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Letter: Extreme acts of terror call for extreme measures

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Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 12:00 am

Two terror strikes in Russia in two days. Are we immune to terror strikes? Its just a matter of time before Russia will be reading about us. To me, this is a new era, and infringing on people’s phone calls or being X-rayed at the airport is a must.

If you remember, nobody complained about the party-line phone, and every household had a different phone ring. You could listen in to your neighbor’s conversation. In our house, we had a city phone and a country phone. The city phone had an operator where the country phone did not, but it did have a crank on the side; as you turned the crank you had either two spins or one spin or a combination of both. Ours was two longs and a short — whatever it takes to protect the people from terror attacks.

I just would not be happy taking a flight and end up with parts of that plane sticking out of my body. To me there is a huge job of determining who is coming into this country, who is a threat and who is not. And so far I don’t see our state or federal government doing much to stop it.

Ben Coleman


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  • Eric Barrow posted at 4:54 pm on Fri, Jan 3, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1457

    Andrew It's a joke that all of your sources are from the same website doesn't this trouble you? You seem to believe every conspiracy theory you read and question every move the government makes why is it that you never question the garbage you read online?

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 5:35 pm on Thu, Jan 2, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2978

    Suggesting that we trade liberty for security because it has worked to stop domestic "terrorism" is laughable. I think you are blissfully ignorant of what our government has actually been doing. The U.S. has been directly supporting Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups for the last decade Mr. Walters.

    See this... http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/09/al-qaeda-terrorists-u-s-finances-and-supports-attack-embasies.html

    this... http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/weve-always-been-at-war-with-eastasia-allies-with-al-qaeda.html


    this... http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/08/is-america-the-worlds-largest-sponsor-of-terrorism.html

    and this... http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/09/sleeping-with-the-devil-how-u-s-and-saudi-backing-of-al-qaeda-led-to-911.html

  • Ed Walters posted at 12:01 pm on Thu, Jan 2, 2014.

    the old dog Posts: 440

    Andrew: I believe your numbers of being killed by a terrorist attack would take place in this country. Now look at Syria, Iraq and other countries in the middle east where daily bombing take the lives of hundreds of people a day. To be killed by a terrorist attack on a daily basis evidently depends on where you live. As I type, a terrorist bomb might have gone off killing many people or will in the next 10 minutes. All your stats depend on what country you live in. The bombing in this country have been kept small, thanks to better security. I`ll give you an A for your research.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 9:01 am on Thu, Jan 2, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2978

    – You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack

    – You are 12,571 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack

    — You are 11,000 times more likely to die in an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane

    — You are 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack

    –You are 404 times more likely to die in a fall than from a terrorist attack

    — You are 87 times more likely to drown than die in a terrorist attack

    – You are 13 times more likely to die in a railway accident than from a terrorist attack

    –You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack

    –You are 9 times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack

    –You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist

    –You are 8 times more likely to die from accidental electrocution than from a terrorist attack

    – You are 6 times more likely to die from hot weather than from a terrorist attack

  • John Lucas posted at 6:43 am on Thu, Jan 2, 2014.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    I got a deal for you Ben. I will pay your Terrorist insurance if you pay my car insurance. Yes, we will be hit again with terrorist attacks. There are crazies on all sides of the political and religious spectrums. We do what we can to protect ourselves and move on with life. What we must not do is give up our ideal of an open and just society. they win for sure then. Your fear mongering does not help the situation. Republicans always go to outrage and anger and blow up whatever the situation is and then we lose our perspective on what we are facing. That is why we had the Iraq war disaster and why it is vital to the health and feel being of our country and our basic freedoms to keep Republicans from any of the levers of power in our government. It is the reason they are incapable or responsible governing.


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