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Old 07-13-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Congrats Austin!
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Woohoooo! Just what that area needs - more traffic!
It's only 500 employees, so it's not a huge deal.
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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It's only 500 employees, so it's not a huge deal.
I agree 500 people won’t be a significant impact.

Last edited by JMT; 07-13-2018 at 04:09 PM..
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:52 PM
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Location: Wonderland
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So it's a big deal till Austin is chosen, then it's no big deal. Gotcha.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: OC
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So it's a big deal till Austin is chosen, then it's no big deal. Gotcha.
Austin is pretty hated here.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:27 PM
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Location: Wonderland
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Austin is pretty hated here.
I guess by some people and not by others.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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So it's a big deal till Austin is chosen, then it's no big deal. Gotcha.
lol... exactly!
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Congrats to Austin. I just hope the rural Texans don't think the U.S. Army is planning to invade the state again. lol
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:10 AM
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Location: Wonderland
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Congrats to Austin. I just hope the rural Texans don't think the U.S. Army is planning to invade the state again. lol
Considering that the new HQ will be close to numerous military posts, including Fort Hood which is one of the largest military installations in the entire world, I'd say it's safe to assume that the people in that area are quite used to military exercises. I used to live in that area and it's very common to see a lot of military activity.

Operation Jade Helm on the other hand, was one of the largest military operations in history, and spanned seven states. It occurred during a time of increased suspicion and alarm regarding the US government (and if you ask me, things in that regard have not improved) and took place in a state and area which had seen a horrific tragedy unfold about 20 years earlier due largely to heavy handed tactics of the US government (the Waco siege). Much of the activity occurred on private property (more on that in a moment).

From Slate:
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My colleague Dahlia Lithwick had a very smart piece in Slate on Thursday noting the connections between the Jade Helm uproar and the recent Freddie Gray protests in Maryland, both of which are rooted in “fears of a militarized police state, anxiety over lawless authorities, worries about privacy and personal property, a yawning gap between haves and have-nots. These grievances are fueled by what we know about police, the military, and the collapse of the line between them.”
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It is perfectly valid to become unnerved by a months long military training exercise on domestic civilian territory, both in practice and in concept—especially when it is being planned and implemented by a group that is barely even accountable to Congress, let alone the public.
http://slate.com/news-and-politics/2...-catch-up.html

By the way, the ex CIA director thinks that Russia was behind the fear of Jade Helm exercises. THE PLOT THICKENS.
https://star-telegram.com/news/state...210416334.html

One more note: I know someone in the Army Reserves. This person recently participated in a big exercise. Much of this exercise took place in rural areas and they had to traverse across pastures with livestock grazing, which is private land by the way. They were told that if they came to a fence (which of course they would) and couldn't open a gate (most gates are locked), to simply cut the fence and go through, allowing livestock to wander, get lost, get onto highways posing hazards, etc.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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So it's a big deal till Austin is chosen, then it's no big deal. Gotcha.
Well, it IS a big deal, just not a big impact to the already congested roads, LOL. We get 150 people a day moving here so another 500 is a drop in the bucket!
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