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Old 03-12-2004, 09:38 AM   #16
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Amusing. But what's really laughable is some people are stupid enough to believe Bush is defending America when in fact he's more dangerous to America than the combined effort of every single terrorist in the middle-east.
The fact is your post made no freakin' sense and you got called on it. Calling people who hold a viewpoint not espoused in this thread (or anywhere else in the Cellar) stupid is a red herring. And not even a good red herring.
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Old 03-12-2004, 09:39 AM   #17
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It may be a LITTLE more complicated than that.
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Old 03-12-2004, 09:42 AM   #18
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I'm wondering when something similar will occur on either an Amtrak train (especially the Acela because it is their flagship line) or one of the major city's train systems. They seem to be inevitable targets.
Absolutely--unless they've changed in the last few months, they have absolutely zero security. (OK, maybe they xray checked baggage? But they don't check anything you carry on the train with you. And they don't make any attempt to verify that you are the person listed on your ticket when they come to collect it.)

How about a shopping mall? Sitting ducks from a security standpoint, and heavy symbolism for anybody wishing to make a statement about America's worship of Mammon.
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Old 03-12-2004, 10:03 AM   #19
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The trains in Spain bombed mainly cause-a Hussein?
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Old 03-12-2004, 10:05 AM   #20
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The trains in Spain bombed mainly cause-a Hussein?
You sir, I salute.
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Old 03-12-2004, 12:09 PM   #21
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Absolutely--unless they've changed in the last few months, they have absolutely zero security. (OK, maybe they xray checked baggage? But they don't check anything you carry on the train with you. And they don't make any attempt to verify that you are the person listed on your ticket when they come to collect it.)

How about a shopping mall?
Or subways...or buses. Just about anything without the tightest of security is fair game, and if "they" are already living among us...well, it's only a matter of time, isn't it?
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Old 03-12-2004, 01:25 PM   #22
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How about a shopping mall? Sitting ducks from a security standpoint, and heavy symbolism for anybody wishing to make a statement about America's worship of Mammon.
The focus of two recent county-wide emergency services drills (one live, one tabletop) both focused on local malls as targets.

The event I attend was a radiological bomb in the food court scenario ... and involved rescuers as well as civilians down.

Let me tell you, it was really cool seeing the SWAT guys in Biochem suits chasing a 'terrorist' around the second deck of the Willow Grove Mall.

There's another one coming up later this spring, don't have details yet, though.
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Old 03-12-2004, 01:37 PM   #23
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Calling people who hold a viewpoint not espoused in this thread (or anywhere else in the Cellar) stupid is a red herring. And not even a good red herring.
Who said I was talking about anyone here? I was making a comment about all of the stupid people in general who support Bush, his imperialistic foreign policy, and his fascist domestic policy.

That's not a red herring (which would be an attempt to bring something unrelated into the conversation in an attempt to divert attention from the real issue). It's a valid commentary about the people who support the man whose foreign policy caused this attack in Spain.

We can add these 200 people to the 500+ Americans, hundreds of allied people, and thousands of innocent Iraqi people who have died as a direct result of Bush's unwarranted, unprovoked, unconstitutional war of imperialistic aggression against a non-threatening nation that never attacked America or our allies or even helped anyone else attack America.

Bush alone started that war and every death related to it, rests on his shoulders.
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Old 03-12-2004, 03:27 PM   #24
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Al Queda's next shot will be in Philadelphia. Around 7:00 March 21st, 2004, they're taking Veteran's Stadium down.

(Yeah, it's sick. But I have an image stuck in my mind of a newspaper with a photo of the demolition of Veteran's Stadium on the front and "VETERAN'S STADIUM DESTROYED/AL QUEDA TAKES RESPONSIBILITY" as the headline, and who better to share it with than Cellarites?)
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:21 PM   #25
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(Yeah, it's sick. But I have an image stuck in my mind of a newspaper with a photo of the demolition of Veteran's Stadium on the front and "VETERAN'S STADIUM DESTROYED/AL QUEDA TAKES RESPONSIBILITY" as the headline, and who better to share it with than Cellarites?)
Absolutely, normal people would look at you funny.
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