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Old Nov 28th 2019, 6:22 pm
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Ello my Canadian Brothers and Sisters. If this is true, you are a country of legends. Keep this up.

https://dangerousminds.net/comments/...s-cDxI4UNgBfLE
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Old Nov 28th 2019, 7:35 pm
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Old Nov 28th 2019, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenglish1
Ello my Canadian Brothers and Sisters. If this is true, you are a country of legends. Keep this up.

https://dangerousminds.net/comments/...s-cDxI4UNgBfLE
I remember combining two UK banknotes (don't recall which) to make a John Mcenroe.

Ah...here it is

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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I remember combining two UK banknotes (don't recall which) to make a John Mcenroe.

Ah...here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_qUy3lP9SU
Excellent ! I think I've probably seen at some point, but totally forgot about it.
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Old Nov 29th 2019, 2:07 am
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London Bridge attack this morning. Best footage so far of what happened.

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Old Nov 29th 2019, 2:16 am
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London Bridge attack this morning. Best footage so far of what happened.

https://twitter.com/wolfgangert/stat...975490560?s=20
That's is very immediate footage - not even on BBC.
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Now stabbings being reported in The Hague.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50609528

Police looking for a male suspect, 45 to 50 years of age.


Interesting advertising point for a laundry detergent. "gluten free ingredients"


Alberta Health Services plans to cut nursing positions.

"AHS said while its budget has remained stable, a growing and aging population means cuts must be made."

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/alberta-...nion-1.4708633

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Originally Posted by Shard
That's is very immediate footage - not even on BBC.
The perpetrqtor was wearing an explosive vest, and people are saying why was he killed, he escaped from the public who were holding him and ran, the police at that time didn't know it was a dummy vest, so they shot him. Now people are saying they shouldn't have shot him, why the hell not, as far as they knew it was a live vest, and he may have been looking for a big group of people to explode it in. If he had escaped and blown himself up along with a number of members of the public, these same people would have been saying why didn't the police shoot him.
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So there was an attack in London, an attack in the Hague, and someone in Winnipeg stole a fire truck and tried to run people over with it. I wonder if there's a connection between them all. I believe there have been several raids recently that thwarted planned attacks, so considering those, I venture that they could possibly be coordinated.
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Crazy. Police have said they don't think its a terror related attack, seems more like a crime of opportunity at this point, but suppose time will tell.

Back in the 90's a man stole a tank and went on joy ride/rampage with it, that was one of the weirdest police chases of my childhood, police chases back in the 90's were almost always carried live on TV and they were common back then.

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So there was an attack in London, an attack in the Hague, and someone in Winnipeg stole a fire truck and tried to run people over with it. I wonder if there's a connection between them all. I believe there have been several raids recently that thwarted planned attacks, so considering those, I venture that they could possibly be coordinated.
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Old Nov 29th 2019, 11:39 am
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The perpetrqtor was wearing an explosive vest, and people are saying why was he killed, he escaped from the public who were holding him and ran, the police at that time didn't know it was a dummy vest, so they shot him. Now people are saying they shouldn't have shot him, why the hell not, as far as they knew it was a live vest, and he may have been looking for a big group of people to explode it in. If he had escaped and blown himself up along with a number of members of the public, these same people would have been saying why didn't the police shoot him.
Yes, I agree. What I didn't understand from the clip was the last public member who the police seemed to have to drag off the perpetrator.
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Yes, I agree. What I didn't understand from the clip was the last public member who the police seemed to have to drag off the perpetrator.
It looks as if the brave member of the public was wrestling with the suspect to presumably keep him from detonating the vest strapped to his waist. At that time it wasn't known that the suicide vest was fake.
I'm guessing here, but the copper probably wanted the guy on top out of the way so that his colleague waiting to the right could get a clean shot the millisecond everyone was out of the way. It was fascinating to watch, all those years of training put to good use in seconds. I imagine the members of the public who saw the suspect shot and killed close up will need some counselling. Adrenaline is a hell of a drug.
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And people think it never snows in San Diego..... Granted you have to drive about 1 hour to go to the mountains but the mountains are within San Diego County. Looks like they got a nice storm.

https://www.reddit.com/r/sandiego/co..._at_mt_laguna/
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It looks as if the brave member of the public was wrestling with the suspect to presumably keep him from detonating the vest strapped to his waist. At that time it wasn't known that the suicide vest was fake.
I'm guessing here, but the copper probably wanted the guy on top out of the way so that his colleague waiting to the right could get a clean shot the millisecond everyone was out of the way. It was fascinating to watch, all those years of training put to good use in seconds. I imagine the members of the public who saw the suspect shot and killed close up will need some counselling. Adrenaline is a hell of a drug.
Wouldn't whomever is wrestling with him just want to get far away as soon as he sees the suicide vest?
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Wouldn't whomever is wrestling with him just want to get far away as soon as he sees the suicide vest?
Lots of conspoiracy theories floating round, the guy was a terrorist released on license from prison but tagged, he was attending a seminar on prisons and inmates, where he got the knife and vest from is unknown, the police seem to have had no choice but to shoot him as they were unaware whether the vest was real, and it could have caused many deaths if it had been. There is also the fact that it's happened just a few days before a general election, and the shooting of Jo Cox happened just before an election, there was also a terrorist attack just a few days before the referendum. The major parties doid, as a mark of respect, cancel all meetings, speeches etc, well apart from Johnson and Gove who decided it was a good idea NOT to fall in line.
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