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Posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:54:40
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Several people dead and many others injured there today.

What struck me about the coverage is that the so-called "security" responded by corralling hundreds of travelers into an open tarmack area. That's not a smart thing to do. It makes them all easy targets for a second or third killer to mow them down. The reporting states that "security" is still looking to see if there may be other killers in the area. WHAT are they thinking?

If I were told to stand in a crowd in the open and wait while they see if there's other killers laying in wait, the first two words out of my mouth would be "fuck you", and I'd be moving to a less exposed location.

Edit: changed to "injured". My mistake.

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I feel sad for the dead, and sorry for the grieving families. Not much for the post-tragedy commentary., posted on January 6, 2017 at 11:13:30
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The families of those affected get my sympathy.

 

Yes please inject your kneejerk second guessing, posted on January 6, 2017 at 11:19:10
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Which serves no purpose. When it's all done maybe we will learn why it was done. As you know it's about what was known and when it was known. You don't have that information.

I'm hearing they put everyone out and then bring them back in through security checks. This has been done at other airports too in similar situations. The shooting was done indoors in an unsecured area either baggage claim or arrivals.


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RE: Ft. Lauderdale Airport, posted on January 6, 2017 at 11:33:11
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grew up 2 miles away and used to frequent the area before it become the airport it is now..sad....

 

RE: Yes please inject your kneejerk second guessing, posted on January 6, 2017 at 21:29:48
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My daughter and sister flew into FT Lauderdale a five days ago when they went back home.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong" H. L. Mencken

 

RE: Ft. Lauderdale Airport, posted on January 7, 2017 at 03:27:31
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It's too bad that some posters injected politics into this thread. My observation about having hundreds of people standing in the open and being an invitation to a greater tragedy wasn't political, it was simply an observation of what was going on. "Secondary" attacks have happened before, where "first responders" were the target. Thank goodness this wasn't a coordinated attack by several people.

Unless everyone thinks that "the response plan" was perfect and that government ALWAYS has the situation under control, there should ALWAYS be prudent observation, review and possible changes to be made. Having people standing in a large group in the open while still looking to see if there were additional killers was a glaring mistake which could have, but fortunately didn't, result in dozens or hundreds more people dead.

:)

 

apparently when he was in Alaska he walked into the FBI, posted on January 7, 2017 at 06:14:59
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office and explained to a agent that the CIA was recruiting/programming him to join ISIS.

Definitely not dealing with a full deck here.


 

RE: apparently when he was in Alaska he walked into the FBI, posted on January 7, 2017 at 08:10:26
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Time to change laws and funding levels around mental health in this country? Way past time, IMO.

 

RE: apparently when he was in Alaska he walked into the FBI, posted on January 7, 2017 at 09:36:56
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I'd have thought that they would have placed him on the no-fly list.

SB

 

RE: Yes please inject your kneejerk second guessing, posted on January 7, 2017 at 10:28:48
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Glad they missed it.
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Too easy... they probably just wouldn't let him..., posted on January 7, 2017 at 11:41:14
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into the building any more.

Let him be someone else's problem.


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Yeah, a good 50 years past due..., posted on January 7, 2017 at 11:48:07
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but will never happen.

This country can't get basic physical health care funding/planning together for
our populace let alone something as exotic as "mental health".


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Irony..., posted on January 7, 2017 at 14:59:41
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...you complaining because other posters injected politics into a post.

 

So the pot calls the pan... , posted on January 7, 2017 at 16:09:40
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You're as guilty of it as anyone here and the fact that you and I likely vote identically doesn't excuse it.


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RE: Ft. Lauderdale Airport, posted on January 7, 2017 at 16:31:23
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We must remember the Victims and their families first.

Yes the shooter should have been on the no-fly list. An active shooter contingency plan is executed from the perspective attacker- meaning- if a perpetrator is inside, then move to outside and /or higher ground.

If a shooter is outside then move indoors and/or take immediate cover.
By performing these tactics, all, makes the job more difficult for harming civilians.

 

In mayhem many people separated from belongings including ID!, posted on January 7, 2017 at 16:38:26
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Quite an ordeal.


 

RE: Ft. Lauderdale Airport, posted on January 7, 2017 at 23:46:20
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I was thru Ft. Lauderdale on the 20th of December. Sat there for hours awaiting my flight but NO bad vibes or other 'here we go' moments.


Too much is never enough

 

RE: Ft. Lauderdale Airport, posted on January 8, 2017 at 02:17:03
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How come none of the security guards shot the shooter ?

 

RE: Ft. Lauderdale Airport, posted on January 8, 2017 at 10:21:27
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Shooting Spree lasted about 80 seconds.
He than put down the gun and awaited arrest.


Too much is never enough

 

RE: So the pot calls the pan... , posted on January 8, 2017 at 11:59:11
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...maybe you don't understand what irony is.

 

I understand it better than you understand hypocrisy... N/T, posted on January 8, 2017 at 21:01:58
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aa
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Uh, no you don't..., posted on January 9, 2017 at 12:38:55
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...he was complaining about people posting political stuff to his post after he has been banned more than once for doing the same.

That's ironic.

And now you are now the PC police?

Don't be a hater.

 

Easy for you to say since your post interjecting politics into the thread..., posted on January 9, 2017 at 21:16:10
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was removed.

Nothing PC nor hateful about my comments.

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