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TERROR ALERT
FOX NEWS ^ | 10/29/01 | self

Posted on 10/29/2001 2:04:30 PM PST by HEFFERNAN2

Attorney General Ashcroft news conference alerting that there may be addtional terrorist attacks this week.


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1 posted on 10/29/2001 2:04:30 PM PST by HEFFERNAN2 (heffernan2@aol.com)
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To: HEFFERNAN2
Whatever you do, don't profile.
2 posted on 10/29/2001 2:06:11 PM PST by spycatcher
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To: spycatcher
I will profile, and I will portrait, too!!!
3 posted on 10/29/2001 2:06:59 PM PST by RaceBannon
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To: HEFFERNAN2
Same warning different day. How long until the goverment is no different then the boy who cried wolf on these aerts???
4 posted on 10/29/2001 2:08:42 PM PST by Mixer
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To: RaceBannon
I they don't like being profiled than maybe they should pack the old camel and go back where they came from.
5 posted on 10/29/2001 2:08:58 PM PST by Mev
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To: spycatcher
Whatever you do, don't profile.

Mrs. TC and myself flew a couple of weeks ago to Vegas, and it seemed everyone in the airport was profiling, at least the passengers.

As we scanned faces in the crowds at the gates, etc. we both noticed most people doing the same.

We used the term 'towels' (towelheads) as our code word. As in, 'have you seen any towels?'.

6 posted on 10/29/2001 2:09:13 PM PST by TC Rider
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To: spycatcher
I wont profile but if I see any middle eastern males between the ages of 16 and 60 doing anything suspicious Ill be dialing up 911 on my phone. But I wouldnt profile.
7 posted on 10/29/2001 2:09:18 PM PST by dennis1x
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To: Mixer
aerts=alerts : )
8 posted on 10/29/2001 2:09:18 PM PST by Mixer
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To: HEFFERNAN2
Both Ashcroft and Mueller did look extremely serious - even more so than usual.

Anyone think they know more than they told us?

9 posted on 10/29/2001 2:10:43 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: RaceBannon
Race, Ashcroft looked absolutely terrified. His face was ghost white, maybe its my T.V. I just think he looked really bad.

Maybe your tipster the other day was speaking because he knows something.

10 posted on 10/29/2001 2:10:52 PM PST by abner
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To: HEFFERNAN2
The news conference was short. F.B.I. Director was present also but did not add any additional information. All 18,000 police agencies in the U.S. have been notified and American citizens have been advised to be on heightened alert. No specificities were given other than what I have stated. Semper Fi, Mike
11 posted on 10/29/2001 2:10:59 PM PST by HEFFERNAN2
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To: Mixer
hey mix,

just ignore all warnings its OK by me

I will pray for the repose of your soul when requested.

regards,

Lurking'

12 posted on 10/29/2001 2:11:17 PM PST by LurkingSince'98
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To: Mixer
Who's to say how many problems were averted as a result of the last warning?!! I contacted the FBI about a suspicious neighbor. When they ran the information, red flags went up. He has now been deported.
13 posted on 10/29/2001 2:12:25 PM PST by NYer
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To: spycatcher
Does it count if they profile or stereotype themselves?
14 posted on 10/29/2001 2:12:50 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: HEFFERNAN2
Ah, the weekly warning, yawn. Who would have figured that terrorism could be so boring?...
16 posted on 10/29/2001 2:13:04 PM PST by null and void
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To: Mixer
What would you rather they do, not tell you? Then would you whine about that afterwards? Grow up, things are different now. If they knew specifics they would handle it themselves. They don't know specifics so we are to be "on guard".
17 posted on 10/29/2001 2:13:09 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: Churchillspirit
Ya Think?
18 posted on 10/29/2001 2:13:25 PM PST by da_toolman
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To: RaceBannon
I will profile ...

Profile and "full frontal" too.

