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Old 07-16-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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If we get a terror attack we deal with it. Thats what we do! If we can't stop it. We deal with it thats all we can do.
But did anyone think about an attack economically? Just a thought.
The Federal Reserve has already attacked our economy. The well-connected have moved manufacturing offshore. All it takes is their whim to get the next Great Depression started. Crash the economy, what a great way to push forward total economic fascism.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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If you ask me, there are disproportionate resources spent on protecting the public from "terrorism" (or rather, those resources aren't spent properly).

is that so? could it be that the high level of vigilance you're whining about has stopped many planned attacks, exactly what do you base your claims on?
comparing terrorism to a car accicdent victims is just simple minded thinking, a trait that I suspect most people who hold the same views share
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:53 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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To most of you, a terrorist attack is something that you read about in a paper or watch on TV. To some of us it is something that we live with everyday. My husband was at 9-11. He was one of the first to respond to the trade centers. By the Grace of GOD, he is alive today. He never speaks of what he saw. We did lose people that we knew inside. One if his best friends (also a respondent) is perm disabled because he was inside when the towers collapsed.

After 9-11, my husband switched brances of law enforcement to work in an anti-terrorist capacity putting his life on the line everyday he goes to work. EVERYDAY as he walks out the door, I ask GOD to BLESS him and bring him home safely.

It is something that is very real and we all have to be aware of. Should we live our lives in fear? No. That is what they want. We just need to be aware.

Do I think that the govmt holds things back from the gen public? Of course they do. Should they? Of course! My own husband holds things back from me, and you know what? I do sleep better not knowing certain things.
I worked in the buildings for almost 23 years, lost many good friends that day.

the shepple don't have a clue, they're being led and buying into the crap put out by a media that has an attack bush mentality, and a bias that is detrimental to the good of this country's future.
I was involved in a local OEM office and you are right when you say not every threat is made public nor should they be, fortunately our government is working hard to be on top of things and while they are far from perfect I'd rather suffer with errors of commission than errors of omission.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Personally, I am less than scared. I am more worried about dying in a car accident then getting bombed while I am at the mall or my water getting laced with Ebola. Even if there were an attack, what are the chances you will be there at the time of the attack? Terrorists feed on fear, so don't fear!
Yeah, if you see that plane coming toward you or bullets, just raise your fist and they will run in fear. We are Americans, we are right and all others are wrong!
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Want to hunt down a terrorist? Go to any bar at closing time, they are filing out and getting behind the wheels of cars and murdering people by the thousands each year. Terrorists would be hard pressed to kill as many as are killed every day through medical malpractice. Safety is an illusion we like to enjoy but it is just that. All we can do is go about our lives.

If we really dwelled on the dangers we face every day we would never leave our houses. The odds are very good that someone who read this board today will be dead tomorrow. Terrorists are the least of our problems and if they want to wreak havoc there is not much we could do about it. I would say there are not as many terrorists as they would lead us to believe. But then again, it doesn't take many.
This is a great post!!!!!
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Want to hunt down a terrorist? Go to any bar at closing time, they are filing out and getting behind the wheels of cars and murdering people by the thousands each year. Terrorists would be hard pressed to kill as many as are killed every day through medical malpractice. Safety is an illusion we like to enjoy but it is just that. All we can do is go about our lives.

If we really dwelled on the dangers we face every day we would never leave our houses. The odds are very good that someone who read this board today will be dead tomorrow. Terrorists are the least of our problems and if they want to wreak havoc there is not much we could do about it. I would say there are not as many terrorists as they would lead us to believe. But then again, it doesn't take many.
Superb post, this is a reality the goes on with little efforts to get it corrected...
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:35 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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Superb post, this is a reality the goes on with little efforts to get it corrected...
the reality is that very little can be done about a jerk that cannot drink responsibly and equating that with an act of terrorism is just a red herring, an attempt to deflect attention from what should be concern #1.

Both are problems but are far from equal and dealing with one has nothing at all to do with dealing with the other
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:41 PM
 
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since some are being creative about how external forces can cause damage to us, what if the chinese government decides to suspend all shippings to the US! what will happen?
We won't die from poison laced food and faulty tires? Why the US insists on everything being made over there boggels my mind. They could wipe us out faster than the Middle East. I think the pet food poison scare was only the beginning with China.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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We won't die from poison laced food and faulty tires? Why the US insists on everything being made over there boggels my mind. They could wipe us out faster than the Middle East. I think the pet food poison scare was only the beginning with China.
because american consumers will put price ahead of quality for their purchases just about everytime
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:22 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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because american consumers will put price ahead of quality for their purchases just about everytime

May be if the "authority" was less flex on having American jobs sent overseas, there will be more Americans employeed and fewer Americans cashing that un-employment. But, when we have an administration providing tax breaks for businesses sending work overseas...it just makes an average American wonder about "who cares about who."
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