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I very strongly doubt we'd fight a civil war over guns unless it's a government attempt to take guns that leads to right wing protests that leads to rightists shooting guns which leads to leftists shooting guns. But the thing is, I can't see any incoming government doing something that stupid unless we got a progressive version of Trump. Like, you know, Jill Stein.

 

If we're fighting a civil war anytime soon, it's going to be because of an economic catastrophe. Like the 1% pushing things so dangerously far in a time of crisis (like the US losing an otherwise extremely winnable war) that it leads to an uprising that forces state governments (and possible the federal government) out. Or if states try seceding again. I could somewhat see that happening in a timeline where Trump was as smart and mentally sound as Ted Cruz and then he winds up losing the 2020 elections to someone like Bernie Sanders. Because in that situation, Trump would be too savvy to control. He wouldn't use Twitter like a 9 year old who just discovered the platform— I think Trumpists even said that his Twitter habits are most universally undesirable part of his presidency because literally everyone wants him to shut up and stop digging holes. He'd be more like the strongman PhoenixRu claimed he'd be, and he'd be able to juggle an approval rating rivaling Obama's with a gradual descent towards authoritarian conservatism rather than a rapid snap towards it. Then, in 2020 or (more realistically) 2024, he'd lose to a progressive challenger and the South would react like the Bolsheviks just took over. 

 

If he were removed from power today, I can see plenty of his supporters mooing over it while his detractors chirp like birds for months, and there will definitely be surges of gun, vehicular, and bomb violence. But civil war? Even over guns? Ehhh.... we're just nowhere near that level yet.

 

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A very informative video about Nazi gun law and popular myths. It clears up a lot of the mis- and dis-information surrounding the topic. Use it well.


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YouTube incident: 'Active shooter' at HQ in northern California

 

Police in Northern California say they are responding to an incident involving an "active shooter" at YouTube headquarters.

 

Gunshots were reported at the company's campus in San Bruno, south of San Francisco.

 

Ambulances are at the scene and authorities have warned the public to stay out of the area.

 

Google, which owns YouTube, has said it is investigating a possible "gunfire incident".

 

Unconfirmed reports from local media say the shooter is a woman.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-43635864

 

 

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Sigh.

 

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Van drives into pedestrians in Germany

 

A van is reported to have driven into pedestrians in the city of Muenster, in western Germany.

 

A police spokeswoman has said there are "several dead, probably including the suspect".

 

Local authorities have said about 30 people were injured in the incident, near the Kiepenkerl statue in the old town.

 

Police asked people to avoid the city centre while they respond to the incident.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-43683687

 

 

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Thoughts and prayers.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-43855097



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Thoughts and prayers.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-43855097

 

Naked white guy wearing nothing but green jacket goes on shooting spree. Hmm, I wonder if he was on meth or something? 



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Another nutjob.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-43873804



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It especially sucks for me. It's my hometown. :(


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Terrorist Threat: Uzbekistan on Alert

 

 

Uzbekistani security services report a crisis that has begun after numerous terrorist groups were driven out of the Middle East. Since Islam is the main religion in Uzbekistan, Daesh and other international extremist organizations were successfully recruiting new members there. After the situation in the region has changed the leaderless militants chose to seek self-realization in some other places closer to their homeland. Many of them come from Central Asian countries, among which Uzbekistan's border is the easiest for the terrorists to cross. According to official statistics, over 5,000 well-trained professional killers have already moved into that country both legally and illegally. Those people have got vast combat experience against various military units including NATO forces. So, Uzbekistan's Deputy Foreign Minister Abdujabar Abduvakhitov shared his concerns about this in his letter to the US Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen.

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As can be seen from the letter, US security services are aware of the developments. However, they are no less confused than Mr. Abduvakhitov and are doing nothing to hinder the process. For this reason, the US and Uzbekistani counter-terrorism units cannot coordinate their efforts. As a result, they are losing valuable time, which allows the scattered militants to unite into well-organized cells while Uzbekistan turns into a new base for Islamic terrorists.

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, Texas Shooting Suspect, Posted Neo-Nazi Imagery Online
Source: Daily Beast

 

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspected gunman who opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday morning, apparently posted photos of neo-Nazi iconography online, according to social media accounts flagged by classmates and reviewed by The Daily Beast.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said the suspect was a 17-year-old male student at Santa Fe High School where 10 people were killed. The suspect was taken into custody, Trochesset told reporters. Explosive devices were left inside the school near Houston, authorities said. The suspect reportedly had an assault-style rifle, shotgun, and pistol.

Pagourtzis was identified by law-enforcement officials as the suspect to CBS News and the Associated Press. Two Santa Fe students also told The Daily Beast that Pagourtzis was the gunman and they confirmed a Facebook account with Pagourtzis’ name belonged to him. Attempts by The Daily Beast to reach Pagourtzis’ family were unsuccessful.

On April 30, Pagourtzis apparently posted a t-shirt with “born to kill” printed on the front, boasting that it was custom-made.

 

Read more: https://www.thedaily...hooting-suspect



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Steam store school-shooting game 'appalling'

 

 

23 May 2018

 

A "school-shooting simulator" video game has been described as "appalling" by an anti-gun violence charity.

According to its listing on the Steam video game store, the software lets players "slaughter as many civilians as possible" in a school environment.

Charity Infer Trust called on Valve - the company behind the Steam games store - to take the title down before it goes on sale, on 6 June.

Valve has not responded to the BBC's request for comment.

The game has been posted on the Steam store by an independent developer previously accused of selling "asset-flipped" games.

Asset-flipping is taking third-party game engines and graphics and repackaging them for sale with minimal alteration or development.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-44230875

 

 

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^ Fast forward 20 years and imagine how realistic the graphics will become...... :(



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^ Fast forward 20 years and imagine how realistic the graphics will become...... :(

These projects will always be garbage though, this is someone building a game in unity or similar by downloading a bunch of stuff from the asset store, and sticking it on steam with a controversial name. If barriers to entry ever fall so low that this level of effort would be enough to produce high quality animation and graphics, then almost every gamer will probably be making their own games.

 

With people like this charity and the BBC giving it publicity, and making it an issue around censorship, they're going to make plenty of money, and we'll see more copy cats doing the same thing. Which will suit the BBC and co. since they make lots of money from stupid stories like this that terrify and outrage people who have never actually played any videogames. 


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Another monstrous, evil psychopath.

 

These fanatics truly are the absolute bottom-of-the-barrel, lowest of the low, worthless scumbags.

 

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Liege shooting: Two police officers and civilian dead in Belgium

 

A man has shot dead two female police officers and a civilian in the eastern Belgian city of Liège.

The gunman also took a female cleaner hostage at a school before being killed by police. Two other police officers were also injured.

The man's motive is not yet clear but the incident is being treated as terrorism.

Police sources quoted in local media said the man was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic).

The deaths of the two female officers were confirmed by the local mayor's office, AFP news agency reported.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-44289404

 

 

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I've put the video in a spoiler tag, in case some of you find it upsetting/disturbing.

 

A slightly longer version is available here: https://twitter.com/...046476772151296

 

Looks to me like this was at least semi-deliberate, caused by his frustration in slow traffic.

 

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Moscow crash taxi driver 'feared crowd lynching'

 

The Moscow taxi driver who ploughed into pedestrians says he fled because he feared the crowd would kill him.

Footage shows people chasing and then kicking him after Saturday's crash in which at least seven people - including Mexican World Cup fans - were injured.

The man says he had been at the wheel for 20 hours, and mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake.

 

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But one witness, who was across the road at the time of the crash, questioned this.

"I have the feeling that he did it deliberately because he was in the traffic jam with the cars going really slowly," said Viktoria Geranovich.

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...europe-44511198

 

 

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'Several wounded' in stabbing on German bus

 

Fourteen people have been wounded, some seriously, in a knife attack on a bus in the German city of Luebeck, local reports said.

Police in the city, in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, said a major police operation was under way.

Unconfirmed media reports said the attacker was detained by police.

"There is currently a major police deployment in Luebeck," the local police force wrote on Twitter.

"We are examining the situation and will give more information later."

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...europe-44904183



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Toronto Mass Shooting Reports on Danforth Avenue

From the reports, it's probably another incel.


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Another lunatic.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45180120







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