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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:25 AM
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Homeland security important outside metros, says offical
Homeland security important outside metros, says offical

Colorados fruit and wine country seems an unlikely target of terrorism, but the states rural settings deserve no less federal support than metro areas when it comes to protecting Coloradans against a terrorist strike, a top state administrator said Wednesday.

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A 10-county region of northwest Colorado that includes Mesa County received more than $2.1 million in federal anti-terrorism assistance in 2005. Critics argue some of that Homeland Security spending would be better spent on such obvious targets as ports and high-profile cities with high-traffic borders.

But risk is in the eye of the beholder, Beasley said, and thats why Colorado takes an all-hazards approach to defending its isolated mountain towns as well as its densely-populated hubs. Communities, large or small, that are prepared to handle any hazard, whether its natural or human-caused, are better prepared to handle a terrorist strike, he said.

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New York City is clearly a bigger target than Steamboat (Springs), if youre thinking al Qaida, Vale said. If youre thinking Tim McVeigh, whats the difference?"
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Another Bill C. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:31 AM
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1. "Be very afraid...
and vote for us. We'll protect you." :scared:
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:00 AM
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2. You forgot..."now forget that silly constitution...it'll only confuse you"
Now here is a nice cold glass of KKKool Aid. Enjoy it!
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