View Poll Results: Should backpacks be banned from public events

Voters
61. You may not vote on this poll
  • yes

    7 11.48%
  • no

    54 88.52%
Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 130

Thread: Backpacks, just say no?

  1. #21
    Guru
    Smeagol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Seen
    02-19-17 @ 11:35 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,147

    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    This Boston bombing could not have taken place if people were not allowed to carry backpacks to events like this. Why does anyone really need a backpack anyway? IMO it would not be asking to much to leave your backpack home. The only time I ever wear one is you know, when I'm going backpacking.

    "You have people that have their backpacks with them, a runner may have a hydration pack on them, another person may be coming to watch the race and they may have a backpack," Penza said. "You see them so much, you stop thinking that any of those bags might have explosives."

    Marathon Security Practices Scrutinized in Wake of Boston Marathon Explosions - ABC News
    My home away from home is Disney World. Post 9/11/01 they stop every guest and search their bags, usually ladies who carry handbags. It's an annoyance and IMHO an intrusive invasion of privacy but I understand people are just doing their jobs. Recently I asked a bag searcher in the years they've been digging through people's bags have he'd ever found anything dangerous. He smiled and shook his head no.

    I realize the world isn't as safe a place as we'd like but in my humble opinion there are a lot more effective things we can and should do to promote safety than banning backpacks, searching handbags and fondling children and little old ladies and airports.
    Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011

  2. #22
    Tavern Bartender
    Pussy Grabbin' Beaver
    Middleground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Canada's Capital
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:47 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    22,459
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Hmmmmmm.

    I think everyone should be allowed to carry a gun (including children over 3), and be allowed to shoot the **** out of any backpack that even looks suspect. Even of someone is wearing it. One can never be too sure, ya know.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

  3. #23
    OPO extraordinaire

    MACS-24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    3,436

    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anti-Party View Post
    How dare you bring common sense to this troll thread!
    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It's very simple: You set up a perimeter around the start and the finish lines (which is where people congregate) and search the bags of people who enter the perimeter

    It's what they do at other sporting events and concerts, etc.
    That may be common sense but when does it end and how large should the perimeter continue to grow. Before you know it we will be frisked as soon as we walk out our door. Liberty be damned.

  4. #24
    Phonetic Mnemonic
    radcen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Look to your right... I'm that guy.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:31 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    33,435

    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    This Boston bombing could not have taken place if people were not allowed to carry backpacks to events like this. Why does anyone really need a backpack anyway? IMO it would not be asking to much to leave your backpack home. The only time I ever wear one is you know, when I'm going backpacking.

    "You have people that have their backpacks with them, a runner may have a hydration pack on them, another person may be coming to watch the race and they may have a backpack," Penza said. "You see them so much, you stop thinking that any of those bags might have explosives."

    Marathon Security Practices Scrutinized in Wake of Boston Marathon Explosions - ABC News
    This occurred to me a couple days ago. (Not as something that should be done, but as a knee-jerk reaction that might happen)

    I would say 'no', simply because if it's not a backpack, it's some other concealing method.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

  5. #25
    Phonetic Mnemonic
    radcen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Look to your right... I'm that guy.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:31 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    33,435

    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It's very simple: You set up a perimeter around the start and the finish lines (which is where people congregate) and search the bags of people who enter the perimeter

    It's what they do at other sporting events and concerts, etc.
    ...and the bombs will be placed outside the perimeter where people are lined up to get checked to go in. In other words, any bombs will follow where people congregate... inside the event, or outside the event in line to get inside the event.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

  6. #26
    Sage
    Gaius46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    New York
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    8,495

    Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It's very simple: You set up a perimeter around the start and the finish lines (which is where people congregate) and search the bags of people who enter the perimeter

    It's what they do at other sporting events and concerts, etc.
    The NYPD and TSA do bag inspections at certain train stations. Since it isn't all train stations even an idiot terrorist, and most of them aren't rocket scientists, can figure out that just walking a couple blocks will get them to a station that doesn't have a police presence. In short bag inspections are next to useless.
    Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7

  7. #27
    Sage
    mak2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    07-08-16 @ 01:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,050

    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    They just make us feel better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    The NYPD and TSA do bag inspections at certain train stations. Since it isn't all train stations even an idiot terrorist, and most of them aren't rocket scientists, can figure out that just walking a couple blocks will get them to a station that doesn't have a police presence. In short bag inspections are next to useless.
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

  8. #28
    Sage
    Gaius46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    New York
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    8,495

    Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I have a better idea.... How about the American Public get our heads out of our asses and start paying some attention to what's going on around us? I don't know about anywhere else, but here in Massachusetts the state has been promoting a program for people to speak up when they see something out of the ordinary. Bags left unattended are on that list. In a crowd like that it's more difficult to recognize these things sometimes, but we as citizens need to start getting involved in our own safety. If something looks out of place, tell somebody about it. Don't assume that "It's nothing".
    We have the same policy in NY and the only problem with this is that it generates a large number of false positives that effective terrorize the people who get evacuated from subway stations, building etc, which of course just serves the ends of bomb planters.
    Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7

  9. #29
    Don't Give a Rat's Ass
    SMTA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    OH
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    21,884

    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Hmmmmmm.

    I think everyone should be allowed to carry a gun (including children over 3), and be allowed to shoot the **** out of any backpack that even looks suspect. Even of someone is wearing it. One can never be too sure, ya know.
    Just you.
    Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
    Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn

  10. #30
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,243
    Blog Entries
    43

    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    This Boston bombing could not have taken place if people were not allowed to carry backpacks to events like this. Why does anyone really need a backpack anyway? IMO it would not be asking to much to leave your backpack home. The only time I ever wear one is you know, when I'm going backpacking.

    "You have people that have their backpacks with them, a runner may have a hydration pack on them, another person may be coming to watch the race and they may have a backpack," Penza said. "You see them so much, you stop thinking that any of those bags might have explosives."

    Marathon Security Practices Scrutinized in Wake of Boston Marathon Explosions - ABC News
    No, I don't think so.

    I do think that any unattended backpack, package, pressure cooker, suitcase, whatever, should be scrutinized and confiscated at any large event. People should report them, give them a wide berth and stay alert.

    I don't think this danger is going away. I also think people ought to unplug their ears and be aware of their surroundings in large crowds. Or anywhere. We've got a million eyes and half of them are focused on their Smartphone screens.

    More than ever before we should have situational awareness.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •