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giron - 29-12-2009 at 22:47

Once again Obama has been let down by the ' enemies within ' . waggyfinger

It would seem that some Americans are far more intent in knocking their President, rather than concentrating on more important issues.

Shame on them!


marymary100 - 30-12-2009 at 00:57

Someone suggested today - I can't remember who - that as resources are limited we should stop targetting unlikely suspects and start targetting those who because of race or attire are more likely to be intent on attack.


What do you think of targetted searches? Should we be remaining politically correct and check everyone or admit that it is just one type of traveller that is causing the problem and target them?


waffler - 30-12-2009 at 02:44

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Someone suggested today - I can't remember who - that as resources are limited we should stop targetting unlikely suspects and start targetting those who because of race or attire are more likely to be intent on attack.




As the Old Saying says You can't judge a Book by it's cover .


delanti - 30-12-2009 at 03:15

Well, there weren't any white folks over 50 flying any of those airplanes on 9/11. waveysmiley


delanti - 30-12-2009 at 03:17

Of course the blacks and the ACLU have just about made it a crime to "profile" criminals. waveysmiley


scholar - 30-12-2009 at 04:10

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Someone suggested today - I can't remember who - that as resources are limited we should stop targetting unlikely suspects and start targetting those who because of race or attire are more likely to be intent on attack.
As the Old Saying says You can't judge a Book by it's cover .
I disagree with Waffler, and agree with the idea of profiling people for a start.

How many little old ladies are Islamic terrorists? How many Jewish people are Islamic terrorists? How many children under ten years old are Islamic terrorists? How many Protestant ministers are Islamic terrorists? How many Roman Catholic nuns are Islamic terrorists? How many Buddhists are Islamic terrorists?

Here are a few warning signs that I would suggest should draw suspicion:
--The person pays cash for an expensive ticket.
--The person does not present a passport.
--The person's father has warned the American authorities, "I believe my son is a dangerous Islamic terrorist."


scholar - 30-12-2009 at 04:26

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Once again Obama has been let down by the ' enemies within ' . waggyfinger
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However, the president was careful to praise the efforts of law-enforcement agencies and homeland security officials.
However, did he praise the head of the Transportation Safety Administration (under Homeland Security), which is supposed to prevent such attacks?

No, of course not--because he has failed in one year to even fill the position!

A person without a head does not do very well. A TSA without a head doesn't do very well, either.


giron - 30-12-2009 at 14:23

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A person without a head does not do very well.


Decapitation is never a wise thing to do. waggyfinger


LSemmens - 31-12-2009 at 07:31

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How many little old ladies are Islamic terrorists? How many Jewish people are Islamic terrorists? How many children under ten years old are Islamic terrorists? How many Protestant ministers are Islamic terrorists? How many Roman Catholic nuns are Islamic terrorists? How many Buddhists are Islamic terrorists?
I don['t know, scholar, do you know? Any organisation bent on mayhem will set their 'marks' based upon intelligence that they have gathered. Of course, profiling will help target likely suspects, however, if one group is consistently ignored, you can bet that those bent on destruction will soon start cultivating their people to fit that group.