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This Is It! The 9-11 Effect

POSTED BY: ANTHONYT
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 16:56
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 6:43 AM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


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Hello,

I noticed a change in airplane passenger attitudes after 9/11. Once it became clear that terrorists weren't hijacking planes anymore, but were instead crashing them into buildings, the passengers became very proactive about restraining suspicious persons.

The theater shooting seems to have had the same effect on moviegoers.

--Anthony

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:05 AM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Sick bastard. I hope he gets what he deserves, but my most fervent hope is that there ARE no real copycats.


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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:01 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Wasn't there an attempted hijacking of an Egypt Air flight sometime after 9/11 that resulted with the would-be hijacker being severely beaten, or possibly even beaten to death, by the passengers?

Seems I remember something like that happening.

But yes, 9/11 took hijacking airplanes off the list of things terrorists can do. Anyone with any tactical or strategic thinking ability has moved on, which is why security theater and the TSA are so worthless.



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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:25 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


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Originally posted by Niki2:
Sick bastard.


So his parents weren't married? How did you know this? And so what? It's not his fault they didn't wed. If he were born Jewish would you have responded, "Sick Kike"?

Quote:

I hope he gets what he deserves...


Treatment for his apparent problems with alcohol and anger management, perhaps? The Affordable Care Act should cover that.


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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:45 AM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Quote:

I hope he gets what he deserves...
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Treatment for his apparent problems with alcohol and anger management, perhaps? The Affordable Care Act should cover that.




Hello,

This seems to have been said tongue in cheek, but I actually do hope he receives treatment for his issues.

--Anthony



Note to Self:
Raptor - woman testifying about birth control is a slut (the term fits.)
Six - Wow, isn't Niki quite the CUNT? And, yes, I spell that in all caps....
Wulf - Niki is a stupid fucking bitch who should hurry up and die.

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” -Thomas Szasz



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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:56 PM

FREMDFIRMA


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
Wasn't there an attempted hijacking of an Egypt Air flight sometime after 9/11 that resulted with the would-be hijacker being severely beaten, or possibly even beaten to death, by the passengers?

Seems I remember something like that happening.


Oh the irony - I have long and long pointed out that such is typically the Anarchist reaction to attempts to aggress on them, and prior to 2001 many folks told me how supposedly counterproductive that reaction is...
Hearing a lot of silence about that now, don't ya know.

I still don't think there was much that COULD have been done about the Aurora shooting at the time, but instead of going all TSA security theatre bullshit, sometimes the simplest measures are the key to prevention, the lowly common security guard is a significant bulwark against stuff like this, when the mere act of checking to make sure doors are properly locked could have hindered or even prevented the situation from unfolding as it did.
As I pointed out to the property manager on Monday, 99% of my job is usually much of nothing, but that 1% when stuff might, or even DOES, go all wrong, THAT, is what they pay me for - mind you I was trying to talk them OUT of paying us more cause it would totally screw our tax and insurance brackets and leave us with less....

-Frem

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