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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 10:43 AM
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Schumer Calls For 'No-Ride' List For Amtrak Trains
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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on Sunday for a "no-ride" list for Amtrak trains, as a way of preventing potential terrorists from riding the rails.

"Circumstances demand we make adjustments by increasing funding to enhance rail safety and monitoring on commuter rail transit and screening who gets on Amtrak passenger trains, so that we can provide a greater level of security to the public," Schumer told reporters at a news conference

Material seized at Osama bin Laden's compound by U.S. forces last week apparently showed that Al Qaeda had considered trains as a potential target for a terrorist attack in the U.S.


What. The . Fuck?
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  -Schumer Calls For 'No-Ride' List For Amtrak Trains cleanhippie  May-09-11 10:43 AM   #0 
  - Translation: "Billion-dollar boondoggle in sight! Full speed ahead!"  WinkyDink   May-09-11 10:46 AM   #1 
  - I see more money for the TSA and agencies that will profit. ?  Ichingcarpenter   May-09-11 10:48 AM   #2 
     - It stops when we are in a total police state.  cleanhippie   May-09-11 10:51 AM   #6 
     - Don't leave out scanner manufacturers...  JHB   May-09-11 11:34 AM   #20 
  - If they have information that OBL was going to target the rails, why  Raven   May-09-11 10:49 AM   #3 
  - For all of the reason the "no-fly" list is unconstituional.  cleanhippie   May-09-11 10:50 AM   #4 
  - I sure am. Thanks for the answer. n/t  Raven   May-09-11 10:54 AM   #8 
  - Wait. Really?  cleanhippie   May-09-11 11:12 AM   #15 
  - You'd be surprised at what Democrats are OK with.  OnyxCollie   May-09-11 10:57 AM   #10 
  - That's a really grey area...  hootinholler   May-09-11 01:25 PM   #23 
  - Because it makes no sense to put someone on a train to attack it.  Brickbat   May-09-11 11:01 AM   #11 
     - Huh?  cleanhippie   May-10-11 11:30 AM   #27 
  - Late...  butterfly77   May-09-11 10:50 AM   #5 
  - Restriction of movement.  OnyxCollie   May-09-11 10:53 AM   #7 
  - A No-Ride list makes no sense.  Not Me   May-09-11 10:55 AM   #9 
  - Sure strip away the billions of $$ needed to try to rebuild our  hlthe2b   May-09-11 11:02 AM   #12 
  - Oh, like NOW you're gonna get all worried about Constitutional rights?  gratuitous   May-09-11 11:06 AM   #13 
  - Sounds good, but not practical...  brooklynite   May-09-11 11:10 AM   #14 
  - Schumer has lost his mind..  Upton   May-09-11 11:12 AM   #16 
  - Here's an idea. If we know who the terrorists are, why don't we just capture their asses? nt  Shagbark Hickory   May-09-11 11:20 AM   #17 
  - Thats because the real terrorists are the GOP and the billionaires.  Initech   May-09-11 01:54 PM   #25 
  - Yep, there it is,  MadHound   May-09-11 11:21 AM   #18 
  - As long as he makes #1 on the list.  hobbit709   May-09-11 11:23 AM   #19 
  - What a fascist. It must be trendy nowadays.  krabigirl   May-09-11 11:38 AM   #21 
  - We don't currently have to show photo ID to hop on Amtrak (thank god).  kestrel91316   May-09-11 11:53 AM   #22 
  - The GOP has crippled our rail system more than Osama ever dreamed of.  Initech   May-09-11 01:50 PM   #24 
  - Next we'll have evidence that al-Qaeda is targeting  Thav   May-09-11 02:29 PM   #26 
  - I knew this would be coming down the pike as soon as the "plans" were released....  truebrit71   May-10-11 11:33 AM   #28 

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