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    Definitely proud to be a Kiwi, with all the support fellow kiwis are giving.

    From what i can see, things don't happen as quickly (or at all) in the USA because almost everyone has a finger in the pie, which severely increases the chance that a few groups will say no to whatever is proposed. Not gonna name names, because i don't like getting into political crap (it brings out the worst in people, i've even blocked feeds from close friends on Facebook because they have something to say on every government decision).

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    Policewoman as a guard at the funeral of one of the slain.

    Armed because given what happened.

    Headscarf as a measure of respect

    Flowers, because NZ.

    Photo makes me cry, despite having seen it several times

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    Not trying to lord it over Americans in this trying time, but....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    Armed because given what happened.
    She doesn't look police to me, more like military in police gear.
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    Leon - how much of this positive reaction is because your leader is positive?
    Jacinda has shown you can lead by positive example, be inclusive. You don’t need fear or “us v them”.

    Damn can’t find the image.. there was a meme with a poll result for preferred Australian prime minister (federal election coming soon...). The leaders of the two parties at 5%, NZs Jacinda Ardern at 90%

    It’s great to see there is still hope for a better world.
    Thank you NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaultyMario View Post
    She doesn't look police to me, more like military in police gear.
    Nope, she's definitely a cop not military, they document who she is in the article I lifted the photo from. Constable Michelle Evans, of Whanganui.

    Jacinda is a very different politician, leading a fairly strong lean to the left coalition government. She's not universally loved in NZ, as there's a relatively even split between people who favour one of the two political parties and despise the other (because politics). But she is doing her very best to set an inclusive tone in what she does, and the reactions to the shooting are very much in line with all she has displayed in her career as leader.

    We can all hope for a better world, but as RWA has said above, there needs to be a lot of doing, and less praying. The doing can make you very unpopular as a politician. We've had some remarkable people leading NZ over the decades, but they can only "do" as much as their political mandate allows ... eventually they burn bridges and it all falls down.

    If there has been a cultural shift in the dynamic in NZ following this killing, that would be great. I hope that is the case, but I'm cynical enough to suspect that it's a lull before the money starts leading the country again.
    Last edited by Leon; Yesterday at 05:00 PM.

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    NEWS: THE MUELLER REPORT IS COMPLETED

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    Which one?
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