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Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:14 am

AP Article

WASHINGTON - Asking for increased vigilance in the wake of the London bombings, the government is warning that terrorists may pose as vagrants to conduct surveillance of buildings and mass transit stations to plot future attacks.

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Watch for vagrants that seem out of place or unfamiliar.
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ScarletHarlot
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:23 am

Yes. They could also pose as rocks, shrubs, politicians, dog poop, mailboxes, or elephants.  Yeah sure

What will the government come up with next?
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:27 am

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 1):
Yes. They could also pose as rocks, shrubs, politicians, dog poop, mailboxes, or elephants.

What will the government come up with next?

You forgot the kitchen sink.

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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:28 am

Darn...next time a bum asks me for some spare change, I'll have to ask him if he's planning to buy a rocket launcher.
 
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:28 am

Cmon Scarlet, we all know that a terrorist can't pose as any of those things as none of them are human.  Wink
 
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:32 am

Now I have an excuse to beat up bums!
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:51 am

Ruh roh...we're f*(ked in Denver then!
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:51 am

Quoting Avek00 (Reply 5):
Now I have an excuse to beat up bums!

Avek00, you don't need an excuse to beat up Sabena332 or CaptainGomes.
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:16 am

hmmm... are they gonna be door to door salesmen too?
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:30 am

I see a lot of veterns posing as homeless too...what's their point?
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:23 am

In NYC and Washington (I work in NYC) the homeless lost a lot of their hideaways near many building due to potential risks to security, or more accurately, as an excuse to chase out the homeless from hanging around with their smelly bodies or carts of personal possessions, especially near 'nice' buildings. Who know how many homeless lost their lives during 9/11 in the collaspe of the WTC towers? To pose as homeless, many of whom are mentally ill or drug/alcohol addicts, could be a good cover, but to me this is just an excuse to move them off the streets. Instead of proscuting all homeless, maybe government should really help them and put them into housing where they could get the rehilibation or mental health help they need to live a somewhat normal life.
 
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:59 am

This is just getting stupid.
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:20 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 10):
Instead of proscuting all homeless, maybe government should really help them and put them into housing where they could get the rehilibation or mental health help they need to live a somewhat normal life.

It's been done. It doesn't work. Most of them are a lost cause.

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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:24 pm

I see a lot of veterns posing as homeless too...what's their point?

I see a lot of homeless posing as veterans, but that may be what you meant. If the terrorists wanted an intimate knowledge of the transit system, wouldn't they just get a job there? Ridiculous.

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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:37 pm

If that's true, SF will become the next Afghanistan in the war on terror. We all know that San Francisco has a soft spot for homeless, to the point that it's become a haven for all of them.
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:39 pm

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 13):
I see a lot of homeless posing as veterans, but that may be what you meant

Actually it wasn't, it was a commentary on the sad fact that many vets end up on the street, but that isn't important.
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:40 pm

Actually it wasn't, it was a commentary on the sad fact that many vets end up on the street, but that isn't important.

Ok, gotcha.

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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:45 pm

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 1):
What will the government come up with next?

Planespotters posing as terrorists??

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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:39 pm

great, just what we need--more homeless people to crowd and smell up the streets.
 
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:49 pm

Another case of governments covering all angles, just incase it ever happens and they can say, "well, we did say so". Why don't the just come out and say the typical terrorist has DNA, arms, legs, head and shoulders, but may not have all 5 characteristics. May also be golden in colour, swim a lot, and responde to the name "fishey".

Who can say what a terrorist looks like? Lets just all self distrct, then we may never worry again
 
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:13 am

So....we're supposed to distinguish a terrorist from a smelly, semi-toothless, unshaven crackhead who talks to God? We're hosed...
 
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RE: Terrorists May Pose As Homeless

Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:08 am

The UK is going radical on this "war on terror", they are specifically targeting the working class and lower and claiming terrorist threats as the excuse, all to protect the wealthy interests. The US tried this but has not taken it to the same extreme

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