Tags: 9/11, terrorism
Six years ago today, I was living in a wannabe-First-World country that finally made me realize, “Hey, this place is more f&*$ed up than a Football bat!” After a couple of lengthy discussions, a bit of screaming, sporadic violence and some careful planning, I decided to come back to the United States after a three year absence.
To everyone who says, “Oh, the [insert some random country's pathetic, government-provided excuse for a public solution] system is so much better in [insert some random country] than here in the US!” I would only say one thing:
Move there and find out what it’s really like compared to here, instead of believing some fairy-tale novella written by some asshat academic who’s never stepped foot in the country he adores above his own.
When it comes right down to it, the hard truth is that we get to enjoy the fruits of our labors, enjoying the best of most everything, whereas other countries export it for the good of their GDP.
Never forget what happened six years ago today.
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
Several months ago, I linked to Maddox’s Best Page in the Universe article, “There is no 9/11 Conspiracy You Morons,” which featured a hilarious slam against Glenn Beck.
If you’re too lazy to read it, I’ll break it down. It states that: the fact that the creator of the “Loose Change” conspiracy video is still alive — given the conspiracy theory that our government killed several thousand people on a whim — pretty much proves that there is no conspiracy. Oh, and that Glenn Beck is an asshole.
Well, Maddox is at it again with his new Conspiracy Theory spoof, “Unfastened Coins: 2nd Edition, Remix 8, 6th Cut.”
Those experiments reminded me of some of Spooked’s experiments (which Instapinch turned me onto) comparing rabbit cages and kerosene to the WTC and airplane fuel…
Tip: Les Jones
When 9/11 happened, I immediately began to think of other ways they might attack us. Using a transcoastal flight full of fuel was certainly ingenious. I looked around and the answer was near immediate:
Gas tanker trucks. 9,000 gallons of fuel.
If you went to a major hub like the one south of Knoxville, and put a time delay charge on tankers set for maybe 18 hours later, those trucks would be all over the nation when they went off. Coordinate a few of these and you can imagine if all across America, giant fireballs erupted on city streets and interstate highways. Shutting down the airports for a day was a disaster, imagine what shutting down interstate traffic, or at least fuel delivery would do.
We have spent incalculable amounts of time and money trying to prevent another person from getting on a plane with a shoe bomb, yet, giant gas bombs criss-cross our country continually, without any safeguards other than truckers themselves.
Think about that next time you are on the road next to a tanker truck. Then imagine what the wake of such an attack would mean.
I wish I got paid well to protect America from terrorists…
Apparently, this nutjob, California Tae Kwon Do-mom would like the Cops to enforce “Your Way, Right Away” at Burger King…
“Ma’am, we’re not going to go down there and enforce your Western Bacon Cheeseburger … that’s not a criminal issue.”
Fortunately, her calling 911 and tying up resources is a criminal issue. Unfortunately, they apparently didn’t bother to arrest her. That might have taught her kids not to be such spoiled little brats.
What do you bet she was driving a mini-van?
In a weird way, it reminded me of an EMS training call from Houston several years ago. (Language Alert! — but it’s soooooo worth it)
The original was sped up before considerably before being broadcast on the Art Bell Show (remember him?), so the voices ended up sounding as far from their original southern drawl as possible…
Several operators who received the training call were unsure whether or not the event was real, which makes it even better. This is what a good EMS Intructor should do — it weeds out those operators who can’t handle the stress.
“I need a bambi-lance!”
Preferably long enough to kill a deer…