The 10th Anniversary Fear Orgy Continues!

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    DHS: No Credible Evidence of Attack, Be Afraid Anyway!!!

    So, the AP is reporting that the FBI and DHS have issued a warning that the next "terrorist" attack will be in the form of small, private planes loaded with explosives. However, they have no reports of credible threats. :confused:

    Am I the only one who feels like he's living in a bad dream?

    The good news is that, as of my reading, there are nearly 600 comments, only a handful of which do not openly bash this nonsense or call out TSA for stupidity.

    AND this may be my favorite comment:

     
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  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    My fave:
    Noticed rememberbuilding7.org this evening for those tired of being lied to.
     
  3. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Man, if I were a terrorist, I would be completely thrilled with everything the TSA is doing. Shoes off, grandma groped, children's nude images inspected daily -- Americans are terrorized! And now, the TERROR TRIPLANE!
     
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  4. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    It's the kickoff of 9/11 Shark Week! :td::eek:^ <--- freakout smiley

    :rolleyes:

    General Aviation aircraft make very poor weapons delivery systems. A bad guy would cause more havoc with a pickup truck loaded with 55 gallon drums of gasoline crasing through a shopping mall like a Blues Brothers chase scene.
     
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  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Multiply this by a bazillion. Just how many soft targets are there in our country? There is nothing but soft targets. It is not a military installation, and even inside military installations a Major Hassan can wreak havoc.

    Just exactly what would DHS/TSA propose as a fix to this? There simply ISN'T one. And yet all this show at the airport, forced on babies, women, old people, innocent passengers who pose no threat at all, when it would be trivial to attack an airport even at the most secure locations, such as checkpoints. It is silly to watch the security people come streaming out for some occurence, where they could be neutralized by folks waiting for them. It is like they assume such attacks would be done by fools.
     
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  6. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Well, when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
     
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  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    A hammer can serve a useful purpose, unlike a TSA employee.
     
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  8. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Every time I see these freak out articles I always think about this piece I saw on SatireWire. And sure enough, it's still appropriate! So many unlikely threats to be aware of and freak out about.

    What happens if we get hit by falling chunks of the moon? Or we're attacked by vampires (and I don't mean hot True Blood vampires either!)? Poisonous house cats? Or getting pecked to death like in 'The Birds"? Well?

    (more at link) :D
    U.S. "GROSSLY UNPREPARED" FOR UNLIKELY THREATS

    Washington, D.C. (SatireWire.com) – In a haunting Senate hearing today on risk assessment and emergency readiness, officials from dozens of government agencies conceded the United States is “grossly unprepared” to deal with thousands of highly unlikely threats, including falling chunks of the Moon should it explode into pieces, or the simultaneous spontaneous combustion of every person east of the Mississippi.
     
  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    They're fulla cr@p. The next attack is going to be a bomb carried by a motorcycle. So the next time you see a dirtbag, run him over.
     
  10. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Attack by zombies -- gonna need a lotta boards for your windows and doors, plus guns, ammo, and MREs.
     
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  11. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Locally, the ante has been upped with the addition of a new "catch" phrase, which I will paraphrase 'cause I can't remember the exact wording:

    "if you see something, say some because a moment's hesitation may be a moment too long."
     
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  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Oh, good grief. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Executive summary: "Rat out your neighbor NOW."

    This public service message has been brought to you by the STASI. We wrote the book on domestic surveillance. :)
     
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  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    So true. I've been comparing this stuff to the Stasi for a while now, to the consternation of my friends. They roll their eyes. That's okay. They're wrong. They'll see someday.
     
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  15. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    One step that way was the use of the word "Homeland". Now, this is not a word that Americans use to describe America, at least until now.
     
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  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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    Cartoon Peril Original Member

  18. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I remember when they first started using it. It was so shocking to my ears.

    I was in my mid-twenties for 9/11!, and the use of Homeland just made me wretch. Still does.
     
  19. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    What's astounding is that the War Department was cleverly renamed the Defense Department (nobody likes war but everybody likes defense) yet here was this clunky Orwellian name brought out from nowhere to graft onto a huge new department. Weird.
     
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  20. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yes, yes, yes! I've been using "War Department" and "Secretary of War" for some time now. I know it does nothing more than give me personal satisfaction, but that it does.
     
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