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Terrorist Attacks

Baloo

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Good at spinnig a story?

Our workshop is about 60m down from the Woolworths on Belmore St. The buses were parked, one on Belmore St and the other around the corner, on the edges of the car park.

There are ampful social media videos of Chinese with shopping trolleys full and bags full, taking up at least 10m of footpath space while gangs keep runnig product out.

It must really dissapoint a lefty like you that the Federal Govt has now stated that they are confiscating product that they are finding ready to be shipped out and are putting it back into circulation.

Keep reading your sh!te Left wing echo champer Age crap paper. You won't see anything in there that challenges your thoughts.

Me, i liked our old way of life. I liked that we used to have a footy competition. I liked that we could have bbq's with our mates or sit by our elderly in the final hours. I lked that we could go and witness our kids get married, or go to the funeralof those we loved.

Thanks to the system you seem to be lin love with, our whole world has changed, and don't think things will be back to normal in 12 months Baloo, because they won't. This is a lot worse than the worst case scenariop that any of us are contemplating.

Average rant.

The stores themselves have said there were no chinese budloads coming into the stores.

The videos you allude too are the old A2 Milk stuff, nothing recent that I can find.

As for the rest of the rant, yeah, ok.
 

Brodders17

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Hey Baloo,
In the press conference last night at 9:15pm melbourne time on channel 9. Then after the press conference finished with the pm the reporter and someone from parliment house were speaking about it. You should be able to find the press conference from last night.
How was the press conference yesterday?
 

frickenel

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Average rant.

The stores themselves have said there were no chinese budloads coming into the stores.

The videos you allude too are the old A2 Milk stuff, nothing recent that I can find.

As for the rest of the rant, yeah, ok.
I haven't had time to log in agian till now, so sorry for the late reply.

I'm not referring to any news articles. I'm referring to what happened 60m from one of our shops just last week. There is Woolworths, there is a round-a-bout, there is a busless then our workshop. Anyone who is familiar with the Yarrawonga main street will know we are there. You will see RACV vand and utes out the front most of the time.

It's now been revealed that CHina made organised raids through the Greenland Proprty Group, instructing staff to cease their normal business activities and raid our shops for medical suppplies and protective equipment, hand sanitizers etc.

Here are some links for you:-





Now having shown those links, i will tell you now that the raids experienced in Yarra, Shepp and Seymour were different to what's reported there, as they happened only last week, and continued until security guards were posted at shopping centres. I couldn't get in as i wasn't local, and ended up going back to my ute and getting my room key to show i was on a stay and not off a bus. One local did walk past and have a dig at the guard saying "does he look f***g Chinese"?, but that was his job, to check your license for your address.

The product that was being walked out was food stuffs, the typical baby formulas, dunny roll, canned food and pastas etc. I didn't see the product personally, but my staff were in a mad rave about it. I was told as it was going on, but i was in the back office doing the books. I was able to get into Woolworths that day, but the following day security was posted, making entry a bit more difficult.

I don't mind your footy insights Baloo but if you are going to suggest i make up stories just because they hurt your sensitivities then you can go take a flyying F*** as far as i'm concerned.

If we bury our heads in relation to issues like this, just because we might offend, then the problem is never solved, just like the Sudanese gang crisis, but i guess that's not real either! How much evidence do you actually want?

Consider that and then go back and read the links i've provided. As for The Age, to picture white Australians and suggest they were on organised buses?? Who would organise buses for them, unless there was money to be made from it? We all know that there is money in our products on the black market, particularly now.

The media will hide most of this because of the possibility of a backlash on the Chinese community, but the reality is, we are in a life and death backlash, having vital supplies raided.

The videos of Chinese spitting on produce, wiping spit on elevator buttons etc, are actually taken in China, they are not taken in Australia thank God. As to why they'd want to deliberately infect their fellow countrymen i don't know, but i will agree it's wrong to use those videos as if these events are happening here.

But i WILL call out events that are happening here and affecting our community. These are Chinese loyal to their Communist masters and not their adopted home. As far as i'm concerned, we should send them straight back to where they came from, preferably on a raft made from the baby formula tins they are raiding. I will welcome anyone here who is happy to join us, but i won't be taken for a suck hole like some on this forum.
 
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Baloo

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I haven't had time to log in agian till now, so sorry for the late reply.
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If we don't have laws in place to protect critical products so we can prosecute that company, and another revealed today, then we should have some.

While the timing of their purchases doesn't marry up with the Aus grocery shopping hoarding, it's just not worth debating and arguing anymore. Too much *smile* going on and life's too short.

Stay safe.
 
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Brodders17

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Canada are trying to import medical supplies from the USA. Are they terrorists too?
 
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MD Jazz

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One benefit of Covid has been the almost elimination of major terror incidents. Sad to read of the murder of the French teacher this morning after he showed the imageds of the prophet cartoons in a school class.
 
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MB78

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Very very sad. No winners here. A man murdered in brutal fashion. Several arrests. Many kids traumatised forever.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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We must strike back or soon we’ll all be Samuel Paty
Henry Ergas
The Australian
October 22, 2020

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Samuel Paty, the French schoolteacher decapitated last Friday for showing his students a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed, did not lose his life in a clash of civilisations; he lost it in a clash between civilisation and barbarism.

And five years after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and on the Hypercacher supermarket, it is barbarism, not civilisation, that is steadily gaining ground.

To say that is not to underestimate the damage al-Qaeda and ISIS have suffered in recent years. Nor is it to ignore French President Emmanuel Macron’s firm reaction to the latest outrage.

“Now,” he said the other day, “fear will change sides: it is the terrorists who will no longer sleep well at night.”

But even the steeliest resolve cannot disguise the fact that Islamic fundamentalism, which provides the seedbed from which the terrorists sprang, is even more deeply entrenched in the West today than it was in 2015.

Nowhere are the trends clearer than in France itself. As Bernard Rougier — an eminent scholar of Islamic society who heads the Sorbonne’s Centre for Arab and Oriental Studies — shows in a book published earlier this year, “the territories conquered by Islamism” in France and its near neighbours have expanded steadily, while Islamism’s stranglehold over those territories has become stronger and more unshakeable.

Rougier does not present the Islamists as a monolithic bloc; rather, he highlights their diversity, as well as the intense rivalry between them. And he also shows that instead of weakening them, competition has made the Islamists stronger, eliminating the poorer performers and forcing the stronger to innovate constantly.

But while they compete ruthlessly, the Islamists share a common goal: to create, in the areas they control, “total societies” in which every contact between individual Muslims and the social world confirms their sense of apartness, heightens their perception of being besieged by an “impure” West and intensifies their commitment to the Islamist cause.

At the same time, by imposing a suffocating conformism, the Islamists seek — almost always successfully — to drive non-Muslims out of those areas, narrowing the cultural influences to which their inhabitants are exposed and creating an echo chamber in which Islamist rhetoric is constantly reaffirmed and magnified.

Macron has described the Islamists’ program as a form of separatism. But their objective is not to secede from the West; it is to destroy it and build a House of Islam on its smouldering remains.

Few things are more important to them, in the pursuit of that goal, than undermining the education system’s capacity to promote the values of freedom of thought and of expression.

The extent of their efforts has been chillingly highlighted by Jean-Pierre Obin, an enormously influential former Inspector-General of National Education, in a book that appeared merely weeks before Paty’s murder.

A lifelong man of the left who spent his youth helping the newly independent Algeria to rebuild, Obin is hardly a supporter of Marine Le Pen. But as he demonstrates in compelling detail, the Islamists and their fellow travellers have launched attack after attack on the school teachers who defend the “liberty, equality and fraternity” that have always been his lodestar. And instead of abating since 2015, the scale and virulence of those attacks has increased.

The crucial factor is that the Islamists have learned to imitate the tactics pioneered by #metoo and Black Lives Matter. Previously, their campaigns focused on generic issues, such as the ban on headscarfs. Now, helped by front organisations — such as the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) — they target individual teachers, especially those who are Jewish, launching massive campaigns of demonisation on social media.

The CCIF-supported campaign that precipitated Paty’s murder should therefore have come as no surprise; nor should it be surprising that in the wake of that atrocity, so many teachers have disclosed instances in which they, too, felt threatened.

