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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, but notice the higher ups don't have anxieties over people getting killed in a car crash and those odds. What they do know, Daesh is ramping attacks and one fact stands out over many others. They have taken those attacks outside of their Claimed territory.

    Although I wouldn't tell any to sit around and wait for the government to come lend them a helping hand. To be aware is to be alive.
    War is hell my man!

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The odds of being murdered are pretty slim, so nobody should worry about it. The cops are conspiring to keep people worried n stuff.
    I see it as a bureaucratic response, more than anything else. Kinda like "build it and they will come" My grandfather was a cop, and I would prefer to think they are mostly honorable.

    I do think that somebody way above the cops rank are fairly concerned about the public perception, keeping folks worried and such. Humans act differently out of fear, much closer to herd mentality.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Rarely?

    I guess that is where we differ, as I see 2 humans planning to do something as extremely common behavior. And that is all conspiracy is--2 humans or more planning something.

    And to give the prosecutors something to do, they made it a crime for 2 people to plan to do something, if the government chose to describe the behavior as criminal.

    Without the criminal angle, it is common behavior. Really, 2 people planning to have sex together is a conspiracy, especially if each is married to another person.

    Wikipedia is most useful, for sure. But instead of a grain of salt, about a gram is required, considering the way it can be edited. Like most websites, it seems to have some sort of spin as I see it. It's own style of political correctness.

    911 was a magnificent deception, and all these years later is a bright and shining lie. The GWOT it spawned is also a hoax upon the American taxpayer and those of us who love the Constitution.

    The Wiki article did not change my mind.
    con·spir·a·cy
    kənˈspirəsē/Submit
    noun
    a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
    "a conspiracy to destroy the government"
    synonyms: plot, scheme, plan, machination, ploy, trick, ruse, subterfuge; informalracket
    "a conspiracy to manipulate the results"
    the action of plotting or conspiring.
    "they were cleared of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice"
    synonyms: plotting, collusion, intrigue, connivance, machination, collaboration; treason
    "conspiracy to commit murder"
    When I and a friend are meeting for lunch we aren't conspiring.

    Conspiracies are generally hard to keep hidden, and as the number of people involved rises, the odds drop to exceedingly low. So to claim that the worlds govts are conspiring to keep Americans "fearful" despite the clear evidence that these threats are out there-is well hard to defend.

    And the irony is not lost on me-that after stating the odds of being harmed in a terror plot are slim, you are relying on an even more remote explaination

    Perhaps the fire department is conspiring to keep people afraid of fires.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    When I and a friend are meeting for lunch we aren't conspiring.

    Conspiracies are generally hard to keep hidden, and as the number of people involved rises, the odds drop to exceedingly low. So to claim that the worlds govts are conspiring to keep Americans "fearful" despite the clear evidence that these threats are out there-is well hard to defend.

    And the irony is not lost on me-that after stating the odds of being harmed in a terror plot are slim, you are relying on an even more remote explaination

    Perhaps the fire department is conspiring to keep people afraid of fires.
    When you and your friend meet for lunch, you could be conspiring, planning something illegal, but depending upon circumstances that might be the decision of some prosecutor. This is a hypothetical. No, the fire department is not conspiring to keep people afraid of fires. I never considered the thought until you mentioned it.

    If the CIA can smuggle dope, and they can and do, then some other branch can conduct certain exercises too. Outfits like Blackwater do exist, and they do what they are told.

    I understand that things like Tunisia happen, they've been happening for at least decades. I would simply like to know if the guy was hired to do that, or any other pertinent information, but I know the truth will not be forthcoming from the government.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    When you and your friend meet for lunch, you could be conspiring, planning something illegal, but depending upon circumstances that might be the decision of some prosecutor. This is a hypothetical. No, the fire department is not conspiring to keep people afraid of fires. I never considered the thought until you mentioned it.

    If the CIA can smuggle dope, and they can and do, then some other branch can conduct certain exercises too. Outfits like Blackwater do exist, and they do what they are told.

    I understand that things like Tunisia happen, they've been happening for at least decades. I would simply like to know if the guy was hired to do that, or any other pertinent information, but I know the truth will not be forthcoming from the government.
    I doubt he was hired, in light of the decades of similar attacks by similar radicalized individuals.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    War is hell my man!



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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    There is no reason to listen to such lunatic fearmongers.
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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    There is no reason to listen to such lunatic fearmongers.
    Translation, ignore reality because its scary n stuff.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Translation, ignore reality because its scary n stuff.
    Americans have been doing that since the end of the cold war. Unfortunately, they have been able to because they are separated from the scarry stuff by a vast ocean on each side and fairly benign countries at its border. However, as technology advances, the world will become a much smaller place.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Translation, ignore reality because its scary n stuff.
    Translation, ignore failed USFP that groups like Islamic State extremists have been the beneficiary of! Creating these "crisis" that you warmongers always want to throw our military at is good for business, good for the defense industry, but hard on human life. With a little sound policy in the Middle East, we wouldn't need all your scary fear mongering scenarios.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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