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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:26 PM
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Bush vows to safeguard U.S. transit against attack (Bring it on! Part 2)
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=14...

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pledged on Wednesday to boost protection of U.S. transit systems against an attack in the aftermath of the London bombings and urged Congress to renew provisions of a post-September 11 anti-terrorism law.

At least 56 people were killed in the bombings of underground trains and a bus at the height of morning rush hour in London on July 7.

"It should be a vivid reminder about the world in which we live, we will not let down our guard," Bush said during a visit to the Port of Baltimore.

The president's comments on fighting terrorism came on the same day that the United States warned Americans in Saudi Arabia to keep a low profile because militants were planning fresh attacks.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:27 PM
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1. Terra
So if there is an attack........................(CIA)
what will he say then?
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:32 PM
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2. If it's before the vote, he'll push even harder for Patriot Act, if it's
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 06:32 PM by 54anickel
after a defeating vote he'll smuggly say, "see told ya so", if it's after a vote passing PatII, he'll pull something outta his ass.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:33 PM
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3. But, MOST definitely
it won't be his head he'll be pullin' out...
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:53 PM
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6. HAHAHA!!! Good one...eom
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:34 PM
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4. He will I say I am very sorry to have to sign this order to...
...reinstate the draft but blah, blah, blah.

Don

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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:50 PM
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5. Well, Dubya does have a workable plan to safeguard mass transit:
get rid of mass transit.
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silvershadow Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:45 AM
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7. we shouldn't let down our guard? what guard?
I don't know of ANY kind of meaningful steps we have taken to secure our country since 9-11. Our borders are completely open, there is very little transit security (the TSA is a joke), no air cargo is screened, container cargo is not screened, docks/ports are basically unprotected, I could go on and on about common-sense measures that are not in place. Could you imagine if, instead of spending 1 billion dollars a week on an ill-advised "war" on terror we had, instead, spent 1 billion dollars a week on real homeland security how much safer we would be? It just blows my mind. And besides that, where is Osama?

Ok, rant over.
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:50 AM
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8. Silver Shadow, you are correct in all you say above. Has
Edited on Thu Jul-21-05 01:51 AM by Pallas180
it ocurred to anyone that he wants the borders, trains, planes unprotected...is inviting attack - so that he can further the plan of POLICE STATE in this country? (ala Trilateral Organization of which his father is a member with Kissinger and David Rockefeller> ;)

Has it ocurred to anyone beside me that he is the terra - ist?
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:32 AM
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19. It occurs to me continuously.
I'm afraid you are right.
:scared:

Don't know about David Rockefeller.
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 02:19 AM
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9. So now when it happens, we can put the blame entirely on him.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 02:41 AM
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10. Didn't they just say that the states had to pay for their own?
I know they did. I saw that asshat on CNN saying it. If the sun comes up tomorrow, it will be because of their proactive Sunrise Encouragement Act of 2005. Every time Andruw Jones or Derrek Lee hits a home run, it's because of the unstinting support of the Bush administration.

God, I despise these thugs.
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 05:09 AM
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11. This is sheer stupidity
Even the Brits, with all their security know-how from the heydey of the IRA, acknowledge that there's only so much that can be done to protect mass transit. And that's not much. There simply is no practical way to effectively screen millions of people each morning and again each afternoon on subways, trains and buses without grinding the transit services to a halt.

As usual, Bush** is giving nothing more than lip service to the problem. Just once he and his minions should try confronting the TRUTH rather than being evasive and arranging comforting talking points for people to cling to in their well-managed fear.
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montana_hazeleyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 07:51 AM
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12. "It should be a vivid reminder about the world in which we live"
Yes, this world in which we live now which he** created so much of the negativity and horror.
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:56 AM
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13. WAIT! Their guard was down..The London bombing succeeded
And Bush vowed (promised) to improve measures in America.
That means since 9-11 2001, Bush hasn't done anything to stop a London-type bombing.
We will not let down our guard my ass. he hasn't done anything but politicize terror tactics.
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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 08:58 AM
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14. As a daily subway commuter, this gives me NO confidence
He's such an idiot. Wonder if we have another London bombing situation right now.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:32 AM
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15. Great, and I'm visiting DC this weekend.
Spectacular. Think I'll avoid places like Metro Center and Fed Triangle.

Everytime the Commandon't-in-Cheat talks, the chances of something or someone dying or being skeered increase 20-fold.
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:36 AM
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16. agreed
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:56 AM
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18. Aside from the occasional wanding
the statement above about our transit systems not being that secure is right on the money. Hopefully they'll step it up in light of these travesties.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:44 AM
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21. Colonial Williamsburg, National Maritime Museum, etc.
Go South. Colonial Williamsburg is a good alternate visit, and the National Maritime Museum in Hampton Roads is T.H.E. BOMB (can we still use that word??)

The Civil War battlefields from Gettysburg through Antietam to Fredricksburg are all beautiful and inspiring this time of year.

I LOVED DC. Lived there for 4 years. Right now I'd rather go to BERUIT.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:54 AM
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22. Good landmarks . .
I'd like to visit Williamsburg, but with the family. I'm going myself for this visit.

I think the safety issue . . . may not have to worry TOO much, because that would blow the following neo-clown arguments out of the water -

* is strong on terr
* takes the fight to them rather than fighting terrsts here
* makes us safer
Under * there's never been a terrst attack on Murk'n soil

Not to mention he'd be lambasted by historians and the citizenry and poll numbers would plunge like Jenna Bush's inhibitions at a bar.

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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:40 AM
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17. He's going to start riding every day carrying his six-shooter?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:38 AM
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20. Transit safety? That asshole can't even ride a bicycle without crashing
Like I am going to trust that fool to keep me and my family safe.

He can't even protect himself.
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:56 AM
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23. Another bloody idiototic statement
That fucker made Al Quida spread. Just heard someone say on "Al quida has evolved so much since 9/11" blah blah blah on CNN I think. So why are we in Iraq again?
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:58 AM
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24. The money we spent in Iraq could have built a transit system
Edited on Thu Jul-21-05 10:59 AM by Rambis
I would be glad to take the train to work every day. I could sell the car and not pay the insurance. I could go to the pub on Friday and not have to worry about driving etc. Unfortunately, I am in Iowa and the only thing that goes on rail is corn sweetner, coal and cattle.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:31 AM
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25. * cut rail/subway security funding
by 50 million just a few days after the london bombings. I also hear that TSA is going private again. Yup doing all we can.
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