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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
I can testify to the airport screenings and passport anomalies.
Every time I've taken a flight in the past three years, I get the "just a moment" and then have to wait a while while they do "something," sometimes they walk away and sometimes they phone. I'm asked to step aside, and then someone else comes over and i have to answer a lot of questions about where exactly I'm going in _insert name of city_, who I'm meeting, how I know them, what I'm doing when I get there, how long I'm staying, and when I'm returning. The questions are often repeated. All this happens at check in (If I try to check in at the curb, I'm told I have to go inside), before the actual security checkpoint. It hasn't gone to the point of being stuck in a room or searched and I've had not incidents at the security portion. This is especially awkward when traveling with the kids or business colleagues.
Originally posted by withopeneyes
If I'm on that list it is for a darn good reason, and I know it! My life is so darn boring that government doctors are prescribing my files to agents who have insomnia. From what I understand no one has made it past the 2nd paragraph without falling asleep.
Originally posted by SystemResistor
I wonder why there is so much paranoia. Its like the whole "terrorism" thing is being stretched a little too far.edit on 26-1-2011 by SystemResistor because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Jordan River
Living in america, being an american, as well as being Anti-America
Originally posted by 12voltz
Are you sure you weren't driving from Warsaw to Berlin in 1940 ? Think of it as a something else to add to your resume.
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
How about that caps key...
Cool at least I will die for a reason.. Not like most of these sheep who follow blindly and do everything they are told..
Hell IF THIS IS TRUE, MAKE ME THE EXAMPLE PUNK **SNIP**!!!
I dont care really..
I was stopped by the police this weekend wit my g/f doing nothing wrong except being in a parking lot..
Her answer to letting them search her car is.. "We had nothing to hide."
So ya.. let them do this.. then the people who helped or tried to.. will be worth something.. cause we died for a cause, not some bs assumption of what reality isnt.. We seen it coming... They didnt.. Blind as hell and nothing to show them the way.
Sorry for rant but hey.. it fits..
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Originally posted by Aeons What happens if some of these strong wiley well trained and wiser tools have amoungst them one or two people who are charismatic? Smart? Driven? What if they are all these things, AND they have a cause that calls to their fellow ex-military? What if they have a chip on their shoulder that plays well, or hides well? What if one of them is full in his heart with patriotism, and feels I fail to live up to his lofty ideals?
Originally posted by AeonsThe lack of care for veterans isn't a mistake. It is a calculated risk. Broken people living on the street are less dangerous immediately than some of the alternatives.
Of course, if they aren't careful with this tactic they may find that it backfires.
Originally posted by Aeons You don't believe this? How many nations are overthrown by civilians, now and throughout history? How many are overthrown by military, para-military, and ex-military? One of those numbers is way lower than the others.
While few seem to want to look closely at the matter, I can lay this out clean for you.
There are few dangers more obvious to a country than its own military, followed closely by their ex-military
Originally posted by Helig
Honestly at this point I would be disappointed in the government if I wasn't on a list already. I have a CCW permit, own more firearms than I can count on one hand including a M4 carbine and have a position with a federal contractor doing IT work. If that doesn't create enough reason to keep an eye on me by the paranoid standards the Government uses then perhaps they are asleep at the wheel. Do I care about being on a list? Nope! So far it hasn't impacted my life in any perceptible way, I walked out of a store the other week with a new handgun without so much as a hiccup other than having to dig my second from of ID out of my glove box in the car.