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Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:47 PM

Just a Survey .............. Are you Afraid of Terrorists??

I hear these talk show hosts talking about how the only thing that the terrorists want is to kill us all ........ Are you afraid??

YES


NO



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Reply Just a Survey .............. Are you Afraid of Terrorists?? (Original post)
Angry Dragon Jan 2017 OP
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putitinD Jan 2017 #4
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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:47 PM

1. Nope. (n/t)

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:47 PM

2. i'm more worried about the bad drivers in my town

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:48 PM

3. NO

there are many things out there that can kill or hurt me, they are just one more.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:48 PM

4. NO, just go on with your life. If you live in fear of terrorists, they have already won!

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Response to putitinD (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:54 PM

21. That is also my thought

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:48 PM

5. Republican politicians are way more scary. n/t

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:49 PM

6. Yes,the orange madman and bibi.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:49 PM

7. Mostly if they're a white male... the ones who create most terrorist acts in the US. But for the mos

... most part no, I feel more threatened by an overtly racist president than a terrorist

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:50 PM

10. THIS.....

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:55 PM

22. You forgot this .............

Last edited Sat Jan 7, 2017, 12:17 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:56 PM

24. Yes, I did!

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:50 PM

8. No

It's not something I even consider when going out.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:50 PM

9. No.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:50 PM

11. No (eom)

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:51 PM

12. The Orange Russian puppet and his domestic clown cult absolutely scares me

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:51 PM

13. No, I'm more afraid of Trump, Bannon and Flynn.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:53 PM

18. For good reason! n/t

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:51 PM

14. No

There are far to many more likely sources of danger.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:52 PM

15. No.

They win if they make you change your life because you're afraid.

And the old saying is "one man's freedom fighter is another man's traitor", not "one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist".

Cowards make that mistake when they target average people to make a political statement.

Haele

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:53 PM

16. In regards to flying in particular...

When I get on a plane, I almost always think about the possibility of a crash, but due to a bird strike or a mechanical failure. I very rarely think about the potential of someone on board being a terrorist.

Not the least bit hesitant to go to the mall or other public places.

There is a remote chance someone in public could be a psycho with a gun, either a "religious fanatic" or someone with mental illness (and those two categories are not mutually exclusive, of course), but I refuse to go about my life living in fear. It's senseless. Much greater chance of being involved in a serious vehicular accident, and that's not going to prevent me from driving either.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:53 PM

17. hell, no! home of the fucking brave!

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:53 PM

19. NO

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:54 PM

20. Terrorists? No.

Random gun owners?

Scare the crap out of me!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:58 PM

26. Up to this point the NO'S are way far ahead

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:56 PM

23. Toddlers with guns kill more Americans each year.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:57 PM

25. I'm afraid of surveys

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:59 PM

30. awww ............. I only bite a little..................

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:58 PM

27. No. I worry more about

some goddamned drunk driver in a car hitting me when I'm on the road.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:43 PM

64. Or somebody too busy texting to watch the road . . .

But it doesn't keep me home.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #64)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 09:48 PM

69. Yep, plenty of that going on, too.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:58 PM

28. No

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:58 PM

29. Foreign terrorists? No, not really...

I know it could happen, but the odds are ridiculously low for that.

Domestic terrorists? Absolutely. Their hero is about to be sworn into presidential office. Thankfully, I live in a blue state, which gives me a bit of space from the real crazies, but we have our own brand of them up here.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 05:59 PM

31. Yes

Definitely. If you live in East Bumfuck I could see maybe how you wouldn't, but if you are anywhere where there are actually people or if you travel overseas...I can't see how you wouldn't be.

I was in Boston when the marathon was bombed. Shit's real, I don't know why people pretend it's not.

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Response to melman (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:03 PM

32. Yeah, here in NYC I don't worry about me personally getting hurt but....

 

The effects of 9/11 haunted us here directly for many months (breathing the fumes all through Christmas season) and I am close to several people whose lives were changed forever.

It's much more abstract to people who were not here. Hard to forget if you lived through it. Hard not to worry they'll go after Trump properties.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:06 PM

33. My ex wife the cop

Is way more dangerous to me.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:07 PM

34. NO and I live in NY. I went to work on September 12, 2011 in NYC...was not afraid.

 

Once we are all afraid they have truly won.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:08 PM

35. No. I worry much more about

being killed by an incompetent doctor. They kill far more people every year than terrorists.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:12 PM

36. No. I'm afraid of big hairy spiders and my neighbor's mean pitbull

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:12 PM

37. NO

Humans have sucked since the beginning of time. Part of life unfortunately

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:19 PM

38. NO

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:24 PM

39. No. I am afraid of the neighbor who has high powered weapons and seems to think his bullets

stop at the property lines.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:26 PM

40. Nope

not afraid of terrorists, toddlers, gun owners, drivers, psychopaths or any overlap of those groups.

As one philosopher said, ' The worst that can happen is we die; no one has proven that harms us either'

I do find creatures with more than eight legs to be creepy...

