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Racial Profiling Justified?
oh my god, what is internet spam coming to!

Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following Multiple Choice test. (The events are actual cuts from past history. They actually happened! Do you remember?)

1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:

a. Olga Corbitt
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwartzeneger
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

...etc...

10. On 9/11...

...etc...

Nope, ..........I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? ...Let's send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds and other dunder headed attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense feel doubly ashamed of themselves. As the writer of the award winning story Forest Gump so aptly put it, "Stupid is as stupid does!"

Dude. Don't loose sight of the big picture. Its not about this particular issue, but the gradual erosion of human rights over generations. Don't be small minded. Remember, that when laws such as this are generalized, then they apply not only to the particular instance but become universal precedents in courts of law. The same situation gets applied far afield of the supposedly "justified" instance .

Just like by supporting a war on "terror" what we are simultaneously saying is that one is supporting a war for American Self-Interest at the expense of multilateralism. The consequences of this are broad reaching too. Its not about this particular war but war as an alternative to deplomacy in general. We set a precedent (or rather we have been continually setting a precident) that this is the way it's going to be. Its only a matter of time before desperate men between the ages of 17 and 40 get their hands on a nuclear bomb and detonate it in washington. No amount of preemptive strikes can stop that wildcard. Or worse, a multilateral "coalition of the willing" launch a preemptive strike against us.

Diplomacy is the only thing that will stop this. America not acting like an adolescent saying "me first". Think about it South-side Chicago style. If we are the big kid on the block with the gat and the pimpin ride, its only a matter of time till someone puts a bullet in our head. If, as the kid with the gat and the pimpin ride, we use that status to build a posse then we are not the only target. There are a dozen other heads that have to get axed before they get to ours. Likewise, If we make the UN the bad guys, then we are not individually culpable for the particular war. If we act unilaterally, then we are truly alone. A solitary, discrete target in a world far more dangerous than most people in America realize.

We are making a target of ourselves. A big fat target. A stupidly obvious target. And continued aggression internationally of this scale, against not a racial group but a RELIGIOUS group will only reaffirm that we are the enemy of Islam. There are more of "them" than there are of us by like 4 to 1. "They" control more territory, they control more resources. You do the math. How long till every fucking other kid on the block steps up and gets together and CRUSHES our economy (cause thats how you put an end to America. One big multilateral embargo). That is the source of our power, and they know that. The Osamas know that. THe Sadams know that. The EU knows that, and its just a matter of time till China AND Russia AND France AND Germany AND Indonesia AND the Philippenes, AND Saudi Arabia AND... ... ... we can only buy our allies for so long before they realize we are the problem and not the solution.

World power is a fragile thing. And when we loose our moral high ground, when we start okaying wire taps without court oversight and holding prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and racial profiling in our airports, and okaying random seaches and detentions, and FBI questioning of random foreign nationals, and when we start unquestioningly supporting the actions of a president with an IQ of 90.... Its just a matter of time till we become the thing we hate. We become the very thing we fought WWII to defeat.

You and I were born into a world with less rights than our fathers had. Children born today will have far less rights than we had when we were brought into this world. We are in a downward spiral and the scariest thing is that nobody is speaking out except those labeled the "radical fringe." The popularly elected president is not in office and they call this a democracy? We are fighting for democracy in Iraq and we don't even have it at home?

I'll shut up now. I'm sure that this is going to end up in a vast FBI database anyway. Oh well. Life goes on. We are the new Rome. Why should we suffer any different a fate? Let's see, how long did that empire last--without the internet but with globalization--before the Mongol "hordes" used the Roman's own roads to ride right into town?

We will not get out of this war unscathed. Watch what happens with Russia and China in the coming years. Watch what happens with "Old Europe." And god help us for what is yet to come from the "Muslim Extremists." Its a total farce that this is making america a safer place. I've been to Kashmir and Punjab, I've been to Serbia. I've been to Morocco and Turkey. Americans are very soft, complacent and don't know suffering.

Ugh. Like I said, I'm going to shut up now. Discussion on these matters is welcome.


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  2. S. Cress, Law Student, Richmond, VA.
  3. M. Earls, Construction Worker, Middletown Conneticut
  4. K. Cress, OCC, Charlotte, NC
  5. K. Siemsen, Electrical Tech, Norfolk, VA.

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Full text of spam:

Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following Multiple Choice
test. (The events are actual cuts from past history. They actually happened! Do you remember?)
1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:

a. Olga Corbitt
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwartzeneger

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:

a. Lost Norwegians
b. Elvis
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

3. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:

a. John Dillinger
b. The King of Sweden
c. The Boy Scouts
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:

a. A pizza delivery boy
b. Pee Wee Herman
c. Geraldo Rivera
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old
American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:

a. The Smurfs
b. Davy Jones
c. The Little Mermaid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a U.S. Navy diver
trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:

a. Captain Kid
b. Charles Lindberg
c. Mother Teresa
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:

a. Scooby Doo
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:

a. Richard Simmons
b. Grandma Moses
c. Michael Jordan
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:

a. Mr. Rogers
b. Hillary, to distract attention from Wild Bill' s women problems
c. The World Wrestling Federation
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to
take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into
the US Pentagon and the other was diverted to a crash by the passengers.
Thousands of people were killed by:

a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
b. The Supreme Court of Florida
c. Mr. Bean
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:

a. Enron
b. The Lutheran Church
c. The NFL
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:

a. Bonny and Clyde
b. Captain Kangaroo
c. Billy Graham
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

Nope, ..........I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do
you?
So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent
on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to
profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old
women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, Secret
Service agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year
old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winning former
Governors.
Let's send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds and
other dunder headed attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to
thwart common sense feel doubly ashamed of themselves. As the writer of the
award winning story Forest Gump so aptly put it, "Stupid is as stupid does!"


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