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Started by buswolley, July 22, 2006, 03:37:43 am

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buswolley

July 22, 2006, 03:37:43 am Last Edit: July 22, 2006, 03:55:06 am by buswolley
8,591 Number of potential terrorist targets in Indiana - including the Amish Country Popcorn Factory - as of January 2006, the most of any state in the National Asset Database, according to a Department of Homeland Security report released last week.
5,687 Potential targets in New York State.  Among spots not listed: Times Square in New York.
3,212 Potential targets in California, the most populous state.

America, keeping us safe for popcorn consumption around the world!

gkg

 :o

just blows your mind, doesn\'t it?  i haven\'t felt safe since Bush took office... and it just gets worse.
Peace.

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oldfolkie

All those "potential targets"...sounds like reductio ad absurdam to me. Popcorn??!! sheesh.  ::)
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. ~  R.A. Heinlein

buswolley

July 27, 2006, 04:27:43 pm #3 Last Edit: July 27, 2006, 04:33:04 pm by buswolley
I don't have any other info. except what is above.  It was reported in Time Magazine.  If I had to venture a guess I would say that it all boiled down to political agenda - 'make my State look good so I can get more federal aid!'

My Husband suggested that perhaps the Amish where hiding a nuclear missile under their factory or perhaps a secret chemical weapons plant, the popcorn tins being the means of distribution!  Hmmm, I wonder...

oldfolkie

Maybe it\'s just toxic popcorn?  :o
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. ~  R.A. Heinlein

sedagive

Quote8,591 Number of potential terrorist targets in Indiana - including the Amish Country Popcorn Factory

FACT: Terrorists love popcorn.
FACT: A popcorn factory has a lot of popcorn.
C\'mon people, lets connect the dots. ;)

gkg

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FACT: Terrorists love popcorn.
FACT: A popcorn factory has a lot of popcorn.
C\'mon people, lets connect the dots. ;)

yeah, but the kernels get i their teeth and if you\'re old enough you might remember that one gets \'rooted to the spot\' when there\'s something in your teeth.
Peace.

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buswolley

I have to report this one even though it has nothing to do with pop corn...but I love the numbers game.
36% -- Percentage of Americans surveyed last year who said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003.
50% -- Percentage of Americans surveyed this year who said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003.
What are we actually getting dumber?!

sedagive

QuoteI have to report this one even though it has nothing to do with pop corn...but I love the numbers game.
36% -- Percentage of Americans surveyed last year who said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003.
50% -- Percentage of Americans surveyed this year who said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003.
What are we actually getting dumber?!

I will be here from time to time and I will probably make you mad (judging from what I\'ve read) most of the time. Polls mean absolutely nothing. If this one has any value maybe it indicates that people are starting to remember when sadam used them on occaision.

gkg

darlin\' we love differing points of view, but i have to remind you - the US sold Sadam many of those wheapons, and were tight buds with him, and aided in keeping him in power.  we remember a lot of things, and are wise enough to know that much of what the government tells us is the lie du jour based on their agenda at the moment.
Peace.

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buswolley

I understand that this is just number spin, that's why I love it.  I think it's fun and funny!

sedagive

Quotedarlin\' we love differing points of view, but i have to remind you - the US sold Sadam many of those wheapons, and were tight buds with him, and aided in keeping him in power.  we remember a lot of things, and are wise enough to know that much of what the government tells us is the lie du jour based on their agenda at the moment.

Yes at one time during the cold war Iraq and Iran were fighting each other the U.S. supported Iraq and the Soviets supported Iran.  During wwII we were allied with the soviets against the nazis, and the Japanese good friends of ours now were on the receiving end of a couple of bombs that ended the war.  Things change. Are you conceding the point that sadam had weapons of mass destruction?

buswolley

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36% -- Percentage of Americans surveyed last year who said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003.
50% -- Percentage of Americans surveyed this year who said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003.

A quote in regards to the above info.--

"This finding just has to cause despair among those of us who hope for an informed public able to draw reasonable conclusions based on evidence," Michael Massing

I couldn\'t have said it better myself!

gkg

QuoteAre you conceding the point that sadam had weapons of mass destruction?

nope.  it was a manufactured motive for war - even shrub & co. has pretty much admitted they didn\'t have them.  they knew it was bs - they just needed to make up a viable excuse to do what Cheney has wanted to so since Bush I was in office.

things do change, including the loss of any notion that the american government has our best interests at heart.
Peace.

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sedagive

Quotedarlin\' we love differing points of view, but i have to remind you - the US sold Sadam many of those wheapons, and were tight buds with him, and aided in keeping him in power.  we remember a lot of things, and are wise enough to know that much of what the government tells us is the lie du jour based on their agenda at the moment.

your words.  Are you denying that sadam used them against the kurds?