Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FriendlySkies, Sep 8, 2011.
What if DHS threw a 9/11 celebration, and nobody showed up?
Oh, that's exactly what happened!
I turned mine off 3+ hours ago.
I don't know. Some kind of crapola is going on in downtown Baltimore today. My husband just came back after sitting in gridlock on the JFX, a kind of mini-highway that runs north-south through the city. Gridlock on a Sunday morning. When normally there would be hardly anybody on it. He said that at the bottom, he could see orange cones set up, police standing around, no flashing lights, no sign of accident, just a lot of hoo-hah. I'm supposed to go to Annapolis today, but am going to skip it. Not willing to deal with this nonsense.
Well, gee, how is anybody supposed to know they're supposed to be afraid of terrorists if police don't set up barricades and cause gridlock?
It's exactly the airport model brought out into the city. Security through inconvenience. It does nothing to stop a terrorist, and actually creates a soft target.
Bavarian television didn't interrupt the Sunday Bavarian cooking show, but did run 9/11 as the top story on the evening news, and is now running a documentary.
However, this one is refreshingly different - it features Bavarian sculptor Fritz Koenig, who sculpted The Sphere, which once stood at the base of the World Trade Center.
Thanks for the updates, exbayern. It's nice to see that the rest of the world hasn't lost their collective minds.
What does this tell us as Americans that cooking shows go on? When will we learn?
Well, that was short-lived 9/11 coverage. I went to do laundry, couldn't hear the television in the bathroom, and now they are showing something with herding sheep.
Rather appropriate in a small, twisted way!
Now we've got snipers in NYC..
("If you see something, say something" has morphed into "if you see something, shoot something.")
I just got up. My TV dies years ago, and since the digital conversion eliminated 50% of our stations in the southern part of Minneapolis, I'm glad I never bothered to replace it. What day is it, by the way?
So now, as predicted, the threat, since it turned out to be nothing, is still looming. Somewhere. Out there. Waiting to get us.
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
Of course, nobody's certain if there even was a threat to begin with:
Threats make money for the "security" industry. Threats make the sheeple easier to control. A constant state of fear is the point.
There was never a threat. It's all the government wanting to control us and make us subservient to them.
We need to take our country back. And it's beginning to look like force will be needed to do so.
Totally agree. But the sheeple don't get it. Actually, they like their fear. Call me naive, but I didn't realize this until earlier this year. It was kind of a lightbulb moment. It suddenly hit me that, just as some people are good at this or that, adept at this or that, comfortable with this or that, uncomfortable with this or that, etc., some people like to feel afraid. Because then they can look to something or someone to take care of them. Explains a lot of the otherwise incomprehensible behavior. This is also why it's easy for the authoritarian-minded to control others.
LOL!! Priceless, exbayern, just simply priceless! It's nice to know that you furiners have such a great sense of humor!
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