I can totally understand the fear some people may have (whether it is irrational or not!). In my opinion we have been pretty sheltered here in Australia when it comes to the heinous things going on around the world. Now it seems we are bombarded by images of beheadings, mass shootings on the front cover of the paper, bombings etc. etc. maybe it's not just a fear for our own safety but for that of family and friends and a fear of the loss of peace in our country.
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04-01-2015 09:03 #71
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04-01-2015 09:15 #73
Why is it that people can be shown FACTS and still ignore them? I have not once made fun of of people's fears, or said that they can't be afraid, I have just pointed out the facts....it is highly unlikely to die of terrorism in Australia. That is a fact.
04-01-2015 09:20 #74
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04-01-2015 09:33 #75
We as adults have access to information, and for the most part have some level of education and intelligence, something that a child has not yet properly established.
we are not expected to just suck it up, but we are expected to seek information, assess the facts and be able to review.
Mental illness is a whole different ball game. maybe one who has significant anxieties should help themselves a little bit and stay away from propaganda media sources if they have difficulties analysing fact from media hype.
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04-01-2015 10:14 #76
Ok so i'll share some other facts (excuse the cut and paste job):
- Sep 2014:
Terrorism threat: Australian alert level raised to high; terrorist attack likely but not imminent (Australian Government).
- Sept 2014:
Not a bomb on a plane, a mass shooting or a train explosion similar to those in Madrid and London, but bloody public murder with knives, swords or machetes. That's the kind of attack, not unlike the murder of soldier Lee Rigby on a London street last May, that Australia's counter-terrorism authorities are believed to have been acting to stop through Australia's biggest ever counter terror raids today. (ABC)
- Sep 2014:
AFP uncover plot to attack government building
Terrorist plot targeting Black Friday shoppers uncovered.
INTELLIGENCE agencies are fearful of a Christmas holiday terror attack after intercepting increased “chatter” among a group of Sydney-based IS extremists who had been the subject of unprecedented counter-terrorism raids across Sydney in September. (Tony Abbott via Daily Telegraph).
I could keep going! This is what people continuously hear. How are people meant to decipher what is real and what is exaggerated?
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04-01-2015 10:35 #79
The media have a lot to answer for in their reporting. Don't believe all the hysteria in main****** media.
This article below happened the day after the raids in Sydney. I don't know how it didn't make the news, but I do know that if this guy was a muslim and not some unstable Australian guy, it would've been front page news around the world for days. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-0...attack/5757700
04-01-2015 11:57 #80
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