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  #2199022 15-Mar-2019 19:35
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I have been out of touch all day and only just heard about this atrocity. This outrage makes me feel ashamed to be white and I can only offer heartfelt apologies to my Muslim neighbours. From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry.

 

I don't think this is the time to argue about matters of principle. I am against censorship but if that is deemed necessary by the proper authorities to stop this evil in its tracks, then so be it.

 

 





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  #2199027 15-Mar-2019 19:42
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The commentary coming out of the rest of the world (mainly western countries) is absolutely disgusting! This guy is being called a hero and a martyr. Today’s tragedy is being hailed as a victory for white supremacy, I’m actually feeling so sick that a pocket of people can be so callous and unsympathetic for the innocent victims killed in cold blood.

I really hope our country will stand up as one nation after today and show unity and love as this isn’t a terror attack against the Muslim community, this was an attack against New Zealand and her people.

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  #2199029 15-Mar-2019 19:43
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CNN is currently discussing Donald Trump while these events are occurring in New Zealand.






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  #2199035 15-Mar-2019 19:48
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NPCtom:

CNN is currently discussing Donald Trump while these events are occurring in New Zealand.



I can't see the point of this post. CNN is covering this.

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  #2199036 15-Mar-2019 19:49
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MikeB4:
NPCtom:

 

CNN is currently discussing Donald Trump while these events are occurring in New Zealand.

 



I can't see the point of this post. CNN is covering this.

 

 

 

Every other foreign news service is discussing these events except CNN. Well that is what I saw a few minutes ago.






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  #2199037 15-Mar-2019 19:51
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NPCtom:

MikeB4:
NPCtom:


CNN is currently discussing Donald Trump while these events are occurring in New Zealand.




I can't see the point of this post. CNN is covering this.


 


Every other foreign news service is discussing these events except CNN. Well that is what I saw a few minutes ago.



A quick look at CNN.com shows differently.

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  #2199038 15-Mar-2019 19:51
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MikeB4:
NPCtom:

CNN is currently discussing Donald Trump while these events are occurring in New Zealand.



I can't see the point of this post. CNN is covering this.


Neither can I

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  #2199046 15-Mar-2019 19:59
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I personally would not mind a number of the sites that have been blocked to remain blocked.
They are cesspools of right wing extremists so why should we tolerate them.




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  #2199088 15-Mar-2019 20:00
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Abo:

The video is the one piece of factual evidence that is available about the whole event - everything else is not - and there most likely won't be much until an investigation is finished. If someone wishes to view it then it should be their choice regardless of the content - no one is being forced to view it.



If you think it is someone's right to watch people murdered we have significantly different values. For me it is the same as watching child pornography.


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  #2199089 15-Mar-2019 20:01
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Interesting how quick the media and some university types are to label it a right wing attack when in the guys shared manifesto he clearly stated he is not and is just anti immigration for fear of being outbred.

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  #2199090 15-Mar-2019 20:02
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Handle9:
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The video is the one piece of factual evidence that is available about the whole event - everything else is not - and there most likely won't be much until an investigation is finished. If someone wishes to view it then it should be their choice regardless of the content - no one is being forced to view it.



If you think it is someone's right to watch people murdered we have significantly different values. For me it is the same as watching child pornography.

 

I have seen seconds of the video and it is absolutely disgusting. I would not advise to watch it.






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  #2199094 15-Mar-2019 20:06
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webup: Interesting how quick the media and some university types are to label it a right wing attack when in the guys shared manifesto he clearly stated he is not and is just anti immigration for fear of being outbred.


Are you being serious? A mass murderer is "just anti immigration"

These lunatics have references any number of alt-right murderers and you're trying to claim they aren't extreme right winger's.

Get a grip.

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  #2199095 15-Mar-2019 20:07
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webup: Interesting how quick the media and some university types are to label it a right wing attack when in the guys shared manifesto he clearly stated he is not and is just anti immigration for fear of being outbred.


He was incoherent at best and quoted known neo-Nazi slogans.




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  #2199097 15-Mar-2019 20:11
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It's sad to see us take just pages to be bickering at each other when what we need is care, compassion and *tolerance* right now.

 

There will be plenty of time to disect things, critisize, and share theories. 

 

I feel right now the focus should be the members of our community who are affected and ensuring they have whatever they need to get through this as best they can. 

 

Perhaps the discussions on motives and the associated topics should be in a different thread or saved till a later time. Very little is known conclusively and jumping to conclusions is likely to only spread negativity.

 

Let's try and give each other the benefit of the doubt. It's understandble people are jumpy considering these terrible acts. 

 

It's time to show the best of ourselves.

 

 


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  #2199098 15-Mar-2019 20:11
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Handle9:
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Handle9: In the short term I couldn't care less. Neil's post above covers it perfectly.

I couldn't care less about outrage about censorship when we have people trying to do their best in a crisis.

Once danger has passed then I'd expect a more fully thought through process.


Hmm. Act first, think later. An excellent plan.

We shouldn't be censoring the internet. We are a free country.


What an astoundingly unempathetic post. If you really think totally black and white concepts apply during a crisis then you are living in a parallel dimension.

Everyone is taking the best action they can at this time, based on the information available. It might be right or wrong but I have no doubt of their best intentions and as has been stated it's a temporary measure.

I'm sure the ghouls who are desperate to find footage will manage but I'm pretty comfortable with Spark, Vodafone et al doing this for a few hours/days.


It's still wrong. Censoring the internet is what tin pot dictators do. The best action (that could be taken) is to leave things alone.

Who decides what, when, and for how long to censor? Under what authority? To whom are they answerable? What are the penalities, if any, for circumventing, or attempting the circumvent the censorship?

Which other services should be shut down? Land lines? Cell towers? Calls and SMS, or just one of them? What about radios?

I'm not saying that today's events are not terrible. They are. And it's a crisis for some, but not for me, and I suspect (since you are posting on Geekzone), neither for you.

Since I have plenty of time in my comfortable lounge to consider what a proportionate response might be then I'll post about it. I'm pretty sure there are people in authority who also have time to carefully consider what should be done. They've probably already thought of it and drafted a protocol, which can now be executed. Knee-jerk reactionary responses should be discouraged.

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