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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:11 AM
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Breaking News Brits break up a Bomb plot for Airplane heading to America
CNN claims a plot to blow planes out of the Air heading to America was stopped. No more details
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:12 AM
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1. I don't know if Brits are backing Rove plans
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:55 AM
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22. BLAIR IS-- he is Rove and the Chimp's total POODLE
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:12 AM
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2. I got yer detail right here...
The GOP is getting its clock cleaned, so BushCo needed to whip up some terra to get us back into line.
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bananarepublican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:12 AM
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3. Expect more of these "reports" in the lead up to the mid-terms! n/t
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:16 AM
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4. * has painted bulls eyes on all Americans backs ..remember that!!
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:16 AM by flyarm
* has put us all in danger!!

he has made us the most hated nation!

don't forget that!! and make sure you tell everyone you know that!

he has put all our lives in jeopardy!

fly
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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:36 AM
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11. Impeachdubya, a DU'er, sells T-shirts that say exactly that -
at Cafepress. I had him design it for me. Has a huge target on the back with the words "this target brought to you by the Bush Administration" at the bottom. ;)
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:19 AM
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5. Must be those remaining Egyptians.
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:24 AM
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From BBC site:
Plot to blow up planes' foiled
A major terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight has been disrupted, Scotland Yard says.

It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage, with flights from the UK to the US being targeted.

During the night, police arrested a number of people in London after a counter-terrorist operation they said had lasted several months.

Security at all airports in the UK has been tightened and delays are expected.

The Department for Transport said security at all UK airports has been increased.

Passengers on all flights will not be allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK.

Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags.

"We hope that these measures, which are being kept under review by the government, will need to be in place for a limited period only," the statement said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4778575.stm?ls
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:36 AM
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12. This is BullSh*T! Don't we already screen all hand luggage...
...and carry on bags?

Well, maybe it will stop people from stuffing the overhead bins with their little wheeled suitcases, I hate that.

Look at this:


...Transparent bags

Passengers will not be allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK, the department said. Only the barest essentials - including passports and wallets - will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags.

"We hope that these measures, which are being kept under review by the government, will need to be in place for a limited period only," the statement said. BBC journalist Joe Lynam encountered the increased security measures at Gatwick airport.

"I was handed a piece of paper saying that pretty much nothing could be taken on board the plane," he said.

"Everything had to be checked in and that includes mobile phones, ipods, wallets - even spectacle cases had to be checked in."

(more at link) <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4778575.stm?ls >
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:44 AM
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15. HA! I'll NEVER fly to that country now!
I guess I'll go to another country to spend my tourist dollars.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:56 AM
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23. Come to Germany
:hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:18 AM
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37. Deutschland ist absolut der Hammer!
Ich liebe Deutschland! Plus, I have family and friends scattered from one end to the other, from Kln to Mnchen to Berlin.

:hi:


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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:50 AM
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31. Oh no! We lost your tourist dollars!
:cry:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:22 AM
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38. Well, tell your wanker MPs that this is really a stupid idea.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 10:23 AM by Swamp Rat
STUPIDY!



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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:50 AM
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18. Blair gift to Bush? An obvious three coil steamer. Total BS. ....

Bush: "Hey Tony I'm on vacation. I could really
use a terrah threat after the Lieberman thing.
Could you help me out?"

Tony: "Certainly George, especially after you
made me look like a second rate butler at the G8.
You know I'm your bitch. You can count on me. BTW
how is our real estate deal going in Havana? Is it
still a go?"
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:24 AM
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6. link: Plane Terror Plot Thwarted
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:27 AM by cal04
Police say they believe they have disrupted a major plot to smuggle explosive devices in airline hand luggage to blow up planes in mid-flight.

Sky News has been told the plan was to blow up around a dozen planes over UK and US cities.

Police are said to have arrested 20 people in London.

The Met said the arrests were the culmination of a major covert counter-terrorist operation lasting several months.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1230417,00...
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:42 AM
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14. Careful with Sky "news". That a Rupert Merdock company...
... and "news" service.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:26 AM
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7. Really? Are they really reporting that?
Sounds like oportunity knocking! (call back reference from tonight's MUST SEE Daily Show!) :evilgrin:
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:34 AM
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10. Yep! Doing it live/breaking now. Tomorrow Tony Snow will blame
it on the Democrats saying, "See? See!? This is what happens when you start going too the extreme left!"
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:33 AM
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8. Why to go DU I was just going to update
How can we lose with a research tem like this
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:34 AM
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9. They could use some help on their timing
They should have released it in the morning so they could tie it into the Hezbollah-loving Lamont.

Tsk, tsk, Karl, losing your edge?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:37 AM
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13. they have to be the dumbist people on the earth
smuggle explosives in hand baggage? ya right
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:46 AM
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16. See what we get for not voting for Joe Lieberman?
Perfect timing, eh?
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conflictgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:16 AM
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19. You beat me to it, I was going to say the same thing!
But of course I am suuuuuuure it's just coincidence that there would be another narrowly-averted potential terrorist attack right after Lieberman was defeated and Tony Snow said it would result in another 9/11-type attack. Snow just happens to be psychic. :eyes:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:41 AM
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29. When will the rest of the world send
Blair and Bush to the Hague. I can't take any more of this crap.
Of course Poodle's parliament was about to convene to kick his sorry ass out and W has election. What will they not do to keep power while they slaughter innocents across the planet.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:00 AM
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17. Our Dear Fox News just gave the talking point we will hear all day
See we warned you this would happen. Bet every dam replug will be on the tube
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:16 AM
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20. Let's wait and see how
this all shakes out.


