Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36

Thread: Long Day for Christchurch, NZ

  1. #1
    Senior Member Aianawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th March 2015
    Posts
    5,324
    Thanks
    26,563
    Thanked 23,297 Times in 5,143 Posts

    Long Day for Christchurch, NZ

    Been a tough emotional day here > http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/nation...id=HPCOMMDHP15

    Just got home and getting more data, was in an emergency centre ( cannot go into why ( work ) and got to see some scenes as such, just heard our schools are now had lockdown lifted so all children can now be picked up. That's good.

  2. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Aianawa For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), Elen (15th March 2019), Fred Steeves (16th March 2019), giovonni (15th March 2019), sean.s (16th March 2019), starry night (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  3. #2
    Senior Member United States starry night's Avatar
    Join Date
    21st August 2018
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    109
    Thanked 290 Times in 52 Posts
    I'm so sorry, Aianawa
    Healing Happens

  4. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to starry night For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (15th March 2019), Aragorn (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), Elen (15th March 2019), Kathy (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  5. #3
    Super Moderator Norway Elen's Avatar
    Join Date
    2nd July 2015
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    4,087
    Thanks
    52,919
    Thanked 18,804 Times in 4,089 Posts
    Shocking news this morning.
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

  6. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Elen For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (15th March 2019), Aragorn (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), Kathy (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  7. #4
    Senior Member Aianawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th March 2015
    Posts
    5,324
    Thanks
    26,563
    Thanked 23,297 Times in 5,143 Posts
    More info coming out, unpleasant.

  8. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Aianawa For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), Elen (15th March 2019), Kathy (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019)

  9. #5
    Senior Member Hungary
    Join Date
    10th July 2018
    Posts
    566
    Thanks
    1,245
    Thanked 2,780 Times in 564 Posts
    'tis a terrible thing. Why New Zealand though? Seems like such an unlikely target for a far-right terrorist attack.

    I have a hunch that these may be Anders Breivik-type self-styled crusaders and they chose Christchurch for its name. Most people have never heard of this city, but they will immediately associate that name with Christianity of course...

  10. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Chris For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (15th March 2019), Aragorn (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), Elen (15th March 2019), Kathy (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  11. #6
    Senior Member Aianawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th March 2015
    Posts
    5,324
    Thanks
    26,563
    Thanked 23,297 Times in 5,143 Posts
    The ammo, guns etc getting into country ?, Podesta visiting at same time maybe connected but unlikely, takes tin foil hat off lol.

  12. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Aianawa For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), Elen (15th March 2019), Kathy (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019)

  13. #7
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    8,277
    Thanks
    46,983
    Thanked 37,097 Times in 8,192 Posts
    So sad. I cannot imagine what a person expects to accomplish with such violence. It's easy to say that they are sick, but we must remember that we have leadership which encourages such things.

    I'm not naming names because people know what rhetoric their leaders are using and therefore who bears responsibility.

    It's up to us to do something about this kind of thing.

    That means communication and healing. Not guns and bans.

  14. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (15th March 2019), Aragorn (15th March 2019), Elen (15th March 2019), Kathy (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  15. #8
    Senior Member palooka's revenge's Avatar
    Join Date
    25th March 2018
    Location
    atlanta
    Posts
    408
    Thanks
    868
    Thanked 2,172 Times in 407 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Chris View Post
    'tis a terrible thing. Why New Zealand though? Seems like such an unlikely target for a far-right terrorist attack.

    I have a hunch that these may be Anders Breivik-type self-styled crusaders and they chose Christchurch for its name. Most people have never heard of this city, but they will immediately associate that name with Christianity of course...
    the crusades in reverse....

  16. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to palooka's revenge For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (15th March 2019), Aragorn (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), Elen (15th March 2019), Kathy (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019)

  17. #9
    Senior Member Hungary
    Join Date
    10th July 2018
    Posts
    566
    Thanks
    1,245
    Thanked 2,780 Times in 564 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Chris View Post
    'tis a terrible thing. Why New Zealand though? Seems like such an unlikely target for a far-right terrorist attack.

    I have a hunch that these may be Anders Breivik-type self-styled crusaders and they chose Christchurch for its name. Most people have never heard of this city, but they will immediately associate that name with Christianity of course...
    Seems my hunch was correct. He did copy Anders Breivik and even got the blessings of the "Knights Templar" organisation he was a part of.

    So yes, he is a "crusader" who wants to wipe out Muslims. He also believes in the whole "white genocide" hoax. It is times like these when you realise that far-right propaganda can have a pernicious effect in the real world, it is not innocent at all.

  18. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Chris For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (15th March 2019), Aragorn (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), Elen (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  19. #10
    Super Moderator Norway Elen's Avatar
    Join Date
    2nd July 2015
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    4,087
    Thanks
    52,919
    Thanked 18,804 Times in 4,089 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Chris View Post
    Seems my hunch was correct. He did copy Anders Breivik and even got the blessings of the "Knights Templar" organisation he was a part of.

    So yes, he is a "crusader" who wants to wipe out Muslims. He also believes in the whole "white genocide" hoax. It is times like these when you realise that far-right propaganda can have a pernicious effect in the real world, it is not innocent at all.
    The Norway massacre hit me personally really hard...I knew people involved and there is no way they could be Crisis-actors in such a small country...where would they hide? I agree with you that the far-right has lost a lot of credibility when this is the result.

    When I saw the NZ PM today, it broke my heart to see her so sad. She said: "This is not us." I believe her and I know it is true. NZ is a beautiful country with beautiful people.
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

  20. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Elen For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (15th March 2019), Aragorn (15th March 2019), Chris (15th March 2019), Dreamtimer (15th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  21. #11
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    8,277
    Thanks
    46,983
    Thanked 37,097 Times in 8,192 Posts
    The Coast Guard fellow who was arrested earlier this year was influenced by Breivik.

  22. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (15th March 2019), Aragorn (15th March 2019), Chris (15th March 2019), Elen (16th March 2019), tarka the duck (15th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  23. #12
    Senior Member Aianawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th March 2015
    Posts
    5,324
    Thanks
    26,563
    Thanked 23,297 Times in 5,143 Posts
    Difficult to research atm, main fella had lots of visits to turkey.

  24. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Aianawa For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (16th March 2019), Dreamtimer (16th March 2019), Elen (16th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  25. #13
    Senior Member Fred Steeves's Avatar
    Join Date
    1st May 2016
    Location
    East Tennessee U.S.A.
    Posts
    847
    Thanks
    1,301
    Thanked 5,295 Times in 851 Posts
    Hi Vern, I am so very sorry to see this type of horror finding it's way to your own back yard.

    May we one day not only discover, but begin to address, the true source of this madness...

    Glad to hear you and yours are okay; any insights you can share being a local and all would be most appreciated.

    Much love from East Tennessee, USA.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

    Socrates

  26. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Fred Steeves For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (16th March 2019), Aragorn (16th March 2019), Dreamtimer (16th March 2019), Elen (16th March 2019), palooka's revenge (16th March 2019), sean.s (16th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  27. #14
    Senior Member Aianawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th March 2015
    Posts
    5,324
    Thanks
    26,563
    Thanked 23,297 Times in 5,143 Posts
    Hi Fred, was a gray FF, as in definitely happened the dead n wounded and timing, organizing, past n present connections point to a money man n top weres button pusher, imo.

  28. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Aianawa For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (16th March 2019), Dreamtimer (16th March 2019), Elen (16th March 2019), sean.s (16th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

  29. #15
    Senior Member Aianawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th March 2015
    Posts
    5,324
    Thanks
    26,563
    Thanked 23,297 Times in 5,143 Posts
    Just opinion atm though, also CHCH was well prepared emergency wise, was great to observe, Earthquakes have helped that.

  30. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Aianawa For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (16th March 2019), Dreamtimer (16th March 2019), Elen (16th March 2019), sean.s (16th March 2019), Wind (16th March 2019)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •