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What do these people think they achieve?
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One of the biggest mysteries I can imagine. Suicide bombings get buried on about page 12 of the paper these days - they've become so commonplace that no one even cares anymore. Obviously Oslo isn't the normal location for any kind of bombing, so it's making headlines, but still...I can't begin to imagine what people think this will achieve.
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Wow. 80+ dead. From what I've read, sounds like some international extremist groups have tried to "take credit" for this, but the latest is that it was actually some homegrown domestic terrorist act. One official said the attack "is probably more Norway's Oklahoma City than it is Norway's World Trade Center." I suppose we will learn more in the days ahead.
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In lieu of the latest reports, I'm waiting for the worldwide profiling of right-wing blond-haired Caucasians to commence. Or at least for Herman Cain's statement that he'll be excluding them from his cabinet.
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I'm not too concerned about laying blame yet...the press isn't real keen on checking sources at first...I'll let the dust settle. But in the mean time I feel horrible for the families of those lost. What a tragedy, regardless of where or when something like this occurs.
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On 2011-07-22 23:48, landmark wrote:
In lieu of the latest reports, I'm waiting for the worldwide profiling of right-wing blond-haired Caucasians to commence. Or at least for Herman Cain's statement that he'll be excluding them from his cabinet.


Yes, because such reaction always flows from singular, isolated incidents.
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I've been watching CNN's tweets on this and will continue to do so. My Grandmother on my Mother's side who recently passed was Norwegian. This is a tragedy.
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Gee Critter - my maternal grandfather was also Norwegian - my mother's maiden name was Olsen.
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On 2011-07-22 23:48, landmark wrote:
In lieu of the latest reports, I'm waiting for the worldwide profiling of right-wing blond-haired Caucasians to commence. Or at least for Herman Cain's statement that he'll be excluding them from his cabinet.


Yes, because such reaction always flows from singular, isolated incidents.

Yes, right-wing Caucasian extremism like Oklahoma City which was quoted above, is a one-off happening.
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For the second time I've received email from friends regarding a very extremist event. First from a friend in Stockholm and now Oslo. Very sad.
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Gee Critter - my maternal grandfather was also Norwegian - my mother's maiden name was Olsen.


Olsen, like those Anorexic girls what used to do bad sitcoms?
My Grandma's maiden name was Martinson.
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From the CBC:

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A 32-year-old suspect, who police said dressed up as a police officer before shooting his victims, was in custody and talking, investigators said.

A search of his home and his Facebook postings turned up suggestions of right-wing and anti-Muslim political leanings, police said, but they haven't shared what might have propelled him to mass murder.

“It’s not clear what his motivation is yet and the police haven’t really talked about that,” CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed said from the scene outside Oslo on Saturday. “What we do know from police is that he has been very co-operative and is very keen to express his point of view.”

The Norwegian-born suspect comes from a well-to-do family, and his Facebook page suggests he may be a Christian fundamentalist, she said.

Little else is known yet about his background, including whether he served in Norway's armed forces, although all men in the country are liable for military service after the age of 18.
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Dollars to Doughnuts he served in the military. These guys always do.
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I, personally, would hope that we don't politicize this thread. Not now.

It's just awful-ugly-gut-wrenching bad, and and a horrible day for all of us.

I ain't a praying type, but tonight I'm praying for the families of those kids out on a camping trip.

We can start another thread for analysis. Let this one be for mourning.

May the nearly 100 people victimized by some single, lone maniac rest in peace.
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We can start another thread for analysis. Let this one be for mourning.

May the nearly 100 people victimized by some single, lone maniac rest in peace.


Well put.

This was a horrible thing.
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Saying a prayer for them is certainly the right thing to do. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
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Stone, apologies. But it was a political atrocity.

The 80+ gunned down were part of Norway's youth movement for their Labour Party. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/23......a=blog_1

The killer was attacking the country's future. It's a horrible crime- beyond all comprehension. Smile Prayers should be said indeed.
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Dollars to Doughnuts he served in the military. These guys always do.
Considering many countries have mandatory military service, that's a pretty good bet.
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Dollars to Doughnuts he served in the military. These guys always do.
Considering many countries have mandatory military service, that's a pretty good bet.

Norway does have a form of compulsory military service, but there are enough 'outs' in the system that only about 4 out of 15 young men have to actually go through with it.

http://www.barentsobserver.com/norway-de......320.html
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Wow, Norway's toughest criminal sentence is 21 years?! Nothing like killing 92 people and getting out of prison in time for your 55th birthday party.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/23......k3|80593

Please tell me those sentences can run consecutively.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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