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  Reply # 1435734 27-Nov-2015 07:41
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Rikkitic:
wellygary: he’s living in Qatar now because threats and fear drove his family from Texas


!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Suppose that happens when you bring something that looks like a bomb to school and also happen to be middle eastern looking. 
The threats, I dunno what to say there apart from typical Texans?




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  Reply # 1435745 27-Nov-2015 07:56
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scuwp: I thought he was outed as a hoaxer. He deliberately set out to be an a$$hole and scare as many people as he could. Maybe the whole thing was a set up planning on the legal action to follow? Kind of like the guy that set up a company, and then sued himself for millions and won. Insurance had to pay out. Now THATS a self starter. Give the kid a hedge fund to look after.


Unless you can substantiate this you are just blaming the victim and that is not a good look.



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  Reply # 1435935 27-Nov-2015 11:27
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As far as I am concerned, while many people see the school and police reactions as over the top, since 1900 there have been over 300 school shootings in the US resulting in the deaths of 400 people and injury to almost 600 more. The rate at which incidents occur is accelerating, with half of the incidents and more than half the deaths occurring in the last 16 years (since Columbine in 1999). With the current heightened state of security in the world I would expect authorities to be taking anything even vaguely suspicious very seriously, regardless of the age, gender, religion or ethnicity of the potential perpetrator.

If I was the boy's father in this case I would be saying something like: School, you got it wrong, but I understand why you were worried in this case as a briefcase with a built-in clock is not a normal thing and does look a little suspicious, and I appreciate your vigilance in looking out for the safety of the students and staff of the school - including my own child(ren).

But I'm betting there's a lawyer behind this somewhere who has offered to make the Mohameds (and himself) quite a bit richer by screaming outrage and playing the race card.

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  Reply # 1435957 27-Nov-2015 11:58
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andrew027:  I understand why you were worried in this case as a briefcase with a built-in clock is not a normal thing .


Well, if we start arresting everyone just because we think something is 'not a normal thing' then frankly we may as well just give up, because the terrorists have already won.




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  Reply # 1436133 27-Nov-2015 15:45
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DarthKermit: Good on him. He's already discovered what makes America great: lawsuits! money-mouth


Saw a news story on tv recently - a guy on a cruise ship got sideswiped unexpectedly by a sliding cavity-type door. In the clip he brushed it off and kept walking. He thought about later and successfully sued for USD30 million - claiming 'brain damage'.

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  Reply # 1436568 28-Nov-2015 07:47
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For naive NZers, the original post has got nothing on this:

Paul Walker's dad suing Porsche for building a car lacking safety features causing death at high speed.

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  Reply # 1436641 28-Nov-2015 09:40
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Linuxluver:  
Kid goes to school with project as part of a class.
Teacher calls police. 
Police arrest kid.

It's a clock! School and police have it all completely wrong. Did they admit that? No. In the event - and after - neither looked after this kid.....their primary duty.

Then...both refused to apologise..and the school sends out a snotty letter telling all parents to not let their kids bring things to school that aren't allowed (which had nothing to do with THIS kid because what he brought to school WAS allowed....as long as you're a white kid).

I'd sue them to the Moon and back - with bells on. The school failed. The police failed...and continued to fail.


Also people seem to forget there are more white terrorists in America than any other colour.






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  Reply # 1436755 28-Nov-2015 11:32
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There is one right now shooting up a healthcare clinic. The reports said he was a white man with a beard.




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  Reply # 1437172 29-Nov-2015 11:33
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richms: There is one right now shooting up a healthcare clinic. The reports said he was a white man with a beard.


See, even Santa knows the US healthcare system is s***.




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  Reply # 1437173 29-Nov-2015 11:35
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As I said, America is good at growing its own terror network made of fundamentalist racist religious right wing idiots.

And they worry about the imported ones... 










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  Reply # 1437340 29-Nov-2015 18:41
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joker97: For naive NZers, the original post has got nothing on this:

Paul Walker's dad suing Porsche for building a car lacking safety features causing death at high speed.


Yeah, Its a funny one that is. 
Porsche reminded his dad that the car was highly modified and a special car designed for the track and didnt come with many safety features.






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freitasm: As I said, America is good at growing its own terror network made of fundamentalist racist religious right wing idiots.

And they worry about the imported ones... 






Precisely. 2013 homicide numbers were only a small figure of: 12,253.
That is only 19 outrams a year.





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  Reply # 1438118 30-Nov-2015 20:34
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23 million is nothing if it helps draw attention to red neck Americas stereotyping, racism and intollerNce of others and their beliefs. I say good on him.
And tbh we are not that far behind, how many days ago were the police called to Auckland airport because a doctor had a pair of earphones in his briefcase ?


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