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Message 634968 - Posted: 6 Sep 2007, 23:43:26 UTC

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22377829-2,00.html
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Message 635070 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 3:34:01 UTC - in response to Message 634968.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22377829-2,00.html


Gee, the response of the police sounds a lot like the response of the Boston police during the whole Moonite debacle.
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Message 635121 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 5:21:47 UTC

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Message 635125 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 5:50:39 UTC

...street theatre at its' best.

The down side is that they could have been shot...oops.
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Message 635127 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 5:53:11 UTC

Think the police are more than a little embarrassed that they weren't stopped sooner. Expect them to come down hard and set an example.
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Message 635346 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 13:45:04 UTC - in response to Message 635127.

Think the police are more than a little embarrassed that they weren't stopped sooner. Expect them to come down hard and set an example.


On the comics or the numbskulls that let them through?
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Message 635347 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 13:46:02 UTC - in response to Message 635125.

...street theatre at its' best.

The down side is that they could have been shot...oops.


No sacrifice is too great when pulling a awesome prank. ;)
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Message 635386 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 14:28:43 UTC - in response to Message 635346.


On the comics or the numbskulls that let them through?


both...

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Message 635397 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 14:36:49 UTC
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As I saw there's a poll what the punishment for these pranksters should be, I voted for "Nothing" - and was surprised that 53% of the participants had the same opinion :)
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Message 635407 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 14:49:52 UTC - in response to Message 635397.

As I saw there's a poll what the punishment for these pranksters should be, I voted for "Nothing" - and was surprised that 53% of the participants had the same opinion :)


They must be listening to the 'Magic Couch Shell'. ;)
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Message 635419 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:05:15 UTC

They are popular but that shouldnt exlude them from punishment. The excuse that they expected to be stopped doesn't work either as they should have realised that they were entering a restriced area without reason.
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Message 635422 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:08:13 UTC - in response to Message 635419.

They are popular but that shouldnt exlude them from punishment. The excuse that they expected to be stopped doesn't work either as they should have realised that they were entering a restriced area without reason.


Oh, they had a reason. A very good one, I might add. Think of them as kind of a 'secret shopper'.

"We have every safeguard possible in place."

"We're not sure how they got through."

"Oh, bugger!"
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Message 635434 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:23:04 UTC

Yes but using that as an excuse doesnt prevent them from being punishable. Al-qaeda attacks against america only served to highlight the security weaknesses on domestic flights. Doesn't cut it as an excuse.
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Message 635438 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:25:03 UTC - in response to Message 635419.

They are popular but that shouldn't exclude them from punishment. The excuse that they expected to be stopped doesn't work either as they should have realised that they were entering a restricted area without reason.

Well, the area was restricted without reason as well, as was Heiligendamm (Germany), as was other such places... Just the usual absurd Paranoia of politicians with a guilty conscience.
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Message 635441 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:27:13 UTC - in response to Message 635434.

Yes but using that as an excuse doesnt prevent them from being punishable. Al-qaeda attacks against america only served to highlight the security weaknesses on domestic flights. Doesn't cut it as an excuse.


True, but slapping a bandaid on a through and through doesn't fix the problem.
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Message 635449 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:38:32 UTC

The report is that they were arrested out the front of the US presidents hotel. That would obviously be a restricted area in any city.
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Message 635455 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:46:06 UTC - in response to Message 635449.

The report is that they were arrested out the front of the US presidents hotel. That would obviously be a restricted area in any city.


Why? People visit and walk by the White House every day.
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Message 635473 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:54:00 UTC - in response to Message 635455.

The report is that they were arrested out the front of the US presidents hotel. That would obviously be a restricted area in any city.


Why? People visit and walk by the White House every day.

...under the watchful eyes of snipers.
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Message 635475 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:55:07 UTC - in response to Message 635473.

The report is that they were arrested out the front of the US presidents hotel. That would obviously be a restricted area in any city.


Why? People visit and walk by the White House every day.

...under the watchful eyes of snipers.


As opposed to the snipers at the hotel?
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Message 635478 - Posted: 7 Sep 2007, 15:57:43 UTC - in response to Message 635475.

The report is that they were arrested out the front of the US presidents hotel. That would obviously be a restricted area in any city.


Why? People visit and walk by the White House every day.

...under the watchful eyes of snipers.


As opposed to the snipers at the hotel?

You really can't blame the security services of either country...
...after all, there are millions of people who would like to see him dead.
I myself do not...then we'd have President Chenney.
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