1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Please note - to keep GC running smoothly, from time to time the staff will have to close a long thread and continue it in a new thread. You too can do your bit to help - if you have a long running PM conversation, please terminate the conversation and start a new conversation. For further information, please contact a member of the staff team.
    Dismiss Notice

London Attack

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by wiseowl, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. wiseowl

    wiseowl Friendly Owl Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    30,479
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Philosophy of people
    Location:
    The Garden Of England
    Ratings:
    +46,609
    Morning I feel that that I must mention last nights terrorist attack in London .I'm not sure what to say,as it makes Woo so angry,so I will just say my heart goes out to the 6 people that lost their lives and the 48 that were injured and their families :sad:
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • alp

      alp Novice

      Joined:
      May 10, 2017
      Messages:
      542
      Gender:
      Female
      Occupation:
      Mum
      Location:
      Essex
      Ratings:
      +967
      Same here. Sad that the innocents are caught up again. Wish people wouldn't use religion to justify their barbarous behaviour! In this day and age, religions lead to more factions, arguments and intolerance. Learn right or wrong by all means ..
       
      • Agree Agree x 3
      • Like Like x 1
      • Friendly Friendly x 1
      • Marley Farley

        Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

        Joined:
        May 11, 2005
        Messages:
        27,496
        Occupation:
        Gardener Councillor Governor Homemaker
        Location:
        Under the Edge Zone 8b
        Ratings:
        +8,122
        Yes so sad and so shocking! So very sad that these atrocities have to involve innocent lives.. My thoughts are with the families involved..
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • Friendly Friendly x 1
        • Marley Farley

          Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

          Joined:
          May 11, 2005
          Messages:
          27,496
          Occupation:
          Gardener Councillor Governor Homemaker
          Location:
          Under the Edge Zone 8b
          Ratings:
          +8,122
          [​IMG]
          From Bristol Cathedral​
           
          • Like Like x 4
          • Friendly Friendly x 2
          • Agree Agree x 1
          • miraflores

            miraflores Total Gardener

            Joined:
            Apr 16, 2006
            Messages:
            5,450
            Location:
            mean daily minimum temperatures -1 -2
            Ratings:
            +2,379
            Media should report a lot less to the public, as media are mostly responsible for the climate of fear in which we live. They also ignite hate, terrorism and violence, and they make loss of a life feel as if it is not a big deal.
            I am of course enormously sad for the injured and those who lost their lives, but we cannot keep on "paying" for acts that we don't want to be a part of !
             
            • Friendly Friendly x 1
            • wiseowl

              wiseowl Friendly Owl Admin Staff Member

              Joined:
              Oct 29, 2006
              Messages:
              30,479
              Gender:
              Male
              Occupation:
              Philosophy of people
              Location:
              The Garden Of England
              Ratings:
              +46,609

              Morning my [email protected] we will have to agree to disagree:sofa: The terrorists not the media are responsible for the climate of fear ,but I don't agree that we actually live in it

              ,
              We are part of it because your quote reminds Woo of another quote "because some countries stand at the bottom of the mountain but we have chosen to climb it:paladin:;):blue thumb:
               
              • Like Like x 4
              • Agree Agree x 1
              • Friendly Friendly x 1
              • Fat Controller

                Fat Controller Cuddly Scottish Admin! Staff Member

                Joined:
                May 5, 2012
                Messages:
                14,129
                Gender:
                Male
                Occupation:
                Public Transport
                Location:
                At me 'puter, GCHQ Ashford Office, Middlesex
                Ratings:
                +22,150
                How many people need to die before we see some action?

                I know this will make me as popular as a fart in a wetsuit, but I really do believe the time has come for a harsh tightening of our procedures and laws - not only should we be blowing ISIS to Kingdom-Come abroad, but we should be eliminating them here in the West; anyone found to be even remotely linked to an incident like this should be given an instant whole life term in jail if they are a UK national by birth, or put on the first plane back to their country of origin, and taken there by armed officers. Any trials or appeals should then be done, at our leisure, either from within custody or via the embassies of other countries for those deported.

                Until our respective world leaders grow a set of balls and get a hard grip on this issue, these attacks are going to keep happening.
                 
                • Agree Agree x 7
                • Friendly Friendly x 1
                • miraflores

                  miraflores Total Gardener

                  Joined:
                  Apr 16, 2006
                  Messages:
                  5,450
                  Location:
                  mean daily minimum temperatures -1 -2
                  Ratings:
                  +2,379
                  Not you, you live on the tree (joke!) :SUNsmile:
                   
                  • Funny Funny x 2
                  • Like Like x 1
                  • Friendly Friendly x 1
                  • Verdun

                    Verdun Passionate gardener

                    Joined:
                    Oct 16, 2012
                    Messages:
                    2,123
                    Gender:
                    Male
                    Location:
                    West Cornwall
                    Ratings:
                    +4,018
                    I agree fat controller.....it seems we have to acknowledge everybody's human rights. How did
                    /do we allow Isis fighters to return to the UK? There are hundreds ...thousands??.....here now all potential suicide bombers! Time now to turf them out asap
                     
                    • Agree Agree x 4
                    • Friendly Friendly x 2
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • Jiffy

                      Jiffy The Flame may go Out

                      Joined:
                      Aug 25, 2011
                      Messages:
                      5,985
                      Occupation:
                      Pyro, Flame chamer
                      Location:
                      Retired Right Next To The Bonfire in UK
                      Ratings:
                      +11,189
                      The last one, we were paying his student loans and he wasn't at school/university so the papers say :wallbanging:
                       
                      • Informative Informative x 1
                      • Friendly Friendly x 1
                      • Snorky85

                        Snorky85 Total Gardener

                        Joined:
                        Jul 7, 2013
                        Messages:
                        1,046
                        Gender:
                        Female
                        Occupation:
                        Accountant on a career break
                        Location:
                        Buckinghamshire
                        Ratings:
                        +2,294
                        Shocking. I used to go to that area of london every week, sometime twice a week to study. Always in borough market and walking through southwark back to waterloo....makes it feel even worse when you know the area so well. I'm expecting something bad to happen on polling day and predicting something will happen at kings cross or waterloo in the near future. :cry3:
                         
                        • Informative Informative x 2
                        • Friendly Friendly x 2
                        • Agree Agree x 1
                        • Beckie76

                          Beckie76 Total Gardener

                          Joined:
                          Jan 26, 2015
                          Messages:
                          2,854
                          Gender:
                          Female
                          Location:
                          Near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk
                          Ratings:
                          +7,291
                          @fat controller, you've not said anything I've not said :dbgrtmb:.

                          I'm going to upset someone now....sorry :mute:...what needs to happen is quite simple, the 4000 people who are here who are 'suspected' terrorists need to be deported! Britain is far too tolerant, we accommodate everyone & it can't go on. I for one am delighted that the three terrorists have been shot, that's good news to me, that saves the tax payer millions of pounds paying for them to be in prison.

                          Can any of you imagine the terror & fear those innocent people felt? Imagine for a moment being locked in a restaurant like a sitting duck! Imagine being told to walk out of a club with your hands on your head not knowing if you were safe, imagine helping someone who is bleeding to death? No one should have to ever see or go through what all of those innocent people have had to go through. I wasn't there but I must admit that I sat on the sofa & cried, I'm not sure if it was fear or shock.

                          Again I feel proud, proud to be British, proud that our NHS is such a wonderful service, proud that our police service are simply fantastic, proud that our emergency service personnel who were not on duty helped with the attack & proud that members of the public tried to help, putting their lives at risk to help others...that sums up Great Britain, we are great & will will get through this & we will win....end of rant :blue thumb:
                           
                          • Agree Agree x 8
                          • Like Like x 2
                          • Friendly Friendly x 2
                          • pete

                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

                            Joined:
                            Jan 9, 2005
                            Messages:
                            23,573
                            Gender:
                            Male
                            Occupation:
                            joinery
                            Location:
                            Mid Kent
                            Ratings:
                            +18,367
                            Oh well we bred them back in the days of the islamic clerics having their say a few years ago. When we were not allowed to stop them, due to free speech:biggrin:

                            Now we reap the rewards, round up, all know to the security forces, and deport or intur.

                            At the moment it's a bit like entering a boxing ring with an opponent who can hit below the belt and gouge your eyes out, but you have to abide by the rules.

                            Teresa May came out with a statement today, about getting tough, but I doubt with the likes of Jeremy's bunch, Timid Tim and the Green as grass bunch, and especially with the courts, nothing will happen.

                            As they say things will go on as usual,:biggrin: nothing will change turn the other cheek, and get on with it.

                            I think we were lucky this lot seemed to be pretty much amateurs, no guns and only fake suicide vests, if they had been the real thing it could have been very different.
                             
                            • Agree Agree x 5
                            • Informative Informative x 1
                            • Snorky85

                              Snorky85 Total Gardener

                              Joined:
                              Jul 7, 2013
                              Messages:
                              1,046
                              Gender:
                              Female
                              Occupation:
                              Accountant on a career break
                              Location:
                              Buckinghamshire
                              Ratings:
                              +2,294
                              Thing is alot of suspected terrorists are likely to have been born here and radicalised, unlikely there is anywhere to deport them to....but I understand what your saying. I don't think there is a simple answer to this.

                              At least if we had some investment in the nhs and police services and a good education system which actually trains the new generation in cyber crime etc (as we currently massively lack in this type of expertise) we may stand a chance. With the Tory's in power unfortunately this is not going to happen. Looking at May's record to date she has done nothing in the past few years in her role before PM to tackle this escalating.

                              Luckily the younger generation seem to understand that it's not about religion or race but about crazies wanting power. Hopefully we can all learn from the past (ie radicalism/
                              nazis/holocaust etc etc etc) to understand that hate breeds hate.

                              I've never considered myself as a "leftie" had have previously voted Tory and Labour based on manifestos etc, but I can't see how we can carry on as we are with the Tories in power. The whole situation makes me feel so sad and puts me off ever bringing a child into this crazy world.
                               
                              • Like Like x 1
                              • Agree Agree x 1
                              • Snorky85

                                Snorky85 Total Gardener

                                Joined:
                                Jul 7, 2013
                                Messages:
                                1,046
                                Gender:
                                Female
                                Occupation:
                                Accountant on a career break
                                Location:
                                Buckinghamshire
                                Ratings:
                                +2,294
                                I think this was planned and they used the vests to deter ppl coming closer and scare ppl even more without having to go to the effort of a real explosive vest. Absolutely sickening.
                                 
                                • Agree Agree x 2
                                • Informative Informative x 1

                                Share This Page