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    Threats against universities goes global

    The University of New South Wales (NSW) in Sydney warned that police are responding to a shooting threat published on the popular 4chan image board. The warning is similar to the one posted before the recent mass shooting in the state of Oregon in the US.

    “We are treating this incident seriously and have been liaising with the NSW Police through the anti-terrorism and security group and Local Area Command,” said a university statement posted on Facebook.

    Online threats against university campuses have surged on a global scale following the recent violence in Oregon. Sweden’s Lund University canceled classes scheduled for Monday afternoon, October 12 after a “serious” online threat was discovered on Sunday afternoon.

    University administrators said that an anonymous “threat on Sunday leveled against the university and its students” was found in a campus app and police considered it “very serious.”

    https://www.rt.com/news/318337-austr...-threat-4chan/

    Also cross posted in Australia sub-forum:
    New shooting threat sends Australian university campus on high alert
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    No way...check the Onion...guns were banned, then confiscated Down Under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    No way...check the Onion...guns were banned, then confiscated Down Under.
    Like US DHS continually protecting US from threatened terrorist attack, and patting themselves on the back for a job well done. Hip hip hooray. Hip hip hooray.Hip hip hooray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    No way...check the Onion...guns were banned, then confiscated Down Under.
    unless i missed the sarcasm symbol...
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    A common misconception is that firearms are illegal in Australia and that no individual may possess them. Although it is true that Australia has restrictive firearms laws, rifles and shotguns (both of which include semi-automatics), as well as handguns, are all legal within a narrow set of criteria. As of 2015 about 815,000 people had a gun licence in Australia and there were around 3.5 to 5.5 million Registered Firearms in Australia. Most people own and use firearms for purposes such as hunting, controlling feral animals, collecting, security work, and target shooting. unquote https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia

    if i did miss the symbol...my heartfelt apologies ~ completely out of character for me, but tendered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
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    if i did miss the symbol...my heartfelt apologies ~ completely out of character for me, but tendered!
    We demand the immediate release of Solus.

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    This is obviously a total fabrication. Our president has assured us that this only happens in the US, not in any other developed nation.


    /sarc

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    http://wric.com/2015/10/12/radford-u...-media-threat/

    “Tonight is the night that Radford is going to be on the news just watch. Thank you everyone.”
    And they were.

    Nothing else happened, except someone powned the school and the cops.

    stay safe.
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    *sigh* what some kids would do just to get out of a class or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    unless i missed the sarcasm symbol...
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    A common misconception is that firearms are illegal in Australia and that no individual may possess them. Although it is true that Australia has restrictive firearms laws, rifles and shotguns (both of which include semi-automatics), as well as handguns, are all legal within a narrow set of criteria. As of 2015 about 815,000 people had a gun licence in Australia and there were around 3.5 to 5.5 million Registered Firearms in Australia. Most people own and use firearms for purposes such as hunting, controlling feral animals, collecting, security work, and target shooting. unquote https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia

    if i did miss the symbol...my heartfelt apologies ~ completely out of character for me, but tendered!

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    Reference to the Onion.

    http://www.loc.gov/law/help/firearms.../australia.php

    http://www.sweden.org.za/gun-laws-in-sweden.html

    Anywho, Australia is not a place that respects individual liberty, else the "gun buyback" would not have happened in the first instance. Letting you keep your .38 pistol...thanks...better than nothing I guess.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

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    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahpony View Post
    This is obviously a total fabrication. Our president has assured us that this only happens in the US, not in any other developed nation.


    /sarc
    Yeah and we all know everything the president says about these matters is 100% accurate. /sarcasm

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    I am sure that the NRA, and American gun owners are to blame.
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    could be BOOOSCHEZ fault too!

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