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  # 2203398 22-Mar-2019 14:42
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networkn:

 

I don't subscribe to the generally militant view that anyone who would make this decision is automatically evil. It's back to my comments on thoughtlessness. 

 

I'd like to think, that they did the right thing in the end and possibly, and hopefully learned from it, so next time they will handle it better. 

 

People are human, they make mistakes, even bad ones sometimes, not everything has to be about horrifically punishing every mistake.

 

 

 

 

Still dumb. Anyone who even has to think about it must be living in a 14th-century convent.

 

 





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  # 2203417 22-Mar-2019 15:28
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What the hell is our government going to do with all these guns they buy back?

 

 

I imagine they'd destroy them, in all likelihood. Easiest way would be to chuck them in an industrial shredder.


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  # 2203419 22-Mar-2019 15:30
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Still dumb. Anyone who even has to think about it must be living in a 14th-century convent.

 

 

More like 20th Century New Zealand. It's only in the 21st century school uniform rules have started to relax on cultural issues like this, and perhaps the schools that were strictest to begin with are taking longer. It's good to see the stragglers are finally moving.


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  # 2203421 22-Mar-2019 15:36
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I imagine they'd destroy them, in all likelihood. Easiest way would be to chuck them in an industrial shredder.

 

 

Maybe they will melt them down and turn them into ploughshares. Or tractors, which I suppose is the modern equivalent.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2203422 22-Mar-2019 15:43
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nathan: ...

 

It seems to me that in light of last Fridays events that tolerance and togetherness applies to all religions. There is no compulsion to believe and with that  maybe posting comments like the highlighted just need not be said in a public forum.

 

 

Thank you Mike.

 

@nathan For what it's worth, to me your comments come across as sarcastic mocking of those who hold religious beliefs. While I agree that it should be possible to challenge religious beliefs, I think it should be in the context of a respectful discussion and with the recognition that people base their lives on the beliefs that are being challenged. Some sensitivity would be appreciated. Thank you.


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  # 2203428 22-Mar-2019 15:48
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Tracer:

 

More like 20th Century New Zealand. It's only in the 21st century school uniform rules have started to relax on cultural issues like this, and perhaps the schools that were strictest to begin with are taking longer. It's good to see the stragglers are finally moving.

 

 

I have a deep, almost instinctive, contempt for school uniforms. I am aware of the justification that they prevent stigmatisation of poor children by forcing everyone to look the same, but I think that argument is undermined by their expense, which is right up there with the most ostentatious of any fashionable class-conscious gear. Their real purpose is to crush individuality and churn out unquestioning worker cogs for the corporate behemoth. They are a direct descendant of the disgusting British class system. Everyone must look the same. Boys can't have long hair and girls can't cut it short. Other countries do just fine without them. I detest them and see them as nothing more than an anachronistic throwback that has no place in a modern society. I wish they could all be banned and the fossils who insist on them retired to dribble on their bibs.  

 

 





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  # 2203435 22-Mar-2019 16:02
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Rikkitic:

Journeyman:


I imagine they'd destroy them, in all likelihood. Easiest way would be to chuck them in an industrial shredder.



Maybe they will melt them down and turn them into ploughshares. Or tractors, which I suppose is the modern equivalent.


 


 



I saw mention of them being given to the NZDF to dispose of, as they already have rigorous processes in place for demilitarisation of firearms.

Generally it involves cutting, using gas or abrasive methods, the firearms into small enough parts that cannot be used again as a weapon. Once done, sorted into plastic, steel and aluminium and taken to a scrap metal dealer.

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  # 2203441 22-Mar-2019 16:20
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@Ge0rge:

 

@Rikkitic:

 

@Journeyman:

 

I imagine they'd destroy them, in all likelihood. Easiest way would be to chuck them in an industrial shredder.

 

 

Maybe they will melt them down and turn them into ploughshares. Or tractors, which I suppose is the modern equivalent.

 



I saw mention of them being given to the NZDF to dispose of, as they already have rigorous processes in place for demilitarisation of firearms.

Generally it involves cutting, using gas or abrasive methods, the firearms into small enough parts that cannot be used again as a weapon. Once done, sorted into plastic, steel and aluminium and taken to a scrap metal dealer.

 

 

Are you folks not paying attention or just trolling? I already put someone in the cooler for a week. I asked not to discuss the gun ban law in this thread.





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  # 2203444 22-Mar-2019 16:30
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freitasm:

 

If you folks see yourself locked out of Geekzone check thread to see how long you are in the cooler.

 

 

I apologise for preceding. I didn't even realise it. I will definitely be more careful.

 

 





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  # 2203460 22-Mar-2019 16:53
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Sorry, my bad for even mentioning the things that fire bullets. As you all were...


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  # 2203462 22-Mar-2019 16:55
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Sorry, I didn't think I was discussing the gun ban law. I can see now how very wrong I was.

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  # 2203474 22-Mar-2019 17:14
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freitasm:

If you folks see yourself locked out of Geekzone check thread to see how long you are in the cooler.


With the rate this thread moves, a simple post here may not be enough to keep the ones that don't follow every single thread in the loop.

Maybe an update of terms instead so folk are aware?




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  # 2203480 22-Mar-2019 17:18
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networkn:

 

Rikkitic:

 

networkn:

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12215269

 

Auckland Dio reverses it's decision to prevent the wearing of Hijab by students. 

 

 

Good that they made a sensible decision. Incredibly dumb that they had to.

 

 

I don't subscribe to the generally militant view that anyone who would make this decision is automatically evil. It's back to my comments on thoughtlessness. 

 

I'd like to think, that they did the right thing in the end and possibly, and hopefully learned from it, so next time they will handle it better. 

 

People are human, they make mistakes, even bad ones sometimes, not everything has to be about horrifically punishing every mistake.

 

 

I think that having these sort of tone deaf issues made public is actually doing a lot of good. It makes all of us consider our own actions. It was pretty dumb by Dio and their discomfort will encourage other organizations to be a bit more considered in their actions.


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  # 2203488 22-Mar-2019 17:27
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We live in Dubai, which is pretty obviously an Islamic country. It's a very moderate islamic country but still has sharia law for the islamic population. It's not a democratic country so some different rules apply here regarding the press etc.

 

What I have found great here is the lack of reactionary nonsense that has been in the media directed at New Zealand. If the shoe was on the other foot I can imagine the Leighton Smiths of the world ramping up their dog whistling about islam. There really hasn't been anything like that.

 

Yesterday was international day at school. My kids and wife went with chin Ta Moko and wearing their NZ and All Blacks clothes. A lot of the parents didn't realise we were from NZ and my wife got a huge amount of support from the parents about Christchurch. A lot of them are islamic and it was really amazing how non-judgemental they were of what happened and only wanted to offer support.


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