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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:02 PM
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Terror Alert raised to Orange, "What do we do now?"
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:03 PM by pstans
Ok, the terror alert has been raised to Orange. So what does that mean we are supposed to do? Go buy some duct tape? Drive with both eyes open instead of with one hand on our cell phones?

Shouldn't we have raised the terror alert before the attacks happened? That would have made sense. Too bad we are drunk at the wheel.
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  - Load up your guns and go shooting any brown people you happen to see  Pawel K   Jul-07-05 12:05 PM   #1 
  - orange? I guess that means I should vote Republican  shoelace414   Jul-07-05 12:05 PM   #2 
  - Get your double roll of duct tape out....  skooooo   Jul-07-05 12:06 PM   #3 
  - I have an old plastic shower curtain . . .  TeeYiYi   Jul-07-05 12:21 PM   #21 
     - Can you share??  skooooo   Jul-07-05 12:25 PM   #22 
        - Just cover your head.  uppityperson   Jul-07-05 01:12 PM   #39 
  - Correction to your final sentence. It should read:  Coventina   Jul-07-05 12:06 PM   #4 
  - duck and cover  bigtree   Jul-07-05 12:08 PM   #5 
  - Duct tape and cover?  damntexdem   Jul-07-05 01:00 PM   #33 
  - Remember right after 9/11....  getmeouttahere   Jul-07-05 12:09 PM   #6 
  - Oh yeah  FreedomAngel82   Jul-07-05 01:04 PM   #36 
  - Go out and party.  Mr_Spock   Jul-07-05 12:09 PM   #7 
  - New York is in a heightened state of Orange....one more than orange?  Feeney2   Jul-07-05 12:10 PM   #8 
  - at Red you duck and cover  insane_cratic_gal   Jul-07-05 12:13 PM   #12 
  - NY is always Orange  HockeyMom   Jul-07-05 12:20 PM   #19 
  - "Orange Plus"-does that mean they've added calcium?  youthere   Jul-07-05 12:28 PM   #25 
     - I propose new color for NYC  HockeyMom   Jul-07-05 06:37 PM   #42 
     - LOL  BronxBoy   Jul-07-05 06:59 PM   #43 
  - Maybe New Yorkers switch from ...  damntexdem   Jul-07-05 01:01 PM   #34 
  - You are supposed to get behind your President like any good American would  underpants   Jul-07-05 12:10 PM   #9 
  - Of course  FreedomAngel82   Jul-07-05 01:07 PM   #37 
  - Go shopping!  deminks   Jul-07-05 12:11 PM   #10 
  - Whatever you do, DON'T PANIC  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-07-05 12:11 PM   #11 
  - I'm not scared!  skooooo   Jul-07-05 12:26 PM   #23 
  - Florida should have been under ORange alert for the College World Series!  jobycom   Jul-07-05 12:13 PM   #13 
  - Wiggy dupe.  jobycom   Jul-07-05 12:13 PM   #14 
  - Duct tape from THE HOME DEPOT only, of cousse...  HypnoToad   Jul-07-05 12:14 PM   #15 
  - Fuck the terrorists!!!  Dr.Phool   Jul-07-05 12:15 PM   #16 
  - Coordinate our clothing properly, I suggest a swath of red...  politicaholic   Jul-07-05 12:15 PM   #17 
  - What are supposed to do now?  lulu in NC   Jul-07-05 12:18 PM   #18 
  - they didn't raise the alert BEFORE the attacks, because they had  goodboy   Jul-07-05 12:20 PM   #20 
  - Oh well DUH!  skooooo   Jul-07-05 12:28 PM   #24 
  - ever see the 'Burbs?  goodboy   Jul-07-05 12:33 PM   #27 
     - lol..never saw it..  skooooo   Jul-07-05 12:36 PM   #28 
        - movie with Tom Hanks in it...from the 80's. That scene was funny though!  goodboy   Jul-07-05 01:26 PM   #41 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-07-05 12:52 PM   #31 
     - Well, OK, you convinced me with that.  uppityperson   Jul-07-05 01:14 PM   #40 
  - Don't do anything different according to Secretary Chert(Jerk)off...  whistle   Jul-07-05 12:31 PM   #26 
  - It means  Johonny   Jul-07-05 12:44 PM   #29 
  - eat oranges, play basketball, buy orange duct tape  garybeck   Jul-07-05 12:46 PM   #30 
  - Do what we've always done: ignore it.  damntexdem   Jul-07-05 12:58 PM   #32 
  - I saw a report a few minute's ago  FreedomAngel82   Jul-07-05 01:03 PM   #35 
  - ummm, note to numnuts..  LSK   Jul-07-05 07:10 PM   #45 
  - hasn't really been raised to orange  amazona   Jul-07-05 01:08 PM   #38 
  - Is Orange Bad?  BronxBoy   Jul-07-05 07:02 PM   #44 
 
Pawel K Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:05 PM
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1. Load up your guns and go shooting any brown people you happen to see
I guess

:shrug:
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:05 PM
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2. orange? I guess that means I should vote Republican
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:06 PM
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3. Get your double roll of duct tape out....

....and strap yourself to a chair! (After you tape up your windows.)
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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:21 PM
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21. I have an old plastic shower curtain . . .
. . . and some empty bread bags. If I run out of duct tape, will scotch tape work?

TYY
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:25 PM
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22. Can you share??

