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View Poll Results: What do you think the USA's top priority should be.
Prevent a terrorist attack inside the US. 10 28.57%
Improve the economy 11 31.43%
Finish the War in Iraq 2 5.71%
Social issues ie: abortion rights/ban ect. Health care. 4 11.43%
Secure the borders. 8 22.86%
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:53 AM
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What is your number #1 priority for the US?

I'm posting this poll, it doesn't need to get political you can click and talk or click and shut up.

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Old 06-24-2005, 08:57 AM
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To survive the Bush administration!
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:30 AM
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Watching out for OUR national saftey from the Muslim Horde..Is #1....#2 is making sure Hillary never gets a chance to let the terrorists take over.
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IMO: all others are moot issues if were being blown up, if terrorist run free and blow up shopping malls you can count on the economy to be in shambles.
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:15 AM
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Angry "Securing the borders" is . . .

. . . a social issue as well as a security one.

Top priority: End the War against Men as instituted by the radical feminists 30 years ago and since frozen into law. Rebuild the image of masculinity. Teach women that being feminine is not subjection, not slavery. Refuse to put up with disagreeable rad-fem pit bulls.

Second: End the foolish War on Drugs and cut/cancel foreign aid to countries which clearly and publicly hate the U.S. Put that money into something more important, such as the top priority, and on reestablishing space travel. We should have a city on the Moon by now, and colonies on Mars.

Third: Get some common sense back into America! (Oh, wait, Nos. 1 and 2 will make a good start on that.)

Just some ideas . . .
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I'd have to say that the first and last options go hand in hand, it takes one to help prevent the other.
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:25 AM
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I'd have to say that the first and last options go hand in hand, it takes one to help prevent the other.
I'll agree with that.
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The evidence of the last few years suggests that if the government becomes scared they will do anything in the name of protection, without regard to the Constitution, common sense, or the better lives of anyone. That many profit from this process is a given, and in and of itself not wrong. The worst element is that it doesn’t take much to start a path towards paranoia…..Due to this path inevitably, and unavoidably is the removal of the basic rights and liberties that founded and grew the country. As the erosion of rights continues, exactly what is being protected?
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:20 AM
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Carl Rove was right................
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Carl Rove was right................
Rove said that Durbin's motive was to endanger American soldiers. He didn't say that Durbin was being reckless or foolish, he said that Durbin is working for the enemy. You think he was right about that?

Rove also said that after 9/11 Republicans got tough with terrorists while "liberals" offered understanding and therapy for them. Looking at his entire speech in context, it is clear that the Democrats in Congress are included in his use of the term "liberals." Why, then, did the Democrats vote to give Bush full authority to prosecute the war on terror?
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Rove said that Durbin's motive was to endanger American soldiers. He didn't say that Durbin was being reckless or foolish, he said that Durbin is working for the enemy. You think he was right about that?

Rove also said that after 9/11 Republicans got tough with terrorists while "liberals" offered understanding and therapy for them. Looking at his entire speech in context, it is clear that the Democrats in Congress are included in his use of the term "liberals." Why, then, did the Democrats vote to give Bush full authority to prosecute the war on terror?
Rove was right on the money with everything he said......And yes I do believe Durbin was more concerned with helping the enemy than helping us....
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IMO: all others are moot issues if were being blown up, if terrorist run free and blow up shopping malls you can count on the economy to be in shambles.
I have trouble with such a poll.

I agree with you Med that all other issues become moot if terrorists run free and blow up shopping malls.

But, I can't bring myself to press that "prevent a terrorist attack inside the US" button. Clearly it's probably the most important. But, I have visions of an open checkbook with cavity searches that are occurring on a daily basis at the airports. Money that is clearly thrown down the sewer in the face of "keeping terrorists off the airplane". This government is so GD stupid that they don't even realize that you can't hijack an airplane anymore. You can't do it because you can't get in the cockpit. All the money and time spent at the security checkpoint is largely wasted time.

So, if I press the button, I envision hordes of these "homeland security" *******s decending down like a plague in a foolish attempt to stop a terrorist before he lights the fuse.

I honestly believe that you must prevent a terrorist attack by stopping the terrorist before he enters the country. If you want to crack down hard, crack down on the entry requirements. At least the citizens of the U.S. are not affected. More resources in preventing these individuals from getting here in the first place will probably be much more effective than running around looking for the next ticking bomb.

So, sorry, I can't vote in the poll because it's too simplistic.
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The evidence of the last few years suggests that if the government becomes scared they will do anything in the name of protection, without regard to the Constitution, common sense, or the better lives of anyone.
Precisely.
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The evidence of the last few years suggests that if the government becomes scared they will do anything in the name of protection, without regard to the Constitution, common sense, or the better lives of anyone. That many profit from this process is a given, and in and of itself not wrong. The worst element is that it doesn’t take much to start a path towards paranoia…..Due to this path inevitably, and unavoidably is the removal of the basic rights and liberties that founded and grew the country. As the erosion of rights continues, exactly what is being protected?
....ummm....McCarthyism and the "HUAC"?
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Stolen from another thread.....

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I raised honey bees for several years. During lean times, many workers died unless I supplemented their dietary needs with some sugar water. During times of plenty, when lots of sweet wildflowers are in bloom, the bees fill every cell of every super but still go for more. They never stop harvesting, no matter what. But when the hives are full, that's the beekeeper's time to harvest.

You grab a thick wad of pine straw and jam it in your smoker and light it up. You put on your bee hat and gloves and accept that you'll get stung several times.

get the smoker putting-out think, cool, resinous smoke and pump it into the doorway. When stressed, honeybees immediately begin consuming as much honey as they can eat by foraging in the filled cells. Evolution tells them that if the queen leaves the hive due to fire, they'll need the food reserves to start a new hive. The beekeepr takes advantage of that. Bees, like humans, when full of sugars get an immediate bounce followed by a lengthy period of lethargy. That's when the beekeeper robs the hive of the remaining honey.
.....reminds me a lot of government of late....

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