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This is CNN's headline. Am sitting in T5 where there was no change to security that I could discern (though I did expect it to be overblown and reactive yet again). And then I come to the lounge and discover that not only is Bin Laden dead, but he managed to kill Sunday before he was shot. That's impressive, but why pick on Sunday? I like Sundays - they're relaxing. Couldn't he have picked Tuesdays? Tuesdays are always a bit blech.

Not sure what to make of all of this. Clearly it's taken a very long time to get to this point. There are many other terrorist leaders to take his place. Seeing lots of people dancing and chanting in the streets over death looks very familiar - just different location from previous events.

Yes, it was inevitable that this would happen. I hope there is a lot of work going into getting to the root of the problems that led to this situation, but I see no evidence of it. Will anything change? Can't see it happening. Will people get their rights back? Can't see that happening either. I've never believed the death penalty solved anything, whether with or without a fair trial. A great deal to ponder.
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An 8-year-old child found a pipe bomb at his primary school and brought it inside to show the teachers because he knew it was a bomb. I'm not sure what's more horrifying - that a child knew what a pipe bomb looks like, or that someone left it at a primary school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11198931
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I don't get it. I don't understand why people want to blow each other up due to mutual hatred, and I don't understand why people want to blow up people who are just ordinary people going about their business. I don't understand why people can't just stop being arseholes in general, leave everyone else alone to get on with stuff if they're not hurting other people, and stop invading countries / killing people / waging war / being terrorists / using religion as a weapon / generally being obnoxious. But on top of all of that, I don't understand why anyone would think of exploding knickers as any kind of a plan, let alone a great plan. People continue to surprise, and not in a good way.

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