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PostTans Tache on Tue May 23, 2017 4:52 pm

In Manchester... RIP to all them who lost there lives,
I imagine a lot of them were kiddies/teenagers too!

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PostArkay Dubya on Tue May 23, 2017 4:56 pm

Shocking. I'll never understand it. Sad
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PostRhys on Tue May 23, 2017 5:30 pm

22 confirmed dead, 60 injured so far...lots of kids and teenagers.

Absolutely disgusting. Pure evil
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Tue May 23, 2017 5:33 pm

Suicidebomber...what a coward, killing himself so that he didn't have to face the aftermath of his actions. I hope that the injured can all recover fully. Appalling that 22 people who went to a concert died attending.
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PostCleve van Leef on Tue May 23, 2017 8:37 pm

Barbarism reigns.

Unless these muslim countries get together and rid the world of extremists and social media sites like Facebook and twitter etc ban them it will carry on.

Heartbreaking.
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Wed May 24, 2017 12:27 am

An 8 year old girl now among the departed
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PostWelshineire on Wed May 24, 2017 2:56 am

This kind of act will never make any sense to anyone other than the perpetrators. The truth is that this is something that the world is and will continue to see all too often. The uk government tells us that they have intercepted many planned attacks and for that we should be thankful. But tragically, some people will have had their lives turned inside out in the last 24 hours, nothing anyone says will change that, this is the world that we lhave to live in. RIP all those that are no longer with us, and for those that have lost loved ones or been injured, my heart felt sympathy.

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PostRhys on Wed May 24, 2017 4:48 am

@Welshineire wrote:This kind of act will never make any sense to anyone other than the perpetrators. The truth is that this is something that the world is and will continue to see all too often. The uk government tells us that they have intercepted many planned attacks and for that we should be thankful. But tragically, some people will have  had their lives turned inside out in the last 24 hours, nothing anyone says will change that, this is the world that we lhave to live in. RIP all those that are no longer with us, and for those that have lost loved ones or been injured, my heart felt sympathy.

Well said - in many ways the world is getting better, extreme poverty is declining rapidly, medicine continues to get better and so we all live longer, quality life continues to improve in our country at least (debatable to extent), there are less world wars etc

But with days like yesterday, it's hard to see the progress and conclude that the world is getting worse. 

I think about the context of world wars in which Tolkien would have written The Lord of the Rings. The books often make it seem that darkness and evil are winning and overpowering but ultimately in the end goodness prevails. I still think this holds true for us today.
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PostSteWells on Wed May 24, 2017 5:00 am

Statistically we live in the most peaceful period we've ever seen. It's just the ease of communication makes it seem like it isn't.

Anyway, yeah, it's absolutely disgusting. I have no idea what the aim of it could have been. What is there to gain from targeting little kids??

I do think we need to rethink the media strategy though. This guy's name is now plastered across TV screens all over the country. Why not just refer to him as 'the bomber' or 'the cowardly fuckwit', or whatever? Putting his name up there is giving him 'celebrity' status, making him famous. I saw a clip of Trump, who just referred to him as 'the loser'. Probably the only time I've ever come close to having positive feelings towards Trump.
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PostTDA on Wed May 24, 2017 5:44 am

The media will have its way and that is the root cause of so many problems in the world. I'm not saying gag the Press, just hope for less sensationalism and drama about every little f*cking thing.

Days like this could then be reported in proper context.
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PostCyncoedslumdog on Wed May 24, 2017 6:27 am

I agree SteWells about Trump. Our politicians responses are always couched so they condemn but don't seem to have any bite to them. Other countries refer ti Isis as Daesh which apparently is an insult they don't like whereas we refer to them as So Called Islamic State which is pathetic. Trump's 'Losers' is an insult they deserve.
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Wed May 24, 2017 8:07 am

Terror threat level now raised to critical so I'd guess there's intel about another attack
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PostWelshineire on Wed May 24, 2017 8:17 am

The media are in a no win position, too much or too little information? We the public want to know it all. I do agree thought, blanket coverage does provide these terrorists with a level of notoriety that they do not deserve. Their names should be portrayed in a manner that is an insult to their associates and sympathisers.

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