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    Shortly after a car bomb went off near the Prime Minister's office in Oslo, a (caucasian) dude disguised as a police officer showed up at the Labour party's political youth retreat on Utoya island and opened fire. With nowhere to go but the water, some folks were apparently shot trying to swim away. The killer is apparently in police custody.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog...-live-coverage

    Although some Islamic groups have claimed responsibility, it's believed to be an act of domestic rather than international terrorism. Norway has some small but hardcore right wing outfits, and the attack seems to be aimed squarely at the centre left/ social democrat ruling party.

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    Apparently tied to the youth camp shootings as well.

    Oh I see your story covers that too. Sorry.

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    Fox News has helpfully shoehorned a few paragraphs about completely unrelated Islamic terrorism from the past few years at the bottom of their related article, while making nary a mention of Norway's right wing elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Apparently tied to the youth camp shootings as well.

    Oh I see your story covers that too. Sorry.
    Really glad you hit "submit reply" for this. Good use of your mental faculties.
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    If anyone raped or molested my wife or child i'd off them myself so I guess it doesn't matter. If you don't feel those type of emotions in that situation then that is you and in my opinion makes you a twisted person from a twisted state (UTAH) if that is where your from!

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    MSNBC was doing something similar, trying to figure out why anyone would want to attack Norway in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yablonowitz View Post
    Really glad you hit "submit reply" for this. Good use of your mental faculties.
    Move along. This feud was old 3 years ago. I don't give a fuck about you old timer.

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    ^^^ Considering what happened in Denmark with Theo van Gogh, I don't think it's a crazy thought. While I can't speak for Norway, I know that throughout Europe there is significant anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment... often times more so than in the US. And there's always the possibility that it was a couple of crazy Jared Loughter types, and Al Qaida took responsibility to make themselves look like King Shits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Move along. This feud was old 3 years ago. I don't give a fuck about you old timer.
    Again, you've turned in another strong performance here. Pat yourself on the back.
    Quote Originally Posted by ByTheWay, View Post
    If anyone raped or molested my wife or child i'd off them myself so I guess it doesn't matter. If you don't feel those type of emotions in that situation then that is you and in my opinion makes you a twisted person from a twisted state (UTAH) if that is where your from!

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    It's not crazy, exactly, but it is a very stupid and uninformed conclusion for news networks to jump to. The attacks seem very clearly focused on the party, rather than the government more generally, and the right wing should always have been the prime suspect.

    Pretty embarrassing how slow all the media's American and British "terrorism experts" are to even consider the possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    It's not crazy, exactly, but it is a very stupid and uninformed conclusion for news networks to jump to. The attacks seem very clearly focused on the party, rather than the government more generally, and the right wing should always have been the prime suspect.
    There should be no prime suspect yet.

    Remember the Giffords shooting. We all were convinced it was a right wing attack.
    Quote Originally Posted by ByTheWay, View Post
    If anyone raped or molested my wife or child i'd off them myself so I guess it doesn't matter. If you don't feel those type of emotions in that situation then that is you and in my opinion makes you a twisted person from a twisted state (UTAH) if that is where your from!

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    They already found the guy. He's Norwegian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yablonowitz View Post
    There should be no prime suspect yet.
    You're right, of course. It just seems more likely to be a right wing extremist than to be an Islamic one, and the acrobatics some of the networks are performing to keep Muslims in the frame are making me cringe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    It's not crazy, exactly, but it is a very stupid and uninformed conclusion for news networks to jump to. The attacks seem very clearly focused on the party, rather than the government more generally, and the right wing should always have been the prime suspect.

    Pretty embarrassing how slow all the media's American and British "terrorism experts" are to even consider the possibility.
    I think hasty would be a better description. But yeah... what makes for a sexier headline?? If the news was there to inform as its first purpose, that's one thing... but the truth often brings in fewer viewers than sensationalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    You're right, of course. It just seems more likely to be a right wing extremist than to be an Islamic one, and the acrobatics some of the networks are performing to keep Muslims in the frame are making me cringe.
    They do this every time.
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    If anyone raped or molested my wife or child i'd off them myself so I guess it doesn't matter. If you don't feel those type of emotions in that situation then that is you and in my opinion makes you a twisted person from a twisted state (UTAH) if that is where your from!

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    They do it because if they don't they're accused of trying to hide the "facts." Bigotry is a powerful force.

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    You violated the "It's raining" board policy.


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    Couldn't bring myself to do it, GPS.

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    Why can't I find anything that says he's caucasian? I believe you, but everything I'm reading says Norwegian dressed in a police uniform.

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    How many non-Caucasian Norwegians have you seen in your life?

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    Two today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by full on idle View Post
    Why can't I find anything that says he's caucasian? I believe you, but everything I'm reading says Norwegian dressed in a police uniform.
    Witnesses who have managed to escape from the island, says to NRK reporters on the spot that the perpetrator had a Norwegian look. Han skal vre mellom 185 til 190 cm hy og ha blondt hr. He should be between 185 to 190 cm tall and have blond hair.
    http://translate.google.com/translat...ge%2F1.7723132

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    ?? You must be a lucky guy, since according to the CIA Factbook...

    "Ethnic groups: Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate) "

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/no.html

    So essentially, there's at least a 98% chance that he's white if he's Norwegian.

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    What a dick.

    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinon View Post
    ?? You must be a lucky guy, since according to the CIA Factbook...

    "Ethnic groups: Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate) "

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/no.html

    So essentially, there's at least a 98% chance that he's white if he's Norwegian.
    Um, thanks?

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    So you were hoping it was a brown-skinned man?

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    Clearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by full on idle View Post
    Why can't I find anything that says he's caucasian? I believe you, but everything I'm reading says Norwegian dressed in a police uniform.
    It's been mentioned a few times on BBC's rolling news, but it doesn't seem to be widely reported online yet. Police described him as "Nordic" - ie blonde hair/ blue eyes - from the off, but that seems to have morphed into "Norwegian" in the relay.

    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinon View Post
    How many non-Caucasian Norwegians have you seen in your life?
    There have been quite a few showing up on the news today -



    - but more seriously, "Norwegian" is a question of citizenship, "Nordic" is about ethnicity. The 7/7 bombers were British, for instance, so the distinction is significant.

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    Norwegian police have confirmed that the attack is unrelated to Islamic terrorism. Sky News, who were desperately spinning otherwise all evening, seem fucking despondant at the revelation. Most of the tabloid front pages for tomorrow have already gone to print, with some going to so far to blame Al Qaeda in the headlines.

    I have to say I feel pretty fucking good about the ongoing downfall of News International bearing all that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinon View Post
    How many non-Caucasian Norwegians have you seen in your life?
    I should have you on ignore but I've met a non Caucasian Norwegian in college.She might have been the most beautiful women I've ever seen in my life.


    Here's a video after the bombing

    http://www.nrk.no/video/store_materi...3854C1A446E1A/
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I should have you on ignore but I've met a non Caucasian Norwegian in college.She might have been the most beautiful women I've ever seen in my life.


    Here's a video after the bombing

    http://www.nrk.no/video/store_materi...3854C1A446E1A/
    Aint nothing stopping you, big boy.

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