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NY to start "random" bag checks on subways.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by missileman, Jul 21, 2005.

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  1. Bogy

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    Shut down the subways, the airports, bus service, taxis, malls, blockade the interstates because they allow easy access from one point to another. Sure, it will be a little inconvenient, but if one bombing is averted it will be well worth it. Everybody stay home, draw the blinds, bar the doors, keep your guns fully loaded with the safety off and on your person at all times. And don't let your women out of the house. If they do leave the house make sure they wear robes from head to toe, including veils. Yes it might be inconvenient in these 100 degree days, but it will be well worth it to keep them safe. If our adminsitration would play a little Half Life 2 I am sure they will pick up some good hints on checkpoints and police procedure.
     
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    Bogy, you forgot to add make the women walk several steps behind you and don't let them go to school.
     
  3. RichW

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    We may do a lot of things based upon fear, things that history may shame us in the future. Just look at what we did to Japanese- Americans after Pearl Harbor.
     
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    You got that right Rich. One day in the woods of Missisippi I happend upon an old Japanese internment camp where whole families lived in tiny igloo like concrete structures with dirt floors. Pretty sad.

    OTOH we kissed and made up and the Japanese are now a powerful ally and trading partner.

    By the way, how was the drive to work today in the new Camry? :D
     
  5. Nick

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    I'm quite familiar with the Secret Service, particularly with respect to their primary task, protecting the president. Without going into detail, I have been in areas of the White House that you and the general public as well as few official visitors, including leaders of other countries will never see.

    As difficult as the job of the Secret Service is, when it comes to the presidential detail it is dealing with a limited number of protectees in highly secure and controlled spaces. Your glib comment comparing presidential security in controlled spaces to protecting almost 300,000,000 Americans is silly.

    The job of "protecting the general population, particularly the working and traveling public is, in reality, an impossible task. It is as much PR, hand-holding and doing those things that leave the average citizen with a warm and fuzzy "feeling" of being more secure than it is providing any measurable, palpable degree of actual added security.

    I call it the "Illusion of security", something for which, sadly, too many Americans are willing to surrender their real liberties and freedoms.
     
  6. Bogy

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    As a teenager I did a work project on an Indian reservation in Arizona. One of the internment camps was also there. The middle of the desert. My mother in law grew up in California with Japanese-American classmates. Her family got to CA in about 1913, and the families of some of these classmates had been there longer than that. They were U.S. citizens. When the war came and they were taken away to the camps some neighbors took over their property so that they could return it when the war was over. Other neighbors just took their property.
     
  7. Bogy

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    Nick, one of those few instances where I agree with your post. :)
     
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