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Originally posted by timmhaines
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
good training exercise, better than paying for the training directly.
Originally posted by zero1020
I live in Albuquerque and just today we had a "bomb" scare at the local IRS. Turns out someone left a briefcase in their car and someone reported it. It took 8 squad cars, 5 ambulances, 2 firetrucks and 2 bomb squad units to figure out that it was just papers and files. They blocked off traffic for a major avenue and 2 back streets. I bet the whole incident cost the city 5 million in resources.
This new wave of fear is ridiculous.
Originally posted by dbriefed
Maybe someone suggested this, but the entire city of Denver could use some robot decorations.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by Antoniastar
Thanks my friend, I am glad you got a chuckle out of it.
I definately believe you are right, and very astute and wise to point out the rash of 'incident' reportings that are plagueing the news broadcasts as being a way to convince Americans that the War on Terror is becoming more of a threat to them, so that they will keep going along with these insane intrusions and to keep letting them keep building up the security industrial complex at our expense.
Which amazingly is just going to be used on us, when they can't turn this economy around.
The rich keep getting richer, and we keep getting poorer and more enslaved.
No wonder they want us all afraid.
Great post my friend.
Subject: Enemy Combatants
"....Since September 11th (and perhaps before then), we have been at war – both legally and in fact."
(n) terrorist (a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities)
The definition of terrorism has proved controversial. Various legal systems and government agencies use different definitions of terrorism in their national legislation. Moreover, the International community has been slow to formulate a universally agreed, legally binding definition of this crime. These difficulties arise from the fact that the term "terrorism" is politically and emotionally charged. In this regard, Angus Martyn, briefing the Australian Parliament, stated that "The international community has never succeeded in developing an accepted comprehensive definition of terrorism. During the 1970s and 1980s, the United Nations attempts to define the term floundered mainly due to differences of opinion between various members about the use of violence in the context of conflicts over national liberation and self-determination."
Originally posted by Screwed
I think I am going to go to the mall tomorrow!
I Hope my son doesn't accidentally leave anything behind.