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Who Is the Terrorist?

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May 29, 2010 – Comments (3)

For the purposes of this analysis, the definition of terrorist is one who wants to take away our freedoms.

AND...

Under the current system in America, freedom is posititvely correlated to the amount of money one possesses.

Thus, if one takes away all your money....it takes away much of your freedom.

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=399039&t=01002130057764754273

Assuming the above, which of the following three are terrorists?

1. The tens of millions of Americans the government made promises to that can't be fulfilled anymore now that the bankers have cut off credit to the private sector and tax receipts have evaporated..........WITHOUT TAKING EVERY DIME EVERY AMERICAN EARNS.......

2.  The tens of millions of Americans unwilling to give up every dime they earn to maintain the current system as we know it.... giving us all this wonderful existence we call our lifestyle.

3.  The government and bankers who manufactured and designed a system knowing that we would reach the point of zombulation where the only way to maintain our freedoms would be to take away EVERYTHING FROM EVERYONE.

IF YOU ARE NOT WITH US.....YOU ARE AGANIST US.........

Welcome to the Digital Age....seriously Fools....are you still watching the ticker and making pancakes...why don't you do something important....like save your family and country.

You gotta admit...it is pretty amazing that the sheep of this nation simply continued to make pancakes when the government bailed out the banker and not the citizens.  My how limited the thinking of our Ivy League graduates are these days....

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#1) On May 29, 2010 at 9:05 PM, alstry (35.64) wrote:

Hillary: 'The rich are not paying their fair share'...

Maybe Hillary and Billary should hand over all the money they have made to maintain the system that made them wealthy in the first place?

When half the nation is dependent on the other half's productivity.........and the productive half is dependent on the dependent half's purchasing to drive much of their productivity......you can get some pretty interesting results.

The Digital Age.....it will be exciting.

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#2) On May 29, 2010 at 10:46 PM, alstry (35.64) wrote:

When the Fools can't produce enough to support government....the only two choice government has is fight the Fools or fight for more money....

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.

Each of the submarines has a crew of 35 to 50, commanded by a colonel capable of launching a nuclear cruise missile.

The vessels can remain at sea for about 50 days and stay submerged up to 1,150ft below the surface for at least a week. Some of the cruise missiles are equipped with the most advanced nuclear warheads in the Israeli arsenal.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7140282.ece

You were warned what would happen if we didn't force our politicians to restructure debt......because we were silent sheep they only bailed out the banks who cut off credit to the private economy..... and destroyed our economy as hospitals and schools are now shutting down.

Now our government can't afford us.....so the only thing left to do is make them make us fight.......

With the gulf filling up with oil and THE GULF filling up with warships....are you Fools really still watching the ticker....you better make government live within it means or the potential EMP could knock out our computers for a long long time.

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#3) On May 30, 2010 at 5:27 AM, cashkid79 (93.68) wrote:

I often wonder if there is some kind of counter-measure or plan to handle any kind of possible electromagnetic pulse used as a form of attack by terrorists...

I don't know what the technology available at this point is, but remember the movie Oceans 11 when they used a 'pinch' stolen from that research university to shut down the power to the casino they were robbing??  I also saw an episode of Myth Busters where the same technology was used/demonstrated on a car to completely kill all the electronics and effectively disable it, but the car had to be positioned within a relatively small target area for the pulse to get the job done.

Made me wonder a couple of things - 1) how far-reaching are the effects of the EMP immediately following a nuclear detonation from ground zero  2) Is there development on and how advanced if so of devices that deliver an EMP without the nuclear blast - and what is the current max range of the devices if so 3) What are (if any) the counter-measures being put in place or developed to specifically handle an attack of this nature where it would impact so many essential operations dependent on electrical powered circuitry. 

For example, I know that there is shielding on Air Force One designed to protect electronics/avionics from getting fried in the case of nuclear war and associated EMP from a detonation so that operations can still be carried out from the air if necessary. Beyond that, I wonder would one expect something similar for cities around the country to address this particular threat, and to what extent if at all even practical.

Hopefully there is nothing in existence other than nuclear weapons that create such a far-reaching field of impact on electronics. Although the death and destruction of a nuclear detonation is obviously much worse than just the EMP from one, I would guess the components to cause an electromagnetic pulse strong enough to knock out electronic circuitry would be much less regulated and monitored than something like weapon-grade plutonium is, thus making the prospect of such a device all the more frightening. 