The effects Obin documents of the systematic intimidation are stark: over half the state school teachers in predominantly Muslim areas regularly self-censor the curriculum, glossing over the required topics — such as the Holocaust, the conflict in the Middle East, the right to freedom of religion and of expression and the importance of equality between the sexes — which most frequently trigger noisy protests by Muslim students and carefully orchestrated allegations of Islamophobia from their parents.

Meanwhile, in the rapidly growing Islamic schools — which, as a condition of their generous taxpayer funding, should be following the national curriculum — teaching of those topics is often distorted beyond recognition.

The results are apparent in a large-scale survey, conducted three months ago, of France’s young Muslims, which found that nearly half regard upholding Islamic values as more important than preserving freedom of religion, thought and expression. And with more than a quarter refusing to condemn the 2015 terror attacks, the prospects for a peaceful future seem all too bleak.

No one believes these problems lend themselves to easy solutions. What is clear, however, is that the standard response of governments, including our own — which involves reaching out to Islamic leaders after each terror attack, while vastly increasing spending on community programs in areas with significant Muslim populations — is deeply counterproductive.

Rougier’s findings confirm the conclusions of French socialist Malek Boutih’s official report on the 2015 terrorist attacks: rather than undermine the Islamists’ position, the torrents of poorly monitored public funding have gifted them a host of readily captured revenue sources, thus boosting their organisational capabilities.

As for the prominence governments accord to religious leaders, it has entrenched Islam’s role as the community’s point of reference, making it even easier and more rewarding for disciplined Islamists to displace their generally ineffectual moderate rivals.

With the grim reality of last Friday’s murder sinking in, Macron appears to have recognised these policy failures, relying instead on tough-minded deterrence as the primary response. Claiming there will be no more “trembling hands”, his government seems set to ban the Anti-Islamophobia Collective, along with up to 50 other Islamic organisations and “charities”, close several mosques (including one whose iman welcomed the beheading of “a blasphemer”), deport a host of Islamists and strictly monitor Islamic schools.

What will come of those commitments remains to be seen. But we, too, need to reconsider our approach before more grisly attacks soil our streets. After all, from Sydney’s Lakemba to Melbourne’s Broadmeadows, the Islamists are quietly building up positions every bit as impregnable as those they now hold in Paris’s Aubervilliers and Brussels’ Molenbeek.

Faced with that threat, the Peter Pan strategy — close your eyes and wish really hard — promises one thing and one thing only: tomorrow, we will all be Samuel Paty.
 

Brodders17

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L2R4R, i have been waiting for your insight into the terrorism attempt in American to kidnap and overthrow an elected state Governor, surely the perps were Islamic and surely your mate Trump has quickly denounced them and threatened all sorts of fury against them?
 

Brodders17

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Don't know anything about it.
Surely the OZ or the Hun posted many articles about the right wing terrorists who were arrested for plotting to kidnap the Michigan Governor, or on Trumps refusal to denounce the groups they are associated with, or Trump encouraging his supporters to chant "lock her up" (the Governor) at a rally after the arrests. Surely?

Anyway, go Tiges!!
 
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antman

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Lee's mind will blow, but turns out the alt-right are responsible for most terrorist attacks in the States and that will worsen with demagogues like Trump firing them up. Looking forward to pages of thoughtful analysis from Lee every time this happens.


Unfortunately if Trump loses (or wins) you can see it getting worse.
 
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Brodders17

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Lee's mind will blow, but turns out the alt-right are responsible for most terrorist attacks in the States and that will worsen with demagogues like Trump firing them up. Looking forward to pages of thoughtful analysis from Lee every time this happens.


Unfortunately if Trump loses (or wins) you can see it getting worse.
many who denounce Islamic terrorism as the greatest threat to humanity, and who are happy to effectively call all Muslims potential terrorists, are happy to back a US president who openly courts the support of right wing terrorist groups in the US.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Three dead in Nice, France mass stabbing: Suspected terror attack

A woman and a man have been beheaded in a suspected terror attack outside a church in France, according to media reports.

Several people were reportedly stabbed and a third person is said to have died in the attack at Notre Dame church in Nice, south of France.

Police confirmed an “operation is in progress” near the Notre Dame church in Nice, south of France.

Armed police are reported to have swooped and shot the suspect, who is reported to have been arrested.

Actu17 cites unnamed sources that two of the victims were beheaded in the attack.
 
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