19 posted on 10/29/2001 2:13:54 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: NYer
EXCELLENT!!! Well done!!! Thanks!!! Hugs!!!
20 posted on 10/29/2001 2:14:02 PM PST by null and void
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To: Churchillspirit
Anyone think they know more than they told us?

Definitely.

21 posted on 10/29/2001 2:14:35 PM PST by abner
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To: HEFFERNAN2
Yep, and sadly, it sounds nuclear. I hope it isn't.
22 posted on 10/29/2001 2:14:41 PM PST by ableChair
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To: dennis1x
Exactly!
23 posted on 10/29/2001 2:15:59 PM PST by spycatcher
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To: Mixer
Generally, when one holds a 'press conference,' it is because one has something to say. Ashcroft seems to be crafting a different methodology. When HE calls a press conference, it is because he has NOTHING to say, OR that he has something to say, but makes it SOUND like nothing.

The President needs to sit him down and have a short talk with him. "Use plain language, John. Small words are our friends. Say things people can understand. And, if you don't have anything to say, don't waste the media's time. They already don't like us - don't p!!! them off." That should about do it.

Ashcroft is beginning to bother me. I don't care for people who rely on obfuscation in their speech, and he seems to dish it out by the ladleful. I thought we were getting an AG who would lay it on the line. What happened to him?

Michael

24 posted on 10/29/2001 2:16:11 PM PST by Wright is right!
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To: HEFFERNAN2
I am disturbed at what I saw tonight. There was no specific information offered but Ashcroft appeared very ashen and serious. I have a feeling the government is sitting on some pretty scary information right now. I'm not sure that it is a good idea for President Bush to go to the game tomorrow night. But of course, he's going to go now that it's been announced to the whole world. If he backs out of the game now, it won't send a very good message.
25 posted on 10/29/2001 2:16:30 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: HEFFERNAN2
of course with the open boarders and the State department giving out Visa to terrorist
26 posted on 10/29/2001 2:17:00 PM PST by freedomnews
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To: HEFFERNAN2
"TERROR ALERT". I think he's talking about Devil's Night in Detroit this Wednesday.
27 posted on 10/29/2001 2:17:47 PM PST by CrossCheck
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To: ableChair
watch congress run to the hills
28 posted on 10/29/2001 2:18:12 PM PST by freedomnews
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Thank goodness they didn't postpone the World Series. If terror is to happen that could be the time and place.
29 posted on 10/29/2001 2:18:31 PM PST by drdemars
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To: NYer
Well done!

Let's hope your experience is being repeated all over the country.

30 posted on 10/29/2001 2:18:51 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: RaceBannon
Which would be more politically-correct: Profiling the portrait, or making a portrait of the profile?
31 posted on 10/29/2001 2:18:51 PM PST by Illbay
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To: HEFFERNAN2
All 18,000 police agencies in the U.S. have been notified and American citizens have been advised to be on heightened alert.

And all 18,000 police agencies will be hard at work busting rap stars and teenagers for smoking pot.

Whoops! There goes our country. But what a relief! We've jailed some nasty, evil, mean, Baal-worshipping pot smokers!

32 posted on 10/29/2001 2:19:05 PM PST by That Poppins Woman
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To: SamAdams76
As I watched this announcement all I could think of was that tomorrow night you have both the World Series and Michael Jordan at Madison Square Garden in New York.
33 posted on 10/29/2001 2:19:24 PM PST by Don Munn
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To: TC Rider
We used the term 'towels' (towelheads) as our code word. As in, 'have you seen any towels?'.

That's interesting. Me, I would use 'diapers' (diaperheads) as a codeword. As in 'have you smelled any diapers?'

34 posted on 10/29/2001 2:19:27 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: Mixer
It is ONLY crying wolf if you FORGET about 911. I will never forget and have vowed to be vigiliant for my family and my country untill the day I die. I suggest you do the same. Freedom isn't FREE my friend. There is NO such thing as SECURITY

Semper Vigilante!!!!!!!

