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Originally posted by Aeons
They are on their way to making these categories so broad as to alienate a large section of their populace and make the categories useless, unmeaningful, and impossible to patrol.
Originally posted by Sphota
reply to post by David_Reale
Don't you see that the military adventurism espoused by your avatar is pretty much the reason behind all the little, if any, terrorism that we do see? Is it so heard to understand that other countries don't want to be invaded. They just want to be left alone. Let sleeping dogs lie.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Makes it easier to find a boogeyman arouind any convenient corner in order to scare the sheep for easier herding.
Originally posted by andrewh7
An internal memo was released yesterday by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano for consumption by TSA personnel. This memo officially classifies those who are "opposed to, or engaged in the disruption of the implementation of the enhanced airport screening procedures" as “domestic extremists," explicitly including those participating in Opt-Out Day.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
The terminology contained within the reported memo is indeed troubling. It labels any person who “interferes” with TSA airport security screening procedure protocol and operations by actively objecting to the established screening process, “including but not limited to the anticipated national opt-out day” as a “domestic extremist.” The label is then broadened to include “any person, group or alternative media source” that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel disruptions at U.S. airports in response to the enhanced security procedures.
I highlighted that last bit because.... well, that includes us here on ATS!
Now it would be nice if someone could actually produce the memo in pdf form.
Actually.. and no offense to the OP... I really hope this is a hoax..edit on 11-24-2010 by rogerstigers because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by WashingtonGrewHemp
People should try driving where they want to go (if it's within the US). It'll give you a better idea of he amazing geography that surrounds you. Planes are too expensive anyway, and there's different "classes" of seating. How fascist is that?
Originally posted by beholdblight
reply to post by andrewh7
From now on all my friends and I are going to wear extra loose pants, no underwear, and pop a couple of Viagra before traveling by air. Lets spread the word. Maybe through our collective bravado we can shame them into submission. I'm sure a few hundred young men with a friendly smile and a bare butt will make them think twice the next time they violate our constitution.
Give 'em hell boys