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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    How do you leave a suitcase innocently, as opposed to suspiciously?

    Consider the circumstances. Is it likely that Al-Quaeda sat in a cave in Afghanistan and planned to detonate a toy horse in turning circle near a park and a school, in the belief that that would finally bring America to its knees? You have to think it's unlikely.
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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It plays very well with me. But, I have to ask why, when you lose an argument, you run to that style of response for shelter.

    Why can't you just admit that sometimes, it makes sense to be a little more careful, rather than taking the, "you be paranoid", route?

    Do you lock your doors at night? Or would that be being paranoid?
    If you'd interpreted my post properly you wouldn't have asked those questions that you did. So, clearly you missed the satire.

    Let's review the conversation:

    Me: This pony thing means we're being too paranoid.
    You: What if it WAS a bomb? Think of the children!
    Me: Ok, but at what point do we cross into crazy? Here's a crazy example. Where's the line?
    You: (Dodges the question by any means necessary, tries to reverse it back to Deuce)

    You tell me, apdst. When does common sense dictate that no, in fact, this is not a bomb and treating it like one is paranoid?

    I've already given my opinion: A child's toy placed strangely near a place where children play is pretty normal and non-suspicious to anyone who has spent a significant amount of time around children.
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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    holy crap. Yes, we have lost the 'war on terror' if we're blowing up toy ponies because they look "suspicious". Jesus ****ing christ. People need to get a ****ing grip.

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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    holy crap. Yes, we have lost the 'war on terror' if we're blowing up toy ponies because they look "suspicious". Jesus ****ing christ. People need to get a ****ing grip.
    you don't understand, it could have been a frag grenade.
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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    you don't understand, it could have been a frag grenade.
    Yeah well, so could my boob

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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yeah well, so could my boob
    hold still, cause the bomb squad (and all their buddies) are coming over to inspect it.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yeah well, so could my boob
    Never can be too careful!

    I'm gonna pull the pin and see what happens ...

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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    hold still, cause the bomb squad (and all their buddies) are coming over to inspect it.
    I hope they're cute and have soft hands.

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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I hope they're cute and have soft hands.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando

    As I see it, there has to be a line between "It could be a bomb, under highly unlikely circumstances, so we'll check it" and "There is only a tiny chance that is a bomb, it will cause too much disruption to make it worth checking".

    Is there some formula to determine "the toy pony is in a suspicious location, must detonate to check" as opposed to "the toy pony is near a school, not suspicious, no need to worry".

    I think some paranoid parent/passerby called the cops or they never would have given it a thought.

    I bet the bomb squad will be telling this story decades in the future..."remember that time we had to blow up a toy pony?"

    But really - how do you determine what is a threat and what is not?

    I think it has to remain a judgment call - if you make arbitrary standards, terrorists might use such to plan an attack that doesn't trigger a response.

    Better to have people/police/whatever make a judgment call on each situation.
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