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Security theater, martial law, and a tale that trumps every cop-and-donut joke you've ever heard

First, just in case it's not utterly obvious, I'm glad that the two murderous cowards who attacked civilians in Boston recently are off the streets. One dead and one in custody is a great outcome.

That said, a large percent of the reaction in Boston has been security theater. "Four victims brutally killed" goes by other names in other cities.

In Detroit, for example, they call it "Tuesday".…and Detroit does not shut down every time there are a few murders.

"But Clark," I hear you say, "this is different. This was a terrorist attack."

Washington DC, during ongoing sniper terrorist attacks in 2002 that killed twice as many people, was not shut down. Kileen Texas, after the Fort Hood terrorist attack in 2009 that killed three times as many people, was not shut down. London, after the bombing terrorist attack in 2005 that killed more than ten times as many people, was not shut down.

"But Clark," I hear you asking, "what about the lives saved?"

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war is called a theatre

so are you telling us that Bistin was a war on the American people in the name of theatre?


"Law enforcement asked Dunkin' Donuts to keep restaurants open in locked-down communities to provide… food to police… including in Watertown, the focus of the search for the bombing suspect."

Are you kidding me? You can't make this stuff up!!

This is absolutely incredible! SMH

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

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Indeed, one just can't make this up.

Indeed, one just can't make this up.

Precious, is it not?

Reality often overcomes the most absurd fiction one could ever come up with.


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

7-Eleven robbery not related to Boston bombing


There was a 7-Eleven robbery in Cambridge last night, but it had nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Margaret Chabris, the director of corporate communication at 7- Eleven, says the surveillance video of the crime was not taken at a 7-Eleven and that the suspect that did rob the 7-Eleven does not look like Tamerlan or Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

"The suspect in the photos for that particular 7-Eleven robbery looks nothing like the suspects," Chabris says. "The police or someone made a mistake. Someone was confused."

The suspects were at the 7-Eleven around the time of the robbery but they did not rob the store said, State Police Superintendent Timothy Alban at an evening press conference on Friday.

"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

I am curious, was the

I am curious, was the shutdown of business's and people remaining in their homes mandatory? Were there arrests form anyone refusing to comply or business's staying open? I saw an incident where a guy left his home and confronted the officers over telling people to stay in their homes but I didn't here if there was an arrest or not.

There were a couple stories

There were a couple stories posted on here by people who had traveled through the areas that were shut down. While police were paying attention, they didnt stop and arrest the people who were actually going somewhere.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

The cops requested Dunkin Donuts

to stay open? There is a reason behind stereotypes.

or simply a

Martial Law Acclimation 101:


as I always say, regardless of who, what, why, the only thing that matters is which one of my rights are they going to use this event to infringe upon, next??

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul