency, it was no-holds barred. They could do dawn/night-time raids, go in without a warrant from a judge (provided they had sufficient grounds).
We are fighting the lawless with our hands tied most of the time.
And they are probably laughing at us.
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Old 25.03.2016, 11:24
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I don't know that anyone's salary here is anyone's business. And I certainly don't *want* to pay 5k in rental anywhere. I do however need to house 5 people and some animals near Zurich, preferably in a similar way to the home we currently have. Any ideas how I can do that for less?
Off topic and unnecessary.

I was merely pointing out that a vast number of people in France and elsewhere have no choice but to use public transport, so advice to 'just take a taxi' is flippant and wrong.
My advice to 'just take a taxi' was advice to a Swiss tourist not to "a vast number of people in France and elsewhere".

Usually tourists travel with their families so the cost per head in a taxi is usually not much more than the Public transport cost for the same ride.
A Paris Metro Ticket is currently priced at 1,80€ for a single ride and you are a family of 5 so that would be 9 euro for all of you for a single ride.
I was in Paris a couple of years ago and we could travel 2 or 3Km in a taxi for 9 euro; probably twice as far with Uber.

Plus the benefit of saving time versus public transport which is important when you are on a short visit to a foreign city.
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Old 25.03.2016, 11:33
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I don't know that anyone's salary here is anyone's business. And I certainly don't *want* to pay 5k in rental anywhere. I do however need to house 5 people and some animals near Zurich, preferably in a similar way to the home we currently have. Any ideas how I can do that for less?
Off topic and unnecessary.

I was merely pointing out that a vast number of people in France and elsewhere have no choice but to use public transport, so advice to 'just take a taxi' is flippant and wrong.
What? He wasn't making a suggestion to the French nation, he was saying it to me, a tourist who lives in a Switzerland. It's sound advice and I will be doing it anyway because as he says, taxis are comparatively cheap compared to CH.

Stop making silly knee jerk posts when you don't even understand the context of what is being said.
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What? He wasn't making a suggestion to the French nation, he was saying it to me, a tourist who lives in a Switzerland. It's sound advice and I will be doing it anyway because as he says, taxis are comparatively cj application to moored to here. .

Stop making knee here posts when you don't even understand the context of what is being said.
What ?
This is a forum. When you reply, you don't just 'talk' to one person.
Some of your post was unintelligible.

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You are right - cats kill and torture their victims for pleasure -... However they are the only animal I've ever observed to do so.
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Bottled-nose dolpins and killer whales kill for the sheer fun of it as well. Killer whales play (torture) with their live food.
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What ?
This is a forum. When you reply, you don't just 'talk' to one person.
Some of your post was intelligible.
When you quote one person in your post and the content is a direct reference to that post then it's generally assumed to be directed at that individual.

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