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12. Boo
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  -"This whole thing is laughable" re: Boston and the "bombs" WilliamPitt  Feb-01-07 01:00 PM   #0 
  - I would be totally pissed had I been in your shoes  Carni   Feb-01-07 01:04 PM   #1 
  - How do we know they didn't?  NCevilDUer   Feb-01-07 01:50 PM   #76 
  - Excellent point re: DHS.  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:56 PM   #79 
  - As the old saying goes...  Carni   Feb-01-07 05:37 PM   #128 
  - I'm not disputing that  Carni   Feb-01-07 05:35 PM   #127 
  - The promotional company didn't intervene because the cops had found "bombs".  JacksonWest   Feb-01-07 02:07 PM   #86 
  - Will, I think you're taking this way too personally  LeftCoast   Feb-01-07 01:04 PM   #2 
  - I'm here in Boston, too. And I agree. You're taking this way too personally.  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 01:08 PM   #9 
     - How about you... did you see this?  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:11 PM   #16 
     - I'm the one who posted that.  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 01:13 PM   #23 
        - Ooops!  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:13 PM   #26 
     - Yeah, maybe  WilliamPitt   Feb-01-07 01:14 PM   #31 
        - Bill, I don't mean to come down on you or to belittle you or the situation...  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 01:15 PM   #35 
           - Don't be frightened of DU  Jim Warren   Feb-01-07 01:30 PM   #56 
  - Who takes ANY "terror threat" seriously anymore, anyway?  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 01:05 PM   #3 
  - Yep....Crying Wolf until one day the Wolf walks in the door dressed  KoKo01   Feb-01-07 01:28 PM   #51 
  - You're right, but Boston still sucks  BeyondGeography   Feb-01-07 01:05 PM   #4 
  - It happened in NYC (the 9/11 place, remember?) No one even noticed.  The Count   Feb-01-07 01:05 PM   #5 
  - Some of the best movie advertising EVAR!  genie_weenie   Feb-01-07 01:07 PM   #6 
  - dont be a tool  landonb16   Feb-01-07 01:07 PM   #7 
  - Boo  trumad   Feb-01-07 01:09 PM   #12 
  - Lol. Love your sig! n/t  pamela   Feb-01-07 04:10 PM   #108 
     - somebody else had it first, but its so true.  landonb16   Feb-01-07 05:50 PM   #131 
  - ...  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-01-07 01:08 PM   #8 
  - just for the fun of it:  The Count   Feb-01-07 01:11 PM   # 
     - Meh. What the hell...  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-01-07 01:13 PM   #22 
        - Heh!Heh! I have your answer right here:  The Count   Feb-01-07 01:43 PM   #68 
  - I don't think anyone is going to mock your concern or anxiety of yesterday  kenny blankenship   Feb-01-07 01:08 PM   #10 
  - Your concern or anxiety of yesterday embolden the terrorists  landonb16   Feb-01-07 01:12 PM   #20 
  - I agree. It was never my intention (nor probably anyone else's) to mock Bill's anxiety. n/t  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 03:22 PM   #95 
  - Oh, it's funny now, looking at it from outside Boston,  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-01-07 01:09 PM   #11 
  - when i heard about this  bigscott   Feb-01-07 01:12 PM   #21 
  - I think you're just feeling badly about coming onto DU and freaking out  Lex   Feb-01-07 01:10 PM   #13 
  - After being unfortunate enough to work in NYC on 9/11  madinmaryland   Feb-01-07 01:10 PM   #14 
  - Did you ever get around to checking this post out?  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:10 PM   #15 
  - Hey, this is serious business.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-01-07 01:11 PM   #18 
  - hahahaha... no but seriously!  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:13 PM   #25 
     - Terrorists? Man, terrorists can sit back and relax.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-01-07 01:14 PM   #28 
     - Good point....  IronScorpio5   Feb-01-07 04:34 PM   #111 
        - They're reacting out of fear...  redqueen   Feb-01-07 04:47 PM   #116 
           - I agree....  IronScorpio5   Feb-01-07 04:51 PM   #119 
  - I kept hearing suspicious packages and lots of media speculation. They  rodeodance   Feb-01-07 01:15 PM   #34 
     - Of course not. They're completely innocent. n/t  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:20 PM   #45 
  - You summed it up perfectly ...  meegbear   Feb-01-07 01:11 PM   #17 
  - I'd be pissed if I were you  soleft   Feb-01-07 01:12 PM   #19 