35 posted on 10/29/2001 2:20:08 PM PST by PISANO
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To: ableChair
How does something 'sound nuclear'?
36 posted on 10/29/2001 2:20:14 PM PST by AmericanGurl
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To: abner; RaceBannon
Ashcroft was holding a great deal back. He was afraid.

I believe the attack on Christians in Pakistan was not merely an act of unspeakable horror but was a message to cells elsewhere to begin the next wave.

37 posted on 10/29/2001 2:20:34 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: HEFFERNAN2
bttt
38 posted on 10/29/2001 2:20:56 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: Mixer
...no different then the boy who cried wolf on these alerts???

I don't know about anyone else, but here is how I am taking this...

1. The govt. gets info that something may be afoot, but they don't get the details.

2.They consider whether to issue a warning or keep quiet because they have no meaningful details.

3. They consider the ramifications of saying nothing if something does, in fact, happen.

4.Because they don't want to face the questions--Why didn't you say something?---they decide to issue the warning as best as they can.

All we can do is to take it literally and be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.

39 posted on 10/29/2001 2:21:01 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: NYer
Thank you! Out here in the wild west we don't see too many of the Arab extraction. Just dumb white women. Maybe they can send a few of them along.

Stay safe, New Yorker.

40 posted on 10/29/2001 2:21:01 PM PST by AuntB
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To: SamAdams76
I am disturbed at what I saw tonight.

I concur with you and the others...it was disturbing.

The only other explanation I can muster is that Ashcroft lost the argument about making this 'announcement' and was doing so reluctantly.

42 posted on 10/29/2001 2:22:02 PM PST by RCW2001
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To: father_elijah
What kind of security do most churches have? Oh, my.
43 posted on 10/29/2001 2:23:16 PM PST by AuntB
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To: SamAdams76
I betcha they cancel the Emmys again..LOL
44 posted on 10/29/2001 2:23:30 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: SamAdams76
He needs to back out of going, we can't have him killed now.
45 posted on 10/29/2001 2:23:51 PM PST by FITZ
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To: Djk
Fullerton CA (and if you lived there you'd want to use Ontario airport to get away) is chockablock full of A-rabs. Many of them are the grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. of the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during WWII. He was a Nazi. Once Israel was established, this extended family had to leave town for good.

Then there are all those folks who own all the date palm groves in the central valley. Their folks came from Morroco in the early 1900s. Not sure they think they are A-rabs.

46 posted on 10/29/2001 2:23:55 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AuntB
Be careful what you ask fer......and, yes, we in the wild west seem to be overflowing with dumb white women, they are mostly the stupid feminists.....who voted for Gore.
47 posted on 10/29/2001 2:24:08 PM PST by goodnesswins
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To: abner
My idiot was white, pure white, no arabic in his blood that I saw. He may also have been just repeating a rumor, like the halloween thing, thinking that i thought like he did, and he was just sharing it. But, when I asked him to elaborate, he just walked away, no information after that.

Kook? Militia type gone bad? Who knows, but I am SURE that ONE phone call like mine didnt cause this!

48 posted on 10/29/2001 2:24:27 PM PST by RaceBannon
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To: SamAdams76
". If he backs out of the game now, it won't send a very good message."

There could be a WORSE message. If I were him I wouldn't tell ANYone where I was.

49 posted on 10/29/2001 2:25:09 PM PST by AuntB
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To: Churchillspirit
I am sure there is alot they know that they aren't saying.
Sometimes I mumble to myself because we live so far away from everything. When we lived in a large city we were within minutes of malls, the zoo, museums, etc. Now we are about an hour away from everything.
Not near anything major at all.
I am thankful we chose this area when my husband retired from the military...even though it is 45 min away from the closest base.
I realize no place is safe but I feel more secure here than if we were near a large city. I also feel blessed to be homeschooling.
Having said that I still have a sick feeling in my stomach after watching the live break.
50 posted on 10/29/2001 2:25:37 PM PST by imjustme
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