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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:48 AM
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21. I'm just about to lose it. I can't take it anymore
Round the clock...sixy minutes an hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year non stop fucking terror.

bush--terror--terror--blair terror--more terror-- AAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGCCCCCCHHHH!!

Please please please God, give us Democrats in 3 months. Nothing but DEMOCRATS!!!!! Just stop whatever you're doing and pay attention.

I am having to restrain myself from throwing my television out the window.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:34 AM
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27. It's a tag team effort now...
the Brits initiate the terror scare and pass it on to DHS.

(That was probably the easiest way to re-initiate the terror 'lerts since they went out of fashion after the '04 election).
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DocSavage Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:40 AM
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33. I guess
I am missing how when we are in power terrorist attacks will stop. Can you help me out on this cause if it is that easy.....
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:02 AM
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24. BBC says US DHS is banning all liquids from hand luggage on ALL flights
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:25 AM by muriel_volestrangler
exceptions only for vital medication and baby milk (which has to be tested in front of security). This includes hair gel, hand lotions and so on.

Heathrow is closed to any flights not already in the air - it's full. Flights leaving from it may be delayed for hours, or may not leave today.

On edit: from http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/08/10/uk.terror/in...

Across the Atlantic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security raised its alert threat to the highest level of "severe," or red, for commercial flights originating in the United Kingdom and bound for America.

Meanwhile, the threat level has been raised to "high," or orange for all commercial flights operating in or coming to the United States, a DHS statement said.

"Due to the nature of the threat revealed by this investigation, we are prohibiting any liquids, including beverages, hair gels, and lotions from being carried on the airplane," the statement said.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:06 AM
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25. Let me check the time...
Yes, indeedy, its two and a half months until an election. Lets get scared.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:12 AM
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26. Thank GOODNESS Bush was on vacation again & thwarted it.
He was "briefed" by Britain all along. :eyes:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:15 AM
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28. Right on schedule
Isn't the next Bin Laden overdue? :eyes:
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:41 AM
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30. So let me get this...
This plot involved blowing up planes by placing explosives aboard in some carry-on luggage? Well gee, THERE'S an original idea -- no one would ever think to search the luggage! DUH... must've gotten that brilliant idea from that new bestseller, "Terrorism For Dummies". I'm sorry, but this sounds so damned stupid I'm having a hard time believing this.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:55 AM
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34. The classics are always the best., don't you agree.
Al Queda likes to keep it simple. The shoe bomber thing didn't work so it's back to the tried & true--with a new twist of course--in that they're planning to use liquid explosive. They study the security procedures and come up with simple ways to exploit our vulnerability. We are so busy looking for the high tech attack and on spending the absolute minimum on security, that we totally miss the guy with the boxcutter and 3,000 people die.

I don't know whether this thing is real or not. The timing seems all to coincidental, on the other hand, a major Al Queda plot timed to coincide with the fifth anniversary of 9/11 is certainly possible if not probable.

It's just sad that even if there was a real terror threat that they've cried "wolf" so often that a fairly large part of the population doesn't believe them.

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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:52 AM
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32. Ha! We'll see whether there actually was a plot in the coming months
Like the Ricin plot that never was. The Met have a history of this kind of overblown nonsense.

And why do we always have to tighten security up in the immediate aftermath of some big event (or non-event), exactly when something is least likely to happen, and then relax security later? This accomplishes nothing except pissing everybody off.
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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:58 AM
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35. I am beyond mad this morning, so I apologize in advance for bad language
:rant:

But I am in full-on rant mode, and I'm super pissed.

I keep hearing people on the news, being interviewed in our local airport, saying they're just glad we've been protected. Well, fuck the brand of protection given to us by our governments. I, FOR ONE, WOULD RATHER BE COMFORTABLE ON A FLIGHT THAN "PROTECTED." Would someone please prove to me that all the ridiculous security measures we have suffered through and continue to suffer through (and whatever new security measures they'll think up in the future) have actually done anything real to protect me?

My husband's on the phone with his family in England right now. Everybody was planning on coming here soon for a big two week holiday. We were going to have a blast. Now, my sister-in-law will probably have to stay home. Why? She has a baby. And she's been told that she can only carry a limited amount of formula/milk, and only the diapers and wipes that she can carry on her person. What the fuck? Does no one have any common sense anymore? I'm going to look for online stores where the whole family can order cargo pants, reporter's vests, etc., so they can wear them on board and stuff themselves with baby gear.

My MIL said that they're being told that this may last only a week or so. I say don't bet on it. As long as the Bush/Blair administrations are getting political leverage from it, it will stick. It will quietly stop when either poll numbers get too low, or when the airlines start raising hell because they're losing too much business because passengers have said enough's enough, we won't be treated like animals.

Well, sorry it was rambling, but thanks for letting me VENT!!!!!
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:04 AM
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36. Chertoff on just now
:scared:
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