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Americans favor anti-terrorism racial profiling

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Sir EvilFreeSmeg, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    Americans favor anti-terrorism racial profiling

    It's good to know the nation likes my viewpoint. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Omikron8

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    "They're in fact producing more insecurity by alienating the very people whose help is necessary in the war on terrorism"

    i'm confused, so do you agree or disagree with that point ?

    if you disagree with that point then i see CNN is doing its job with its anti-terrorism
    news programs

    1) OSAMA BIN LADEN, KNOW YOUR ENEMY
    2) THIS WEEK AT WAR
    3) TARGET: USA (why not just rename it to "ARE YOU AFRAID YET?")
    4) Glenn Beck (self-explanatory from his attitude and arguments)
     
  3. WildBerry

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    I hope you get a real good tan, get mistaken for a "Middle Easterner" and get screened for a full body cavity search so you actually have an idea of what you're asking for here.

    Nothing personal, I just keep being amazed by your constant shows of lack of capability to express empathy.
     
  4. Yaboosh

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    If there is a 70% chance (completely arbitrary number) that a terrorist will be "Middle Eastern looking" it seems to me that there should be a bias towards the middle eastern looking individuals, coming in around 70%. Obviously a percentage is sort of ridiculous to be specific about, but if it is probable that a terrorist attacker will be a certain race, it wouldn't make sense to scrutinize all races equally simply in the name of political correctness.
     
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    I agree with Yaboosh and Smeg. I disagree with Wildberry and Omikron (who totally missed the point of who smeg was agreeing with...HINT:it wasnt the muslim advocate.)
     
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    PC vs Reality
    Reality wins with most Americans, Ask a black guy with a nice car if you have doubts
     
  7. WildBerry

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    But this?
    Sorry for missing it, but since there were no grounds given, it's hard not to miss the point.

    "Yeah! I want them to be screened!"
    "But why?"
    "I want them to be screened!"
    "*Sigh*."

    And besides, in Smeg's case, this question is very valid.

    He might have a good point there, I'm not denying it. However, as long as he's doing it all the wrong reasons - you know, thinking that all Arabs are Communazi Terrorists wanting take away his telly and beer, I'll confront him about it.

    Yeah. The reality is the majority of those easy riders actually own the cars they're driving. Go ahead, actually talk to a black guy with a nice car. It'll broaden your horizons.
     
  8. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

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    HAHAHAHA!!! Me, get a tan. Good one.:laugh:

    That's why when the poo hits the fan, you'll be the one getting your head chopped off. I'll still be around. Because I'm not worried about empathy. I'm concerned about not dying.
     
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    Sorry smeg, but your example doesn't make sense. Why does your lack of empathy make you more likely to be ducking when the fan starts up?
     
  10. WildBerry

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    My head will be firmly resting between my shoulders, thank you. MadMachine quite aptly told me a few weeks back that I, too, might be hit by a terrorist some day. But the odds of it happening aren't very high, given my place of residence's relative unimportance to the world politics.

    And even if we accept that they're all bad guys and need to be watched, you might want to elaborate on how the U.S. screening it's visitors is going to make me any safer.
     
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    Profiling in certain circumstances (airports) is acceptable.

    However, I refuse to believe that a course of action is right or correct simply because the mob known as the "public" thinks it is.
     
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    Nobody said it was, Saro.
     
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    I think it was implied in the original post.
     
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    Nono, Smeg meant the public is right because they agree with him.

    Not the other way around. :laugh:
     
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    I don't think anything was implied except that the public (the majority in this survey anyway) agrees with smeg's viewpoint. I don't believe he is using this study to say he is right. He just uses his own opinion to say he is right, he doesn't need the public.
     
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    The reality is, we're (US and other nations) at war with arab and muslim people. They have committed acts of terrorism in the past, and have sworn to commit more in the future. We don't know every single person who may be part of these terrorist groups. I believe, since you know, generally, what race of people are likely to commit these acts (and have promised to do so), you should not hesitate to subject them to more severe scrutiny. A little time spent having their pockets and baggage checked is well worth it if it prevents another Lockerbie or 9/11.

    Also, I don't care if it offends people that we're profiling. It takes a fool to ignore muslim/arab men at an airport and to search 80 year old white/black women, when it's muslim/arab men who've said they want to commit mass murder.
     
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    Touchè. =P
     
  18. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

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    There he goes again, using common sense. When will he ever learn? :laugh:
     
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    Don't be surprised when the white bomb mules start going at it. In the meanwhile, your pragmatist approach will serve the needs of the security well. Some might think it flies against Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles 7, 10 and 12, but I'd personally say it's a bit of a stretch.

    From the sound of Billweed's post it might not be a miss after all. Maybe the black granny has a stolen set of car keys in her purse.
     
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    If white bomb mules become an issue, I'll happily suggest they be profiled. And I'm a white bom...person.
     

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