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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 07:20 AM
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If there's another terrorist attack, how will people respond?
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After 9/11:

People donated money to causes like the United Way - you know, the one who spirited the money and ran.

All sorts of degenerate two-bit companies sold napkins, coins, certificates, "commemorating" the atrocity - one even sold pieces of the steel wreckage that was the builing. Nevermind those stupid plastic car flag things, made in China, that were flimsy and other cars honked at you maliciously if you displayed one but had bumper stickers on your car that clearly proved you're a leftie?

Lots of cops and firemen helped save lives.

But that was then.

Since then:

! Bush has cut funding for all sorts of police programs. Are we prepared?

! Bush has cut funding for all sorts of state programs, forcing states, counties, and cities to cut jobs - many of them chopping police and firemen. Are we prepared?

! Nothing of substance has been done at airports because news stations still gloat over their "special investigations" showing that security is half-baked.

! Reports of nuke and water facilities being open targets.

! People feeling more and more cynical and apathetic.

In the event of another terrorist attack, will our cities and people be so able, or even helpful? Will they have the resources? Will they even donate, given the disgusting greed-lust exhibition that many of those salvation-type companies had displayed? Will they even care?

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  -If there's another terrorist attack, how will people respond? HypnoToad  Apr-04-05 07:20 AM   #0 
  - Reilly, Hannity, and their ilk will blame the dems  adigal   Apr-04-05 07:25 AM   #1 
  - Yep, people just don't seem to want to wake up.  Discord   Apr-04-05 07:44 AM   #11 
  - Thank you  demnan   Apr-04-05 08:46 AM   #18 
     - It blows me away too. the fervor in which they all so quickly  Discord   Apr-04-05 09:04 AM   #19 
  - They are fucked in the head then.  Bouncy Ball   Apr-04-05 11:56 AM   #21 
  - Hysteria like always.  cyclezealot   Apr-04-05 07:25 AM   #2 
  - hysteria & panic, yes  mopaul   Apr-04-05 07:39 AM   #8 
  - I think the "it's hard work" excuse will finally tire on the  DS1   Apr-04-05 07:29 AM   #3 
  - The USA is finished if there's one more large-scale attack  wookie294   Apr-04-05 07:32 AM   #4 
  - we need to worry about OUR government bringing about  Discord   Apr-04-05 07:46 AM   #12 
  - It will be Clinton's fault  SHRED   Apr-04-05 07:34 AM   #5 
  - gosh, remember how 9-11 brought us all together as a nation?  mopaul   Apr-04-05 07:36 AM   #6 
  - Say that to the family of the Sikh that was murdered right after 9/11.  ck4829   Apr-04-05 01:19 PM   #27 
  - Reaction will be similar to the reaction after 9/11...  Cooley Hurd   Apr-04-05 07:39 AM   #7 
  - People will ignore the fact that the repubs control everything...  vi5   Apr-04-05 07:40 AM   #9 
  - Either Way  Bark Bark Bark   Apr-04-05 07:42 AM   #10 
  - peopLe wiLL be awed by bush  sniffa   Apr-04-05 07:49 AM   #13 
  - yeah, bush is a heroic figure alright  mopaul   Apr-04-05 08:05 AM   #14 
  - I think that 50-something % of the people realize by now that Clinton was  HypnoToad   Apr-04-05 11:53 AM   #20 
  - Not if but when  kliljedahl   Apr-04-05 08:08 AM   #15 
  - that's exactly what cheney and rummie said, not if but when.....n/t  mopaul   Apr-04-05 08:09 AM   #16 
     - And they've already figured out how to exploit it  kliljedahl   Apr-04-05 08:23 AM   #17 
  - There will be internment camps  cmf   Apr-04-05 12:06 PM   #22 
  - Why would the PNAC plan another attack on the USA? They got control  radwriter0555   Apr-04-05 12:11 PM   #23 
  - A plan to confront CHINA  iconoclastNYC   Apr-04-05 12:20 PM   #24 
     - China poses no threat to anyone other than OPEC, because it produces  radwriter0555   Apr-04-05 01:19 PM   #26 
        - First of all, you are wrong.  iconoclastNYC   Apr-04-05 01:48 PM   #28 
           - China poses no threat to anyone other than OPEC. It is the world's 6th  radwriter0555   Apr-04-05 03:44 PM   #29 
              - Why are you arguing with me?  iconoclastNYC   Apr-04-05 04:00 PM   #30 
                 - I didn't say that China didn't import oil, but they are the 6th largest  radwriter0555   Apr-04-05 04:56 PM   #31 
  - By watching endless hours of cable news.  KrazyKat   Apr-04-05 12:24 PM   #25 
  - 4:30: "Bush is keeping us safe!" 4:40: "We must follow the President in  MisterP   Apr-04-05 05:01 PM   #32 

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