Nice dodge, WyrdeOne. You manage to avoid answering my questions, and at the same time garner support from the masses.
I didn't avoid your pointless questions, I just didn't answer them in my usual cut/paste method (re-read my previous post if you're still
scratching your head).
Anything can be turned into a bomb. A cigar, a hotplate, a lump of coal, a bottle of gin, a car, a poodle - it's POINTLESS to live in fear of
everyday objects because terorrists might use them to conceal weapons. There might be a snake in the toilet, does that mean I don't relieve myself?
There might be a cyanide capsule in my box of BooBerry, does that mean I don't eat breakfast? There might be a man outside my door with a fireaxe,
waiting for me, does that mean I don't leave my house?
Jumping out of your skin everytime you come across something that could be used to conceal a terrorist's bomb (or some other dangerous object) is not
a viable survival strategy. Freaking out about something that's less likely to kill you than OTC painkillers or a bad fall on the iced-over sidewalk
is not a viable survival strategy.
No matter how you want to argue this, terrorism is a MINOR THREAT compared to just about everything else. You might have to fear terrorism more than
some rare forms of cancer, or getting hit by lightning while being attacked by a shark...
So, are you saying that no lives were placed at risk?
No. I'm saying lives WERE placed at risk, not by colored plastic, but by morons who can't think straight because they're so damn afraid of the
BOOGEYMAN, and by dangerously inept public servants who seek to justify their budget at every turn by inventing catastrophes and responding to every
minor incident with a full calvary charge!
The really dangerous folks wear suits and uniforms - they appear on television from behind podiums.
They're far more likely to cause you injury (accidentally or on purpose) than some random religious nuttter nurturing a grudge in Africa's adjacent
Do you understand how you caused that facilility immense problems due to a childish prank? And still, you defend this?
Now I did it, eh? Real subtle.
I'm not defending anyone - I'm on the attack.
I don't waste my time putting up Lite-Brite panels in public places, and I don't think highly of the people who do, but that's not the point. The
point is that nothing about this situation merited such an insane reaction, and the reaction is what endangered lives and wasted money, not the
harmless bits of plastic.
The ridiculous response belongs to you, WyrdeOne. I cannot believe that a moderator would take such a cavalier, irresponsible position. But that's my
own question to ponder. I thought you guys were chosen due to certain criteria, including maturity. I was wrong, obviously.
Oh, the drama!
Moderators are members too. We don't put our personalities or our opinions in a mason jar atop the mantle when we agree to volunteer our time
helping members and cleaning up around this place.
Maturity? You wanna talk about maturity? Maturity is knowing the difference between a publicity stunt and a terrorist attack. Maturity is having
the sense not to overreact to minor threats (like terrorism or lightning strikes) when there are plenty of major threats that deserve attention.
Maturity is the triumph of logic and reason over irrational fear.
So come off it already. Age has nothing to do with merit. I've met a number of teenagers who displayed more wisdom and insight than their elders.
First of all, you used a word that would get any member a warn. What gives you the right to use it?
The censors are in place for a reason.
Censors, by default, are turned on for all members, and you have to spend points to turn them off.
I guess you paid to turn them off, otherwise you're just talking out of your rear and assuming that the # was a four letter word for fornicate.
Second, you need to go back and read about how these things looked in daylight, not in the dark. The you will realize that your position is untenable.
I'm still not scared.
Why are you?
I'm more scared of my morning commute than I ever will be of terrorism, and I lived through 9/11 in Manhattan. And you know what else? I'm not
of my morning commute to let it affect me in any measurable way.
On a scale of 1-10, a circuit board doesn't even register...
The combination of high-speed metal and sleepy wage slaves is about a '4' as far as I'm concerend, but we all gotta do what we gotta do. I have
weighed the risk of going to work versus the reward, and have made my choice. Meanwhile, millions of people are so afraid of something that doesn't
even register, they're letting it affect their judgement, their health, their decisions, and their entire worldview. :shk:
It's like refusing to eat canned goods in an emergency because you might catch botulism - it's stupid.
Another minor point that needs to be made - the television news censored the four pixels that made up the 'middle finger' of the cartoon character.
Have we, as a nation, gone senile? Seriously, folks wanna know what the Hell is wrong with people, and why are they acting this way? FEAR!
You wanna talk about MATURITY, in this nation of grown children?