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will work 4 food Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:40 PM
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Will Al Queda get one off in the US tomorrow?
What do you think?
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:41 PM
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1. i think
that question is in poor taste. YMMV, however...
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:42 PM
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2. Were we expecting it on the last occasion that it happened?
I doubt it.
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whathappened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:43 PM
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3. depends on jr.
nt
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:44 PM
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4. The question should be if the BFEE gets one off tomorrow
or do they wait until September next year. September, as we all have learned, is a good time to "roll out a new product".
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friendofbenn Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:46 PM
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5. the next attack will prolly be before the election
and the repugs will be elected on a platform including the invasion of china. everyone knows the chinese are islamic fundementalists
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:47 PM
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6. i agree....bad question...we don't wish for any attacks
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CoffeePlease1947 Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:52 PM
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8. WH-WHATTT????!?!?!
How is ASKING a question imply that you want it to happen? That sounds bad to me. It is like FAUX attacking anyone that opposed the war in Iraq as being pro-Saddam and pro-Bin Laudin. I fail to see the connection.

Mike
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karlschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:55 PM
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9. There are very many people far more "conservative" and others far more
"liberal" than you or I who have said another 9-11 type incident is inevitable. I don't "wish" to die, but it's gonna happen some day.
You are off base complaining about a perfectly legitimate question.
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:58 PM
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10. i don't know if you were addressing me, or not
But if you are, I wish to defend my statement. I think the way the question was phrased -- i.e. "get one off" -- was in bad taste. Again, YMMV.

I don't doubt that another 9-11 incident is possible, but really, what kind of answer can one make to this question, besides pure conjecture?
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 09:18 PM
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15. I agree
I think the ? was badly phrased. What does YMMV mean?
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 09:22 PM
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16. sorry - silly chat slang
for "Your Mileage May Vary" -- i.e. "your opinion may differ"
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 09:28 PM
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18. thanks
I need a dictionary for internet slang!
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:49 PM
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7. NO
I actually think there is less of a terrorist threat on 9/11/03 thank other days of the year. 2 year anniversary? What element of surprise could come from that? Terrorists only operate according to their own schedule.
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CoffeePlease1947 Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 08:59 PM
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11. If they used airplanes to attack the US people would lose confidence in
the US government. Attacking the US on the same day in the same way is something that shows stupidity and incompetance of the US Government that we could fall for it twice.

I think Bin Laudin is planning something, but doing it in the same way on the same day would invite failure and defeat of the plan. I think they will be attacking us in a very inventive way that will hurt our economy in a major way. I believe they want to hurt us economically and make us feel insecure. That is where I would start to look for evidence of attack.

Mike
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 10:06 PM
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20. Here's how they will hurt our economy:
by making us pump another 87 Billion into the war in Iraq, on top of all the trillions lost and spent on war since 9/11/01.
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fedupwithbush Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 09:10 PM
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12. I don't want to live like that.
It's going to happen again. I have no doubt. When? Where? I don't want to know and don't want to guess. That's like asking is a meteor going to drop tomorrow and waste us all. Do you really want to know?

If you want time to say goodbye and then spend your last hours on earth in terror, yes.

If you want to live your life the way you have with no regrets and go out not knowing, then no.

No one predicts when their time is. They can try. But no one knows.

Round and round we go. Where we stop, no one knows. Thankfully.

Sorry, now I've started posting, I'm on a roll. But I think it's partly because I really do believe we've went WAY off track on getting terrorists. We're in Iraq, we're spread thin. The "Homeland Defense"(I always hated that name, it sounds like Hitler's theme.) hasn't been funded or put into place. (How about USA Defense?) Not that I think we can ever protect ourselves. I love our freedoms too. We can't give up our right to move about freely, talk freely and live our life the way we want.

I think I better quit. I haven't had an outlet for awhile. I could go on and on and on.....
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southern democrat Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 09:12 PM
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13. I hope and pray they don't
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 09:17 PM
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14. welcome!
you now have an outlet, please post often! -You'll feel much saner! :hi:
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fedupwithbush Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 10:22 PM
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22. Love the moniker
I'm a redhead, green eyes and at times I really feel like a witch. Thanks for the well wishes. I think I've found a home.
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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 09:28 PM
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17. Are you going to have a car accident tomorrow?
Fifty times as many Americans have died in traffic accidents in the last three years as have died from anything terrorism related, yet you don't see that getting hyped because it's simply not as "sexy". Hyping the anniversary without putting it in a proper context is a form of terrorism too, imho.
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 09:47 PM
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19. Interesting question. I say no. It'll happen when least expected
Bin Laden and co. have forever. They will do the next big one years from one (when there's a Dem in the White House). It will not be on 9/11 or the 4th of July or Christmas or Easter.

Why? Because our paranoia on anniversaries or Holidays is already a victory for them. If they're able to do it again it'll make another date become a Sept. 11th 9/11 - like March 26th 3/26 or June 5th 6/5 or November 17th 11/17 ...

It'll be in LA or Chicago or Paris, Texas or Johnstown, Pa or Hawthorne, NV ...
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 10:09 PM
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21. If you live in Seattle...
Chicago or Las Vegas...I would worry. Oh...I am in seattle and I am worried.
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fedupwithbush Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 10:35 PM
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23. Sick minds want to know
I live in the middle of this country. My husband and I have talked about this before. If I were a sickie, wanted to really put the "Fear of God" in this country, I would strike next where NO ONE expects it. Right in God's Country(barf). The people on the coast are expecting it and changing to counteract it. The people I live around continue to think "It could never happen to us". If I wanted to spiral everyone into a tizzy, I'd hit in Kansas, Iowa, etc. Not as many people, but more symbolic. We would know then that nowhere is safe. Not even in OZ.

I hate even posting this. It makes me queasy. Because I really believe that true terrorists prey on the mind and not the body count. That's just an extra.

But until everyone realizes that nowhere is safe, the governing body won't change their stance. We have to change the world by actions, not by military might.
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sistersofmercy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 10:45 PM
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24. I think it is possible but really it would be too predictable....
Nevertheless, I'm staying away from restaurants, stores and shopping malls just in case. I think if they hit again it will be a synchronized attack on various soft targets throughout the united states. I think a more likely time will be the day after Thanksgiving.
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