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coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:00 PM Dec 2012

All the money that has been squandered on security and law enforcement

since 9-11 and these security pimps can't secure or protect shit.

My wife just said that all the money that was spent on security should have been spent instead on mental health services. I can't agree more.

ETA: On more mature reflection, all the money that was spent on the security and military pimps is a reflection of this society's mental illness.

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All the money that has been squandered on security and law enforcement (Original Post) coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 OP
+1 nt Live and Learn Dec 2012 #1
SCOTUS has said govt is not obligated to protect citizens unless they are in custody. nt jody Dec 2012 #2
+1. also no constant coverage. as demonstrated in this case, most of the constant coverage is HiPointDem Dec 2012 #3
All the police department tanks and drones will not save a single child LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #4
We require people to get their eyes tested and pass several exams to coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #5
That's a weird reaction. Zoeisright Dec 2012 #6
All day I've been watching video clips of various law enforcement coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #7
This thread will get little attention EmeraldCityGrl Dec 2012 #8
Thank you for the compliment - I accept it with a heavy heart. My wife coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #9
 

HiPointDem

(20,729 posts)
3. +1. also no constant coverage. as demonstrated in this case, most of the constant coverage is
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:09 PM
Dec 2012

1) repetition of a few basic details;

2) harmful to those involved, such as interviewing small children who've just seen their friends killed;

3) false, such as the quick id of 'ryan' lanza as shooter (also harmful, since ryan & his acquaintances/family apparently got flooded with hate messages via facebook and at their work)

4) creepy pop psychologists spouting off creepily

5) reportage of bullshit like "they died because they didn't love god"


it's a creepy for-profit spectacle. i watched for about 10 minutes and that was plenty.

 

LiberalEsto

(22,845 posts)
4. All the police department tanks and drones will not save a single child
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:10 PM
Dec 2012

from a jerk who has a gun and is determined to use it.

What it takes in GUN CONTROL.

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
5. We require people to get their eyes tested and pass several exams to
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:01 PM
Dec 2012

drive and for the life of me I do not understand why we do not do the same for those who wish to own a firearm.

No one has a problem with society requiring its citizens to pass tests to drive.

Zoeisright

(8,339 posts)
6. That's a weird reaction.
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:09 PM
Dec 2012

My first thought was that repukes want to cut the salaries of those teachers and cops who were protecting those kids.

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
7. All day I've been watching video clips of various law enforcement
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:02 AM
Dec 2012

personnel strutting around looking important. And watching the national networks fellate law enforcement, going so far as to call them 'heroes.'

The fact is that none of the $$$ spent on security and law enforcement prevented one fucking thing today. In my book, that means it was a colossal waste of money, unless all the 1% want to do is create the 'appearance' of security.

Today's law enforcement is great when it comes to bashing the heads of peaceful, non-violent Occupy protesters. Not so good when it comes to putting their own lives on the line to actually save anyone. Translation: today's law enforcement are a bunch of paramilitary mercenary chickenshits, enforcers for the 1% but not worth a shit in any other significant respect.

The teachers showed way more bravery today than any law enforcement person. The teachers were the real heroes today. Law enforcement today= EPIC FAIL!

EmeraldCityGrl

(4,310 posts)
8. This thread will get little attention
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:51 PM
Dec 2012

but it speaks more to the cultural issues contributing to events like yesterdays
than any other on this site.

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
9. Thank you for the compliment - I accept it with a heavy heart. My wife
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 06:09 PM
Dec 2012

has been waxing profound in the last 24 hours:

"A society that consistently wages war creates a violent atmosphere that is bound to inform the behavior of its citizens."

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