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  •  What happened in 2010 (2+ / 0-)
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    What happened in 2010 to make the fear of terrorism shoot up, after several years of dropping?  I actually don't remember!

    •  That dude in Times Square (0+ / 0-)

      who failed to detonate a bomb?

      The dude in Austin who crashed his plane into an IRS building?

      Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide now exceed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. #stopgaymarriage

      by Flyswatterbanjo on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:51:27 AM PDT

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      •  Which goes to show (2+ / 0-)
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        just how ineffective the NSA has been at stopping terrorism.  Boston Marathon bombing is probably the clearest example of how badly the NSA has botched things despite wasting billions of tax payer dollars lining the pockets of private contractors while destroying our Constitutional rights.

        "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

        by gulfgal98 on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:40:29 PM PDT

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    •  We lost the House. ;) (3+ / 0-)
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      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

      by DeadHead on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:28:24 PM PDT

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    •  Might have been spill over from 2009 (0+ / 0-)

      Ft. Hood shootings and the Underwear Bomber were late that year (Nov. and Dec. respectively)

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 02:50:37 PM PDT

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    •  I was going to say bin Laden's death... (0+ / 0-)

      and the fear of retaliatory action. But my memory doesn't seem to be as good as the NSA's. 2011, that was.

      "Yes We Can!" -- Barack Obama

      by Sucker Politics on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 06:15:20 PM PDT

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