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Old Dec 8th 2010, 8:55 pm
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It seems that Walmart are going to start selling economy size packs of fear along with everything else...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/08/walmart_terror/
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Yes, I saw that. FFS!
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Just another reason not to shop at Walmart.
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I liked this comment: "Attention Wal-Mart shoppers, we are at war with Eurasia, we have never been at war with Eastasia...."

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Just another reason not to shop at Walmart.
Dammit, we need a new battery for SWMBO's car. Now I have to decide whether my outrage is worth $20.
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But, as a spokesman told MSNBC, "Wal-Mart is a place where people gather, it's a place where you sometimes see your neighbor the most"
No, I'm guessing it would be next door to where I live.
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Originally Posted by chartreuse View Post
I liked this comment: "Attention Wal-Mart shoppers, we are at war with Eurasia, we have never been at war with Eastasia...."


Dammit, we need a new battery for SWMBO's car. Now I have to decide whether my outrage is worth $20.
pffft.

The CNN story didn't have all the hyperventilating and juicy lip licking about guns in it. You'd better expand your boycott net too:

The program has already partnered with the Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, sports and general aviation industries, and other organizations across the country, DHS said.
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-12-06/u...etown-security
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Encourage all of your friends to participate. If someone furtively, meaning you didn't see what it was, puts something into the trunk, report it. If somebody speaks quietly into a cellphone, that's suspicious, nobody does that. And so on, and on, and...
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There's something very Orwellian about all this.
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Some guy just parked a van full of big barrels connected to each other with wires and reeking of diesel in my city's living room, intending to blow a bunch of people to their maker.
It's not a bad idea to be observant.

Mind you, I don't want the Walmart people watching me. They'd probably report me to the House UnAmerican Committee for having frizzy hair or wearing Birkenstocks.
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rat out your neighbors...............

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Yes, I saw that. FFS!
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Just another reason not to shop at Walmart.
My sentiments exactly

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Mind you, I don't want the Walmart people watching me. They'd probably report me to the House UnAmerican Committee for having frizzy hair or wearing Birkenstocks.
We're right there with ya sista!
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Originally Posted by meauxna View Post

Mind you, I don't want the Walmart people watching me. They'd probably report me to the House UnAmerican Committee for having frizzy hair or wearing Birkenstocks.
So now you know what I look like? How did you do that!
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Metro-North Railroad is also a part of "If you see something; say something" scheme.

One evening on the way home I took a seat in the seating area that seats face each other. The seat in front of me had a full backpack under the seat pushed up against the wall.

I told the conductor and she said "Its nothing. People leave them behind all the time" and walked away.
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I told the conductor and she said "Its nothing. People leave them behind all the time" and walked away.
Walking across the local campus one night, about 7pm. 2 campus cops stop me & another guy & ask if we know anything about the bomb threat called into one of the buildings.
Me: Nope, no idea
Cop: Ok, thanks..
Me: Er, why aren't you evacuating the building?
Cop: Well the classes in there end at 9pm & we don't want to disturb them before we search the building...
Me: You do realise it's just after 7pm?
Cop: Yes.
Me: Then you better hope that if there is a bomb it has at least 2 hour timer on it..
Cop: huh?
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Originally Posted by RickWG View Post
Walking across the local campus one night, about 7pm. 2 campus cops stop me & another guy & ask if we know anything about the bomb threat called into one of the buildings.
Me: Nope, no idea
Cop: Ok, thanks..
Me: Er, why aren't you evacuating the building?
Cop: Well the classes in there end at 9pm & we don't want to disturb them before we search the building...
Me: You do realise it's just after 7pm?
Cop: Yes.
Me: Then you better hope that if there is a bomb it has at least 2 hour timer on it..
Cop: huh?
It's called a threat assessment. What would you do every time there is a bomb threat. Evacuate. Then the intelligentsia who always know best, but never ever have to make the call, would ridicule you when nothing happened.

Try doing a threat assessment on a fully loaded 747 about to depart. That will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand out.
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