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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Another example that homegrown nutjobs are more dangerous to this country than the terrorist boogeyman we are spending billions on to thwart.
    Oh yeah, you got really solid proof now. You can take it to court.
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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Because terrorism isn't really that big of a threat, so I can understand making light of it.

    We had over 37k traffic fatalities in 2008 (couldn't find states for 2009). Terrorism is less than 1/10th that over almost a decade. Our response is not proportional to the threat.

    Their acts might be big and showy, but if you look at the numbers, they accomplish very little and aren't worth worrying about and they certainly aren't worth going into debt as a nation for (as we have). People should be more brave, seriously, its pathetic.
    This is such nonsense. 9/11 changed our entire country forever. It had long-lasting negative effects on our economy and infrastructure. You're unbelievably naive if you think the terrorists aren't "really that big of a threat".

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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Because terrorism isn't really that big of a threat, so I can understand making light of it.

    We had over 37k traffic fatalities in 2008 (couldn't find states for 2009). Terrorism is less than 1/10th that over almost a decade. Our response is not proportional to the threat.

    Their acts might be big and showy, but if you look at the numbers, they accomplish very little and aren't worth worrying about and they certainly aren't worth going into debt as a nation for (as we have). People should be more brave, seriously, its pathetic.
    Thank you. My point exactly. And there are more homegrown nut jobs to come. Mark my words. One may even call himself a teabagger.

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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    This is such nonsense. 9/11 changed our entire country forever. It had long-lasting negative effects on our economy and infrastructure. You're unbelievably naive if you think the terrorists aren't "really that big of a threat".
    Death count wise they aren't.

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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    This is such nonsense. 9/11 changed our entire country forever.
    How? I don't see much a difference, except we are more paranoid. But as I said, we need to be more brave.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    It had long-lasting negative effects on our economy and infrastructure.
    Based on fear? Sure we lost some buildings. The economic effects, such as air lines and tourism suffering were again based on people not being brave. If people were rational, they would be more afraid to drive to work. It looks like the biggest impact was all the money we wasted on war, especially Iraq.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    You're unbelievably naive if you think the terrorists aren't "really that big of a threat".
    If the best they can do is knock down a couple of buildings and the occasional small scale bomb, than they are pretty pathetic.

    I don't want to trivialize anyone's suffering, but it was a very small scale injury to the country and our reaction is disproportionate.
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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Death count wise they aren't.

    Neither is the death count from nuclear weapons, but we seem to take them pretty seriously don't we?

    (don’t bring up Nagasaki or Hiroshima….. I’d just have to bring up Dresden, Hamburg,Tokyo, etc..... I think you know where I'd be going)
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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    I read that the guy thought we should use marijuana as currency.

    Good ol' fashioned bonkers, that one.
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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Another example that homegrown nutjobs are more dangerous to this country than the terrorist boogeyman we are spending billions on to thwart.
    Wait a minute here...

    Why do you say that? On what data do you propose this? Are you comparing number of attacks of Jihadist hits versus non-Jihadist hits? Death count of one versus the other?

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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I read that the guy thought we should use marijuana as currency.

    Good ol' fashioned bonkers, that one.
    I think we've found one illness of which marijuana has no medicinal or theraputic usefulness.

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    Re: Pentagon On Lockdown: Metro Shooting Prompts Pentagon Lockdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Neither is the death count from nuclear weapons, but we seem to take them pretty seriously don't we?

    (don’t bring up Nagasaki or Hiroshima….. I’d just have to bring up Dresden, Hamburg,Tokyo, etc..... I think you know where I'd be going)
    Yes. Because countries that have bombs tend to be able to mass produce them and have an advanced military infrastructure. Plus there is a world of difference between training for years to take down a few buildings and being able to drop 10 or 12 bombs at the drop of a hat.

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