U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Open for Business Today (01/24/2003)

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Shrek, Jan 24, 2003.

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    Shrek

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    http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/01/24/attack.homeland.reut/index.html

    So, will this new department really help to better protect the United States from terror attacks? Tell what you think.
     
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    Thanatoast

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    It will certainly spend more money and possibly reduce civil liberties, but as for preventing terrorist attacks, I think a new foriegn policy would be cheaper, more efective, and have a less chiling effect on american rights.
     
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    crazytom

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    Kiss your privacy good-bye

    Thanks to terrorism, GW has more power than any other president in history. Thanks to the lack of definition of 'terrorism', the government can pretty much do anything they please in the name of national security and the prevention of 'terrorism'---they didn't take very long to link drug users to terrorists. Freedom isn't free... Yes, we need a better foreign policy, yes we need to greatly reduce our dependence on oil....that's not going to happen in this administration.

    You know, playing 'peek-a-boo' with a child can be considered a form of terrorism....

    Farting in a crowded elevator is bio-terrorism....

    Using MACE on an attacker is chemical warfare....
     
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    crazytom

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    and another thing....

    We will ALWAYS be vulnerable. All it takes in one person to sneak into the US and drop some nasty chemical into a cow pasture/resevoir/lake that would do a lot of damage. You just can't PROTECT or PREVENT that kind of thing. Some nasty airborn disease could be released from far away and by some miracle of events and wind currents, make it all the way across the world. You can only prepare for the worst and hope for the best. If you want total security, dig a deep bunker and live in a plastic bubble! Many people don't realize that they risk their lives everyday by getting in their cars and driving....the chances of dying in a car accident are much greater than dying by the hands of terrorists.

    The Bush administration has made terrorism successful in the fact that it is striking fear in the public. That's the premise of terrorism: create terror, fear, unrest. It does much more prolonged damage than an all out war.

    Rant over...
     
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    voicegy

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    Bravo, and no kidding.:mad:
     

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