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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:40 PM
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Todays "Breaking" news"there might be an attack sometime in the future"
This was "breaking news" today. There once again was nothing specific. We will probably be having these alerts daily as we get closer to the election or bush* continues his poll decline.
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:43 PM
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1. Has anyone heard whether the threat level will go orange?
Just wondering --
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alvis Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:16 PM
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24. Might go up to Blackwatch Plaid n/t
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:43 PM
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2. And the next there will be light followed by dark.
I give up, my trust level isn't even registering anymore. I had this crazy great-uncle that always was going on and on about how you can't trust the government and so on, i think I'm turning into him.
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:47 PM
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8. Scary Movie part 4...starring George W. Bush, funnier, dumber and
scarier. "Return of the Terror, Code Magenta."
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:43 PM
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3. Not just sometime in the future...
...but sometime before the election. You know, that election in which those that hate us for our freedom will emerge in droves to vote for John Kerry. The GOP knows it has to take action, pre-emptively, to prevent this tragedy. Their only other option is to round up the "freedom haters" the day of the election. And that could be tricky, since there will likely be more "freedom haters" than "freedom lovers" (freedom lovers: people like Ashcroft, Scalia, Katherine Harris, the Bush family, Apartheid-loving Cheney, etc.).

</sarcasm>

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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:44 PM
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4. Keep 'em scared
that way they will vote for chimspter.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:45 PM
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5. When W goes below 40% it sets off an alarm in Roger Ailes' ass.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:47 PM
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7. roflmao
:yourock:
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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:46 PM
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6. We're on high alert for a brown haired guy.
Keep your eyes open! :wow:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:48 PM
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9. My husband has brown hair
and now that i think about he has shifty eyes. Maybe i should make a phone call.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:11 PM
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20. Sure glad I turned Grey
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:48 PM
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10. I understand the big one is due to hit California anytime (quake).
:boring:

When there is something credible and concrete, I might get upset.
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MarioJumps Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:49 PM
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11. It was breaking
on local news here.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:08 PM
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19. MarioJumps Welcome to DU
:bounce:
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:50 PM
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12. The story also talks about chemical, biological, or radiological
weapons that supposedly the terrorists want to use.

My reaction is I'd rather have it be a political ploy than something else at this point. There is nothing to do regarding real or imaginary threats like this regardless for an average joe, can't go around like chicken little.



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SlingBlade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:04 PM
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16. October perhaps ?
There are many who say that, Although the impact of that statement is truly horrifying.
In order to Save their man, I could see some here do that.
Just a few weeks ago they busted some guy with bomb making equipment, guns, And a kill list of prominent liberals.

Who knows ?
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drb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:07 PM
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17. Yeah, a "terrist" attack about the end of October...
...of Biblical proportions, so the election has to be "postponed."

Bet me.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:01 PM
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13. I'm sorry but without the exact
time, date and place, there is nothing I can do.

La-dee-da!

Oh sorry I was channeling bush there for a second.
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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:01 PM
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14. The strategy
keep mentioning Spain, then mention election, then mention terror. Ipso facto, voting for the oppostition is "giving in to terrorists" Same tactic used in convincing people that Saddam was responsible for 9/11 without actually saying so.

Tomorrow's CNN poll:

Will you give in to terrorists by voting for Kerry if there is an attack before the election?

Yes, I will give in and vote for Kerry
No, I will not give in and vote for Bush.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:02 PM
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15. There's only one thing left to do
Duct tape all the Muslims
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:07 PM
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18. Interesting that the
threat warning is in the news right after Bush's speech bombed.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:12 PM
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21. There are no coinkadinks in politics.
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Granite Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:12 PM
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22. But I thought we were supposed to be safer?
The veracity of this threat not withstanding, shouldn't this drive home the point that despite billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and the loss of America's moral standing and credibility, the Bush administration has done nothing to make us appreciably safer? Attacks by al Qaeda, or threats thereof, prove this, no?
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:14 PM
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23. I don't believe it!
If you listened to ALL the reporters, talking heads, anchors etc, they all said this same statement has been made at least 3 times in the past. They come up with it every time there's a major event.

I may be naive, but I just think this is a "keep 'em scared" AND "CYA" tactic.

Or maybe just Wag the Dog!
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