  - Bombers can have a "sense of humor" too. Like the bad guys on Batman. n/t  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 01:14 PM   #32 
     - Right. And the reaction here was sort of out of a comic book....  JacksonWest   Feb-01-07 02:02 PM   #84 
     - Or that guy leaving pipes bombs to make a smiley face on the map  AngryAmish   Feb-01-07 04:55 PM   #120 
        - Yes! I forgot about that one!  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 06:00 PM   #133 
  - kick  skypilot   Feb-01-07 01:13 PM   #24 
  - Kick?  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:14 PM   #30 
     - Yes  skypilot   Feb-01-07 01:29 PM   #54 
        - Ohhhhhh  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:31 PM   #59 
           - Back at ya  skypilot   Feb-01-07 01:40 PM   #66 
  - Thanks Will...  jackster   Feb-01-07 01:14 PM   #27 
  - How is it reassuring? They were up for weeks, no?  jpgray   Feb-01-07 01:14 PM   #29 
  - Reassuring cause the media storm  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:16 PM   #36 
  - Oblivious to a potential threat for weeks, then misunderstanding it and overreacting to it  jpgray   Feb-01-07 01:16 PM   #37 
  - Not at all...  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:21 PM   #47 
  - I think we yet have to learn  jackster   Feb-01-07 01:30 PM   #58 
  - Right they were up for weeks apparently,  jackster   Feb-01-07 01:29 PM   #52 
     - Well... apparently we can't *all* laugh about it yet.  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:42 PM   #67 
        - I did catch the news conf with the two guys charged...  jackster   Feb-01-07 04:36 PM   #112 
  - What smoke & mirrors & BS were we wading through this time? nt  Bluebear   Feb-01-07 01:34 PM   #61 
  - i'm so sorry..  frylock   Feb-01-07 01:14 PM   #33 
  - Here's what they look like:  originalpckelly   Feb-01-07 01:18 PM   #41 
  - Awesome!  The Count   Feb-01-07 01:35 PM   #63 
  - that's........pretty funny  soleft   Feb-01-07 03:42 PM   #104 
  - Now THAT  symbolman   Feb-01-07 05:00 PM   #121 
  - I'm with you on this, Will  rox63   Feb-01-07 01:17 PM   #38 
  - Permit from the City....that's the right way to go. n/t  KoKo01   Feb-01-07 01:27 PM   #50 
  - The 'fear' you experienced was the product of...  Rick Myers   Feb-01-07 01:17 PM   #39 
  - Yeah. How many C batteries does it take for a bomb? More or less the same as a radio?  jpgray   Feb-01-07 01:18 PM   #42 
  - thanks for providing a little common sense..  frylock   Feb-01-07 01:33 PM   #60 
  - Seems like the news agencies are to blame.  djohnson   Feb-01-07 01:17 PM   #40 
  - I'm not in Boston and I'm not laughing.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-01-07 01:19 PM   #43 
  - Well I for one did not mean to mock anyone  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:44 PM   #70 
     - I wouldn't think you would mock anyone.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-01-07 01:58 PM   #80 
  - Why is it laughable?  Wilber_Stool   Feb-01-07 01:19 PM   #44 
  - they weren't packages..  frylock   Feb-01-07 01:30 PM   #57 
  - your points are well taken, but I'm still laughing  goodhue   Feb-01-07 01:20 PM   #46 
  - How about those 'hilarious' avatars people are sporting now!  bicentennial_baby   Feb-01-07 01:21 PM   #48 
  - Yesterday aftenoon at no time...  stillcool47   Feb-01-07 01:23 PM   #49 
  - It must suck  MonkeyFunk   Feb-01-07 01:29 PM   #53 
  - The only ones who find it funny are * & Co-who on 9/11  TheGoldenRule   Feb-01-07 01:30 PM   #55 
  - I wouldn't mock it  Horse with no Name   Feb-01-07 01:35 PM   #62 
  - Explanation for my comments, and an apology...  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:36 PM   #64 
  - Great post.  HoneyBee   Feb-01-07 01:44 PM   #69 
  - Then stop being so scared. Understand that the media and the junta is selling fear.  The Stranger   Feb-01-07 01:38 PM   #65 
  - I fully understand your point of view, WilliamPitt.  quantessd   Feb-01-07 01:45 PM   #71 
  - Well said! n/t  KoKo01   Feb-01-07 01:52 PM   #77 
  - I agree with you.  peace13   Feb-01-07 01:46 PM   #72 
  - Wait a minute now... are you saying that first graders' threats  redqueen   Feb-01-07 01:48 PM   #73 
  - No.  peace13   Feb-01-07 02:04 PM   #85 
     - Huh? It does make people feel better to laugh...  redqueen   Feb-01-07 02:08 PM   #87 
  - Well, there have been "copycats" already....in many other cities  Bluebear   Feb-01-07 01:49 PM   #74 
  - When will we have a bomb squad called out on one of these?  Rick Myers   Feb-01-07 01:50 PM   #75 
  - Or called out on one of these!  kenny blankenship   Feb-01-07 02:18 PM   #90 
