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My deepest condolences to all my Muslim readers: if there are any words of comfort possible I offer them to you.

Another day, another terror attack.  This time in New Zealand, one of the most peaceful, serene nations in the world.  The last major gun violence there was a massacre committed by a mentally disturbed man...in 1992.  The country's prime minister is a woman the world adores.  Unlike Australia it welcomes migrants and refugees and does so unashamedly.

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by Oui on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 11:15:55 AM EST
This line of inquiry arrives at a destination of political and psychological significance to the murderer that is greater than the number of immigrants admitted to either Australia or New Zealand; that is greater than either Trump's iconic figure his political adversaries or diplomatic "ties" to US gov.

An "extraordinary act of unprecedented violence," asserts the PM, although this is not a true representation of the material and ideological culture in any of these nations of "settler", immigrants.

Rather than ignominy, assurance and aggrandizement fed the root of homicidal mania (motive, plain and simple). Before delving remote past, one may return to 2017 to evaluate normative response to perfectly reasonable requests for so-called humanitarian assistance to give Rhohinga.

"detention camps"

Australia currently takes in about 13,750 refugees under its humanitarian programme each year.

Mr Dutton said that with millions of people displaced around the world, Australia could not help everyone.

"We cannot be in a situation, having the most generous [?] humanitarian programme in the world, to then ... pretend cruelly to people that somehow we can take millions of people from regions around the world that would be displaced, we just can't do that," he said.

Australia rejects New Zealand's offer on refugees
Australia had come under fire from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, with a spokesman in Geneva Friday calling on Canberra to move the refugees from Manus to Australia and criticising the offshore asylum processing policy as "unsustainable, inhumane and contrary to its human rights obligations".

To means and opportunity, which the man most certainly exploited, let us resurrect mutually bogus firearms controversy which fulfills immediate gratification that freedom loving people are born to expect from politics, from government.
Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Australia
Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: New Zealand

Australia's Ambassador Says His Country's Gun Laws Can't Save America

Since taking his post, however, Hockey has navigated the fallout of a tense phone call between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Donald Trump over refugee resettlement, reportedly met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the Russia investigation, and raised quite a few eyebrows when he broke with diplomatic protocol and endorsed Trump. Speaking to an audience at an Australian think tank in December, Hockey said, "If the presidential election was held again today, Donald Trump would win."
OK, Joe. Following the Vegas massacre, you tweeted that, essentially, guns are more cultural and pervasive in the U.S. than in Australia. What do you mean by that?
Australia and the United States are completely different situations, and it goes back to each of our foundings. America was born from a culture of self-defense. Australia was born from a culture of "the government will protect me." Australia wasn't born as a result of a brutal war. We weren't invaded. We weren't attacked. We weren't occupied. That makes an incredible difference, even today.
Being center-right, we had to stand against our base. But there was such collective grief after Tasmania that we were able to put aside our differences.
Was the bulk of the opposition from your own party?
The right wing had previously lobbied fairly hard against changes to the gun laws. The National Rifle Association sent people and money to campaign in Australia.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 15th, 2019 at 08:38:59 PM EST
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o. look.
New Zealand PM vows tighter gun laws after death toll in Christchurch terror attack rises to 50
former first pregnant PM speaks out plus
Chelsea Clinton berated by students blaming her 'rhetoric' for causing New Zealand shootings
"who is pregnant with her third child" because "hate"

o. look.
Australians are racist and unfriendly, say migrants, March 2014
oh, no. blah blah rhohinga something blah aborigine blah CHINA!!
Australian premier sides with teen who cracked egg on senator who blamed Muslims for New Zealand attack
Australia bans tour by alt-right star Milo Yiannopoulos over New Zealand massacre remarks
"only a week after he had approved a visa for the controversial British commentator and alt-right star against the advice of the Home Affairs department, which warned that Yiannopoulos may fail the character test to enter the country."

unprecedented. inconceivable, egregious.
Who is "the shooter"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 17th, 2019 at 04:52:21 PM EST
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Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of New Zealand attack within 24 hours
"Out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy and the concerns of local authorities, we're also removing all edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content," Garlick said in a tweet.

Garlick said that Facebook was using technology and people "around the clock" to remove content that violates its violence policy.


By next weekend the event will have never occurred but in the imaginations of "people affected by the tragedy."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Mar 17th, 2019 at 05:33:47 PM EST
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The video is legally an objectionable publication in NZ, in the same category as child pornography. So yes, Facebook is removing it. Alternatively, we're happy to jail their CEO for 14 years for knowing possession.
by IdiotSavant on Sun Mar 17th, 2019 at 11:20:44 PM EST
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New Zealand's censorship regime is governed by the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993, which was amended by the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2015.
and classes, of which protected persons and sanctioned ahh filth determined "objectionable" or "restricted," for example; by comparison to, say, that model "regime" to historical NAZI iconography and speech ahh tropes that has not been entirely successful despite vigilance and 75 years practice.

A dilettante's inquiry of history of the censorship code produces more fascinating insight to perception of injury to "the public good" as well as its complement, that which must be hidden from the.

Self-examination is difficult indeed, treatment more so painful.
* CEO hiding in the "we" would be punishable under 124. 2(b)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Mar 18th, 2019 at 02:09:35 AM EST
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re: censorship, public good, corruption of

Al Jazeera did a hard-hitting investigation into US and Israeli lobbying - so why won't they air it?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Mar 18th, 2019 at 02:23:17 AM EST
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VOA/AFP | [French Council of the Muslim Faith] Sues Facebook, YouTube Over NZ Attack Video
The council said it was suing the French branches of the two tech giants for "broadcasting a message with violent content abetting terrorism, or of a nature likely to seriously violate human dignity and liable to be seen by a minor," according to the complaint, a copy of which was seen by AFP.

In France, such acts can be punished by three years' imprisonment and a 75,000 euro ($85,000) fine.
The CFCM, which represents several million Muslims in France, said it took Facebook 29 minutes after the beginning of the broadcast to take it down.
The panel, the House Committee on Homeland Security, said it was "critically important" to filter the kind of violent images seen in the video.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 10:04:45 PM EST
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o. look. There are no SUNK COSTS in NATO world.
The buyback would cost up to NZ$200 million ($138 million), she said.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Mar 21st, 2019 at 07:31:55 PM EST
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