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Old 07-23-16, 11:53 AM   #101
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All I wanna know is: was this kid an Ay-Rab or not?


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Old 07-23-16, 12:12 PM   #102
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All I wanna know is: was this kid an Ay-Rab or not?


If he was Iranian, then no, he wasn't arab.

Yes, this one may be more "school shooting" related than ISIS inspired--it seems most jihad attacks in the West are by Sunnis, not Shias.
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Old 07-23-16, 12:18 PM   #103
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Didn't it already get attributed to a Muslim young man?
They didn't find anything to tie him to any sort of religious extremism. However there was a Muslim woman, according to sky news, who said she heard him yelling "allahu akbar".

But at this point, as I said this with that idiot who mowed over the people in France, it's more of a "I'm pissed off at anything.. so I'll just go out and kill a bunch of people and scream some islamic terms so they'll celebrate me somewhere.".. And it just becomes a weird twisted justification.

But who knows. We'll find out more in the weeks to come.
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In the western world yes.
PhantomStranger was comparing to the level in the middle east/the past.
So the argument is that if we were an Islamic state, we'd stop seeing Islamic terrorist attacks on our soil? Because that's the level of religiosity in the Middle East. To say that we need more religion to stop terrorism is like saying we need more McDonald's to stop obesity.
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More Jesus as the fix for Islamic terrorism is hilarious somehow.

I don't see how not enough Jesus in our lives is somehow making us "more vulnerable" to terrorists with guns and bombs and the willingness to die. Complete hyperbole.
More like as equally scary as those that want the whole world to be Muslim.

What is hilarious is the idea that Western Society is still not run by the Judeo-Christian majorities in those areas. So as I posted before, it's not just having more Christians. It's about having more True (TM) Christians, with the exact same extremist belief system in place, that are wiling to force those beliefs on all others.

Let's become what supposedly despise. No thanks.
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I highly recommend the book "Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War" by Dr. Sebastian Gorka for insight into addressing the problem of Islamic terrorism.

In today's news, the Islamic State took responsibility for a suicide attack on a protest march in Kabul that killed or injured 300 people.
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Old 07-23-16, 03:25 PM   #107
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Despite the reports of "allah akbar" that it seems the German authorities are trying to link this to the right wing Norway shooting. I haven't seen much actual evidence of this, just reports that they say it's "obvious" because it was the anniversary of that attack. Other evidence, according to German police: a lot of the victims were young, and the shooter researched mass shootings and rampages.
Not much yet, aside from "they found materials in his room" about mass shootings.

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The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings but had no known links to the Islamic State group, German police say.

Written material on such attacks was found in his room. Munich's police chief spoke of links to the massacre by Norway's Anders Behring Breivik.
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Old 07-23-16, 03:48 PM   #108
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So the argument is that if we were an Islamic state, we'd stop seeing Islamic terrorist attacks on our soil? Because that's the level of religiosity in the Middle East. To say that we need more religion to stop terrorism is like saying we need more McDonald's to stop obesity.
I agree with you; more religiosity by itself is no guarantee against islamic terrorism.

But if the dominant religion is not Islam, and the dominant religion is so dominant that it permeates daily life and govt policy and acts as a deterrent to multicultarism ...
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Multicultarism is bad and should be deterred? Turns out Trump has supporters everywhere.
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Multicultarism is bad and should be deterred? Turns out Trump has supporters everywhere.
Japan does not have an islamic terrorism problem. Multicultarism may or may not be bad. But there are costs involved.
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Japan does not have an islamic terrorism problem. Multicultarism may or may not be bad. But there are costs involved.
Move to Japan then.
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Old 07-23-16, 09:26 PM   #112
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Move to Japan then.
It's quite difficult for outsiders to immigrate there.
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It's quite difficult for outsiders to immigrate there.
Make it work.
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Adding this to the list:

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BREAKING NEWS: Syrian refugee, 21, hacks PREGNANT woman to death with a machete and injures two others before hero BMW driver runs him over, in latest attack to shock Germany


A Syrian refugee wielding a machete has killed a pregnant woman and injured a man and another woman in Germany before being arrested by police after he was run over by a man driving a BMW.

The attack happened in the south western city of Reutlingen near a doner kebab stand in a bus station at Listplatz Square.

German media have been reporting that the motive for the attack in the city south of Stuttgart was unclear.


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It's quite difficult for outsiders to immigrate there.
Hook up with a Japanese chick and get married, that would be the easiest way.

Japan has extremely low immigration rates but that may have to change in the future, as they have a rapidly aging population, due to long live expectancies and low birth rates. Gotta get young people from somewhere to keep things running. But it will be tough because Japan is still a very xenophobic society.
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Old 07-24-16, 07:40 PM   #116
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BREAKING: At least one dead after 'bomb attack' at German wine bar

AT LEAST one person has been killed following an explosion at a restaurant in Ansbach, near Nuremberg, in a suspected bomb attack.

