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Michael L. Richardson wrote:
> the presidency is a job you do not learn until you are in it no matter
> what other positions ou have had. As I have said ever sense the
> 1950's I have been told and expect NYC to be nuked. I do not let that
> stop me from living. my biggest concern is getting shot by the
> police and that has and does affect my life.
Yeah I know, this irrational fear of the police when factually you are
far more likely to be shot by a neighbor.
like 40,000 to 1 better odds, even in this post Rudy era.
FWIW, the risk levels as they are now accessed are higher now than at
any time in your life that NYC will be attacked with nuclear weapons,
accessment dipped significantly after the Falujah operation in Iraq. It
is creeping up again though because of the nuclear arming of Iran and
in Pakistan. You should get a hold of some serious foreign policy
journals and read them. Also the US Military puts out a serious report
yearly that is
available publicly and then there is Janes.
> Ruben Safir wrote:
>> Ron Guerin wrote:
>>> Ruben Safir wrote:
>>>> Ron Guerin wrote:
>>>>> Joshua Zeidner wrote:
>>>>>> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Ruben Safir
>>>>>>> On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 04:08:30PM -0500, Ronny Abraham wrote:
>>>>>>>> Good point. haha. Time to pack up and leave then!
>>>>>>> I'm figuring it out now. I have a position in Wyoming
>>>>>>> or Arizona, possibly upstate NY
>>>>> That settles it. I'm not voting for Ruben as CEO of Brooklyn.
>>>> There is not going to be a Brooklyn. It's pretty clear to me that
>>>> people simply don't understand and put
>>>> their theology over real politics and our safety. NYC has been safe
>>>> over the last 7 years because of an intense
>>>> effort and out military keeping the nut cases busy. And what does the
>>>> Chicago political machine care if NY
>>>> suffers a nuclear attack, or if truck bombs destroy the Brooklyn
>>>> and Manhattan Bridges?
>>>> It's not safe.
>>> I admit that New York City is a dangerous place to live, but only given
>>> its world symbolism. I don't feel any less safe today than yesterday
>>> though. If you think those bozos in the executive branch have been
>>> keeping you safe, then I can understand why you're concerned that it's
>>> time for them to retire to a life of highly paid speaking engagements.
>>> Brooklyn won't be the same without you, but I'm not going to be
>> Since the war in Iraq there hasn''t been a PEEP of a threat against
>> the city and those that have
>> been uncovered have been incredibly amateurish in there nature...and
>> I've been watching very
>> closely since 9-11. Prior to that there was an escalation of but
>> threats and attempts, many of them
>> including the attempted gas attack on the LIRR terminal, the bomb van
>> uncovered prior to entering
>> the Manhattan Bridge, and the shooting of Ari Halperin on the
>> Brooklyn Bridge, showed serious
>> escalation in threats to the Borough and the city.
>> The deportations of several Islamic clerics in Bay Ridge and
>> downtown Brooklyn put a serious
>> dent in things as well.
>> This election, which was driven by racism with a 97%+ Black American
>> vote, gives me the same sick
>> feeling I had with the Dinkins election. These are both smooth
>> speaking black politicians pushed by
>> corrupt machine politicians into positions they are philosophically
>> in capable of handling the problems
>> that they will need to tackle, and have no experience in governing.