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Old 08-14-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Why Houston? o.o
Je ne comprands pas.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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At risk is a relative term though. IMO the threat of terrorism is trumped up and blown out of proportion by the current administration and the media.
Absolutely agreed 100%. But as we all know, bad news sells. And somehow, this administration was successful in selling their message of fear to the American public.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Inner Loop H-town & Austin
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Houston has LOTS more to worry about than any other city besides New York.

1) Home to more big important companies than any other

2) Energy Center of the world

3) NASA

4) Biggest inland port in country.

A strike there would cripple the world's economy, especially America's. The worst you'd have to worry with L.A. is watching more reruns than usual, and with chicago...hmm I don't know there'd be a polish sausage shortage for at time?
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Why Chicago? Seems one of the coastal cities would be more at risk.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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Absolutely agreed 100%. But as we all know, bad news sells. And somehow, this administration was successful in selling their message of fear to the American public.

Yeah, not sure how they have convinced all the sheeple that somehow terrorists might want to hurt us because nobody was thinking that is possible and that 9/11 was just a coincidence.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Inner Loop H-town & Austin
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Why Chicago? Seems one of the coastal cities would be more at risk.
Exactly. Longbeach/LA at least makes some sense. Why would they go after some landlocked place like Omaha or Chicago?
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Houston has LOTS more to worry about than any other city besides New York.

1) Home to more big important companies than any other

2) Energy Center of the world

3) NASA

4) Biggest inland port in country.

A strike there would cripple the world's economy, especially America's. The worst you'd have to worry with L.A. is watching more reruns than usual, and with chicago...hmm I don't know there'd be a polish sausage shortage for at time?
You're not really from Cali, are you?
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Inner Loop H-town & Austin
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Absolutely agreed 100%. But as we all know, bad news sells. And somehow, this administration was successful in selling their message of fear to the American public.
Yeh....it had nothing to do with a little thing called 9/11 or anything.

Oh wait, you think the Jews invented that too?
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Exactly. Longbeach/LA at least makes some sense. Why would they go after some landlocked place like Omaha or Chicago?
Well, I can see why they'd go after it. I was just surprised to see it was #1 on the list.

Oh, never mind... I see the OP just listed the cities alphabetically.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I would have never thought of where I live.....Charlotte, NC, but after reading some of these posts.....
1. 2nd largest banking in the US (BOA and Wachovia)
2. 2 nuclear power plants
3. major international airport (hub to usair)
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