  - My bullshit detector went off immediately.  devilgrrl   Feb-01-07 01:56 PM   #78 
  - Take a deep breath and relax Will.  Sentinel Chicken   Feb-01-07 01:59 PM   #81 
  - It happened in ten other cities. SO, yeah, Boston's reaction is laughable.  JacksonWest   Feb-01-07 02:00 PM   #82 
  - what do they do in your city....  stillcool47   Feb-01-07 03:03 PM   #91 
  - They investigate and realize that a lite brite isn't a threat.  JacksonWest   Feb-01-07 03:17 PM   #92 
     - well...I'm glad I don't live where you do...  stillcool47   Feb-01-07 03:26 PM   #99 
        - Whats wrong with where I live? And if you think Boston responded well to the lite brites....  JacksonWest   Feb-01-07 03:39 PM   #103 
        - Seen this?  redqueen   Feb-01-07 05:14 PM   #124 
  - The Boston PD, with the possible exception of their communications director, did just fine.  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 03:19 PM   #94 
  - Here's the distinction  michaelwb   Feb-01-07 02:01 PM   #83 
  - Fear, fear, fear ......  GumboYaYa   Feb-01-07 02:16 PM   #88 
  - I don't think its laughable  Jacobin   Feb-01-07 02:17 PM   #89 
  - Randi is lampooning this now  LSK   Feb-01-07 03:17 PM   #93 
  - I agree WIll  Marrah_G   Feb-01-07 03:23 PM   #96 
  - Bombs, hoax bombs, and a hoax hoax ("simulated pipebombs" found before the Mooninites)  IanDB1   Feb-01-07 03:23 PM   #97 
  - But Will, they have been all over the country  malmapus   Feb-01-07 03:24 PM   #98 
  - I don't think it's funny. I think it's fucking despicable that the media hyped it up  Red Right and BLUE   Feb-01-07 03:27 PM   #100 
  - Not mocking, not laughable--but please bear in mind that these  Malikshah   Feb-01-07 03:29 PM   #101 
  - I think there was a sheepish mea culpa BEFORE this rant  Tansy_Gold   Feb-01-07 04:50 PM   #118 
     - I was trying to be discrete...:) This ain't my first time at the rodeo  Malikshah   Feb-01-07 06:12 PM   #135 
  - I'm appalled that people find it funny. Personally I'm disgusted  Hoping4Change   Feb-01-07 03:33 PM   #102 
  - because the marketers are so creative, go to youtube.com  landonb16   Feb-01-07 03:56 PM   #106 
     - Here's some LED Throwie links posted on YouTube a few months ago.  jelly   Feb-01-07 07:04 PM   #141 
  - Best advice I ever got from a fortune-teller:  smoogatz   Feb-01-07 03:51 PM   #105 
  - Proof that "terrorism" is effective.  mzmolly   Feb-01-07 04:04 PM   #107 
  - Pure conjecture: if this happened in a "red state" or the south, DU would be laughing  gulfcoastliberal   Feb-01-07 04:23 PM   #109 
  - Intersting hypothesis...  redqueen   Feb-01-07 04:44 PM   #115 
  - I don't fault Bostonian's for being concerned, however  Edweird   Feb-01-07 04:34 PM   #110 
  - I find all the phony outrage very laughable  Neo   Feb-01-07 04:39 PM   #113 
  - I Could Completely Understand Why You Or Others Would've Reacted In Such Ways. If Someone Mocks  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-01-07 04:43 PM   #114 
  - What you said.  Redstone   Feb-01-07 04:49 PM   #117 
  - my 20-something son said any kid would've known  mainer   Feb-01-07 05:08 PM   #122 
  - Not just kid, I'm 32 and I know them  malmapus   Feb-01-07 05:33 PM   #125 
  - why didn't "one of the kids" tell the cops if they all know or tell somebody?  WI_DEM   Feb-01-07 05:38 PM   #129 
  - I see that...  Stu DeBeouf   Feb-01-07 05:14 PM   #123 
  - Another "Pitt be Gone" post.............sheesh! n/t  KoKo01   Feb-01-07 05:33 PM   #126 
  - Obviously the media is to blame for the scare.  porphyrian   Feb-01-07 05:39 PM   #130 
  - "....and the Home of the Brave!"  tabasco   Feb-01-07 05:57 PM   #132 
  - Personally, I think the guy who put those signs up should sue  DarkTirade   Feb-01-07 06:01 PM   #134 
  - Yeah, and unlawful arrest.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-01-07 06:14 PM   #136 
  - Concern != Fear -- the bravado in these threads is mildly pathetic n/t  slowry   Feb-01-07 06:32 PM   #137 
  - Frankly it sounds like your argument is with the police and media  EstimatedProphet   Feb-01-07 06:51 PM   #138 
  - I think the media and the police public information people are responsible.  IanDB1   Feb-02-07 12:43 PM   #144 
  - Courage is directly proportional to distance  TwilightZone   Feb-01-07 06:53 PM   #139 
  - Sorry...  sendero   Feb-01-07 06:57 PM   #140 
  - the way Boston reacted, you'd think there were some African American kids trying to ride a bus. nt.  k_jerome   Feb-01-07 07:08 PM   #142 
     - Ouch.  Bluebear   Feb-02-07 01:25 AM   #143 
 

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