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Old 08.08.2019, 20:34
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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
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Thank god they didnít have AK47s
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Old 08.08.2019, 22:41
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Reminds me to sharpen my switchblades tomorrow.

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Old 13.08.2019, 12:32
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Stabbings in Australia.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-49327241
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Old 15.08.2019, 08:37
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Man stabbed to death in Newcastle. 6 arrested.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-49353430
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Old 15.08.2019, 20:10
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60 year old stabbed outside the Home Office in London.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-49360747
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Birmingham, UK - 1 dead, 1 critical in a stabbing incident.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-49459042
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Old 24.08.2019, 19:10
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Woman stabbed to death in Essex.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-49451939
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Re: A stabbing just happened (*fill in the blank*)

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.
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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.
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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....
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Re: A stabbing just happened (*fill in the blank*)

The thread about the [mass] shootings, and the debate pro and contra guns, is relevant, in one way or another, to all those from the USA who still have any connections there, also to those who might be considering returning, or those who will have to return.

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.

In Medea's defence: to some extent, any thread started here is to read the responses of this particular group of users, the regulars and the passers-through. Also about stabbing and knifing about which, doubtless, the laws of the various countries are more, or are less, similar to those of Switzerland.
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Old 25.08.2019, 11:22
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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.

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

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That's interesting. Most migrants I know, from wherever to wherever, seem to go through some sort of mix of staunchly retaining things from their original culture, and of embracing some of the things in their new environment. And similarly of feeling liberated from some things about "there" and resenting some things about "here".

The balance of that mix is sometimes particularly apparent when they visit their former country.

If you visit that home country you used to have, 33 years ago, do you still feel like you fit right in, not skipping a beat? And do the locals, there, find you unchanged, not at all Europeanized?
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I didn't start the shooting one so don't blame me for that.

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.
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Old 25.08.2019, 12:16
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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.
I think it's just a whataboutism thread.

'the US has shootings....well the UK has stabbing as well so stop talking about shootings!'
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I didn't start the shooting one so don't blame me for that.

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...

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...
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Re: A stabbing just happened (*fill in the blank*)

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.

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

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