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Old 07-17-2016, 03:09 PM   #76
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ok, thanks that clears everything up

there is really nothing that needs to be done, the risk is so marginal, it is really no risk at all

of course the family members of the dead people might have a different opinion, but when you add them into a nation of 325 million people, they are less than irrelevant.

Oh fuck off. What a dickish thing to say. Yeah, I was making a case in point -- Despite coming closer to terrorism than most people ever will, I still wasn't close.

What, do you think it doesn't impact me? Who are you to be talking?

You're confusing the idea that I don't acknowledge a serious problem with your irrational fear of being a victim yourself. To say you are *more likely* to be a victim doesn't mean shit. And stop being a dick.
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ok, thanks that clears everything up

there is really nothing that needs to be done, the risk is so marginal, it is really no risk at all

of course the family members of the dead people might have a different opinion, but when you add them into a nation of 325 million people, they are less than irrelevant.
When you used to frequent Mexico, were you the star of the show in Tijuana?
Cause you sure come across as a jackass.
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Do you think the resources spent for security at public gathering spots should be scaled back or diverted? I'm thinking soccer stadiums, transport hubs, etc. Not to mention the funding needed to maintain militarized city police departments, etc...
That's barely related to my point, but actually the answer is yes. A lot of these measures are kneejerk responses after an attack, and by the time they're implemented any halfway competent person with malicious intent has moved on to a different idea anyway. I'm not saying chuck away all security measures, but kneejerk enforcement is not the best way to keep people safe. The measure of security should be proportional to the actual threat rather than some piece of political theatre to prove the authorities are "doing something".

Oh, and your crazy militarised police departments seem no more effective at keeping the peace - and probably less so - than the unarmed police departments in the UK and New Zealand, sooo...
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Oh fuck off.

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And stop being a dick.
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ok, thanks that clears everything up

there is really nothing that needs to be done, the risk is so marginal, it is really no risk at all

of course the family members of the dead people might have a different opinion, but when you add them into a nation of 325 million people, they are less than irrelevant.
How about not distorting other people's comments so you can make an overly reductive and completely unfair insinuation that they don't care about victims of terrorism?

Thanks.
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we've gone ahead with our plans to vacation in the mediterranean this coming October (not France, tho). it hasn't given us pause, exactly, but it does run through one's mind.

some great hotel discounts to be found.
Oh, have a great time! A pretty pic or two on I-land would great, if either if you are picture taking.
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How about not distorting other people's comments so you can make an overly reductive and completely unfair insinuation that they don't care about victims of terrorism?

Thanks.
Thanks, I was just going to say something to same effect-
relatively marginal risk doesn't mean no risk!

And deep, your nsinuation is disgusting.
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Oh, and your crazy militarised police departments seem no more effective at keeping the peace - and probably less so - than the unarmed police departments in the UK and New Zealand, sooo...
I do agree with this.

Although New Zealand is not America, and America is not France, in regard to social problems and the acts angry people are willing to commit
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we've gone ahead with our plans to vacation in the mediterranean this coming October (not France, tho). it hasn't given us pause, exactly, but it does run through one's mind.
My parents are on vacation in Croatia - they have no direct flights and usually they would fly through Paris or Amsterdam but this time they went through Prague since my Dad felt that was "safer" in terms of shit that may happen at an airport.
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keeps happening? tourist sites? is this the first time or second time? did you not see the list?

What part is an exaggeration?
The part where you questioned why anyone would want to go to France.

Since you like statistics so much I am sure you can just as easily look up where Americans who died abroad have died. In 2015 (the data is not available yet for 2016) a grand total of ONE American died due to terrorism in France. Didn't you just cite that 3.5 million Americans visited France? I mean, 1 in 3.5 million is enough to make you think that nobody should go there?
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Attack in Nice: Texas father and son, 11, among victims - CNN.com
Nice terror attack: Cal student Nick Leslie identified among dead - EastBayTimes.com

Sounds like your father is a clear thinking person that can correctly evaluate risk.
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Sounds like your father is a clear thinking person that can correctly evaluate risk.

That's enough, deep.
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are there ever going to be any consequences for deliberately provocative shitposting?
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I just find it funny that people still engage him. It's so blatantly obvious he's trolling for a reaction and yet everyone still replies and quotes him.

I'm going to Nice in September
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