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PUBLISHED: 00:00, Mon, Jul 25, 2016 | UPDATED: 00:34, Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Police say up to 11 other people were injured in the blast and now Ansbach Mayor Carda Seidel has said the inferno was caused by an explosive device.

The horrifying incident occurred at 10.30pm local time at a wine bar called Eugen's Weinstube in the city’s old town.

The nearby Ansbach Open Music Festival has been cancelled as a result of the blast.

Unconfirmed reports state a man with a rucksack was denied entry to the music festival shortly before the explosion ripped through the popular night spot.

A spokesman for the Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann said the explosion in the Eugene's Weinstube restaurant was a “deliberate” act rather than an accident.

He said: “At present we assume it is not an accident."

Heavily armed police are at the scene and officers have cordoned off the area around the wine bar.
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For whatever reason, Japanese kids ain't fucking, so they actually have a shrinking population right now.

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For whatever reason, Japanese kids ain't fucking, so they actually have a shrinking population right now.
There are several possibilities why, but I don't want to derail this thread any further, let's just say that unless things change over there, they are gonna be fucked (er, no pun intended).

Back on topic (maybe, it's not definite if it's terrorist related), a guy with an explosive device killed himself and injured a bunch of people in Germany. What the fuck is going on over there, things are not looking good...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/germany...bach-1.3693308

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Explosive device injures 10 in German city near Nuremberg
Man killed in the blast was likely an attacker, police say




Police in the southern German city of Ansbach say a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 others.

Ansbach police said in a statement that just after 10 p.m. Sunday they were alerted to an explosion in the city centre.

"A man — according to our current knowledge, the perpetrator — died" in the blast, they said in the short statement. Further details weren't immediately available and they did not pick up their telephone lines.

The German news agency DPA reported that the nearby open-air concert with some 2,500 in attendance was shut down as a precaution after the explosion.

The city's mayor, Carda Seidel, told reporters that an "explosive device" blew up in the city centre but provided few other details.

The Bavarian Interior Ministry told DPA that it appeared to possibly be a bombing attack, saying that there was evidence that there was a "deliberate explosion."

The website for a group of local newspapers, nordbayern.de, reported that none of the 10 injured were in life-threatening condition.

Elsewhere in southern Germany on Sunday, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a pregnant woman with a machete — though police said the homicide did not appear to be linked to any militant groups or designated terrorist entities.
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For whatever reason, Japanese kids ain't fucking, so they actually have a shrinking population right now.

That's the most crazy alarmist graph that I've seen since those that predicted ice caps would be gone by 2013. The red area is the projected part? The only part that is showing the entire decline lasting 4 generations? Why not have it decline to 10 million in another 100 years?
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That's the most crazy alarmist graph that I've seen since those that predicted ice caps would be gone by 2013. The red area is the projected part? The only part that is showing the entire decline lasting 4 generations? Why not have it decline to 10 million in another 100 years?
The decline is real. Here is a more recent forecast, although it doesn't go as far. With population studies, you can look at fertility and mortality trends, so 100-year projections can be quite accurate. The only thing that can introduce a big error would be to the lower side - like a war or major catastrophe that wipes out a large number of people.

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That's the most crazy alarmist graph that I've seen since those that predicted ice caps would be gone by 2013. The red area is the projected part? The only part that is showing the entire decline lasting 4 generations? Why not have it decline to 10 million in another 100 years?
It goes further than this graph.
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For whatever reason, Japanese kids ain't fucking, so they actually have a shrinking population right now.
Otakus would rather spank to tentacle porn than bump uglies with a real woman?
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For whatever reason, Japanese kids ain't fucking, so they actually have a shrinking population right now.
Correspondingly, sales of Cheap Trick albums are down.
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The decline is real. Here is a more recent forecast, although it doesn't go as far. With population studies, you can look at fertility and mortality trends, so 100-year projections can be quite accurate. The only thing that can introduce a big error would be to the lower side - like a war or major catastrophe that wipes out a large number of people.
Yeah, I understand that with the size of the island and the cost of housing skyrocketing, that many parents in the previous generation started having only one child. And that this generation of young adults are just not interested in families at all.

But I guess I don't know if these graphs have any significant margins of error and if the next generation simply started having 2 kids again (perhaps with government incentives), how quickly the chart will level off again.

If the population of Japan even dropped 10%, home prices would collapse, and one significant hurdle to starting a family would be removed.
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Otakus would rather spank to tentacle porn than bump uglies with a real woman?
Get with the times, man. Tentacle porn is so last century.

All the cool otaku spank to little sister anime these days.
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