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We just took my dog for his second vet visit after he came back home from the animal hospital last week. Last Friday’s vet visit revealed no improvements in his red call counts (20) but we were told that since he was right at the beginning of taking his steroids the number will start to improve gradually. The last 5-6 days he has looked much better, more active, pretty much his normal self and today his counts have risen to 25. His gums are more a pink colour (normal) than pale/white (good tip to look out for a Dogs gum colour), which they’ve been ever since he’s been unwell. We will see weekly improvements and this is the first. It’s beautiful when you consider how grim it was only 8-9 days ago.
 

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Australian man in NZ has streamed himself shooting up a mosque in Christchurch. Sickening stuff
 

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feels like a broken record really. so much hatred and anger, everyone has to pick a side. us against them. it's horrid.

saw some stills from the footage and his insane manifesto. white supremacist terrorism.
 

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saw some stills from the footage and his insane manifesto. white supremacist terrorism.
Racism is the worst but factually incorrect racism is even worse. Claiming he wants to take back European white lands like Australia & NZ
 

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feels like a broken record really. so much hatred and anger, everyone has to pick a side. us against them. it's horrid.

saw some stills from the footage and his insane manifesto. white supremacist terrorism.
And the same lines about mental illness will get trotted out. It's sickening.

Those that protest against immigration because of the rapists and murderers then defend the Catholic Priests and the mass shooters. People are so blinded to tolerance and peace that they will bend over backwards to justify their point of view.
 

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Sickening stuff and all so senseless. RIP to the lost lives! (unfortunately that has to be said far too often).

If you can’t even pray in a holy place because you might be murdered, I don’t know what to say anymore.
 

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And the same lines about mental illness will get trotted out. It's sickening.

Those that protest against immigration because of the rapists and murderers then defend the Catholic Priests and the mass shooters. People are so blinded to tolerance and peace that they will bend over backwards to justify their point of view.
unfortunately for as long as those people get platforms, whether it be the media, parliament or elsewhere, it'll continue.
 

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It should be called out as terrorism and it will but not with the some vigour as when someone with darker skin commits the same act. What I mean by that is there won’t be the investigative pieces into “their way of life” or “inside the minds of the Islamic troubled youth” for these far right white racists
 

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To be fair the initial reports arent expected to be held to the same level of accuracy. So for them to not use the word terrorism isn’t surprising. It’s more the media coverage in the days that come where it simply must be called what it is
 

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You see the exact same headlines when it’s the other way around. Always starts with “a shooter” and will eventually be detailed as terrorism when motives are unearthed. To most it’s obvious what it is from the get go but there’s no use in quoting some fool on twitter as an athority on anything
 

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Can get a licence pretty easily. Just need to keep them secured in a locked gun cupboard
Wonder if this will change

You see the exact same headlines when it’s the other way around. Always starts with “a shooter” and will eventually be detailed as terrorism when motives are unearthed. To most it’s obvious what it is from the get go but there’s no use in quoting some fool on twitter as an athority on anything
For me, being worried about the wording plays second fiddle to the well-being of victims. It’s tragic whether it’s a “mass shooting” or “terrorism”
 

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Wonder if this will change



For me, being worried about the wording plays second fiddle to the well-being of victims. It’s tragic whether it’s a “mass shooting” or “terrorism”
Indeed. Just been looking on twitter and that seems to be the main concern. Just causes more divide at the end of the day.
 

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Indeed. Just been looking on twitter and that seems to be the main concern. Just causes more divide at the end of the day.
I’m about 8 pages into the manifesto. It’s funny on Twitter they’ve jumped on one line, one link, to blame it to right wing USA. Yet he’s cited a black woman as his motivation, to a white European dream...I’m taking a break before digging back in. He’s already confirmed he wants a divide in North America, racial divide...he wants people to point the finger and blame each other, let the divide grow bigger and nastier....
 
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