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From The Dangerous Mind Of A Republican

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Greco, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Greco

    Greco New Member

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    If you don't think Republicans are dangerous to you health, wait until you get a load of this one. This is a news story, published in the Washington Times on July 8, 2008. The story refers to an idea from a senior member of Homeland Security, a George W. Bush Republican political appointee, that has a swell idea for those of us that sometimes fly on a commercial airline. These people actually think like this....


    Want some torture with your peanuts?

    By Jeffrey Denning
    (http://www.washingtontimes.com/webl...01/want-some-torture-with-your-peanuts/#again).

    Just when you thought you've heard it all...

    A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®. According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers.

    This bracelet would:

    • take the place of an airline boarding pass

    • contain personal information about the traveler

    • be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage

    • shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes

    The Electronic ID Bracelet, as it's referred to as, would be worn by every traveler "until they disembark the flight at their destination." Yes, you read that correctly. Every airline passenger would be tracked by a government-funded GPS, containing personal, private and confidential information, and that it would shock the customer worse than an electronic dog collar if he/she got out of line?

    Clearly the Electronic ID Bracelet is an euphemism for the EMD Safety Bracelet, or at least it has a nefarious hidden ability, thus the term ID Bracelet is ambiguous at best. EMD stands for Electro-Muscular Disruption. Again, according to the promotional video the bracelet can completely immobilize the wearer for several minutes.

    So is the government really that interested in this bracelet? Yes!

    According to a letter from DHS official, Paul S. Ruwaldt of the Science and Technology Directorate, office of Research and Development, to the inventor whom he had previously met with, he wrote, "To make it clear, we [the federal government] are interested in…the immobilizing security bracelet, and look forward to receiving a written proposal." The letterhead, in case you were wondering, came from the DHS office at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at the Atlantic City International Airport, or the Federal Aviation Administration headquarters.

    In another part of the letter, Mr. Ruwaldt confirmed, "It is conceivable to envision a use to improve air security, on passenger planes."

    Would every paying airline passenger flying on a commercial airplane be mandated to wear one of these devices? I cringe at the thought. Not only could it be used as a physical restraining device, but also as a method of interrogation, according to the same aforementioned letter from Mr. Ruwaldt.

    Would you let them put one of those on your wrist? Would you allow the airline employees, which would be mandated by the government, to place such a bracelet on any member of your family?

    Why are tax dollars being spent on something like this? Is this a police state or is it America?

    Apparently it's the kind of America envisioned by Republicans!
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    I don't see where you got the idea it was a republican concept. This sounds like a classic liberal socialist idea. I want less big brother big government central control of my life, not more of it like liberal democrats want.
     
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    Well gosh, are you saying George W. Bush picks Democrats for his political appointments?
     
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    Yeah, this dude is something else...

    A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®. According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers.

    An UNNAMED senior gov. official with the DHS... Obviously without a name, it must be a Republican. :rolleyes:

    Andy, IDK if you watched the video or not... well, it was made between 2001 and 2002 - 6 or 7 years ago! I think its safe to say this idea didn't make it past the drawing board or we would have heard a great deal more about it by now.
     
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    Andy Well-Known Member

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    And you know for certain this particular person was appointed by Bush? Or even appointed during his administration? Or that every single person Bush appoints follows his personal views explicitly?

    In fact, what do you know? You have shown yourself completely ignorant about other topics. And you've shown an extreme ability to lie about nearly anything. You have shown zero credibility on any issue thus far.

    I can list off a few people that Bush had around, that were anything but conservative. Heck, Bush himself isn't really as conservative as you all claim he is.

    What do you have knowledge about, Mr. Self-informed 'parrot' who rattles off 20 lies in a row, and then think he can divine who this un named senior government official is?

    Answer... nothing. You don't know jack. What I know is, this sounds to me like exactly the type of thing an idiot socialist comes up with. Big Brother government involved in everyone's lives. Remember, the democrats were all for waterboarding until it became politically advantageous to be against it. I bet this is the same.
     
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    Well said for a moonbat. Totally wrong, but passionately expressed. Thanks for the chuckles.
     
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    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    I dont think there are any republicans in DHS I have to work with them often, and though I know a whole lot of nice people NONE of them are republicans, they are all air american lefties
     
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    I know a lot of DHS employees who are Republicans.

    Can anyone confirm that this guy is even a director (or a political appointment) or in charge of the Department that talked about this issue to begin with?
     
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    Maybe it is a local thing. I know very very few republicans period but the few I know do not work for government.

    I dont know anything about the person you are talking about, sorry
     
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