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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Pumpkin, 26th Jul, 2016.

  1. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    More terror..this time protest and nuns in France. Where are we going with these? Is Australia safe?
     
  2. Bran

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    Depends what you mean by safe.

    Is Australia safe? Yes. Can this happen in Australia? Of course.

    Will I change my life out of fear of what is still very improbable? No.
     
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  3. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    No, I won't either. Because nobody can define fear now.
     
  4. Marg4000

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    Lindt cafe, Sydney!!
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  5. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    It's far more dangerous- anywhere, not just Australia- to go for a drive or cross the street. Or being a married woman. In some countries, just to be a woman.
     
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    People here, investors, understand risk and risk management. As @geoffw mentioned, the risk is very small. We should be vigilant, but let's look at real risks.

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  7. Casteller

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    Actually terrorism around the world was much worse in the 70s and 80s than it is now. Remember the IRA and ETA in Europe? Also loads of active terrorist groups in Asia and South America have faded away.

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    The turning point for Aussies was 9/11 when several Australians were killed and of course Bali in 2002. Things have never been the same again.

    The reason terrorism is viewed in a different lens to car accidents etc is because people are DELIBERATELY going out of their way to cause us harm. It isn't limited to those in law enforcement or on the frontlines in far away lands - its anywhere and targeting average joes like you and me whilst minding our own business.

    We were in Paris on Bastille Day last year, and in Nice 2 weeks before that at that very spot where that crazed truck driver took out dozens.

    It's pretty disconcerting.

    We're going to Bali at the end of the year; a place dear to our heart and that we've visited almost annually since the mid 90s. The probability of anything happening during our 3 week stay is extremely small. Still, its hard to completely suppress one's wandering mind and there's always a bit of (healthy) trepidation and sense of caution.
     
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    *Being married to a woman :p
     
  10. Colin Rice

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    I think it has always been this way and always will, sadly. Life can be fleeting so make then most of it while you can I say.
     
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    oh my, that does put it in perspective, not to mention those that could be prevented due to lifestyle
     
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    Governments get very powerful, very quickly on the back of fear.....just sayin...
     
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    How true that is, unfortunately the scare tactics still work even when the threat is insignificant. If it wasn´t "Isis" it would be something else, some other "global threat" would be invented.

    We are living in one of the safest times. For those old enough think back to to cold war with the very real threat of nuclear annihilation that haunted us, a million times more of a threat than the stoneage "Isis" group.
     
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    In some cases (even if marriage to women was permitted elsewhere).
     
  15. Greyghost

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    Succumb to the fear mongering.....
    So the government can enforce tougher and stricter rules and laws for your "safety"..

    Just part of the system of control..

    Keep telling people, the news is not news.
     
  16. geoffw

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    Fear mongering is nothing new.

    The red peril, the communist hordes, the domino effect, children overboard.

    Now it's been used by the likes of Trump and Hanson- after all, it's worked so well in the past.

    If it was the government bringing it about, it's blown up in their faces somewhat.
     
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    True but also people "deliberately" getting behind the wheel while drunk, hit-runs, domestic violence are no accidents either.
     
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    LOL "falls out of bed" is pretty high up the list
     
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  19. Azazel

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    Depends which part of Australia.
    Generally, Brisbane is probably safer than some parts of Sydney.
     
  20. Colin Rice

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    I was surprised at that one as well as falling of a chair. What a way to go!