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    Stupid American Reactions to Terrorism

    Tonight's tv entertainment news included an interview with Beyonce', who was asked if she will still tour Europe after the Manchester Concert Bombing in the UK. She spoke of her courage in facing the extraordinary risk and continuing to plan to go, with more security, at least at this time.



    WHEN are we going to surrender this magical thinking that although it might happen in Europe, it CAN NEVER HAPPEN HERE?

    We have the most extreme TSA-type security at airports, because we fear bombs on planes, but no protocols at all in our public K-12 schools, because IT CAN NEVER HAPPEN THERE.

    I am guilty of this illogical thinking myself. If I pop out to the bodega, I don't usually lock my door, even at night. One of my neighbors was saying today, she was upstairs when she thought she heard her husband come home, only to come downstairs and realize she had been burgled -- because she forgot to lock the front door as she got home,. At like 2 pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

    I had always reasoned, no one would be bold enough to rattle my doorknob to test whether my door was locked or not.



    Can we agree, I was STUPID, just as Beyonce' (and worse yet, reporters at NBC) are STUPID to suggest she is safer giving a concert in the US than she is in Europe?

    It CAN happen here. It probably WILL happen here. If I was a concert-going fool (or loved my hometown football team enough to go to every game), I would cast a glance across my city's stadium's security plan.

    Your thoughts?
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    Anything can happen anywhere but its not always equal.

    There is more of a chance of me being mugged in Detroit then a small town in Oregon even though it could happen in both places.

    Sorry but the liberal agenda of Europe has made that region far more unsafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Anything can happen anywhere but its not always equal.

    There is more of a chance of me being mugged in Detroit then a small town in Oregon even though it could happen in both places.

    Sorry but the liberal agenda of Europe has made that region far more unsafe.
    Really? IYO, ISIS is "liberal"?

    Ay ye ye.

    @Dangermouse, @Leo2....did Beyonce' get blowback in the UK for her stupid comments?

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    I didn't mention ISIS.

    I said the liberal agenda of Europe has led to that region being more unsafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I didn't mention ISIS.

    I said the liberal agenda of Europe has led to that region being more unsafe.
    Are you completely ignorant of the activities of the IRA in England?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._Great_Britain

    WHY the terrorist says he attacks is neither here nor there. That's not how public safety is built.

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    Certain regions are more dangerous than others, that is just a fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I didn't mention ISIS.

    I said the liberal agenda of Europe has led to that region being more unsafe.
    Europe is a geo-political entity comprised of dozens of states - AFIK, it does not have a single socio-political agenda.

    I would need to know how much time you have spent in Europe - what parts of Europe, and under what circumstances. A tourist learns very little of the nature of a society in a matter of a few weeks touring, and someone posted there in a military capacity learns even less. I grew up in Europe, but would not presume to know much about continental Europe - apart perhaps from Germany, where I have relatives, and where I spent many of my school holidays (and even then the level of understanding is slight).

    So explain precisely what you mean by 'the liberal agenda', and then explain to us the common socio-political agenda of societies as diverse as Sweden, France, Ireland, Great Britain, southern Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Greece (to mention a few). Otherwise, I for one, have no idea to what you are referring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    Europe is a geo-political entity comprised of dozens of states - AFIK, it does not have a single socio-political agenda.

    I would need to know how much time you have spent in Europe - what parts of Europe, and under what circumstances. A tourist learns very little of the nature of a society in a matter of a few weeks touring, and someone posted there in a military capacity learns even less. I grew up in Europe, but would not presume to know much about continental Europe - apart perhaps from Germany, where I have relatives, and where I spent many of my school holidays (and even then the level of understanding is slight).

    So explain precisely what you mean by 'the liberal agenda', and then explain to us the common socio-political agenda of societies as diverse as Sweden, France, Ireland, Great Britain, southern Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Greece (to mention a few). Otherwise, I for one, have no idea to what you are referring.
    He would prefer the "good old days" when Europe was united under a fascist regime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    Europe is a geo-political entity comprised of dozens of states - AFIK, it does not have a single socio-political agenda.

    I would need to know how much time you have spent in Europe - what parts of Europe, and under what circumstances. A tourist learns very little of the nature of a society in a matter of a few weeks touring, and someone posted there in a military capacity learns even less. I grew up in Europe, but would not presume to know much about continental Europe - apart perhaps from Germany, where I have relatives, and where I spent many of my school holidays (and even then the level of understanding is slight).

    So explain precisely what you mean by 'the liberal agenda', and then explain to us the common socio-political agenda of societies as diverse as Sweden, France, Ireland, Great Britain, southern Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Greece (to mention a few). Otherwise, I for one, have no idea to what you are referring.
    The widespread policy of immigration filtering throughout western Europe. While it is not universal there is an overwhelming standard throughout the region. Immigration acceptance in that region today is a liberal idea.

    You also have the acceptance of universal healthcare throughout the region.

    Another part of the liberal agenda.

    Same thing for education, workers rights, taxes..........its all tied into the liberal agenda which is how that area is leaning. While you can find examples that contradict it from a geopolitical view there is no denying it. These ideals have led to the rise of terrorism in that region making it more unstable and hence, more dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    He would prefer the "good old days" when Europe was united under a fascist regime.
    You wanted to keep Saddam in power because he kept stability in the region.

    Or have you changed your mind on that now.

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