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Medea Fleecestealer 08.08.2019 19:34

A stabbing just happened (*fill in the blank*)
 
Seems we need a thread for these now as well. :(

Police officer hurt in machete attack in Leyton in the UK.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-49273979

4 dead and 2 injured in a stabbing attack in southern California.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49284329

bowlie 08.08.2019 20:34

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Thank god they didnít have AK47s

st2lemans 08.08.2019 21:41

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Reminds me to sharpen my switchblades tomorrow. :eek:

Tom

Medea Fleecestealer 13.08.2019 11:32

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Stabbings in Australia.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-49327241

Medea Fleecestealer 15.08.2019 07:37

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Man stabbed to death in Newcastle. 6 arrested.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-49353430

Medea Fleecestealer 15.08.2019 19:10

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60 year old stabbed outside the Home Office in London.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-49360747

araqyl 16.08.2019 23:30

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 3090738)

https://www.pedestrian.tv/content/up...LVUAA03WA.jpeg

Medea Fleecestealer 24.08.2019 14:33

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Birmingham, UK - 1 dead, 1 critical in a stabbing incident.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-49459042

Medea Fleecestealer 24.08.2019 18:10

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Woman stabbed to death in Essex.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-49451939

Chuff 25.08.2019 00:44

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Out of interest, what is the point in having a thread recording every stabbing that happens in the UK? It happens very often in the UK and is not as newsworthy as terrorism, which we already have a thread for. Are you going to sit there and catalogue every gang-related stabbing of every poor teen in London too? It happens very frequently.

Clocker 25.08.2019 08:24

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Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3094390)
Out of interest, what is the point in having a thread recording every stabbing that happens in the UK?

There's no point. We know that all of this horrific stuff goes on, more or less everywhere. It's not really relevant to this particular forum, nor even the segment 'international affairs/politics'. If anything it is local news specific to that country or region which each of us can read about, if we so choose.

Most of us will read the news in any case and the majority may read the headline, maybe the introduction, but not the main article, unless it is a big story, or relevant to us, say if we are from the area.

The same thing goes for the shooting thread. Every story about shootings where lives are lost unnecessarily is tragic, but the sad truth is, it is a regular occurrence worldwide.

greenmount 25.08.2019 09:30

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Originally Posted by Clocker (Post 3094404)
Every story about shootings where lives are lost unnecessarily is tragic, but the sad truth is, it is a regular occurrence worldwide.

Lol, no. It is not a regular anything all over the world, no way. Neither the stabbings, apart from some isolated cases here and there. So not every country has that.



But I agree on some points: what's the point of these threads? What's the relevance to our lives here in CH?

Well, only Medea knows....;)

st2lemans 25.08.2019 10:22

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Originally Posted by doropfiz (Post 3094418)
Those who come from the USA, but have lived in Switzerland for a while, probably have a different perspective, so that an American living here could understand/provide/share the Europeanized version of their views with others also Europeanized, in a way that just reading the USA news cannot do.

My views certainly have not become Europeanized in the 33 years that I've been here.

Tom

Medea Fleecestealer 25.08.2019 10:43

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I didn't start the shooting one so don't blame me for that. :p

As for this one, why not? These incidents seem to be on the increase (or are reported more than before) and happen worldwide. If you're not interested then simply don't view/comment on the thread. There are plenty of threads on the forum I don't bother to look at/comment on.

porsch1909 25.08.2019 11:16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3094390)
Out of interest, what is the point in having a thread recording every stabbing that happens in the UK? It happens very often in the UK and is not as newsworthy as terrorism, which we already have a thread for. Are you going to sit there and catalogue every gang-related stabbing of every poor teen in London too? It happens very frequently.

I think it's just a whataboutism thread.

'the US has shootings....well the UK has stabbing as well so stop talking about shootings!'

greenmount 25.08.2019 14:24

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Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 3094433)
I didn't start the shooting one so don't blame me for that. :p

As for this one, why not? These incidents seem to be on the increase (or are reported more than before) and happen worldwide. If you're not interested then simply don't view/comment on the thread. There are plenty of threads on the forum I don't bother to look at/comment on.

Irrelevant for our living here unless you want to make a point. But so there are 90% of the threads here, so why not this one too...:rolleyes:

I don't think you or anyone else here is better off, more knowledgeable or experiences whatever improvement in their lives if they hear about shit that happens every day around the globe. But each to their own...

blackbird 25.08.2019 15:35

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Even here in switzerland , there are stabbings like these:

https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/bern/st...stopp-27212166

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich...story/22649896

It is part of the youth , to get out " armed" just in case something is happening, even when it is only a cutter or switchblade for example.
The young people want to be tough , have some reputation because of the pressure of the people they hang out with.

Guest 25.08.2019 16:00

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3094426)
My views certainly have not become Europeanized in the 33 years that I've been here.

Tom

Perhaps not, but would you not say you've become Swissified?

Guest 25.08.2019 16:06

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Perhaps not, but would you not say you've become Swissified?
Well he lives in Ticino, is that where one becomes Swiss..

;)

greenmount 25.08.2019 18:46

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Perhaps not, but would you not say you've become Swissified?

Tom likes to pretend that Switzerland is not Europe.
In his view, Europe is that group of libtards, neo-lefties, mother f***ers up to no good called European Union.

So no, he's not Europenised. :D

(or something like this)


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