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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-10 09:48 AM
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14. Don't forget it was a failed attempt by that one person too
But it evidently was enough to scare the crap out of our government. Imagine the fallout had he been successful in bringing down the plane. So naturally it's time to overreact with overkill as usual. I'm sure Janet Napolitano lives in terror of something happening on her watch. The Terrorists have won.
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  -the fact that ONE PERSON ever tried a crime does not justify checking EVERYONE for the same thing unblock  Nov-23-10 02:36 AM   #0 
  - One person cited as an excuse for the groping shouldn't have been allowed to board an airplane  Gravel Democrat   Nov-23-10 02:59 AM   #1 
  - We're all paying for the CIA's failure to listen to the guy's father  somone   Nov-23-10 03:03 AM   #2 
  - It does seem quite curious.  truedelphi   Nov-23-10 03:04 AM   #3 
  - I have yet to hear one person adequately defend this practice in regards to  TalkingDog   Nov-23-10 06:55 AM   #4 
  - Most of us aren't lawyers - but 4th amendment was the first thing I wondered about as well.  TBF   Nov-23-10 06:59 AM   #5 
  - Aside from a violation of our rights this would be cost prohibitive  Nikia   Nov-23-10 08:45 AM   #6 
  - that's indeed the point. security does NOT entail defending against every single incident.  unblock   Nov-23-10 09:04 AM   #8 
  - Outstanding, and undeniable point! To the top of the Greatest!  grahamhgreen   Nov-23-10 08:48 AM   #7 
  - But but but how will we ever be prepared for yesterday? nt  eppur_se_muova   Nov-23-10 09:32 AM   #9 
  - Terrorism is sacrosanct and holds the absolute highest position of fear.  de novo   Nov-23-10 09:37 AM   #10 
  - nailed it  frylock   Nov-23-10 12:25 PM   #17 
  - I agree...stupid and wasteful...  pipi_k   Nov-23-10 09:38 AM   #11 
  - racial profiling is something worth screeching and ranting about  unblock   Nov-23-10 10:52 AM   #15 
  - Far more than one person has used a car as a weapon too.... n/t  Gormy Cuss   Nov-23-10 09:44 AM   #12 
  - But that is our "uniquely American" response to everything. Latch onto the rarest or unique  Greyhound   Nov-23-10 09:45 AM   #13 
  - Don't forget it was a failed attempt by that one person too  lunatica   Nov-23-10 09:48 AM   #14 
  - It did not scare the crap out of the government. It made Chertoff & Co. see an opportunity.  JackRiddler   Nov-23-10 11:58 AM   #16 
     - yep  frylock   Nov-23-10 12:27 PM   #18 
  - Hey, this is AMERICA, m'man. You're guilty until proven not guilty by reason of incompetence.  Kablooie   Nov-23-10 07:45 PM   #19 
  - BRAVO  redirish28   Nov-23-10 09:31 PM   #20 

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