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May not seem like much but two nights ago at a Montreal Canadiens home game, they played, "Les Marseilles" in support of France.

hello Lynnski, it has been a while.

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Saw Trudeau speaking on television. He seems very genuine.  Dreadful situation.

I agree with this, written by JIm:

'It's not time to kill more people. It's not time to be more intolerent of difference.

It is time to fight: poverty, racism, inequality, lack of education, ignorance, religious bigotry.

It's time to understand: the attraction of extremist views, the roots of individual and collective grievance.

And it's also time to understand the way governments and businesses support extremist groups with arms and training.

You don't stop the education of the next extremist by dropping bombs. You strengthen their hatred, confirm the validity of their beliefs and you confirm the validity of their grievances.

How does someone get to the point where they are equipped with a gun, a suicide vest and a belief that killing the people in front of them is right? I don't know but that's the question that needs to be addressed. The answer is not to kill more people. The answers is not - more hate.'

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Hi Lynnski, Good to see you posting again. It now looks as though there is a lot of trouble in Belgium but I do not see how bombing Syria is going to make a difference to stopping terrorists.

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If we truly wanted to hurt terrorists with bombs we would be dropping them on Belgium, France and Leeds/Bradford - that's where the terrorists have come from

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After seeing the film about the women of Raqqa, it's even more clear that bombing is not the solution.

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