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The "Terrorism" Hot Spot map. You would think they were crawling out of the woodwork everywhere...

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Researchers have put out a study of terrorist activities in the US which included a terrorism hot spot map that gives the impression that terrorists can strike anytime, anywhere.


Do You Live Near a Terrorism ‘Hot Spot’ According to This Map?


Researchers, as part of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) under the Department of Homeland Security, are trying to come up with a way to better predict where and when terrorist attacks would happen on U.S. soil.

To start, the researchers from the University of Maryland and University of Massachusetts-Boston mapped all events considered terrorism since 1970 to 2008 in the United States (below). This established areas they deemed terrorism “hot spots” but also revealed that terrorism is actually “widely dispersed”. So widely dispersed that every state has experienced some act of terrorism in some form, according to the report. The report defines a hot spot as an area where more than the average number of terrorist attacks have taken place — the average for the U.S. is six.

The Blaze

To look at the map, it would seem that there is no place to hide from the swarms of terrorists intent on doing harm to us poor innocent Americans.


However, if you take the time to look at the actual study; Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, you can't help but notice that the study includes terrorist activities dating back to the '70's when left-wing groups such as the Weather Underground were active.

A further look down the study shows that, of all the terrorist incidents recorded in the study, ONLY TWO occurred after the year 2000 (wonder which ones those were
). 90% of all the terrorist activity tracked in the study occurred in the '70's. The study is even written in plain, easy to understand language with easy to understand charts that anyone who takes the time to look at the study for a few minutes can figure out, but, how many people do you think will really take the time to look at the study once their MSM newsman tells them what to think of it?

Its pretty obvious that this study will be used to continue the fear mongering and justification for more intrusive "anti-terrorist" screenings in all manner of public places. Don't fall for the BS when you see this study quoted in the MSM.

Just fair warning.




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Looks like ol' Kentucky is safe...assuming you can avoid the oxycontin express and meth mafia.




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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So the two terrorist attacks after 2000 were Sept 11 and the Washington Sniper? The Anthrax mailings? The garbage bomb near the recruiting station?

en.wikipedia.org...

I mean, there are technically a lot of politically-motivated acts of violence in the USA, but the study only found 2?



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:21 PM
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I'll tell you exactly what this looks like to me:

They took the metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the largest populations and then cross-referenced it with the number of people living there who are immigrants.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by Sachyriel
So the two terrorist attacks after 2000 were Sept 11 and the Washington Sniper? The Anthrax mailings? The garbage bomb near the recruiting station?

en.wikipedia.org...

I mean, there are technically a lot of politically-motivated acts of violence in the USA, but the study only found 2?


Ok, I screwed the pooch on that one. There are only two acts of terrorism in the "left wing", "right wing", "religious" and "ethno-nationalist/separatist" categories combined . For the category "single issue", there were 47 acts in the 2000's.


single issue events include such attacks as anti-abortion, anti-Catholic, or anti-nuclear. Interestingly, among the types of terrorism examined here, single issue terrorism is probably the most temporally diverse, with substantial numbers of attacks occurring in all four decades.



edit on 2/1/12 by FortAnthem because:




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:25 PM
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You are more likely to win the lottery than be a victim of a terrorist attack. You are more likely to be struck by lightning than to be the victim of a terrorist attack. Unless the terrorist is your own government.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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It would seem there have been ten terrorist attacks in Lawrence, Kansas. Obviously I missed something



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
I'll tell you exactly what this looks like to me:

They took the metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the largest populations and then cross-referenced it with the number of people living there who are immigrants.


I will tell you what it looks like to me:

They took the largest concentrations of dual Israeli-American citizenship holders and juxtaposed that against the remaining locations where their tendrils haven't reached -yet. Then they sent this directly to Fox News and MSNBC.

Time to spread fear further afield and scare the sheeple again.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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GREAT INFO!!!!!! Here in Eugene,Oregon looks like 10 attacks. Hell, this town is full of hippies, and mamby pamby socialists. Never heard of a bong bomb.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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There are only two acts of terrorism in the "left wing", "right wing", "religious" and "ethno-nationalist/separatist"

Are you talking about these Terrorist Here in Group "A"?




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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Looks to me like the safest place to be is on the American/Mexican border.


But, seriously. I'm having a hard time believing that there are not a lot of people on the inside calling this ridiculous. Do they hypnotize them all or what?



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:58 AM
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I guess when the Mexican drug cartels butcher people left and right, its not considered terrorism and the cartels are not considered a terrorist group?

But they tell us that if we buy drugs we are supporterng terrorism?

But, the people getting the drugs into the country and putting them in the right hands to make sure they get sold anywhere and everywhere across the united states, are not terrorists?

So the label applies to us, but not the cartels? Yeah, I guess they don't want to hinder their business associates.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by 3n19m470

But they tell us that if we buy drugs we are supporterng terrorism?



That is not quite right. If you buy gasoline you are supporting terrorism.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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They just used an old map showing concentrations of minorities.

Since 9/11 there have only been 41 incidents and those include the international ones as well as the mentally impaired.


And THAT is why i cant collect the bounty money and take a vacation for once. There are no terrorists. Otherwise i would have dropped a dime on em already.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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You have to wonder why our leaders, so gung-ho to defend everyones right to pursue liberty, happiness and freedom, haven't invaded Mexico yet to take care of this problem. The violence being committed right across our border and even within the country is on par or surpasses any brutalities being perpetrated anywhere in the world. Do our leaders have a deal worked out with the cartels and people smugglers to allow the free flow of drugs across the border in exchange for the cartels handling the job of border security on their side to keep terrorists out. There's the occasional token seizure by border patrol or the coast guard but it doesn't even seem to put a dent in the availability of drugs over here. With the billions of dollars spent on the war on drugs you would expect to see more success then they have achieved, unless there's some kind of a quid pro quo going on here.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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Those darn Terrorists, i just cant seem to get away from them...SHUCKS


Isn't the government the Terrorists? well no wonder i'm having so much trouble avoiding them


I guess its time to move to BRAZIL



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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I gotta admit, I am NOT a fan of the Blaze. The Blaze is Glenn Becks love child "news" source. The Blaze



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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I can see L.A to San Diego has had over 150 attacks? Would gang activity be considered a "terrorism" hot spot? I haven't seen any jihadist yet.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Here's a tidbit fun fact.

More people died from lightening strikes in the US last year (300) than from Terrorism.

Maybe we should declare War on the Weather.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by Tw0Sides
reply to post by FortAnthem
 


Here's a tidbit fun fact.

More people died from lightening strikes in the US last year (300) than from Terrorism.

Maybe we should declare War on the Weather.



Shhhh, don't give 'em any ideas.





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