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Old 25th Apr 2018, 03:31
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Originally Posted by obgraham View Post
As of this moment, not a single news source discussing the perp's ethnicity, coloration, religiosity, or lack thereof.

Clearly that means...
What, exactly?
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 03:48
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Originally Posted by Hempy View Post


What, exactly?
Youíre a bright guy, Hempy....fill in whatever answer you like.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 04:09
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Toronto van attack: Alek Minassian praised 'incel' killer - BBC News

Sometimes, you have to accept there are people out there driven purely by warped thoughts. This sick individual has copied recent terrorist actions as a method for killing people but that doesn't make him a terrorist any more than others, who use semi-automatic military-based weapons to mass murder, can be called soldiers.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 07:57
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Originally Posted by obgraham View Post

Youíre a bright guy, Hempy....fill in whatever answer you like.
Armenian, white, Christian?
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 17:43
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The cop had limited options anyway. Although it's clear he was close enough to see the guy was pretending his cellphone was a gun, and he showed great restraint, I'm pretty sure the officer was worried about where his bullets would go if he missed. Look at the photo I posted. The guy was in front of a wall of glass windows. If the cop fired and missed, it could have been disastrous.
No doubt, Constable Ken Lam showed tremendous restraint given the situation. It might be his natural demeanor, but Toronto cops are also given yearly courses in de-escalation. This training was a response to the Forcillo/Yatim incident in 2013. The New York Times pieced together several videos taken by bystanders to dissect the specific steps he took to bring about a peaceful resolution. These included turning off his siren and holstering his weapon when it became clear the perp was attempting "suicide by cop."

When Toronto Suspect Said "Kill Me," an Officer Put Away His Gun
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 19:10
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The news reports so far suggest this chap was some kind of a sex starved fruit cake who joined some sort of club for sex starved fruit cakes. I expect it will be a field day for shrinks to work out where the nuts came from and how many it took to make such a fruit cake, pay a visit or two to Amsterdam and come out with a reccomendation that prostitution be legalised in Canada.
I wonder if in Canada they also cannot afford nut houses and fruit cakes roam freely as they do in the UK .
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 19:24
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The news reports so far suggest this chap was some kind of a sex starved fruit cake who joined some sort of club for sex starved fruit cakes.
Yes, they call themselves incels, for involuntary celibates.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 19:34
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Originally Posted by Carbon Bootprint View Post
Yes, they call themselves incels, for involuntary celibates.
You learn something new every day. I guess thatís what obgraham was on about

No wonder he couldnít get laid tbh.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 21:59
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Cases like this make me wonder if this is one of the negative effects of the internet. At one time or another most people are "involuntary celibate", I was myself on a number of occasions when I had a low point in my social life with the opposite gender. However with the freedom of the internet to reach out and contact people of a similar state it doesn't take long for this wide spread new group to organise themselves.

Or is it more a case of people have this mindset where they expect something and don't understand why they can't have it, therefore they demand their "rights" as they see it?
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