@NTA Not really even a speed bump.
Posts made by Catogrande
RE: Christchurch Gunman in Mosque
They can’t seal the trial, but they can refuse cameras. His words are enough, nobody needs to see & hear this psychopath.
I'm the opposite mate.
I want to hear lots about ALL mass terrorists.
For 20 years now the western world has been cowering behind this Terrorist adjective and I'm fuggen sick of it.
like all existential threats I think we should research and educate about these menaces. We should face these fears head on and in the light so we're not scared of them, and more importantly so our Fuggen ruling classes can't continue trotting out fear and "mummy knows best" circular announcements all the while fast tracking surveilance and restrictive laws and regulations upon a population that is forced to say "well sure, if you say so..."
20 years and not one improvement on terrorism!!! If so, where?
We've smashed poverty, cut violent crime dramatically, and connected the world through hand held devices in that time but not a single new thing about terrorists than, "lone wolf", "radical" or "white supremacist".
We know what makes a paedo (broadly speaking), we know what contributes to violent individuals, we know what to do in an earthquake, we know how to look for suicide candidates, we know all about all manner of existential threats but when it comes to terrorist killers we're fobbed off with the "can't tell you, it might encourage others bullshit"
Encourage fuggen who? All we know the likely candidates are, is Islamic extremists and white supremacists. That's it. We're encouraged that white men are the danger yet nearly ALL the terrorists are brown men AND women. What is the difference between a muslim and an Islamic terrorist? (my 72 year old mother asked me that, I've yet to deliver a compelling, succinct explanation). So what makes an Islamic terrorist do what they do? (yes i have Muslim friends and family, wife grew up in muslim regions, so don't start that nonsense - they can't articulate the difference either!)
The other classic is "Don't give his identity, don't give him his fame"
Too fuggen late!!! from about the time these cocks pull the first trigger. It's not 1919, where you can deny a story simply by just not telling it!
No, enough I reckon - 20 years of being shackled by "Terror Threat". All the laws passed to cease this threat - none of it has worked! (they say it has though....)
So why can't we find out what makes a terrorist and have that broadcasted and disseminated accurately. All these pricks, white, black and brown.
What changed them?
What did they read? honestly.
Who preached to them?
What were the signs they were heading down a dark path?
What organisations were involved?
How strong was the religious fervour?
What services might have stopped this trajectory? Suicide helpline type services useful?
What can somebody do if they feel marginalised?
What made them do it?
Was it worth it? Why?
We do all this for suicide and we're all about 5 million times more likely to have our lives disrupted by suicide than by a nut job terrorist, but no we're treated like ignorant children scared by the notion of a random boogey man lurking just around the corner, tomorrow maybe.
For context, I'm not suggesting the trial be the forum for this but imagine a NZ government that put together a team to disseminate this pricks life and have mature public discussions and references for what made Voldermort here turn troppo, andhow many more people feel specifically like he does. And what can we do so as not to feel helpless to terrorism - you'd almost think extolling terror was good for business or being in office...
Shine light on our fears
Anyone asking for suppression of the high resolution facts, causes or motives of terrorists is either maintaining control or too scared to look life in the face
I'm not scared of these fluffybunnies, but I am sick of them!
In my opinion
Thanks for the impressive rant mate and I must say I completely agree with the majority of it. Today’s measures are, IMO, a good step or two back from how we dealt with the IRA terror attacks some years back. Then it was all about personal vigilance, what to look out for, how to restrict opportunity. Now it is just sound bites and surveillance that catches no-one except the bloke who puts the wrong rubbish in the recycling bin.
RE: Awesome stuff you see on the internet
That's horrible Timmy. And I didn't finish reading.
Tell me it got better?
Yeah, she had a Reiki and then became a life coach. Or was that the horrible bit you were referring to?
RE: HBO - Chernobyl
All finished up, defintiely a good watch.
1980's Russia looked like some depressing dystopian future setting, fuck living in a country like that.
I see there's still no clear number on exactly how many people died as a result of all this.
RE: Christchurch Gunman in Mosque
The purpose of terrorism is too terrorise. This suggests that the randomness of it is just as much a weapon. Kennedy was a dominant political figure at a time of great stress, even if Oswald killed him for political reasons (highly likely), then the purpose was not to terrorise the populus but go get rid of that one person.
RE: 2019 Cricket ODI WC
As much as it hurts to defend the pommy weather there are some off the mark comments here
For starters this weather is unusual. Looking like wettest June in record.
A few weeks back the weather was great.
I can honestly say I find it drier in London these days than Wellington.
But yeah, it’s really shit at the moment and I wish the good stuff would come back
100% agree with this, English weather generally has a massively unwarranted bad rep. Maybe its changed in the last generation due to climate change or whatever, but certainly away from the west of the country its pretty dry. Around London, and up near Cambridge where I live, it rains less than in NZ I reckon. The whole "shit UK weather" thing is like "shit UK food" - a stereotype about 30yrs out of date now.
That said, the weather this June has been about as consistently awful (and across the whole country) as I can remember in 15 years living here.
That is true. I had some great Pizzas, Curries, Kebabs, Chinese and paella’s in London.
I’m sure the mushy peas and fish and chips have gotten better too.
It's hardly our fault you buy shit food.
Like I said, the food I had was exemplary.
The fact none of it was "english" was an unfortunate ( or maybe fortunate ) coincidence.