So now that we have this hypothetical worst-case scenario, I pray that someone 'in the know' will at least chime in to confirm how impractical an EMP-producing device strong enough to knock out a strategic densely populated electronic/computer rich target (Wall Street or Silicone Valley for example - since this is a CAPS blog and trying to make it somewhat relevant) would be for a terrorist, scientist, government agency, or ANYONE to create.  I'm basically saying for someone to please explain now that creating such a device is outside the grasp of ALL current human erudition :)

Sorry to post this on a holiday weekend and I definitely wouldn't bring this up to children as I still remember how frightening it was to me as a child having a drill in grade school getting under our desks in case there was a nuclear bomb that went off (although I don't really know anyone else my age who did that particular drill or told me about it, just fire drills). I always wondered what good it would do being under a desk and then if it would be preferable to die in the initial blast or from the fallout and radiation exposure if the blast was nearby :(

Sorry to get off on that tangent, but it brings about a good point I want to share now that it's 3am and I'm feeling memorial (so to speak)...

Let's all remember history on this Memorial Day and not take for granted the relative good conditions we all live in (well, I'm assuming it's good if you are reading this post) at the moment and make sure to do everything possible as citizens at the individual level on up by contributing within our means toward maintaining a sustainable positive forward progression of society in the context of a more globally united population and (ideally) peacefully ordered co-existence with all of the countries that make up the world, while also being aware that action is often necessary by the government to prevent, stop, defend, and/or dissuade other countries from disrupting this ideal or pursuing their own (selfish) interests when doing so causes more damage to the rest of the world than pursuing an alternative course of action or simply not doing so causes them. Of course, if you subscribe to the mentality that we as a country should simply operate solely within our own immediate best interests with no regard for any potential consequences to or effect upon other foreign countries, then I would say (as a US citizen and taxpayer myself) that is a fairly common and accurate representation of what holds true for nearly all citizens in their respective native homelands around the world when one reflects on personal issues that typically have little to no correlation in the mind to the personal issues of someone thousands of miles away in another country (not including assistance for disasters in other countries). We must still try to always remember that everyone co-exists on the same planet, and while we may have separate and distinct borders, governments, traditions, languages, customs, natural resources, and even ideas of what constitutes normal behavior in society, at the end of the day we must ideally find that balance which best accommodates those very differences that set the framework for our global interactions - and the more often that those interactions can be mutually beneficial or even synergistic (not a zero-sum game), the better off everyone will be as those positive effects trickle down through society, ideally making it all the way to effects felt on an individual level by everyone involved.  Obviously, today's global issues are not so easily managed and the leaders of the countries of the world do not always share the same agenda and value the same ideals equally, but as an American citizen, I have to say that I believe it is important to not forget that America did historically become a united force and world superpower relatively quickly, all rooted in our foundation, the constitution.  Because this has proven to obviously be a winning framework, using it as a roadmap to help guide ongoing and future government decisions as they relate to both domestic and global interactions seems only natural, and in the case of domestic decisions, it's not only natural, it's the law that we are all obligated to obey in exchange for the freedoms that we enjoy being part of a country governed by the people and for the people, with liberty and justice for all.

Happy Memorial Day!

PS 

Oh and sorry Alstry, but I do think the government bailing out the bankers is one thing, but the stimulus package was kindof a bailout too - just not a real effective one apparently...

Latest chart I took a look at showed nonfarm payroll and nonfarm productivity at the highest opposite ends of the chart (chart only plotted back to 1970) since between 1975 and 1980 (productivity at a high, payroll at the low) with a relatively short yet distinct uptick in payroll this year, just not enough to show a third stage of recovery meaning job creation and the onset of self-sustaining final demand...still in second stage, being inventory rebuilding. 

Anyhow I still say as I have been we need more small business entrepreneurs and like I said above, everyone can do something it starts at the individual level...and well, I'm working intently on doing my part lately...SO, tech seems to be doing good in so much as start up tech/software companies are running up nicely and there are quite a few acquisitions going on by the bigger players with some aggressive growth and as you said, exciting things happening :>>  And will be even more exciting things to come yet !! 

Anyhow, hopefully some positive news for investors is commodity prices on long-term uptrend based on increasing global demand, other than that - I really wanna see how the oil in the gulf that resulted in some possibly unfavorable legislation and holds within the industry is going to affect prices to those companies with exposure over the next 6months...which just so happens to be hurricane season here and THAT can potentially have some serious impacts on a few things ...

We shall see!!  But the digital age being exciting is pretty spot on and something to count on ...

Happy Memorial Day again and sorry for posting a book haha

cashkid79 

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