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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
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How many more times do folk have to be shot and killed or seriously injured in the US before folk in power get their arses into gear, say enough is enough and change the gun laws? Another bloody shooting.

 

"But its our right as Americans to bear arms"

Utter morons.

 

In other news there is an ongoing gun battle at Karachi international airport with 10 dead so far.

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meanmistermustard said
How many more times do folk have to be shot and killed or seriously injured in the US before folk in power get their arses into gear, say enough is enough and change the gun laws? Another bloody
shooting.

I'm hoping to hear from my relatives in Vegas soon.

I was hoping Sandy Hook would be a turning point, but to paraphrase one right-winger, lives don't trump rights here, apparently.

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Just saw a Facebook post from David Sylvian that his frequent collaborator and another one of my favorite musicians, Ryuichi Sakamoto, has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

Such a shock. Mick Karn, the bassist of Japan (Sylvian's former band) died of cancer in 2011, and that is one of the deaths, outside of family and friends, that still hits me the hardest. I wish Sakamoto all the best.

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From the BBC - "A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, amid allegations it was shot down... Both the Ukrainian government and rebels have denied shooting it down in the region close to the Russian border." Over 100 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage so far.

Its the third plane shot down in the last few days after two Ukrainian militairy planes were shot down, believed to have been by Pro-Russian separatists.

 

Not much you can really say except thoughts have to go out to the families of those on board. Horrible horrible news.

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A Malaysian plane has been shot down over Ukraine; all 295 passengers have lost their lives. RIP.

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MrMoonlight said
A Malaysian plane has been shot down over Ukraine; all 295 passengers have lost their lives. RIP.

Yes it is terrible. There were also Dutch people in there. My condolences go to the friends and family of the passengers (and crew). 

 

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MrMoonlight said
A Malaysian plane has been shot down over Ukraine; all 295 passengers have lost their lives. RIP.

Really awful news - I hope no one here has lost anyone close - 28 Australians on board as well.

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MrMoonlight said
A Malaysian plane has been shot down over Ukraine; all 295 passengers have lost their lives. RIP.

I give my full respect and condolonces. Were there any Americans on board?

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^^ Not that I've read. But this story just gets more and more heartbreaking.

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