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Old 02-01-2007, 11:08 AM   #46
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That was my first thought.

[soapbox] Don't be so quick to condemn the mayor and all the city agencies that responded to this. They're doing their job. They're doing what we want them to do for a change.... protect the public. They have to respond to any unknown with maximum caution.
Just because they are within it's range and not watching on TV from a thousand miles away, dictates extreme caution.

How do you know the next terrorist bomb won't have blinky LED cartoon characters on it? Once the bomb is placed, that would be a way to attract the maximum curious people close.

So there's no reason to break their balls for doing their job the way they have scripted and rehearsed it. [/soapbox]

As you were and thank you for your attention.
Dear xoB:

Once again, you display the wisdom and calmness for which you are known. You're right on target. The public agencies *are* expected to respond. We all agree on that. But I think I may not have made my point clear.

I don't condemn the public safety officials for responding to the physical threat. I **do** condemn those officials who made statements about prosecuting people for what happened here. That is not right. This is no act of terrorism, I donít care how freaked out somebody got.

Somebody was suspicious, there was a call, there was a response and it turned out to be a big false alarm. I called 911 once and nobody had to go to the hospital after they came. I said I was sorry I overreacted, I was scared, I didnít know what to do, so I called. The first responders, the fire truck full of firemen and the aid car full of emt/paramedics, said ďNo problem. You did what you were supposed to do.Ē And I didnít get charged for the trip or the call, I didnít get arrested and prosecuted for guessing wrong about the seriousness of the situation.

Weíre well past the panic phase of this event. Itís not an emergency anymore. Thereís no need to respond with force, to speed through town lights and sirens blazing. There is no crime here, so why is there all this talk of prosecution? THATíS what Iím chapped about.

If itís ďthe lawĒ, then the law is w-r-o-n-g. If itís a judgment call on the part of the prosecutor, then his judgment is wrong. Itís over, nothing to see here, move along people, as you were, etc, etc. Jail?! Why? Explain why this is an act of terrorism.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:12 AM   #47
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Isn't it time we changed the words to America the Beautiful?

"from every mountainside, let freedom - echo (asitrecedesintothedistance)."
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:15 AM   #48
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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
-F.D. Roosevelt, during his first inaugural address. He went on to secure three more presidential elections.
...by pimping fear.
You could say that but I think you'd be 180 degrees from the truth. I hear that statement as "Stand up. Don't be afraid. There's nothing out there. It's ok, you're just scared."

GWB "pimps fear". WMDs. Yellowcake. Nukyular Islamofacists. Most of all "Them."

GWB points over there and says "that's scary". FDR pointed at the American people and said "there's nothing to be scared of".

Big difference.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:22 AM   #49
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whatever happened to vocal harmonies in rock bands?
In Jr Hi my best friend had the album and had me listen to the harmony at the end of More than A Feeling, right before it goes out. I think it was my first intro to listening to "arrangement" of music and harmony. Good stuff.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:06 PM   #50
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:21 PM   #51
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I think it is very important to listen to what the people of Boston think.

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Hey Borat, youíre not a citizen? Thatís too bad. How does five years at Cedar Junction sound, followed by a steerage-class flight back to the Third World hellhole from which you came, to annoy the taxpaying citizens? Itís from us to you, Borat. Donít consider your deportation an obscene gesture. Think of it as a work of art, in progress.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:30 PM   #52
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Jeez, what a worthless column...
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:30 PM   #53
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:::can't seem to type up a coherent response to this at the moment:::
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:33 PM   #54
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But...what we're doing...is for...to...uh...protect...our... Freedom ??? :::head explodes:::
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:00 PM   #55
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Jeez, what a worthless column...
If you think that was worthless, you should check out the press event for the two arrested.

That was, perhaps, the most smart ass "no comment" I've ever seen.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:13 PM   #56
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:18 PM   #57
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"Ad Hoax Suspects Make Mockery Of Situation" The title of this video, once again, confounds my ability to comment appropriately.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:19 PM   #58
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:20 PM   #59
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That was it. Thanks, BigV.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:32 PM   #60
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News voice off camera: "Are you afraid if you go to prison, you'll get your hair cut?"

Dreadlocks: "That's a very good question. I think, I think the laws in this country are still pretty comfy as to, as to that, I feel that whatever happens my hair is safe at the moment."

"You're squandering the sympathy of the people by not talking about...."

"...your clients are not generating much sympathy with the press or the public with their attitude".

Scolded by the reporters? hahaha. It's a perfect response. A non statement for a non event.
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