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Old Nov 25th 2015, 2:39 am
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Wellington buildings evacuated over suspicious package | Stuff.co.nz

MrF works close by but not evacuated, he has heard a controlled explosion, apparently whilst walking pass.
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In the picture of the "device" it appeared more like an electric motor and controller assembly.
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it did look kinda small but then Isis reckoned they blow the plane up with a drinks can.
3000 odd cruise ship passengers descended on Wellington CBD today so lets hope its just something someone has dropped and all innocent.
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Back in the 80's I used to work at the NZ Herald and we often had bomb scares (all hoaxes as far as I know). There was an agreement with the Auckland Star (the other big paper in Auckland at the time) not to publish the news so as not to encourage potential bombers. Oxygen of publicity and all that.

I sometimes wonder whether the media does actually promote terrorism inadvertently. One of the Paris bombers was referred to as a ''mastermind'' which must be appealing for the young men who appear to be little more than petty criminals.

Having said this, I'm not arguing for censorship either.
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One of the Paris bombers was referred to as a ''mastermind'' which must be appealing for the young men who appear to be little more than petty criminal.
Exactly. Masterminds solve hitherto intractable problems or create great works.
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and again: this one nearer to where we live, not where MrF works.

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Originally Posted by MrsFychan
it did look kinda small but then Isis reckoned they blow the plane up with a drinks can.
With a drinks can or something the size of a drinks can? We've all shaken a can and then handed it to a friend to watch them get covered in Dandelion & Burdock or Tizer but no one was killed (despit many protests of "Me mams gonna kill me like").
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