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:30 PM

41. I'm afraid of the Orange Menace....does that count as being afraid of terrorists?

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:33 PM

42. It's funny

Nobody is coming to suburbia to commit a mass shooting or blow something up other than Johnny living down the block from you. I live and work in NYC, my family lives and works in NYC, my friends live and work in NYC. We get up and go about or business knowing that the city is a target and while being concerned about it. We manage to not be so absolutely petrified we want a Muslim registry, a wall or long guns. It seems that the people most afraid of the "Terries" are the one farthest from targets of interest.

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Response to Afromania (Reply #42)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:40 PM

44. It's a way to make their life seem more interesting than it actually is.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:35 PM

43. I am afraid of POS

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:44 PM

45. DOMESTIC TERRORISTS

AKA REPUBLICANS

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 06:46 PM

46. Yes.

But then again, I am gay and a Jew, so I have reasons to be afraid of terrorists. Do I let them determine how I live? FUCK NO! Also, I have a wide definition of "terrorist", so when I say I am afraid, in my mind, I am usually thinking neo-Nazi, Klucker, "Christian-oriented extremist" and then following up, way down in 4th place, "ISIS"-related...in that order.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:03 PM

47. We've got gangsters shooting at each other in our city, and cops shooting at gangsters.

Our old house had bullet holes in it. One day I was looking over the back fence and saw a cop shoot a guy. The guy was hurrying away, and then for some inexplicable reason he turned around and charged the cop. I'm sure he was on meth or pcp or something similar and he thought he was Superman. (This was before bath salts.) The guy didn't die, but he was shot to death a few years later by an unknown assailant.

I used to play with our kids on the floor of our back room whenever I heard gunshots.

The car I drive has a bullet hole in it. We bought it from a guy who had lived in a similarly bad neighborhood.

We're in a better neighborhood now, but I could still do a walking tour of places where people have been shot. Our frequently graffiti-covered back wall is on a major path to the high school. Painting it over, especially the gang stuff, is a never-ending chore. If it's not painted over it grows explosively, especially if rival gangs start painting over one another's work with increasingly vile threats.

And you know what? I don't even worry about that shit. Why would I worry about some vague "terrorists?"

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Response to hunter (Reply #47)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:05 PM

59. I used to live in Northridge Estates

off of San Juan Grade road. It used to be a nice neighborhood.

When I left there in 1997, my house, and several of my neighbor's houses had bullet holes in them.

Neighborhoods change over time.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:06 PM

48. No...

but I am afraid of heavily armed yahoos and rednecks. We are surrounded by them.

You have a better chance of being struck by lightning than killed by a "terrist."

Interesting facts: http://www.lifeinsurancequotes.org/additional-resources/deadly-statistics/

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:07 PM

49. More afraid of Trump than Terrorist.

 

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:30 PM

50. The terrorists I'm afraid of voted for Trump, praise Putin & wave Confederate flags.

 

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Response to baldguy (Reply #50)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:33 PM

51. And are sitting in congress ...

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:35 PM

52. NO

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:39 PM

53. No, I'm more afraid of wrecking my car on one of the huge potholes that

are on major streets and will most likely go unrepaired for months & months.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:52 PM

54. You bet. Suits eith ties and badges scare the hell out of me.n/t

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:56 PM

55. I am not afraid of the terrorists--pukes, the reichwing religious zealots, the woman-haters. . .

those who willingly voted for the tiny-fingered vulgarian, the reichwing spin machine. . . . those are the terrorists you mean, yes?

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 07:58 PM

56. Only the ones in the GOP

It's highly unlikely that any other terrorists will directly affect my life.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:03 PM

57. Yeah, a little.

About as little as I am scared of getting hit by lightning, or a meteorite, or a plane.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:04 PM

58. no

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:08 PM

60. More afraid of property crime

Its huge in my county because of drugs and getting worse. My husband stopped 3 guys yesterday who were casing around, called the cops, they came out but could only yell at them because they were casing neighborhood not doing the crime.

Guy in back seat on probation for burglary, driver no license...third guy was warned off before cops came and fled. He was down the street getting ready to rob someone.

My hubby knocked on every door with flier he made with info. He was angry.

My hubby sits at desk that over looks our street. The crime has been done daylight while people at work. All the neighbors thanked him since most were gone.



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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:35 PM

61. Nope.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:40 PM

62. No.

I'm more afraid of daily life in a large city.

Number of times I've almost been mugged: 2 (I say "almost" because I can run very fast.)

Number of times I've been in auto accidents involving a trip to the hospital in a neck brace: 2

Number of random shootings/attacks I've been in: 0.

Edited to add: I still go out whenever I want. I'm not worried about any of these things.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:42 PM

63. Not just no, but FUCK NO!

"They under the bed, they're in the backseat . . . they're calling from inside the house!!!"

This shit passed its sell-by date around 2005, and I don't give a shit what the Action McPravda channels say.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 08:56 PM

65. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 09:02 PM

66. Yes AND No

I am not afraid of global terrorism in general. It does not effect my daily life. On the other hand, I live in the lions den, surrounded by people who idolize those like Timothy McVeigh and pray for civil war. I pay VERY close attention to my surroundings and I do carry in certain situations.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2017, 09:19 PM

68. Not in the least

I'm more worried about getting caught in crossfire or accidentally shot by immature, careless idiots. That seems to be a problem in many of our larger cities.

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