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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
14 March 2019
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Brexit has been butchered. What a sad state of affairs.

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I'm somewhere in between @Wigwam 's position and the globalists. I like the idea of institutions like the EU, but they're not without their problems. There are some issues, (like climate change, space travel, terrorism and human rights) that I believe would be sorted out better if confronted by a lot of nations working together, but more domestic issues deserve more domestic solutions and control. 

I just heard that a vote on whether to have a second referendum was defeated today, but apparently it wasn't actually endorsed by the people's vote movement and will be tried again sometime in the near future. 

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Disturbing news from New Zealand as two mosques in Christchurch have been attacked by at least one gunman, possibly more. Multiple fatalities are reported. One suspect in custody but much of Christchurch remains in lockdown in case there are more gunmen and Muslims have been advised to stay away from mosques across the country in case it is a wider attack.

Not the type of news you expect from New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described the events as "one of New Zealand's darkest days. Clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence."

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Wow, NZ is one of the more peaceful countries... If this sort of thing happens there, then the world has a serious issue.

Hope everyone in Christchurch is ok... 

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Police now have three men and a woman in custody. One of the shooters is reported to be Australian.

Police have also reported that IEDs were found attached to several vehicles.

Early reports suggest at least 27 dead and many more injured.

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Oh my god that's a massive number of casualties... 

The IEDs on the cars could have made it much worse though... Obviously a planned attack, which particularly disgusts me.

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This is horrible. I hate how this sort of thing still happens now in 2019...  People really suck. 

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I don't know what to say...These days I've been feeling awful about certain domestic news, but now it's New Zealand, a peaceful country...This is devastating.a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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15 March 2019
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I just checked the news and the casualties are now at 49.

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And there's this particularly dramatic shooter, who has produced a huge piece of declaration online...

In which he claims that he is a fascist and "the nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People's Republic of China". 

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The fact that an Australian parliamentarian is effectively supporting what has just happened supports my view of how embarrassing we are. (I'm on mobile now but it's Fraser Anning's Twitter page)

I'm in shock. I can't imagine how those affected are feeling. 

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15 March 2019
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A reminder that evil exists in every race, religion and country.......

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ScarlettFieldsForever said
And there's this particularly dramatic shooter, who has produced a huge piece of declaration online...

In which he claims that he is a fascist and "the nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People's Republic of China". 

  

This makes me really mad. You can't associate your own disgusting 'values' with an entire country of over a billion innocent people.paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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Getbackintheussr said

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And there's this particularly dramatic shooter, who has produced a huge piece of declaration online...

In which he claims that he is a fascist and "the nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People's Republic of China". 

  

This makes me really mad. You can't associate your own disgusting 'values' with an entire country of over a billion innocent people.paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

  

Actually I'm not that mad at him–he's telling the truth to some extent. Quite a lot of people are obsessed with anti-Muslim and nationalism ideology, which I believe is promoted by the authorities. You wouldn't like to see those disgusting comments on this tragedy I've read today. The murderer knows that he's a fascist, those people aren't even aware that they're the same as him.

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Getbackintheussr said

ScarlettFieldsForever said

And there's this particularly dramatic shooter, who has produced a huge piece of declaration online...

In which he claims that he is a fascist and "the nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People's Republic of China". 

  

This makes me really mad. You can't associate your own disgusting 'values' with an entire country of over a billion innocent people.paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

  

I agree. What I think the puberty-level-IQ guy meant was "the government with the closest political and social values to my own is the government of the People's Republic of China"

I can't understand how someone could have the conscience to go and gun down multiple strangers.

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What really gets me about this fecking arsewipe is his claim that his motivation was to show (white) people that they should be afraid of immigration, particularly Muslim immigration. Er... myself I don't get how gunning down around 100 innocent men, women and children and killing half of them would make anyone afraid of anything but the type of disgusting white supremacists he represents.

That he wasn't on any watchlists is a painful reminder that we must remain vigilant against all extremism whatever the ideology they claim justifies and fuels their hate and violence.

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I thought he was on an Australian watchlist? a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

I'm sickened and horrified by the news. 

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All the reports I've seen say none of those arrested were on any watchlists, @QuarryMan, and I'm pretty sure that the Australian PM, Scott Morrison, said they were unaware of him until these horrific events.

I'm sure that had he been on an Australian watchlist, their security services would have informed New Zealand's.

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Why do people do horrible things like this? Humanity is sickening sometimes. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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Ron Nasty said
All the reports I've seen say none of those arrested were on any watchlists, QuarryMan, and I'm pretty sure that the Australian PM, Scott Morrison, said they were unaware of him until these horrific events.<snip>

  

That is correct. He wasn't on any Australian watchlist, but his twitter page really should have been a tip-off.

 

I'm glad to see the death toll hasn't risen yet but 49 is still a sickening number...

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