We can share duct tape, if you could spare a few bread bags w/wrappers. Meet me on ebay, ok?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:12 PM
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39. Just cover your head.
If you don't have enough plastic and duct tape, it is recommended that you only cover your head.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:06 PM
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4. Correction to your final sentence. It should read:
Too bad we have a drunk at the wheel.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:08 PM
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5. duck and cover
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:00 PM
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33. Duct tape and cover?
But what about those Al Qaeda box cutters?
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:09 PM
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6. Remember right after 9/11....
when we were told to go about our business, and go shopping? This country is so monumentally FUBAR!!!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:04 PM
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36. Oh yeah
And Bush also said to take the family to DisneyWorld. Not DisneyLand, DisneyWorld.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:09 PM
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7. Go out and party.
Then go drive drunk and get killed in a car crash.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:10 PM
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8. New York is in a heightened state of Orange....one more than orange?
and what does it mean when it reaches red?
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 PM
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12. at Red you duck and cover
your ass.

Red is "under attack"

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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:20 PM
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19. NY is always Orange
These alerts put it to Orange Plus.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:28 PM
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25. "Orange Plus"-does that mean they've added calcium?
n/t
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:37 PM
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42. I propose new color for NYC
PUMPKIN. In between Orange and Red. Could put up a big evil grinning Jack O'Lantern.

How is that? :grr:
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BronxBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:59 PM
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43. LOL
:rofl:

No. Crack and Jack Daniels

If we're going, we're reaally going
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:01 PM
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34. Maybe New Yorkers switch from ...
oranges to cranberries?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:10 PM
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9. You are supposed to get behind your President like any good American would
How long do you think it will take for Bush's mouthpieces to blame the previous administration? Seriously would you be surprised.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:07 PM
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37. Of course
They'll find someway to blame Clinton like always. :crazy: When will they give it up? He's been out of office over five years.
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:11 PM
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10. Go shopping!
Must keep the corporations alive! :sarcasm:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:11 PM
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11. Whatever you do, DON'T PANIC
after that, well tehy will use this to try to scare you shitelss and activate your fear factor...

Look they want you to be afraid...
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:26 PM
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23. I'm not scared!
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

:hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 PM
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13. Florida should have been under ORange alert for the College World Series!
The Burnt Orange Longhorns kicked their butt!!

Other than that, :shrug: .
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 PM
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14. Wiggy dupe.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:15 PM by jobycom
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:14 PM
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15. Duct tape from THE HOME DEPOT only, of cousse...
Wasn't the color code ditched?
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:15 PM
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16. Fuck the terrorists!!!
My more immediate concern is a fucking hurricane!
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politicaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:15 PM
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17. Coordinate our clothing properly, I suggest a swath of red...
just in case the terror threat level goes up mid day and you have nothing that matches.

I personally doubt that there was any indication that would have predicated the raising of the terror threat level especially the fact that the terror threat level is United States specific and not British. Their terror threat level is shown by a graphic depicting a pint glass and as full as it is that's how high the threat level is that day.
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:18 PM
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18. What are supposed to do now?
IIRC, this is the drill: be scared, go shopping, be scared, be suspicious of "unusual" or "foreign" types, be scared, and believe everything the gov't says.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:20 PM
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20. they didn't raise the alert BEFORE the attacks, because they had
NO FUCKING IDEA!!

"Intelligence" it seems...is an oxymorAn.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-512...
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:28 PM
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24. Oh well DUH!

If they had alerted BEFOREHAND, then the terrorists would know that we knew they were going to attack! This way, the seemingly "late" terror alert now comes as a surprise to them!
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:33 PM
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27. ever see the 'Burbs?
Walter: "Now they know that we know, that they know that we know!"
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:36 PM
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28. lol..never saw it..

is it a movie or a tv series?
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:26 PM
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41. movie with Tom Hanks in it...from the 80's. That scene was funny though!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:14 PM
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40. Well, OK, you convinced me with that.
wow. bye
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:31 PM
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26. Don't do anything different according to Secretary Chert(Jerk)off...
...go about our regular business, BUT STAY ALERT, KEEP EYES AND EARS OPEN, BE VIGILANT and if we see any terrorist activity, run like hell, save your own asses, don't look out for anyone but yourself.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:44 PM
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29. It means
the side gate will be closed at lunch time and I'll have to walk 5 minutes more to the main gate to go to lunch. What else it means...
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:46 PM
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30. eat oranges, play basketball, buy orange duct tape
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:58 PM
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32. Do what we've always done: ignore it.
Homeland Gestapo seems to have not learned that Al Qaeda already has technology that can defeat plastic sheets and duct tape: they have box cutters.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:03 PM
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35. I saw a report a few minute's ago
from Brian Williams and he said it was raised orange only around places like subways and the like where the terrorist attacks were.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:10 PM
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45. ummm, note to numnuts..
About the only place they wont attack would be a red state. They are not that stupid to attempt the exact same attack that everyone would be looking for.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:08 PM
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38. hasn't really been raised to orange
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 01:10 PM by amazona
The states are broke. Raising the terror alert to orange is not just a word, it means that states are required to spend more money securing potential targets. Therefore we don't get full-blown Orange Alerts any longer and haven't for some time.

Only the ground mass transit system has been put on orange level. They say specifically that the airlines and airports, for instance, will NOT be on orange.

However, there will be increased hiring and overtime of LEOs, security officers, etc. for ground mass transit such as subways.

Don't you find this to be a correct action or would you prefer for every "me too" kook who can construct a pipe bomb to jump on the bandwagon? There does need to be additional security for a time after such actions. There are too many suggestible people out there willing to do stupid things to call attention to themselves.
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BronxBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:02 PM
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44. Is Orange Bad?
I don't know this f**kng scale
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